Have you ever thought of earning money from Facebook without being one of its employees?
If you are just a Facebook user who use it just for socializing, you might think I’m talking all crap here and only a fool would dream to make money from Facebook. Right?
Wrong! I’m talking no crap and I’m going to tell you why, with proofs circling around your brain! Yes, there are many ways to make money on Facebook. It’s only limited to your creative ideas.
It’s simply because Facebook is not just a social network, it’s also a marketplace and many businesses take place on Facebook everyday. Number of users on Facebook globally is more than 980,000,000 (as of May, 2013) and with various options and features, Facebook makes it easy to reach out to the target audience.
Thus, one indirect way to earn from Facebook is by promoting your business, products and services and thereby increasing sales.
Also Read: A Blog Idea For Facebook Addicts!
Let’s have a look at a few other interesting ways you can make money on Facebook!
Making money on Facebook is not a myth as many people think. But it might not be as easy as it seems. It requires hard work, creative skills and continuous effort to reap the rewards with Facebook. If you are looking for ways to make money just by mouse clicks, I’m sorry you are in the wrong place. Others may continue reading…
Pages are a great a great place to kick-start your Facebook Income Project. Many geeks are leveraging the power of Facebook pages to make money online. It starts with creating a unique Facebook page that attracts huge audience.
The page can be of about ANYTHING. But it’s better to go with a specific sector as this would later help in monetizing with the page. For example, you can create a page related to technology, music, cooking, jokes, or any other community.
The next step is to get LIKES for your page as many as possible. This is mainly done by updating the page everyday with photos, videos, etc. that relates to your page. Facebook users who come across your updates and like them would possibly also LIKE your page.
Finally once you reach a huge number of LIKERS, you are set to make money on Facebook.
Simple. By promoting products and services of others on your page!
If you can get, say, 50,000 LIKES to your page, your page becomes a great place for many businesses to promote their products and services.
For example: A Facebook Page targeting the tech enthusiasts can promote any tech related product, service or just an offer.
You earn depending upon the number of LIKERS and or the rates you set.
This is a direct method of making money on Facebook i.e. Facebook itself pays you if you use this way. Facebook wants to keep its business safe, clean and sophisticated and hence it pays you if you can help Facebook in achieving them.
Facebook pays a minimum of $500 for reporting a bug on Facebook security issues. There are some criteria to be eligible for the money, such as you have to be the first to report it and so on.
Many security researchers are making extra money online by doing this on Facebook you too can. To know more about how this works and whether you can do this or not, visit this link: Facebook Whitehat
eCommerce is now an old concept because there is revolutionary online store concept emerging in social media called F-commerce, where F stands for Facebook.
I had already mentioned that Facebook is not just a social network but also a marketplace. Today, anyone can sell any product online with the use of Facebook.
Most eCommerce softwares these days offer easy integration of your store into Facebook to directly sell your products via Facebook. Even free platforms like eBay, Zazzle and CafePress, where you can set up a free online store, have their own apps to set up your store on Facebook.
For information: You don’t have to have your own products to sell from Zazzle and CafePress. They have the products and you just need to use your creativity on products like t-shirts, cups, etc. They pay you if they are sold.
There are thousands of Apps on Facebook for various occasions. What do you think they are doing?
I don’t know what but they are certainly geared towards making money. An app has various options to monetize and the most common ways are advertising, memberships, etc. On the other way round, you may develop apps solely for selling.
Yes, this needs all technical knowledge associated with developing apps.
If you don’t have technical know-how but have an amazing idea for an app, you can hire an app developer to work with your project.
Facebook App Development is so far the most happening market to make money on Facebook.
If you have heard of Social Media Marketing, then you must have found Facebook sitting at the top of the others. Businesses are leveraging the power of social media to expand their reach, get more customers, build relationship and make a lasting impact.
Facebook Marketing is now a well-known term in the internet marketing scene and has a good career scope.
You can start Facebook Marketing by helping local businesses, professionals, etc. to give them a Facebook presence. This would involve creating and managing Facebook pages, running ad campaigns on Facebook, and finally widening their scope of business.
Most Facebook marketers charge a monthly fee for doing this.
The idea looks simple but it’s not. You need marketing skills to give your clients the filtered and targeted audience.
Facebook is world’s No.2 website after Google. So, it’s not to be looked upon as just a social network. It’s a complete different web-world with new developments taking place from time to time. Making money on Facebook is just a part of it and it’s going to be bigger as social media evolves!