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What To Do When Your Clients Offer Isn’t Converting…And They Don’t Want To Do Anything About It

What do you do when your client's offer is not converting and when they don't want to do anything about it? So being a super awesome and diligent ad manager, you know what data points to look at, and maybe you've watched a few previous episodes where we have talked about getting ads to convert by looking at the various copy and creative to make sure that what you're doing with regards to ads is working. So, armed with all the data and great click through rates, various audiences tested, and different headlines, copy and creative – you have everything singing in ads manager. You are driving traffic to the sales page or the registration page and people are going through and you're going, yesm at last, I've got these ads working! But there's no sales coming through. It's pretty disappointing, isn't it? So you troubleshoot, you put on that private investigator hat, and you're looking to see where the bottlenecks are. Why aren't people converting for this offer after driving great traffic there. Why aren't they converting?

Well, it could be a number of things.

And this is what you need to communicate with your client. That it may be the webinar. What's the drop-off rates like on the webinar? Are people staying through to the pitch? Nope. Okay. Let's do some work on the webinar. Are they seeing the pitch and they're not converting, correct? Yes or no. If that's the case, then they may need to work on the pitch segment. Are they getting to the sales page and then not converting? Then work on the sales page. If all of that is getting done, all the testing and revisions, a lot of work goes into these kind of funnels where we're driving traffic and sales for coaches, courses, creators, and consultants and info products.

So after all the testing and tweaking has been gone through, your client knows who their avatar is, what their pain points are, and everything has been done, but the offer still isn't converting. Well the chances are then it's not any of these other points or data points. It's not the ads. It's not the webinars. It's not the sales page. It is the offer.

And if you really have to be working hard to try and get an offer to convert, it may be a sign that people don't want it. And this can be something that a lot of people when they are especially starting out can mistake and not actually check with their audience. They haven't actually seen if anybody wants this product. And so they create it, put it out there and go, yeah, this is awesome. People are going to love it, but they don't actually want it.

So all the data is telling you that people don't actually want this offer. So you need to communicate with your client. You need to talk to them and say, look, we have all the messaging, everything that's here in the copy, going all the way through the funnel. People are saying yes to all of these data points. Yes. I'm going to stop scrolling in my newsfeed and see what my friends or family are doing and I'm going to read your ad. Yes. I'm going to click on see more and look at the rest of the ad copy. I'm going to click and say yes that I do want to learn more and go over to the website. And I'm going to say yes, that I'm going to register. I'm going to say yes, that I'm going to watch the webinar.

I'm going to say, yes, that'll open your emails. And I'm going to say yes, that I'll then head over to the sales page. But then if it's a big fat, no, the problem is the offer. And what do you do if your client doesn't want to know about it? And unfortunately that can happen. You might think, why would anyone want to do that?

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They're paying money for an ad manager. They're paying money for ads. Why wouldn't they want to fix it? Some people can be a bit ignorant. Maybe they're just a bit uneducated. Maybe it's what their business coach told them to do. And so they're out there doing it. So if it comes to a point where they're saying no, no, no, it's not that it's the audience targeting, you're targeting the wrong audiences and you have been working and working and working on getting these ads all humming along nicely. You've tested those various audiences. You've worked with the client, got the avatar, the messaging, and all those pieces together and you’ve got the ads ticking. If people don't want the offer, they're going to be a bit dismal. They're not going to be profitable for you. And as an ad manager, that can leave you feeling really deflated. Because while we do not want to tie up our worth to our results, we are actually in a result based business that people are paying us for. And our job is to get traffic over to their site to ideally convert them to sales. So if we have clients that we can't get these sales for, if you're a conscientious ad manager who really does care about their clients, then it's going to weigh a bit heavily on you.

So if you have a client that this is happening with, where you're driving this traffic, after all the testing, after running significant traffic through the funnel, they're still not converting, it needs to be the most obvious issue that is the offer.

So one of the best things that you can probably do at this point is to part ways with the client. There's no point continuing to put yourself in this stressful situation, trying to get results, trying to get sales through and the other party just isn't coming to the party. So at that point, what do you do? How do you go about parting ways with your client? What do you say? Well, it's just a matter of looking at your agreement.

First of all, you have to check what your service agreement is and make sure that you do have a service agreement, which is something that I actually have my elite ad managers do. They have a complete, drafted up service agreement that's been written up by our lawyer and it's worth one and a half thousand dollars so they are protected. So make sure your service agreement is protecting you for situations like this and refer to it when things like this arrive.

So it may be that you have to give 30 days notice. If that's the case, then you would be advising your client that this is going to be our last 30 days together and we're trying everything that we can, I've done X, Y, Z, blah-blah-blah, you'll see that we've got this many leads. We brought in this many leads, this many people to the webinar, these many people do the sales page, we tested all these audiences, tested all of this creative, tested all this messaging. We've done all that we can with this.

So therefore for the remaining 30 days, we'll still continue to do the best that we can. We'll still continue to optimize these ads to revise them and get the retargeting tweaked and refined as much as we can. But after these 30 days, we're going to need to go our separate ways, because we don't want to have you on board and not get you results.

So that's just what you would have to be presenting to them, making sure you give them that notice and letting them know when your time is up, that you will have everything wrapped up for them. They'll be able to go to whoever it is that they're going to go to next to manage their ads. And you'll have all the information there that they can take with them so that the offboarding procedure is nice and smooth and you're handling it with integrity and grace so that if your client at some point goes to another ad manager and then they end up coming back to you and go, Oh my gosh, I didn't realize how awesome you were and how much you were doing for me. I've been to X, Y, and Zed. And I didn't get any of this attention. So I would love to work with you again, I'm reworking this and blah-blah-blah.

