Ultimately, all you need to begin seeing results with Facebook Ads is the concept for the ad you’d like to create. Facebook literally walks advertisers through a simple process for creation, budgeting, bid setting and more.
Before you can create ads, however, you will need to have an established Facebook account. The signup process is even easier than creating an ad.
If you don’t have an account, you’ll need to create one. There’s no cost involved and it really only takes minutes. Just log on to www.facebook.com, and follow the prompts under the “Sign Up” headline. Facebook will walk you through the process from there.
Advertisers often do best in creating a main account and then crafting “group” or fan pages for each of their business ventures if they have multiples. If you only own one business and one website, you can sign up as yourself or your business to get the word out.
If you choose to create a page for your business, your signup screen will look a little different than an individual member’s. The process is still free and it’s still very simple.
There are some advantages for advertisers to create their initial accounts using their own names. If you happen to be an affiliate marketer with multiple websites, for example, this option will make it easier for you to create “group” pages and separate identities for each venture.
No matter what direction you choose to go during the signup process – as an individual or a business – the initial steps only take a few minutes. Once they’re done, you’ll be able to personalize your page, add photographs, create a profile, a bio and more. After you get your page up and running, you can start inviting friends and creating your own online following.
Getting started creating a Facebook Ad is as simple as going to your browser and typing www.facebook.com/advertising into the URL box. Once you do, you’ll arrive on the landing page that will walk you through the process and also tout some of the finer points of why Facebook is such a powerful advertising tool.
To get started creating an advertisement and an advertisers account with Facebook, just go to the upper right-hand corner and click on the “Create an Ad” button. This will take you immediately to the first step of Facebook’s simple three-step process.