If you are a sports fan then you know people like nothing more than taking to Facebook after the game. Whether they want to cry about how their team got cheated or boast about their win, Facebook is the place to do it.
So what niche should you choose? For example’s sake we will use the sports niche. Sports fans are some of the most passionate people out there. Passionate enough to get their wallet out and buy something on Facebook. Keep in mind, the niche is totally up to you. We are using sports fans due to their passion and it’s something a lot of people will be excited to start a fan page about. As stated, you can use whatever niche you like. Facebook gets so much traffic that there are people on there that are passionate about literally everything.
This article will show you how to make money with sports fan pages on Facebook.
Create Your Facebook Fan Page!
Alright, so first thing’s first. You need to create a Facebook fan page dedicated to the team you are making it about. If you need help getting started with creating a Facebook page, watch the video below.
Alright so now you have your fan page. Let’s take care of all of the basics. Make sure to get a profile pic up and also a banner. You do this the same way you would do so on your personal Facebook page. Under your profile pic on the left side of the page there is a list of things on your page. Make sure you look at each of these and add the necessary information.
Create Some Content!
Alright, now we need some content for your page. There are many ways to do so. If you use Facebook, you know people love sharing memes and photos more than anything. So where can you get memes and photos to share? Social media of course! Just find the image you want, right click on it and click copy. Then come back to your fan page and paste it into the status update box. Boom! You’re posting spicy memes to your fan page. You can even rip videos from other Facebook, Twitter or YouTube accounts. Some of these videos have copyright licenses, so be careful of that. Use the following links to grab videos that will be a huge hit on your fan page.
What other content options are there? You can go to the best sports blogs or websites and grab some links to the latest stories on your team and post them on your page. If you are pumping the latest news and photos to your fan page it is going to thrive. This is all great, but since no one likes the fan page no one is viewing these stories and photos. Let’s take care of that!
How to Get People to Like Your Facebook Page
It’s time to get some people viewing your Facebook page.
Invite your friends!
The first thing you can do is invite your friends on Facebook. Here’s how you invite all of your friends to like your page:
- Go to your Facebook Fan Page.
- On the right hand side, under Community, click on “invite your friends to like this page”
- A pop up will appear, click on “Select All”
- Lastly, click “Send invites”
Maybe you don’t want to invite all of your friends. Then instead of select all you can just choose all of the people you want to invite.
Go to Forums For Your Team
There are internet forums where fans of specific teams gather. This is a great spot to find droves of supporters for the team your fan page is about.
Just do a quick Google search and you’ll find a load of forums related to your team. Let’s just say you are making a forum about the Alabama Crimson Tide. Check this out.
Remember, you can’t just come in spamming the crap out of the forum. Add it to your signature and just make some comments of value. If your first post is pleading someone to come join your Facebook page that’s going to bomb.
Reddit is a massive source of traffic. If you aren’t familiar with it, Reddit has “subreddits” that are designated to specific topics. Odds are there is a subreddit for your team. To find that subreddit simply Google search for reddit + team name.
Just like forums, don’t come charging in spamming the link to your Facebook page. Introduce yourself, join in the conversation and maybe even introduce yourself to the moderators to make sure it’s okay that you invite people to like your Facebook page.
This is a more advanced tactic. You are actually creating a paid ad on Facebook. Essentially you are “buying likes” for your page. If you are very good at it, you can get likes for as cheap as a penny. Don’t count on that happening. Best case you are probably going to be able to get likes for around five cents.
Let’s say you are able to use paid Facebook ads to buy likes for ten cents. For around $10 you will be able to get your first 100 likes. Those first 100 are by far the most difficult to get. After that if you create great content you can grow your page organically, which is free.
Invite People Who Like Your Posts to Like Your Page
You might be saying, “What!?” When your posts on your fan page are shared by people, there will be people who do not like your page that like your posts. You are able to invite them to like your page.
You simply go to your Facebook page and click the number of likes under the post. From there it will give you the option to invite people who have liked the post, but do not like your page.
Alright, now that we have the likes pouring into your Facebook page, now it’s time to learn how to make some money!
How to Make Money With Your Page
Now we are getting to the good part. It’s time to discuss how to make money with your Facebook page. Let’s get you started and help you earn that first buck with your page. Believe me when I tell you it’s the hardest one to earn.
Affiliate marketing is when you you sell someone else’s product and get paid a commission to do so. How do they know it’s your product? They provide you with a special link that identifies you as the person who sold it for you.
Surely there is something fans of your team would like to buy on Amazon. Join Amazon Associates and you are free to sell everything on their site and get paid a commission to do so. Make sure you read the terms and conditions because they will get rid of you in a heartbeat if you break their rules. The commissions start at 4% and go up the more you sell.
This is a company that specializes in selling sports gear. They have it all. Jerseys, hats, flags, etc. You name it, if it’s sports related, they sell it.
In order to sell their product you must join ShareASale. Just a heads up, if you use my link to join, I will be compensated for it at no extra cost to you.
There are many other affiliate programs in ShareASale, so it’s definitely worth it to join. Fanatics pays you 15% on each item you sell!
Find Other Affiliate Programs
Look for websites that sell items targeted to your team and see if they have affiliate programs. Do a Google search for the name of the website + affiliate program to find more information if you don’t see any on the site.
Get Paid to Post Links to Other Websites on Your Page
Many websites will pay people to post links to their website on their social media pages. If you have an established page with over 10,000 fans, email me and I’ll set you up with someone to help you with this.
Create a Website and Earn Ad Revenue
This is something you can do once you get thousands of people to like your page. You don’t want to put time into creating a website and writing articles until it is going to be worth your time. On top of that, this is only recommended if you are passionate about writing and have no problem creating several articles a week.
If you want to learn more about the ins and outs of creating a website, click here.
Get Started Today!
What are you waiting for? Get started and create your fan page and start inviting your friends to join. Don’t worry about making money at first. Focus on getting the page looking good and updating the content on a daily basis. Then once all of your posts are getting plenty of views, likes and shares, go ahead and start sprinkling in some Amazon or Fanatics posts.
Make an Instagram and Twitter account to go with it. They can all feed off of each other. The more eyeballs on your content the better.
Good luck making your first buck with your Facebook fan page!