How to keep your community alive these days?

Give the community a common problem to solve and let them solve it. Here's a podcast episode about this and other ways

In my internet bubble the buzz has changed from “how do you convert your audience to a community” to “so we have a community, what now”.

What now? Indeed. We’ll focus more episodes of The Communities Show on it.

Businesses invest in communities for varied reasons

  • Better/cheaper support channels

  • Marketing and customer development

  • Product feedback and beta-testing

And more. Whatever justifies the budgets.

But in this episode we mostly are focusing on independent online content creators - YouTubers, bloggers/thought leaders, online course creators - they operate as small businesses and need personal communities too to be less dependent on a single platform.


Virtual hugs,

/Olle drafted this text, then Grammarly checked it and then Lera told she liked it

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  1. On Wednesday at 16:00 CET we have a podcast with Vincent Boon from Giants Technology about community owners

  2. Lera, Anna and I have selected our favourite episodes - see the front page to the right

  3. If you’re lazy to look it up, here’s 3 cool episodes you may have missed:

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Community builders and digital content creators. Available for contract work.

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  • Olle: product, devrel, tech 🎥

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  • The community for community builders - Alex Angel - Commsor

  • Running a Discord server for anime artists - Aigerim Aimova - Usagi Shop

  • Calculating ROI and putting business numbers to a community - Nick Dijkstra - Co-Founder & Product at Port

  • Why Community Owner is not a Community Manager - Vincent Boon - Giants Technology

  • Using online events to build sustainable communities - Jana Boruta - HashiCorp

  • Developer communities and developer relations in 2021 - Alex Lakatos - Fidel API, Developer Avocados Weekly

  • Why businesses want to own communities in 2021 - Ashley Friedlein - Guild, Econsultancy

  • How to monetize community builders - Carmen Taubman - Unity, Community Coach

  • Soft confirmation from David Spinks - Cofounder of CMX, VP Community at Bevy

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