How to Fix Failing Facebook Ads and Boost Sales

Empire builders, have you been trying to crack the code on how to fix failing Facebook ads? Facebook ads can only get you so far on their own, and sometimes they simply won’t work at all without a good sales funnel in place. Here we’ll go over how you can analyze your sales funnels and fix those broken ads while improving your sales funnels to finally get the sales you want. The following steps will work best for Facebook ads, but you can also apply them to Instagram campaigns.

Identify Issues by Looking at the Data

When looking at your own data, we recommend that you do what you can to remain as emotionally detached as possible and analyze the data objectively

It helps to look at your business as an entity and yourself as an investor. Many business owners tend to look at their business through the subjective lens of a parent with a child that they’ve created and nurtured, and that’s the wrong approach. It’s a lot easier to get frustrated and distraught with your store’s performance if emotions get in the way. That could make it harder to pick yourself up after those low moments.

Keeping this in mind, we’ll go through what might go wrong and how you can fix failing Facebook ads to increase sales.

1. Look at Your Customers’ Purchases First

When looking at your data, the first item to look at is the purchases. You’ll want to look at the purchases made over a three-day period, which is the same period you should allow for each type of data. It could also be as long as five days, but the important thing is to give your campaigns enough time to perform and determine whether they’re working or need some tweaking. Otherwise, you could be making decisions before your campaigns really have enough time to take effect.

In this example, let’s say you’ve been running Facebook ads for around two to three days. A couple of things have happened in your ad sets, one of which is a complete lack of purchases made within the three-day period. Now that you know what’s going on with the purchases, it’s time to go deeper.

2. Check the Click-Through Rate

screen grab of Ali's flowchart for how to fix failing Facebook ads with a CTR below 2%

If you notice that you’re not making a single purchase with your ads, the next item to examine is the click-through rate (CTR). To view your CTR in Facebook ads, you will need to go into your customized columns and select this metric manually.

When looking at your ad sets’ CTRs, you will specifically want to determine if it’s greater than or less than two percent. (FYI: two percent is the industry standard for the CTR that the average Facebook ad will get.) If your CTR is greater than two percent, it’s best to leave the ad set running for either another two to three days or at two to three times the cost of the product. 

For example, say you’re selling a product for around $10 and your CTR is at around three percent or higher. If that’s the case, then wait until you’ve spent at least $30 before choosing to continue or stop the campaign. Doing so can help give Facebook ad sets more time to generate traffic to your landing pages. You can potentially gain more traction and increase your odds of breaking even.

If your CTR is under two percent, you’re better off leaving the ad set running for two more days or twice the cost of the product, which can give it a chance to reach or exceed two percent. If the ad set still fails to perform after running for two more days or twice the product cost, you will need to fix one of two things: the ads, or the targeting.

How to Fix Failing Facebook Ads: Either Change Your Creative or Your Copy

The most effective way to boost CTR is to change the creative elements of your ads. Changing the copy can also help if you develop an appealing headline and body text or offer that speaks to your audience. But if you want quick favorable results, then your best bet is to change the creative.

How to Fix Failing Facebook Ads: Change the Ad’s Targeting

If you’re happy with your creative and copy but your ads still aren’t performing the way you want them to, then it’s time to look at the targeting. Make sure your ads are targeting and reaching the right audience, which can also improve CTR.

Once your CTR increases, leave your ad sets running for another two to three days to allow them to gain hold.

3. Look at the Opt-In Page

If your ads are still failing to perform with a CTR above two percent and you’re not seeing any increase in sales, the next step is to find out what’s wrong with the opt-in page.

Specifically, you’ll want to look at the opt-in rate. It should be in or greater than the 20 to 30 percent range. If the opt-in rate is lower, the best way to increase this metric is to change the way the offer is displayed. People may have clicked through the ad because of the offer’s initial appeal. But you need to figure out how to maximize the proposed value of the offer and prove that it’s worth the customer’s investment. 

How to Fix Failing Facebook Ads: 2 Quick Ways to Improve Your Offers

Two key steps can help improve the performance of your opt-in offers:

  1. Hide the price
  2. Use the best possible offer stack image

You can also add more customer testimonials, change the headline, or increase the offer. 

