Feeling tuned in… for some strange reason.
In that flow state, so what can you do, well…. use it of course! 😉
Yesterday I almost fried my brain as I was writing so much all day, literally I fell asleep last night like I haven’t done in months. Not complaining after getting up today feeling fresh as a daisy and seeing all the effort I put in yesterday.
I only posted a few things, so you wont see much of it, yet.
I did a lot more in reality, and it will pay in the long run, here’s why …
Do it once, work at getting paid over and over for it.
That’s the idea, getting paid more then once for one lot of effort, we see that all around us in so many different ways, so why are we not doing it ourselves?
I’m not yet… but I aim to and hopefully you will see that happen, yesterdays efforts went some way towards that.
But it won’t be as a Ronnie Wood lookalike I can promise you that… 🙂
Some are no doubt… using what they earn to create more income in many different ways but not all of it residual. Savings are what many people rely on in life it seems, earn and save something, get interest. Most though aren’t doing anything more then earn a wage and getting by.
Mainly people are working jobs where a wage is set for effort put in, in hours, then feeling too shattered after that to do anything else. As people say… it pays the bills.
The problem is that’s all it will ever do if that’s all we do.
Maybe there is something more people can do, I mean we all have the potential to do it ourselves, a few have… (way to go Faith 😉 ) many say they wouldn’t know where to even start.
Best to look right under your nose… 😉
See… I look at some of things those people are passionate about, I see that clearly on Facebook … and wonder why they aren’t channeling that in a way to earn an income, and if done right a residual one… as they are already sharing them passions, it’s not a massively different effort to what they are already doing. 😉
They could even do it on Facebook itself! Yep. 😉
Doable… sure is. I’ve seen it being done by a few people I know and they are doing it on Facebook themselves and making good money, I soon realised the potential of it.
Actually… it surprised me. Made me feel like …
Passions have several benefits when it comes to this kind of thing…
You never tire of it, so always have something fresh to share or talk about and you never get bored of it.
You are not the only one with that passion, so there is always a market for it, and the tools are all there for you make the most out of that passion … it only takes your effort in other words, and the efforts also change as you go along.
The thing to realise is you won’t be the only one putting effort into it because you will have friends who share the passion and they will also have friends who will also share the same passion… once they are in your space you will see it grow and take on a life of it’s own.
Imagine that paying you too. 😆
Then your efforts will change to growing as much as possible. Right…
Consider the fact you are already putting efforts into your passion and you then put efforts into sharing it with all your friends on Facebook anyway. Just a case of channeling that a little tighter. Grow a bit, then a bit more. Then start earning. 😉
So what kind of passions are we talking about? Almost all of them!
- Pets, dogs, cats, etc… do you know people are making a mint in this area?
- Horses, a very popular passion really, alot of well off people in this niche.
- Food, we all got to eat! (it’s this niche I noticed a friend doing so well)
- Exercise and all it’s sub niches. Popular topic at the moment.
- Sports and all it’s sub niches… way too many to mention but they all have fans!
- Golf, so many play it and many pay alot to do so.
- Music, another with so many angles, genres, and always popular.
- Travelling, look at how big this passion is and how many share stories.
- Fishing, another popular passion many have, everywhere.
- Painting, drawing, so may potential artist out there.
- Photography, huge now with the sheer scale of amount of photos shared every day!
- Writing, massive… look at the internet! Books. Magazines. etc. etc.
- Fashion, another huge area with a massive base of fans.
- Make up and beauty etc… huge and evergreen, always new teenage girls.
- Cars, motorbikes, motor homes, etc… many areas within this niche.
- Bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes… all the others. Growing passion!
- Gardening, another popular and evergreen passion… no pun. 😉
- Crafts, so many different ones full of passionate like minded people.
- So many more… but you get the idea!
I’m sure you can find at least one thing from that list or see what you are passionate about now you think about it.
We all have a passion and many are already active with that passion and sharing it just because they are passionate about it. . . Like I am here. 😉
Do more with it.
Start a tribe
No, not start having kids! 😮
Start using what Facebook actually want you to use on Facebook, in the way they want you to use it and you will not go far wrong.
By doing this you also give Facebook what they want as well as the means to earn from you… so, turn that table too and start earning as well. Facebook won’t mind as you are not earning directly from them. 😉
Think about this way, how do Facebook earn money? Advertising, right?
What do they want more than advertising? Yep, Targeted advertising…
How do they get that in a better way than they currently do? … Focus! 😉
They want to focus efforts on tribes, these are the perfect targeted market to aim adverts at!
So, build that tribe around your passion and start it sooner rather than later and you will benefit in a good way if done right.
So where do you build this tribe?… Is probably what you are asking.
