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Does who you’re listening to affect how you react with people?

Today I'm going to share one of the crappiest moments that I’ve had as a Facebook Ad Manager. It's probably not going to be what you think at all, but it just really didn't align with my values and my integrity. I do not want to make excuses or blame anyone or anything. It was entirely on me. However, it was influenced by who I was listening to.

At the time, there were some podcasts that I was listening to that made me feel quite toxic. So the attitude and atmosphere stirred something up within me. Whether that was my own issues that were doing it or whether it was because it didn't align with who I am, where I come from, the person I want to be, and how I want to treat people. So listening to this podcast, having this influence in my head really stirred me to act in a way that I regretted immediately.

What had happened was I was working as a Facebook Ads coach, and there was a client in a community that we were in who was doing a launch. We were helping run this launch, and I was going through and reviewing all the ad campaigns. Now there was someone else who was running the ads now. So I went in, and I had a look at the ads and the targeting. Everything was not as you typically would have it. There were all the warm audiences in with the lookalikes, and it was just a hot mess and all over the place.

At this point, because of where I was at, I had built up this sort of anger and toxicity. So I got a screenshot of it and made it so nothing would identify that person. I posted it to my Facebook with “this is why I'm training Ad Managers because of this sort of rubbish that people are doing.”

You know that if you put something on social media, it's out there for the world to see, and this person went to my newsfeed, and they saw it. Busted! Then grief, remorse, shame, all came on top of me. It was like, what the hell did I just do? That is not the person I want to be.

In another Online Confidential episode, I’ve talked about not throwing people under the bus because I’ve been thrown under the bus. But that was exactly what I had done to this other person. I felt so bad and shameful. I really wanted to go and crawl into a hole.

Then the apologies went out. I apologized to the people I was working with for any inconvenience or I caused with them. I apologized to the client and their Ad Manager. I felt really awful, and for me, that was a real low point.

Even though other Ad Managers were commenting on my posts going, oh my gosh, that's terrible. Blah, blah, blah, blah. It's not the person that I wanted to be. I allowed myself to be influenced by all these podcasts, particularly this person I was listening to at the time.

From there, it was a big wake up call for me to go. Is this the kind of person that I want to be? Do I want to go off in this direction? No, it certainly is not. So even to this day, I'll see this person in the newsfeed, or I'll see the podcast around, and I just cannot listen to it.

I want you to be very aware of who you're surrounding yourself with, who you're listening to help inspire and motivate you. Does it align with your values, whether it's the values for you personally in your life? Is it the values that you want for your business?
How to Run Facebook Ads for clients

Another example was when I was trying to figure out, do I want to build an agency or do I want to do more intimate work, building up this team of 12 that I had. Is this the kind of business I want where it's more boutique, and I'm working with just a handful of people? Coming from my in-house stays working exclusively with the company, I knew the value that was there.

So listening to this agency training was not even aligning with the kind of business that I wanted to build. There are many people out there who are business coaches and so looking at them, their lifestyle, and how they build a business.

I've got a few coaches where I'm a member of their membership community, and there are different things that I draw from each of them. For example, one of these coaches has built a business catering to the lifestyle they want to live. Then other business coaches are working all the time, and they're just busy, busy, busy. So they’ll teach and say, this is a kind of business strategy, and this is what you need to do. And I go, is that in alignment with the actual business that I want?

I know how many hours you're working, and you've got a team of 30 that's helping you do all this. Is that the kind of business that I want, or do I want to model this other business where I have more of a lifestyle? I have less of a team; however, I can still have a very profitable business with this model.

So be very aware of who you're hanging around and who you're listening to with these podcasts. Ask yourself, are they speaking directly to me, are they speaking the words that align with you, your personality, and where you want to go?

I hope you found this valuable, and if it brings up anything for you, I'd love to hear from you. You can email us at [email protected]. I'd love to have your feedback about this episode and if it's helped you be aware of who you're listening to and the direction you want to go in your life.

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Vanilla. Great for Ice Cream, not for Ad Copy

If I see one more webinar ad for a business coach who coaches about business coaching that is vanilla, fluffy, and vague, I'm going to 🤢.

