March 29, 2020
Facebook Tutorial For Setting Up A Business Page (2019)

Facebook Tutorial For Setting Up A Business Page (2019)

– Need a quick Facebook tutorial for setting up a business page? Well, this is it and the good news is, you can set one up for your business in less than five minutes. Let me show you how. (bright music) What’s up busy people? Welcome to Five Minute Social Media. If you have been struggling
with your social media, feeling like you’re putting way more out than you’re getting in return,
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subscribe, click that bell. (bell rings) And that way you’ll be notified every week when we release another helpful video. My name is Jerry Potter and
today we’re talking about how to set up a Facebook business page. You’ve decided your
business needs a Facebook. Well, let me tell you this. First of all, not all
businesses need a business page. But I will say, most of them do. To find out if you’re the exception, I put a video together for that. You can find it right here or in the description of this video. By the time we’re done today, you’ll know how to set up
a Facebook business page and I will tell you how you
can get it verified, as well. By the way, Facebook business
pages, fan pages, like pages, they’re all the same kind of page. Facebook just calls
them business pages now. So, to get started, make sure
you have your company logo or something for your profile picture. Something for your cover photo. A big photo to go on top and then all your pertinent information. What is your website,
email if you have that, phone, address, business
hours, any information about your business, which
I assume you already know. Gather that and you can do
this in just a few minutes. Alright, let’s get started. Now there are a few different ways you can get to the create a page page. But I think the easiest thing
is just be at I’m logged into my account here. And you do, by the way, have to have a personal profile to
create a business page. So that is a first step if you don’t even have a Facebook account. But once you’ve got that, you’ll see right here at
the top, it says create. Click on that. All these different options. I’m gonna say create page. And that gets us here. Now, if for some for reason, you don’t see that on your page, I’ll include the direct link to this in the description of this video. Next up, you’re gonna choose,
are you a business or brand or a community or public figure. This is paired way down. They used to have way
more options than this. So, for this tutorial,
I’m going to set up a page for a fictional consulting company. So I’m just gonna choose
business or brand. Then I need to name the page. What did I call it? Oh yeah, it was based on a
logo template I found in Canva. Vague Whale Consulting. Next, we’re gonna choose a
category to describe your page. And in this situation, you
just start typing something and find something that works for you. So consulting agency, there I go. I’m gonna choose that. Then hit continue. Next, it will ask you to
add a profile picture. Yes, you can skip this, but, hopefully, you already have it ready. When you’re adding a profile picture, if you are a one person
business or you represent the business, I think
it should be your face. If the company has a logo,
make it the company logo. Don’t make it anything else. Remember, most people are
gonna see it most of the time in a tiny circle on a mobile device, so it should be something
easily recognizable. So I add this logo, standing by. Next up, upload a cover photo. This goes at the top
of your business page. This is a photo that should
represent your business. If you have a physical location, it might be a picture of your facility. If you have a staff, it could
be a picture of your staff. Later in this video, I’ll
point you in the direction more about what to do when
you’re trying to decide what goes in your cover photo,
but I’ll go ahead and upload the one that I chose for
Vague Whale Consulting. Once your cover photo is uploaded, you can drag it to reposition it. Figure out the best spot for it to be. And just like that, you have a page. That’s it. But, you’re definitely gonna
want to do more than that. For example, you’re gonna want to go in and fill out all of your
company information. So you see right here, it
says add a short description. We consult businesses on
how to grow but we never give them specific advice,
just really vague suggestions. I’m sure this company will do very well. Hit save and continue. You’ve got a phone number, put that in. If not, uncheck that. This company is fake. Doesn’t have a website,
but I’ll put it in anyway. Next, it says now that you’ve
updated your page info, see if there are other details you can add that will be helpful to
people who visit your page. Let’s go ahead and click edit page info. This is where you can go through and fill out all of your information. You can add additional categories. So if I type in consulting again. Let’s say I am a business consultant. So I can add that in and hit save. If you decide if you do have
a phone number, email address, location, all these different
details about your company. Your business hours. Fill out as much of this as
possible because, eventually, if somebody’s looking for
a business on Facebook, the more information you have, the higher the chances that
somebody is going to find you. Alright, last step, you’re gonna want to give your page a username. This is where your web
address will be on Facebook. So it’ll be slash
whatever your username is. So click right here underneath
your profile picture and title and then type in
what you would like it to be. Lucky for me. Vague Whale Consulting is available. So I go ahead and hit create username. So now if I look up at the
top here in the address bar, you can see it’s So there you go, you have
a Facebook business page. Two more things you should do. One is get it verified. If you are a local business
company or organization, it’s super easy and I’ve got a link on how to do that down in the
description of this video. And secondly, I’ve put together a five minute Facebook facelift. So whether you’ve had
your page for 60 seconds or for five years, these
are some things to look for in a five minute video on how
to optimize it for profit. You can grab that link in the description of this video, as well. Got any questions on
something I didn’t cover? Let me know down in the comments. I read every single one of them. I can help you out there
and if you like this video, give it a second to give
it like, hit subscribe. Thank you so much for watching
Five Minute Social Media. You’re not only supporting me, but also my two tiny superheroes at home.

