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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.

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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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Have you ever been thrown under the bus?

Have you ever been thrown under the bus?

Well, I have, it's not a nice experience! But unfortunately, sometimes we may do that as Ad Managers. So we’re going to unpack what it may look like to act with grace as an ad manager because it's inevitable as you go into accounts.

If you're running campaigns for clients, there will be a few broken things along the way. For example, there will be broken funnels where you have no control over the funnel or things have been broken with ads or you're doing audits on ad accounts and things aren't working so well.

It's a great thing to be able to hold your head high and treat other people with respect. Even if things haven't been done a hundred percent the correct way, which I've seen so often with various ad accounts. Ad accounts that have been run by high profile people in agencies where a lot of opportunities have been missed as well as everyday ones when clients have been running their own ad accounts. So it's about talking and communicating with them in a way that's gracious and not throwing them under the bus.

One of the reasons I'm so passionate about this is because I was thrown under the bus, and it was not a good experience at all. It was back in about 2016 or 2017 and the ads and the webinar funnels had been going off. Things were going so well, but it started to slow down. We continued to do all this testing, changing the landing pages, testing with ads, audiences, and all the stuff you do but things weren't working so well.

In hindsight it was happening all across the board and that goes back to the whole webinars are dead, which people have been saying for a number of years. But they're not dead! They still work, but things are constantly changing and ads are going to be different on Facebook from one week to the next.

What might've worked a week ago isn't working this week. So you're always testing. We had been doing all of that, lots of testing, lots of things going on. We then decided we'll get someone else to come in and have a look at the account. Now one of the things as an Ad Manager that we need to let go of is ego.

You may not want anyone else to come in and look at the account because you may feel that I know what I'm doing, I don't need anyone else to come on board and have a look. We need to surrender so that we can help our clients get the best results. Ego needs to be left at the door.

Anyway, we got a consultant who came on and who happens to have an agency as well. We got them on board to have a look at the ad account. I was on the call with my client and this other person, so it was all done in full transparency. They came in and had a look, and said, “oh, I'd be doing X, Y, Z, blah, blah, blah.” And it's like, I have been doing these things. If you looked at the ad account for longer than five minutes, you would actually see that, yes, I have tested this, and we have done this. We have done all of these things.

However, this person obviously had an agenda. They were keen to get a new client on board. Now all went well. My client called me up afterwards and said that was not how I expected that to go down. You know, I'm really sorry that you went through all of that. We're a hundred percent happy with you and how everything's going.

So everything went well. But I've obviously remembered the experience. It's very easy for people just to come in and have a superficial look at things.

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There's actually another time where I had another client and again, the same sort of thing. We had been trying all kinds of things for this client's account, but just nothing was working. We'd gone and tested all the different audiences, different messaging, different angles, different avatars, even different art, landing page software to speed up page load times, even different URLs in case Facebook was hating the URLs. We'd been working on it for months.

While we had generated a million dollars with it, performance was really struggling at this stage. So they reached out to someone who has a podcast. I heard about this on the podcast and was like; this is actually my client. This person was saying, “oh, this is their trouble. It's this.” Without them knowing the whole story.

It’s so easy for people just to make these assumptions and say, “oh, this isn't done, this isn't, and this isn't done”, and to throw people under the bus. I've gone into audit ad accounts, and I have seen ads that were retargeting campaigns that were created four months ago, and they still haven't fed out at all. And it's still turned on and obviously has not been checked. That’s really concerning that’s happened.

But for me as an Ad Manager, auditing the accounts, going back to the client saying, “look, you know, these haven't been running for four months. This is not good. You need to sack that person.” Is a horrible feeling, right?

For me, I don't want to be doing that. If you're like, yes, they have been doing the wrong thing, but I want to make sure that I'm acting with integrity and that I am able to hold my head high without stabbing anyone else in the back. That's not what we want to be doing here. And also, for the client, how gutting can that be to hear that they're not managing my campaigns properly. I've been paying them, and I've been doing all this ad spend. It's a horrible feeling for them.

So whenever I'm doing, for example, an audit, where I can see that retargeting campaigns haven't been getting run, ads that haven't been beating out all these mistakes in their targeting and such. So I instead position it more as, “here are some opportunities that have been missed. By correcting these, it would go a long way to help the performance of your campaigns.”

So rather than just going, oh, X, Y, Z hasn't been done, and this is really bad and pointing out mistake after mistake in a way that's obviously tearing someone else down is not ideal, in my opinion. I want to make sure I act with grace to fellow ad managers as much as possible because it's a hard gig. We don't always get it right, but we're all human, after all.

If things aren't going well, if there are bottlenecks in the ads, don't just point fingers, saying it's someone else's fault. If conversions aren't happening. Is it the ads? Is it the funnel? Don't be quick to point the finger at something else that may be out of control for you. If it is an issue with the funnel or it's their fault, they need to be able to do this. Make sure things are documented and passed along. “I did mention this as a concern, you know, two weeks ago that this needed to be updated”, but just act with grace. We're all in this together!

We all ultimately want to get results for our clients. However, if it happens that someone isn't acting with the best interest of a client on board, you can still hold your head up high and work with your client and assure them that you're here for them. You're here to support them a hundred percent of the way. Don't throw the other person under the bus. Act with grace with all that you do when it comes to running ads for your clients.

I hope you found this valuable, even though we're not exactly talking about ads or strategies and such, but just the way that we carry ourselves as Ad Managers. I believe when we do, you're going to attract those people back to you as clients, as contractors or people in your sphere who are going to compliment that for you as well. And I know for me, I'd much rather be working with people in that kind of environment than a toxic environment where it's every man for himself.

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Ever feel like you’re the best-kept secret?

So you feel like you're the best-kept secret? It's time to get out and get visible!

Now that might make you feel a bit scared, right? There's something that's holding you back from being visible. Maybe you're telling yourself that you just don't have time to create content or that you're so busy doing the work for your clients and helping them to be visible. There's just no time for you to do your own visibility campaigns or get your own content out there.

It could be a case of the builder's house being the worst house in the street or the cobbler's kids never having shoes. It's a priority that we need to give for our business because as great as an ad manager that you may be, we will inevitably have clients come, and we will have clients go. It just happens.

