How often do you get invitation notifications to your friends' Facebook business groups or automatically added into them? With many people looking for ways to build additional income, I'm sure you get a lot!
How often do you actually accept the invitation to join the group? How do you feel every time you receive one? Are you ecstatic or do you roll your eyes and think, "oh no, not another one"? Your own leads may have the same reaction to you if you do this too!
Let's think about this in a traditional sense before social media was a thing. Think belly to belly marketing. You're minding your own business and all of a sudden your buddy or even a stranger kidnaps you and throws you into a room with a bunch of strangers. Then they jump on stage and say, "WELCOME TO MY PARTY!!! I BET YOU'RE AS EXCITED AS I AM TO BE HERE!"
What. The. F***.
It may not be as extreme as it seems on social media, but it's the same concept. Nobody wants to be hijacked into a group or a party without their consent. Plus, if you ask kindly you will get a better response from your prospective person. They'll be more open minded to checking out your group and engaging. So let's dive in deeper.
"Are You Open? If Not, No Worries."
It is always a good thing to ask for consent when it comes to inviting people to look into your business or opportunity AND when inviting people to join your Facebook group. A simple script to try is this:
"Hey (insert name here!) Hope all is well. I saw your latest post and I (insert compliment here). Listen, I just started a Facebook group where we share (insert what your group is about). Would you be open to joining the group? I'll add you and you can check it out and see if you like it. If you don't, feel free to leave the group and it's no worries at all."
Why is this script effective?
When you ask if they're open, it's a lot more inviting and less restrictive. That person will feel less pressured into doing something that they don't want to do and they ultimately have a choice. It's a psychological thing, but it's true. When you end your statement with "no worries", it disarms that person and makes them feel at ease knowing you won't be offended if they decline.
More often than not, you'll get more engagement from those you politely ask to join your group and with the acceptance of your invention, you know that they have some interest in what you do. This will save you time in the long run also because you can prioritize your efforts with your hotter leads.
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