5 Reasons to Create a Facebook Fan Page

Facebook isn’t only an effective platform for business marketers – thousands of people are making Facebook Pages that are based around their hobbies, passion projects or even TV shows. And they’re not creating Pages as an outlet to rave or rant about something – admins are seeing all kinds of benefits from their Facebook Pages.

If you’ve been thinking about starting a Facebook fan Page but you’re not sure if it’s worth the effort, let these 5 benefits convince you otherwise.

Benefits of a Facebook Fan Page

Here are a few reasons to create a Facebook fan Page:

Unlimited Reach

There is currently no limit to how many Facebook fans a Page can have, but you’re limited to 5,000 friends with your Facebook profile. If you have an important message to share and you want to reach as many people as possible, consider creating a Facebook fan Page to expand your reach.

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You can reach more people by creating Facebook ads to grow your Page. Check out more of our posts on increasing reach:

Build Community

Facebook Pages provide a unique opportunity to create a community around a topic, whether that be a business, charitable mission, support group, hobby or anything that interests you and a large audience. By consistently providing value in your posts, you can generate discussions and spark people’s interests. Use Facebook as a way to inspire, educate and entertain others.

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With the ability to have your content seen by fans every day, you have an amazing opportunity to build trust and credibility in your niche. You have the power to bring like-minded people together in conversation. Here are a few more resources on building community with your Facebook Page:

Promotion

If you want to drive traffic to a website or blog, Facebook is the way to do it. Facebook is where 2 billion people are hanging out – creating a Facebook fan Page is the best way to tell the world about your new blog post, a special deal happening on your website or an event taking place in your city that your audience should know about.

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Check out these posts to learn how to funnel traffic from your Facebook Page to a website:

Monetization

Did you know you can make money with your Facebook Page? Over 3,000 people are generating extra income with FPTraffic! Once you’ve built an audience to your fan Page, you can use tools like Amazon and eBay to recommend products your audience would be interested in buying and make a profit when they purchase through your link.

Learn how to monetize your Facebook Page in these posts:

Fun!

Creating an effective cover photo, sharing valuable content and interacting with fans over something that means a lot to you – what isn’t fun about that? We love sharing classic quotes from our favorite TV shows and seeing how many people across the world enjoy a laugh from it. Businesses love connecting with customers more regularly through their fan Page. Bloggers love being able to share what they’re thinking with smaller, image-based posts in between their in-depth posts.

Facebook is a fun platform to be on. Why do you think 2 billion people spend their time there?

We hope these 5 benefits encourage you to create your Facebook fan Page today. Check out these resources to get started:

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My First 2,000 Likes: A Beginner’s Journey with Facebook Fan Pages

If you’re just starting out in the world of Facebook Pages, how did it feel to hit your first 500 likes? What about 1,000?

My first fan Page just hit 2,000 Likes and I’m ecstatic! I have a community of 2,000 other people who get all my Friends jokes, who can’t help reacting to “We were on a break!” They love the show just as much as I do.

Michelle ChalkeyLet me back up and introduce myself before my Friends obsession scares you off. I’m Michelle, and I’ve been contributing to the FPTraffic blog from the beginning. But truthfully, my expertise lies in the blogging/writing aspect of marketing. I rely on Luke for all of the expert advice to effectively managing and monetizing Facebook Pages.

But as I began researching for the blog and learning more about how easy it is to create successful Facebook Pages, I wanted to get in on the fun too. I had been managing my Facebook Page for my freelance writing business with FPTraffic, but I became intrigued by all of the FPTraffic Facebook Group members who were doing so well with fan Pages.

Thus, I set to create a new Facebook Page. In just one month, my Page has gotten up to 2,400 Likes and the engagement continues to go up. I can’t believe how easy it was to get started, grow the Page and keep fans entertained!

If you’re thinking about creating a Facebook fan Page, don’t put it off any longer. The process is easier than you think, and the FPTraffic Fan Page email course is a great guide to follow. Here are some things that worked for me when creating my first Fan Page.

Don’t Overthink it

When I decided to create a Facebook fan Page, I knew I had to choose a niche I would love. That part was easy for me – I’m obsessed with the TV show Friends. I know the show so well that I could probably manually spit out quotes every day on my Page.

