5 Mistakes that Could Sabotage Your Facebook Marketing Campaigns

Social media is the Midas Touch of modern marketing techniques. You can turn something seemingly hard to get off the ground into a campaign that’s both recognized widely and extremely profitable to you.

The problem is, that much like the legend behind the Midas Touch, it can also be a curse. Simple social media mistakes can drag your campaign down to the realm where nothing you do will ever amount to anything.

It’s really an easy way to run yourself ragged.

To avoid those common social media mistakes, I’ve decided to take a look at 5 of the most blaring Facebook marketing mistakes that companies tend to make. Just keep in mind that these mistakes are unique to the other 3 Common Facebook Mistakes I posted about previously.

 

1. Incomplete Profiles or Pages

The foundation of a home shares many similarities to the foundation that a proper social media marketing campaign should have; unless the foundation is solid, it will inevitably collapse.

That’s why filling out your entire social media profile is a thing that you have to do.

Business hours, an address, photographs of your products and employees, and everything else that will help your potential and actual fans learn about your company should be on your Facebook Fan Page.

Even the vanity URL you use should be something that looks aesthetically pleasing while being informative about your business.

 

Nike Football's completed Fan Page gives Fans everything they need to know and then some.

Nike Football’s completed Fan Page gives Fans everything they need to know and then some.

 

2. Posting Too Much

When it comes to social media, even your best audiences can get enough of you. Posting too much in too short of a time period will lead to less positive reception by your fans, to the point where they might ignore everything that you have to say in the future.

But wait, – what about keeping ahead of all the other Fan Pages they have flooding their feed?

Don’t worry about competing in terms of quantity. Compete in terms of quality, as posts with my interaction will naturally rise to the top of Timeline feeds.

 

3. Bad Cover Photos

The prevalence of Cover Photos that violate Facebook’s terms of service is astounding. This can result in suspension, removal of your page or removal of your ability to administrate your page.

None of those are things you want. Plus, when you review what isn’t allowed, you’ll understand that these things can just make your Facebook Page look plain tacky.

Under Facebook guidelines, you’re not allowed to have the following in your Cover Photo on your Facebook Fan Page:

  • Price information, discount codes or anything other text that could be construed as incentives for Liking your page.
  • Any calls to action, which include to Like, share, comment, download, share, refer your friends, or actions that would otherwise benefit you.
  • Contact information, which includes but isn’t limited to: phone numbers, email addresses, physical address or website forms.

What should you use as a cover photo? Coca-Cola has an amazing example of the type of Cover Photo you should use.

Coca-Cola's Cover Photo is an example of what your Facebook Fan Page should have.

Coca-Cola’s Cover Photo is an example of what your Facebook Fan Page should have.

In other words, you want something that showcases your products without actively telling your fans to buy them. If you can’t manage that, then go with something that showcases your company’s intrinsic values or the employees that work for you.

Remember that a picture’s worth more than just a thousand words on social media.

 

4. Focusing on Likes Too Much

While it’s true that Likes will likely drive your Fan Page towards success when the right people Like it, it’s not the end-all-be-all of Facebook marketing.

This is where a firm understand on how Facebook’s Fan Page mechanics work comes into play.

Likes by themselves only drive content up on a person’s Facebook Timeline so much. It’s comments and messages from other users to the Fan Page that allows it to show up on friend’s feeds and the like.

When it comes to obtaining more Likes, your best bet is to deliver exceedingly quality content that your fans share with like-minded people.

For more on how you can learn about this, see my Facebook Wealth Formula review. It covers a course that will likely provide you with the benefits you need to make your next Facebook marketing campaign a critical success.

 

5. Posting Unrelated Content

This is one of the biggest mistakes that small businesses tend to make. They think that they lack the type of content their fans want to see, so they post anything and everything they can find in the sheer hope that their fans will interact with their content.

This rarely works for building an audience, and it will only create an ineffective following when it does finally give you one.

That’s why you should always focus on on-brand material that works to ultimately promote yourself and the voices of your Fans.

Simple, to-the-point and effective. This is how your Fan Page posts should look.

Simple, to-the-point and effective. This is how your Fan Page posts should look.

 

Avoiding the Most Dire of Facebook Marketing Mistakes

Just keep these Facebook marketing mistakes in mind when you start your next campaign, and you’ll likely avoid any dramatic recoil that will hurt your social media marketing efforts.

When you employ the various time-tested Facebook marketing principles that I tend to write about, you’ll have a solid understanding of how Facebook marketing works and the things that will drive you towards success.

What social media mistakes do you think might be holding your social media marketing campaigns back? Let me hear in the comments below!

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The Comprehensive Guide on How to Make Money on Fiverr for Beginners and the Experienced

I feel like there’s so many methods, books and online courses that want to impress on you that you have to earn large dollar amounts with your online business efforts or you’re not earning.

This is counterproductive to everything I’ve ever learned through experience, because every single penny that you earn matters when you’re just starting out.

Think of it like your first summer job, if you had one. You’re only earning $20 per lawn you mow or $5 for watering someone’s lawn, but it’s worth it. You grasp tightly onto that hard-earned money that you earned through your own efforts while saving up to purchase something.

