How To Make Money On Facebook (7 Amazing Ways) Explained

Facebook has become an avenue for marketing in the past few years. It is still a hit among advertisers, and without a doubt, it has become the best marketplace to make money online.

There are multiple ways on how to profit in this popular social media platform. With a little patience, creativity, and even a bit of humor, you can earn a few bucks from it with your spare time. And if you get serious about it, turning to it as your primary source of income can become a wise business decision.

How To Make Money On Facebook

Do you want to know how you can do it? Here are some ideas that you can use.

How To Make Money On Facebook Explained

#1 Get hired as a social media manager

Yes. This is a real job. And mostly, your responsibility as a social media manager is just to post content for a company or a personality’s Facebook page.

However, do note that money can be a bit slow on this job. Most companies, especially advertising or marketing companies, outsource social media managers. So, most of these people only hire social media managers in the country if they can stomach the pay.

Do note that it is typical that you will need to manage two or three Facebook pages. Also, do expect that your employer might require you to handle other accounts in other social media platforms as well (e.g., Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etcetera).

The best places to look for jobs like these are UpWork (formerly oDesk) and Craigslist. Of course, exercise caution when applying, especially if the job you chose was posted in Craigslist.

#2 Create your own Facebook page

Unlike the previous one, this will require a lot of time, patience, and dedication. And be prepared that this might take months or even a year before this method starts paying off.

However, compared to the previous method, profit here can scale up and even blow out of proportions — if you play your cards right. So, how do you earn from this kind of gig?

When trying to earn money through a Facebook page, do know that your primary profit driver here will be affiliate marketing. The mechanics of affiliate marketing is very simple. To make things simple, being an affiliate marketer is basically like being a salesperson for a product.

You advertise the products of your affiliate in your page. Post links of those products. If your followers click on the link and buy the product, you will get a commission.

The hard part here is that you need a lot of followers to raise the chances of your links getting clicked. Most people who go through this path often run meme and/or fun pages.Unlike other page topics or themes, it is easier to gather followers in a meme or fun page.

Here comes a case study with explains How I make money online on Facebook page few years back.

#1. Find the Most Wanted Product at Amazon or Flipkart

This FlipKart case study for affiliate marketing will surely gives you an idea to make money on Facebook with no investments.

The first step is to choose the product which is trending. In my case, I preferred Moto phones (Moto G, Moto E, Moto x) because every Indian may know how it influenced the smartphone world in India.

Select the Product with Moderate rate with the high selling price.

Flipkart Affiliate Marketing Program in India Flipkart.com mycyberincome

The above commission rate is for December. You can check latest prices at Flipkart or Amazon affiliate login page.So now I chosen the product and ready to promote .

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#2. Create your affiliate Links

Assume that you have chosen your product and login to your affiliate website and create links with your affiliate Id.

Since its long URL with your affiliate id, you can make it shorter with Bitly URL shortener. ( Remember Amazon won't like shortening URLS, Use exact URL )

Make a sticky note and paste all your links in it. Keep it ready always. Using affiliate links on Facebook will not led to banning of your Facebook account but over spamming with affiliate links on Facebook will led to banning of your account.

If in case, you can use secondary account for posting frequent affiliate links on Facebook.

#3. Social Media Promotional tricks

Mostly I use Facebook page to promote my products so that it reaches the mass crowd easily.Some of the steps followed by Me :

  • Create a Facebook page and make it trending with the help Of hashtags
  • Creating a page is not enough.Make people engaging with you through comments and message.Try to reply them.
  • Find relevant Facebook Groups and don’t promote your links directly into the group. if a member asks any questions Like

can I buy Moto G ? Is it worth ?

Now message him privately and talk about the product and then ask him to purchase the product through your link. Surely you're targeting the persons who are interested in buying those product.So you can get more conversions with it.

The Real Reason [How I got so many trusted buyers]

I was lucky because Moto products always seems to be “out of stock” and  I headed to Facebook’s Flipkart page and saw many people started commenting like

Check My Traffic Report

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When Moto phones came to stock ,I messaged to all People in my list .You can expect what happened. I started making Rs.1500 per week almost $25 per week (while writing this post).

flipkart affiliate earnings

And do note that for you to achieve your ROI fast, you need to become very knowledgeable and fully updated with all the things going on with each and every social media platform. Because frankly, just posting random status updates, pictures, links, and videos will not be enough for you to earn or even get followers.

