Everything we learnt on how to build Minimum Viable Communities w/ Rosie Sherry

Learnings from the eighth episode of Threado Community Hour featuring Rosie Sherry, and our very own Sharath Kuruganty.
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September 29, 2022

It’s 2022 - the year of Community-led growth is upon us. The best time to build your SaaS community was before you launched your product. The second best time is now. But community building is tough. It takes time, courage, efforts, persistence, failures, second-guesses, leap-of-faiths, sleepless nights, and maybe even a couple of urges to give everything up. But it doesn’t have to be done alone. We’re here to help and give you the resources you need to succeed.

Presenting Threado Community Hour - an hour-long panel discussion with some of the most successful community builders and networking sessions to help you learn the best engagement tactics, grow your network, and get answers to the questions that matter to you.

In this episode, we have Rosie Sherry sharing with us everything you need to know about advocacy programs.

In this episode of Threado community hour, join Rosie Sherry and Sharath Kuruganty as they talk aboutMinimum Viable Communities and the basics of community building.

Rosie Sherry is one of the foremost leaders in community building. She built the community for IndieHackers and is the founder of Ministry of Testing and Rosie Land. She currently does independent consulting for Indie Founders through Indiependent.

Here are the key takeaways from the session 👇

Minimum viable communities: MVCs are not just about starting small, they are a cohesive blend of starting small + thinking + goals + tweaking. It is very similar to how a product is built.

Depth of building a MVC : Your MVC should consider and cover what you are building, your influence in the community, your goals ( what you want to achieve from them MVC) and to cover any gaps left by your community.

Strategies to build MVC : Rosie Sherry offers two pieces of advice when building an MVC. Let goof your experience and Understand.

Handling Disappointment: It will definitely take you time to build your community. It will not bean instant success. You need to believe in yourself and your product and not lose faith.

Starting a community: When one is starting a community, one doesn’t realize it as it often doesn’t look like a community. The main point of it is to try it out and only continue with it if you like how it’s going. Starting a community is basically tapping into what you enjoy and inspiring others to speak about it.

Past V. Present Communities: Presently communities are very overwhelming and there isn’t much progress. In the past communities worked actively towards progressing the communities.No matter how much we have discovered now, there’s still so much more to discover.

Validating MVCs : The main process to validating an MVC id by asking repeated questions at every point. Such as –

  • How do I feel after this session?
  • How did the session go?
  • Was it a good experience?
  • What did we learn from this?
  • Where there any mistakes?
  • What can this solve?

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