Facebook Fanpages are not dying, despite the current branded content policy rumors.

Hey folks! It’s been a while since the last time we’ve updated our blog. We’re back to straighten a few things related to the recent Fanpage doomsday reports. It all started on March 1st, 2018 when Facebook announced their Branded Policy change.  The branded content policy prohibits publishers and content creators from being paid to post things that they were not involved in creating. To be specific, Facebook will add the following parameter to its policy:

“Don’t accept anything of value to post content that you did not create or were not involved in the creation of, or that does not feature you.”

Many (if not the vast majority) of publishers panicked to the point where everyone began selling their stock of pages. Publishers claimed that the changes were so drastic that it caused giants like  LittleThings.com to close doors. Well, the truth is, this isn’t a doomsday scenario, and Facebook is still alive and well. First, LittleThings.com were in financial trouble long before this new Branded Policy change, they even admitted so in their letter to the public. Second, Facebook is still (by far) the most popular social network out there. With over two billion users, that’s almost a 1/4 of the earth population. If you believe Facebook will fail anytime soon, we can tell you right now that it won’t happen. So, let’s clear up this Branded Policy update, what does it actually mean?

The Branded Content policy was introduced by Facebook to help curb the spread of misinformation, clickbait articles, and fake news. It prevents owners of huge Fanpage networks from spreading the same story/link on multiple Facebook Fanpages. That’s it. Basically, if your page is about cats, you better write about cats, and the article better be written by you. Also, if you decide to cross-post the link on all your other pages, you may get yourself in trouble. So you see, Facebook wants publishers to stick to their topic/niche, and they want to curb the spam. This is why Facebook is still a great tool, and some might argue that things will get better now, as the lower amount of spam should make Facebook more appealing to the end user. Stick to your niche, write your own content, and don’t spam your links across many pages, and you will avoid the doomsday scenario everyone is talking about.


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7 key features of high-demand fan pages you can resell for huge profit!

The following article is a guest blog post by one of our readers. Thank you!

Make no mistake about it. Flipping fan pages can make you good money. The great thing about making money online is that you do not have to actively work for your money. It is not like a typical nine-to-five job where you have to physically show up, plant your butt in a chair, park your face in front of a computer, and hack away until eight hours have passed. You will beat that for fourteen days and then you get a paycheck. You keep repeating that for weeks, then months, then years, until you retire. Does it sound like much fun right?

Well, there is an alternative. You can make more money simply doing fun stuff like flipping fan pages. The concept is quite simple, buy low, sell high. Believe it or not, there are lots of online entrepreneurs earning more than a typical nine-to-five job while working far fewer hours.

You probably heard of the concept 4-hour workweek. You might have thought that it was some sort of fantasy or hype. Well, wonder no more. If you know what you are doing, you can make a full-time income working very few hours in the span of a month. Flipping Facebook fan pages is one of those activities.

How does this work? Well, you buy a fan page for a low price and you then find buyers for it that would pay you a multiple of the price that you paid. It is not unusual for people to buy a fan page for a hundred bucks and resell it for five hundred dollars or more. The best part to all of this is that it does not take much work or time if you know where to advertise and you know where to look to find sellers.

So, how can you tell which fan pages have a high level of demand? What are the seven key features you should look for? Here they are:

Feature 1: High-value niche

There is a reason why foreign exchange, legal services, weight loss, plastic surgery, payday loans and credit cards get a lot of advertisers. When you create a blog based on these topics, and your blog gets traffic, for every click you get on an ad, you stand to make quite a bit of money. In fact, foreign exchange ads routinely pay five dollars per click. Certain specialized legal services and medical procedures, as well as certain types of loans, pay per click as well. At the very least, they pay way more than the typical ten cents to twenty-five cents per click that you get with more generic niches. Accordingly, it makes a lot of sense for you to look for fan pages that specialize in certain high-value niches.

To make sure that you pick the right pages, do advance research on which niches pay really well. Google AdWords’ Keyword Planner is a good resource for this. Just type in some keywords related to the niches I listed above as well as niches that you uncover and you will see some keywords. You will find related niches as well. Pay attention to how much they pay on a cost per click basis. Once you get this information, then you should have a fairly clear picture of which niches to target as far as your fan page purchases go.

