Can you – as a company – do without Facebook?
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- as a company you almost feel obliged to have a Facebook account
- That account must of course have a lot of followers, get visitors and a lot of likes on the posts, otherwise you will not really come across as active.
- At the same time, Facebook ensures that your posts are hardly shown. But of course you will be urged to ‘promote’ your post
- the tech giants are getting too much money and power
- Facebook is a company that (in my eyes) does unethical business
Or even more so: as a MARKETING company, can you do without Facebook?
In 2010 I started with Facebook. That was fun. Reconnect with people you met while traveling, an ex-colleague you once clicked with, classmates from elementary school or distant relatives. That was a first at the time!
The excitement of course disappeared after a few years, but for me it continued to complement the pleasure in my life.
I hated the commercials that I was presented with about ugly aging (I don’t think aging is ugly at all) and about losing weight (boy, what prejudices). Fortunately, I soon got to know ADBLOCKER .
In 2012 I started Pink Sun Webdesign and then of course there had to be a real company page. That was marketing at the time. At least… I thought so. And with me a lot of other entrepreneurs.
I liked writing a newsletter or writing an article or coming up with a promotion. But maintaining the Facebook company page quickly turned out to be a tedious job.
That is about likes…!
While my business has actually been going well from the start, until recently I ‘had’ to post something once in a while just for good decency.
In the meantime, personal Facebook actually became a standard ritual during dinner cooking for me, but it almost never gave me a real happy feeling again.
Maybe it is cool to delete your Facebook account?
At least I removed it all. A pity about the beautiful Facebook reviews that were shown when googling Pink Sun Webdesign . But that’s why I now have a (free) account with Trustpilot in addition to the Google reviews . I also expect that it will only save me time. I have noticed that my customers often also prefer Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn. In any case, I will update my experience again in a while.
Do you have a good or pleasant experience with your Facebook business page? Let me know in the comments below.
It feels good!
I did not miss Facebook, personally not and neither for Pink Sun Webdesign.
It saved me time and I also became less gloomy because I no longer saw all those messages.
New customers might as well find us. And the marketing that we do for other companies can of course still be done via Facebook.
So it was a great choice!
In fact, I’ve decided to delete Whatsapp (owned by Facebook) too!
Maybe you will soon be the first? It costs € 4. That’s it. Can be downloaded in the app store / at Google play. And your data will not be sold.