You need to have that visibility so that you have a constant flow of potential clients. People are waiting for a vacancy on your books, but one of the reasons why we're not getting out there, and we're not getting visible, it's not that we don't have time. You can get someone for $10 or $15 an hour to get some social media content together for you to get it out there so that's not an obstacle for you.

I have my program, the Client Attraction Code, that saves us from going live every day of the year and getting camera ready. You can just have content that you put into the newsfeed that gets seen a few times every 30 days, and you dominate the news feed.

You are continuing to get in front of your ideal client. They keep on seeing you and building up that visibility. It's super easy! If you know how to do Facebook ads, then there's no reason why you can't be doing that. But there is obviously a reason why you're not getting visible and I hear this all the time with ad managers.

That's why in the Elite Ad Manager Certification Program, we have a mindset coach, Coach Dawn. She has a saying for our students, which is helping them discover why they’re not visible. What you think determines how you feel and how you feel is how you act. So it comes back to thinking about what you're thinking about. That's making you feel like you can't get visible or you're scared about being visible. And then how that makes you act is to not be visible, so you don’t put any content out there.

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Now, I completely get it. I struggled and still struggle with visibility and putting myself out there, being visible because it's like, oh, other ad managers know more than me. What if I say something wrong or someone else doesn't agree with it? Well, that's just going to happen in the world of Facebook ads because there are so many ways to do things while there is obviously some dead set, right?

There are a whole variety of ways to do things. I've looked at ads and looked at ad accounts where all the wrong things were done, but they were getting amazing results. You don't have to be right a hundred percent of the time, and you're not going to be so knowledgeable that you know everything. So cut yourself some slack.

With the knowledge and skills that you have, there are people out there who need to hear from you. So while there might be a whole section of the audience that your visibility, message, and services will not apply to, there is a section of the audience who will be so grateful to hear from you and the tips you might put out there. The strategies that you might talk about could be a game-changer for them.

As I said, I've struggled with visibility over the years. This is even after helping several clients generate a million dollars in their business and having generated a million dollars for two businesses I've personally owned. I still feel like I'm an imposter. So who am I to talk about these things that will still rise up, but I've got to think about what I'm thinking about. So that my thoughts will determine my feelings, which determine my actions and are coming out in the manner that I want them to.

It comes back to thinking about what you're thinking about. So for me, if I keep thinking, oh, who am I to talk about this? Who's going to listen to me or, you know, XYZ, negative thought, negative thought, it's going to get that thought going. And so, therefore, I won't do a video or I won't do this post, and then you don't get visible.

Whereas when you are coming from a place of service where I've learned something, seeing something that's been working or just from my experience over the years. I go, right, well, this is obviously what people need to know. They need to know something about the pixel, or they need to know about compliance with their ads or XYZ. I can help people shortcut their learning process to avoid the heartache of an ad account shut down because of the knowledge that I have.

When you come from a place of service that reframes everything for you, it's taking the focus off of you and focusing on the people who need your help. That's a way that I've overcome the thoughts that stop me from being visible and getting out there.

Have a look at what those things are that you're thinking about. Maybe you'll want to journal them or write them down so that you can identify them in the future. It could be that you'd just be working on something, and something will come up, try and be conscious of those things you are thinking about. So that when it does come up, you may be able to write it down, put down the thought process, maybe even think about where did this come from? Where did I start thinking that I wasn't good enough, that nobody wants to listen to me, or that I've got nothing to offer to people.

Think about those thoughts and reframe them. Instead of thinking, I've got nothing new to say or who's going to listen to me. Write down an opposite thought pattern, say I've invested, whatever it is a year to learn Facebook ads, or I've invested $10,000 into my ad training. I've invested $50,000 in client ad spend or helped clients generate XYZ back, like a hundred thousand dollars back in sales. Have a look and write down what you have actually done. Chances are, you're going to surprise yourself if you were to read those accomplishments as if you hadn't written them, and you just saw the writing on the wall somewhere, you'll go, wow, that's great, you've done awesome, good on you.

If you didn't know you, that's what you would say. However, if you knew it was you, you’d dismiss it and go, oh, that's no big deal. It is a big deal! Congratulations! Pat yourself on the back for everything that you have been doing.

Think about what you're thinking about. If it is taking you down a negative trail or building in that fear, and then that fear determines your actions, swap it around, and change those thoughts. Identify them, recognize what you have achieved, how you are worthy of giving this information and coming from a place of service to help people. That will change those actions from hiding and making excuses that I don't have time, that I just need to do this first or build a funnel first. Identify those things, see what you have achieved and come from a place of service. It will change the game for you when it comes to being visible and stops you from being that kept secret.

If you feel like you've been hiding, or if it's time to get visible, we'd love to help you with that!
You can email us at [email protected].

We'd love to support you further with overcoming this mindset because when it comes to running Facebook ads for clients, having that skill set for ad management is one thing. But, we need to have our mindset in the right place!

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Different Ad Strategies to Test in this Post iOS World

What different ad strategies can you be testing in this post iOS world?

With the Apple iOS rolled out and changes that are happening with pixel tracking and cookie tracking, and who knows what's going to be unfolding in the future, what are some ad strategies we can start incorporating that will actually keep people on Facebook so that we can continue to retarget them and suffer minimal tracking issues.

Well, there's a number of options. First of all, using Video View Campaigns. Now Video View Campaigns are typically designed to go out to people who are more likely to watch a video.
However, it's worthwhile testing an Ad that is in a Conversion Campaign in a Video View Campaign . What that means is, if you have a Conversion Campaign, with an Ad that is a video, it's got the headline, a link on there to say, learn more, people head over to the website to opt in. Then you can duplicate that ad into a Video View Campaign. So it's pulling in the Headline and Learn More and all the bits that you want for a Conversion Campaign. So you can test it in the Video View Campaign and testing how it performs.

Now heads up, you will see a really low click through rate in a Video View Campaign. In a conversion campaign we want our Click Through Rates to be around 1%. And that's what we need them to be, to have a nice affordable cost per click and keep our numbers all in order then for our cost per lead and such going over to a Video View Campaign. You're going to have a much lower CPM in your conversion campaign. It might be $20, $30, $40 or so but over in a Video View Campaign it could be as low as $10.

