WordPress Membership Site Billing Secrets

Description:  Which Billing System Should You Use?

Please do your homework.   When you Setup A Blog there’s always more than meets the eye.  Think of it like a renovation at home, they always cost twice as much and take twice as long as you budget for.  This is why we end up setting up and hosting so many WordPress Blogs at MySmallBiz Hosting – we know how to avoid the mistakes because we’ve made them already!

In this follow up session I go over the 5 key aspects of picking the right billing system and provide a basic comparison of the billing system plugins that I personally recommend.

Recommended Billing Systems:

Basic – Free:

Advanced – Paid:

Others:

This step is important, if you have questions ask in the forum.  Build a strong foundation and automate up front!

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THE WordPress Membership Site Secret

Description:  Considering a WordPress Membership Site?

It’s a good idea if it’s done correctly.  WordPress is still my fave when it comes to membership sites and if you don’t have a WordPress site make sure to open a web hosting account at FullContact Managed WordPress Hosting where we install them for you.

I wrote Membership Site Secrets almost five years ago where I detailed how I created my first real successful membership site… over 4000 subscribers generating content on a daily basis!

What amazes me today is that most membership sites that I see starting are still making a fundamental error, and they learn this secret the hard way, AFTER they have already started to grow the membership site.

Watch today’s video tutorial as I reveal my Membership Site Secret.

Duration: 17 Minutes
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Can I Install WordPress For You?

Still don’t have a WordPress Blog setup yet?

.. or perhaps you’re still stumped trying to figure out what you’re supposed to be doing with WordPress!

Imagine if you had a WordPress Blog installed, and all the training and support you need to start selling online in as little as 30 seconds.

Well here is your chance – I’ll even register a domain name for you PLUS include a Free MySmallBiz University Membership!  If you want to learn the fastest way to get started online AND your MySmallBiz University Membership includes:

  • 62 Courses
  • 1000 Video Tutorials
  • Live Coaching Calls
  • Weekly Webinars
  • Live Marketing Support!

Start Blogging – Sell More

Watch How Kids Consume Content

Teens may text. but Kids are Swiping.

Take a look at some recent stats:

[message_box type=”note” icon=”yes” close=”Close”]Nielsen reports that about 70% of children (12 and younger) use tablets on a regular basis, where parents already own them.  This is an increase of 10% ownership of tablets from mid-December 2011 to 19% in early January 2012 (Pew Internet and American Life Project) and surely will increase over the next few years.[/message_box]

 

What’s this mean for small business?  As the consumption of digital content shifts from PC to tablet think about how you can take advantage of mobile platforms.

  1. Are you developing content for desktop consumption or mobile consumption… OR Both?
  2. Do your WordPress web sites use Responsive Themes?
  3. Do your Joomla Membership sites use Responsive Themes?

The study goes on further to say….

[message_box type=”note” icon=”yes” close=”Close”]Over 75% of these children use them to play downloaded games but they are also used often for educational purposes (57%), use for entertainment while travelling (55%), watching television and programs (43%), while 41% of parents give them to their kids to keep them occupied at events and restaurants.[/message_box]

 

Getting Ready For Mobile

Are You Ready For Mobile Marketing?

Is Your Business Ready For These Mobile Consumers of Content?

How mobile are you?

How Mobile are your customers?

To find out how mobile you are take my “Are Your Thumbidextrous” test.

With the consumer growth in Social Media and Mobile Consumption it’s not just the kids you have to consider.  It’s time to learn how to run you entire mobile and social business from your mobile device.  That’s what I’m doing today and you can too when you learn these Mobile Social Media Secrets.

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How To Setup A WordPress Blog

Setup A Blog Today

Every MySmallBiz “Setup A Blog” Bundle provides you with everything you need to get started earning money with your own WordPress Blog.   No matter which bundle you select at the end of the 6 Live Training Sessions you’ll be able to:

  • Add, Edit, Delete and Modify Your WordPress Blog Menus, Pages, Posts, Themes and Widgets
  • Add Or Edit Your Own Content Including Pictures, Videos and Audio Files
  • All The Major Social Media Sites Will Be Integrated Into Your Site
  • Start Collecting Email Addresses and Building Your List
  • Start A Paid Membership Site
  • Setup Your WordPress Blog Pages, Links and Posts To Be Google Friendly

Watch this quick video to see how to get a free WordPress Blog and Domain.

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How to Get More From WordPress

WordPress is much more than software for blogging…

I run my entire business using WordPress!  That’s over 100 active sites using this amazing free software that anyone  can use to build their business with!

