Subscription Stocks – Winners 💰 or Losers 💸?

Subscription Stocks -Outperforming the S&P500 by 23%!

 My subscription stocks portfolio outpaced the S&P 500 by 23.25% the last six months. But only because I left out one BIG name subscription company that would have killed my performance. While some subscription companies have generated more than 45% returns over the last six months, others have been huge losers, dropping 17%, 27%, 38% or more. Why? What … Continued

How 24-Hour News, Social Media, and Our Culture Cause Retention Deficit Disorder, and How You Can Become Part of the Cure

How 24-Hour News, Social Media, and Our Culture Cause Retention Deficit

No amount of acceleration will get you to your destination when you are headed in the wrong direction. And, you can’t change direction until you recognize you are following the wrong path. There are three important ways we create Retention Deficit Disorder within our membership and subscription programs. But it’s not your fault; our culture is leading us astray, creating … Continued

The No. 1 Flaw in Membership and Subscription Marketing Today

The No. 1 Flaw in Membership and Subscription

Did you wake up this morning hoping for a webinar? You’ve gone all week without one. Perhaps your spouse used to give you webinars, but no longer. Then there was that one vendor who always offered webinars, but they don’t even do it anymore. Disappointing? No, you didn’t wake up hoping for a webinar. And neither did your members. And … Continued

Subscription Revenue Is a Poor Substitute for a Viable Business Plan

Subscription Revenue

I had a tough conversation with a client this week. For the last 10 years, he’s been trying to grow his subscription business with a 30-day free trial. He’s been happy taking profit out of the business but has hit a plateau over the last few years. He gave his internet marketing team a budget of $100.00 per free trial … Continued

Which of 3 Critical Membership Growth Elements Are Missing, Causing Your Recurring Revenue to Slow to a Trickle, Like You Have a Kink in Your Hose

Which of 3 Critical Membership Growth Elements Are Missing

You should have been there to hear what a client told me the other day. He said, “There are plenty of copywriting experts. And goodness knows there are plenty of marketing funnel consultants. Those business consultants who can optimize your processes are easy to find. But Robert, you are the only person I’ve met who is all three of those … Continued

Increase Your Member Retention by Doing and Delivering Less

Increase Your Member Retention and Prune your Clients

The fastest growth always comes immediately after a good pruning. You likely witness this each spring. Cut back your plants that died over the winter and the bushes that got too big over the last summer. Then, over the next few weeks, you see an explosion of new growth. Pruning makes the plant stronger because now the root system is … Continued

What Your New Members Must Believe to Become Long-Term Members

Beliefs to Become Long-Term Members

This month, I was the guest copywriting expert for the Agora Financial Copy Call. Each call focuses on breaking down a promotion or features a copywriting technique. I brought the list of what they must believe, and you can see it below. I learned this strategy from Dan Kennedy. He taught it as a copywriting trick to create a sales … Continued

How Charity: Water Transforms Donors into Members

It's focused on the feeling of why members joined

If you haven’t yet discovered Charity: Water, you should check them out right now, visit RobertSkrob.com/CharityWater and watch the video. By bringing people clean, healthy water, they are preventing hundreds of other problems, enabling children to get an education and helping people build an economy. It’s an organization that’s changing lives in an important way. Beyond that, Charity: Water has … Continued