About 6 months ago me and a friend set up a Facebook fan page. It was to our amazement that his page hit almost 100,000 fans within a week. However, there were a lot of lessons about managing a Facebook page that we have learnt.
It seems that a page with so many fans carries great responsibility. People judge what you tell them and take it very seriously. It was possible to loose a large number of supporters with a small status.
It has come to a stage now where we have let it die down and grow organically at a slower rate. It was only last week when I was hit by a surprise. We were offered £200 to sell admin to the page to a man that will remain un-named. This is an astounding amount of money for a Facebook fan page. He offered us the money for a change to post 3 statuses that related to the group every week.
On first glance this appeared to be an offer that we could not refuse. However, as I didn’t want to let just anybody post statuses, I did some digging around on the internet.
It turns out that after some top detective work on my behalf that he was the creator of a Facebook app named tinie app. Now this may appear to be nothing suspicious but on further investigation I discovered that it was in fact a type of Facebook virus. it allows the user to hack into other peoples accounts and then post messages on their behalf.
This means that tinie app is a great marketing tool and therefore could generate him a lot of money.
I would like to point out that I was ashamed that he not only wanted to take over the page to post statuses for a detrimental cause but he also lied to me in his emails about what his real agenda was.
To sum up in short, this blog post is to help warn other Facebook fan page owners that may be looking to sell their pages to watch out for emails from people like this.
What to do if you want to sell your Facebook page
If you do want to go down the route of selling your Facebook fan page then there are plenty of forums etc. where you can sell Facebook fan pages.
Or you could wait for someone to come to you!