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How did you get your group off the ground?

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I am wondering what I need to do to get my group off the ground.

by on May. 24, 2012 at 9:33 AM
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ZsMommy
by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 2:41 PM
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I had a crazy idea on a Friday,made the basics,grabbed a friend and asked if they wanted to admin-then we just went around our friend circles and kept our group moving with posts-In a weekend we had 100 members..by the first year we had over 300...we were luck in the fact Cafe featured our group in Group searches (cuz of activity)

We did take a hit when Cafe created a "Copy cat" Cafe owned group of thei own-went from being the argest Crafts group on cafe to a near dead stand still when they took to promotin themselves. we did recover and now have crossover members (from Cafe's group to ours)

I started the group in 2009,in October it will be 3 years -We're amost at 950 currnty.

Anyhow-back to your question. Best advice I can offer,patience,promotion and constant activity will all help boost interest in a new group.

And for member run groups-you need dedicated "friends" of the group-and admins who help becaus they WANT to-not because of Quotas or gift card incentives,$$$ (Like Cafe owned groups offer mods to keep up constant activity)

Good MEMBER OWNED groups do it out of LOVE and Respect.

Pink_Sunshine
by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 5:05 PM

I couldn't agree with this comment more and don't EVER hand your group ownership over to anyone ever!

Quoting Mitchi602:

I think one of the biggest mistakes go's make when running a group is letting anyone be an admin. I feel like having a strong team with people you can trust and have the same dedication as you is what can help your group grow.




Pink_Sunshine
by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 5:06 PM
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Oh and if you're just starting chatterboxing will be your friend. Every group on CM (aside from CM owned) started with Chatterboxes.

KW1280
by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 6:27 PM
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Thank you guys very mucg

aneela
by Serious Coupon Swap on Jun. 20, 2012 at 9:00 AM

hopefully you will be able to grow your group

letstalk747
by joy THE COMFORTCAFE on Jul. 24, 2012 at 1:54 PM

good info , thanks guys

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