Learn to build your community with Kajabi Communities.
In this article:
- What is Vibely + Kajabi?
- Get started with your community
- Customize and add your first members
- Share widely and engage
What is Vibely + Kajabi?
Kajabi has been hard at work to solve the core challenges creators face today. To that end, we have acquired Vibely, an all-in-one community platform to foster authentic communities that scale.
We are committed to your success. And we know how important it is to build community with your customers and among your customers.
With Vibely, we have created our latest product to help you do just that, Kajabi Communities.
Create engaging communities and provide a space for your customers to learn, interact, and collaborate with Kajabi Communities.
Build Kajabi Communities with the following features:
- Newsfeed, chats, and DMs
- Live video calls
- Smart recording library
- Accountability tools and progress tracking
- Events and RSVPs
- Ambassadors and admins
- Member directory and leaderboard
Get started with your community
Within Kajabi Communities, you can create Community Access Groups to build interactive, engaging communities with your customers.
The number of Community Access Groups you can create will depend on your Product Limit assigned by your Kajabi Plan (e.g., Basic Plans can create three Products whereas Growth Plans can create fifteen Products).
Use your Community Access Groups to create topics, organize groups of people, and assign access to your Community members.
Get started by first logging into your Kajabi account to create a Kajabi Community.
To create your first Kajabi Community:
- Open the Products tab from your Dashboard.
- Then, open Community.
- Click New Community.
- Add the name/title, description, and image for your Community.
Important Note: The title you choose here will be reflected in your Community URL by default. Changing the name of your Community will not automatically update the URL. You can, however, change your URL later if desired.
- Then, add the name for your first Community Access Group.
- Select Free or Paid to create a free or paid Community.
Note: Your Community Access Group (Free or Paid) will automatically be attached to an Offer. Learn about Offers.
- Then, click Save and Finish:
Customize and add your first members
There are many features to engage your customers within your Kajabi Community. Begin by customizing the circles, adding your first challenge, and setting a welcome message.
At this point, consider giving access to a select group of your customers. This group can help you decide how else you would like to utilize the community. You can even consider making them ambassadors to help manage the community and supercharge engagement.
To give your customers access, you first need to understand Offers on Kajabi.
Offers are the price tags and payment vehicles for your Products on Kajabi.
When you create a Community Access Group you are prompted to create a free or paid community. By selecting "free" or "paid" an Offer is created and connected to your Community Access Group to provide an access point for your customers to your Community.
Through your Offer, your customers can purchase or join your Community for free, depending on your setup.
Learn what happens when a customer purchases your Offer.
Want to add existing customers to your Community for free? Learn to grant an Offer.
Share widely and engage
Explore all the other community features, and once your community is ready to go, you can begin giving access to your wider customer base!
See our tips on the best way to generate excitement and grow your community.
Getting members into your community is the easy part; keeping them engaged is what will make your community successful long-term.
See our full recommendations on community best practices here.
Have more questions? Check out our Kajabi + Vibely FAQs for help with a few of our frequently asked questions!