One of the things I get the most questions about for Facebook is on the personal profile. Questions like: “Do I need a personal profile to create a business page?”, “How can I start a page for our business without people knowing that I created it?” “Can I delete the personal profile after I have created the business page?”
Watch the screencast video about Personal Profile vs Business Page
This screencast video shows examples of pages and I show how you quickly can recognize a personal profile or business page.
“User profiles are…. personal“. The personal profile on Facebook is you and there is only one of you.
Facebook, similar to LinkedIn and other social networking sites, say that you can only have one personal profile. This personal profile has your first name and last name. No additions, no titles, no job descriptions, no company names, email address, telephone number. Just your first name and last name.
3 Easy steps to follow
- Create a personal profile that is you (not your business) – when you don’t have one already. If you don’t want to share too much personal information just complete the required fields. BTW you can not create a personal profile with an info@ email address.
- Now start your business page – click here facebook.com/pages/create.php
- Grow your business page by adding valuable content for your target audience
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Examples of Personal Profiles and Business Pages on Facebook
These are the examples I show in the screencast and talk about. Some personal profiles done correctly and some incorrect. I marked the personal profiles and pages where you quickly can see if you are on a page or on a profile.
Personal Profile in Timeline, done correctly by Abdul Advany
Old Personal Profile: done incorrectly this is a business
Personal Profile in Time: done incorrectly, function title included, missing last name.
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Thursday March 22, 2012 I will do a free webinar on the new Timeline for Facebook pages. This was introduced February 29 by Facebook. Make sure you have prepared your business page for Timeline because March 30, 2012 Facebook will switch all pages to this new layout.
This webinar will explain the changes in detail and how your business can benefit from the changes.
Please note: This webinar is specifically for independent professionals, solopreneurs and self-employed people.
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Do you have a personal profile that is really personal? Do you just connect with friends and family or mix it with business relations?