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Membership Site Success Podcast
62 minutes | 7 months ago
The Power of Restructuring Your Site’s Content With MaryKay Morgan & Sam Bennett
In this episode, MaryKay talks about how she helped Sam Bennett grow her membership site over the past three years to generate some amazing results. One of the biggest challenges she faced was transforming the huge library of content on the site into an organized system that wouldn’t overwhelm members. Hint: an invaluable resource to making that happen was LearnDash. We also get to hear MaryKay’s top 5 recommendations for any membership site owner that she’s learned from her extensive, first-hand experience building out many membership sites. If you’re a speaker, coach, or author, MaryKay shares a ton of valuable advice that you can use to improve your membership site or online courses throughout this episode that you won’t want to miss checking out… To learn more about MaryKay and ConvertMORE Consulting, you can check out their website at
61 minutes | 10 months ago
Starting a Multi 7-Figure Course w/ Mark Webster & Gael Breton from Authority Hacker
Ever wondered what it takes to start an online course that generates multiple seven figures in a year? In this episode, Mark Webster and Gael Breton show us what it takes and give us an inside look at how they grew their course to where it is today. You’ll get the inside story of how they did it and learn more about how they run their course. As a spoiler, starting a course like this isn't something that happens overnight. The first version of their program was $29 and five videos in 2015. Throughout this interview, you'll find out how their course evolved to something bigger than that, with a loyal community of enthusiastic members behind it. They also share some valuable lessons they’ve learned along the way and some key insights that you can use to grow your course or membership program. They run their course on , , and Astra as their theme. You’ll also get an inside look at how their course is structured and their thoughts on using “all-in-one” platforms. All of the lessons shared can apply to anyone using , Infusionsoft and really any marketing CRM or any membership platform.
41 minutes | 10 months ago
Elite Entrepreneurs and an inside look at how they built their membership site
In this episode of the Memberium customer spotlight series, Brett Gilliland, the CEO of walks us through how his company built and structured their membership site with Memberium. In addition to walking us through his membership site, Brett shares a ton of great advice that any business owner can use to grow their business. He also shares some useful tips on how to effectively structure your membership site's content when you're just launching the first version of your membership site and lots of other useful nuggets throughout this video. Who is Brett Gilliland and What is Elite Entrepreneurs? Brett spent 10 years helping Infusionsoft grow from $7M in revenue and about 80 people to over $100M and 500+ people. He helped Infusionsoft establish their Purpose, Values, and Mission and built the people and leadership systems to attract, hire and retain the right people. Brett helped co-create Infusionsoft’s "Elite Forum" with Clate Mask and helped build the Elite business inside of Infusionsoft. For over 6 years they taught hundreds of entrepreneurs how to successfully grow their 7-figure businesses to $10M and beyond. Why They Built Their Membership Site In 2018, Elite Entrepreneurs became its own standalone company. At this point what was lacking was a program for people who wanted access to the Elite Forum content but, for whatever reason, weren’t ready to attend a live event. This is where the idea for a membership site (and using Memberium) started. To be able to reach a wider range of people, they created a membership program that includes all of the materials from Elite Forum inside of a membership site that's built with Memberium. This includes videos from a live Elite Forum event, access to all of the materials someone would get if they attended an Elite Forum event in person and access to the other training content they have available. Members also get access to Brett once a month to ask questions live via an Open Office Hours group call. Instead of only being accessible by attending a live event, this incredibly valuable Elite Forum content is now shared anytime, anywhere through a membership product that anyone can access. What You'll Learn From This Video In this video, Brett shares how he structured the content inside of the membership site and how he decided on what content to include in the online program after running live events for so long. If you've been wondering how you can turn your live event business into some type of online membership program there's a lot of useful knowledge shared throughout this video that you'll be able to learn from. Over the years Elite Entrepreneurs has built up a ton of great content from all of their past events. The value that members get from a membership site can only be delivered if they consume your site's content. If they pay for your membership site month over month, and they're not using anything, that's problematic. Brett shares a few ways they tried to overcome this problem and engage their members month over month, in other ways besides them just being able to watch video content. They onboard new members by showing them a simple timeline that shows them the path