Facebook is the number 1 platform for small business owners to reach and build engagement with their target audience. There are, however, some business owners that don’t know what to post on Facebook.
In this article, you will find post ideas that we have tested ourselves. These ideas may invite your fans to like, share and comment on your Facebook posts to hopefully  increase the engagement and trafic to your website. It should be incorporated in your social media strategy to set you apart from other pages.

16 FACEBOOK POST IDEAS TO INCREASE REACH AND ENGAGEMENT - mlle parker

1. Share a solution to a problem
This type of post will add value to your online community. To do this, you have to make sure that you understand the problems that your audience is facing daily and know the solutions they might need.
For example, if you’re in the makeup industry serving professional women who don’t have time to shop for the perfect foundation. You can do a video explaining how to pick the right fondation in less than 5 minutes.
2. Ask a question
Seeking for your fan’s opinion always work. People like to give their two cents. your community will feel special and valued. Most importantly, it may work because your fan’s friends may see your content even if they’re not currently fans of your page. ( Depends of personal page privacy settings ).
3. Run a contest
Contests are always popular. Try to host a contest every quarter or every 6 months to give back to your community and share something valuable to them as they bring so much value to you just by engaging with your content.
4. Inspirational images
This is one strategy that we personally use at NETSO Media. Your Facebook feed is probably full of negative news, it would be nice to have a motivational image or video on your feed. It will also show the human side of your brand.

16 Facebook Post Ideas to Increase Reach and Engagement - Mlle Parker

5. Fill in the blank
This is similar to asking a question by adding a little bit more fun to your page. You want to engage your audience with your content, the more engagement you have on your page, the more reach you’ll get.
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6. Seasonal posts
Plug in annual holidays and international days to your social media calendar. That way, you can create content relevant to that theme. Build momentum around your brand with these seasonal posts.
We use this website to have a listing of International Holidays.
7. Share a blog post
We encourage you to write a blog post at least once a month. Better if you can do it more frequently. Share the link on Facebook with an image and write a little description. That way, you can increase traffic to your website.

16 Facebook Post Ideas to Increase Reach and Engagement - Mlle Parker

8. Cite your blog
This is in relation to the aforementioned idea. You can mention your blog post again after a few days with a quote from your blog post turned into an image. You can add the clickable link in the description.
9. Fan only discounts
You can make an offer exclusive to your Facebook fans. This will grab their attention and build loyalty along the way.
10. Share articles from different sources
Share relevant content and tag other pages on the post to give a shoutout. That way, the other page might come and engage with your own content.
11. Videos
Videos are huge on Facebook. Share at least 1 or 2 videos per week. You can share a pre-recorded video or do a live video. There’s also a tool on Facebook that allow you to create a video by uploading 3 to 10 images.

16 Facebook Post Ideas to Increase Reach and Engagement - Mlle Parker

12. Facebook live video
This is the highest type of post you can do on facebook that will bring 100% reach. You can share a tip, interview someone of relevance to your business or industry, record a conference you’re in and so on.
13. Behind the scenes (BTS)
Whether you’re a business owner, entrepreneur, freelancer or blogger, you can differentiate yourself from big brands by posting behind the scenes content. Don’t hesitate to share a team photo or a meeting with a new client once in a while.
14. Testimonies
Testimonies are huge on Facebook and a great way to showcase the credibility of your business.

16 Facebook Post Ideas to Increase Reach and Engagement - Mlle Parker

15. Before and after
These are popular in fashion, fitness and home-related industries. It actually shows the progression of an idea so your audience can see and believe in your the services you offer. It also adds to your credibility.
16. Spotlight fans
Along the way, you might see that you have a fan that always engage with your content. Give that person a shoutout so they can feel special and see how attentive you are.
It’s important to post content that your fans relate to. Test different things to see what really works. You can go to your Facebook insights to see which posts give you the most reach and engagement. This way, you can decide what type of posts can be lucrative to your brand.
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