New to our Networking for Success on Facebook series? Be sure to start by first reading parts one and two to get the full details on how to rock your Facebook network marketing efforts to the fullest.
In the last two articles we discussed how to get started with Facebook networking, and some general etiquette for groups. For part 3, we’re ready for good stuff: the networking! Time to get you started and looking like a pro with some easy tips to get you noticed.
Ready to get started?
Ready to actively participate in your groups, but stumped for ideas on what to say? 10 Tips:
(again, as mentioned in part 1 of the series, see a group’s specific rules first to ensure these are allowed):
- Comment on other people’s posts. Side note: naturally, this works best if your comment is genuine and adds some value to the conversation. You probably won’t be expected to comment on every post, so choose ones that are relevant to your experience / interest / knowledge.
- Instead of always posting your own stuff, switch it up and add relevant or interesting links sometimes that are not your own, such as inspirational messages or a share of an article or useful resource you think the group may like. To encourage a discussion, add a question to your post that fits the topic.
- Pay someone in the group a genuine compliment.
- Give a shout out to a member who you’ve done business with and whose work you admire.
- Ask for feedback on a topic of interest to the group (ie: in an accounting professionals group, “I’m considering upgrading to xyz accounting software. Are any of you using it, and if so, how do you like it so far?”).
- Post something inspirational, such as a famous uplifting quote or something motivational of your own.
- Make a poll. Create a Facebook poll and ask the group members their opinions or preferences on something related to their interests.
- Respond to members seeking help. If you are able to help, that is.
- Support your fellow members. It takes 1 second to click that “like” button if you support their message, but that simple acknowledgement will stick in their memory when they think back on who in the group has had their back. Again, you’re building relationships and trust.
- Get to know the other members. Does the group have occasional in-person meetups within your local area, or do they do live chat sessions? It might not be practical for you to attend them all, but showing up every now and again puts a face to your name and helps other members feel like they really know you. People in the group are likely to support and refer you before a stranger in the group who never shows up or posts anything valuable.
Give these tips a try in your groups and once you’re actively participating and making connections, you’ll be adding another valuable tool to your marketing efforts by expanding your reach and growing your circles.
Have additional questions?
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Want even more?
Remember to be sure to check out part 1 and part 2 in this series for more great tips on Facebook group networking. And if you have a group of your own for your biz or you’re considering starting one, check out our step-by-step tutorial on how to link them together on Facebook!
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