About the Course
My course will teach you how to build out an online presence to integrate with your social media group.
You will learn:
- All the info you need to set up a business website, including the exact WordPress theme, plugins, and widget setup and what every single page of your website should include.
- How to source quality daily news content for your website so that it’s *the* place to be for both your community members and potential advertising customers.
- How to set up blog posts in order for readers to get the most out of it and in order for Google to notice you by moving your posts up in search lists.
- How to shift your group from being a free-for-all community into a valuable resource that’s attractive to potential advertisers.
- How to effectively brand your business, group and website so that you have an impactful, professional presence and people take you seriously.
- How to diversify your content and business across other social media and digital venues, without losing group members
- How to find and hire outside support to help with the things you can’t do – or just don’t have time for!
- How to attract customers & advertising sales.
- How to get people to sign up for your daily email newsletter and visit your website.
- How to set up automated marketing campaigns to to keep sales coming in without always having to flood your group with sales promotions.
- Initial advertising packages & options to get you started!
Currently, the doors are closed, but we anticipate they will open up in the Spring of 2020.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this course a good fit for my group?
Do businesses try to post in your social media group? Or… are they already permitted to post in your group? Do you have group members who are looking for a central location for key information? Is your group super active an engaged?
Chances are, if the members of your group are viewed by any business as a potential source of income for the business, your group can be monetized. I firmly believe that any group can be monetized as long as there are businesses that could potentially benefit from your pre-targeted audience.
For example, local/town groups can sell ads to local businesses such as plumbers, local restaurants, electricians, etc. Groups for moms can sell ads to virtually any business that provides things a parent or child would need – fitness businesses, childcare providers, photographers, schools, children’s activities, mom bloggers, toy stores, etc. Groups dedicated to brides can sell ads to wedding planners, venues, photographers, caterers, and anything needed by a bride.
The possibilities are endless.
I don't have a group yet. Should I take this course?
When I first started my community group, I had no intentions of monetizing it. But, as I started to spend more and more time on the group – and as more people benefitted from my free services, I realized that I should benefit as well, monetarily!
If I had this process in my hands from day one of starting the group, I could have monetized much sooner and would not have had to struggle in figuring out the process.
If you are prepared to invest time, energy, passion, and a little money into a new group, this course will teach you how the steps from the beginning. PLUS, the course features a free mini-course, “Introduction to Facebook Groups,” to guide you through the process of creating your new group.
I already have a monetized group. Is this course still a good fit for me?
In this course, I teach the exact steps I used when building my successful business. If you are only monetizing in the group itself, you need this course. FB is constantly changing its terms of service, and we never really know what they are going to do next – or what sources of current income might be eliminated.
In this course, I teach you to get a lot of the eggs currently in your “social media group basket” out and into other baskets which are more much in your control. If you currently do have your eggs in a variety of monetized baskets outside of your social media group, though you can still learn my full suite of tricks and tips, this course might not be for you.
I’ll show you how to start making money and by using your social media group as a gateway – as one piece of the puzzle. You’ll build a website and even your own email list, so no matter what rules are thrown at us you can still be generating income with your new business.
How large does my group need to be in order for me to build my online resource hub?
When I first started monetizing in mid-2015, my group had about 4,000 members. It has since more than doubled. If your group is very active, and has 4,000+ members, it can likely be monetized.
Even if your group has less than 4,000 members, if it’s very active and is also growing rapidly, you can still start the business-building process, particularly if there are a lot of businesses and requests for recommendations in the group. It might be a good idea to start with your monetizing plan earlier in the game, so that your group will understand your rules and policies sooner rather than later! This will also help to prevent some of the hostility that happens when groups become connected to a business after they already ave thousands and thousands of members.
What’s possible with this program?
Caution! This program may allow you to become your own boss and quit your real job! It will also allow you to capitalize on all of the blood, sweat and tears you have put into creating your fabulous social media group.
