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Have you ever wondered how much you should charge as an ad manager?

How much should I charge as an ad manager? That's a question I get asked all the time by members of my inner circle and other ad managers that I've been coaching over the years. So how much should you charge as an ad manager?

Well, that's kind of a bit of a long piece of string. It depends on a few various options, like who it is that you serve and what your experience level is like. And also what your mindset is like as I've spoken with ad managers over the years, and they've really struggled with charging higher prices, a lot of it comes back to their own mindset and what they think that they're worth.

You see a lot of ad managers and a lot of people in general, they struggle with the thing called imposter syndrome. And it's especially true for ad managers. A lot of us can feel like we get our worth from the results that we get with our ads. If things are doing great, we're riding high and you have that confidence to charge more but if things aren't going well, then it's kind of like, gee, should I even give them a refund? Well, that's a whole nother kettle efficient something for a whole nother episode. But coming back to our mindset and realizing what you're worth as an ad manager is one of the biggest things that's going to help you to decide what you can charge as an ad manager.

And we'll circle back to that one shortly, but first of all, what should you charge? Well, there's going to be various different levels, obviously when you're just starting out, you're not going to be charging $3,000 a month. Hello? Sorry. No, if you're new to it and if you've got, you know the learner wheels on. It's really not, integrous, if that's such a word for you to be going out and charging these high fees, if you don't know what you're doing.

So initial stages while you're learning you charge appropriately and you make it clear to the person that you're working with, that, yes, I am fairly new to Facebook ads but if you are happy to give me a go with this minimal charge and I'll give you my all and you don't have to learn Facebook ads, I'm doing all that for you. And I'll be able to apply everything that I'm learning into your campaign so that you can get the best results possible. And they'll go sure, yeah, that sounds great. I don't want to have to learn them, so please go ahead, feel free and do it.

So for myself, when I started out and I wasn't quite sure what I was doing. With my first client, I got paid $12 an hour to run Facebook ads. It's a starting point. And you know, I'm very glad to have had that experience. I've worked really hard by the hours I would have put in it was probably more like $4 an hour.

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Because I just went above and beyond and seriously, that's sometimes what you need to do, especially when you're learning on the job as well. So you'll be putting in extra time to do that extra learning and then be implementing. So if you're starting out as an ad manager, hooray, kudos to you! Probably don't go with those thousand dollar marks.I would probably be benchmarking at a minimum of $500 a month to manage someone's ad campaigns.

And a great place to start is with a training program that I have for that, which is called the client attraction code. It's a fantastic strategy to help get you up and running with learning Facebook ads, as well as bringing great value to businesses. As they build audiences, you can go out, target their ideal client, start building that audience and be drawing them in and attracting their ideal client. So you can grab that over at jodymilward.com/tendollars. And that's a great place to start learning Facebook ads and offering that as a service to clients.

So from there though, if you have a client that is wanting to do lead generation campaigns,
that is someone who, or when they want people to opt in for a checklist or teach it or watch a webinar, then that would be a lead gen campaign. Now, in my inner circle, we had a couple of members recently who were working with clients who had like a $600 a month budget, which is not much wiggle room. It's about $20 a day.

So when you're doing lead gen campaigns at that level, yes, that could be something that you could again offer for like a $500 a month price point as you get to learn, because obviously that business owner, they don't have that big budget for someone to go all in spending, you know, $3,000 a month on their ads. They're just sort of starting out as well.

So it's a bit of a testing ground. So again, great place for you to learn but we need to make sure that the client would have those clear boundaries and expectations of like, well at $20 a day, we might get two leads in. We might get four, but there's a bit of testing underway. So when you are just starting out, don't overcharge and don't pretend to be something you're not, don't pretend to be someone who's been running Facebook ads for a long time.

You have all these case studies and success stories and stuff, be honest, okay, that's going to serve you so well in the long run. As you communicate with your clients saying yeah I am new to this. This is something that I'm learning, but I'm willing to do this at this reduced rate just for a little while, while you're getting your learner wheels off. And we can talk about increasing what your monthly retainer would be after you've, you know, worked with them for maybe a month or two and generating some results for them.

