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Get Emails from Facebook Groups in Five Minutes

Get Emails from Facebook Groups in Five Minutes

Are you in an urgent need of emails from Facebook Groups? Let us see how to get in five minutes!

Step 1: Use the Chrome extension from https://growthers.io/ to export Facebook Group members and their company name.

Step 2: Find the company domain using Toofr or Hunter.io’s domain discovery tool. You may also use Blockspring’s Google Sheet Add-On with Bing Web Search API.

1. Toofr:

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2.Get Email Domains Using Blockspring & Bing Web Search API:

1.Register for Blockspring Google Sheet Add-On (15$/month, or 14 day trial)

2.Get Bing Web Search API key (1,000 calls / month for $3.65)

   a.Pricing: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/cognitive-services/search-api/

3.Connect Bing Web Search API key with Block Spring account under Secrets & Tokens:

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4.Open the Google Sheet : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1q0gSTmfNnLkbBdDhr4ftZ3gCe1L-Eu79ZbD1xN-6kYE/copy

5.Open Blockspring -> Add-Ons -> Blockspring

6.Follow instructions in the Google Sheet. Bing might bug and say you’re out of queries, while you still have, then just try again. It also seems like they are replacing their API system for a new one 31/3/2017.  

Step 3: Once you have the domains, then process the data to find their emails using the FindThatLead, Clearbit, or Hunter.io Google Sheet Add-On.

All the add-ons look relatively the same. My preference of choice is FindThatLead based on its competitive pricing and email deliverability rate:

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Facebook Marketing Growth Hacks

Facebook Marketing Growth Hacks

Facebook Marketing Growth Hacks
Credit: Juan Campos, Founder of NomadApp.co

The success of Nomad App’s growing community relies on the combination of 1) content that resonates with our community 2) a small budget for Facebook ads.

We have grown our community from zero to over 70,000 followers on Social Media (of which 7,000 are on facebook). We have spent $700 USD total over the course of the last year learning and optimizing our processes.

Our best performing ad costs us 6 cents per page like. We have since taken this knowledge and implemented it for clients (mostly consumer facing apps and startups) with similar or even better results.

In the following case-study we outline:

  1. The mindset that make or break your success on Facebook and social media
  2. The different ads we use to growth-hack Facebook
  3. Other applications of Facebook Ads (finding your target audience)

Original content is not always the best content.

I know: you want to create high-quality content that fits your style, tone and message. Then you spend a ton of money in creating original content to see it go down the drain because nobody is engaging with it. Instead, re-purpose content that already did well on other platforms and learn what your audience engages with.

Don’t create until you curate. Make mistakes with somebody else’s content.

Because you want to build a brand, it doesn’t mean that every single piece of content you put out in the beginning needs your logo on it. You can always do that later once you have a community and learned what they like using other people’s content.

You can build a community based on topics and interest ALONE.

Especially early on, you want to build engagement with “whatever content does well with your audience (even if it’s not your own content).” The moment you get a ton of engagement on your page consistently, start mixing it with your original content.

Yes, your page is called “business page” but it’s not about your business.

Don’t be romantic about whatever YOU THINK should be your message. You work for your audience. You don’t build a community by right-hooking them in every single post. There’s nothing more common than seeing early stage startups pleading for downloads or to “check out their new tool” or “spread the love”.

Where’s the value?

Would you share your own content?

Look at your own Facebook behavior and self-check what you share and engage with: is it pushy: “Buy now;” “Download Now;” “Look at our team playing beer pong” post? Don’t produce that kind of content for your audience.

The moment you have an engaged community and they are actively sharing your content you can right-hook them with “NOW FINALLY DOWNLOAD OUR APP” but don’t do that early on. Nobody will engage. In the beginning (before you average 30-40 qualified likes on every post), produce content that is funny, entertaining, creates emotions and BRINGS REAL VALUE to the community.

Only post things that fall into these categories

From the book: Contagious by Jonah Berger

Build a community on Facebook. Once you’ve got people’s attention it will be easier to sneak in some sales messages and calls to action like “subscribe to our newsletter.”

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Here’s a screenshot of our first original blog post that got a ton of traction. People loved it! But only because we already had a community and enough experience from recent posts to know EXACTLY what our audience likes and engages with.

Here’s an example of what most startups do. This doesn’t work:

One more thing on this topic: we constantly see startups struggle with the question of whether they should post “internal startup stuff” or “content for the audience.” In our case: “Should we post a photo of the last pitch event that we presented at to keep our audience “up-to-date”?” – The answer is: “No, our audience doesn’t care. They are all travelers: all they want to see is travel hacks and inspiring quotes. They aren’t entrepreneurs.” Post that photo from your pitch event on your personal profile, not on your startup page.

Facebook wants to keep its users on their platform.

If you want to build an engaged community – play by the rules: Facebook doesn’t like it whenever you link out to other platforms. Don’t link out to YOUTUBE (which is owned by Google, aka Facebook’s enemy): Facebook wants to kill YouTube. Facebook also wants to kill Snapchat.

On the contrary, Facebook owns Instagram. Facebook launched its shop function which lets you sell products directly from your page. It also launched Instant Articles which makes it so that big publications’ posts open directly within Facebook (and have ads on the bottom of the blog).

Create native content and Facebook will give you more relevance in their algorithm which means more reach and engagement. Today, Facebook is pushing video content. The best type of content you can create is live video. Live video gets the biggest reach. They also implemented that feature on Instagram.

No, it’s not (really) about the tool you use or the time you post at. People don’t engage with your content because your content sucks.

