How to Get Facebook Fans for Free

3 Tips on How to Get Facebook Fans For Free

Mark Walker Marketing FAQ, Social Media 3 Comments

Let me start by saying this isn’t a gimmick of any sort. The 3 tips shared in this post are legitimate ways to get Facebook fans for free.

These tips aren’t industry secrets or hidden features. They don’t involve super-duper apps or hard core coding either. They are just simple tactics you can use to build your Facebook community.  Chances are you just haven’t thought to do these things or didn’t know you could. After reading this, you’ll have no excuse to not give them a whirl.

1. Invite your friends to like your page

This sounds like a no-brainer, but many folks forget to do this. I don’t recommend inviting all of your friends. Stick to inviting only the ones whom you think will enjoy your content and interact with your brand. As always, quality of fans beats quantity.

Here’s a step by step guide on how to invite your friends to like your Facebook page.

Step 1: Click on the “build audience” drop-down menu at the top of your page’s admin panel.

Step 2: Click on “Invite Friends.”

how to get facebook fans

Step 3: Pick which friends you’d like to invite. You can sort your friends in all sorts of ways or just scroll through the list of all your friends.

Step 4: Click “invite” on the right side of the box to invite people.

how to get facebook fans for free

2. Invite email contacts to like your page

Again, don’t assume everyone on your email list wants to like your page. Sort through your email list and build a spreadsheet of contacts whom you think will actually want to interact with your page. After you upload the list Facebook will send a standardized email out to your contacts with a link to your page.

Here’s a step by step guide on how to upload an email list to Facebook.

Step 1: Click on the “build audience” drop-down menu at the top of your page’s admin panel.

Step 2: Click on “Invite Email Contacts.”

inviting email contacts to facebook

Step 3: Choose how you’d like to upload email contacts

how to invite email contacts to facebook

Step 4: Click on the “How to create a contact file…” link if you need help formatting a CSV.

creating a contact file

Step 5: Follow the steps and let it fly.

3. Add a pop up to your website

Whether or not you’re a fan of them, pop ups do work. The trick to a successful pop up is to keep it simple and make it easy for the visitor to get rid of.

Over a period of 3 months, I increased page likes for a brand page by 28.5% (from 1400 to over 1800) using the Arevico Facebook Page Promoter Lightbox Premium. Please note the site this plugin was used on averages 60k visitors per month. I recommend the premium version to unlock all the features. The premium version cost $28, so technically it wouldn’t be free if you chose to upgrade.

What’s your best tip on how to get Facebook fans for free? Share them in the comments below.
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