I had a few “creative” affiliate friends tell me they had their fan pages taken away from them recently… After following up with them and Facebook I found it it was because they were spamming affiliate links.
Forget what you have heard. I am telling you if you are building a fan page around a niche subject (weight loss, teeth whitening, movies, tv shows) with the plan of spamming affiliate links… its not going to work.
Right now their are over 1800 fan pages named “weight loss”. But the biggest does not even have 2000 members. This is because facebook is nuking these pretty fast.
Yes it has worked for some and many have made a lot of money doing it because with a fan page they can get around a lot of the self serve network rules.
But Fan pages are getting out of control and many people are losing their pages after posting even 1 affiliate link.
I even know of one affiliate who purchased a “weight loss” fan page of over 100,000 members who had it taken away after posting a couple links to weight loss products.
So be careful. I know their are a lot of tales of people who made a ton of money with these fan pages… don’t get sucked in. I don’t want to hear your sob story months from now.