Since the show is such a classic, I figured there probably already was a fan Page or two out there. I thought about narrowing down to focus my Page on one character, like Luke did with his epic Page, Charlie Day Quotes. But when I looked into it, I saw that the existing Friends Pages weren’t posting regularly or hadn’t posted in a long time.

I went back and forth on this for a few days – do I go with a general “Friends TV Show Quotes” Page or a “Pheobe Buffay Quotes” Page? It’s easy to get caught up in these beginning decisions. Before you know it, you’ve talked yourself out of making a Page at all.

But here’s the thing – creating a Fan Page is free! You have nothing to lose. So, do a little research to see what already exists in your niche, determine whether there’s space for you, and if there is – jump on it! Don’t waste too much time worrying about what will be the best title or angle. You figure those things out as you go.

Choose Profile and Cover Photos Effectively

I started my Page with profile and cover photos that I thought were cute, but quickly learned that they weren’t as attention-grabbing when it came time to make an ad for the Page.

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My first profile photo

This image for my profile picture was hard to see in a News Feed and did not allow users to make an instant connection with the show. My new profile picture is bigger and shows more of one character’s face, allowing fans to connect the show with the post.

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My profile picture rendition. Who doesn’t know and love Rachel Green?

My initial cover image was a cute print of quotes from the show. I thought, how fitting, right?

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My original cover photo

Well, a cover photo containing only text is not nearly as attractive or appealing as the pretty faces of the Friends actors. I replaced it with a bigger image of the cast, which I think makes it more obvious that this Page contains quotes from the TV show rather than quotes about friendship.

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Much better!

The profile and cover images on your Page are static, so make them as strong and attractive as you can!

Create Your Post Schedule

In FPTraffic, you can create a post schedule to automatically post content to your Page at specific times without you having to do anything. I followed Luke’s advice of starting with 2 posts per day, at 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Now that the Page has been up and running for a month and has a solid fan base, I can start posting content when my fans are most likely to see it. Using Facebook Page Insights, I can see that the majority of my fans are online at 7:00 p.m. I’ll adjust my posting schedule and add a third daily post at 2:00 p.m. to keep attracting more users to the Page.

Facebook Page Post Times

Start Finding Content

Now for the fun part – browsing Friends quotes! I used FPTraffic’s content sources to find high-quality images, videos and gifs all relating to my favorite TV show. There is a ton of content on Pinterest, and the FPTraffic Chrome Extension was awesome for scheduling images I found there.

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You can quickly run out of fresh content if you type the same thing into search engines every time. To mix it up, I’ve been searching for specific character quotes and images. Check out this post for more ways to find new engaging content.

Get Likes to Your Page

Getting Page Likes is crucial to succeeding with your Facebook Page. If you hope to monetize your Page, you’ll obviously do better the more Likes you have.

You might think it’s impossible to get tons of people outside of your own friends to Like your Page, but it’s more achievable than you’d think. I had never messed with Facebook Ads before I created my Page. Honestly, it just seemed scary to me. I quickly saw that not only are Facebook Ads cheap and easy to set up, but they are so effective in driving traffic to your Page.

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Facebook Ads for Likes are a budget-friendly way to get any Page up and running. News Feeds are overcrowded with content – ads give your Page a better chance of being seen by the right people.

Experiment

With my reach and engagement growing, I started having fun with more FPTraffic features. I created a giveaway for a Friends coffee mug, and I’ve sprinkled in a few Amazon products. Unfortunately, I didn’t see a lot of engagement with either of those yet, but I’m still learning. As I continue to study Facebook Page marketing, I hope to learn how to be more effective with giveaways and monetization. I’m still adapting to my new Facebook popularity!

Going Forward with Friends

Now that I’ve seen what is capable in one month, I’m excited to keep building this Page. I love the freedom FPTraffic allows me by scheduling my content for me. Heck, I spent an entire week in Mexico this month without looking at the Page once. My fan base continued to grow and people engaged with the content that was posting multiple times a day, all while I was on a beach sipping margaritas.

That’s how easy it is. If a newbie like me can get a Page up and running fast, so can you! What’s your passion? Your favorite show, singer or sports team? Create a Page, and let’s figure this out together!

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Beginners, what has helped you grow your Facebook Page? FPTraffic veterans, what did you struggle with in the beginning? Let us know by leaving a comment!

