James Schramko of SuperFastBusiness on How to Build a Membership Site with Trials


James Schramko is one of our own personal membership mentors. He helped us flesh out our own first online membership many moons ago, and is a true membership master himself in the subscription game. He is the founder of superfastbusiness.com, where he helps business owners make plenty more profit while working a whole lot less. 

In this interview, we discuss the makings of a multi-million dollar membership, free trials, and how to make content areas your members will love.


What You’ll Learn:


  • The ascension model. (8:30)
  • How to get people to pay you, retain members that you’ve already gotten. (11:40)
  • “Inbox Relief“ (13:50)



  • How to set the culture. (17:30)
  • Why you should use the membership model. (21:00)
  • How to make recurring revenue. (31:00)
  • You are worth it! (40:15)
  • Why your membership is a supermarket. (42:00)
  • How to work less and make more. (50:15)



The ascension model.

James says the ascension...

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Stu McLaren of Tribe on Membership Sites, Traffic, Conversion, and Retention


Stu McLaren is a legend in the membership space. He got his start in the membership game as a co-founder of Wishlist Member, one of the most widely used membership plug-ins for WordPress. For the last 12 years Stu has been working intimately with tens of thousands of authors, speakers, coaches, consultants, and business owners. All, to help them transform what they know, love, and do, and transform it into a recurring revenue.

In today’s amazing podcast interview, Stu and I ‘geek out’ on memberships. We dive deep into the three areas Stu believes membership owners must focus on to succeed. We take a person by person, role by role look at Stu’s team, so you can learn what a high-level membership looks like.


What You’ll Learn:


  • How content is free but curation is not. (7:40) 
  • All about the membership model. (9:00) 
  • How to go through your membership journey. (11:30) 
  • External and internal marketing. (14:00) 
  • Look at the...
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Welcome to Membership Masters!

Welcome to our new home, MembershipMasters.com!

This is the home for the Membership Masters Podcast!

Membership Masters (TM) is the #1 membership site marketing podcast where you will learn how to build a million dollar membership online! 

Membership Masters is exclusively designed for the entrepreneur who wants to make money online and create passive income  with memberships! 

Each episode, your host Shane Sams (Founder, The Flipped Lifestyle Podcast and FlippedLifestyle.com) has an uncut, casual mastermind conversation with some of most influential Membership Marketers online and explores how to build a membership site empire!

Guests include; Stu McClaren of Tribe, John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneurs on Fire, Mike Morrison of The Membership Guys Podcast, Robbie Baxter Author of The Membership Economy, James Schramko of SuperFastBusiness®, The Merrymaker Sisters of MerryBody Membership, and more!   

Listen in as true Membership Masters discuss the best...

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