A Quick Guide to Setting Up Your Community

A Quick Guide to Setting Up Your Community

Once you have created your community, let’s customize it. If you have questions about how to create a community, check out this tutorial.

Before you get the word out, let’s run through a few easy steps and you will be all set to start earning money from subscriptions. We empower creators to be independent, so your community is in your hands. Your admin panel gives you the tools to update your settings at any time.

 

Description and About Section

Your community description is the text that will be shown to people who look up your community on Locals Discover. In one or two sentences, what is your community about?

Members within your community can read more about you, your community, and the guidelines. You can see how it looks by toggling, View as member > About {Community Name}.

About Creator and Community Guideliness on Locals.com

 

Set your price

People can join your community either as a free member or paying supporter. Members can see and like all free posts, but cannot post and comment. Supporters have access to all content and the ability to post content and comment. It’s up to you to decide how much you want to charge. Most creators charge $5 for standard support. The premium option gives supporters the ability to direct message you. You can either disable it, keep it free for all supporters or set a premium price, e.g. $10.

How to set your standard and premium support amount on Locals.com

 

Review your categories

When members create an account, they select their interests. Those feed into the initial suggestions for creators to follow. Pick the 3 tags that will be best for new members to discover your community.

Discover new creators and communities on Locals.com

 

Pick your keywords

In addition to your community name and categories, you can add other keywords for members to find your community. If your first and last name are not part of your nickname, we recommend adding them as keywords.

How to add keywords to your Locals community

 

Connect your Stripe

Connecting your Stripe account allows you to start collecting money directly from your supporters. If you already have a Stripe account, connect it and you’re good to go. If you don’t have one yet, check out our video tutorial for a Step-by-step guide to creating and connecting your Stripe.

 

Your community is now set and you’re one step closer to launching!

What’s next? Check out The Key to a Great Intro Video