Getting Started With Telegram Groups: A Guide for Online Entrepreneurs

By Dan L • 4 min read

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Telegram is more than just a messaging app. It’s become a popular platform for building and monetizing online communities. Before diving into a discussion of Telegram groups, let’s explore some of the features that set Telegram apart!

  • Privacy and Security: Telegram’s end-to-end encryption ensures subscriber conversations and data are secure, building trust.
  • Large Group Capacity: Telegram groups can have up to 200,000 members, allowing for large, private communities with exclusive content and engagement.
  • Bots and Automation: Telegram’s bots and tools enable efficient community management and personalized subscriber experiences without overburdening the owner. Learn more about Telegram bots here!
  • File Sharing: Telegram allows you to share files up to 2GB directly in groups.
  • Live-Streaming: Live-streaming allows you to engage your community with live sessions, including webinars, Q&A forums, and discussions, adding an interactive element to your services.

These features enable entrepreneurs to craft a subscription-based business model on Telegram that goes beyond simple messaging, offering a rich, interactive community experience tailored to delivering premium content and advice.

Channels vs. Groups

  • Telegram channels are ideal for delivering content directly to a large audience, making them perfect for marketing and broad announcements. Check out our guide on Telegram Channels here!
  • Telegram groups excel in creating exclusive, interactive communities where subscribers can engage directly with content creators and each other.
  • Most creators will want to combine both: use channels for wide reach and announcements, then groups for in-depth subscriber engagement. This mix optimizes exposure and interaction.

Let’s dive into how to create a Telegram Group and tips on creating a successful community on Telegram!

Setting Up Your Telegram Group

Creating a Telegram group can be a game-changer. It allows you to connect with your subscribers on a personal level, share updates, and foster a community. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Download Telegram: First, ensure you have the Telegram app installed on your smartphone or desktop. Sign up or log in.
  2. Create New Group: Tap the pencil icon in the top-right corner for macOS or mobile devices. On a PC, click on the ‘hamburger menu’ (three horizontal lines) in the upper-left corner of the screen.
  3. Select Contacts: Add a few initial members from your contact list to start your group. These can be your team members or early customers.
  4. Name Your Group: Choose a name that reflects your brand or the purpose of the group. Adding your business’s unique emoji can also make it stand out.
  5. Set Up Group Picture: Upload a group picture. A logo or a relevant image can aid in brand recognition.

Customizing your group

  1. Customize Permissions: Adjust the group settings to suit your needs, including admin privileges and who can add new members or post messages.
  2. Share Your Group: Utilize the group’s invite link to add members. Share this link on your website, social media platforms, or email newsletters to grow your community.

Interested in Creating a Subscription Service for Your Channel or Group?

Unlock the potential of your Telegram community today. If you’ve already built a channel or group and are looking to generate revenue, LaunchPass offers the perfect solution to monetize your audience effortlessly.

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