Not more than a week after Lorenzo Green bought the rights to the Facebook Ad Manager, Facebook issued him a C&D. Not one to contend with one of the Internet superpowers, Mr. Green is no longer releasing one of the greatest affiliate marketing tools of the past 2–3 years. It’s what made me hundreds of thousands of dollars, and several affiliates far more than that, and it shall truly be missed. So with the tools death, you still have several options, however, none of them as attractive as our old friend (which as of now, still works in its latest revision, but we know that with Facebook’s constant “improvements” it might not last long).
For individual affiliates out there just getting started in the money making business on Facebook, you’re options are probably pretty limited to just roughing it out. Get a little work ethic built up and start posting. Is it monotonous? Yes. Is it boring? Yes. But does it work? Yes. I started this way, and I think it actually made me a better marketer because I was actually paying attention to all the little targeting options. There are ways you can make it easier on yourself, though. Try using form fillers. You might be able to use LastPass or RoboForm to help expedite the process of building each ad.
If you’ve got a little financial backing, you can just stick the work on your employees or get an employee to do it for you. This can be tricky, because if your employees start to get a sense of how much money you’re making from these tiny ads, they might be smart enough to run off and copy exactly what you are doing. Alternatively, you can outsource tasks like these to India and Singapore. It’s cheaper and the work is pretty menial and simple enough that it is hard to screw up as long as you check back on your ads every couple hours.
I’m doing the pipework for this now. You can take the last version of the Facebook Ad Manager and start supporting it on your own. You can start from scratch and build a complete new version. If you don’t have the programming skill, outsource. Programmers can be expensive, which is really the only drawback of this. There is also the problem of support. Facebook has been updating much more often, which I believe is their attempt to throw off
So there you have it. There really isn’t much more you can do. They all require a little work, and like I’ve said again and again, if you aren’t willing to work, you’ll never make it more than a few months as an affiliate marketer!