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Top 5 Growth-Hacking Communities You Need to Be a Part of!
14th November 2016 Pratham Mittal

Top 5 Growth-Hacking Communities You Need to Be a Part of!

Growth hacking is a powerful strategy for growing your business. And one of the best ways to get better at it is by learning from fellow marketers who are also working to master it. To get started, you can join some online growth-hacking communities. Did you know that over 40% of all marketers get most of their information from learning communities? These online forums, chat rooms, and bulletin boards provide ample opportunities for growth specialists to discuss marketing tactics and browse or share insightful content.
 
This post talks about five of the best growth-hacking communities on the internet - if you're not a part of them, you're missing out on the chance of becoming a better growth hacker.
 

GrowthHackers

GrowthHackers is a platform that is focused squarely on growth. In fact, the community requires you to prove you are in the business of growth marketing before you're allowed to post on it; they don't accept irrelevant and off-topic posts. Members can upvote and downvote posts. This makes it easy to find the best information at the top of the "posts" page. The site has more than 150,000 active users, and it features a variety of sections beyond discussion boards such as AMAs, growth studies etc. 

Inbound.org

Inbound.org is a site that is specifically geared towards helping inbound marketers get better at their jobs and draw potential customers to their businesses. The community is actually run by Hubspot, but they stay clear of the plugin themselves. Inbound.org currently has around 188,000 marketers sharing articles and participating in discussions about a variety of topics, including mobile marketing, blogging, analytics, and branding. Inbound is also known to be a networking tool, which allows users to create their own profiles, then connect, communicate and even hire each other for open positions or speaking engagements.

Quibb

If you're looking for one of the most competitive, professional, and elite community for growth hackers, look no further. Quibb is the community with, perhaps, the most cache; it's a members-only professional network where marketers can share and discuss marketing news and insights. Only 42 percent of applicants get accepted to Quibb, and it currently has members from 29,651 companies that share content on the site. While Quibb includes professionals from a wide variety of disciplines and industries, not just marketing, the site offers helpful growth-hacking information. In fact, the company itself uses a powerful growth-hacking technique - allowing newly accepted members to invite their own friends to join via email. 

Reddit's Growth-Hacking Subreddit

Reddit and its many subreddits are a great resource to get helpful information about nearly anything on the web, including growth hacking. The Growth Hacking subreddit has 2,926 members, and it covers discussions about some very specific topics, including SEO, CRO, inbound marketing, SEM, link building, email marketing, coding, and API integrations. One of the perks of this subreddit is that any member of reddit can use it. However, it's members are not vetted as growth hacking experts, which means there's a wide variety of knowledge and experience (and, sometimes, relevance on the boards).

Growth Hacker TV

Growth Hacker TV is different from many other growth-hacking communities in a way that it is not a discussion-based community. Instead, the site offers members video episodes where expert growth hackers and marketers tell their growth success stories. Essentially, the site is a learning library with more than 100 interviews of business experts sharing their anecdotes, tips, and secrets. Members must pay to join Growth Hacker TV and access the episodes. However, three sample episodes are available to members who sign up for the company's email newsletter. 

Growth Hacking is a learned skill that can be improved with time and experience. Growth hacking communities, thus, give marketers the opportunity to take advantage of the knowledge and wisdom of other people in their field - this ultimately allows for an opportunity to network and to become a better marketer.