How to Start and Grow a Thriving Online Community with Guest, Samantha Parker, Founder of The Girl Squad and Digital Community Development Expert EP183


Your Facebook group is a ghost town leaving you frustrated, and you’re wondering how in the heck do all of these people have poppin’ online communities, “what am I missing here people?”

Does that sound about right? (give or take a few cuss words)

Here’s the thing, we need have to have a reality check as our brain can come up with crazy unrealistic expectations on where we are suppose to be at in our business, with our amount of followers, and all the things…most of which are NUTS.

It takes years to build a flourishing highly engaged community of loyal fans. Now there are things you can do strategically to help speed up the process, but ultimately time is a major factor. So I first need you to take a heaping dose of patience.

If you don’t already have another built up platform to crossover your audience from YouTube to a Facebook group or from a popular Podcast to a Facebook group, it will take longer as you don’t have any community heavily built just yet.

One of the biggest mistakes people make when creating an online community is they make it about themselves and their brand, and not about their ideal client. A community is when your members not only come to talk to you, but they come to hang out and chat with the other people in the community. It is your job to encourage and facilitate these interactions, while creating a great space where your people want to come and hang out on the daily.

To learn exactly how to do this, I brought on someone who I feel is incredible at cultivating community, Samantha Parker, Founder of the girlsquadseries.com and a Digital Community Development Expert

Samantha built her business on the belief that being successful in this world is all about believing that you’re capable of far more than you can imagine. That belief must come from within and it’s reinforced by the people you surround yourself with.

Samantha has a degree in communications with a focus on technology, so she can hold her own in the digital and online worlds. She’s been running a successful online business for over five years now, which is like a million in internet years.

Samantha is passionate about what she does. She’s been featured in some pretty amazing places like – Now This, LA Weekly, Good Morning LaLaLand and Bold TV. Samantha’s biggest and most epic boss moment this far- interviewing Gary Vee and a few other online legends.

Samantha loves to connect, here’s how.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theonlysamathaparker

Facebook Group: The Girl Crush Alliance

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesamanthaparker

Instagram Girl Squad- https://www.instagram.com/girlsquadseries

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