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Content Machine: 13 Content Creation Ideas

As we established in our last post, reusing your material, especially features that proved successful, is not only savvy, it’s vital! We covered the many ways to recycle your blogs but what about all that other good stuff you created? No problem! We have several ideas to share that are sure to get you dusting off and repurposing those classics …

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5 Reasons For Choosing WordPress To Build Your Website

Thinking of starting an online business? Have an existing business that is growing? Ready to capitalize on the power of the Internet with a new website or improve your appearance with a re-design? You know you need a website (and blog), but are you confused as to which platform to start using? SquareSpace? Wix? Weebly? Shopify? WordPress? 1and1? GoDaddy? There …

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Maintaining a Membership Program that Engages

Congratulations! You now have a well-established membership site. So how will you protect it and make sure it will continue to flourish? What does it take to build momentum and have your program “level-up”? It is no secret that attention spans are at an all-time low. A recent study states that humans now have an average attention span of 8 …

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Designing a Great Membership Program with 4 Key Elements

So what makes a membership program great? How do you offer a quality membership site that produces maximum engagement from your members? The content and advice out there is overwhelming. There are so many “experts” that offer their ideas on what makes one membership platform more successful than another. Here are 4 basic elements we try to focus on and …

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5 Ways to Improve Your Online Course Experience

How does a live course differ from an online course (other than the obvious)? It is much easier to “walk away” from the course and never return. Unlike a live course where one has put in effort to travel there, find parking and settle into a seat, in a virtual environment they can just click the “x” and never return. …

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Online Course Design: 4 Keys to Strategic Course Success

Isn’t learning fun?! We think so… Those ‘ah ha’ moments that help you come up with your next great idea, the bond you create with others over new experiences, the insight you share. But how can you create that for others? And is it possible to take your content and turn it into a valuable online learning experience? The answer …

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Top 3 LMS Plugins for WordPress Courses

Your business needs to deliver an online course with separate modules and allow for progress tracking and a certificate of completion – a Learning Management System (LMS) Plugin is definitely right for you. Or perhaps you want students to turn in weekly ‘homework’ assignments, earn points or badges as they advance through your course, or take integrated quizzes to demonstrate …

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Top 2 Membership Plugin Choices for WordPress

After careful consideration, you have decided using a membership plugin for WordPress is the best option to deliver your content. Now you’re faced with the decision of which plugin to use – what are the features, cost, and benefits, and which one is best for you? These are the top two WordPress plugins we recommend for Membership Programs: MemberPress Cost: …

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Online Course or Membership – which is Best for Your Business?

You’ve decided to deliver content or a program through your website as a ‘home study’ or ‘DIY’ option. Now you’re probably wondering what’s best – an online course using a Learning Management System (LMS) plugin, or a Membership plugin. What’s the difference? Both options offer you an automated option to deliver and protect your content online (paid or free), can …

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WordPress Widgets; What Are They and How Are They Used

Next on our WordPress series agenda are widgets. Widgets are blocks of information and functionality which you can add to your site. Everyone can have different widgets based on the theme and plugins they have installed. Majority of the time, widgets show up as content in the sidebar and/or footer; however, some themes also use widgets to display information on …