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What is Social Media Marketing

 Setting up a Facebook page for your business/brand is one of the simplest ways to bring your business online. It is easy to set up, costs nothing to create and the benefits are so great. Hence, this post will teach you everything you need for setting up a Facebook business page even if you are a complete beginner. 

 But before we dive in, let’s take a look at some amazing benefits of creating a Facebook page for your business. 

Benefits of Setting up a Facebook Page for Your Business

  1. Statistics show that Facebook has 2.80 billion monthly active users and 1.84 billion daily active users and it is the king of social media. This means that no matter what you are selling, be it product or services, your customers are on Facebook, and having a Facebook business page is the sun fire way to reach them.
  2. It is very cheap: Setting up a Facebook page is free and promoting your page is relatively low compare to Google ads and traditional marketing. 
  3. It increases your brand awareness: Within a week, you can reach as many as 100,000 people on Facebook with little expense.
  4. It is a sun fire means of showing your business to people who do not know your business exists.
  5. Boost SEO: If a Facebook business page is well optimized and active, Google ranks it as number one (1) when people search for your business on Google compared to other social platforms.
  6. To gain insight about your audiences: Facebook offers a tremendous amount of data about your audiences through your audience’s insight. Such information includes your audience’s age, sex, location, devices, etc. hence, Facebook is a great market research tool for target audiences.

What You Need Before Setting Up Facebook Business Page

  • Business Name: This is the name of your business.
  • Categories: This is a general topic that is relevant to your business.
  • Business description: it is short sentences that describe what your business does. It must not be more than 255 characters long.
  • Profile image: For consistency’s sake, this should be your business logo. If you do not have one, you can use Canva to create one for yourself. Note, your cover image should be 180 180 pixels, and do not put any critical details close to the edge because it will be cropped to a circle as shown below; 
  • Cover image: this is the most prominent image of your Facebook business page. The essence of your cover photo is to tell people what your business is all about. Facebook recommends your cover photo to be 1640 by 856 pixels, but I recommend 1200 by 628 pixels. This is because , it is perfect for both desktop & mobile users. Remember, most people will view your page on their mobile.

Now that you know the essential ingredient for setting up a Facebook page, let’s dive into how it is set up.

Go to You will land on a page as shown below if a destop is used.


The left side panel is where you will input your details while the right-hand side will show you a real live update of what you are doing.

Enter your business name, choose your business categories (select up to 3), fill out your business description respectively as shown in the image above. Once done, click on “create page”. 

Congratuation, you have just created  a facebook business page. I t is as simple as that.

In conclusion, since setting up a Facebook business page is as simple as abc while its advantage is as big as an elephant, take action to create a Facebook page for your business. 

Should you need any assistance with your facebook page, please feel free to contact me and I would be happy to help. Don’t forget to check back for my latest posts.

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