More Facebook Friends = More Money?

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Hey Warriors,

I have a Facebook account and i regularly use it. Just recently i went onto Fiverr looking for a Gig when i stumbled upon another gig that read: "I Will Promote Any Link To My 6,382 Friends On Facebook For $5". Right after i read this i thought to myself, "This must get horrible conversions," so i looked in the comments of the gig....and surprisingly it was getting great reviews. Reviews like: "Great service, great conversions." "Hey thanks made a bit off your friends lol." and "this worked better than i had hoped, thanks will be back." So i was instantly drawn in until stopped myself. I mean I've heard of Facebook marketing before, but never with the conversions that these people are describing, and it is that way only because the owner of the gig has over 6K friends. So when it comes to Facebook marketing, more friends = More money? As silly as is sounds, i hate promoting things to my friends and family, because i feel like it's just bothersome, so i try to stay away from that, but if i might get as good as conversions as these, maybe i might reconsider.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesrich1
    Anything that cheap is not a big deal to try. More friends that are your target audience that you have built a relationship with and have credibility with can equal more money. I don't use fiverr for anything. You can always test and see if it will do anything for you. Your best bet is to create another Facebook and start finding and adding your target audience. Facebook has a search feature trick inside to use them like Google for people. Communicate to your list frequently and add entertainment and value.
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    • Profile picture of the author MKCookins
      Originally Posted by jamesrich1 View Post

      Your best bet is to create another Facebook and start finding and adding your target audience.
      I would actualy advice you NOT to do this. If I remember correctly Facebook only allows one account per person. If they see you with multiple accounts they will delete your account permanently.

      Your best bet is to create a fan page - then promote your services there! You can have as many fan pages as you like, and you could create a fan page all about your Fiverr Gigs.
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      • Profile picture of the author TimK06
        Originally Posted by MKCookins View Post

        I would actualy advice you NOT to do this. If I remember correctly Facebook only allows one account per person. If they see you with multiple accounts they will delete your account permanently.

        Your best bet is to create a fan page - then promote your services there! You can have as many fan pages as you like, and you could create a fan page all about your Fiverr Gigs.
        I agree multiple Facebook accounts by the same user is a serious no no. You could have your account canceled and miss out on all that wonderful traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    Facebook only permits 5,000 friends per account. Just set up a page instead....
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    When i started promoting my offers to my friends on FB.... my stats instantly increased. Not a bad idea to promote to your friends list, or set up a Fan Page.... but buying a Fiverr gig for it, i'm a lil skeptical about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author kurtbai
    sellers on fiverr are not using their personal fb account for that kind of service, those accounts are purposefully built with fake name and fake profile with the goal to get a decent following under certain niche, so if you want to do the same with your own personal account, i'd say no no... it makes you look stupid in your friends' eyes
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  • Profile picture of the author rising_sun
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    It's true but you need to sure about the rules and regulation,
    it's very very emergency ,otherwise you may be banned for breaking rules.
    So be careful about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author willisk
    I would stay away from Fiverr gigs like this.

    None of the traffic is targeted. Therefore, the traffic won't convert very well in sales nor subscribers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ettienne
    "More Facebook friends = More money"

    Umm, no.
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    • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
      Originally Posted by Ettienne View Post

      "More Facebook friends = More money"

      Umm, no.
      LOL. NO

      More Facebook friends means more time on Facebook equals less money!
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      • Profile picture of the author T-shirtman
        Originally Posted by PerformanceMan View Post

        LOL. NO

        More Facebook friends means more time on Facebook equals less money!
        I like this but I must say Facebook can bring in some nice traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author vCr8
    More facebook friends=more money... I don't think so... It takes targeted audience, and real facebook users to actually get the traffic you need. To turn your own personal account into a fiverr gig I don't think that would turn out pretty, you wouldn't want to spam your friends and relatives, if you want to do this then create a fan page instead.
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  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    Hi!

    Facebook is a fantastic way to promote your online business.

    If you are just looking for some fast buck methods then you may find yourself feeling a little disappointed with your results.

    You can set up separate Fan Pages, build a list and generate tons of leads into your online business once you get some momentum.

    You can divert traffic from F/B to your blog and from there capture email addresses and build a highly profitable email list of subscribers.

    Just have a look at the list building report below to get some idea of how it can work for you.

    Hope this helps and try to stay away from the get rich quick schemes my friend!



