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Should a Community Be Paid or Free?

If you were able to build a community, would you charge your members or keep it free?

Give me your honest opinion about this. :)

Should Communities be Free or Paid?
  1. Yes
  2. No
Vote
  1. 1

    Depends on your goal. If you’re trying to build an audience, make it free. If your product is the community, then it would have to be paid (and I as a user would want to see at least 20 regular users before I committed to paying too). A community should be beneficial to all involved.

  2. 1

    Problem with paid is it incentivizes making larger communities and constant growth.
    The needs of the community are not well aligned with the person taking in money.

  3. 1

    You asked paid or free, but the answers are yes and no. Yes means free or paid??

    1. 1

      Sorry, I did screw up on the poll. I've tried to edit the poll and I can't save it. I've already reported the bug.

      The intended question was "Should members pay to be in a community? If no, explain why."

    2. 1

      Just saw your comment below and voted.
      I think it should generally be free. It seems wrong to monetize other people's content. You can monetize it indirectly by promoting your product, by advertising, etc. But not by making people pay for content that you are not providing.
      Just my own 2c.

  4. 1

    It depends on what people are getting out of it.

    1. 1

      What will make you sign up for a paid community? What are you expecting? Courses? Info Products?

      1. 1

        Nothing really...😅

  5. 1

    if u want quality, paid. if u want spam, free

    1. 1

      I agree. Are you in a paid community?

  6. 1

    It's a bit difficult to vote because what does Yes or No means in relation to a question where I have to choose between 2 options?

    1. 1

      Sorry, I did screw up on the poll. I've tried to edit the poll and I can't save it. I guess there's a bug and I will report.

      The intended question was "Should members pay to be in a community? If no, explain why."

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