Why It Makes Sense to Get Paid to Socialize

  • It makes sense to get paid to socialize online because social media companies make money when we socialize online.

    In fact, they make a lot of money from us when we provide content for their sites.

    According to MoneyMorning.com, "A 2013 Nielsen report showed that 89% of advertisers use free social media advertising and 75% use paid social media advertising. The report also highlighted that 64% of advertisers expected they'd increase their paid social media advertising budgets over the course of 2013. On May 12, BIA/Kelsey released its U.S. Social Local Media report. The research firm projected that total U.S. social media advertising revenue will grow from $5.1 billion in 2013 to $15 billion in 2018, for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24%."

    I bet you wouldn't mind that kind of return on any investment you currently have!

    Well, the news gets even better for our friends at Facebook for instance.

    MoneyMorning.com reports, "From July through September 2013, the Facebook stock price more than doubled. Shares are up more than 150% over the past 12 months, and 15% so far in 2014. As of July 8, FB stock traded at $62.60 - putting it $24.60 over its IPO price of $38."

    Oh, why didn't I just invest everything I had back in May of 2012 and then just sit back and do nothing while Facebook's users kept growing along with revenue from advertising?

    "FB's Q2 2014 ad revenue reached $2.27 billion - an 82% increase from the same quarter last year. Revenue for the full year 2013 was $7.87 billion, a 55% gain year over year." [MoneyMorning.com]

    Not to worry. Not to worry.

    Social Media will continue to grow as ever-increasing numbers of people worldwide become more and more 'connected' to each other through any number of current and future Social Media companies.

    What that means for people like you and me who are online, posting, sharing, liking, blogging, buying, selling is that we hold the power to decide the future of how e-commerce takes place, who benefits from it and how much or how little we all 'share' in it finacially.