Online communities open up opportunities for people to connect with like-minded people and share their thoughts and experiences. Online communities provide a platform for us to evolve in various aspects.
To build a community from scratch, we need to have an executable plan set up to achieve the goals of the community.
1. Choosing your purpose
You need to brainstorm what community you want to build and identify the purpose of your community. The purpose of a community is – the reason any individual would want to join your community.
You should also consider when brainstorming what value will people get from your community, how you will support them, and what kind of conversations you will have in your community.
2. Select the medium
After the purpose is determined, look into different social media platforms you could use to build the community. Be sure to pick a platform that members can easily access and download; ensure it is free and has features and tools to help you grow your community.
3. Invite your first community members
Once you have decided on the platform, you need to invite people to your community.
A few ways to do it are by talking about it on your social media platforms, sending them personal invites via direct messages and emails.
You can also think about setting up personalized messages and welcome notifications for your initial members (if features like this are available on the platform you choose).
4. Define the goal of your online community
It takes patience and consistency to build a great community. You need to plan your engagement and try to interact with your first few members to make them feel a sense of belongingness to your community.
As your community grows, you can create champions within your community to help you run the community and help you develop it to its fullest potential.
It’s essential to understand that there is great value in building an online community. As the creator of the community, you will get to meet and empower people, build a great personal and professional network and also earn through the community.
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Online communities are the new social gatherings, helping an individual in various prospects of life. As a community member, you can avail these five advantages. You can either find communities of your interest or build your own community if you can’t find one!
Leher is one such social media platform where you can host live discussions, become part of communities based on your interests as well as earn through the unique Leher coin system. You can join various clubs based on what you like as well as start clubs of your own and build your own community with Leher.