Joining a new membership is a big commitment. It takes time and money, and you want to know if it’s worth it. Will it grow your business? Will you get a good return on investment? Will you actually learn something or will it just be another distraction?
We get it.
Why We Spend Money on Membership Groups and Pittance on Advertising
We’re personally part of six membership groups. These groups do the following:
- Deliver excellent content that allows us to grow our business
- Give us technical help and advice that saves us heaps of time in the long run
- Connects us with other business owners which increases our leads and sales
- Connects us with like-minded people so we can gain support and new ideas
We’ve personally seen the value of joining membership sites. We spend very little (less than £200 per year) on actual advertising solely because we’re part of these groups.
To us, they are a ‘marketing’ cost. A way for us to learn, grow and connect with many people.
The Make Your Mark Online Membership
For those of you who don’t know. The Make Your Mark Online membership is aimed at personal brands, who want to build and grow a successful website.
We’ll have courses on…
- How to build a WordPress website from scratch
- Website copy
- How to brand yourself
- WordPress training
- How to convert more visitors into customers
Concerns You Might Have Joining the Make Your Mark Online Membership
That’s not to say we don’t have concerns before joining a new membership.
If you’re thinking of joining the Make Your Mark Online membership, we’ll address any concerns you have below. Ultimately, the decision is yours, but we want to give you as much information as possible before you make this commitment.
1. It’s another monthly fee and you’re not sure if it’s worth it
If you’re worried about yet another monthly fee, we get it. We’re constantly examining our finances, culling those monthly costs that aren’t growing our business.
Is our membership worth the money?
Firstly, we made the introductory price for our membership:
$29 per month or
$290 per year
(+VAT depending on where you live)
We wanted to make the initial price for our founding members super affordable.
Through joining this membership, we also want you to cut down the time you spend battling with your website.
We’ll teach you how to significantly increase traffic to your website and transform your readers into paying customers – earning you more money in the long-run.
This membership is all about you gaining more traffic and relevant leads. Everything is dedicated to growing your business.
2. It will take time to go through the training videos
Time. It’s what we’re all short of, right? You don’t feel like you have time to go through a bunch of training videos, you just want to get on with doing the things you need to do in your business.
Is our membership worth the time?
Time is the thing we value more than anything in the world, and it’s something we were conscious of when it came to creating our membership community.
We have over 50 videos as part of our membership community, and we’ve made sure these are in bite-sized chunks. Many videos are under ten minutes and the more in-depth ones go up to thirty. We try to avoid fluff and make these easy to watch over breakfast or lunch!
You might want to spend your time actually doing what needs to be done for clients and customers, but that is not what grows your business. Our membership will help you grow your business and secure leads for the future.
3. You already have a website you love and you’re not sure if this membership will be valuable
Wooop. You already have a website you love. Good stuff. So you might be thinking, why on earth would I need to join your membership community? We get it, but there are still HUGE benefits to joining a membership community like ours.
Is our membership worth it if you’re already happy with your website?
We wanted this membership community to be super valuable for people who aren’t happy with their website (and need to build a new one) AND people who are happy with their site.
Firstly, there are always improvements to be made on any website (including ours!), and going through our videos will allow you to make tweaks to your current website that will improve conversions.
Secondly, we want to help you grow your traffic and attract your ideal clients through your site. We do this through modules like:
- Your brand – how to build trust and position yourself as an expert
- Website copy – exactly what to include on your home, about and services pages
- SEO – gain a lot more targeted traffic to your website
- Future modules such as blogging, using the right plugins and email marketing
4. You are already getting a lot of traffic so you’re not sure how helpful the membership will be
Getting a lot of traffic to your website is a great achievement! A lot of people think success ends at getting a boat-load of website traffic, but really, that’s just the beginning.
Is our membership worth it if you’re already getting loads of traffic?
It’s great you’re getting a lot of traffic to your website, but is that traffic converting and are you getting your ideal clients through your website?
Our membership will help you transform your readers into customers and, more importantly, attract the right clients through your website.
As we said, getting lots of traffic is a great start but it won’t grow your business in the long run.
5. You’re worried you’ll struggle with the techie stuff
You might have struggled with your website before and tackling something new can seem daunting!
Can you join our membership if you aren’t a ‘techie’?
Of course! Our membership is aimed at non-techies.
Anything to do with websites can seem technical at first and we knew this when we started planning the membership. This is why we tried to make it as simple and easy as we could. We give lots of examples and we avoid anything overly technical.
We use WordPress to build websites and this is an extremely simple tool to use.
We don’t just leave you to figure out yourself. We teach you everything from how to buy your domain name, to installing themes and plugins.
We have a members only forum where you ask questions and get feedback from other members and ourselves, so there’s always someone there to support you!
6. You’re not sure how much support you’ll get
We’ve joined membership communities before where the support available has been limited. You might be able to get ideas or help from other members, but this just isn’t reliable.
Will our membership offer you the support you need?
Every week, we’ll offer a Q&A/group coaching session to our members. This will be your opportunity to ask those niggly questions and gain feedback.
Part of paying for a membership community is gaining personalised feedback on your work. We get that. Which is why we wanted to incorporate it into a regular weekly spot.
7. You’d rather spend money buying templates and plugins
We get it. You would rather spend your money on templates and plugins and everything associated with a website rather than our membership. That’ll save you money in the long run, right?
Why should you choose our membership instead of just getting your own themes and plugins?
Firstly, we’ve done this for years. We know what the cheapest and most reliable hosting is. We know the best themes for you to use (ones that don’t take forever to figure out) and we know the most affordable and reliable plugins. Just having this information alone will save you time and money.
The best thing is? We also show you how to use them! We know people who have spent months trying to figure all this stuff out, our way is a shortcut to getting your website working properly, looking good and pulling leads in.
8. You need accountability, not more training
You’re sick of training. You do loads already by reading books, listening to podcasts and taking part in other membership groups. Why on earth should you take in any more?
Does our membership offer anything more than ‘training’?
Yup. Along with our weekly Q&A calls and coaching sessions with experts, we’ll also be running our 6-week accountability challenges. Examples of our 6-week challenges include our SEO challenge and video challenge.
We’ll give you feedback during these challenges so you continuously improve and develop, and we’ll make sure you’re held accountable if you don’t submit something that week!
Fancy joining us?
If you do fancy joining our membership, then join our waitlist. Doors open on the 1st October for two weeks, where the membership will be set at it’s lowest ever price of $29 per month (+VAT depending on where you live) or $290 per year (+VAT depending on where you live).
Any concerns we haven’t answered?
Those are the most common concerns we’ve received about our membership, so now it’s over to you. Are there any questions we haven’t answered? Just comment below or feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org