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[Journey] White Hat FB Page zero investment, zero followers, zero likes to $$$

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by hashtagmoney, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. hashtagmoney

    hashtagmoney Newbie

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    Long time reader (5+ years), even longer procrastinator. Am older than the average BHW visitor geographic. No real success in the IM world, actually just losses.

    Never been a social media user, and not a big fan of it either. But, based on the power of social media and success many people seem to have, thought that I would give myself this challenge. If nothing comes out of it, then nothing comes out of it. But if something does come out of it, then who knows what the reward/s may be be.....

    This whole process will be a big learning curve. Using, understanding, securing, and optimising Facebook is a big learning curve in itself.

    I like the idea of turning a zero dollar investment into $$$$$ by purely thinking outside the square, learning, discovering, testing, sharing, and giving different methods a go. I heard that the return on investment when you put no money down is very high. A person can sit on the sidelines and debate how to do this, how to go about doing that, what method to use, ask a million questions, and then end up doing nothing. But, I am going to be doing something different and just give it a shot.

    Then you will have people debating whether you can really succeed doing this or that in FB, Twitter, etc in 2017, or whether a method or social media platform has become saturated and not profitable anymore, but I say just give it a try.

    I hope others can learn from this journey, and I hope I can learn something from everyone here on BHW.

    I am applying a few rules to this journey:
    - All white hat techniques
    - No money to be spent on this journey
    - To make it more interesting and challenging, everything needs to be done via the FB Page. So that rules out posting onto FB groups
    - No fake accounts or proxies, nor do anything that will have my account banned
    - Everything needs to be done within FB. No link a page to FB, YT to FB promotion, etc. I may consider utilising free services outside of FB, but see how it goes first
    - Everything is going to be done manually. No automation, no bots, no VPN's, etc

    I have no real timelines or goals. I'd be happy to make a dollar just to prove that it can be done with all the restrictions I have applied above. Likelihood of success, no idea.

    What I have:
    - Fairly new (<6 months) old FB account
    - Time and patience

    Whats the plan:
    - Setup a FB page around a subset of a product category. For example, instead of setting up a FB Page called cars, I would set one up for high end cars instead. Product should have a high profit margin in a retail environment. Product should appeal to a large audience base
    - Post one new product a week with URL shortener to a product for sale with commissions
    - 'Like' one FB Page a week that has potential customers around my product
    - Read up as much as I can to get people to my FB page and follow me

    So, I have my FB Page created, 'liked' 2 FB Pages, and posted a product with a shortened URL.

    So I consider my 2 biggest challenges with this journey are:
    - Getting people to my FB page and follow me, click on my product links, and like my posts
    - Getting to grips with FB in general

    Thanks

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    Number of posts: 1
    Number of followers: 0
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    Good luck man!
     
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    Good luck with your journey mate!
     
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    Good luck;)
     
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    Good luck
     
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    I am curious to see if this can work
     
  9. hashtagmoney

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    Did a bit of research of other similar pages on FB. Found a similar one that has:
    - 11 followers
    - 100's of posts with affiliate links
    - Most linked products are no longer available for sale
    - Page was active for a few months, last post done just under 12 months ago

    It looks like that the owner of this page just automated and spammed the page with poorly written posts with affiliate links to products. No images, all text. It was just a plain vanilla page with no customisations, just left with default settings. Every post was an affiliate post. Page did not like or follow any other pages. It would be good to be able to see how many uniques a day that page gets.

    Key takings:
    Engage with the people who visit your page. It's not all about selling a product
    Write meaningful posts linked around your product, and dont make every post have an affiliate link
    Custonise your pages. At least change the basics, like default page logo ad cover logo
    Create relationships with pages and people related to your product

    Had a look at FB traffic exchanges and how they worked. Seems like they drive 90% fake useless bot traffic / followers, and only a smalk amount of real traffic.

    Been googling around about the best was of driving organic traffic and growth to a Facebook page, and it does not seem to be easy, making this journey even more challenging.

    What methods are people using to drive organic traffic to their FB pages that can all be done within FB?

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  10. rhenardbaltazar

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    Good luck on this journey
     
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    very interesting, good luck bro
     
  12. hashtagmoney

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    Another week, another post added, and another page liked.

    Started having a look at Facebook Insights and the reports it generates. Facebook offers you a lot of useful data about your pages. How to make use of it is a different story. Am still trying to get to grips with it all and get a better understanding of the data.

    Been trying to find a good tool to do advanced Facebook Page searches. All that I would like to do is sort by last post, total number of likes. I had a look at searchisback, but it is basically a search form where you put all your parameters in, then when you click on Search, it redirects you to Facebook for the actual results.

    Key takings:
    Need to learn more about Facebook Insights and how to take advantage of its data.
    Even if it seems to be a pointless exercise, it is important to maintain consistency in what you are doing. So, I will continue to create one new post a week and like one Facebook Page a week.

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    Number of followers: 0
    Income: $0
     
  13. Lt.Enraged

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    Nice thread op! Will follow.
     
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    Good luck OP,it will not be easy...
     
  15. hashtagmoney

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    Life is not meant to be easy, just like this journey. From what I can tell and from what I have read, this will be a challenge.
     
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    I wish you luck my friend although what I found out with IM as it usually also is with offline life, you have to spend money to make money otherwise it will be extremely difficult to succeed.
     
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    Good Luck on your journey:)
     
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    Good luck!
     
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    good luck mate
     
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    What a great outlook. Good luck to you man.