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I am hosting my first FREE webinar as a stepping stone into either signing up to buy my material OR sign up to both the material and a 5 week coaching program. 

My website is with squarespace and I would love to keep it all together. My mentor recommends Kartra but it's $100/mo and a whole new system. 

I am trying to work out how to achieve what I need within square space.

WEBINAR

I have over 100 people signed up to my 45min webinar. It is a zoom call and I will screen-share and take them through a presentation/screenshots/examples. Can I host the material for the webinar within my squarespace website?

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

  • OPTION 1: Following on from the webinar, my hope is that some attendees will sign up/purchase digital products (a series of guides and templates) they can use at their leisure and I can add to on that platform. I am assuming this will be a membership area as opposed to a course. 
  • OPTION 2: They sign up to my 5 week coaching program where they get all the material of OPTION 1 but also we have a group training call/lesson once a week for 5 weeks. The material will be released in its relevant week but they will have permanent access to it after we have had that weeks call.

 

My block is how to lay this out and integrate it with my website. Any help, advice and assistance gratefully received!

 

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See the newly introduced Digital Products features, including Courses and Membership Sites. They're integrated so a member can access a course and a virtual library of other digital assets.

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@AmyCSH  You could do this through Member Sites but you'd have to pay for that capability and it seems like you could do this without having to set all that up -- especially since those that have already signed up would need to do so again in order to create a profile that allows them access.

I'd recommend having:

  1. Page 1: A landing page for the webinar with a form. 
  2. Page 2: A password protected page that has links to the call, course materials, and a store selling the items you want them to purchase after watching your presentation. 

On Page 1, they fill out the form (since it's free) or subscribe to your emails -- whichever you'd like. Either way, you can customize the post submit to include a link to Page 2 with the password. I'd recommend using the html box to make the message in one of your header fonts. 

*** For those that have already signed up, you can simply email them the Page 2 information! 

Here's a sample of the post-submit text text:

<h3>
Thank you for subscribing! Please visit <a href="https://westerlycreative.studio" target="_blank" >www.westerlycreative.studio</a> and put in password TACOS to access the webinar content. 
</h3>

How to modify the html:

<h3> Font size
Thank you for subscribing! Please visit <a href="Put the Page 2 link in here" target="_blank" (Makes it open in a new tab) >Insert what you want the hyperlink text to be </a> and put in password TACOS to access the webinar content. 
</h3> Must match first font size

What it looks like when you add it:

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If you're worried about people missing it, you can also send an email to those who sign up with that information. 

The potential downside to this is that other could share the password and let other people in. However, setting up an approval system for so many people probably isn't worth your time. 

Congrats on getting 100 people signed up! 🎉🎉

Membership Options

1. You could sell this as a Digital Download, which could be a PDF with links to all the content. Google Drive works great for this. 

2. Coaching could be a Service Product, which can be a 1-time fee or subscription based. You can share the link to the resource on your call with them or via email. 

"Lifetime access" can be a difficult thing to ensure. I'd just give them the download link and tell them they have xxx days to download it, but that's just me. For example, what if Squarespace stops supporting Member Sites in the future? If you went that route, you'd have to pay for that function indefinitely and then switch it if/when that changes. 

You could do Member Sites or the coaching group and release the products free to them each week. However, if they aren't doing anything else in the group, then you're just adding steps for both you and them.

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Thanks WCS, this makes sense. I've actually made a members area for the free webinar as it is a screen share and each "screen" when I scroll through the page fits on my mac screen and then I'll talk through it. They will have access after the webinar (as its free) and I can upload a live replay link AND I have added options for the coaching and digital downlaods. Populating those pages now. I think it works??? LOL! I'll find out I guess when I launch. 

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