Community design for businesses in 2021
Businesses start communities in 2021 for the same reasons they started a Facebook page in 2008. People like Carmen make these communities happen.
There are 3 plot lines in this podcast episode with Carmen:
Nobody knows what a community design is, so Carmen and us introduce ourselves differently to clients
Online content creation is often not perceived as a high profile work, so we somehow hide it even from our loved ones
Businesses have figured out that they want to start a community, but struggle to figure out how and why exactly
It looks like Carmen and us, The Community Punks - we do similar things and we’re… rivals? Why did we invite Carmen to our show and why are we amplifying her message and promoting her?
Because what she’s doing is amazing - her work, her mindset, her problem-solving.
Because the communities market is growing and evolving so fast, that we do want more people to get involved, get inspired, talk about communities.
Because people like Carmen (and us 🥂) help businesses build people-centric communities, built on human values and not raw numbers.
Somehow this text has 2 lists already… Look, if you’ve nodded at least 2 times while reading this, you’ll get a warm heartful welcome in our Discord community. Or just subscribe to get an email with a fresh video podcast on Mondays. Next Monday is an email with David Spinks.
Friends, we have the last open speaker slot this year. Yes. As of July 15, our weekly show is fully booked for the year 2021 except for the last slot.
We’re thinking of putting the last guest slot as a Ko-Fi goal after the 41 EUR goal is done. And there’s a crazy idea of auctioning our Christmas special as an NFT 🙈 What do you think?
Live podcast recording:
Wednesday at 9 AM PST/18:00 CET: Can community be the core of a business? - David Spinks, CMX, Bevy
David is a community industry legend, we’ll pick up his brain on the hottest problems of 2021.
How to nurture boring communities
What are community gardens and why you may want them
Below is some context, links, and stuff that helps us get a coin for our work.
Jobs from The Community Punks Discord
We probably should charge for this in the future, but meh, we’ll just put the job ads from our Discord for free. Here’s one:
Technical Community Manager at expert.ai
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Vbout is like HubSpot but costs $79 lifetime for all marketing automation possible
Hippo Video is like Loom but with more tracking and tailored to sales
Spayee lets online course creators sell their craft online with a push of a few buttons
TidyCal is like Calendly but for $19 lifetime and no monthly fee
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Here’s the Twitter thread if you want to follow our past and future guests. We have one last slot left for 2021…
Can community be the core of a business? - David Spinks, CMX, Bevy
The community for community builders - Alex Angel - Commsor
The Ultimate Community Building Guide - Tom Ross, Design Cuts
Can you fast-grow communities if you really need it? - Rick Turoczy, PIE
Does it make sense to monetize community and members through crypto? - Tristan Pollock, CTO.ai, 500 Startups
Building developer community as a product - Steph Smith, growth marketer, writer, and indie maker
Calculating ROI and putting business numbers to a community - Nick Dijkstra - Co-Founder & Product at Port
How to build communities on relations instead of attention-retention numbers - Laís de Oliveira, On Deck
In process: Erin Mikail Staples from Orbit, Tersha Willis from terrible.group, Pauline Narvas from Gitpod.
The Community Show Hosts:
Community builders and digital content creators. Available for contract work.