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My First Journey using Facebook to make money

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Invention13, Oct 21, 2015.

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  1. Invention13

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    Hey guys, so I am new to IM and have been here almost a month. Within that month I have read a lot and learnt a lot, I still have a long journey ahead but I just thought I might as well start now and give this thing a go. I have seen so many comments from people to other people saying "take action" "try it yourself" etc. So although I may be too new to IM to even think about giving it a go, I thought that at least I might learn something through my experience which will help my future trials. Who knows maybe I might even get lucky and make some money!

    I am pretty broke but I am not relying on this to help me, I have a job and am able to set aside a small amount of cash to try things like this, it is becoming a bit of a hobby that could potentially help me out in the future with more knowledge and experience.

    So I have read through a lot of methods and have mainly focused on newer ones that appear to be still getting results. I have read older ones and they sound awesome but for me I felt it best to start with something that seems easy for my knowledge and abilities and is also still relatively active.

    I decided to go with a Facebook group method (not sure if I can mention which one but it will be pretty obvious from my description). I am basically going to sign up to a whole bunch of groups with some fake accounts, create a landing page for a product from warrior plus and share it around to all the groups to build an email list which i will promote more products. (there's a bit more to it but there is a whole post about the method you can read if you are interested)

    I bought my first set of 10 Facebook burner accounts and from the method I am following I decided to do things a bit more manual than how they do it as their method requires using trials of software like ninja blaster and I don't want to waste the trial period on something that I will most likely screw up the first time so I'm waiting till I know a bit more. So although slow it seems to be the safest approach while trying it out. I started with one of my burner accounts and did it up to give it a bit of personality for example updating the bio and all the info and have been basically using it as a normal user would by updating status, sharing things and commenting.

    I got accepted for a product I can use on warrior plus and after a little digging it appears to be quite a good and unique niche with a bit of potential so I went with it. I then began searching for and joining a whole load of groups related to the niche, there are quite a few with members in the 10's of thousands which looks promising. Also I added friends and have had loads of requests which I have just been accepting as I don't see the harm in it. So that has been my week for Facebook, just logging in morning and night adding related groups, accepting friend requests and updating the profile. it has been accepted into a lot of groups (considering I did this manually) over 50 with good amounts of members. Some are public and some are closed which I am guessing each will have its pros and cons with what I am planning on doing. As of yesterday I got a second burner account running doing the same thing with the same niche groups which is going strong.

    OK now for the landing page... I signed up for the trial of getresponse which looks pretty cool and began to create my landing page, they have the option to create forms and I'm not sure on the difference (will look into it) but I made both anyway. To me they don't appear spammy and seem pretty good. so in the method I'm following, once they have the landing page then they put it onto their own site through wordpress and some plugins, I have no experience with this so I went with getresponse to host my landing page and form. As a trial I messaged my second burner account the link on facebook to see if it came out alright. It looks good however the image/thumbnail didn't display, just the text. Now I can't really move forward with this until I resolve that problem which I am still looking into. I used the debugger as most people recommend and it tells me "The 'og:type' property is required, but not present I don't know what that means yet but I am still troubleshooting when I get time.

    For now I am still joining groups and will keep working on resolving the thumbnail problem and once that is done I think it is ready to start shooting out the landing page.

    If anyone has any helpful recommendations or comments they are most welcome and I will keep this up to date with anything that happens

    I hope you enjoyed reading this and I know it is very early days but hey at least I made a start and am giving it a go, I am keen and learning a lot through this already.

    Thanks.
     
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    Good luck in your journey , at least you started working over a method where as others are still making threads "how to make money " .

    Keep us updated about your success in your journey.
     
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    Good luck OP :)
     
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    Good luck on your journey.
    How many facebook accounts do you have .Before joining any groups make sure to make your accounts legit like have friends post couple of status for legitimacy as people tend to investigate facebook profiles.

