In this episode of the Art of the Online Business, we're diving into the world of Facebook and Instagram ads with Kwadwo Sampany-Kessie, a Facebook ads manager and business growth coach.
Kwadwo is an expert in all things ads and shares his knowledge on how to scale ads effectively, what metrics to look for, and how to optimize your sales funnel. He also talks about his website, where he offers hourly ad strategy calls and other services to help businesses improve their ads and funnels.
In this episode, you'll learn:
- How to know when to scale your ads: Kwadwo shares his tips on when to increase your ad spend and how to do it effectively without wasting money.
- Metrics to look for when scaling ads: Kwadwo breaks down the key metrics to track when scaling your ads, including cost per lead and return on ad spend.
- Lowering cost per lead: Kwadwo shares his strategies for reducing the cost per lead and optimizing your ad campaigns for better results.
- Optimizing the sales funnel: Kwadwo discusses the importance of having a solid sales funnel and how to optimize it for maximum conversions.
If you're struggling with your Facebook or Instagram ads, Kwadwo is your guy! Head over to quayjo.com to learn more about his services and how he can help you improve your ad strategy.
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All right, welcome episode number 701 here of the podcast. Today is a guest teaching episode and I pumped to welcome back to the podcast Kwadwo Sampany-Kessie. Everybody knows him as Kwadwo. He's one of our coaches inside of my accelerator coaching program. He's been a coach in there for a few years now and I've known Kwadwo for several years, been mentoring him in terms of coaching, also helping with ads. And he, his knowledge on ads has blown up over the past few years. He has a really successful ads management company now where he manages ads for course creators, for membership creators, for online coaches, and he just gets great results for his clients. But not only does he know ads, but he also knows funnels, he knows the data side, knowing your numbers, which is super important obviously, and also is an amazing business growth coach. So I asked him to come on today and do a guest teaching episode for you talking about Facebook and Instagram ads and specifically how do you know when you're ready to scale your ads? What are the things that you're looking for? How are you making decisions on what to scale, how to scale them if you were gonna be scaling? And he breaks that all down here for you today. So without further ado, let's go talk about Facebook ads with Kwadwo.
Hey there, Kwadwo here. Like Rick said, I've coached inside of his accelerator for quite a while now and I'm a Facebook ads manager, by the way. I live down here in Mexico with my wife and two kids, and before that we lived in China for 12 years until we took an ill-timed vacation way back in January 13th, 2020 and got stranded here in Mexico because of the, you know, what, 12 years, right? But that's the story for another day. You know, as a Facebook ads manager, one of the most common questions I get is How do you know when you can scale a Facebook ads campaign? Well, I'm gonna share with you the names of the metrics that I look at and the indicators that I look for so that you can begin to look at the same things in your campaigns. So the metrics I pay attention to when I'm managing clients' ads and looking to scale them are c p cost per result, A K A C P cost per lead.
The lower the better. The other one I look at is CTR. That would be the clickthrough rate. And in a moment I'll tell you of the several kinds of click through rates, which one is important and I look at the frequency. So looking at the cost per result, don't compare your CPL to another business's c p because every business is unique and other niches get different. CPLs from yours. A teacher might get 50 cents per lead and somebody in the PR niche or even advertising niche might get $3 leads. What matters is for your account historically, what is a low cpl and what can you be doing to lower that cost per lead further while still getting a high quality lead? And if you want to know how to lower your cost per lead, keep listening because I'm going to share that with you right after I finish telling you the metrics that I look at in order to decide when to scale an ads campaign.
So the next metric is CTR, click through rate, and of the various click through rates that you can see inside of Facebook Ads Manager, I focus on C T R link, which measures the percentage of people that have viewed your ad that click through to your landing page 1%. CTR link is good, 1.5% is what I would say phenomenal. If you have below 0.75%, you need to seriously consider adjusting some of the components of your ad. Of course this is too cold traffic, we're only talking about cold traffic here. So what about the frequency column? You don't want that number to be too high because it's a measure of how often somebody sees your ad within a given time period. So below two is good. Below one is great. Like if I'm looking at my ads for yesterday and I see below one, that means, well, if I see one, that means somebody saw my ad once yesterday, if I see four, that means they saw it four times above three or four.
