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Free Facebook Money Making Ebook

I know I’ve been talking a lot about how lucrative Facebook is lately, but I haven’t really given any specifics to follow. That’s mostly due to the fact that making money on Facebook isn’t about any one technique or method but, rather, taking advantage of it as a viral marketing windfall.

FB is the largest social networking platform on the internet and, as such, it’s millions of members are your potential market…you just have to get their attention! That’s where viral techniques come into play to get your offer or website seen by as many Facebookers as possible, and get them to tell their friends, who tell THEIR friends, etc…you want them to “like” your site and then share it with as many others as possible.

To help you understand this concept and to get started in turning this very lucrative money making field of dreams into reality, I am giving away a free ebook to explain it in simple terms to anyone who wants it. No catch…no mailing list to join…just a freebie for you to enjoy!

* Download the “$500 Every Day With Facebook Fan Pages” PDF Here! *

I hope you do well with it!!

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Facebook Money Methods

How to make money on Facebook is easier than you might expect, and there are people who regularily make 4 figures DAILY using this site. While I haven’t quite made it to that point yet, my best day so far was $561 last week and that’s not bad at all, right??

To do well it’s important to first understand that all the best Facebook money methods revolve around one basic concept: “have fun”. People go on FB to have a good time, to play games, chat with friends, and post pictures of them having a blast at parties. This is your core audience…remember that. They don’t want to be bored to tears with a sales pitch about some crappy program you are promoting that doesn’t appeal to them at all. Leave the MLM junk at the webmaster forums. FB fans want fun!!

So, what can you do to make money on Facebook? Well, many things, including creating your own game application, and then monetizing that with Cpalead, Offerpal, Cubics, Rockyou ads, or even Adsense, although I only suggest something like that for extra income and not as your main source on the app. Now, before you scoff that you could never create a game yourself, let me just say that there are plenty of places where you can buy premade apps online that you can use for exactly this purpose.

I only paid $20 for mine and then another $15 for a nice looking landing page made to my specifications (I’m not a graphics guy, so I hired someone) and about $60 for initial promotion. So, for about $100 in investment I made so far over $2000 in revenue. Not bad at all. Setting up a Facebook app is a bit more complicated than installing a script for a normal website, but you’ll get instructions with whatever one you choose, so follow them carefully.

One extra tip is to choose your application name wisely when signing it up at Facebook, as like Twitter, the url created to it will be whatever you choose and that should have a keyword in it. Do NOT call it “Myapp” or something similar, but instead call it “dragonrpg” or whatever, as the url created will get good SERP’s in the SE’s according to the name, since FB has strong authority.

Other methods you can try are creating funny groups and fan pages around either a cute picture, joke, quote, movie, tv show or anything like that. Think entertainment. You want to entertain people who will recommend your page to all their friends to give you that wonderful viral effect that FB is known for. This is how people gain massive amounts of traffic from members joining their fanpage or group. I’ve seen MANY of these with over 100,000 or even a million fans to a page that is just one funny pic…that’s it! It’s as simple as that!

So, once you have a few thousand fans, then what do you do? Well, a couple of important things. One, you can send messages to your new member base suggesting a website to visit (yours) or post a status update about the same thing. FB has a cool function in the status updates that automatically gives site info when you input a url.

Second, you can SELL these message spots and updates to others for good money. There are plenty of webmasters fighting to get good spots on a large group who will see their website ad posted in the status area. I know one guy who quit everything else he was doing online and selling FB updates is solely what he does now…at $60 a pop…several times every day. You do the math!

Basically there are several ways to take advantage of the viral functionality of Facebook…you just gotta be creative. Too many people complain that they can’t make money there, but yet the only thing they’ve ever tried is paying for those ads on the side. Those don’t work unless you have a huge budget behind you and are willing to take a loss at first, because people need to see them several times to become familiar with them before they’re willing to support whatever it is you’re selling. That’s how marketing works. Everyone trusts a name they’ve seen many times before over something unheard of.

