Have you ever considered creating a private Facebook group so your customers, members, and/or clients can connect with you and each other more personally and efficiently? We have had a private group for our annual #IndieCruise for several years, and it works well to keep us connected between cruises and to welcome new cruise registrants.
Here are some of the reasons we launched the private group:
Members can meet and encourage each other:
Entrepreneuship can be a lonely journey, especially when your business is online. In our private group, members can meet other success-minded handmade and creative entrepreneurs from around the nation, establish valuable business relationships, build on Success Calls, share resources, find joint venture partners, get feedback, and make new friends! Our members are constantly encouraged and no one is left to go it alone.
Members can share resources:
Already in the group, there are conversations about things like how to use Facebook's new “boost” feature, how to get the “grainy bumps” out of products made with cocoa butter, and how to use a no-cost, WordPress plugin to quickly add stock images, complete with appropriate ownership credits, to your blog posts.
Members can see our Success Call information easily:
Because time sensitive email messages with our Success Call dial-in codes can get lost in spam filters or just the busy-ness of the week, we post them in the private group where most members are logged in 24/7 anyway. If someone cannot find a call code, and the call starts NOW, they can just check the group and the code is at the top of the page.
Members can quickly access links for recordings of events they could not attend live:
Indie Business Network membership is a content-rich experience, and we are always sharing expert resources and “how to” tips to help them be successful. Everything is easy to find things by category in our new exclusive member resource directory, but if a member has a question about a topic, he or she can simply post to the group and another member who has found a useful resource on our site can share what they found useful.
If you are interested in discussing how a Facebook group might help you stay in touch with your customers, members and/or clients, you can join #HandmadeChat on Twitter on June 20. #HandmadeChat events are open to the public so anyone who wants to get quick small business success tips while expanding their sphere of influence on line can join us!
We're so excited to see our members in the new Facebook group!