Out & Proud Business Titans Podcast
Latest: The ROI of community building.
Titanology is a community-led venture, with a key goal in mind: providing value. In this episode we talk about the potential of building community for your business.
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The ROI of Community Building
Here are some of the key insights from the conversation
Building a community can be time-consuming, but it has huge potential.
”As much as it makes sense to create marketing or any other type of content for your business, it makes sense to put time aside to build a community. And just like with content marketing, it just takes time. But if it suddenly takes off... well, I mean, then all the work that you have done has a huge benefit for the business.”
Your community needs to serve a clear purpose.
”If they don’t see the value of joining your community, then they will not join. That is the first question that you need to ask. Why are you creating the community? Who is it for and what value will they get out of it?”
Treat your audience like a funnel: set up free and paid communities!
”Once you have them in your Facebook group, it's about nurturing. It's about providing value. But then the next step is having some place where they have to pay to get into and then in that community, that's your real community, providing even more value.”