From No-Brainer Pricing to Keeping Members Happy: What Stu McLaren Has Learned from 32,000 Membership Sites



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Today on The Rise To The Top: The #1 Non-Boring Business Show: Amazing Internet entrepreneur and marketer Stu McLaren is in the house. Stu has the strong belief that really any topic/expertise/business can benefit from creating a membership site. Today, he gives his top tips from experience, especially on pricing, keeping members excited, and retention (plus much more). If you are considering creating a membership site, want to know more about membership sites, or are looking to improve your existing one, you are gonna love this.

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  • Really great stuff as usual. Both you guys 🙂

    • David Siteman Garland

      Thanks Noah you’re the man!

  • Thanks Noah!

    David does a really good job of pulling practical nuggets out from his guests.

    Hopefully people who are considering starting a membership site will benefit from what was shared in this interview.

    • David Siteman Garland

      Definitely, Stu. Thanks so much for coming on.

  • Stu seems like such a nice guy, I appreciate his charitable heart! Wonderful to hear he and his wife using their energy in such a positive way! I also like the idea of building anticipation, that should be so easy and yet we don’t do it! 
    Oh, PS Oct 2008….
    Although history may state the actual market crash occurred on Monday, October 6, 2008, the market experienced eight consecutive trading days of negative movement starting on October 1, 2008. 

    • Thanks Monica – I appreciate your kind words 🙂

    • David Siteman Garland

      ah that’s interesting Monica. #Oct2008Club 🙂

  • Man that was a great interview, I took about 4 pages of notes. I have s2member installed on my site (I’m on a shoestring budget) but I’m really hoping to move into wishlist and join the insider community. Is there any chance wishlist can make that kind of transition easy? I realize it would make more sense just to start out with it but without the funding available I don’t see how that’s possible.

    Regardless the notes I took I believe are all around great tips and advise and will definitely help my video blogs 🙂 thanks for all the amazing content Stu and David 🙂

    • Michael – I’m not sure about how to transition over but I’m sure when you are ready, it can be done (I’m just not familiar with that platform so I can’t say off hand).  

    • David Siteman Garland

      You’re more than welcome Michael!

    • Good stuff David! Thanks Michael for sharing this with me. It’s the kind of stuff I need to keep a positive attitude.

      • David Siteman Garland

        Great to hear that Dennis!

  • So glad you two were able to connect on here! 

    Stu: I never get bored hearing your take and wisdom on membership sites. You have such an awesome way of presenting. 

    David: Great job with the questions on this one. Very engaging interview!Hope you two are doing well, Aaron

    • David Siteman Garland

      Aaron – The suggestion was all yours! 🙂

  • Love this interview. I have wishlist so I am already a fan 😉

    Nice to get some inside scop and get to know Stu a bit better. Thanks!

    • David Siteman Garland

      I’m a hugeeee Stu fan as well!

  • Alex Jeffreys

    I’m a new subscriber … But Crazy … As Oct 2008 I had my first 6 figure day!

    and the clients have gone onto make tens of millions (so oct 2008 is a big BIG part of my life) #crazy!!!

    Great show btw – took lots of notswith stu

    Alex Jeffreys

    • David Siteman Garland

      Alex – October 2008 club LOL! Welcome aboard awesome to have you here.

  • This has to be one of the best interviews I’ve seen to date.  I bought wishlist over a year ago and tried to use it on my current website.  Of course it flopped.  However, I’m considering bringing the membership back into action, and also creating another website based on video I would like to use it in.  I’m definitely going to sign up for the wishlist membership to get a better idea of what the hell I’m doing so I can get better results.

    This interview Rocked David.  Thanks buddy…

    • David Siteman Garland

      Jason – SWEET! (and sorry to hear about the flop but that happens to everyone).



These are the EXACT same steps I used to go from $0 to over $1,000,000 in online course sales in less than 24 months (and used by over 2,500+ of my students)

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