Setting up an official presence on Facebook today is a no –brainer for any business, irrespective of the size, geographic location or type of business. Counting upwards of 900+ active users on Facebook with at least half of them logging in per day, it’s a huge opportunity for businesses to capitalize on without actually paying any money upfront (except for the opportunity cost of time spent or for payments made for hired help).

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The first step for a formidable Facebook Fan Page presence, however, is setting up a Facebook Fan page and the ordinary template (the one that Facebook lets you use) isn’t that impressive. So, how do you make an impression? You could hire help and develop custom Facebook Fan pages or use some smart tools to create Fan pages on the fly. Here are some of them:

Lujure

Lujure is an easy to use, user-friendly web-based tool to let you set-up Facebook fan pages quick and easy. Your Facebook Fan Page can be up and functional in a matter of minutes and you wouldn’t need a single line of code to help you get started – the power of 1000 coders leveraged to work for you, as Lujure proudly claims. More than 30,000 users already use Lujure and collectively, these users attract a whopping 26.5 million fans.

I’ve personally used Lujure to set up one single Fan page and it just works. Please note, however, that the free account allows for only one Fan Page (with advertisements) so upgrading is an option if you are serious about growing your brand professionally.
NorthSocial

Easy Promos

With more than 50,000 companies and a whopping 3,000,000 users betting on The Easypromos App, it’s hard not to pay attention to this startup. The kind of social media network that Facebook is, promotions are a great way to get your brand name out, get more “likes”, and to enhance engagement with your customers. The Easy Promos app is available in three subscriptions to make it easy to cater to your needs, depending on your requirements.

North Social

North Social is a suite of applications that’s been around for a while now and they have a cool set of applications to set up on your Facebook Fan Page for various purposes. Counting up to 18 applications such as Sign-up, “Show & Sell Fan Coupons, Video Channel, Sweepstakes, Donate, RSS feed, Partner Pages, and many more. “Pay as you Go” and spend a small fee each month to unlock all applications for your Facebook Fan Page. Setup is simple and requires no programming or coding language. Do note that the monthly fee is for one Facebook Fan Page property only. In essence, you’d be paying as many instances of monthly fees of about $30 for every Fan Page you own.

PageModo

How would you like professional tmeplates, powerful social sharing features, social apps, and an in-built Facebook Cover Design together in one single solution? Pagemodo is yet another easy way to set up your Facebook fan page just by using the existing templates (modifying templates if necessary). Pagemodo has about 1,000,000 users and counting and it can kick start your social presence, literally.

Fan Page Engine

Fan Page Engine is just like North Social with almost the same applications as North Social has, except that you have fewer applications to choose from. Featuring an easy, “drag and drop “ functional to build custom Facebook Fan pages, Fanpageapps.com has over 15 customizable widgets to pepper your Facebook page with. It’s also Timeline ready and has a built-in “like” gate. The suite of applications is available at $27 per month or a one-time fee of $97

Which of these applications are you going to use for your Facebook Fan Page? Do you have any of your favorites that you’d like to share? Please comment below.