Facebook groups, and we have even had a hint from Zuck about “meaningful” connections, via groups. They have the data, so, maybe we should take note. 😮
It makes perfect sense though, targeted groups around a passion, a goal, an aim, whatever it is, they are all sharing that same thing.
Let’s take horses…
You have horses, they are your passion, you spend time with them, take photos, you share post on Facebook daily about them, and only say 20 of your friends have any real interest in horses, so many don’t… so many won’t see the same value in what you share.
This matters to Facebook too. . .
Facebook post adverts based on your passions, interest, what you post about etc… so you see an advert for horse related things for example, as do your friends who share similar things. All on your own “home” timelines.
But they have to post that same ad on all of those 20 timelines of friends and yours.
They want to do better than that, so help them, and benefit from it. 😉
Simple… start a private Facebook group.
Why private? It stops the group being inflated with people you don’t want or need in there. Spammers etc. No point making it hard work for yourself. 😉
Now share by private message your link to the private group with them 20 of your friends and get them to join, get them posting pictures of their horses etc, and more, do that yourself too, make the group active, then tell them friends to add all of their friends with the same horse related passion.
If all of them 20 of your friends have only 10 friends each that are into horses and all of them join, likely as we take recommendations from friends more than anyone else… you now have a group with 201 people in it…
Now get them 180 your friends added to add their friends who have the same passion…. and suddenly you have a pretty big group of like minded people. Even if they all had only 5 or 6 friends each, that’s a good amount added in one time. Over 1000. 😉
Imagine what the numbers look like once them 800 new members share with their own horse related friends. . .
Suddenly you have a great group with several 1000 like minded people with a serious passion for horses. And if you get them sharing, this will carry on growing at a great rate, I see groups with over 20,000 members. Imagine that. 😉
You will start to notice adverts in your group… Facebook love you now, you created a targeted bunch of readers for that one advert. 🙂 They post it once, all members see it… and it’s a horse related advert!
Now it’s your turn to earn!
Get answers first
This could be a couple of months of effort’s getting to this stage of being active, but that’s nothing, flies by really and we all know it. 😉
So your group has been active for a while now and members talked about lots of different horse related things.
You can then start to work out several area’s you can make it work for you, some ideas would be start asking questions that all your member’s relate to.
For example… the biggest pet peeve about having a horse. 😉
Think you’ll get many answers? I bet… and do you think you’ll find a common issue?
Now go find the answer to that, could be a certain product or something, if something like that then contact companies that provide it, tell them what you have and what the issue many in your private group have is… tell them how many is in your group, you are letting them know they have the solution and they can’t even see your private group yet!
But they will want their solution in front of them members! 😉
Make it clear to them they are the only company who’s advert will be shown, exclusive is what they all like.
Now monetise it
Now, depending on how you want to do it, you have a couple of options.
You could then ask them if they would like to buy an ad space for a week or month, right at the top of your group timeline, in a pinned post! 😉
Simple… but what you can earn depends on so many factors. So I can’t comment on that, but it will be a super targeted advert! Could be worth several £1000 to the company, and they may not even need that many buyers, so make it count. 😉
Or you could find out of they have an affiliate program where you earn commission and then you could do your own post highlighting the issue and what you found as a solution and add your affiliate link, your link may be an obvious affiliate link so try to mask it, (bitly. com) for example, not as a way to dupe anyone but to stop savvy users stripping the link to stop you earning. Tell them that… be honest.
Or do both! Just message the link to all members with your little bit of writing explaining it. . . 😉
Think you’ll get clicks? I’m sure you will. Even if you don’t, you earned something for the ad in the pinned post.
Repeat each week or month. 🙂
After a while if you have success the companies will be contacting you!
That simple. Not easy but simple, get the numbers, get the problem, get the answer, provide it, profit, repeat. 😉
Make it residual by promoting things that pay you over and over again if you can find them.
Use the data
Now though, you also have good data Facebook provide you. Popular things will be obvious, what people interacted with the most etc.
Use this data to do a lot more of what works and much less of what doesn’t.
Ramp this up as much as possible to grow your group and keep it super active. This data you can use effectively as you learn more about the group members.
This Facebook data could be a goldmine if you have the sort of passion where it pays well. Remember Facebook wants your group to succeed so it gives you the data to help you make it a success. . . it helps them and you. 😉
You also have the data to now approach more companies with, and numbers don’t lie.
Leverage. All about leverage. Both ways.
You are being leveraged anyway so you may as well make it work for you too.
There is money in this, I know that much from seeing it happen.
So, if you liked this idea go ahead and do it, or share it to someone who has a group, or the passion to do such, or if you liked it, feel free to buy me a beer, I earned it. 😉
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If you make a mint, great, hope you come back and buy me another few beers 😉
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