If someone asks you How To Make Money On Facebook then send them this link and they can learn from this case study.

Hope you love this Flipkart case study and you can deploy the same to Amazon case study but don't shorten Amazon affiliate links since they will ban your affiliate account.

#3 Delve into app development

First things first — you should know that the technical know-how and requirements in developing Facebook apps are high. The learning curve can be steep. And the amount of time you will spend mastering developing apps for Facebook can easily become wasted.

Facebook apps are not that profitable anymore, unlike a few years ago. Learning Facebook API can be time-consuming. Plus, there are hundreds of apps out there, and you will be already too late for the party — unless you are bringing something new to the table.

However, it does not mean that it is a worthless endeavor to take. Nonetheless, unless you are an experienced programmer, do not opt for this method. It will be much better for you to create Android apps instead, especially if your goal is to make profitable games and then you can sell it 20x pricing.

If you want to make with websites, you can follow our niche site creation tutorials.

At some point, you will need to learn Facebook API to bring in advertisements to your app. But for now, settle on the much easier methods on earning from Facebook.

But the money you make will be huge, read Candy Crush sold for $5.9 billion.

#4 Establish an e-commerce shop

Facebook now has a feature that can allow you to post items and services that you want to sell online. Although, be reminded that Facebook is not really the preferred site to use to run an e-commerce shop.


People prefer wandering around Amazon or a company’s website to get the products they need. Unless you have something unique to offer and you cannot post it on other e-commerce platforms, Facebook can be your best alternative.

Long story short, Facebook is an excellent stepping-stone for new entrepreneurs and startup business owners. However, if you want to start big quick, it would be best for you to setup your site and place your e-commerce stuff there than doing it in Facebook.

#5 Become a data scientist, analyst, or miner

Aside from doing social media posts in Facebook, you can also be hired as an analyst or even a scientist that focuses on the data that are accessible in Facebook.

Mostly, advertisers or some companies with an in-house marketing department will hire you. However, due to the rollout of Business Facebook and analytics page in Facebook pages, the availability of these jobs has dwindled.

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#6 Start a classified and human resources firm via social media

Aside from advertising products and services in Facebook, you can also advertise job openings. In most cases, even multilevel marketers take advantage of Facebook, and other social media platforms, to recruit members.

Some people use groups instead, and make open trading and classified group pages. It is an excellent way to gather potential leads in one group, and you can just slip in your advertisements in there or directly sell to the people that joined your group.

#7 Make a page and sell it

Another method which people can earn money on Facebook is to create a page, fill it with followers, and then sell it to another. Usually, meme pages tend to do this trick.

Since meme pages tend to attract followers fast, you can easily sell it to businesses, advertisers, and/or companies that want to have a huge head start in their Facebook account.

Of course, this also means that you can sell Facebook pages that are already “well populated.” In some cases, the admins of these pages tend to just share their accounts. If you share the same niche that you want to serve, it is better to have a setup like that instead.

If you have followed this guide on “How To Make Money On Facebook” , then you should start preparing the following:

  1. Social Media Management app: To make Facebook page or profile management easier, it is best that you equip yourself with a social media management app like Socialpilot or HootSuite. This app is especially handy if you are going to work on multiple pages and profiles in Facebook and other social media platforms. I personally use SocialPilot which offers best value for money.
  1. Content Discovery app: Managing a page or creating content in Facebook is an everyday task. And sooner or later, you will run out of original content and that can get you stuck. To prevent that, you must take advantage of other people’s content and share or syndicate them.

Of course, not all content are created equal. To find only the best and working content on the web without wasting massive amounts of time in researching, it is best that you use a content discovery app like BuzzSumo or Social Pilot. Yes., Social pilot comes with an inbuilt content discovery app which helps you to find the best contents based on your interest. You can schedule your social media posts with such contents.

  1. Online Collaboration Tools Suite: If you plan to bring other people into your Facebook venture, you will definitely need an online collaboration suite to communicate and brainstorm fast. One of the best choices you should consider is Google’s office suite (Docs, Sheet, Slide, etcetera). It is free, and easy to use.
  1. Time: It can never be stressed enough that the biggest part of your investment in making money on Facebook is your time. If you want to make money on this social media platform, never treat it as a hobby. Treat it as a full-time job.

