Do You Have A Facebook Fan Page?

by Adrienne Smith on January 16, 2012

Do You Have A Facebook Fan Page?So I threw you guys a teaser in my last post that I had something exciting I would be sharing with you on Monday.  Well, Monday is here so you have probably figured out that this has something to do with Facebook Fan Pages.  And you would be correct.

When I was doing affiliate marketing I created a  Facebook Fan Page and quickly grew that to over 400 fans.  I was very happy and excited with those results but with my announcement last April that I was venturing back into network marketing, I quit posting on my affiliate marketing blog around June. When that all came to a halt, the activity on my fan page soon dwindled.

This was my first experience with fan pages so I got a taste of what they are really about.  The one thing I didn’t care for is that most fan pages just share their blog posts and that’s about it.  Don’t get me wrong, they are for building your brand so sharing your content is the right thing to do but for most, it’s the only thing they do.

I wanted to be a little different which is why I put off creating a fan page for my brand, Adrienne Smith.   I wanted to take the time to learn how to really get people interested in joining my page.  So do you want to know what I did?  I bought Amy Potterfield’s FBInfuence and dove in.  Now before I go any further, yes that is my affiliate link…

What I Learned

So what did I learn from Amy’s program?  How to interact with your fans of course.  Now people might be thinking, Adrienne, you are the “Engagement Superstar” (I was awarded that title in December by Danny Iny).  You of all people know how to interact.  I guess I do a pretty good job on people’s blogs but I’ve learned that every site is different.  I wanted to learn how to do this right.

Amy teaches a lot more than just interacting, she teaches the do’s and don’ts of creating fan pages, how to interact with your fans, how often you should post each day, what times are best to post, when it’s okay to take them off your page, how to get your fans to become super fans, how to get them to spread the word about you and so much more.  Okay, I’m only tipping the iceberg here because the woman covers a lot of information and it took me some time to get through it all.

The course was worth every penny so once I finished it was time to get the darn thing created.  I went to a couple of the sites she suggested but I’ll be honest with you.  For what I wanted to create for my first go at this, I wasn’t willing to spend over $200.  So what did I do?  I emailed Brankica Underwood of Online Income Star.

Social Connections

I met Brankica (she likes to go by “Pit”) early last year.  We both catered to the newbie bloggers and we soon learned that we had quite a bit in common.  When Triberr was formed by Dino and Dan, Pit invited me to join her tribe.  We’ve both gotten busier as the year wore on but I still consider her to be one of my first online buddies.

I knew she did graphics work and is a WordPress guru so I emailed her after reading the services she provides and told her my ideas.  She said it was no problem at all and she could definitely do the work for me.  I would much rather give my business to a friend then some site I have no connection with at all.

That’s why you guys need to make those connections because it can benefit you in so many ways.  Not only did she agree to do the work but because we do have that connection, she gave me a price break. What a pleasant surprise.

For less than $100, Pit created my Facebook Fan Page image, script for my welcome tab and installed them for me.  Now I do consider her a friend but I also highly recommend hiring her if you have been shopping around for someone to build you a fan page as well.  She was easy to work with, extremely helpful and I’m thrilled with the end results.  So she definitely gets a great recommendation from me. If you decide to check out her work, tell her I sent you. She’ll get a huge kick out of that.

Without further ado, I’m very proud to present to you my AdrienneSmithnet Fan Page.

AdrienneSmithnet Fan Page 

I would love for all of you to “Like” my page and please connect with me there because I have some fun things in store.  Oh, and I also shot a welcome video for you all and don’t worry, it’s not long.

This is what I’ll be doing:

  • Posting several times a day
  • Get you guys interacting
  • Ask lots of questions
  • Share positive and inspirational quotes
  • Post videos (tutorial and personal messages)
  • Share helpful content
  • Etc…

If you are a friend of mine on my personal page, I will be doing away with our connection there.  I will be asking all of my business contacts to move over to my fan page so that I can use my profile page for personal connections only with my close friends and family members that have nothing to do with my business.

Every Wednesday at noon CST I will open it up for questions.  If you need help with something in particular, that will be the time to ask.  If I’m knowledgeable in that area I will be more than happy to help and if not, hopefully I can share information with you that will be beneficial.  The questions will be open for one hour every Wednesday.

Do You Have A Facebook Fan Page?

So, do you have a Facebook Fan Page yet?  If you do then be sure and add that link in your comment and I’ll be happy to like yours too if I haven’t already.  And you just never know, you might get some more likes from my readers while you’re here.  You know, I’ll be your fan if you’ll be mine!!! Bribery never hurt anyone right!

If you don’t have one yet, do you intend to put one up in the near future?  Remember, Facebook has over 700 million users and when you have a fan page you can share much more about your business than you can on your profile. I have a much better appreciation for them now since going through Amy’s program.

Maybe you didn’t know how to get one created so if that’s the case, be sure to send Pit an email and you two can talk about what you have in mind.  She’s pretty darn good with suggestions to.  Trust me, I’m not creative in that area.

Thank you all ahead of time for liking my page and I’m so excited to finally get this up and running.  I just had to get myself through this training, decide what I wanted and then hire someone to do it.  It all fell into place so I’m starting 2012 off right my friends.  Want to come along for the ride?  I’ve got room…

Don’t forget to “Like” my Fan Page… Just head over to AdrienneSmithnet.





Business Developer
Skype:  missadriennesmith


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1 Chrysta Bairre
January 16, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Congrats on your Facebook Fan Page, Adrienne! This is exciting news, indeed.

I have lots of fun with my Facebook Fan Page and I love interacting with my readers there. For some reason I can’t quite explain I find I have more direct engagement with my readers on Facebook than I do on Twitter. I try to post unique information on Facebook, and give my readers a little something extra for liking my page.

You can like my page here:

I am really looking forward to interacting with you on your fan page, and no doubt learning from you in the process!

Have an awesome day!



2 Adrienne Smith
January 16, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Thanks Chrysta and I’m excited. It took me long enough but I wanted to do it right. I love the look of your page and I immediately went and liked it as well. I appreciate the support.

I’ve always enjoyed interacting on Facebook much more than Twitter. Let’s face it, you’re limited to how much you can write over there and it seems more personal I fell on Facebook. But that’s just my thoughts because I know a lot of people now love Twitter more. Personal preference I suppose.

Thanks again so much and this will be fun!

Have an awesome day yourself. I sure will… :-)


3 Ryan
January 16, 2012 at 8:27 AM

Adrienne! Congrats on the new page. I’m really proud of Facebook for integrating the to add your own flare to any facebook business page you want. The welcome page looks awesome! Have you tried pagemodo? It really kicks it up a notch when it comes to creating a welcome page. Also, animoto has cool slideshow music entries as well!


4 Adrienne Smith
January 16, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Hey Ryan,

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I finally jumped in and am probably a lot further behind a lot of you guys. But that’s okay, I wanted to do this right.

I don’t want any flare at the moment on my page. Maybe later down the road but not now, I want it simple and clean as I shared in my post. I’m familiar with Animoto but once again, not what I’m looking for personally but appreciate the suggestions. Maybe others will find this enticing.

Have a great day and thanks!


5 Julie January 16, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Well Adrienne, congratulations on your FB Fanpage. It’s very nice as is your welcome video :-)

I think that’s a great idea too, separating personal and business. Some personal friends tend not to listen, as with business, some aren’t interesting in your personal chit-chat. I don’t have a fan page, something I will delve into later on.

Thanks Adrienne, and we’ll see you on Your FB Page.


6 Adrienne Smith
January 16, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Thank you Julie and thanks so much for liking the page and glad you enjoyed the video!

I must admit I have a new appreciation for fan pages now. Like most people online I was under the impression that by liking someone’s page I was opening up to being slammed more with constant ads. I was very leery of it to begin with I must admit. But I also now know that I have a great group of blogging friends who have connected with me on Facebook as well so I think it’s now time to separate those from my personal family and friends. I originally created my Facebook page for business reasons which is why a lot of my family and friends don’t post a lot on my wall. I think it’s finally time to separate the two.

Hopefully you’ll consider creating one as well now Julie! Glad to know I’m not the only one who is SO behind. But hey, it’s a new year so might as well start it off right!

Have a great day Julie and I’ll see you over at Facebook! :-)


7 Leora Wenger
January 16, 2012 at 8:54 AM


I don’t usually “like” a facebook page right away, but clicking “like” on yours was easy. I look forward to all the interactions! The idea of a dedicated hour of questions and discussion sounds wonderful.

Here’s mine: – I like to think of it as a place where a small business owner or blogger can ask technical questions or learn more about the technical parts of websites or blogging.


