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.
Volley a Super Powerful, Super Easy, Community and Coaching Tool
I love apps tools that are really powerful and come with a small learning curve. I also love it when it works on EVERYTHING and that is what Volley does. It works on PC, Mac. Andoid, or iPhone and it has revolutionized how I'm handling questions with my community.
Josh Little InterviewJosh is an experienced CEO launching multiple successful startups in the past. Today we get insights into:
Time Shifted Screen Sharing and Dave's School Analogy
When Did Volley Become an Idea?
Moving Your Community From Facebook
Can You Lock Down Volley?
Issues Trusting a Free Platform
How Long Has Volley Been Around?
Find Josh at https://www.linkedin.com/in/littlejosh/
Mentioned In This EpisodeTim Schmoyer (video Creators)
School of Podcasting
Grow Your Community Resources
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 ____)
I talking about niching down for a podcast in this episode of "Your Podcast Consultant" and it applies to communities as well.
Check out all the resources for community building at
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
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