Is your Facebook account protected? Too often I hear stories of somebody risking their credit card or losing their Facebook account because they didn’t protect their account.
Facebook makes securing your account easy. This is their world and we’re just living in it. We get access to some of the best marketing plans and in order to do that, we need to do things the right way. So today, I’m going to show you how you can protect your accounts and your wallets too.
Step #1 – Go to facebook.com/privacy/checkup
Step #2 – Click “How to keep your account secure”
Step 3 – Double check if your password is private
Step 4 – Turn on Two-factor authentication (yes, it’s a tedious step, but hey! gotta do it to keep our account secure 😉 )
Step 5 – Tell Facebook how you want to be alerted in case someone logs into your account from an unrecognized device
Step 6 – You’re done!
Second step is creating a strong password. Make it something pretty funky, something that only YOU can come up with; And don’t worry about forgetting that unique password because in my blog, The #1 Tool I Use for My Passwords, you can keep those in a safe place! Some of you may have even seen my password vault video where I talk about LastPass, a site that can help you store passwords safely and securely. You could also use a two-factor authentication setting. I know it’s a pain, but it truly is the best way to make sure that you have a pin when you’re logging in from another device that you don’t typically use.
FOR BUSINESS OWNERS
Another thing I want to talk about is security in business pages. If you sell something for a living, this is how you eat. I don’t care if it’s a side hustle or it’s how you vacation; This is your livelihood. Do not spend your blood, sweat, and tears on a business or product, and then sell it through your personal account. Just don’t do it! “But why, Nicole? I have so much traffic there!” Yeah, me too, but people are losing their accounts and they’re losing access to Facebook. Hackers can easily take control of your account and erase every single thing you have on there. What’s worse is there’s no one to contact to resolve this because it wasn’t protected. If losing access to your accounts costs you financially, you need a business page right now.
If you already have a business page, you need to authorize someone you trust as an admin. If you get hacked, it’s likely your admin won’t. This is one way to save your business page. Yes, you may lose your personal account, but you won’t lose the income your business page is generating.
Friends, I know it’s difficult to trust the online world, but it’s one of the easiest ways to get your business in front of people. If we take extra precautions to keep our business safe, then there’s no doubt that we can maximize our profits!