8 Adrienne Smith
January 16, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Hi Leora,

I know what you mean Leora, I don’t usually jump to like people’s pages either. As a matter of fact, I’ll be going back through mine and cleaning some up. I really want to interact with the people I know and support and with those I want to know better.

I guess with time we’ll see if what I have planned is well received. I ran over and liked your page so I’m excited about connecting with you Leora. I have a feeling I’ll be learning a lot from what you share on your page as well. See, we carry it over from our blogs.

Thanks so much and have a wonderful week.


9 Jamella Biegel
January 16, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Good Morning Adrienne!

Congrats on the Facebook fan page. I am looking forward to checking it out. I do not have a fan page yet. As you know, I’m still in the early stages of my blog. Creating a fan page is on the “to do” list.

Until next time…


10 Adrienne Smith
January 16, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Good morning Jamella! Wonderful to see you bright and early this Monday morning. I sure hope you had a wonderful weekend and eager to get this week started.

I know what you mean, just getting started with the blog. I’ll look forward to when you get ready to set that fan page up. I think you’re really going to enjoy the interaction with your blogging friends over on Facebook as well.

Thanks again and see you soon.


11 Harriet Cabelly January 16, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Once again, you are a wonderful teacher and I am learning so much from you. I love your videos and find them extremely helpful. You’ll do great on your new facebook fan page. I call my page a biz (business) page. Is that also a correct term?
Best to you.
Here’s my page:!/rebuildyourlifecoach


12 Adrienne Smith
January 16, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Hi Harriet,

Thank you, I’m very happy to hear that and so glad I’m able to help. I intend to shoot more videos that I hope my friends will find helpful.

When Facebook first implemented these they were known as business pages so that is correct. Now they are better known as fan pages so either one is correct as far as I’m concerned.

Thanks for sharing your link and I’ll be sure to like your page as well.

Enjoy your day Harriet!


13 John Garrett
January 16, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Hi Adrienne! I just liked and posted over on your page :)

I’m looking forward to seeing what you bring with it, I’m sure it will be great!

I have a page myself ( that I’m trying to make more interactive so I’ll look into FBInfluence and see if it can help me out.

Congrats on getting it going!


14 Adrienne Smith
January 16, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Hey John,

I saw that, thank you so much and I definitely left you a reply. I’m looking forward to posting more and having some fun with this.

Thanks for the page link. I’m already a fan of your page but I think it will be great for more of our blogging friends to connect with you there as well.

Amy goes over everything that you need to be doing in order to get your fan page not only viewed more but have your fans turn into what she calls super fans. Those are people who buy from you and continue to praise your work. Now that’s what I’m talking about and she should know.

Thanks John, I really appreciate the support. Have a great day! :-)


15 Brankica
January 16, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Adrienne, thank you, thank you, thank you. You make me look really cool :)
Just wanted to wish you good luck with the FB page, although you don’t need luck, you have yourself. Here is to a happy start of this week and hitting those likes fast!


16 Adrienne Smith
January 16, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Thanks Pit, I really appreciate that and for taking the time to work with me on this page. You did a great job so it was really easy to share how I feel about that. If only it were this easy with everyone right!

I really appreciate your support and thanks for everything. Rock on my friend! :-)


17 Ruth
January 16, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Congratulations Adrienne – can’t wait to check it out! I know you’ve invested a lot of time in this process and I’m impressed with how quickly you’ve got it up and running! You’ve included some really useful tips here and I have no doubt that I will learn from your best practices.

Also, thank you for recommending Brankica (Pit!) – I need her services. Going to connect with her also.


18 Adrienne Smith
January 16, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Thank you Ruth, I’m SO happy it’s done and finally live. Pit did a great job and it was really done in less than a week from the time I got with her. She worked a lot faster than I thought but then again, I would think this kind of thing takes a while to put together. I’m thrilled with the way it turned out.

Oh good, she may get some work from this. She’s easy to work with and I’m sure you gals will get along just tine.

Thanks Ruth for all your support and can’t wait to see what you’re going to have her do.

Have a great week.


19 Carolyn
January 16, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Hi Adrienne, I just Liked your page. Any Facebook page that has your beautiful, smiling face is sure to be a winner!

I like your idea of a time on Wednesdays where you answer questions. You and Brankica are clearly going to show the rest of us some great ideas on how to make a Facebook page a great place to visit!

I have a Facebook page for The Wonder of Tech ( where I post not only my blog articles but also tech news I think people will find interesting. I hadn’t really considered starting one, but a reader suggested that I grab the name and the next thing I knew I had a Wonder of Tech Facebook page!

As always, I wish you the best of luck with your new page. I am off to spread the exciting news, Adrienne!


20 Adrienne Smith
January 16, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Hey Carolyn,

Thank you Carolyn, I appreciate that and from your lips… :-)

I’m already a faithful fan of your fan page and I had so many people tell me that too. But I didn’t want to start one without adding something else to it. So I stepped back and took the time to learn more about how I really should be interacting. I hope I’ll do my page justice and I always appreciate the support from you Carolyn. I love the logo you use for your fan page, that guy did a wonderful job with that.

Thank you for the well wishes and for spreading the word. I’ll be by your place later to comment. Playing catch up today since I worked all weekend. I’ll get there though, you can count on me! :-)

Have a great week..


21 Aisha DaCosta January 16, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Adrienne, congrats! Ever since I read your post ‘My Secret to Blogging Success’ I have pondered setting up a FB FanPage. I guess paralysis sets in when I start to think about how this fits into my larger marketing strategy. Considering that I have to maintain my blog, Twitter account, LinkedIn account, and personal FB page it is imperative that I know exactly how this page adds value to my overall marketing plan. Nonetheless, I think your page looks really good and I will look into using Pit if I decide to do one. I might have her go ahead and do one for my non-profit in the meanwhile. Thanks again! Happy Monday!


22 Adrienne Smith
January 16, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Hi Aisha,

I know what you mean Aisha because a lot of people run to set them up and then don’t utilize them like they should. I know on my affiliate marketing page I only posted my blog posts and a few videos but that was it. I find those types of pages boring myself but didn’t know how to really contribute which is why I put off creating this one until I could learn a little more about it.

Pit did a great job so I’m sure if you’re thinking of putting one up for your nonprofit, she’ll do a great job. When you’re ready, you’ll do one for your blog. Just think how you could share your interviews over there! They definitely need to be seen.

Thanks Aisha for the support and I’ll be by your place later.


23 Barry Ranns
January 16, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Hi Adrienne,
I have liked your Facebook page. (Isn’t it strange, using a past tense to describe a current event)

It is looking good, and you have some innovative ideas.

I have one, but it is a work in progress. I think it’s a great idea keeping business and personal separate, but it is also a bit of a leap of faith, will all your business friends follow you? I guess that if they want to network with you, and if they still want to receive great help and advice they will like your fan page.

I think you’re onto a winner,



24 Adrienne Smith
January 16, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Hey Barry,

Thank you so much and yes, I agree. Already past tense, too funny.

I’ll definitely like your page as well so thank you for including that. I think they all are a work in progress just like we are. You are right too, now that I’ll be separating my business page from my personal one I will hope that all my contacts will want to join me there. If not then that’s okay too I suppose. They’ll just miss out on what I’m sharing.

Thanks Barry, really appreciate that.


25 Jason Fonceca
January 16, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Ha ha! AWESOME Adrienne! I love the props to Amy and Pit, and I *love* what you’ve done with the Facebook Cover Image — Woooo!

I feel good about it and I’m looking forward to it :)


26 Adrienne Smith
January 16, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Well, those two ladies were definitely my inspiration. Amy on the education about Facebook and Pit for creating it for me. Let’s face it, I would not have been able to do this on my own. No way.. I love what Pit did, love the look. I’m sure with time I’ll upgrade but for now it’s all I need.

Thanks Jason, always appreciate your support and have a wonderful day!


27 Jason Fonceca
January 16, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Yep, it seems logical after your focus on polishing the banner, and the energy we put into it last week 😀

I really love it, great stuff, props to Pit on that 😉


28 Cathy
January 16, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Perfect timing for me with a Facebook Fan Page discussion. I have had a Fan Page for awhile and had some likes, but then it seemed to stall. I recently listened to a Laura Roeder webinar on Facebook Fan Pages and she gave some tips which I was not doing. You may know all this, but changing to comment as your Fan Page and then a number of similar pages come up on the right that you can like and comment on. I’ve been commenting on other pages more regularly now and my numbers seem to be rising and I’m getting more subscribers, so it seems to work.

I also ended up with many people becoming friends on my personal page and so appreciate your suggestion to change them over. May do that as well.

