DNG Facebook Group Community Rules
This FREE Facebook community is a place for (aspiring) digital nomad girls to connect, share tips, questions, answers, advice, make friends, and most importantly, support each other on our location independent journeys.
This is a large and growing community, which means we have to have some pretty solid group guidelines to make sure it remains a safe, supportive and fun space.
To clarify, we haven’t had many issues
We are very dedicated to this group and that’s why we hope you take the time to read the rules and stick to them.
The key admins of this Group are:
Jennifer Lachs (founder of Digital Nomad Girls and creator of this group).
Deya Aliaga Kuhnle (our latest power admin and volunteer DNG superstar)
Jane Lachs (Admin extraordinaire, and Jenny’s mum)
By being a part of the FREE FACEBOOK community you are agreeing to the rules listed below.
One rule of thumb is this: think about whether your post will benefit the majority of the group or at least more than one person. If it is only relevant to you, then don’t share it. If you’re sharing personal experience and would like support, that can benefit others too, so that’s ok.
1. NO SELF PROMOTION
No self-promotion is allowed, except for in our ‘Tuesday Pitches’ thread, or where otherwise explicitly stated (such as in one-off Freebie posts, some Social Saturday threads etc)
Be sure to check out each other’s work in the ‘Tuesday Pitches’ thread and support one another.
As there’s been some confusion about what qualifies as self-promotion, we’ve come up with this definition:
Definition of self-promotion:
– selling anything – that means products, services, courses, events, programs,
– promoting your webinar or event, even if they are offered for free
– posting a link to your OWN website or Facebook Group
– posting affiliate links…ever
– posting your own content in the group and not in a specific (and relevant) thread. This includes posting links to surveys or creating surveys in the group, posting photos with your social handles, URLs or business name on them AND posting “free” offers
– contacting girls in the group by private message to sell or promote anything. If you notice this kind of behaviour, please report it to firstname.lastname@example.org immediately (ideally with a screenshot of the message)
You can, however, post your link to your website, group, FB page, webinar, survey, offer and social profiles in the ‘Tuesday Pitches’ thread if it fits that week’s theme.
But that’s the only time 🙂
We may break our own rule and promote something if we feel it is of service to the group. We reserve that right as it is our group and community.
JOB POSTINGS (UPDATED):
We have updated the rules for job postings and we allow you to share any jobs that you (or your direct clients) are hiring for.
We DO NOT approve any posts about MLMs, network marketing etc.
What is considered Spam?
– sharing links or images without writing a description in the post. We’ll have to delete those type of post
– posting full blog post content, or a post that is a length of a blog post, even without a link. Come on, now. If we have to scroll, scroll, scroll to read your post- please put that on your blog, not in the group.
– any posts that are just a sugar-coated promotional post. We’ve seen them a million times.
2. NO POSTING OF VIDEOS
No creating videos, posting videos of yourself or streaming LIVE into the Group.
Even if you think that your post is ‘introductory’ in nature or giving ‘value’, our admin team members have to watch each one
Share a written intro with lovely words and possibly even a picture, but no videos.
If you find a video from someone else that’s awesome, great! Create a post and share it.
3. NO SOLICITATION OR REQUESTS TO PM YOU
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. Even if you just want advice, there might be more girls in the group who could benefit from this advice.
Your comments (and YOU) will have to be removed.
4. KEEP IT FRIENDLY
This group has always aimed to be an inclusive, friendly and positive space for women to get to know each other and get advice and support.
Be nice to each other. It’s that simple.
There are enough groups full of internet trolls out there and we are proud to say that our group isn’t one of them. Let’s keep it that way 🙂
Respect people’s feelings, privacy and rights to their work.
If we see that you are rude, disrespectful or spammy…we’ll have to remove you from the group.
5. NO RANTS
If you start your post with ‘this is a rant’ then please don’t write it at all. This is not the place to vent.
That doesn’t mean you can’t share negative or difficult experiences on your travels or in business, but keep it supportive and informative, rather than ranty.
6. BE HELPFUL
This group thrives on providing and receiving help and support. Provide genuine and helpful feedback and suggestions to others.
Ask questions, give answers and share your experiences.
Be the kind of girl you’d want to meet and be friends with on your digital nomad journey.
Remember: We are all here to help each other…so try to give more than you take.
7. DON’T PM ADMINS
As much as we’d love to talk to all of our 21k members, it’s simply not feasible anymore. The admins get dozens of messages per week and we don’t have the time to reply to them all.
If you have a question related to this Group, email us at email@example.com (but please read these guidelines carefully first).
We ask that you respect the time of our admins and not DM them through Facebook.
We will try to reply to your email in a timely manner during business hours.
8. Accommodation posts
We have recently changed the rules and accommodation posts are now allowed, but only in our accommodation thread here. If you’re renting out your room/flat/house you can add it
HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THIS GROUP
1. Don’t come in with a motive.
Instead, show up with the intention to connect, serve and help, not to sell.
2. When creating a post, make it fun, original and helpful.
Please, don’t write a 500-word post with a thinly veiled sales pitch, they won’t be interesting to anyone.
3. Use the search function
Facebook groups have a search function in the left sidebar. Before posting a question, search the group if anyone has asked this in the past. Often times your question has already been answered and you’ll find exactly what you were looking for.
4. Don’t share the same content across 10 different Facebook groups.
Many people belong to those same groups and see your same posts repeated and that says more about you and your business than you realise.
5. If you show up just to post your content and not help out your fellow community members, they notice. And the admins notice.
We know it’s a big group, but people notice these things and it won’t reflect well on you.
6. Share your thoughts and experiences because they are valuable to others.
If you’re unsure whether you should share a post or not, think about whether it would be helpful to others, too. Or just for you.
To quickly summarise what this group is about:
- Female Digital Nomads
- Aspiring Digital Nomad Girls
- Anyone interested in starting a location independent life, no matter if freelancer, remote employee or online business owner
It is not a group about:
- Selling (even if we all have products or services to sell)
- Blogging (even if many of us have blogs)
- Coaching (even if many of us are coaches)
- Accommodation (even if we have rooms/apartments/houses to rent, swap or house sit, there are groups for that)
If you don’t agree with ALL of these rules, please feel free to remove yourself from the group.
If we all stick to these rules I’m sure we will have fun
Wow, that was a
Now let’s get connecting over in the group. Happy posting, mingling and
**Note: These rules are subject to change without notice. It’s on you to keep up.