Online communities are fun, informational and supportive entities. However, they take a lot of work, as much in their own way as real world communities do. One aspect of that work that can be overlooked regards the launching of an online community. Launching an online community does not happen spontaneously or in a vacuum. Many steps should occur for the process of launching a successful online community. One crucial not to be overlooked step is to have in place a viable timeline. Get the word out with great creative content, that will act as the group’s bannermen, seeding the internet with the news of the soon to emerge community. For best success use leadership and networking chops to put together a great launching team that will stay actively communicating from idea to inception. And definitely have a great welcoming program ready for the new members as they appear.
- To launch an online community with a flourish and on time devise a viable timeline to go from idea to inception.
- Put out content that seeds the concept online and have specific welcome programs for new members in place.
- Network and create a really great team of skilled pros to see the launch through and communicate regularly throughout.
“Kelly shares five tips for making sure you’re ready for a smooth and successful online community launch in this short (and free!) webinar.”