Those first few dollars work to teach you that you can be successful. You get physical proof that what you’re doing works, which is why I feel that so many people underestimate them.

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Fiverr’s one of those useful sites where anyone can actually make money without being forced to buy in to expensive products or unreliable services. That’s why I love it.

Today, I’m going to discuss Fiverr and sites like Fiverr in an attempt to give you an understanding of how you can begin earning money online right now. These sites make earning an online living accessible to everyone whom has something worth sharing.

While it’s unlikely that you’ll earn enough money to fill Scrooge McDuck’s vault, you will learn the skills you need to be successful in making money online. You’ll also learn what it takes to start, establish and run your own business while gaining first-hand experience in customer relations.

I’m going to run you through the following things in this MVP-style guide:

  1. What is Fiverr? – Learn what Fiverr is, how it works and how you can make it work for you.
  2. How do you make money on Fiverr? – How does Fiverr make you money, and why should you use it?
  3. How can you optimize your Fiverr Gigs to make more? – Learn how to maximize the conversions of your Gigs while increasing how many buyers you have.
  4. How much money can you make on Fiverr? – Is the sky really the limit when it comes to Fiverr, or is it just for small-time entrepreneurs?

So if you’re just starting out online, if you want a taste of Internet business, or you’re just looking for a sure-fire way to turn hard work into revenue without buying into some over-inflated e-marketing course, then read on with this post. I wrote it with you in mind.

 

What is Fiverr?

Fiverr is sort of like a Craigslist in terms of the products and services you can sell, but it’s a place where everything can be paid for in multiples of $5 amounts. This makes it a place where frugal people can browse for services that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford, and a place where people are more liable to spend their money for certain services.

When answering “What is Fiverr?”, think of it like this: You’d have to go through the trouble of finding a professional speaker to record himself for a fifteen-second advertisement or greeting on your website. This could cost a pretty penny.

Or you could go to Fiverr, where you can get that done by a high-rated seller for $5.

 

But How Do You Make Money on Fiverr?

The idea behind how to make money on Fiverr is fairly simple: You offer unique or services with a better value than most other people with the $5 price tag.

As your Gig, which is what jobs are referred to on Fiverr, begins to pick up in popularity and to receive positive reviews, the amount of work that you’ll see will begin to increase. Over time, you’ll become a higher level seller, which enables features like multiple gig orders and extra gig features that you can charge anywhere from an additional $5 to $50 for.

The reason I like bringing up Fiverr to people who may not have found success online is that the sky is the limit with this website, even if you really do have to start small. You can also create multiple Gigs, which allows someone who may not be sure of their own talents to try different things until they find something they like.

That means when you learn how to make money on Fiverr and that money actually begins to start to flow in to your Paypal account, you’ll have material proof that you can make money online. The best part is that the turnaround rate for Fiverr is 1-2 days after you’ve completed your Gig for someone.

 

So, How Do You Get Started Making Money on Fiverr?

The first step of the process is creating your Fiverr account. Luckily, this process is easy as can be due to Fiverr’s new-style interface.

You just need to click on the following button or “Join” in the top-right corner to get started.

Begin Creating Your Fiverr Account By Clicking on This

 

 

The next pop-up will prompt you to join with your Facebook account, your Google+ account or just your email.

Three Ways to Join With Fiverr

You can join Fiverr with your Facebook account, your Google+ account or just an email.

 

 

I recommend that you join with whichever account works the best for you. Fiverr offers some basic integration with Facebook and Google+, which can make it easier for you to get word out about your services if you already have developed accounts or you want intertwine social media marketing with your Gigs.

When you sign up, you’ll be able to choice a user name You should pick one that reflects that type of services you plan to offer or a professional name or synonym.

While “PinkPrincess417”may be okay for voice over work, you’ll likely lose potential Gigs, especially early on when they’re the most crucial, if you opt for a professional topic like online marketing or writing.

 

Getting Personal with Fiverr

One of the best ways to inspire confidence in your customers is to add a personal touch to your work. This lets them know that you’re a real person who cares about the problems that they’re hiring you to solve.

The best way to do this is by customizing your Fiverr Public Profile.

An example of a quick profile I set up for Fiverr.

An example of a quick profile I set up for Fiverr.

For the Profile Photo, use something that’s a professional photo of your face or something that represents the kind of business you plan to conduct. For example, you may want to go with an illustration of a globe if you choose something SEO-oriented.

The next thing you’ll want to address is the “Something About You” field. You’ll have 300 characters to essentially sell yourself to your customers and to reassure to them that you know what you’re doing.

The last thing you’ll need to change is to add any additional languages you can communicate in. This can be a big boost, as around one-third of Fiverr’s clients prefer to communicate in languages other than English.

 

Setting Up Your First Fiverr Gig

At the top right corner of Fiverr.com, you’ll see a button that says “Start Selling”.

You can click on that to be introduced to a new screen designed to promote the creation of your Fiverr gig.

Once there, you just click on “Create a Gig” and you’re off.

Create a Gig with Fiverr

A quick Gig I created to help you understand what yours should look like.

