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Make Money With Facebook Groups

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by onlineentrepreneur, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. onlineentrepreneur

    onlineentrepreneur Registered Member

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    I created a group on Facebook that got over 1million members in 28 days. I then sold the group on sitepoint for $10,000. 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.

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

    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. 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.

    3. Experiments like 6 degrees of separation where the only point of joining the group is to participate in an experiment. These groups ask you to inivite all of your friends and usually go viral. 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 journey is to create a fake account and get a lot of fake friends. This way you don't have to spam your real friends when inviting them to join your group and they don't get pissed at you. Good luck!
     
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  2. bpicks

    bpicks Junior Member

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    how many members would you say you needed before it just started to snowball?
     
  3. AffGuy08

    AffGuy08 BANNED BANNED

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    You sold a group of 1 million people for $10K wow, is that even possible??
     
  4. foxler

    foxler Regular Member

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    Thanks for the info on if you have more than 5,000 members you can't message all members. Not sure how well "fan pages" works, but would you be able to do the same for them and mass message all of them if you had more than 5,000 members?

    edit: Just checked a group that has 393,833 fans and the way they message people is they do an update so it shows up as all the members having an update instead of a message. Guess you could just plug a website in there to make some monie
     
  5. onlineentrepreneur

    onlineentrepreneur Registered Member

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    You can tell if your group is snowballing or going viral if it is still growing exponentially after about 5,000 members. A lot of groups find it difficult to break 2 or 3 thousand members. If it's been a couple weeks and you're still not even over 5k then start over.

    Seek ideas that unite people. For example you may start a group called "The Pea Coat Group," and invite everyone on Facebook who wears peacoats to join your group. Have them post pictures of themselves wearing their peacoats. Just an idea.
     
  6. N.R.P

    N.R.P Regular Member

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    Wow, 10 k for a group on facebook. The internet is a wonderfull thing :)
     
  7. billyjean65

    billyjean65 Junior Member

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    damn i never knew facebook groups of 1 mill plus where even sellable...
     
  8. mehjoe

    mehjoe Junior Member

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    what would be a good way of promoting your group?
     
  9. darklegion

    darklegion Regular Member

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    Wow this is pretty neat, never knew people would actually buy a facebook group. Might have to think of some out side the box groups.
     
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    cpaaddict Supreme Member

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    yeh facebook im just getting into. i made couple applications using the free gift creator. one has over 140k monthly users. had message last night by another facebook member offering me 200usd for it lol.. i turned it down of course. but just goes to show that u can indeed make some nice wedge on there
     
  11. nasal

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    I just joined a group that is called just like that but in italian.. it's called "you grew in the '90 if..." and has more then 195k members.. amazing :D

    edit: i translated the group name into english ofcourse :D the original is "sei cresciuto negli anni '90 se..."
     
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  12. mehjoe

    mehjoe Junior Member

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    mm i created a group yesterday, got up today and 500 members :) Maybe itll go big.
     
  13. elgato49

    elgato49 Junior Member

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    Great idea. I'll surely try it. Is it a good idea to use the same account that i use to implement the "facebook bomber" software?
     
  14. mehjoe

    mehjoe Junior Member

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    1200 in three days, w00t.
     
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    How are you getting the group started with traffic?
     
  16. domainplayer

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    how did you transfer the group to another account? or did you just sell the account with the group on it?
     
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    premiumsource Senior Member

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    It is easy. All you have to do is change admins.

     
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  18. jacobs

    jacobs Power Member

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    anyone tried this method? Im actually interested and I think it's easy to make some viral facebook group but the hard part is selling.
     
  19. tecn9e

    tecn9e Newbie

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    Im interested in this method. Ive got a myspace group with 15,000 members that makes some money. I need to try out facebook to.
     
  20. mehjoe

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    Well i got 5k in about 5 days, so I think hopefully it should grow nicely, if not exponentially. Just wonder whether il be able to sell it when it gets bigger.