What Expert Authority World™ is saying about the show:
- Amazing Interviews not to miss!!!by Jbower1282 from United States
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Love the broad selection of topics for inner
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This podcast is so good. The stories from the people sharing their stories about their struggles in life and how they overcame these struggles is just inspirational and helped me push harder when things get tough. Keep up the good work with these amazing interviews Mario.
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Mario goes above & beyond on his show. Lots of great information for his listeners!
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Mario shares some amazing people on this podcast and they have some gold to share!
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Mario has so much insight and delivers such incredible value through his show. I just started listening, but I've already learned so much from him and his wonderful interviews. Keep up the awesome work!!
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I can’t say enough about how pristine and professional Mario is in his interviews. He truly wants his guests to have the best experience and recording possible. And not to mention he is fun and knows how to put people at ease in front of the camera.
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Listen to episode 103 an dlearn how to overcome your limiting beliefs. Great advice.
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I tap Amazon as one of my sales channels and your interview with John Ghiorso was an eye-opener. Ignore at your own peril!
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As someone who created one of the first podcasts dedicated to video marketing, I was very impressed by your recent episode about using video. Your interview style is crisp and interesting
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Mario has a great conversational style that helps his guests shine. This show is a must if you have an entrepreneurial spirit. It provides thought provoking content that will help any businessperson in their quest for success.
- New Subscriber here and on your YouTube Channelby Angela Brown Oberer from United States
Wow Mario you have a real knack for interviewing. You ask great questions and have a fun way of keeping the conversations lively and interesting. After listening to your episode with Owen Video I subscribed to your podcast and then I hunted you down on YouTube. High Five and great job!
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Mario is extremely engaging and can hold your attention, and is a great interviewer! He has some great guests that really get into the details of running a successful business. Keep up the great work Mario!
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Excellent! LOTS of advice from experts. The most recent episode talks about speaking–a must-listen for anyone who presents or is thinking about presenting.
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I really enjoy your podcast each time I listen. The content helps any entreprenur level up with they do. Keep it up and thanks for each episode.
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Mario Fachini is an excellent interviewer and has terrific guests on the show. I highly recommend this podcast.
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I love the topic of this podcast. The episode with Tod Lindsay is super super helpful!!
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Love what Mario offers! So glad he is doing his show and providing all this helpful info! Keep them coming!
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Mario encapsulates everything he talks about on the show. Be sure to tune in to this!
- Honest and authenticby Deano3622 from United Kingdom
Wow, just come across this podcast. Mario is such an awesome guy. He comes across so honest and genuine. Loved the content. I honestly don’t know where you find the time?! Keep it up Mario, love how honest and real you are!
- Great and insightful!by Karty12345 from Australia
I really enjoyed this podcast, so much relevant content. Thank you!
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Great content, I really recommend this to any Entrepreneur looking to excel in their path, Mario brings topic experts to teach and inspire your day
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This podcast shares the stories from people that are doing whatever it takes to rise up and help others along the way. “What Are You Made Of” is one of the many messages shared on the podcast. There are so many takeaways that are applicable to anyone. I really enjoyed listening.
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There are many areas of business and entrepreneurs have an opporunity to gain some insight with this podcast. Excellent interviews!
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Full of knowledgeable guests and useful information that will help you accomplish your goals in business and in life!
- Mario Truly Care About His Guestsby Podcast Junkies from United States
Having met Mario and spent time with him at Podfest I can truly say that he is passionate about his show. He’s genuine and that clearly comes through in his own story and what he brings to every interview.
- Put your thinking cap on!by Cliff Duvernois from United States
This is probably one of the most information dense podcasts I’ve listened to in many moons. Each episode could easily be expanded out into 2 or 3 hours. Mario does a great job of asking the right questions to get his guests to reveal great tips, tricks and advice. Sure a lot of information can be applied to an entrepreneur but I found a lot of advice applicable to my personal life. This podcast is definitely worth my time to listen to and I’m looking forward to more episodes to come. Great job!
