Facebook is the largest social network in the world. Whether you own a full-fledged business or just have an item to sell, anyone can make money on Facebook.
If you only use Facebook to message friends and take quizzes, consider some of these suggestions to increase your income.
Who Can Make Money With Facebook?
Anyone can make money on Facebook. As with anything in life, you have to be persistent and not give up if your campaign doesn’t work the first time.
For most of these suggestions, the quality of your Facebook profile is the best way to make a first impression. There are many spammers on Facebook who promise everything and never deliver.
You don’t want to be one of those people as your chances of making money will be slim.
Make sure your Facebook profile looks like you’re a real person. Include a picture of yourself or your company emblem in your profile picture or cover photo section.
Also, make sure you include the correct city you live in so people don’t think you’re accidentally posting in the wrong group. Finally, add contact information and a website link if you own a local or online business
Depending on how you want to make money on Facebook, you should also think about creating a separate account. This way you can separate your private and business activities.
If you want to keep everything under one account, that’s fine too if you’re a retail seller looking to try a Craigslist alternative.
What can you sell on Facebook?
Almost anything can be sold on Facebook. Most people use Facebook to sell their used cars, second hand items, handmade items, e-books and to promote their weekend garage sale.
A few things you can’t sell on Facebook are:
How to make money on Facebook
Once your profile is up and running, you can now start making money. In many cases, you will be selling items or services that you already own. But we’ll also include a few other suggestions.
Real Money Gambling Products
Certain Health Products
In general, you can sell anything you can buy at a local store on Facebook without having to show photo ID or a doctor’s prescription.
- Write a Facebook post
If you only want to sell to your current Facebook friends, you can write a post. In the “What are you up to?” section, start typing what you want to sell. You can also add an image of the item.
Posts are only shared with your friends, but they can be seen by others you don’t know if your friend shares the post.
Perhaps you’ve seen your own circle of friends selling cars, homes, and other possessions rather than bothering to sell to a stranger. If you’ve never sold anything on Facebook, you can use their posts as an example to model your post.
Follow up on Facebook Messenger
If you’re constantly flipping used items, you can keep an eye on these people and send them a message when you finally find an item they originally wanted.
- Join local buying and selling groups
If you’re trying to sell locally, there’s a good chance you probably won’t be selling to a friend. That’s why you need to join your local buying and selling groups as well. Facebook makes it super easy to sell as you can usually create the post in a group and have the option to choose other groups before the post goes live.
As an example, let’s say you want to sell your car. In your city or county there are most likely at least two different buying and selling groups that accept used car offers. Even if you only make one post, it will appear in multiple groups and you can reach more Facebook members.
Some of the most popular groups are flea markets and automobiles. To quickly find the groups near you, click Buy & Sell Groups from the Discover menu. You can also search by group name to filter the different options.
Each group has different selling policies, so make sure you read the group policies before posting. Otherwise, the group moderators can delete your post or remove you from the group.
Create your own group
If there isn’t a local group for the items you want to sell, you might consider starting your own group.
- Sell on Facebook Marketplace
Don’t forget to sell on Facebook Marketplace too. The Marketplace is a free feature that allows you to buy, sell, or trade almost anything in your area.
While not as specialized as local buy and sell groups, everyone has access to Facebook Marketplace so they can easily share your post with their friends and maybe even find that special thing they were looking for.