How To Build Strong Communities
Are you working on building your community? I’d love to help by noting some of the pros who’ve done a great job of developing and nurturing their own communities.
Since we all learn better in some ways than others, I’ve included links to print articles, podcasts, twitter chats, and live video streaming via Periscope.
Check out a few or all of them. The information is guaranteed to increase your knowledge and success in growing your followers and fans.
Want ROI On Social Media? Focus On Building Community. In this post, Nicole Fallon Taylor with Business News Daily details the importance of building a community and how it’s working for small businesses. @nicolefallon90 @BNDarticles
10 Online Community Building Tips From Small Business Pros Who Have Done It. This article by Deborah Shane with Anita Campbell’s Small Business Trends includes quotes and tips form top pros attending Infustionsoft’s ICON Small Business Conference. Debora hosts her Top 100 Small Business podcast, weekly. @deborahshane @smallbiztrends.com
The Ten Unscalable Tactics Quibb Used To Build A Community Of Highly Influential Professionals. Building a community from scratch is tough. Sandi MacPherson, founder of Quibb, was new to the tech world and had a lot of questions. She used her questions to help her engage with top professionals and build her first core community. This article was created by Carrie Melissa Jones, Director of Content for CMX. @caremjo @cmx
5 Twitter Chats You Need To Participate In
#peepchat Peepchat is focused on solopreneurs. A guest is brought in every week to discuss issues that freelancers face. Everything from business to life/work balance. @cloudpeeps
Time: 2-3pm EST every Thursday
#CMGRHangout My Community Manager, for anyone interested in community building in general.
Time: 2-3pm EST every Friday This is a Google+ Hangout accompanied by a Twitter Chat. Past hangouts can be watched here. @myCMGR
#BufferChat Bufferchat is hosted by the folks at Buffer. It focuses on a range of topics. They include community management, marketing and brand building. They bring on top pros and have developed a huge following in just a short time. @Buffer
Time: 12-1pm EST every Wednesday
#BizHeros BizHeros is hosted by Kelly Hungerford and Magda Torres. Guests focus on small business issues. It is part of the Paper.li community of businesses and entrepreneurs. @kdhungerford @MagdaAtq
Time: 2-3pm EST every Tuesday
#AtomicChat Atomic Reach focuses their chat on anyone who’s using content marketing and is interested in community building. @atomic_reach
Time: 9-10pm EST every Monday
Podcasts on Community Building
Michael Stelzner on truly authentic community building. This podcast is # 36 of Ryan Hanley’s Content Warfare podcast series. Michael is founder of Social Media Examiner, one of the most widely followed companies delivering wonderful content on social media marketing. This podcast focuses on Michael’s work to launch a new business called My Kid’s Adventures. It goes into detail on the pre-launch and community building that went on behind the scenes. @RyanHanley_Com
How To Build An Online Community With A Cult-Like Following. Chris Ducker, who’s very experienced when it comes to building communities interview Steve Kamb, founder of Nerd Fitness. They discuss why you shouldn’t try to please everyone; the power of an online community, and more. Podcast #NBP032 @ChrisDucker @SteveKamb
Creating Community | Email List Building | Internet Marketing Social Media. This is part of the Build Your Tribe podcast series with Chalene Johnson. Chalene knows how to build an online community and brings in top influencers to add to her tips. She has hundreds of thousands of followers and creates interesting content daily. @ChaleneJohnson
3 Entreprenuers To Follow On Periscope (live video streaming app)
@KimGarst Kim is a business strategist who’s an excellent saleswoman and community leader. She has over 23,000 followers on this platform and hundreds of thousands on Twitter and Facebook. Kim drops tons of knowledge and is well worth following. She’s also the founder of Social Boom – a company and an annual summit in Chicago.
@RobertCStern is founder of the Social Leader. He scopes on ways that businesses can grow using social media. Robert has over 6,000 followers on Periscope and is one of the speakers at the first Periscope Summit in New York.
@AlexaRoseCarlin is founder of the SchoolOfScope. She’s built a community though motivational tips each morning. Her community of thousands has given her over 16 million hearts. Her non-profit movement @hello_perfect promotes self-love in girls and women.
I hope that you find these resources valuable. Please let me know what you think. Add a comment about your favorite small business leaders and community builders. Who is someone you recommend we follow?