When it comes to lead generation and sales, there is always more to learn. There’s new software to try, strategies to test out, or tips you can pick up to improve your approach. But how to go about learning these new things?
One of the best things you can do is join a group of like-minded individuals who share useful information on sales and lead generation. This is where Facebook comes in.
Facebook makes it easy to connect with people all over the world. Already there are dozens, perhaps hundreds or thousands, of Facebook groups comprised of people interested in lead generation and sales. By joining one of these groups you are entering a community full of people with information they can share with you.
To get started, here are just 4 of the best Facebook groups to follow for lead generation and sales:
The first group you can join is called BAMF – or Bad-ass Marketers & Founders. This group is designed specifically for entrepreneurs, founders, growth hackers and marketers, and currently counts over 23,000 members. The great thing about this group is that it doesn’t become bogged down by spam posts. The rules prohibit anyone from promoting anything besides great marketing tactics, so you won’t have to scroll through a bunch of useless posts to find the good information. Besides that, it excludes anyone who is a member of more than 30 Facebook groups already, blocking those people who are just looking to spam post.
Next, we have Traffic and Copy. As the name implies, this group is dedicated to helping you improve your copy and increase your traffic. Some of the information you’ll get from this group includes growth hacks for different parts of your sales funnel, tips for creating a personal brand, and growing a Facebook page from scratch.
If you want more one-on-one attention, the creators are also growth hacking mentors.
If you want to join one of the largest Facebook groups dedicated to lead generation and sales, you’ll definitely want to join the group run by ClickFunnels. With over 190,000 members, it’s one of the largest active communities in this niche on Facebook. What makes this group work is the set of rules established for the group. For instance, all members are required to keep things positive, aren’t allowed to spam post or post ads, or even share any links. This keeps the group focused on sharing useful information and having meaningful conversations.
Finally, we have Coffee with Dan. This group has about 15,000 followers, and it’s perfect for “entrepreneurs who want to get s**t done, have more fun, make more profit.” If you’re looking for a group that’s a bit more laid back and can teach you how to be more productive, check this one out and see if it meets your needs. You have to meet these criteria, though, if you want to join this group:
- Be friends with Dan
- Have 5 or more friends that are already in the group
- Have a profile that looks* like you are an entrepreneur
Finding Additional Groups
While the groups above are a great place to start, they are not your only options. By finding new groups and trying them out, you can see which ones you like the best and which ones provide you with the best information.
To find more groups, you have a few options. For starters, you can simply search Facebook for groups related to sales or lead generation using the search bar. If that doesn’t work, try using Google instead to see what comes up.
Another method you can use is seeing if the websites you like have Facebook groups already set up. Explore the website to see if there are any links, or check out the comments section on their page to see if anyone mentions a Facebook group.
Finally, you can use the groups above to find additional groups. Scan the conversations, or start your own, and see if people have recommendations for other groups they are part of. Facebook Groups work better when they have a large, active membership, so members are usually on the lookout for new people to invite.
Starting Your Own Group
If you can’t find a group that fits your specific needs, why not start your own?
Starting your own group provides several benefits. For instance, you get to control what the group is about, and to some extent, what the conversations cover. On top of that, by being the creator of the group, you are giving yourself some authority within your niche. You can also use the group to promote your own products or services where and when appropriate.
Starting your own Facebook group is easy, but finding new members can be tough. To do this, add a Facebook page plugin to your website, send out a promotional email, and mention it on your social media accounts. You should also go back to those groups you found before and post a link in the comments section, letting others know about it.
Managing a Facebook group takes some time and effort, but if it becomes large enough, it could yield you some great results.
Joining the Right Facebook Groups
When trying to decide which Facebook groups to join, it’s better to focus on quality over quantity. You only have so much time to scan Facebook throughout the day, so you want to make sure you’re getting good value for your time. If you join twenty different groups, you may end up spending only a minute or two in each. A better strategy is to find a few groups you like, then engage in the conversations and connect with the community by devoting more of your time there.
Hopefully, the above groups will help to get you started in your search. Remember, there are always other groups out there to explore, so don’t be afraid to join a bunch, then narrow it down to the ones you like best. If you can do this, you should find that Facebook groups become not only a valuable resource of fresh information but a place you can make solid connections within your industry.