Facebok is Testing Paid Subscription for Facebook Groups
Facebook is piloting a program to help the group admins of facebook groups monetize their community. The paid facebook group program is aimed at helping the creators earn money while working on their passion. According to the Facebook blog post, “Group admins build safe and supportive communities that people come back to every day. We know that admins invest their time and energy to maintain their groups, and some have told us that they would like tools to help them continue to invest in their community and offer more to members.”Sarah Mueller started a group Declutter My Home which helped the community members to clean their apartments and homes. The group is quite active with over 42,000 group members. According to Sarah, “Since I started Declutter My Home, it’s been motivating and fulfilling to help others get on the path of clearing their homes of unnecessary clutter, and creating a safe and supportive space for people to come together around this common goal. With the new Organize My Home subscription group, I will be able to provide this new community with more interactive ways to having an organized home like mini-projects, group challenges, trainings, and live Q&A, while still keeping the original group as a robust community for getting free advice and motivation. “The program will also include facebook groups Grown and Flown Parents, and Cooking On A Budget: Recipes & Meal Planning. The subsriction charges range from $4.99 to $29.99 (Approx. ₹340 to ₹2045) per month. The subriciption charges will be made through in-app purchases in Android and iOS. Since this is only a pilot program the feature will not available for every group admin right now and there is no guarantee that it will ever be rolled out for public.