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  1. Tasha says: Reply

    This is so helpful! I really didn’t know where to start with Facebook groups, but this is a great guide.

    1. Elizabeth says: Reply

      So happy you found it helpful Tasha! Let me know if you have any other questions and I’ll reply here or add it to the post. I wanted to cover as much as I could but keep thinking I left something out lol

  2. Cat says: Reply

    This really is the ultimate guide! I love your tip about getting influencers in your field involved. At first I thought ‘surely they’ll be too busy to be a part of my group’ but it can’t hurt to ask, right? Will be trying this out!

    Your group is great btw – I love how helpful and supportive members are! Groups have totally changed Facebook for me.

    1. Elizabeth says: Reply

      Thank you so much Cat! And yes, you absolutely can get influencers to join. It’s all about what they will get out of being a member. Will it help them meet their Ideal Clients or customers? Expand the reach of their brand? Do market research? etc

  3. Elizabeth,

    Thank you for posting this! I’m a part of Blogging Boost, along with a few other Facebook groups, and I love them. However, I feel constantly overwhelmed and could spend hours just interacting on there and with all the amazing people involved. This is such a great post to help simplify what I SHOULD be doing in them. Thank you, thank you!!

    1. Elizabeth says: Reply

      I know exactly how you feel. I’m actually going to add a section to those post now about that because I think Facebook in general is so time and energy consuming, and I myself tend to get sucked into groups. I follow threads, ask questions, etc and can end up going to the groups I’ve posted in to see responses throughout the day.
      The key is first of all, limit how many groups you’re in. Only stay in the ones that make you feel uplifted.

  4. This is so helpful! ! I love your tip about getting influences in your field involved.
    Thank you for posting this!

    1. Elizabeth says: Reply

      I’m thrilled you enjoyed it Mansi! 🙂

  5. Carol says: Reply

    I belong to a handful of groups and try and pop in a few times per week. I’ve seen the popularity of groups really boom this past year. You listed some great tips for people considering starting their own group. Having your own Facebook group is a lot of work and a big commitment. If someone doesn’t have time to run their own group, join active groups such as Blogging Boost, this is a great way to meet people and share your passions.

    1. Elizabeth says: Reply

      I totally agree Carol! Groups have really taken off lately. I’ve had a few people ask me if I think they are going to keep growing in popularity or at some point gain less interest, and I think this year, people will start becoming more and more selective about which they join. They can be either extremely helpful or an energy drain, in my humble opinion. And you’re right regarding the commitment it takes, running a group.

  6. Wow , thank you very much for such a great post full of precious tips and information ! You obviously know , what you are talking about , very profound knowledge ! Bookmarked that !

    1. Elizabeth says: Reply

      I’m so happy you found it useful Klaudia! I really wanted to share everything I could about Facebook groups. I may keep adding to the post too.

  7. This is awesome! I just created a Facebook group targeted to my ideal clients (I’m a photographer), and this has helped!

    1. Elizabeth says: Reply

      That is brilliant Allison!! SO happy to hear that, and that it’s geared to your Ideal Clients too. What’s your group’s name?

  8. sara says: Reply

    Lovely post. I used to run a group when I was a craft blogger, but now I just don’t have the time. I tried to run one as a support for my clients but found I left it as a ghost town.

    Currently, I have a sample group that is hidden. If I build it into my routine then I may consider opening it up to more than the one person who is currently a member. ^_^

  9. Rachel says: Reply

    Wow Elizabeth,

    What a post jam packed with all that I need to know. I got so many lessons here. You spoke to me. The effort you put into the group is clear. I think I can call myself a semi spammer, I have been contributing to your group but have not introduced myself. In fact I have a confession. I have been procrastinating about reaching out and doing more because I don’t like the logo on my blog. I really want to say hi and tell people about me and if they are interested in me I don’t want them coming to my blog and seeing my crappy logo. You have motivated me into action. Thank you.

    Rachel.

  10. That passion really really really shines thru in all you do Elizabeth! Which is why your Blogging Boost FB group rocks. Because you’re not tied to any set outcome; you wanted to bring together passionate bloggers to help one another, and there they went. Beautiful how it all works so neat and tidy and nicely 😉

  11. You have such a good blogging presence…

    So much relevant value for your audience..

    Thank you for sharing and stay blessed 😉

  12. A lot of good info, thanks!

  13. Thank you so much for creating this guide. I have yet to start a Facebook group (and still not sure if I will–yet) but this has definitely created a better understanding for why I need to. I have still yet to master Pinterest and so I am kind of starting off one social media at a time. 😉

    xo, N

    1. Elizabeth says: Reply

      You are welcome Natasha! I personally think focusing on Pinterest to begin with is a smart idea as I get more traffic from that platform than Facebook. Plus I enjoy pinning. 🙂 Let me know if you start a Facebook group in the future!

      1. Thank you! I joined your #BloggingBoost group! So excited to be amongst an amazing group of tough, smart women!

  14. Great post Elizabeth – this has been SO helpful, and really practical. Thank you!

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