    In terms of landing page go use instapage they have a 45 free trial and have unlimited traffic option you can just check their site. It's pretty simple to use just by a 0.99 domain no need for hosting and just link your domain to their servers and voila you got yourself a landing page site. :)
     
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    You need to look at OG tags to see why your image isn't there. The Facebook scraper goes to your link and tries to extract an image and some text what it is about. If it can't find an image then you can force it to find one by adding the OG tags in your <head> section of the landing page. Take a look here http://ogp.me/ and you should be able to to see what you need to put in. You only need to add the ones you need. Then put your link back in the Facebook Linter and see what it says then.
     
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    Hey, Thanks for the advice! I currently only have 10 burner accounts and am just using two of them to start with, I know I'll need more but that's fine. I have been using the accounts as a normal user would and actually have made some random friends with people who are commenting on my page which is good.

    I have about 18 days left of my getresponse trial and I'll look into instapage when I get home tonight, thanks for that. As for the domain I didn't buy one yet as I thought it needed to be hosted by someone (shows how little I know haha) but I will most likely buy one tonight and give it a shot. Once again thanks for the help and I will be sure to keep you updated.
     
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    Thanks so much for your help, I really appreciate it. I saw something about OG tags but I didn't really know how to sort it, this most likely sounds like what I need to do :D. I have a few things to look into tonight and this will be one of them, hopefully that sorts it and I'll let you know how I get on.

    Thanks for reading and for all your help!
     
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    Good luck with your journey!!! Before you start posting links, warm up your FB accounts for a few days!!! Just a headsup!!!
     
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    i have found that, if you use same url for spamming fb groups your url reaches less people afterwards just change it.
     
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    I dont think thats true!!! What about big pages like diply?? They post the same link all the time? Or may be they have a different tolerance level for pages?
     
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    It all depends on the content it has. and if it's reported they have levels in which if xxx user reports this domain it will be ghosted.
     
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    Let me know if you need any help.
    You can take my journey thread as well as to how i got 36k followers in just a few days utilizing facebook groups in which led to targeted audience.
     
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    Thanks, I forgot to mention that the accounts I bought have been aged for 1-2 months
     
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    Here to support you. Good luck with this journey! Keep us up to date.
     
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    OK just a quick update. Thank you all for your positive reply's and comments they have already been very helpful. I have just started to look into it and I managed to resolve the problem thanks to islandman1010's comment about og tags, the thumbnail and also the image now displays properly! which is great.

    I think now it is working I will stick with getresponse until the trial is up, then move onto the Instapage trial as recommended by ibl0x.

    I just checked my two burner accounts that are active and one has 417 friends and is in 97 related groups with none under 1000 members and a lot over 5,000.

    the second has over 800 friends that I have accepted and many more yet to confirm, It only has 24 related groups as I only started using this one a day or so ago.

    I think it might be time to look into ninja blaster and possibly give it a shot. does anyone know what problems I may run into with public vs private group posts. I have also read that you can somehow block the admin from removing you/your posts? if anyone has any comments or advice regarding this it would be great.
     
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    Just another update, I decided to get the ninja blaster trial and start posting. The thing that is stopping a lot of the posts is that a lot of the groups require admin to approve the posts. I have made it on a few groups but not as many as I would like. If anyone knows of a way to bypass admin approving posts that would be awesome.

    So far after posting last night I have had 15 people sign up, no sales yet but at least I am building up a small email list which is good. I will tweak a few things and see how I go.
     
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    Thanks! Another update:

    I am on my last day of the ninja blaster trial, so far it has been going OK, one of my burner accounts I think must have been blocked from posting images to groups or something because the post comes up fine when posting outside of groups. My other account is still working alright so far. I have posted to a lot of groups and managed to get 55 people to sign up. My landing page linked to a free download offer from warrior plus, I have not made any money yet but I am pretty happy with 55 subs for two days. I can now build up and promote other paid offers to that list and hopefully make some sales
     
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    Let me know when you are ready to scale up, I will offer a free copy of facedominator.

    Good luck for your journey!

    Best Wishes!

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    good luck, post your method and the costs you have invested :)