- Relavant for anyone!by HarloB from United States
I really enjoy Mario and his shows. The Stress and Anger in the Workplace episode was great because it cut to the chase of all the issues around this topic. Great interview!
- Mario nails it!by Mickiezada from United States
I've listened to Mario for a long time...his podcast is well produced, his guests are influencers and authentic authority, and chock full of insights and inspiration for entrepreneurs. Love it!
- Mario is the real dealby jamesnewcomb.io from United States
I’ve known Mario personally and professionally for over a year now. He is genuinely interested in helping people succeed, and consistently over delivers in his interactions and valuable advice with fellow entrepreneurs, podcasters, what have you. In this era of showmen who “give value” only if they think they’ll get something in return, Mario stands out as a man among men. Listen to his show and learn what true leadership and value in the marketplace mean.
- Listening On My Entrepreneurial Journeyby FromLisa2 from United States
I was surprised when I stumbled over the servant leadership that shows up in these episodes. It's collaborative. It's focused on relationships with clients versus transactions. I especially enjoyed the episode on getting clients without "selling" because it's more about genuine relationship building.
- A Giftby Lisa Vogt from United States
Mario uses all his talents, gifts and abilities to produce this life affirming show. It's incredible that we are able to grow our abilities and develop our talents and gifts just through subscribing and listening. Thank you Mario!
- This show is ON FIRE!by tibor.mindsethorizon from United States
Love your show Mario! Your niche is close to mine but I focus more on mindset and manifestation in a business setting. I tuned into episode #103 with Karen Brown which is dope! Keep up the great work!
- Entrepreneur Must Listenby HWoodwriter from United States
If you’re an entrepreneur this is a must listen show. So many inside tips and thought processes behind moving your business forward. Mario does a great job with the guests by asking the right questions at the right time. He and his guests give the information you need to grow your business and leadership skills.
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Man, do I love interviews with world-changers! Mario does an excellent job gathering the cream of the crop for his show and giving insightful interviews. Check it out!
- Loved it!by Seodrigo from United States
This interview was very enjoyable. Mario brought on a wise guest by the name of Michael Lauria. I loved the interview and Michael's perspective on the topic. He had wonderful insights and around min 31, he hit something very profound. Excited to share what I learned today with others. Way to go!
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Good listen. Great range of guests and topics. Something here is you keep listening will help you in many areas of life and leadership b
- Great Knowledge!by Jon Vroman FRD from United States
Great show Mario! So much valuable information in one episode!
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Mario loving the podcast bro, great content, immense value. Enjoying these interviews!!!
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Love the valuable information on these episodes! Lots of tips & tricks for every Entrepreneur to use. Kudos Mario! Diane Daniels Host of Medicare Nation
- Love Mario’s Attitudeby marisaimon from United States
Mario’s heart shines through his interviews, making these fun and positive, and the people he brings on offer such a wealth of knowledge.
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Mario provides lots of great info and advice in this 7 day a week show.
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Mario does a great job of share valuable information that every entrepreneur could use and apply to their journey. Great work! 🙂
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- Difference-Makerby Unlimited Beliefs from United States
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Great advice and information with a wonderful blend of topics! Loved the episode with the british healthcare professional and the ideas shared on how to make the industry better.
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Great insight on mindset from business leaders and entrepreneurs making things happen. Definitely worth your attention. Will be listening and learning more!
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Engaging interview with a british health pro, I was surprised to hear the similarties and the application she has for making healthcare better
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Have had the chance to listen to one show so far but man, we should be paying for this information. Lots of greatness. Thanks for the heart to serve.
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There's a lot of advice out there these days but, sadly, a lot (and I mean a LOT) of is from people with little to no expertise. That's not the case with this gem of a show. Listen to what the experts say and profit from the experience!
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Great information for all businesses.
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Great information that applies to any business! I really felt he provided value for my time.
- Interesting Topicby Real Estate Journeys Podcast from United States
Interesting topic. Great interviews. Keep up the hard work!
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Mario talks to experts in a wide range of subject matters and asks good questions to pull out helpful advice.
