FacebookCMOkay, we’re going to play with this a little. A few weeks ago I started learning more about pages and I created one to play around with. I just called it Children’s Ministry. Then I realized an opportunity I had with an upcoming lock-in and created a fan page for the children’s ministry at my church. I launched it on a Thursday evening and by the next day I had over 50 fans. After the weekend I had 100. It’s been a little over two weeks and I seem to have maxed out at a little over 200. However, my market is kinda capped by location and access (those who attend my church, have kids/volunteer and are on facebook).

So, let’s play around with this page I created a few weeks ago. It already has 4 our 5 fans and those are only from people who we’re probably searching for something children’s ministry related on facebook. But if you’re interested in learning more about pages, this week we’ll play around with several of the page features and document it for this blog tutorial if you will. We’ll see the viral nature of this page as it grows through word of mouth, badges like the one below and we may actually do a little paid advertising just to see how it works. Interested in taking this journey? If so, do the following things below this ad.

Children’s Ministry | Promote Your Page Too

Let’s experiment:

  • Click on the badge above to link to the Children’s Ministry page and become a fan.
  • Just below the image at the top-left, click “suggest to friends.” Don’t suggest to your mom, uncle and brother-in-law, but to people who are chidlren’s ministry minded. This way we’ll see the fans increase the way they are supposed to.
  • At the bottom of the left hand column, click on “share.” It will allow you to either send a message or post to your profile. You may have already sent a message through “suggest to friends.” Instead, post to your profile and tell people why they should become a fan.

We’ll give that a day or two and see what happens to the fan base. Also, if you’re interested in seeing the behind-the-scenes of a fan page, I’ll make you and admin so you can play around, add links, upload photos and create discussions on this experimental site. I don’t think there is a limit to the number of admins, so if you want in, just comment below (when you fill in your “email” to comment, use the email you use for facebook and I’ll invite you to be an admin via your email… don’t worry, no one sees your email on comments except for me).

*** Disclaimer. If I decide to try the advertising for this page next week, I may bump everyone as an admin. I’m not sure how the advertising works, but I know that it’s something you pay for and I don’t want a curious admin adjusting my advertising budget… that wouldn’t be funny.