Group admins don’t get paid a salary for running a successful group. You are already essentially running a business now – but you’re doing it for free! You probably have rules honed from experience. You monitor posts. You participate in the group yourself. You work hard. And you deserve compensation for it.
What kind of group admin is this program for?
This program is for admins of popular FB groups with a lot of activity OR for people who will be building a FB group and anticipate that it will have a lot of activity and at least 4,000 members.
It is for those of us who are tired of working so hard for free! It is also not for the faint of heart. While I take you through step by step instructions on how to build your monetization program, it will require a lot of hard group and dedication from you – which, if you are already an admin – you are used to!
What kinds of things will I be selling?
You will be selling a variety of advertisements, and I describe exactly how to accomplish this in detail in the course. What is important to remember is your selling advertisements to people and businesses will HELP them.
I love promoting small businesses, because… we are all in this together!
How much money will I have to invest to get this started?
After you complete this course, you should expect to invest about $700 to start your business, if you put together your own website and opt out of the paid optional plugins.
You can also reduce this amount significantly if you successfully use one of the key plugin’s affiliate programs. If you have your website designed by a developer, these initial start up costs will increase.
What can I expect to earn from my new business?
It’s possible for groups with even just a few thousand members to start making hundreds, if not thousands, within their first few months!
I include an income estimation spreadsheet in the course, which details different ways of earning money. The spreadsheet shows that you can use the business to earn $10,000+ per month. That being said, this is not a set in stone number and it will take time and work to get to that amount. Of course, it also depends on your group’s demographics, the types and amounts of businesses that find your business ideal for their ads, etc.
In WordPress do you use the classic editor or new block editor?
At course development time, we chose to teach the classic editor version of WordPress, since it’s still the most widely-used editor. However, the principles in this course still apply should you choose to use the new block editor. In order to do this, we have this classic editor plugin installed: wordpress.org/plugins/classic-editor
What about terms of service?
FB is constantly changing. Before embarking upon this course, I recommend that you thoroughly read over their terms of service to make sure you are comfortable with setting up this business. At the time of course creation, everything taught in this course is fully within these terms of service.
How long will this course take me to complete?
The course features over 100 video lessons and 10 hours of training! Each lesson ranges from 35 seconds to 35 minutes, with an average of about 7-1/2 minutes per lesson, making them easily digestible!
Of course, after you take the course, you will also need to spend time implementing what I teach. The great news is, you don’t have to do everything all at once. Like me, when I first embarked upon this path, you can build your business slowly, and in your spare time!
How long will it take me to implement what is included in this course?
This really depends on how much time you have, as with anything. You also may want to intentionally take things slow. Some course-takers like to very slowly introduce monetizing to their groups, and so they purposely go through the processes slower. This, of course, is up to you!
The course itself – including all modules – is about 10 hours. Building a business is not an easy process, but this course is thorough and I guide you through every step.
When you are initially building the business, it is going to take a lot of time and effort, but once the building process is over, and you start to reap benefits, you will love having the extra income – or like me – maybe even being able to make this replace your “real job.”
As the money flows, you will also find ways to improve your process even further, and maybe even hire some help.
Will this course teach me how to design a website in WordPress?
This course focuses on the techniques you will use in order to create a business that makes money.
If you do not know how to develop a website, I provide some suggested options to help get you started with learning WordPress. I teach you how to set up the domain name and hosting, and I provide recommended guides based on your learning preferences, on how to set up your site and create starting pages, posts, etc. in WordPress. This option also includes a list of all of the plugins you need in order to create the optimal website.
I also recommend a resource where you can purchase a website that includes everything you need to get started, and you’ll need to learn how to create pages and posts in WordPress, update plugins, etc., but you won’t have to build the site from scratch.
What's your refund policy?
If this course is not a good fit for you, we will gladly refund you within 7 days of your course purchase.
No refunds will be given if you proceed past the first module of the course.