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Mario really brings out the best in his guests. The police dog trainer had such a great story. Can’t wait to hear more!
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Great podcast, awesome guests, incredible host!!!
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Some people want something fun, others want something informative. This podcast gives you both!
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Very inspirational show! Appreciate the advice and thoughts shared by the host and his guests!
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Great podcast! Love hearing about the guests’ journeys and what they learned from them.
- Never Stop Learning!by Terri in Fairhope from United States
Tune in to this great podcast and host! You're probably really good at what you do (top of your game...an Expert Authority), but there is always more to learn...streamline processes and gain more freedom in your life. It's not always about the bottom line. This one is worth a listen!
- Amazing!by KatieHBrooks from United States
If you're looking for inspiration, tune in to listen to Mario and his top notch guests. I find that I am always much more motivated after listening to an episode of Expert Authority Effect!
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Mario is a great host & puts on a wonderful show. The quality of his interview guests and entire production is impeccable, I couldn't recommend Expert Authority Effect more!
- You Will Not Be Disappointed!by Composer 1853 from United States
Mario does such a great job of engaging his guests from several different disciplines.
- The hardest working man in Podcastingby EOFire.com from United States
Mario brings the HEAT with real energy and FIRE...don't miss the meteoric rise of this show! ~ John Lee Dumas
- Great interviews and guests!by Mel Good Karma from United States
Thanks for hosting such great interview guests. Look forward to hearing more and kudos on so many a week and also videos!
- Fantasticby Jason A. Duprat from United States
Awesome podcast, going to be adding this one to my list. Interesting topics with great interviews, good sound quality.
- Enjoying!by Slordan from United Kingdom
Enjoy listening to Mario and how he opens up the conversations to ensure it’s as relevant to us as listeners!
- Nice variety and interesting topicsby emjgreen from United States
Love the variety of topics presented here on this show. Looking forward to listening to more of Mario's show.
- Great Content! Great Interviews!by No BS Mompreneur from United States
Wow! Really enjoy listening to all these fabulous expert authorities!! Lots of valuable take aways that I can implement into my life. I will continue to listen and share with others!! A+++
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A great addition to build authority and create an impact. Also, a different twist on the topic. Engaging. 5 stars!
- Filled with motivation and ideasby Thomas O'Grady, PhD from United States
Mario does a great job interviewing and pulling the stories behind people's stories or success. Good pleasant listen. If you are in a journey of your own, these episodes will give some things to bring into your on life.
- spartancvby spartancv from United States
Great job following your passion, your purpose and creating this podcast to help serve others! Keep up the excellent work.
- This podcast is the bombby Posturedoc from United States
Mario always crushed it, and this podcast is another example of his amazing insights and knowledge!! Great work.
- Wow - love the video show.by Thehighenergygirl from United States
Thank you for the encouragement and tips on how to succeed on video and the repurposing idea.
- Motivating and Inspiring!by KatyJoyWells from United States
Mario brings such enthusiasm to his shows and his content is fantastic. I’m always learning new things to implement or new ways to grow, thanks Mario!
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Awesome podcast! Mario brings great topic, great guests, and it is very easy to listen to. I definitely recommend for anybody interested in business success!
- It's greatby Ian Ryan from United States
Just had a chance to check out your most recent episode appreciate the great insight! Great delivery from the host & can’t wait to dig into future content.
- Love it!by Brendan @ Entrepreneurs&Coffee from United States
I love that this interview podcast doesn't feature the same old folks that everybody has on their show. Keep it up, Mario!
- Amazing!!!!by Lindsey Russo from United States
This show is so impactful! Hearing from the experts and how they take authority in their space is so amazing. Looking forward to more episodes!
- Learned what I didin't even know I neededby Camilla-Jean from United States
Great info. I love the Q episode because I get just quic interst snippets that may get me thinking about where my business might go.
