More and more I see people starting paid communities that aim to help participants with their product, sales, MRR, etc.
But I can't scratch off this vibe that more than a few community owners have most of their MRR coming from their community and have no experience selling or distributing anything else.
So let me get this straight.
Someone who only makes money from their community is going to show me how to make money from my product that isn't a community? 🤨 I get that there are parallels, but it's a little off.
Selling b2c access to something that promises money could be considered an easier sale than a b2b SaaS
Plenty of "fake-gurus" on youtube or tiktok selling money making courses wrapped around in pep-talk/communities also.
Are people paying for a sense of community above all else? Given the pandemic, etc. Is this most of the value both with indiehacking communities & fake-gurus, perhaps?
Do successful (non-community owner) members of the community help each other out with different needs/skills, and not necessarily the founder?
If they are successful why are they joining a community that helps with increasing their MRR in the first place instead of making their own community?
Why don't these members start their own community? Or do they, eventually?
Are some people simply better at community building due to their temperament and personality and end up gravitating towards that?
Community members: for every $10 spent on a community, how much 💰 did you get back? Ignoring the sense of community and focusing just on financials.
Help me understand, especially if you own or participate in a community! 🙏