Feature 2: Professional graphics brand

High quality and high demand fan pages do not look like they were patched together by somebody who had nothing else better to do. When you look at the graphics of such pages, it is clear that a lot of thinking and preparation went into putting the page together. Look for expert covers. Look for a nice-looking avatar. These graphics must not just look good. They must be directly related to the niche the Facebook fan page specializes in.

Feature 3: Linked to a mailing list

This is seriously awesome. You know that you are looking at a premium fan page when the operator of their fan page has a working mailing list. You have to understand that the vast majority of people that go to a website or click on social media content will not come back to that same piece of content or page. That is a lot of wasted potential. A mailing list enables you to recycle that content. A certain percentage of people that go to your website may sign up for your mailing list if you show a pop-up or whenever there is an ad for your mailing list. Once you show them your form, a certain percentage of them would sign up.

This is one of the best things you could do because, when you send out an update to your mailing list, a certain percentage of them would click the link and end up on your website. Instead of people going to your website once only to vanish forever, through your mailing list, you are getting a way for them to come back to your site over and over again. Now of course, the more they come back to your site, the more chances you get of getting them to click on an ad or otherwise do something that will end up with you making a few more dollars. High quality and high demand fan pages are linked to a mailing list. They either use a free book or report to get people to sign up for their list, or they offer some sort of email-based course that people sign up for. To get targeted mailings, whatever the case may be, look for a mailing list

Feature 4: Brand-centered publishing

High demand fan pages understand the power of brands. That is why instead of just cranking out high-quality content scraped from other websites and other blogs, they actually post updates where they make references to themselves. They engage with their community. When fan pages do this, the self-referencing would produce an impression in the minds of people who like that page that they are not dealing with an ordinary page, instead, they are dealing with a brand. As a result over time, people would treat the fan page as a brand.

Here is an important secret: brands command a premium online.

It takes work to build a brand. If you are able to manage to build a fan page brand, you will be able to charge more money than a generic fan age that people often wonder why they liked in the first place.

Feature 5: High-user engagement

This is actually quite self-explanatory. When you look at the content being shared or hosted on the Facebook fan page that you are thinking of buying, look for how many likes, comments, and shares that piece of content gets. To do this in a statistically sound way, take the total number of engagement a particular post has and divide it by the total number of likes on that page. This should produce a percentage. The higher the percentage, the more engagement that page has and the more excited you should be in buying it.

Feature 6: Niche-targeted content

Now it is one thing for the page as a whole to target a niche. It is another when it is obvious that almost all its content stays on message. Believe it or not, there are lots of high-value niche fan pages out there that are actually general interest fan pages. For example, they give you the impression that they talk about the stock market and foreign exchange, but when you look at the actual posts only maybe 50 percent are on point while the other 50 percent talk about Donald Trump, Brexit, and other unrelated topics.

Be on the lookout for this. Make sure that the page as a whole has a high percentage of niche targeted content. Now, the higher the percentage, the more attractive it should be to you.

Feature 7: Existing distribution network “whitelist”

I think this is a little bit tricky. Basically, what you are going to do is you are going to take the niche of the of the fan page that you are thinking of buying, and you research Facebook groups that cater to those niches. You then join these open or closed groups and wait until you get approved. Once you are approved, you can access their content.

Look for content shared by the fan page you are buying. If you notice that a lot of these groups regularly feature shared content from the fan page, you have your eye on this means that the fan page has an existing distribution network. Best of all, it is on “whitelist”. This means that its content is so good or the operator behaves in such an ethical and professional way, that that they do not get banned from groups. These groups like the content so much or believe that the content is so authoritative and credible enough that they do not ban the operator when they post content from the fan page to the group. This is a very important indicator of value. If you see this quality you should seriously think of buying the fan page because it already has an existing distribution network. Of course, as many of the other features listed above should be present as well, but this is a big one.

