Exly lets you bring your community together on a single platform with Telegram. All you need to do is sign in to your Telegram account and let ExlyBot do the rest! It runs in the background to ensure that your customers never miss any updates from you.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you connect your existing Telegram communities and even create a new Paid Telegram Community on Exly within 3 minutes:

Step 1: From the Create an Offering page, go to the  Communities card, select on the Paid Telegram Communities button and click Next

Step 2: Fill in the details in the mandatory fields - add a title and price , and then click on Next.

Step 3: You will be redirected to a new page wherein you will have to add more details like a cover photo for the offering, community title, community type - Telegram Group or Telegram Channel, and membership type - lifetime access or subscription.

Step 4: If you choose Subscription as the membership type, then you will be further asked to select the Payment Cycle along with the Start Date of this subscription. The Payment can be set in days, weeks, and months.

Step 5: Once you have added all the details, click on Next to save the progress.

On the right side of this page, you will see a Preview of how your offering will appear to the end users.

Step 6: Now, on the Pricing page, you can edit the price of the community, who will bear the booking fees, a brief description of the community, highlights, requirements, and more.

  • The price added for the community on the first page will automatically appear in the Price field. However, you can always edit it. Make sure you add the pricing details in INR (Indian Rupee) only.

  • Each time someone pays for a community on Exly, there’s a booking fee that gets added to the price. However, you have the option to choose who will bear that booking fee - you (the creator) or the end user. You can choose the preferred option from the drop-down menu.

The break up of the sub-total - the booking fee, internet handling fees, GST, and total payable for both domestic and international users will get auto-generated.

  • Although adding a Community Description is optional, it is always a good idea to give a brief description of what the Telegram community serves to solve so that it gives the customers an idea of what they are signing up for.

Similarly, you can also mention some Highlights and Requirements (both optional) for the customers. All this information will eventually help your customers get clarity on the value your Telegram Communities will bring to them

  • If you’re on the premium plan and have team members added to your Add/Manage Staff tab, then you also have the option to assign this offering to any of them. The offering will, however, be assigned to you (the creator or owner) by default at first.

Step 7: Once you have made all the changes, click on the Next button.

Step 8: Now, you will be asked to connect your Telegram account with Exly.

  • First, click on theConnect button and an OTP will be sent to your registered number.

  • Once you enter the OTP successfully, you can either create a new, private channel or select an existing one.

In case you don’t see a channel there hit Refresh.

  • After selecting the channel of your choice, you can finally

Initiate The Connect

i.e., give Exly permission to manage the people within the selected channel. This will further allow you to add Exly Bot to your channel, make it an admin of the said channel, and also extend the permission to add/ban members to the channel.

  • Quickly review the added details to make sure that everything is in order, and finally click on the Next button.

Step 9: After reviewing the details of the Telegram Community that you have just created, you can either Publish it right away or click on Edit to make more changes.

Step 10: Once you publish it, a confirmation screen will appear along with the Invite Link.

You can either copy the invite link directly and share it with the clients manually, invite them via email, or share the offering directly on WhatsApp.

All your published and/or draft offerings will appear on the right side when you click on the Create/Edit Offerings option.

You can share (only live or published offerings), edit, duplicate, or delete any offering from this page.