What's included in this article
What is a community
A community is a product to help bring your customers closer together and add additional income streams of revenue. Some of most common community types our partners are building include the following:
• A fitness challenge
• A virtual event series / retreat
• Digital program / PDF bundle
• Membership Community
If you created something that doesn't fit exactly into this box, even better! The future of digital/in-person programming is creative, interactive and brings people together.
What's amazing about our communities feature is that you can always add classes + video content from your other services as an additional benefit to any of your programs.
Which community template is right for me?
We built some community templates to help you get started on exactly what you'd like to create.
Note: Currently each template is exactly the same but will soon have its own features that make it unique.
A 30 day challenge (10 days of movement)
This is a creative way to motivate students and allow them to commit to a transformation over a set period of X days. Typically challenges and programs like these have a clear start and end date so that students can commit to a program to jumpstart their health/fitness routines.
Challenge include classes, videos resources and a bulletin board for students to connect during the challenge and build a hub for the duration of the time together.
Example of a 30 day challenge from the incredible Pixie
Pro Tip 💡: Create a special offer for these programs as they end to drive more students to other services.
i.e 30 day challengers receive their first month of my VOD library at 50% off.
An event series / retreat
This is a great way to bring people together to either deepen their knowledge of a topic or offer something special to your members beyond the day-today.
These can either be online or in-person as life re-opens up!
Example of a virtual retreat sold on-demand from Yessie
Pro Tip💡: Typically payment options for retreats + series can be done in installments to reserve initial spots or offer a higher tier for a VIP experience.
Digital program / PDF bundle
Repurpose some of your old content to sell as a package or build premium content beyond your evergreen content library.
These are great for niche programs such as
2 week program into splits
10 days to headstands
Post pardom series
Example of a yoga program sold on-demand from Marie
Create a safe and intimate space for your members to connect and collaborate with one another.
This is a great way to allow members to interact with one another, driving engagement and retention. It's also a great way to add additional value to members beyond your classes + VOD library.
For example, many of our partners using the membership community add bonus videos, blog posts, guest expert events, PDFs, subscription happy hours, to allow members to feel like they are receiving even more value from their membership.
Example of a community membership sold on-demand from Dani
Pro Tip💡: Use a tool such as Mighty Networks, WhatsApp, GroupMe, or IG chat, Facebook group in your bulletin board to keep everyone connected with one another.
Upload a PDF or digital guide available for purchase.
Don't see something that fits your needs. Build your own unique community and share it with us!
How to Create A Community
From the Beyond Classes menu tab, select Communities.
Click Add New
Click Start from one of the options listed
Add your information and click on Save Changes
2. General Settings for your community
Status = Live
The community is available to purchase
Status = Closed
The community is not available for purchase but anyone who has already purchased it will still have access to the community
Status = Draft
The community is not available for purchase as you are still building the product
Quick actions = Duplicate
Duplicating a program will pull over all of the settings information about the program such as the title, photo description etc. It will not duplicate any of the content inside of the program, such as videos, schedule or resources.
3. Pricing for your community
One Time Payment: Unlocks the community forever unless there is a specific start date + end date (which can be found in settings)
Subscription only: This community is only available to subscription members. Click here to attach a community for members.
Promo code access: Community only available via promo code. This is great for corporate use cases.
Rental community: Community is available for a set number of days
Paid for non-members and free for subscribers:Add a one time payment option
Include the community for subscription members
Payment Installments: Click here to learn more.
4. Optional: Advanced Settings for your community
Bulletin Board: Allows you to display a bulletin board to any community members. Display quick updates a welcome message deep links to community groups such as Facebook and more.
Confirmation Email: Triggers a custom confirmation email upon purchase of the community.
Start Date, End Date: Restricts community access between these dates. Any community set to end in 2100 will be open forever.
Bonus Items Included: Allows you to integrate any other services are a part of the community.
List public offerings: Displays any live classes and content inside of the community portal that were added as bonus items.
Availability - Visibility: Launches the community on your communities page.
Availability - Status: Allows new students to purchase community. If Status = CLOSED it will display on your communities list but will not allow new students to enroll.
Private: Hides the community from displaying on your communities embed.
5. Publish/embed your community
Make sure status = LIVE. You can update this in the settings tab of your community.
Direct purchase link
2. Embed single community
From the settings tab of your community.
3. Embed all of your active communities under Sales Channels > Website Integration
Note: This embed is where your students will both purchase + access the community.