Build, Grow and Monetize Any Facebook Page

Do you have a Facebook Page but struggle to post regularly? With all the noise already happening on Facebook, do you think it’s impossible for your Page to stand out?

Facebook – like most social media sites – is a noisy platform, but the best thing you can do for your Page is to keep posting. But we get it – you’re plenty busy and don’t have time to keep up with social media. We’re here to help!

No matter what type of Page you have, you’ve come to the right place. FPTraffic has scheduling tools that will post content to your Page automatically. Our content sources allow you to find unique and relevant content your fans will love. Our giveaway tool allows you to promote your brand while building an email list. The benefits are endless!

Whether your Facebook Page is for entertainment, hobby or business, FPTraffic can help you build your audience, grow your Page and generate revenue all with little work on your part. Keep reading to see how FPTraffic works for your Facebook Page.

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Passive Income with Entertainment and Fan Pages

Facebook Pages create opportunities for every entertainment source out there – Justin Bieber, the Chicago Cubs, even Pages about cats, you name it. If you’re crazy about a TV show or musician, creating a Fan Page has potential to earn you passive income while having fun with something you’re passionate about.

FPTraffic helps fan Pages, niche Pages and entertainment Pages set themselves up for extra profit:

  • Content for any niche: FPTraffic makes it easy to find content for almost any entertainment or niche Page. Since you can manage an unlimited amount of Pages with FPTraffic, you may want to test out multiple Pages to see which ones stick best.
  • Build traffic for your Page: Consistent posting with our scheduling tool keeps traffic coming to your Page and keeps your fans engaged. The better your traffic and engagement the better you’ll do in monetizing your Page.
  • Various content types to engage your fans: With our content sources, you can find images, quotes, gifs, memes, videos and more so you’re constantly throwing different types of content at your fans.
  • Monetize your Page: We integrate with sources like eBay and Amazon so you can easily find products to sell on your Page. With Amazon being the top online store in the world, you can find products relevant to almost any niche.

We recommend building up your initial audience with Facebook ads (check out this case study to learn how). Then with a consistent posting schedule and a variety of content, your fan Page has the potential to go viral!

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Convenient Facebook Presence for Business Pages

Most successful businesses have a Facebook Page, and they should. With 1.18 billion users logging in to Facebook every day, posting on Facebook is a great way to get your business seen by a mass audience.

But you’re plenty busy running a business. You don’t have time to share great content every day. How do you maintain a consistent social presence and run a successful business?

FPTraffic is great for businesses in a number of ways:

  • Filler content: When you’re low in website or blog content but want to maintain a presence on Facebook, you can use our various sources to find great content relating to your business. Pictures, gifs, quotes, memes – you can find content through FPTraffic for any type of business.
  • Never miss an opportunity to connect with your customers: Our scheduling tool allows you to consistently post when your customers are online. You don’t even have to log in to Facebook, but your customers will see you pop up in their News Feed.
  • Focus on your expertise: With a social media scheduling tool, you can schedule a month’s worth of content in one sitting. Putting in a little time upfront frees you up to focus on your expertise in your business. You don’t have to worry about getting sucked in to Facebook every day!
  • Run giveaways: With our giveaway tool, you can run your own giveaway to engage your customers. In return, you collect more eyes on your business as well as email addresses to add to your list.
  • Show your business’s personality: Posting fun content, like gifs or memes, on Facebook shows your customers that you’re human. You show that you are more than a business or brand by adding some flair content and showing off personality.

All Pages Benefit

No matter the type of Page you create, posting relevant, valuable content on a consistent schedule puts you on the right path. The more frequently people see your Page, the more they will come to trust you. As you build trust with your audience, they will become more likely to buy from you or listen to your message.

With any Page, it’s important to maintain a good mix of valuable content and sprinkle in monetized posts. If you have a business Page, post mostly educational or informational content and balance in promotional posts. If you run a niche Page, the majority of your content should be entertaining while throwing in product posts once in a while.

FPTraffic can also help any Page to grow their email list. Members can create an email newsletter so your fans will never miss your posts, and you’ll in turn collect fans’ email addresses. Both business and entertainment Pages can benefit from growing their email lists.

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Easily find and schedule valuable content your audience will love, and you can sit back or attend to other business matters.

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