Learn How We Get The Most From WordPress

So what’s stopping you from getting more from your web site?

How much more free time and extra income would a professional and optimized WordPress site bring you?
Find out how we use WordPress on all our sites when you visit: Learn How We Get The Most From WordPress

Membership Sites

How To Get Started Online – Membership Site Basics

Description: Getting paid monthly can make or break your business

… because a consistent recurring revenue gives you the freedom to build.

Think about it which would  you rather have?

  1. 1 million dollars or
  2. 1 penny that doubled every day for 30 days?

A membership site is much like the magic of the penny.  (figure out the math and you’ll see why)   You make one sale but that sale pays you repeatedly.

Compare that to a one time sale and additional benefits start to appear.   More sales mean more referrals.  More customers over time means tighter relationships and more trust for bigger sales.   More trust means more opportunities to sell other peoples products. and these are just a couple of quick things to consider about setting up your own membership program.

Try our “Setup A Blog Service” for an instant Blog or Membership Site.

Membership sites can be easy to setup… if you’ve learned the steps that we’ll teach you in this video.

This video is about the tools that you’ll need to create an automated membership system.   One that creates a steady flow of hands off recurring revenues.

Duration: 60 Minutes

MySmallBiz Resources:

Get Hosting | Build Your List | Register A Domain | Take Payments | Track Your Visitors | Broadcast Radio

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WordPress Membership Sites Webinar

Free Course Reveals How Independent Professionals, Coaches, Consultants and Small Businesses Can Create Membership Sites With WordPress!

Attention: Discover the easiest way to profit with WordPress…

“Learn The Secrets My Mom Never Told Me About Internet Marketing…
And How To Earn Money Online”

Guaranteed To Work…

For Even The Most Jaded and Technophobic Independent Professionals, Consultants, Coaches, Small/Home Based Business Marketers!

Is a WordPress Membership site in your future?

This weeks teleclass will take a cold hard look at how to set up WordPress to run your membership site.

This is a hands on class with all the details you need to start, build and grow your own membership site with WordPress

Worpress is the preferred way to manage your content and can be used for just about any type of membership site that you
want to create.

In 60 minute call I’ll be going over:

– Which plugin/plugins to use for the best membership functionality
– How to organize and develop your membership content
– How to use themes & widgets and plugins to automate your site
– How to setup your payment plans and drip content to your members
– How to run your entire internet business using WordPress

New Visitors Must Register Their Account To Attend

Wednesday May 4th Noon – 1 PM

(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Access Number Passcode 1234#

218-632-4554

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WordPress and Membership Sites

Live Training Reveals How Independent Professionals, Coaches, Consultants and Small Businesses Can Create Membership Sites With WordPress!

Attention: Discover the easiest way to profit with WordPress…

“Learn The Secrets My Mom Never Told Me About Internet Marketing…
And How To Earn Money Online”

Guaranteed To Work…

For Even The Most Jaded and Technophobic Independent Professionals, Consultants, Coaches, Small/Home Based Business Marketers!

Is a WordPress Membership site in your future?

This weeks teleclass will take a cold hard look at how to set up WordPress to run your membership site.

This is a hands on class with all the details you need to start, build and grow your own membership site with WordPress

Worpress is the preferred way to manage your content and can be used for just about any type of membership site that you
want to create.

In 60 minute call I’ll be going over:

– Which plugin/plugins to use for the best membership functionality
– How to organize and develop your membership content
– How to use themes & widgets and plugins to automate your site
– How to setup your payment plans and drip content to your members
– How to run your entire internet business using WordPress

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WordPress Membership Sites

Free Course Reveals How Independent Professionals, Coaches, Consultants and Small Businesses Can Create Membership Sites With WordPress!

Attention: Discover the easiest way to profit with WordPress…

“Learn The Secrets My Mom Never Told Me About Internet Marketing…
And How To Earn Money Online”

Guaranteed To Work…

For Even The Most Jaded and Technophobic Independent Professionals, Consultants, Coaches, Small/Home Based Business Marketers!

Is a WordPress Membership site in your future?

This weeks teleclass will take a cold hard look at how to set up WordPress to run your membership site.

This is a hands on class with all the details you need to start, build and grow your own membership site with WordPress

Worpress is the preferred way to manage your content and can be used for just about any type of membership site that you
want to create.

