Tips from the trainer: Creating a Facebook account for businesses
Published on March 2nd, 2010 by Nick Shin
In this installment, I answer questions submitted by SM10X30 participants about Facebook accounts for business.
As a reminder, all questions are welcome, whether you are new to social media or someone who is already very familiar. I love to help and chat about social media. Connect with hundreds of other social media enthusiasts on Marketwire’s Social Media Corner.
Q. How do I create a Facebook account for my business?
- To get your business up on Facebook, you must first have a Facebook account. Ideally you want to set up a Facebook page. Once you log into your Facebook account, go to ADS & PAGES on the left sidebar >> CREATE PAGE. Once created, be sure to look at your admin settings.
- A concern that a lot of people have is controlling what you post on your personal profile and what you post on your business page. Fortunately, Facebook automatically separates the two when you post as long as you click the appropriate profile.
Q How do I create a Facebook page without logging into my personal account?
- In order to create a Facebook page, you need to log in to your personal account and create it from that account. You cannot just create a fan page without owning a personal profile. When you create the fan page for your business, it automatically creates a separate profile and you become the admin. Thus, when you start posting on your fan page, you post as your business and not your name.
- Example: I post content on the Marketwire page and because I am an admin, all my posts show up as “Marketwire” and not “Nick Shin” even though my personal account is linked to the Marketwire fan page.
Thanks to all the SM10×30 participants who submitted their questions. Your dedication and willingness to learn are much appreciated! Keep your questions and feedback coming! Send me an email at nshin [at] marketwire [dot] com.
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