I would love to know more about what you do, so if you share what works for you that would wonderful. I do feel that I need to be careful, so it doesn’t come off as spam, but it’s an easy click back to Fan Page and an easy click to Like. Thanks – helpful post for me, and as I said perfect timing as I’m experimenting on what does and does not work on Facebook. Take care.


29 Adrienne Smith
January 16, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Hi Cathy,

Amy covers all of that in her course so I’ve got a lot to keep up with but I loved all the tips. She shared with us other successful fan pages and how they were able to grab such a large following. You are right though, comment as your fan page so when people click through to check you out they will be sent to your fan page instead of your profile page. You’ll get a lot more fans that way too. Glad to see your numbers started to rise doing it like that.

I actually had several new blog readers send me friend requests but I sent them a message letting them know what I was fixing to do and to please hold off because I would just turn around and delete them. This way I feel like I can actually interact with the people I know are interested in what I’m sharing that they can learn from where I know my friends and family have no clue what I’m talking about.

Well as time goes by then I’ll be able to share how this is working for me. I think honestly as long as you aren’t spamming anything with ads then you should be just fine. Will keep you updated on that though Cathy.

I also see you left your fan page so I’ll be sure to go and like that one too. Thanks a bunch Cathy and I look forward to connecting with you now on Facebook.


30 Cathy
January 16, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Oh, and I just remembered to leave my page. It is


31 Deeone
January 16, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Good day Adrienne!

That’s awesome that you’ve gotten your Facebook Fan Page up; I actually remember awhile ago putting your name in the Facebook search bar to see if you had one available. So this is totally exciting… and of course I’ve already liked the page!

I’ve had one for sometime now, and I’ve only in the latter part of 2011 started promoting it; since then I’ve definitely seen an increase in likes and traffic. I need to improve upon my frequency there though… In the morning I post something encouraging for all of my readers, so that they will have some food for thought throughout their day, or totally empowered to face the day. I’ve also shared video life tips of great inspirational and motivational finds I’ve come across on YouTube.

Having a fan page has helped me to better fine tune my brand, and also has given me many ideas of new things to come with me in the future. The link is to my Facebook fan page. And I would be honored to have you… and anyone else for that matter over there. :)

Thank you for this opportunity to share it with others.

Have an awesome day, my friend! Cheers! :)


32 Adrienne Smith
January 16, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Well hey Deeone, glad to have to stop by today. Hope it’s been a good one so far.

I was slow on the draw doing it for this blog. I really didn’t think I could keep up with two so I held off doing this one. Kind of glad I did now because Amy’s course helped me understand more of how I can be interacting with my fans.

I have no doubt that what you share is very beneficial and enjoyable for your fans. I just hopped over there and you have a good following going right now. You need to set up your custom URL so that all those numbers will disappear. It’s easy to do.

My pleasure and I hope some of my others readers will like everyone else’s pages as well. Time for me to hop on other there now and like your page.

Have a great afternoon Deeone. :-)


33 Viola Tam
January 16, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Hi, Adrienne,

Thank you for sharing valuable information as always.

I am excited for you that you have your professional FanPage up now. I liked it :)

I have had mine outsourced… can’t wait until it is out. I totally agree with you that we need to have the FanPage managed well so that guests want to return. More importantly, for people wanting to share and promote our page. Providing great tips and services is a timeless strategy. My friend’s FanPage attracted more than 60,000 visitors in less than a year! Check it out if your readers are interested. “We Can All Be Heroes’ is the name of the page.

I appreciate your sharing :)

Viola Tam


34 Adrienne Smith
January 16, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Hi Viola,

I really appreciate that Viola and glad you liked my page. Be sure and let me know when your is up and I’ll be more than happy to help support you as well.

Wow, 60,000 visitors in a year that’s impressive. I’ll have to check it out because I’m curious now.

Thanks for the comment and I’m excited for you to get yours up now. :-)


35 Claude Nougat
January 16, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Great Pagee Adrienne and already full of interesting info, congrats! In case you haven’t come to my page I’d love to have you over for a visit! It’s and of course everytime I write a new post on my blog I put the link there – and try to tell people about my books too. But I’d love to have a dialogue! Sometimes it happens, and I reply immediately but I’d love to have more…


36 Adrienne Smith
January 16, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Thank you Claude and I’d be delighted to support you as well.

The most important thing to remember about Facebook is if you post something on your wall you need to stick around long enough to see if you’ll get a response. At least 15 minutes but if you have it set up so that you’ll get an email when someone responds then that’s good. It’s the interaction that you want so I’m not saying to stay on Facebook all day but the interaction is what will keep people happy. Wouldn’t you agree?

Okay, off to like your page so I’ll see you soon.


37 Angel
January 16, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Congratulations Adrienne! i am sure is an excellent idea. I have one facebook fan page with 4 fans ,hehe,! that i did, following your advice , but is really inactive, i never did much, just to give it a small learning start. Here it is the link:

It is in this rock guitar niche, but nothing serious. What is true, is that i play very good the rock guitar.



38 Adrienne Smith
January 16, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Thanks Angel, I’m thrilled to finally have it up and going now.

Now I knew you were a rocker but I didn’t realize you played. I’ll have to check out your page.

Thanks for sharing it with me. :-)


39 Justin Mazza
January 16, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Hi Adrienne,
You know, I didn’t realize that you didn’t have a FanPage until now. I just “liked it” and it looks like Pit did a good job of putting it all together.

I put my FanPage up last March I believe but I am not 100% sure though. I will eventually get a custom brand image and photo done for my FanPage . Here is the link to my Fan Page:

You had mentioned on one of your comments on my blog that my Re-tweet button wasn’t adding the @mazzastick at the end of the Tweet.

I am using Jet Pack on my blog and also using their social share feature, I think it is ShareDaddy (Twitter, FB, Linked In, Stumble, etc). The makers of JetPack are working on adding the @ feature after the Tweet. I tried to edit the code myself to add the @mazzastick after the post but I got a parse error so I am just going to leave it as is until Jet Pack updates their share feature. Thanks for looking out. :)


40 Adrienne Smith
January 16, 2012 at 6:21 PM

I guess maybe that’s a good thing Justin or maybe not but either way, my page has finally arrived. I think Pit did an awesome job too, thanks.

Well Mr. Mazza, I was already a fan of yours so that’s good to know. I appreciate you sharing your link though, doesn’t hurt to get you a few more fans while we’re at it right!

I’ve been to a several blogs today that have ShareDaddy and it’s not working at all. It continues to say that it’s in progress and then finally you get an error message. Maybe they are doing something with that right now. So you can’t edit that to include your Twitter ID? Wow, why have it then! I mean if people share your posts and you have no idea they did it then it defeats the purpose because that’s how you start connecting with people. They see you have shared their stuff so you do the same and new blogging connections are made. I sure hope they get that fixed soon because you are missing out on a lot of connections Justin and your content is too good to miss.

Thanks for letting me know. At least now I’ll know why it’s not still working. :-)


41 Bill Dorman
January 16, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Looks great; I had one once but only my mom was stopping by and that was because I made her…..:). Pit did a great job helping you.


42 Adrienne Smith
January 16, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Thanks Bill, she did do a good job didn’t she? What talent, wish I could do that easily. Oh your poor Mom, supporting her son the best way she knew how. She must have been so proud! lol… :-)


43 Sylviane Nuccio
January 16, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Hi Adrienne,

You certainly are a lady of social engagement, Adrienne. Great work you’re doing.

It’s true that it’s hard to set up a fan page even with an ebook telling you what to do, because you run into issues that the book doesn’t talk about. I am going to redo the whole look of my writing blog and then I think I’ll contact the people you mention to see if they can help me set up a fan page. I think it’s better to have my new blog ready first, don’t you think?

I “liked” your fan page, I don’t know if I was supposed to do something else :) Let me know if I am missing something.

Have a great one :)


44 Adrienne Smith
January 16, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Hi Sylviane,

Why thank you, that means a lot.

I actually created my first fan page for my affiliate marketing blog but the script had already been created and I was in a training program with videos that walked us through step-by-step. I admit that it was rather easy but I wanted the welcome page script created as well as my profile picture. I was going to do it a little differently but realized I’m just not ready for all of that which is why we went this direction.

If you’re going to change the look for the blog then I would wait and just let them all have the same look so to speak. When people come to my fan page now who have visited my blog before they’ll know who I am. I set my newsletter template up the same way so it’s a great way to stand out and have people remember you.

I have no doubt that Pit can do whatever you want down. She’s very good at what she does, I can’t build her up enough. Although we have a connection now online, she was still very easy to work with. She changed, rearranged and added when I asked. I think you’ll be in good hands when you’re ready.

