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Love Social Media? Here’s 4 Simple ways to make Money on Facebook (without setting up a business)
As I’ve previously mentioned, I love Facebook. It’s my favourite social media platform simply because I feel I get so much out of it. I’m in loads of groups, follow loads of pages and probably spend far more time than is healthy on there. I also love to make money on Facebook. There a several ways to do this – varying in ease and success rates but where money is involved it’s got to be worth a try, right? Here are my 4 favourite ways to make money on Facebook without setting up a business.
1. Sell your old stuff
Selling your old stuff is probably the quickest and easiest way to make money on Facebook. You can either add a selection of items to your own page on join groups designed specifically for selling. Some groups are aimed at selling things locally – this is great for bulkier items that you wouldn’t want to post – or if you can’t be bothered to post at all. There are also national selling groups although these are usually geared towards a specific niche, for example a particular brand of children’s clothing or anything related to weddings.
If people are picking up they will usually pay in cash. If you are posting items, payments, in my experience are usually made through Paypal. The great thing about selling on Facebook is there are no Fees to pay like there would be on eBay. However, selling this way does offer less protection so be careful, especially when selling more valuable items.
Think you have nothing to sell? Check out this post on items from around the home you might not realise you could be selling.
2. Get featured in a magazine
Some of the easiest money I have ever made was being featured in Women’s magazine. Magazines are always looking for stories. I simply responded to a Facebook post asking people to submit any health related stories and they got straight back to me asking for more details. I had one hour long phone call, submitted a few photos and was paid £200 for my time. I’ve written a whole post about it if you’d like to find out more – including which magazines I follow on Facebook. Even if you don’t think you have an interesting story to sell I have also made money commenting on dilemma’s and talking about whether I think Christmas starts too early.
3. Join a money making Facebook group
One of the best things I have ever done is sign up for Emma Drew’s Money Making Course. It teaches you how to make money online, including lots of ways you may not have thought of or may have been too scared to try. Access to the Facebook group is exclusively for those taking the course so unless you sign up you’ll miss out on all the action!
I love comping and there are several ways Facebook helps with this. Firstly I follow lots of Facebook pages that hold regular competitions. They pop up in my news feed and are super easy to enter, some just require a like to be entered. Others require a comment. I never enter competitions that require sharing – this against Facebook’s rules and comes across as super spammy to all my friends whose feeds are then filled with them.
I am also in a couple of comping groups, where people post competitions they’ve found from all over the web, not just on Facebook. This means if I feel like entering a few when I have a spare five minutes I can find them quickly and easily. While there are never any guarantees with comping you have to be in it to win it right? Even if the prizes aren’t cold hard cash, there are still money making options such as selling them on or putting away as Christmas gifts, which saves me money in the long run.