they should be taking, month by month throughout their membership. This helps them understand what the membership site will help them accomplish and keeps them focused on what they should be doing at each stage of their membership over time. This same type of membership timeline can be used for any membership site in any niche to help... Paint a picture of what members can expect to get from completing your membership program and guides them in moving forward. A simple timeline also helps members quickly understand what they should be working on depending on how long they've been a member and lets them see where they're at with their membership. Throughout this video, Brett gives his own advice for any business owner who's considering starting their own membership site and shares some quick advice for any business owner who's interested in further growing their business. Brett also shares some of the most common things he sees that hold entrepreneurs back from further scaling their business and some of the most common problems preventing them from growing. To find out what they are, check out the full video to find out what he had to share... If you'd like to learn more from Brett and Elite Entrepreneurs you can visit
70 minutes | 10 months ago
Behind the Scenes of Making Tony Robbins & Dean Graziosi’s Knowledge Business Blueprint Course
In this new episode, gives us the inside scoop about how she had helped build Tony Robbins & Dean Graziosi’s Knowledge Business Blueprint course. Megan worked closely with Dean and Tony to create this record-breaking online course earlier this year. Throughout this episode, Megan gives us a sneak peek at everything that’s included in the course and shares the fascinating story of how the course was planned out and created from start to finish. Megan shares some of the key lessons learned throughout the process of building this groundbreaking course with Tony & Dean. More importantly, she also shares how you can apply some of these same lessons to your own membership site or course.This episode was originally recorded as a video interview. To watch the full video and see some of the things mentioned for yourself, you can check out the full video here: Learn More About Megan: Learn More About Memberium:
64 minutes | a year ago
How to Improve Your Email Deliverability in 2020 with Adrian Savage
The game has changed when it comes to how email deliverability works. In fact, email marketing has changed forever. The problem is most marketers and business owners haven't been keeping up with these changes. If you've thought to yourself recently 'email isn't working nearly as well as it used to for my business...' Or 'my open and click through rates are getting lower and lower' and you aren't sure what to do about it... Then you'll want to watch this video to get some expert answers. In this new video interview and article, Adrian Savage shares what's changed with the way that email deliverability works. Adrian has worked with top marketers like Neil Patel, Lisa Sasevich, Eben Pagan (and many others) to improve their email deliverability. He also shares his best advice on how you can improve your open / click through rates and email deliverability with your email list. Along with a new, free tool you can use to measure your "email health score" and get other useful reports for tracking your lists engagement. Here's where you can get Adrian's free tool and your own email health score: It's no longer about the size of your email list. It's all about the quality and engagement of your list. To find out what that means and get Adrian's advice on how to get email working better for your business check out the full episode or link below. Check out the full episode notes here:
32 minutes | 2 years ago
Turning Your Skills & Expertise Into a Successful Membership Site With Rachel Miller [Moolah]
Today’s guest, Rachel Miller of Moolah Marketing, had sat next to Micah on an airplane 18 months ago as a complete stranger. Little did she know the advice she’d get on that flight would be just what she needed to hear to finally get the first version of her membership site launched. At the time she didn’t have an email list, she wasn’t well known and had been holding herself back from launching her own program with a few common mindset hurdles that people often have when it comes to launching a membership site. Rachel’s true strength was she’s really a certified expert at what she does. She had always wanted to share her expertise with others, but had never taken the steps needed to actually put that knowledge into a course. After that flight she really put Micah’s advice into action and launched the first version of her program called Moolah shortly after. About two years later, is now an incredibly successful membership program with roughly 500 paying members and thousands of past students that have gone through the course. Throughout this episode, Rachel shares how she went about launching the first version of her membership program after that flight and some of the biggest lessons she learned along the way. Listen to the full episode to find out how you can apply some of the same strategies to launching your own membership site or online course, completely from scratch... You’ll also be able to find out what magic advice Micah had given her on the plane. As a hint, it has something to do with notecards ;) What advice did Micah give Rachel and how can you you go through the same planning exercise? To go through the same exact