5 Steps to Paid Advertising that works

Now this question is a little like “How long is a piece of string”, and I am sure not providing any guarantees either. What I am providing is a strategy to create your paid advertising so that you can create, use, test and then tweak the results.

Create a spreadsheet, mind map or whatever works for you and plan out your advertising.

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What are the goals of your Advertising?

  • Make sure this is clear; otherwise I really think you should not be advertising at all.
  • Don’t just spend money on advertising because you think you have to.
  • Have a reason and a plan and follow these steps.

Target Plan

  • This is the plan of attack to the right audience to get under their radar and get their attention.
  • Who are they and what do they look at so that you know where to position your ads.

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Construction Plan

  • This is the build of the ad, what you will say to catch the target.
  • What problems will you solve?
  • How much are you going to spend and how long is it going to run for?
  • Think about the challenges and needs of your target audience, what can you offer to them.
  • What are the benefits of them clicking on your ad and what will be the call to action on your ad?

Surveillance Plan

  • You must watch your advertising, are you getting results, if not why.
  • How many sales has it created and how much have you spent. Is it not working at all, what can you do better.
  • Make sure you don’t just let the ad or ads run, you must view and review during the process.
  • This is where advertising on Google Adwords or Facebook is great as you can make constant changes to improve the ad.

Fine Tune Plan

  • Now to improve the outcome, fine tune the advertising and make sure you are getting the maximum results that you can.
  • How can you make it better?

Advertising in a paid form is a necessary evil for a lot of businesses, others just use a scattergun approach with mixed results. Follow these tips above and your results will be better than with no plan at all.

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