Thanks Sylviane and hope you’re enjoying your day! :-)


45 Dia January 16, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Congratulations on your fan page my friend. Facebook for sure is the most growing site on the internet today. I personally don’t have a facebook fan page yet. I’m doing the opposite of what almost everyone is doing, but for now, I’m connecting with others using my own profile. Oh, by the way, I just liked your page 😉 Thanks for sharing Adrienne


46 Adrienne Smith
January 16, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Hey Dia,

Thank you, it’s about time right! :-) But I’m happy with it and now I’m looking forward to building even more connections through my page.

So you don’t have one? I know that what we should be doing is interacting with people on our blogs but at least a lot of the people I’m connecting with on Facebook also visit my blog so this will help get me even more readers I’m hoping. Their friends will see my posts and you know how that goes.

Thanks for liking my page Dia, I appreciate it so much. Whenever you get ready to put one up, just let me know. I’ll be more than happy to support you as well.

Hope you’ve enjoyed your day my friend. Here’s to a great week ahead.


47 Cat Alexandra
January 16, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Hey Adrienne,

The Fanpage looks fabu! Pit did a great job! I’ve gladly clicked “Like” on there and left you wall message.

Here’s my fanpage link

I’ve been contemplating what I may be updating on it. I think it may need some sprucing up, but I’m not 100% sure what I will be changing just yet. I will definitely keep Pit in mind for the task, though. I love her work and what she’s all about! we have like a kindred thing I think with our shared love of canines (I help in pitbull rescue).

So congrats on the great new page and thanks for the opportunity to share my fanpage link here, Adrienne! You’re appreciated!!



48 Adrienne Smith
January 16, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Hey Cat,

Ah thanks, I saw that you had left me a message. Yeah, I think Pit did a fabulous job! I love it!

Thanks for the link, we’ve already connected thank goodness.

I would at least get in touch with her when you are ready to move forward and just maybe run some things by her. I had in mind how I wanted my profile picture but no clue about the welcome tab. So she’s got that creative edge to her and like you said, we have some things in common so I would have much preferred giving her the job then some faceless company. We do share that love of dogs too and I had no idea you did pitbull rescues. Good for you Cat.

Thanks again and it’s my pleasure. I’m hoping that everyone will take advantage and not only meet some awesome people while on this post but some great fan pages to connect with too. Oh yeah! :-)


49 Cat Alexandra
January 16, 2012 at 10:33 PM

I absolutely feel the same way you do about supporting our network over hiring out to a faceless company.

Yeah, I help in the rescue community out my way. Pitbull wellfare is a major issue out this way due to the breed bans in the Denver Metro Area. It’s really all so senseless. I think we should put a ban on ignorance and abuse, not dogs…I’m allergic to most dogs, so my involvement in the community is more of networking, fundraising, and webmastering. I’d take them all in if I could but til I become less allergic, it’s a bit difficult for me to foster much.

Anyhoo, looking forward to catching all your fanpage updates! See ya on the flipside sister!

Have a great night! 😀



50 Adrienne Smith
January 17, 2012 at 8:32 AM

Wow Cat, that’s wonderful of you especially since you are allergic to them. I remember when I first got Blake, my cocker spaniel, I had horrible sinus problems. I went to an allergist and she told me I was allergic to dog hair and that if I had a dog I needed to get rid of it. I told her no way in hell so my poor precious boy couldn’t sit in my lap, sleep in my bed or get in my face at all. It took me three years of shots to get over that and they rared back up 17 years later and yes, I still had Blake. I can understand but I already had him and it was like telling me to get rid of my child.

Don’t even get me on the subject of animal cruelty. You’ll see a side of me people don’t see online. Thank God we have people like you that do their best to stop it in their areas. I considered at one time being a foster Mom but I live in a condo complex and we aren’t allowed more than two dogs per household so I just didn’t want to start. I would want to keep them all and I really am just a one woman dog Mom. :-)

Thanks for sharing that with me Cat and sorry I didn’t respond to you last night. I was worn out! Have a great day!


51 Usha Sliva January 16, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Congrats on the fan page – just checked it out and it looks great.


52 Adrienne Smith
January 16, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Thank you Usha, I’m so happy with it and I really appreciate the support. So glad you like the look! :-)


53 Paige Burkes - simple mindfulness January 17, 2012 at 12:59 AM

Love your new FB page (actually I just Liked it!)!! You’ve already got some great posts out there!

I set up mine ( a while ago and have taught myself how to do it all (no budget forces us to get creative). Putting my opt-in page in an iFrame on my Welcome page was a bit of a challenge but I’m reasonably happy with the result. I’ll spruce it up a bit with some professional work once I release and sell some of my new programs.

My readers have said that they like the quotes that I post and I also post all my new blog posts or other news.

Unfortunately I don’t have to time to really interact and use FB to its full potential, as I know you definitely WILL do.

Congrats on the big step! Can’t wait to read more of the happenings on your page!


54 Adrienne Smith
January 17, 2012 at 8:39 AM

Hey Paige,

Thank you and I’m SO impressed. You created that page all by yourself? Wow… I’ve read about the iFrames but just didn’t really take the time to dive into it. I’m sure if I had the time I could mess around with it but I just didn’t feel like messing with it to be honest with you. I can understand if you’re on a very strict budget, you do what you have to do. I have to say though, great job and I ran over there last night and liked your page. It’s really beautiful, just like your blog.

I know, I do like to engage. What can I say.. You’ll get it going when you’re able to work everything into your schedule I’m sure.

Thanks again for the support and I really appreciate it! I’m excited about where this is headed now.

Have a great day Paige.


55 Jens P. Berget
January 17, 2012 at 1:23 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I don’t know how many times I’ve said that I’m going to create my own Facebook Page, but I still don’t have one. I have given it a lot of thought, and what stops me is the part about engagement and content. I don’t want to create one and just post my blog updates to it. That might bring me extra traffic, but that’s not what I want to be doing.

I’ve just joined your Page and it looks awesome. I’ll take a closer look at the FBInfluence, that’s a course I should buy before I get started with my business.

Thanks a lot for sharing it.


56 Adrienne Smith
January 17, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Hey Jens,

I was just like you Jens, I didn’t want to throw one up just to have it and then not doing anything but post my blog posts. I mean that’s what I was taught to do when I took that course last year and I did grow that fan page to over 400 but I got a lot of people spamming my wall because they just wanted a like. Not what I had in mind I’m afraid.

So I did my research and decided investing in Amy’s course was the way to go. It really helped me understand how the big guys are doing this and how you can stand out from the crowd. That’s exactly what I needed which is why I decided to wait this long in putting this one up. If you need help with the design, I’m sure Pit can help with that.

Thanks for the like and will look forward to seeing what you’ll be creating for us. I have no doubt it will be awesome Jens.

Have a fabulous day my friend.


57 Jack
January 17, 2012 at 1:48 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Your cheeks must hurt from all that smiling you do. I like your page. It looks great. I keep saying that I am going to tweak mine ( so that it looks better, but…

Maybe soon. You are good about doing what you say you will.


58 Adrienne Smith
January 17, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Hey Jack,

I definitely have HUGE laugh lines on my face Jack! What can I say, they aren’t very attractive for sure but I can’t help myself. My smile overtakes my entire face! :-)

Maybe you can take Paige’s advice, she created hers all by herself. Wow, now that’s impressive.

Your page is doing great, over 200 fans. Nice Jack and I have some catching up to do I know. Everyone is ahead of me. Oh well, we all have to start somewhere I suppose.


59 Benny
January 17, 2012 at 1:57 AM

I definitely didn’t want to miss out on all the fun so I joined your FB fan page! Looks great.

I didn’t know anything about FB Influence until last week when I was listening to an interview with Sean and Lewis, the guys behind putting the course together. They contacted Amy to do all the content and they did everything else. From the sound of just behind the scenes, it sounds like a quality course. Plus w/ Amy’s expertise I’m sure it’s worth the money. Speaking of money, they said they did over $500,000 of revenue! Amazing!!

I definitely am looking for ways to maximize my engagement on my Facebook fan page. I find it hit and miss sometimes when I post. Maybe it depends on the day. Maybe it depends on what I’m posting. So I might have to purchase FB Influence to learn more.

Congrats on the fanpage and look forward to interacting w/ you there!


60 Adrienne Smith
January 17, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Welcome to the party Benny! Glad you could join us and glad you like the page. Pit did a wonderful job..