Keep these seven features above in mind if you want to make the right call when it comes to buying Facebook fan pages. Make no mistake about it. They are not created equal. Some are more valuable than others. In fact, the vast majority of fan pages out there have very little value at all. You have to know what you are doing, otherwise, you are not going to make those fat profits.

Thank you SellFanPages.com for allowing me to post here!

250,000 Facebook followers in a month? It’s not as hard as you think.

Okay, before we get started, let’s differentiate between purchased followers and real followers. You can do any type of Google search and find hundreds of services that will have their robot and spam account followers go and like your Facebook page in just a few days. And if you do that, you will ruin your Facebook page. You see, Facebook has an algorithm that looks for these types of activities. And if they find that your page is indulging in a quick fix, they will penalize you. Going forward your organic reach will be stymied and your page will never have the potential it could have had if you had built it the correct way.

Now, even though we’re going to be discussing real followers, this doesn’t mean you didn’t pay for them. Instead, you’ll be paying Facebook. Because Facebook has become a pay-to-play network for businesses. They just want to make sure that you’re paying them and not someone else. And when I say you’ll be paying for them, I mean you’ll be spending promotion dollars to attract them.

Alright, so is it possible to get a quarter of a million people to like your page in under a month? Yes. It’s actually quite easy when you follow a set plan.

You will need time and money to accomplish this. If you’re expecting to be able to do it for free, then it is still possible, but it is ridiculously unlikely that you can accomplish it in the time frame laid out.

One quick note before we begin. There’s the possibility of “boosting” your page on Facebook which will attract people to like and follow your page. You can get people to like your page for anywhere from 50 cents to 5 dollars per follower on average. This is not that strategy. Instead, we’ll be targeting a cost per new follower well below 5 cents.

First Step

You’ll first want to identify an audience that has a significant number attached to it. By this I mean you want to choose who will be fans of your Facebook page. And you’ll want to ensure that there are enough of them to warrant a 250,000 follower number. Thus, if you’re creating a Facebook page for dog owners, choose dog owners. Do not choose hairless chihuahua owners who live in Arizona. That second audience is far too small and you’ll never gain your desired following.

Once you’ve identified them, you’ll want to create a saved audience in the Facebook ads platform for this group. I recommend creating a half dozen versions of the audience and target them in different ways. For instance, you can choose people who like pages about dogs. You can also target people who follow other popular dog pages. There are even ways to target people based on their buying habits. So, create a few different ways that you’re going to target dog owners (again, the audience we’re using as an example).

Second Step

Set up your Facebook page and fill in all the pertinent information. I also recommend creating an Instagram page at the same time since you can receive a lot of collateral benefits on Instagram from your activities on Facebook. For example, one of the pages that I’ve created on Facebook reached the 250,000 follower mark and the Instagram page reached 30,000 followers in that same time with almost no additional effort.

Third Step

You’ll now want to find out what your audience is engaging with. Go to pages that speak to your target audience and study the posts they are putting up. Find out which ones are getting the most likes and shares. Then create a posting calendar for your page and emulate those posts. For instance, if you notice that people engage with cute images of dogs (which they do) at a high rate, then you’ll want to source as many of these posts as you can. They may also engage with training tips (which they do), so you’ll also want to work posts in about that topic as well.

On average you’ll want to post at a minimum of 4 to 6 times per day. And spend a few days populating your page with posts before you start any type of promotion. That way the page looks like it’s been around for a while. You have a higher chance of people following your page if they see some history.

Fourth Step

You’ll now want to boost every single post you publish. I recommend using a set small amount per post. Usually, this is $5 to $10. And you’ll want to boost them for just one day.

As a quick cheat sheet, images will get the most engagements in terms of reactions (likes, love, laugh), shares, and comments. Videos will receive a lot of views, but less actions. Updates are third in reach, and link shares are dead last in the amount of people you can reach for the same amount of money. So, I would put most of your time into image posts at first.

Fifth Step

The reason you’ll be boosting every post is because you’re looking for the outliers when it comes to cost per engagement. Some posts can cost 10 cents per engagement and others can be upwards of $1 per engagement (a terrible post if that’s the case). But there are some lucky few that will be below two cents per engagement, and some even less than a penny. These are the ones you’re looking for. As you skim the data, find the posts that did extremely well on a cost per engagement basis and then go back to those posts and boost them with more budget.

