Facebook ranks as the world’s third most popular website, surpassed only by search engine Google and its video-sharing channel, YouTube. This means, whatever you do on Facebook has an immense impact around the world.

Realizing that people also need to make money through social networking, Facebook has launched several tools that allow people to earn. The website has global reach and allows posting text, pictures, video and audio content for registered users.

You should do these 7 steps to earn money from Facebook

  • Create an appealing Facebook profile

When someone knows likes and trusts you, they’re more willing to hear about your business. Your profile gives you this opportunity when you use your profile picture; cover image, and “about” section properly.

  • Post publicly on Facebook

Your goal is to let your friends know what you do for a living and how you can help them. So go for public posting all time.

  • Use Facebook Messenger

It is like email, but better. If you’ve previously conversed with a prospect and you’re getting ready to talk to them again, you can quickly review all your previous talks in one place.

  • Keep the conversation going

It’s exciting to have someone respond to your messages! Thank them for the response, give them additional information: pictures, videos and details of your offering, and then let them know what is the next step.

  • Stay in touch

It’s only a matter of time until friends want your product. Stay in touch on Facebook by posting quality content and interacting with your friends’ posts. Posting quality content is a balance between business and personal

  • Grow your friends to grow your income

With over a billion users, Facebook offers an unlimited amount of people to talk to if you take the time to build relationships. Facebook’s Graph Search solves the new prospect obstacle by opening up their entire database to you. All you need to do is take the time to reach out and build relationships.

  • Create a group for support and inspiring sales teams

Whether you’re a manager motivating a team, or have a group of industry peers who want to support each other, Facebook Group share the answer. You can move mountains when you belong to a group of passionate people working toward the same goals, supporting each other every day.

These are the things you can do to earn money on facebook

1. Facebook Marketplace

Facebook Marketplace is a free facility offered by the social networking website. It allows you to list various items, services, and deals and promote them directly within the Facebook community.

The service allows you to reach thousands of people through your own social network while allowing Facebook friends to notify others about what you are selling. You can sell any item or service that meets Facebook Community Guidelines.

2. Affiliate Marketing on Facebook

Affiliate marketing is a system by which you promote a product, brand, service or company through a Facebook page or groups to your contacts. Thousands of merchants including Amazon, Flipkart, VCommission, Shaadi.com and many other pay you to promote their products.

You can do so by joining affiliate marketing programs offered by these organizations and posting their content on your Facebook page. Every time an interested party looks up the advertisement or content you have posted and becomes its customer, you stand to make some money.

3. Advertise Your Business on FB

Facebook has emerged as the single largest common platform on which every business- from home based ventures to the largest banks and consumer goods companies have a presence.

Many common people are promoting their training, consultancy, selling home-made products or even custom-made dresses and jewelry through Facebook business. There are multiple options to promote your product on Facebook.

You can also interact with customers through the instant messenger service available on Facebook.

4. Create Facebook Content

Facebook encourages people who have unique skills or knowledge to take time and create digital content that can be sold through an app called 22Social. Content that can be sold includes PDF files, audios, and videos.

5. Earn by Selling Facebook Likes

This is a very debatable way to make money with Facebook. There are forums that support selling ‘likes’ for a Facebook page while others deem the system as illegal. Regardless, there are several marketers who will pay you to send a Facebook page to your ‘friends’.

Your friends have to simply click the ’like’ button on that Facebook page. According to various reports, people charge as much as US$ 75 to give 1,000 likes for any Facebook page. Others advertise the service on sites like Fiverr.

6. Influencer Marketing on Facebook

Influencer marketing is not for anyone who has a large following on Facebook. Indeed, most people do not permit people to ‘follow’ them on Facebook because their content can land them in danger if it is dealing with sensitive issues like politics and religion.

However, influencer marketers look for people with large followings and a huge network of friends. They offer money to promote a brand or ideology through your Facebook page.

7. Earn from Facebook Ads

If you have a small home based business, you can make money by advertising through Facebook Ads. The social media firm offers free and paid packages for Facebook Ads, depending upon your usage and target audience.

8. Manage Facebook Accounts

Managing social media accounts, an especially Facebook page of a company or celebrity is very lucrative work from home option. There are scores of social media management jobs you can find online.

These jobs that require you to manage Facebook pages can be done fulltime or even part-time to make extra money. They are advertised under various designations like Social Media Manager, Facebook Assistant, and Social Media Specialist.

9. Direct Advertising

A small business can post advertisements directly on a regular Facebook page to attract customers. These advertisements can be about employment, classifieds, products, and services. Many small businesses use Facebook purely as a forum to post their advertisements.

A lot of job seekers also browse Facebook pages of companies to find employment opportunities.