 

 

While what you add to your Gig will depend heavily upon what you plan to sell and whom you plan to sell you, you should embellish it as much as you can. You’ll want to ensure that your Gig title stands out, that your description is compact but comprehensive, and that you include detailed instructions for the buyer that won’t lead to a single drop of confusion.

You’ll also want to put up an attention-getting picture and ensure that your tags are accurate for anyone trying to find the service or product you’re providing.

Need Gig Ideas? Check outObtain your copy of this book for 13 in-demand gigs, and a step-by-step process to optimize your Gig for traffic and conversions.

 

How to Make Money on Fiverr by Improving Your Gigs’ Performance

While I think that Fiverr is one of the best ways for you to start out with your own Internet business, that doesn’t meant hat you’ll always be working for pennies. You can raise the price on your Fiverr gigs to appropriately reward yourself with the kind of money that you deserve for them, but only if you provide excellent services that your customers love.

To that end, I’ve put together a list of 6 tips that will increase the effectiveness of your Fiverr Gigs.

 

1. Work With Your Customers

Because Fiverr is viewed as a site for ‘value’ services by many, you’ll find that the type of customers you get tend to vary widely in their communication skills. Some might use plain, easy-to-understand English while others might take a few messages back-and-forth to understand.

Don’t be afraid to ask your buyers questions about what they want. After all, the customer is (usually) right.

 

2. Make Extensive Use of Buyer Instructions

Addressing the problem of communication should be your chief concern when it comes to Fiverr. By using clear buyer instructions broke down into a detailed list, you can reduce how many conflicts you have with your customers.

A quick way to ensure that your instructions do this is by asking things like:

    1. What type of service do you want?
    2. What color/subject/field do you want it to be in?
    3. Do you have any other special requests?

3. Add a Personal Touch

Fiverr is yet another place where treating people like people will win you favors. Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself or to ask your customers their names in the buying instructions.

A simple greeting can be enough to motivate your buyer to do favorable things like leaving you a positive review.

 

4. Be Patient

You’ll likely run into many bumpy patches and confusing customers when you first start out, simply because your Gig won’t have the highest rating to start with. If you continue to work through it, you should find that you begin to obtain customers whom are easier to work with and generally less demanding.

Whatever you do, don’t give up when it comes to Fiverr.

 

5. Over Deliver (Just a Tiny Bit)

Although this is hard to do if you’re delivering with physical products, you should always try to add in a little extra.

For example, say that you’re offering 300-word articles. You can make them 325+ words in length to ensure that your customers get a little more bang for their buck. The positive relationship building you’ll receive from those few words will add up down the road.

 

6. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Feedback

One of the most important aspects of your Fiverr Gig is how much positive feedback you have. Most people will be reluctant to order from people whom only have a small bit of feedback, which is why you need to encourage your customers to leave a review after every Gig.

If you follow the above tips, they’ll be that much more likely to do so.

Feel like you want to make your Fiverr success a sure thing? Take a look at this Fiverr Guide to learn how to make your Gigs sell like hotcakes.

 

Can You Really Make Serious Money in Fiverr?

The last thing to address is just how much money you can earn on Fiverr. Although the minimum amount is $5 per Gig, you can eventually start to add features that cost $5 or more to each of those Gigs in addition to offering multiple Gigs per order.

This means that you can make more than $5 per order, which means that you have a lot of wiggle room for increased profits when it comes to Fiverr.

How much money can you make on Fiverr? That’s a tough one. You can browse through the site to see sellers with 2,000+ Gigs completed with each gig costing just $5. This means that they’ve earned $10,000 or more through their Gigs. There’s even stories of sellers earning enough through Fiverr alone to fund their own start-ups and to buy rather large, comfortable and fully-furnished homes for their families.

The ultimate answer is that how much you earn on Fiverr is up to you. You can run your business here, develop a relationship with your customers and then use that as a take-off point for your online business later. This is just one of the few ways that you can make money online right now while having tangible proof in your hand (in other words, dollar bills) that shows you can be successful.

 

If you feel that you want to earn big bucks with Fiverr or you’re confused about making your first Fiverr Gigs, then my advice is to take a look at this limited-release Fiverr Guide.

It shows you how to make Gigs, how to draw in traffic, and how to optimize your Gigs for conversions.

That means money in the bank for you.

What do you think of Fiverr? Have you tried it before? Do you agree or disagree that it’s a good place to start your online business? Leave a comment below!

7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Rely on Black Hat Marketing or Link Building Techniques

“Black Hat” is the term used to described everything from SEO techniques to marketing strategies. While some people swear by it and many others make their living from it, I want to present a few reasons as to why it’s something that you should stay away from.

Before I get started, let me just say that, unlike lots of other people, I’m not going to preach in this post. I’m going to offer a level-headed and logical approach to this post without relying on the argument of morals.

What is Black Hat?

Black Hat Marketing ExplainedIf you already know what “black hat” means, then feel free to skip to the next section. I know there’s plenty of people who do.

Otherwise, allow me to explain it. Black hat describes marketing techniques, link building strategies and any other activity that uses either the way a system works or takes advantage of people in order to profit. While the methods are usually against the rules of whatever person governs that system, there are only a few situations where they are wholly illegal.

