Paula Garcia has a large following and, by creating Reels especially for Facebook, can cash in on the number of views, likes, and comments she gets. Paula actually combines a number of the tactics used here to solidify her Facebook monetization strategy, like getting sponsors for her Reels and posting them organically on the platform.
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Facebook has a $52 billion problem: It's got more cash than all but a handful of American companies, but so much of Washington is mad at the social media leader that the heat may be too much for the company to make the big acquisitions the market normally would expect.
Facebook pays no dividend, but even adding a 2% dividend yield to its high-flying shares would consume only about $11 billion a year, at a company that generated $32 billion in operating cash flow over the last 12 months. Meanwhile, Facebook actually has slowed down the pace of its stock buybacks this year, after spending more than $11 billion on buybacks during 2018, when shares slumped to as low as $124. Currently, shares are trading near-$200.
"There's a real political constraint to their ability to do stuff," said Samantha McLemore, a portfolio manager at Miller Value Partners in Baltimore, which owns 387,000 shares of Facebook and was founded by famed value investor Bill Miller. "Big tech companies have let their cash piles grow and grow and grow," McLemore said.
Facebook's political problems drive down the odds that it will use any major chunk of its cash for acquisitions, said CFRA Research analyst John Freeman, even though CNBC recently reported that Facebook did bid on FitBit before Alphabet acquired it.
Perhaps no analyst is as willing to be provocative in discussing Facebook's cash issues as Freeman, who rates the company's stock a buy. And his craziest idea of all, as he acknowledges himself, is that Zuckerberg, tired of the fuss that attends running a public company and owning a large stake already, simply could take Facebook private.
But it would still be well above the level of debt the bond market usually likes to let buyout companies carry, McLemore said. A common rule of thumb is that companies should limit post-buyout debt to four times their annual EBITDA, which in Facebook's case suggests that it could carry about $300 billion in debt by 2021, using the company's existing cash to reduce the buyout group's borrowing.
Apple's example is instructive: Since it reimplemented its cash dividend, aggressive share buybacks and the cash dividend yield of 1.2% have helped drive shares to $262 from $86, though its annual revenue has grown about 3% and net income less than 1% annually, smoothing out volatile swings caused partly by China's 2015-16 economic hiccup, McLemore said.
Leaving too much cash on the balance sheet, earning low-single digit returns, is a value-destroyer for undervalued companies in general, especially when they are growing as rapidly as Facebook, McLemore said. Facebook can easily reduce its share count and build earnings per share, and share price through buybacks, she said. Meanwhile, a dividend can attract a whole class of investors and funds who demand that their holdings generate income.
Facebook's existing business is also replete with areas that it could invest in, but investment is already fairly heavy, Mahaney said. Indeed, he projects that this year will mark the peak in Facebook's recent growth rate for investing back into its businesses. Even with rising investment, the company has generated about $17 billion in free cash flow over the last four quarters.
In a new buy rating on Facebook shares from Piper Jaffray this week, the brokerage firm noted that growth of Facebook's investment in infrastructure of various types spiked to as high as 140% year over year in the middle of 2018, but capex grew only 5% to 6% year over year in Q2 and Q3 of 2019. That declining trend in spending will add to free cash flow generation in the coming years.
The safest bet is that Facebook will turn, sometime over the next couple of years, to a larger-scale return of capital to shareholders as its cash position turns truly giant, Mahaney said. By 2021 the company could be approaching an Apple-like $100 billion in cash, and unlike Apple, Facebook has no long-term debt. "In a year or two they truly will have excess cash."
That kind of cash stash would be enough to let Zuckerberg, Wehner and the rest of the top Facebook executives buy in as much as 20% of Facebook stock held by the public, and still have plenty left over, with tens of billions more streaming into its coffers each year even after investing a projected $17 billion to $19 billion in capital projects next year.
Every Friday, Cash App holds an official sweepstakes in which customers can win cash prizes. But there are also dozens of fake Cash App Friday events on Instagram, Facebook and other social networks, and they use the official #CashAppFriday promotional hashtag. Scammers will create fraudulent raffles, then message users, asking them to transfer a few dollars via Cash App or share their login credentials for a chance to win. Users may send the money or info, but they never win anything in return.
In recent weeks Facebook has been pushing influential media properties and celebrities to use its Facebook Live product, which makes it easy to stream live video from your phone. Facebook has a lot of rewards for people who do what Facebook likes, and one of them is cash.
Ever wondered how social media companies make money? The likes of Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit all let you sign up and use the website for free---which billions of users have done. How do these platforms generate income and stay profitable?
Sites like Facebook and Twitter have received hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital. Nowadays, with hindsight, we can say that those investors made intelligent choices, but venture capital is a risky game and investments don't always pay off. Would you have invested in Facebook when it was called "Thefacebook" and only available to Harvard students?
How it works: First, you'll need an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch and know that you can send money only to people who also have Apple devices. Setting up Apple Cash is more convoluted than others. Associate your debit card (banking account numbers won't work) with the app (found in the Apple Wallet app, on the home screen) and then you need to add cash to the account. At first. Then you can start making payments through Cash via your debit card.
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With the cost per Page like rapidly rising during 2021, the move away from Page Like campaigns continues. With an average price of 38 cents per Page like, it would cost $380 to get 1,000 Page likes using paid ads.
And if so, is there an aprox. across the board premium (ie multiple ) that you could boil down from your research? For instance, in our case we see 3302 facebook clicks translate into 503 referrals in google analytics.
Any chances that the estimated number of likes (for Page promotion) will decrease if I compare same adverts published on a regular weekday VS the same advert published on a weekend? All of the choices remain the same (image, text description, demographics, etc) but I get different estimated number of likes on a Thurs vs a Friday.
What a fantastic article. Before reading this article I myself did not know the fact that CPC can vary even by hours and months. I used to wonder why sometimes I get very higher CPC when promoting my blog post for the same audience that has given me much less CPC in the past. Thanks for all those graphs related to CPC Statistics. It is very helpful. It would definitely help me to come into better conclusions in relation to my facebook ads campaign cost per click.
In addition to asking users to spread their message, the scammers also ask for their P2P payment identifiers (IDs). P2P payment applications have IDs like usernames (or as Cash App calls them, $cashtags) or short URLs (such as the PayPal.me URL) to make it easier to send and receive money.
Adyen can handle 250 payment methods and 187 currencies, more than some of the big incumbents such as Chase Paymentech, WorldPay and GlobalCollect. Competitor Stripe, a fast grower in mobile, is in only 23 countries and 139 currencies. Breadth matters in global commerce. Americans may be addicted to credit cards, but Asians like to pay with their phone bill. Germans and the Dutch use bank debit cards. In underbanked regions like the Philippines and Brazil people exchange cash for bar-coded cards to make purchases online. "Adyen isn't burdened by legacy infrastructure," says Aaron Goldman, a partner at venture firm General Atlantic, which led a $250 million investment in Adyen in 2014. "It's a straight tube--like the autobahn."
But with brands generally paying between £40 and £2,000 per Instagram post, depending on the number of followers you have, there's still ample opportunity to make some spare cash on the weekends.
Of course, you may not have the following needed for sponsorship. Alternatively, you can earn money through virtual gifts on TikTok, which you can cash in for real money. For this option, the maximum you can withdraw per day is $1,000. Still not a bad sum.
Earlier I mentioned one method of earning money on TikTok: cashing in virtual gifts. You can only earn virtual gifts by broadcasting a live video, a capability available only to those with 1,000 followers. If users are particularly pleased with your video, they may send gifts as tips. Each gift is worth a certain number of coins. 2b1af7f3a8