Building an online business without a Facebook account

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Hi. I want to know what you think of starting an online business without having a Facebook account.

I deleted mine a few weeks ago. I was tired of seeing my friends posts on my feed and it created a kind of depressive state for me. I was watching all those photos and posts showing how my friends life was good and mine not so good so I think it was a good move to remove myself from this social network.

The only thing is that when we start a business, Facebook is like the largest social network. Is it possible to make a living without using Facebook?

Thanks for your help.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    What type of business are you wanting to start?

    I have a Facebook account and I have ZERO friends, as I don't accept friend requests or ever request them. I use FB solely for business, fan pages, groups, advertising.

    However, my core business which is lead generation was built without ever using FB.

    You could always set up a new account and not accept any friends.
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  • Profile picture of the author businessXplorer
    Hi Diablo. I want to start an online business (blog) and also discover the freelancing world.

    I just tried to create a new Facebook account but they are blocking me because they are probably thinking I am a bot. This website is a complete joke.

    Which social network do you find the most useful for your business?
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  • Profile picture of the author Facebloggerguy
    its possible there other social media platforms out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author neel patel
    first of all, as you mentioned Facebook is largest social media network. so if you don't have the Facebook account you will not get that much traffic and branding of your business.

    you deleted your Facebook id because your friends were posting on your feed. well, it is a small issue. you can control your feed you can change the settings from the facebook account settings. it is just a small issue don't deactivate your source of income for such silly thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author amuro
    Originally Posted by businessXplorer View Post

    Hi. I want to know what you think of starting an online business without having a Facebook account.

    I deleted mine a few weeks ago. I was tired of seeing my friends posts on my feed and it created a kind of depressive state for me. I was watching all those photos and posts showing how my friends life was good and mine not so good so I think it was a good move to remove myself from this social network.

    The only thing is that when we start a business, Facebook is like the largest social network. Is it possible to make a living without using Facebook?

    Thanks for your help.
    What you really NEED is a group of people who like, trust and buy whatever you recommend and most importantly, recommend their friends to do the same.

    If you don't want to do Facebook, can.

    You can join networking groups or events in other social media and offline.

    There is one website you may want to check out.

    It is called Meetup Dot Com and is where people join and form groups related to their niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
    Yes of course it is possible. However if you want to reconsider using Facebook for your business you are free to do that. Businesses are into social media because majority of the audience are found there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Doan Chi Tin
    A friend and a business partner is different... I highly recommend you stay away of starting a business with some of your friends. It's terrible idea.

    Back to the question, If you don't want to use Facebook for your business you can use another network such as Google, Bing, Email or forum like WF.... (I don't know what is your targeted audience).

    But I think you've some problem with the society... Why do you need to hate Facebook? It brings you super crazy traffic :3
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  • Profile picture of the author businessXplorer
    Thanks everybody for your help and good advice.

    I finally decided to create a new Facebook profile but I dont want to add anybody on my friends list. I just want to subscribe to business related Facebook groups and use this account to create a Facebook page and/ Facebook group.

    Thanks everybody
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
      Originally Posted by businessXplorer View Post

      I finally decided to create a new Facebook profile but I dont want to add anybody on my friends list. I just want to subscribe to business related Facebook groups and use this account to create a Facebook page and/ Facebook group.
      Since only one personal profile is allowed, you'd be better off trying to reactivate your old account and unfriending all your friends.

      Creating two accounts may result in your business page being banned. So you are right back to not being able to use FB for business.

      Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author businessXplorer
    In fact. I only have one Facebook account right now.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
      Originally Posted by businessXplorer View Post

      In fact. I only have one Facebook account right now.
      Okay, I was a little confused since you talked about shutting down your personal one and now you had decided to open one for business only.

      Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author businessXplorer
    Yes. In fact, I shut down the personal one a few weeks ago and yesterday I just decided to open one that I will use for business purpose only. No cat videos on my feed
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  • Profile picture of the author businessXplorer
    Well, with my new Facebook account, I was just partici pating in a few Facebook groups but Facebook just blocked my account again, asking me to send them a picture of me.

    That's it. That's enough with this bullshit website. I will use Twitter, LinkedIn or other social networks instead.
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  • Profile picture of the author nickycake
    How look a vase without a flower? Do you know this, yes would I like to say it is possible if you have other exclusive Social Media like Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shin Wilson
    Its better to have facebook account when your are building a online business.Because using that you can develop your business very quickly.
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  • Profile picture of the author proudtech
    Facebook is the best platform to engage the user but if you have not any FB account so please go to another platform (Twitter, Pinterest, Google plus).

    Seo is the best platform to promote the business through keyword and other ways like-forum, question answers, PPt, Pdf.
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