Are Facebook Groups going paid?
Running and maintaining a Facebook group can take a lot of time & effort. Now, Facebook have plans allow group owners to charge for access to their pages. These new ‘subscription groups’ will allow group owners to charge anywhere from $4.99 per month to $29.99 per month. While this may sound like a great idea for group owners to pull some funds back into their pockets for their hard-earned work, we believe it will be a difficult sell to group owners unless they have something you can’t get for free elsewhere. From what we understand, groups will be able to have their army of free followers and then be able to have ‘members only’ content within the same group. Facebook is currently trialling the subscription-based group offers with a small number of groups to gauge its popularity and improve on the idea.