As an ad manager, it's generally not our job to be a copywriter. However, a lot of the time, a lot of us are. We take that on board as we create the copy to go in the ads because that's just how it's done. Ideally, you get to a place where you're either outsourcing it and your clients are paying for it, that's part of your billing system. Or your clients are providing it to you because, honestly, no one knows your clients better than they do.

So how do you create copy that will stand out in the newsfeed for our webinar ads that invite coaches to watch a webinar about coaching other coaches? It's going to be that big, woefully vanilla, or vague copy. That's kind of like a headline that says the three key foundations to working with premium clients with grace and ease. So it’s like, what the hell does that even mean? How is that speaking to me? And then the copy itself is full of all this other sort of stuff that's just filling up the newsfeed, and Facebook does not like that kind of vagueness with their ads.

It's not going to cut it these days as we go into this pixel iOS14 world. So your ad copy and creative needs to be clearer than ever before. You need to speak to the ideal client in a way that you've never spoken to them before, and that will lift you out of the newsfeed and connect you with your audience.

This all comes back to what we call a brilliant marketing message. It's one of the things that we teach in my Elite Ad Manager Certification. It's taking all the waffle and jargon out of these ads and out of these headlines to make things super streamlined, focused, and more powerful.

I was recently looking at holding an event and thought a cruise would be fun. Now yes, after COVID, cruises kind of seem like a big petri dish of germs. But there's still a lot of fun! So we were looking and came across Virgin Voyager. The new cruise line going out by Virgin company out of Florida.

Richard Branson's quote was “create a longing for the sea, not just a cruise ship.” That, to me, was a sign of a brilliant marketing message. It was that yearning for the sea rather than just, oh, here's another ship, right? Make them look forward to the whole experience of it.

So as we create our ads for our clients, or they provide us with that copy, having an eye for that brilliant marketing message that's going to reduce the fluff, reduce the vagueness, and not make things vanilla is so imperative to be able to have that eye, to be able to see it.

Now, one of the ways that you can do that, and what I love, is to get testimonials from clients or the client's clients. Because chances are if you were to say to your client, “explain to me who your ideal client is, what their pain points are and what they want to achieve.” Chances are you're going to get all this jargon spewed at you. They're going to say they want to have some systems and frameworks to consistently implement and post and blah, blah, blah.

How to run facebook ads for clients

It's going to be all the same vanilla, vague wording. What you want is to get the words from the horse's mouth. So ask your client to provide you with testimonials from their clients so that you can see what they're saying, where they were before working with your client and now where they are afterwards and then be creative with that. Use their exact wording, but then add additional adjectives, action words, and words relevant to their field and to their niche into that copy. So that it really resonates with that audience.

Another way is to use your clients USP, now that's their unique selling proposition. Each of us is unique, and that gets lost a lot in the newsfeed. It generally all comes back to who is the stereotype. This is what our graphically designed image will look like, and here's our wording that's going to go in the ad. That's going to be the same as everyone else's wording.

I think we get that from school, maybe, right? Whoever handed in an essay, and when you get really creative, it was marked wrong. And so we get put into this little, “this is how it must be,” but when it comes to business and life for yourself and your clients, the USP, the unique selling proposition is often you. People do business with people.

So showing your uniqueness in your ad copy, messaging, and using the words that your client actually says. How do they speak? Are they all formal? How do they sound when they're off the cuff, and you're just talking to them? How can you incorporate that into the ad copy, as well as the testimonials that you're pulling in from your client’s clients?

Now, if your client doesn't have many clients or testimonials, or even if they do, I recommend you head over to Amazon and look at book reviews relevant to the niche that your client is in. Go through, see what people are saying in these book reviews and incorporate that as inspiration for your ad copy.

Putting that uniqueness and standing out in the newsfeed, we look at our clients, how they communicate, and how they generally talk. We're looking at testimonials, what their ideal clients actually have said and bringing that into our ad copy, as well as looking at a brilliant marketing message. So identifying, seeing what all those words do, the three key foundations and attracting premium clients with grace and ease, is that really what they're wanting? Why do they want it?

