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Issue #33 Zero to Community

While there's a lot of great content about communities, this prompted me to start a small series "Zero to Community" for up-and-coming community builders. All posts are under 700 words with quick recipes for a start. Come, take what you need, and build.

Anna Grigoryan
Anna Grigoryan
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Issue #33 Zero to Community

Hello friends,

For the last couple of weeks, I noticed that some people were asking for a guide for total beginners into the community building world.

While there's a lot of great content about communities, this prompted me to start a small series "Zero to Community" for up-and-coming community builders. All posts are under 700 words with quick recipes for a start. Come, take what you need, and build.

1/ Part 1. Finding your community mission - simple guide on how to define the mission of your community.

2/ Part 2. Select your community stack - 7 quick recipes of community stacks to choose from.

In what stage are you in the community building process?


Special announcement ๐ŸŽ‡

Today I'm announcing Community Weekly Pro.

While consulting and some occasional sales from digital downloads are making things work, I want to spend more time on writing. Talk not only about communities but also the creator economy and it's technological landscape. With your support, I can spend less time doing the consulting and more here, building an educational platform for online creators of all kinds.

I'm taking things slow, and current pricing is $9/month and $90/yearly.

With the monthly option youโ€™ll get:

  • Bite-sized audio versions of the articles to listen to in your favorite podcasting app.
  • Vetted collection of resources - it's a Notion dashboard with ideas for communities, tools for builders, short intros on how to use them.

Bonus if youโ€™re choosing the annual subscription:

  • Member-only episodes of the private podcast,
  • Access to existing digital downloads and ebooks.

Free version:

  • things will remain unchanged you will still get 1 email a week with community roundups.

Tools for builders โš’๏ธ

1/ Pallet

I think if there's a place where communities can make a huge impact it's hiring. Pallet is a no-code platform for community builders, who want to add job boards to the community. The job board is a great additional revenue source for the community. They are still in the beta testing stage but I highly recommend checking it out.

2/ Community VC job board

This point is connected to the previous one. CommunityVC launched a job board for community-led companies. First, it's a great inspiration if you want to start a job board using Pallet. Second, if you're looking for work in the community. Now they have 144 roles posted. Shoot your shot!

3/ Survey: Linkedin resume builder

A friend of mine is trying to validate her business idea. She is creating an AI-based personalized LinkedIn profile generator that could create professional text with minimal input from the user. But she still has a lot of doubts. Thus, if you can dedicate 2 min to answer her survey, we would be very thankful.

4/ Farnam street

Seems like I'm the last person who discovered Fanarm Street. As creators and founders, we often don't think about ourselves as knowledge workers. It's what we do: write, research, validate hypothesis and it's not an easy-flowing task. The newsletter and especially the podcast of the FS gave me a lot of insights not only into decision-making processes but also helps me figure out myself as a creator.

That's it for today.

With ๐Ÿ’› from Armenia.

Anna

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Anna Grigoryan

Profiling Creator Economy. Ex SmartGateVc, ex Armenia Startup Academy.