In the beginning of setting up your business Facebook page, it can be a little slow and discouraging when trying to get it started. Here are some ways to get the ball rolling on increasing you fanbase.
1.) Suggest to Your Friends
This should be your first step when you make your Facebook page. If you didn’t, don’t worry, you can do it now. In your Facebook’s admin panel, there will be a little box on the right that says, “Invite Friends” on it. It should come up with a list that shows your friends. Click on the “invite” button to invite your friend to like your page. This helps, because when your friend “likes” your page, it will appear in their friend’s feed, giving your business page more exposure.
2.) Put a “Like Us” Box Up
You’ve probably seen this before. On a business’s website, they will have a little box that has the Facebook thumbs-up symbol, and says, “Like Us on Facebook!” Add one of these to your business’ website and/or blog. This will attract the customers you have already to become a fan on your Facebook. You might even want to ask them to like your Facebook page in person.
3.) Interact with Users You Already Have
Produce great content, and post it to your Facebook page. Ask your fans questions, and try to get them involved. The more responses and replies you get the more exposure to other people’s newsfeed you get. Ultimately, this means more possible fans.
4.) Pay for Them
This might seem like an easy way out, but it a foolproof way of getting more fans. Facebook is very particular in the way they do advertising, and exposure, and it works the best to do it through them. On Facebook, there is a button that says “Promote Page” and click on it. It will pop up with a daily budget that you can select, depending on how much you would like to spend. After selecting your budget, you can edit the duration of how many days you would like to run this ad. You pay for it, then Facebook takes care of the rest, and the Facebook fans start to roll in. Simple as that.