4. Modify the Order Form

dropshipper following a tested process for fixing their online order form

If you’ve made all the above changes and your opt-in rate is at or exceeding 20 to 30 percent but you’re still not making any sales, the next phase would entail looking at your order forms. 

When it comes to gauging your order forms’ performance, you’ll want to look at the order rate. You should try to aim for an order rate of greater than 10 percent. If your order rate is low even with a high opt-in rate, this indicates a broken ordering process.

How to Fix Failing Facebook Ads: Test the Funnel and Fix the Offer

To boost the order rate, the first step to take is to test the funnel. If the funnel is still working well and there doesn’t appear to be a reason for a lack of orders at this point, you’ve either:

  1. Priced the offer too high.
  2. Priced the offer incorrectly.

If the offer is priced too high, consider dropping it down slightly to increase acquisitions. If the price is incorrect, this could mean that people think that the offer promises an entirely free product, only to feel like they’ve been misled and have to pay for shipping or other costs. Change the order form to reflect the costs of shipping and handling or other expenses.

What to Do If the Ads Are Working (But Not Well Enough)

If you’ve finally made one or more sales, look at the cost per purchase (CPP). A CPP less than the average customer purchase (i.e., the cost of the cart) is a good sign of success.

If your CPP exceeds the average cart cost, here are some steps you can take to tip the scales and increase the average cart:

  1. Add upsells.
  2. Include quantity breaks that give a discount for buying two or more of an item.
  3. Create or further optimize the order form.
  4. Add an order bump.
  5. Add products to the “Thank You” page.
  6. Improve continuity by encouraging customers to subscribe and maximize their lifetime value.
  7. Send emails reminding people to continue their purchases after abandoning their carts.
  8. Add buyer automation that keeps customers coming back for upsells and repeat purchases.

Remember, give your campaigns time to perform and stick. If your ad sets still fail to perform after you make changes, you can proceed to dig deeper. Find out where the issues lie and optimize your campaigns accordingly. Ultimately, this will help you win with highly effective Facebook or Instagram influencer marketing and maximize acquisitions to boost sales.

Consult With the Experts

screen grab of the flow chart for how to fix failing Facebook ads

Now that you know how to fix failing Facebook ads, it’s time to keep growing. To learn more about how to take advantage of sales funnels and grow your ecommerce business with ease, sign up for the free dropshipping webinar with Ecommerce Empire Builders today. You can also pick up more tips and insights on my YouTube channel. Tagged : / / / /

How to Make Millions With Dropshipping Through Shopify and Clickfunnels in 2020

Empire builders, are you ready to take your dropshipping business to the seven-figure level in 2020? You can make millions with dropshipping. This may seem like a daunting task or maybe an unachievable goal, especially for those who are just getting started with ecommerce. But once you understand the systems and processes that go into creating a winning Shopify or Clickfunnels operation, anything is possible. 

Learning these processes takes a great deal of time and effort. There is definitely a learning curve when it comes to the dropshipping industry. But I’m here to help cut your learning time in half. You don’t have to keep spinning your wheels, trying to figure out the secrets behind profitable dropshipping stores. Read on to learn more about the systems and processes I use to create seven-figure funnels consistently. 

Lead Your Customers to Your Product

The three most essential elements of all dropshipping stores are ads, sale pages, and order forms. These are the three elements that you must perfect to create a profitable dropshipping business. Everything else is truly just icing on the cake. So, how do you perfect these three elements? Well, it all comes down to understanding your customers. 

The bottom line is that customers need to be led. This is where many dropshippers simply get things wrong. Many dropshippers that use Shopify or WooCommerce have general storefronts or landing pages that simply have too much going on. There are too many options to choose from, and customers, especially new customers, feel overwhelmed. 

As humans, we silently like to be led. It makes everything a bit easier. When creating your landing page, you want a select few products on the page. You also need to tell customers what each of these products can do for them. Think simplicity when it comes to your landing page. Ultimately, a confused mind never buys. 

