One of the most effective ways to promote your brand, organization or business online is through maximizing the use of social media. And the most commonly known method of doing this is by creating your own Facebook page. But the first thing that would come into your mind is how you will gain followers or likes on your Facebook page. Aside from consistently posting relevant information or interesting stuff on your page, you can also expand the number of your followers by manually inviting your friends to like your FB page via Facebook or email. This way you will not only gain “real” likes but you will also be able to send them updates and notifications which will effectively boost your identity online.
For teachers, you can utilize the use of Facebook pages in promoting your class, your school or a particular group or activity you want to be seen online.
How to invite friends to like your page?
Step 1: Supposed you already have a page, at the upper right corner of Facebook interface, click the gear icon and select the page you want to manage.
Step 2: To invite friends and email contacts, click on “Build Audience” button at the top of your page. By default, you will only see the following options (see image below).
So how would you invite your friends if they are not on the options listed? Here’s a simple workaround on how to invite friends to like your page.
Step 3: For you to be able to invite your Facebook friends, you must use Facebook as yourself (your personal account) and not as your FB page. To do this, just click on “Edit Page” beside the “Build Audience” button and at the bottom of the options select “Use Facebook as [YOUR USERNAME}. See screenshot below.
Step 4: Now that you’re using Facebook as yourself in your Facebook page, you may now click again on “Build Audience” and you’ll see that there is now an option to invite friends to like your page.
Step 5: Tick the check box of the friends you want to invite and click submit. Note that those you have already invited will be washed out and the check box beside their names will not be available.
You may select who you want to invite by filtering them (See image below). You can invite your friends whom you had your recent interactions with or you can also add friends from your Facebook groups.
Alternatively, you can also gain likes on your Facebook page by inviting your email contacts.
That’s it you just have invited your friends and email contacts to like your Facebook page. Hope it helps! Thank you for reading my post.
You might also want to read my article on How to Embed Facebook Post on Websites or Blogs.