Have you ever thought…
I really love Paula and the content that Afford Anything produces. But it would be even more awesome if I had people to share my enthusiasm with.
No one in my life seems to understand this financial independence thing. They don’t get why I want to give up a stable job and travel the world. They think it’s silly to try and start an online business.
I wish I had people in my life who actually want to support my dreams. People who I can turn to for advice, who won’t shoot me down.
That’s exactly what you’ll find in the Afford Anything community.
Our Community Manager, Erin, and our amazing members, have worked hard to foster a supportive, nerdy, empathetic, and curious community. We are ALL about freedom, travel, personal growth, online business, passive income, and everything else Afford Anything stands for.
If you’re looking for “your people,” you’ll find them here. All you need to do is sign up here. Awesome resources and a group of enthusiastic people are a few clicks away. =)
“This sounds like what I’m looking for, but what exactly will I find inside?”
The illustrated map above might give you a good idea, but here’s a short list of features our community offers:
- Bi-weekly Zoom chats on topics like online business, finding your passion, financial independence, health and wealth, and travel
- The ability to private message other members and chat with them about shared interests and ideas
- An easy way to search through past discussions and find relevant resources
- Discussions organized by topic tags, which you can follow or unfollow depending on your interests
- Villages, which are sub-groups that anyone can make (see below!)
- Completely ad-free so the focus stays on the discussion at hand
- It’s private and you can stay anonymous
- You can quickly ask our community for their opinions and advice on a number of different topics
“What is the map above actually illustrating?”
Within our community we have various villages. These villages are small sub-groups that drill down into specific topics. They’re a reflection of our interests and values.
If you only want to hang out in the greater Afford Anything Community, that’s cool. But if you want to take a walk and check out the Rental Property Village, the Mental Fitness Village, and the Book Club Village, you’re welcome to do that, too. Everything is interconnected.
“What other villages are there?”
Here’s a short list:
- We Love to Read Village: Our version of a book club. We focus on reading one book per month, and we have weekly threads that cover specific chapters with an end-of-the-month Zoom discussion to cap things off. Books covered so far: Scarcity, Essentialism, and Decisive.
- Health and Wealth Accountability Village: an accountability group for anyone looking to stay healthy (we hosted a 30-day plank challenge recently!). We have members that check in every day or once a week to report on their progress.
- Environmentally FIREndly Village: A space where we can share ideas on how to make less of an impact on the environment. Sustainable investing discussion has also been known to occur.
- Mental Fitness Village: A private, judgment-free space where members can let their guard down and share their thoughts, concerns, and mental fitness strategies. We have weekly check-ins because we care.
- Location-specific Villages: Yeah, we know that might seem a bit redundant, but it’s our way of digitally contextualizing the global Afford Anything Community. =) We’re looking forward to the day when it’s safe to hold in-person meetups again, and these villages will help us do that.
“What about the Facebook group?”
While we have a Facebook group, we decided to host this community on a private platform for a few reasons:
- It’s completely private. Your data is safe.
- We know many of you are intentional about your social media usage and don’t have a Facebook account. We didn’t want to exclude anyone from joining.
- It’s intimate. There are no distractions and no ads. The focus is solely on community interaction.
- It’s a more relaxed space. Many people go into reactive mode when they’re on Facebook. That isn’t the case here.
- It has way better search and organization features, making it easier to find valuable information.
- We get to have villages, which makes it easier to find people you share a location or interest with.
- Hosting events (our bi-weekly chats) is easier.
- You have the option to receive a daily email digest of community activity, so you can turn off notifications.
While the option to join our Facebook group is always open to you, we’ve found that hosting our community on a separate platform leads to deeper, more meaningful discussions. Members are considerate and thoughtful. We love it, and we hope you will, too.