I Have a Better Idea for Facebook Promoted Posts

Facebook is suggesting that I can pay it $49 to promote a single post to all the people who have opted-in to liking me there.

Here’s an idea: maybe Facebook can pay me $49 to post there in the first place?

Facebook Promoted Posts

5 thoughts on “I Have a Better Idea for Facebook Promoted Posts”

  1. I am not a huge fan of the “promotions” idea that Facebook and Tumblr have started using. I understand that they are looking to make some money, but there has to be some better way. I would pay a yearly fee for an ad free experience, for instance. Much like I do for Pandora One. Or perhaps a $0.99 mobile app. If it is all about the experience, I think Facebook is beginning to lose my love.

  2. Hang on, $49? Facebook only charges me $7 for the same thing. Maybe that’s because you have a lot more followers, but it certainly seems excessive. Of course I have never used that feature – having my post marked “sponsored” makes me feel like a sellout. If I saw a “sponsored” post from someone, I’d actually be less likely to read it …

  3. I saw somewhere that Facebook is raking in $1million + a day on sponsored posts… now I know why. While it only costs me $7 to sponsor a post I don’t think I’d do it on anything old random post. Maybe a huge announcement like my girlfriend and I getting engaged or something along those lines would be worth sponsoring, but other than that count me out.

  4. The price is determined by “reach” or how many people will view it, it’s on a sliding scale.

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