Community Accountability that Works

This is the time of year everyone loves to hate: resolutions. What will 2020 look like? We’re all comparing 2009 to 2019 all over social media. Yet, most people understand that resolutions — if they are not achievable goals — don’t work. One of the reasons is a lack of accountability.

A significant predictor of whether people are going to stay on an exercise program is if they have a friend (either an individual or group) who works out with them. Getting people connected to each other is critical.

Tim Church, M.D.

Adding a community to your website keeps your members on your site. With membership, it provides recurring revenue and increases your value.

Community Accountability

Adding people to your community brings people together around your topic. This is important for product and service-based businesses. For example, a business coach has membership clients. 

Business coaches and podcast experts do this often with their Facebook Groups. What if your group lived on your website? People like apps, but adding this element to your online community changes everything. Your accountability partner becomes a friend.

You get a very direct form of accountability. Apps are impersonal, but accountability partner often forms strong friendships as they share their hopes, struggles, dreams, and goals with each other.

developgoodhabits.com

Level Up Your Services

It’s great that your coaching program offers a Facebook Group. The truth is that not everyone wants to be on Facebook. Furthermore, you can’t control or own the data on Facebook.

Life and career coaches can level up their recurring revenue by offering members-only access. Add membership to your WordPress website with our Paid Membership Pro integration. On registration, your new community member chooses a plan. Then they can complete their registration and confirm their email address.

Assign Accountability Partners

Help your community’s accountability with either paid staff or volunteer mentors. When people join the group, ask if they want a mentor. This may be done privately with a survey or a sign up form in a public post.

When your coaching service has designated mentors you strengthen the services you provide. This affects both the brand and reputation of your business. More importantly, the chances of your clients reaching their defined success dramatically increases.

Research studies have shown that publicly committing your goals to someone gives you at least a 65% chance of completing them. However, having a specific accountability partner increases your chance of success to 95%.

Benjamin Hardy, PhD

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It’s your community, your way with PeepSo. Pair members. Reward them with achievements. Make resolutions that stick with achievable goals and accountability.


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Brought to you by PeepSo Team Bridget Willard
I specialize in business to business relationship marketing. Teaching is the new marketing. People skills are even more important to stand out from the crowd of scheduled tweets. I earned a BA in Liberal Studies, got my Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, and after one year my path took another route. That combination of skills has presented opportunities to tutor others and help get accounts started. Go to LinkedIn for more.

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@peepso_user_16065(TIMM Trader)
PMP works great with PeepSo. We had it set up for a bit and loved how it integrated. Unfortunately, with just one update it broke so many other features of our site that we had to ditch it. A request for support took a week to get a response. That's a long time for a live site to deal with broken features. By then we had moved to s2Member. Unfortunately, it doesn't work with PeepSo well. But everything else works now, so it's easier to manage plus it's far more powerful than PMP.
Hopefully we can get PeepSo to work with it. So far developers have been less than enthusiastic about tackling it, for some reason. Still working on it though, because we really need groups to work with memberships.
@peepso_user_17757(Bridget Willard)
@peepso_user_16065(TIMM Trader) That makes sense.