So that is a way you should be starting off as an ad manager and providing ad management services to clients and answering that question of how much should I charge? Now I know ad managers, who've been doing this for a couple of years. They know their stuff. They've gotten great results for clients, but they're still just charging a thousand dollars a month.

Now this is where I'm trying to teach them, educate them and show them that the value that they are bringing by running ads for clients and they're managing $5,000 a month ad spends they're generating leads and helping that business owner get sales and increase their revenue. So when you are doing that, when you are a Rainmaker for a business and you can do something,
that's helping them to improve their revenue, then you need to charge accordingly.

You are a very valuable asset to that business. And as you get the skills as you get the experience, and as you know what you're doing, then yes, charge a higher rate. And I'm not saying an hourly rate at all, go for a monthly retainer. And then that's up to you is how many hours are you going to do? I know for myself, I do put in a lot of hours and that's why like I charge a higher premium rate because as I like to say, when I kind of have a boutique style that I work with people it's very exclusive, very close. And so I give them the white glove treatment rather than the rubber glove treatment.

So when you're working and you have that kind of level of service, you can charge more and work really nicely intimately with people. And they know they're well looked after and well taken cared for. So if you're in that interim of like, I have just started out, but I don't have that confidence to be charging higher rates yet.

Look at what you've done. Look at the case studies, look at your own mindset, consider how you're viewing yourself. If you're viewing yourself as someone who is just, you know winging it and not getting results now, and then you need to look at your mindset and you need to, you identify that you have a very valuable skillset.

And by having that skillset, you're helping other people build their business. They need you! And so when you are a great ad manager, when you give it your all, and you do do your best, you are justified by charging those rates of what, $2,000 a month, $3,000 a month.

And then also this is where it's very popular with ad managers to either charge a percentage of ad spend on top of that monthly retainer, or possibly even a percentage of sales that have come in via Facebook. So you can see there, if you're charging $2000 or $3,000 a month and you work with a client that is, you know spending $10,000 a month and you're getting 10% of the ad spend so you get an extra thousand dollars. So you're rewarded for your hard work. What other businesses or careers can you get rewarded like that? Where it's like here, this is what I charge. And then I'm getting rewarded for my work. Sales, I know you get that with commissions but it's also a great benefit to being an ad and to be able to add that on because you're doing a great job and you should be rewarded for it.

Now you may be thinking most people can't afford to spend $2,000 a month for an ad manager. Well, if you have that conversation with someone where you are having a discovery call and you're seeing if they're a great fit for you and if they say, Oh, $2,000, I don't have that kind of money for an ad manager. Then they're not your ideal client. It's as simple as that. Some people will say yes, some people will say no. So what! You will find that with the rates that you charge, you will attract the right clients for you.

So if someone can't afford you, that's fine. You know, that's where they'll maybe need to go and hire somebody who is starting out an intern, so to speak. But if they're wanting someone else who is more experienced, then they need to pay for that service. And if they can't afford it, that's fine. You say, good luck. Look, I look forward to working with you at some point, when you are able in a position to be able to afford this management fee, that's it,

it's not the end of the world. There are millions and millions of businesses all around the world that you can tap into to offer Facebook ads as a service to, and between you and me, when you are working with people that are easy to say, yeah, sure. $2,000 a month. No problem, let's sign up! They're going to be sweet clients and away you go,it is possible.

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Are the riches in the niches?

They say the riches are in the niches or is that the riches are in the niches. The riches are in the niches, that's one way that I like to say, it's all I know how I'm going to say niche or niche.

Now it can be confusing aside from what actually is the correct way to pronounce it. What is a niche? What is that people might be talking about that you need to be zeroing in on especially as an ad manager so that you can work more effectively. Well, what that is is a niche is finding that area or that particular industry that you like to work with running ads for.

Now for me, I work with coaches and digital course creators. So I'm very familiar with lead generation campaigns, webinar registrations, email sequences, the whole shebang that goes into what it takes to have an effective online marketing strategy for a coach or digital course creator. Now there's a lot of different niches. You may choose that working with local businesses is a great niche for you.

