Sell Anything On Facebook – How To Sell On The Social Network

Selling on Facebook

Can you make money and earn an income through sales in the world's biggest social network Facebook? Simply put, yes you can. Facebook recently added the ability to create "timed" posts, so 2014 is potentially the biggest and most capable online community in the world, and e-commerce there just got a lot better, and easier. It boasts over 1.2 Billion accounts. It's bigger than any country, and it is still growing.

Thanks largely to companies offering better services for businesses and people, it is becoming more and more a place of easy to create eCommerce on Facebook. I found several ways of selling goods on Facebook. I am interested in how to make money on this social network, and particularly on having a Facebook Business. Just how does a person sell something on the Social Network?

Selling on Facebook may sound unusual, but there are several systems for selling things on Facebook. If the names BeeShopy, Beetailer, Shop Tab, Wildfire, ECWID and Storeya mean nothing to you, but you are interested in the concept of Facebook business, then read on to see how they all work.

Selling Goods on Facebook
Selling Goods on Facebook | Source
The Facebook Marketplace
The Facebook Marketplace

Ecommerce Stores on Facebook

Facebook is more now than a social network. For most of us, we do our Facebook login and check out what our friends and acquaintances are up to, and we may modify our accounts so as to gain backlinks for our other web business, be it Hub Pages, blog, Landing page or whatever. But Facebook has for a few years now been seen as a collection of “Storefronts” (from an e-commerce point of view) but just no actual Stores on it. Facebook merely had pages with names and pictures of goods and then links or URLs to exterior websites outside Facebook.

Storefronts are where Merchants can display and show or advertise their products, and when you click on them or their “Add to Carts”, you are taken away from Facebook to the Merchant website where the actual shopping cart business takes place. Amazon is one such example. So in effect the e-commerce functionality in Facebook is implied rather than 100% actual.

What can you sell on Facebook?

Books, Music, DVDs, Videos, Subscriptions, Games, Properties, fashions, Designs, Software, Furniture, Cameras, Memberships, Dating Agencies, Forums, Charities, Cloud Storage Technology, Religions, Websites, Blogs, Domains, Financial Services, Legal Services, Public Relations Services, Security Services, Health Care Products and Services, Medicines, Insurance, Automobiles, Airplane Tickets, Holidays... and more.

Try the one button Poll on Facebook at the end of this Hub.

Pseudo shopping becomes full store shopping

The reason for this pseudo-shopping system is because Facebook want to keep people and users of the network inside the Facebook Social Network. Imagine having to rush to a bank every time you saw something in the mall you wished to buy, just to make a transaction and you’ll see the point to avoiding tedium in e-commerce on a social network. Facebook wants to keep people in the Facebook environment and so persuaded businesses and retailers with finding ways of achieving this. New ways had to be explored and found. And they succeeded.

Best Buy built for Facebook with the ShopTab e-commerce system.
Best Buy built for Facebook with the ShopTab e-commerce system.

Business on Facebook

Facebook has two good examples of storefront-only usability. One is Threadless, the other is Best Buy, and they both can integrate into Facebook social features such as sharing, commenting and Liking. (Not so far removed from what even Hub Pages offers on its pages!) except that these two systems don’t support e-commerce transactions inside Facebook.

In 2009, a company called 1-800-Flowers became the first company (powered by Alvenda) on Facebook to allow full e-commerce to take place completely inside the Social Network. Alvenda used Adobe Flash to enable its impressive store on Facebook, as it did on other stores like Brooks Brothers, Delta Airlines and others. (The actual Flash widget was located on a separate non-Facebook server. I say was, since Flash has fallen out of favor as a way to display and create such content in favor of HTML5.)

The customer sees the widget in Facebook “Chrome” thanks to a custom iFrame application. (Do not confuse these applications with the usual Facebook applications, as many do not have a business slant to them.)

Brook Brothers retail store on Facebook, e-commerce built using Alvenda system.
Brook Brothers retail store on Facebook, e-commerce built using Alvenda system.

Facebook Stores on your pages

Since the Facebook is built to a certain size width of so many pixels, shoppers get taken to the application canvas which sports a max width of 760 pixels. (The E-Commerce experience might see the Facebook of the future redesign its size to accommodate more shops like this, and because of the introduction of Timelines.)