In contrast, “White Hat” describes the business model most people are familiar with. You add quality content and provide services for people in a way that is beneficial for both parties. No one, not advertiser, customer or any other intermediary, feels cheated at the end of the day.

7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Rely on Black Hat Techniques

Without further ado, let’s examine the faults that the black hat ideology provides. As I mentioned earlier, let’s leave morals out of this and examine this with a business-centric way of thinking.

1. Black Hat is Tedious

Black hat techniques rely on cheating the system. This often means simulating the work and activity that most people display by making use of automated solutions, which in turn means defeating deterrants designed to stop them like captchas.

It can often take just as much effort to design these automated solutions as it does to develop an authentic white hat business. That puts black hat marketing and link building on the same level of white hat in terms of effort for all but the largest of operations.

2. Black Hat Tends to be Low Quality

Link Building is All About the Strongest Link in the ChainThe kind of places and people who tend to be the most vulnerable to black hat practices are generally those with a low amount of value. This means that websites with a miniscule amount of domain authority and people who are less interested in being your customer than the homeless man down the street without a dime to his name is.

By contrast, you can usually acquire high-quality customers and links by filtering out these people and then manually approaching them.

3. Black Hat Can Be Spammy

It was about three or four years ago when the blog commenting craze really began. Automated black hat solutions arose that made commenting on autopilot easier than ever before, which in turn resulted in Google and other search engines seriously devaluing the worth of a blog comment.

The amount of automation needed for black hat solutions tends to make it spammy. This can have adverse effects, like having your website caught by Akismet as a source of spam.

4. Black Hat Tends to be Synonymous with Temporary

Black hat methods tend to be fleeting. Exploits that make them work tend to get patched quickly, and the people who would be taken in by these methods tend to wise up. Affiliates and ad networks tend to catch people who send bad traffic towards offers.

Even black hat links tend to be fleeting. The sites that they do get published on tend to be low-value, which in turn results in many of these websites disappearing in a matter of months.

5. Black Hat Requires Constant Adaptability

Because loopholes get patched and people grow tired of black hat techniques so quickly, people who use them must force themselves to adapt these techniques. They need to alter them, grow them larger and then continue to do so as long as they wish to make a profit from them.

They’re not exactly techniques suited for long-term marketing. You’ll be lucky if they last for even the short term.

6. Black Hat Always Stops Working

Marketing that Stops Working Puts You in TroubleBlack hat techniques tend to stop working as soon as someone makes a change that makes them devalued.

For example, consider a method that pivots around spamming a social network with links. If something as little as making these links unclickable occurs, then it’s possible that the black hat method will quickly become unviable.

7. Black Hat Techniques Tend to Bring Bad Publicity

The largest disadvantage of black hat techniques, in my Frank opinion, is that they bring bad publicity to you. While this may not seem like a big idea if you specialize only in black hat marketing, it should be something you’re worried about.

Even if your name isn’t linked to any businesses, it could be linked to something like CPA networks. Similarly to casinos, CPA networks tend to share a list of “people to avoid due to black hat techniques” with one another.

This can result in your name being written down on someone’s blacklist.

Are Black Hat Techniques Worth It?

Black Hat Money Might Be WorthlessPersonally, I don’t find black hat techniques worth messing with. Just take a look at the 5 Non-Black Hat Ways to Make a Quick Buck Online I posted some time ago. The methods here are simple, require minimal automation and can be done somewhat leisurely.

If you want to start a real business, then you should stay away from using black hat techniques for marketing or link building. There’s plenty of legitimate ways to make money using Facebook and other sources.

At the end of the day, you’ll find that building a busienss rather than making a quick buck will provide more satisfaction.

What do you think about black hat link building and marketing techniques? Should you stay away from them? Do they only work for knowledgeable people? Leave your thoughts below.

3 Signs that Buying that Next E-Book or Internet Marketing Course is a Bad Decision

There’s an old adage that says the following:

All that glitters is not gold.

When it comes to Internet marketing, I feel as if a lot of what glitters is no more than fool’s gold being pushed upon poor, desperate people by people whom are just as desperate to make a quick buck. It’s a sad cycle that persistently self-perpetuates, but it’s just one of those things you have to live with.

What I want to cover with you today are three signs that the next big e-book or Internet marketing course isn’t worth investing in. These are big, vibrant red flags that should remain at least partially apparent even amongst the fog of potential success.

Deciding the Worth of Internet Marketing Products

1. The Promises are Unreal

While I firmly believe that everyone who tries Internet marketing could quit their day job and make a full-time living from it, I don’t believe that any one product or course will teach you a sustainable method of doing so. I think that kind of strategy is one you learn on your own.

When something promises you to earn unreal figures and even shows you “proof” that you can earn thousands of dollars a day, it’s too good to be true. The more the product shoves this in your face, then the more likely that it’s a lot of fluff that will evaporate into the air just a few minutes after you purchase it.

 

2. It Doesn’t Add Up Over Time

Gurus and other individuals trying to pull a fast one over you don’t want you to rationally think about their products. They want you to pay attention to the big, flashing neon sign with the letters “BUY NOW!” written in red. They’ll throw numbers and countless figures right into your lap just to get you to focus on that sign, because it makes you all the more likely to impulsively buy.