Don’t find excuses and think: oh it’s because I don’t know whether to use Hootsuite or Buffer to schedule my posts. Or because I need the new version of photoshop to design content.

It’s not about any of these things. How would any of these 13 year old social media stars become famous if it was about the fancy software and camera they used to produce their content? Crappy phone videos go viral all the time. Focus on your audience and the tools won’t matter. People can smell marketers 50 miles against the wind.

It’s 80 percent distribution.

Spend 20% of your time creating the content and 80% in distributing it. You can even repurpose old content. A good method for us has also been boosting old, well performing posts again.

“Oh but, how do Likes and Followers even matter”

We keep hearing people hate on us for selling them followers. And we keep telling them: of course, it’s not about having 15,000 likes on your facebook page. They need to be relevant and engaged. Yes, sometimes a community of 2,000 engaged followers will be more valuable than 30k empty likes.

We don’t sell followers – we sell people’s attention. It’s on you to figure out with 15,000 people’s attention: do you want to sell them t-shirts? An ebook? A course? SaaS? Figure it out. If you don’t see the value in having access to tens of thousands of people, then that’s on you.

Oh, but isn’t Social Media a huge time commitment? I don’t have time to post every day.

If your social media person or intern takes too much time, it’s because they are doing it wrong. Ideally you would sit down once a month, define the broad pillars of content you’ll talk about, produce them (e.g. 3 videos or blog posts) and then chop them up into small pieces of quotes, short gifs, infographics or whatever you want. Schedule these out.

Then, complement with funny or witty content from other people and pages that fit your topic – crowdsource.

Schedule those posts out, too (Facebook’s scheduled post tool works fine). Here’s your social media on autopilot. Don’t wake up every single day thinking about what you should post. You can always improvise over the foundation that you’ve got scheduled out. So in an ideal world, you’d only check up on your page every other day to boost the most successful posts to reach even more people in your community and manage your ads.

Here’s an ideal infographic by Gary Vaynerchuk that shows how he produces content at scale.

Reverse Engineer

Many people drown in their own meetings of strategizing, thinking about how to create a unique voice, etc. Don’t! Define your target audience, look at what other people are doing, and reverse engineer. Oh, people like “How to”- blogs and cooking videos. Do that. Your chance of being successful will be better than trying to become original.

Always keep an eye on what other pages are doing and what kind of content does well. We don’t say “copy,” but keep your eyes open. They are doing the homework FOR YOU.

Know Your Audience

A huge problem for many startups is FOCUS. Especially when you start out, there are hundreds of different things you could do or people that might be a market fit. Whenever you are building your audience, you have to settle for one of them. There’s nothing that stalls your growth as much as not knowing who you’re producing content for. You can’t successfully build a page that targets students, empty nesters, stay-at-home-moms, and event managers at Fortune 500 companies at the same time.

Pick a topic that fits your most profitable target audience and go all in on it. We don’t say this to diss you – we all struggle when starting out. The faster you can find your niche and target audience, the better.

Paint-by-the-Dots Facebook Ads Growth-Hacking Strategy

We focus on early stage (consumer facing) startups or individuals who want to build a personal brand and community.

We’ve realized that most of these startups struggle with two things:

  1. How to build a community that engages with my content?
  2. How do I remarket to that community and drive traffic to my website/blog/app with this community?

Our Success Strategy

Preparation: Figure out who your audience is. Study your competitors and other pages that produce viral content – make a list of them and collect screenshots of their content.

ATTENTION: If you don’t know who you are targeting and producing content for: figure it out. Facebook ads can help you do so.

Growth-Hack your Facebook Page

  1. Schedule out high-quality content your audience will engage with the most (curate only OR curate and create)
  2. Build an audience of a few hundred or thousands of people that like your page and engage
  3. Keep posting high quality content, get a feel for what people like most, post more of that content
  4. Take the best posts on your page and boost them with $1 – $5 of budget to the people who already like your page and their friends.
  5. Go to the list of people that liked your post and invite them all to like your page
  6. After a few days or weeks, boost some of the posts again; now to a specific target audience; go back to the list of likers and invite them all

We’ll break it down 🙂

Build a Targeted Community that Likes Your Pages and Engages with Your Content

Today, it’s almost impossible to grow your audience purely organically (on Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest it’s still easier). First step: set up a hyper targeted Facebook Page Likes campaign.

Our best performing ad was the “Stolen from Competitors” (see screenshot below)

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As you can see we got 3225 page likes for only 7 cents each and a relevance score of 9 (out of 10). That is the best result of a campaign with targeted followers (not fake likes from a cheap country that don’t engage) I have ever seen.

How to create an ad like that up?

You do this by selecting “Engagement” as your objective and then “Page Likes”

Go ahead and give your campaign a name, and you’ll see the setup page. This is where it gets interesting.

The Key to a Successful Ad: The Right Target Audience

You can get as specific as “target mom’s that live in 64064 Lee’s Summit, Kansas City, that are interested in Bakery Shops and buy a lot of stuff online with a credit card.” Play around with the parameters and get to know the tool.

However, our best performing ads target people who already like Facebook Pages of competitors or other influencers in our space. For travel, it’s mostly other travel bloggers and influencers. We called our audience “stolen from competitors.” See interests: nomadic matt, traveldudes, world nomads etc. NOTE: not any page will work; a page has to have a certain number of followers to qualify as an interest in the targeting tool.

Location: limit the location to countries that don’t produce a lot of fake likes (Brazil, India, Pakistan, Turkey etc.)

