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How to Make Money With FB Pages -- Official Guide

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by onlineentrepreneur, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. onlineentrepreneur

    onlineentrepreneur Registered Member

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    I created a group on Facebook (The Snowball Effect - Official Experiment) that got over 1 million members in 28 days. I then sold the group on sitepoint for $10,000 (the guy got cheap and only paid $5k. Ask for half upfront). I was offered $15,000 but had already signed for 10k. My point is, there are plenty of people who would love to have a group with 1,000,000+ members and who will pay big money to take yours. The "message all members" feature goes away at 5,000 members, or else the groups would be worth much more.

    This is where FB Pages come in. FB pages have the potential to grow as quickly as groups and to get more members. The key here is that you can send updates, messages, and wall posts to every member of your page regardless of how many members there are. This makes facebook pages worth a lot more than facebook groups.

    Before I sold my group, I sold advertising space on my "recent news" for $100 per day. There are many ways to monetize pages and groups. Groups are old school money on FB, pages are bigger new school money. I suggest putting your effort towards FB pages.

    Here is my advice to creating 1,000,000+ member facebook groups or pages:

    1. Follow pop culture and if a big event happens, create a group around it. Try and be the first to do so and people will join like mad. Example: When Heath Ledger died and "The Dark Knight" came out, someone created a group entitled "Heath Ledger Deserves a Post Humous Academy Award for his Role in the Dark Knight." Not the shortest title but it gained more than 1,000,000 members within the month.

    2. Play off of Nastalgia and common interests. A group called "If you remember this you grew up in the 90's" has almost 2 million members. It is all about discussing things about the 90's that people loved. A page called "When I was your age I had to blow in my video games to get them to work" has more than 2 million members. Another page called "Hot Showers" has 1.7 Million people.

    3. Social experiments are getting old, but can work with a new spin. The original, 6 degrees of separation, where the only point of joining the group is to participate in an experiment got 5 Million people. These groups ask you to invite all of your friends and can go viral quickly. This is the kind of group I sold (now has more than 2million members).

    My advice if you are planning on partaking in the Facebook group or page journey is to create a fake account and get a lot of fake friends (especially a fake hot girl). This way you don't have to spam your real friends when inviting them to join your group or page and they don't get pissed at you.

    Good luck!

    P.S. I'm sure you're wondering where to sell it. I sold mine at sitepoint, now flippa. GOOD LUCK!
     
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  2. jaerehan

    jaerehan Elite Member

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    10k for 1 million page, thats sick, need some practice and doable lol
     
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  3. onlineentrepreneur

    onlineentrepreneur Registered Member

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    Selling ad space you can make as much as people are willing to pay, depending on the amount of people or members you have in your page or group. This can range from $100 to $1000 per day.

    Selling pages itself is more of a one-off sale for big money rather than a $/day thing.
     
  4. littleuser

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    If you create a page or group with one account is it possible to transfer that page or group to another account or do you have to sell the whole facebook account in order to sell the page or group? I was thinking if it's transferable then you can create them with your personal acc so that they get a big jumpstart and then transfer them.
     
  5. darkmarth

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    Im sure your page's niche market will effect the selling price too...

    For example, an "Online Poker" fan page would sell for way more than "We're All Going To Die In 2012"...

    I've seen a few people on Flippa selling their fan pages and groups...Solid method...
     
  6. onlineentrepreneur

    onlineentrepreneur Registered Member

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    Groups are transferable because you can make a new admin (your fake account I assume) and then step down as admin in your other account. So with groups you sell the admin rights. Pages are trickier. Once you create a page it is stuck to your account, the only thing you can sell is the rights for others to become admins...you'll just have to promise that you won't post anything.
     
  7. littleuser

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    I see, so lets say my sole purpose of creating a page is to sell it then the best thing to do is to create a new account for each page? I guess then I can ensure a potential buyer that they have full control over the account and page.
     
  8. Derik

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    i have read the same post somewhere else.. not sure if its here.. a few weeks ago.
     
  9. furiouz

    furiouz Power Member

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    nice, but i suppose it is not that easy to get 1M fans, at least without some knowhow and automation scripts.
    i can code in php, if someone can point me to the entry hole i can do it for us :)
     
  10. littleuser

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    I think if your page is about something that many people would be interested in then you just need a push in the beginning and after that it should grow naturally.
     
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    yes. push is nessesary.
    so how to push massively and effectively? :)
    any tricks?
     
  12. Grandslam

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    You do realize you totally destroyed Facebook's TOS by selling that group. Not sure if you'd want to post such a confession on a public forum. ;)
     
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    :rain:


    If anyone is interested in buying crack they can "buy otherwise". :rolleyes:

    It doesn't mean it isn't breaking any rules. Proceed at your own risk.
     
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  14. Grunge

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    When you say that you are selling Ad Space, what do you mean by that? It can't be the one on the Right-Hand Side right?
     
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    Making a page now wish me luck! your a genious!
     
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    edit:http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/facebook/168946-info-my-source-must-read-shit-has-hit-fan.html
     
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  17. fearos

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    I just made a page on how every time facebook change the UI/Layout it gets more annoying. How Do I get loads of fan. Linked it to twitter 15 mins and two fans so far. will post more results in.
     
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    If you want to create massive page on facebook just watch Live news or CNN. When you here a breaking news or any kind of 'new' media shit, go creat a page on FB.

    EX: The snowstorm arriving in washington today, that page could be ' 75 cm of snow, that's cool!'
     
  20. studentcashnow

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    you say selling ad space. But how does anyone contact the fan page owner?