With lots of entrepreneurs already saturating Facebook with all the things listed in here, getting noticed and earning a significant amount of money can be difficult if your involvement and commitment are half-baked.

Also, as mentioned a while ago, you need to catch up in terms of the technicalities that surround Facebook and content creation and management.

And to be honest, this is actually the part where you will definitely focus much of your time until you get the right formula for getting people to be interested in what you are doing and provide you with profit.

How To Make Money On Facebook

Conclusion ~ How To Make Money On Facebook

Making money on Facebook is possible. However, making huge amounts of it truly depends on you and if your confident, you can do it.

Always remember that without complete devotion on the things you need to do, it is guaranteed that you will earn little or none. These might seem to be obvious pieces of advice, but it is unfortunate that people have failed in earning in Facebook because they did not heed these things.

Mohan Raj

Mohan Raj Minimalist Internet Entreprenuer

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 45 comments
Avi Gaut - October 31, 2014

If this is the income of your first week then its ok… but it is of second week.. then its must increase.

    Mohan Raj - November 7, 2014

    Thanks for the comment Avi Gaut. Its not my primary source of Income. Whenever i cant able to blog properly then i will work on it. 🙂 Hope you will make it Big 🙂

wiki - November 24, 2014

Is it possible for education related fb pages to make money with flipkart ? Because i have facebook page with 60k likes

    Mohan Raj - November 25, 2014

    Yeah .You niche is HOT and you can make more money than anyone.Flipkart consists of many books that too with high commission rate

Viinod - December 17, 2014

Thanks Mohan Raj, this is a good income and thanks for inputs you have given on filpkart affiliate ….

awaiting your next writeup

    Mohan Raj - December 17, 2014

    Thanks vinod for the feedback. $25/week is an average income and we bloggers should improve it further.I have done another case study with amazon India website and I am quite happy with the income.Going to publish that article soon 🙂

Ashutosh Jha - January 20, 2015

Nice post Mohan and Indeed nice idea about making a list and messaging them.


    Mohan Raj - January 20, 2015

    Hi Ashutosh Jha, Thanks for your feedback and In reply to the Mail you sent to me : First of all congrats, You have nice blog than me 🙂 Alexa ranking,No.of comments you receive per post is also good. I too agree with your point. Writing reviews for aff. Products wont bring much money(Possible only if you’re pro). I suggest you to start some niche sites.

    Focus at a particular product. For example If you focus on NOKIA LUMIA Smartphones then initially focus on Particular Product like Lumia 730 and its accessories. Then you can elaborate your site with variety of products. At initial stage,don’t go for hosting and wordpress things which will cost you. Use Blogger and once if you started making money online,then surely you should move to wordpress.I have sent you personal mail too.check it out

      Ashutosh Jha - January 20, 2015

      Thanks Mohan for such a quick response and Glad that you liked my blog. Hope to hear you soon in email.


Siddaiah - February 13, 2015

Hi Mohan,

Well explained about earning money from Flipkart affiliate programme, i liked your theme and writing style, i wish you all the success for mycyberincome blog.

Mohammed Farman - February 25, 2015

Very informative article bro..This post will definitely helpful for beginners like me to start Flipkart affiliate program like ….Good work bro..

    Mohan Raj - February 27, 2015

    Thanks for the feedback. I’m going to update the post soon with new techniques to make money with flipkart

gaurav - July 4, 2015

is flipkart paying to its affiliates.i have joined now.i want to know that will they give money or not.or is this scam.pls reply me asap.pls its request

    Mohan Raj - July 5, 2015

    Flipkart is the best affiliate program in India. I have got paid for more than 5 times 🙂 . Once if your sales are shown in your dashboard then surely you will be paid from flipkart 🙂

    If you have any other queries,please ask me =D

      gaurav - July 5, 2015

      bro..meri affiliate id registered hai…..aur agar mai ussi address pe mangwa rha hu toh….and purchase kr rha hu through that link…so will i get comision for that????pls reply me mohan raj ji

        Mohan Raj - July 5, 2015

        Please comment in English. So that everyone will understand it. 🙂 I Hope you will do

        gaurav - July 5, 2015

        suppose my affiliate id is register on 6/57 lajpat nagar new delhi….and if i purchase something through affiliate link for my own purpose to same address….will i get paid???

