Tom Ross is passionate about helping others build and scale successful online communities. He runs Learn.Community, a community for nearly 200 community builders, and is also the founder and CEO of Design Cuts. Learn more from Tom by checking out his blog or reading his free Community Manual.
Towards the end of 2021, Tom Ross was navigating an especially-packed schedule. During the day, he was working as founder and CEO at Design Cuts, a design marketplace and community for over one million creatives.
At night, he was creating content about community building. He knew that community was what set Design Cuts apart, and he was keen to share his knowledge on a subject that he felt so passionate about. So, around his full-time gig, he started publishing blog posts, newsletters, social content, and a free ebook—attracting thousands of subscribers and followers in the process.
Tom already had a captive audience, so he decided to pose a question to them: Would you be interested in joining a membership community that will support you in your own community building journey? He instructed anyone interested in joining the community as a founding member to fill out a quick Google form, and he got nearly 400 responses!
With his idea validated, he turned to Circle. There, he created Learn.Community, a membership for community builders looking to launch and scale their own online communities.
Tom built Learn.Community over a weekend, which he spent building the community’s spaces, designing graphics, writing copy, and plotting out the onboarding process. Once everything was set up, he emailed his waitlist and hosted a virtual launch party to demo Learn.Community, answer questions, drum up excitement, and encourage attendees to join the community in real-time.
Now, just over two years later, Learn.Community serves nearly 200 community members, enabling Tom to share his passion for community and support others while also bringing in consistent, reliable revenue.
Learn.Community is priced at $49 per month (or $490 on the annual subscription) and gives members access to:
According to one Learn.Community member and superfan, “Learn.Community is more than just a place to learn community. It is a thriving community in itself. From its engaged members to the over-delivering leader, this is the place to be if you’re wanting to build a community that cares.”
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