149. Building a Wonderful, Active Online Community with the Merrymaker Sisters, Emma and Carla Papas

Social media has grown from it’s infancy where merely having a presence and connecting with an audience allowed businesses and brands to harness a new avenue of advertising. Now, those that succeed in using the power of social media do so through the creating and fostering of their own online communities.

Welcome to Should I Start A Podcast where each week Ronsley Vaz, with the help of a star-studded entrepreneurial guest line-up, explores why you should start a podcast; build an audience, and how to keep them hungry for more. If you’re thinking about starting a podcast, or simply finding a better way to get your message out to your audience, then this is the podcast for you.

If you’re ever seen the Merrymaker Sisters — Emma and Carla Papas — you know that they have big personalities. They’re excited, passionate about wellness and happiness and love finishing each other’s’ sentences.

Building a community for their brand might’ve come naturally to them. But there are quite a few tips and tricks they learned along the way, most of which came from making mistakes.

On this episode of Should I Start a Podcast we bring you the presentation by Emma and Carla from the stage of We Are Podcast 2017. They tell the story of how they went from nine-to-fivers to managing a dedicated community of health and wellness enthusiasts that makes them excited for work every morning.

Watch the video of their talk to learn about:

  • The importance of keeping it real
  • How to build trust with your audience
  • Getting people to go from freeloading to paying for your products
  • How to not burn yourself out
  • Why Emma and Carla frequently meet up with community members
  • The benefits of “detachment”
  • Why you should cherish your more difficult members


Merrymaker Sisters – website
Merrymaker Sisters – Facebook
Merrymaker Sisters – Instagram
Merrymaker Sisters – Twitter

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Author: Ronsley Vaz

Ronsley is the founder & chief day dreamer at AMPLIFY. He is an author, speaker & serial entrepreneur.

He has a Masters’ degree in Software Engineering and an MBA in Psychology and Leadership. He is known as the creator of We Are Podcast – the first Podcasting Conference in the Southern Hemisphere, and the host of The Bond Appetit Podcast and Should I Start a Podcast. He has an audience of over 3 million in 133 countries.

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