Alvenda up to recent times, used Flash technology to enable this miracle. Not all devices use flash - the iPad and iPhone don't support Flash any more. (See the above note on Flash vs HTML5.)

New systems are replacing the old, as seen in the examples on this hub, as they are all working happily on Facebook, and the systems used to enable them have names like ShopTab, which powers Best Buys, and other firms.

ShopTab allows the adding of products either one-by-one individually, or by means of a data feed import, and the editing of relative product information. Searching by keywords or price range is possible, as is the sharing of individual products you find in the store. Remember Facebook Search is a powerful tool, as its search is enabled by Microsoft Bing - that can aid in finding goods and products.

Booking Airlines tickets are now possible on Facebook and Delta Airlines can keep Facebook users on Facebook with the world’s first airline ticketing system, and it looks awesome! Other companies like Wildfire are offering similar services and platforms on Facebook. Besides the Smart Phone App market, the retail store and Business Application is another of the next big growth areas on the net. And Facebook looks like it is jumping into this area in a very big way. Soon businesses will focus on marketing on Facebook.

Ecwid payment on Facebook
Ecwid payment on Facebook | Source

Payvment - now Ecwid

So what about the small sole trader or person who wants to sell on Facebook, and who may have a smaller scale offering of items? This is really where I wanted to concentrate for selling books on Facebook. The solution here is PAYVMENT. This service was Free, and fully integrated inside Facebook, and yes, it was not a Flash technology, so iPad and iPhone users coould avail of it too. This was the leading shopping platform that anyone can use inside Facebook, for selling anything. PAYVMENT used the Adaptive Payments API from PayPal.

Sadly Payvment has now been taken over by Intuit and if you want a similar experience to Payvment - you should check out ECWID.

This really is state-of-the-art shopping technology thanks to the Open-Cart Network technology used, meaning that you can add other items from other businesses to your cart as you shop in Facebook (which uses the same system) and complete your purchase and payment from ANY storefront on Facebook, a totally awesome technology now within the hands and price range of anyone.

More options for Facebook customers

The Ecwid (similar to Payvment) system lets vendors fully customise goods and pages with HTML and uses TRUSTe privacy technology to protect Facebook users. I truly believe this system will become common standard for all people on Facebook, and might even some day allow people to do routine things some day like pay their Bills from within Facebook. For retailers and consumers, it supports PayPal, Google Wallet, HSBC, FEDEX, DHL and UPS shipping (including fees) and the offering of discounts (if buying bulk) or thanks to you agreeing to “Like” their page, allowing you to receive and use coupons. Being able to manage products from within the Payment Application is another great reason to use Ecwid. which is anywhere from free (sell up to 10 products freely) to paid for... again, visit their excellent website for more offers on services. This is what selling on Facebook is all about.

You can set up Ecwid on WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Blogger, Typepad, Weebly and any of the top main web builders.

Example of the Amazon e-commerce system using widgets or capsules (here on my own blog)
Example of the Amazon e-commerce system using widgets or capsules (here on my own blog)

More sales on Facebook

BeeShopy, or Beetailer is another e-commerce application platform, and allows Shopify users / Vendors / merchants to automatically import product listings on an existing store, and show them in Facebook. Even your Facebook comments can appear in your Beetailer store. Pretty neat! They support Shopify, Magento and PretaShop, and are adding BigCommerce, OS Commerce and other e-commerce platforms.

K2 is a clothing line that is sold on Facebook using the Beetailer e-commerce system. It's also compatible with Twitter. It integrates with existing stores and enables marketing tools and analytic tools to follow customer behavior. Red Bull records and Rolex Watches use Beetailer and their stores look very impressive! You can set up a FREE Beetailer store and sell 30 products on it on Facebook! And no transaction fees, so anyone can sell with no restrictions from the outset. (Or pay money for a more customizable store online if you like.)

Free Rider account
Free Rider account | Source
Turn Facebook Likes into sales with SplashPost for free!
Turn Facebook Likes into sales with SplashPost for free! | Source

With SplashPost, you can collect emails, promote your book, movie, music, app, software, Amazon ebook, magazine, blog, website, business or anything else here - it has 3 plans, Free, Premium and Agency. You can sell anything from right inside your Facebook Fan Newsfeed. You can use it for sponsored posts, and it's guaranteed.