I knew that Lewis was behind putting it together but because he didn’t have the expertise in this area they contacted Amy. I was introduced to Amy through Katie’s course last year so I knew that what she taught was spot on. She covered so much in this course I’m amazed they didn’t price it higher. I’m always slow to the party myself and didn’t want to promote it to just promote it. I have no doubt they did great with this one.

She definitely covers the types of things you should be posting and even the times you should be posting. It’s all covered Benny which is why I wanted to dive into that before I put my page up. If you are serious about building a following then I would consider purchasing the course. It’s under $100 so you can’t go wrong with it.

Thanks for your continued support Benny and I’m looking forward to what’s in store for us all this year.

You guys have a great time!


61 Harleena Singh
January 17, 2012 at 3:19 AM

Congrats Adrienne!

I am so-so happy for you that at last the Fan page is up! I saw the link of this post on my personal facebook page where we are friends and before really reading this post fully- I liked your page- there were no two ways about not doing so :)

Brankica sure did a great job and she IS highly recommended to anyone wanting to start a Fan page as well, being the wonderful person that she is!

I did see Amy’s link and video as well and never knew something so professional existed, which would surely do wonders to understand how to really best interact and give back to your facebook fans.

I love the list of things you have chalked out that you are going to be doing on the Fan Page, can’t wait for it to start, and Wednesdays would surely be something to look forward to.

As you asked and we all remain thankful for this gesture, my fan page is – would love to have you or anyone else over as we may need to disconnect on our personal pages :)

Thanks so much once again for the opportunity and have a wonderful week. :)


62 Adrienne Smith
January 17, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Thanks Harleena, I appreciate that!

Glad you saw my post on my personal profile wall and ran over to check it out. Pit did an amazing job I think, she’s so talented and easy to work with. My kind of gal…

Amy use to work for Tony Robbins so the girl is a master at engagement. She’s a social butterfly herself and really knows her stuff. She coached companies and people on how to engage with their customers and build up a bigger client base. She’s a master at her craft.

Thanks for sharing the link to your fan page Harleena. So now I’ll probably go back to what we discussed earlier and unfriend from your personal page. I’m now headed in that direction as well. Plus it looks like I have some catching up to do with you, over 500 fans already. Wow…

My pleasure Harleena and thank you! Have a wonderful week as well.


63 Ashvini
January 17, 2012 at 5:17 AM

Hi Adrienne,
I am connected with you on your FB page and I really enjoy all the things that you write there. You are using it in really great way. Even though I have a page too for my blog, it is mostly for posting post additions to my blog.
However I use twitter a lot to interact with people as I find people there find it fun to interact. That medium has worked out well with me.
However I also plan to use Facebook, but before that I need to learn from you where do you get so much energy to engage so many people. It is not easy but somehow you do it naturally. Hopefully, I will learn your secret one day and be able to interact like you do :).


64 Adrienne Smith
January 17, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Hi Ashvini,

Thanks for connecting with me on my fan page now. I appreciate that and glad you like what I share. Hopefully others will find the benefit from it as well because you know me! I love to help! :-)

I must admit Ashvini, I just love people. I’ve always been a big people person and you also know that I love to help others. So I’m on this computer all the darn time. But I’m not complaining because I don’t have a family that needs my attention so I can stay on here as long as I want and I do. I’ll have my moments at times when I’m just worn out and I’ll get off here early but not too often. I just love what I do so this is pure enjoyment for me. That’s where my energy comes from my friend.

By the way, I loved the interview Aisha did with you. I got to see you in motion this time instead of just hearing you. Really enjoyed it Ashvini. Great job! :-)


65 Ashvini
January 17, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Thanks for telling your “secret” to me. I am really inspired by your blog and work. Great work !!!
About the interview, oh, I was really nervous before it. But Aisha is such a sweet lady that I sailed through it because of her. I am glad that you liked it too :). Thanks for watching


66 Adrienne Smith
January 17, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Hey Ashvini, I’m always happy to share my secrets with you! 😉

I met Aisha recently and she’s a really wonderful person. I think you did great and you are right, you sailed right through that interview. Great job! I’m excited about your second book! We can all learn from you.


67 Dr. Bob Clarke
January 17, 2012 at 6:31 AM

Hey Adrienne, love the look and feel of your page. Just left you a comment on your page but wanted to also stop by here and tell you how awesome you are.

I am also going to check out Amy’s course… sounds like a winner.

Congrats, my friend!


68 Adrienne Smith
January 17, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Hey Bob,

Thanks for the page love and for sharing with me here what you think of the new digs. Pit did a great job didn’t she? I just love the end result.

I really benefited from Amy’s course Bob. I totally get it now you know? Hope you find it helpful as well.

Thanks again and enjoy your day!


69 Sherryl Perry
January 17, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Hi Adrienne,
I’m a fan of Brankica (a.k.a the “Pit”) myself. It’s amazing how so many of us are connected in some way. It seems we all gravitate to supporting people who genuinely want to help.

I just liked your FB page. This was a great way to promote it! My page is at Thanks!


70 Adrienne Smith
January 17, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Hi Sherryl,

Ah, the lovely Pit is a friend to us all. She really reached out to me when I was first getting started and I think because we both seemed to cater to the newbie we just connected on so many levels. She was so helpful to me and has been there when I need advice. When I decided to do this she was the first person I thought of after I had a look at those professional sites. Didn’t know if she did just that but there was no harm in asking right! So glad I did and I’m so pleased with what she’s done for me.

Thank you Sherryl for liking my fan page and I’ll run over and do the same for you. Really appreciate it.


71 Annie Andre
January 17, 2012 at 11:59 AM

CONGRATS, it looks great. very clean and i especially like the messaging. with the little check marks.
I had a fan page for my sleeping mask business but now with my new blog i just use my personal page instead of a fanpage. I’m starting to rethink it though because it’s getting all muddied up.
A while back, there was this big thing where you could convert your facebook page to a fanpage. I almost did it but resisted. Thank god i didn’t go through with it because there’s no going back once you convert.

Can’t wait to see what you do on your fanpage.


72 Adrienne Smith
January 17, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Thanks Annie! Happy to have you as a new fan! :-)

I almost did that too but I had family members and old friends who wanted to connect with me so I thought it wasn’t the best idea. I’m glad I didn’t do that either and I waited and got this all set up.

Maybe you can create a new one with your new blog. Come on, everyone needs a little adventure in their lives and who better to teach that to us then you! Miss jet setter! 😉

Okay, look forward to more stuff I’ll be sharing. See you later and have a great week.


73 Annie Andre
January 17, 2012 at 12:38 PM

haha, touche Adrienne
But i’m the practical adventurer. I have to wait and feel things out and then i dive right in.
Who in your network is a good content strategist? Affordable strategist? I’m refocusing my content and might need help to bounce ideas off.


74 Adrienne Smith
January 17, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Practical is good Annie and we can all learn from that. You can even teach us how to venture outside our comfort zone with a little planning so that we can actually have those adventures we’ve only dreamed about. Seriously, you’re a pro!

Ah, the lovely Ms. Ruth Zive of Freelance Writing Blog. She and Paul Wolfe of One Spoon At A Time are my go to people for content writing. You can learn a lot from both of them and they’ll be more than happy to answer your questions.


75 Samantha Bangayan
January 17, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Wow!! How exciting! Congrats on an amazing Facebook page and of course, I’m a super fan! =) I remember noticing the questions you’d post on your personal Facebook profile and how they would be so perfect for fan page discussion. I imagine this to be a smooth transition because you were already a natural. =)

I’ve recently been learning a lot about Facebook page management and encouraging engagement. You’re right that the first mistake companies make is that all they post is their own blog posts. After the fact, it almost seems obvious that we shouldn’t just be talking about ourselves, but it wasn’t common sense to me before. =P

Best of luck to this new endeavor! And oh so curious: are you getting any feedback on how you’re moving people over to your business page? One of my network marketing friends did this and it was such chaos (I don’t know the details), so she ended up “Friend-ing” everyone from her profile again after deleting everyone!


76 Adrienne Smith
January 17, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Hey Miss Samantha, great to see you and thank you so much for liking my page.

I was practicing on my profile page to see if I can get the interaction and sure enough they came. I like to make it fun too you know!

What I have learned Samantha is that we don’t know what we don’t know. But if we are able to learn and grow then we can do better. That’s why I held off so long because I didn’t have the time to commit to learning more about it so that was something I definitely wanted to have in place for this beginning of this year. You want to continue to help your fans learn and grow so share content that you believe they will benefit from as well. You’ll still be the “go to” person so no worries there.

