13 Ways You Can Make Money With Facebook

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Facebook is the largest social media network in the world. Whether you own a full-fledged business or you only have one item to sell, anybody can make money with Facebook.

If you’re only using Facebook to message friends and take quizzes, consider some of these suggestions boost your income or start a side hustle.

Who Can Make Money With Facebook?

Anybody can make money with Facebook! Like anything in life, you need to be persistent and not give up if your campaign doesn’t work the first time.

For most of these suggestions, the quality of your Facebook profile is going to be your best way of making a first impression. There are lots of spammers on Facebook that promise the world and never follow through. You don’t want to be one of these people as your chances of making money will be slim.

Make sure your Facebook profile makes it look like you’re a real person. Put a picture of yourself or your business emblem in your profile picture or cover photo section.

Also, make sure you list the correct city you live in so people don’t think you accidentally post in the wrong group. Finally, include contact information and a website link if you own a local or online business.

Depending on how you are planning to make money with Facebook, you should also consider creating a separate account. This way, you can keep your personal and business activity separate. If you want to keep everything under one account, that’s okay too if you want you’re an individual seller trying a Craigslist alternative.

What Can You Sell on Facebook?

Almost anything can be sold on Facebook. Most people use Facebook to sell their used cars, secondhand items, handmade items, ebooks, and to advertise their weekend garage sale.

A few things you can’t sell on Facebook include:

  • Alcohol
  • Illicit drugs
  • Tobacco
  • Firearms
  • Animals
  • Real money gambling products
  • Certain healthcare products

In general, you can sell anything on Facebook that you can buy at a local store without having to show a photo id or a doctor’s prescription.

How to Make Money With Facebook

Once your profile is ready to go, you’re now ready to start making money. In many cases, you’re going to be selling items or services you already own. But, we’ll also include a few other suggestions too.

1. Write a Facebook Post

If you just want to sell to your current Facebook friends, you can write a post. In the “What’s on your mind?” field, start typing what you want to sell. You can also include a picture of the item too. Posts only share with your friends, but they can be seen by others you don’t know if your friend shares the post.

Maybe you’ve see your own friend circles selling cars, real estate, and other possessions instead of going through the hassle of selling to a stranger. If you’ve never sold anything on Facebook you can use their posts as an example to model your post.

Follow Up On Facebook Messenger

Once a friend or group member expresses interest, continue the conversation on Facebook Messenger. This private chat messaging service lets you stay in touch with previous customers and potential customers that didn’t make a sale the first time. If you’re constantly flipping used items, you can keep these people in mind and send them a message when you finally find an item they wanted originally.

2. Join Local Buy and Sell Groups

If you’re trying to sell locally, there’s a good chance you probably won’t sell to a friend. That’s why you also need to join your local buy and sell groups. Facebook makes it super easy to sell because you can usually create the post in one group and you have the option to choose other groups before the post goes live.

As an example, let’s say you want to sell your car. Your local city or county most likely has at least two different buy and sell groups that accept used car listings. Even though you only make one post, it shows up in multiple groups and you get to reach more Facebook members.

Some of the most popular groups are garage sales and automobiles. To quickly find the groups in your area, click the “Buy and Sell Groups” in the Explore menu. You can also search for group names to filter through the different options too.

Every group has different selling policies so make sure you read the group guidelines before you post. Otherwise, the group moderators can delete your post or remove you from the group.

Create Your Own Group

If there isn’t a local group for the items you want to sell, you might consider starting your own group.

3. Sell on Facebook Marketplace

Don’t forget to sell on the Facebook Marketplace too. The Marketplace is a free-for-all feature where you can buy, sell, or trade almost anything in your local area. Although it’s not as specialized as local buy and sell groups, everybody has access to the Facebook Marketplace so they can easily share your post with their friends and maybe even find that special something they’ve been looking for.

4. Earn Refer-a-Friend Bonuses

Do you use an online service that you just love and want to share with others? Word of mouth recommendations are one of the most efficient forms of advertising. Companies know this and that’s why they offer refer-a-friend bonus when your friends join by social media.

One company that offers social media refer-a-friend bonuses is Rakuten. Maybe you already use them to earn cash back on nearly every online purchase yourself! You can send email invites or click the social media share buttons in your account to share your referral link. If your friend signs up through your referral link, you can earn a cash bonus!

More companies that you use on a regular basis offer referral bonuses than you might realize. Take a minute or two and see if you can earn some extra cash by sharing your favorite apps and websites on social media.

5. Enter Contests

Some companies and blogs run contests and you can earn entries by sharing your link on Facebook or following their Facebook page. You can also join contest and giveaways groups to find the newest opportunities as well.

