If you are using Facebook to recruit new team members you are certainly in the right place to do it. If however what you are doing is posting ads in lots of Facebook groups, not only are you not using the most effective way, you can also get banned from posting. Facebook are constantly adjusting the settings to stop these posts being seen and to inflict bans too. That means if this is your only recruiting method you need to learn another way, and fast.
Now I am not saying posting ads in groups does not work. I know that it does, at least for some people. However I get many questions asking me how to get people to actually work after they join, and the answer I always give is “just do not recruit in this way”. In my opinion all you are doing is recruiting people who do not know how to recruit, and they are highly likely to be struggling with something else already. What are the chances of them doing better with you?
The Most Effective way for Using Facebook to Recruit New Team Members
The most effective way to recruit new and high quality team members on Facebook is to follow this process:
The first thing you need to do is to learn how to connect with the right kind of people and do it in the right way. There is no point in connecting with everyone and anyone in the hope they might join your team. The people you want to connect with are those who know the key to recruiting on Facebook. They are people who network.
Networking is NOT sending people links. It is building relationships with people and generally getting to know them.
If you need help to do this you are very welcome to join my Work From Home Network – Free Coaching For Success Group. In this group we run both daily networking opportunities and training.
Once you have made some connections you need to build a relationship with them. It is important that you do this is a genuine way and aim to get to know them and nothing else. It is from forging genuine relationships with people that you build trust.
To do this on Facebook is very very easy. First of all share something about yourself on your timeline, a photo is best if possible. Then visit the timelines of those you have connected with and comment on their updates. Again be genuine and do not consider this to be a chore or something you do just to build your team.
The next step is to share knowledge. Show that you know what you are talking about and you are happy to give that knowledge to others. Be supportive and approachable and people will naturally come to you with questions. If you do not have a lot of knowledge then spend some time reading and learning. You will always know more than those who don’t give time to learning.
Step 4 is to share results. By that I don’t mean bragging about your income or anything. I mean posting celebration posts and pictures of the lifestyle you are able to have. Celebrate getting new team members and congratulate them on their achievements too. I guarantee people will be watching…
The final step is to simply provide people with the opportunity to join you. If they know you are friendly, knowledgable, supportive and approachable they will join you as and when they are ready to. They will take no convincing, in fact they are likely to ask you to sign them up 😉
Of course this process takes a little longer to work properly than just posting in groups. Doing it however will help you to build a much more stable team and to recruit people who will also get results! It is certainly worth a little extra time to learn about using Facebook to recruit team members initially and then have people will come to you!
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