How To Make Money With Facebook Pages
Monetizing Facebook Pages
Facebook is one of the top social media sites with millions people visiting every day.
Not only does it allow you to interact on a personal level with friends, family and colleagues, but you can easily create public pages for fun and information.
If you have a website or blog, or if you produce videos or any other sort of content, you really should have a Facebook page. It gives you the potential to reach a huge, targeted audience for your work.
When the content you have created is monetized, such as having affiliate ads, selling a product, or revenue sharing, promoting to a Facebook audience can bring you a lot of traffic which equals money.
But what about creating Facebook pages that make money on their own, without relying on the additional work of creating your own content?
How To Create a Facebook Page
On the right hand side of the top blue bar of your Facebook account is a small gear icon. Clicking on this will reveal a drop down menu, where one of the options is "Create Page". Follow this link to create your first Facebook page. It is free to do.
Your page should be about one of your interests. You will want to entertain and engage your audience, and that will be a lot more fun and believable if you enjoy researching and posting.
Your imagination is the limit when it comes to ideas for a page topic - there are pages about just about anything and everything. Think about hobbies, television, music, celebrities, self improvement ... just for a start.
Choose a clear, search friendly name for your page so that Facebook users can find it when searching for their interests.
Getting Likes on Facebook
Once your page is created and you have added a few posts, you need to get seen.
Facebook users who are engaged by your page and would like to see more will click your "Like" button, and will then see your posts in their news feed. They will also 'like' and 'share' interesting or entertaining posts. A popular post can go viral if people feel inspired enough to share it.
When first starting out, you receive 'likes' by promoting your page. Start by telling your friends about your new page - you can do it directly from Facebook. Ask if they would mind asking their friends to also 'like' your page. This can add up quite quickly. It really helps to have initial 'likes' on your page so that new visitors see you are popular. You can also share your Facebook posts on Twitter and anywhere else where you already have an audience.
In the short description of your page, remind visitors to please hit 'like' so they receive regular updates and don't miss anything.
Gently encourage people to share your posts by saying such things as, "If you agree, please share" or "Like if you agree". You've probably seen posts like this on your own Facebook feed.
If you still need to boost your page's audience, you can easily advertise it to a targeted audience on Facebook for a small fee.
Monetizing Your Facebook Page
Once you have an audience, you can start to earn money with your Facebook page.
This can be done in a number of ways:
- Promote affiliate items and/or merchandising products relating to your topic. What does your audience want? Use sites like Amazon to get commissions.
- Link to a cost per action offer.
- Invite visitors to join a club or a magazine or enter a contest and build a mailing list.
- Hold a competition and promote the prize as an affiliate link.
- Create your own products such as eBooks or T-shirts and promote them.
- Contact companies directly and offer advertising on your page.
These are just some ideas - use your imagination to find the unlimited ways to earn money with your particular topic or niche. If you're not sure what to promote, have a look at websites and magazines about your page topic, and see what they are advertising. You'll be sure to get some great ideas.
Finding Facebook Content
Keeping your audience interested and engaged is paramount to building a successful and profitable Facebook page.
You ideally should post between two and four times a day at the times most of your fans are online.
There is plenty of content available in the form of pictures and articles. It is just a matter of doing the research to find it, and of being available to post regularly throughout each day.
Also, try to mix up your posts. Don't always include links or ads. You need to give a good balance of useful information and light information according to your topic. Make sure your ads are just as interesting as your other posts ... find a good reason to post them, and they will blend into your other posts so people will engage with them just as they engage with the rest of your site.
Why Stop At One?
Making money with Facebook pages can be an enjoyable and rewarding path to some extra cash or a full-time income.
There's no reason to stick with just one page. Once you have started one, it's easy to start another on a different topic. You more you use and engage with Facebook pages, the more you will understand what works and what doesn't.
Anyone with a Facebook page can make money. It's just a matter of doing it right!
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