How do you create a thriving online community around your business, even if you’re not a ‘group person’? You run a community project, that’s how.
I have a secret to tell you - despite the fact that my whole business is about bringing people together, I am a massive introvert.
Whilst I love people, and connecting, and sharing ideas, I need a day or two alone in a darkened room after any big social event.
I am in no way an extrovert, or particularly gregarious, or a ‘group person’. I’m a lurker on social media, I hate joining in with group activities (I much prefer to lead), and parties are hellish unless I’m very close to most of the people there, or I’ve got a glass of wine (or three) inside me.
But… I adore these community projects. Instead of being draining, they lift you up and make you fall in love with humanity. They foster the sorts of connections that are DEEP, and IMPORTANT, and GLORIOUS.
They are the antithesis of small talk. And because they’re so structured, once your community project is up and running, it requires much less social interaction than you expect.
Some people like to use their community projects to kick start an ongoing community group (and they work brilliantly for that), but my personal preference is to view them more as an event, or like sending up a flare to illuminate what you’re up to in the world - as part of a part of a launch strategy, for example. You could also incorporate them into your marketing strategy once or twice a year to draw new people into your orbit.
It’s completely up to you. Isn’t that awesome?
How We Can Work Together
I’m so excited to help you bring your community project to life! I’m currently offering two ways we can work together to make it happen.
All my consulting calls are done via Zoom video, and are recorded so you can watch them back at any time. I’m based in Copenhagen, Denmark, but I work with clients from all over the world - as long as you have access to the internet, we’re golden.
the blueprint session
In this one-off 60-minute session we’ll figure out the ‘why, what, when, how, and who’. of your community project.
You’ll come away with clarity around what sort of project you want to run, your objectives, your dates and timings, guidelines and templates for crafting your proposal, and an idea of who you would like to participate in your project.
This will give you a blueprint of your community project that you can refer back to as you put the project together yourself.
The session includes 90 minutes one on one time with me, an action plan and template for the first steps, and a recording of the session for you to refer back to whenever you need to.
Your Investment: 2000 DKK (Danish Kroner)
(Approx. $305 USD or convert to your currency here)
NB: This is actually the first session of the Conception to Completion Mentoring Package. If you have this session and decide you would like to continue with the full package, you can offset the cost of this session and pay only the balance.
conception to completion mentoring package
If you’re ready to create a powerful, meaningful, valuable community project for your business, but need some guidance and accountability then this package is for you.
Together we’ll craft the perfect community project that will achieve all your objectives - you bring your ideas and I’ll help you refine them. You’ll get feedback whenever you need it, and I’ll keep you on track, so you can rest assured that nothing will fall through the cracks.
Over the course of three months, we’ll take your project from conception to completion. Templates, examples, and actionable next steps at every stage of the process will ensure that you’ll be able to make your project happen with ease.
Scroll down to see a full breakdown of what’s included.
Your Investment: Starts at 8000 DKK (Approx.$1200 USD) but will vary depending on the type of community project you’d like to run, and whether you’d like to include extras such as: Design Services, Technical Support, VA Support, or Copywriting.
Please contact me for a quote.
Conception to Completion Mentoring Package
When you choose this package we’ll work together for three months, taking your community project from conception to completion.
Over the course of six sessions, I’ll guide you through everything from choosing the topic of your project and your participants, to how to promote, set up and run your project smoothly.
In our first session we’ll look at your objectives for running your project, and figure out the ‘why, what, when, how, who’. This will give you a blueprint of your project so you know you’re always on the right path.
your set up
In this session we’ll talk about the nuts and bolts of getting your project set up on your chosen delivery method. I’ll guide you through any technical snafus you might come across, and make sure your project is set up to run smoothly.
Our second session is all about who you’ll be asking to share their stories. We’ll make sure you have a diverse range of people, and that your participants are the perfect fit for your project.
This is our final session before your project actually goes live, and here we’ll double check that everything is in place, and you’re ready to go, giving you total peace of mind, and meaning that you can focus on your community.
In this session we’ll cover how you can promote and market your project, and what tools you can provide to your participants to make it easy for them (without making any demands) to promote it too.
wrap up & review
In our final session together we’ll wrap up the project and review how everything went. We’ll also talk about how you can keep people engaged and help them become long-term members of your business community.
After each session you’ll receive a personalised action plan detailing exactly what you need to do next; templates and examples to work from so you don’t get stuck; and a recording of the call so you can listen again if you need to. You’ll also have unlimited email support from me for the duration of our time together, and I’ll send you any additional resources I think you’ll find helpful.
I’m sure you’ve heard about (or been contacted by) people who run online summits. The ones who invite you to participate and then make you disclose the size of your mailing list, or demand that you do a particular amount of promotion as dictated by them. It feels really icky, like you’re being manipulated and taken advantage of to build someone else’s business.
The community projects that we can create together are nothing like this.
The focus is on community first and foremost.
Yes, there are marketing benefits (big ones). Yes, you will grow your mailing list. Yes, you will reach a bigger audience. But these are by-products of running an event which focuses whole-heartedly on bringing people together.
When we work together to choose your participants, we don’t think about who has the biggest list, we think about whose voice most needs to be heard on this particular topic.
When we work together on promotion, we focus on all the ways that you can promote your project, and what tools you can provide to help your participants promote it if they choose to. No demands, no conditions. You get much better results by making your participants feel valued and respected, rather than like they’re just a cog in your marketing machine.
In fact, it is my aim to create projects that everyone involved in can benefit from.
What Happens Next?
If you’d like to move forward with either a Blueprint Session or the Conception to Completion Package, the next thing you need to do is book a free, no-obligation consultation with me.
This takes around 30-45 minutes, and we can both see if we’re a good fit to work together. It’s a completely no pressure call, so if you’re just not feeling it, I promise I won’t be offended.
I can’t wait to hear from you!