Facebook page with 200k + fans, What should I do with it?

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Hey,

I have a facebook fanpage with 206,000+ fans in the gaming niche, specifically Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. I originally set it up before the game launched to promote a Call of Duty: MW3 cpa offer. In the beginning the page did very well but now since the game has been out it doesn't do much. I continually post images watermarked with the CPA offer and the fanpage makes about $2 per day now and grows in fans steadily still day by day. But I'm not sure what else to do with it. It's kind of a pain to post images every couple hours just to make a couple bucks. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

You can see the fanpage here: Call of Duty | Modern Warfare 3 | Facebook

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  • Profile picture of the author lotsofsnow
    I would create a mailing list with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author makingiants
    Creating a list is a great idea. No, how do you turn on the coolness
    in this niche to get your fans excited? Maybe you can ask your fans/
    list members what they like or want to see from you regarding Call of
    Duty, for example.

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  • Profile picture of the author bchez
    Possibly some kind of a membership site that posts cheats and new content like vids of the new missions they put out to download, but the monetizing could just be a paid membership site with a simple message board format where people find teams based on platform/skill etc. Of course only someone who would pay for the privilege would be a serious gamer etc etc.

    Or just create and sell cheat guides to them.
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    • Profile picture of the author mogulmap
      Originally Posted by bchez View Post

      Possibly some kind of a membership site that posts cheats and new content like vids of the new missions they put out to download, but the monetizing could just be a paid membership site with a simple message board format where people find teams based on platform/skill etc. Of course only someone who would pay for the privilege would be a serious gamer etc etc.

      Or just create and sell cheat guides to them.
      Thanks for posting, yea I actually tried promoting some clickbank Call of Duty strategy guides but it was a no go. To me it's very hard to convert facebook fans into paying customers. Their more there to socialize then to buy anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author Usmile
    A list would be a great idea for you to do or simply convert your page into something that your fans are interested of. Like Gaming in the new era topic or something about game
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  • Profile picture of the author smartiewriter
    Is there some kind of CPA offer that you can put on the page that will generate more income?
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    • Profile picture of the author mogulmap
      Originally Posted by smartiewriter View Post

      Is there some kind of CPA offer that you can put on the page that will generate more income?
      Yes I actually have a few CPA offers running on the page but it only makes on average $2 per day. I say average because some days it will make $10 some $0, some $2 ect. But in order for it to do that I need to post at least every couple of hours, which to me isn't really worth my time to make $2 per day.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeeWhiz1
    Create a mailing list, Push offers that are within the gaming niche. I found offers selling graphics cards are great ways to make money, especially if they're into PC gaming.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nickro
    make money with adsense , build a funny picture blog and post photos on facebook , if you get good traffic youll be ok
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  • Profile picture of the author Shubh Ashish
    Why don't you sell your fan page for some big price as you have great number of fans.
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    • Profile picture of the author mogulmap
      Originally Posted by shubhashish View Post

      Why don't you sell your fan page for some big price as you have great number of fans.
      Yea I was actually thinking of selling it all together for a couple hundred bucks or so. I may still do that.
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  • Profile picture of the author savvybizbuilder
    I wonder how much it would cost if selling it?
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Well you can't sell it. Someone would have to be pretty silly to buy a fanpage that is based on a product name because it's only a matter of time before the page is turned into a community page and you will lose your posting rights. This will happen because you are not an official representative of that product/brand. It happens to all these sorts of pages. All it will take is a few spam reports, they come and look at the page, and bang -- community page here we come.

    Sorry, but I don't think there is much to be made from this page. The moment you kickup promotions is the moment you will start getting more spam reports and all that does is draw unwanted attention to your page.
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    • Profile picture of the author mogulmap
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      Well you can't sell it. Someone would have to be pretty silly to buy a fanpage that is based on a product name because it's only a matter of time before the page is turned into a community page and you will lose your posting rights. This will happen because you are not an official representative of that product/brand. It happens to all these sorts of pages. All it will take is a few spam reports, they come and look at the page, and bang -- community page here we come.