Stop yourself if you ever find yourself in this situation.

When looking at the viability of an Internet marketing course, think logically about how long it will make you money. It’s a safe bet that you can earn 1% of whatever figure that product promises, regardless of how unskilled you are in using that method to make money. How long will it take to earn back what you paid for this product?

If it’s too long, then forget it. This product isn’t going to earn you the kind of money you want in the time you want. You’ll get frustrated, give up and go somewhere else.

The only reason you should invest in a product is if it has some tangible, long-term value to you. If it can, for example, teach you have to teach you how to make money using Facebook in a way that provides you more than just one simple method, then it will likely give you a long-lasting value that will contribute to your overall Internet marketing education.

 

3. The Method is Filled with Smoke and Mirrors

Any Internet marketing product worth even a grain of salt will give you a workable example of whatever methods it teaches. It will show you to some degree how it works, why it works and for how long it will continue to work.

If you feel like there’s more hot air and smoke than actual fire, then steer clear of the product in question. It’s likely inflated content that won’t get you anywhere.

Your goal when purchasing educational material is to nab something that will contribute something to your part-time or full-time career as an Internet marketer. Methods are fleeting, which is why forums that sell them for just a few bucks tend to have a bunch of unhappy people whom complain about products, remain skeptical of them, or try to sell their own half-baked ideas.

 

Buying with a Grain of Salt

Success-in-Business-and-Internet-Marketing-EducationRealize that any product you could buy that would produce $x each day wouldn’t be worth selling if it was sustainable and could be scaled up. You’d find the person who authored that item hard at work doing whatever he was trying to sell if this was the case.

A little bit of diligence, a grain of salt for even the most heavenly of advice and a good head on your shoulders will go far in aiding you towards becoming a successful Internet marketer. Take your time, hold onto your money tightly, and aim to only let those worthwhile have your money. This is how you really start your Internet business.

5 Non-Blackhat Ways to Make a Quick Buck Online

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Don’t let yourself be bogged down. Internet marketing is tough, but you can be successful.

You could be one of those successful business people making thousands of dollars a year purely by online means. Maybe you’ve gone through years of work and you’ve got your own empire built beneath your feet.

Odds are, however, that you’re not one of those people. You’re struggling just like everyone else.

The Typical Struggling Internet Marketer named ‘You’

For every person on the Internet, there’s a hundred that aren’t making money. That’s fine, and that’st o be expected. Nothing new here.

The problem is that you don’t want to be one of those people. You want to sit there with a six-, seven-, or eight-figure income that keeps earning itself.

I’ll be frank, especially because it’s what this blog is about, I’m not earning that. Not off of this blog. I’ve got a job, and I do it every day.

I’m still successful in my Internet endeavors. (In case you missed it, check out my post about how to gauge your Internet marketing success.)

As you are, you probably won’t get far. You won’t make money buying loads of e-books that you read and never put into action. The one thing you can do today to start earning money today and every day after that is to start putting yourself into action.

That’s why I’ve provided 5 safe methods for anyone to use that will allow you to make a quick buck online. You can do these anywhere, from home, from school, from work, just somewhere that has Internet access. You also don’t have to worry about the dangers that are associated with Blackhat money-making methods.

1. Start Writing

It doesn’t matter what you write, be it Twitter tweets, Facebook posts, articles or blog posts, just start writing. The Internet is filled with content, and there’s people always looking for more of it.

To make an immediate buck: start writing freelance or for content mills.

To make more: improve your writing quality and make some repeat clients.

2. Start Small, Use Fiverr

There’s always somethign that you can uniquely do that people need done. You mgiht be able to write. Maybe you can do voiceover. Maybe you can provide short video clips or logos for people to use within their business.

the point is that you have something that you can do that you can use to start earning income right now. The only problem is finding people to buy your products or services from.

To make an immediate buck: Create an account in Fiverr, then learn how to make the most from Fiverr. You’ll see cash flowing in on a daily basis when done right.

To make more: learn how to market yourself online, then build yourself up as an authority figure.

3. Start Reviewing

I mentioned it earlier, but you may have bought some of those products that promised you to make you money. Why did you do this? Odds are that someone told you that they themselves made money from a product and you clicked on their affiliate marketing link.

To make an immediate buck: use a web 2.0 website or another networking website to make money.

To make more: post more reviews and get to know what information your readers are interested in.

4. Use Social Networking

Social networks have millions of people on them. In fact, Facebook recently reached the billion-user mark in October 2012. That means there’s (minus you if you have an account), one billion people that you could market to.

To make an immediate buck: learn how to market on social entworks, then put it into action.

To make more: use the strategies and tips outlined in publications like the Facebook Wealth Formula and FB Influence 2.0 books. Check out a list of reliable publications that I’ve personally reviewed.

5. Give Your Opinion

Like text, everyone wants your opinion depending on who you are. To make a long story short, companies want your opinions because there are people like you. The better they understand how you think, then the better they can market to other people and the more revenue that they can earn.

To make an immediate buck: join a survey site.

To make more: take advantage of referral programs and complete more surveys with quality answers.

