Okay, let’s be honest with ourselves, shall we? How many hours a day do you spend on Facebook? Come on, I said let’s be honest. Okay, that’s a little better, but still. I’m betting it’s probably a little bit more than you just said. People spend their whole lives on social media. Even if they aren’t actively on the website, most of us have them hooked up to our phones so we can get alerts the second someone likes a picture of ours or comments on our newest status. When we’re bored, normally we can be found scrolling through our news feed to relieve the need to be left alone with our thoughts. Heck, most people can’t sit in public without pulling their phones out anymore.

Now imagine that all this time spent is time that you can use to get people to notice your business. With people mindlessly scrolling though their phones or the computer for hours on end, there are infinite possibilities to get your company noticed if you advertise through Facebook. It doesn’t matter if you are a small local business or are trying to become a huge global company. You can most assuredly get your start on social media.

The best thing to do is to start a Facebook page for your business. Put as much information on there as possible and be sure to include a link to your actual webpage. If you have a Facebook page dedicated to your company, you can start by asking your friends and family to like it, and then share it themselves. Get the word out to as many people as possible about your business and ask people who you have helped to add you as well. Perhaps you can put up signs or have on your business card how to like your page on any social media outlet. Any little bit can help and add up.

The good thing is that on Facebook, you don’t have to just rely on word of mouth, or word of text as the case may be. Stick around and see how you can reach even more people in an instant. The speed of the internet, there is nothing like it.

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