I was talking to one of our Ad Managers who was getting a pool built, and they had been able to get this pool installed because of the bonus she got running Facebook ads for clients. So incorporating something like that into your marketing message, like imagine flying first class, thanks to working with premium clients and taking the vacations that you've been wanting to.

So what is it that your ideal clients want? What are the struggles that they are actually facing and incorporating that into the ad copy? Stay away from vanilla, vague jargon terminology and get back to being human and putting that uniqueness back into our ads of being an individual and representing that in our ads.

I hope you found that valuable today, and when you next, see some ad copy, analyze it, look at it, see how there may be jargon in the terminology and how it can be swapped out with things that are just every day speaking to people. See where they're at, thoughts they're having in their minds and hearts, and bring that to life in the ad copy.

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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.

How to run facebook ads for clients

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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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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When is the Best Time to Post on Facebook

When Is The Best Time to Post on Facebook?

This is a question I hear often.  There is no point standing in a room and sharing a fabulous message when the room is empty.  So why would you post on your Facebook Page when your Fans are not on Facebook?  You need to time your posts to go out at just the right time – when your audience is active.  This way, they are online and ready to engage with your posts straight away.  When Facebook sees your posts getting instant attention, their algorithms will push your post further out into the Newsfeed – increasing your organic reach (i.e. FREE!)

So in this little “How to” video, I show you the Ninja tactic to know – not guess – KNOW, when your audience is online and when is the best time for you to post.

Want to discover up to date Facebook Marketing Strategies to grow your business? Click the link to join my FREE Facebook group where I'll bring you the latest news and answer your Facebook Marketing questions.  Click the link below to request access…

Goldilocks Academy Mastermind Facebook Group.

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Facebook Live Streaming

Confused about Facebook Live Streaming?

Do you need Facebook Mentions App? Do you need to be a Public Figure?  In Facebook's ever changing platform there's always something new to figure out.  The Live Streaming options which are rolling out are set to take your Facebook Marketing to new heights!  We all know Facebook loves video – but it loves live streaming more! There are a few different options as to how people can live stream.  Here I explain what you need to know about Facebook Live Streaming, what to do and what to look for.

Facebook Live Vs Facebook Mentions

Confused about Facebook Live? Do you need Facebook Mentions App? Do you need to be a Public Figure? Here I explain what you need to know about Live Streaming on Facebook, what to do and what to look for. Know someone who would love to know this info? Feel free to tag them.

Posted by Jody Milward on Sunday, January 10, 2016

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Profile? Page? Please?!

Ok, number 1 rule for Facebook for Business is you you need a Facebook Page.

This may come as a bit of of a surprise to a number of folk out there – but one of the most common questions people starting out on Facebook have is:
What's the difference between a Profile and a Page?”  This is probably the number 1 question which gets asked time and again because their on Facebook and they think they are one and the same.

So let's have a look at it…

Here is my Facebook Personal Profile.  You can see it's my Profile because it has my name and details about me. Also there is no Like, Invite Friends to Like or Call to Action Button – as you don't have these options on Personal Profiles.  Personal Profiles are where we post to catch up with friends and family and wish each other Happy Birthday rather than picking up the phone and calling them! (If you do that – stop it – pick up the phone and call your mother! 😉 )

Jody Milward FB Profile Image

 

 

Now that we know what a Personal Profile looks like, here's what a Business Page Looks like

Facebook Business Page

 

You'll see where my name is, there is a description for the ‘entity'.  Mine says “Business Person”  but there are a number of options for you to chose from, depending on how you set up your page – Local Business, Company, Brand etc….

I'm sure your little eyeballs have also noticed the Likes, Share and Call to Action Button – which I have chosen “Sign Up”.  These buttons are KEY features for your Business Page to increase your following and connect with your community.

“Ok, that's all great, but WHY do I need a Business Page to promote my Business on Facebook?”

Well that's a great question.  Let's see why…

1. Facebook doesn't approve of people using their personal profiles for ‘pimping' to their friends.  Ultimately Facebook is a social platform – where people catchup and hangout.  If people are using their personal profiles to promote their products or services – it reduces the quality of the users experience and that makes for an unhappy Facie.  Facebook is focussed on quality user experience, so they are endeavouring to keep their users newsfeed as engaging as possible and managing the marketing posts to people don't get bombarded with “BUY NOW” messages and ensure quality content.

