Category Archives: Facebook Marketing

The Thing About VSL Scripts

One of my clients has given me the privilege and responsibility of creating a VSL script for their online marketing. (VSL means video sales letter.)

It’s a fascinating process.VSL script

The client has a disdain for marketing language and knows his product appeals to “brainiacs” such as he is. That makes it a bit difficult to create a VSL script┬áthat makes the client happy with the “voice” and “tone” of the message AND satisfy his need for results.

Case in point…

We’re in the midst of running a new campaign to get subscribers. We’re using Facebook ads to send people to a squeeze page. The client wants a video on the squeeze page. (Good idea, btw. Video is currently testing at significantly higher conversion rates than plain old written pages.)

I crafted a short, punchy VSL script with the goal of getting the sign up.

Sent it to the client so he could do the audio and send it back to me so I could create the video.

The video is a simple PowerPoint style with white background, text and a couple images interspersed. The voice over just reads the words.

Instead of that short, punchy voice over I was expecting I got a NINE MINUTE audio going into detail about the product and quite possibly turning off the viewer before he even has a chance to find out more about who we are and how we can help them.

His VSL script COULD be used on the sales page. It actually has some good content, makes some valid arguments for purchasing his product, BUT it’s completely in the wrong place in the sales cycle.

Because it’s traffic from Facebook ads, chances are the visitor doesn’t KNOW him enough to TRUST him yet.

Why Use a VSL Script on Your Squeeze Page?

The purpose of the squeeze page is to build that trust. Let the reader get to know him. Get them to take a quiz which will prove he knows what he’s talking about.

THEN start the process of selling.

We’ve been back and forth several times now. I think the client is beginning to see the light. If we can’t get people to sign up and see how awesome his stuff is, they’ll never buy it.

But you can use a VSL script earlier in the process. If you do it correctly.


Is Facebook Marketing Right for Your Business?

If you’re not using Facebook marketing,
are you leaving money on the table?

Facebook marketing is big. Over 810 MILLION users – HALF of whom check their facebook every day. Do you see the potential?

Sure, not ALL 800 million people are your target market. But how many people in your business area are using Facebook to keep up with their friends, find new and exciting things to do or even check out the latest offerings.

Done right, Facebook marketing can be a goldmine for your business.

More and more of your customers are online – and letting their Facebook friends know about their recent experiences. Not just the things they do for recreation – but their shopping experiences as well. Think about it for a moment…

Now, if you know how to effectively use Facebook marketing to attract new customers to your business, then you’re two steps ahead of your competition. Many business owners aren’t even on Facebook – and those that are don’t know the correct ways to tap into this social medium phenomena.

Facebook Marketing is More than Just Throwing up a Fan Page

Sure, that’s where you start. But in order to build your business, you’ve got to ENGAGE those fans. And keep them moving through your sales process. Just having a bunch of people “Like” your page means very little. What you DO with these folks is what makes your business stand out from all others.

Believe it or not, there’s a place for good, solid copywriting to help you with the management of your fan base.

Copywriting is all about engagement. It’s about connecting with the customer on an emotional level so they think about your business or service FIRST – before all others when they need your kind of product or service.

If you’re considering setting up a Facebook marketing strategy, please call me at 250-212-0545 before you get started.