How To Write Your Facebook Ad Copy That (Actually) Works.

So what do successful Facebook ads have that unsuccessful ones don’t?


Well, it comes down to a few little things…that really aren’t so little.

A Facebook ad has three main sections:

The ad copy

The image

The call-to-action button (“Learn more”, “download”, etc.)

The image and the CTA button are very important…

But in my years using Facebook ads for my business, I’ve learned that the ad copy makes the biggest difference.

Your Facebook ad has three main areas of text:

Ad text

Headline

News Feed Description

Facebook ad

The 3 areas of your Facebook ad copy: The ad copy-the words you use in your ad - is what ultimately separates the good from the bad.

Some successful Facebook ads don’t even have images, after all. It’s your words that do the bulk of the selling!

Let’s break each element down further and explore what you need to include for a profitable Facebook ad…

Part 1: Speak to Your Audience with Your Ad Text

Facebook ad copy

Your ad text is what sits above your image.

All your ad text needs to do is sell the click — to get readers to click on the ad to visit the next page…which takes them to the next part of the sales funnel, lead magnet. (Hint: The next step is a page that invites people to download your lead magnet).

Successful ad text includes two main elements:

A hook

A solution or benefit

The hook calls your audience out, typically by speaking to a pain point or problem. It paints a picture of their “before” situation.

(To do this well, you really need to know your ideal customer inside and out).

In our example, the hook is “Struggling to unwind after a stressful day at the office?”

“Struggling to…” is an easy and effective way to start your hook. A few examples of other hooks we could use are…

If you’re tired of…

Ever hoped you could…

Are you dealing with…

Did you know that…

Once you’ve caught attention with the hook, present your solution or benefit. This is where you show the “after” scenario.

Part 2: Grab Attention with Your Headline

The ad headline is the larger, bold part of text that sits below the image.

Headline

Because this text is big and bold, it naturally draws someone’s eye. Use this to your advantage and include text to grab them.

For a scroll-stopping headline, you need to speak directly to your audience. Do this by either addressing a problem (reiterating your hook) or sharing the solution.

In this example, we use How to Make the Perfect After-Work Cocktail (the solution). We could also have used Struggling to Relax After Work? (the hook). Either would work!

Part 3: Reiterate the Message in the News Feed Description

The News Feed description is what sits underneath the headline.

News Feed description

It’s right above the call-to-action button, so make sure it keeps moving your reader to act!

Let’s take the action-and-receivable and reverse it. Remind them what they’re going to get and what they need to do.

7 seconds to soothe your stress (receivable) after a long day on the job — click here! (action)

There are many ways you can slice your Facebook ad copy. This is by no means exhaustive!

It’s a simple copywriting formula to get you started. The problem/solution framework we’re using is a proven copywriting model that gets results.

It’s one of the strategies I still use, even after investing tens of thousands of dollars into split-testing what type of ad copy works.

Do yourself a favor and don’t overthink this one — trust me, it works!

Honesty alert: Even the best Facebook ad copy will never create a steady stream of paying customers.

For that…you need a sales funnel.

Not really sure what a sales funnel is? Don’t know how to turn strangers into friends (automatically)? Want an expert walking you through everything, step by step?

Sign up for a FREE 30-minute Business Growth Session.

We’ll hop on the phone and chat…and then I’ll create a custom sales funnel for your unique business. All you have to do is put the plan into action to create a customer-generating system you can turn on and off like a tap.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

JD

Jenna is a co-founder of the MortgageB.ca, a founder of the Shiftblaze.com and Mortgage Academy for Social Broker Success.

Jenna helps business owners build their brands, attract new clients and land more sales using the World's Most Popular Social Platforms.

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