Nothing drives me more crazy than getting tons of friend requests from people I know are just trying to boost there facebook friends for purely business reasons. If this is what you’ve been taught, it’s not your fault, but you need to stop.
I promised myself the second I started hearing these strategies that I would never do it.
My facebook profile is MINE. Not my business’s. It’s for me to chat with my wife when I’m away, to post vacation pictures so my mom and dad can see them, and to keep up on what my friend’s are up to. Not only are you using a great social tool for something it’s not meant for, facebook personal profiles are FAR LESS effective at promoting and selling online.
If you are wondering what the alternative is to personal profiles, you will want to watch how to create a Facebook fan page.
My Facebook Personal Profile is…Personal!
You can only have 5,000 friends anyway, so are you just going to settle for 5,000 business contacts and that’s it? That doesn’t sound like a great plan, especially when fan pages are unlimited! It’s tedious to just go out and friend everyone sending them a personal message.
Not only that, your real friends are going to get annoyed pretty quick with all your marketing status updates. Leave everything to your fan page. Please. It’s way more effective and it lets you separate business and life…which is probably a goal you have in the first place.
So, this list comes down to these 3 simple reasons…
- Your facebook personal profile should be something you use to really connect with friends and family (that’s what it is designed to do)
- You can only have 5,000 contacts on profiles, so why limit yourself?
- Facebook Fan Pages give you so many more marketing resources (Custom tabs, Info Tabs, more Wall features, Applications) to really reach out to your follwers
Facebook Business Resources
If you want to really get all the inside information on how to create the perfect fan page, you should check out Fan Page Secrets. Fan Page Secrets is a marketing resource that will help you create a Facebook fan page that will quickly become your business’ top employee.
If you are interested in getting some more traffic to your fan page, click here to learn more about how you can use the Free Fan Generator to get Facebook fans.