I realized a few days ago that I’ve been on Facebook for over ten years. Sometimes I wonder why.
I started out with no purpose other than keeping up with friends and family. Then I decided it would be a good way to promote my writing.
There are several reasons why someone would want to be on Facebook, especially writers and makers. Here are three:
- Promote work – Make use of Facebook groups and fan pages to promote your work, whether writing, photography, fiber arts, or whatever you do. You can use your personal profile for this too, but groups and pages give you a wider reach.
- Network with others – This is another good use for groups. Also use Facebook Live chats and videos for this. Your profile page is not the best place for this. Frequent groups where people you want to associate with hang out.
- Sell work – Several ways exist to do this on the Facebook platform. Your personal page, fan page, Facebook Marketplace, groups, and Messenger are all good for this. You can tie Shopify to your account for selling purposes too.
I know I haven’t covered even half of the reasons why writers and makers might be on Facebook. What is your reason?