planning exercise at home you check it out here: This episode has tons of helpful advice for any coach or expert who’s been thinking about starting an online course or membership site but has no idea how to get started. Before Rachel had started Moolah, she had created multiple Facebook fan pages with huge followings, we’re talking pages with over a few hundred thousand or million+ likes. Through her program Moolah, she teaches others how to build huge Facebook followings with raving fans the same way that she does for her clients. To find our more about Rachel, you can head over to or for more info on Moolah and how you can grow your Facebook Following, visit . You can also join Rachel’s Facebook group “” to get geeky about Facebook, find out the latest strategies for marketing your business on Facebook and growing your own Facebook page. Show Links
47 minutes | 3 years ago
Structuring Your Online Course Content to Deliver Real Results Faster With Michael Hunter
In this episode, Michael Hunter, the co-founder of GoSpiffy joins Micah to discuss how to effectively structure online course content so it’s focused on delivering real results for your students. A few years ago, having 40+ hours of content inside of an online course would be a great selling point. Over the years the way that you should structure an online course (or membership program) has evolved to being all about the results that it delivers. Over the years Michael has worked with some of the world’s biggest personal brands. For several years he was the CMO of Brendon Burchard’s organization. Besides running Spiffy, he’s helped countless authors, experts, coaches and speakers in monetizing their knowledge online. Throughout this episode Michael shares a ton of nuggets that he’s learned from all this experience and shares some of the most common traits that these successful business owners have shared. Micah and Michael discuss how starting a new online course or membership site is a lot like starting a new piece of software, and why it’s crucial to starting both with a “minimum viable” approach. They also discuss the psychology behind coming up with a price for an online course and the difference that a $50 course versus a $2,000 dollar price point can have for a business. What’s Spiffy and where can you learn more from Michael? Creating a modern looking order form with Infusionsoft is tricky. What’s even harder is adding your own content and trying to customize an Infusionsoft order form. is an add-on for Infusionsoft users that makes it easy to build great looking, responsive order forms with Infusionsoft. They also have a ton of prebuilt order form templates, based on some of the highest converting order forms they’ve created for leading info marketers, that you can use to quickly create your own order forms with Spiffy. To learn more about Spiffy, you can visit . Or if you’d like to see some examples of their high converting order form templates, visit: If you’d like to get in touch with Michael, pass along any feedback or ask any questions you can email If you enjoyed this episode we'd love it if you could subscribe, rate, or review the Membership Site Success Podcast on . Episode Highlights Michael shares his insights about the biggest mistakes people all to often make when it comes to building a membership site or online course. Learn how you can avoid these same mistakes and effectively overcome them with a minimum viable approach. The course landscape has evolved over time. Find out how these changes have changed the way you should structure your content inside of your membership program or course to being results oriented. He shares a lot of useful pointers in effectively managing these changes and staying relevant in today’s crowded online course market. Michael emphasizes on how the beginning can negatively or positively impact your business. How you start a new online course can make or break your business. Find out how to start it the right way. In this episode, Michael gives his personal advice to anyone who’s just starting out or is at the foundation phase of their business. He discusses about the concept of progress between membership site newbies and online information marketing veterans. Find out what successful info marketers have in common, what drives their success, and how you can apply their same strategies to your own business. Michael discusses how to organize your program’s content to achieve the results that you are looking for. Michael highlights the importance of building a community. How events can strengthen a brand and how those relationships can impact the success of your business. Links Mentioned:
55 minutes | 3 years ago
How to Create a Successful Online Course and Membership Wisdom with LifterLMS Co-Founder Chris Badgett