Storeya

By being an early adopter of Mobile platforms, Facebook has become a great place to do business online. Storeya is one name that has also done very well, however. Compatible with eBay, Amazon. Wordpress, Magento, Shopify and Prestashop - Storeya literally lets you bring any store you have online right into your Facebook account. Requiring no coding or programming skills, and including a Free Rider account which costs the seller nothing to set up on their Facebook page - this has to be a contender for easiest online store creator I have seen. This is where Social Media meets Social Commerce.

The whole e-commerce area for Facebook is expanding as more and more people use and come to trust this growing and developing technology. Facebook marketing and Facebook business is a growing area and seen as a new chapter only now being written. Since Facebook went public on the Stock Market, as more and more vendors offer their wares, it is time for smaller vendors, and content creators with something to offer the world, to set up a stall in front of North of One Billion Facebook users and begin growing their businesses too. Like our towns and villages which succumbed to the big almighty malls and super markets, it was only a matter of time before the Facebook Social Network did the same and brought us stores to shop in.

For the purists, it may be against what they want from a social network, but for people looking to business or earning from offering goods or services sold on the net, it is a Gift. Web content creators need to sit up and take notice. Compare Facebook to something like eBay and you will think there is just no comparison. But if enough stores were cleverly incorporated into Facebook, it would be a different story. If the ability to set up stores online inside the world's largest social network came at the right price, then we'd all be doing it.

The future of Facebook will continue to evolve and develop, and offer more functionality. Businesses are watching the development of Graph Search, a new way to tap into what people like on Facebook and tailor ads more successfully to what people might actually want or need. But it is Facebook more than anyone who is leading the charge here, and e-commerce has never show so much promise as it does now.

Updated March 2014. Article Copyright (c) 2010 to 2014. Cassy Mantis. All rights reserved. All brands, names and trademarks are copyright of their respective holders.

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G Miah 5 years ago from Muslim Nation

What a brilliant informative hub on business on Facebook. I like the idea and would look into it. You have added a lot of info on it and that helps to understand. Good luck with your book! Don't be cheeky!


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello G Miah, cheers for the great comments. You should look into it, everyone on Hub Pages should be looking into it, from what I see. We are all promoting and marketing things of one kind or another, so that is why I wrote this. I'd love to see people selling and marketing from within Facebook. It's a whole new ballgame, and in one firms case it's free to set up! Merchandising and e-commerce is fantastic on Facebook, from what I can see. Thanks for the good luck for the book, sadly I am totally cheeky, and I am incurable! LOL! Have a great day!


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Affiliate Reviews 5 years ago

This is your work yet my friend!

Awesome Job!

Rhonda G.


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Rhonda, thanks for the comments, this one should be interesting for you, as Facebook offers all kinds of positive benefits. Thanks for this! Cheers! :D


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TINA V 5 years ago

We could hear a lot of negative comments about facebook, but you shared important things that this website can bring to their members. This is informative and useful. I'll bookmark this hub for future reference. Thumbs up!


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

This is fantastic information Cheeky Girl. I am not really up to date with Bookmarking this. Voting this up for sure. Thanks.


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twentyfive 5 years ago

Curly hair knows what real business is :) This is awesome Cassy! Gotta try this one and I have to thank you in advance for sharing this. Gotta see how you do it first. Perhaps gotta add you in moi facebook LOL Cheers! XX


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Heart Felt Book 5 years ago from New York, NY

Great Hub Cheeky Girl! This was great information for me being I to have a book coming out.. Thanks much I always wondered is it possible and if so how.. Great Thanks ever so much.. Bless..Oh I love the new picture :)


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Darlene Sabella 5 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Hello girlfriend, I really really love this hub, my problem is that you are soooooo smart it was hard for me to, "Get it" Now with my book website, blog, fan club on facebook, I can't seem to go farther into it...it's so darn hard and confusing. You are welcome to but you book excerpts onto my blog if you like. But, for now this is such an important hub and a must read for many. I rate up awesome and fab...maybe we could help each other. Love & peace darski


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tony0724 5 years ago from san diego calif

Cheeky Girl I had no Idea that it was at all possible to sell something on facebook.I thought that BeeShoppy was just for products made from honey. I have some great old school punk rock CDS.So who knows ? I am twice your age and you probably know eight times as much about computers as me. So I have decided you will be my tutor.

