Want to Set Up a Facebook Page? Here's How!
There are several reasons you might want to set up a Facebook page, Facebook pages are a great way for people who don't know you, to establish a connection with your product,service,or business.Facebook is second only to Google in usage as a search engine, so if you want to ‘get found’,set up a Facebook page! Setting up a basic Facebook Page can be done in about an hour using these ten steps:
- First, login to Facebook with your personal profile.This will make it much easier to manage your Facebook pages. Even if you are creating a page for another business, you will want to set up the page in this manner.
- Then, go to the 'Create a Page' Section on Facebook. Usually,you can find a link to this section in the bottom left hand column of another page. Can't find the link? Here it is: 'Create a Page'.
- Next, decide which type of page you are going to create. There are six main categories to choose from: local place or business; company,organization or institution; brand or product;artist,band or public figure; entertainment;and cause or community. Click the category which best suits your purposes.If you make a mistake,you can adjust your category later.
- Now, choose a sub-heading, where applicable.Currently, only the 'causes' section does not have any subheadings.
- Complete the basic page information. After entering the name of your page, accept the terms,and click 'Get Started'.
- Confirm your category. If you want people to stop in at your place, be sure to choose 'local business'.
- 'Like' your page, and complete all the information fields.
- Upload a picture to help people identify with your page.No camera? No problem! Use a public domain picture, or create a logo using a photo editing suite like Picnik.
- Are you a local business? Be sure to adjust your map and post your hours!
- Spread the Word! Treat it like a grand opening! Invite Facebook friends to see your page.Import contacts from your email list too.When you have 25 fans, you will be able to create a username for your page, so get the word out there!
Now it's your turn-What are your Facebook page concerns? Leave your comment below, and I'll do my best to answer your questions.