In the last lesson we talked about some quick tips to help ensure the

success of your membership site. In this lesson we are going to talk

about setting up a weekly to do list for your membership site.

Once you get your membership site up and running, you'll need to stay

on a weekly maintenance schedule to add new content to your website,

promote it and promote the affiliate program. Fortunately, there are just

a few simple steps that you need to take on a weekly basis to keep

your membership site moving along.

Respond to customer support questions.

This should be your top priority because it helps you hold onto your

existing customers. One dissatisfied customer can make you lose out

on a whole bunch of future customers. Try to get to this at least twice a

week so you can respond promptly to their inquiries.

Remove cancellations.

Most membership scripts will require you to manually remove canceled

members from the database. Take care of this quickly each week so

that you won't have people getting into the site for free.

Post new content.

This is a given. Your members are paying for fresh content delivered

each month. Rather than have them wait all month for a new update,

split up your monthly delivery into four different parts. This way there is

fresh content for the members to see each and every week. An editorial

calendar will help you stay on track and keep your customers satisfied.

If you have a forum as part of your membership site, be sure to check in

several times a week to stay on top of important threads and respond

to questions from members. Be present and your members will see that

you are dedicated to helping them.

Poll your subscribers.

Your membership site’s success depends on giving the members

exactly what they want. You can keep your finger on the pulse of the

market by offering a weekly poll. Ask them about their favorite parts of

the site, what they'd like to see next, and their worst problems with the

topic or any other information that you'd like to know. If you do this on a

weekly basis, the members will look forward to participating and give

you tons of valuable feedback.

Send out a “wrap up” e-mail newsletter.

Toward the end of the week you should send a short e-mail newsletter

to your subscribers to let them know what happened in the site. Many

times people will sign up for a membership site, forget why they did it

and then unsubscribe a few months later. With an e-mail newsletter, you

can remind members of what is going on within the site and encourage

them to come back, see the new content and get involved.

Write and distribute an article on your membership site’s topic.

Your membership site won't grow unless you promote it. Article

marketing is a powerful way to drive traffic to your site and brand

yourself as an expert in your niche. At the beginning of every month,

brainstorm a list of four to six different topics that you'll write about that

month. Write one to two articles per week and then distribute the

articles to a few key article directories. The whole process won't take

more than an hour per week and it will be well worth it.

Make new connections on social networking sites.

Spend some time each week finding and connecting with people in

your market on Facebook, Twitter and any other sites you may already

be a part of. Use search terms related to your niche and add new

people as friends. This will help build your circle of influence and get

potential new members to your site.

Click here to access Lesson 6. We will be talking

about some great ways to promote your membership site.

Remember, if you have any questions or need any assistance please

feel free to contact me at anytime. I will be glad to help.