To get started, you need to follow these six steps:
Step 1: Register your blog:
To get started you will need to visit the Blog Enhancement Suite "Bloggerite" Registration form, and enter a few details about yourself and about your blog. Based on whether you are already a Snapzu member or not, you will get a slightly different signup form, but instructions are short and simple in either instance. If you are not yet a Snapzu member, it will automatically create a Snapzu profile for you after you click the "Continue" button.
Step 2: Seed some initial content:
If you are creating a new tribe, you will be asked to provide some initial content to seed your new community with. The purpose of this step is so that your tribe (and widget) have some content to begin with, and not leaving it completely empty. This can quickly be done by "mirroring" existing relevant content that was already submitted by someone else on Snapzu. You will be asked to mirror five submissions based on tags you enter (relevant to your blog) which will ensure that your tribe has enough content for a viable initial growth strategy. You will also be able to submit your own content from scratch, but after this streamlined "getting started" process.
Note: If you already have an existing tribe with enough content, you will automatically skip this step.
Step 3: Embed your widget:
Now it's time to embed your nifty new widget on your blog. Once you have found a good and visible place on your blog (such as the side bar), you can use the provided HTML snippet and insert it in your blog. For this step you will require basic HTML knowledge, but it's really easy (and useful) to learn if you don't possess it. You can also customize the look and feel of your widget, but please note that some features are only available in the Professional package.
Note: It is highly recommended to embed this widget on your blog, but not required. However, please keep in mind that most of the benefits of the Blog Enhancement Suite revolve around the widget as the primary growth tool of your blog and its community.
Step 4: Customize your tribe (and widget):
Now you want to provide some basic visuals for your tribe, such as the flag (similar to an avatar), the background image, title, description, rules, and more. This is all available in the "settings" area of your tribe, a section only visible to you.
Step 5: Other tools at your disposal:
You have access to a unique referral URL if you want to link to your community while collecting referrals that can earn you revenue, along with an endless supply of invite codes that when given away will also collect referrals. "Aspirant package" members will also have access to a customizable RSS feed that can be used to grow audience and for social media automation, as explained here.
Step 6: Grow your community (and blog):
This final but never-ending step is explained in its own question below.