They laughed when I told them I'd make a million from Facebook Ads, until I did.
How I "Forced" Facebook To Feed Me 25,626 Customers
Wilco de Kreij – 12 Min. read
From not knowing ANYTHING about Facebook Ads to being listed on Entrepreneur.com as “the Facebook expert” while getting 25,626 customers from Facebook Ads.
What happened? 🤔
I discovered something most Facebook advertisers don’t know about. Little did I know it would change the way I run my Facebook™ Ads forever.
My name is Wilco de Kreij, founder & CEO of Connectio. Some call me a “Facebook Ads wizard” after seeing the results of my campaigns. Over the last few years, I’ve helped 20,000+ clients with their marketing. You may know some of my clients, such as Mike Filsaime, Nicholas Kusmich and many others.
It wasn’t always like this, though.
Before Making Millions On Facebook™ Ads... I Struggled For Years 😞
A few years ago, I started looking at new ways to get customers into my business.
As I discovered, the best way to produce consistent sales and maximum profit is using paid advertising — and Facebook is the best ad platform there is.
- It’s where your customers are (with over 2.4 Billion active users)
- Their targeting is amazing (no matter who your customer is, you’ll be able to reach them)
- It’s extremely scalable (once your offer works, you spend more to make more).
Like everyone else, I bought tons of courses. Looked at all the ads my competitors were running. Learned from all the well-respected (but self-proclaimed) “gurus” just trying to get my Facebook™ ads off the ground.
Despite that… I saw no results. Talk about frustrating.
Here are my stats for 2016:
That’s a €956 LOSS 😢(not even counting product costs).
I kept going, though. I had to.
How was everyone else making their ads profitable, and why couldn’t I get there myself?
Tried out everything and then some… but nothing was working.
I was stuck 😞
That’s when it hit me.
Most advertisers are guessing what works (and so was I)
Many advertisers seem to forget the Facebook Ads platform is an auction. A bidding game with massive competition.
The ONLY way to win this game and run profitable campaigns, is to do things better than your competitors.
My problem was… How?! After all, I’m just some Dutch guy with a broken accent.
Most of the Facebook Ads courses I’ve seen did an “okay job” explaining the basics, but none of them revealed their best tricks & strategies on what actually works. Sure – learning the basic concepts was useful, but I quickly discovered it wasn’t going to make my ads profitable.
Besides these basic strategies, some advertisers try to be “smart” by copying what other advertisers do. By doing that, they’re assuming their competitors know what the perfect Facebook Ad setup looks like.
They couldn’t be more wrong.
They’re guessing the ad they’re copying is perfect. What they’re actually doing is copying mistake after mistake.
I did this, too.
I hate to break it to you, but running “average” Facebook Ad campaigns isn’t going to cut it anymore. Those days are over.
That’s when I Discovered
how to "beat the game"
Once I realised “average” wasn’t going to cut it, I kinda freaked out. How am I - just an ordinary guy from the Dutch farmlands - going to win against other advertisers with more experience?
That’s when I stopped looking at what everyone else was doing.
Instead, I started thinking outside the box.
(☝️That’s actually a frame from one of my Facebook Ads 🤣)
I looked at all factors of a Facebook ad campaign (targeting, copy, video, placements, bidding, etc etc etc) and wondered how to do these things better than ANYONE else.
In short, here’s what I did:
- I let go of EVERYTHING I learned up to that point.
- Re-imagined ALL the best practices of what a Facebook campaign should look like
- Split-tested every idea & strategy to discover what REALLY works.
You’d laugh if you’d see the kind of things I’ve split-tested 😂.
They weren’t all my own ideas, though.
In 2017 alone, I invested over $35,000 in various high-level masterminds to discover strategies that you normally wouldn’t discover online.
(Private mastermind with Russell Brunson, founder of ClickFunnels)
This proved to be well worth the investment.
Obviously, I didn’t take new ideas for granted. Every time I got an idea, I A/B split tested it extensively. After all, testing is the only way to discover what REALLY works.
Every time a split-test proved something is effective, I saved it to Evernote.
That’s when I started noticing similar patterns across campaigns and industries.
Turns out, that the things I did to optimize one campaign, improved conversions in all other campaigns as well.
These optimization discoveries are universal.
This changed the game for me.
There isn’t just one “million-dollar secret” (spoiler: there are many)
As I discovered more best-practices for various part of my campaigns (targeting, copy, videos, placements, etc), creating profitable campaigns became easy.
