If you're looking for a quick and highly effective way to reach a massive audience, then Facebook advertising is an excellent option. Read on and we'll look at five of the biggest reasons for this and why you should consider it for your business.
1. It's Similar to PPC
PPC means 'Pay Per Click' and is also the format of another very popular advertising network: Google AdWords.
The appeal of PPC is that you don't pay anything if your ad isn't effective. You are only paying here when someone actually clicks on your advert meaning you get free exposure for your brand and meaning that you won't pay a dime if your ad doesn't encourage anyone to actually visit your site. If you then make sure you dissuade anyone who isn't likely to be a customer in your ad, you can almost guarantee ROI.
2. It Fits Any Budget
Due to the nature of Facebook ads, this also means you can always afford them no matter your budget. You set the amount you are willing to pay out each time someone clicks on an ad and the only drawback for making this number low is that your ad won't be shown as often. Even if you only spend a few dollars a week you can still try it out.
3. It's Highly Targeted
An advantage that Facebook has over Google is that it lets you target specific demographics. In other words you can choose to only show your ad to people who are single, married, above a certain age, female etc. All this data allows you to avoid wasting money on people who aren't in your target audience and while Google AdWords is targeted in a different way (it lets you address people searching for particular subjects) it doesn't provide quite the same control. Facebook now also allows you to target people by their precise location.
4. It's Social
Another great advantage of Facebook ads over Google AdWords is that it incorporates the power of Facebook's social aspect. People can like your adverts and share them, or you can use them to direct people directly to your Facebook page to get more likes there. If social media marketing is a big part of your strategy then the two are highly synergistic.
5 It's Easy
Getting started on Facebook is incredibly fast and simple meaning that you can have an ad campaign up and running in no time to start generating revenue.