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Creating a Niche Social Network using WordPress and BuddyPress
MULTISITE AND BUDDYPRESSThe Do’s and Don’ts of Creating a Niche Social NetworkBy Mason James
NICHE SOCIAL NETWORKSFacebook showed us howsuccessful an online socialnetwork could really be.As a natural response tothat we’re seeing nichesocial networks arise.“Birds of a feather ﬂocktogether”
What is a Niche Social Network?“ A niche social network is an online community that caters to speciﬁc and unique topics of interest.Examples:Pioneer Woman: http://thepioneerwoman.com/Rockhaq: http://rockhaq.com/
Do : Start Now @jjj “2012 - Year of the niche net work. BuddyPress.org has you covered.” (Jan 18) Open the net work for signups (beta) Use pressure to your advantage
Don’t : Be Casual • Make sure you are passionate about your niche • Money can’t be the primary goal • Community-building takes a massive amount of work. You must continually engage members.
Do : Have a Plan• Set goals for yourself and for your site.• Plan your work. Then work your plan.• Use phases for features and enhancements.
Don’t :Be Facebook We already have it. Be unique.
Don’t : Be a Jerk Attitude Forum etiquette Expectations
Do : Marketing Doesn’t matter how good it is if nobody sees it Use e-newsletters, promotions, twitter, facebook Find where your target audience is and meet them there