      Sorry, but I don't think there is much to be made from this page. The moment you kickup promotions is the moment you will start getting more spam reports and all that does is draw unwanted attention to your page.
      Wow WillR thanks for posting that, I did not know that was possible. Yea in the beginning when I was bombarding the page with CPA offers I got a few spam reports. But now all I do is post pics and relevant blurbs and no blatent offers and everyone seems to be happy. The problem is that it takes too much time to continually post throughout the day and is not worth the couple bucks it makes per day to continue.

      I did try looking into some autoposters but many dont do exactly what I need them to do. That would actually be great because the software could post for me and I could be hands off, then I wont mind it making $2 per day.

      Anyone know of any fanpage autoposters that I can load up with images and it will automatically post on my fanpage for me at 1 or 2 hour intervals please let me know??

      Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author mogulmap
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      Well you can't sell it. Someone would have to be pretty silly to buy a fanpage that is based on a product name because it's only a matter of time before the page is turned into a community page and you will lose your posting rights.
      WillR is there anyway to change the name or theme of the page so this cant happen?
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        Originally Posted by mogulmap View Post

        WillR is there anyway to change the name or theme of the page so this cant happen?
        Nah, that's the problem. Once a page name is set you can't change it unfortunately. They make it that way for a reason though. So you can't get people signing up to a page they think is about 'dogs' and you then later change the page to 'skateboarding'. It wouldn't be a great user experience.

        This is why these pages with big fan numbers that are based around funny pictures, quotes, or even product names aren't worth much. You will always be walking the line and it's only a matter of time before it gets changed to a community page.
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    • Profile picture of the author thinktwice
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      Well you can't sell it. Someone would have to be pretty silly to buy a fanpage that is based on a product name because it's only a matter of time before the page is turned into a community page and you will lose your posting rights. This will happen because you are not an official representative of that product/brand. It happens to all these sorts of pages. All it will take is a few spam reports, they come and look at the page, and bang -- community page here we come.

      Sorry, but I don't think there is much to be made from this page. The moment you kickup promotions is the moment you will start getting more spam reports and all that does is draw unwanted attention to your page.
      Hmmm did not know about this one. Thanks for the advice.

      That is wrong IMO... I mean, you are the creator the the fanpage. You did all the work and they just pick it up.

      If people are not happy with the ads or whatever, they just need to unfollow instead of complaining at FB.
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    create a list, then in the long term when new games come out you can email cpa offers for them. I know gamers like to reserve games you can make alot like that. Weekly newsletter with cpa on it relating to gaming. get creative! im sure you can make some money with that thing
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    Create a fiverr gig to post peoples adverts. Could very well turn $2 per day into $200. Just a thought.
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    • Profile picture of the author mogulmap
      Originally Posted by Koolsteve View Post

      Create a fiverr gig to post peoples adverts. Could very well turn $2 per day into $200. Just a thought.
      hmmmmm thats actually not a bad idea, I will consider that, thanks for posting it!
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      Originally Posted by Koolsteve View Post

      Create a fiverr gig to post peoples adverts. Could very well turn $2 per day into $200. Just a thought.
      I have done this with a 160,000 UK based fan group. Made over $70 dollars in a matter of a week or 2, growing more and more each day as it climbs higher on Fiverr
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  • Profile picture of the author Lightlysalted
    I agree that creating a mailing list is a great idea. You could then deliver targeted adverts to those individuals. The other option is to develop a blog around your niche and funnel people from facebook into your blog.
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    so much work for 2$ a day with no ability to boost up the productivity of the page....
    Yeah doesn't sound so attractive, well a list would be great.
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    • Profile picture of the author mogulmap
      Originally Posted by Yulia from DNP View Post

      so much work for 2$ a day with no ability to boost up the productivity of the page....
      Yeah doesn't sound so attractive, well a list would be great.
      Yea Yulia you said it, i try to post every couple of hrs and average $2 per day it's not worth it anymore. However in the beginning before the game launched the page made like $1500 in 3 days it was exciting then lol. But i dont want the page to go stale so I continue to post and update it.
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    If me, will be promoting the hardware, some game guide from clickbank. The sky is the limit
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    • Profile picture of the author mogulmap
      Originally Posted by AlwaysAwa View Post

