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Building a brand is paramount to your success. If you’re a digital marketer, entrepreneur, or business owner, you likely know that. Like, duh!

You may even know that creating Facebook groups is a great way to find your most loyal customers. Okay, kudos to you.

Many online marketers get about this far in their marketing plan and then stall. Why?

They may:

  • Run out of things to say
  • Not know how to repurpose their content
  • Have trouble finding the right customers

If that’s you, hey, we’ve all been there. Am I right?

But, what if you had a proven system to help you know what to say and when to say it. A system that helped you find your tribe. You know the customers I’m talking about—the ones that would follow you anywhere. The kind that would walk through hot coals while carrying their fattest friend-type-of-customer.

Would that type of system be valuable to you?

By now I hope you’re making this kind of gesture:

If so, continue to read because we’re about to break down the top five posts that 99% of Facebook groups don’t even use. The kind of posts that increase your sales and your reach at the same time.

Let’s dive in!

1. Engagement Questions

This may sound like a given. But it might surprise you how many groups don’t use this post in their Facebook group. If you’re not sure what an engagement question post is, no worries. We’re going to explain it in simple terms.

You’ll be a pro at writing engagement posts in no time after reading this.

Before we get into what engagement question posts are, let’s talk about why they help your Facebook group.

Engagement Questions can help you:

  • Identify who is likely to buy your product now
  • Identify who may be likely to buy your product in the future
  • Establish your avatar or ideal customer

Engagement questions help you understand your audience. It also helps you establish buyer personas. They let you know the typical age, habits, gender, and interests of your ideal customer. That’s valuable information for a post that only takes a couple of minutes to create. An engagement question is a question that asks for engagement from your customers. You could create an engagement question post using a picture, video, or even a poll.

Here is an example of an engaging question that received over 160 comments:

 

2. Story Posts

Some Facebook marketers only talk about their products, benefits, and features. That is a poor strategy.

Facebook group members want to connect with the brand. That can only happen if you show your members a little bit behind the scenes. Show your personality. It doesn’t even have to be a happy topic.

Another way to create story posts is to let the camera roll. Talk about an exciting, challenging, or monumental time in your life. It should apply to what you teach in your Facebook group.

3. Free Trainings

Why do people join Facebook groups? Why do you join Facebook groups?

Chances are you join Facebook groups to learn something new. You may also join to connect with like-minded people. Many Facebook groups forget that groups are all about a connection. Instead, they slap up a banner and a few posts about their products. Then they recycle the same tired material. No one wants that. The easiest way to add value to your customers is to invite them, nurture them, and offer free stuff. Everyone likes free stuff! Offer free trainings. It gives your members a taste of what your paid content looks like.  It also adds a TON of value.

So put together some content that leads up to your bigger ticket items. Then give away free content that gets them interested to learn more. After that, you can follow up with an offer that over-delivers.

Check out my free trainings here

4. Quotes

Posts with inspiring quotes are another great way to engage your members. Like engagement question posts, quotes are a very simple and effective tool. To ramp up a quote post’s engagement, you can finish with a question. Asking other members for their favorite quote about the same topic. These are pretty self-explanatory, so let’s move on.

5. Personal Post – Behind The Scenes

Personal posts and story posts may sound the same, but they are very different. In a story post, you describe a story that connects to your personal growth or a challenge you overcame.

A personal story isn’t about your journey at all. It’s a post about a typical day-in-the-life of you. It’s not scripted or edited for users. It provides a peek behind the curtain about your typical day. It could be you out and about town, running errands, or something else. It’s a way for people to connect with the real you, not your persona on social media. It can be a video or a picture post. You could even do a Facebook Live post. Find a way to make it fun and engaging.

 

Five Weekly Posts to Boost Engagement and Increase Sales

There you have it! Our five weekly posts to help you boost engagement and increase sales. We’re confident this approach can help you.

It should give you all you need to increase engagement and sales.

 

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There are two types of marketers online.

There are the spammy, reach-out-and-bug you type. Then there is the provide-massive-value type.

We’ll let you piece together which type builds real engagement.

While most marketers should know better, some don’t. That’s why we’ve designed this post to help you become the type of marketer that builds real engagement.

If you’re not sure if your group builds real engagement, please, go back to the top and read again. In all seriousness, though… Whether you are a marketer, entrepreneur, or business owner, learning the skills to actively engage people online can be a game-changer. If you’ve tried creating Facebook groups in the past with less-than-stellar results, this post is for you.

Here are five posts to massively increase your Facebook group engagement.

