A Community is a product in Kajabi where members can discuss topics relevant to your business.
It is similar in function to a Facebook group for your users, where members can directly discuss and share information.
This article will synthesize our Kajabi experts’ knowledge and take you through everything you need to know about creating and using a Kajabi Community.
Is Kajabi Community A Forum?
In principle, Communities are very similar to a traditional web forum. A Kajabi Community provides its participants with a forum to discuss matters about the set subject. In function and behavior, a Kajabi Community is more similar to a Facebook Group located within your Kajabi website and embedded within your business.
Communities in Kajabi
A Kajabi Community allows your subscribers to interact with one another.
As the Community’s administrator, you can create groups with specific topics and include learners who have enrolled for a particular course.
You can also offer the Community as a separate product and charge members for joining the community.
You can also post relevant information in the Community to share general information or to promote discussions.
Creating a Brand-New Community
A Community is a standard Kajabi product, similar to any other product such as an online course or membership. Add it to your Kajabi site through the Products tab in the Dashboard.
Editing & Customizing a Community
Tailor the Community you added to suit your needs. The Edit Details section will enable you to customize the Community. Add a title, description, and Community image. Add custom colors and logos to the Community page for branding continuity. Select between Feed or Topics view to organize content.
The sidebar that appears within the Community can be customized. Here you can enter a dedicated message for members. This sidebar is the ideal place to share the vision and purpose of the Community. It also provides you with a location to list Community guidelines and rules.
Posting to Your Community
Generate regular posts on the Community page. These frequent posts will promote the interaction and engagement of all members of the Community. To make and edit a post is intuitive and fast, similar to Facebook.
You can add written content, images, videos, and include links. You can also send notifications to all Community members, letting them know about the new post. Pin posts or notifications to the top of the Community feed, giving members quick access to relevant information.
Kajabi Community Examples
Would you like to see how a Community looks like in Kajabi? Here is a simple example:
Best Practices of Managing a Community
To promote member engagement, we recommend implementing the following best practices on the Community page.
The Community name must be relevant to the topic at hand. With a couple of words, it should communicate to potential members the purpose of the group. It needs to be recognizable and serve as an introduction to the Community’s aim.
Define the Aim
Community members must be aware of the aim to ensure relevant and meaningful discussions. Clearly define and communicate the aim by pinning a post to the top of the feed or inserting it in the sidebar.
Post content that adds value to the Community and the overall page. That means posting high-quality content that is recognizable through consistent styling and branding. If possible, create posts on a predictable schedule, which will result in members anticipating your content.
Actively participate in the Community. Engage with members by answering questions, giving suggestions, or giving constructive criticism.
Welcome New Members
Welcome new members to the Community by offering them a chance to introduce themselves. This introduction opens communication between existing and new members.
A Kajabi Community has such tremendous potential because it lets you directly contact your page’s subscribers. A Community can be added to any of your existing Kajabi products to increase the learning potential of your members.