About Jacob and Jim
FollowFanPage.com is an effort by Jacob Curtis and Jim Harmer to teach small business owners, community organizers, and others how to get more likes on their Facebook or Google+ fan pages, engage their audiences and earn money through their work on social media.
The site is still in its infancy stages right now. In fact, we started this site and our Facebook fan page on December 19, 2011. In a short amount of time, we’ve been able to grow our fan page to 1,000 likes and we’re already starting to see decent traffic to the website.
About Jim Harmer
I’m going to keep this baby in first person because you guys already know that I’m writing my own bio. I have been a small business owner for several years in different businesses. I have found that the most difficult aspect of business is marketing and bringing in customers. I tried everything from traditional ads, television commercials, radio commercials, flyers, business cards, etc. Nothing seemed to generate the kind of response I needed for my business.
Then, in February of 2011, I started a business teaching photography online. In six short months, I was able to grow a Facebook fan page with 16,000 likes and a vibrant and active community around my brand. The fan page changed my business for the better. In fact, I get more traffic from Facebook than Google search, Google+, Flickr, Twitter, and LinkedIn COMBINED! But growing my Facebook page has not been easy. I have made many mistakes and learned a lot of things along the way. I hope to help you to have a successful fan page by imparting some of my hard-earned lessons.
In 2006, I graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with a degree in communications, with a focus on marketing and technology. This has provided me with a background knowledge of how to appeal to people and generate a buzz around a business. In May 2012, I graduated from law school. Law school has been the most challenging thing I’ve ever done and has been a tremendous boost to my business skills. However, I will not actively practice law when I graduate. I’m an entrepreneur at heart and want to continue working on this site as well as my other businesses.
In my personal life, I’m a husband to my beautiful wife Emily and father to two sons: Ruger (age 3) and Cole (age 1). I’m also passionate about photography (see my photography website here).
About Jacob Curtis
Jacob Curtis has always had a knack for marketing and social media. Jacob was a founder at Journey Advertising in 2006 and worked tirelessly to grow a business from scratch. This experience in entrepreneurship has helped him to know to get the attention of customers. His idea for Journey Advertising won venture capital when he pitched the idea in a business competition and won startup money.
Jacob has experience in business from working as a small business owner, but he also has the educational background. In 2011, Jacob graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration.
In his personal life, Jacob is a husband and father to a tiny baby born in November of 2011. Jacob enjoys thrashing Jim in racquetball, cursing the BCS for short-changing his Boise State football team, and enjoying the great outdoors.