How to make money with Facebook?
Find out if you can make money online with Facebook and what methods are currently available to monetize your profile, your page or your group on Facebook. An article that collects the best tips related to the monetization of Facebook pages and not only by taking advantage of online affiliations, networks that work only on social networks and our direct experience with this topic.
There are various methods of making money with Facebook, the most popular today is certainly making money with Facebook and Affiliate Marketing through advertising campaigns (therefore investing money in advertising).
How to make money with Facebook
Usually, those who really manage to make money with Facebook, or have a page with a very high number of active users interacting with the page, or buy advertising on Facebook to bring users to landing pages created to generate leads and sales.
It used to be easier to make money with Facebook and viral content pages, but after a series of updates to the Facebook algorithm and after a few bans of Facebook pages, the situation has changed.
Precisely for this reason, several “paginists” have chosen to move on to Affiliate Marketing or Dropshipping.
If you want to earn a little something you can use a series of services that will allow you to get commissions from the sale of products or services online: your Facebook page can become a “showcase” where you can promote products and services.
Those who are starting out choose, for example, to publish Amazon links to receive an affiliate commission (to learn more you can read the article dedicated to Amazon Affiliation), advertising to bring users to Amazon is instead risky and could lead you to lose money (unless you are a true Facebook Advertising professional and know the best strategies for going to ROI or profit).
Earn with eCommerce on Facebook
If you have an online store, or if you have products to sell, you may think of creating a real eCommerce / Shop inside Facebook, using the Facebook Marketplace, or maybe services like Blomming that allow you to open virtual stores.
Make Money With Facebook By Selling T-Shirts and Merchandising
If you have a very popular page you might think of printing themed shirts, stickers, sweatshirts, merchandising to sell to your fans.
There is numerous print on demand sites that today allow you to create customized products, see for example Shoprintee.
Every time you generate a sale, you can get a commission/percentage on the sale.
Make Money By Selling Posts on Facebook
Some companies are interested in widely followed pages or with many interactions and may ask you to publish sponsored posts within your page or to start real collaborations.
The price is set by the owner of the page and can range from € 5.00 to € 5000 or more depending on the interactions and results that that post can bring to a company.
If I don’t have a website, can I make money with Facebook?
Yes, because the legal methods seem inextricably linked to the ownership of the webspace (site, forum, blog, youtube channel, …). Of course, you can earn with Facebook without a website! The web is ready to let you know that you can earn money by building apps for Facebook. Pay users to share, use, play and buy inside the app … once again you will not win anything.
Examples of apps and companies that make a good profit with Facebook? Zynga, Farmville, Candy Crush Saga, …
Note: Without a website, you can also earn with paid surveys.
How much can I earn with Facebook?
It clearly depends on how many fans your page has (of course you can take advantage of these methods for groups too). Fan pages with millions of fans, for example, get paid to share posts, and a post is paid based on the views or clicks that you can bring. In short, you will be able to earn from 0 to more than 5000 euros per month, according to the experiences of some people we talked to!
Monetize Facebook by gaining visibility
This is the “classic” content that you will read on hundreds of websites: phrases and stories such as “create your Facebook page, link it to your site and you will probably earn traffic and possible conversions”. The real problem is that:
- Create a Facebook page is simple, populate it not
- It will be difficult to get large numbers of fans if you are a small reality unless you have a viral idea
- You will start spamming to promote your page and be considered a spammer
- The page will have no interactions (unless you can’t create viral content)
- You could try to take advantage of “social plugins” to increase the number of likes towards your page, bringing traffic from your website, but how much will this help you earn with Facebook?
- You will publish, probably automatically, the contents of your site/blog within your page, and these will be seen by too few people, will not bring traffic, will not bring profit. And also “if I don’t have a website, can I make money with Facebook”? As you saw in the first part of the article, you can safely earn even without a website.
Earn with Facebook: illegal methods
In the last section of this article, we decided to dedicate it to illegal methods, when you see something similar online or report it to Facebook or to officials, to prevent someone from getting into these pitfalls.
There are several unlawful ways to make money with Facebook, and the way it has spread over the years has the typical pattern of the message “Find out how I managed to earn over $ 1,000 a month on Facebook without doing anything, sign up here”.
In general, you are offered to make a small payment via PayPal to get all the instructions, which is for those who want to know the following: resell this system, get paid and send this email. Classic series from St. Anthony to be clear!
Pages that promote nonsense: A practical example “If you also want Facebook not to be pushed, please like our page” (Pages dedicated to animals, crowded pages, pages devoted to the economic crisis, …), In this way, I like the page and then sell the posting of the content on the page itself. This system was used a lot before Facebook decided to reduce the number of people on the page that greatly viewed the published content.
The closest system we talked about is selling these pages which collected many likes. Generally, pages are paid about $ 2 per 100 subscribers.
Multiple fan pages reproduced/cloned: There are some “black” systems that allow you to reproduce and sell pages. Reproduced pages generally contain millions of likes/fans, but once Facebook finds the page, it closes immediately. You lost your money, the one who sold you the page has got it.
These are some illegal ways that allow, to some extent, graft through Facebook … but it is also possible to earn seriously with Facebook, using social to its fullest potential.
Before closing this article, I also share a video that lists a series of helpful tips for the hack algorithm to get more people to see and share with your posts, which is a good view.
How does Facebook earn money?
Instead, someone asks how Facebook earns money if it offers a free service? It is actually the most used social network in the world, with more than 850,000,000 (eight hundred and fifty million) people calling daily to watch what their friends post or to post funny pictures, videos and photos.
How does Mark Zuckerger, Facebook founder, make money with his program? Of course, this is made possible by advertising: when we register on Facebook and enter our personal data or when we interact on Facebook by placing pages or content on Facebook, it records this information and then displays ads to us based on our interactions and interests.
All this is possible thanks to Facebook Ads, the Facebook advertising platform that allows advertisers to promote themselves through Facebook: Facebook ads can actually be paid for impressions (views), interactions, clicks or offers.
Another way to earn Facebook is the world of apps and games: Farmville, Clash of Clans, Mafia Wars, … The companies that produce them make business agreements with Facebook, thanks to what the two companies earn when users buy and use Facebook credits, which is a type of virtual currency.