And also I wanted to drop in and say Hi, and wish you a great Holiday season as well. Rock on my friend.


BadCo 5 years ago

Cheeky, Cheeky, Cheeky you just get better and better, I copied that reply from Louis on the X Factor but I means it ya know.

Loves the layout and the Amazon Placements, rated awesome by this bad boy ; ) xoxo


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Tina, Thanks for the comments about Facebook and earning money on it. Yes, there is a wee bit of negative spin on the social network Facebook, but there is also major potential, and even we Hubbers can make something out of Facebook, as we are all writers and probably earning adsense and other affiliate income, so I figured why not share what I am learning here. Cheers! Thanks fort the input!

Hello acaetnna, glad you are finding Facebook an absorbing subject, I know I do.Once upon a time I was being hacked and couldn't get into my Facebook, but they have done a lot with it since then. It is a great network and I trust it more. (Some privacy issues to be ironed out maybe, but it's overall good.) Oh to bookmark anything with a browser, just hit CTRL + D on your keyboard and it is bookmarked. Just Ok your selection, and you can revisit your bookmarked page any time. I can browse people's hubs offline that way, it's cool, just make sure your browser supports that. Cheers!

Hello Fehl!! How moi fave Filipina poet doing today? Hope you are well! I love you calling me "Curly Hair". LOL! You are so funny! LMAO! Oh, how I am going to do it is by joining Payvment, as it is free all the way! Heh! I want to sell my book in as many ways as possible, and cut out as many middle men as possible. Cash in PayPal account, that will do moi! Hehehehe! Oh crap, did I add you in my Facebook? I will check! I will add you! Some people I need to add but they have different names in Facebook, and it is damn confusing! Thanks for the comment, Fehl! You are Blazing a Trail! LOL! XO

Hy Cheri! Yes, I was checking your hubs, and I am looking forward to knowing when the book is arriving, ads I'd love to buy a copy! I totally recommend trying out the Facebook Payvment platform, as it's free, and whaddya got to lose? We should be all using this Facebook! Cheers! Thanks for loving moi new pic too! Heh! :D

Hey Darski, great to get the comment - you are a published author here so this will be right up your street. Aw, should I have made it more simpler to read, sorry if I got kind of ahead of myself. I kinda do that some times! LOL! Well, if anyone here can set up a bunch of hubs and a blog and already has a Facebook account, then they are well on the way. It is easy, and when people click your Facebook "Like" button, it is even better. It can boost your rating there, and that in turn boosts your rating here cos of your backlinks to your hubs. That is what I do.

Wow, put the book excerpts on your website? Really? OMG I have to email you tonight! Heh! I can reciprocate. I am already letting artists show their art on my site art page. Darlene you are always welcome to publish anything on my site. I wish more people would. It's free and they get a link to their website or hub too! I think helping each other is the absolute right attitude, I have had many people help me in the past. Art (BadCo / TattoGuy) and Fehl and Allie8020 are especially included there. (There are s few others too!) Thanks for the rate up, Darski! Love and Peace always! X

Hy Tony! Oh yes, selling things on Facebook is a reality now. Beeshopy for honey. Um...that's the other bees, Tony. LOL! Hey I never let the age thing get in the way here! :) Oh oh, me a tutor. Feeling the pressure now. Heh! It is always a pleasure to see your comments and please pop by more often, I miss your comments, my friend! Hope you are looking forward to Christmas too. Happy Holiday Season Wishes from Me and Cathy too! Yes, we be rocking here! :D


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Art / BadCo! Love your comments on moi new Facebook Hub! Glad ya like it. I am on a mission to get this book published and sold widely, Art. Thanks for the support and the good wishes as always! You're a star! *Hugs ya* Yes, I am becoming quite the advertiser - especially on my website. The Amazon ads are a drug! I can't help it! LOL!