If you sold your fanpage and looking to build a new one, these tools will get you started.

Whether you’re a newbie looking to set up your first Facebook fanpage, or a veteran looking to expand your knowledge, this list of fanpage related websites will help you do just that. We have hunted down and gathered the most accurate and trustful sources, they will help you learn everything there is about Facebook fanpages.

For the newbies!

Don’t own a fanpage yet? Would you like to create one? To get started you will need to have a registered Facebook account, after that use one of the following guides below to get started.

Now let’s design it!

The more attractive your fanpage is the more people will flock to it. So, replace that standard icon and cover and go for something related to your topic/niche. These following websites should let you do just that!

  • Facebook fanpage covers, by 99covers.co. (ready made covers, they do have a watermark since they’re free)
  • Fanpage covers, by TrendyCovers.com (also free, but they have the watermark)

If you’re a business and need loyalty-free or exclusive rights to your images then try the following sites:

You can also get some inspiration by glancing over the top 100 most popular fanpages in the world.

Now let’s get your fan page popular!

It’s no secret that creating and designing a fanpage is the easy part. A pretty fanpage with zero likes has no use, so you need to populate it with fans to get your message out. Creating a popular Facebook fanpage requires lots of work and knowledge. There following articles will help you get started:

Now that you’re set up here are some monetization tips.

If your fanpage isn’t directly related to your business but you would like to earn from it, then please use the following articles to get started:

Challenges you may face!

In the recent years, Facebook made it really difficult to earn money from fanpages, mainly due to their unforgiving algorithm tweaks. Without some knowledge and tricks up your sleeve, you might have a tough road ahead of you. To be prepared make sure to read the following articles:

Does this reach problem sound scary? Don’t worry, it is not as bad as you think. With a little cleverness you can beat the system and still reach plenty of fans. You can combat the low reach by following instructions found here, and here.

That pretty much covers it! We will update this page with more resources soon, in meanwhile thank you for reading and good luck on your fanpage ventures.

$12,000 USD for a Single Photo Upload? Current Marketing Trend Turns Regular Joes Into Money Making Machines

We don’t normally post press releases, but this one is quite interesting and it shows how to make ungodly amounts of money with Instagram accounts!

In a world where social media is king and a virtual “nobody” can become famous overnight, ViralAccounts.com owner, and operator, David Kosiba says only the famous need not apply when it comes to making thousands of dollars to upload an Instagram photo.

This press release was orginally distributed by ReleaseWire

Tarnow, Malopolska — (ReleaseWire) — 12/08/2016 — In the digital age where news travels faster than the time it took to make it, most know their way around social media like the back of their hand. But do they know that social media marketing can net users a hefty payday? Makes one wonder if that code can be cracked by anyone without a steady place in the zeitgeist and the bank account to prove it. According to the research of D’Marie Analytics, celebrities such as Kylie Jenner, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, or Rihanna make five to six figures for a single social status update. Regardless if it’s Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, or Twitter, all it takes is one upload to net them more than most Americans make in a year. The good news is, recent marketing methods reveal that this money making machine isn’t exclusive to celebrities. “Regular Joes,” even with very little experience in social media, are getting in on the action. It’s all thanks to a little big thing called influencer platforms.

David Kosiba, owner, and operator of ViralAccounts.com, said of the increasing trend, “The lucrative side of social media is being infiltrated by everyday people, due to the recent sprout of available resources and guides that reveal just how easy it is to ‘make it’ in this medium. The concept is quite simple. It combines the influence of celebrities and the advertising power of companies. Think of it like this. It’s natural that businesses need exposure to survive and famous people with a large following can fulfill that need. However, these days, influence isn’t exclusive to celebrities. Anyone with a large social following, whether he is a famous world-known actor or a 14-year-old YouTuber streaming video games, is considered influential.”

So how can an everyday social media user, with no social presence, earn like the celebrities do? It’s easier than one would think. They do it by buying already established social media properties. It turns out influence is not only lucrative; it’s also for sale.

