What you need to know before starting Facebook ads

Wondering on how to get started with Facebook ads? There is always planning and thorough thinking before doing something. This goes for Facebook ads as well; you do not just start doing Facebook ads blindly. If you do not have a plan, you are going to achieve little or nothing. We are going to look into details what you should consider before going into Facebook ads.

1.Establish your goals

What do you need to accomplish with your ad? When you know this, you will be able to set an advert that will meet your goals. Otherwise, you are going to throw your money into a drain.

Examples of goals

Do you want engagement on your page?

Do you want brand awareness?

Do you want people to go to your website?

Do you want people to sign up or buy products?

Do you want people to download an app?

Do you want more video views?

With this kind of goals, you can set a message that will lead people into doing what you want them to.

There are different campaigns objectives that Facebook offers;

  • Brand awareness
  • Reach
  • Traffic
  • Engagement
  • App installation
  • Messages
  • Catalogue sales
  • Lead generation
  • Conversions
  • Store visits among others

2. Know your audience

After you know your Facebook ad goals, you need to know who your target audience for the ads is. With your target audience, it will depend on various things

  • Gender
  • Age
  • Location

Is your target audience male, female or both? If you are selling women’s dresses, it is a definite fact that your target will be women.

What is the age group of your advert? Who are the people who are likely to consume your product or service?  Are they between 18 years to 35 years? When you know this then you will not be running your advert blindly.

What is the location of your target audience? Where is your target audience most likely to be found? Is it Nairobi or Mombasa? Do not just target Kenya if you are not targeting your ad to every person in Kenya.

This is usually the most important part of making an ad and it is where most people go wrong. If you cannot do it properly then hire an expert to help with it. Most of the advertising agencies will do market research to get your customer’s persona. With this, you will not be targeting blindly. There is no point in using lots of money to get fewer result

3. Know our budget

How much are you willing to spend on Facebook adverts? With a small or big budget, you can advertise on Facebook.  With Facebook, you can spend as low as 1$ a day.  When you spend a dollar per day your results will be limited. We usually advise our clients to spend at least 10$ in a day to get as many results as possible.

 You can try and create as many ads as possible using a different amount of money to see which will work out for you. When you get a winning ad, then you can know how to be placing your Facebook ads.

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