A cool trick that we discovered a few months ago is proving very effective for increasing the amount of members in a Facebook group. Its a reward strategy, simple and effective. This is not a long post and I`m just going to get directly into it.
Step 1 Group Settings
Change your groups privacy settings to closed, please remember that if your group is over 5000 members then you will not be able to change this back later. The reason that we are changing settings is so that people can not see the pinned post until they join, this is an essential part of this strategy.
Step 2 Find Something To Give Away
Find or create something of value that you can give away. Software or an ebook would be ideal. Something that people will want but something that does not cost you any money to distribute. Free trial on something, just be a bit creative here.
Step 3 Let People Know What They Get For Joining
Create a header image for your group that explains very quickly what the person will get for joining the group. Tell them its instant access and as soon as they are members they will get free access to your gift. Step 2 is very important, you must select a free gift that people will want.
Step 4 Delivery
Upload your free gift to a place where people can access it via a link. Some file sharing website or google drive. You need it so that you get a clickable link that downloads the product. Now set the pinned post in your group as a short thank you for joining message and a link to the product.
Step 5 Getting Group Exposure
Now you must add as many people as possible to your group from your friends list. The reason that we say add people is because the friends of members will see your group suggested in the side bar as a group that they may like to join. More members is more exposure. Use this chrome extension to add your friends. Ask your friends to add their friends, Post your group link in other groups and if you have any Facebook pages then link them to your group.