Have you ever felt out of your depth, like a fraud, and just guessed/bullshitted your way through the situation, petrified that at any time, someone was going to call you on it? - Mike-Cannon Brookes
In our experience, there isn’t a definitive tactic that works 100% of the time. In fact, if it’s a niche community, definitive strategies become even more irrelevant. Fortunately, this means that you have a spectrum of things to experiment with, and unfortunately, you will have to figure out what works and what doesn’t by actually doing it.
In 2018, I took a Udacity course in front-end web development and found the community managers to be stellar advocates who were really motivating. I was looking to break into tech, and got inspired and started applying for community-type jobs as a result. I landed my first gig at Khan Academy, where I led and managed volunteer groups for a year before moving onto Quora to oversee writer and power user programs, and am now doing the same at Retool. - Alina Din, Community Manager at Retool