You may not realize it, but when you log into Facebook as a business or an organization, you’re automatically given an opportunity to make money on the Facebook platform. In order to do this, however, you will need a business Facebook Page, a personal one won’t suffice. Once your business has set up their pages and have specified what they hope to sell or promote on their page, advertisers can contact them about buying ad space there.
Facebook Payments lets you accept credit card payments on Facebook. It’s a highly convenient way to sell your product via Facebook Ads, and at the same time make good money in the process. The following are some of the basic types of pages that are easily monetized through Facebook:
1) Fan pages:
- These are the pages of celebrities or people who make a particular lifestyle choice that other people want to follow and appreciate.
- You can use Facebook to promote your fan page and sell/give away merchandise, offer freebies, and so on.
- You just need to make sure that the content you post on your fan page is relevant.
These are pages belonging to businesses who have service or product for sale. For example, a company that sells shoes may have a shoes page where they will accept transactions from all over the world. The commission fee is usually quite cheap, but if you’re willing to pay extra and advertise with them, you’ll earn much more as an affiliate.
3) Affiliate programs:
There are numerous affiliate programs on Facebook where you can earn a commission for every sale that you make. Also you can buy Facebook followers or sell them but that is allowed by platform itself. It’s important to know, however, that the sales you make should be true sales. In other words, the customer should receive whatever they paid for at the end of their transaction – if not, then you will be in trouble.
These are personal Facebook pages belonging to a particular individual or business owner. You can use your profile or a business profile to promote your website or blog and sell various products online through your profile page.
These are Facebook groups that people can join and share information or ask questions. Many groups are dedicated to a particular hobby, skill, knowledge or subject idea. You may want to connect with the group and accept payment for few posts in exchange for advertising your product or services there.
6) Fan pages on Facebook:
This is yet another way to make money from your fan page by accepting payments from third-party websites when you have something for sale on your fan page through an online marketplace. The marketplace constitutes as a channel for third parties to buy products from other sites on Facebook. There are several companies that offer this service so you need to do a bit of research and select the right one or two.
7) On-demand services:
Companies have an on-demand feature where you can offer your services in exchange for a payment. These are great ways to use Facebook to make money and since these are apps/services, so you can use Facebook as your platform for promotion. However, some of these apps/services charge a premium for their service. You will then need to compare the price of the service before deciding which is best for you.
8) Podcasts and Forums and Events:
With podcasts in Facebook they are relatively easy to sell via the platform. You could be selling various products online or anything else that people would like to buy. A forum is a place where people can come together and share information, ideas or concerns. In Facebook you can also use forums to promote anything that you have for sale.
9) Events and Business Pages:
You can create events on Facebook to promote anything you have for sale. On the other hand there are several events that are set up by influential people which you could use to reach an audience of millions of people interested in your industry and subject.
These are pages that belong to business owners who want their business seen in the most effective manner possible. You will see many pages on Facebook that have a thousand likes or more. These are business owners who have had success on social media and are using Facebook to promote their brands.
The main purpose of recommendations is to let your friends know about the good things that you’ve been doing. Posts about interesting articles, videos, documents, events and so on can be recommended by friends of yours.
The recommendation section of Facebook is one of the best places to send people to find out more about something. Recommendations are a great way for your friends to find you and learn more about you as an individual or as part of an organization.