 

 

Your turn: What do you think? Are there some methods that you’ve tried, had some immediate success with but couldn’t figure out how to make them viable in the long-term? Add a comment and we can discuss them. Like with every comment I receive, I may even write a featured post to give you an in-depth answer.

FACEBOOK WEALTH FORMULA 2.0 – Is It A Scam? A Frank Review. (Updated for 2016)

There has been a lot of buzz around a certain product called the FACEBOOK WEALTH FORMULA 2.0, especially involving high-end, super-successful Internet marketers and online entrepreneurs. The large amount of traction that Facebook and other social networks has been getting with businesses as of late has driven people towards finding new ways to monetize what is, in my Frank opinion, one of the largest cash cows available to Internet businesses today.

The problem with these products is that they’re often not worth the money, nor do they provide you anything useful. Is the Facebook Wealth Formula 2.0 another “Make Yourself Rich Overnight” scam that’s been created only to steal your money or does it actually provide you with the information you need to build your own Facebook-based business?

Read on to learn more about the Facebook Wealth Formula, who it’s for, how it relates to Facebook marketing, and if it works. As an added bonus, I will be covering the topic of getting the Facebook Wealth Formula 2.0 for free.

Don’t have time? Click here to learn how to get your LIMITED EDITION PROMOTIONAL COPY of the Facebook Wealth Formula 2.0.

Why Facebook?

The Number of Facebook Users Will Continue to Increase After 2014

The number of active Facebook users has increased non-stop.

Let’s face it: social networking is the future. More people than ever before are using it and, as it so happens, Facebook is the fastest growing social network on the Earth.

That’s right, it puts Twitter, Google+ and any other combination of networks you can think of to shame. Even my grandmother uses Facebook now, which makes it a prevalent force in the lives of people.

It also make sit one of the easiest ways for marketers to reach their target audiences. With the different fields, the massive number of ways you can connect with people and the ways that people can connect with you, Facebook is a marketing gold mine.

The problem with it is learning how to use it. That’s where the Facebook Wealth Formula 2.0 promises to help, but is it the real thing that helps marketers succeed or another lousy scam?

Haven’t I Heard of That Before?

Is the Facebook Wealth Formula a checklist to success?

Is the Facebook Wealth Formula a checklist to success?

Before we go any further, we need to address one thing: the name of this product.

The Facebook Wealth Formula has undergone a long list of name changes in the few years that it has been out. The Facebook Wealth Formula is currently called FB Influence 2.0, but I will be referring to it as the “Facebook Wealth Formula” due to the fact that most Internet marketers know it by that name.

Here’s a brief list of the name you might find this product referred to as:

  1. Facebook Wealth Formula
  2. Facebook Wealth Formula 2.0
  3. Facebook Marketing for Internet Marketers
  4. FB Influence Formula
  5. FB Influence 2.0
  6. fbinfleunce

Why did the name change? Although I can’t confirm it with the author, I can only assume that the name was changed from the “Facebook Wealth Formula” to “FB Influence 2.0” because Facebook sent a DMCA to the author. This was the case with a lot of websites and products that used copyrighted and trademarked terms, so it’s not unreasonable to assume.

What does the Facebook Wealth Formula Give You?

Facebook Wealth Formula-2.0 ReviewedLet’s dive into the main course: what does this product contain?

Facebook Wealth Formula 2.0 consists mainly of a series of instructional videos by the author, Amy Porterfield, created with the intent to train you in the ways you need to know to be successful with Facebook marketing.

Included in the Facebook Wealth Formula are a number of other bonuses. These aren’t so much things that will train you in fundamental concepts, but they will key you in on ways that you can make your Facebook business work better.

With that being said, I don’t think the bonuses are anything special. I’ve seen better on lesser Internet marketing products.

How Reliable is the Author, Amy Porterfield?

Amy-Porterfield-The-Author-of-the-Facebook-Wealth-FormulaLots, and I mean lots, of Internet marketing products are developed by no-names and gurus whom, for all intents and purposes, are no-names because they’ve never been successful on their own.

Amy Porterfield is someone whom I can respect. She’s the author of the Facebook Wealth Formula, an established Internet marketer and author of several books. She was even the community manager for the well-known Social Media Examiner website.

Couple this with the fact that she teamed up with Lewis Howes and Sean Malarkey, two big names in Internet marketing, and you have the potential for a product that’s not a waste of time.

What Does the Facebook Wealth Formula Include?

There are 4 content modules and 5 bonus materials. They’re divided in logical ways that are meant to make it easier to understand how the Facebook Wealth Formula works, which is something that I can honestly appreciate.

I’m only providing a brief overview of what’s featured in the Facebook Wealth Formula. To experience this product for yourself, check it out here.

Facebook Wealth Formula Module Steps

Facebook Wealth Formula steps in an easy-to-understand diagram.