Thank you everyone for the warm comments and vibes here. Obviously there is much to talk about when it comes to Facebook! Cheers all! :)

Cassy!


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Wow this is a complete unknown to me.I thought Facebook was just a social network.Thank you for the new info,i'm sure my friends would like this too.

Cheers


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Kaie Arwen 5 years ago

This was great........... I don't social network (I think I've told you that before), but this would be the best reason to actually do it (don't tell my son!) Thank you, and have a great Christmas! Kaie


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anna20 5 years ago

It is quite difficult to sell product on facebook if you do not have good network.


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello always exploring: I am glad you read the hub on selling on Facebook. Yes it is still a social network, but it can do more than that now. Selling things on Facebook is now a reality. I included links to all the respective companies that offer the service now. Glad you read this. More people should be reading this, as it means a lot of good things ahead for those who choose to sell on Facebook. Cheers!

Hello Kaie, I understand you not wanting to use social network, I know lots of people who don't. But Hubbers who are putting hub pages out there for the world to see - might want some extra options available to them to put their offerings in front of large audiences. And over 500 million people are there in Facebook all social networking to each other. I am looking into this myself, as I think selling a book via Facebook is very possible now. Than ks for the comments and wishes, Kaie - you have a great Christmas too! :)

Anna, yes it is difficult to sell on Facebook if someone does not have an account, but it is not difficult to join up. It is as easy as joining Hub pages. To sell goods on Facebook is not that hard. The "Payvment" system mentioned above, is a free system and I think it is very easy to do, according to their website. Facebook is already free. If these systems turn out to be a success, will they be made available on other communities? Could Hub Pages some day have this feature, I wonder? Heh! I am putting the cat among the pigeons here now, but it needs to be talked about. This is real stuff happening here. Cheers Anna!


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katrinasui 5 years ago

A very well researched and informative hub. I like the idea of selling goods on Facebook. Thanks for the nice suggestions i will try to follow these.


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello katrina, the idea of selling goods on Facebook is one I want to explore. I feel it has real potential. You never know, you might be able to offer something on Facebook n sale some day and earn money from it. Thanks for the comments. Cheers!


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Heart Felt Book 5 years ago from New York, NY

BONJOUR CHEEKY!! YES I AM ALWAYS ADDING AND TAKING AWAY FROM THE BOOK LOL..I GET NERVOUS LOL..HOWEVER IT IS BEING EDITED NOW. WORKING ON THE COVER. I AM SELF PUBLISHING WITH CREATE SPACE. YOUR BOOK IS COMING OUT!!!! I REALLY CAN'T WAIT WHO IS YOUR PUBLISHER? GREAT AMOUNT OF LUCK,LOVE AND BLESSINGS. CHEERS!!


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Cheri! Thanks for the follow on twitter and MySpace! I appreciate it! Wow, it seems we are both working on finishing books each! LOL! That is so cool! I have looked into Create Space. That is very interesting. My publisher will be Lulu.com, (was impressed with Blaise25's experiences there and her book looks amazing!). I am also choosing a second publisher, most likely Xlibris.com. I have heard good things about them, and I know a lady who has published there too, she is a poet. I also intend to sell the book on my website, my blogs, and on Facebook. Hence this Hub Page on how to sell goods on the social network Facebook. I wish you luck in your book publishing too, Cheri. I wrote so much, now I am having to edit and finish it soon. Cheers, Cheri!


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Springboard 5 years ago from Wisconsin

Love this. If I could find a way to monetize Facebook in ANY way, when you consider the amount of time spent there, and the amount of money that Facebook technically generates for itself via my personal participation, I'm there. On your book, I wish you the highest level of success.


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Springboard, yes there are ways to monetize Facebook. I am happy to say that by merely just having a Facebook account, and linking back to my hub pages, or referencing links to where I decide - Facebook can enable me to increase my income. Facebook is something I am doing a lot of research on at the moment, and will be publishing a hub on this soon. You'd be amazed how many people spend time-wise on Facebook. There are clever ways to advertise things there. Having a community page is one good way to do it. And knowing like-minded people on Facebook can be a blessing too.