54 thoughts on “Facebook Tutorial For Setting Up A Business Page (2019)

  1. If you're just starting your Facebook Business Page, let's make sure it's set up the right way! I put together a Five-Minute Facebook Facelift – In about 5 minutes I'll show you how to optimize your page for profit! Grab it here:

  2. I am supporting the social media efforts for a local church. Would you suggest they create a page as a "Brand or Business" or as a "Community"? And, are there any pros or cons for each? Thanks!

  3. Hello, I've successfully followed the steps you showed on this video. Thanks for that! However, when I try to google search my business, the FB page I created doesn't show up? How can I fix this?

  4. Hello I am trying from one month to link my fb page to groups but I am not able to do that because in my FB page (group section) it shows me only ( create group) option and (link with group) option is missing can you you resolve it

  5. 🙋🏻‍♀️Hi Jerry, I went through the entire video and wrote down step-by-step instructions. Before giving it a go, I have a which came first…the chicken or the egg type of question, or maybe it's a catch22. (1) I'm starting my photography business and do not have a website yet (it is under construction), and I don't have a FB Bus page or an Instagram business presence to link from the website either (I do have the required personal accounts). So, should I wait to create a Page until the site is done or should i "uncheck" has a website, for now? I don't want people to click on the link and see an unfinished website, or think that it's fake or doesn't exist. I'm thinking the site won't be LIVE until it's totally done (I'm getting professional help next week).
    (2) Page Name – is it always the name of your business?
    (3) Category – Do you know if photography or newborn photography is in the list? Are we limited to what's in the list?
    (4) Company Logo – mine has a tagline under the image, but I have an editable file that I can remove it from. Should I leave off the tagline altogether on the page? or where can it go? Would anyone even see it?
    (5) Image dimensions for profile pic and cover page- should I check FB help to see current requirements, or do you have dimensions that work best?
    (6) Page Username – should this always be your business name? Is this what I would give to people to find me? How do they find me, in general? by the Title, or a keyword in the description?, etc. Not sure how people search for businesses on FB.
    (7) Title – how did the title get populated?
    Sorry for the long list, but I want to do it the best or right way. Will be happy to pay for your help too.
    Thank you!

  6. Can PDF Files be added to the Page such as Application forms, Job Descriptions for Paid or Volunteer Positions and other information? Thank you for your help

  7. Great tutorials and thanks for sharing Jerry! I've subscribed and love what you're doing! I've set up a Facebook Business Page but am having one difficulty. I've completed my info – About, our Story, Location etc which all look fine on the "About" tab but I'd like that info to be displayed on my home page – as with most business pages I've checked the info appears on the right-hand side of the timeline posts on the home page. I've tried changing the templates and even business categories but still the info doesn't appear on my home page and I'm stumped as to what I'm doing wrong? Any pointers at all? Thanks so much!

  8. How can I change the first letter of my business page to a lower case letter? iSolar — when I try to do this it always changes to an upper case "i".

