I am your favorite person — the one you have invested precious time and money to find. I am your next new member. It’s time to type my credit card number into your order form. Oh shoot, my card is in the other room; I’ll go get it. Your promises are so exciting. Your membership is the answer to many … Continued
Do you find yourself competing for subscribers against free or low-priced content? What if you had to compete against the Wall Street Journal, Investors Daily, Financial Times, Barron’s, MSNBC, Yahoo Finance and thousands of other paid and free resources. Dan Fink, managing director of Money-Media, offers innovative solutions and lessons learned from his years of competing against some of the … Continued
Thousands of people died from infections in 1846, while doctors refused to admit they could be spreading disease from one patient to another. Yet when Hungarian doctor, Ignaz Semmelweis, promoted the idea that doctors wash their hands and medical instruments with soap and chlorine between patients he was ridiculed, even after he was proven to be correct. The way we … Continued
Too many subscription programs get stuck. At launch, they grow quickly until reaching a plateau. Before long, cancellations begin to drag down growth. The key symptom is when you see a spike in cancellations within a month or two after adding a bunch of new members. This is when you know it’s time for a change. 1. Use emotional drivers … Continued
When you are delivering subscriptions to hundreds of thousands of customers for more than three decades you develop a profound understanding of how to attract, retain and increase the value of your subscribers. Although he became president and COO of Guthy-Renker, that has at least one billion-dollar subscription product, Proactiv, Georg Richter began his career with Double Day Book Clubs, … Continued
Attracting new customers is the hardest, most expensive aspect of any business. Getting attention from your prospects, encouraging them to trust you and to take action, to do business with you, takes a tremendous amount of work. For a small business marketing nationally, it can be impossible to break through the clutter and get your message heard. However, a membership … Continued
Would you like to discover the marketing secrets from the team that grew Beachbody from $100 million to more than $1 billion in revenue? Babak Azad was a leader within the marketing team that helped launch Beachbody into an iconic brand within the fitness industry.Today, Babak Azad is the founder and CEO of Round Two Partners which works with other … Continued
I just heard the most ridiculous statement from a subscription economy* owner who should know better: “The value of what I deliver to my members drives retention.” The value of what you deliver is less than 20 percent of the reason your member renews or not. There’s a value- and quality-driven brand within the motorcycle industry, Honda. The quality of … Continued
Customer success determines retention rates in the membership economy. If your member does nothing with what you sell her, she’s going to cancel your subscription.
The old model of leaving it up to your customer to figure out how to get value from what you sell may have worked in the old one-and-done product sale world.
Your membership and subscription growth is determined by how well you ensure customer success. It involves helping your members find a lifetime value in subscribing to your product or service. I refer to it as turning your subscribers into a vibrant tribe of followers. And, it starts with how you attract your them.Continued