How to Build an Online Community

How to Build an Online Community

“When you’re surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible.” – Howard Schultz, Founder and Former CEO of Starbucks

I was recently asked to talk at the wonderful Marketing Meetup in Cambridge, organised by charming and inspiring Joe Glover, about how to build an online community. This was as a direct result of the growing Freelance Heroes Facebook group which has over 3200+ members in the 2 years since it was started.

Annie Browne and I describe the group as “the voice of UK Freelancers!” As well as “A community of freelancers from across the UK; supporting and encouraging one another, skill sharing and representing their freelance network UK wide”

As one twitter user wrote…

Back to The Marketing Meetup, and my talk was pitched at people who were looking to grow their own online community to help their brand or cause. Here is a recording of the meetup…

You may also like the deck I used to support the talk, which can be found here…

What about you?

What are you tips for building an online community?
What is it that you like or dislike about Facebook and/or Linkedin Groups?
I’d love to hear your thoughts, experiences, and stories. So please let me know here or at @edagoodman.

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