Running a Facebook Group is something I know a thing or two about after running Business Business Business for 6 years.
Currently, we have 32K members supporting each other through their business journey we also run a Community for Course Creators called the Course Creators Circle.
Facebook Groups can be a great place for people to come together around a combined subject or cause. Groups can be built around:
- a topic or subject in your industry
a community cause
a group of paid members for a program or service.
Running a Facebook Group is the new thing that business owners have been “told” to do to build their expertise, grow their market, share, and develop their business. As a founder of a few Facebook Groups, I see the value in running one, but there is a little more to running a group than simply setting it up and walking away.
In this week’s Tips Tuesday we are going to look at tips around How to Run a Facebook Group for your Business including the questions you need to ask and how to create engagement in your group.
MY TOP TIPS FOR RUNNING A FACEBOOK GROUP:
Set your guidelines early and stick to them. These are the glue of your group and how it will work and feel.
Be active, supportive and encouraging. Commit to giving your members a piece of your time each and every day.
Encourage your members to share their wins. It can be lonely out there at times so sharing wins of any size is important. Foster that as often as you can.
Encourage your group members to report posts they feel are outside the group guidelines. This will save you loads of time rummaging through every post, and helps members to feel that they are truly part of the community.
Not everyone will love your group and that is OK. Groups are about community and finding the right people who will fit.
Do things for your group, engage with them and get to know them by creating challenges, webinars etc., just for them.
Share the group around. Like all things, people have to know about you to find you, so remember to share your group with people!
You can join us at Business Business Business here https://www.facebook.com/groups/BusinessBusinessBusiness and The Course Creators Circle Community here https://www.facebook.com/groups/coursecreatorscircle
And if you want to dive further into Facebook Groups the Creating Communities with Facebook Groups course is here https://enevergroup.thinkific.com/courses/creating-communities-with-facebook-groups