117: Build Community Around Your Podcast, with Bella Vasta


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It’s not just a good idea to build community around your podcast - it’s a GREAT idea.

It’s just about the only way to get to know your audience, understand their needs, and build trust on a personal level. So I wanted to bring someone to you who is a PRO at doing that through tools that any of us can use.

Meet Bella Vasta.

Bella is a pet groomer by trade, but she’s built some amazing community and interaction within her industry through Facebook Groups and I know that what she’s done will be of immense value to those of us who are willing to apply it to our own situation. Bella - thanks for sharing.

Let the value bombs DROP!

  • [1:21] I’ve TRIED to build community and failed. Can you relate?
  • [2:30] Bella’s experience of saying “yes” to everything led to creating her own FB groups
  • [5:10] What you name your Facebook Group is VITALLY important
  • [10:40] A podcast case study: how to build community around your topics
  • [16:05] Could you take your rabid fans into a private (paid) Facebook Group?
  • [22:27] How you can start a Facebook Group from scratch - Bella takes us step by step
  • [26:14] The ground rules / photos / and entry questions - follow Bella’s advice to do this right
  • [28:11] What NOT to do in your efforts to engage your community
  • [32:11] Facebook paid groups are coming… whoa! This could be big!
  • [33:58] Bella’s best pitch for why a podcaster should start a Facebook Group
  • Bella’s coaching page: http://BellaVasta.com
  • Bellla’s podcast: Bella In Your Business: https://jumpconsulting.net/
  • The Podcastification Facebook Group: https://podcastfasttrack.com/facebookgroup
  • Facebook’s trials of membership groups: https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/20/facebook-subscription-groups/

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