That means your audience might be seeing your ads too much and be getting tired of you a k a ad fatigue because they've seen your ads too many times and they might start hiding your ads or just not responding to them. In that case, you want to go ahead and create some more ads and put those into the mix. So these metrics don't exist in a silo by themselves. As you change one or as one changes, another can change. Two, I'm kind of giving you a simple scenario here, but your business situation is likely to be a little more complicated. And I will add that many ads managers are only concerned with ads, but after working with Rick inside of his accelerator, I also focus on the rest of the funnel. You know, the opt-in pages, the webinar, the emails, the sales pages, and all of those conversion rates associated with those.
And you absolutely should be focusing on that too. So how do you scale a campaign? The trick is to monitor the CPLs, the CTR link and frequency while you increase your ad spend by, and here's a conservative number, 15% every day or 20% every other day. Do that and your ad spend will increase without upsetting the algorithm. And when I say upset the algorithm, I mean without sending your CPLs up through the roof, right? You want your cost per lead to stay the same as you end up spending more on ad spend. Okay? Now that you know what to look for in order to scale, you might be thinking, but Kwadwo, what do I do to lower my cost per lead from the get-go? Or if the cost per lead happens to start to go up while I'm scaling? Here's my simple way to test your ads or test different ads in order to lower your lead costs.
You ready? Start with your ad copy. You want to have two or three versions of ad copy and test that ad copy with one image. That way you know which ad copy is getting you the lowest cost per lead. Once you have that determined, go ahead and pair that winning piece of ad copy up with several different kinds of ad creative. You can choose from an image, a graphic, which would be an image with text or even a video. And as much as people say Instagram and Facebook love video, video absolutely performs the best. I have not seen that in my client's accounts and actually just under half will say 40% graphics perform the best for them. So test it for yourself and watch your lead cost come down as you find the combination that resonates most with your audience. And by the way, if you still need to bring your lead cost lower, after you've done those two things, begin to test different audiences, whether that's interest-based audiences or your building lookalikes off of your valuable core audiences.
So where do you go from here? If you'd like to know how to work with me, you can go to quayjo.com, that's Q U A Y J O.com. I do hourly ad strategy calls and we can discuss how to fix your ad campaigns, or I can even set them up for you right there over Zoom. And if you're wondering why have your leads costs gone up and you can't figure it out, I can show you how to bring them back down. And then we can also go into the rest of your sales funnel, past the ads, opt-in page conversion rates, webinar conversion rates, email series and sequences, sales pages, how to optimize those. I should add, at the time I'm recording this, if you go to quayjo.com < Q U A Y J O.com>, you can book a free 30 minute ad strategy call with me.
Know that's not going to be some sort of high pressure sales pitch fest. I actually do these kind of calls from time to time to find more clients that are a good fit to work with the old fashioned way, by by, by giving you a lot of value. And if we're a good fit to work together after you've had my best advice and you want more of that, I'll give you some options that you can work with me from more hourly calls, even up to managing your Facebook ads if you'd like. Look, I believe your business is leveraging your talent and passion to serve people. And by improving your ads or improving your funnels, you are getting more opportunity to serve an increasingly large number of people, which creates a win-win for your customer or your clients. And you, thanks for listening. It's been an honor to share with you. Be blessed.
All right, hope that episode was helpful for you. As Kwadwo, get into how do you know when your you're ready to scale with your Facebook and Instagram ads, as he mentioned there at the end of the episode. If you're looking for help with your ads, managing your ads, definitely reach out to Kwadwo. I've linked up everything on the show notes for today's episode. So if you wanna go over to my website, rick mulready.com and go to the podcast section, you'll see the episode with Qua Joe right there. Links are right there on the show notes page. Definitely reach out to him, let him know that you heard him on the podcast here, and hope you got a ton out of this episode. Thank you as always my friend for tuning in today. I appreciate you. Until next time, be well. I'll chat with you soon.