I love Facebook groups. I think they are one of the easiest things you can do that will contribute to growing your business. Below I will share with you three key reasons to join Facebook groups.
Networking is extremely important in business. Typically, when you hear the word networking, you think of face to face interaction. Networking doesn’t always happen in person. It can happen online as well.
Online networking is a not a traditional type of networking, but it works just as well. When joining Facebook groups, you will notice there are guidelines that are set for each particular group, made by its admin (the person who started the group). Guidelines and rules vary by group.
You want to make sure you are looking for Facebook groups with like-minded people who have the same or similar interests as you. Otherwise, it will be a little difficult to network and collaborate.
For example, if you are a blogger, you would want to find a Facebook group for bloggers, writers, or freelancers. This way, you will be able to connect with other people who are in the same profession as you. You all will begin to speak and share ideas. This will only work if you are active in the group and willing to put yourself out there to speak to others.
2. New Opportunities
Imagine how easy it would be to connect with like-minded people who are sharing new opportunities that could boost your career or interests if everyone was in one central location. This is exactly how Facebook groups are set up.
There are like-minded people in one group who share job postings, speaking opportunities, free resources such as workshops, and so much more. There are also people in Facebook groups that are looking for a particular type of service, and you may be able to assist them.
For example, if you are a blogger and you’ve joined a group for bloggers and writers and there is someone in the group looking for guest bloggers or someone looking to hire someone to manage their company blog, This could be a great opportunity for.
As a member of many Facebook groups, I know there are a ton of postings just like this example. I’ve been able to gain new clients from being active on Facebook groups.
Although you can network and find new opportunities in Facebook groups, they can also be extremely informational. Since there are like-minded people in the groups, you will typically be interested in the same things as other group members.
For example, if you are in a group for bloggers and writers, someone may post an article on how to increase your blog traffic by 50% in one week. This information could be extremely helpful for you and beneficial to your business. There are times when people in the group have virtual events that are free. This is also a great opportunity for you to get free information to grow your business.
Finding Facebook groups is fairly simple. Type what you are interested in into your Facebook search bar, and then click Groups. A ton of groups will populate. Most of the time, groups are closed and you have to send a request to join.
Although Facebook groups are great and I encourage people to be a part of them, the only way you will benefit is to be active in the groups. A lot of times, you will notice the same people interacting in the groups. That’s because they have built a relationship with people, and that is one of the goals.
Always keep in mind that there are several ways to grow your business, so don’t always think about going the traditional route. Think outside the box.