Why should I become a member?
Glad you asked! As the world's largest professional network for product people, we're using our connections and your feedback to take our community to the next level. Through our membership, we'll be delivering new ways for you to level up your career, build better products, and lead successful product teams. To understand why we're introducing membership and how you can benefit from it, read our blog post Introducing Mind the Product Membership.
Why are you charging for membership?
Historically, we've been able to provide a lot of great content for free as it's been supported by our community, and paid for by our conferences, sponsors, and in-person training. But we've always wanted to be able to dive even deeper into topics that help us to improve our craft, a process that takes time and effort. As product people, we want to tie that effort directly to the value we create for you and your career through a membership program that puts you at the centre of what we create.
Do I have to have a membership to contribute content?
You do not need to be a member to contribute content to Mind the Product. We welcome contributions from everyone in the product community!
If I contribute content as a guest author, will it be for everyone or only members?
If you are a guest author we want to ensure that your content is available to everyone in our community. For that reason, it will be published on the blog for all to see! You can find updated information about contributing content to Mind the Product on our Write for Us! page.
Why do I need to apply for Leader membership and what does application entail?
Our MTP Leader membership is exclusively for product leaders (Directors, VPs, CPOs or higher). By asking you to apply, we can ensure that we can connect you with your leadership peers, facilitate appropriate AMAs for your level and experience, and provide the leadership-focused content that's right for you.
Application is straightforward. When you click 'Apply’, you will be asked to provide some details about your current role and experience in a quick questionnaire. We'll aim to respond to all applications within a few days. If you're successful you'll receive an email with further details and a link to the checkout so that you can complete your purchase.
If you're already a member of our existing Product's Leadership Program you will not need to apply for MTP Leader membership. Just check your inbox for your invite email. Can't see it? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: our existing Leadership Program is in the process of being retired. The benefits of this free program, along with many more new ones, will feature in our new MTP Leader membership for paying members.
I subscribe to your Prioritised newsletter, will I stop getting it if I don't become a member?
Yes, but not immediately. Our Prioritised newsletter is now a Prioritised membership feature. It will be available for existing subscribers until May 22nd. After this date, you will need to be a Prioritised member to receive it.
How do I join the AMAs?
AMAs (Ask Me Anything) sessions will be held remotely via videoconference. We will send full instructions and links to the sessions to members closer to the date of the event.
How do the roundtables work?
We will be experimenting with different formats for our private, virtual roundtable discussions in the coming months, but the main goal is to bring product people from around the world together to meet new people and learn from each other. Details will be provided to members as we finalise the date for the first event.
How do articles available only to paying members differ to content that's available to casual browsers?
Articles and content that are now available only to paying members include:
- Content created by our in-house editorial team, exclusively for members
- Content created in collaboration with or by our trusted experts, exclusively for our members
- Commissioned content that has been created by external writers and experts for a fee
What type of additional content do members get?
Content that is exclusively for paying members includes, but is not limited to:
- Deep-dive articles featuring comment and insights from multiple experts, written and reviewed by our professional content team
- Professionally edited case studies from real companies
- Our new, annual, State of Product Management industry report