Technology is rapidly changing, but if you want to grow your business in the digital era you must have the skill of How to advertise your business through facebook ads.

Facebook Ads is the most powerful advertising method to grow your business because you can transfer your message to the specific target audience. If you advertise your business on Facebook then you can reach upto 3.05 billion people (Monthly Active Users on facebook platform).

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Table of Content:

  1. What are Facebook Ads?
  2. 4 Benefits of Advertising on Facebook
  3. How much does it cost to advertise your business on facebook
  4. 1 Important thing to know before creating facebook ad
  5. Different Types of Ad Formats
  6. How to create Facebook ads?

What are Facebook Ads?

Facebook Ads are simply known as PAID POST i.e. businesses pay  to facebook platform to advertise their product or services to their facebook users. 

Facebook Ads

Source: Meta for Business on Facebook

There are 3 Major things separate Paid Post from Regular Post:

  1. Paid Post includes “Sponsored” label
  2. Paid Post includes “Call to Action” Button
  3. Paid Post includes Links, Headline and Description

4 Benefits of Advertising on Facebook

  1. Target Audience:- Through Facebook ads we can promote our product or services to specific groups of people who are more likely to be interested in our products or services. We can target customers based on: Demographics, Location, Gender, Interest and Behaviour. 
  2. Cheap and Cost Effective:- As Compare to traditional marketing methods, facebook ads is very cheap and cost effective method. You can start advertising on facebook with minimum 84 Rupees Per Day. 
  3. Showing Real Time Data:- In today’s digital world, facebook ads provide businesses to easily access the real time insights. With the help of this feature you can easily analyze user interaction, engagement and demographic information in real time which ultimately helps you to analyze ad performance, changing campaign strategy and understanding customer behavior.
  4. Retargeting:- Facebook provides a retargeting option which is very beneficial for the businesses that ultimately change the way to connect with their target audience. By using this feature, businesses can reconnect with users who have already interacted with their brand online whether visiting  their website, like following a facebook page, engaging with their content, etc. Most important benefit to retarget on facebook is increasing brand recall and conversion rates.

How much does it cost to advertise your business on facebook?

To make it simple, it totally depends on you what amount you want to invest. Cost of advertising on facebook varies based on different factors like: audience targeting, location, campaign duration, industry competition, etc. Businesses can start running facebook ads as low as 83.68 rupees. You need to be very flexible when it comes to setting facebook ads budget because cost per click (CPC) and cost per thousand impressions (CPM) metrics influences expenses over the period of time.

1 Important thing to know before creating Facebook Ad

Before Creating Facebook Ads you need to ask these 2 Questions to yourself:

  1. Why you’re Advertising
  2. What you’re trying to achieve through facebook ads?

After finding solutions to these questions you’ll be able to decide which ad objective is best for your business. 

For example: You’re advertising for a coaching center then here is the answer of these 2 questions:

  1. Why you’re advertising:- to grow enrollment in coaching center
  2. What you’re trying to achieve through facebook ads:- Leads for people who are likely to join a coaching center.

In this case, your type of ad objective is “Lead Generation”. 

Different Types of Ad Formats

  1. Feeds
    • Facebook Feed
    • Facebook profile feed
    • Instagram feed
    • Instagram profile feed
    • Facebook Marketplace
    • Facebook video feeds
    • Facebook right column
    • Instagram Explore
    • Instagram Explore home
    • Messenger inbox
    • Facebook Business Explore
  2. Stories
    • Instagram Stories
    • Facebook Stories
    • Messenger Stories
    • Instagram Reels
    • Facebook Reels
  3. In Stream ads for videos and reels
    • Facebook in-stream videos
    • Ads on Facebook Reels
    • Ads on Instagram Reels
  4. Search results
    • Facebook search results
    • Instagram search results
  5. Messages
    • Messenger sponsored messages
  6. Apps and Sites
    • Audience Network native, banner and interstitial
    • Audience Network rewarded videos

How to create Facebook ads?

