Product Founder Talks: The Update Billing Page and Switching Payment Gateways

We’re writing an article on how to switch payment gateways for Paid Memberships Pro. In the article, we want to help site owners with the best practice way to get old members moved to the new gateway. One option is to cancel everyone and ask that they buy again through the new portal. Some sites, (more…)

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The Story Behind the Name “Stranger Studios”

This is the definitive story behind choosing the name “Stranger Studios” for our business. Ignore the imposters. I, like many programmers, wanted to make video games. Around 2002 or so, I bought the domain name strangerstudios.com and starting setting up a website. I came up with a great logo for the new Stranger Studios… and (more…)

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12 Tips For Planning a Remote Team Retreat

At some point (hopefully sooner than later), teams will be able to resume large-scale, in-person retreats and meetups. We’ve learned a thing or two about coordinating a remote team retreat and want to share with other people considering an event for their team.

No matter the size, budget, or location, these tips should help you plan your event.

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The Ultimate Planning Guide for Black Friday

Black Friday through Cyber Monday (BFCM) weekend continues to be the largest sale event of the year in the US.

Consumers spent $9 billion shopping online the day after Thanksgiving in 2020. That’s up 21.6% from the previous year. That’s a lot of spending that you could get a slice of.

But there’s also a lot competition. You can’t just wing it.

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Running Experiments in a Recurring Subscription Business

Experiments have the power to make a huge difference in how you run a subscription business. With that power comes the flip side: the potential to damage your brand, compel you to try unethical things, and maybe even lose you a lot of money.

This article explains experimentation and shares the key experiments I’ve run over the last 10 years leading Paid Memberships Pro. My goal is to help you identify one experiment to run in the next 30 days for your subscription website.

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How can WordPress plugin authors disrupt harassment and fight abuse through code?

I recently participated in a panel discussion on Fighting Online Harassment in WordPress. Coordinated by Matt Cromwell, Co-Founder and COO at GiveWP, the panel aimed to continue the conversation about online harassment, which recently became more personal for the WordPress community through Mika Epstein’s experiences shared on her personal blog. You can watch a replay (more…)

Jason Talks 15 Years of Business in his Mixergy Interview

Mixergy Startup Stories

Hi there, freedom fighters. I was interviewed by Andrew Warner of Mixergy. It has been a goal of mine to go on this show since I started watching Andrew’s interviews back in 2011.

Watch the interview here or find the podcast in your favorite podcast app.