You've the solution for the problem faced by a large number of users. The solution is community. But how do you decide if "community" is the best solution? Try this checklist - if you hit 70% or more, community is your solution!
The community space is best defined if it understands your users' motivations, leading to fulfilment of their goals. Here's a framework for you to narrow down on your community's goal.
It is important to understand that not every user facing the problem you are trying to solve, is your potential user. Here's how you can narrow down to a solution 👇
Before you go ahead and start a community, it is important to pause and define your personal inspiration for the community. This will help you bring in more clarity towards what you're building.
For you to understand how well you can solve your potential users' problems, it is important to understand their pain points first. Share this survey form with a couple of users to understand them better. 👇
It's crucial for you as the founder/admin to be aligned with the goals of the community. Here's a 3x3 matrix to help you remember and be on top on nurturing your community members.
Your community should become the inevitable solution for users with the problem you are targeting - that's when the intent of the users towards the community is super strong.
Plan for 6 months ahead - what are the tasks at hand, what tools would you need, what metrics do you need to track and how will you focus on scaling the community.