That's going to offset the lower Click Through Rate that you're going to have. So instead of a 1% click through rate in a Conversion Campaign, you might only have like a 0.3% click Through Rate in a Video View Campaign, so you're going to have much lower clicks. However, the cost per conversion may still come out the same, because if it was a $10 CPM versus a $30 CPM in your Conversion Campaign, then it's going to cost you a third of the cost of a click, but you're also getting a third of the number of clicks. So they may outweigh themselves there. So keep an eye on that.

You may still come out with $5 registrations for example, but at least then it's still working for you. You've got that lower CPM as well. So that's something for you to test.

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Number two is Lead Forms. Now word of caution with Lead Forms, in the past they have been notorious for bringing in low quality leads because it's so easy for people to opt in. Chances are, they've also opted in with an email that they may no longer use. It's an email they set up with Facebook 10 years ago and they may not even check it that much these days. So that's a word of caution there as well, but it's certainly worth trying.

Now there are two different options when you create your Lead Forms, One is for more volume and one is for more quality. While selecting the option for higher quality one should get you a higher quality Lead, still test and see. When it comes to testing, have the client or yourself go in and check the CRM so that you can see if the people opting in are actually opening their emails? Because if they're opting in and they're not opening the emails, that's generally a sign that it's not such a good quality Lead. If they can't be bothered going to check your emails and opening them up. Yes, we can continue to get back in front of them with our retargeting.

People who have submitted the Lead Form, can be in your retargeting sequences. So that's great, but we also want them to show some interest and open up our emails. Check and see that you've got at least 30% of people opening your initial email. That should generally be as high as 60% or even 70% that initial email gets opened. So if it's way under that, then that's a danger sign, but it does decrease to about 30% pretty quickly, probably about by the fourth or fifth email. So just have an eye on those numbers as well to see if you've got some good quality leads coming in there, or perhaps not.

Another sleeping giant of the ad formats has been Instant Experiences. I've used these a bit over the years for various clients, for various reasons, we've created instant experiences that have had a webinar in them, and that people can watch the webinar right there and then click and go over and opt in or purchase or whatever it was. We've also done SLOs self-liquidating offers using instant experiences.

So instant experiences require a bit of setup. They're beautiful. If you don't know what they are, it's actually like a little landing page that fires straightaway. You create it there in Facebook and it's a beautiful, beautiful experience for your lead because it opens straight away and they can look fantastic. If you have troubles with websites, if you have clients who don't have ideal websites, then creating an instant experience could be a really good option for you.

So at least people can open it and they can get educated and become aware about what your client does, what service they offer. And with your instant experiences, you can have a number of them. So you can have page one and then they can click to learn more and they go onto page two so that you can actually build some higher intent audiences, the deeper they go into your instant experiences so that when someone gets to instant experience.

Number three, they've obviously shown a bit more intent. So you may have a retargeting ad that would be talking differently to that audience as you would to someone who's just landed on page one. Now with your instant experiences, they are actually connected to your Facebook page. So you have to go in where you can create them in ads manager, or you can go in and create them via your page, which is probably the more secure place to do them. So instant experiences are great. You can also integrate them with a lead form at this stage. You can't do any purchasing with them.

So like I said earlier for a client, we went through and they could just tap on it. And then they were on the webinar page and they got to watch the webinar and then they would tap. And that's where they would go over to your website after they've watched the webinar or from the webinar over to join now, or learn more or book a call, but you can have that directly in there as well.

So check out instant experiences, have a play with them. With those ones that you can test around a few different campaign objectives, but probably the best one to go with would be a conversion campaign and optimized for landing page views. Because you want them to open it up and fire. So do some playing around with those experiment with them, talk to your clients about them, say Hey, this format, it keeps people on Facebook allows us to track them even more. And we'd like to have a go testing with these, just have 10% of the ad budget that could be going towards testing these instant experience ads. I'm very excited about them going to be rolling out some more testing with those for ourselves and our clients in the near future and excited to see what the results show there.

So that's a couple of ways to be keeping people on Facebook, building your audience on Facebook and being able to re-target them with all the iOS changes, where we may be losing people and they're tracking by going off site. So with lead forms, with instant experiences and then also using our conversion campaigns, popping them over those ads from them, those video ads over into a video view campaign, and just seeing how they perform for you in that objective.

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How to make additional money as a Facebook ad manager

If you’re wondering how you can make additional money as a Facebook ad manager, other than just doing done-for-you services.

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Now knowing how to run Facebook ads for clients is a super, super valuable skill.
You are a Rainmaker for businesses and can help them turn things around and change people's lives, employ more staff and make a big difference in the economy.

So what can you do that’s not just limiting you to a limited number of done- for-you services? Your knowledge, your experience is so, so valuable. So how can you offer it to more people?

Let’s look at four ways that you can do that. Number one is obviously the done-for-you services. That's your premium services, and that's what you charge a significant rate for as you have experience and expertise.

If you're starting out, then you're not starting out at $2000 or $3,000 a month because you need to get some runs on the board. But ultimately you want to be charging $2000 or $3,000 per month or more running ads for clients. It's a premium service as you're taking a lot of pressure off them that they don't need to learn Facebook ads.

They leave it with you to handle. And as long as they've got that validated funnel, that proven offer, and they know who they're talking to, you can just work the ads. You take that all off their shoulders and that is immensely valuable. So we've got a done-for-you service which as you know we can only take a limited number of clients like that on board.

Another service you can provide is a coaching service and that can be completely scalable. You can have office hours of say two hours a week where people who have hired you for your coaching program, can come in and join you in these office hours. So if they've got any questions about their ads, if they've got bottlenecks, if they want your help, they can just tune into these office hours. You're there on zoom and they can all jump in and you answer their questions. They can learn so much from you and answering their questions directly, or if there's others on the call as well, then they can learn from those questions as well.

So coaching is an amazing opportunity for you because again, you have these skills, you have this expertise that so many business owners want to know, and they can't all afford your services, maybe the lower rate, or maybe even at the higher rate, but you can provide a scalable coaching program. The office hours make it very simple and very easy in that you have a day that for two hours you can just jump on a call.

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You can also add on a VIP package to that coaching service with those office hours. So say you've got Wednesdays from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM office hours. And people can just jump in then and answer their questions. You can also offer a VIP service that could be access to you via Voxer. For example, that Mondays to Fridays, if people have got questions, they can just send you a Voxer and you answer like just one a day. That's a big key here! You want to have those boundaries set. You don't want to be hit up in Voxer like 12 times a day and then you're spending so much time in there.