Another example: Here’s the targeting of another ad we ran for a calendar app for families applying the same principles:

Why target other pages?

You’ll want to target audiences of pages or communities that already did the work for you. Why? Those leads are more likely to convert and thus cheaper.

Don’t target people based on Interests like “Parenting” or similar categories. – these are too broad. You don’t know whether these people are likely to engage. Better, target a page in your field that gets a lot of engagement. Don’t go for huge publications or pages. For example, “AirBnB” as a targeted interest when you want to attract backpackers. AirBnB has millions of likes on Facebook but they are not specific enough.

Your mom might like AirBnB but she will most probably not engage with your backpacker, low-cost, travel hacking startup. You’re wasting your marketing dollars advertising to her.

Better, target small and engaged blogs and influencer pages: find the sweet spot with pages that are not so big that they have a ton of irrelevant followers and not so small that they don’t qualify as influencers/ interest category on Facebook.

Research a few by yourself by looking for big influencers in your niche on Facebook, check how good engagement is on their page (you don’t want to target pages with thousands of followers but zero likes on any posts), add them to your list of target accounts.

Next, go back to the Facebook Ad audience tool, look up the pages from your list and check whether they qualify as an interest, then click on suggestions and see other pages that Facebook thinks are similar.

If you don’t know them, research and make sure they fit your audience and get proper engagement. If yes, add them to the list of target accounts, repeat the process until you have a minimum of five different pages on your list.

Click: Save this audience!

Ad Creative

Facebook now lets you upload up to six different images to test which one do best. Test different images and after a day or a specific amount of ad spend, put the entire budget towards the one that did best.

Preview the ad here: http://fb.me/1HskoJZnf5DDgI5

Here’s another ad we created for a client: The cost per like right now is at 52 cents with a relevance score of 5. That’s good for a page that started from zero two weeks ago. We’re up to 200 likes within two weeks.

As for the text: we often use this formula: “Question or statement that sparks interest,” “Value proposition,” and “Call to Action.”

2) Drive Engagement on Your Page with Boosted Posts

Why boosting posts to your own audience and their friends? Answer: They already know you.

They’re more likely to engage than cold audience.

On posts that already do well, click “boost post” and create an ad to reach more people. We often boost our posts to “people that already like your page and their friends” (we use a 1-2USD budget). Once the ad is over, go to the list of people who like it and invite all people that liked that post.

Scott Oldford’s Strategy:

  1. First day: boost the post to your own audience = “warm audience”
  2. Second day: boost post to people who like your page and their friends = “warm audience”
  3. Third day: boost post to people you choose through targeting = “cold audience”

Dark Posts: Drive Traffic to Your Website or Your App

A dark post is a post that doesn’t show up as an actual post in your news feed but only as an ad in the news feed of people who you target.

It was through one of these ads that we sold a house for Greenovate Construction!

Back then we still didn’t know how to optimize for the conversion pixel. Still we got people to go to the website and request a quote. With a total budget of $300 in ad spend we got 300 website visitors, 4 leads and 1 sale. We sold a $300,000 house with $300 in Facebook ad spend.

How to set up a website traffic ad?

They are straight-forward: be prepared to pay more to direct ‘cold leads” to your website than boosting posts to an existing community who already knows you and has liked your page. These are the exact settings of our best performing ad for Greenovate Construction:

Using dark posts for A/B testing

Dark posts are extremely useful to run A/B tests – even better than sending out surveys. For example, if you want to figure out whether people like headline 1 or headline 2 better for your new blog post: run two different Facebook ads with limited budget and see which one does better.

Another use case: test UI/UX mockup

Or: test cover photos for your new blog

Or: test different value propositions for your startup.

E.g.: “make money traveling the world” vs. “become a digital nomad and work from anywhere”

Or: test different target audiences.

E.g.: “Should I target empty nesters, of backpackers?”

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Preparation: How to Find Your Target Audience

Many startups don’t know who they are targeting. However, for building an engaged community and launching a successful startup, you should know exactly who your customer is. You can only tailor valuable content to them if you know what they are interested in.

What if you don’t know who your target audience is? Use Facebook Dark posts.

Not sure if you’re targeting honeymooners, students or backpackers?

Run different ads with a small budget and let the results speak for themselves. Which audience is the cheapest to acquire? What kind of content that resonates with them? Which value proposition give the best results?

Set up different ads for every question, spend between $50 and $500 depending on how many variables you’re trying to test and see which audience is most engaged.

Create A/B test ads

  1. Ad Category: Engagement or Traffic
  2. Objective: Page likes or Website Traffic
  3. Set up 5 different ad versions (different value propositions and targeting) with six images each
  4. See which one does best

We used this strategy to test whether Greenovate Construction should advertise its ads as

  1. Investment properties
  2. Properties in great locations
  3. Modern homes
  4. Concrete houses
  5. Green, energy-efficient homes

The budget for this experiment was low $25USD. We tweaked the value proposition and audience a few times and figured out which one people prefer.

Further Hacks

Get post likes for as cheap as 1 cent

How? Boost posts to “Cheap Countries”

There’s a list of countries that get cheap cost per click. You can get as many as 400 likes on your posts with only $3 in ad spend. Now, before you rush to wrong conclusions let me tell you two things: 1) many of these accounts are set up by so called “click farms” and won’t engage 2) never do that with page likes as it will make it hard to remarket to that group of people later on. You don’t want any fake accounts in there.

