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How to Use Facebook for Business Without Getting Banned




The success of any business largely depends on how effective its marketing is. Back in the day, a typical successful brick-and-mortar business will have a huge yearly marketing budget that goes into newspaper, TV, or radio adverts. These days, with the rise of mobile technology, advertising has moved to social media and it isn’t as expensive as it used to be.

You may now want to know which of the social media platforms is the best to market your products. Use all, if possible, but the most effective so far is Facebook. As a dropshipping business that wants to boost sales and grow in the shortest possible time, you need to master Facebook marketing because more than half of your customers are there.

According to Statista, over 2.8 billion people use Facebook every month and two-third of Facebook users visit a local business Facebook page in a week. Your customers are waiting for you to create a Facebook for Business account and showcase your products, but you’ll need to understand how to effectively market on the app to avoid being banned from Facebook.

So, in this article, we’ll show you how to effectively use Facebook for Business to market your business and improve your brand’s visibility without getting banned from Facebook.

What is a Facebook for Business?

Facebook for business is a personal Facebook account for your business. It serves to make your business an entity on the internet space so that customers and prospective customers can discover it and engage with it. Like the personal Facebook account, Facebook for business is free to open and you can post updates, receive notifications, make comments, and send and receive messages.

Branding is important when setting up your Facebook business account. Just like your physical business has its look feel, and emotions that it projects to the customers, so should your Facebook Business account. Of course, there are many business accounts on Facebook in your line of business, so it’s important to distinguish your account from others.

Why Do You Need a Facebook Business Account?

There’s more to opening a Facebook for Business than just having an online presence for your business. Some other benefits of having a Facebook Business account include:

  1. Your business will be able to list its contact address and email to customers who have heard about it and wish to make inquiries.
  2. You have an unlimited opportunity to showcase your products, unveil the dedicated staff who are responsible for the smooth operation of your business, and offer discounts.
  3. You are better able to know the right audience for your brand and products and better strategize to reach them using the analytics tools available in Facebook Business accounts.
  4. You’ll save cost on advertising as Facebook for Business is free to set up and the analytic tools in it come at little or no cost.
  5. You will be able to drive traffic to your business website with ease as the posts about your products on your Facebook Business account will prompt the viewers to visit your website, which you’ve linked to the page, to get full information about the products.

Step-By-Step Guide on Opening Facebook for Business

There’s so much your business is missing, right? Now, let’s quickly get your business a Facebook Business account in a few simple steps.

Step 1: Visit the Facebook website to create a page. Ensure that you’ve already logged in to your personal Facebook account before you take this step. You’ll be the one managing the Facebook business account, so you’ll need to create it with your personal Facebook account.

Step 2: Select the type of Facebook page you want to create, which, of course, is the Business/brand or Community/public figure page.

Step 3: Input your business details in the text boxes provided.

Step 4: Add a profile and cover image for your Facebook Business page, following the recommended image sizes for each image to be able to get the best look and feel.

Step 5: Fill in the description, contact information, and other relevant details of your business by clicking on the “Edit Page Info.”

Step 6: Make your Facebook Business account’s URL unique by clicking on “Create Page @Username.” You have only 50 characters to use, so you may want to use something short that best relates to your business.

Step 7:  Set up a call-to-action button like “Start Shopping” or “Contact Us” by clicking on “Add a Button.”

Next step? You’re done! Now you can sit back and inspect what you’ve just done.

How to Start Engaging with Customers on Facebook Business

If you’re satisfied with the Facebook Business account you’ve just created, it’s time to give your audience something engaging. You’ll need to start creating content on your Facebook Business account that your audience can engage with.

Here are the kinds of posts you can use to engage your audience:

  1. Text Post – This is the plain text content you can use to engage your audience. They are usually straight-to-the-point texts that you can use to share important information and spark a conversation.
  2. Photo Post – These are the real deal when you want to win the attention of your customers (both current and potential). They are content with eye-catching images that you can use to showcase your products and their benefits.
  3. Video Post – These are video content that can help you better show how your products can be used or the solutions they can solve. They usually have a higher engagement rate than text or images and are capable of grabbing your audience’s attention at once as Facebook automatically plays videos in Newsfeed.
  4. Live Video Post – This is more engaging content than videos. This kind of post allows you to record a video live while your customers join you on the broadcast. In this case, you can answer questions your customers are asking as they are asking it and demonstrate how to use your products live.
  5. Linked Post – This kind of content is mostly to drive traffic to your product website and boost conversation. All you need to do is paste the URL of your product page in the conversation box in your Facebook Business Home. It will display a preview of your website and offer you the opportunity to write a short description for better conversion.
  6. Facebook Stories – Stories are wonderful marketing strategies that you can use to highlight products that are fast selling or popular to your target audience. It’s effective as it can include text, images, or videos. And because it lasts for only 24 hours, it creates the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) effect on your customers that drives sales.
  7. Watch Party – This kind of content involves sharing a video in real-time to allow your followers experience the event with you. You can use this to build expectations around a new product.

