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I received such a great response to my recent article, Facebooking 101, that I’ve decided to re-purpose the content into a 10 minute book that I’m distributing electronically.

For now, the book is FREE, but within 1 month I will start charging a fee to download it. The early bird gets the worm… and in this case, AG readers get the $$ tips free.

Head over to Benjamin’s Books to read Making Money on Facebook: How to Profitably and Productively Use Facebook for Your Business – I’ve embedded it using a great program called Scribd – and if you email me asking for it, I’ll send you the PDF free, as well as information and samples from my upcoming books and products (this is ‘opt-in permission marketing’ for all you Seth Godin fans).

After you’ve read it, come back here and let us know how you’re using Facebook for your business. I’ll be including your stories and ideas from the Comments section of this post in the sequel.

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FREE Book: Making Money on Facebook

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Benjamin Bach is a REALTOR with Keller Williams Realty in Kitchener Waterloo, Canada (home of the Blackberry) and shows people how they can avoid a mediocre retirement by building wealth through smart Real Estate Investments. You can find out more at Kitchener-Waterloo-Real-Estate-Investments.com

8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Dee Copeland

    March 9, 2008 at 10:35 am

    I hate to sound critical, but the basic gist of your 10-page book is
    1) Go to facebook
    2) Start a facebook group
    3) Don’t do stupid stuff or post stupid pictures.

    FOREM and Problogger covered the topic with even more tips. DuctTape Marketing blog also did a good job uncovering Facebook “secrets”. Not sure these tips are so secret.

  2. Benjamin Bach

    March 9, 2008 at 11:47 am

    No one said anything was secret, just underutilized

  3. Benjamin Bach

    March 9, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Dee, the gist is actually more of “let your passion and knowledge and expertise shine through your profile” instead of stupid pictures.

    Checking out your profile, you do a great job of expressing what you’re passionate about, what you do to help people in your business, and a glimpse of who Dee is as a person. That’s a great profile, and thats what people should strive for.

    I put the post together yesterday because most people I knew had no clue they should be doing those things, and spent their time ‘sending drinks to people’ and ‘buying and selling friends’ and pillow fighting – nonsensical stuff.

    Definately a guide for beginners… not someone like you who already has a great understanding of it.

  4. Dee Copeland

    March 9, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Thanks for the dialog on Facebook. The main thing I was saying is that I enjoy providing free content and just believe that we should help each other without charging unless we have something very unique.

    I’m writing a book called, Gotcha Guide™ to Buying or Investing in Real Estate. It’s part of a larger series. I post many of the articles for free at TexasRealtyBlog.com. By posting for free, I’m getting feedback on what people like and value, which will help as I develop the book. The articles are popular, unique, and get highlighted in the Blog Carnival from time-to-time.

    I value your post and your angle, but also wanted to post my thought/counter-opinion on the value of charging people to download ebooks. I’d rather see a fully fleshed out, high value piece be charged to audiences instead of a short bit of information. I’m sure you aren’t making a ton of profit, so why not just allow a free download until you have a lot of unique information to provide?

    Again, not trying to start a fuss. Just my 2 pennies.

  5. Benjamin Bach

    March 9, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    No fuss, Dee, I agree with you 100%

    You may notice that I am not charging for the ebooks at all, not one penny, and that was the original intent when I published it early this morning.

  6. Vicki Moore

    March 9, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Just to chime in, I HAVE to – I can’t hold myself back – shout about everything being for free. Oh, and don’t forget transparent. Why should anyone go to the effort of writing a book, researching the market, attending meetings, taking classes, getting licensed, taking on liability, expense, effort and then give it away for free. (That’s not really a question.) Benjamin’s book being free is a great gift that I certainly am grateful to accept; however, to suggest that he should give it away for free is absurd.

    I give enough of my time away, besides my advice, blog posts, opinions, expertise, etc. And, frankly, I’m just sick of giving it all away in the interests of helping each other out, being transparent, and whatever else anyone wants to call it.

    Oh, now, deep breath. I feel so much better now.

  7. ForexTrader

    March 9, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Thanks for the ebook, I’ll have a look. I am new to Facebook and using it only for fun at the moment and can start seeing a huge potential there.

  8. Benjamin Bach

    March 10, 2008 at 5:33 am

    My pleasure ForexTrader. If you shoot me an email I’ll send you the pdf version, which is more readable than the Scribd version on my blog.

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