The Importance of Having a Facebook Group

Facebook groups can be the key to unlocking unlimited earning potential. It’s a place to nurture prospective clients, connect with your most loyal customers, and build an email list. As an administrator, you can use email as one of your three questions. Once you have their email, you can begin to send email sequences to their inbox that add value. Remember the two kinds of marketers, be the one that adds value.

With that out of the way…

Here are five posts you can use to generate massive engagement in your Facebook group starting on day one.

1. Welcome Posts (Get Personalized)

No…not those kinds of welcome posts! You know the ones.

They look like a short sentence with a long list of names tagged at the end. Those welcome posts are for the “other kind” of marketer. And we don’t want to be that marketer. Great welcome posts add massive value from day one. They don’t list a bunch of names and call it a day. No one wants to see that!

 

Three steps to create a great welcome post:

 

  1. Create a greeting that is authentic, personalized, and shows that work went into it.

 

  1. Tag the new people for the week but mention things about each person. I could be where they are from, if they have their own Facebook group, what business they’re in, etc.

 

  1. Provide a call-to-action to introduce themselves and follow the steps on the announcement pinned to the top of the page.

 

An announcement is a great way to engage your members. Provide a list of To-Dos. That will drive engagement and help them get to know other people in the group.

 

Your list of To-Dos could be as simple as:

 

  • Check your direct message (and message people about how you can help them)
  • Links to products to support you
  • Add me as a friend and mark me as a favorite
  • Add my free trainings to your calendar
  • Go live and add a picture of yourself and introduce yourself to the group
  • Comment below and let me know what you sell so I can send you referrals

 

If you find a way to personally greet your new members each week, you’ll be on your way to providing engagement.

 

Get creative with it, and make it your own. People will look forward to it and engage with new members.

2. Encourage Connection and Collaboration

Facebook groups are a community. People join them to meet like-minded people and raise their game.

Create posts that encourage connection and collaboration. We recently made a connection and collaboration post that’s gaining real traction in the group. It was really simple to make. Here’s how we did it. We took an image of a world map and then posted instructions. We created a call-to-action to take in the comments.

Here are the instructions we used:

  1. In the comments, look for your state. If you don’t see your state, add it.
  2. Look for your city and heart it. If you don’t see your city under the state, add it.
  3. Be sure to click view more comments.

 

Within the first hour, we had over a hundred comments and over a thousand views. Adding these types of connection and collaboration posts a couple of times a week will generate massive engagement in your group.

3. Let New Members Share Their Business

Communities are a place to share. Your page should prescribe the same adage.

 

Every week, we allow new members to share their business. That creates massive value for our members. As with all of our posts, we always include a call-to-action:

  1. Look through the comments and find one group you’d like to join.
  2. Link your group below.
  3. Tell us about your group.

 

These simple directions, placed in an image and followed up by text above that says roughly the same thing, created massive engagement for our Facebook group.

 

If you’re not sure how to create an image, we suggest Canva. It’s free and easy to use. We also do this with YouTube if you have a YouTube channel. Ask people to subscribe to your channel, and then have them share their own YouTube Channel. It could also be done with Instagram, Twitter, etc.

4. Provide Massive Value

Most people join Facebook groups to engage and learn from others. Once you have onboarded new members, it’s time to teach them.

You must lead with value.

That means that all of your content should have a specific way it adds value to the group. If your group is about selling widgets, provide valuable content on how to sell widgets better. The point is to teach them, nurture them, and help them.

That’s why they joined the group.

Your content could lead to videos, blog posts, or any other form of content. So long as it’s valuable and connects with the reasons why they joined the group.

5. Make Them an Offer That Over-Delivers

Now, you’ve taken the time to welcome your members. You’ve engaged them.

 

You’ve connected them with like-minded members. You’ve let them share their business, AND you’ve nurtured them with valuable content.

Now it’s time to make them an offer that over-delivers. Present a low-ticket offer that massively over-delivers. Make it irresistible. Connect it to what you’ve shown your members and how it expands upon it.

Lead with value.

The Five Posts for Massive Facebook Group Engagement

There you have it! The five posts for massive Facebook group engagement. Use these tools, and you’ll be on your way to becoming the type of marketer that generates real engagement.

 

If you’re looking for more valuable content and weekly live trainings, join our Facebook group here.

 

Why do some Facebook groups explode with high-quality members while others grow at a snail’s pace?

It’s not an accident or luck.

Growing a Facebook group that attracts quality members and does the marketing for you comes down to having the right plan to follow.

Today I’m going to share my strategy for positioning Facebook groups in a way that sets them up to bring in top-quality leads without a ton of marketing effort.

Here’s what you need to know.