When you start engaging your current and prospective customers with any of these engagement tools, it’s easy to get addicted or go against Facebook rules. This will earn you a Facebook ban that wouldn’t be good for your business page.

Actions to Prevent Facebook Ban

In all your interactions with your audience, here are things you must never do to avoid being banned from Facebook.

  • Posting hate speech and other objectionable content
  • Being overly active on Facebook
  • Using a fake or misleading business name
  • Holding conversations with suspicious accounts
  • Sharing false information on your business page
  • Annoying your audience to the point where they report you to Facebook.

Final Thoughts

Getting banned from Facebook isn’t common with Facebook Business accounts but it happens. However, if you avoid the actions that warrant receiving a ban from Facebook, you’re good to go with your Facebook for Business account. To get the best of your Facebook Business page, however, carry out occasional surveys to know what your customers feel about your product and service so that you can improve in your deliveries.

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Turning Tragedy into Triumph Through Walking With Anthony




On the morning of February 6, 2010, Anthony Purcell took a moment to admire the churning surf before plunging into the waves off Miami Beach. Though he had made the dive numerous times before, that morning was destined to be different when he crashed into a hidden sandbar, sustaining bruises to his C5 and C6 vertebrae and breaking his neck.

“I was completely submerged and unable to rise to the surface,” Purcell recalls. “Fortunately, my cousin Bernie saw what was happening and came to my rescue. He saved my life, but things would never be the same after that dive.”

Like thousands of others who are confronted with a spinal cord injury (SCI), Purcell plunged headlong into long months of hopelessness and despair. Eventually, however, he learned to turn personal tragedy into triumph as he reached out to fellow SCI victims by launching Walking With Anthony.

Living with SCI: the first dark days

Initial rehabilitation for those with SCIs takes an average of three to six months, during which time they must relearn hundreds of fundamental skills and adjust to what feels like an entirely new body. Unfortunately, after 21 days, Purcell’s insurance stopped paying for this essential treatment, even though he had made only minimal improvement in such a short time.

“Insurance companies cover rehab costs for people with back injuries, but not for people with spinal cord injuries,” explains Purcell. “We were practically thrown to the curb. At that time, I was so immobile that I couldn’t even raise my arms to feed myself.”

Instead of giving up, Purcell’s mother chose to battle his SCI with long-term rehab. She enrolled Purcell in Project Walk, a rehabilitation facility located in Carlsbad, California, but one that came with an annual cost of over $100,000.

“My parents paid for rehabilitation treatment for over three years,” says Purcell. “Throughout that time, they taught me the importance of patience, compassion, and unconditional love.”

Yet despite his family’s support, Purcell still struggled. “Those were dark days when I couldn’t bring myself to accept the bleak prognosis ahead of me,” he says. “I faced life in a wheelchair and the never-ending struggle for healthcare access, coverage, and advocacy. I hit my share of low points, and there were times when I seriously contemplated giving up on life altogether.”

Purcell finds a new purpose in helping others with SCIs

After long months of depression and self-doubt, Purcell’s mother determined it was time for her son to find purpose beyond rehabilitation.

“My mom suggested I start Walking With Anthony to show people with spinal cord injuries that they were not alone,” Purcell remarks. “When I began to focus on other people besides myself, I realized that people all around the world with spinal cord injuries were suffering because of restrictions on coverage and healthcare access. The question that plagued me most was, ‘What about the people with spinal cord injuries who cannot afford the cost of rehabilitation?’ I had no idea how they were managing.”

Purcell and his mother knew they wanted to make a difference for other people with SCIs, starting with the creation of grants to help cover essentials like assistive technology and emergency finances. To date, they have helped over 100 SCI patients get back on their feet after suffering a similar life-altering accident.

Purcell demonstrates the power and necessity of rehab for people with SCIs

After targeted rehab, Purcell’s physical and mental health improved drastically. Today, he is able to care for himself, drive his own car, and has even returned to work.

“Thanks to my family’s financial and emotional support, I am making amazing physical improvement,” Purcell comments. “I mustered the strength to rebuild my life and even found the nerve to message Karen, a high school classmate I’d always had a thing for. We reconnected, our friendship evolved into love, and we tied the knot in 2017.”

After all that, Purcell found the drive to push toward one further personal triumph. He married but did not believe a family was in his future. Regardless of his remarkable progress, physicians told him biological children were not an option.

Despite being paralyzed from the chest down, Purcell continued to look for hope. Finally, Dr. Jesse Mills of UCLA Health’s Male Reproductive Medicine department assured Purcell and his wife that the right medical care and in vitro fertilization could make their dream of becoming parents a reality.

“Payton joined our family in the spring of 2023,” Purcell reports. “For so long, I believed my spinal cord injury had taken everything I cared about, but now I am grateful every day. I work to help other people with spinal cord injuries find the same joy and hope. We provide them with access to specialists, funding to pay for innovative treatments, and the desire to move forward with a focus on the future.”

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