However, if you want to blow up your numbers for social proof purposes go ahead and choose an audience targeting these countries:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Chile, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Liberia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, S. Africa, Thailand, Trinidad, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, UAE, Venezuela, Vietnam

The only use case where it’s okay to follow this strategy is to create a few initial likes on a new post. Go ahead and get 30 likes for 1 cent each. Then go back into the settings and change the targeting to your “real” target audience and the previous engagement will make it more likely new people will engage with the post, too.

How to Automate a LinkedIn Profile to Acquire Customers and Build a Facebook Group

How to Automate a LinkedIn Profile to Acquire Customers and Build a Facebook Group

What if I told you could automate the growth of a Facebook Group using LinkedIn?

Even the process of acquiring customers?

Because you can.

I’ve done it.

Whether you’re working in software, high-ticket services, or e-commerce, this will work for you.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to automate rapport-building with your audience, get them to take action, then sell them on your product or services. Once you’re done reading it, send it to your marketer so they can set this up for you or implement it yourself.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Create a 2nd LinkedIn Profile or Use Your Own

A 2nd LinkedIn Profile is against LinkedIn’s Terms of service. To avoid the LinkedIn police, don’t use the same name. Use a nickname. Now if it’s your actual profile, then it doesn’t matter.

The reason you’d want to use the 2nd profile is if you’re starting a second company, have filled up the connections on your first profile, or want to just test this process out.

Either way, you’ll need to start with optimizing your profile.

When people look at your profile, they decide whether you’re worth connecting with in several seconds.

These are the questions that go through their head when making this decision:

Do they look like a domain expert?

Do they look like a leader?

Can they help me?

If you can trigger a “yes” to each one, then you can connect with venture capitalists, Fortune 500 founders, and thought leaders – at scale.

It starts with the headshot because people mentally digest pictures before they read.

You don’t need anything over the top. As long as the viewer believes you put in the effort to take a professional headshot, then you’ve increased your add-back percentage.

What’s your add-back percentage?

It’s the percentage of the connection requests you send out that get accepted.

To take it up a couple of notches, ideally, you should have a picture of you smiling. The next step is optimizing your cover photo. There are three photos that will increase your add-back rate:

  1. You with a relevant influencer in your industry
  2. You speaking in front of prospects
  3. You at a local landmark (only works if you’re connecting with people in your city)

Once your viewers finish judging your headshot and cover photo, they’ll read your headline.

The more thought leadership you can portray here, the higher increase you’ll see in your add-back rate. This doesn’t mean writing “Thought Leader” in your headline. You need to list tangible accomplishments or awards, preferably with numbers; otherwise, people won’t believe you.

If you’re lucky, they’ve given a check mark to your headshot, cover photo, and headline.

Now they’re reading your bio.

This is your opportunity to get them to click-through to your landing page. The biggest mistake I see from almost everyone on LinkedIn is lack of specificity. I don’t know what they do and how they can help me. If you can’t state your business proposition in two sentences, then you don’t have a business.

For example, take a look at my bio:

“We drive ROI for growing companies using cutting-edge growth marketing and growth hacking tactics. We’ve worked with companies like TEDx, Mixmax, Voo, LawTrades, Book in a Box, Deputy, and Autopilot.

Services include B2B growth hacking, PR hacking, chatbots, FB ads, SEM, growth strategy, personal brand management, and marketing automation.

We also manage a community, Badass Marketers & Founders, which has over 15,000 members. You can request access here: http://growth.chat/fbcommunity

Want to work with us? Shoot me an email at [email protected]

For all speaking inquiries, please visit: http://growth.chat/speaking

For more information about me, please visit: http://growth.chat/me

On my free time, I pursue my passion for understanding psychology and neuroscience, especially with how they play into creation, innovation, and social media.”

If the copy works, then why change it?

I have the same copy under my first job title.

It doesn’t end here. You need to optimize every part of your profile.

Make sure you have a logo for each company you’ve worked at. If there’s no logo, viewers will assume the company didn’t exist.

If you’ve done everything listed, then your profile is optimized.

You’re now ready to expand your network.

Step 2: Connect to Your Target Audience

To connect to your target prospects on LinkedIn, get a Sales Navigator account. This will allow you to connect with your prospects at scale without getting banned by LinkedIn. Then download the Chrome extension, Linked Helper. Next, use the Connect feature of Linked Helper to send 175 connect invites to your prospects every day. No more as you’ll get your account banned.

If you’re sending 175 connection invites/day, don’t use any type of sales message in your personalize connection request. This runs the risk of getting your account banned. Instead, use a message like below:

“Hey {firstname},

I’m looking to connect with fellow authors in New York. Looking forward to your updates. Cheers!”

The second important factor of not getting banned is keeping your sent requests under 1,600.

To check if they’re under 1,600, click on My Network then Manage all. From here, click on Sent to see the number of sent requests you have.

If you have over 1,600, then withdraw them by a hundred at a time. I’d wait several days without doing automation before withdrawing. The reason is not everyone is active on LinkedIn all the time so it may take them a couple of days to accept your request.

Once you have requests automated and understand when to retract them, then you need to know who you’ll send them to. It’s easy to just plug-in your target prospect in Sales Navigator. You may get 10,000 results on the first try. Here’s the problem with this type of search: LinkedIn only allows you to hit 40 pages per a Search Query – that’s less than a 1000 people. So now you’re stuck with an extra 9,000 that’ll be hard to connect with.

To solve this problem, split your prospects by city or state. This way you can connect to more of these individuals with better personalized messaging. For example, now you can include the city name in your message. This will increase the chances of them accepting.

