Facebook is one of the largest social media network in the world. Whether you own a business or you only have one item to sell, anybody can make money with Facebook.
If you’re only using Facebook to message close pals and click links, consider some of these things to boost your income or start a side hustle.
Who Can Make Money On Facebook?
Anybody can make money on Facebook. Like anything in life, you need to be persistent and not give up if your campaign doesn’t work the first time.
For most of these choices, the quality of your Facebook page is going to be your best way of making a first impression. There are lots of fake facebook profiles and pages on Facebook that promise the world and never follow through. You don’t want to be one of these people as your chances of making money will be slim.
Make sure your Facebook profile makes it look like you’re a real person. Put a picture of yourself or your business emblem in your profile picture or cover photo section.
What Can You Sell on Facebook?
Almost anything can be sold on Facebook. Most people use Facebook to sell their used cars, secondhand items, handmade items, ebooks, and to advertise their weekend garage sale.
A few things you can’t sell on Facebook include:
- Illicit drugs
- Real money gambling products
- Certain healthcare products
Now How Do You Make Money With Facebook
Once your profile is ready to go, you’re now ready to start making money. In many cases, you’re going to be selling items or services you already own. But, we’ll also include a few other suggestions too.
1. Sell on Facebook Marketplace
The Marketplace is a free-for-all feature where you can buy, sell, or trade almost anything in your local area. Although it’s not as specialized as local buy and sell groups, everybody has access to the Facebook Marketplace so they can easily share your post with their friends and maybe even find that special something they’ve been looking for.
2. Create Facebook Ads
For this suggestion, you will first need to create a Facebook Page for your business or website. In fact, think of Pages as “Facebook for Business.” Creating a Page is free and only takes a few minutes and any business or website is eligible. If you need a visual example, visit the Drumhour Facebook page to get an idea of what your Page can look like.
Once your page is created, you can share posts with your Page followers just like you can write posts on your personal timeline. Facebook Pages are the social media equivalent of having a mailing list; you can regularly send messages to your most loyal followers. For example, ice cream parlors might publish a weekly post mentioning the flavor of the week.
However, don’t forget that you canmake money posting ads on Facebook to reach people that currently don’t follow your Page.
3. Become a Social Media Manager
If you’re social media savvy, you can also get paid to manage corporate social media accounts. As a social media virtual assistant, your responsibilities might include:
- Scheduling social media posts
- Responding to comments and interacting with followers
- Creating social media graphics
- Monitoring ad campaign metrics
- Building the audience size
There’s a good chance that you’ll have to manage social media account on other platforms besides Facebook. So, it can be a good idea to at least be familiar with the larger platforms like Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter as well.
4. Write a Facebook Post
If you just want to sell to your current Facebook friends, you can write a post. In the “What’s on your mind?” field, start typing what you want to sell. You can also include a picture of the item too. Posts only share with your friends, but they can be seen by others you don’t know if your friend shares the post.
Maybe you’ve see your own friend circles selling cars, real estate, and other possessions instead of going through the hassle of selling to a stranger. If you’ve never sold anything on Facebook you can use their posts as an example to model your post.
5. Join Local Buy and Sell Groups
If you’re trying to sell locally, there’s a good chance you probably won’t sell to a friend. That’s why you also need to join your local buy and sell groups. Facebook makes it super easy to sell because you can usually create the post in one group and you have the option to choose other groups before the post goes live.
As an example, let’s say you want to sell your car. Your local city or county most likely has at least two different buy and sell groups that accept used car listings. Even though you only make one post, it shows up in multiple groups and you get to reach more Facebook members.
Some of the most popular groups are garage sales and automobiles. To quickly find the groups in your area, click the “Buy and Sell Groups” in the Explore menu. You can also search for group names to filter through the different options too.
Every group has different selling policies so make sure you read the group guidelines before you post. Otherwise, the group moderators can delete your post or remove you from the group.
Anybody, I mean anyone can make money with Facebook. It doesn’t matter if you want to sell locally or you want to promote an online website. By joining groups, interacting with other Facebook members, and maybe even running a paid ad or two, you can make a recurring income on Facebook if you desire.
Even if you only want to list a garage sale or sell your old car and make money once, Facebook is a free and efficient way to tell others what you have for sale.
Go make some green bucks.