Membership site model is THE most profitable business model. Your membership site can power your ENTIRE online business, provided it has the right foundation. Add in an upsell funnel and 1-click upselling, the possibilities are truly limitless!
Recurring income from your Membership Site will make it easier to grow your business and with the predictable recurring revenue from existing customers, you don't have to worry about finding new customers to sell your products every single month. It reduces the pressure of having to make continual new sales month after month to pay the bills. And at the same time, the recurring income will give you the budget, the funds that you need to expand your team and spruce up your marketing efforts to bring in new members into your membership program.
I'm the co-founder / co-developer of DigitalAccessPass.com (DAP), a premium Membership Plugin for Wordpress. We launched DAP back in 2008. We've generated millions of dollars in revenue from DAP and our other plugins.
In the last 9 years, i've worked with several membership site customers. I've seen people struggle for months and never launch a thing and seen others setup things in 1-2 days and just launch.
Now I'm ready to share my experiences with you, to advise you on things that can help, and things you stay away from. I'm also the author of an Amazon best selling book on Upsells called "Upsells Unleashed", so yes, funnel building is going to feature heavily in my podcast!
My goal with this podcast is to share my 9 years of Membership Site knowledge and experiences with you, to help you take your business to the next level, using Membership Sites.
How an automated notification helped this user save $800 in recurring revenue - Episode #34!
Action takers always win!
Being at home now more than ever means... more time to work on my passion! I didn't have any plans to record a podcast episode this morning but I received an email from a customer this morning where he shared an email to show how something he did recently created an $800 sale that you can do very easily as well.
Be sure to take a listen to find out what this customer of our membership plugin - DigitalAccessPass.com (DAP) said and why it was important for me to share this message with you today!
Episode Link: MembershipSiteLab.com/34
How to Minimize Failed Payments with PayPal, Stripe & Authnet – Episode #33!
Involuntary churn does not just impact your revenue, it negatively impacts your relationship with the customer as well because they lose access to the product or service they are actively using without even realizing that their payment failed or their subscription was suspended or terminated.
You can easily minimize involuntary churn using the right tools and strategy. Each payment processor is different and they deal with failed payments differently.
Take a listen to this episode to learn how you can automate failed payment management that will allow you to minimize the friction customers may encounter during subscription renewals and will help drive down involuntary churn.
A Simple & Easy-to-Implement Rewards-Based Membership Model - Episode #32!
Recently one of our DAP customers contacted us as he wanted to know if there was way to implement a rewards-based membership model.
Here's what he wanted to do...
When users click on his facebook ad and land on his opt-in page, he wanted to gift those users 100 points. And he wanted to allow these users to use their points just like coupons on the checkout. A simple rewards-based model that's sure to help you increase your opt-in conversions.
Because not only are you giving away a valuable freebie when they opt-in but on the top of that, they get a free gift that's extremely valuable because they could use it towards purchase of ANY products/services on your site.
This is simply the kind of reward your customers will value the most. So how do you implement a simple rewards-based membership model like this?
Take a listen to this episode to find out step-by-step how I helped this user implement this model in his membership site and how you can do the same.
Membership Models: The Magazine Subscription Model - Episode #31!
Recently we received a pre-sales email from a user who asked some great questions about magazine subscription model.
I'm looking for a membership plugin that will do the following:
- Person purchases a membership and gets access to the current month's content, but not previous months content.
- As long as they are a member, they get ongoing content that is published each month on the first of the month.
- I would want to have a Member's Area or Dashboard where they can view all the content that they have available to them.
- I need a place like a Shop or a store page to show them previous month's content that they don't have access to, that they could purchase each one separately. Does your plugin support these features?
Take a listen to this episode to find out my responses to her questions, what other membership plugin she had shortlisted, why she ended up choosing DAP over other plugins, and step-by-step how to implement this in your membership site!
Cross-site Product Chaining - How to connect different Membership Sites - Episode #30!
You probably already know what is Product Chaining in DAP. With Product Chaining, you can set up rules in DAP to say, if a member buys Product A, also give them access to Product B. This is for 2 products on the same web site.
Now imagine doing Product Chaining across two different web sites, each with its own DAP installation. It is basically cross-site product chaining. And this is exactly what you can do using DAP2DAP!
You can have users automatically registered on the destination DAP site when they make a purchase on the source site or signup for free membership on source site. You can have users automatically removed from product on your destination site when they cancel their membership on the source site. You can also have DAP2DAP sync password / profile from one site to another!
Take a listen to this episode to find out how I use DAP2DAP on my sites to deliver bonuses, upsells, order bumps and how you can do the same!
How to Verify Email on the Checkout Page and keep your Email List Clean- Episode 29!
Users mistyping their email address on the checkout page is a big problem for online business owners. As mobile ordering is becoming common, this is becoming a huge problem as people have typos in the email more than ever before. So users complete purchase without realizing that they mistyped their email. After purchase, they look forward to getting started and expect some kind of purchase confirmation or a welcome email but that email never arrives. This obviously results in poor customer experience and often results in refunds and cancellations. Some may share their negative experience with others in the community. This can have an impact on your brand and can lead to lost sales.
The good news is that we did our research and found a solution to this problem! Take a listen to this episode of "Membership Site Lab" to find out what I found from my research and how we've solved this problem for our users!
No fluff here! Always packed with actionable tips and helpful advice!
Dapcast is a dream come true! Great job, Veena! I'm super busy, so these short episodes are easy for me to consume with actionable tips and helpful knowledge about membership sites. I love the behind-the-scenes videos, too! I've been a DAP customer for years now and I love the flexibilty it gives me in building out, growing and maintaining my membership sites.
Well organized and very useful!
Veena prepares a succinct presentation for each podcast. I switched over to DAP w/ SPC for my membership site earlier this year and am amazed at all they can do. This podcast is a great way to review all the functionality and learn strategies to grow my business. Thank you!
Lot's of Great Useful Info!
I have used and loved the DAP Membership plugin for years, and it's even better to learn so many great tips and strategies directly from Veena in this podcast! I am looking forward to many more action-packed episodes. Thanks Veena!