Jan 28 Posted 2 years ago
I hear you, and I agree with you...IF fan page actions were not so ridiculously limited. I am trying to use a fan page for a stage name. 1) I'm finding that people who ask if I have a page have to type in the ENTIRE name to find it, whereas if they start typing my last name on my profile -boom -there I am in about 4 letters! 2) There are groups I can join to find out about booking opportunities. I can not join as a fan page personality. I have to join as my real name and I've already found that schedulers are saying, "Who?" I remind them of my stage name and they say, "Oh yeah! Great!" 3) I can not invite people to like my fan page unless they are my personal profile friends. So someone I may meet at a show and have nothing in common with, other than we want to keep up with each other as performers now has to be my PERSONAL friend before *I* can put them on my fan page. Or I can PM them with a link to it - either way, it's not happening on the cell app. Has to happen on a desktop. 4) A non-friend photographer took pictures of a show - this is "mature content"- and he or fellow performers tagged my personal profile. So I have child actor friends, family members, etc who can now see this (I changed my privacy settings to approve all tags.) I PM'd and asked him to tag my fan page. He can't. Neither can I.
So I disagree with the preservation of privacy. I find that I am FORCED to use my personal profile/real name to do a lot of business that should be done in my stage name brand from my fan page. FOR the preservation fo my privacy, I am about to change over to a profile for the stage name. So frustrated.
Sep 11 Posted 2 years ago
I would love to do this! The way FB has you sign up your fan page, you have to use your personal account. If there is another way, I would love to know about it. Right now the only way anyone can "like" my page is if they are friends and that's not how I wanted to do it. I don't know how to do it otherwise. Any assistance would be helpful. Great tips on this!
Sep 5 Posted 2 years ago
Is there anywayI can transfer all the business Facebook friends page to my business fan page?
May 8 Posted 2 years ago
For a company, a brand w/ some size and scale, your reasons make sense Stephanie. Use FB to market a business, the brand w/ all the benefits you mention here -- then run it w/ a 'human' personality behind it. Like on Twitter, not hide behind the logo as people want to connect w/ people, not sales bots. But when it's a person, promoting their own business, themselves as a professional? Not quite so cut and dry.
Some consultants have built large followings, so a fan page makes sense. Some have separate pages for work, individual and work the balance. Others use a personal page and 'friend' everyone, maybe try to use the FB lists to manage their posts like you said, so the personal connections don't get overwhelmed w/ the business shares and vice versa. Some just turn on subscriptions to manage friends from followers. That mileage is gonna vary depending on what want from FB and the audience, community they work to build on that network.
Per #2, I attempt to keep FB as a more 'personal' space so - for now - I've opted not to use it for my professional promotion, my biz. Since lists only apply to status updates, not other activity like shares, comments (major fail IMO) I don't see any other option; not gonna bore F&F w/ my latest blog post nor scare off business prospects w/ an off-color comment ranting on what happened on Game of Thrones or some other 'personal' activity. I've got some professional 'friends' of course, but for me, better to keep it separate. FWIW.
May 8 Posted 2 years ago
I agree that you should invite your friends and family to become a fan of your personal page. There are a lot of people on your friends that might not be interested and that's ok. Your friends and family will be the first to "like" your fan page and that will help you increase your likes on your fan page. Hope that helps.
May 8 Posted 2 years ago
Good Post Stephanie!
I like #14
About number 2,when you said : " It can become incredibly annoying to your friends and family who are constantly seeing business updates from you" , a Menthor that I have Sarah Santacroce,from Switzerland, she told me a day: "JC on Facebook always you should start with friends and family member if you are beginer,and keeping with them"
Are you agree??
I Shared your post on Twitter & FB Page !
Have Good Day :)
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