From Side Project to 40,000 Customers: Stu McLaren Tells Us the Real Story Behind the Wildly Popular WishList

How to Launch Your Online Course in Less Than 90 Days

Free Training!

Grab Your Seat!
Featured On

I’ve got a goody for you today. Is goody spelled “goody” or “goodie”? I digress.

I met Stu McLaren a few years ago and, gotta say, he is one badass mediapreneur (to say the least).

Now, if the name Stu McLaren doesn’t ring a bell, don’t fret or cry. I bet the name “WishList” means something to you (WishList is the membership solution for WordPress that is now trusted by over 40,000+ blogs, online communities, and membership site owners). WishList is Stu’s baby.

But the funny thing is, like all of us mediapreneurs (well, most), Stu isn’t a techy dude. He isn’t a software programmer. He is a marketer/business builder/content creator/speaker/all of the above.

So, how does someone as “non-techy” as Stu create something as wildly successful as WishList? That is EXACTLY what I set out to learn for all of us in today’s interview. Regardless of your business model (whatever you sell), you are going to take away some HUGE insights from this.

Listen and learn below. And, as always, your comments keep me going like the Energizer Bunny, so make sure to let me know your thoughts in the comments section.


I use RISE partner Wistia for video hosting because they rock. .

Audio Only Player:


Share This Episode:

Stu McLarenMake Sure to Check Out…

WishList (my yummy affiliate link)
Rhino Support (also my yummy affiliate link).

(tell him you saw him on @therisetothetop)

This Episode Of The Rise To The Top Is Exclusively Sponsored By GoToMeeting:

GoToMeetingA few weeks ago we made a big decision at The Rise To The Top to move to a really cool software/business program for all our emails, customer management, etc. called Office Auto Pilot. A big migration like this can be a huge pain in the butt, but I was able to meet with the OAP team with the greatest of ease thanks to GoToMeeting. They showed me exactly how the software worked, how we could use it, etc. by sharing with me video, their screens, and more all on GoToMeeting. GoToMeeting is super essential for any mediapreneur. Nab a 45-day free trial just for RISE Nation.

May is the magic month to Create Awesome Online Courses. Soooooo, enough teasing. My brand spankin’ new course – Create Awesome Online Courses: The proven step-by-step system for creating promoting and profiting from your own online course – is going to be released this May. Interested? Awesome! Make sure to enter your email here to get on the VIP course creators email list and get some epic free content AND be the first to get your grubby hands on the course this May (with special VIP bonuses).

How to Launch Your Online Course in Less Than 90 Days

Free Training!

Grab Your Seat!