Social media Facebook is looking into a number of methods on how it can allow its members to make money from their posts. As per a report by The Verger, Facebook is considering to introduce a ‘virtual tip jar’ as a way to provide money to various pages and people. All of this is indicated by a new user survey sent out by Facebook to select members wherein it asked the preferred method of giving money to others or maybe donating to a charitable cause.
Along with the tip jar method, Facebook also has in offer other proposals for posts monetization. These include: receiving a share of the revenue generated by the ads in a particular post, embedding a call-to-action ‘buy now’ button, money from sponsored content posts, and a donate option to send out money directly to a charitable cause of choice.
Adding on to the monetization proposals, the survey also made a point to ask the users as to what data about the posts or the videos is found most interesting. The options were pretty precise too- audience information, showing Twitter-like engagement numbers and the completion percentage of the posted video. As it is quite evident that the kind of data is aimed at public figures and companies, it only ends up laying more stress on the fact that the new features will be availed only by the verified users.
There is a small catch though. The feature might be rolled out only to the verified members. What is your say on this?
Instant Articles was recently made open to everyone by Facebook which allows publishers to earn from their content. There have also been changes in the rules on sponsored posts. “It’s still very early, but we’re committed to creating sustainable, long-term monetization models for our partners and we’re listening to feedback,” a company spokesman told Fortune.