The best Facebook groups to grow your business online in 2019
A compilation of my favourite and most useful Facebook groups for Marketing, Copywriting, Startups, Product, Sales and more.
Over the past few years, Facebook has shifted for me from a personal platform to a professional one. I barely check up on my facebook friends’ feed (which they don’t really update anymore anyway, most have switched to Instagram), and started spending an increasing amount of my time using the group feature.
There is a myriad of useful professional groups and communities, especially catered to digital businesses: Marketing, product, copywriting, etc. A friend asked me to compile a list for them, and figured I might as well share it with the rest of you good people out there.
⚠️ Word of warning ⚠️
Facebook is still very much a trashy platform in a lot of aspects (sorry Mark) and most professional groups are self-promotional, a source of leads / exposure for their admins to sell their own products.
This of course is absolutely ok, as long as you get value out of the content and the community.
But I strongly recommend taking the advice you might receive on these groups with a grain of salt (just as with anything online), remembering that most people have an agenda.
Otherwise, you might end up buying a bunch of “life-changing 999€ crash courses” and having to become a marketing guru to cover your losses, which would make me very sad.
That being said, I am promoting these groups because I personally use and trust them. I have met collaborators, bought some materials and gotten some amazing advice, feedback and contacts there, so you should be ok.
🥇 Facebook Ads Agency Scaling Secrets (30k+ members)
This is a huge group with a lot of posts every day, not everything will be relevant to your specific business needs but nice conversations and very engaged community. Also it’s worth joining for the name and logo alone, go check it out.
Google Ads Strategy (AdWords) (14k+ members)
🥇B2B Marketers & Founders (2000+ members)
Super useful group, full of valuable content in video form and guides. The admins are doing a good job at pushing their interesting content without being annoying and the community regularly engages in good, useful conversations. A strong one for the list!
Make It Happen — B2B Sales with John Barrows (2700+ members)
B2B Sales, Lead Gen, Funnels & LinkedIn (2700+ members)
Big bois (General)
🥇Badass Marketers & Founders (BAMF) (25k members)
This might be very cliché to include this über-famous group, but for those that might not be familiar with it, it’s too big not to mention.
I myself am not the hugest fan (because bro-poetry and somewhat of a pod/bro mentality at times) but very valuable content is regularly posted, from guides to hacks, discussions and promotions. You’ll have to sort through due to the size of the following, but if you manage to handle the amount of daily notifications, you’ll regularly find some gems.
Digital Marketing Questions (13k members)
🥇School of Bots: Bot Building, Marketing, and Sales (5900+ members)
A group with plenty of content and discussions about chatbots and everything that goes with it. Like a lot of general groups it’s a bit of everything so not every post will be relevant but the community is pretty cool and the content generally useful.
🥇 Charm Offensive (10k+ members)
This group is a pure gem, with valuable content to improve your copywriting skills, networking opportunities and to promote yourself but also just to have a good laugh.
There’s a bunch of great copywriters including the admin Jon Buchan that makes being part of the group worth it for entertainment value alone. One of my favourite in the entire list.
Copywriting Training Wheels (8k members)
Word Workers (3k members)
Café Writer (9k+ members)
🥇The Email Outreach Family (1900+ members)
Nice group by the folks at Lemlist, a cold outreach tool that I’ve received great feedback about and whose founders seem nice and really put in the work. The group can turn into a bit of a storefront for them but this is the case for most Marketing groups, at least here you can get valuable advice and tactics to maximise your cold mail efforts.
Growth hacking & Outbound Marketing (9k+ members)
🥇SaaS Growth Hacks (12k+ members)
One of the best group of the list, a LOT of very useful content in there. It might be more appropriate in the SaaS category but to be fair all of these overlap in some ways. Also it has “Growth Hacks” in the title so here we go. Great group, useful stuff, you should join it!
Growth Hacking Secrets (4000+ members)
Dux-Soup User Group (2000+ members)
Startup Marketing, Growth Hacks & SaaS Deals (400+ members)
🥇 Medium Mastery (770+ Members)
Engaging with this community will potentially have a tremendous impact in your Medium results. The community is engaged, interesting and overall just very kind. It might sounds silly but in this myriad of very professional, ROI-focused groups, it’s very enjoyable and calming.
- Close runner-up:
Bloggers & Medium Support (270+ members)
🥇Product Hunt upvote exchange (700+ members)
The name says it all. Can turn into a “paste your PH link and dash” at times, but you can find nice exchanges and most importantly collect some upvotes for your product.
Startup Product Launches 🚀 (2000+ members)
🥇SaaS Products & Marketing (4600+ members)
Everything SaaS, with some high-level members and great conversations. A lot of content posted weekly, and something I personally appreciate: the admins are not censoring content as long as it provides value, contrary to some other groups that refuse for members to plug their articles etc. A place to plug your work, promote, learn and exchange: A+.
🥇Social Media Managers (31k members)
Huge yet non-pretentious group about social media management to get advice and support from. The nature of the job doesn’t make for a super engaged community, a lot of people seem to come in, ask a question then dip, but it’s still valuable. I’ve received some cool advice in the past about multi-language accounts management. And with 31.000 members, there has to be someone in there that can help you!
Pro Tips & Tricks for Social Media Managers (500 members)
🥇UI & UX Design (24k members)
It’s the only UI/UX group I am a part on Facebook as Reddit and other sources are more relevant in this particular field imo. I also often find these design communities quite intimidating, something like a very selective artsy high school club: “this is your website? this is so ugly…” It might just be me and my imposter syndrome though! Anyway that’s a fine group.
And… here you got it!
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