Wow, thanks for the nice comments on my book. Cheers! Happy Holiday Season to you. :)


TattoGuy 5 years ago

Hope you had a great Xmas girls, I send you a Merry Xmas on Facebook so not sure if you spotted it.

Facebook is the way to go, my tattoo group is well over 400 now and I intend to build that into thousands.

Muchness hugs to my 2 fav girls xoxox


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Art! We have been away for a Christmas break! Oooh, thank you for the wonderful Facebook greet! That is so sweet of you, moi friend! Cheers! I love ya for that! You are right to build up that group, Facebook is the way to go, absolutely. Having big targets is the right way to do that. Happy New Year and may you get all you wish for in 2011, red-haired or not. Hehehe! :D XOXOX


TattoGuy 5 years ago

Happy New Year Girls, muchness thankness for yer true friendship throughout 2010, I hope 2011 brings you both everything you want, take a huge happy new year hug, loves you both and trust me I shall find that redhead in 2011 ; ) xoxo


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Happy New Year to you too, moi friend! Aw, you are our Number One Fan in Hub Pages, Art! We have had a wonderful 2010 here and we are all a big happy family! Heh! And yes, it is 2011 and the world is still here, and so are we. LOL! I hope you have a prosperous and rewarding 2011! You deserve it! We love your hugs too! Oh, and do find that sexy red-head. ; ) Cheers, Art! XOXOX


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sunnymarie 5 years ago

Hello Cheeky: Great Hub. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!


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stricktlydating 5 years ago from Australia

That's really interesting! Best wishes for the New Year too!


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello sunnymarie, glad you liked the hub here on how to sell stuff on Facebook. I hope it was useful. Thanks for checking me out. And Happy New Year to you too. :)

Hey strictlydating, nice to get your comments here too. Well, you know me, I try to keep the "mix" interesting. I just noticed that I have been viewed in Hub Pages over 100,000 times. Ay caramba! Looks like I will be having a great New Year after all! LOL! Cheers, my friend! Happy New Year to you, and best wishes to you all for 2011!

Cassy! :D


TattoGuy 5 years ago

Lol we are family moi friend, you girls are like my two special daughters and heaven help anyone that hurts any of you, you are now like family to me, I love you girls xoxo

Just need to get you a redhaired mum lol xxx


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Aw, that is very paternal of you, Art! Heh! You made me smile here today. Aw, you are like family to me too. : )

We love you too Art! happy New Year. Omg red haired Mum, that is so funny. LOL! That is soooooo cheeky! XOXOX


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Ign Andy 5 years ago from Green Home Office

Actually my wife open a facebook account to sell Tupperware and she's quite successful with it. Thanks for this hub, I'll pass this info to her.


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Ign Andy, glad to hear your missus is trying out the sales on Facebook. Well, there are 500 million potential customers in there, and Facebook works hard at keeping them in there for as long as possible. So go for it! I have had lots of positive responses to this hub. Thanks and I would be delighted if your wife read this hub. It will inspire her all the more! Cheers! :D


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epigramman 5 years ago

..I must not be such an outsider and an anarchist because yes I too go slumming on (sit on my face)Book - lol lol - but gee wiz by golly I miss the Cheeky Girl show at my hubs so bad that even the goats and the men in my neighborhood are starting to look good ........

...and I can still see here and so very proud of you that you are a hub monolith and resident superstar of so many dedicated and lucky followers - happy new year to you and your sweetie and please please stay well and happy - 'cos you are superb!!!!!


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hey epi! I will be checking out your new amazing poems more! I had a sneak look earlier this week but I am busy working on 2 crazy new projects! They take up so much of moi time! Boo! LOL! No fear! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Ya really go "slumming" on facebook? What on earth is that? ROLF! Happy New Year!


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epigramman 5 years ago

...yeah but I spend all of my quality time with you - 'cos I know where to find the good stuff ........

and thanks for the visit - now I can rest in peace!!!!!


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Pinkchic18 5 years ago from Minnesota

Very interesting hub! I never realized really how many people sell goods on facebook.


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Aw, Colin, that is very sweet! Heh! You get a big hug for saying that! You are a true fan! And you know I love your amazing poetry! Just wish you'd publish a book! I'd be first in line to buy it! Me and Cathy! :)

Hy pinkchic18, I love your name and avatar! Yes, Facebook is selling all kinds of goodies. And soon it will be selling some of my writing! Cheers!


