The Community Club

Discussion on: Curating content from other communities to build a... community

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Tessa Kriesel

When I am starting something new like this, I try to find a handful of MVP's (Most Valuable People) who will help seed and grow the community. Depending on your use case, this could be valuable customers, contributors or supporters. Find a few key topics that you want covered and match those topics with an MVP and ask them to start growing that area. You definitely should think about the motivators for those folks to get involved and ensure that you are "compensating" them accordingly. I used quotes because not many folks are motivated by money, sure we all need/want it, but the things we care about are stronger and more important than money. For me, I focus on developer communities and developers usually fall into a few buckets; career-growth (looking for their next job), reputation growth (looking to become a thought leader in their space), & high product usage (use the product I am focused on daily or regularly and want close access to the team). From those motivators, I start to break down what kind of values I can provide to them for their contributions.

Not sure if this helped or not, there is obviously a lot more I didn't share, but hopefully this gets you thinking a bit about how to kick off your community.

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Josh Rozin Author

This is huge. Right, having and clearly identifying those motivators is important. And then figuring out why they're motivated and how to motivate them within the community. Thanks so much for your thoughtful reply! I will DEFINITELY be using this.

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Tessa Kriesel

Of course. Always happy to help. I hope it goes well. Keep us posted, I'd love to learn how it goes and what you learn!

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Josh Rozin Author

Oh yeah! Community Club is now on my daily visit list. I'll be posting my findings here & on Twitter quite often + will be helping out where I can. 😊

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Tessa Kriesel

Same. I am really excited about this platform.