Currently, I am monetizing my Facebook application by the method of displaying ads.
Follow below four simple and easy steps to start monetizing your Facebook application:
- Find the Facebook ads providers list by going on https://developers.facebook.com/adproviders/
- Choose and register as a publisher with one of these ads providers. (Ads providers may take time because they will review your application.)
- Once ads providers review your application, you can create ads slots.
- Grab the code from those ads slots and place them into your Facebook application at appropriate places.
Readers always ask me following questions:
Q1: Can I use Google AdSense with Facebook applications?
Answer: No. AdSense is not in Facebook approved list of advertisers.
Q2: Where can I get the list of ads providers for Facebook applications?
Q3: What is your Facebook application and what it does?
Answer: It's a simple app which extracts birthdays of your friends and gives you an "ics" file.
Q4: What is the link to your Facebook application?
Answer: App name and link is Birthdays of my friends. Link to Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/birthdaysofmyfriends.
Q5: What can I do with an "ics" file?
Answer: You can import that file into Google Calendar, Apple iCal, iPhone, Android, and Mozilla Thunderbird etc.
Q6: What ads providers do you use?
Answer: I use LifeStreetMedia.
Q7: Which ads providers do you recommend?
Answer: I can recommend LifeStreetMedia as I use it. I have seen many people recommending RockYou as well.
P.S. I don't have any connections with LifeStreetMedia / RockYou and they are not paying me anything to mention them here. Links are only for the purpose of ease for you to navigate.
Attribution: Facebook logo above is from WikiMedia Commons and link to it is this.