When it comes to building a successful online community, it often takes a lot of hard work. We forget that communities are hard work because we often look towards the more well-known communities. Celebrity communities to be exact. But, celebrity communities, such as Loren Gray, Ariana Grande, and even PewDiePie, take a lot of hard work to create.

However, if you have the motivation and passion, creating a community will feel like a breeze. In this blog post, we are going to give you 10 secrets on how to build a successful community.

Following these steps will ensure that you start in the right direction for building your future community. 

Learn from who you admire

Image of Loren Gray from Pinterest
Image of Loren Gray from Pinterest

Taking your admiration of influencers will inspire you to create the perfect niche community. For example, Loren Gray, who is currently the number one influencer on TikTok. Gray has built herself an online community doing what she loves best, singing.

Though singing isn’t quite a niche community, Gray also posts other videos that are unique to her. Essentially, take what you admire/inspire from and run with it. 

Choosing your Niche

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find your niche concept on blackboard

Taking from step one, choosing your niche is a great way to develop your community. Especially when it is something that is not quite well-known.

Some niche communities are, GoodreadsArtFire, and Behance. Your niche must align with what you are passionate about. If it doesn’t, chances are your community will not flourish. 

Choosing the Right Platform

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Capture of Community tools

It is important that you choose a platform that you can see your community growing with. It also helps to choose a platform that is great for effective communication, easy to use, and visually appealing. 

State your Dream

Kylie Jenner
Image of Kylie Jenner

Speak from the heart. Find your own message and hone it. This essentially will be the foundation of your community. What do you want to share with your community? To give an example, think of Kylie Jenner. Being only 22-years-old, Kylie Jenner has made a name for herself in the cosmetics industry. Some would argue that it was Kylie Jenner’s dream to run her own make-up line, and here she is now. She has created a massive community that had originally begun with a dream.

Putting it all together

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Putting puzzle pieces together

Once you have your idea, the right platform, and you have stated your dream, it is now time to put it all together. Ideally, this is where you want to design your community to be user and visually friendly. Make it easy and fun to use.

Also implementing channel organization and leadership roles, are great ways of designing your community. 

A word of advice, it is okay for your community blueprint to not be perfect. There will be many times when you will have to go back to the drawing board to figure out what design is perfect for you.

Take your time with it. Building the ideal perfect community does not always happen overnight.

Find Early Adopters

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Portrait of group of friends, one smiling at camera

The first people that join are usually the most important ones. That being said, it is ideal to look for people that will be a great fit for your community.

Looking at various communities and interviews, the common theme for finding early and dedicated people are co-workers and friends. Having those close to you join your community will help produce a consistent conversation. 

Be Consistent

Philosophize This Discord Channel
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Consistency is key to growing a community. Being consistent will let your members know that you are present and that you care for the community. It is also suggested to be consistent in different and creative ways.

An example is from a community called, “Philosophize this!” Host and creator, Steve, has made various channels in which all members have an outlet.

Additionally, one of Steve’s qualities is that he is always participating in his community. This makes his members feel cherished. It is also a great way to give thanks. 

Give Thanks and Spread Kindness

Thank You sign with hashtag giving Tuesday on a chalkboard
A thank you card with the hashtag words Giving Tuesday

As said earlier, a great way to thank your members is to be consistent with participation and content. Let your members know that you value them.

Another way to give thanks is to support your members with likes, comments, retweets, shout-outs, and tags.

Spreading kindness, such as thanking your members for being a part of your community, is also a great way to value your community and its members. 

Encourage Diversity and Interaction

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Top view image of people standing together

It would be boring if everyone in your community thought the same. There would be no need for interaction. Encouraging diversity and interaction among your members is a good method for effective communication. After all, a community cannot thrive without enticing conversations. 

Have fun

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Finally, have fun with it. If you cannot have fun in building your community, what is the point of going forward? It takes an immense amount of work to build a community, but with the right drive, passion, and motivation, creating your own community will feel like a breeze. 

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Capture of AirSend Public Channel

So let’s say you and your friend want to venture out and connect with a small group of people who carry the same interests as you. How do you take the first step in building your own community?

One of the more popular answers is online communities. Having online communities through real-time chat programs are an effective way to form online connections with other people.

Sometimes, we don’t always have the tools needed to build a community. That is why we made AirSend. With AirSend’s new feature of public channels, the possibilities are endless with your community

The latest and greatest feature to AirSend allows anyone to build their favorite communities.

AirSend’s public channels add all the features needed to help seamlessly run your community. Features, such as built-in actions, premium file organization, built-in wiki, and office integrations.

AirSend also offers a clean UI design, which makes the usability is incredibly easy.

The question is then, “How do I best set up my AirSend community?” In this blog post, we are going to show you how to make an AirSend public channel in five easy steps. Let’s dive in. 

