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“David, should I include a private Facebook group with my products & programs?”

Wonderful question, grasshopper.

Watch my answer below:

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…and let me know in the comments section YOUR experience with private FB groups in either running them or being a part of them

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7 Comments
  1. Sean Twomey says:

    Hi David,

    Thanks for the video and the advice. I love your list of group guidelines to set expectations. I agree that it’s very important to set expectations.

    Would you recommend making a private FB group part of your core product/course or would it be better to offer it as an added bonus?

    Keep up the great work. Thanks also for your recent webinar. Really got a lot of value listening to the replay.

    PS: I see you still promoting “LeadPlayer” – you’re aware that they’ve stopped selling new copies, right? http://www.leadplayer.com/pcpfto/

  2. MarleneO says:

    Very timely advice for me as I’m considering this very decision. LOVE the option/encouragement to launch first and *then* decide whether a Facebook group is the right thing for my customers and something I’m able/willing to take on. That’s exactly what I’m going to do – thank you, David!

    1. Totally and what’s nice about doing your own products and programs is it is. totally. up. to. you 🙂

  3. Monica Lee says:

    I was looking for a platform other than Facebook to give students the ability to post jpgs and links so we could look at each others “assignments.” A private Facebook group turned out to be the easiest way to do that. Smart Creative Style is a 6 week beginning and end course so I am actively involved for 6 weeks and tell the students the exact date when I jump out. (a couple weeks after the finish) I think it works perfectly because there is a beginning and end and I limit the number of students who run through the course at a time. I then turn the group into “alumni” group so they maintain the relationships that they developed during the 6 weeks, which have turned out to be pretty amazing! The intimate nature of the group policies itself.

  4. Christopher Stafford says:

    Wow, hate to be Debbie Downer, but it sounds like alot of work! Will consider it later on since I already launched. Thanks D!

  5. Guest says:

    Nice stuff David. Heard you on SPI and I’m hooked on your content now (thanks a lot!). Question on this post. Do you know of an easy way to invite my email list to a private Facebook group? I use MailChimp. No worries if you don’t—I’ll keep Googling. Love the content and the interview. I’m inspired.

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