Look at the voxes once a day and therefore people will be very thorough with their thoughts and what questions they have for you. And instead of asking you a little question here, you answer it. And then this is the next one. Here's the next one. It'll help them with their thought process and ask you better questions. And so for that VIP on top of the office hours coaching, that can be extra $200 a month or $500 a month or so for that VIP level.

So coaching is another service you can provide as well as consulting. So if there are businesses who have someone on their team already, who is running their Facebook ads, but just needs support, you can offer a consulting service for them.

You can catch up with them once a week. They can have access again to your Voxer and such, and you can support them. Now, that's typically not as scalable as your coaching. Like we were saying office hours, you can get as many people in. They can all join. Consulting is still more one-on-one. However, again, that would be a premium price because it's a one-on-one service. Your time is your time. You can not scale that. So again, you can charge a very good price to be able to provide that service when you have the expertise.

And then finally we have our VIP days. So this is where we've talked about in other episodes where you can do an audit service, you can do a strategy session and you can do a setup service. So this takes that to the next level. So a strategy session might typically just be for about two hours, whereas a VIP day, it could be five hours or so. And that's where it's a combination of the strategy session, but then you also go deeper into other levels so that you may really help them to map out, here's all these offers.

And what's been selling the best. What have people been opting in for. Follow the money is what I like to tell people. What have people been buying and focus on that one first and then build everything else around it with your VIP day.

That would also go into looking at, and making sure that you've got your messaging and avatar dialed in and all the other pieces. Looking at the sales page, what's on the sales page and is that talking to the avatar. So the VIP days would be a very intensive day, which again, is a premium service that people would be paying you more for because they have you exclusively for the day.

So that's four ways that you can expand on your Facebook ad expertise,including that done-for-you services. You can do coaching, which is completely scalable. Have as many people in your coaching as you want. And then also offer a VIP element for that coaching service. Because as I like to tell people, there's always people who like to sit in the front of the plane.So there'll be people who will just get the coaching program. And then there will be others who will upgrade for that VIP service on top.

Then you've got your consulting, which you do one-on-one help with someone on their team. And we've got these strategy sessions that you can also do as well. So a number of ways that you can maximize your expertise and not just be doing the time for money exchange.Yes, some of them still have an element of that, but it's a way that you're not locked into the done-for-you services, which we know can take up a lot more hours than we initially planned. And especially as we're going through iOS or the changes that roll out there and all the changes that inevitably happen with Facebook ads, we're always on our toes a bit there.

If you want to know more about making consistent 5k months as a certified elite ad manager, head over to eliteadmanager.com and check out our training, that helps you to become a certified elite ad manager and puts you ahead of the rest when it comes to providing ads for clients.

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Your Monthly Earning Potential As A Facebook Ad Manager

How much can you earn per month as a Facebook ad manager? That's what we're going to be talking about today in this installment of Online Confidential, where I take you behind the scenes of Secret Ad Manager Business.

So hold onto your shorts, we're going to be talking about some crazy numbers here today that you might just think would be an annual income, rather than a monthly income. As a Facebook ad manager, you are a rainmaker! You are essential to businesses increasing their revenue and so therefore the service that you provide is super valuable. A lot of ad managers that I talk to who are just starting out have their mind absolutely blown at the amount that they can make per year or per month running ads for clients, even myself!

I was talking to a colleague recently who by themself is managing a handful of clients, maybe 10, and they're making about $100,000 per month. And they're actually on their way to $200,000 per month, just with 10 or they were maybe getting another couple of clients on board to 12 clients gunning for $200,000 a month. Insane, right? Who would have ever thought going to school that you're going to be making $200,000 a month?

Sure. There are some people that may have felt that and kudos to them, but it’s certainly not something that we are taught at school, how to be an ad manager. This could be a career path and what your income possibilities are. So that is obviously one big extreme. And that's not obviously what you're going to be starting out with, right? If you are starting out as an ad manager, we need to start where we’re at a level that suits us and our confidence. Because if you are going to be pricing someone even $2,000 a month and you try and pitch that price, and you've never actually launched a campaign before, chances are you're going to choke, and you're going to feel a lot of pressure delivering for your client charging that amount.

So many ad managers do start out at a lower rate, ans get some experience on board. I tell people you need to be 100% transparent. I've never run campaigns before. I am just learning Facebook ads. I'd love to give this a go for you. And you know, a nominal rate of $500 per month where I'll go in and I'll do X, Y, Z. And rather than you, Mr. Client or potential client, I'm wasting time trying to figure out Facebook ads on top of everything else that you're already doing. I'll take care of all that for you.

And they’ll hopefully say, Brilliant. Please do. I don't want to waste my time in there. I'm too busy as it is. So starting off at a bit of a nominal fee, getting some runs on the board is super valuable for you. Get those case studies together and build your confidence before you know it, three months down the track, you can be charging a thousand dollars, $1,500, or even $2,000 per client. Now when people join my elite ad manager program, if they get in, in a certain window, we have an ad manager action plan meeting.

A 30 minute call where we look at their strategies to hit their income goals. Now for a lot of these people that are joining are mums or their transit, they've got little kids, or they've got older kids and chances are, they're not really looking for full-time work. Some of them are, which is great, which means a maximum of 10 clients or so, but others they're juggling little kids and homeschooling and various things. So five to six clients is enough for them. And maybe they only need to earn $5,000 a month or that's their first goal. When we sit down and we actually look at the lifestyle that they want, they only want to work part time and the actual income that's required for that, their eyes light up and they see how it is possible to actually hit $5,000 per month without having to go off to that nine to five and work all these long, crazy hours and worry about all the commuting.

One of my friends, who's another amazing ad manager, we've been ad best buddies for years now, Marsha, I recently did an interview with her to hear her story of coming from corporate America, to having kids and then working from home, learning how to run funnels, build funnels for people, and then going into ad management services and how she first charged someone like $50 for the first funnel or whatever.