How to Name Your Facebook Group

When naming your Facebook group, you shouldn’t overcomplicate it.

Don’t try to be cute or clever – the most effective Facebook group names directly call out their avatar and contain keywords people are searching for.

Ask yourself the following questions when you’re naming your group:

  • Who is the group for?
  • What problem do you help them solve?
  • What results are they hoping to obtain?
  • What obstacle they’re trying to avoid?
  • What keywords are they searching for?

Be clean on your avatar, but niche down. Let’s look at an example:

Group name: Running for Fitness

This group name is far too general and won’t attract high-quality members. In fact, it’s so broad it might not attract anyone at all.  Instead, the owner needs to niche down.

Group name: Females Over 30 Running for Weight Loss – Inspiration and Accountability

This name addresses a specific avatar (females over 30), addresses a result (weight loss), and shows what the members will get (inspiration and accountability.)

If you’re having a hard time nailing down a name, come up with five different options, run a poll, or ask for opinions on your Facebook profile page.

How to Position Your Group

There are hundreds of thousands of Facebook groups out there – to attract your ideal client, yours needs to be distinctive.

This is where positioning comes in.

You need to do things differently than your competitors to stand out. For example, when I first started my Facebook group, I realized that almost no one in my niche was doing videos. So, I started doing video training and live videos.

Brainstorm ideas that will help you provide value above and beyond other groups.

Also, be sure to avoid selling to your group members right away. This is a mistake many Facebook group owners make and will only turn-off members.

Instead, reach out to new members individually. Ask if they have questions you can answer. You can also offer bonuses or free training or but be sure to make your messages personalized.

Crafting a Facebook Group Cover: What to Include

The cover photo of your group presents an opportunity to grab a potential member’s attention. Your cover photo should communicate who the group is for and what you offer.

The cover should also include a photo of you and your freebie.

If you need inspiration, check out the cover images of 10 similar groups and note what you like and dislike. Spend adequate time making sure your cover photo looks good.

If you don’t have the design skills to pull off a great-looking cover, you can inexpensively hire someone on Fiverr to make it for you.

How to Draft a Facebook Group Description

Your description is what potential new users will see when they join your Facebook group.

If you’re clueless about what to put in the description, try filling in this sentence:

I help (avatar) get this (result) without having (to do this hard thing.)

You should also add the advantages a user will get from joining your group. Are you offering free trainings? Live Q & A’s? Whatever you do to provide value should be listed in your description.

Lastly, be sure to add who the group is NOT for.

If you don’t accept everyone into the group, you need to state why and what the requirements are for getting in.

Also, don’t forget to place a link to your funnel challenge or offer in your group description. Even users who don’t join your Facebook group might sign up for your email list.

The Best Way to Grow Your Facebook Group

If your group is brand new, don’t approve new members until you get 50-100 member requests. This way, you aren’t posting for only one or two people.

Here are a few other strategies to get started with a bang.

Create an Epic Lead Magnet

One of the best ways to get people to join your group is to create a lead magnet they would pay for.

This lead magnet can be a variety of things, depending on your niche. Here are a few examples:

  • Weekly Video Q&A’s
  • Free Guide Demonstrating Something Specific
  • Exclusive Coupon Code
  • Video Course

I even go so far as incentivizing users to complete my lead magnet, sending them a free t-shirt when they complete the process.

Leverage Your Authority

The more you get out there and familiarize people with your name and message, the faster your group will grow.

Position yourself as an authority in your space by doing podcast interviews, summits, and partnerships with other creators.

Host a Contest

Offer prizes for people who recruit others to your Facebook page.

You can offer epic prizes – like a Mac Book Pro – to users who bring in a certain number of high-quality members within 30 days.

To drum up competition you can post a daily leaderboard.

When the contest is over be sure to announce the winner on your group page and deliver on the prize.

Get Your Page Positioned for Success

While there are hundreds of thousands of Facebook pages for people to join, putting in the work to make yours stand out can help you bring in the high-quality leads your business needs.

It takes some upfront effort and time, but you can build an awesome page that markets itself with the right strategy. Click here to learn more about Facebook Organic Marketing.

 

Promoting a service or product online is hard, no matter if you’re promoting your own or someone else’s products. The majority of the marketers who start promoting their services online commit one fatal error: they try selling without getting to know their clients. I am here to help you learn how to sell without being a salesperson and use Facebook to your advantage without being a slave to Facebook Messenger.

 

R.E.A.L

One of the big problems people face when creating a marketing campaign online is that they don’t know or connect with the product or service they’re selling. They focus on the revenue part too much, and they forget to create a connection to the product – and that is the missing key for you to start your marketing campaign.