In the instructions I send to my virtual assistant, I use a Google Doc with the different cities I want to run search queries for.

Now that you have the automation side down, the next step is to rock ‘n’ roll with an engaging content strategy.

Step 3: Repurpose Content at Scale

Niche-relevant pictures of quotes perform well on LinkedIn and in Facebook Groups. Depending on your niche, you can often find this content online already. For example, I want to connect with fiction authors at scale so I research influencers in the market whom they follow. I find Grammarly and with further inspection, I notice they have a ton of content I can repurpose from their Instagram.

I select the URL of each picture I want to use based on engagement and how relevant it is to my audience. I use the tool DownloadGram to get the PNG version of these pictures. Next, I ask a freelancer to remove all the Grammarly logos on the pictures and replace them with logos from our company. I do this because they’re pictures with quotes – not content to be taken seriously.

I want the content to have variety, so I include long-form status posts. I take one of the hundred outlines from my Copywriting Bible book (entirely free), then change it up for the current audience I’m adding to my LinkedIn network.

Here’s an example of an outline:

Here’s an example of it changed to a new audience (e.g. authors):

See how is that was?

The next thing you need is a posting schedule. If you have 30 – 40 pictures and 100 viral outlines, then you have enough content for a year – at least.

Your posting schedule could look like the one below:

Monday – Motivation picture/status

Tuesday – Grinding picture/status

Wednesday – Comic relief picture/status

Thursday – Appreciation picture/status

Friday – Gratefulness picture/status

Feel free to adjust it according to your audience’s content preferences.

Keep in mind, pictures still need great captions. A little something to provide context like the picture below. The caption doesn’t have to be directly related to the picture. As long as the message from the caption overlaps a little with the picture quote – you should be fine.

Now you’re nurturing your audience. Once they know you and like you because of your content marketing skills, it’s time to reach out.

Step 4: Run Rapport Campaigns

Want to build a ton of rapport with your audience before you reach out to them? Here are a couple of easy ways. One is to have a virtual assistant find a positive article about each person’s company. It only takes a few seconds to plug-in the person’s name into Google News to pull up positive press pieces.

Now you can reach out to them including a note that says,

“After I connected with you on LinkedIn, I came across this article about your company, Engagio. Great to see people in my network making a positive impact. I couldn’t help but reach out because of [x] and [y].”

Even if you’re reaching out to authors who don’t work for companies, you can still include a note of personalization. In this case, I have a virtual assistant find one of the books they’ve written so I can include it in my personal note. They usually have the name of the book on their LinkedIn or, at least, a link to it.

For example, this author has a link to their book on Amazon.

You want to send these rapport messages through email to your prospects. LinkedIn messaging isn’t scalable if you want to hit thousands of connections because it’s far easier to get banned than using email.

To get everyone’s email from your LinkedIn contact list, go to Settings & Privacy, then under Privacy select Connections and click Request archive.

This will give you all their emails.

Before you send out an email rapport campaign to them, upload the email list to Facebook Ads Manager as a custom audience so you can run ads to them on Facebook and Instagram. Ideally, the ads will be positive press pieces you’ve been mentioned in, testimonials, company culture stories, or clips from speaking engagements.

Sometimes I’ll take one of the better performing LinkedIn posts I’ve written, then reuse that copy for an ad.

Here’s an example post below where I took the same copy, then use it for a Facebook ad with a different picture.

Once you’ve hit your custom audience with creative ads several times over, it’s time to reach out via email. This way, once they get your email, they’ll have already seen your content on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.

Step 5: Email Prospects at Scale

Understanding how to email prospects at scale is a crucial skill. It will enable you to kick-off your Facebook Group with – possibly – 3,000 plus members. Enough to make you look like a thought leader in your niche.

Step 1:

Purchase three Mailshake accounts for sending bulk personalized emails with sequences.

Step 2:

Sign-up for a Google Apps account and create six different email addresses tied to one or two domains. Start by sending out 20 emails/day from each account for the first week. Then bump it up to 50 the second week. Then you’ll be sending 150/day in the third week. Make sure to not overlap your email sending because you’ll be using sequences. This is a quick way to get banned.

Step 3:

Create email sequences to join your Facebook Group.

Here’s my exact copy:

“Hey [first name]

I noticed we’re connected LinkedIn. I came across this article about your company, [company name]. Great to see people in my network making a positive impact.

For this reason, I wanted to personally invite you to a founder Facebook Group I run that’s very active (5,000+ members). 

The Founder’s Facebook Group is moderated by a few of the best, so it’s invite-only.

Our moderators:

  1. [Credible person]

  2. [Credible person]

  3. [Credible person]

You can join the Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/growthmarketers/

If you want to know more info, feel free to reply.

Cheers,

Josh Fechter”

If they don’t open the first email, I automatically send a follow-up email two days later that’s the same except for this line at the beginning:

“Hey [first name]

Wanted to ensure you saw this email from the other day.”

This works well because the chances are they forgot the original value proposition or never saw it.

Here are the responses I receive from this type of cold email:

“Thanks for reaching out! Glad to see you’ve been building this great community. I just requested to join your FB group and look forward to connecting. If there’s anything I could do to help out in any way, please let me know.”

Hi Josh!

Thank you for your email, I joined the FB group ;)”

“Hi Joshua,

Thanks for the invitation!

Looks like an interesting group. I just sent a request to join it.

Looking forward to participating in the community.”

That’s not to say a few people didn’t respond negatively to me. Out of every one hundred people I cold email, I get maybe one complaint.

The solution: don’t email them again.

