Setting Up A Facebook Account

Facebook Step-By-Step Setup

Social media is for every business, whether you are a sole trader or run a corporation or simply want to voice your opinion!
Here’s how to set up your Facebook account to get you started easily with social media.

Setting up your Facebook Page

Step 1: Go to Facebook and register

Go to Facebook.com and enter your name, e-mail address, and new password. Then select your sex, enter your birthday, and click “Sign Up.” After entering the text for the security check, click the next “Sign Up” button.

Step 2: Confirm e-mail

Click the button that takes you to your e-mail provider. View the confirmation message from Facebook and click the link to complete your registration.

Step 3: Confirm friends

If you already have friend requests, a window will appear asking you to “Confirm” or “Ignore” them. Work your way through the list. To bypass any step, click “Skip this step.”

Step 4: Find friends

Click “Find Friends” to let Facebook search your e-mail accounts for potential friends who are already on the site. Check the boxes next to people you’d like to contact; then click “Add as Friends.” They’ll receive a message requesting their friendship, which they will then “Confirm” or “Ignore.”

Step 5: Invite e-mail contacts

Invite e-mail contacts who aren’t already on Facebook to join the site. All of your e-mail contacts will be selected automatically, so uncheck the boxes next to those you don’t want to invite, and click “Invite to Join.”

Step 6: Enter profile information

Enter your high school and college, if applicable, and your class year. Then, add the company that you work for if you like. Click “Save & Continue.”

Step 7: Select the people you know

Based on what you’ve entered so far, Facebook will suggest additional people to send friend requests to. Select the people you know, then save and continue.

Step 8: Enter additional profile info

Enjoy your new Facebook profile! Make the most of it by personalizing your profile, adding friends and photos, and joining online communities.


If I already have a user profile, can I create a business account?

Maintaining multiple accounts, regardless of the purpose, is a violation of Facebook’s Terms of Use. If you already have a personal account, then we cannot allow you to create business accounts for any reason. You can manage all the Pages and Socials Ads that you create on your personal account. (This includes adding a page for your business)

Please keep in mind that the fans of any of the Pages you administer will not have visibility or access to your personal account or profile. Any actions that you take as a Page administrator on your Page will show the Page’s name as the actor and not your personal name.

To create a Page, simply click on the “Create a Page” link under the Sign Up section of www.facebook.com.

TIP: You can rename your Facebook address (remove the numbers and add your username) after your page has reached 25 fans.

Creating A Facebook Business Page

1. Visit Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php

2. Choose the best category for your business. (Choose well as it is hard to change)

3. Enter your business name and click “Create Page”.

4. In the “Add Information To This Page” area you should add a brief description of your business, website address and logo as the photo/image.

5. Click on your business name hyperlink in the top left corner and then click “publish this page”. Your page will then go live. No-one can see your page until you to this.

6. To become the first fan of your business page click “Add to my products”. Now you are a fan you can tell everyone.

Finally, and this is important, from your new profile page, click “Add to my products”. This way, you become the first “fan” of your business.


What is the difference between a business account and a user profile?

Business accounts are designed for individuals who only want to use the site to administer Pages and their ad campaigns. For this reason, business accounts do not have the same functionality as personal accounts. Business accounts have limited access to information on the site. An individual with a business account can view all the Pages and Social Ads that they have created, however they will not be able to view the profiles of users on the site or other content on the site that does not live on the Pages they administer. In addition, business accounts cannot be found in search and cannot send or receive friend requests.