Social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and Vine with a large following are now referred to as properties. And these properties are sold and resold at popular websites such as BuySellAccounts.com, ViralAccounts.com or FanPageCash.org. Catering to all budgets, these companies provide influential accounts on every popular platform that just happen to be up for sale. With little investment, anyone can get a large social following immediately. And that not only opens the doors, it translates to advertising dollars.

Kosiba adds, “Obtaining influence is the hardest part. But once you become the proud owner of a vast amount of followers, getting advertisers’ offers is easy. That’s all thanks to the growing popularity of influencer platforms. Influencer platforms are simply websites that connect influential people to advertisers. Currently, some of the best-rated influencer platforms are Socialix, BrandBacker, Content BLVD, and FameBit. All it takes is a simple sign up, then connecting your social account, and waiting for the offers to roll in. The amount of income will depend on the size of your social property, engagement levels and niche. The more desirable your social profile is, the more offers you will receive. For example, one of the top influencers on Socialix currently makes 12,000 USD per a single Instagram post. He isn’t a movie star, he isn’t a rapper, and he isn’t a famous athlete. He simply has a very large and active Instagram account, which features over eight million fans.”

With all that said, just like in life, it’s not all smooth sailing. Buying influential properties takes time and money. Because of availability issues, wait times to purchase such accounts can get lengthy. Additionally, a good property can range anywhere from $5-50K USD. But considering the return on investment, most people can recoup their money within a relatively short time span, providing that advertisers continue to find their properties desirable.

For more information visit http://ViralAccounts.com.

Sources Information:
D’Marie Analytics = http://www.dmariearchive.com/
Socialix = https://socialix.com/
FameBit = https://famebit.com/
Content BLVD = https://www.contentblvd.com/
Brand Backer = http://www.brandbacker.com/

About SKYNET, Inc.
SKYNET, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is the parent company of ViralAccounts. Registered in Europe, ViralAccounts.com buys and sells established social media accounts to marketing firms and website owners to optimize brand awareness.

David Kosiba
Owner & Operator, SKYNET, Inc.
+48 721 468 828

Website: http://ViralAccounts.com

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How do people make money from Facebook fanpages?

How can I make money with a Facebook page?

Making money from Facebook fanpages can be a tough task these days, but for many people it is still a viable source of income. Back in the day, a single mid-size Facebook fanpage was capable of netting thousands of dollars per month. This is no longer the reality, because to make anything decent you will need a whole network of Facebook pages. However, things aren’t over yet for the little guy. If you’re new to the world of online money making, and you do own a large fanpage, you can still make a nice chunk of change by following the methods outlined in this article.

Before you even think about jumping into any of these methods, keep in mind that they all take time and effort, and you also may have to invest a little money for things such as hosting and domains. So, are you ready to make money from your fan pages?

Making money via direct sales.

You can most likely sell things directly to your fans if you have a very niche specific fanpage. When we mean sales we don’t necessarily mean the “hey guys, you should totally buy this!” approach. This method is considered intrusive, and it will most likely get your Facebook fanpage marked as spam. For the sake of the article let’s say that your Facebook fanpage is about apples. The first thing that comes to mind is to create a store by setting up a website and start selling apples, right? Wrong. These days you need to captivate the audience with amazing photos of apples, you need to tell them why apples are good for them, why they need to have one right now, and why they need to purchase them from you! This is an unintrusive way of pre-selling something online, as you aren’t directly asking your audience to buy apples, you are giving them reasons why they should own one. This method works wonders if executed correctly. However, it can be time-consuming. You will have to set up a store, constantly come up with fresh content, snap captivating photos, and stay on top of current trends. Remember, you will most likely not make money by selling actual apples, this was just an example, and I don’t think there are any “apple trends”, although the acai berry had its fifteen minutes of fame. The reality is that direct sales via Facebook fanpages are incredibly tough, and unless your topic is directly related to a particular niche such as mobile phones, personal computers, cars, toys, etc, you will most likely not make any sales.

Earn money by selling ad spots on your Facebook fanpage.

