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45: How to Build a Thriving Membership Site Featuring Stu McLaren

business management creative educator creative entrepreneurship Apr 27, 2023
45: How to Build a Thriving Membership Site Featuring Stu McLaren | The Professional Creative Podcast with Bonnie Christine

How to Build a Thriving Membership Site for Your Creative Business: Creating Consistent Income with a Membership with Stu McLaren

In this episode I’m joined by my friend and respected mentor, Stu McLaren, who’s sharing his wisdom on why the membership model is the way forward for businesses—especially for creative professionals like us. Get ready to dive into a lively chat about the many perks of memberships, including the stability, accountability, and sense of community they offer for both entrepreneurs and their customers. This episode is brimming with valuable tips and guidance for anyone considering a membership model for their creative venture.

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Stu's free workshop is your golden ticket to gain clarity on your membership offering and maybe even launch your very own membership during the workshop!

 Discussed in this episode:

  1. Memberships provide consistency, accountability, and a sense of community for creative entrepreneurs and their clients.
  2. Creative entrepreneurs use the membership model in various ways, such as offering exclusive tutorials or courses, providing access to a library of design resources, giving personalized feedback and critique sessions, hosting live Q&A sessions, and building a supportive online community where members can network, share ideas, and collaborate on projects.
  3. Even big companies are hopping on the subscription train, showcasing the growing trend and significance of memberships in today's business landscape.

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Meet Stu McLaren

Stu McLaren has worked with tens of thousands of authors, speakers, coaches, consultants, and business owners since 2008 to launch, grow, and scale 6, 7, and 8-figure membership businesses. As the former co-founder of the world's leading membership platform for WordPress, WishList Member, and creator of the TRIBE Experience, Stu has a unique behind-the-scenes perspective of what works in membership and subscription markets, having worked in virtually every market imaginable, from personal development to business development and more.


Review of the week: 

A Must Listen for Creatives Who Want to THRIVE In Business and Life

Bonnie is transparent about the path and the outcomes in her business. She doesn’t overcomplicate or oversimplify anything while sharing her roadmap for YOUR success. I can imagine listening to the first episodes of the podcast MANY times just to help the ideas sink deeply into my brain and heart. I’m so glad you decided to do this Bonnie - it came at the perfect time.



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