I haven’t started that process yet because I wanted everyone to have the chance to read my post and check out my page. I’ll start notifying them one by one and if they move over great. If not, oh well. I’ve really dwindled my friends list down to under 800 now so a lot of these are people I’ve still never connected with, those that I have a good relationship with and then my family and close friends who have nothing to do with my business. I hope it will go well but only time will tell.

Thanks Samantha and hope you’re having a good week.


77 Samantha Bangayan
January 19, 2012 at 12:30 AM

I love that attitude, Adrienne! You put your heart into it, learn all that you can, and then you try it. =) Hopefully, the transition to the business page will continue to go smoothly! =) Keep us all posted!


78 Adrienne Smith
January 19, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Thanks Samantha and I’ll let you know how it all goes. :-)


79 Hiten
January 17, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Hi Adrienne, I just liked your Facebook Page! I have one, and am still growing it. It’s nice when someone likes the page, especially when the person ended up at the page by chance.


80 Adrienne Smith
January 17, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Hey Hiten,

Thanks for liking my fan page, I really appreciate that. I know what you mean, it’s great when people stumble upon it and think hey, this looks interesting. I’ll just check out what they share. I love that and hope to get more of that in the near future.

Thanks again and hope you’re having a really great day!


81 Michael Beaumont
January 17, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Adrienne, I am glad you finally got your fan page, I think anyone in business needs one, and not just those that are in the online business. I have liked your fan page and will definitely be watching it. I added my fan page link to the website link info above and would appreciate any advice or comments on it. I know it isn’t very fancy, so maybe you can critique it for me. I have bookmarked the page you sent so I have Pit’s information incase I want to have it re-done in the future, or maybe she can just doctor up the one I have..LOL. I was down sick most of the weekend so I didn’t have a chance to get much done, so I will be playing catch-up for the first part of this week on all my emails and such. Have a wonderful week, and look forward to hearing more from you. Great job, BTW.


82 Adrienne Smith
January 17, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Hi Mike,

You are right, those who are in business really need a page. One thing I have learned though. Don’t just throw one up because everyone tells you you need it. Look into how you can really build up a following or you’ve defeated the purpose of having it in the first place right!

I’ll be sure and check out your page so thanks for the support and liking mine as well. Really appreciate that. I’ll look yours over and get back to you with what I think okay! If you do decide to tweak it, Pit will really do a great job. I hope you know I wouldn’t recommend her services if I didn’t truly think that.

So sorry you were sick, I hate being sick so now it’s time to play catch up. That’s almost as bad. Just take your time and don’t over do it. That will just make things worse.

Thanks Mike, really appreciate the comment. Now, enjoy the rest of your week.


83 Jeffrey Morgan
January 17, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Hi Adrienne,
Most have got to ask “you paid $200.00 for that? Even at $100.00 you paid too much!” Not so fast! I’ve studied fanpages for the past couple of years and all of the top pros mention that simplicity is the true key! Nice sidebar and a header with arrow to “Like”. These are all critical links to a successful page. In this case, less is truly more.

You recieved good value from your FanPage creator, Adrienne. Well done!!!


84 Adrienne Smith
January 17, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Hey Jeffrey,

Oh Jeffrey, the sites I visited were asking $297 to set up a simple fan page script and for what I wanted I just couldn’t see paying that. I read what they offered and the more bells and whistles they could put on there the higher the cost was. I know I’m very budget conscious but please. Thank God for Pit! To the rescue for sure.

I initially was going to have an opt-in for people to get a free report but the more I thought about it and from what I’ve learned, people don’t want to be taken off Facebook to go grab the free stuff so for now I’ll keep it simple. Maybe when I have enough adoring fans then they will be eager to grab any freebies from me. For now, I like simple.

Thanks for the vote of confidence and glad you like the simple look. :-) I’ll tell Pit she has another fan!


85 Otoabasi Umonting January 17, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Hey Adrienne,

I’m glad to hear that you’ve gone back to creating a page. You’re right about making it interactive; the sad thing for most people is that they look at the fan numbers, and forget that value is what will keep them and also what will bring in more. I know with you, that won’t be the case; you engage, and that’s what counts.

I know you’ve liked my page already, but I’ll still leave the link all the same – (Let’s call it “stealing” Adrienne’s fans… :) ).

I’ve given you a ‘like’ push on your page, and I’ll try my best to pop in often to see what’s going on. All the very best.


86 Adrienne Smith
January 17, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Hey Otoabasi,

It’s been on my mind but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do but as my post explained, I wanted to learn how to do this the right way. I’m in a couple groups that want people to just like their page to get the numbers but that’s not exactly what I had in mind. Like you said, I don’t just want the numbers, I want some interaction.

Thanks for that link, I actually wasn’t a fan of yours but I’ll remedy that right now. Hope you’ll get a few more fans from this too.

Now that we’ve exchanged “likes” we’ll be able to keep up with each other in the newsfeed so that’s exciting.

Thanks again Otoabasi, I really appreciate your support and am looking forward to seeing what you offer your fans as well.

Have a great day tomorrow.


87 Colleen Kelly
January 17, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Hey Adrienne :)

I’m so glad you are happy with your Facebook page. I do have one too. I read Gary Vaynerchuck’s book “Crush It” and he suggested it if starting a blog. I kind of felt weird doing it. LOL a “Fan page” for me? lol I have like 70 “friends” on Facebook and a fan page just sounded funny. But I hemmed and Hawed for like a month then did it. But I have been thinking of putting little videos on it and I have begun to ask a daily question and other stuff, be more personal, just what you said, be more than an Ad for my blog. That is really more like me anyway..interacting and talking to people. My blog is tiny right now so… But I did have fun creating the page . But I think I will take your suggestions or “Pit’s” and Jazz it up a bit but with stuff I can do on my own. I am putting a little money in my blog (getting a new theme) so maybe in the future :) Thank you! You did make me think.. bigger!.. See you on Facebook !! 😉


88 Adrienne Smith
January 17, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Hey Colleen,

So why didn’t you share your fan page link with me? I want to be able to support you as well so be sure and let me know what your fan page is. I’m happy to hear that you beat me to it as well.

Interacting with your fans and giving them valuable and helpful information will be an added plus. Just throwing up blog posts won’t cut it these days. I mean you might eventually work up to some fans but they won’t be hanging around much. But I have no doubt you’ll get everything in place. Ah heck, you can do anything girl. :-)

Thanks bunches and have a great week! See you again soon.


89 Jayne Kopp
January 18, 2012 at 12:38 AM

HI Adrienne, I LOVE your fan page. What a great job Brankica (I mean ‘Pit’) did. … hmm I’ll have to get used to that.

That is really one heck of an idea Adrienne, to get Bran… I mean ‘Pit’ to do the page in her professional manner! :-) It is so funny but today I actually started a page but did nothing more than upload my ‘mug shot’ … but I am thinking about getting a new header and redesigning my blog as well as integrating the same design across my Profile page and Fan page so everything matches.

I thought I would also integrate my ‘blue Jeans’ site (Business Coaching for Women) and my Life Coaching site so all the pieces of ‘me’ are included. They actually do all tie in together and if I can attach them to my brand then perhaps it would be in one place. What do you think?

Thanks so much for sharing. I did really ‘like’ your page and ‘liked’ it to prove it. Great minds must really think alike sometimes!
Talk real soon



90 Adrienne Smith
January 18, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Thank you Jayne and I’m so happy that you like it. I have no problem calling her Brankica as long as I’m not saying her name. She hates it being butchered as I use to hate people butchering mine too which is why she goes by Pit. Whatever makes her happy, I’m in. :-)

That sounds like a great idea Jayne, having your headers similar. I have a training site for my team and I have the same header as my blog but I just changed the wording. I can do simple things like that but creating something that looks high quality, not so much. I have no doubt that Pit could do that job as well if you are interested in outsourcing that. You can check her services but she’s pretty good with graphics.

Thank you for liking my page Jayne, I appreciate that and shoot me a like when you have yours. You know we all have to stick together.

Take care and have a wonderful day!


91 Daniel Sumner
January 18, 2012 at 7:14 AM

Hey Adrienne,

Well done on the new page, it looks cool! I look forward to seeing what you can come up with and pick up some tips.

Yes I am guilty of neglecting my page ‘a lot’ I know I need an ass kicking, all good intentions and stuff like that. Seems to be a trend building on some comments too 😀

I think after reading your post Adrienne, I am going to segment my personal from my page and get stuck into my page socially. Just have to figure out how to link my iPhone app to the page and not the personal wall. I could probably login without the app I suppose?

Great stuff Adrienne.



92 Adrienne Smith
January 18, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Hey Dan,

Glad you like the page and thanks for the support. I’ve already started sharing tips from day one my friend and will continue doing that everyday. So, stay tuned.

