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Creating an Engaging Community and Membership Site

Creating an Engaging Community and Membership Site

Presented at WordCamp Milwaukee 2015

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Michael Tieso

July 22, 2015
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  1. Crea%ng(an(Engaging(Community( and(Membership(Site @michael"eso

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  8. Addi$onal)Extensions • Sensei'Content'Drip • Sensei'Cer.ficates • Sensei'Media'A5achments • Sensei'Course'Progress •

    Sensei'BadgeOS
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  10. Managing&Plans

  11. Edi$ng'a'Plan

  12. List%of%Members

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  17. Create&a&separate&newsle,er& exclusive&for&your&affiliates.

  18. Reward'your'top'affiliates'with'a' small'gesture.

  19. Addi$onal)Extensions • Pushover*No,fica,ons • Stripe*Payouts • PayPal*Payouts • Affiliate*Dashboard*Sharing •

    Sign*Up*Bonus • MailChimp
  20. WP#Job#Manager

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  22. What%are%forums?

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  24. Before

  25. A"er

  26. Forums'are'Dead

  27. People&will&forget&your&forums&exist.

  28. No#fy&them&on&replies

  29. Hire%a%Community%Manager

  30. No#Self#Promo+on “We$all$have$blogs$that$we’re$trying$to$promote.$If$we$were$to$do$ that$here,$it$would$become$an$endless$stream$of$posts.$We’re$all$ happy$to$support$one$another$and$we$hope$that$you’ll$connect$with$ fellow$members$to$like,$follow,$and$share$each$other’s$content.$Just% don’t%do%it%on%this%page.”

  31. Accomplishment-Thread “On$the$first$of$the$month,$our$community$manager$will$invite$ members$to$share$a$recent$accomplishment.$This%is%a%place%to%share% exci/ng%news%about%your%blog%or%other%travel%blogging7related%projects.$ If$applicable,$you$may$share$a$link$in$your$comment$on$this$thread.“

  32. Search'Recent'Posts'Before'Crea1ng'a'New' One “Let’s'keep'this'content'fresh'and'relevant.'If'you’re'new'to'the' group,'you'likely'have'lots'of'ques=ons'that'have'already'been' asked'before.'Please'browse'through'the'recent'posts'and'take'a' look'at'our'Popular'Threads'document,'to'avoid'repe==on.'We' understand'that'there'will'be'some'overlap,'but'let’s'try'to'avoid'it' as'much'as'possible!“

  33. No#Profanity “This&is&a&professional&forum,&and&although&we&like&to&keep&things& casual&and&friendly,&there&is&a&level&of&decorum&that&we'd&like&to& maintain&within&our&communica;ons&in&the&TBS&Facebook&group.& Help&us&maintain&the&integrity&of&our&work&and&the&comfort&of&all& group&members,&by&not&using&profanity&in&posts&and&comments& within&this&group.“

  34. Inappropriate*Behavior*Policy

  35. First&Warning:&Email&Wri/en&Warning

  36. Second'Warning:'Another'Email' Wri4en'Warning

  37. Third&Warning:&Removed&from&Social&Channel

  38. How$Much$To$Charge • Monthly • Yearly • Mul.ple0Op.ons • Life.me

  39. What%We%Learned%on%Crea-ng%a%Membership%Site • WooCommerce • Sensei • WooCommerce-Memberships • AffiliateWP •

    WP-Job-Manager • bbPress
  40. What%We%Learned%on%Community • Forums • Community-Manager • Rules-and-Guidelines • Inappropriate-Behavior-Policy •

    Money
  41. @michael"eso michael!eso.com