Help building new facebook page

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Hi everyone,

I'd like to start by mentioning that I'm not a online marketer, I've been reading this forum for a while to help my online business. (I've seen people get quite sarcastic and mean with posts like mine so I was a bit scared to ask for advice but I'm getting discouraged...)

I'm an artist/chef and want to have an active Facebook fan page, but my issue is that I'm worried that if I put my FB icon on my website and don't have many likes, it won't look credible enough, people will just not click like and never return on my page. (I'd like to get at least 200-300 likes initially, but I don't have enough friends to help me)

What should I do? Should I build a good mailing list first then ask them to click like when I have enough subscribers? I feel like I'm gonna miss out if I don't make a FB page right away, but I'm kinda lost... How do I get people to like my page when I don't have many likes?

I can't seem to find what I'm looking on this forum, so I'd appreciate it if you could give me tips or send me links of other posts that answer my question. Thanks so much!
#building #facebook #likes #page #social
  • Profile picture of the author JasonJason
    Hi there,

    First of all, I wouldn't worry about what people will think if they see that your FB page has so few likes. Every business has to start somewhere and everyone starts out with those first few likes. There are services available for purchase that will give you "instant likes" on Facebook, however you aren't doing yourself any favors in the long run because those likes will not be from people who genuinely "like" your product or service. It's basically junk traffic, at least that's how I see it. Traffic like this will not convert to sales in any measurable way. You are much better off building your Facebook fan page with people who are truly interested in what you do and this can only be done through hard work like every other aspect of your business.

    As you engage with people on your page the number of likes will grow much faster than you every could have anticipated. There are so many ways to do this, just do some research on ideas to promote your FB fan page. There are tons and tons of great blog posts out there on this topic. Some of the ideas include: frequent posting focusing on posts that encourage interactivity from the reader, commenting on other people's posts regularly as this entices people to check out your page, and running contests which people on Facebook love!

    I hope I was at least able to give you some perspective on this and I do speak from experience in having built up thousands of FB fans on a number of different pages.

    Wishing you all the best with your venture!
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    • Profile picture of the author hershkoy
      Put your facebook page link every where. Give a discount to real customers that like you page. You can use "facebook coupons" for that (google it).

      Like "JasonJason" said, everybody has to start somewhere.

      Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Socialbakers
    Growth takes some time. It will happen if you're available to your fans and engage with them. Keep your Facebook wall open and respond as much as you can to comments, questions or complaints. Interacting with followers is the key. It will happen, just do it right!
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  • Profile picture of the author hotandsexyfemale
    making facebook page and putting you banner on the page is your first step of IM success.. good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Phibonacci
    Thanks for the replies

    I read it helps to tag people on photos to get more likes, but I feel like it would be spammy. Has anyone had a bad experience doing so?
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  • Profile picture of the author TheZafraGroup
    Here's the thing, to do well online, you need to be open and clear. When people see that you're new with something and honest about that, they appreciate you for being real instead of beating around the bush. There's no need to worry about that. In fact, let them know that you're still working on it. Share your dreams and goals to them too. Don't let that stop you from moving forward. Just keep on moving forward and your fan page will build on it's own. :-) Everyone with thousands even millions of fans started from zero. I started marketing when I had 0 fans. I was proud to announce that because it's the beginning of something new.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shubh Ashish
    Getting Fans on your Facebook Fanpage is Super Easy.

    Go to Buy Facebook Likes and Fans at Affordable Prices | Get-Likes.com and get 1000 likes for just $30 or 500 likes for $18.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jillsescape
    Try fiverr.com. I just paid $5 to get 50 likes to my FB fan page today. I am not sure if they will take me up on my offer of what my fan page offers, but I feel like $5 now and then is a good investment to get more likes to my page. I am just beginning too! Yep--I agree with all the above--you gotta start somewhere!
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  • Profile picture of the author Theduke2011
    Everyone has to start somewhere, of all people, Marketers should understand this. Every great marketing guru started from knowing absolutely nothing.
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    • Profile picture of the author KermitIII
      Buying Likes/fans, Twitter followers etc. is a good promotional tactic. You will not be selling to these "fans" but the numbers will improve your site's optics. Another such provider is www.isocialsearch.com, $15 for 500 likes/fans. i don't think a local restaurant would want 10,000 likes (not believeable) but 500 is a good number.
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