Recruiting Your First Members: Strategies and Tactics

Recruiting Your First Members: Strategies and Tactics

When you're starting a new community, one of the biggest challenges you'll face is recruiting your first members. But fear not—with the right strategies, you can attract people who share your community's values and goals.

Your Personal Network

Begin by leveraging your personal and professional networks. Look for individuals who share the values and objectives outlined in your manifesto.

Target Spaces

Identify where your potential members are. Go where they are, engage with them, and invite them to your community.

High-Value Content

Create high-quality content that speaks to your target audience's interests and challenges. This could be blog posts, webinars, podcasts, or social media updates.


Collaborate with influencers who share your community's values. Their endorsement can help spread the word about your community and attract like-minded members.

Your first members will set the tone for your community—they're your pioneers. Their engagement and enthusiasm can create a snowball effect, attracting other members and fostering a vibrant community.

⏪ : Creating a Community Manifesto
📜 : Table of Contents
⏩ : Designing an Effective Onboarding Process