Create a FaceBook Account
If you do not already have a FaceBook account, visit the main Facebook home page and select "Sign Up."
You can create a personal account or a business account but not both. If you will only be using Facebook for your business, you can set up your account as a business account, however, business accounts have less functionality and options than personal accounts.
If you will ever use Facebook for personal reasons (in addition to business promotion) or want full access to Facebook tools and information, set up your account as a personal account. You can choose settings so that your business page is seen and treated separately from your personal page -- known as your "profile" page in Facebook terms.
Facebook accounts are free, but remember, you can only have one account. If you already have a personal Facebook page account, you will have to create your business page off that account. If you create more than one account and Facebook catches you, they will disable or delete one or both accounts.
Create Your Basic Business Page on Facebook
There are two ways to create a page on Facebook. Both will require you to log into your Facebook account.
Log in: While you are on your main profile, (your personal profile page) scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen and click on the "Advertising" link in the footer. You will be taken to a new page where you can then either click on the "Facebook Page" link in the text in the center column, or the footer link "Create a Page."
The second way you can create a page is to:
- Go to the Facebook Page creation home page
- Select the type of page you want to create (i.e., local business, company, cause, etc.)
- After you choose an option, you will be given a drop-down list of more options to choose to help Facebook know more about your business or other type of page.
Once you select the options for the type of page you want to create it will automatically be created for you and you will be redirected to the newly created page.
How to Log Into Your Facebook Business Page After It Has Been Created
After you have created a business page, to access it in the future, just log into your main Facebook account and in the drop down menu on the top right side of your account select "My Account" and then select "Use Facebook as Page."
If you have more than one page you will be shown the options to select from -- just click on the particular page you want to access.
Although you can have only one Facebook account and personal page, you can have multiple business or other pages.