First of all let me ask you a question:
Do you really have 5,000 friends?
Or do you have 5,000 people who are a mix of friends, family, acquaintances, business colleagues, and business contacts?
Another question – are you using your Facebook profile to share business offers? You do know that is against Facebook’s terms of service?
So you’ve reached 5,000 friends and are not sure what to do next.
You could simply do nothing and allow Mr 5,001 to become a follower as opposed to a friend. That means he will still see your updates.
Or you could make the smart move of creating a business page if you haven’t already done so – there is a video here that will help you do that if you need it.
Or if you have a page already – let me guess does it have a 100 likes, maybe a few more, and you just don’t know where to start in getting people to like your page and get accustomed to following you there rather than on your profile?
Keep up to date with John on his BUSINESS PAGE – don’t forget to click LIKE while you are there
I have always recommended that people should use their Facebook Page in conjunction with their profile for maximum results – let me explain what I mean by that…
Watch this video for how I recommend using your Facebook profile in conjunction with your page…
So the smart move when you reach 5,000 ‘friends’ on Facebook is to create a page or to start to use it if you already have one.
In fact the smart move, if you want to do any business on Facebook, is to create a business page regardless of how many friends you have.
The video above on how to use your profile in conjunction with your page has given you some starting points to get your page going so let’s recap on what you need to do…..
- Step 1 - Create (or start to use) your business page
- Step 2 – Announce on your profile that you will be sharing your latest business news and information on your business page from now on, and invite everyone to go and like your page – you could even offer a freebie behind a ‘like gate’ if you wish. (More on that in later articles)
- Step 3 – Start to populate your page with your news, business information and offers, because unlike your profile this is the place where you can freely promote your business offers.
- Step 4 – Share some of those posts on your profile.
- Step 5 – Get More Likes.
Haha – now that last statement is sometimes easier said than done – right?
Stay tuned for the next in this series where I will show you different methods of getting more likes on your page and why you really need to do that.
This is a guest post by Sue Worthington
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