How We Have Benefited From the Membership Accelerator Program

In December, Unlimited members will be invited to participate in a new Membership Accelerator Program (MAP) with Jose Palomino. I wrote this article to detail how we’ve learned and implemented the six session topics that Jose will be covering through the MAP.

Membership Accelerator Program: 6 Sessions = 6 Major Benefits

This entry was posted by Jason Coleman in Business and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Last updated: November 26, 2018. Titled How We Have Benefited From the Membership Accelerator Program

I am Thankful for Jose Palomino. Want to Know Why?

Happy Thanksgiving Today in the United States, we celebrate a holiday centered on being thankful. We are truly blessed in our lives and in our business. We have thousands of supportive customers and a solid group of core developers working to maintain the PMPro platform. Tens of thousands of sites use Paid Memberships Pro to (more…)

This entry was posted by Jason Coleman in Business and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Last updated: November 22, 2018. Titled I am Thankful for Jose Palomino. Want to Know Why?

Webinar on How to Set Up a Holiday Sale: Thursday, 15 Nov at 1pm Eastern (UTC -5)

The holiday buying season is upon us—Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday are less than 2 weeks away.

Join Jason Coleman for a webinar this Thursday, 15 November, as he sets up the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale we’ll be running for our own site later this month.

This entry was posted by Kimberly Coleman in Business and tagged webinar. Bookmark the permalink. Last updated: November 13, 2018. Titled Webinar on How to Set Up a Holiday Sale: Thursday, 15 Nov at 1pm Eastern (UTC -5)

How to improve your sales funnel and grow membership by giving something away for free.

Your prospects and leads are a group of potential customers that have an interest in your business and products, often referred to as your “list.”

In this article, we tackle the problem of building and growing your list. We’ll show you how to leverage a Free Membership product as the first phase of your business’ sales funnel and (ultimately) help you convert list members from prospects to lifetime customers.

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Don’t use Paid Memberships Pro on the WordPress.com Business Plan

In mid-2017, WordPress.com began to offer a Business Plan. Sites on this plan pay an annual fee to unlock various features, specifically the ability to install any theme or plugin from the WordPress.org repository (prior to this, sites could only activate a specific set of plugins). This means that WordPress.com sites could finally run Paid Memberships Pro. Pretty neat. Or not.

Getting Ready for GDPR

WordPress has released its latest version, 4.9.6, which includes privacy-related updates intended to help your site comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Continue reading for background information on these updates and to explore the three new GDPR-related tools in WordPress 4.9.6 and Paid Memberships Pro 1.9.5, including:

  1. Suggested Privacy Policy page language related to PMPro-captured data,
  2. Included membership information in the personal data export, and
  3. The membership data that will be erased or anonymized as part of the user’s right to delete their personal information.

10 Popular Pricing Models for Membership Sites

As you begin to build a membership or subscription business online, one of the first decisions you need to consider is pricing. More specifically, what type of pricing model do you want to use for your business?

This post aims to cover the most popular pricing models for membership-type businesses.

  1. Fixed Term Membership
  2. Recurring Subscriptions with Fixed Price per Period
  3. Front-loaded Membership Pricing
  4. Installment Plans
  5. Free or Reduced-rate Trial Periods
  6. Lifetime Membership
  7. Group Pricing / Sponsored Membership / Umbrella Plans
  8. Addon Pricing Models
  9. Utility Pricing
  10. Donations or “Pay What You Want” Membership

Thinking of starting or growing a WordPress-based Business in 2018?

My experience in the WordPress products world has taught me a thing of two about the full stack of issues facing an entrepreneur. This post aims to share my thoughts on starting up in the WordPress economy as well as experience-based actions you can take to improve your chances of success.

Why choose a paid membership model for your business.

Running a successful membership website can be tough. There are many aspects to consider before you even choose the right plugin or platform and acquire your first paying members. Hopefully, this post helps you take a step back and consider some of the “big picture” topics surrounding a membership-based business.

This entry was posted by Travis Lima in Business, Newsletter and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Last updated: December 11, 2017. Titled Why choose a paid membership model for your business.