In order to keep a group as large as the Vetpreneur Tribe engaged and productive, we have a set of guidelines to help keep things moving in the right direction. Note that the Tribe is not a marketing, recruiting, or sale portal, it is a business community. Treat it as such.
The mission of the Vetpreneur Tribe FB Group is to:
- Network with Military Veteran Entrepreneurs to
- Gain knowledge and resources to dominate your industry and
- Boost your online reach to potential customers.
Before we cover how that is achieved, let’s cover what is NOT allowed. Breaking these guidelines will lead to post/comment deletion or being blocked/banned forever (most of the times without warning).
No links in posts
FB controls who sees and doesn’t see your posts. If you place a link in your post, FB’s algorithm will penalize your reach and less members of the Tribe will be able to engage with your post. To get around this, post all links in the comments of you post.
No Introduction Posts
We are too large to have 14,000+ members randomly introducing themselves to each other. You will have plenty of opportunities to get to know each other. We have scheduled posts outlined below to encourage networking without spamming.
No spam or self promotion
Posting links to your products and services is not only annoying, it’s a waste of time. We are not your customers, we are busy growing our businesses, and if you interrupt us with a stream of self promotion post, you will annoy everyone and show that you are struggling as a business. Just don’t. We will have scheduled posts where you will have a chance to promote your product offerings and business.
No shady tactics or blue falcons
Be upfront with who you are, what company you work for or own, and what you are offering. Comment for more info, blind recruitment, and “I’m making $10k a month with no sales” type posts that are not clear on what you are offering will lead to post/comment deletion or being blocked/banned forever.
Also, only offer advice, services, or products you can deliver on. While we are all adults and should be able to request websites, reviews, or proof of your offerings, if you are offering wannabee guru opinions, taking money and not being able to perform, or jeopardize someone’s business or livelihood it will lead to post/comment deletion or being blocked/banned forever.
No like for like
We do not promote “like for like” to your social media accounts for very good reason. You have to pay to get an important post in front of your followers; as social media companies share your posts to less that 5% of your followers. Which means, in paying to reach your actual customers, you end up paying extra to get past all of the people who liked my page as a “personal favor”.
Furthermore, when creating a marketing campaign for your business, and your fan base has been doctored, it’s very difficult to narrow your focus and build a customer avatar.
If you’re looking to boost your numbers, grow your followers organically by offering value via insightful comments and posts.
No drama or rants
There are plenty of FB groups where you can post negativity, about your personal life, and opinions on irrelevant things. This is not the place. We are joining forces as entrepreneurs to network, dominate our industries, and cross-promote.
If it doesn’t relate to business, it doesn’t belong here. This isn’t an emotional support group, this is a Veteran Entrepreneur support group.
As you can see, nothing being asked of you is unreasonable and is solely geared toward providing the best environment to focus on the mission of networking with Military Veteran Entrepreneurs, gaining knowledge and resources to dominate your industry, and boosting your online reach to potential customers.
Focusing on the Mission
We have found that being laser focused and militant in our structure is the key to accomplishing our mission; especially with a group of 14,000+ Vetpreneurs. That being said, we have created the following system to keep us on target.
Types of posts you are freely allowed to post on the Tribe’s wall at any time.
Business Questions – Asking for advice on how to grow your business. Be specific.
Recommendations – Asking for advice on resources to grow your business. Use recommendation feature.
Business Insight – Post or Live Video on proven business acumen. Refrain from using hype and stick to what you personally know from experience.
Reviews – If you have a good experience, let the Tribe know. Feel free to brag and make sure you tag the Tribe member in your post.
Business Commentary/Interviews – Video or Live with business leaders about business. Make sure you explain what the video or interview is about and don’t just post a image or link.
Market Research – Get insight to help grow your business. Be very specific in your post what you are aiming to learn. Polls are a great option.
Posts ran by the Tribe admins that members can comment on. They have been designed to break Facebooks algorithm and expand our reach; thus increasing each members chances at networking to gain knowledge and resources and boost your online reach to potential customers. General rule is if you drop one comment you must participate on two other comments.
Follow Me! – Grow your online or social media following. Let the Tribe know about your product offerings and drop one (1) link to any of your social media accounts or website. Like, follow, or sign up on two (2) links posted you would ACTUALLY be or HAVE been a customer of. Tag a Battle.
Expand Your Influence – Draw in potential customers by sharing industry insights or updates. Drop one (1) link to a social media post or blog post. Pick two (2) to copy and paste on your social media accounts. Tag a Battle.
WIP Wednesday – Show that you are not stagnant and moving forward. Drop a link, image, or copy to one (1) project you are working on and want some feedback from the Tribe. Review and provide feedback on two (2) other comments. Tag a Battle.
Expand Your Reach – Have your posts seen by more potential customers. Drop a link to one (1) social media account. Click on two (2) links and like and comment on the most recent posts. Tag a Battle.
Free Promo Friday – Get exposure to your product offerings, upcoming event, or anything business related. Drop a link, image, or copy to one (1) thing you want to promote to the Tribe. Review and provide feedback on two (2) other comments. If you drop one, you MUST pick up two. Tag a Battle.
Battle Buddy Shout-Out – As a Tribe we achieve more. Tag one (1) member of the Tribe and share how they have helped your business.
Strategic Positioning – Get the resources or assistance to achieve more. Comment on one (1) goal you have for the week and what resources or Tribe member can you achieve it. Review and provide feedback on two (2) other comments. Tag a Battle.
There you have it. If you can abide by the guidelines you will help us stay on target and everyone will benefit by seeing their business grow.
Business Is Our New Battlefield.
Welcome to the Tribe!