You may choose that service providers like possibly mortgage brokers or insurance brokers could be a great niche for you. You might look at brick and mortar stores. Even shops like clothes stores could be a good niche for you or there's e-commerce, which is a whole nother kettle of fish, which is not my zone of genius. So we won't talk about that. But that is eCommerce is a great industry to be learning how to be an ads manager as well. So there's a lot of different areas.

Now, when you start out as an ad manager, you may not have a particular niche. You might just put it out there and drum up business from a variety of places. So for myself, I had some real estate agent clients. I had someone who was running a webinar that used to be a former CNN anchor. So that was very cool and a few different other sort of lead gen campaigns. What that causes then is possibly a bit of confusion as you're looking in different sorts of, you know, learning the backgrounds of, you know, what would make good real estate ad campaigns versus other campaigns for other various kinds of industries and niches. So you can be a bit scattered for lack of a better word in that you've got to understand this one, understand this and understand this. I mean, even with the coaching and digital course space, there are so many niches in there.

It could be working just with business coaches, with health coaches, you could be working with creatives. So there's other different specific niches that you could be working with just in the courses and the coaching digital course creation area. I think I said that all correctly. So lots of different niches.

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Now, how do you choose one? Well, like I said at the beginning, you may just have a few on hand. And from there you can decide which ones that you'd like to work with and then look at targeting more people like that, so that you can get in front of them and attract them to you for your ad management services because you'll know the ins and outs you'll know some of their pain points and you'll know some strategies that can help them generate more leads with Facebook ads.

And that's what you can start putting out with your own ads, which I've done in another episode of online confidential, and how you could do that with my product, the client attraction code, that'll teach you how to do that brand awareness strategy. If you can put your knowledge and experience into some little ads yourself and get them out, target your ideal clients and draw them into you and they'll go, you know, exactly what I'm talking about. And so I need you to run ads for me because you know my audience and you know the struggles that I have as the business owner and they have as my clients.

So you may find a few different clients and then you'll zone in on one. Or perhaps another great way to find your niche is to look at your past experience. What passions do you have? Like for example, do you have a passion in like, I'm thinking of like little toy boats that you know, float around. So you've got some sort of hobby that you're interested in. Is there a market there that needs Facebook ads? If so, tap into that, you know, so like for a hobby store, yes. I'm sure they would love to get more clients. So you could be doing ads for hobby stores, right. If you're a musician, you could be doing ads for musicians, if you're an author and you're interested in self publishing, there's a lot of people who are interested in self publishing or putting the books out there.

So if you've got an interest or hobby, look at using that and with your skills and experience and again, knowing the pain points of your ideal client. How you can incorporate Facebook ads to overcome those pain points. So hobbies or interests, or past experiences, a great place for you to also be able to bring your skills to the table and your understanding to serve your clients even better.

Or if you don't have that, then it is a matter of just getting out there, working with a few businesses and seeing what really works well. Now, another thing to consider when you're looking at your niches is looking for ones that have high lifetime value customers. Where you've got ones that would just be like one off service, then you'll need to do a lot of lead gen campaigns.That is where you're continually getting people to opt in for something. Whereas, services that have a lot higher lifetime value. Like, you know, Medi spas are a popular one. Orthodontists are another super popular one. Chiropractors are another super popular area. So there's some solid industries or niches that you could go out to first of all, to be offering your Facebook ad services too.

And when they get a lead or a new client on board, they are worth thousands of dollars to that business. So if anyone knows the value of getting in new leads, it will be those kinds of sorts of businesses. So that's a great place to look at. And again, you're likely to have them in your own local area, perhaps you even go to a chiropractor, perhaps you go to dentist, they could be great places to tap into to start with, because you've already got a relationship with those businesses and say, Hey, I'm learning Facebook ads. How would you like to, you know, get some up and running and I'll charge you just at a minimal fee as I'm getting, you know,

my toes wet and learning this industry. Nothing like relationships to be able to help kick you, kick you off in the right direction. Even with that, if you decided that you're going to be an ads manager, and you're going to be running ads for clients, and you want some clients, then just even do a post on your Facebook page, or your personal profile, just say, Hey, I'm learning to run Facebook ads. If anyone's wanting to get some Facebook ads done, just reach out to me. I'm sure, you know business owners, or have friends who know business owners who would love to talk to you about running Facebook ads. Whenever I go somewhere where there are other business owners around, and I say, I do Facebook ads. I go, Oh, wow, I've got to talk to you. So it's a pain point for a lot of people. They know they need to be on Facebook, but they don't know how to run ads or even where to start. So just even a post on your page can help bring in some first clients for you.