      If me, will be promoting the hardware, some game guide from clickbank. The sky is the limit
      Yea I tried promoting some MW3 strategy guides from clickbank, but with no success. The email submit CPA offers convert good on Facebook because theres no asking for money, they just submit their email and you get paid. To me its seems very hard to make facebook fans pay for something because their there to socialize not really in buying mode. Just my view from running this fanpage.
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    I have a website, not fully complete but i am sure we could do something together, the site has a full eComm capability, forum, blog, all the usual bells and whistles.
    ranks 1st for Cod 3 Clans and some others, sure could use some ideas as what to do with it, gets plenty of traffic too, just not touched it for a while.
    cod 3 clans dot com (newbie) lol
    have a look and if you fancy doing something let me know, cheers, Kev.
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    • Profile picture of the author mogulmap
      Originally Posted by kevfish32 View Post

      I have a website, not fully complete but i am sure we could do something together, the site has a full eComm capability, forum, blog, all the usual bells and whistles.
      ranks 1st for Cod 3 Clans and some others, sure could use some ideas as what to do with it, gets plenty of traffic too, just not touched it for a while.
      cod 3 clans dot com (newbie) lol
      have a look and if you fancy doing something let me know, cheers, Kev.
      Hi Kev, I will check it out and keep you posted. Can you PM me the url so I dont forget?

      Thanks
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    Get an account to cpalead and post your fb fan page posting service on their marketplace. FB Status updates are in demand there. You can get $40 to $50 per update. Very targeted place
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    • Profile picture of the author mogulmap
      Originally Posted by Hollinger View Post

      Get an account to cpalead and post your fb fan page posting service on their marketplace. FB Status updates are in demand there. You can get $40 to $50 per update. Very targeted place
      Hi Hollinger great idea! thanks for posting it I will look into that.

      Thanks again!
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    because i kinda know the gaming niche i would try to build new pages from these 206k fans. targeted on the next CoD or expansion or totaly another shoot em up game!

    i read somewhere here as well to create a good email list from this one. and that is a cool idea!
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    • Profile picture of the author mogulmap
      Originally Posted by NXmarketeer View Post

      because i kinda know the gaming niche i would try to build new pages from these 206k fans. targeted on the next CoD or expansion or totaly another shoot em up game!

      i read somewhere here as well to create a good email list from this one. and that is a cool idea!
      Yea a list seems to be the general advice so I will deffinetly try to implement that. You have a good idea as well, thats why the page had great success in the beginning because I built it pryor to the launch of the game and sorta got in front of the marketing tidal wave if you will that the game buzz generated on its own, I also ran some FB ads to build the fanbase. The bad thing is i'm not a gamer and not really sure what the trends are, but I will have to do some research on it.

      Thanks for posting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Lawless
    Hi Mate,

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is one of the best FPS games thus far. Your fan page looks awesome and the pictures are really cool.

    Just as what people have been saying, Create a List!

    I would also like to share a strategy for increasing engagement in your fan page by creating an event. In doing this you will have more opportunity to build a list and monetise your page.

    Here’s an simple yet effective strategy:

    Create a Call of Duty Video Contest.

    Tell your fans to record a video of their most adrenaline pumping moments while playing the game. Whether it’s a life and death moment in the game or when their trapped in the middle of a crossfire, just give them the creativity on how they will record the video.

    Then set a deadline date. By then you will select the top 3 videos that were submitted and you give them some prizes. Have them upload their videos on youtube and make contest mechanics like they should put your fan page on the description section of the video etc. You could decide on who wins by the number of likes or comments etc.

    Just make sure that they post the videos on your fan page. I sure hope this helps. More luck on your fan page!

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    • Profile picture of the author mogulmap
      Originally Posted by Nick Lawless View Post

      Hi Mate,

      Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is one of the best FPS games thus far. Your fan page looks awesome and the pictures are really cool.

      Just as what people have been saying, Create a List!

      I would also like to share a strategy for increasing engagement in your fan page by creating an event. In doing this you will have more opportunity to build a list and monetise your page.

      Here's an simple yet effective strategy:

      Create a Call of Duty Video Contest.

      Tell your fans to record a video of their most adrenaline pumping moments while playing the game. Whether it's a life and death moment in the game or when their trapped in the middle of a crossfire, just give them the creativity on how they will record the video.

