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Scott shares his 10 Ingredients for a successful relationship

By |April 15th, 2012|

I’m 34 years old and still single. Most of my friends are married with kids. The most frequently asked question I get is, “When are you getting married?” They seem to think that for some reason, my life is not complete. The truth is, I’m perfectly happy. I live the life most people dream about. […]

Scott R. Asher – How to write an article for your membership site

By |April 13th, 2012|

Scott R. Asher gives you great WordPress blogging tips. When starting your first site, you will probably be writing a lot of the articles yourself. Knowing what to write, how to write it, and how to format it will keep your members longer.

Rules for creating articles:

Make your article timeless – You want your content to […]

Scott R. Asher shares different ways of getting content to your membership site

By |April 13th, 2012|

If your site is based around a topic that you are passionate about or are an expert in, then you can create much of the content yourself. But I’m going to show you how to get a lot of other content for free.

Republish Existing Articles

Visit an article site like EzineArticles.com (www.ezinearticles.com) and browse through the […]

Scott R. Asher shows you how to find suitable content for your membership site

By |April 13th, 2012|

All a membership site needs to attract and retain members is quality content with a high perceived value. The mainstay of many membership sites is simply a collection of articles, but you can increase the quality and value of your paysite by adding any of the following items:

Opinion and Reviews
Reports and Whitepapers
Audio or Video Interviews
Audio […]

Scott R Asher show user interface design inside the member’s area

By |April 13th, 2012|

While you are free to make the layout inside member’s area of your paysite any way you wish, I would suggest the following framework because it is used by some of the largest membership sites on the internet. If you look inside the paid member’s area of any large publication’s website, like the Wall Street […]

Scott explains why password and content management systems for your membership sites are important.

By |April 13th, 2012|

Password Management Systems

All paysites must have a system in place to manage their passwords. A password management system needs to have the ability to either assign a username and password or allow the user to select his own. A password management system must also be able to automatically put the username and password into the .htpassword […]

Scott shows you how to manage payment processors for your membership sites

By |April 13th, 2012|

Credit Cards and Merchant Accounts

If you have a paysite, then you need to have a way for your members to automatically pay to join AND a built in way for your members to pay their membership on a recurring basis (generally every month or every 30 days) until they cancel. Of course accepting credit cards […]

Scott shows you the working of a membership site

By |April 13th, 2012|

Most membership sites are fairly simple and work as follows:

1. The homepage of the website is a sales page for the membership site.

2. When the visitor wants to join they are sent to a payment page to enter their payment information, generally this is an order form that captures credit card information.

3. When the payment […]

Scott show you why niche selection for your membership site is important

By |April 13th, 2012|

Selecting a Market

Picking what market or niche to enter is the hardest part of starting a paysite for most people. No book, guide, or software package can tell you what market to enter, because a book does not know what your passions or expertise’s are. If there was a way to say “Click here and […]

Scott Asher shows you how to add value to the content of your membership site.

By |April 13th, 2012|

How your content looks is sometimes more important than the content itself. This is because presentation counts for a lot when people try to figure out the value of the information they have purchased. If your articles are just plain text then the perceived value will be extremely low causing lots members to cancel their […]

Why people join membership sites

By |April 10th, 2012|

There are many reasons why people are willing to pay a monthly fee to join a membership site. Knowing why someone wants to join your site is key to converting your visitors retaining them as long term members. The main reason people join a membership site is the same reason people part with their money […]

An intro to membership sites

By |April 10th, 2012|

A membership site is a web site that allows registered members to access content or services in a password protected environment. Membership sites can be either free or paid for. Most forums, for example, are an example of a free membership site. Paid membership sites, also known as Paysites, require the member to pay before […]

Make the most out of your membership sites with the right pricing

By |April 10th, 2012|

What you should charge for your membership site will depend on a number of factors like your market, your competition, and the content in your site. If your market is more affluent then as a rule you can charge more. For instance, you can charge more if your market is commodities investors than you […]