Yes I know what I am saying may sound out crazy. You might be thinking Shazeen how in the world are Facebook Groups like Email Lists. It is like a mindset, whenever you post your product, free an opt-in, or even share your success, your email list engages with you.
Facebook groups are quite amazing. When I first launched, I knew that Facebook Groups provides tons of value but I never thought it would give me the amount of success I had achieved. When I launched my blog, I started posting in Facebook groups. My first post was about my blog launch. I had shared my blog launch with a link to my website. The response was amazing, with over 100 views on my first day and at least 6 comments on my blog posts. This was a huge success for me, since it allowed me to understand if my blog would be successful. After posting in Facebook groups for over a week, I have gotten 2000 views, 60 opt-ins, and book two paid clients. This all happened by choosing the right Facebook group.
HOW TO KNOW IF A FACEBOOK GROUP IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
There are three things I like to look for when I am finding new Facebook groups. There are many different questions or factors should which could work for you.
- Is there engagement in the group? If no one in the group is replying to each other, don’t bother. You want a group where everyone is connected and understands each other.
- Do they allow promotion? Make sure you read the group's guidelines before you post anything that would promote your blog or business. It could get you kicked out of a group. You want a group which allows promotion allowing traffic to arrive to your website.
- How many potential clients or customers are in the group? Browse through the group, there is also a search bar in the group. Use this feature to your advantage and explore the group. Some examples are if you are a food blogger, search recipes maybe something will show up. Another example, if you a graphic designer, search up graphic designer needed. This way search everything that is related to your niche to figure out if it right for you.
HOW MANY FACEBOOK GROUPS SHOULD I JOIN?
You want to stick to five, I have two groups with over 10,000 people. This allows me to show my content to new people. This is the group, where my opt-in and traffic rates were huge. I had three groups with around 1000 to 500 people in the group, this is where I found two clients. I would try to get to many groups and spread yourself thin. It gets too overwhelming and you can make that much of an impact.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I POST?
I would strive for helping in all the posts you can, especially the ones that show your expertise. Although for promotion posts, for your email opt-ins you should post around twice a week. Any more, seems to much and spammy. I have a template for you to use:
I am here to say I have recently achieved [ insert achievement you have received]. After all of this hard work, I have decided that I will be giving away [ the type of free opt-in]. This is an epic [type of opt-in] for you use. But this is a limited time offer, just comment I want this below!
You can use this epic template to make people go to your website, to drive traffic and grow your email list like crazy.
I think that is this is all for this post. Facebook groups have bee amazing to for me and hopefully can be amazing for you too.