And then that can help you decide who it is that you like to work with and who you want to continue to serve. So whether you say niches or niches, it's where the riches are, and it helps you to be more streamlined. And with your services for clients, when you really can dial into just one area, one industry that you're wanting to work with, you will be much more efficient for you, and you'll get better results for your clients as well.

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Facebook Like Ads

Facebook Like Ads….


Yeah….

 

There's a bit of controversy about that those because a lot of people dismiss them as a vanity metric.

 

First of all, I just want to make sure we don’t get Like Ads confused with people going to places like Fiver and giving them five bucks and getting a thousand Likes. Those likes are (C-R-A-P), which is not good for you in the long run because it's not going to create an engaged page, which is what we're doing with our Like Ads – we're investing into Facebook Like Ads and playing building relationship with our ‘Fans’


Many people think that putting money behind Like Ads, is just a vanity metric – to make your page look good.  However, Facebook love to keep people on their platform & if you're doing Like Ads that's one way of keeping them on the platform. They come and like your page & then you build the relationship with them on your page with information they will enjoy and engage with.  However some people complain, “Oh, Facebook isn’t showing my posts to anybody!  Do I have to pay to get it in front of my audience now?” Well yeah sometimes you do. But there's very effective ways of doing that with your page engagement selection of the ads – when it's just costing you half a cent, it can go a long way. Then when people will Like and Share it increases your organic (FREE) reach as it goes to your fans friends then all their hundreds of friends on Facebook etc, and you've got a huge organic reach.

Investing into Like Ads builds an audience on your page. An engaged audience. A targeted audience. So you need to do your research in Audience Insights, know which pages your ideal students are Liking and engaging with and then, invite them to like your page as well.   You do your Like ad, they Like your Page and start engaging with your posts. Then, as I said, when they engage with your posts, it spreads like wildfire to all their friends.

Granted, Likes on your Facebook Page is rented space. What we ideally want to do is to get people from our Facebook page over onto our email list. That's something that we own and we can communicate and we can talk with them any time we like.  But you've got to develop a relationship because I don't know about you, but how many times a day do you see things coming up in your newsfeed saying, “Sign up here. Sign up here. Sign up here.” You don't know who they are. You sign up and then your inbox is full. Facebook is an awesome way where you can keep the engagement, keep the conversation going with people where you stay front of mind, so that when they do go into their inbox that has 693 emails that are unopened, they'll see one from you and they'll open that one. Which is another really important reason to get people to Like your Page – to stay front of mind, be relevant and engage with them.

As I said earlier, Facebook are really loving it when we keep people on the platform. The strategy of doing a Like ad and then Boosting posts to them which could either be promotional posts or engagement posts as well, will be much cheaper than if you just try and do website conversions. The Facebook advertising platform is getting very, very competitive. Facebook have actually said that they're going to be running out of ad inventory halfway through this year. Don't panic though. They're looking at other ways that they can incorporate ads. Have you seen Messenger ads or sponsored posts in your Facebook Groups?

 


But back to Like Ads, (I'm sorry, there's just so much in the world of Facebook ads isn't there?)

 

ike Ads are a very effective way to build an audience, build trust, build relationship, and when you look at it, it might take a bit of working out to find a sweet spot for your Like Ads. If you can get them down to twenty cents a day or less, that's awesome. It's going to take some tweaking and testing like all Facebook ads do. You're going have to find your audience and find the message that they want to hear, that's really going to resonate and connect with them. But when you do hit that sweet spot and you've paid twenty cents or less, then, when you do want to do website conversion ads, the fans of your page are likely going to be much cheaper than cold audiences.