Many of these contests are free, so the only entry requirement is your time. Every giveaway is different but you might have the chance to win Amazon gift cards, kitchen gadgets, or a new backyard grill set.

6. Create Facebook Ads

For this suggestion, you will first need to create a Facebook Page for your business or website. In fact, think of Pages as “Facebook for Business.” Creating a Page is free and only takes a few minutes and any business or website is eligible. If you need a visual example, visit the Well Kept Wallet Facebook page to get an idea of what your Page can look like.

Once your page is created, you can share posts with your Page followers just like you can write posts on your personal timeline. Facebook Pages are the social media equivalent of having a mailing list; you can regularly send messages to your most loyal followers. For example, ice cream parlors might publish a weekly post mentioning the flavor of the week.

However, don’t forget that you can make money posting ads on Facebook to reach people that currently don’t follow your Page.

Tips to Create Facebook Ads

While Page posts can help you make money, you also need to use paid Facebook ads to reach a new audience. You can create your own ads or use a service like Flourish With Facebook Ads to create professional ads that can attract more clicks the first time.

As you create posts on your Page, you will have the option to click the blue “Boost Post” button. After clicking the button, you will be taken to the ad creator tool. Although there are more features than what’s mentioned below, there are three tools you must pay close attention to:

  • Objective (Do you want to interact with your audience or make sales?)
  • Audience (Target a specific audience or not?)
  • Budget (How much are you willing to spend and how many days do you want the campaign to last?)

A huge benefit of Facebook ads is that you can target a specific audience based on where they live, age, gender, and interests. Or, you can also advertise to your followers and their friends if you choose as well. You can also monitor the people reached and the number of engagements. After the campaign finishes, you can compare the number of engagements to the total campaign cost to calculate your cost-per-click (CPC) amount.

If you’ve ever advertised elsewhere for business, you know that advertising can be expensive in a hurry. Advertising on Facebook is relatively inexpensive for paid ads since you can choose your target audience for only a few dollars compared to hundreds or thousands of dollars per campaign.

Running Facebook ads is a learning process based on trial-and-error. Because of the low-cost requirements, don’t be afraid to try several small campaigns that only cost $10 to $15 each with different target audiences to find what works best for you.

7. Invest in Facebook

This is another suggestion that anybody can use to make money with Facebook. And, you don’t even have to create a Facebook account! While you might find this ironic, Facebook is a publicly traded company on the Nasdaq Index.

Facebook’s stock ticker symbol is FB and it can be purchased with any brokerage in your IRA or taxable brokerage account. You might consider buying Facebook stock with Stockpile for these three reasons:

  • Each trade is only 99 cents vs. the industry average of $4.95
  • You can buy partial shares of any individual stock or ETF
  • New accounts get a $5 gift of any stock

Because a single Facebook share trades for approximately $187 (as of this writing), you won’t be able to buy a single share through a traditional brokerage like Vanguard or Fidelity if you can only invest $100 today. With Stockpile, you can buy fractional (partial) shares of stock so you can at least buy part of a share. In this example, a $100 investment will let you own 53% of one share. Hey, everybody has to start somewhere!

As with any stock market investment, Facebook is guaranteed to make you money. Its stock price can fluctuate daily so you should invest and plan to hold long-term to realize a profit. If you prefer a less volatile way to invest in Facebook, you might consider buying an index fund that currently holds Facebook in its portfolio.

8. Host a Fundraiser

While you won’t personally profit from this suggestion, you can still help raise money for a personal cause or non-profit. Crowdfunding has become a popular way to help others with financial needs that pay their bills without some outside help.

You can create a fundraising page for one of the causes below:

  • Personal emergency
  • Crisis relief
  • Health and medical
  • Education
  • International
  • Faith
  • Sports

There are plenty of nobles causes that Facebook community members are willing to support. The only problem is that they don’t know where to look. Thankfully, this feature helps address that issue.

9. Apply For a Job

Facebook also has their very own job board to help you find a new job. Local companies will advertise open positions in the “Jobs” tab. You will find full-time and part-time positions for many industries in this page so scroll down and look at all the opportunities.

In addition to the Facebook Jobs button, there are many groups that list online job leads too. You can join different groups to find job leads and also get insights on the application process and work experience from other group members.

10. Become a Social Media Manager

If you’re social media savvy, you can also get paid to manage corporate social media accounts. As a social media virtual assistant, your responsibilities might include:

  • Scheduling social media posts
  • Responding to comments and interacting with followers
  • Creating social media graphics
  • Monitoring ad campaign metrics
  • Building the audience size

There’s a good chance that you’ll have to manage social media account on other platforms besides Facebook. So, it can be a good idea to at least be familiar with the larger platforms like Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter as well.

