Rules of the Insaka eCommerce Community Group 

Our FREE Facebook community is a place to come together to share insights, tips, questions, answers and most importantly support for one another in their entrepreneurial journey. 

As you can see we run a tight-knit community, and we aim to preserve the quality of the group at all times which is why we have created and enforce these rules on a daily basis. 
Please read through all of them as we roll with a zero-tolerance policy and you will be removed and banned if you break any of the rules. So with that being said, let’s dive in…
No self-promotion is allowed (except for in our Thursday Throwdown thread) or where otherwise explicitly stated. 
So, what do we consider self-promotion? 
Definition of self-promotion: 
– Selling anything – that means products, services, courses, events and programs…anything that feeds your bottom line. 
– Promoting your webinar, live broadcast, survey, polls or event
– Posting a link to your website, your social profiles or even your personal FB profile. 
– Posting affiliate links. That’s just wrong. 
– Posting links to surveys or creating polls or surveys in the group, posting photos with your social handles, URLs or business name on them.
– Posting “free” offers. These will be deleted and you will be removed…even if you have the best of intentions. 
– Posting content that is the length of a blog post, even if there is no link attached. 
If we have to scroll, scroll, scroll to read your post, we encourage you to post it on your own site and not in the group as it will be deleted. 
**Note: We may break our own rule and promote something if we feel as though it is of service to the group. We reserve that right as it is our group and community.  If you are not cool with that, it’s best you remove yourself now.**
Let’s keep it real: We ALL know what you’re trying to do when you share these veiled, pitch-fuelled stories. If you want to build a presence in this group, bring your A-Game. Because those posts don’t fly in this group and WILL be deleted. 
Do not post in the group and ask people to PM you to find out more about what you offer, how you can help or to work with you.  
Your comments (and YOU) will be removed. 
Be polite. 
No second chances. 
That means respecting people’s feelings, privacy and rights to their work. If you’re rude or disrespectful or spammy…you will be banned, mmmm’kay? 
We do not allow rants, calling people out or complaints around how someone chooses to build or grow their business. That is their business. Not yours. 
Rant on your own page, not this group and always examine why you might be feeling triggered around how someone chooses to market their business. 
Provide genuine and helpful feedback and suggestions to others. 
Ask questions. 
Give answers. 
Be the kind of supportive friend that you want and need on your entrepreneurial journey. 
Remember: We are all here to help each other…so give more than you take, please. 
If you have a question about why your post was deleted, it’s because you broke the rules. 
If you were removed from the group, it’s because you broke the rules. 
If you want to know whether you can post something in the group (and you are using it as a way of remotely growing your business), it’s probably best you don’t post it. 
Finally, we ask that you respect the time of our Admins and owners and not PM them through Facebook as they will not respond. 
And if you don’t agree with ALL of these rules, kindly remove yourself from the group. 
Other than that, let’s have some fun!
**Note: These rules are subject to change without notice. It’s on you to keep up.**
1. Don’t come in with a motive. 
Instead, show up with the intention to connect, serve and help, not to sell, grow your business, list, audience or bottom line…we can all smell it from a mile away.
2. When creating a post, make it fun, original and helpful. 
If it’s the same old long post with veiled sales content and a picture of you we see right through it and it will be deleted. 
Remember, you MUST use #Ask, #Praise or #Give in your post…otherwise it will be deleted.
3. Don’t share the same content across 10 different Facebook groups. 
Many people belong to those same groups and see your same posts repeated. Know that that says more about you and your business than you realize. Besides, the members of this group deserve better than that. 
4. Show up daily for a set amount of time and then get back to business.  
If you’re living in this group, you aren’t growing your business. 
5. If you show up just to post your content and not help out your fellow community members, they notice. 
It’s a big group and while it may seem like people don’t notice your presence and how you show up, they do. 
6. Share your thoughts and experiences because they are valuable to others. 
We’re not gonna lie, this journey is a long and complicated one. 
The more insights and guidance, the better!
*big sigh of relief* 
That was a long one!
If you’ve read all of these rules and still want to be a part of what this group is all about…then WELCOME!
We are excited to get to know you!
Now let’s connect and have some fun, shall we? 
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