Facebook fans of your page are a warm audience that will often convert at a cheaper price when you're making an offer for them to buy or opt-in.  They will often convert at a cheaper price than a cold audience. There is real value in Facebook Like Ads. Don't just dismiss as a vanity metric. They're not. An audience on your Facebook page is very valuable. Sure it's a rented asset, you don't own it like your email list, but it's the progression. We're not just shouting out to people we don't know, “Hey, come and sign up and join my list.” It's like going on a first date and expecting to jump into bed together. No, there's a bit of courtship involved and that's where Like Ads are really good for you to get people to like your page, build that relationship and then go off and get married and sign up on the email list.

 

Investing into Facebook Ads is playing the Long Game with Facebook marketing.  Those who are focussing on the short play of Conversion ads and just wanting to sell products rather than build relationships with their audience are the once who will be left behind in the ever changing world of Facebook Ads.

 

If you want to want to work smarter, rather than harder with your Facebook Marketing, I have a small number of openings for 1 on 1 Strategy sessions.  This could be the key to propel your business further, faster than you could have imagined.  Run over now to secure your session  https://jodymilward.com/strategy

 

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How To Leverage Facebook’s New Page Engagement Audience To Rapidly Grow And Scale Your Business – Part 2

HOPE MARKETING

Ever heard of hope marketing? You know the kind where ya' pays ya' money and ya takes ya' chances? Most of us marketers have and it almost always ends in failure.

You must have a strategy when it comes to promoting your products and/or services using Facebook advertising.

So, if you're just randomly sending ads out saying buy this, buy this, hoping they will come back and by, then that's really not the smart way to be doing your Facebook ads. That's “hope marketing” Instead, you need to have a strategy in place.

SALES FUNNELS

That's where sales funnels come in. You may have heard of that before. You may not have heard of that before, but what it basically is, is just getting a strategy together.

Having a plan together of how you're going to be getting your online leads and sales. Watch the video or continue to read below:

Whether that is through paid Facebook ads or whether it is just working on things organically, which does take a really long time, by the way. You really do want to get into Facebook ads.

But before you do, you want to have this strategy setup so that when people people do start coming into your funnel, they will be aware of what the next step is.

They'll know whether they're going to opt in for something, and then they are on your email list and then you can keep contacting them. You're not just relying on paid traffic.

Sales funnels are a really, really critical part of an online business. That is what takes business owners from just having a hobby to actually having a business where you can start seeing leads, where you can start seeing sales come in.

It can be more of a predictable income stream as well instead of just hit and miss. It's a really, really vital part of the puzzle. I know there is so many bright, shiny objects.

I got into online marketing years ago. I wasn't always into online marketing and sometimes I wish I wasn't because there is a lot to it. It can mess with your head, but when I started it years ago, there were so many options.

There was so many platforms and so many tools, it was like, okay, let's put an eBook out. It was like, okay, how do we sell it. What's our platform, where do we go, what sort of website do we need.

Because of so many options it was overwhelming and confusing. That is where a lot of online entrepreneurs can get stuck by trying to figure out all the platforms, by trying to figure out the best way to do things.

As I've been working with business owners and helping them with their sales funnels, I've really seen that there is a really streamlined approach that you can do.

That is what I want to help business owners to achieve. They can streamline the process so that they don't have to get caught up in all these different platforms that are going on.

They can just focus on what they do for their business and have a simple, simple system that they can tweak and refine.

You're not going to get it right on the first go but you can tweak things along the way very easily yourself.

Don't have to worry about going to any web developers any more. That is just a costly thing and also you're at their mercy. It could take two weeks to get something changed on your website.

NEW TOOLS HAVE MADE THINGS A LOT EASIER FOR NON-TECH PEOPLE TO SAVE TIME AND MONEY

Just simple tools and strategies that you can use and apply to get your message out there and get it heard by your ideal clients is what you need. Your followers are going to resonate with you and resonate with your message. Those people that you want to serve and help.
Very simple streamlined tools and systems. They can be put on autopilot.

Once you've adjusted them and got things going then you can scale off. That's when you can start putting more money into Facebook ads and the systems are already there and in place for you to just be able to go, okay, I'll spend an extra $20.00 today on Facebook ads.

More sales and leads come in without you having to do any extra work. It's automated and it's scalable, which is what we want.

