Get the support you need to build a life around ALL your interests
What does a Puttytribe membership cost?
Joining our lively community of multipotentialites costs about $21 USD per month if you invest in an annual membership. The month-to-month membership is still a great deal at only $29.
I can’t pay for a membership right now. Do you offer scholarships or discounts?
We gift up to two scholarships for each new member period, but don't offer discounts for new members. We have some significant fixed costs to support our current members and those increase with each new one. In other words, our sustainability depends having resources available for our long-time members.
The decision to grant a scholarship is based on a combination of merit, financial need, exemplifying the spirit of the Puttytribe (e.g., generous and collaborative), and/or at the discretion of the two people reviewing applications (Joel Zaslofsky and/or Emilie Wapnick). There are also continuous requirements to keep a scholarship.
Click here to apply for a scholarship and we'll see if you're the right fit to get help to become a puttypeep.
Do I have to sign a contract when I join? Can I suspend or cancel my membership at any time?
The Puttytribe exists to create more freedom in your life, not less. We won’t weigh you down with a contract or keep you against you will if you need to leave for a while (or for good). Our formula for happy, liberated members is no contracts + self-service suspension/cancellation. And you can switch from monthly to annual billing (and back) whenever you want.
Why don't you accept PayPal, Amazon Payments, or any other payment hubs besides Stripe?
We’ve been exclusively using Stripe for years due to their superior customer service, relatively fewer global restrictions or quirks, better integration with our systems, and enhanced security (which keeps you and us safer). They’re just plain better and easier than any alternative right now.
Why do I have to wait to join until you “open the doors for 48 hours”?
We intentionally limit the frequency and window where new members can join to allow our Puttytribe team to best support new members. Our community also appreciates a predictable time period to rally around new members and welcome you. :)
Why do you allow only 75 new members for each new member period?
The history of online communities is littered with great (but unsustainable) groups that got too big, too fast and collapsed under their own weight. We want to keep the atmosphere intimate and relaxed, which is why we deliberately pace the flow of new members.
Darn it! I missed the chance to join during the last new member window. When will my next chance be?
We generally open our doors every four weeks. Be among the first to know when we’ll next welcome new members when you subscribe to our email interest list.
Are there current members who live near me or are in my age range?
We have members in 22 time zones, 60+ countries, 200+ cities and towns, and on every continent except Antarctica. We also have plenty of active members from every generation between Generation Z and the Baby Boomers.
There’s even a rumor of a secret coven of Puttytribe “elders” collaborating with a stealthy circle of “youngsters”to share experience and skills across the age divide (which doesn’t seem like a divide to us).
Do I have to be fluent in English or conform to certain cultural values to fit in?
Definitely not. We’ve seen and encourage people to chat away in Spanish, French, and other languages. You can express yourself and your values however you like as long as you do it in the spirit of kindness, generosity, and weirdness (we’re a quirky bunch).
Will I get to connect with people who are fascinated by [insert interest here]?
Whatever you’re into, someone else in the Tribe is also into it (or they will be, once you tickle their curiosity). Just try not to fall into a Google wormhole when you hear about all the great things members are working on.
Do I have to own a business or want to start a business to fit in?
Absolutely not. There are many ways in which multipotentialites make a living, and that career diversity is reflected in our community. If you do happen to be starting a business and would like some feedback, there are plenty of members who can give you advice. But if you're pursuing a traditional job, you'll find great advice, too. And if you're 100% satisfied with your work situation and want to talk about productivity, fear, creativity, dealing with relatives who "don't understand," or any other issue that multipotentialites struggle with, that's okay, as well! The Puttytribe isn't specifically about helping you build a career. It's about helping you build a LIFE around your many passions. Career is just one piece of the puzzle.
I just realized I’m a multipotentialite/I’ve been a multipotentialite for decades. Is it too early/late in my multipod journey to find the right people inside the Tribe?
First of all, congratulations! It's awesome that you're a multipotentialite. And you are totally welcome in our community. We have a great mix of fresh and seasoned multipotentialites who will welcome you regardless of where you are on your personal path.
Can I be anonymous or have a pseudonym?
Your username, display name, and profile picture (which is optional) can be anything you want it to be and you can change them when needed. You can tell us your life story, complete with blood type and mother's maiden name, or you can keep whatever details of your past, present, or future life as private as you like. If you join and decide to leave the Puttytribe at any point, we can anonymize your information and/or forum activity with the push of a button.
What's your data and privacy bottom line?
We don't share your stuff outside the Tribe without your permission. We don't sell your stuff to anyone. And we'll be dragged kicking and screaming if someone outside our Tribe someday comes for anything you've done as a member.
What does some of the stuff in your Terms of Service mean in plain language?
You can email email@example.com for context of a specific section. For example, the Interactive Features section says "COMPANY or its designated agents may remove or alter any user-created content at any time for any reason."
What we mean is, if we did remove something, it would probably be a forum post that's obsolete and might be a waste of someone's time (e.g., a post that talks about how to use technology that no longer exists). If we did alter something, it would probably be something like adding a hyperlink to a resource you mention (and forgot to link to) so that others would have an easier time accessing what you're trying to share.
We will also not draw a mustache on your profile picture or turn you into a tasteless animation either.
What kind of hardware or software do I need to participate in the community?
We could get nerdy with you and explain how our forums are optimized for this tech configuration or why we prefer using Zoom for our video based huddles. But if you’re human and are willing to learn, you’ll do fine with whatever hardware and software you have available.
Is Emilie Wapnick active in the Puttytribe? Will I be able to interact with her or get her direct feedback on my career/project/interest?
Emilie does hang out in the Puttytribe and replies to forum posts when she can. She also leads the Puttytribe mixer and one event every month. (And here's a little secret: Emilie isn't doing private coaching right now. Attending her huddle is a way to effectively get some coaching at an extreme discount.)
That said, one of the reasons that Emilie created the Puttytribe was that she was finding it impossible to answer all of the questions she was getting via email. We're such a smart, resourceful, and experienced community that she wanted to create a platform for multipotentialites to connect with one another, get help, and receive a range of opinions (not just hers).
Isn’t the Puttytribe just another distraction or potential source of overwhelm among all the others I already have?
Not if you use it correctly. The Puttytribe is meant to support your many projects, not be a distraction from them. When you'd like feedback or you're dealing with a challenge, share it with the community. Ask for help, encouragement, or whatever else you need. The Tribe only becomes a distraction when you don't use it to further the things that really matter to you.
I purchased a new membership or reactivated an old membership and I can't access what I expect. What should I do?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and our Billing and Membership Support Wizard will help you out.