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Local Facebook Groups

How to Start Using Local Groups
now i want to show you how to actually start using these local groups and they're actually hard to find so if you go to your like home page of your facebook and you see on the left side there's all these things where you're like a part of it and blah blah your groups and then you have this link says this it says see more and you click that and oh my god like all the way here at the bottom it says buy and sell groups this is where you want to be okay these are this is this new thing that got released now i was browsing these groups before and i found it a little bit funny of like and maybe somebody can comment and explain to me why but like there's why are there so many groups buying and selling shoes or they say kicks i guess they're they're cooler than me apparently um look at this one group selling shoes another settling shoes kicks another what's the deal with the shoes you know what i'm saying but another thing to notice which is more insightful than the shoes look how many members there are right imagine if you can sell to these guys i mean granted most likely a lot of people are overlapped there one person might be in many groups but or it looks like one person just created a bunch of shoe groups whatever but um maybe in slightly different areas but you can see where the groups are and you can sort of like go on the map and you can zoom in and out and see what's going on in your area so let's this is kind of like my area let's see what i have here i have shoe group another shoe group what the heck okay at least this is mom's buying and selling and trading and let's see what's going on like closer to manhattan let's see what this guy oh manhattan has something so manhattan has upper east side mamas all right buying and selling rave tickets that's cool lower east side i guess that's that's cool um and then what do we have i have no idea v b 20 v tech uh oh your parts wheels music whatever i don't know but you see different groups in different areas um let's see what they do let's see what they do in new jersey a ball can buy a cell okay so and let's see what they have fire in new jersey um more for moms okay that makes sense so it's like a lot of like mom selling baby stuff and people buying and telling their things what you can do is create your own group or join these groups so in the next lecture i'm going to walk you through what happens when you join a group and how to participate there.

Joining a Group
now i'll show you how to join a group and start networking there now i i'm not using my my screen on the bottom right because i didn't want to block anything just in case because now this is a little bit of a detailed screen so i just wanted to keep everything clear now i found a reasonable group for myself which is the new york city garage sale for people who don't have garages there's no particular theme you don't have to be a mom or you don't have to just be into sneakers so this seems like a cool group let's click on it and see what happens right um and it says 12 000 members almost 13 000 so i'll join this group and it says i am pending their request.

How to Post Your Products
so now i as you can see i got accepted into this group um it says right here and so i can make posts and i can make sales and what you are going to be presented with is this sort of a screen and what you're going to choose is sale post right you're going to choose sell something and it's going to give you some options what are you selling and i have a product in mind i'm selling the blue yeti microphone price um let's say i'm going to sell it for fifty dollars because the retail original was around 100. um new barely used blue yeti um microphone and photos and i actually took a photo of it so that i can post it here seamlessly i've got the photo it's not the best photo in the world but it's a photo of the microphone i would also link here to amazon and actually here what i would do is um i would go and all departments blue yeti and i would link to this actual microphone and you can see it's a 112 dollars so that makes my offer more appealing and micro phone um here is an example of a listing on amazon retails for 112. okay and so we have over 50 discount and no tax so a big discount and i can post this and there it is my um listing is posted and it has my address and then people can reach out to me and contact me if they want it um if they want to buy it um the transactions are i literally have to you know this particular group has rules and it's that we would meet with that person um they would have they would bring the cash i would bring the microphone and that's it uh when the product is sold obviously you would click the link link this button here mark household and it will be done otherwise this group is going to annoy you every couple of weeks to market as sold anyway that's how you post your product.

How to Edit Your Listing
if you don't like something about your posting like it happened so that i didn't like something about my posting you can edit it you basically click here and then you say edit post and what you would do is basically with my case what i would want to tell them is where to email me if they are interested right and in your case you can tell them anything else so that's you know if you need to edit your post or it doesn't comply with the rules that's how you do it.

Getting the Facebook App to Use Marketplace
so it's possibly even easier to use facebook marketplace with the apps instead of off on the desktop so let me show you how to get the apps really what i did if you have an android phone in my android phone actually the facebook app came installed and i can't even uninstall it if you by some chance don't have it you would search in google for facebook app for android and you can download it right to your phone as you land on the page for me it says you see it or this has already installed for you you would just install it and if you are in the app store um you would just type something like and this is you would do that if you are already in the google play app store on your phone for the iphone same thing facebook you search google facebook app for the iphone it takes you to the landing page and from here you know you can view on itunes and then download it or you can just search for facebook appinside you know the itunes and download it right there and then you'll have the uh apps and in the next lecture i'll show you how to actually use it you with the apps.

How to Post Your Items from Your Phone's App
now i'm going to show you how to post a listing on your facebook app from your phone so if this is your app your facebook app um then you know you click right here on this bot on the bottom tab on the bottom area there's a shop icon and you click that and then you'll have the the groups and the products that show up right and you can discover
products for sale now you probably don't want to buy what you want to do is probably sell so to post items for sale
right here here are the instructions you know you take a photo of your item obviously it's going to be on your camera roll and then you choose to put choose to post the item on the on the facebook group and enter the product name description and price confirm your location and it will be posted and this is infinitely easier than craigslist or anything else or possibly even the web because on the web you kind of have to take the picture from your phone then send it to yourself and then upload it to facebook here you just take a picture from your phone and as you have your picture from your phone you basically boom go to write to upload to the facebook app and it's like within 30 seconds you can have anything posted for sale so anything like whenever you're cleaning out your junk from your home or if you have some thing you you you want even if you're like wondering hey will this sell you can like quickly take a picture of it post it and see what the response you get you know so this is just a really fast way to post your items.

Sales Results From Posting
now i'm going to show you some results from my posting first um i had a conversation with this person and she was saying you see i will be in queens tomorrow how do you how do i get the microphone and i started so i'm in conversation about with her how she can buy it then this person messaged me um he wanted to trade me a snowball my another microphone which i didn't want to do with him but anyway he had to show the interest and with this guy you see i had a long conversation and in the end um he was like you know we were started like he he you know he wanted to buy it he said you know can i do it tomorrow today you see um so pretty much um you know we're gonna get together and probably i'm gonna sell it to him today or tomorrow so i ended up having a buyer um and you can also see that if i close this chat you can see that in my original posting a lot of people commented um i had this conversation with that person and this person and so there was a lot of conversation and then this person recommended that person so there's some activity on the microphone and i'm probably going to make a sale for that person with whom i had the extensive conversation and if i don't um i might i have another one or two lukewarm leads on the sale and if i don't sell that i might repost it later so what that shows is that there's interest and there's buyers and what that means for you is if you've already been selling on etsy on amazon or fba or on ebay or if you just have some junk at home this is a good way an easy much easier than craigslist um and you know the craigslist has a lot of forms you have to fill out and then blah blah blah blah blah i'm already on facebook all the time and so are many people so it's easy to just you know have this posting and then the people communicate through chat right on facebook that's not even really possible on craigslist so this is a good and easy way that facebook made to use uh local groups local communities to sell products and you can see it's pretty effective.