Can I Create a Facebook Business Page without a Personal Account?
Your business needs a social media presence in the digital age – that’s a given. But what if you don’t have one? Or what if you don’t want to compromise the privacy of your active Facebook account by linking it to a business page? Well, the most likely thing you’ll do is to Google how to create a business Facebook page without a personal account.
And guess what? You will turn up a bunch of results telling you just how to do that.
But don’t get excited because there’s a catch.
Let us put it this way. The real question isn’t how – it’s “CAN I create a Facebook business page without a personal account?”
And the answer is simple – IT ISN’T POSSIBLE! Or not anymore at least.
We’ll discuss all that in a lot more detail in this blog post.
Some of the items we will discuss are:
- Is It Worth Having a Facebook Page at All?
- Why Does a Facebook Business Page Have to be Linked to a Personal Account?
- Can I Separate my Business Page from my Personal Account on Facebook?
- How to Create a Business Facebook Page without a Personal Account
- Create a New Account on Facebook
- Keeping the “Personal Profile” Private
- Creating a Facebook Business Page
- How do I separate my personal Facebook from business Facebook page?
- How to share your Facebook profile?
- Can you delete your personal Facebook page and keep your business page?
- How do I make a Facebook page private?
But before we get into those details, here’s a thought.
If it is going to cause you all sorts of hassle,
Is It Worth Having a Facebook Page at All?
Well, let us start with this: Facebook has 2.7 billion active monthly users as of the second quarter of 2020.
Your target audience is in there somewhere too. And your competitors are already doing all they can to try and reach them.
If you don’t use Facebook to launch your company or take your already established business digital, you WILL be left behind.
Building on that, it is against Facebook’s policies to use your personal Facebook profile, if you have one, for business purposes.
So you definitely need a page for your business – for these reasons among others such as building and creating awareness about the brand, interacting with your customers, posting relevant information, and so on.
Why Does a Facebook Business Page Have to be Linked to a Personal Account?
The simple reason for this is transparency and accountability.
Facebook has made this mandatory in an attempt to curb scamming and other illegal activities.
By making sure they can reach the responsible party in case something happens because their profile is linked.
This is why it’s illegal to link a page to a fake profile.
And if Facebook notices that your profile is fake, they can flag it as such and take away your administrative rights.
So, what does all this mean? Can you create a business page on Facebook without a personal account?
Unfortunately, you cannot. So what can you do?
Now we come to the real question,
Can I Separate my Business Page from my Personal Account on Facebook?
If we had a penny for each time we’ve had a client ask us this question…
The answer is yes.
But doesn’t that go against all we’ve discussed up until now?
See, you have a personal Facebook account that you use to keep in touch with friends and family and stay updated about their lives.
But this isn’t the account you need to link to your Facebook business page.
So what do you do?
Read on and find out.
How to Create a Business Facebook Page without a Personal Account
Here’s your fix:
You can create a new “personal” account, which you can then link to the Facebook page of your business.
Does this mean, though, that you can create a fake Facebook profile with incorrect information? Absolutely not – that is illegal.
But you can create a profile with valid information that you don’t use much at all. You can also use the privacy settings to make sure this page isn’t visible to anyone.
As we mentioned above, the reason Facebook wants the business page linked to a genuine account is to make sure somebody is answerable in the event of illegal or unwanted activity.
This means that through this account, they know they can track and reach you if the need arises.
Keeping in line with that, the personal profile has to have a minimum of these things:
- Legal name
- Phone number
- Email address
Here’s how you can get started.
Create a New Account on Facebook
- Go to www.facebook.com.
- Click on the Create New Account button.
- Fill in the details in the window that pops up. Take care that the information you enter is correct and valid in every way.
With that, your new profile is set up.
Next, you need to know how to make a page private on Facebook.
Keeping the “Personal Profile” Private
On the top-right-hand side of the Facebook page, click on the drop-down menu, and then on settings.
In the Privacy section, edit the details based on the level of privacy you want with regard to the account.
Creating a Facebook Business Page
You can learn how to create a Facebook page for an organization in a bunch of easy-to-follow steps.
We discuss them in detail in this blog post:
Give it a read and get your own page up and running in no time at all.
If you came to this blog post looking for answers on how to create a business Facebook page without a personal account at all, we’re sorry to disappoint you.
But this way works just as well and allows you keep your actual Facebook page private and separate from your business activities.
How do I separate my personal Facebook from business Facebook page?
We’ve pretty much answered this question in the blog post but it deserves a special mention here because of the sheer number of times we’re asked this. Create another account with correct information and link that account to the page.
If you are trying to send someone your profile, first go to the profile. Then, simply copy the URL and paste it wherever you want to share the profile.
Can you delete your personal Facebook page and keep your business page?
Your business page is permanently tied to the personal account it is linked to. So while you can “keep” the business page if you deactive the business account, you will lose your administrative rights. In other words, the page won’t be deleted but you won’t be able to make any administrative changes to it.
The way around this is to create a personal profile and transfer ownership of the page to the new profile before you delete the original account.
How do I make a Facebook page private?
Change your privacy settings in the “Privacy” section of the Settings page on Facebook. The particulars of this activity depend on just how invisible you want the page to be.