In 60 minute call I’ll be going over:

– Which plugin/plugins to use for the best membership functionality
– How to organize and develop your membership content
– How to use themes & widgets and plugins to automate your site
– How to setup your payment plans and drip content to your members
– How to run your entire internet business using WordPress

New Visitors Claim Your Free Campus Pass and Instant Access To MySmallBiz TV and MySmallBizMap

Tuesday March 22nd 9 PM – 10 PM

(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Access Number 858-216-3219

Passcode 1234#

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Social Media Tactics, Blogging Themes and Niche Research

Social Media Marketing – Should You Or Shouldn’t You?

Description: Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Yelp, Linked In and 100 other social media sites and tools are screaming for your time and attention…. what should you do?

Find out in this jam-packed 45 minute recording where we answer those very questions about Social Media Marketing and what you should be doing

We also follow up a bit on whether you should be using wordpress to create sales pages?

Running Time: 45 Minutes

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Using WordPress To Sell Products?

Should you use WordPress To Sell Products and Services?

Description: Had an interesting WordPress focues teleclass today. The question that we answered today revolves around the use of wordpress for sales pages.

Is wordpress the best way to create sales pages?  should you even use wordpress?

Listen in to discover if wordpress is the best option for your sales pages

Running Time: 45 Minutes

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BFD-21: Install Blogging Software On Your Domains

Step By Step Installation Instructions for WordPress and Expression Engine Blogging Software

: Download The Windows Media Version

Duration: 56 minute Screen Capture

Description: There are just too many benefits that accrue to you when you have Blog software running on your own domain. I use www.wordpress.com which doesn’t costs a cent. If you are on a limited budget use www.MySmallBizWebhosting.com to get started.

Both pieces of software work on Linux and windows servers and both use php and mySQL. If you don’t know what I just said, don’t worry. If you have a web site somewhere now, it’s likely that they can host Blog software. To show you how easy it is I captured the install of a site that I recently created.

Special Note: Members who pay to unlock the videos receive free hosting for unlimited domains as part of their membership. Your < >www.mysmallbizwebhosting.com account includes WordPress already installed!

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BFD-02: How Blogs Really Work

What Is A Blog? How Does It Work? Why Should I Care?

Running Time: 15 Minutes

Description: This session tries to give a little definition or history of the Blogging phenomenon. It’s probably more important to recognize what a Blog “Isn’t”, rather than what it is.

Because of differences in the way Blogging software works and Blogging services are marketed there are many ways in which a web site can be confused with a Blog. In fact many web sites are now adding features that originallycame from Blogging Software.

It can get confusing so I’ve spent some time going over some examples and what to look for when you are surfing around online.

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Upload Your WordPress Software and Run The Install

Watch A Live WordPress Blogging Software Install. It’s easier than you think when you can watch a step by step install!

Duration: 15 Minute Screen Capture

Description: These are 3 screen captures of a live WordPress Blogging Software install. Join me as I run thru a guided install of the powerful WordPress Blogging Software and learn the easy steps that make WordPress the favorite Blogging Software that it is.

In the previous section we downloaded the free WordPress Software and unzipped it to your local machine, uploaded the files to our web host – MySmallBiz Hosting and then create a database.

Once the files are uploaded watch as I run through the installation script to setup the default blog and make sure that your new WordPress Blog is working correctly.

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WordPress Install Options

Here are your options for installing WordPress:  The original videos in this series included a complete step by step manual install of the WordPress software on your web hosting account.

Yep I removed them!

A partial list of the steps required for a manual install isn’t for the faint of heart and does require some technical confidence.

A manual WordPress install requires things like:

  1. Downloading the WordPress Software from http://www.wordpress.org
  2. Unzip the WordPress Software on your local PC
  3. Registering a Domain Name
  4. Opening a regular old style hosting account
  5. Knowing how to use cPanel
  6. Downloading and using FTP software
  7. Creating MySQL databases and user….

You get the picture!

Duration: 5 Minute Screen Capture

Description: You can still save most of these steps with most old hosting account – you can login to your hosting accounts cPanel and use the Fantastico service that most hosts provide but that presents some additional restrictions like:

  • Old Versions of WordPress being installed
  • Accepting the default admin and install security options

So while you can still use Fantastico nowdays it is limiting and I don’t recommend it.

I’ve made this session as simple and straight forward to explain the differences and which choice is best for someone who isn’t a technical expert.

If you have had to pay a webmaster or other hired gun in the past to add new websites to your online business watching this video will give you a new found confidence that can translate into instant time and money savings.

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