Are You Getting Swallowed Up In Facebook Groups?

by Martha Giffen

Facebook groups have become the new happening place for social interaction.

The social site itself is a great location to make connections, but for deeper group conversations or bonding, the groups are the bomb!

Not all groups are created equal.

Groups are set up for various reasons.  To utilize this social outlet best, be sure the group’s “reason for being” is a good fit for your own goals.  Some are great places for open discussion on a topic, while others are simply a place for bulletin-board type information.  Many groups center around sharing each others content, while others are a place to promote your products.

Follow the rules!

When joining a group, chances are, there are some rules.  Be sure you know what is expected of you before you make the decision to stay in.  If you are looking for a group to help you promote your business, make sure that’s allowed in the group’s guidelines.  If not, you could find yourself being reprimanded or even tossed out!

Too much of a good thing?

Sometimes, yes.  Here’s where the rubber meets the road.  Just like any other place people congregate and hang out on the web, the groups have the distinct pleasure of being fun.  So much so that before you know it, you’ve spent way too much time commenting, hanging out and whoops, your day is gone!

Add to that, the numerous groups that are adding people right and left without their permission (apparently this now the way FB is operating, not group admins), and you can easily get swallowed up in the groups before you know it!

It’s getting crazy out there!

Sometimes it can feel like the wild, wild west online.  There’s so much going on and so many people to meet.  You need to pick and choose. Only join groups that are beneficial to your goals.  You might want to consider putting restrictions on the time you spend there.  Be focused, set a timer and if you want to get anything done in your business, stay out of the chit-chat groups! Also, leave the ones that have drama.  Not worth your time!

Now, go out there and find groups that support what you are trying to do and don’t get swallowed up!







 Are You Getting Swallowed Up In Facebook Groups?

Martha Giffen

Martha Giffen is a Small Business and Social Media Consultant, Coach, Trainer, and Speaker. The author of 3 best-selling books, including "Be Social Be Rich," she is an Online Marketing authority and teaches Small Biz Owners how to achieve massive profitable success. And, -she dishes it all out with a warm southern flare!

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