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How to make money with Facebook

How to make money with Facebook

For some time now you have spent some time reading my guides dedicated to the operation of Facebook, eager to discover all the secrets of this social network. You have created a Facebook page, followed my advice on how to get more “Like” on Facebook and then you managed to create a Facebook page with a fair number of active users who follow you every day.

You have done all this for a specific purpose: your ultimate goal is to earn with Facebook, spreading your content through the page you have created. Well, let me tell you, it’s a business that’s not easy at all. Facebook is a social network designed to stimulate interaction between people, it is not a sales platform. I know, it’s not nice to turn off someone’s enthusiasm in this way, but it’s my job to tell you how things really are. So if your intent is to get a real salary with a business on Facebook, I’m sorry, but you have to take into account that they are very few to succeed (and all have a very high number of active users on their pages); if instead you are satisfied with small income to feed – perhaps together with other sources of income – your activities on the Web, continue reading this tutorial.

What I can advise you to use are some online services that, by exploiting the affiliate programs of popular e-commerce sites, allow you to get commissions on the sale of items online. So you can take advantage of the Facebook page you’ve created to promote them, through a sort of virtual showcase. Using these services you can then find out how to make money with Facebook. As anticipated, I emphasize that you can not expect to be able to keep only with Facebook, but if you follow my advice, you may be able to raise some money. Are you ready to start? In the following lines I will explain how you could make money with Facebook.

How to make money with Facebook – Earning with affiliate services (Amazon)

How to make money with Facebook

One of the most used methods to make money with Facebook involves the use of affiliate tools made available by some popular companies in the technology sector: Amazon and Apple are among the most famous companies that offer the subscription of affiliate programs. If this is the first time you hear about affiliate services, you need to know that it is possible to create sponsored links. Through these links users will purchase products recommended by you on Amazon or iTunes (as regards the Apple affiliation program). Users who click on the link and purchase will not have any extra charge; on the contrary, you can collect a percentage that goes from 1% to 10%, depending on the category to which the sold item belongs.

These Amazon sponsored links can only be created once you have signed up for the affiliate program that you can activate for free, in fact it does not provide any cost. However, this is a program aimed at specific people, for example dedicated to those who have a website or a blog. It should also be noted that all the links generated allow you to earn not only on the purchase of the shared product, but also on any other item purchased by the user on Amazon, starting from that link and within 24 hours of its opening. If you are interested in joining the Amazon affiliation program, consult this Amazon page: you will find all the information you need.

How to make money with Facebook – Earning with affiliate services (Apple)

How to make money with Facebook

Apple also has its own affiliate program that allows all members to receive small commissions on the sale of apps, books and other content on the iTunes Store, iBooks Store or App Store. To participate, connected to this Internet site, first click on the Apply button, then on the Subscribe now link and fill out the form that is proposed to you.

In order for the request to be accepted you must provide some precise information to the Apple managers; for example the address of your website, which must comply strictly with the guidelines of Apple. This means that it must already be complete and 100% active (you can not provide the address of a site that is still under construction), must not host offensive or violent content and must contain clear information on users’ privacy.

After joining Apple’s affiliation program, you will need to provide your bank details, set a minimum threshold for receiving payments and you will be able to generate sponsored links to use to make money with Facebook: just create your affiliate ID to create them end of a URL from the iTunes Store, App Store or iBooks Store.

As with Amazon links, you will be paid a fee not only on the app or content you reported directly, but on all purchases that your followers will complete within 24 hours of opening the link. Find more information here.

Before moving on, I would like to give you just a little advice: do not exaggerate in proposing sponsored links to your followers through your Facebook page, otherwise you will lose many “likes” and you will have done so much effort for nothing. Furthermore I suggest you to be as transparent as possible with the people who follow you. Explain to them that the affiliate link does not provide any overprice for those who buy and that it is a tool that will allow you to earn a small sum of money, in exchange for the content you propose to your followers. Also try to offer content that is in line with the content of your page, share interesting content and you’ll see that nobody will complain and, indeed, you’ll probably be appreciated for your work.

How to make money with Facebook – Earning with e-commerce (Blomming)

How to make money with Facebook

One of the tools that will allow you to earn with Facebook, potentially more profitably than the affiliation programs of Amazon or iTunes, is the use of a service that will allow you to open an online store and use Facebook as a direct sales tool of its products. Unfortunately, however, this service is not free, you will have to make an investment.

To achieve this you can resort to a service like Blomming that allows you to open a digital store in four and four, allowing you to sell products directly on Facebook. After a free 15-day trial, you will need to sign up for a subscription. The service offered by Blomming to make money with Facebook has a monthly cost: it starts from € 9.99 a month for the Starter version that allows the sale of up to 10 products, going for € 19.99 a month for the Basic version that offers the possibility of selling an unlimited number of products, up to € 24.99 a month to sign up for the Premium subscription plan that will provide you with all the necessary tools to sell products on Facebook. Alternatively, you can subscribe to an annual plan to save on the subscription price.

The Blomming operation is very simple: connected to its home page, click on the Register with Facebook button, authenticate through your social account and start uploading products to your online store by pressing the appropriate button at the top. You will now be asked what plan you wish to sign up for activation of the trial version.

After uploading your products to the store, go to the Publish tab (top right), click the Sell on Facebook button and follow the on-screen instructions. You will have to choose the page in which to add the store and configure it according to your preferences. More information is available in my guide on how to use Facebook to sell: you will find all the information step by step you will need to make the most of the potential of Blomming.

How to make money on Facebook – Useful tips

How to make money with Facebook

To conclude, I want to give you some small advice that will allow you to better manage this business, allowing you to earn with Facebook honestly.

  • Do not spam: from the moment Facebook is a social network, the sharing of exaggerated sponsored links may not be frowned upon. It is in fact useless to bomb your Facebook page or Facebook groups with dozens of sponsored links published every day: they are better few links with quality products, rather than many links shared only with the intent to earn. Think first of all about offering a service to your users and then earning money. Just to give you some examples, if your Facebook page talks about technology, you can think of offering the links of hi-tech products on offer; if you talk about cinema or TV series you can share links to popular DVDs or Blu-Ray movies, or if you love culture, you can tell your users interesting books to read. In short, stay on topic with what is the topic of your Facebook page. If you are not willing to follow simple common sense rules you risk getting a counterproductive result and losing both followers and potential buyers at the same time.

 

  • Use only the Facebook page: if you read my guide on how to subscribe to Facebook as a company, you probably know it already. In any case, refresh your memory: do not think you can successfully carry out sales activities on your personal Facebook profile. Facebook is a social network designed for people; if you want to work on Facebook to make money as if you had a business, open a Facebook page. If you need more information you can also read my guide “How to turn profile into Facebook page”.

 

  • Increase the number of followers and visibility of your posts: you can do it too easily. In addition to following the advice contained in my guide on how to have many “Like” on a Facebook page, use the “Highlight” feature of Facebook that allows you to pay to advertise their content, with prices that vary depending on the vastness of the public to be reached. If you are the first to invest and believe in your work, you will see that people will notice it and you will be able to make money with Facebook.

How to make money with Facebook