Setting up your Facebook Business Manger
Do you see that title and get sweaty palms? Or do you read it and say to yourself 'What the heck is that?!'
You are not alone.
Don't let me fool you. I may be the one doing the how-to's now, but I too had a panic attack when I thought I'd lost my business Facebook page. Definitely thought it had traveled into the internet abyss never to be found. But, I came to find out that it was just in a different spot AND it was meant to keep my personal and business life separate. Why thanks for thinking of me Facebook! Learn more about what Facebook has to say about Business Manager here.
So let's get to the good stuff.
Let's start the basics: THE SETUP
Step 1: Create your business manager
Click here to open the golden ticket to happiness (or least where you won't staring at your business 24-7.) Follow the prompts to create your account.
Click the create account button in the top right corner.
Enter in the name of your business Facebook page. Then after the jump, enter in your name and business email address.
Step 2: Enter your payment information.
Once you setup your account, Facebook wants you to show them the money. Enter in a credit card that you will be billed from automatically every month (if you have any ad spend.)
Make sure it is a card that has enough on the balance or that you can get miles from (check out this card that pays you something like 3x the miles for each dollar you spend on Facebook ads!) Facebook doesn't like when you default on payment. They may even close your ads account if you don't pay up within a few days.
Step 3: Follow the prompts to add your page to business manager as well as create your Ad Account
Follow the next prompt on your screen to create an Ad Account.
Business Manager Settings should be right in your face after that. Your screen should look similar to what you see below.
Let's be real, you might run into some snags setting up your Business Manager. It's cool, take a deep breath, have a beer, or walk away for a bit.
THIS IS NOT INTUITIVE. Please do not beat yourself up. It will get better, promise.
If all else fails and you're still stuck, I am happy to walk you through it. Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule some time together to get things patched up.
Cheers to you and you future Facebook ads successes!