Create your Snazzy Channel

Before we can dive into the exciting part, we first need to get through the basics. This is the first and probably most important step before doing anything else.

This is a vital step because not only is it the gateway to creating your community, but this is also where you show your fellow members what your community is about. 

As you can see from our lovely gif, creating a public channel is as easy as that! Here is also a mini-step guide for creating your public channel. 

  1. Click on the large box that says, “Create a Channel”
  2. Make your Community name and description
  3. Checkmark the “make channel public.”

Now let’s get to the exciting parts. 

Customize your Community!

Customize your community however you want! Build your own wiki, change the background, and even change the logo. This is a great feature because when users set up their community with AirSend, they do not have overwhelming options for customizations.

Communities lie in connections being made. Having aesthetic features are extra steps to help you get there.

AirSend the Book Club Channel
Capture of Customized AirSend Public Channel

Copy Channel URL

That’s it! All you have to do is copy the public link (invite URL) found in your channel settings. Your channel settings is located at the top of the screen. After you have copied your link, send it to everyone you know. Anyone who has your public link can send it to other people as well.

The cool thing with AirSend public channels is that users will be able to see their community grow. Start connecting with people over AirSend. Take control of who you want in your community, and most importantly have fun with it. This next step will be for new members joining an AirSend community. 

Explore your Future Community

For potential members, users will receive a public link address. Clicking on the public link address gives you a read-only view and the ability to download files. After exploring the contents, all you have to do is create an AirSend account and join your public channel. 


Great! Now you have a complete step-by-step guide on how to make a community with AirSend. Get inspired and build connections. 

For a full tutorial video look below!

Our goal with AirSend is to do less with more. Our mission is to be the #1 team chat tool for communities, professionals, and innovators. AirSend is a versatile digital workspace to share files, send messages, and complete tasks. See how AirSend can help you.

To see the latest updates to AirSend, read our blog post.

Do you ever wish to communicate with like-minded people who have synonymous interests, hobbies, theories, or ideas?? Do you also wish to have conversations in which you can opt-in a private only intimate setting? We have your solution. AirSend. In today’s blog post, we will give you the step-by-step process of how to create a secure channel to have the best conversations of your life.

How to Create a Community

We believe communication should be the focal point between every relationship built. To do so we needed to create a platform that allows for an intimate setting. One, where unlike others, you can solely chat with others on the specified interest. In the video below we present a how-to scenario on how to create a Community.

With so many people in a group, the noise-to-signal ratio is high. Put another way, the hundreds of notifications (noise) you receive from Facebook Groups are usually irrelevant messages that do not pertain to you.

With AirSend it is the opposite. Anything you send in the channel is relevant to what you want it to be. AirSend is perfect for creating deep and meaningful conversations in a close-knit community. A community that is involved in their interest/hobbies, and who wish to spread their passion to other like-minded individuals.

Through tight security measures, you have the pleasure of sending invites to those you want in your community. Additionally, you can customize your built-in wiki, assign actions, and assign files. In other words, AirSend is a platform that builds communities through invite-only. Whereas with Facebook Groups or Discord, for example, there are thousands of people who join groups.

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Our Purpose

We want our communities to feel inspired when they use AirSend. Compared to Discord and Facebook Groups, where they too have invite-only, they also have hundreds of members in their specified community. How is one supposed to feel a part of their community when there are endless threads of conversations happening, and you aren’t sure where to jump in??

AirSend relieves this pressure, by allowing you to control the channel the way you want to, and to have the perfect conversation with a few other people. We want you to have innovation. We wish for you to feel the excitement of having an amazing conversation through a technological medium.

Much like Discord and Facebook Groups, AirSend strives to build communities. BUT the difference that sets us apart is innovation. AirSend strives to create close-knit communities. This allows for ease of communication and 24-hour exchanges of ideas, theories, comments, interests, likes and dislikes, everything.

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The Essence of AirSend

We believe that having a great conversation should include efficient and, if possible, limited context switching. In other words, creating a micro-networking environment.

What is micro-networking you might ask? Well, as the name implies, micro-networking involves networking in a small secure environment through one platform. I.e. Micro. We are the first-ever platform to deliver innovation through micro-networking.

With a clean UI design, micro-networking has never been clearer. Unlike Discord where the visuality is overwhelming, AirSend has a clear cut design, made for accessible and visually appealing clicking. With AirSend you can feel comfortable having the conversations you love.

AirSend allows you to customize your built-in community using our wiki. Further, we give you the efficiency of context switching and uploading and sharing files. Best of all there are several designated locations to see your files uploaded. In your specified channel, and in your profile center where you can see ALL the files from your various communities.

We strive for our clients to feel inspired to innovate when they converse with their community. Building your own micro-network is the new medium to innovate. AirSend is the new medium.

AirSend helps with community building by creating a versatile digital workspace to share files, send messages, and complete tasks. See how AirSend can help you.