Make sure that the offboarding procedure is a nice, smooth one that's nice and professionally you take care of them all the way out the door and just close the door behind you, not so that somebody is getting upset, but it's nice closure.

I love to send a gift to my clients when they come on board and then also when we finish up working together say, Hey, thank you so much. It's been an absolute pleasure working with you all the best for your future Facebook ads.

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How to Improve Your Ad CTR (Click-Through-Rate)

So people aren't clicking on your ads? It hurts, right? I know, I’ve been there. In the last few weeks, we've looked at the creative aspects of our ads, as well as our headlines with a brilliant hook to capture the attention of our ideal customer and audience. Maybe they are looking and reading the ad, but then they're not clicking that all too important CTR link click that's taking them over to the page that we want them to. This may be happening because the messaging is not on point. In this episode of Online Confidential, we’re focused on our messaging and diving into 5 strategies that you can use when evaluating your ad’s messaging.

Now, our message is a bit different from our copy. The message is the essence of the ad copy. Ask yourself, is it going to actually be resonating and triggering emotional responses with our ideal clients? Those people that we've put the ad out in front of, we've done all that audience research in our targeting, and they should be converting, but they're not. It's that messaging that may be a miss.

So today we're going to look at five things that you can review to help get your messaging in your ad copy on point so that people take that action that you want them to.

#1 Is it too formal?
Is it a bit stiff? Is it a bit rigid? We are on Facebook. We're on social media. This is a fairly casual environment. Yes, you do need to remember to stay on point with your brand, but on social media with our Facebook ads, this is where we can loosen it up a bit. We don't want to have it like they're reading a prospectus about going to college. We can slide down a bit into a more informal conversation. They're on social media and remember this is the platform where they are hanging out to look at what their sister or their friends are getting up to. And they're not using formal language. So be sensitive and be aware of the platform while remembering who your ideal client is and talk to them in a way that's a bit more relational and not so formal.

#2 Is the ad copy too vanilla.
This can be really tricky sometimes, especially when you are talking about business opportunities or ways that people make more money working from home. The kinds of things that we try and maybe skirt around sometimes. Therefore we make things too vanilla, or maybe you're not trying to skirt around anything and just the ad copy is still too vanilla. Now ways that we can make it a bit un-vanilla is when we really dig into a few points when you know your ideal avatar. One of the ways that I recommend my elite ad managers do some research to dig into avatars is to go and look at Amazon and go and look at book reviews or look at YouTube channels and see what people are saying in the comments. Look at those exact words that the ideal client is saying and use that in the ad copy. When you do that also dig in a bit further and amplify things a bit more. If there are particular pain points, look at twisting the knife. What does it actually mean to not be able to make ends meet? When you are only just scraping by and you're paying the bills each week. Maybe you're not able to get on that holiday or spend some time on the beach, and that's just not going to be possible. The best you can do is to just drive two hours into state and stay at a hotel there as your holiday. And what's that going to mean? The family memories that aren't going to be created, the experiences, or the the pina colada. Twist the knife, amplify things, and highlight even more what the benefits are, what their dreams are, what their goals are, and the impact that can be made when they achieve those dreams and goals.

#3 Posting too much jargon.
A lot of us can be caught up in the curse of the expert where we say, so this is what we do and what we solve, and what we fix. But it's all wrapped up in this jargon that we are using. For example, the ideal client, typically, isn't say, “Oh, I need to sort out my mindset.” They might be thinking, why do I always do this? But they're not using that word mindset. You have to change your mindset, shift your mindset, but they're still thinking about why they're doing what they do every day or the actions that they take, or why do they always find themselves in this particular situation? So remove the jargon from your ad copy and put it back into relatable terms. Go to Amazon, look at the reviews, see what people are actually saying and it will help you remove the jargon.

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#4 Look at me!
Where we're talking about ourselves too often, all the people that I have helped, how I've been able to quit working the nine to five job, and how I now live on the beach and work remotely. And blah-blah-blah all of that stuff. That's about me, me, me. So we want to make sure that we keep it about our ideal client. You can evidence that by mentioning people that you have helped, like how Jackie has been able to quit her corporate job. And now she's working from home being able to enjoy a work-life balance, being able to be at home when the kids come home from school and being able to have holidays whenever she likes because she doesn't have to put in for a request from the boss. So taking it off of us, ourselves, our accomplishments, and shining the light on others around us sharing stories of those that we've been able to help and how these lives have been changed and how they're so similar. Those same benefits that your other ideal clients are also wanting to achieve.

#5 Say more with less
Look at the copy that you have written, and then look at how you can take out extra words. How can you condense things down so that it packs more of a punch with fewer words? Remember, more words don’t mean more impact. Think and ask yourself, how can I shuffle this around so that it's more precise, more concise, and achieves all the goals of having less waffle, less jargon, less about me, and being able to really speak to your ideal client.

When doing all of these things, you will see that you will naturally make ad copy more effective. You'll be reducing the jargon and you'll be reducing the waffle. What you have left is a message that is really going to resonate with your ideal audience. It's going to speak to them exactly and they’ll be saying, “Oh my gosh, you’re in my head. That's exactly where I'm at now and exactly what I'm wanting to achieve.”

Then they're going to click on that ad and head over to the landing page. Again, make sure that the landing page is congruent with your ad so that if your ad has that great click-through rate, meaning it's 1% or more, it's resonating with your ideal audience. You can see then if people get over to the landing page and then they're not converting as they should be, you go, well, the ad is doing its job. Let's line up the landing page to be congruent with the ad and see if we get those conversion rates increasing.

I hope you found this beneficial, go in and have a look at the copy that you've got running now and see how you can apply those five tips to the ad copy to improve your click-through rates on your ads.

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