Step 6: Get People to Say “Yes”

The more people get used to following instructions from you, the more likely they’ll engage with a new call to action. It starts with the first comment. Once someone invests in commenting on a Facebook post, they’re more likely comment again.

You need to get people to open up on a more personal level about what they do. To facilitate this, you need to take the first step in opening up to give others the courage to step out of their comfort zone, too.

What does this mean?

You need to write about your personal experiences and tie them into your audience’s profession. The secret: use the same strategy for LinkedIn content for your Facebook Group’s content. This way you never need to think about new content.

The next step is to leverage comments. When someone comments on a Facebook post, then reply with a question to get them to expand on their point. The more comments they post, the more invested they’ll feel in the group and to you.

Now you have a Facebook Group running at full speed.

Leverage Your Presence

You got a following in a Facebook Group and on LinkedIn

The best step you can take is to nurture influencer relationships in your niche by offering to interview them in front of your audience. This is an excellent way to build rapport with affiliates while gaining third-party credibility. From there, you’re off to the races on how you leverage your influence. Good luck.

 

 

How to Find All the Social Profiles of Your Competitor’s Facebook Group Members

How to Find All the Social Profiles of Your Competitor’s Facebook Group Members

Want all the social profiles of your competitor’s customers?

In this guide, I’ll show you how to get it using Facebook Groups.

You’ll learn how to get their Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter profile URL. Then you’ll learn how to auto-engage with them on those platforms.

Are you ready?

Let’s go.

Step 1. Extract Your Competitor’s Audience from Facebook Groups

Before we begin, it’s important to note that not all of your competitors have a Facebook Group, but many do. Whether they’ve created a group for an upcoming conference or to increase the retention of their SaaS product.

To pull all the data from members of a Facebook Group, including their name, job title, and company name, use the Facebook Extractor Chrome extension. All you need to do is go to the member section of the Facebook Group and run the extension (watch the tutorial in the link).

Here’s what the data looks like when exported into the corresponding spreadsheet:

You want to put the person’s first name and last name together. You can do this by using a Google Add-on Tool called Power Tools. Highlight the first name and last name column, then click the Power Tool’s option, Data.

Here, select Merge values.

Make sure you separate the values with a [Space], then click Merge.

Now you’ll have the first name and last combined.

Next, remove all contact information from the “B,” “C” and “E” columns. This will leave you with the person’s name and company name.

Step 2. Use Phantombuster to Extract Social Profile URLs

The fun part begins now – grabbing all the social profile URLs.

First, hook up the same Google Sheet to Phantombuster’s Instagram Profile URL Finder API. Do this by selecting the three dots under Console. You’ll then have this popup below appear. Fill in the fields.

And again, make sure to put in the editable version of your Google Sheet URL.

Hit Launch.

Depending on how many profile URLs you’re looking to retrieve, this process can take anywhere from a couple of minutes to a few hours.

Once you hit launch, you’ll be taken to this screen below. When all the Instagram profile URLs have been searched, you’ll have the ability to download them into a CSV. Import this CSV back into your Google Sheet. Then copy and paste all the Instagram profile URLs into the column next to the company name column to ensure you have a nice-looking row of data.

Now you want to get all the LinkedIn Profile URLs.

You’ll use the Phantombuster LinkedIn Profile URL Finder API to do this.

As you can see, you just plug in the relevant Google Sheet URL, then fill in the appropriate column and CSV title. Then hit Launch just like you did with the Instagram Profile URL Finder API.

The same process works for Twitter.

The only difference is you’re using the Twitter API.

Now that you have all the social profile URLs of your competitor’s customers, you want to engage with them. The good news: you can automate it.

Step 3. Automate Engagement

Instagram + Twitter:

For Instagram and Twitter following, favoriting, and commenting, I recommend Followliker. It’s the best automation tool online for these platforms. In a few minutes, you can import your custom URL lists to auto-follow all your competitor’s customers while engaging with their content on an ongoing basis. That’s an easy win.

LinkedIn:

For LinkedIn, I recommend using the tool, Linked Helper. At BAMF Media, we use a custom tool just for this purpose as pictured below:

A tool like this one above only costs a couple hundred dollars to outsource.

Facebook:

Since you have their Facebook profile URL from exporting them from the Facebook Group in Step 1, it’s time to Facebook friend them at scale.

First, download this Chrome extension.

Upload your exported list of Facebook URLs into this plugin.

Then click the play button.

The Results

When I started building my brand years ago, I did this process manually. It’s the same process I’ve used to help bootstrap two companies to millions in ARR. That’s why I’ve created these systems to help you save the hundreds of hours that I had to go through building traction channels.

The process should take you no less than a day to set up.

The power is in your hands.

Make it happen.

How I Turned 5,000 of My Competitor’s Customers into a Facebook Custom Audience

How I Turned 5,000 of My Competitor’s Customers into a Facebook Custom Audience

I have been working on a SaaS company for the last eight months with some of the people in the BAMF community. It’s a copywriting software.

Per any new adventure, it means new guides.

Today’s guide is how we kick-started the company with a 5,000-person custom audience from our competitor:

Step 1: Create Another Facebook Profile Account

Here’s how:

  1. I used a professional (to some degree) and memorable headshot
  2. I used a cover photo with social validation
  3. I took many photos with influencers
  4. I posted industry-relevant content
  5. I changed my privacy settings to prevent my friend number from showing. This will decrease suspicion of it being a new account

Next, I joined relevant Facebook Groups containing my competitor’s customers:

Then I infiltrated them with a nice message to drive 50 – 100 requests.

