If you want to use Facebook to promote and grow your business, it’s important that you understand this information – especially the difference between your Facebook Account and Facebook Fan Pages.
I know – things change so fast in the world of Social Media that it’s almost impossible to keep up on. (I’m as guilty as anyone – I am following the steps and setting up my Taking Aim Marketing Fan Page Right Now! Here’s the link to LIKE – http://www.facebook.com/takingaimmarketing)
Important – Fan Pages are for business and have fans that LIKE them. Facebook accounts are for personal accounts and have FRIENDS. It’s important to understand that Facebook for business is different than Facebook for personal use and you need to understand the difference if you intend on using Facebook for your business.
There are many different ways you can display images on your website. One of the ways we like to display images is by using a Slideshow or Rotation of Images in the sidebar to draw attention to the images.
The Video below will show you how to display a slideshow of your images on your website as a widget using the Nextgen Gallery Plugin Widget.
Question: What is a Facebook Fan Page and Why do I need one?
Answer: A Facebook page specifically for your business, to separate your business from your personal facebook profile page. People will be able to find your business on Facebook and LIKE it, rather than sending you a friend request. Fan pages allow people to follow what your business is doing, without you having to approve them as a friend or see what they are posting on facebook. Your personal facebook profile page is used to share pictures of your family, friends, vacations etc., but your fan page is used to share information with your business contacts.
After you sign up for a Facebook Fan page, you will be able to post on your personal facebook page as yourself, and on your business Fan Page as your business – without the two overlapping. Business contacts will see what you post as your business and friends will be able to see your new puppy!
Plus: You are limited to 5000 Facebook friends. Fan pages are allowed unlimited Likes.
The video below will show you how to set up your Facebook Fan Page.
After you set up your Facebook Fan Page, don’t forget to claim your Facebook Username and put a Facebook Like Box on your website! (Both videos are on the Video Tutorial Page to Show you how.)
The video below will show you how to create a photo gallery, add images to the gallery, then insert the gallery into any web page or blog post.
The request of the customer was to put some images on the home page of his website that showed some of the projects he has sandblasted for past clients. He also wanted a way for his website visitors to contact him without leaving the home page of his site.
The video above will show how I created a simple photo gallery using Nextgen Gallery Plugin, then inserted the gallery into the home page of his website. It also shows how I embedded a contact form into the home page of his site, below the video.
There has been an update to WordPress.com Stats plugin.
If your stats are no longer working, you will need to install the latest version of the stats plugin, called Jetpack and link it to your WordPress.com account.
Below is a video showing you the simple steps to install the new version of the plugin and get your stats working again.
Note: There is no sound in this video – only the steps to install and link the plugin.
You will need to link the Jetpack plugin to your wordpress.com account. This is not your login to your website, but the login you created when your website was first set up. This is the one you set up in order to get the API key you sent me.
If you don’t have your wordpress.com login, please follow these steps:
Go to WordPress.com
Click to Forgot password link
Enter your e-mail address (this is most likely the e-mail you used before your website e-mail was set up)
Have wordpress.com send you the forgotten password or a link to reset it.
After you have reset the password, login to wordpress.com, then follow the steps in the video above to install the Jetpack Plugin for your stats.
If you need help installing the plugin, please e-mail me for help, but I will need your wordpress.com account login username and password. Please send them both with your request for help.
How to Set up and use the WP Simple Paypal Shopping Cart Plugin.
This is a very easy way to add Paypal Shopping functionality to your website.
This is a 3 part video series.
Part 1 shows the install.
Part 2 shows how to add a product.
Part 3 shows how to show the Shopping Cart in the Sidebar.
If you need additional help, or would like to learn more about the WP Simple Paypal Widget, the developer of the plugin has some nice tutorials and video on his site, don’t hesitate to Check it Out Here.
Play the videos below to see how easy it really is…..
Accepting Credit Card Payments on Your Website using Paypal
Paypal is the fastest and simplest way to add online shopping to your website.
It is very easy to set up an account and be able to take credit card payments online, without all the extra hassle of setting up a merchant account, opening up a new bank account, setting up a payment processor, paying for a secure shopping cart – etc. etc.
Paypal offers all these things in one. It is simple to use if you understand the process.
Here’s the process:
You sign up for a Paypal Business Account
You Create Paypal Products (entering a title, description, price etc.) – called Buttons.
Paypal gives you an HTML Code for each product (button) you create
You copy and paste this HTML Code into your website to display that Product Button.
Website Visitors shop on your site, and click on Add to Cart Buttons
Products are added to your Paypal Shopping Cart on Paypal’s Secure Servers
Customers are able to checkout on Paypal’s Servers using all major credit cards.
Money collected (less paypal fees) are deposited into your Paypal Account.
You can then transfer, request a check, get a Paypal Debit Card and more to access your money.
In the video below, I show you how I add actual products to a web page.