How to create a Discord Server - How To Generate a Passive Income Through Your Server
Updated: Apr 10
Table of Contents
Setting Up Your Server
Building Your Community
Monetizing Your Server
Building Your Brand
Maintaining Your Server & Community
Setting Up Your Server
Log in to your Discord Account
Create a server by Clicking the plus sign (+) on the left side of the screen, and selecting "Create a Server" from the dropdown menu. Give your server a name and choose a region that's closest to you for better connection speed.
To set up your server, it is recommended to create channels and roles. You can use one of the templates provided below to simplify the process and ensure that your channels and roles are organized effectively.
Now you’ll need to create embeds for each read-only channel. For Rules, you can copy them from our premade set given below.
Now it’s time to add some bots, that you can directly add using the Discord App Directory by going into Server Settings > App Directory
Here is a list of bots you need to add:
Mee6 (Moderation Bot)
Dyno (Moderation Bot)
Arcane (Level Tracking Bot)
Kiyu (Giveaway Bot)
Invite Tracker (User Invite tracking Bot)
Ticket Tools (Support Bot)
Apollo Bot (Welcome pings)
Stat Bot (Shows Server Stats)
Maki (Multi-Purpose Bot)
These are some basic bots that every community server MUST have. Other Fun bots for community engagement include:
We have linked the invite link in the names, you can directly add these bots by clicking on each of them.
How to create Embeds?
The Easiest way to create embeds is by using a bot like mee6/Dyno. But if you are looking to create a professional embed with your name and profile then you'll need to buy Mee6 premium in which you also get a bot personalizer to create a customized bot for your server.
Another way to create embeds is using webhooks. This is the best way if you are ready to do some work rather than paying for a bot.
Follow the steps below:
Head over to Server Settings
Integrations > Webhook
Click on "New Webook"
Set the bot name and channel where you want to post your webhook
Add a profile photo and click on "Copy URL"
After that head over to https://discohook.org/ to start setting up your embed.
Paste the webhook URL at the top that you copied from Discord.
If you want any content without Embed you can post it in the "Content" Section
Delete the Example embeds by clicking on "X" and click on Add embed
To add your logo at the top right click on "Images" in embed and select Thumbnail
Send your image/logo to a channel in your server and right-click on it to copy the URL
Paste the URL in the "Thumbnail URL" section
Add a Title and Description for your embed
Click on the "Send" button at the top to send your embed
Here's an example of how it'll look on your server:
The text file for rules and guidelines is Attached below
How to Setup Roles?
If you are using a template it already has roles set you can just change the name and icons to the aesthetic of your server.
If you are creating your own server from Scratch then here are some basic roles that every server must have:
Owner Administrator Bots Moderator Bot Commander Voice Mod Channel Mod Nitro Booster Member
This is just an example for roles, you can even add Color roles, Level roles, etc.. and set them using a bot like Mee6.
Here's how you can setup role icons to make your Server look more professional:
Here are the steps to add an icon to a role on Discord:
Go to Server Settings.
Click on Roles.
Select the role you want to add the icon to.
Save the changes.
Note: Ensure that your icon is 64x64 in size to fit into the block properly.
We have provided a drive link that contains customized role icon images that you can use to enhance your Discord server. These icons can help your roles stand out and add a touch of personalization to your server.
To access these images, simply follow the steps below:
Click on the drive link that we have provided.
Log in to your Google account if prompted.
Once you are logged in, you should see a folder containing the customized role icon images.
Click on the folder to access the images.
From here, you can download the images to your computer or device.
To add the icons to your server, follow the steps mentioned earlier. Select the role that you want to add the icon to, and upload the downloaded image file.
Remember to ensure that the image size is appropriate (64x64) to fit into the block properly.
Save your changes and enjoy your newly customized Discord server!
You can also use https://www.discordicon.com/ to create your own custom Role Icon.
Discord Server templates
Here are some sites that you can use to find the perfect template for you:
Here's how to use a downloaded Discord server template:
Log in to your Discord account and create a new server.
Click on the "Template" button on the bottom left of the screen.
Click on "Upload Template" and select the extracted folder containing the template file.
Give your server a name and select the region closest to your location.
Review the channels, roles, and permissions included in the template. You can customize these as per your needs.
Click on the "Create" button, and your server will be set up with the selected template.
If you are creating a server related to NFTs or services, you can utilize our custom-made template available here. This template has been designed specifically for such servers and can help you easily set up channels and roles that are tailored to your needs.
How to enable community on Discord?
Enabling community features on Discord and creating an announcement channel involves a few simple steps. Here's how to do it:
Log in to your Discord account and navigate to the server you want to enable community features on.
Click on the server name at the top left of the screen to open the drop-down menu.
Select "Server Settings" from the drop-down menu.
Click on the "Community" tab on the left-hand side of the screen.
Toggle the "Enable Community" button to "On."
Choose a verification level for your server. This will help to prevent spammers and bots from joining your server.
Click on the "Save Changes" button to apply the changes.
After this, we'll need to create an announcement channel to post important updates about the server, that others can follow.
To create an announcement channel, follow these steps:
In the Discord server, click on the plus sign (+) next to the channels list.
Select "Create Channel" from the dropdown menu.
Give your channel a name, such as "Announcements"
Set the channel type to "Announcements" by selecting it from the dropdown menu.
Choose which roles will have access to the channel by adjusting the permissions.
Click on the "Create Channel" button to create the channel.
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