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chrissie123 5 years ago

great work cheeky girl!!! :D


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hey chrissie, thanks for the comments! It's always great to see you here! Cheers! :)


ed77burns 5 years ago

Fantastic work.I like reading your hubs.


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Mamelody 5 years ago

Well I hope I get a free copy of the book you're almost publishing. A signed one in fact lol

Another superb hub. Very informative. Keep 'em coming!


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Ed, thanks for reading the hubs.

Hello Mamelody, hey I will do you a trade no problem! Heh! The book is almost done now, last bit of editing. I plan to sell the book on Facebook and on my own website as well as on 2 other publisher sites. Got big plans for this, moi friend! Gad you like the hub. Cheers!


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rosariosblog 5 years ago from Adelaide, Australia

What an informative hub. I checked out Payvment and it's so easy to use. Thanks, great job.


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy rosariosblog. Yes payvment is easy and free to set up.Like hub pages, and it will bring me in money big time when I sell my book on Facebook! I don't know why every writer on Earth is not doing this already. Cheers!


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stephhicks68 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Great tips - I have to admit that I didn't know how to sell things on FB, but now this is a great tutorial!


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Stephanie! glad you like my hub page on how to sell stuff on social networks. Yup this is a very real big thing, and I am amazed more people are not taking advantage of it, especially the Payvment system, as it is free to set up! Thanks for checking my useful hubs! Cheers! :)


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gguy 5 years ago from new jersey usa

Hey thanks, rosarioblog suggested I check this out for my zazzle store


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy gguy, thanks for checking out my hub on selling goods on Facebook. I had a peek at your Zazzle store, looks interesting. You know you could set up a similar store on Facebook and you'd have over 500 million potential shoppers there, looking at your shirts and any other clothing you sell. Do the shirts have graffix on them. Chicks like Graffix and art too. Just a thought - from a female perspective. Interesting one-liners on the shirts.

Best of luck with the store. You should put a pic of a face or some brand ID on it as it looks kind of faceless and non-human. A face is everything, if ya ask me. Cheers!


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gguy 5 years ago from new jersey usa

Hey, thanks, I kind of got it going in a rush, I was thinking of graffix, so thanks for confirming it would be a selling point. I am a little slow learning new stuff on the computer even though I use it everyday. I want to see if my zazzle store can be linked to facebook like I do here because it is a print on demand company, Zazzle does all the work, and I get a commision. Would appreciate any advice and I will read your article in full tomorrow. Thanks again!


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy gguy, you are in a big rush. I hope you sort the graffix out, it will be great I am sure. I am not sure about linking as I don't know anything about zazzle. They should be able to tell you. Advice from me would be to set p a fecebook page and start getting friends there on it, and maybe set up a free twitter account, and follow lots of T-shirt loving women and whoever might buy your wares, and add links to wherever you wanna send your traffic (people) - to your store! That is how you make money on the net - or one of several ways. I presume you are using adsense and Amazon ads on Hub Pages already? Why not do a hub on how you set up the business from its inception? Can't harm anyone...and it will help grow your relationship with folks. Just a wee suggestion from this cheeky girl. Cheers!


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gguy 5 years ago from new jersey usa

Wow, thanks for all of that, I am sure it will be helpful for this as well as my other businessess. Have you ever though of doing consulting work? And publishing your book as an ereader book? Thanks


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Heh! Um, I am fine for now, gguy! That's a nice idea. I am running a few web sites and blogs at the moment, and have enough on my plate. As for the book, I am going to be selling an ebook version of it. But ebook readers will be able to read a PDF or ePub version of it when it goes on sale. Feel free to check out my site -

Cheeky Girl's Apartment.

I won't put the link here but it is in the bottom part of my hub profile page if you wanna check out more about web optimization, there's 2 pages on this subject "Pimp my web" and "Web Promotion".

Anyway, best of luck with the business ventures.

Cassy.