As online entrepreneurs, we want things to be automated, we want things to be scalable. It's so doable and it's so simple.

When people who are just starting out with an online business ask me “What should I use for my website?”  I have one word for them

Clickfunnels.

This software is a game changer for people who want to build an online business.  Say ‘bye bye' to expensive developers, complicated coding and band-aids to stick a multitude of platforms together.

This program puts a whole Sales Funnel together from Landing Page, to checkout and then delivery of your online program (if you have one and if you don't already, plan to do one!)

It's the program I use for clients with 6 figure ad budgets and multiple 6 figure revenues.

But don't let that intimidate you.

Like I said it's SUPER easy to get up and running with a simple sales funnel and then you can scale it like crazy when you're ready.

Here's a link for you to check out Clickfunnels for yourself – it's a 14 day FREE trial so you could even be getting sales before your trail ends.

I'll be FB Live at 9am Thursday (Qld time) / 3pm Wednesday PT where I'll be talking more about Sales Funnels and how to use them to bring in leads and sales in your business.  You'll be able to watch and ask me any question you may have about your funnel.  Here's the link to join me  https://www.facebook.com/JodyMilwardbiz/

Look forward to seeing you there 🙂

Jody

PS…
This is my affiliate link for Clickfunnels which means to do get a small commission if you proceed with a paid membership.
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How To Leverage Facebook’s New Page Engagement Audience To Rapidly Grow And Scale Your Business – Part 1

Excellent news!

Drum roll!

Facebook has just launched the new Page Engagement Audience, and this is a game changer, and today I can’t wait to share with you how you can take advantage of this new feature to grow and scale your business.

On the other hand, we're also going to be talking about whether or not you're ready to do Facebook Ads. Watch the video or read more about Page Engagement Audience below:

I love helping business owners get their online marketing just right. So, today, like I said, amazing news that has come out from Facebook. If you are an online marketer, or if you know someone who has an online business that they're wanting to get up and running, share this with them.

Feel free to share this out there.

You are going to love this information, particularly about the new custom audiences of Page Engagement. It is huge. It is a huge opportunity for businesses. That's what Facebook does, really well, is that they are always refining, they're always tweaking.

There is no greater place that you can get a more targeted audience than on Facebook.

They are doing great things for us as business owners. It is in their best favor to provide such a great platform to advertisers and businesses who will spend money with them to make money.

That's what we're all about here. We're not just wanting to gamble on our Facebook ads, we're wanting to have a strategy, which leads to the 2nd part of today's topic.
We're going to be talking about are you even ready to do Facebook ads. Feel free to share.

First topic is the new Facebook.

You would go into your Ads Manager to audience, custom audience, then it will be the bottom one that says Page Engagement. It will be a blue box around it that says “New”. Not everybody has this yet but it's exciting for those who do. Because, this is a great, great way to re-target a warm audience.

Now, we're going to be creating warm audiences that we can re-target to.
Re-targeting is huge, okay? Re-targeting is a game changer for businesses and it gets your prices right down when you're targeting to warm audiences.

Warm audiences are people that already know you and are a step closer to you than those opting in or to purchasing your product.

These are people who have visited your page, so that's awesome, because a lot of people … They'll come check you out, visit your page and then never come back in. This is an opportunity to get back in front of them.

It will also include people who have engaged with any of your posts or ads. If you've done ads before and you've done maybe conversion ads or like ads, or even post-engagement ads, where people have maybe just clicked, shared and moved on. This is a great way that you can get back in front of them.

Previously, they were just gone and lost. Now you can get back in front of them.

You can also include audiences that have clicked on any call of actions on your site, so you know on your page. So, if you've got a button that says, sign up, join, whatever, learn more. These people that have already expressed an interest in your ad, will be able to get re-targeted with your ads.

Also, people who have messaged your page. That can be huge because a lot of pages are getting a lot of messages. People are clicking and just sending request because it's quicker than emails, isn't it?

If they send off an instant message to your page, they are expecting a reply. A lot of pages get a lot of messages. You're able to target this audience in your ads as well. It's phenomenal.

