How To Change A Facebook Page Username More Than Once

Are you trying to change your Facebook Page Username more than once?
It’s truly unfair how Facebook only allows you one Username change per page. It’s almost as if you’ve inked yourself a tattoo dedicated to an ex-lover that you’re stuck with forever. Between rebranding, changing of business plans, merging of companies, and many other scenarios, it’s certainly inconvenient.
However, we’ve recently discovered a simple and easy way of working around this. The good news is that it’s free, takes only a few minutes, and doesn’t rely on the invisible powers that be at Facebook.
Here are the steps involved:
1) Visit the Page that is Already Established.
This is the page that has your following and all of your content. It’s seemingly perfect, other than that lousy username that is burning a hole in your soul. We’ll refer to this as your Original Page.
2) Create a New Page and Make Identical to your Original Page
Be sure to title it as similarly as possible to the original page. For example: The original page is titled ABC Company so title this new one ABCCompany or something like that.
3) Request Facebook to Merge the Pages
Select to Keep the New Page.
Even if it only has you as the sole ‘Like’ this is your page’s new home.
Select the Original Page to be Merged with the new one.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: Merging the two Pages will only transfer Likes. You will lose all of the content such as posts, images and anything else. While these are great, the Likes are the valuable assets here.
4) Click Send
Facebook should send an approval (or denial) in an email. This can occur in as little as a minute after you’ve clicked Send.
5) Set Up the New Page
Now you should have a brand new page and you can alter it as you please. You should be able to change the Title as you like and as long as you have more than 25 Likes, you can change the Username FINALLY to what you prefer. It can take some time for this to be available though as it’s common for it to get stuck on the ‘Loading’ phase.
This should have you on your way to getting around one of the most frustrating aspects of doing business on social media. Facebook, you’re great and all, but sometimes you can be a real pain in the…
Feel free to leave comments below and let us know of your success (or lack thereof).

The 3 Key Ingredients for Success

NOTE: The following article was published on the personal site of Alexander H. Johnstone, Founder & CEO of The World Advisory Company.
I had the pleasure yesterday, August 9, to speak at the B2Biz Networking Expo in Annandale, Virginia. The event was organized by Lucy Brown of Red Copper Events, who is a client and business partner of mine. She did a fantastic job and really brought together an incredible crowd.

My firm, The World Advisory Company, was fortunate enough to participate as a sponsor and had an exhibitor table on display. Throughout the duration of the event, I met dozens of friendly people. Many of which were small business owners, which is the community that my company aims to help and bring together. It was great getting to hear about their projects and coordinating how we can potentially work together in the future.

One of the highlights of the day was my speaking opportunity. As Lucy was planning the event, she generously reached out to me and offered me the chance to speak. Having just hosted the Small Business Expo of Washington, D.C., I am familiar to this community and it was a perfect match.

I decided beforehand that I did not want to be too scripted as I spoke. I wanted to speak from the heart and actually believe in what I was sharing with the small business community. As I met people at the event, I realized that there were many employed professionals in addition to the business owners so I tweaked the target audience in my efforts a bit.

My goal was to share some of the lessons that I have learned throughout my time starting a successful company and helping dozens of other companies become successful. I started with an introduction of myself and my company and then I went on to enlighten the crowd on The 3 Key Ingredients for Success. I went through it in my head a few times before, but mostly created this concept on the spot speaking from my true experiences. So in a basic summary, here they are.

The 3 Key Ingredients for Success

1) Vision

In order to really accomplish anything, you have to be able to see it happening. In order to become successful, you have to see yourself successful. As far as your life, you must paint a picture of what success means to you, whether it’s on a global scale or in your local community. The more clear this picture becomes, the more it turns into tangible and achievable goals. Once they turn into goals, you now have a road map as to how to attain success. In the end, there is nobody to blame, but yourself for achieving those goals and it’s up to you to make it happen.

2) Determination

Once you have set goals and know what you’re working to accomplish, you have to do whatever it takes to make it happen. This means working harder than you ever imagined you could. You have to work as hard as you possibly can and then work ten times harder. There are no shortcuts to success and you will most certainly have to put in the time. You will find that as you work hard, it becomes very rewarding, not only in your professional aspirations, but it carries into your personal life as well. Your relationships with friends and family will improve and your overall health will improve as well. Be careful not to overwork and get burnt out though. There is a balance and you must maintain it to stay efficient.

