Once you’ve got a handle on things, start picking up the pace – advertise your group where your people are going to see it.
Not sure who your people are or how to get them?
Make a database that lists places you can advertise your group including a URL to the page so it’s easy to go back – and create templates of your advertisements so you can easily reuse them on these pages
Also, don’t be afraid to delete and re-post to keep the ad up the top of the page – the more visible, the better
Here’s some ideas:
– Use buy/swap/sell groups in all different areas
– Redirect a pop-up to your group from your website homepage
– Gumtree ad
– Referrals from friends
– Make a YouTube intro video
– Link to the group from your most popular blog posts – not sure what’s popular? Add Google Analytics to your website
Remember: this is just while you get started. Ultimately your content should drive people to the group, along with word-of-mouth.