5 Facebook Groups You Need to Join Now

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5 Facebook Groups You Need to Join Now

I am in love with Facebook groups! Why? Believe it or not, Facebook groups have driven a lot of traffic to my website. I talk more about this in my post, How I went from 0 – 500 email subscribers in 30 days!

As a business owner, you’re always looking for new ways to drive more traffic, but that’s not the only reason you should join Facebook groups. My absolute favorite thing about groups is the supportive communities I have found.

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Being a team of one entrepreneur can be lonely! Sometimes you need to bounce ideas off of someone else, share exciting news or vent about your low points. Facebook groups are a safe place to do exactly that!

When you join a group be sure to read the guidelines so you understand the type of posts that are allowed and what’s not allowed. Some groups have a no promotion policy, and others allow any and all types of promotions. My favorite groups allow you to promote your business, but only in specific threads.

Here are five of my absolute favorite Facebook groups for entrepreneurs. These are the groups I’ve found to be the most helpful and supportive. They are comprised primarily of women, but men are welcome too!

TEAM OF ONE BIZ OWNERS

Team of One Biz Owners

Naturally, my own Facebook group is my favorite! I started this group for team of one business owners, AKA solopreneurs. Most of the Facebook groups I’ve found are focused solely on bloggers.

Bloggers aren’t the only entrepreneurs with a drive to succeed! Whether you’re a dentist, nutritionist, landscaper, Mary Kay distributor, or blogger you can benefit from connecting with other entrepreneurs. I also share social media and digital marketing tips to help you promote your business, drive traffic, and increase sales!

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ONLINE BUSINESS BFFs

I absolutely love this group hosted by Melyssa Griffin of melyssagriffin.com. Melyssa has such a positive spirit and her group mimics that spirit! The members genuinely want to support and help one another. If you’re on the fence about Facebook groups and want to test them out, start with this one!

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MY PRO BLOG + BIZ

My Pro Blog + Biz

This group is for online business owners and is hosted by Erika Madden of Olyvia.co. This group has a similar feel to Melyssa Griffin’s group and is another great place to get feedback and advice from very positive, supportive business owners.

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CREATIVE SUPERHEROES

Creative Superheroes

If you’re looking for a fun place to express your creativity, Allison Marshall’s group is the place to be! Allison is the creator of Wonderlass.com and a fellow Kansas Citian! Allison has such a fun personality and her group and website are full of color and pep. I love energy and excitement of this group.

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MARKETING SOLVED

Marketing Solved

Katherine Sullivan of MarketingSolved.com created her Facebook group as a place for business owners to connect and learn marketing secrets. Kat keeps her group engaged with daily threads allowing members to promote their business and social media profiles. She also shares some great marketing tips and tricks.

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There you have it, my five absolute favorite Facebook groups to promote my business and connect with other business owners.

Now I want you to get started!

Request to join all five groups, read the guidelines, and start engaging! After one week of genuine engagement, I know you’ll be hooked!

If you’re already a member of a few groups let me know your favorite Facebook group in the comments!

About the Author:

Angie Gensler teaches online business owners how to use Pinterest to drive traffic, generate leads, and increase sales. She is a seasoned marketing professional focused on keeping it real. This means real simple tutorials and resources that cut out the confusion and provide actionable tips. She is passionate about her family, dance parties, and creating a life worth living!
  • Katherine Sullivan

    Thank you SO much for including me with this great group of Facebook group owners! And thank you for being a part of our group and sharing our brilliance!

    • Absolutely Kat! And thank you for all you do to teach and help others! You’re an inspiration.

    • Absolutely! Thank you so much for all you do to help and teach others!

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  • Rachel Kay

    I loved your videos, and I’m wondering about pinning to the group boards, and tailwind tribes, do you pin your own pins to these places, or other people pins?

    • Hi Rachel! I pin only my own pins to my Tribes and my own pins AND other people’s pins to my group boards. Group boards are a great way to get discovered so anything you pin will help drive people to your Account and increase your followers. Have you checked out my two video tutorials on Group boards and Tribes?

  • Rachel Kay

    I’m also wondering about facebook groups, since I’m not a blogger, I have an ecommerce site, selling tableware, what kind of groups should I join?

    • Hi Rachel, you what to find groups where you target audience is hanging out. For example, if your target audience is stay-at-home-Moms who love to decorate, see if you can find some home decor or interior decorating groups. You might have to join and test 10 or more before you finally find 2 or 3 that are packed full of your target audience. I would also recommend finding a group of other e-commerce sites so you can connect with them. You might find some great collaboration opportunities or learn new tactics perfect for your niche.

      • Rachel Kay

        Thanks for your advice. You have great insights. I’m wondering, once I join these groups, what sort of things would I post? Just products that I sell? Links to my blogposts? I’m not sure how to go about this, since I never joined any groups of the sort.

        • When you first join read the group rules and observe for a week. Get a feel for the group “culture” and what’s allowed and not allowed. Most groups won’t let you join and start promoting the heck out of yourself. You need to be helpful. Keep an eye out for people asking questions that you can answer. Or wait for the group host to invite members to promote their business in a special thread.

          • Rachel Kay

            Thank you so much! Great advice!

          • You are very welcome Rachel! Glad to help!

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  • Are these groups good for someone whos Target market is Authors, SPeakers and coaches?

    • Hi Alyssa, I would recommend joining Melyssa Griffin’s group first as it is a very large group with a large variety of entrepreneurs. Once you’re accepted I would ask in her group if anyone knows of great groups where authors, speakers, and coaches hang out. There is likely to be someone who’s already done the research and can help you out. Then, I would jump into Facebook and start searching for groups of your target market using the words “authors, speakers, coaches.” Hope this helps!