The videos themselves are divided into four modules:

  1. The Core Principles Required to Have a Comprehensive Grasp of Facebook
  2. How to Grow Your Fans and Followers
  3. Learning to Engage Your Followers in a Way They Appreciate
  4. Making your Fans and Followers Perpetuate Your Business For You

The bonuses, which I think are a mxied bag, are divided into six documents:

    1. How to Design Your Social Media Marketing Strategy for Rapid Expansion: This document aims to teach you the effect of social networking without forcing you to learn the cause. This can be decent supplemental material if you feel like social marketing is too far from your expertise to handle.
    2. The 3-Step Lead Generation Facebook Blueprint: Amy breaks down the process of converting Facebook fans into newsletter subscribers into just three steps. This is decent if you want to invest in the power of email marketing.
    3. 50 Ready-Made Image Quotes for Your Business: Media is one of the most effective ways to connect with your fans and followers. Leveraging it isn’t so easy, at least until you get the hang of things. Amy Porterfield provides 50 quotes that can be readily posted to your Facebook wall in this bonus. I think it’s a nice touch.
    4. Workshops on How Facebook’s New Features Can Promote Your Business: One of the biggest complaints about Facebook marketing is that Facebook always seems to change everything. This aims to help businesses adjust better to change, which makes it one of the few bonus documents I actually like.
    5. Cashing in on Facebook Places and Deals: This is a 51-page presentation on how to leverage the Places and Deals features of Facebook to your business’s advantage. Like I said, I don’t find this incredibly useful by itself.
    6. Access to the Private fbinfluence Facebook Group: The key feature of being in this group is that it should give you a support network. When you encounter roadblocks or other things that hinder your business, you can see if other people have a way around them. This is likely the most valuable bonus included in the Facebook Wealth Formula.

How Does the Facebook Wealth Formula Rate?

Facebook Wealth Formula SCAM or is it the REAL THINGHere’s what I like about the Facebook Wealth Formula 2.0:

      • It’s simple and to the point. You’re not going to get lost in convoluted technical jargon.
      • It’s laid out in an efficient and easy-to-comprehend manner. This reinforces my opinion that it’s decent for Internet marketers and businesses with different levels of skill.
      • It skips the fluff and most of the upselling talk that most products have to get your Facebook business running as soon as possible.

Even though I’m a bona-fied Facebook marketer and I’ve had my own long list of success, I will say that I did learn a few tricks after finishing this course. This is the key thing that makes the Facebook Wealth Formula worth considering, even if you don’t buy it. Look at it here.

Here’s what I hated about the Facebook Wealth Formula:

      • There’s no physical copy option. This makes me feel like the product is offered at a lower price to make it more appealing to everyone. Not a big deal, but it certainly makes it hard to focus on if you don’t always have access to a computer.
      • You can’t download the videos. You have to have an active connection to the Internet to see the product that you bought. This makes me a bit worried, but I’ll go out on a limb and say that what you buy will be there for the long run. Amy Porterfield is a name that isn’t going to up and disappear overnight.

I do want to dispel one illusion surrounding this product. It’s not going to make you an overnight millionaire. It’s meant for people who are serious about putting forth some guile and hard work to create their own Facebook-based business.

Should You Bother With the Facebook Wealth Formula?

Constructing a Winning Business with the Facebook Wealth FormulaHonestly? I think that the Facebook Wealth Formula has the merits to be a good product. It gives you an easy way to understand the ins and outs of Facebook marketing without trying to sell you too many additional products.

I do think that some faults might detract from what would otherwise be an excellent product, so I can’t say that you should buy this product.

I will say that, among the many products I have perused through and viewed, that while it’s a somewhat more expensive product, it tends to provide more value than every other product I’ve seen. It’s basically your own personal Facebook marketing tutor without the four-figure-a-meeting price tag that most gurus will charge you.

>>> Take a look at the Facebook Wealth Formula (now known as fbinfluence today.

What About Getting the Facebook Wealth Formula for Free?

The earliest version of the Facebook marketing product, the Facebook Wealth Formula, is available for download on many popular websites. While I don’t condone piracy, I will say that you’re more than welcome to stumble upon it by accident in your journey to find ways to make money online.

What I will warn you about this version of the Facebook Wealth Formula is that it’s nowhere near as complete, nor as easy to understand as the current version known as fbinfluence. You’re wasting your time if you try to start your Internet business with this outdated version of Amy Porterfield’s course.

Glance at the Facebook Wealth Formula and consider just how much an investment it could be towards your Internet marketing education.

4 Strange Tips That Will Guarantee Internet Marketing Success.

Almost everyone who has ever ventured into the field of Internet Marketing has had one thought in common when they first began. Want to know what it was? “Why am I not making any money yet?” Usually this happens are one or two days, if not one or two weeks of just being introduced to the field.

So if you’re not making money yet, you’re not alone. That’s why I’ve decided to do a quick write-up on four tips that every beginning internet marketer should be aware of because they’re what separates the people who tried and gave up from the people who are making thousands of dollars a day. The four things you need to remember are: To experiment with methods, to create realistic and achievable goals, to work towards those goals, and, above all else, to be relentless.

First, the most basic principle any internet marketer should take to heart: Develop your own ways to earn money. Almost everyone has heard the old adage “Give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day; but teach a man to fish and he’ll never go hungry.” Imagine you’re  the person trying to learn how to catch that elusive green fish. You might think “Oh, but the sea is too crowded by other people trying to fish.” or “None of these methods of fishing work anymore.” You might be right, because methods get saturated relatively quickly once they’re posted. In order to become an active fisherman, you need to develop your own ways of catching fish. How can you do this? The simplest way is to read, take in what you’ve just read, put it into practice, and then repeat depending on your results.

