BUILDING A FACEBOOK PAGE
Facebook Pages are a valuable tool for promoting yourself or your business. As you know, Facebook is not keen on your using your personal profile to promote your business – in fact they may shut you down if you do so. Fan pages (soon to change their name “Like Pages”) overcome this problem.
Since the name is changing, let’s just call them “Facebook Pages” for the rest of this article.
This week I “completed” creating a new Facebook Page. I say “completed” – is anything ever complete on the internet? Anyway, I gave a presentation to my business team on the subject, using that page as an example.
I had three topics on Facebook Pages:
1. Why You Need A Facebook Page
2. How to Build a Facebook Page
3. My Page as an Example of a Facebook Page.
SO WHY DO YOU NEED ONE?
This video, made by Dave Saunders a year or so ago, gives an excellent introduction to why you need a Facebook Page, what it can do for you, and how to build it.
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HOW DO YOU DO IT?
I followed Jo Barnes‘ free videos on her page Free Fan Page Templates. By the way, if you don’t know how to find pages on Facebook, the answer is just type the name in the Search Box! For your own pages, you click on “Account” and then “Manage Pages”.
Jo will send you six videos – one per day. You can just follow along with her, and after the first video you will have a fan page! The rest are concerned with how to use the page to promote your business.
WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE WHEN YOU’VE FINISHED?
Well, of course, Jo Barnes’ page is much better than mine! Still, to see what a first effort might look like, go to my page Alan Jenkin Solution 5. Let me know when you have completed yours, and I’ll click on your “Like” button, too!