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    • Profile picture of the author skibbz
      This guy clearly attracted a lucrative niche of 6382 followers, he could not have 6382 friends with a refgular FB account, it must have been a fan page.

      who knows? maybe he is driving targeted leads to the fan page using facebook ads and then reselling the exposure to get such great results.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rbtmarshall
    Facebook friends that you buy through these services are not potential customers. It's best to avoid that type of service and build your fanbase naturally. Even then many friends are only there to see how you are marketing, so they can find hidden tricks and add them to their on marketing plan on another one of their multiple accounts.
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    • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
      Just like with a list, it all comes down to the quality of the Facebook friend / or 'Like'.

      Like some have said, Fiverr gigs are only good for increasing your number of friends and or likes.

      (if that's what fills your belly)

      I can't see any targeted traffic coming from fiverr gigs ... if it was ... it would cost a lot more than 5 bucks

      But yea ... having more 'raving fans' or 'loyal followers / friends' can definitely help you make more money.
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  • Profile picture of the author lloydmc
    Originally Posted by nicolasmd2112 View Post

    Hey Warriors,

    I have a Facebook account and i regularly use it. Just recently i went onto Fiverr looking for a Gig when i stumbled upon another gig that read: "I Will Promote Any Link To My 6,382 Friends On Facebook For $5". Right after i read this i thought to myself, "This must get horrible conversions," so i looked in the comments of the gig....and surprisingly it was getting great reviews. Reviews like: "Great service, great conversions." "Hey thanks made a bit off your friends lol." and "this worked better than i had hoped, thanks will be back." So i was instantly drawn in until stopped myself. I mean I've heard of Facebook marketing before, but never with the conversions that these people are describing, and it is that way only because the owner of the gig has over 6K friends. So when it comes to Facebook marketing, more friends = More money? As silly as is sounds, i hate promoting things to my friends and family, because i feel like it's just bothersome, so i try to stay away from that, but if i might get as good as conversions as these, maybe i might reconsider.
    contrast this to more friends = more money grubbers.
    in the real world that is
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  • Profile picture of the author MA Robinson
    A fan page will be more practical for stuff like this instead of using your own personal account.
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  • Profile picture of the author eternalsongbird
    I will suggest you not to do this. Facebook allows a fixed amount of friends in an account and you cannot do more than one account. So it will be perfect for you to create fan pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    I understand your point, you don't want to use your personal account for business.

    It's easy, most people won't, it's not really a good idea for most of us to bug our friends with offers because it send the wrong message due to the personal ties thou the conversion might be good at the initial period.

    I suggest you get a new account for business use and never to add anyone from your friends and family or anybody you don't want to get involve in your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Azu Ifeachor
    Hey,

    1st off, that fivver gig was not marketing on their personal page. Friends and family would soon get P O'd if you kept sending them nonsense!!

    Instead, that person would have built a community around a subject and then built a good relationship, so when they say to their fans...hey, check this out...many of them will.

    More Fans doesn't = More money!!

    Facebook is a social platform, imagine you go to a party and one person you meet keeps trying to sell you something...it won't take long before people give that person a wide birth!
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  • I'd say if it results in sales, why not? As long as you earn more than the $5 you spend on the Fiverr gig, why not get someone to promote your product to their friends on Facebook or Twitter? I can't see how I would have anything to lose. If anything, the person with the Facebook account, who's offering the gig might have more to lose (people unfriending/unliking/unfollowing), etc if they get too many of these offers.
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  • Profile picture of the author adamj2
    I would think a large list of targeted Facebook friends within your niche would do well as you can then recommend products to them via your status updates. I would not think a fiverr gig of untargeted Facebook friends just for numbers sake would do much though.
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    • Originally Posted by adamj2 View Post

      I would not think a fiverr gig of untargeted Facebook friends just for numbers sake would do much though.
      Can't hurt to try it, especially if it's something really general that a lot of people would be in to, like weight loss. For $5, I'd give it a try, as long as the person had at least 1000 or 2000 followers on Twitter or Facebook. Chances are good that at least one person would buy, and as long as you make at least $5 on the sale, you at least break even. And if you're really lucky, you might make a few sales, at say, $27 then it's worth it. Just my thoughts, haven't actually tried it yet, but seriously considering it. Just getting some stuff ready and I'm going to try it with a few Fiverr sellers for affiliate products.
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    • Profile picture of the author Manie Amari
      Originally Posted by adamj2 View Post

