If you create any kind of content - newsletters, blogs, essays, podcasts, videos or even memes, a layer of community on top of your content gives it a new dimension that adds value for your consumers. Kettle is the easiest way to create that community around your content and charge a membership fee from your audience.
How is it better than asking people to pay for my content?
Getting paid for content is a solid business model, but a paywall reduces exposure and with it, the asymmetric upside of getting recognised for your content. By creating a Kettle Community, you can keep your content open and charge a premium for community membership.
Will my audience pay for it?
People pay for things they value and community is one of the most valuable things in the world.
You just need to find the people who will value the community you have built.
Can I host a free community?
Yes, you can host a free community but we recommend charging your members directly. Communities don't work without active members and paying members are 7x more likely to be active. We also offer the option of setting up 7-day trials.
If you don't wish to make money from your community and still keep members vested, we can also set you up with a non-profit organization and route your earnings to them as donations.
How do I build a good community?
Here are some pointers
I am writing a detailed guide on building and hosting online communities. I would love to have you contribute to this guide.
To contribute, please reach out to me on twitter (preferred) or email me at raghav at joinkettle dot com
-Raghav, maker of Kettle