And she thought, wow, this is amazing. And so from there, she's earning well in excess of $10,000 per month, running ads for clients making six figures per year, working from home part-time with her three little kids. So it's completely possible. So if you were to just have five clients paying you $1,000 per month for Facebook ads, which is completely like a base level price, totally achievable, that's $5,000 per month. Now what I do want you to consider, and this is what I point out in our ad manager action plan is that you do still have expenses on that, which you need to consider. You'll have to basically like a 30% tax that needs to be put aside.

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You might want to get a VA on board to just relieve some time for yourself. So that could be, you know, 10 hours a week that you might have someone that's coming in and doing the reporting and various other administrative aspects you might want to pay for a bookkeeper. You may have some subscriptions that you're paying for as well. So we actually have a calculator that looks at all these other expenses so that you can see what you actually need to bring in so that revenue each month, so that you can actually take home that income goal into your pocket each month. So depending on those expenses, if you have VAs, if you're outsourcing copywriting, if you're outsourcing graphic design work, et cetera, to bring home $5,000 per month, you may need to actually make $9,000 in revenue. I know you might go wide.

Where does that $4,000 go? Well, hello, Mr. Tax Man, right? They liked to take their cut. So you want to make sure that You've earned it and you've put it aside. So you don't have to dig it out of your pocket. So even if you do need to make $9,000 a month to bring in $5,000 per month, if you have again, just five clients who are paying you $2,000 per month, that's $10,000 and you've got there. Okay. Even if you had clients at $1,500 per month, that's like six clients at $1,500 per month. Now, another thing to consider when you're running ads for clients is the ad spend that you're managing. Managing $3,000 a month in ad spend is a hundred dollars a day.

I was going to say, it's easy, but it's actually not as easy as running a thousand dollars a day. There's all sorts of different challenges when you're working with smaller budgets. But if you've got a client that's running $3,000 a day, $3,000 a day, that is awesome. But $3,000 a month with their Facebook ads, you can also be charging 10%.

That's a pretty typical nominal amount of ad spend percentage of ad spend to charge your clients. So you might have a thousand just to keep my numbers nice. And even a thousand dollars a month retainer plus 10% of ad spend. So if they're spending $3,000 a month in ad spend, that's another $300 that you would be charging them at the end of the month.

So your monthly fee from that client isn't just a thousand dollars. It's $1,300. And then if you're getting them amazing results and they're scaling up because sales are coming through and they scale up to 5,000 to $10,000 per month, then you'll get that 10% of $10,000, which is an extra thousand dollars. So that $1,000 client is now $2,000 client. And again, so if you're charging $2,000 per client, you've got five clients on board. That's $10,000 per month, but you'll be taking some out for all those expenses. So you might be bringing home 6,000 a month. But if each of those clients are also paying that 10% of ad spend that $10,000 per month can very quickly be $15,000 per month or more.

Okay. So that's how, as an ad manager, you can be making those $15,000 a month, that income that for so many people, maybe the equivalent of a year's income, you have the potential to make that in one month running ads for clients, because you provide such a valuable service. I really want you to get that. So many ad managers get caught up in their own mind and caught up in their own securities and caught up in their own money stories that they may believe.

And so therefore they don't charge what they are worth. You are a rainmaker for businesses. They need you. Your value is in the services that you provide and all those hours that you spend learning how to run Facebook ads and continuing to learn the latest tips, strategies, or changes on the platform. You provide such a valuable service, and it really is a premium service of businesses should be paying you for.

So recognize that and own that. If you are only charging $500 per month for clients, and you've been running ads for longer than six months, you need to increase your prices. If you're charging a thousand dollars per month, and you've been running ads for clients for more than six months, and you aren't getting results for your clients, you need to increase your prices.

You're not doing yourself or your clients a favor by charging, you know, prices that see you struggling and therefore needing to be on a constant chase to get more clients. If you're trying to work with 10 clients at a thousand dollars per month, you're going to wear yourself very thin. Your clients may not get results because you may drop the ball. And therefore you're on a constant hustle by using the model.

That's like what I call a boutique agency where you're working closely with clients in a one-on-one method where they're not feeling like they're just like in a cattle crush, just all coming in, that they feel that they have your attention and that premium service, you can charge premium prices. So if you want to learn more about that, increasing your prices and providing that boutique agency service by working intimately with your clients, then I invite you to check out the elite ad manager.

That's my certification program, where we help you to do exactly that, to increase your prices, get systems in place and provide a premium level of service for your clients, as well as learning the most up-to-date comprehensive ad strategies out there. So if you want to learn more about that head to www.eliteadmanager.com and I look forward to seeing you there.

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What do you do if you have a potential client who may not be quite ready for Facebook ads?

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What do you do If you have a potential client who may not be quite ready for Facebook ads?

So you have a great potential client and they've reached out to you and they're wanting to know how to run Facebook ads or how you can run their Facebook ads for them.

In a previous post I shared strategies that I like to use to look under the hood and determine if someone is going to be a great fit for our Facebook ad services. That's either via strategy session if they haven't run any ads before or doing an audit, if they have run Facebook ads. So either of those ways you get a good insight of their business, what assets they have in place and where they're at, whether they should, or shouldn't even be running Facebook ads at this stage.

I know a lot of people who have run Facebook ads and they haven't been entirely ready. They've just banged some stuff up and they haven't had pixels installed. They have just been sending people to whatever random pages and it's been like a bit of a hot mess.
But if you've used either of those strategies and you've gone in and you've looked at the assets that they have in place, then you need to be honest and give that potential client clear expectations of what you have seen and what results they may expect with their existing setup.

For example, in my elite ad manager program, we recently had a member who had a potential client and they didn't have the assets set up that you really need to run Facebook ads and didn’t even have the pixel installed.

You need to be able to track conversions on the thank you page so that when you're running ads for lead gen, you can tell Facebook, go out and find people who are likely to opt in. And if you don't have that pixel tracking in place, you can't run the correct objectives and Facebook can't optimize correctly for you.

So there's a few things that are not quite ideal in this situation. So what do you do when things like that happen? Well, don't sugar coat things. Give those real expectations that as you've discovered with the potential clients funnel, that here's an issue, here's an issue and here's an issue. And these really need to be resolved before we run Facebook ads.
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Because if they're not resolved, then we cannot do X, Y, and Z. And therefore your ad spend will not be as efficient as it should be. We will not be able to attract conversions and we will not be able to XYZ. So you need to lay that out very clearly. One so that your client is properly informed.
They're not Facebook ad specialists. They don't know the ins and outs like you do. So they need to be properly informed of the consequences of their existing tech setup. And also it's protecting you that if you do take them on board as a client, that you have exactly laid out that you haven't given any false promises, guarantees, or yeah we'll be able to get a hundred leads.

