Facebook Groups

I’m a member of about 5 local business facebook groups

And sorry if this offends a lot of you – but so many of simply SELL SELL SELL rather than TALK TALK TALK

A group to me should be about help, advice, support, sharing knowledge – all the “giving” things that once in a while give you a right to “take” or “Sell”

So here are 7 Ways You Can Contribute To Facebook Groups Without Selling

1. Post Your Latest Blog Post – but remember your blog post should offer value to the reader rather than “ra ra ra this is a new thing for sale”

2. Contribute to another persons post in the group – you’d be surprised how many people don’t

3. If somebody asks for help – invite people to the group who can help them

4. Leave a testimonial for another local business you’ve worked with – if others help you, pass the good word forward

5. Share Positive Local News – Smash the Negative Stories out of the way with a dose of good news. Positivity inspires positivity

6. Share another local businesses blog post – Same as Point 1, but show other blogs that have inspired you

7. Post something that isn’t business once in a while. Music, TV, Culture – people buy from people

Go back to the groups your part of and think how much better the groups would be if instead of just sales messages you had all of the above

Here are a few groups i’m part of – go join in the discussions where relevant

Trafford Businesses https://www.facebook.com/groups/354261587929204/

Altrincham https://www.facebook.com/groups/50751548890/

Urmston https://www.facebook.com/groups/493651750742675/

Sale West Voice https://www.facebook.com/groups/304551236222405/

4 responses to “7 Ways You Can Contribute To Facebook Groups Without Selling”

  1. Avatar Chris says:

    Hi Alex, what’s your thoughts on people using the facebook buy and sell groups to advertise business? Is this the way forward or are they just as annoying as spammers?

    • Alex Alex says:

      Just constant sales messages are annoying in any Facebook group – but it’s a no go in buy and sell groups – they’re not set up for business advertising

      There are other local groups to talk about the community etc but soft sell as the blog above rather than hard sell

  2. Thanks for this Alex. A refreshing read and useful links as well. IN fact, I might just take your advice and post this blog…

    • Alex Alex says:

      Happy to – i’m part of quite a few facebook groups as you know and find the constant selling a real turn off in many

      I actually did a Community Test recently and several of the large groups failed to respond to a simple question – the one that responded massively was the Urmston Group where people chat to each other and get to know each other rather than just sell

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