Step 1:- Choose your Objective:

Log into facebook ads manager,  and select campaigns tab, then click on the “create” button to create a new facebook ad campaign. 

After, you will see 2 options:- 

  1. Buying Type:- Choose Auction or Reservation  
  2. Choose a campaign objective

Facebook offer 6 types of campaign objectives:-

  1. Awareness:- Choose this when you show your facebook ads to the people who are most likely to remember your brand. It is good for Reach, Brand Awareness, Video Views and Store Location Awareness.
  2. Traffic:- Choose when you want to send people specifically to a particular destination like your website, landing page, instagram profile, facebook page, etc. It is good for Link Clicks, Landing Page Views, Messenger, Instagram and Whatsapp, Calls, and Instagram Profile Visits.
  3. Engagement:- Choose when you want to get more messages, purchases through messaging, video views, post engagement, Page likes, event responses or community engagement. It is good for Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp, Video views, post engagement, conversions and calls.
  4. Leads:- Choose when you want to Collect leads for your business. It is good for Instant forms, messenger and instagram, conversions, calls.
  5. App Promotion:- Choose when you’re looking for new people to install your app and continue using it. It is good for app install and app events.
  6. Sales:- Choose when you’re selling some product or service and looking for people who are most likely to buy your product or service. It is good for Conversions, Catalog sales, Messenger, Instagram and whatsapp, calls.

Step 2:- Name your Campaign

Name your facebook ad campaign and declare if your facebook ads come into the special category like credit, employment, housing, social issues, elections or politics.

If you want to A/B testing your facebook ad then turn it on and if you don’t then simply turn off that. 

After that you will see Advantage Campaign Budget Option. This is helpful when we are creating multiple ad sets, but for now, you can leave it turned off.

Then Click Next.

Step 3:- Set Your budget and Schedule

On the adset level you need to choose your adset name, and then choose which page you want to promote. 

After you need to decide how much money you want to spend on facebook ads campaign. You can either choose a daily or lifetime budget. Then, schedule your start and end date.

Step 4:- Target your Audience 

At the time of targeting audience, you will get 2 options:-

First, Creating New Audience From Scratch:- You can do this by selecting location, age, Gender, and explore detailed targeting options which includes demographic, Interest and Behaviour. Also you can select a language also.

Second, Selecting Custom Audience or lookalike audience. These options you can use only when you already created a custom and lookalike audience. 

After you will see the audience indicator option at the right side of your screen which can be used to check the size of your target audience.

Step 5:- Choose your facebook ad placement

Now, scroll down and you’ll see Manual Placements  where you need to choose platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Audience Network) and Placements. Then, Click on “Next” Button.

Step 6:- Select Facebook and Instagram Page 

Under Ad Level, First write your Ad Name then you need to choose your connected facebook and instagram page. After that, Scroll down then you will see ad format i.e. single image or video, carousel and collection.  

  

Step 7:- Create your Ad Creative  

Under the ad level, when you scroll down you will see the Ad Creative section, Click on “Add Media” Button then choose your ad image or video. Now, enter primary text, headline and description of your ad. Then Scroll down Choose Call to action Button. 

There are different types of Call to action button:

  1. Learn more
  2. Apply Now
  3. Book Now
  4. Contact Us
  5. Get Quote
  6. Order Now 
  7. Shop Now
  8. Sign Up
  9. Subscribe
  10. Send Whatsapp Message
  11. Save
  12. Get Directions

Step 8: Publish Your Campaign  

Finally After completing all the steps, you just need to click on the “Publish” Button to start running your facebook ad. 

4 Free Tools use to create powerful Facebook Ad:

  1. Facebook Ads Library (Free): This tool is provided by Facebook Platform and it is completely free of cost. You can use it to check your competitors facebook ads and take inspiration to create your own ad.
  2. Canva (Free): You can use canva tool to create facebook ad creatives i.e. image and videos. 
  3. ChatGpt (Free): This tool used to create facebook ad copy.
  4. Pexels (Free): For ad creative inspiration