I put this message in several of their groups to increase my friend count fast:

Boom.

In one day, I’m rock ‘n’ rollin’ with my new profile.

Step 2: Extract Profile URLs from Facebook Groups

You now have your list of Facebook Groups – next step is to install this Facebook Group Extractor.

The Facebook Group Extractor is a Google Chrome plugin which you can use to extract Facebook group members’ first name, last name, company name and profile URL into a .csv file. If installed correctly, a blue Facebook icon will pop-up in your Chrome bar.

Before you continue with extracting data, set your Facebook language settings to English. Don’t forget this step as the failure to do so will mess up your results.

If you are on the group page and you are all set to extract, navigate to the member page under facebook.com/groups/*groupname*/members/. Click the Facebook Extractor plugin in your Chrome bar and it will Start Extracting”.

Leave the software running and don’t change tabs as you’ll then lose your progress. Download the results in a .csv and you’ll have a file with a list of Facebook URLs, names, and job titles. Rinse and repeat.

Before you begin auto-connecting to these people at scale, take a step back. Look through the member list and see if you can identify any trends among job titles or how they look. For the market I’m targeting, most of the people are women over the age of forty-five. I knew that just by scrolling through the member list.

Step 3: Auto Add These People to Your Friends List

Once you have a well-designed profile, it’s time to Facebook friend people at scale.

First, download this Chrome extension (make sure to watch the tutorial on how to use it):

Upload your exported list of Facebook URLs into this plugin.

Then click the play button.

Step 4: Export their Emails via Yahoo

Why Yahoo?

Isn’t that so 2012?

This old platform works in our favor because they had a deal to sync your Yahoo connections with your Facebook profile. It only takes a second to create your profile, then another to click on the address book in the top right-hand corner.

Once you click on the address book, you’ll have the option to import your contacts.

Click on the button.

Now you have the option to import your contacts from Facebook.

Once your Facebook friends’ emails are imported, it’s almost impossible to scrape them.

Yahoo knows what you’re doing and makes it a huge pain to access this data.

That’s why we created a Chrome extension to extract all these people.

To get the Chrome extension, click here to access the Zip file. Then download it and open the folder in your extensions area by going to “More Tools,” then click on Extensions.

When you’re here, turn on Developer mode.

Next, click Load unpacked extension.

Now when you log in to your Yahoo account, you’ll have a Download Contacts CSV button on the bottom-left corner.

Click the blue “Download Contacts CSV.”

You’ll now have almost your entire list of your Facebook friends’ emails.

Plug this list into Facebook as a custom audience to start running ads to them.

Then use Lookalike Audiences to expand this initial pool from 5,000 to 150,000 or a million people.

Guerrilla Marketing at its Finest

Most companies spend thousands of dollars to build an email list to then use as a custom audience. The problem is for startups that they have little-to-no idea whether this audience will buy from them. Rather than guessing, I just showed you how to build one of the most refined custom audiences for a 1/100 of the cost. The only step for you is to implement. Make it happen.

 

Get 13,000 Messenger Subscribers in Three Months

Get 13,000 Messenger Subscribers in Three Months

Is it possible to get 13,000 messenger subscribers in just three months? Yes, it is!

It took me a year to get 1,000 subscribers. And It took me another three months to get 14,000.

For the second, I applied a framework to leverage content that gets subscribers. Over the same three months, we used it to drive over a thousand website leads.

This is not any framework – it’s a repeatable framework. It means that you can use it to get the same results.

Here’s how you can set it up:

1. Put the Right People in Your Network

When producing content, you need an audience. It starts with optimizing your profile for a high add-back rate.

You can find instructions on how to do so in our book, LinkedIn InfluencerNext, you want to skip over the pain of manually connecting to people who’d be interested in your content. Tools like Linked Helper and a custom Facebook auto adder will automate this for you.

For Linked Helper, you can connect to a couple of hundred people a day on LinkedIn if you have a Sales Navigator account.

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You can get granular – searching by job title, company, or keywords in their profile. The next tool is a Facebook auto added.

You need to outsource it. The good news is it only costs a couple hundred dollars to do so via UpworkNext, you upload a list of Facebook profile URLs, then it sends out friend requests. I recommend sending 150 friend requests every day.

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To get Facebook URLs, there are three ways:

  1. You can extract members from a Facebook Group
  2. Extract friends from Facebook profiles
  3. Export a custom list from Crunchbase
For the first two, you can use Grouply or Scrapely.

For the third, you need a Crunchbase account. I prefer this method because it provides the highest quality Facebook URLs of influencers, and there’s a lot less data to sort through.

Once you have your LinkedIn and Facebook automation set up – you’re adding hundreds of relevant people to your audience every day.

It’s time to nurture them with content.

2. Create an Audience with High-Value Statuses

Let’s pretend you have zero subscribers. All you have are new connections.

To build rapport with these new connections to turn them into subscribers, you need to write statuses that pull their attention. To help, I wrote an entire guide on how to stylize your statuses for engagement. This guide helped me get over 100 million views on my content.

Here’s an example status:

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You should aim to write an engaging status a couple of times a day. Post it on your LinkedIn profile, personal Facebook, and your Facebook Group, too. This brings me to my next point: You need a Facebook Group.

There are four ways to drive traffic to a Facebook Group.

  1. Emailing people after an in-person event
  2. Inviting your existing Facebook network
  3. Emailing your LinkedIn connections
  4. Cold emailing targeted people

Once you have a Facebook Group, it’s important you establish yourself as an authority. This happens by producing ridiculously helpful and original industry content. This comes mostly in form of step-by-step tutorials.