So if you do identify situations like this, where it's like, yeah, they're using a third party software, we can't put the pixel on it. So we can't track our conversions. You need to lay that all out. If the client were to say, yep, that's fine. Look, I'm happy to give it a go anyway, let's just see what we can do. Then you have two choices. One, you could either walk away. You could say, well, okay, that's great but unfortunately, I wouldn't be the best fit for you because it's essential to me that I get results for my clients. And therefore I need to be able to track and optimize your Facebook ad campaigns.

So walk away. There's no harm in doing that. And chances are, when you say no to something, something better comes along or option two is you can do it as a bit of a test if you are needing experience, if you are wanting to launch campaigns and such, you could just do this, but what you need to be very clear on then is that the client is a hundred percent informed of like, here's where we're going to have issues because we cannot do X, Y, and Z. So don't just leave that on a proposal or on a zoom call or on a telephone call, make sure if they are coming on board, that it is in your agreement that you would say, the client has been advised that with their current funnel setup, we cannot do this sort of tracking. We cannot do this. We cannot optimize our Facebook ad campaigns, which may result in inefficient ad spend, you know, lowly generation and XYZ. So it is all there in black and white in that agreement that they sign.

So that if in a month's time, everything seems to have gone over their head. They forgot you telling them this is what's going to happen. And they say, we're not getting any leads, what's happening. You can say, as it's noted in our agreement, the issues that were presented to you back when we started X, Y, and Z. And then once they actually see it for themselves and they go, Oh, okay. So, you know, this is what this all actually means.

Then they may say, okay, well how much for a landing page or okay do a landing page for me. And that's when you would say great I'd be happy to. I'll just get a price for you. That's not included in your services and is an additional fee.So make sure that if things aren't all set up properly and they still want to carry on anyway, you've protected yourself. It's all there in black and white. And therefore, if they decide that they do need to have that funnel, as you have advised them in the past that you charge accordingly for it.

So, that's a couple of things if they're not ready and if they're particularly wanting to get people off Facebook and be generating their leads. Now there are times where a potential client may not have website assets in place. But you can still run ads for them by running some engagement and video view campaigns directly on Facebook. It's what I share in my $10 a day client attraction code.
And that is where you are building up an audience, you're doing targeting, you're drawing in their potential ideal clients, and you're nurturing them. And you're creating a bit of a buzz around content pieces that you're then retargeting to that audience.

Now through that they can have people reaching out to them via messenger. They could be putting up the links that could be to their Facebook page for more information and various other things like that. So they can still be generating leads and sales by starting conversations with people who are engaging with them directly by a messenger.

I wouldn't have just Facebook as your one and only strategy. We want to ideally get people off Facebook over onto their CRM, over onto their email list, where they can communicate with them at any time so that if Facebook shuts down their page or shuts down their ad account, they can still contact them via email.

But, if they've already got that in place, then audience building on Facebook is a great way to combine with it. If they're building those assets, if they're getting them in place, you can start running ads for them by running those engagement campaigns and doing audience building. So then when the assets are ready, they've got that lead magnet or that webinar or whatever it is that they want to send people to.

You can be retargeting that audience and start directing them over to that lead magnet, opt in or their offer. The most essential thing that they're going to need beyond website assets and such is a product, offer or service that people want, and that people have already been buying. So they've been making organic sales just by being in Facebook groups or talking to people or via their networks, they need to have a product, offer or service that has been selling so that you have the best chances of being able to help them to promote it.

If they are just starting up, then that's a whole different kettle of fish where they need to really be investing in data to see if their product, offer or service is going to be selling. So if they do have something that has been selling initially already, then yes, you can support them with Facebook ads, either audience building, lead gen or if they don't have funnels in place, then they'll probably learn pretty quick that we'll need to get funnels in place, but you need to set those clear, honest expectations of where there may be limitations and issues because of this existing setup and make sure that's clear in writing.

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Do you have your business manager insurance policy set up?

Do you have your business manager insurance policy set up?

Do you have your business manager insurance policy set up? Hmm, probably not. So what is a business manager insurance policy, or maybe you're even asking what is business manager? Well, I'll take a step back if you don't know what business manager is.

Business manager is another sort of entity of Facebook. That is where the business stuff gets done. So you've got Facebook in your personal newsfeed, but over in business manager, that's something that you need to create. And that's typically, you know, when you're saying to Facebook, yeah, that I'm serious, that I have a business, I'm going to be putting money into ads.

And so over there in business manager is where you take care of business. You'll have your ad account there. You'll have your pixels there. You'll have your page there as well, most of the time. And there's other things like events manager and audiences, and you set up your payments and billings and stuff.

And when you're an ad manager, you'll have your business manager. And then when you get clients on board, they will share their ad account to your business manager. So that rather than you getting added to all these different people's ad accounts, you have your business manager, your clients share their ad account to your business manager, where you work on their ad accounts, they see everything that's going on in their ad account.

They still retain full ownership, but it's just where you access it via your business manager so that you can very easily jump between clients ad accounts and such. Okay. So that's what business manager is. Now most people will just set up one business manager and a lot of ad managers and ad agencies will have one business manager. But if there's anything that we've seen with Facebook, lots of things go on and there's lots of bugs. And one of the problems can be that your business manager, all your ad accounts might get shut down. Your ad accounts get shut down. Your business manager can also get shut down. Things can also happen like with your own personal profile, it may just be accidental,but it might be that your profile just seems to disappear on Facebook for 48 hours and you reach out to them and you get it all reinstated. But then if your profile is gone, then you can't access your business manager or do anything.
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So we need to set up some insurance policies. So that one, we protect our business. We protect our client's businesses in that we're still able to access their accounts and still be able to manage campaigns.
So what is a business manager insurance policy, it's actually where you set up a secondary business manager to use as a backup in case of emergency.

So what that will look like, you'll have your business manager that you will set up, you'll say business manager one. And it's your main business manager that you have shared with all your clients and such but business manager two, your insurance policy is one that you would get somebody else to set up. So just in case anything ever happens to your profile because then you wouldn't be able to access business manager one or two regardless.