I’ll leave you with one last thought. One game app, called Farmville, recently hit over 80 million players (probably 100 mill as I write this) and a few days ago had even surpassed Google for most hits on that day. The company behind it, Zynga, is raking in the dough…wouldn’t you like a piece of that pie??? Sure you would!! Go get it!!

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Free Forum Posting Marketing

I assume everyone reading my blog already knows the importance of posting in forums to get valuable backlinks and a PR boost for their site, but I’d like to add something to that.

I notice many people just post quick comments in forums for the sake of just the backlinks themselves and then leave it at that. While posting a simple comment like “hey everyone!” or “yeah, I agree” will get you a link back to your site, it has very limited potential.

The goal of most web marketers online is to get real, targetted vistors to their site in order to sell to those visitors and make money. To this end, making a simple comment won’t do much for you.

What you should be doing instead is being the actual thread starter with an optimized title related to your website getting the backlink. For example, if your site provides work at home money making opportunities like mine, you should start a thread called “Making Money Working From Home” or something similar and then provide useful information for the readers of that forum thread.

This has 2 advantages. One is that the direct readership of the forum can find value in what you say and then want to click the link to your site to read more, which is something they wouldn’t do if you’re just a commentator to someone else’s thread topic. Second, and this is the most valuable, is that for most forums your topic starting post becomes a webpage all on its own which gets indexed by search engines separately, therefore giving you free website promotion.

Pick any forum thread starting topic and see if it opens to a page that looks something like forumposting.com/your-topic-title and, if it does, then you know that any thread you start there will become its own page. Then, when people search for the keywords in your title and content in your post, they could find your information even ahead of your own site, if you post on a forum with high PR. This is great for new or small sites that are buried in the search listings, because at least your thread starter topic post will be found as its own mini site leading back to your original site.

It’s another form of free marketing for you!

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Social Networking

With all the buzz about “Web 2.0” coming, the social networking sites that are at the hub of this new internet phase are gaining in popularity as a potential marketplace for online entrepreneurs. Facebook now allows you to place ads, similar to the Google Adwords campaigns, and online marketers for years have been leaving comments in forums as a way of getting the word out about their site.

It’s a constantly shifting internet landscape and the possibilities are expanding as the potential for profiting from social networking increases. However, as with anything related to the fickle internet, these constant changes mean you have to constantly adapt to stay “in the game”.

With Facebook ads, for example, even though you may have had a successful Adwords campaign in the past, you’ll find the Facebook audience needs a different approach. I find the click thru rate (CTR) to be higher, but the conversions are lower. Unlike Google, the Facebook clickers haven’t already searched for your keywords, but see your ad while logging into the site and click more out of interest even when they’re not looking to buy anything. This flurry of clicking can drive up your daily ad budget very quickly.

A much cheaper (free) alternative is posting your links as comments in forums and on blogs and social networking sites. However, while posting in forums on social sites can be of a certain benefit, you shouldn’t overdo it. At the webmaster forum for Link Referral, where I post often, I see people every day post comments that have nothing to do with the discussion thread they post in, but they do it just to spam the thread with their link. Some even go as far as copying the posts of others, word for word, because they’re too lazy to write something original themselves.

I never spam a forum and I’ll only post if I actually have something to add to the discussion. I’m honest and I don’t want to send someone in the wrong direction, so I won’t post in a thread on a topic I know nothing about. Spamming, while it will get your link seen, has no overall advantage since people will see your post for what it is (spam) and they’ll avoid your site entirely.

I’m sure many of you with blogs have had spammers leave comments on your site with links to their insurance or pill sites. Would you buy insurance from a site that spams people? I don’t think so! So, don’t bother doing any comment spamming yourself.

Just find that balance between getting your site seen without being intrusive about it. Offer helpful advice on forums and in comments without being a pest and surfers will want to visit your site to read more. Draw visitors to your ad links through sincerity over hype and you’ll soon find yourself with an audience who will actually want what you have to offer them. Just don’t overdo it!

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