Drive Your Ad Traffic to the Right Location  

example of a clear sales page

Now don’t get me wrong, you do need a landing page or storefront. Landing pages are especially great for returning customers. However, they’re not so great for your new customers. These first-timers need a bit more guidance when they come to your store, and here’s why. 

Every ecommerce store sees a drop off from the add to cart page to the end of the purchase process. However, the stores that take the time to learn their data systems and customer behaviors are the ones that minimize this drop off rate. When you analyze your data, you come to see that how you interact with new customers is vital to your success. 

Most of you are already using ads if you’re in the industry, as you should be. However, most of you are not utilizing your ads correctly. A vast majority of dropshippers use ads to drive traffic to their storefront page when, in reality, they should be using their ads to drive traffic to a sales page.  

1. What’s a Storefront Page?

Your storefront page or landing page is where you show off the products you have to offer. This is great for returning customers. They have already formed a relationship and a level of trust with your store. They know what your products are, what they can do for them, and which products they like best. 

However, this is not an excellent space for first-time customers. When you use your ads to send traffic to your storefront, new customers are bombarded with many products. There is simply too many options and not enough direction. That is why in order to convert clicks to sales, you must use your ads to drive traffic to a sales page and not your storefront page. 

2. What’s a Sales Page?

Creating great sales pages is how you convert new customers into loyal customers. A sales page only highlights one specific product. There are no distractions on this page. You’re giving customers one option to focus on and telling them what his specific product can do for them. On your sales page, you want to have elements like testimonials, reviews, and guarantees. These are new customers that know nothing about your business. You want them to feel as welcome and comfortable as possible. Creating this atmosphere on your sales page will ultimately lead to higher conversion rates for your business. 

Optimize Your Order Form 

After customers add products to their cart, they reach the order form. To minimize the drop off from cart to purchase, you have to optimize your order form layout. Simplicity is always key. The first step in optimizing your order form is to keep it to a single page. You don’t want customers to have to jump through hoops just to get your product in their hands. Make sure your order form asks for billing and shipping information all on a single page. 

While keeping the order form simple, you also need to utilize simple ways to increase the customer cart revenue easily. This can be done by offering order bumps and quantity break discounts right on the order form. 

Keep your order bump products complementary to the product they are buying. If they’re buying a toothbrush, offer toothpaste as a simple order bump. 

With the quantity break discounts, offer a “buy two get 20% off” deal. You always need to be looking for simple ways to add revenue to a single customer’s order. You will reap many benefits when you can perfect this technique. 

Perfect the Funnel 

new dropshipper trying to perfect her sales funnel

Ultimately, to create a seven-figure ecommerce business, you must perfect the funnel. In the Shopify world, the funnel is simply too long. This creates friction. With Clickfunnels, the funnel is much tighter. 

A tighter funnel converts to more sales for your business. 

The hardest aspect to overcome in dropshipping is that first sale. You want those first sales to be as frictionless as possible, by getting customers to purchase in as little as three clicks. That is why you must direct your ad traffic to simple sales pages that lead them to optimized order forms. This is the recipe for success when it comes to perfecting the funnel. Once you get your first sale, you can reach hundreds of dollars in sales in the first few days and keep building your momentum.

Keep in mind, creating the perfect funnel won’t happen overnight. You will have to put the time and effort into conducting market research and analyzing your existing data to create a funnel that converts at the highest rate. 

As a closing piece of advice, always look to maximize the total revenue a first-time customer spends with your business. This is best maximized through:

  • Opt-Ins
  • Order Bumps
  • Quantity Breaks
  • Upsell Offers

Remember, research and diligence are what separates the seven-figure stores from the rest.

Consult With the Pros 

Are you ready to make millions with dropshipping? At Ecommerce Empire Builders, we can help you build, launch, and scale your very own profitable ecommerce business today. Attend our exclusive free webinar today to get started on your dropshipping journey. 

We can set you up with all the tools you need to be successful in this industry. Don’t forget to check our YouTube channel for more valuable tips and insight into the ecommerce industry.  Tagged : / / / / /