I know how it is when you get off on a major project and kind of forget about other things which is why I waited so long I suppose. I have a lot going on at the moment but with the new year finally here, I wanted that done and up so I can continue moving forward. Tada… Yey me!

I don’t know that much about accessing it that way but maybe my friend Faissal will know. He’s all about Facbook and you can check out his site at He may know.

Thanks Dan and have a wonderful day!


93 Tom Brady January 18, 2012 at 2:39 PM

The page looks great! I have yet to do one for my online business, but I do have one for my brick and mortar business. I have to admit I did not do anything with it till over the past month. I have been consistent in making posts every day and I am noticing more people stoping in to take a look:)

I am looking forward to the feeds from your new fan page! Once again, congratualtions!



94 Adrienne Smith
January 18, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Thank you Tom and I appreciate the “like”. Good to know I’m not the only one late to the party it seems.

I think if we post consistently like we do on our blogs then we’ll get more interests. Sounds like that’s what is happening with your offline business. Will look forward to when you get one for your blog! You can count on me for support.

Thanks again and hope you are having a great day!



95 faissal alhaithami
January 18, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Hi Adrienne, firstly I’m really sorry for being late to read your post, I was so busy this week.

I loved your profile image it got a message and used correctly 😀 I see that you already have 75 likes and this is really great result for a brand new page.

one more thing I loved that you have a facebook landing tab which most pages don’t have but why you don’t use the reveal tab?

I wish you all the best and keep up the awesome work 😀


96 Adrienne Smith
January 19, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Hi Faissal,

No apologies necessary Faissal.. You should have seen the day I had yesterday. My goodness and the day before was so darn busy. I feel bad when I can’t make it by all my favorite blogs but that’s just part of it right!

Thank you, I’m so glad you like it. Simple, clean and to the point! :-) That’s what I wanted. I think with me waiting and having so many wonderful blogging friends now that when I announced my page and they even started spreading the word for me that it grew rather quickly. I had 40 likes my very first day so I was very pleased with that. I’m no big named guru so I think that’s pretty good. I’m up to 75 now and it’s only three days old. Good stats right!

I didn’t go with the reveal because I thought I might use that later when I change it up and actually offer something. For now I just wanted it simple.

Thanks Faissal and I appreciate your input especially from Mr. Facebook King! 😉 That means a lot that you like it. Thanks for sharing that and liking my page. Now have a great week and hope it won’t be too busy.


97 Barry Wells
January 19, 2012 at 2:55 AM

Hi Adrienne, puffing and panting but making my way through it all 😆

I do have a Fan Page that I set up through the Learn With Sally coaching but as it was part of the coaching I used the tools available so as to keep up with the modules. I will be going back over the course work and putting my personal touch to the areas that I didn’t do before.

After reading your opening paragraph I shot back over to Facebook and posted a video showing another method of Free traffic. I have to admit that I’ve been guilty of letting it run on auto pilot but will correct that now 😉

I have an email from John Thornhill promoting his latest WSO, which is his Fan Page Builder for just $5 so I’ll be having a look at that later as well, once I’ve caught up a bit more.

It’s great that Brankica “Pit” helped you out on the page and just goes to prove the point made in my latest post.

I have of course been over there and liked your page, as well as sharing it. After all sharing is caring 😉

I’ll try and get to the posts that I’ve missed over the next few days Adrienne, as well as the one you’ll be publishing today 😉

Take good care,
Respect and Regards,


98 Adrienne Smith
January 19, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Hey Barry,

You sound like me with my first fan page. I did it through the course I was going through at the time and I did what they said but I have to admit, I didn’t like some of what they taught. Now it’s kind of looked down on to automate everything like that because it is a social site and we all need to be interacting. That’s why I wanted to do this one right.

I think that’s what a lot of people do but I think we are all aware, as I noted in my post today, that you have to give your readers more. What they really want Barry is you. I know it’s difficult to juggle everything but that’s just part of growing your business right!

Thanks Barry for liking my page and sharing it as well. You have been one of my biggest supporters and I truly appreciate you.

I think Pit did a wonderful job and I’m so happy with it. So if you or anyone else need some services like this, she’s your gal.

I know you’ve been busy and hurt so do what you can Barry. Don’t kill yourself trying to play catch up. That does no one any good.

Now, enjoy your day and we’ll catch up again soon.


99 Pauline Bennett January 19, 2012 at 3:53 AM

Hi Adrienne
Your page looks great and I have been over and “liked” it!
I don’t have a fan page myself but have been thinking about creating one so that will be on my “to do” list.
I will continue to read your posts and hopefully will learn some great tips from you.


100 Adrienne Smith
January 19, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Hi Pauline,

Thank you for the support, I really appreciate that. Glad you like my fan page and I’m so happy with the way it all turned out.

Whenever you do get a fan page just be sure to let me know and I’ll be more than happy to support you as well. If you ever need any help getting it created, you now have a resource for that who is very reasonably priced. :-) Big plug there but she’s really good.

Thanks again for stopping by and welcome to my blog. Always happy to have a new reader.



101 Gabriella
January 19, 2012 at 5:56 AM

I’m so happy that you have a professional Facebook page that I have no doubt will be doing amazingly well.

As much as people like to divide Twitter and Facebook by saying one is a lot better over the other – the truth is that they each have their own pros and cons. I like all the options, features, apps and engagement that can happen on a Facebook page. I love the discussions that can take place and the friendships that can be started.

Anyway, your page looks good and has 77 likes already – congratulations! I love the matching landing page and profile picture :)


102 Adrienne Smith
January 19, 2012 at 8:39 AM

Hey Gabriella,

Thanks so much for checking out my new digs and liking the page. I love the look and I have Pit to thank for that. She really did an amazing job.

I agree with you, Twitter and Facebook are two totally different platforms. I think that some people just have a preference over the other and that’s fine. It doesn’t mean that one is better than the other because there are huge benefits to them both. I love them both actually.

Thanks again Gabriella and hope you have a really wonderful day!


103 Sonia
January 19, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Congrats on your FB page Adrienne! Of course I already liked it the moment I got the address! My Facebook Fan page is still growing and I try to be as active as I can. It takes time, but leaving it stagnant won’t go it either. Communication is everything and its something I am doing my best to stay on top of. Thanks for sharing your story and I love your welcome page.

Here is mine:

Thanks Adrienne!


104 Adrienne Smith
January 19, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Hey Sonia,

Thank you and thanks for the like of my page, I appreciate your support.

I look at Facebook Fan Pages as a work in progress. I know we are taught to put one up, it’s so important but then people put them up and don’t know what they are suppose to do with them and I think it ends up hurting them more then helping. But once you learn and start interacting with your fans, it will start growing from there.

Thanks for the link Sonia and hopefully we can get you some more likes. I believe I liked it some time back so I’m happy that I’m not late to that party! :-)

Have a great day Sonia and I’ll see you soon.


105 Jen January 19, 2012 at 8:45 AM

I too have been having fun with my fan page. I’ve grown to well over a 1,000 fans. I’m still really working on the engagement end of things. That’s the tough part, figuring out what works for each kind of page. I realize that links and photos rank higher with Facebook but my one liners do much better with the people. It’s interesting to see how it develops over time.


106 Adrienne Smith
January 19, 2012 at 9:05 AM

Hi Jen,

Wow, over 1,000 fans. That’s fabulous and that’s one of my first goals. They say that the fan pages do better when you have over 500 fans. Like people stand up and pay attention more. I bet yours is good but you didn’t share the link with us.

The one liners I share as well get a lot of chatter going. They are fun too so it’s the interaction that your fans enjoy so I can see why that would be a big hit. I like the images and videos too and of course links to information I think they will find helpful.

Thanks for sharing that I really appreciate it. I also appreciate you stopping by and sharing that with me. Great to have a new visitor.

Have a great day!


107 Jen January 19, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Thanks Adrienne
I did forget to put my Facebook page.


108 Adrienne Smith
January 19, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Ah thanks Jen, I appreciate you coming back and sharing that with me.


109 Praveen Rajarao
January 19, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Congratulations on your new FB Fan Page, Liking it of course, i do not want to be left out on those wonderful topics of discussion you are sure to come up with :-)

Here is mine –


110 Adrienne Smith
January 20, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Hey Praveen, you better like my page and send me your link! We’ve got to be connecting there my friend for sure. Can’t wait to check your page out too. Thanks so much for your continued support. Really means a lot!

Have a beautiful day!


