Private Facebook groups are where it is at, friends. Don't get me wrong, I love my public pages (Carrots Are Orange and Six Acre Wood). The content offered on these public pages are rock solid and can be thought of more as a news feed. My private Facebook groups offer a whole new level of love and support. Yes, I wrote “love”. My private Facebook groups feel like family. I want to nurture and support each and every member not only because that approach is good for my business, but it feels right.
I am managing a private Facebook group that I hold near and dear to my heart. I care deeply about the community. I have a problem, though. As this wonderful community grows and expands within Facebook and throughout the world, generally, I find myself grasping for time to spend engaging and supporting the members.
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I am not an island (thank you Dana, the original Boss Mom, for that constant reference in my daily life growing my business), right? With this amazing growth, I have pursued support within this group by adding Administrators to the group. Here are a few tips for guiding new admins to rock your private Facebook group.
How to Support Private Facebook Groups Like a Rock Star
- Give your new admin and overview of the group through a thorough group description and well written pinned post that includes the ideal member of the group, the purpose of the group, and themes for the group.
- Demonstrate what type of person to accept into the group and what type of person to ignore or possibly even block.
- Encourage engagement in the form of liking, commenting using the members' names, and responding in a relevant manner within context
- Review themes for the week, encourage not only participation but possibly assign out the themes to the admin
- Allow the admin to promote work only within context
- With that point, don't overpromote your work or your admin's work generally
- Add value by giving more than you take and listening more than you talk
- Show up.
I hope you found this helpful!