How to run a membershipe site with an autoresponder

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I almost figured out how set up a membership site using an autoresponder, what I do not know is how stop the messages for those who do not keep paying after the first payment.

Some advice ?

many thanks in advance

sigmafactor
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  • Profile picture of the author shermancox
    How about a manual process. I mean how many cancellations are you going to get in a week? Just batch them all up and take a half hour and knock them out...or better yet pay someone else to do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author sigmafactor
    shermancox,

    Thanks anyway but I am looking for an automatic process, if it exists.
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  • Profile picture of the author abhirst
    You can use unsubscribe link to stop the delivery of messages.
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    • Profile picture of the author Pete223
      Not sure how something like this could be automated, but I would
      be curious to know why you would want to use this approach instead
      of one of the many good membership scripts (some are even free) that exist?

      Kindest Regards,
      Pete
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      • Profile picture of the author sigmafactor
        Pete223,

        I tought it was simple to run.

        Have you have any example to give me about a good free script?

        regards
        Sigmafactor
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        • Profile picture of the author spicer
          You should be able to set up a job that would be able to take everyone that has paid and then do a query on all members and unsubscribe anyone that has not paid. The job would run as a crontab job on Linux or as a service or AT job on windows and would be set to run on a certain day of month and time. This should be doable depending on how you get payment notifications.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tenzo
    Although I agree that you can offer some great things with a membership script(and I am a fan of the post linked above), I have to say that I am really in love with the AR membership model.

    It's simple, efficient, and a great way to increase your margins while increasing perceived value.

    I'm not sure how to automate the subscription cancellations, but I assume there are scripts that could do it-depending on what you are using as a payment processor.

    Best Regards,
    Kevin
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  • Profile picture of the author George Sepich
    The real answer is to quietly, still let them have access even after they cancel. Let them think they are ripping you off. Set up a secret ninja system just for these types of cancels. As long as they stay on your list, still give them access but bombard them with
    back end offers. You will most likely come out ahead in the long run. A Technique not recommended for pussy marketers.

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    • Profile picture of the author TheNightOwl
      Originally Posted by George Sepich View Post

      A Technique not recommended for pussy marketers.

      George
      That so made me laugh!

      @OP... DLGuard will do what you want, won't it?




      Oh, Saaaaaa---m?
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    • Profile picture of the author sigmafactor
      George Sepich,

      Great advise. May be it is the best option.

      thanks a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kelvin Brown
    You could duplicate the original message series, and depending on the system you are using as u notice or take time to administer non-payers, you can move them from paid status to the non paying series, which as mentioned could be top heavy with additional ads.


    Maybe even be blunt in saying "because you canceled we are moving you to the non paid status. It is our opinion that you really do need this information, so we are going to allow you to continue receiving it."

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  • Profile picture of the author abhirst
    What I don't like about DLGuard is that you have to pay for upgrade after 1 year. And the fee is quite high, around $67 or $69. There are other great scripts that won't charge a fee for upgrade.
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  • Profile picture of the author abhirst
    You may want to look at these:
    Instant Membership Site Creator
    Memberfire
    Smartdd
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Tani
    Big Mike's EZ Content Manager does this. I've purchased it and so far, it's relatively easy to use and Big Mike has been very responsive to my questions, even going so far as to work on a fix when the software didn't do exactly what I wanted it to do.

    EZ Content Manager | The Ultimate CMS Designed Exclusively for Content Producers and Content Managers And Webmasters

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  • Profile picture of the author winebuddy
    if you get a notification that they have not renewed, just delete them from your autoresponder account.

    How hard is that?
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    • Profile picture of the author mikeyman120
      Originally Posted by winebuddy View Post

      if you get a notification that they have not renewed, just delete them from your autoresponder account.

      How hard is that?
      Bingo! It should be that simple.
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    • Profile picture of the author Shannon Tani
      Originally Posted by winebuddy View Post

      if you get a notification that they have not renewed, just delete them from your autoresponder account.

      How hard is that?
      It's easy enough if you have a small list, but let's say that you've got a list of 10,000 and 1% decide not to renew. Then you've got to manually delete all those people.

      Additionally, most memberships have you pay starting on the day that you start. This means that every day there's a possibility that you have someone not renewing. If you have to manually do it, you're tied to your computer every day...

      I think it's better to think long-term and get a solution that does this for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author xohaibx
    Check out Jimmy D. Brown's Membernaire course if you're running that kind of a site. I found it really really helpful.
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