Why do you, a creative entrepreneur, need to find and join the best Facebook groups? Because you know that slapping up a company Facebook business page is just not enough to get the quality engagement you need.
You want to be a part of communities that fulfill your creative business needs.
Facebook is all about interaction and engagement. And the smartest way to engage with others is to participate in the best Facebook groups in your niche as well as ones that cater to your target audience.
So how do you find the right Facebook groups? Which ones will connect you with the right people who’ll give you great advice or help you market your blog and website?
How Do I Find the Best Facebook Groups for Creatives?
Facebook groups are created for specific brands, interests, organizations, clubs, and more.
Typically, these are closed groups in which Facebook members can request to join. These groups offer discussions, surveys, informative articles, etc., based on the topic of the group. Many of them are an awesome place to get support and network with others.
Why Join Facebook Groups?
The variety of groups on Facebook differs from A to Z. You can find almost anything under the sun. That’s why there’s a huge chance that you can find a group that’s within your niche.
For creative entrepreneurs such as graphic designers and bloggers, you’ll want to find specific groups that cater to your needs. You might be looking for blogging tips or design advice for your website and marketing. Or perhaps you’d like a way to swap social media with others.
Regardless of your interest in a particular group, it’s good to remember that there are many successful entrepreneurs out there who can help guide and encourage you. Groups are essentially online communities… you can get to know someone, get advice, and share your own knowledge.
However, it’s important to find groups that offer what you need the most.
How Do I Find Interesting Groups on Facebook?
To find the groups that will interest you, go to the “Groups” tab on your Facebook profile. Then you can use the Facebook search field for a group using keywords in your area of interest. Or you can select “Discover” to see what Facebook groups are suggested for you. Recommended groups may be based on your location, interests listed in your personal profile, or other groups you already belong to.
Once you find a group that sounds interesting, click “Request to Join”. Read carefully so that you can answer the membership questions as well as understand, and agree, with the group rules. If you don’t agree with the rules, then this group is probably not the best one for you.
As a creative entrepreneur, your time is valuable. You should choose groups carefully and reserve enough time to spend in each one. Engaging in each group will help you connect and network with others group members. In turn, they’ll get to know what you have to offer them and you’ll earn their trust.
Top 10 Best Facebook Groups for Creative Entrepreneurs and Businesses
Creative entrepreneurs can join the 10 best Facebook groups for free. Communities on Facebook are great for networking, marketing, and learning about online business from each other. In a group, you’ll find more engagement than in most other platforms of social media.
1. Entrepreneurs Biz Network
Groups can be a bit overwhelming and intimidating at first. Joining a smaller, more personalized group can be a comfortable way of engaging in a group… and actually getting to know your network by name. You’re encouraged to ask questions and participate in discussions and daily threads that’ll nurture your biz.
In the Entrepreneurs Biz Network, online business owners can share stories, insights, and strategies. In return, you’ll get eyes on your stuff (links to products and services are allowed on special threads during the week), as well as online biz, marketing, and design tips.
The easy-going style of this group (you’ll find me there as an admin) makes it easy to ask for help or share something you’ve created. You can ask questions, tell a story, or offer advice anytime on the group’s wall, as well as post links to your own business in the daily threads. This group is all about networking and becoming a successful online business.
Bonus: You can also get FREE graphic design templates to help you easily create marketing and social media graphics, even without any design experience.
2. Blogging for New Bloggers
Blogging is an important part of marketing. A helpful blog can ensure success for your business. That’s why more and more entrepreneurs are jumping on board to write their own blogs.
This really is one of the best Facebook Groups when it comes to asking questions directly about blogging. It’s a large online community for those creative entrepreneurs who have a new blog or are thinking of setting up one. You can ask questions about your blog content, technical aspects of blogging, blog design, and how to get traffic to your blog.
3. Women Helping Women Entrepreneurs
This group is all for women who want to give and get support and share ideas. The focus is on business and self-development.
And you can share your business as long as you follow the rules!
Note: This is a huge group and really isn’t about one-to-one interaction. But you’ll be able to get lots of feedback from members when you need it.
4. The Graphics Creator Facebook Group
**** Update: This has now merged with the Laughingbird Software design and marketing group****
As entrepreneurs, we all know the importance of using great graphics for your website and marketing strategy. But not everyone can afford a professional graphic designer… or afford to wait for the long turn-around times and revisions of just one design.
This is truly the best Facebook group for creating and sharing graphics. Whenever and wherever you need graphics, The Graphics Creator, an easy-to-use design tool that even non-designers can use, is here for you.
In this group, you’ll also get great ideas from other business owners about creating with this simple online software.
The Web Graphics Creator group is a casual place to share your own designs, as well as to gather ideas for visual content and marketing. Members can post their designs, ask questions, and share ideas. Not only is it a safe and positive place for creative minds, but you’ll also feel comfortable asking questions about design or the software itself.
5. The Business Lounge Mastermind
This is a great, free group for your creative business. It brings together online business owners who want to give and receive support and wish to share creative marketing ideas.
It’s a perfect place for bloggers, marketers, coaches, authors, and more who are looking for a creative way to gain income. With over 12,000 members, there’s no shortage of good advice!
6. Small Business Big Thinkers
Totally focused on sharing big ideas and tips for small business owners online, the admins in this group expect you to engage with others… and they won’t tolerate any spam!
There are nearly 8000 members, so you’ll be able to meet other business owners who are willing to share creative business tips with you. This group can help your business grow.
7. Creative Entrepreneurs Mastermind Group
Here’s a group specifically for artists, performers, writers, and coaches. This is a networking group for people who are passionate about creative success. Sharing wisdom and asking questions is encouraged.
This is not a place for self-promotion, but a comfortable network in which to learn from each other.
8. Passion Makers: Creative Entrepreneur Community
This is a growing group, making it an ideal place for artists, graphic designers, handmade sellers, and pretty much any entrepreneur who creates what he/she sells and is looking for creative resources.
Share your ideas and get inspiration from others as well. If you need some feedback for your work before launching it, you can post it in this group. Plus, you’ll get opportunities to collaborate with other like-minded creatives.
9. The Creative + Confident Entrepreneur
The great thing about this group is that every type of entrepreneur is welcome. Share ideas and get focused with a little help from other members.
Then feel free to share your own experience and expertise. It’s a great place to gather for some creative marketing tips that will ultimately help your business.
10. Laughingbird Software Facebook Group
Here’s another of the best Facebook groups for creative entrepreneurs. This is a Facebook community that focuses on easily creating graphics for your online business, even if you don’t have any graphic design experience. Laughingbird Software has design editing tools that help you create cool graphics for your small business.
This group of nearly 10,000 members is active, fun, and helpful.
You can learn how to create marketing and social media graphics from the admins and lots of other experienced members. The best thing about this group, however, is that the members are NOT designers but small business owners and others who just enjoy being creative.
Ask questions, get tips, follow short tutorials, and share ideas. That’s what it’s all about.
This is also the best place to go if you have questions regarding graphic design or the Graphics Creator software.
Make sure to check out some (or all!) of the best Facebook groups for creative entrepreneurs.
Each group has its benefits and will help you network, learn, and/or reach out to your target market. And, since anyone can join these communities, from anywhere in the world, amazing experiences await you!
Remember, the best Facebook Groups are the ones that we participate in 🙂
P.S.- Don’t forget to join my cozy networking group for creative entrepreneurs.