Nothing brings me more enjoyment than posting a body positive or inspirational quotes and sharing it with the plus size women who read DailyVenusDiva.com. Not only does it serve as a constant reminder of how fabulous plus size women are, it’s also a great way to spread our message of thriving in your curves.
A few months ago I noticed the option to promote our Facebook Fan Page posts by paying an additional $15, $30, etc. but I figured that was Facebook’s way of making businesses pay for what many view as advertising. I didn’t think Facebook would subject basic users to same fee structure….I was wrong.
On Wednesday Facebook got experimental on us by allowing a small group to test their new “Promote” feature. This feature allows users to promote important pictures or announcements for a small fee, typically $7.00.
According to CNN, the feature was first tested out in New Zealand in May and was later expanded to a limited number of users in 20 countries.
A few months ago a friend of mine on Facebook asked if users would pay to use a service that they had been using at no charge since the beginning of Facebook’s inception and of course everyone said no. I was on the fence only because Facebook is a great way to promote the work we do with DailyVenusDiva.com but that’s where my cooperation in paying stops; on a business level. I can’t see myself paying for posts on my personal page but then again, you never know what you’ll do until you’re forced to make a decision and nothing has changed yet…..
I’m not sure if this will be eventually become a requirement for all users to post but Facebook isn’t immune to changes so my Magic 8 ball tells me that they’ll be making a major announcement very soon.
Would you pay $7.00 to promote a post? Would you pay a basic fee to use Facebook? If you stopped using Facebook would you go back to using MySpace?
Share your thoughts?