Recruit your first members

Members

Now that you’ve created your community, it’s time to start inviting your founding members.

Reach out to friends that might be interested in the topic. If this is all new to you, try reaching out to people already talking about the subject on relevant social channels.

Ask your first members for their advice, ideas, and opinions. Let them feel you’re building a community with them, not for them.

Most importantly, start small. The size of your community is less important than how active your members are.

Content

Set the tone by seeding your site with interesting content.

Use the Blog feature to write about the latest news, the new members that have joined, and the most popular discussions.

Encourage other members to start and maintain their blogs here. Make sure that these blogs appear high up on your Ning site – you want members to see them!