      I would think a large list of targeted Facebook friends within your niche would do well as you can then recommend products to them via your status updates. I would not think a fiverr gig of untargeted Facebook friends just for numbers sake would do much though.
      Judging by your sig I could see why you would suggest such a thing. :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author cpwebsite
    I would recommend trying it. $5 isn't that expensive with the reviews, and if it ends up working then you could no whether you want to try making another account and doing it yourself (obviously without your real name so you don't get banned). I would try it but I don't have a website to direct the traffic too [yet]
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  • Profile picture of the author Silas Hart
    Most of the time they say that you will get a percentage of something like 10% of the people on their list will click on whatever they promote. Unfortunately, most of that 10% (or all of it) are their own fake accounts.
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  • Profile picture of the author BrianDouglas
    Firstly, doesn't Facebook limit friends to 5k per person? Maybe that gigger has multiple accounts and that would explain that. Or perhaps it's actually a fan page, and friend shares are way better than fan page shares, so they use "friends" as an ambiguous way to mislead "people who liked my page and tend to hide everything I say, and only use it to show what they like, not interact on the page".

    However, if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Nothing stops anyone from giving people money, or using proxies, to make their gigs seem popular and fake success and ratings on fiverr.
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  • Profile picture of the author simonjwarner
    Facebook spam is probably the easiest way to annoy people
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  • Profile picture of the author karlmay1980
    A couple of things to mention some already said above, Facebook has a Friend limit of 5K so they obviously dont have over 6K friends they may have that many subscribers though so may not be a total lie.

    You shouldn't use Facebook on multiple accounts, they get suspicious if they see regular logging in an out of accounts from the same IP Address, and it is against TOS to have multiple accounts.

    I would question whether they have bought gigs off themselves using other fake Fiverr accounts as it would only cost them $1 a time, but they can leave themselves positive feedback that will help sell more gigs.

    The other thing is that URLs that get marked as spam by lots of people get sort of blacklisted by Facebook, so if they are always posting this stuff out to friends some may be marking it as spam, you then go and post on your page legitimately even to a blog post back on your own site and then when people click they receive a warning about the content, not worth it for me, build your own following and look after them with good content.
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  • Profile picture of the author jlcs
    I prefer buyer instead Facebook friends....
    My experience, Facebook is a place for hanging out only, conversion rate is very low.
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    • Profile picture of the author Manie Amari
      Originally Posted by jlcs View Post

      I prefer buyer instead Facebook friends....
      My experience, Facebook is a place for hanging out only, conversion rate is very low.
      Yeah I've experienced the same thing. I never expected the conversion to be high anyway simply because people are not in a buying mood on there. The trick is to migrate your follwing to your list and do the selling there.

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  • Profile picture of the author Amanda786
    My personal experience with facebook and LinkedIn is quite different. I think on LinkedIn if you share a link in groups that you have joined you will get more traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Manie Amari
    Originally Posted by nicolasmd2112 View Post

    "I Will Promote Any Link To My 6,382 Friends On Facebook For $5".
    5,000 friend limit so the whole gig is bull**it! Probably or most likely a scam.

    Originally Posted by nicolasmd2112 View Post

    Reviews like: "Great service, great conversions." "Hey thanks made a bit off your friends lol." and "this worked better than i had hoped, thanks will be back."
    Reviews can be faked. Don't believe the hype.

    Originally Posted by nicolasmd2112 View Post

    As silly as is sounds, i hate promoting things to my friends and family
    Yeah it does sound silly, lol :rolleyes: It even more funny your actually entertaining the notion.

    Originally Posted by nicolasmd2112 View Post

    because i feel like it's just bothersome, so i try to stay away from that, but if i might get as good as conversions as these, maybe i might reconsider.
    Stay well away from it like you alreay said. If you do go ahead with it, don't come back here posting threads complainning about getting scamed or even worst don't do a video about it holding up signs. #notcool


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    • Profile picture of the author Brent Tracey
      Friend limit is 5,000, but what about the abo function of facebook?

      Originally Posted by Manie Amari View Post

      5,000 friend limit so the whole gig is bull**it! Probably or most likely a scam.



      Reviews can be faked. Don't believe the hype.



      Yeah it does sound silly, lol :rolleyes: It even more funny your actually entertaining the notion.



      Stay well away from it like you alreay said. If you do go ahead with it, don't come back here posting threads complainning about getting scamed or even worst don't do a video about it holding up signs. #notcool


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  • Profile picture of the author Fun to Write
    Follow your gut instinct and pass it up. If you thought it was okay, you wouldn't have come here to double check. You would have just given that gig your money. Those glowing reviews could be fake. You see that you're getting mixed reactions about it.

    Most are advising you to not do it. I would take that advice if I were you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Harry Nguyen
    That's what they say, but the more money you have. The more problems you have, so what can facebook friends do? Nah, jk lol. Not even sure man, I don't think so you need to have targeted friends.
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