How Does Facebook Make Money? (Infographic)

Facebook is gigantic.

It’s the third most visited site in the world.

It boasts 2.4 billion users.

In this article, I’ll tell you EXACTLY how Facebook makes its money.

Anatolii Ulitovskyi
Updated: 16.06.2020

While in college in 2004, Mark Zuckerberg came up with the idea of creating a social media platform.

However, some resources claim that he stole the idea from the Winklevoss twins and their classmate Divya Narendra, who also created the ConnectU social media platform.

Who cares?

Facebook paid between $65 million to $466 million to ConnectU for stealing their idea. The actual amount is unknown.

You might think it’s crazy money for just an idea.

I don’t think so because Facebook Market Cap estimates $518.67 billion.

Check out the data on the infographic below:

How Does Facebook Make Money?

Facebook will increase its revenue from 27,638 million for 2016 to 102,757 million by 2021. Thus, they will multiply their income by more than 3.7 times over a period of 6 years.

Whatever your opinion, Facebook is an extremely competitive platform for advertisers – one you can’t ignore.

Before setting up your paid ads, it’s significantly important to consider the buying mood of Facebook’s users, especially the ones that don’t want to buy.

Setup your paid ads in order to create brand awareness and cover the top of the sales funnel, i.e. awareness, opinion and consideration.

Sales Funnel

Customers buy if they come across your brand at least 7 times and when they engage with it, on social media.

Facebook is the ideal place to engage with your customers and is also perfect for finding new ones.

If you have any additional questions – feel free to ask me in the comments section.

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