So you need another reason?  Ok then…

2. Google spiders Facebook Business Pages.  This means that Google looks at and tracks the posts on your business page which helps your SEO.  Active Facebook Business Pages can rank higher in a Google search than many static Websites which means your Facebook Page could make it to the first page of Google long before your website does – woohoo!

Still need convincing?…

3.  You can't advertise using a Personal Profile.

If you're hoping to get on Facebook make a couple of posts which ‘go viral' and ride the wave of sales without putting any money into marketing, then I suggest you sit down and wait for the Tooth Fairy to bring you $2 when your teeth start falling out 🙂  If you're in business you just can't afford not to spend some money marketing, and Facebook is an extremely effective platform to use the ‘refractor beam' to laser in on your ideal clients, increase brand awareness and connect with your potential clients for a fraction of the price of other marketing options. Even Google is advertising on Facebook – so what does that tell you?

So I trust you're now convinced to create a Facebook Page for your Business – so how do you do it? – Easy peasey.

Create Facebook Business Page

 

Simply go to your Facebook Personal Profile and click on the little downward arrow over to the left.  Choose “Create Page”  and away you go.  There will be a number of options to chose from which you can change later on.

However when you choose the name for your page, don't get too creative!  You want to choose a name thats easy to remember and easy to spell.  Also keep in mind what you are doing now, is not what you maybe doing 5 years from now.  So it may be a good idea to use yourself as the brand (as I have done) that way, you have an open platform to market what ever you like over the years instead of being restricted by your current interests.

One very important little note here is this – you can only change the name of your page ONCE!  So have a think about what you are going to call your Business Page and think twice before you change it.

 

 

Cheers

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Facebook FOMO

Are you suffering from Facebook FOMO?

Have you heard that people can make money on Facebook and you want in on the action? Firstly, in case you’re not familiar FOMO it’s the “Fear Of Missing Out”.

 

The good news is you certainly can get in on the Facebook action.   Facebook Marketing is a powerful tool for someone who wants to promote their business on Facebook.

“But what if I don’t already have a business?” I hear you ask? Well, lets investigate that option for you because obviously if you want to be making money you have to have a product or service. So let’s do a bit of research (I was after all a Private Investigator!) and look at the very first steps to take before launching a business on Facebook:

 

  1. Your Product or Service.

One of the most powerful aspects of Facebook is the ability for you to build a community.   You can have hundreds, thousands, tens and hundreds of thousands of people following you, looking to you as the expert of your field. So that then begs the question – do you love it? If you don’t love your existing business, perhaps you can do something with your passion or hobby that’s been sitting on the sidelines. I’ve seen people who were promoting health and nutrition products lose the fire because this niche wasn’t their passion – they were passionate about bookkeeping (crazy I know – I’m sooo not a bookkeeper!) You want a product or service that you love and can easily rave about – that is infectious and people will come to you like bees to honey! If you don’t know what your perfect product or service is, take some time to think about 5 things that you love, are obsessed with, can easily talk about and have a great interest it. This is a great way to identify the product or service for you.

 

  1. Is there a Market for your Product or Service

Again, my P.I. background has taught me that research saves much heartache! Do some super sleuthing to see what the market is like for the product or service you are interested in selling. You can easily do this by Google search, Facebook Search (using the little search bar at the top) and using the Google Keyword tool . this is a handy tool where you can put in the words “electric foot warmer” and you will see how often the term is searched and if it’s a low, medium or high keyword (high – searched a lot and a lot of competition in the market place!)

A Google search is great value to see what else is out there – what others are doing and also to help identify what you can do different. You need a USP – a Unique Selling Proposition. What can you do differently that will set you apart from the rest. The marketplace is crowded and you need to stand out; because average is dead.

The most unique thing of all is YOU. There is only 1 you – remember that and use it to your advantage. Incorporate your qualities into your business and branding because people do business with people.

With love

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