How To Grow Your Email List Using Facebook Group

Do you have your own Facebook Group? If yes, then this is for you. If no, then consider getting one, especially if you want to bring your business to the next level.

My next question is…

Do you want to build or grow your email list without spending another dime on ads? and without giving a FREEbie?

Oh yes, this is possible! With the help of your Facebook group.

Recently, I've joined several Facebook groups for my professional growth and advancement. I have noticed that some of the groups I wanted to get in required me first to answer some questions. Of course I answered their so-called Facebook group moderation questionnaire. While doing so, a brilliant idea came to my mind!

The questionnaire is a great tool to collect emails and grow an email list! Don't you think so?

The people who wanted to get into your Facebook group are  your warm audience. They are the perfect audience for whatever products or services you are offering or will be offering, otherwise they won't spend time to answer your Facebook group moderation questionnaire at all.

You might say, "I can promote my services or products inside my Facebook group. For what do I need to collect their email?"

Well, what if Facebook suddenly closes down? Or, for reasons you don't know, group members will leave your Facebook group. How can you continue to connect with them?

This is a great reminder, that yes, they are your group members, but you don't own them. And, you cannot control them if they leave your group.

And here's another thing. With a lot of Facebook groups around, how can you be sure that your group member is checking in your Facebook group daily?

This is why it is so important to get their emails and store them in your email list.

How to Grow your Email List Using Facebook Group

  1. From your group home page, click the […] menu and in the drop-down select “Manage Group”.

   2. On the Admin Activity, select “Member Requests” (see image below step #3)

   3. A "Member Request Settings" box will pop-up like this: 

  1. Type in your questions. You are allowed to ask only 3 questions. Tip: make it simple question, one that is answered with a YES or NO, or a multiple choice, or just a one-liner phrase.

Sample Question 1: How did you find out about this group?

Sample Question 2: This group is for small business owners. If this is you, in what category of business do you belong? A. Coach/Mentor; B. Online Seller (Amazon/Etsy/eBay); C. Virtual Assistant; D. Book Author; E. Others (state your business)

Sample Question 3: I email my list with tips and tricks to grow your business. If you would like to be added to my email list, please drop your email below.

  1. Once you are done with your questions, click the SAVE button and a box will pop-up like this:

If you want to edit your questions, you can do so by clicking on the "Settings" found across the Member Request.

That's how simple it is, but very useful. Isn't it?

Here's another good thing about these questions. You can create one in such a way that you will have an idea of what kind of members will you have in your group. Let's say you are a Coach/Mentor and you are creating online courses. You can create a question that would categorize your group member as a newbie or advanced. If you are an Online Seller, you can create a question that could categorize your member as a newbie, selling for 3 to 5 years, or selling for 6 years and more.

Having those categories of group members will keep your email list more tailored to the type of products and services that you would offer them. Genius, right?!

I did this to my client. And guess what?! In just a matter of (5) days, I've collected 55 emails.

At the time that I write this blog, Facebook did not provide a way for you to extract or export the answers. So, you have to do it manually. Just a copy and paste thing, pretty simple (wink...wink...wink...)

And, hey! I've got good news for you. I made a sample spreadsheet so you can record  all the answers. Click on this link http://bit.ly/email_listbuilding Feel free to download it as your own and tweak some data to fit to your needs.

My Final Thoughts

This so-called Facebook Group moderation questionnaire will not only help you build and grow your email list, but also helps you screen potential members and ensure that they are the right fit for your group and will add value to the group’s discussion, not just spam or troll your group.

Have you tried this before? How’s your experience?

Wanna try this? Let me know your thoughts!

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