People who have saved any of your page posts. So, if you've got content that you're putting over on your page from other pages and people have saved that for later, that's also going to be in your audience.

The new Page Engagement Custom Audience is a fantastic feature for marketers. That's something that you really want to get onboard with.

So, before we even go there, we need to ask, are you actually ready to do ads?

While this is all great and exciting and everyone in business knows that Facebook is where you need to be because that is where the people are, more than any other platform.

When they're standing in line at the bank.

When they're traveling at home from work on the bus.

They're on their phone and most likely they're on Facebook checking in to see what their friends are doing. That's when you've got an opportunity to get in front of them.

Now, I've got a little story with regards with that and the re-targeting. So, it does all tie in with our Page Engagement Audience. My husband's parents have just come up. We live at the coast and they've come up for a couple of days.
She said, “I was looking up hotels, motels up here OF where to stay and I clicked on one and the next thing you know, I'm seeing ads for this Holiday place that I'd just clicked on.

They're following me around, how did they know my information?” It's like, they don't really know your information, but the cookies, or whatever it is, knows your IP address and knows that you've visited their site.
So, they're re-targeting to you which is awesome. That's what our new Page Engagement Audience takes that to a whole new level.

That power of re-targeting to people who have seen your ad and then you're standing out to them again, even more. I'm sure all of us have seen these at this stage.
That used to just be available to the big boys, okay. But, anyone can do it. Anyone can do it now. You know, right?

Superbowl … Huge. 114 million viewers. It's like, that is mind boggling. For a 30 second ad for Superbowl, it cost five million dollars. That's huge money.
So, Doritos, or whoever it may be, spend five million dollars for a 30 sec ad to 114 million people which might include the 90 year olds who don't have teeth to chew the Doritos with, or something. It's just out there. It's a brand awareness that's going to a huge audience, it's not all your ideal client.

Now, Facebook … You can do video view ads to increase your brand awareness as well.
Target your ideal audience for just one cent. You can get one cent video views. How massive is that? You can just spend one cent getting to your ideal client and get a huge reach. You don't have to be spending big bucks on Facebook ads to get your brand known and to increase your leads and sales.

But, if you don't have a strategy in place, if you don't have a system in place then you are just gambling with your Facebook ads. With the money that you're putting in, you don't know what you'll get back because you don't have a system.
So, if you're just randomly sending ads out saying buy this, buy this, hoping they will come back and by, then that's really not the smart way to be doing your Facebook ads. You need to have a strategy in place.

I'll be FB Live at 9am Thursday (Qld time) / 3pm Wednesday PT where I'll be talking more about Sales Funnels and how to use them to bring in leads and sales in your business.  You'll be able to watch and ask me any question you may have about your funnel.  Here's the link to join me  https://www.facebook.com/JodyMilwardbiz/

Look forward to seeing you there 🙂

Jody

Thanks for joining me today, I hope you have a great one and I'll see you next time.

Talk soon.

Jody

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Why Your Facebook Ads Don’t Convert & 3 Things You Need To Do To Fix It!

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“I’m starting to realise how important copywriting is in my Facebook Ads”

 

…is an all too often comment from entrepreneurs with a product or service they are wanting to promote.

 

I know first hand just how awesome Facebook Ads are…

 

really awesome.

 

I've done Facebook Ad Campaigns for clients which have resulted in 10,000 leads and $350,000 in sales, built 7 figure businesses and seen 10x return on investment (ROI), heck even  5,500x ROI using the power of retargeting ads (but we'll leave that for another post).

 

But I also know if you have crappy copy, your Facebook Ads are not going to convert – or if they do, you will be paying a higher cost per click.

 

Trust me.  I’ve been there and done that.  I haven’t invested the time to write and rewrite ads, tweak headlines, test and test again and the results have been like a black firecracker in the night sky.  There’s been an excitement and expectation of something spectacular happening – hundreds of conversions for just pennies and sales galore… but *poof* money up in smoke and nothing to see.

 

You’re left with your jaw hanging, staring at your screen.

 

Then you kinda get over it and end up writing something like “I got what you want, just click the button and gimme your money.  Now.”

(ok, maybe now quite so abrupt, but you’ve thought it haven’t you…. Or maybe it’s just me….)

