Mighty Networks vs Circle.so

Is Mighty Networks Better than Circle?

You’ve heard of these two platforms from the world of community building, but is Mighty Networks better than Circle? Let’s find out.

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Mighty Networks vs Circle.so: The judgement criteria

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    What are your options?

    Mighty Networks gives you access to a fair share of features and customization options. You can build a community from the ground up and create content in the form of videos, seminars, classes and posts. Your members can even earn certificates, thus providing incentive to join. Mighty also has group messaging capabilities, ability to conduct events, polls and Q&A discussion boards. Members can access a customized tailored activity feed to follow community activities, helping you build community engagement. 

    Circle is driven by discussion groups, albeit with some event functions. The platform is primarily designed for entrepreneurs who already host their content on another platform. For example, if you’ve got courses on Teachable, you can integrate Circle into it to provide a community element. Members can create their own profiles and access private groups to interact with each other. However, if you’re looking to build a one-stop community for courses and interaction, Circle isn’t your best bet.

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    How do members access the community?

    Mighty Networks provides mobile apps for both Android and iOS. So, it doesn’t matter which device your community members are using. You can also get your own branded mobile app with MightyPro. But it’s quite expensive at around ~$30,000/year. With Mighty, your community members will have access to your content on the go. 

    Circle only caters to iOS, which means you’re missing out on a huge chunk of the market – Android users. Circle’s website is minimalist and quite user friendly. For an extra price, you can remove its branding on the website, but not on the mobile app.

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    Can you livestream?

    Mighty Networks has a dedicated live streaming option, which means your community members can upload and broadcast video content in real time. This is useful educators and content creators, as it allows them to broadcast their video and engage the right target audience. 

    Circle recently introduced its live streaming feature, so it hasn’t been properly tested yet. The platform allows for hundreds of members and multiple co-hosts in each live stream. Members can also respond to community event invites and add it to their calendars. 

In-depth comparison (with our own tool)

How does Scenes stack up against Mighty Networks & Circle?

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Content
Organize discussions
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Private spaces
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Rich posts
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Your own brand
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Content & resources
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Member directory
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Downloads
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Online courses
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Curriculum builder
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Quizzes Assessments
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Newsletters
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Engagement
Chat rooms
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Virtual Live Classes
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Events & Webinars
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1-1 messaging
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Discussions forums
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Email Notifications
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Push Notifications
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Zoom Integration
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Gamification
Community Coin System
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Coins for Actions
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Spend Coins
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Peer-to-Peer Transactions
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Leaderboards
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Status Badges
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Monetisation
Paid memberships
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Recurring subscriptions
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Gate access
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Stripe Integration
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Customisation
Subcommunities
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Personalized Onboarding
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Whitelabeling
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Custom Domain
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Single sign-on (SSO)
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Advanced analytics
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Unlimited Admins
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Roles & Permissions
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Webhooks
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Whitelabeled Notifications
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3 key differences that make Scenes the perfect Mighty Networks and Circle.so alternative

Point System

All the most addictive apps and games out there give you points when you take action. Humans are incredibly motivated by gamification.

Scenes has in-built systems for points and leaderboards that give your users a 10x addictive social experience.

rewards and leaderboard on scenes

Affordable whitelabeling

If you want your own white labeled app, Mighty Networks charges you a bomb (~$30,000/year). This is anything but affordable.

With Scenes, you can have your own fully white-labled mobile & web app starting at $299/mo. We're able to do this because of our fully automated app engine (spins out a custom app in ~30 mins)

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Sub-communities

Scenes allows you to run multiple communities, cohorts, or groups under one roof - with the same userbase.This allows you to transition from creating a one-off community to an all-in-one business.

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With Scenes, you get...

  • forums
    White labeled mobile & web app
  • calendar
    Schedule and host live classes
  • user profiles
    Split members into cohorts
  • anlaytics
    In-depth analytics
  • gamification
    Points system & rewards
  • chat and messaging
    Group Chat
  • chat
    Direct messaging
  • voice bubbles
    Audio chatrooms

The difference is in our DNA

We're content creators, teachers AND community builders.

And, we know how everything ties together to make a business.

We've been teaching online since 2018. We ran one of the world's largest educational communities from 2019-2021 and scaled to $500,000 revenue by selling cohort-based courses. We kept hopping from one software to another because the experience of actually using all available software is bad.

This led us to build Scenes - an all-in-one platform to run your courses, cohorts, webinars, events, voice chat rooms, etc. - on mobile & web (100% white-labeled).

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Your branded online community on any device.

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