If you’re Facebook savvy, this can be a perfect opportunity to work from home and make a part-time income with flexible hours.

11. Join Facebook Groups and Help Others

Another way to potentially make money with Facebook is to join groups and help answer people’s questions. This will be a viable option for bloggers and business owners.

All you have to do is find groups that match your area of expertise. In a way, you can say these groups replaced the role of online forums that were popular in the pre-Facebook internet era.

If you’re a smart investor, you can join several investing groups and help people with their various investing questions. For instance, you can compare free investing apps or whether to rollover a 401k.

Even if investing isn’t your specialty, you can find a group that’s for you. As you help people, you can build a reputation and can even include links to your website to help out the reader. Each page visit means more website traffic that can potentially increase your search engine rankings and maybe even earn an affiliate commission.

Just like the Facebook Buy and Sell groups, you need to pay attention to the group’s posting guidelines. Unless you’re a moderator, you might not be able to post affiliate links or self-promoting articles. Many groups have these policies to keep spam to a minimum so the reader is getting sound and impartial advice.

12. Create Facebook Live Videos

If you’re not camera shy, Facebook Live can be another fun way to build a personal brand. Maybe you create videos that show how you’re working from home or using a product in real-time. Or, you can host a live question and answer session where the live viewers message their questions and you answer them live.

As internet bandwidth speeds continually increase, live streams are constantly becoming more common and YouTube isn’t the only video platform in town.

13. Look for Critical Security Flaws

Facebook and other large websites are always looking to close security flaws that can let a hacker hack into the website. If you enjoy testing websites, the Facebook Bug Bounty program lets you report coding flaws that need to be patched. You can get paid for your diligence if the flaw hasn’t been reported to Facebook yet.

Even if do find a reported bug, please report it anyway. It will improve the user experience for the rest of us!


Anybody can make money with Facebook. It doesn’t matter if you want to sell locally or you want to promote an online website. By joining groups, interacting with other Facebook members, and maybe even running a paid ad or two, you can make a recurring income on Facebook if you desire.

Even if you only want to list a garage sale or sell your old car and make money once, Facebook is a free and efficient way to tell others what you have for sale.

Have you ever made money with Facebook before? If so, please share your story below.


60 responses to “13 Ways You Can Make Money With Facebook”

  1. Isaac says:

    Thanks for sharing! I have found great success on Facebook by joining groups and genuinely providing great advice and content. The more I give away, the more I get. Thanks

  2. victor jonah says:

    Please, I have no business and no goods to sell. But, I can render service and had a thousand followers. How can I profit from Facebook?

    • Deacon says:

      You can use the tips in this post to sell your services instead of a product. For instance, you can use both number one and two on the list to sell to friends and those who live near you. It’s a great way to make it known that you have services to offer to others. Good luck!

  3. Nsima says:

    I write inspirational quotes in my personal page. How do I make money from it?

    • Deacon says:

      You could try number 5 or 6 in this post. Or, check out our post on free online jobs. You might be able to break into it, or use your quotes to help you in #11, #12, #20, and #25. Try #8 in our post about making money on Amazon too. Another option is to see if you can get published on your own. I wish you luck in your pursuits!

  4. Richard Desmond says:

    How can I make money on Facebook?

  5. franklin says:

    Can I make money by posting videos on Facebook?

    • Deacon says:

      Maybe. Check out the links in this post to help you get started making money using Facebook. But if you are wanting to just post videos and make social media posts, you could always check into starting your own side business as a virtual assistant or social media manager. We have posts about how to do that on this site. Good luck!

  6. seth says:

    How will one get paid?

    • Deacon says:

      It depends on which of the ways you choose to make money. For instance, if you advertise through local buy and sell groups you might have people come to your home to buy used items you are selling. In that instance I would assume you would ask for cash. But if you are selling something on Amazon, for example, you would probably get paid through Paypal.

  7. Issac M Opehema says:

    I need to make money with Facebook posts, video posts, and live videos. Is it possible to make money by posting comments and having people like them, including live videos, etc.? Your feedback will be valuable to me.

  8. olayinka says:

    Please, how can I make money on Facebook without owing or having to do buying and selling?

    • Deacon says:

      This post gives you a few ways. Try using some of them or other posts on our site to make money with Facebook. Good luck!

  9. Edigbo lucky says:

    How do I start making money with Facebook?

  10. Chris says:

    I don’t have anything to sell and to buy. How can I earn money on Facebook?

    • Deacon says:

      If you look at the post, you can use it to enter contests, apply for jobs, and manage social media for others. You can also sell services, such as cleaning for others, painting, babysitting, lawn mowing, etc.


    Thanks. That’s enlightening. I want to raise money to start a project where I can sponsor kids in school and also start a preaching ministry. Please help.