      Then set a deadline date. By then you will select the top 3 videos that were submitted and you give them some prizes. Have them upload their videos on youtube and make contest mechanics like they should put your fan page on the description section of the video etc. You could decide on who wins by the number of likes or comments etc.

      Just make sure that they post the videos on your fan page. I sure hope this helps. More luck on your fan page!

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      This is a great idea, and looks like it can easily double or triple the fanbase. I will deffinetly try to implement something like this. Thanks for posting it!
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  • Profile picture of the author thinktwice
    Create new pages for new games/incoming games.
    Add a blog, twitter account.

    It can be productive, but it seems you are already a bit tired of it so I would put it on sale and see how much I can get from it... then decide.
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    • Profile picture of the author mogulmap
      Originally Posted by thinktwice View Post

      Create new pages for new games/incoming games.
      Add a blog, twitter account.

      It can be productive, but it seems you are already a bit tired of it so I would put it on sale and see how much I can get from it... then decide.
      Hi thinktwice, yes I actually do have four other pages just like this one each themed on a different game. My Call of Duty page is the one with the biggest fanbase, the others have 4,000 and under i listed them below, but I really dont spend time on them at all.

      Halo Reach: Halo Reach and xbox | Facebook
      Halo 4: Ready for Halo 4? | Facebook
      Star Wars: The Force Unleashed: The Force Unleashed II | Facebook
      Star Wars: The Olde Republic: The Old Republic | Facebook
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    These are all great ideas! I would have to agree on creating a mail list and also putting up a gig on fiverr to sell adverts on it.
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    post my advertise
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      How about using it to post ads for other users.I know many people who do this with twitter accounts.With 206k you have a huge net there.Combine that with the mailing list... forget posting pictures for $2 a day!You have something much better waiting to be capitalized on.
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    just be cool with them, share fun related videos, related stories stuff like that, keep it all cool and wait for the next COD to come out and bank.

    it's basically profiting off of a typical launch model which is a roller coaster of extreme highs and extreme lows.
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    I wish facebook was paying a little amount for each ads displayed
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    make a gaming blog
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    if u want to sell it, contactme at skype - yanivyaniv15061988
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  • Profile picture of the author Steadyon
    Originally Posted by mogulmap View Post

    Hey,

    I have a facebook fanpage with 206,000+ fans in the gaming niche, specifically Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. I originally set it up before the game launched to promote a Call of Duty: MW3 cpa offer. In the beginning the page did very well but now since the game has been out it doesn't do much. I continually post images watermarked with the CPA offer and the fanpage makes about $2 per day now and grows in fans steadily still day by day. But I'm not sure what else to do with it. It's kind of a pain to post images every couple hours just to make a couple bucks. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    You can see the fanpage here: Call of Duty | Modern Warfare 3 | Facebook

    Thanks

    You could also create a simple WSO telling people how you got so many Likes.

    I would be happy to review a copy for giving you the idea :-)

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    • Profile picture of the author mogulmap
      Originally Posted by Steadyon View Post

      You could also create a simple WSO telling people how you got so many Likes.

      I would be happy to review a copy for giving you the idea :-)

      Sam
      LOL k no need to waste your money I'll give you a review copy right now. Ready.... Facebook ads and it's own momentum.

      Basically before the game came out I created the page to promote a CPA offer on the game, fanbase jumped up quick and I just monitored my profits and what I was spending on FB ads. Things were great then was making $150 per day with the CPA offer. Basically I'm assuming that I was just riding the wave that the game's PR was creating itself. Then once the game launched the buzz died as well. The page still gets like 1,000 or so new likes per day and it still a very social community. I'm just having a problem monetizing it now, people get hip to CPA offers and all the hoops they make people jump through over time. Kinda the reason why I slowed down on the CPA thing anyway.

      So there you have it, I hope you enjoyed my WSO lol
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    Start doing youtube stuff, and try to convert your facebook fans into youtube subscribers. You can make money off youtube once you get a big enough following
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Make a decision fast, then move on to the next business venture. Sounds like you're putting alot of emphasis on a site that only nets you a few dollars per day.
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    you can sell it!
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    Make a blog with that niche and put adsense around it.
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