 

But the words you use in your Facebook Ad – every single word – are vital to the success of your campaigns and the profitability of your business.

 

The better your copy converts, the more you sell.

 

Simple huh?

 

Sure, your ad creative (image, video etc) is really important too but this post is about copywriting. Using words that pique the interest of the reader, prick their pain point, and promise a light at the end of the tunnel bring in profits.

 

I’m sure you have a fabulous product or service that will help be a solution for someone’s problem and improve their life in some way.  I love it!  But if you don’t get your message heard and sales in, then you aren’t going to help anybody and that is tragic for you and the hundreds or even thousands of people you could be serving.

So how do you write better copy in your Facebook Ads?

 

Well this where the private investigator in me comes out a bit.  You gotta spend sometime researching….

 

 

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1. KNOW Your Ideal Client.

If you’ve done the hard yards to put a program together or committed to providing a service, I would think you would have a good idea of who your ideal client is.  But sometimes, we need to take some time to refocus on our client and get really specific.

“I sell weight loss services to women” is kinda broad.  I mean your 22 year old single lady with no kids is less likely to engage to the message that you would give to a 43 year old mother of 3 (like me)

 

So that may just mean instead of having 1 ideal client avatar, you may have 2, 3 or more.  So take the time to research each avatar you’ll be targeting.  Come up with a name, where they live, career, kids, even print a picture of your ideal client to really bring it home.

 

If you have clients already, have a look at their Facebook Profiles.  Depending on the security permissions they have set, you may be able to see what Facebook Pages they like and get more information about their interests and where they are hanging out online.  This information will really help you when it comes to targeting the audiences you will serve your ads to as you can explore deeper with Audience Insights.

 

 

2. Know What Your Ideal Client WANTS.

One of the keys to copywriting that converts is to not write about yourself though at surface level that is how it looks.  What you’re really writing about is the reader – answering their questions and offering a solution.  Remember, you’re client doesn’t particularly care about you (sorry to bring you the harsh news!), they are thinking “What’s in it for me?”

 

Write copy that speaks to the reader’s feelings, desires, dreams and fears.  Tony Robbins said “Emotion is the force of life, it’s what drives us” and it’s certainly what drives your ideal client to click on your ad.

 

So how do you find out what they want?

 

Facebook groups are a fantastic place to start.  Find groups where your ideal clients are hanging out and listen to what they are saying.  What questions are they asking?  What pain points are they wanting to solve?  Depending on the group rules, you may also be able to ask strategic questions to help you better serve your clients – current and future ones.

 

So use the priceless information from Facebook groups as a framework to write the copy for your ads.  What positive change can you bring to your reader to help solve their problem?  Focus on that rather than the actual product or service.

 

3. Headlines Are KING!

According to Copyblogger, 8 out of 10 people will read your Headline but only 2 out of ten will read the rest of your copy.

 

Wowzers…..

 

So if you don’t have a Headline that makes someone tap on the screen and stop scrolling, then you’re in the Newsfeed Whitewash….

 

So armed with your Client Avatar and the questions from Facebook Groups you have an arsenal of ideas to craft a killer headline.

 

For inspiration to put it all together, check out Amazon and look at books that align with what you are offering.

 

What…more research?!

 

Yup

 

Book reviews are a goldmine for creating copy that converts.  People who loved the book often seem to provide excited statements which feature the benefits they have received from the book.  Also negative comments can also help to address issues which you can counteract in the copy you write for your product.

 

Be sure to also test the length of your headlines.  AdEspresso tested thousands of Ads and suggests that Headlines with only 5 words convert the best.

 

“If I had more time, I would have written you a shorter letter”

 

Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain are some of the people who have been attributed to this quote.  It is a Copywriter’s golden rule and especially when it comes to Facebook ads as you have just seconds to capture the reader’s attention with a catchy headline and stimulate just enough interest to get that click.

 

I know it can be hard to get your creative juices flowing sometimes.  That's where it's great to look at and model what is already working for top online marketers bringing in 6 or 7 figures from their Facebook Ads.   So if you're needing some inspiration, click the image below to steal my Swipe File

 

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