The old year goes out with the face of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, on the cover of Time Magazine, and the new year comes in with a question from me.
Have you started a page for your business on Facebook? Have you joined Facebook? I joined long ago, but did nothing with my account at all, just let it sit for what could have been a couple of years, I've lost track. But last year started spending more time visiting and updating my personal profile on Facebook. Then before I knew it old school friends and the many acquaintances I've made through working on the internet from home began to contact me to become "friends".
Then I learned that you could make "pages" about your business, like this page for Working Grandmothers, and though I am not as busy on mine as some, can see that it can be a valuable asset to many in business, whether it be your home business or marketplace business. The pages do need to be updated regularly, and if you have many interests like I do, you are going to have to have a plan to visit those pages...something to remind you. You do receive an email once a week about activity on your pages, just as you receive one telling you about friend's birthdays on you personal profile page. You access the business and interest pages that you make from your main profile page by clicking "account" in the upper right of the page, then going down to "manage pages" in the drop-down menu.
Take some time to explore Facebook, if you haven't already, it seems like everyone is using it. It took me a while to become a person that visits each day, at least once or twice a day.
In fact I'm off right now to post something about this blog post on the Working Grandmothers Facebook page.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!