The all-in-one Tribe alternative

Create content that stands out and drives revenue in 2022, with Circle

With no mobile app, live streams or monetization options, online communities struggle with Tribe. Circle gives community managers the tools they need to grow their audience and business.


Brands use Circle to power their online communities


Members across Circle communities

"WOW! The payment aspect was so easy and I even got 25 paid founding members without having to do much... Circle has made it easy for me to create a membership without having to stress about all the platforms for ALL THE THINGS.”
Kelly Mirabella
Founder, Stellar Content community

It’s 2022 — grabbing people’s attention is hard

And Tribe isn’t making it any easier.

Tribe’s text-based online communities are missing the features that keep your members excited about your content, engaging with each other, and buying from you.

Circle is the all-in-one tool to keep your members coming back for more

Bring your people together, inspire your members, and monetize your content — all in one place.

Go live

Get to know your members face-to-face with native live streaming.

Go big

Grow your online community and your income with content and online courses that are easy to monetize.

Go inspire

Share exciting content with features designed for modern creators and online communities.

Inspire your community with live streams

Get face-to-face time with your members. Support your promotional activities with the most engaging format on community platforms: video.

Interactive, shared experiences

Keep things engaging with co-hosts. Invite customers on video. Use the chat to drive up excitement.

Video & audio that works

With Circle, audio doesn’t lag, video doesn’t freeze, and everything comes out crisp and clear.

Promote upcoming events with RSVPs

Members can see and add events to their calendars. Ensure everyone gets to connect with your brand.

Make money your own way with Circle

Circle community platforms have built-in monetization options. Charge whatever you want for your content and online courses, whenever you want to, with minimal effort from you or your members.

Absolute control on what you charge

Create multiple tiers to unlock access to your content and online courses. Use trials, upgrades, upsells, and coupons.

Payment options that fit your audience

Choose from one-time fees to weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual subscriptions.

Increase conversions and revenue

More sales come through when you allow members to pay without leaving your online community.

“I personally think the folks building Circle are thinking about community in a more holistic way than some of the other tools on the market – they’re thinking beyond a forum.”

Noele Flowers
Community Manager

Circle gives you ways to engage that Tribe can’t match

Grow your community on the move

Use Circle’s mobile app (iOS only) to stay in touch 

with your members while you’re on the go. No 

desktop needed.

Engage one-to-one and one-to-many

Get to know your community one member at a time with private, direct messaging.

Launch exclusive group chats

Add private group chats to your community platform. Use them to build more connections and share premium content with select members.

Keep members coming back to your content

Easily set up events and recurring events. Display them at the center of your thriving community so everyone knows what’s coming up and can RSVP.

NEW! Chat spaces

Get together to chat in real-time with hundreds of your members — the Circle alternative to Slack and Discord. Coming soon.

NEW! Courses

Run courses in Circle. Add another revenue stream to your business without ever leaving your online community. Coming soon.

Integrates with your favorite tools

Everything you need to engage your community is built inside Circle. If you want to connect certain tools here and there, you get thousands of integrations via Zapier.

Rich member profiles

Put the spotlight on your members with searchable member directories and rich profiles that show their true colors. Make it easier for your members to discover each other.

Single sign-on (SSO)

Allow members to join your community using their existing social profiles & tools. Put user experience first and see your engagement grow.

Office hours 2x per week and support from +5K creators

Meet us live twice a week and get answers to your burning questions. See how others are using Circle to build their community. Share your wins, make new friends, and have fun!

Meet and greet with seasoned community builders like Pat Flynn (Smart Passive Income), Noele Flowers (Teachable), and Pedro Hernandes (Gumroad).

Tribe vs Circle

Circle gives modern creators tools to engage with their audience



Live streaming

Engage your community with co-hosted streams

Not available

Private messages

Connect with members on a personal level

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Group messages

Private chats with up to 50 select members

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Chat spaces

100s of members sharing similar interests — coming soon!

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Tribe vs Circle

Circle makes getting paid easy



Membership tiers

Unlock content for paying members

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Subscription payments

Weekly, monthly, quarterly & annual subscriptions

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One-time payments

Members can pay without leaving your community

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Free trials

Attract new members with free access to your content

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Create promotional events & discounts

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Create a value ladder and sell access to premium content

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Tribe vs Circle

Build an engaged community and save $300/mo with Circle



Monthly price




Up to 25,000

Up to 10,000


One-time, memberships & subscriptions

Not available

Live streams

Up to 100 attendees & 6 hosts

Not available

Migrating from Tribe?

We know switching platforms can be stressful…

You don’t need to move your entire community all at once.


Get started with Circle for free, invite a few members and try some of the features you’ve been missing with Tribe.


Once you see community engagement grow, you — and your members — will feel at home.

“To do the things I wanted would make a hassle in terms of payment processing with Mighty Networks. Because I didn’t want to have 2 sites for my members and students I decided to do the trial at Circle to see if it was possible. I’m now a paid member and see that I can get my vision done.”

Jana Oliveira


Frequently Asked Questions

Circle is an all-in-one tool for online community building. But if there’s an integration you really need, we’ve got you covered — Circle is the Tribe alternative that integrates with 1,000s of services including Zapier and Shopify, allowing you to make your community fully customizable.

Absolutely. Circle uses Stripe to process payments so you can be sure it’s safe while you build successful communities. But, if you’d prefer to use your own provider, there’s an integration for that via Zapier.

There are many ways to earn money with Circle. You can set up paywalls to gate parts of your online community or content. You can create paywall tiers to give different access to different subscriptions. You can get one-time payments too.

Super easy. You can live stream from the web app or the iOS app. No integrations or third parties needed.

Yes! Community members can engage with your online community anywhere with the Circle iOS app—android apps coming soon. It also allows community management from anywhere you are.

Be there to assist your online community members with a bunch of Circle features, such as events, office hours, and tutorials. Circle is more than just text-based conversations. Truly engage your online community with these features. Chat one-to-many with video or one-on-one with our private messaging and private groups.

Absolutely. Circle is the community platform designed to give you features Tribe can’t match, like mobile apps, group and private chats, and a space to monetize content. It’s the all-in-one tool that allows for easy community management and thriving community engagement.

Ready to get started?

Want to see Circle in action? Start your free 14 day trial today. No credit card required.