 

For you to successfully sell something online, you have to ask yourself a few questions: who can you help? What problem can you solve? How can you relate to your clientele? This leads to the R.E.A.L. acronym: Relatable, Earn, Align, and Longevity.

 

You want to find a product that is relatable to you and your clients. My market, for example, targets a specific market: I target people who want to get out of their jobs or have a passive income. You don’t need results to market your product – you need to be able to relate to your product through stories and experiences.

 

After you find a relatable product, you need to make sure it has great earning potential. It’s not bad to want to profit out of it – you are marketing the product, after all. Make sure that you are finding something that can give you an income.

 

Your product needs to be something that you can align with as far as values, mission, and vision. It will be hard to relate to a product that you don’t agree with – your marketing will come off as superficial and bland.

 

Finally, make sure your product will be around for the long term. Make sure you’re investing in a product or service that won’t be gone on the next day. Even if you relate to the product and you align with it, it won’t matter if it will be outdated or decommissioned the next month.

 

Lead, Nurture, and Convert

Once you find a product that is relatable and will provide you income, you need to start thinking about how you’re going to find your clients and how you’re going to convert them into paying customers.

 

This is where most marketers make their big mistake: they spend all their money on paid ads. I’ve done that too, and I am here to tell you not to. It doesn’t matter if you’re publishing a lot if you don’t know who you’re targeting. Here’s what you have to do: you have to lead your public to your group, nurture a relationship with them, and convert them to paying customers.

 

You have to publish information for people to find you – that’s a fact. But you have to know what to publish.  You have to create lead content, and that can be YouTube videos, podcasts, interviews, or an optimized Facebook profile. You have to publish content that will get your ideal client.

 

Leading them to your Facebook group requires work. But when you get it right – the right media for the right clients – that will make them want to know more about you and your product. That’s when you start to nurture your relationship with your client. You can nurture content by creating a Facebook group or platform, giving free online courses, or creating an email marketing chain.

 

Once you nurture this relationship, it’s bound to convert it into your product’s purchase. This part is when you’d get your revenue. Notice how we’re not providing a sales pitch to your client to make that happen – we’re creating a relationship with them, giving them something to read and relate to you and your product. Your nurture will naturally convert your clients into paying customers.

 

The P.A.I.M.E system

All this leads to the P.A.I.M.E. system – the five-step process that will make you stand out from other marketers. People don’t understand Facebook marketing – they treat profiles as just that. Online marketing is not different from regular, in-person marketing. You wouldn’t reach out to a person, give them your business card, and tell them to buy your product.

 

You have to prime new connections. Look for people in other groups that share the same interest. You have to find your prime customer, understand what they’re interested in and which groups they’re in, and how you can create content in those groups that will lead them to your profile.

 

Once you prime your connections and they start interacting with your posts, add them as friends. That will initialize your relationship with them. Engage with them: like and comment on their posts, follow up on what they write, make sure they know they can talk to you and they’ll start doing the same.

 

After you add them, message them. You don’t have to do this right away and you shouldn’t be a slave to Messenger. Focus on the engagement and let them come to you. Let those who are really interested in what you post to reach out to you.

 

When you create this connection, invite them to your page, group, free training, coaching, or whatever you have to offer. Show them your content and get them interested in what you have to offer.

 

Finally, earn your 40% commission (or 100% if the product is yours). Remember – if they have;t bought something before, it doesn’t mean they’re not going to buy them ever. I have clients who were on my Facebook group for two years before purchasing something. Just always focus on targeting the right audience and your profit will come.

 

Don’t miss out on the next workshop!

If you want to put all this (and much more) into action, make sure to secure your spot at my next live workshop here! After you sign up you will receive an email from me with a Zoom link, a calendar hold, and a link for a Facebook group chat.

 

I like to keep my workshops at a reasonable size to make sure everyone is getting the best out of them, so make sure to get your spot before it fills up. You will get an amazing workshop for a great discount! Here’s what you’ll get:

  • FB Profile Setup & Implementation (Value = $197)
  • ​FB Group Setup & Automation (Value = $297)
  • FB Page Setup & Strategy (Value = $297)
  • ​My FB Organic Content Strategies (Value = $497)
  • ​BONUS #1: Checklists to follow along (Value = $197)
  • ​BONUS #2: Exact examples to use (Value $497)
  • ​BONUS #3: Outreach Strategies & Scripts (Value $297)
  • ​BONUS #4: Feedback on your marketing (Value $297)
  • ​BONUS #5: 1:1 Strategy Session with me (Value $497)
  • And all of that is only for $97 dollars!

