Why join a paid community?
There are many places where you can post your work, projects and portfolios. So why join a paid community like SketchNoters.com?
Simply put, a paid community is an opportunity for you to dive deep into a niche topic that people are especially interested in.
In a paid online community, you can provide high-level interaction with your most engaged customers and supporters.
As a bonus, naysayers and spammy bot accounts typically won’t pay for community access. You’ll have smaller numbers to manage, which could mean fewer moderation requirements.
Paid communities are best if you have lots of high-value content like mini-courses, expert interviews, challenges, ask me anything sessions, masterminds, and live coaching calls. A paid community is a great way to stay organized if your business plan includes group coaching and mastermind sessions .
So many valuable resources can be untapped through community networking, from fellow sketch noters introductions to funding and capital access. Try to make introductions when you see fit, as members will typically be more willing to help if they see you are actively trying to benefit the community as well.
Entrepreneurship can be a lonely place. Late nights and weekends in the office are commonplace. Being a member of a professional community that hosts live events can benefit you in many ways.
You have to get out of the office once in a while and pull yourself away from your business. If not, you will experience burnout. A professional community is going to help you connect with like-minded entrepreneurs who share the same interests. These events can be the beginning of lifelong friendships, and help you build a solid network of people you can turn to during difficult and frustrating times.
People like to do business with a company that features a familiar face.
A professional community helps to get your name and face out there, both nationally and locally. Your activity within the community has a direct impact on your visibility.
Sketch Noting and Visual Thinking Professionals are often in their own little bubbles, and being around professionals in other industries can have a positive impact on your growth and development.
Professional communities are often the breeding ground for authentic mentoring relationships — ones that don’t require you to pay $997 a month to some self-proclaimed guru.
Our community will give you access to several individuals that you can discuss your greatest fears and challenges with. These relationships begin because the members genuinely want to see each other succeed, and they can contribute a lot to self-growth as Sketch Noter.
SketchNoters community also gives you access to an entire group of people that potentially need the product or service you offer — or they can introduce you to their contacts that do. More leads, sales and revenue is often a benefit of being an active member of a community.