11 Easy and effective Ways to do business through facebook

By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Monday, August 24, 2009

Missing PieceFacebook, besides being the one step solution to entertainment and social networking, also comes with a multitude of advertising opportunities for big businesses, entrepreneurs and even independent artists and freelancers. If you know the ways to do it, then Facebook with its more than 200 Million (approx.) unique visitors, can become one of the biggest sources to surge up your financial aspects within no time. So here are 11 tips that will help you use Facebook and profit from it.

1. ShopCreator

This e-commerce software works with Facebook Marketplace. Shopcreator’s software supports hundreds of successful online retailers, large and small. There are no fees to setup and run an online shop with the Transact product, you only pay for sales that you make. So set up a shop to reach millions people that too for zero cost and maintenance!

2. Viagogo

Are you an event manager or an artist or wanna sell your tickets to earn some quick buck. May be you wanna buy ticket and go for the weekend football match. Buy and sell tickets to events through Facebook with this tool. Artists can also advertise their gigs by maintaining a list of events to share with friends.

3. Facebook Ads

Design text based or image based ads just for Facebook members and target very specific niche audiences with this system. You can decide and precisely point to people by age, gender, location, and more. You can also choose the mode of payment like pay per click (CPC) or impression (CPM). Track your progress with real-time reporting and also gain insight about who’s clicking on your ad. A great way to reach 130 Million people that too your way.

4. Marketplace

The Facebook Marketplace lets anyone sell and search for apartments, furniture, or anything else, kind of like Craigslist or another classifieds site. No headache of a third party. Just invite, chat and make the deal.

5. Events

You can create an event on Facebook, and then invite all of your friends or people in your network to advertise a sale, business opening or concert. Become an event manager in a single day!

6. Badges

With this feature, you can send Facebook friends and followers to other websites, including your company site. A badge is a customizable clip of your Facebook profile that you can share on other web sites like blogs, personal web pages, or forums. You can choose what information to show on your badge. The badge will be automatically updated and visible to anyone you want, even non-Facebook users

7. Share Partners

This feature makes it easier to share content from other sites on Facebook. That way, you can broadcast press releases, news stories, product reviews and more. You can just put in the URL and the button will be created at the profile page. People who visit your profile will be well aware of it without any publicity.

8.  Facebook Insight

Get valuable metrics about your presence and promotion on Facebook. With Facebook Insights, you have access to data on activity, fan demographics, ad performance, and trends. With this information, you are better equipped to improve your custom content on Facebook and adjust your ad targeting. It works more like a Google Analytics and lets you know about the areas of information you need to know.

9. Gydget

Gydget is a widget that lets “bands, teams and other organizations…connect with fans.” You can embed one on Facebook to reach even more people. So if you are an upcoming rock band then make sure you have this. You may not need an expensive event manager then.

10. Groups

Start your own Facebook group to invite people to browse pictures of your band, products or staff and start a following. Get noticed, make a platform from where you can rock on at live shows. You don’t need a separate website or publicity stunts for this. Just use Facebook in a right way.

11. FunWall

Send mass announcements and greetings to all of your friends at once with this. Just keep it as a professional courtesy.


There are many other ways to earn from Facebook and grow your business. Do you have a plan to share? Give us your feedback as well as contributions.

April 27, 2010: 8:24 pm

Good article, I found it very useful. Many thanks!

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