All The Benefits That Come With Your Wandering Weddings Base Membership
If you’re here, then you’re probably wondering what the benefits of a Wandering Wedding’s base membership are. Whether you’re brand new to our community of vendors or have been here a while, we want to break down why our yearly membership is essential for your business’s growth. While there are other wedding blogs and directories out there, Wandering Weddings focuses primarily on elopements and intimate wedding adventures. This focus makes Wandering Weddings an awesome tool to buckle down and target your “ideal couple”.
We have and always will focus on the value we provide to our members and the couples we serve. Let’s break down why $200/year for our base membership is a great investment.
Jump to the benefit you would like to learn more about:
- Increased Domain Authority With Reliable Backlinks
- Blog Submission
- Social Media Submissions
- Exclusive Partner Discounts
- Members-Only Facebook Group
- Add Ons – Becoming a featured vendor
Increased Domain Authority With Reliable Backlinks
As a new business, building your domain authority is key to start building up your Google rankings. Higher Google rankings = more organic (FREE) traffic to your website. When you create your profile with us on our site, you instantly get a follow backlink from us, which is a total win since Wandering Weddings has a TON of keywords ranking on the first page on Google.
Why is domain authority and building backlinks important for your business?
Building solid backlinks will help with your domain authority and overall SEO. As your domain authority increases, Google will pay more attention to your website’s home, blog, and other relevant pages to rank for certain keywords. Not to mention, since Wandering Weddings is already well established within the elopement niche, our backlink is basically telling Google you’re relevant too!
Did you know we source all of our content for our website directly from our members? We decided to do this because we wanted to provide as much value as possible for our members. This also gets more eyes on your work.
Our blog focuses on multiple areas when it comes to planning an elopement or intimate wedding such as location guides, planning resources, engagement planning, and elopement stories to help inspire couples who plan.
When you have a base membership with us, you automatically get the exclusive right to not only submit your elopements to us for a potential feature, but we also contact you regarding any resources we may be working on that we need some assistance with (information, photos or videos).
Why is it worth submitting to our blog?
Not only do you get more eyes on your work, along with some awesome social features, you’ll also get another backlink from us (and you know Google loves another good backlink)!
If your blog isn’t accepted, don’t beat yourself up about it! We usually place your submission in our “inspiration” folders, which we use for our blog resources or social features (more on that below).
If we ever use any of your work, we always let our members know. We’re pretty good at sending you updates about that!
Have you submitted to our blog? Submit your favorite elopement here.
Social Media Submissions
Another exclusive opportunity our members have is to submit their work to feature on our social media.
Why is this important?
Everyone is on social media, including your dream client, so being active on social media on your end and submitting for a feature on our end is ESSENTIAL to your business growth.
Social has evolved way past posting a pretty picture. People now want to see value, personality, and all the latest trends. Luckily for you, our team stays on top of all that to give you great exposure.
Feeling overwhelmed with social in general? Team up with us! Our team also provides social media services, exclusively for our members to give you more free time to focus on your business.
Exclusive Partner Discounts
We said it before, and we’ll say it again. Your growth is our priority. We want to see all of our members succeed and book more elopements. In order to ensure your growth, we’ve partnered with key brands to offer you discounts to apply towards your business.
Some of these discounts include a killer SEO course (our team has taken it, so we think you should too) and a discount for Flodesk because email marketing is still very important for your business growth. It’s also a great way to share your blogs with your new and past clients.
Members-Only Facebook Group
Wandering Weddings has two main Facebook groups, a general Wandering Weddings FB group and a Member-Only one. Being active in both of these groups is great to not only share your work but connect with like-minded people in your niche too.
We especially encourage our members to be active in our members-only group. This group is used primarily to keep our members updated, ask for feedback regarding new potential changes, and source photos and information for upcoming resources.
Staying active in this group also allows you to see each other’s wins. Our members constantly share when they have booked an elopement through our site, so it’s a great reminder of the awesome investment you have made.
Add Ons – Becoming a featured vendor
We created this resource because we wanted our current and future members to understand the overall value your base membership at Wandering Weddings has. The question many members ask us; however, is how many leads and elopements will I book through my base membership?
While you can absolutely book elopements, post elopement adventures, and engagements, through your base membership with us, it’s important to talk about our overall growth.
We are still smaller than bigger directories (since we have niched down specifically to elopements), BUT we are growing every day. This means more and more members jump into our directory, including our most popular locations.
If you’re looking for something above and beyond just being part of our community and the benefits listed above. We would strongly suggest inquiring about a featured vendor spot.
What is a featured vendor spot at Wandering Weddings?
A featured vendor spot is an additional monthly fee, depending on location, where our members are placed on multiple pages other than just the search directory. For example, if you are a base member that ALSO has a featured vendor spot in Hawaii, you’ll be listed in our base directory, plus all of the top featured spots in Hawaii and all of Hawaii’s resources.
Check out our Hawaii elopement package to see how our featured members are featured.
Becoming a featured vendor gets your listing places first in the most high-traffic areas of our website. If you are joining Wandering Weddings JUST for lead gen, and not the other benefits, this is the route you should take. Currently, about 75% of the leads coming into our website are going to our featured vendors. Please keep in mind these are premium placement spots and availability is limited. To become a featured vendor, you must first hold a base $200/yr membership.
What questions do you have about your Wandering Weddings membership? Connect with us in our Facebook group or send us an email!