In today’s episode, Chris Badgett, the CEO and co-founder of joins Micah to share his insights about online course design, membership sites and his advice for anyone who’s thinking about starting an online course. Starting an online course is hard. When you’re trying to start your own online course, people run into what Chris refers to as “the five hats problem”. To run a successful online course, you have to be an expert, you have to be a community builder, an instructional designer, a technologist and you have to be an entrepreneur. Fulfilling all these roles yourself can be a huge challenge. Chris shares his advice on how you can overcome this problem and talks about the right way to approach launching an online course when you’re just getting started. Throughout this episode, Chris shares a ton of useful nuggets you can use to improve your online course or membership site. He discusses the importance of using feedback loops to improve the outcomes for your students and ultimately make your online course more successful. Chris Badgett is the CEO and co-founder of , one of the most popular LMS’ for WordPress. Chris started learning about online education on a glacier in Alaska. He's created courses on everything from organic gardening to wood working. He is extremely passionate about helping other entrepreneurial educators find success and create impact by helping them create online courses and membership sites. To learn more about how LifterLMS works you can visit their site and start using it for free. If you’d like to learn more from Chris, we’d like to invite you to to his LMS podcast or join the . Throughout the episode, Chris shares a ton of great advice for anyone with an online course or membership site. To find out all of the advice Chris had to share you won’t want to miss checking out this full episode…
55 minutes | 3 years ago
How to Create a Successful and Authentic Membership Site That’s Built for the Long Term With Tracy Childers
In this episode Micah interview’s Tracy Childers, “the godfather” of membership sites. Throughout this episode Tracy shares how he co-founded WishList Member. He shares his advice on how to run a successful membership site for the long term and his advice on starting a reliable business partnership. Tracy and Micah talk about how the subscription economy has evolved over the years. Where it’s headed in the future and what this means for people who are looking to start a membership site. They also discuss a few important topics that every business owner should start considering to make sure their business stays prepared for the future. To find out what they are exactly, you’ll want to check out the full episode... In 2008 Tracy had co-founded WishList Member with Stu McLaren. At that time there was barely any other membership platforms available on the market. Over the years, WishList Member has became the world’s most popular and widely used membership platforms that exists today. WishList Member currently powers over 90,000 membership websites and online communities. You could say when it comes to membership sites, to put it lightly, Tracy really knows what he’s talking about. To find out the most important lessons Tracy has learned over the years and his advice on how to start a successful membership site, listen to the full episode... To learn more about WishList Member and find out more about how it works, you can check out their website at Key Takeaways From This Episode: As Tracy says, “People like to buy from people they know, like and trust.” To effectively market your product, you need to invest in building your reputation, and earn your audience’s trust. It's never too late to jump into something that you truly want to do and are passionate about. Whether you’re a membership site veteran, or just starting out, when you’re equipped with the right tools and resources, remember to believe in yourself and don’t let anything stop you. In any business, Tracy believes that you have to be yourself. Instead of trying to imitate the people that you look up to, innovate and find your individuality by learning from them, not mimicking them. Apply and take this knowledge to the direction that you want to take on. Find and form partnerships. Don't let your limitations hold you back. If you realize you’re not exactly sure about what you’re doing, you can always reach out and ask for professional help. Don’t be afraid of change. Change is inevitable, the only thing you can do is to adapt to these changes. Use them to become better. Know where you are going. Do not get too hung up on having to have your membership site perfect in order to get going. Whichever order you do to start and build a membership site is fine because the steps that go along with it are just as important.
53 minutes | 3 years ago
Advice On Building a Startup and Improving Customer Retention with Kyle Leavitt
On today’s episode, Kyle Leavitt will be joining us. We discuss building a startup and what it takes to build one from the ground up. Kyle shares his advice on improving customer retention, increasing customer loyalty and the importance of core values in a business. Kyle Leavitt is the recent co-founder of LoyalStream. He had also co-founded CustomerHub, which he sold to Infusionsoft, where he became a key leader who helped grow the company from $1M to $100M+ in annual recurring revenue. Kyle joined Infusionsoft in 2005 then started talking to entrepreneurs every day on the phone and selling Infusionsoft to them. He left Infusionsoft in 2008 and started a software business with his brother and business partner called CustomerHub, which he then sold back to Infusionsoft and joined the product team where he served as Director of Product Management and later VP of Product. He was there for five years before leaving to start another business and get back to his original love, which is building software products that help small businesses succeed.In this episode, learn more about what it takes to have a successful membership site, how you can become proactive instead of reactive and how you can streamline your decisions and process to align with your overall vision. You’ll hear more about setting SMART goals, tips on building a loyal customer base