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The second wave of COVID has been devastating these last few weeks.
The coming weeks are likely to get more difficult so please stay safe and take care of your family and friends. Here's a Google doc based crowdsourced list for COVID related help in India.
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🗞️ What's trending?
One of the biggest community players joins the race to build voice channels. Introducing Reddit Talk - stay anonymous but let your voice be heard!
Reddit @redditComing soon to a community near you. https://t.co/Ikvd5zr3qi
The new round of financing was led by Andrew Chen of Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from DST Global, Tiger Global and Elad Gil. This round means Clubhouse has tripled the valuation it attained in January when Andreessen Horowitz led its Series B funding round.
Interesting community model that caught our eye - Sidechannel. It is a community formed by few top newsletter creators. Will be hosted as a shared Discord server. Pay for any of their newsletters, and you get to access the whole community.
A new blog by Cisco/Talos researchers, which outlines how, over the past year, and in particular as a result of the migration from work at the office to work from home during the pandemic, cyber-attackers are using collaboration platforms like Slack and Discord to distribute malware to unsuspecting victims.
COVID-19 has proven to be a catalyst for the growing importance of online communities in India with 92% respondents in a study saying they received some form of support through online community groups during the pandemic. Over 38.8% people in India said the online groups have become “significantly more important”, as compared to responses from the rest of the world (29.5%). Here's a study.
📚 Learning Pit
Filter Coffee's idea is to make news more insightful, digestible, and inspiring. Here's how they reached 10K subscribers:
Checkout this AMA with Paul Yacoubian (founder of copy.ai) on building in public as their hit $1M ARR. Copy.AI is an AI based marketing tool that helps you generated automated content/copy within seconds. Read more about his journey here :
KP shipped more than 10 no-code ideas including community-driven products like DoThingsThatDontScale, Cuppa, LetterDrop, No-Code Cheat Sheet and Build In Public. He's also a growth advisor for startups like Shoutout and Cafecito. In the process, he grew his Twitter from nearly 300 followers to 11.4K along with an email audience of 4000 subscribers. Here's an insightful AMA session he did recently :
Growth tactics is a community of 30000 marketers. Here's a thread on 9 tips they recommend the most.
Sheroes is a women's community platform, offering support, resources, opportunities and interactions. It's a safe and trusted space, where members discuss health, careers, relationships and share their life stories, achievements and moments.
What are your thoughts on monetizing community?
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👩 👨 Featured Community Builder
Kevin started People & Company with his co-founders in hopes of making community building less ambiguous. They have researched, coached, and collaborated with hundreds of different communities.
He also runs a personal newsletter Kiwimonk - Relatable words about creating, optimizing and being a person.
📅 Upcoming Community Events
💻 21st April, 7 PM IST : Uncovering the World of Platform/Backend PM (Nayana Chandrashekar, Skyscanner Sr PM).
💲 21st April, 11:30 PM IST : Getting Started With Usage-Based Pricing - Powered by RevOps.
🔊 27th April, 11 PM IST : The Big Debate - What Do Members Really Want From Your Community? with Richard Millington (Founder, FeverBee) and David Spinks (Cofounder, CMX).
🌳 1st May 9 AM IST - 12 PM IST (12 weeks workshop) : SaaSBOOMi Annual - Asia's largest SaaS conference.
🔦 Spotlight on a CBC (Cohort-Based-Course)
Growth.Design helps product-led organizations in 179 countries create better experiences. The founders Dan Benoni & Louis-Xavier Lavallee create immersive experiences with case studies making it a fun few minutes for anyone looking at browsing product teardowns.
This course helps you use psychology to create better experiences. They teach you this in 4 modules.
Module 1 : Understanding user behaviour
Module 2 : Find the gaps and improve any experience
Module 3 : Create delightful moments
Module 4 : Communicate product decisions better.
Their next cohort launches soon! Don't miss out on this one!
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