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How to Build a Successful Online Community — Zero To a Thousand

Want to grow a vibrant online community but not sure where to start? Well, you’re in luck! Read on to find out the top tips from the experts themselves.

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4 Steps to Building a Successful Online Community

1) Persona Specificity

First things first, you need to gain a deep understanding of your online community. Aim to build a persona for the type of online community you’ve always imagined it to become. Why do this? Well, simply because if you understand what they like to wear and what drinks they love, you can use this type of information to meaningfully target and grow your online community by providing value that you know for a fact they will appreciate.

2) Patience Is Key

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3) Moderate moderate moderate!

Rule number one when it comes to building a successful online community is to never humiliate a member or make them feel remorse. After all, they do that all by themselves. Ok seriously though, don’t do it. In fact, one of the worst things a moderator can do is belittle their members. Remember to set the tone, define it, and lead by example.

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4) Grow an Online Community With Purpose

You also need to set a goal, a purpose, and work towards it. If the purpose of your online community is to help your fans, members, or whatever you would like to call them at this point, reach their financial goals quicker; then you need to make sure you’re always nudging conversations in your forums in the right direction. Only then will you be able to grow an online community successfully.

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