Making Money with Facebook Groups? Really?

icon_facebookReading this Make Money with Facebook Groups post, nearly made my tongue flop out of my mouth. Seriously, if there is any truth to this whatsoever, we should all be jumping on the facebook groups bandwagon like white on rice. After checking pretty thoroughly, it really does seem entirely possible. So without further adieu another project is launched.

Can you imagine? I read about another guy posting in the same forum. His group with 1.3 million members? I Want To Punch Slow Walking People In The Back Of The Head. That group has drawn in over 1.3 million members since its inception. Seriously? people will join anything. I do somewhat doubt that the group would be targeted for anything specific but who knows. I can see a group of young, angry, single men being a good niche for a dating site link or something.

The admin of this facebook group is selling links on the group home page for $50 a month, there are several of them. By my calculations he is earning nearly $500 a month in link revenue alone, never mind he could easily send multiple marketing messages to up to 5000 members at a time. That is very interesting to me. Something definitely worthy of further research. Captain Geek take it away!

So yeah I started a couple of facebook groups to test this theory out. Putting in a small amount of research, which is about how much time it took to set up 2 groups, upload logo’s, start a couple discussions in each and send invites to our facebook friends. Another 30 minutes to document and blog about what I am doing. The one area where I am not strong is in large numbers of facebook friends, maybe I can network with some other higher profile friends.

Here is some advice I collected on how to create 1,000,000+ member facebook groups. The way to make money with facebook groups is to start here.

1. Follow pop culture and if a big event happens, create a group. Try and be the first to do so and people will join like mad. Example: When Heath Ledger died and “The Dark Knight” came out, someone created a group entitled “Heath Ledger Deserves a Post Humous Academy Award for his Role in the Dark Knight.” Not the shortest title but it gained more than 1,000,000 members within a month.

2. Nostalgia. A group called “If you remember this you grew up in the 90’s” has almost 2 million members. It is all about discussing things about the 90’s that people loved.

3. Experiments like 6 degrees of separation where the only point of joining the group is to participate in an experiment. These groups ask you to inivite all of your friends and usually go viral. This is the kind of group I sold (now has more than 2million members).

There are reports of People selling 1,000,000 member Facebook Groups for over $10,000.00. Why would anyone pay that? Think about that from a marketing perspective. Facebook is huge, a link on the group page could send thousands of visitors to your site. Sounds like fun….anyone else interested?