So you have a trusted partner, whether it's a spouse or business partner that sets business manager two up. And then they can add you in there as an admin and then in business manager two, they'll have to create a page. You have to have a Facebook page. It will be claimed by that business manager that can just be like a default kind of page. You can just create one, you don't have to do anything with it. And it will have an ad account that will come with it also.

So that ad account can be business manager two ad account. So that's a backup ad account you can have for yourself. And when that is done you will be able to put some ad spend through it. You can share your page. Your page can go to any ad account. You know, it's not locked to any ad accounts. So your page can be added to business manager two. And then once it is, which is a very simple process. You can just run ads for a dollar a day engagement campaigns that are connected with the page. And therefore once you've got your ads going through there a dollar a day. You're putting some ad spend through and that'll open up some other features to business manager like being able to share assets between business managers, but also we need to put that ad spin through so that the ad account doesn't get disabled.

Because, you know, we've found that Facebook will disable ad accounts that have been dormant. Haven't been having any ad spend in six months or so they can shut them down. So just by putting that dollar a day through there, one, you're also building up engagement with page audiences as well, which you can use in your main ad accounting business manager one, but it's just keeping that ad account active.

So business manager two is where somebody else that you trust sets it up and therefore you can be added as an admin to it. So that in the worst case scenario, if your business manager does get shut down, you have another business manager, which your clients will be able to share their ad account then too. So they've lost access to your main business manager and therefore you'll be able to reach out to them and say hey, look, let's share to this business manager instead, it's all there ready to go. So they just need to say, okay, partner with this business manager and away it goes.

So another reminder or another thing to consider when you are setting up business managers and such is to turn on two factor verification. That's super important. What that does is that helps to make sure that your ad account has higher security, then not having it on because what can happen is if you have people in your business manager. So if you've got like a VA on board or some other people like your trusted spouse. And they don't have two factor verification on their personal Facebook account, they could get hacked. And what that means is if they get hacked,
they can get into your business manager, get into the ad accounts and launch some ads for some dodgy products at a thousand dollars a day, which is not a good time for anybody.

So that's why when you go into your business manager, go down to the security or settings and make sure you turn on two factor verification for everybody in your business manager. What that means is when they go to Facebook on a different device, or go back to Facebook now for the first time, they will need to set up two factor verification, but that's it. It's just a one and done process. They don't have to do it every time, just when they go on a new device and Facebook recognizes them. And that's it.

So two factor verification, very important for any business manager. So just to recap, you'll have your main business manager where you'll have your client's ad accounts all attached to, but then you'll have your backup insurance policy, business manager. That's owned by somebody else. And therefore it's got an ad account in it, which is running just a dollar a day ads, keeping that business manager in that ad account active. And if God forbid your business manager gets shut down and you've got clients that you're running ads for, they can then share their ad account with your backup business manager.

So that's just something to keep in mind, definitely something you need to set up. If you are running ads for clients, it is very important that you do have that backup in place and that you can keep running ads for your clients even if your business manager does get shut down.

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Getting yourself out there and looking for ad management clients.

So you're getting yourself out there and you're looking for ad management clients. And what do you do then? How do you go about getting them on board and getting them to work with you?

So you may think getting a client on board to run ads for maybe the hardest thing but sometimes it's that onboarding process, which can be very challenging. It can take up a lot of time, and that's why you want to have some slick and smooth systems. So that it's just an easy breezy walk in the park for you and not causing you any more stress or adding any hours to your day.

Because when you're running an ad management service, like I recommend where you're working exclusively with a smaller amount of people, and you're not getting leads every day and you're not onboarding three clients a week. I'm exhausted just thinking about it. I just love working with clients, doing a great job, partnering with them and working with them more on a long term basis. So this is especially where you want to have these systems down smooth because it's not something that you're doing every day.

So you don't want to have to come back. When you do onboard a new client and go now, what was I doing? What do I say? Where do I go? So having a system that is smooth is going to serve you very well in the long run. And when you're getting started out, there is not a whole heap of software and things that you need.

There's just a couple, there's one in particular that I recommend that you pay for, but the rest can just all be done with Google docs and it can be a very straightforward, not overwhelming process. Now, one of the other platforms that you can be using is a tool called Calendly or another booking, sort of a calendar system. So that's especially handy where you can send people to go and have a discovery call with you. But if you're having conversations with people or people are getting recommended to you and it's personal, I love to keep it personal because that also sets the stage for how you're going to be working with them. So I am a bit resistant to just sending people, you know, if we're having a conversation that want to book in for an ad call, yes, it's convenient where you just go up, go find a time on my calendar, but I've learned from some of the best that to keep that conversation going and just suggest a couple of times to them, it can get a bit out of control sometimes with time zones working across the world and everything.

But typically I haven't really had too much of an issue where I'll say, great, let's jump on a 20 minute call and have a chat about what sort of support you're looking for for your ads. So let's just book in 20 minutes. I have this time and this time do either of those suit you, and typically they come back to me going, yes, that is perfect. And we lock in a time, then I'll just send, via Google calendar or just send them an invite and I make it a zoom meeting. So using zoom, you can use that, you know, for free and you will just integrate your Google calendar with zoom. So therefore you can get, just say, make it a zoom meeting. And there it is. The calendar invite is sent off. Their time is locked in and the zoom meeting link is right there. It's so straightforward and easy. You could also use Google Hangouts if you didn't want to have the zoom integration, but that's step one where you're talking with the person you arrange a time and then you send off the invite and you have your meeting.

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Now, like I said, you could use a tool like Calendly. That's typically what I do use for my booking software. And when you are using that, then you have that integration and then Calendly will be sending the reminder in the emails when someone books the time. So it is a bit more automated. It's a bit more of a process to set up but once it's set up, it's set up and that's all fine. It's up to you. How tech you want to get. But like I said, I love to keep it personal. And so I want to keep that conversation going with that person. So that's what I do, propose two times from them rather than just shifting them over to the calendar and we'll organize a time together.

It just helps, you know, to establish that rapport and that communication. So then you get on the call and you go through what they may need and what kind of support thereafter. And from there you would make your decisions as to like, yes. Okay. I can help you with this. Yes, we would be a good fit and go from there.