3) Perseverance

Along your journey to success, you will need more than a clear vision and working hard. You will, without a doubt, be knocked down and discouraged. It is only natural that there are negative influences in life, unfavorable circumstances and challenging obstacles. They will get in your way and you will be tempted to give in. Every successful person is full of stories of failure. The only true way to learn is from failure and picking yourself back up. However, sometimes it’s not wise to continue a specific path if it does not have real potential. In this scenario, this doesn’t mean you have to completely start over from scratch, but rather tweak your approach. There is a saying, “Just because you have a rat problem does not mean you have to burn down the whole house.” Learn from your failures and never give up on your life long journey to success.

So that was basically what I had to share with the people of this event. It was well received and I hope that they really listened and took it to heart. I believe that with these three simple concepts, one can achieve anything in life.

This definitely has worked for me and helped me get to where I am now. I will continue to use these guidelines along my journey and will be expanding upon them as time progresses. That is all for now. I hope you enjoyed this!

For more articles and to learn more about the author, you can visit the personal site of Alexander H. Johnstone

How to Turn Your Business from ‘Down and Out’ to ‘Up and Coming’

CJ LaMora, Owner of start-up contracting company CJ Builds LLC., set out on his business venture when he was backed into a corner by the recession.  In 2009, he lost his job as an intern at an architectural firm that had been hit hard by the recession.  After he was laid off, his previous employer was gracious enough to be able to provide a few small jobs for C.J., but soon these jobs would dry up too.  C.J. opens up, “At this point I was tired and beaten, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do or how I was going to support myself.”
C.J. did what he was supposed to do to be successful in life.  He earned his degree in architecture, moved on to an internship and was taking the straight and narrow path towards success.  The well lit path that he was taking up the mountain of success suddenly disappeared in the economic recession and he was forced to find another way to the top.  While he was in his vocational valley, CJ started to blaze his own trail towards success by deciding to start his own business venture.   
Once I got passed this desperation and/or depression, I realized that I had the courage and the fortitude to achieve success via other avenues.” 
CJ had the skills to be successful in the contracting world.  He had experience as an architect and had the vision to start his own firm.  The opportunity to start was brought on by a low point, but it could be a chance for him to climb a higher mountain.
Although the contracting company is still in its infancy, CJ is experiencing early success and has an opportunity to follow his own path with his Business.  He has set up his company website,, along with a Facebook page and a Twitter account (@CJbuildsllc).  He explains his expectations in regards to a Social Media presence, it is important for my “friends and family to know what I am doing, and for them to tell their friends and family about me when someone they know says ‘Hey, I am thinking about re-doing my bathroom.’”
Facebook is a great opportunity to do just that.  It has become a way to network through friends and family referrals and to gain the image of being ‘a good neighbor’.  Social Media Guru, Gail Martin says, “being a good neighbor is essential to creating a successful business”.  People trust other people that are in their community circles.  If your company is trusted by a member of a community, then there is a good chance that you will be doing more work in that circle of people. 
Facebook is an opportunity to be active within several communities of people.  It is important that you realize that it’s more of a networking and referral tool than a selling tool.  You should be fueling your network growth each time you work with a client.  Ask them to write on your wall about the job you did, perhaps you can offer them a $10 Starbucks card to do so.  Give them a free upgrade if they refer your business to a friend on Facebook or take them to lunch if they include your business in their status.  With everyone from grandmas to grandsons on facebook, you should be maximizing your networking power!
Your Social Media pages should also have the goal of bringing traffic to your website.  That is why it is important that your website is organized and professional in appearance.  The website is the place that lists your products and services, and is where a customer will get a sense of what your business is really about.  Bringing people to your website is one important tool to succeeding in the Internet age.
The most important aspect of getting traffic to your website is enhancing its performance in Search Engine results.  Just think of how often you look up a product or service on Google and choose something off of the first page?  Rarely does someone venture on to the 4th or 5th page and choose a company from there.  Being on the first page of a search engine result is the best way to bring traffic and attention to your site. 
If you are a Small Business owner and are interested in building a website and improving your Search Engine Results, then contact The World Advisory Company.  Committed to seeing small businesses grow and succeed in the DC metro area, they will work with you to figure out your needs and to strengthen your company’s marketing efforts.
To all of you Small Business owners out there, take heart that Rags to Riches stories can and do happen in the United States.  If you have a great product or service and a hard work ethic, and the right vision than you will absolutely be successful.  At this time, I would like to direct you to a great article on that gives a list of 10 companies that started from nothing and turned into fortune 500 companies ( 

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By Michael Steenstra