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gguy 5 years ago from new jersey usa

Hey, very impressive stuff, I'll try to digest it this weekend. My main field is architectural products for the high end market. Learning the computer networking end is a little hard to follow for those of us with mild ADD, but it's so important. Thanks again!


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gguy 5 years ago from new jersey usa

Cassy, I also fowarded your info to my web designer, she is always looking to network.


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

I am glad you found it okay, it's for anyone setting out to make their own blog or website or hub pages. Well done on the Architectural produce, and don't worry about the mild ADD. You are great.

Web designer networking if fine. No problem. Have a good weekend. Cheers!


Ayden @ Look At BigCommerce 5 years ago

Hey Cheeky ;)

Thanks for the post. I like how BigCommerce is now on Facebook. This I think, was a must to main a competitive platform.


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Ayden, you are welcome. Yes Big Commerce as you put it is alive and kicking. Selling gods on Facebook is possible for anyone now. I intend selling on it this year myself. Social networks will be the places in the near future we will use to do lots of things apart from buying and selling/ We will probably do banking and pay bills on it, and almost everything will be there. It is only a mater of time! Cheers!


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Some great comments here on Facebook, guys. Facebook have recently submitted some patents for Search, more usual for a Google-like organisation to do that. Someone is getting into Search a bit more, perhaps.


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Maltese-er 5 years ago from Europe

great hub thanks so much!


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Maltese-er: glad you like the hub! Cheers! :)


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Feeling Fit 5 years ago from Fitting in Fitness Moves Everywhere!

Dear Cheeky Girl...

Thank you for demystifying the trade secrets available through our premiere social networking site here in the U.S.!

Your information will certainly help me in my own business, & I am grateful to you for sharing your extensive knowledge ~ & the explanations! ~ of these tools.

Warm regards...Feeling Fit


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Feeling Fit: what a cool name! LOL! I'm glad to be of help, my friend! Yes, Facebook is really coming on in leaps and bounds and I have great plans for selling on it in the near future myself. I am researching how I will be selling on it. It is awesome! There are more tools than I have stated here, and perhaps I may need to do an update and mention the newer tools that have come along since I wrote this!

You are most welcome! Have a great day! Cheers!


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Cheeky Girl 4 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

This page has been updated!


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plinka 4 years ago from Budapest, Hungary

Great hub! Very useful. I'd like to have my own business in couple of years, so I'm interested in marketing. I've bookmarked it.

Voted up and shared!


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Cheeky Girl 4 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hey Plinka! Facebook will be a choice place for business marketers to set up shop! That would be my plan also! I'm glad you liked the hub! Thanks for the vote and bookmark! Enjoy my hubs! Cheers!


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

Storeya... I heard of this. I am always impressed with how you know so much about social media and Facebook, Cassy. You and Fehl (blaise25) are my mentors from now on. :)


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Cheeky Girl 4 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Cheers Cathy! I love updating my hubs and keeping then up to date with new stuff! Storeya is amazing, as anyone with a Wordpress store (theme) site can make it work with Storeya on Facebook. So that's majorly where the future is with selling online! Same with Amazon. Folks want to access those shops from within Facebook. Now they can. Selling things on Facebook is a whole new ballgame, Cathy. Mobile device users will access them with ease!


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DREAM ON 3 years ago

What a great hub ahead of its time.How is your book now?What sites do you use for selling?Good luck and may success always follow.


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Cheeky Girl 3 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

For selling, Dream On, I have success with Viglink. They are good, and their link sales on Facebook are yet another nice wrinkle added to selling on Facebook. And they're now backed by Google.

The book is undergoing minor editing surgery before going on sale. Glad it is just about finished. Thanks for popping by! Cheers! Happy day!


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Neil Sperling 3 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

Cassy - I Dropped in to give my friend a hug... {{{Cassy}}}


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Cheeky Girl 3 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hey Neil! great to see you! Cheers! Working on a brand new hub here just now! How are tricks? Always love you dropping in! :)


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Raitu Disong 3 years ago

Hi Cheeky girl!

This is a useful and informative hub...

Great hub!


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Cheeky Girl 3 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hey Raitu! Thanks for reading how to sell goods on Facebook! It's the new big thing in earning from an online income. Facebook is a big place and you don't even have to own the products you sell on Facebook. Cheers!

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