Would $50 of Facebook ads be worth it?

by ttados
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I just started a new web based service that offers web maintenance and hosting. I am thinking about ways to get visitors to my site. I'm targeting small businesses and I have some ideas for local advertising and getting my name out but I am curious if Facebook ads would be a good choice to drive targeting traffic to my site.

I know nothing about Facebook ads though so I am thinking about just tossing $50 out there and seeing what happens. First, would $50 really even do anything for me or do I need to spends hundreds? Next, are there any good ads for getting a nice cheap click rate?
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  • Profile picture of the author tristatemedia
    you need more than $50 to optimize your ads. maybe you can advertise to get likes to a fanpage and then advertise to your fans would work out a lot better
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Lee
    You need a lot more than $50 if you want to get enough traffic where only a small percentage will turn into leads.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jcedric
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    I would find an interesting way to create a fan page about web design and services like you offer. I would build a few hundred or thousand likes and then creatively market your service you your fans. Once you hit the right target, expand it to people outside of your page and build momentum.
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  • Profile picture of the author C G
    Well if you intend to test your ad. $50 should be enough depending on your niche. However, if you want to really bring lots of prospects to your offers. It's not enough
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  • Profile picture of the author Bryan99
    I'd suggest you look for or buy a $50 ad coupon so you can test the waters first before throwing any money.
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    • Profile picture of the author M Thompson
      $50 of facebook ads earn me between 250% and 400% ROI so it's a good deal..

      Anyone who says it's not a good idea doesn't understand FB advertising.
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      • Profile picture of the author ttados
        Originally Posted by M Thompson View Post

        $50 of facebook ads earn me between 250% and 400% ROI so it's a good deal..

        Anyone who says it's not a good idea doesn't understand FB advertising.
        Hey, that's good to hear! I know $50 isn't going to bring a ton of traffic, mainly I just want to experiment. I'm definitely one of those people who does not understand Facebook ads. Do you know of any good resources off the top of your head that I could check out?
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        • Profile picture of the author tomerep
          Originally Posted by ttados View Post

          Hey, that's good to hear! I know $50 isn't going to bring a ton of traffic, mainly I just want to experiment. I'm definitely one of those people who does not understand Facebook ads. Do you know of any good resources off the top of your head that I could check out?
          If you get cheap traffic like from Asia etc, I sometimes get my clients traffic for $0.06 per click, which means the $50 will bring you 833 clicks, 833 clicks is more than enough to test an offer and also create a small email list.
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          • Profile picture of the author M Thompson
            Originally Posted by tomerep View Post

            If you get cheap traffic like from Asia etc, I sometimes get my clients traffic for $0.06 per click, which means the $50 will bring you 833 clicks, 833 clicks is more than enough to test an offer and also create a small email list.
            I only target US and UK and with the right ads and right CTR 1 and 2 cent clicks are possible.

            Anything above 10% CTR and you get very cheap clicks.

            It's simply a matter of putting the right ad in front of the right audience
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  • Profile picture of the author markeeter
    I read a guide around here about how even marketing with 1 cent can work out well, so 50$ should be enough for you to start learning about ads. Since you're saying you don't know much about Facebook ads why don't you try to read it up before experimenting, once you have learned about it and common pitfalls to avoid, perhaps your ads will convert better.
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  • Profile picture of the author SethLogan
    In my opinion no. I would say at least $500 if you want to do it right.
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  • Profile picture of the author irfanmaverick
    If you are hesitant in trying Facebook ads and are a fledgling in this domain, I would sincerely suggest to hunt a working, functional and legit FB Ad Coupon. It contains 50USD with it.
    • Redeem that coupon properly with a functional payment method.
    • Run your Facebook ads to see if those deliver results to you.
    • If you find it propitious w.r.t ROI, scale your ads by investing in FB Ads.

    There are many who denigrate using FB Coupons while they should understand the notion behind using FB Coupons that using those for beginners isn't illegal and complies with Facebook's TOS.
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    • Profile picture of the author ttados
      Originally Posted by markeeter View Post

      I read a guide around here about how even marketing with 1 cent can work out well, so 50$ should be enough for you to start learning about ads. Since you're saying you don't know much about Facebook ads why don't you try to read it up before experimenting, once you have learned about it and common pitfalls to avoid, perhaps your ads will convert better.
      Yeah, I will definitely do that. If know of any resources off the top of your head I would love a suggestion.

      Originally Posted by irfanmaverick View Post

      If you are hesitant in trying Facebook ads and are a fledgling in this domain, I would sincerely suggest to hunt a working, functional and legit FB Ad Coupon. It contains 50USD with it.
      • Redeem that coupon properly with a functional payment method.
      • Run your Facebook ads to see if those deliver results to you.
      • If you find it propitious w.r.t ROI, scale your ads by investing in FB Ads.

      There are many who denigrate using FB Coupons while they should understand the notion behind using FB Coupons that using those for beginners isn't illegal and complies with Facebook's TOS.
      Thanks for the heads up! I didn't know those existed but I will certainly look for one.
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