111 Lenia
January 20, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Hi Adrienne,
Thank you for this article and the tips you share with us.
I have a Facebook Fan Page. I have just liked yours :)
Here is mine Facebook Fan Page:
I don’t have many fans but I work on it :)
Thanks for the question of the day tip! I haven’t thought about it.

Have a good day!


112 Adrienne Smith
January 20, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Hi Lenia,

Glad you found this helpful as far as your fan page goes. I also appreciate you sharing yours with me and for liking mine. I’ll be sure to do the same for you so thank you for that.

Hope you are enjoying your day! :-)


113 Lenia
January 21, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Hey Adrienne,
Thank you for the Like in my FB fan page. I appreciate that.

take care!


114 Adrienne Smith
January 21, 2012 at 11:08 AM

My pleasure Lenia and thank you! :-)


115 Hajra
January 21, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Hey Adrienne,

Sorry to have come in late! Really busy this week!

Congrats on the Facebook page! I “liked” it right now before typing in the comment! Facebook has huge potential and keeping your readers up to date through the page is such a wonderful way to be connected to them even on non posting days.

I do have a facebook page for my personal blog. But I don’t end up using it as much as I thought I would. I should be putting it to better use! :)

And yes, isn’t Brankica such a darling!

Hope you have a lovely weekend!


116 Adrienne Smith
January 21, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Hi Hajra,

No problem at all Hajra, we all get busy and I’ve had one of those weeks too.

I saw your like and I actually responded to it but Facebook is definitely having some moments. Every single comment I’ve written has not been accepted so I’ll take a break and try it again later. Urggggg…

I will continue to share some tips and videos on my non posting days that I think people will find helpful. So be on the lookout for more good stuff. Can’t believe it will be a week old now on Monday. Wow..

You need to share your fan page link with us and then start doing more with it. Of course when you’re ready because it’s also a lot of work and we know how time consuming everything can be here online.

Have a great weekend yourself and I’ll see you soon.


117 Hajra
January 21, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Here’s the link to my page!

Hope to see you there :)


118 Adrienne Smith
January 21, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Thank you Hajra, I appreciate you sharing that! :-)


119 VaNessa Duplessie January 22, 2012 at 8:48 AM

Hi Adrienne,
Great post and congratulations on getting your fan page going. I’ve had mine up for a couple of years and I am getting ready to do a refresh in the coming months to liven things up. Like you said engagement is key. I ask questions, I use quotes, I share posts I find on other sites, tools I like. Its fun. I wish you lots of fun. Also, I like your comment about moving people over to the Fan Page from the Personal Profile. I’ve found that hard to do. Many people won’t move over and at risk of losing them, I keep them on my personal profile. I’ll be looking to see how that works for you and any lessons you have to teach the rest of us on that! As for my fanpage, you can visit me here:

Happy Facebooking!


120 Adrienne Smith
January 22, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Hi VaNessa,

Thanks for that and I’m not surprised at all that you’ve had yours up for awhile now. I’m sure it’s very successful to and I’ll be sure to stop by and like yours as well. I look forward to what you’ll be sharing and I know I’ve got a lot I can learn from you VaNessa. You are one of those I aspire to be! :-)

I haven’t really had time to start notifying everyone about moving over yet. It’s been a crazy busy week for me and weekend too. I’ll do that little by little the remainder of this month. I know that I have built up some great relationships with a lot of people on my profile so if I reassure them that I’ll be sharing the same type of information but more on my fan page and cutting back with what I share on my personal page, I think they’ll move over with no problem. I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

Thanks VaNessa and I’ll see you over at your page soon. Appreciate the support!


121 Seth Lyman January 23, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Hi Adrienne, Congrats on the new Facebook page, it turned out great. I am interested to see your approach to building your page. I haven’t put a lot of effort into Facebook on a business level yet and hope to pick up some pointers from those that are seeing success with it. My question is this…With so many avenues for social media these days, how do you spread your time to be most effective overall?


122 Adrienne Smith
January 23, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Hey Seth,

Thank you, I’m really pleased with it and it took just under a week to get 100 likes. Wow, how cool is that!

Hope you’ll hang around to see what I share on my fan page. I don’t have to tell you how many people are on Facebook Seth and they now allow you to have a business page through the fan pages. So I would take advantage of it if I were building a business.

You don’t have to spend a lot of time on all the social media platforms Seth to be seen. Just set aside a few minutes a day maybe several times a day. The way to get noticed in social media is by sharing other people’s content more then your own. People will definitely start to get curious about who you are.

Hope that was helpful and thanks for the comment.


123 Salah Messaoud January 27, 2012 at 6:30 AM

Hi Adrienne,
I already know the importance of having a Facebook page, because it can be a really important source of traffic and an easy way to communicate with your readers. I didn’t have enough success with my page I had few fans so I will try to work on it.



124 Adrienne Smith
January 27, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Hi Salah,

If you put some things in place and get some interaction going you’ll probably have much more luck. I think that’s the problem that I see though. We throw them up but don’t do anything with them which is why I waited so long.

Good luck with yours and let me know if you’d like me to connect with you on your page. More than happy to support you as well.

Have a great weekend.


125 Armand Polanski January 29, 2012 at 4:02 AM

Amazing Sharing Adrienne!

You will definitely do well with you Fan Page. I was dropping this comment because I just want to thank for you helpful videos and post. More power!

I would want to ask if you really have to spend for the welcome page on your fan page? Do I really have to have one? Can I do without it?


126 Adrienne Smith
January 29, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Thank you Armand and glad you like the fan page. I’m so pleased with it and I’m really having fun now. Happy to hear you enjoyed the videos and other posts I’ve shared. I want to be sure and find good quality information from people other then just me that will help you with your business as well.

You have to ask yourself what’s the purpose of your page. Are you here to build a business and get people interested in what you have to offer? If so then I believe it’s best to present yourself in a more professional manner therefore the welcome page is necessary. It will tell people what you’re about and what you’ll be sharing. There are some free services that you can use to create these pages but they’ll just have their information on the bottom of them. You can always give them a try first.


127 Jayme Soulati January 31, 2012 at 8:20 AM

I know Brankica, and I helped her design her logo, Blog Like a Star, via a Facebook conversation. That was fun. She’s also one of the more credible SEO people I know; she’s got amazing tips (hmm, kinda like someone else I know now).

Facebook Fan Pages are the most challenging to boost. For myself/my brand (utter failure) as i have too many channels on which to engage. For my clients, it’s always fascinating to see what sticks and trying to get them engaged is also interesting. Thanks for the book tip; I’m off to get it now.


128 Adrienne Smith
January 31, 2012 at 9:39 AM

The lovely Brankica, she’s definitely a very talented young lady. You helped her design her logo? Wow, that’s really cool. I told her I liked the new look of her blog and her profile pick. Great job! She does have some amazing tips and I think that’s why we bounded early on.

Maybe you should check out Amy’s course because she’s very thorough with explaining how clients can get themselves out there and engage with their customers. It’s a really great course and she definitely shares a lot.

Thanks for the comment Jayme and hope you’ll like my page if you haven’t already! :-)


129 Sergio Felix
February 3, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Hey Adrienne,

A little late for this one but I finally made it!

I really never considered fan pages before, I also took a course not too long ago about everything about (making money) with Facebook Pages but I honestly lost my interest on doing services and left that course in the dust.

Now that I’m aware we need to be ‘everywhere’ in order to build a brand more effectively, I’m getting back to this Fan Pages thing and that’s basically why I’m writing this.

I liked your fan page some time ago but I definitely don’t check out the fan pages I have liked in the past (how do people do this?)

I know Brankica is an amazing girl and I wouldn’t even blink before deciding to hire her for some work although I like to do things myself and building a Fan Page is one of the next things I’m going to do (or break!) LOL

Really cool info and if I do get stuck, expect me to come here running for help! haha

Take care Adrienne and have a fantastic weekend 😉



130 Adrienne Smith
February 3, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Well hey Sergio, glad to see you stop by this post.

I remember in your post that I visited yesterday that you were creating a graphics for your fan page. Glad to hear you have decided to pursue that again because it will definitely help build your brand.

Most people don’t go back and visit the fan page itself. Once you have liked one though whatever they post on their wall will show up in your news feed. But if you have a fan page yourself what you’ll want to do is switch over to your fan page when you like others so that you can comment on their new feeds as your fan page and not your personal profile. That’s how you get more fans. I’m going to be writing a post about that soon so stayed tuned.

I have no doubt that you are just as talented as Brankica in that area Sergio. I can’t wait to see your finished product and you better announce it in a post. I got over 100 likes just from my post alone so it really helped.

You know I’m always here to help Sergio.

Enjoy your day and have a really great weekend yourself! Thanks for the visit. :-)


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