Yesterday, I decided to go on Facebook and updated my status saying ‘While most internet users are busy having fun and burning time on Facebook, some users are busy making money via Facebook.‘. I got comments to which friends on fb were asking how. Some even in-boxed me as per the information. Based on that, I have decided to come up with this post to aid all those who are interested in knowing. But first, have you checked out my post where I wrote about ‘Other things you can achieve from Facebook outside chatting‘? If you haven’t, I would advise you take out a little more of your time to go through it. Don’t worry, it isn’t as lengthy as this one.
Now, back to the subject matter. As you probably know, Facebook is the 2nd most visited site on the internet according to Alexa. It is also believed that fb isn’t as interesting as it used to be few years back but then, some smart persons are still making money on the social network.
Sincerely speaking, what are you really gonna be doing with 5000 friends? Just chatting and burning time? C’mon, are your internet bills free? Its only wise to make money while spending time on the social network. And what’s more, you could be making some money while having fun.
I am been specific to Nigerians because that’s where I reside. Most of my friends on fb are Nigerians and hopefully they could learn one or two things from this post.
How To Make Money On Facebook As a Nigerian
There are various ways in which money can be made from the social network as a Nigerian but first, let me clear the air on some things.
Nothing Good comes Easy: I know you are fascinated to knowing how money can be made from the social network and perhaps willing to kick Start but then, nothing good comes easy. Making money from fb isn’t as easy as it sounds….At least for newbies but some smart people obviously know their way round.
Have loads of Active Friends and Fans: This is the most important thing. You can only make money on the social network if you have a reasonable number of active friends or fans on the social network.
Having stated all those, let’s move ahead.
Ways To Make Money Using Facebook
1. Blogging: Yes, you heard me right! When I first stated blogging in January 2011, my readers where basically my Facebook friends because I had no fan page as at that time neither was I getting search engine traffic. If you read through my blogging journey eBook, I made mention of the fact that I had to inbox and beg friends with lots of active friends to help me share my post with their friends which some wholeheartedly did. Even though it wasn’t yielding money during the early stage, I can remember a day after the routine of begging friends on fb to share my post, I logged into my AdSense account and realized I had made €2. It didn’t stop there. With that my blog gained some recognition amongst my friends and others interested and I was making steady money after a couple of months.
My point is, if you are good at writing tutorials or providing endless information on a particular area, you could just create a blog, post interesting content, give your fb friends every reason to visit your blog, monetize it and as time goes by, you could be making steady income from blogging courtesy of your fb friends.
2. Affiliate Programs: Not just bloggers can make money from affiliate programs, Facebook users with huge number of active friends or fans can too. It all boils down to you sharing your affiliate link with your friends and giving them every reason to buy a product or service(depending on what you are promoting) via your affiliate link. Depending on the affiliate product you are promoting, you get a commission for every successful purchase. Which means, if you are been offered $5 for every sales made, if your fb friends bought 4 of those product in a day, you have equally made $20 to yourself. Think of it, it could be lucrative with just your fb account.
3. Promote Your Services: It might interest you to note that most of the design jobs I have gotten so far, are courtesy of my fb friends. They know I own a blog and as such, they believe I’d have some ideas on blog and website design. When confronted, I make it clear to them and in most cases, I get the deal. Don’t mind the current design on trueinternetworld blog, I actually choose not to do any design on the blog for reasons best known to me. But for those who have been following my blogs for a long time and have been conscious of the designs, you can attest to the fact that this blog has passed through lots of awesome designs before now and for every of those designs, I designed it myself.
My point is, no matter what service you can provide or you are providing, as long as its positive, you can promote it on Facebook and get more clients otherwise known as ‘customers’.
4. Advertising: Okay fine! Let’s assume you don’t own a blog basically because you are too busy for that or you don’t have a clue to what you will be posting about. Neither do you have any services you can render. You can simply help people or companies promote their business or product and get paid for it. Yes! Its very much possible. Its all about getting the right friends, fans and of course, connection. I personally, wouldn’t mind paying you an agreed amount for you to promote my service or share my blog links to your friends or followers if I feel its worth it.
Therefore, if you have a huge number of active friends(When I mean active, they have to be very interactive with your status updates or photos been uploaded) or you have a huge number of active fans on fb whose always looking out for your updates, you can get in contact with me and we could deal.
There you have it. Those aren’t the only ways to which you can make money through Facebook but those are the few my brains could think of right now because its precisely 2:04am. You are invited to ask questions and post comments regarding the subject matter and you can as well share other mediums to which money can be made from Facebook as a Nigerian via the comment form.