In this episode, Starve the Doubts host Jared Easley, along with co-hosts Jason Unger and Kimanzi Constable from kimanziconstable.com, interviews Abbie Unger, a wife, a mother, a writer, speaker, a budget stretcher, a former flight attendant, and the mastermind behind Flight Attendant Career Connection, a company that offers community, encouragement, coaching, and resources to aspiring flight attendants. She is the author of the eBook Looking Skyward: Turn Your Flight Attendant Dreams into Reality. Additionally, Abbie is partnering with Kelsey Humphreys as they launched their company shequip, where they offer resources to help women start and build a small business that they love.
Having recently been featured in Yahoo! Travel, Huffington Post, Facebook, and Mashable, to name a few, Abbie is a testament of how creating and growing a Facebook group could open doors of opportunity for your business.
In this episode, you will learn more about:
How the Flight Attendant Career Connection came about
Leveraging and growing your Facebook group
Jason’s thoughts on Abbie’s endeavors
Time spent on managing the Facebook group
What doors have opened up for her because of the Facebook group
What to expect from her upcoming book!
How to make money out of your Facebook group
How to advertise in your Facebook group the right way
How to handle the bad apples in your group
The power of affiliates
Abbie’s thoughts on fame
Starting her own company:
Writing her first eBook
Starting a Facebook group and growing it
Reasons for the Facebook group’s success with 9,427 members
Encouraging members to connect with each other
Creating an environment that’s easy for members to connect and become friends in the group
It’s a safe place! - being vigilant and watching what’s going on
How much does she spend managing the Facebook group?
The doors of opportunity that opened up because of the Facebook group:
Being interviewed by the Huffington Post, Yahoo Travel, Mashable, and Facebook
Being featured on Facebook Stories
Being interviewed on an Australian morning show
On her next book: Make Money with Facebook Groups: Build Relationships, Convert Customers, and Create Fame
How to set up your group
What settings to use
How to get the ball rolling and the relationships building
What to do when someone’s negative to you or to someone else in the group
What to do when someone’s trying to sell things through the platform you created
Protecting the people in your group
How to use the platform to get recognized by the media
Making money out of a Facebook group:
Using it as your platform
Collecting the email addresses of people in your group
Reaching all the members in the group with your posts
How she balances advertising in her group and not overwhelming the members
“Being generous is the best way to market yourself.”
Setting yourself up like an expert and not advertising right away.
Other people are advertising for her.
Handling the bad apples
Protecting your little tribe
Doing the advertising for them
How big a group has to be to sell ads
Size doesn’t matter, engagement does!
The power of affiliates
On creating fame:
It’s okay to be known and have a bigger platform
The problem comes in when you misuse it.
Corie Clark’s book The Simplicity Project and Corie’s Facebook group
Kelsey Humphreys’ book Go Solo
Chad Sumner’s Holy City Paddle Tours
Know more about Abbie at abbieunger.org
Connect with Abbie on Twitter @abbieunger or her Facebook page Abbie Unger: Coach, Travel, Speak.
To know more about her Facebook group, join and take a look around Flight Attendant Career Connection.
Jason’s final thoughts for the listeners:
“If your spouse, loved one, girlfriend, boyfriend… if they have a deep down entrepreneurial spirit, just support them, give them the encouragement.”
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