Now that you have your community up & running it’s time to start thinking about taking it to the next level!

In this article we will give you some tips on how to share and grow your community!

If you have more questions about communities make sure you check out our comprehensive community help docs here.

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Tip 1: Sharing your community links

One of the easiest ways to share the word about your new community area is by sharing the links to its pages.

Links are easily accessible within your community area so you’re free to spread the word across your social media channels, external websites & more!

In order to grab the links from your community, click on “...” from the Home Feed and select “Share community”:

This should open up a window with all of the links you’ll need, as well as direct buttons for you to share it across the most popular social media platforms.

Tip 2: Embedding community checkout

If you own an external website we got you covered! You can embed the checkout directly on your external website.

This will allow your members to go through the checkout process without leaving your site! Definitely a great experience and a great way to increase conversions and save your members a few clicks!

To embed the community checkout on your external site, from the Home feed click on “...” and select “Embed community”.

Tip 3: Optimizing your community for SEO

SEO is a vital part of a successful online business, and with your community is no different.

Make sure you edit all of the information of your community area by adding an SEO-friendly title, description, and image.

Podia will send this information to search engines and this will help your community area rank higher in search engines.

In order to edit your community’s information click on the Settings tab in the left-hand menu:

Then, under Details, edit your community’s name, description and add a beautiful image!

These details will be used on your site, in your community, and for SEO.

Tip 4: Acquiring new members

Acquiring new members is a vital part of maintaining your community growing and the most important way to increase your revenue.

Here are some key strategies you can use that will help you acquire new members for your community area:

If you’re interested in a more in-depth guide you can check our blog post on how to market and maintain a subscription-based site.

Tip 5: Retaining current members

Did you know that current members are easier to sell to than new ones? With that in mind, it makes a lot of sense to spend time nurturing and retaining current members.

Here are a few ideas you can use to increase the retention rate for current members:

  • Post regularly to your community & share relevant content based on their interests

  • Schedule a monthly call with current members for VIP plans

  • Think about starting an affiliate program so your members can earn money by sharing your community with others while you get help with promotion!

These are just some ideas you can use to engage customers and keep them subscribed to your program for a longer period of time.

If you have more questions about communities make sure you check out our comprehensive community help docs here.

And if you have a specific question you can contact us at or click the purple icon to start a live chat!

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