and advice you can use to improve the retention of your members. LoyalStream connects to your customer data and teaches people the secret to loyalty which lies in your customer data. Customers start demonstrating behaviors indicating they aren’t happy or healthy long before asking for a cancellation. LoyalStream identifies customers that are at risk of canceling. If you would like to learn more from Kyle about LoyalStream, visit https://.loyalstream.com. You can also schedule a consultation directly from their website. Key Takeaways Being a good salesperson is about understanding the needs of the prospect that you are talking to. It’s about understanding their business and the problem they are looking to solve. Building a successful product is understanding a need that exists in the market for more than one person. A product persons’ primary job is to understand the needs of the market and create a solution that will solve the problem their target market has. Consider finding ways to be more scientific in your approach to building product. Determine ways to effectively measure everything that you are doing. Learn how to create a vision and how to execute against a vision. Setting SMART goals is crucial to achieving your desired outcomes. You have so many things that cross your plate that are opportunities. They are often time good opportunities but where people get off track in growing their business is in saying yes to too many things. Have a vision and have priorities clearly defined early on when starting a new business. The internet has put a heavy emphasis on customer loyalty. It’s more important than ever to build a loyal customer base. Its about getting the business owner from a state of reactivity to a state of proactivity. It’s not about saving customers; it’s about helping them be more successful. Links
49 minutes | 3 years ago
Establishing the Endgame For Your Membership Site and Positioning Yourself as an Authority Figure with Eric Christopher
Eric Christopher is an innovative business consultant and media expert who helps business owners position themselves as authority figures and assists them in gaining exposure through major media channels. Throughout this episode, Eric brings up some key questions every business owner should ask themselves about what the ultimate endgame is for your business and what the end game is for your membership site. Eric shares his advice on how you can better position yourself and your brand as a respected authority figure for the long term that matches up with the goals and core values that you have for your business. In this episode you’ll learn how to go about positioning yourself as an expert (and how to stand out from the pack), marketing your membership site, how to get media attention from major media outlets, the importance of building relationships the right way and much more... As a membership site owner, want to learn how to get attention of journalists and learn how to develop those relationships to get consistent media coverage? Eric is offering a free module from his membership site called “Free Media & Publicity Tips” that will help show you how you can go about getting major media exposure for yourself and your membership site. To get the free module, just text the word Memberium21, to the number 21777.
49 minutes | 3 years ago
Kim Snider Shares Her “Reverse Funnel” Strategy And How to Use it to Launch a Membership Site the Right Way
In this episode, long time marketing expert and finance veteran, Kim Sinder shares the inside story of how she launched her new membership site, “Sane Crypro” with Memberium for ActiveCampaign. Sane Crypto is a membership site that teaches baby boomers how to create a sane strategy for investing in cryptocurrencies to save more for retirement. Kim won Infusionsoft’s ‘Most Helpful Partner’ award a few years back and was big in the Infusionsoft space. Before that, she started an Investment firm that was on the Inc 5,000 list two years in a row. You’d think that someone with all this marketing experience would build an advanced membership site with a pretty complex marketing funnel, right? She did the exact opposite. Kim marketed and built her membership program strictly following what she refers to as the “reverse funnel concept.” This means before she even created one piece of content for her membership site, she did a lot of work figuring out who her target market really is, what they wanted and figuring out what messaging they responded best to. Once she figured out the best “hooks” that her target audience responded best to, she then pre-sold access to her membership program to make sure there would be enough people willing to join her membership site. All before she built or invested her time in creating one piece of content for her membership site. The way that Kim went about doing all of this is a lot simpler than you think. To find out how she did it, you’ll want to listen to the full episode to discover how… Over the years, we’ve seen a tons membership owners think they need to have the perfect membership site before they start selling it. This can turn into a project like Noah’s arc. Except once it’s built, no one comes...and no one ends up buying the membership. This is why we recommend taking a MVP (Minimum Viable Product) approach to creating a membership site, or even better pre-selling your membership like Kim has. In this episode Kim shares a ton of valuable advice for anyone who’s looking to start a membership site from ground zero