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A free guide to building awesome communities

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Sacha Greif
@sachagreif · Designer, Sidebar
Lately we've seen the rise of the “Product Hunt for X” sites. But one thing I realized is that while it's easy to launch sites like this (especially if you use Telescope ;), actually *growing their community* is another matter altogether. This is why I wrote this short guide by asking some of the most successful community builders I know to share their exp… See more

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Sacha Greif
@sachagreif · Designer, Sidebar
Lately we've seen the rise of the “Product Hunt for X” sites. But one thing I realized is that while it's easy to launch sites like this (especially if you use Telescope ;), actually *growing their community* is another matter altogether. This is why I wrote this short guide by asking some of the most successful community builders I know to share their exp… See more
"But one thing I realized is that while it's easy to launch sites like this (especially if you use Telescope ;), actually *growing their community* is another matter altogether. " Spot on @sachagreif. Are you familiar with the work of Richard Millington (https://twitter.com/RichMillington), founder of FeverBee (http://www.feverbee.com/)? Anyone who is curi… See more
Josh Owens
@joshowens · Owner, Meteorjs.club
Honestly, this article is about telescope and building a community, but I think getting traction is hard for anything, especially SaaS apps. I've built several 'technical marvels' with a 'build it and they will come' type attitude and it just doesn't work that way. You have to build a community of customers and listen to them, much like this guide is talking… See more
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Ryan Hoover
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Awesome work, @sachagreif and those that contributed (I'm sorry I couldn't carve out the time to help!). As you mentioned, there are several "Product Hunt for X's" that have emerged. Most haven't gained much traction due to little investment in building community. I wrote about how we seeded the PH community a while ago but the key imho is to invest in bu… See more
Alexander Kesselaar
@alexkess · Sydney - Photographer / Videographer
Just what I need to read right now for pixelfetch.co . I always knew that building a community of photographers is key to the success of the site. This is looking like it might shine some light on what it takes to build an awesome community.