Typically what that looks like is you may send them a proposal. I will often ask for a proposal or what it may look like to work with you. And that's where I love to use a tool called 17 hats, because you can set up, um, formatted con contracts, quotes, and invoices as well, so that you can have your quotes already set up. You don't have to customize them each time. Sure. There may be different projects, but for you and I'm keeping things nice and smooth for not just onboarding, but for ongoing working with a client, if you have a pretty standard service agreement or, you know, this is the quote, and this is what we do, it makes it so much easier for you to go,
yep. This is what we do.

Here's all our line items. And this is the quote. So when you send through the quote, they can see it. You will also be notified that they have viewed it as well. So you can keep track of how things are progressing and you can adjust and change your quotes around and, you know, add new lines when it comes to submitting your quote. I really recommend that you break down the prices rather than just sending off a quote that might say, okay, Facebook ad services, $3,000 a month. People go, well, where's that all? Well, break it down. You'll be saying that you'll have weekly reporting so that it allows for four 30 minute calls with the client per month. You'll be putting in that it might include ad copy or ad creative,but not videos. So break it all down as to what is included so that they can see, Oh, okay, there's this, there's this there's this, there may even be prices attached to it that you know, that yes, we're allowing for whatever weekly reporting. Obviously you wouldn't have a price on that, cause that'd be all part of the service better. You'd have your weekly reporting, this, that, and everything else you'd have, like, you know, up to four 30 minute calls valued at this price, this price, this price. So they can actually see, Oh, okay. So that's how it comes up at $3,000. Yep. That's all great. So it's just reassuring for your potential client to see, you know, what value they are getting.

Even though we know that you're going to bring them more value because you're a Rainmaker and you can bring in more revenue to their business, right. But sometimes they just need a bit of help getting over the line and seeing that themselves. So you can send off a quote via 17 hats, and then you can have an automation that's all set up so that once they sign it and they accept that quote an invoice actually gets sent straight away or a service agreement.

So you can set all of that up. So that here's the next step and the next step and the next step. So it's not coming back to you and has to wait and be in your inbox. And especially again, with time zones and people being asleep, it can all be automated. So therefore you can send through and they'll sign the quote it'll come through and then automatically your invoice can go through and they can pay the invoice or you send through the service agreement straight away. And the service agreement again, can be a very standardized agreement. That's outlining what you've had on the quote and other more in depth details. Like you'll talk about fees and when they're due and when they're payable and how they're payable and all the rest of it.

So quote, service agreement, sign that, and then the invoice can go off and the invoice can be sent straight from 17 hats again, and your clients can pay via 17 hats. So it's a great all in one tool. And when you've got legal documents like that, it's essential that you do get them where they are legally signed.

It's not just sending off a Google doc or something in that case. So that's why I really recommend that kind of platform there. So that's one platform that you'd be paying for that's about $40, $45 a month, I think. So check that one out. If you're needing some sort of a platform to help you do all that and condense all of that, legalees kind of stuff.

Then after that Google docs is going to work really well for you. That's typically where we'll have our clients come on board and we create a new Google folder for them. We'll have an inhouse folder, which has just for me and my team where we're just, you know, saving all the stuff that we have to do. And then there's a client facing folder as well, which is where we'll ask the client to drop any assets. They have photos or videos or any email copy. So we'll have a client facing folder and our own internal folders. And from there, that's where we'll share things with the clients and they'll share back. So we'll share a Google document and say here, fill this out, give us all the information on your USP, your unique service proposition or who your ideal avatar is. And from there we just have the Google docs and with that, when we come up to creating our scope documents of like, we've got the client on board, we'll then do a strategy session. And that strategy session is where we'll talk to them or go, okay, great. So here's our plan for the next 90 days.

And we've got it all mapped out and that strategy session we can come back and we can just create, you know, so here's the framework. Here's what the funnel is going to be. This is where we're going to be driving traffic to, and that can just be done on a Google slide presentation. Okay. we'll create all our rectangles and our flow charts and things like that.

And then it's very easy to duplicate it and save it as a template so that you've got a framework to be working with other clients as well. So you'll have your Google slide where you'll have, here's what we'll be working on over the next 90 days. And from there as well with emails or ad copy, you can link it from, you know, put a link in your slide presentation that we'll go over to a Google doc. That's got the email copy or the ad copy, and you can also have links to your spreadsheets. Now when it comes to spreadsheets, that's what I like to use for reporting and getting information back to our clients. That's often something that really confuses a lot of ad managers.

They'll say, what should I put in the reporting? What do they want to hear? And there's all sorts of expensive reporting software, but you really don't need it when it comes to the end of the day, what your client wants to know is, um, how much they've spent and what the results have been. Okay. So that's, you knowhow much has been spent, how much has the lead cost? How much is the cost per sale and those kinds of information, they really aren't that interested in here's how many impressions you've got, and this is what their click through rate is. They're not really worried about that. What they're worried about is the results and how much they've spent.

So put getting your info from ads manager,just into a simple Google doc. A spreadsheet is all that you really need, especially at the early stages when you're running ads for clients, you there, you know, maybe a time and place when you do have, if you do have a lot of clients or having massive ad spends massive big campaigns, then maybe your reporting software might be useful for you, but I'm sure you'll get away with just being able to use a spreadsheet.

So as you can see there isn’t a big ask for lots of software packages that you have to invest and spend all this money on all these things. So you can just get away without even having a calendar to start with like how. You can just be talking with people and communicating, and then teeing up times. But you will want to get a calendar at some point and you can get them on a free trial or even. I think Calendly you can get free for a long time. So give that a go. And then also maybe just 17 hats, great software where you get the legal stuff taken care of and then Google docs it's as simple as that.
So there's a really very, very low barrier to be able to start getting clients on board. And when you have those kinds of systems especially when you can send your quote and your invoice and then you'll send an email there to schedule once it's all teed up and it's like the next step is, you know, we're going to have our strategy call.

It's all very systemized and processed. So when you are onboarding the next client, you don't even have to think about anything. It just all goes through and you know exactly what's going on.

That's a bit of behind the scenes about how to onboard a client and keep things nice and smooth and under control so that when you get a client on board, you're not feeling overwhelmed and stressed out about all this work that you've got to do to suddenly get them on board. It's all done and dusted.

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