I just returned Monday from an amazing 4-day Las Vegas Event and will be sharing some of the cool things we learned that could help anyone who does business online. It was really great to spend time with others from SCV for a few days and have meals together. If you ever get a chance to attend an internet marketing “live” event, I highly recommend it.
Ever wanted to know about Facebook Advertising?
Most of you know I really don’t like using social media. I think it’s an amazing tool to keep in touch with friends, but (in my opinion), I find it to be an incredible time suck. Regardless of my personal feelings, I know it is a powerful tool for internet marketing and a necessity for today’s internet businesses marketing. Especially when it comes to doing online advertising. Over the years, I’ve heard time and time again that Facebook is one of the best advertising platforms on the web today and anyone doing business should be looking into it.
Why is Facebook advertising so powerful?
One thing that is constantly mentioned at Internet Marketing conferences is that Facebook advertising can really boost your business because you can show ads to very specific types of people. Since Facebook gathers all kinds of data about what you like, that data can be used to allow marketers to target you for ads that are in your interests. Unlike TV commercial advertising, the audience is selected specifically on what the advertiser thinks his audiences interests are.
IT’S NOT AS COMPLICATED AS YOU THINK! (I HOPE)
If you’re like me, then you probably just had a small anxiety attack thinking that you’re going to have to learn a whole new program and spend weeks figuring it out. I had the same thoughts over and over each time I saw it (Facebook Advertising) mentioned somewhere and dreaded knowing that someday I’d have to ‘bite the bullet’ and learn it.
Thankfully, one of my closest friends is a FACEBOOK master. (Seriously, he is one of the best Facebook marketers on the planet). He will be coming to our next meetup at Barnes and Nobles on AUGUST 5TH to show us how to setup a Facebook ad LIVE on one of my physical products that I sell on Amazon.com.
What he shows us can be used for ANYTHING that anyone wants to promote on Facebook.
Thank goodness I am so lazy!
Some smart guy once said, “If you want to find the most efficient way to do something, assign the task to the laziest person you can find and he will most likely figure out a way to do it with the least effort.” (I think he was pointing at me when he said this)
Being the laziest internet marketer I know, I don’t want to spend the time learning all the ‘ins-and outs’ on Facebook marketing so I decided to ask Anthony Franck (my Facebook expert friend) if he would make a Facebook Ad for me while I watched.
Being the nice guy he is, he said “Sure” without hesitation. I then thought, “Others in the meetup group would be interested in seeing it done while he did it for me” and asked him to do the ad creation at the meetup so all of you (lazy and non-lazy marketers) can learn along with me. Anthony agreed!
All that being said, Anthony “The Facebook Master” Franck will be at our meetup to make my Facebook ad for me for my and explain how and why he does what he does. We get a chance to listen to his thought process as he creates the ad right in front of us.
AMAZON SELLERS CAN REALLY BENEFIT FROM THIS!
All of you who are currently selling or planning to sell products on Amazon.com should plan to attend this meeting. Sooner or later you will need to do some Facebook marketing and this could be the fastest way to get top knowledge about how to do it. Anthony Franck is the real deal and we get to see him in action putting up my ads.
Call the babysitter now to book them for August 5th @ 7pm so you can make it!
Our other guest speaker…
Those of you who were at our last meetup got to hear Mandi speak about what she does for medium business find an extra 20 hours a month and $20,000 dollars. She was scheduled to speak at this meetup but ended up with a scheduling conflict and won’t be able to make it to the group for a couple of months. I’ll keep you updated as I find out more.
Beta Tester Announcement
For anyone who took part in acquiring and testing Steven Watanabe’s Ammozon software, please send reviews and testimonials as soon as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org. He is getting ready to do the final launch soon and could use all the feedback possible. If you were not able to get your hands on a copy of the beta program, please reach out to him at email@example.com before he finalizes the program for launch.
Community Service Announcement – Tech Industry Pros Wanted
The Newhall Library is looking for panelist in the tech industry that could help out our SCV Youth..
The Newhall Library’s Digital Services Librarian, Julie Oshiro (the “How to” YouTube contest Ipad mini winner), reached out to me to see if there was anyone in our group who might be interested in being a part of a panel discussion that could help the youth in SCV gain a better understanding about the tech industry. Here is what she wrote:
We are looking for individuals to participate and share their experiences in technology focused careers. I was wondering if you could please pass thing along to people who may be interested? Or mention it at your next meet up?
Unfortunately I didn’t realize she needed responses by 8/1 (which is before our next meetup). If you are interested in helping out, click here to get all the details on submitting your interest to participate asap. I submitted my information yesterday. If I am selected, I’ll be there as part of the panel.
On last thing….(really, I am coming to a close)
I just want to spend the last few words here to thank every single one of you who are so supportive of me and this meetup group. I’ve reaped HUGE rewards from doing this monthly meetup through getting to know some of the nicest people ever and the shared knowledge that has continued to grow my business.
Many of you have become people I call “friends” and I continue to make more and more as the group grows. I am so grateful for all the years we’ve been doing this together and I am especially appreciative to Wilson Mattos who founded the group. Thank you all so much!