How to Build (and Maintain) a Successful Facebook Page Without Spending Money

NOTE: This will be the one and only non-Office centered post you will ever see on our site.

So you want to build a successful Facebook fan empire, eh? Whether your intent is to rally fans around something you also love just for fun, or promote your brand, business or blog, Facebook is the best place to do so.  With over a billion active users (as of January 2015) Facebook remains the most popular social media outlet in spite of constant faux news threats that Twitter, Instagram and Google Plus will soon knock it off its throne.


Sorry, Googs.  The public has spoken.
First off, my credentials: 

I currently manage a total of 16 Facebook pages, all ranging in popularity and activity with a total of over half a million followers combined. And I have never spent a dime (or encouraged my colleagues to do so) on marketing.  I have built pages from the ground up entirely alone, with the help of others, and have come in as an assistant to grow and revamp existing pages. I admin pages that are fangirl related (such as The Office-isms and our other TV Show fan page projects), general humor, blog/business promotion and political.  While most offer me no additional income since most of my projects are just for fun, a few give me a small source of extra cash for acting as a virtual assistant/social media manager.  I've been in the Facebook fan page "business" since before Timeline, or 2010.  And with every change in interface and algorithm, there have been new challenges.

Age test: Remember when Facebook looked
like this and MySpace was still top dog?
Just me?
Do your parents know you're online right now?
Onward to the tips... (Scroll down to the bottom of this post for a short tip list if you don't have time to dive into the depths of this article)

Creating a Page

There are dozens of articles available to teach you the basics of page creation, so I won't waste space on a how-to.  Instead, I will offer you tips from the perspective of someone who's been in the trenches and has learned some pitfalls to avoid.


Celebrate Valentine's Day with The Office



Top 10 The Office Kisses:




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Valentine's Day The Office Memes















Our Essential Guide to 
PB&J's best episodes:





HAVE A HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!



The Office-isms: Christmas Edition

We love you guys :)

Christmas is just around the corner, and what's the best part about this time of year? More than likely you've got a day or two off work or school and can marathon classic The Office Christmas episodes.  In case you forgot which they were, here's a list:

The Office: Christmas Episodes

S2E10 "Christmas Party"
Classic moments: Jim gives Pam a teapot full of meaningful Tchotchkes, Phyllis only loves Michael a homemade oven mitt's worth, and Dwight wears his elf ears.

S3E10 "A Benihana Christmas"
Classic moments: Carol breaks up with Michael over his inappropriate photoshopping, the bros in The Office take him to Benihana to cheer him up, where he meets his next "true love," an Asian girl he can't tell apart from her friend.

S5E10 "Moroccan Christmas"
Classic moments: Phyllis has dirt on Angela and takes over the PPC, planning a Moroccan themed Christmas party, Andy plays the sitar and Michael stages an intervention for Meredith after her hair catches on fire.

S6E12 "Secret Santa"
Classic moments: Jim lets Phyllis be Santa for this year's party, which Michael refuses to accept. Michael ultimately decides to offer an alternative Santa, but when that doesn't work, he becomes a very petulant Jesus Christ.

S7E11 "Classy Christmas"
Classic moments: Opening includes the Holiday card photoshoot, Michael takes over planning the party after he finds out Holly will return to Scranton and becomes Santa Bond. Pam uses her art skills to craft a meaningful gift for Jim. Jim and Dwight have an epic snowball showdown.

S8E10 "Christmas Wishes"
Classic moments: Andy, as the new boss at Dunder Mifflin Scranton, decides to grant wishes to his employees, Stanley has an outburst about thematic Christmas parties, Darryl and Val begin dating and Erin gets incredibly drunk. Dwight, Creed, Nate and Gabe all rock out to Transiberian Orchestra's version of Carol of the Bells.

S9E9 "Dwight Christmas"
Classic moments: The Office drops the ball on planning a party this year, and ultimately it's decided they will have a Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas, headed by Dwight. Dwight becomes "Belsnickel," a holiday being who decides whether they've been Impish or Admirable.


Memes
When you've finished your marathon, you might want to share a Christmas meme with your friends. Enjoy!

Christmas The Office Meme, Dwight

Christmas The Office Meme, Pam

Christmas The Office Meme

Christmas The Office Meme, Michael

Christmas The Office Meme, Michael

Facebook Cover Photos

It's not too late to show your Holiday colors with a fun Christmas themed Office Cover Photo


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Christmas Gifts for The Office fans

And of course, it's never too late to show your beloved Office fan you care with memorabilia. And if no one loves you enough to get them for you, this is where those VISA gift cards come in handy!

Amazon has the best price we can find

Huge sales as of this posting!


The 12 Days of The Office:


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12 days of The Office lyrics:
Original parody by the Co-Admins of The Office-isms

On the first day of Christmas, The Office gave to me: 
A George Foreman Grill injury.

On the second day of Christmas The Office gave to me: 
Two jello molds 
and a George Foreman Grill injury.

On the third day of Christmas, The Office gave to me: 
Three Scott's Tots, two Jello molds 
and a George Foreman Grill injury.

On the fourth day of Christmas, The Office gave to me: 
Four pranks on Dwight, three Scott's Tots, two Jello molds 
and a George Foreman Grill injury.

On the fifth day of Christmas, The Office gave to me: 
Five Dundie awards. 
Four pranks on Dwight, three Scott's Tots, two Jello molds
and a George Foreman Grill injury.

On the sixth day of Christmas, The Office gave to me: 
Six songs by Andy.
Five Dundie awards. 
Four pranks on Dwight, three Scott's Tots, two Jello molds
and a George Foreman Grill injury.

On the seventh day of Christmas, The Office gave to me: 
Seven office parties, six songs by Andy.
Five Dundie awards. 
Four pranks on Dwight, three Scott's Tots, two Jello molds
and a George Foreman Grill injury.

On the eighth day of Christmas, The Office gave to me: 
Eight awkward moments, seven office parties, six songs by Andy.
Five Dundie awards. 
Four pranks on Dwight, three Scott's Tots, two Jello molds
and a George Foreman Grill injury.

On the ninth day of Christmas, The Office gave to me: 
Nine looks from J-im, eight awkward moments, 
seven office parties, six songs by Andy.
Five Dundie awards. 
Four pranks on Dwight, three Scott's Tots, two Jello molds
and a George Foreman Grill injury.

On the tenth day of Christmas, The Office gave to me:
 Ten random outbursts, nine looks from Jim, 
eight awkward moments, seven office parties, six songs by Andy.
Five Dundie awards. 
Four pranks on Dwight, three Scott's Tots, two Jello molds
and a George Foreman Grill injury.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, The Office gave to me: 
Eleven shots at Toby, ten random outbursts, nine looks from J-im, 
eight awkward moments, seven office parties, six songs by Andy, 
Five Dundie awards. 
Four pranks on Dwight, three Scott's Tots, two Jello molds
and a George Foreman Grill injury.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, The Office gave to me:
Twelve That's What She Said's, eleven shots at Toby, 
ten random outbursts, nine looks from J-im, Eight awkward moments,
seven office parties, six songs by Andy.
Five Dundie awards. 
Four pranks on Dwight, three Scott's Tots,  two Jello molds 
and a George Foreman Grill injury.

Merry Christmas!!!!