or is in the process of starting one. You’ll also find out Kim’s advice on marketing a membership site in the early stages, how she’s created all of her ‘members-only’ content following a minimum viable strategy, and what’s worked best for her. To learn more about SANE crypto and Kim you can visit or check out her podcast, the SANE Crypto . You can also download her quick start guide or sign up for her webinar every Wednesday through the link above. Throughout this episode, you’ll also discover... The importance of targeting the right people for your membership site, how to find them and discovering the right message or “hook” that lures them to join your membership site. Find out what the reverse funnel concept is and why it’s the best strategy for solopreneurs and anyone who’s looking to start a membership site on their own. Find out Kim’s minimum viable approach to building her membership site’s content, how she successfully marketed it and much more. Kim’s advice on what to do, what not to do and when to do it when it comes to first launching a membership site. Building your marketing funnel for your membership is just like building a house, you start with the foundation first not the roof. Find out Kim’s minimum viable approach to building her membership site’s content, how she successfully marketed it and much more. Resources/Links Mentioned:
73 minutes | 3 years ago
Micah’s Inside Advice on How to Run a Successful Online Business in 2018
In this episode, Micah Mitchell shares his candid advice on running online business and the inside story of how he’s lead Memberium to where it is today. Micah goes in-depth on a wide range of topics that most membership site owners and entrepreneurs can learn from. The story begins with Micah’s first decision to quit his first office job right after high school and start a lawn care company. That led him to start learning how to build websites in the early 2000’s and the rest is history. Micah shares some inspiring and helpful advice on how to be a successful membership site owner and tips on operating with a remote team. One of the key points Micah focuses on is how to entice your members to stay interested in the content you put out by providing value they will want to pay for. He explains his “quick and dirty” approach to implementing things in his business. Where he believes it is best to start with a minimum viable product first, so it gets out as fast as possible, and learn from market feedback after. There is no doubt Micah will impress you with his thoughts on competition, which he sees as an opportunity for collaboration and partnership. Other topics Micah touches up on in this episode include the importance of the team in a business, as well as the importance of diversity in a team and tips on managing a remote team across the world. He also talks about his hiring strategies for remote hires and much more. To wrap it up, Micah discussed about the importance of trusting your gut when running a business, especially as a self-made entrepreneur. He also discusses the importance of keeping the end in mind when it comes to business ownership.
53 minutes | 3 years ago
Simple and Proven Sales Advice for Membership Site Owners With Master Marketing Strategist Dave Dee
In this episode, Micah interviews internet marketing legend Dave Dee. Dave shares his incredible story of how he went from being a struggling magician, to becoming one of the world’s most sought after marketers and head of marketing for GKIC. He credits this transformation to one big shift in his thinking. In this interview, Dave explains how membership site owners can use that same type of mind shift to transform their business for the better. This isn’t focused on certain tricks or gimmicky sales tactics for membership sites. Dave shares his best (and proven) sales advice that any membership site owner will be able to take advantage of.
48 minutes | 3 years ago
Creating the Great E-Course Adventure & the Ultimate Student Learning Experience with Bradley Morris
Bradley Morris shares some insights from his membership site, The Great eCourse Adventure.
80 minutes | 4 years ago
Tips for running a successful membership site with Scott Whitaker of Scott Whitaker Consulting
Scott Whitaker shares his wisdom and insight from his online course “Seven Systems of a Growing Membership Business.”
48 minutes | 4 years ago
Tips for running a successful membership site with Fred Gleeck of Online Membership Summit
Fred Gleeck of Online Membership Summit shares his wisdom from interviewing membership site experts.
23 minutes | 4 years ago
Tips for running a successful membership site with Elite Blog Academy – Part 1
Bree Dillow and Ruth Soukup walks us through the success of Ruth’s online course, the Elite Blog Academy, and the story behind its success.
23 minutes | 4 years ago
How to build a membership site with BuddyPress, LearnDash and Memberium with Bernardo Smith-Feitosa of Membership Authority - Part 2
The second part of our interview with Bernardo Smith-Feitosa from Membership Authority shares how he uses BuddyPress, Memberium, Learndash, BadgeOS, and Intercom to build GraceSmithTV.com
26 minutes | 4 years ago
How to build a membership site with BuddyPress, LearnDash and Memberium with Bernardo Smith-Feitosa of Membership Authority - Part 1
Bernardo Smith-Feitosa from Membership Authority shares how he uses BuddyPress, Memberium, Learndash, BadgeOS, and Intercom to build GraceSmithTV.com
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