Did you know that there are people out there that will pay you to post things on your Facebook page? If your page is active, you can probably make enough money to pay off a few bills simply by posting links, photos, and videos for others. Ever heard of “influencers?” Well, if you own a large Facebook fanpage you most likely fit into that category. Influencer is simply a person who can (as the name says) influence others. If you own a Facebook page with tons of followers, you have the ability to influence them in a quick and convenient way. Not too many people or companies have the potential to reach thousands of people with a few mouse clicks, which is why many of them are willing to pay for that type of service. This is probably the easiest method of monetizing your fanpage. However, it won’t make you rich, and if you push too hard you might even lose your followers. Naturally, this method requires fanpage owners to spam their followers with irrelevant offers that aren’t usually related to the fanpage topic. Unless you keep strict tabs on what is advertised on your fanpage you will most likely anger your fans, thus making them leave, thus killing your only revenue source. You can avoid the certain death of your fanpage by accepting posts related to your topic, but that will naturally lower your chances of netting a client who is willing to pay. Most people who purchase fanpage post spots don’t care on which page they advertise, they just want exposure and quick traffic. But your fans will care, especially if you keep bombarding them with constant offers and promotions. So the only question left is, “how do I find people who are willing to pay me?”. This part is not as difficult as it may seem, as there are plenty of influencer platforms popping up all over the web. The most common places people usually sell fanpage spots is Fiverr, however, if you’re looking for high-end influencer platforms that pay a lot more you can try Socialix.

Viral stories + Facebook fanpages = big bucks.

Ever heard of Diply, ViralNova, Storify or Upworthy? How about Buzzfeed? These names are some of the most known and shared websites on Facebook, and they aren’t selling apples or the latest phones. No, they only thing they provide is entertainment. The countless clickbait titles you see (“When she looked inside she never expected to see that…. SHOCKING!”) are currently the best way you can make money from Facebook fanpages. The reason is simple, many times these cutesy/clickbaity titles go viral, and they can make an incredible amount of money, fast. One of our clients singlehandedly made 116,000 USD in ad revenue overnight, as one of his posted links went viral and reached 46,000,000 people in just 24 hours. While cases like this one are rare they do happen, and the chances of them happening increase with each additional fanpage you own. All that being said, this method will have little success with only one fanpage, because in order to make any significant money you will need at least 10-20 pages. There are exceptions, for example, if you own one vast and active fanpage (we’re talking at least two million fans) you may be able to pull this off. However, this method of money making requires lots of setup and continued maintenance. We’re talking about building a website, optimizing it to handle large amounts of traffic (because what’s the point of going viral when your website gets knocked offline?), setting up an AdSense account (the company that will pay you for ad views/clicks), and most of all, creating content. The content needs to be fresh and share-worthy, and that requires hours of research and the ability to write articles. If executed correctly the benefits can be very rewarding, we are talking thousands of dollars per month. But you can also lose 100’s of hours of work, if it turns out that your fans aren’t much into reading stories.

Last but not least, you can just sell your fanpage.

Selling is the quickest way to earning money from your Facebook fanpage. Not only will you get paid right away, you will also be paid handsomely, as popular fanpages can hold their value. Yes, you will only make a one-time payment, but remember, the alternative is constant work, research, sales, writing, and customer service. The other route also offers uncertainty, as no matter which method you decide to try, the all require time, effort and money, without any guarantees of success. You can sell your fanpage popular sites such as Viral Accounts or Buy Sell Accounts.


There are also many restrictions imposed by Facebook that will make following any of these methods a lot more difficult. For example, just because you have a 100k fanpage does not mean you can reach all of these people every time you post. To the contrary, you will be lucky enough to reach 5-10% of your audience, because of the latest reach restrictions imposed by Facebook. Facebook wants you to pay every time you want to reach your entire audience, thus making money via their platform very counter-intuitive. This is why at the present moment it is tough to make any substantial money with just one page. As always, if you decide to try, your results will greatly depend on individual effort, skill, and lots of luck.



Original article can be found here: http://fanpagecash.org/2016/08/how-to-make-money-with-facebook-fanpages/