Without planning for it, I had created a blueprint for successful campaigns.
(Again, a snippet from one of my video ads 🤣)
Creating a new campaign wasn’t guesswork anymore.
Instead, I implemented all the proven-best practices I already split-tested.
All the way from precise targeting tricks, winning ad copy formulas, effective scaling strategies, high-ROI retargeting templates, etc etc etc (the list goes on).
The “secret” (not so secret anymore 😀) is to implement these proven best practices to make sure your campaings are performing better than your competitors’ - right from the start.
Once I realised this… things went crazy.
Here are the results of one of my campaigns:
As you can see, I spent $155k with a nice $462k return.
That's a 261% ROI. Or, put differently...
Every time I put $1 in... I make $2.61!
Here’s another campaign:
As you can see, this one resulted close to €1.2M in revenue.
(That's roughly $1.4M in USD).
This campaign even got me a 2-comma club award:
The reason this works so well, is that I now have a checklist of proven things for every Facebook Ads campaign.
Before my campaign has even started… I already know I have a head start over those who don’t implement these things.
It’s like having the fastest car on the race track - it’s hard to lose.
By now, you must be wondering how to increase your ROI as well?
Let me share a basic example with you.
What would a 300% ROI mean for you?
Perhaps you want to sell your own product or service through Facebook?
Or someone else's product as an affiliate?
Whatever it is… Imagine you’re running a Facebook Ads campaign for it and every time you spend $1, you earn $3.
The first time I saw that happen, it gave me goosebumps.
- Spend $100/month, you earn $300/month.
- Spend $1,000/month, you earn $3,000/month
- Spend $5,000/month, you earn $30,000/month
- Spend $25,000/month, you earn $75,000/month
- Spend $50,000/month, you earn $150,000/month
This is happening, day in - day out.
I’ve seen it happen inside my Facebook Ads campaign thanks to the blueprint I created over time. With these best practices, the odds were in my favor.
Once I saw how well this works, I had two options.
- Either keep this information to myself and exploit it as much as possible.
- Share my insights with others.
That’s when I decided to roll up my sleeves, get down to work and put it all together into a clear step-by-step format.
The last Facebook Ads training you’ll ever need. It’s a 6-week training program to create and scale profitable Facebook Ads.
Here's What You'll Learn
Inside The Member's Area...
Module 01: The Ads Foundation
- Why (and when) to use multiple Facebook Pages.
- How to set up your Facebook Ads account (so you won't get banned).
- How to choose the OPTIMAL sales funnel type.
- The 8 BIG Facebook advertising mistakes that you MUST avoid.
- How to set up your Facebook pixel correctly. (Hint: Get this wrong and your conversion rate will fall)
- The proper mindset you need to advertise at a profit. (Caution: Most people underestimate the importance of "mental attitude.")
- Which Ad Metrics you need to focus your attention on. (Tip: Beginners almost always make testing & tracking harder than it really is.)
- The best way to structure your campaigns for MAXIMUM profit.
Module 02: The Perfect Ad
- How to determine the most effective “hook” for your ad. (Tip: Using a hook helps make your ad unique, so it will stand out and grab attention.)
- When to use the various ad formats for improved results.
- The 5 AD TYPES your campaigns can use… and when to use them.
- The 8 BIG Facebook advertising mistakes that you MUST avoid.
- How to "spy" on your competitors. (Hint: Advertising is COMPETITIVE. That's why ethical spying is necessary to gain the advantage.)
- Which IMAGE ADS perform best… and how to create them quickly and easily.
- A walk-through of a VIDEO ADS CASE STUDY… look over my shoulder as I explain what works and why.
- How to write compelling STORY-BASED ADS. (Tip: Story Ads are one of my SECRET WEAPONS. Inside, I’ll show you why.)
- How to leverage “meme” videos… and make them SELL.
- How to DOUBLE your conversions by adding a simple 5-second “video overlay” to your ads.
Module 03: Targeting Secrets
- How to discover EXACTLY who your best prospects are. (Tip: You MUST get this right.)
- How creating your ideal “customer avatar” will help boost your sales (and the fastest, easiest way to do it).
- How to find the BEST audiences in ANY market. (Note: I cover this in-depth, with multiple videos — it’s important!)
- How to determine who your COMPETITORS are targeting (so you can emulate them).
- How to find… and when to use… specific audiences. (I’ll run you through it step-by-step.)
- A clever way of using “unusual behavior” to target PRIME prospects.
