So... How do we make money online using Facebook?
Interesting question, Facebook can be treated as a direct portal that will drive targeted visitors into your webpages, where you promote a product or where you just want to get more people signing up into your lists. Facebook CAN do that in a very powerful way... let me introduce you the Facebook PAGES!
What is a Facebook Page? It's just like your personal profile, but will be treated as a stand-alone "Profile" where you can promote your business. You won't have any "Friends" in a Facebook Page, instead you will have "LIKES", and those Likes will come from people visiting your Page and finding the content interesting for them.
What is the Power of this, you might be asking? When someone Likes your Page, he will start receiving on HIS wall all the comments and updates that you make into your PAGE. So with a single comment you can reach hundreds and hundreds of people.
Just imagine you have a Page with 100 Likes, 100 persons that are connected to your business, regularly checking your updates. When you post something new, this post will get posted on all those person's Walls. And what can happen next? EVERY friend of those persons might be watching his Wall, and they WILL notice your post as well!
Are you beginning to see the power of this? a single post can go VIRAL very easily!
But please notice that it is not that easy to achieve this task. As any real and well planned Internet Marketing strategy, you have to invest time and effort to build a good-looking Page with good content, that attracts people's attention. If you are serious in this business, you will find Facebook as a fantastic source to promote your business.
Now let's discuss how to get Likes...
First of all, you need to know right away that this process takes time, you won't get 1000 Likes from one day to another.
You can buy traffic you might think, let me tell you that I tested this myself and it didn't work. I bought 1000 Likes to my Fan Page and I found that all those people were unresponsive, but unresponsive at all.
So, my best advice to you is to just work on it by yourself, and be patient.
Let's review some quick TIPS about how you can promote your Fan Page to the Facebook community:
- Recommend your Fan Page to your friends, using your main Profile. And tell them to spread the word. This maybe is the fastest way to get some activity into your Fan Page, but it will only depend on how much friends you have and how cool they might be to help you out.
- Join related Fan Pages. Just search for them, find those that have daily activity, both from the owner of the page and from people posting comments on it. Like those Pages and post comments on them. But beware, please DO NOT make spam promotion because it is very annoying, just add some value into your posts, share with the community links, videos, some articles made by you maybe, and I assure you that people will notice your Fan Page when they see you contribute good things to them.
- Make Posts in your Fan Page regularly. Same as point 2, but with your Fan Page. Dedicate no more than half an hour a day doing this, just seek for some valuable content that people might see helpful, and share! If you have an active website with good content, you will already have LOTS of information to share in your Fan Page. Same applies with videos, articles that you might already have.
After you get some people Liking your Fan Page, you will start generating automatic traffic each time you post a comment on your Wall. Those people will have your post commented on their wall, and their friends will notice it as well. Viral Traffic for free!