  9. Hi Jerry, thanks for the helpful pointers 🙂 I have a couple questions: what's the difference between creating a business page vs a community page and is it possible to change from one to the other? and I've created my page but I'm quite paranoid about the privacy settings – the page IS separate from my personal profile right? As in, no one including my facebook friends would be able to figure out that I'm the admin or anything? Thanks so much!

  10. I did everything you show in this video but why isn’t my business page appearing in facebook’s search result.

  11. Hi Jerry! Thanks for the great videos. I have watched both this video and the Face Lift video but I still can't seem to get my messaging to work. It comes up as a notification on my Facebook page but I can't seem to get it to come through on Messenger. I have the Messenger app on my phone and that is were I hear all my notifications going off. Is there a way to contact the app on my phone with my business page? I get my personal Facebook messages through there and would love to get my business messages as well. Can you please help.

  12. Hi Jerry! I just moved to a new state and started a new job.. I want to give the company more of a digital presence so I created a Facebook page and a few other things. I'd say I'm pretty familiar with Facebook but here's my problem: since I'm new to the area, I do not have Facebook friends to share the new business page with and only 1 or 2 other employees here even have Facebook. What do you suggest I do to get people to find and like my page? I'm looking at ads on Facebook but don't know the type of ad I should run to start out and if it will even be beneficial. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!

  13. Awesome, big help, understandable, and simply explained, when you are starting it's what you are looking for…Thank you…

  14. Does the business page show or connect to your personal page in any way? I don’t want to have them linked. Should I create a personal account for my business first? Thanks for the helpful video.

  15. Just subscribed and shared your video, Got a question, Do I use this page as my profile to pay for everything when running all my adds for my business? Like where do i go to pay for the adds through personal or business site.?

  16. Great 5 min advice, exactly what I needed, much better than those 30 lectures that don’t help at all, accurate and straight to the point.

  17. Hi all, I keep getting random warnings from Facebook "we see suspicious behaviour" while I am doing some ad sets work… What the hell is going on? I'm too scared for losing my Facebook account. Anyone has tips? Please, help!

  18. Is there a way to start a business page from a personal profile, and then that person grant access to another person? No sure if this makes sense..

  19. The best lesson I had so far! Content clear and concisely presented, well done!
    Your super heros are lucky to have you as their dad!

  20. Great tutorial, very clear and concise. As I was following the directions, I did not get the option to pick Business or Community Profile that takes me to adding my business information. I watched the video several times and heard you say that if this didn't pop up you would share how to get to it. Thank you

  21. Hey; I have really appreciated this video but would be so thankful if you could just let me know how to put user name to my business page, !?? Also I couldn’t find the link explaining how I can find the business page on my mobile so I can add the profile pic.
    Help pls Gerry.

  22. Best five minutes on starting facebook business. I'm not sure how to use it effectively yet, but keen to start

  23. You actually cannot change your user name until you have 25 likes. I think that's ridiculous but then I'm also not a huge FB fan!

  24. Hey Jerry, can we create a facebook business account profile and then create a business page under it? is it possible that i don't use my personal profile account?

  25. When i try put my city in, there is no option. So if I'm Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, it logs Colesburg. How do i get my city?

  26. First of all thank you for this video! Next I do have a question, I'm an independent consultant for Close to My Heart. I would be showing cards & scrap-booking items on my page. I picked Business or Brand it doesn't have independent consultant. Would I pick a different option?

  27. Thank you for your tutorials. Is there a way to publish an article that I have written with pictures within its content? Do you have to post the pictures completely separate from the article?

  28. If I create a business page via my personal page  will friends from my business page be able to see my personal page? I want to keep the two completely separate. I f I use messenger will the message come from my business or from my personal?

  29. Thanks for the helpful video. I tried to create the username on my new page – created this morning – I got the message this page isn't eligible to have a username.

  30. Just a question for this. After I finished creating the business page, will my FB-friends see that I created it? I had a group few years back and after it was created I was the only person who liked it and the whole thing was visible on my feed. Thanks

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