How to make money from facebook
Looking to start your own business or get a new job? Learning how to generate internet traffic can do either.
If you haven't thought of social media as a traffic generating source, don't get left behind.
Get a Job or Start a Business
Companies are crying out for social media experts. If you are looking for a new job rather than wishing to start your own business, get to know how to generate traffic from social media sites like facebook.
We are talking here about viral marketing through social media websites. The power of viral marketing is well studied and documented. Companies have used various types of viral marketing for many years. It is difficult to master, easy to get wrong but when it works, the results can be astronomical.
The internet has brought new forms of viral marketing. Each has been more powerful than the last. With billions of people using social media websites, this form of viral marketing is set to become far more powerful than ever. I choose the word powerful because, not only can social media reach more people, it can do so far faster.
So how can you get hundreds, or thousands or even millions of website visitors from facebook? Well the first thing you want to do is get a facebook account (not everybody has one yet).
Already got a facebook account? Great, depending on the type of business you are operating, you may wish to open a new separate account. Most times, your personal account should be fine. Either way, the important thing is that you know how a facebook account works and how to use it.
You now want to create your facebook wall so that it is clear to others, what type of business you have and how you can help them. So, you could link to sites of interest, write useful articles, etc. Basically, you will be inviting people to join you as a friend, so you want to make sure that you give them a reason to join with you. You certainly want to demonstrate your usefulness.
Next, you want to do everything you can to increase your list of friends. You need friends to get viral. Each friend you gain may take time, but each of your friends has friends. The more friends you have, the more friends of friends you have, and so on. So, one friend equals tens or hundreds of friends of friends.
Look for like minded people, interested in the subject matter of your business. You could visit related forums to find friends. You can use e-mail and any existing websites you have. Look through facebook itself for people commenting about similar subject matter. You can search (with your favorite search engine) for "your subject matter facebook.com". Do so while logged in to your facebook account, so you can ask the people you find to become a friend.
Keep posting helpful and useful stuff on your wall. Best not to post affiliate links for everything or you will loose friends quicker than you could make them. Help people to get what they want and throw in the odd similarly helpful thing that incidentally makes you money.
To learn much more detail about this fascinating subject, take a look at these excellent free videos. If you already have a facebook account and are familiar with facebook, you could skip video 1. Watch the other videos as there are real gems of information.
Become a social media expert and you could set up your own ultra fast growing business or get a fantastic new job. Good Luck.