    • Deacon says:

      You can use the ideas in this post as well as on our site to help. We have a post about ways you can get strangers to give you money. Check it out to see if you can get help with your worthy cause.

  12. Md moksed ali. says:

    I want a job and to work.

    • Deacon says:

      Use the ideas in this post to help you. You should also check out the many other post on our site about ways you can get a job or make money. I wish you luck!

  13. Cristy says:

    Thanks for sharing. I’m looking for ways to earn extra for my family needs.

  14. Umar sani says:

    Please, how can I get money with my Facebook page? Also, what is the meaning of Facebook ads?

    • Deacon says:

      Facebook advertisements appear in news feeds. In general, the companies or individuals representing the ads are trying to get you to buy a certain product or service and they have links to their main sites to entice you to buy. The ads sometimes show up paired with posts about things your friends have done or posted about. Your friends might also see news about the social actions you have taken as well.

      To make money with a Facebook page, check out the links and ideas in this post. Good luck!

  15. Umar sani says:

    Are there any Facebook jobs that I get paid from?

    • Deacon says:

      Use the information and links in this post to help you either make money using Facebook or get a job with them.

  16. Jharana says:

    I am looking for some online jobs. I’m looking forward to hearing about this through email.

    • Deacon says:

      I don’t know about email, but you can use this post to make money with Facebook. Just check out the information and links. Good luck!

  17. Richard Davis says:

    I am an artist and have a Facebook page with my art, but in sales. I have epilepsy and have been suffering with seizures lately. I would like to find a way to sell my art to raise money for Epilepsy research and a portion for myself, too. It would be special to me because I lost my son at age 8 from seizures and I’ve suffered through 35 years of seizures. I want to educate, help, and also make money for myself since I can’t work due to epilepsy. How can I do this? My page is Richard Davis Fine Art Murals.

  18. uba chinedu says:

    Please, can you give me direction on how to earn on Facebook?

  19. Laud says:

    You only have to get 10k likes on your page before Facebook monetize you to earn.

  20. Damilola Adejumo says:

    So I can make money on Facebook by creating a page?

    • Deacon says:

      That’s a great way to get started. You can create a page that promote something or a group to buy and sell! There’s lot of different ways you can make money through Facebook that are outlined through this article!

  21. Richard Jesse says:

    Can I make money on facebook by posting news feed? If yes, how?

  22. Engr. Haruna Tijjani says:

    I went through your post. It’s very interesting, but can’t figure out how to link a bank account to facebook to receive the payment.
    I’ve a page called “Sapphired engineering campany limited” on Facebook. How can I link my bank account to it to receive the pay. Hope to hear from you soon.
    Thanks for your help.
    God bless you.

    • Jess Nardini says:

      Are you running ads on your page that would help you get paid? Then you would get paid through the advertisers themselves. Or if you have a page that is promoting a business, you would get paid by the customers when they use your business! Facebook won’t pay you just for having a page on the site. I hope that helps!

  23. Lungile Bengani says:

    Thank you for the information. I have a personal blog page on Facebook. I learn as I go. I pay to boost post. For now I have less than 10k clicks. I will look out for groups to join and offer solutions.

  24. Rasoulkeyz says:

    Who is going to pay me and how can I be recognize by Facebook to start earning as well?

    • Deacon says:

      You can make money on Facebook from selling stuff or promoting a business and your customers will be the ones paying you. Or you can use advertising and you will be paid by the advertisers! Check out the article and the links within the article for more info!

  25. Martins Fabby says:

    How do you register and start to make money with Facebook?

  26. Joseph says:

    How much do I have to pay in order for me to register and start making money on Facebook?

    • Deacon says:

      Hey Joseph! Starting a Facebook page whether for personal use or for a business is free! You can make money by selling stuff or advertising and even more! Check out the article and links in the article for how to get started!

  27. techsolina says:

    I tried this and it worked for me. Before I was thinking it is a joke, but as long as I put it into practice it yields immediately and today I can sell as much items as possible on facebook and other social networks.

  28. otii lucky says:

    First thing first, how do I get my 11 years Facebook account ready to receive or cash out to my bank account and how do I make withdraw making cash from my sells?

    • Deacon says:

      If you’re wanting to sell on Facebook, you’ll usually be selling to other people who will pay cash or through another means! You won’t need to set up the Facebook account to be receiving money.

  29. Collins Ukonu says:

    I have five groups and four pages in facebook, how can i link my account number with facebook for me to make money from my groups and pages.

  30. ThankGod says:

    I have a facebook page with many followers. How do I get paid for that?

    • Deacon says:

      You can try to sell a product or even have advertising on your page! There are some great options for making money. Check out some of the ideas in the article to get started!

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