21 July 2014
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6 Steps To Building a Business Facebook Page

Planning

Before work can begin, you need a blueprint to help determine the structure & vision for your property.

This also applies to your business Facebook page — whether you’re starting a page from scratch or launching your next campaign.

A marketing plan is essential for tracking goals & results.

Your marketing plan will also provide structure & help you with design.

Materials

You have a plan in place, it’s time to find the right materials. On Facebook, that includes your ideal customers.

Customers are the building blocks for your business on Facebook.

Make sure you know what materials you need before you start looking.

In regard to Facebook fans, you must research & identify your target audience.

If the definition is too vague, then just like choosing the wrong materials for your house, you’ll find the structure of your page begin to weaken & the building won’t last.

To ensure your business thrives, it’s essential to research your ideal customer then approach that customer through a Facebook ad.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

    • Use Facebook graph search to find interests of your target audience & tailor your ads accordingly
    • Target ads to fans of businesses that are in your industry
    • Create custom ads based on your email or newsletter list
    • Create “lookalike” audience ads similar to your custom audience
    • Boost your Facebook posts
Foundations

By now your property is starting to take shape.

But to ensure your house continues to stand strong, it’s vital to build a solid foundation.

A content strategy is the key to building a strong foundation for your business Facebook page.

The easiest way to create a content strategy is to start with your business goals.

Why is your business on Facebook?

To get web traffic?

Sales?

Customer engagement?

Once you’ve established goals for your business, you can begin creating & curating content to achieve those goals.

Personality

There’s one thing that makes every house different.

The owner!

Showcasing your personality makes your property stand out. And don’t be afraid to also showcase your personality on Facebook. That’s what some of the most successful small businesses do.

So go ahead, let it shine!

In the same way that someone may compliment you on your furniture, your fans will love your content if it conveys your personality.

Share your thoughts about topics that interest your fans. Highlight the people behind the scenes & tell fans what you like to do in your spare time.

People love doing business with those they know, like & trust.

Expressing your personality is a great way for your business to build relationships & open dialogue with fans.

Design

Beautiful design adds the finishing touches to your home. And on Facebook, instead of choosing the paint colors, your business must focus on branding.

Branding goes way beyond your logo. Your brand is the way your customers perceive you.

Branding extends to your website, your voice & tone, the way you conduct business & your interactions with fans. These are what help your customers form opinions about your business.

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