Paid facebook groups

How to Create Paid Facebook Groups – Accept Payments for Your Private Community

Creating a private, paid Facebook Group is a great way for creators and entrepreneurs to build an engaged online community and monetize their expertise. And with nearly 1.8 billion users, Groups remains one of the top platforms for online communities (even despite Facebook’s declining popularity!). 

So, how do you start charging members to join? The easiest way to create paid Facebook Groups is to sell access through your website and use a membership platform like MemberSpace to process payments. 

There are tons of benefits to this approach: 

  • You have total control over your pricing and membership offerings, so you can offer your community additional perks like workshops, a content library, or an online course
  • Requiring payment to join ensures that your members are genuinely interested in your group (AKA no spammy signups!)
  • By only providing the group link to paying members, your community will be more secure and easier to moderate
  • Many potential members already use Facebook, making it easier for them to engage with your content.

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Step 1: Set up a private Facebook Group

If you don’t have your group set up already, you’ll need to create one and set it to “hidden” so people cannot find the community unless they have then link. Then, turn on membership approval so you can moderate who is able to join. 


When opening up your Facebook Group, be sure to set it to Private and Hidden to ensure only paying members are able to view it.

Step 2: Install MemberSpace on your website

To ensure only paying community members can access your Facebook Group, you’ll need sign up for MemberSpace for free and connect it to your website (it works with any CMS and takes just a few minutes to install!). 

Install memberspace for paid facebook groups
To install MemberSpace, all you need to do is add a snippet of code to your website. We have install instructions, so no tech experience needed!

Step 3: Protect your Facebook Group 

In this step, you’ll use MemberSpace to create a signup/login area on your website so paying members can access your group. 

First, go to Products and add a new Community. This is where you’ll add the URL for your group. This will require members to sign up and pay for your community before they get access to the group link.

Paid Facebook Groups MemberSpace
To protect a new product with MemberSpace, go to Products > Add Product.
Protect paid Facebook Group
Fill out your Facebook Group's details and URL to ensure only paying members get access.

✨ Make sure Member Menu is enabled. This will add your Facebook Group link to a menu in the bottom right corner of your website that is only accessible once someone logs in or signs up and pays for group access. 

Step 4: Set a price for access to your group

MemberSpace integrates directly with Stripe, so it’s easy to accept payments securely on your website. Recurring payment is the most common option for online communities, but you can also choose from multiple payment, one-time payment, and free. 

When someone goes to signup for access to your group, they’ll be prompted to pay via credit card, Apple Pay, or Google Pay. 

Paid Facebook Group pricing
MemberSpace allows for lots of billing flexibility, so you can determine how to charge customers, how often, what day of the month, etc.
Meditation Business payment gateway
When a member goes to signup on your site, they'll have to fill out a payment form like this.

Step 5: Share your group with new members

Once you’ve added your Facebook Group to MemberSpace and set up your pricing, it’s time to make sure all new community members get access to your group after they sign up. There are a few ways to do this, so choose the one that works best for your workflow/business!

  • Option 1: Automatically redirect them to a members-only page that contains a link to the group, or redirect them directly to your Facebook Group. You can do this when you set a price for community access. Members will then request access and you’ll approve them (knowing the requests are only coming from those who paid and received the link via your signup process).
Send new members to any URL after they signup, like your Facebook Group or a landing page dedicated to your group.
  • Option 2: Send out a welcome email to new community members with a link to the group. This can be automated with MemberSpace to send after someone signs up on your website. Like option one, members will request access and you’ll approve them. 
Join private Facebook group
Automatically send out a welcome email with information about your community and a link to join the Facebook Group.
  • Option 3: Add members on Facebook after they sign up through your website. 

Paid Facebook Group Example – The Social Broker

The Social Broker membership community is a great example of how to create a successful paid Facebook group. By using MemberSpace, this community offers members access to a private group, along with other perks like coaching, guest speakers, customizable templates, and workshops. This model not only provides a sense of exclusivity and value for members but also generates a steady income stream for the business.

Social Broker Paid Facebook Group
The Social Broker paid Facebook Group offers members tons of perks, like guest speakers, workshopts, coaching, and custom training.

Final Thoughts

Creating a paid Facebook Group is a great way to build a community around your expertise while adding a new revenue stream. MemberSpace makes it easy to set up and manage your paid group. You’ll be able to control your pricing, decide what perks to offer members, and keep your group private and secure. To get started, sign up for a free MemberSpace trial, and let us know if you have any questions – our support team is happy to help!

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