How can you make friends on Facebook? Have you tried Facebook Groups? I know you might be thinking that influencing people on Facebook is a bit harder than it is in real life. When we write it can sometimes be misunderstood or we feel like we haven’t explained ourselves as we would have liked to. You miss out on the tone of voice that conversation has. Words that are meant to be kind can sound harsh.
The other day I opened my computer, opened up Google, and began to research this topic. Wait, I thought to myself, I know one or two things about this. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have been asked to write this article. I’m here because I became a member of the Facebook group IBA Open Group. It’s an open Facebook Group for all bloggers.
How to Make Friends Using Facebook Groups
Don’t Spam Your Facebook Groups
Facebook Groups are the place to be if you want assistance, advice, information and a place to grow and learn. Rule of thumb; don’t spam! What is spamming? When you join a Facebook Group, don’t bombard the group with your product and definitely don’t go around dropping links to your website all over the place.
And please don’t just leave dull and dry comments on the posts of other members. Comments like: it looks good, I like it, or yummy are just boring and can be viewed as spam by some. You have to start building trust. Only introduce yourself and your product when the group admin gives you the ok. For example, when the admin welcomes you into the Facebook Group, underneath that post you can tell the group all about what it is that you do, share your website, and/or product.
You have to start building trust. Introduce yourself and your product when the group admin gives you the ok. For example, when the admin welcomes you into their Facebook Group and underneath that post you can tell the group all about what it is that you do, share your website, and/or product.
Be as Honest as Possible
When someone in the group asks a question, answer it, and provide information as honestly as possible. Don’t pretend, don’t lie, and don’t hide who you are. An example: I’m a food blogger and I belong to a particular Facebook food group and one of the members posted a food picture of chocolate. I don’t like chocolate. Everyone loved it except me. I voiced my opinion. Hey, it’s ok to state your opinion and back it up. That’s honesty and you aren’t faking who you are.
Gain the Trust of Other Members
Show you really care, show compassion and share knowledge that might be relevant to a post. Engage in daily conversation, leave comments on pictures, provide ideas, and help out without asking for anything in return. Once you have established your position and what you are about, people will start to trust you. Trust is your foundation! Through trust, friendships will come naturally. Of course, it won’t happen overnight. You have to communicate effectively, join in conversations, and add value. If you are not a good conversation starter don’t worry about it, because you can join a conversation. I promise there are many conversations happening in Facebook Groups for you to join in.
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What Type of Facebook Group Will You Join?
There are two types of Facebook Groups you can join; open groups or closed groups… I usually join both.
What’s the difference? Facebook Groups are closed so spammers aren’t able to hang out there. In a closed Facebook Group, administrators must approve members and only group members can see posted content. In an open Facebook Group, anyone can join and everything posted is viewable by anyone online, including search engines.
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It’s not rocket science!
You can make friends through Facebook Groups. I can’t stress enough that joining a Facebook Group is vital to helping you grow as a blogger. In a Facebook Group, you can find resources and support. You can even find clients and freelance work.
Facebook Groups are a great resource when you are starting out as a blogger and want assistance, support, and are looking to build lasting relations. For me, Facebook Groups have been like my own personal resource library and they will become that for you too if you use them properly.
When joining a Facebook group remember this: Building trust equals building friendships that can evolve into leads. My own acceptance into the International Bloggers’ Association Facebook Group was based on a foundation of honesty and trust.
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There are many Facebook Groups you can join! Of course, that will depend on your niche. Remember to join a Facebook Group that is connected with what you do or otherwise, you are just wasting your time.
To get you started, here are a few of the Facebook Groups where I hang out:
Now head on over and join our IBA Open Group and make some new friends! See you on Facebook 🙂
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