When you want to get your friends, fans, or family members together, creating an event on your Facebook page is one way to let everyone know about it. Facebook events allow you to post information about something that is taking place in the future. Using this function on your Page has some advantages.
One advantage of using Facebook events is that it can save you a lot of time. When you want to set up an event on Facebook, the process takes only a few minutes. You also have the option of notifying certain people about the event. This is much easier than trying to call a number of people individually or send invitations in the mail.
Another reason to use Facebook events is that it saves money. When you are having a book signing or another kind of event, you don’t have to buy invitations and pay for the postage to send them to your friends. Instead, you simply create the event on Facebook and then send it out to your users. They will see the event without you having to spend any money.
Another advantage of using Facebook events is that it tracks RSVPs for you. Once you post the event and invite people to it, they have the option of selecting “Attending,” “Not Attending” or “Maybe.” When people tell you that they are attending or not attending, it makes it easier to plan for the gathering. If you are buying food or drinks for the party, you’ll have a much better idea how much to purchase.
Public vs. Private
When you set up a Facebook event, you have the option of choosing whether it is a public or private event. If you prefer to have a small gathering, make it a private event and send out invitations to your closest friends. By comparison, if you want to have a big group or some other type of event that needs people there, make it a public event. This allows anyone to register for the event.
Watch this week’s screen capture video to know how to post an event on your Facebook Page.