As a first-time community builder, I'm learning the hard way how to grow and having plenty of mistakes. In our Growthseeker.io community, we promise mentors, so it's like a two-sided market (like uber or Airbnb): we need mentors to attract more members, and we need more members to have the mentors happy, feeling that it's worth to join us. If we don't have both, we'll die. It's part of our value proposition.
We've been struggling to acquire new members since we started charging. After helping more than 70 founders in our mastermind calls (+150 people joining the group in 2 months) at discord for free, we switched to circle.so, improved everything, following the 1:1 feedback of our members and start charging money. But switching the tool (with nobody in the new one) + start charging simultaneously was not the best idea (lesson to learn if you are going to build a community). So now it is like starting from scratch again: trying to have the first cohort of users to have conversations in the forum, engage and add value to them so that when somebody comes by the community, there are plenty of topics and users. Like there were on discord...
So we are lucky to have some of our master club members willing to help becoming mentors for the community. As this is part of our value prop, we expect that growing this "supply" part of our community could help us to have more paid members. What do you think?
What advice/tips do you have to grow the community? What works for you? I'd appreciate your help :)
Being said that, here are the new mentors we welcome. I'm not only excited but grateful to have all of them on board to help the founders joining our community and Mastermind Club. Here is a little bit more about them:
BTW, if you don't know about the launch promo, the 50% voucher is IHACKERSLAUNCH50% (expiring Sept 25th).