Thinking about starting a Meetup group? Here are 3 tips to help you get you started.
Starting a Meetup group is a great way to meet new people, teach a skill, grow a business, or build the community you’re hoping to find. Here are a few tips to help you start thinking about what your group could be.
Do some research
Have a fuzzy idea for what your group will be about? Start by doing some research on Meetup’s platform. Search for groups in your local area—or even worldwide—that are meeting about topics you’re interested in. You might get some ideas from groups that exist on the other side of the world.
Try something quirky
A lot of groups on Meetup combine two interests or have a unique twist that defines their group. If you’re trying to create a group that will stand out, try combining two things you love: Wine and Woodworking, Pints & Purls, Meditate with Your Dog, and IPAs and APIs are just a few examples of groups that stand out from the pack.
Keep it simple
Starting a Meetup group doesn’t need to be complicated and doesn’t need to be a full-time commitment. If you’re just hoping to connect with new people, try something simple like:
- A neighborhood walk every Wednesday night
- Meeting over a drink or a coffee to talk or practice a hobby together
- Seeing a new movie together once a month
Ready to get started?