You can read all day that you want, but it will never make you a single cent. You can sit and think about what you’ve read all day, it will never make you a single penny. You can put what you’ve read and thought about into practice and you may or you may not reel in some cash. But if you do all of these things over and over, thinking about your successes and even your failures (which are better to be thought about as succeeding in finding “ways that do not work”, you are guaranteed to make a profit eventually.

The second big thing every beginner needs to know is to set achievable goals. There’s two types of goals: Big, long-term goals like making $4,000 per day and the small stepping stones that say how to get to that big goal. Most people can focus on making that large goal but few ever achieve it because they become burnt out and tired. The reason this happens is because they do not focus on the small goals. You cannot climb a flight of stairs without making small goals to make your way up each step. You cannot make $4,000 per day without setting the goal of making $1 per day, and then $10 per day. It’s as simple as that.

The third basic tip is that in order to achieve a goal that you have set, you must work towards that goal. It sounds absolutely absurd, but it’s as simple as that. Most internet marketers fail because they simply give up. They say, “Oh.. I’ll do it tomorrow.” or “There’s no way that works because I read it doesn’t.” Never dismiss a goal. If you need to, keep a list of ideas somewhere for a rainy day as they come to you in your mind, but always make sure to focus on one goal. If it’s a long term strategy, such as building a network of microniche blogs to profit from Adsense, work on it a bit each day and then work on something else. The overall point is to keep working because it’s the only way you will ever achieve a goal, internet marketing-related or not.

Finally, the most important tip to adhere to is as simple as three words: Never give up. If adding your own spin to a method is queen and adapting is king, then perseverance is the lifeblood that keeps a kingdom alive. It’s as simple as that. I cannot stress enough that the only way to fail at internet marketing is to give up. It’s as simple as that. Take it a step each day and you are guaranteed to find a method that works and turns a profit.

I want to share one of the single most important things I’ve ever listened to that I saw on Paulie Ciara’s blog some time ago when I was struggling to make money. It’s one of the most inspiring things I’ve ever listened to with regards to the simple goal of achieving success.

It’s a small little thing by Earl Nightingale called “The Strangest Secret in the World.” I’m not a sucker for self-improvement spiels, but this is one of the most truthful things I’ve ever heard in my life. Take it to heart, go out and work towards your goals. It’s that simple.

How I Made An Extra $597 Yesterday And STOPPED Worrying about Traffic

When I made this blog, I promised to review good, earnest products that would make you money.

And I also believe that if I can make money with something, you will make money too. That’s why I’m going to talk about the little e-book I bought that recently made it into my “Marketing Essentials” e-book folder.

What I want to talk about is a little bit of a departure from the mindset of a lot of internet marketers right now. You know, the kind that scream, “Traffic! Traffic! My website needs more traffic to make more money!

You know, the same kind that dump cash into other people’s pockets in a futile attempt to garnish more traffic.

You don’t need more traffic to make more money. Here’s why:

In less than 3 days, I have been able to triple the amount of cash I have been pulling in from one of my own money sites by spending five minutes to tweak the landing page. All I had to do was follow a simple, 33-step checklist.

That’s right, I tripled the profit on a website making $198.47 per day on average to pull in $597 per day.

I managed this with a fantastic e-book that no Internet Marketer should be without called, the SECRET LANDING PAGE FORMULA.
Rather than being yet another e-book filled with fluff, filler, and utter freaking crap, this is something that is to the point, won’t just collect space on your hard drive, and something you can use whether you’re working on a landing page, a sales page, a pre-sales page, writing articles for article marketing, or simply deciding which articles will and will not convert.

It comes with a bonus (which is rare for an e-book) of providing a method to make $100/day bare minimum. So that, coupled back with a money-back guarantee ensures that you will make a profit from this.

So whatever you do, DO NOT let this product pass you up. You’re losing money without it.

Check out the SECRET LANDING PAGE FORMULA here.

I Promise to Be Frank About Making Money Online

My name is Samantha Franklin and I’m starting “Frankly Making Money” in an attempt to chronicle everything I do and everything I think about while marketing online. I’ve already been in the “field” for a year and a half and I’ve already been accepted to a number of CPA companies, I’ve made a good amount of money from adsense already, and I have a couple of sites that are earning a nice bit of pocket change.

But I’m nowhere near where I need to be in order to be in order to make a living off internet marketing, or to just pay off my student loans.

And that’s why I’m setting this blog up, not just as proof to myself, but as proof to everyone that even a college student who’s down on her luck can be successful online and that you can make money honestly.

The things I want to focus on is everything involving internet marketing, reviewing working products (in other words, I will NEVER put something on here if I don’t find it useful or if I think something else can do a product’s job for less or free.), and maybe some offline marketing.

I’ll also write about SEO-related topics from time to time as I really feel about it. My disclaimer about SEO in advance is that I am no expert in it, but I really believe there’s a lot of myths and fluff surrounding SEO that too many people fall for — but I’ll write more about that later.