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You want to start an online community but you're not sure if anyone should show up? You're not sure if and what to charge? This podcast interviews people who have started and served large communities. They share what works, and what didn't. Go behind the scenes of community building.

Grow Your Community Dave Jackson

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You want to start an online community but you're not sure if anyone should show up? You're not sure if and what to charge? This podcast interviews people who have started and served large communities. They share what works, and what didn't. Go behind the scenes of community building.

    The Simple Formula for Creating Engaging Communities

    The Simple Formula for Creating Engaging Communities

    During our hiatus I had some people say that they were enjoying the Grow Your Community show, but they were new to community building and didn't know where to start.
    There is a great article that I have somewhat boiled down into some quick and easy bites of insight for you.
    First things first realize that just buying some community software from our resource area isn't the key to a successful community. As the old saying goes:
    "Measure twice - cut once."
    This goes for communities as well. When I help people with their podcasts at the School of Podcasting I always state that it's not the technology that leads to a successful podcast. I say to spend $100 on a microphone and 100 hours getting to know your audience.
    It's the same here with a community. How can you make a community to serve your audience if you don't know what they need?
    There are all sorts of ways you can see what they need. You can look at the comments on a YouTube video about a topic your community would be interested in.
    You can check out books about your topic and look at the 2 and 4-star reviews. These reviews typically give specific reasons why they received the reviews.
    QUALITY OVER QUANTITY
    As you start to figure out who your community is for, you can start by figuring out who it is NOT for. This means you will be limiting the membership and that is OK. The result of having a hyper-focus group of people together is you will have a smaller group with DEEPER discussions. This adds to the "Information I can't get any places else" factor.
    THE THREE QUESTIONS
    Who is my community for (and not for)?
    What will my members do together?
    Why does it matter? (So that they can ____)
    NICHE DOWN
    I talking about niching down for a podcast in this episode of "Your Podcast Consultant" and it applies to communities as well.
    COMMUNITY RESOURCES
    Check out all the resources for community building at
    growyourcommunityshow.com/resources

    • 9 min
    Resource Update

    Resource Update

    We are coming back from the covid inspired hiatus and in the process of being away, I've found some more community-related resources at www.growyourcommunityshow.com/resources
    Italy sues Facebook
    Next episode, the three questions to ask when you are creating a community. Subscribe/Follow the show at growyourcommunityshow.com

    • 4 min
    Lesley Jane Seymour Creates a Covey of Life Long Learners

    Lesley Jane Seymour Creates a Covey of Life Long Learners

    When the print world got smaller, Lesley Jane Seymour lead the way for her audience to continue the conversation online.

    • 33 min
    Getting to Know Mighty Networks

    Getting to Know Mighty Networks

    Jessica Shambora is the product manager of Mighty Networks who explains the best practices of growing your network.

    • 39 min
    Roger Whitney's Three Tenets of Success

    Roger Whitney's Three Tenets of Success

    Roger Whitney shares how his community has enabled him to do things he had only dreamed of but never thought possible.

    • 26 min
    How Dan Miller Gets Quality Engagement From His Community

    How Dan Miller Gets Quality Engagement From His Community

    Dan Miller pulls back the curtain on when to launch your community, and how to make it successful.

    • 26 min

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