Ideally, you should produce 1 – 2 of these pieces every week.

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This tutorial gets tons of engagement. And I don’t even put a lead magnet on it – it’s pure value. I also include it in a Google Doc so people can add it to their drive in a couple seconds.

Use LinkedIn for distribution

I repurpose each one of these tutorials for my company blog and LinkedIn Pulse:

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The best part about these how-to articles is they drive traffic back to your website. Never give them all the tips on your LinkedIn Pulse. Leave the last few on the full-written piece on your blog.

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Create credibility, connections, and addictive loops

With enough guides, you can create a drive folder like this one below. This is a powerful way to establish your credibility.

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It’s not all about posting value. It’s about giving people the opportunity to create their own. In the status below, I present the opportunity for people to connect with each other.

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If you post enough valuable industry content, you will create an audience who will buy from you. When they see the Facebook or LinkedIn notification that you posted – they’ll click it. Then they’ll like, comment, and share.

Before they even read it. Because they know you post valuable content consistently.

3. Leverage Traffic into High-Value Weekly Content

You finished the hard part. It’s time to leverage this engaged audience into your initial subscriber base. This will take a few posts – that’s it. Here’s an example LinkedIn post that leads to an option to get notified of my book release.

You can copy it – then do the same.

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Here’s another example post of me asking people to join my Messenger to get viral post templates.

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With several more posts, I hit a subscriber base of 1,000 people. This initial amount gave me the momentum I needed to leverage another 13,000.

To keep the list the active, I distribute my weekly tutorials via Messenger every week. In particular, I link them straight to the blog posts on our website.

You can see the weekly spikes in website traffic from the Messenger blasts:

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This is what a Messenger message looks like on mobile:

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It’s just like a normal text. The difference is I see over an eighty percent open rate – that’s insane.

The average email open rate is 24.71%. And the average click-through rate is 4.19%.

We’re seeing 4X those numbers.

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For a Messenger blast, keep the message short and sweet. People don’t like reading long texts.

Be consistent.

I send out my Messenger blast every week. I haven’t skipped one yet. Because consistency makes you memorable.

It’s the one skill most people lack with content creation.

4. Leverage Your Audience for Virality

Congrats.

When you post on social media, you get engagement. And when you send out a Messenger blast, people respond. 

It’s time to leverage this base into more subscribers at scale.

How?

Viral platforms. In this example, we use Product Hunt. However, it could also be sites like Reddit.

As long as the site promotes content with momentum, then you have an opportunity to shine. Not just any promotion, but if your content does well then thousands – or even hundreds of thousands – will see it.

First, study the platform.

What do they like that’s inexpensive? And what do they like enough to exchange an email for?

For our industry (marketing and entrepreneurship), they want books about growth hacking. I went ahead and pieced together a 300+ page book about growth hacking.

Submitted it to Product Hunt. Followed this Product Hunt launch formulaThen received over 8,000 new subscribers.

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Then I repeated it a month later with a new growth hacking book. And I received another 4,000 subscribers.

By then, I’d also done more giveaways resulting in 14,000 subscribers.

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Whenever we release a tutorial, we’re no longer promoting it to the 1,000-person list. We’re hitting 14,000 people.

That’s powerful.

Because we include opt-ins on all our blog posts and around our site, this wave of direct traffic from Messenger will generate organic traffic via direct referrals, sharing, and better SEO.

Direct referrals: People sending the blog post link to friends via Messenger and email

Sharing: Sharing the post on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter

SEO: Increased backlinks, ranking on Google over time. Here’s an opt-in I use on my personal website.

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This led to over 3,000 new subscribers!

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You never know where they’re coming from.

The next step is to do one viral release every month on the right platform. Even though I release books, it doesn’t mean you need to do the same. You can use physical products or services.

It’s up to you to find out what your audience wants. Then innovating with a unique twist.

Let’s add some fuel to your content machine.

5. Create Content Faster

To keep an audience excited, you need to realize one thing: You’re competing for attention. Not only against people who sell the same product.

But the reason they should read your LinkedIn status over visiting their Facebook News Feed. If you want to create an audience, you’ll need to produce valuable content often.

I’d set these numbers as your monthly metrics:

  • 6 long-form tutorials
  • 30 social media statuses
  • 1 big product release on a viral platform

This sounds like a lot of content.

Not true!

This doesn’t have to be all you. You can have a team help you make it a reality. And broken down, you’re creating only a status and part of a long-form tutorial once a day.

That’s the easy part. The hard part is testing different aspects of your industry. If you like fitness, then test a different diet every month.

If you like designing, then test out different software and design workflows. Our designer, Meg, does this. She has over 15,000 views on her YouTube videos.

By testing, you create the content worth writing about.

Use the Pressure to Perform

This is the most common question I get asked, “How do you produce so much content?” By creating tutorials, it frees up creative space to think of new content.

An excellent read on how this works is The Organized Mind by James McGill, Professor of Psychology and Music at McGill University.

The pressure to perform will have you testing every part of your industry. For my industry, I’ve tested every social media platform to discover content worth writing about.

As a result, I’ve found untapped channels for high growth, including LinkedIn statuses. That channel alone helped me accumulate 100 million views on my writing in less than six months.

You never know which test will give you the home run. So keep up your high-tempo testing. And never take your foot off the content creation pedal.

If you do both, you’ll build an audience faster than you’ve ever imagined.

Are you ready?