          Mohan Raj - July 5, 2015

          I think you will be paid. Address is not a big issue but don’t use your name for both affiliate and buyer account. If you purchase anything from flipkart,then use some other person’s name in your family. You will be paid

rishi - July 10, 2015

i am new to snapdeal affiliate program….is this scam or true???? will i get paid??? pls tell pls pls….asap

    Mohan Raj - July 11, 2015

    Yes You will be paid. Most of the sites like flipkart,amazon,snapdeal,paytm,Shopclues etc will pay you for sure.

Althaf - July 11, 2015

Hi Mohan,

Nice post, it was very helpful. Can you please clear my one doubt?
Is it possible to put Flipkart or Snapdeal affiliate links on a Facebook fan page directly, without having a blog or website?

    Mohan Raj - July 13, 2015

    Yeah Its possible. but both sites requires you to have a website and then only they(flipkart,snapdeal) approves your account. once approved,you can use your link affiliate links on Facebook pages 🙂

    Hope the answer is helpful to you 🙂

Rais - August 21, 2015

Thanks Mohan Raj for providing the unique tips on flipkart affiliate program.

vicky jhajhria - October 7, 2015

i have registered for fllipcart affiliate than it ask to fullfill details like name, mobile, address, bank info and url and url type. in this whole i am unble to type in url area because url box and url type link doesn’t highlight and i’m also unable to paste in the url box and u know when i save changes without putting url it says put a url. than what should i do when i cant write there. so solve my prob.

    Mohan Raj - October 10, 2015

    May be Internet problem or else flipkart affiliate dashboard is under maintainence for few days as of now. Check it Now and tell me whether it worked for you 🙂

Abhay - January 10, 2016

Hi Mohan,
Can you please help me to get it clear one thing?
Like if I search any product on flipkart say “Mobile”, It will show you lot of results. If I generate affiliate link for this result page and share it with anybody. Then will all product through my link cover in my affiliate program?
Or I have to generate an individual link for each and every product?


Abhay - January 10, 2016

Thanks Mohan..

divesh diggiwal - June 15, 2016

can i use #facebook page for sharing affiliate links

megha - June 21, 2016

i read your blog its very good.this information help me lot.i have some confusion.
i registerd for flipkart affiliate.my document verification is not done yet.but i can generate affiliate link.i published that link also just for checking that how it worked.n some people open that link also.but i am not able to see the traffic generated by that link.
actually i dont have required document.it will take some time.so my questions is that without document verifiaction can i gererate traffic.after some time i will complete my document verifiction.when it will get.so plz guide me.
n plz give me ur emailid..
rep soon

    Mohan Raj - June 21, 2016

    Even if you not submitted the documents , you can send traffic to Flipkart and make money. But if you want to withdraw money to your bank account, then problem will arises. please submit the documents asap since it is mandatory now a days

Nondita Das - July 13, 2016

Nice post bro. Can u tell me what is the main earning source of flipkart?

Dweepayan - August 21, 2016

Thanks, Mohan Raj for giving the one of a kind tips on Flipkart associate project.

Ramo - September 3, 2016

Hi Mohan,

Great information!!! I want to ask you some question please. I am going to create flipcart Affiliate website.

First of all I want to ask: why people will purchase products from my website instead directly from Flipcart or any other website?

what is best method to sale more affiliate products? Is it better if I will create 10 website with different niche website and promote them in india?

I am waiting for your kind response please….


    Mohan Raj - September 3, 2016

    I wonder you are asking the question ” First of all I want to ask: why people will purchase products from my website instead directly from Flipkart or any other website?” since you have knowledge on niche sites.

    You need to do keyword research and rank your website . If your site ranks higher, then more people will visit your site and make purchases through your affiliate links.

    My idea is to create 1-2 sites initially and then give the site some authority , Then increase your niche sites further.

Akash Singh - November 19, 2016

This is an awesome post. Till now i never think about using affiliate links on facebook but now i will try this.
Thanks for sharing.

Andre - December 19, 2016

Thank you for sharing valuable advice and tips to make money online. I really appreciate your article. Thanks


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