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Membership Sites: How To Start an Online Community or Forum

In this course you will learn how to create your own social networking site, your very own online community or forum.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 15m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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“Great intro course if you’re not sure you want to have an online community / forums. She’s very honest so you know exactly what you’re getting into. I’m glad this is the first course I’ve taken in this topic.” Laura Rajsic-Lanier
“She shares her real life experience as a community builder. Forum building is a broad subject. This course can help you to kick start your first community website.” Yuee Hoi Sing
Have you ever dreamed of creating and running your own online community or forum?
Are you passionate about a specific topic and want to share it with the rest of the world?
If you like social networking platforms, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter, then creating your own online community or forum is for you.
This course will teach you the following:
•You will learn the difference between general social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and your own niche-based online community or forum (membership sites).

•You will learn about software available to create your own online community or forum.

•We will cover commitment level and technology needed to start, build and sustain an online community or forum that will attract your target audience.

•I will show you my own online community’s back office and what it takes as the forum creator and admin to maintain your own online community.
If you love typing, building community, and communicating with a global audience, then learning how to run an online community from anywhere on the planet is for you.
Join us today!
“The instructor presented this course well, sharing vital points and the software she personally used to create her online community and answered the daunting questions I had about creating an online community for my church. I am encouraged, excited , and plan to implement my own ideas utilizing the strategies in this course.” Sandra Thompson
“This course is great! It gives you the information you need and how to put it into action. I love that that right from the beginning she tells you the good and the bad, she doesn’t fill her course with fluff. This is real, practical and applicable. Thanks so much I loved this course.” Margaret Doxey
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You will learn

✓ Know how to run an online community or forum.
✓ Take a look at my behind-the-scenes community software and back office looks like.
✓ We will review dozens of forums and community samples and diverse ‘looks’ to help give you ideas for your own community design.
✓ Choose from various types of community software platforms available to you, their cost and your involvement in running a community forum.
✓ Get inspired to create your community’s structure and layout.
✓ Find out how to structure payments for your forum or community members.


• We will cover free and paid forum software but it is highly recommended that you invest in a professional community software rather than the free options out there.If you are not comfortable learning software technology, be prepared to hire someone who can help you get set up and run your forum software updates for you.

This course is for

• This course is for anyone who has a passion for a particular topic.
• This course is for anyone who has ever dreamt of bringing together a worldwide audience of like-minds.
• This course is for anyone who loves to type and get into conversation with people from all walks of life.
Best-Selling Instructor, Author and Podcast Host
I absolutely love teaching and your success in every way is important to me!   As a best-selling Udemy instructor and with well over 40 online courses, I also run the Core Freedom Academy. With a combined student count of over 43,000 students from 166 countries, and I am ready to share what I’ve learned.   As the author of several books, including The Art of Dowsing, I’m Dying, and The 4 Gatways, I’ve also been a public speaker, workshop leader and online course creator for more than 14 years. I’ve spoken on stage with Robert Kiyosaki (author of Rich Dad Poor Dad) and also taught at the Learning Annex in San Francisco for several years.   I teach courses in the field of professional and personal development and new courses and books are constantly being developed.   Today I draw on my education as a metaphysician, holistic life coach, certified hypnotist and trained grief and suicide hotline counselor. I’m also a non-denominational ordained minister, a Reiki Master and I’m and International dowsing and EFT instructor (Emotional Freedom Technique).My professional path started in the world of business. I’ve worked for the Swiss Government and Private Banking Industry, before moving to Silicon Valley where I put together teams for technology start-up companies. A tragic loss in 2006 left me homeless for 7 months while I withdrew from society to reinvent myself and my life.    The courses I teach today come from my school of hard-knocks. I’m a huge fan of living the mobile lifestyle. Less is indeed more and being able to live wherever I want to is possible – thanks to being an online instructor. My life lessons are woven into all of my courses.In my spare time I create special illustration or I assemble the music my composer creates for me, which I use in my guided visualizations, which always accompany my courses. My music is specially made for Reiki Masters (including special markers) and those who prefer soothing music rendered in 428 Hz, the frequency of Nature and Love. You’ll even find my Healing Ringtones online. Yes, healing can occur one cell phone ring at a time. ♥What you’ll get when you register for any of my courses is all of my experiences wrapped into how-to courses in the field of self-help, so you too can learn the mobile life style, create passive income and focus on your spiritual evolution and your soul’s healing.Enjoy!
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 15m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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