How To: Convert Customers through Facebook Advertising

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Facebook advertising is a form of passive advertising, meaning that the ads are focused on people that are interested in businesses like yours, but may not be actively looking for your products or services. By following these simple steps, you can turn your Facebook passive ads into active ads and convert your Facebook audience into REAL customers.

1. Determine your Advertising Goals

Facebook ads are designed to attract potential future business customers. The passive audience of a Facebook ad is quite likely to NOT be in the market for your specific product or service when they see your ad because Facebook ads are not geared towards active customers. By constantly having your presence in the feed of a Facebook user, you begin engaging them. At some point when they are looking for a product/service similar to yours, your business will come to mind.

If you’re Facebook advertising goal is to immediately convert your audience into revenue, Facebook advertising is NOT for you.

Facebook advertising IS for you if you are looking to engage the market and create a pool of potential future clients.

2. Create your Lead

An advertisement is supposed to be a magnet for customers. You need to offer them the opportunity to gather value through your product or service. You are a stranger to your potential customer so by offering value before they even become your business partner, they will take your products or services more seriously. Here are a few examples of leads that can magnetize your customers to your company:

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3. Design your Landing Page

After your potential future customer clicks on your ad, they will be brought to a landing page, or an ad homepage. This is the most essential part of  successful Facebook advertising. A simple page with all pertinent information forces your future potential customer to either listen to and continue with your ad or simply ignore it and exit. By making your ad attractive and offering value, your potential future customer won’t be able to resist ignoring it!

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4. Engage

Once you have paid for your Facebook ad and it is being promoted, it is essential to respond to any and all inquiries from the ad immediately. You don’t want your future potential customers to have the time to look for a replacement for your product or service… you want them to use YOUR product or service. By responding to future potential customers with speed, you will show that you are an active, involved company, concerned with it’s reputations and the needs of customers.

If you’re looking to introduce Facebook ads to your business plan but aren’t sure where to start, MaxExposure Business Solutions can help you through the process from start to finish with our Facebook Advertising Package.

How To: Convert Social Media Followers into Customers

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Instagram posts and Facebook ads are the 21st century versions of billboards and newsletter pamphlets. Today’s consumers wants to interact directly with their business providers. Social media, online marketing & how to convert those followers to customers may seem difficult to those who don’t have immense experience with online marketing conversions. However, you don’t need to study the world of social media & conversions to have it help your business, you can follow these six steps to learn how to convert social media followers into real business customers.

1. Choose your platform

Facebook? Instagram? Twitter? Pinterest? LinkedIn? Google Plus? The options are endless and finding your unique social niche is essential in converting followers to customers. In every profile, it is essential that you include your address/phone number/ any relevant contact information, a profile photo and company description. This will make your business easier to search for. For obvious reasons, customers are also more likely to use a business that has more information listed rather than a business that has no information listed.   Social Media Guide: Platforms  

2. Expand your Social Channels

Social media is an ever-growing giant. In June 2017, Facebook had 2 billion monthly users. Currently (April, 2018), Facebook has 2.4 billions users. This user growth can be seen in virtually every single social media platform. By expanding your social channels to multiple social media platforms, you will be appearing in multiple feeds to increased numbers of unique viewers. Diversifying your outreach on social media platforms across as many networks as possible will increase your chances of your followers and viewers becoming customers. twitter-facebook-together-exchange-of-information-147413.jpeg

3. Engage Engage Engage

A page cannot be discovered if there is no activity and if a page is not discoverable, than there is no opportunity to grow your customer base. Follow other local businesses, respond to any comments on your posts and repost photos that your business is tagged in. By creating an online community of local businesses and responding to customers’ inquiries online, your page becomes more discoverable to potential clients in your area.

 4. Provide Value & Information

Instead of over-promoting your business and services, also provide value to your customer base by posting articles and relevant information about your industry. Are you a makeup artist? Write and repost articles and information about new brands and trends. Are you a landscaper? Write and report articles and information about how to keep your lawn and garden looking healthy year round. Your customers and current followers are likely to share this information if they find it valuable. This will spread your business’ name to those who may not have heard of your services or products before.

5.  Offering Testimonials

The most powerful resources to business’ are it’s success stories.  Potential customers want to see visuals of a job well done because it makes them feel more secure when using your services. Using visual testimonials builds your credibility so don’t be afraid to reach out to past customers and ask them for their good word!

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6.  Call to Action

In every single one of your posts, there should be a “call to action,” or a device that helps prompt a sale. Calls to action may include, “contact us for more information” followed by your contact information. Calls to action may also include, “free 7 day trial with no subscription” followed by a link to sign up for a free trial. Another example may include “Show this post to get 5% off of your services.” In all of these examples, potential customers are prompted with the decision to ignore your post or act upon your call to action. social media customers Effective social media marketing provides myriads of opportunities to build and retain your customer base. But does this still sound intimidating? MaxExposure Business Solutions can help you conquer your marketing goals with our Social Page Build package. We help by giving your business one place to stay social. We build your social pages, generate leads, schedule ready-to-publish content, and communicate with your followers all from one place: a tool that makes managing social media simple. Sources: Quick Sprout Hub Spot