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When you welcome new members to your community, wouldn't it be great to offer them a little gift?


You can easily do this using's custom pages feature.




Create Something Cool to Give Members


First, decide what you're going to offer---it could be an e-book, a special graphic, community badges, a recipe, or anything else that would be of value to your members.  If the freebie is a file or image, upload it to your webspace so that it's available when you create your HTML.


Add a Custom Page


Go to your control panel, and click Custom Pages.  Click Add Page, and give it a Title, like "Welcome."  You can use this same name in the URL spot.


Select "insert content" so that your content shows up inside a frame. Place your custom HTML in the box, and click Submit.



In the list of custom pages, click the new page's name to get the URL.


Tailor Your Welcome Email


In the control panel, click Settings > Registration Settings.  


Scroll to the bottom of the page, and write an enthusiastic welcome message that will be added to the email that new members receive after they register. Don't forget to include the link to your freebie content!


Now you've added some value to your new member on-boarding process!


Please come back and share if you decide to make some freebie welcome content...I'd love to hear your creative ideas.



Image courtesy of asenat29, Flickr CC


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