- The “White Ocean Targeting” trick to scale your ads. (Hint: Scaling is one of the reasons why paid advertising is superior to SEO.)
Module 04: Retargeting Secrets
- How to get started QUICKLY with retargeting. (I’ll give you a deep dive into the ESSENTIAL basics.)
- Revealed: My best performing retargeting ads. (Hint: I’ve done the preliminary work FOR YOU.)
- The “3-punch” retargeting sequence that your prospects won’t be able to resist.
- How to run effective cross-sell retargeting campaigns. (Tip: This is one of the secrets to MAXIMIZING your profits.)
- What the “triple-exclude” is… and how it helps REDUCE ad costs (which will effectively INCREASE your profits).
- How to create quick & easy video sequences. (Hint: Video is one of the most powerful tools you have available to you.)
Module 05: Budget, Bidding and Scaling
- How to determine how much you should initially spend on your ad campaigns.
- How to split-test quickly and effectively. (Tip: All successful marketers understand that marketing is about TESTING.)
- Discover the metrics you MUST check on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
- How to scale your ads MASSIVELY — starting from ZERO.
- Discover the step-by-step breakdown of the bidding process you MUST use (and why it works).
Module 06: Execution Blueprint
- Learn the step-by-step BLUEPRINT I used to transform myself from a rookie into a seasoned Facebook Ads professional.
- How to get a “head start” on all your campaigns. (Tip: I’ll reveal my templates, checklists & processes to put you ahead of the curve.)
- Discover how all the elements of a Facebook Ads campaign work together. (My MASSIVE 7-figure case study takes you inside all the action.).
Plus, All Facebook Automation You Need
Why do all the hard work yourself if you can automate it?
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I considered hosting a mastermind.
By sharing this with only a small group of people, I could easily charge $10,000 since this is a plug-and-play system.
$10,000 would be a bargain for the amount of traffic, leads and sales my method produces.
I’m not a fan of phone sales to sell those spots, though.
Instead, I considered the normal “course launch” price of $2,000 - $5,000 like everyone else charges.
I’d do pretty well, but it’d be out of reach for people who need this the most.
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"This is what can happen if you follow Wilco's tips... Relevance scores of 10 and VERY high CTR's! 🙂 :)"
"What's amazing about Wilco is his drive for wanting to know more. He's honest as well. Always a pleasure to learn more from this guy!"
"You won't go wrong with Wilco's products. Well developed and updated all the time"
"A shout out to Wilco. Working my way through the training videos, and what is being shared is awsome in every way. The little subtleties (and the no-so-subtle things that I should have already realised) make all the difference.
This is like having a friend sit beside you to tweak each step of the sequence of the viral strategy in order to completely maxmise impact and engagement.
Also the support team is fast and fabulous."Christine Sutherland
"I just wanted to say THANKS! This week I hit a massive milestone one of my accounts.
In a single day I got $406.33 revenue on a $5.63 ad spend - on just one ad. That's an ROI of over 7000%!
Thanks to the great advice and examples from the man himself, Wilco."
@Emarky Hands down you are the most innovative marketer on the internet today. Your software and marketing content are amazing 👏Neal
“I can honestly say that without the Connectio products, I wouldn’t be able to do what I do with Facebook Ads. I use it almost on a daily basis!
It’s very simple and easy to use, and Wilco keeps it updated. If something changes within the platform, they’re right on top of it. Highly recommended!”
“The key thing that tripped me up over the years has been traffic generation. Getting into Facebook Ads has always been a challenge… until I came across Connectio.
Another thing… I’ve been Wilco’s customer for years now and his customer support is fantastic. He’s a stayer. He’s been around for many years. If I have a question or I don’t know how to use it properly, I send them a message and they always help me out.
His software is incredibly reliable, his support is always there and reliable as well.. and the key thing is, the software solves a REAL problem that I’m facing in my business."
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The most excited thing compared to other tools, is that they always create things that solve a real problem for marketers.
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The third thing is the customer support. It’s fast, it’s professional and it’s marketing-centered. They are always there to help.
I highly recommend to check it out because these tools… just work!”
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It’s not just about the products itself, but also about the team. One of the things when you’re in internet marketing world when you buy a new product you’re always concerned about…
1) Will it work? - 2) Will the team provide upgrades and support? - 3) Will they be around long-term?
You don’t have to worry about that with Wilco. I’ve been using his platforms for years and I can’t say enough about his products, about the team and about what they do.
If you’re thinking about buying a product from Wilco, you definitely should.”
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Wilco de Kreij
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