 

Make sure to sign up for a workshop, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to find me on my, Facebook or Youtube.

It’s no secret that maintaining an online presence means more for today’s businesses than ever before.

Whether out of necessity or convenience, customers expect to be able to learn more about your company, make purchases, and contact customer service without having to pick up a phone or leave their house.

As a business owner, you may have already invested a lot of time and money into building a comprehensive website that is optimized for speed, while still showcasing your offerings, but creating Facebook pages and growing your following can be just as important when trying to generate leads and close sales.

4 Benefits to Creating Facebook Pages

While you likely use Facebook personally to connect with family and friends, there are benefits to using this platform to establish and grow your business.

1. Building a Community

Despite popular newcomers like TikTok and Houseparty, Facebook is still the largest social media channel when it comes to active users worldwide. There is a lot of potential for organic marketing once you’ve established a presence on the platform.

Unlike paid websites, Facebook offers many free features that allow you to engage with customers directly, or post pictures and updates to your community of followers.

Despite its updated algorithm putting a focus on interactions with family and friends, it is possible to build your community without having to pay for advertising. Here are some strategies to build your business through organic marketing using your Facebook page:

  • Create meaningful content
  • Learn which times of day people are most engaged with you
  • Utilize hashtags – they’re not just for Instagram and Twitter anymore!
  • Reply to comments on your posts
  • Take advantage of Facebook Live and Facebook Stories to get to the top of your audience’s pages

Maintain a focus on high-quality content that your customers want to see. Inspiring users to share your posts will put them in front of prospective customers who may not have otherwise seen your page.

2. Business Tools at Your Disposal

Having Facebook pages allows you access to its free business tools. Features like Page Insights and Ads Manager let you compare your reach and demographics through organic marketing vs. paid or “boosted” posts. Facebook Page Insights also allows you to see which posts resonate with your customers by showing you which ones people interact with the most.

Facebook business pages also offer virtual assistant tools that allow you to hire employees, manage appointments, and create events directly from your page.

Retail-oriented businesses know that the more clicks a customer needs to make, the less likely they are to follow through with a purchase. Ecommerce businesses now have the option to convert sales directly on Facebook, removing additional steps in their purchasing process. Depending on the size of your business, you can create a small shop and sell products directly on Facebook pages.

3. Build Authority

While self-promotion is important on Facebook pages, they also allow for you to establish yourself or your business as an expert and a premium destination. Share helpful tips, newsworthy articles, and recent events in your niche to keep your page at top of mind. Set yourself up as the first person a potential customer thinks about when they are looking to resolve an issue.

As long as you give credit, sharing noteworthy information of colleagues in your field also helps to build your professional network. They may thank you by sharing materials or information about your business in the future.

4. Establish Your Company Brand

Yes, having your logo on your website, and possibly, business cards are solid steps toward establishing a brand. However, the more places you are seen online with consistent brand messaging, the more you will be remembered.

Facebook makes it easy to establish and maintain your brand through its pages.

Promote Your Mission

Facebook makes it easy for users to navigate through pages and view your “About” section. Make the most of this section by sharing a clear mission statement that pulls together everything from what your company is to why you do it and who you serve.

Storytelling has become an increasingly popular term among marketers, and having a story that resonates with your audience, while establishing your brand, can increase followers and engagement with your page.

Stay Ahead of the Competition

Having a clearly defined brand message will help give you an edge over competitors. Be sure to develop a brand that sets you apart from similar businesses. Similar to social media platforms like LinkedIn, your Facebook page is a place to showcase your successes to give you a competitive advantage.

Define Your Business Personality

Establishing your voice on Facebook is another way to make your page a unique experience to your visitors. Decide if you are fun and quirky, outgoing and adventurous, simple and classic, or something else entirely. Your company’s personality should remain authentic to who you are, but should also become a style unique to what you are selling.

Take a cue from big brands that are established on social media and have a clearly defined company voice. The Calm app has been growing in popularity in recent years, and on social media, they provide soothing and inspirational posts. They want readers to find their calm and improve mindfulness. Whereas, long-standing big brands like Taco Bell relate to their customers by providing offbeat, witty posts. They understand that taco stands have become very saturated, so their posts aim to entertain and gain followers.

The Bottom Line

The time that you invest to develop an informative and interactive Facebook page is worth it to establish yourself in your niche and grow your business. Utilizing the free tools provided by Facebook will help you begin to better understand your audience and create more engaging posts.

As your business grows you will become better aligned to create develop Facebook ad strategies and take your business to the next level. Once you’ve established your business on Facebook, take advantage of other scheduling and graphic tools to further amplify your message.

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