- Fabulous Interviews!by Life&RelationshipCoach from United States
Mario does a fantastic job interviewing really interesting and successful business people who explain how they got to where they are - tips you won't want to miss when your trying to grow your business! Keep up the great work Mario! Coach Riana Milne
- A+ Showby Gisele_Oliveira from United States
I love this show. It's so entertaining and I learn a lot from the interviews. I highly recommend this show if you want to level up his game as an authority.
- Inspiration, transformation, success stories!by Chabo101 from United States
The title of this review should just be enough but it is just more than that. Its life lessons, its listening to personal struggles and how they over came those struggles. Love to hear from people that change the world through their struggle and the lessons that i learn from them are just more than amazing. I love this.
- Great interviews!by AlyciaDarby.com PodcastManager from United States
These interviews are well done and his guests are prepared to give really specific insights and stratagies... great podcast, Mario!!
- Inspiring story of courageby StrongHeart<3 from United States
I love that she found gratitude in her circumstances. lorie is an inspiration
- Powerful!by The Food Heals Podcast from United States
Mario's interviews cover a variety of topics and provide great value in all areas of your life! Episode 15 discusses how change is temporary and transformation is permanent which was really powerful for me. I love this message! Thank you!
- Great content!by Blakeob85 from United States
Great answers to common questions many entrepreneurs have! Thanks Mario for sharing your and your guests' insight!
- Real Actionable Tactics!by MattBMaverick from United States
What I like about Mario's podcast is that he pulls out actionable tactics from his guests that we, the listeners, can actually use. Great show!
- Great Listen!by Real Estate Investor from United States
Mario and his guests provide useful techniques to succeed in any business venture. The interview style promotes learning through real life examples of his guests. Great listen!
- Great interviews!by Matt B 1818 from United States
Love hearing these interviews and learning from people who are top in their industry. Mario is a great host and is not afraid to share his emotion!
- Love itby Duffash from United States
I love hearing interviews of successful business women and taking away what I can learn from their journey. Mario is a great host! I have enjoyed what I have learned so far. Congrats on the launch of your new podcast!
- Strong, professional, enthusiastic!by pm legs from Canada
If you're looking for an interviewer who's going to take you to investigative places to help you be your best you, through your professional life, you'll love listening to Mario!
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3+ Expert Authority Insights™ To Apply Now
- YouTube is going to be the best to bring people into the funnel because they’re searching for what you have to offer.
- If you have some type of value you’re providing on your actual ad, people are going to see you as the expert.
- It’s just incredible what happens when you have a medium that meets what you’re looking to advertise.
Wheel of Whatever™
[45:45] Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years with the way internet and the world is changing? What do you think is going to happen to YouTube?
What You’ll Learn In This Episode
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[1:03] SPONSOR Acorn
[1:44] How Aleric started
- Aleric has been in the YouTube platform for ten years
- Aleric wanted to be an expert and a business owner
- Aleric created AdOutreach
- Aleric got high value B2B leads coming in to businesses using YouTube ads
[1:44] Aleric’s YouTube journey
- AppFind is Aleric’s channel on YouTube
- Aleric promoted an app on video and suggested to run it on YouTube
- In one week they got over 11,000 users for the app
[5:08] Advantages of YouTube ads
- You can advertise larger packages
- You can advertise in different areas
- A platform that works so well and a lot of people are seeing
- Use YouTube to get leads and sales for business
[6:50] Facebook vs YouTube
- Facebook is maturing at a much faster clip
- In a scale of 1 to 10, Facebook is at seven or eight maturity
- Facebook uses zip code income targeting
- Facebook is all based on an algorithm
- YouTube is in its earlier stages of having a lot of people start to utilize it
- People are searching for things when they go onto YouTube
- YouTube is an intent based platform
- You can target people on what they’re looking up on YouTube
- YouTube lets you target based on household income demographics
- In YouTube when you’re running these ads, is you’re running an ad and you’re actually able to target people based on what they’re searching
[8:58] What you need
- Be authentic
- Be yourself
- Be an expert
[8:58] What you want to do
- You want to entice the right person to actually pay attention and watch and be interested
- Provide some form of tangible value on your video ad so that they have to take action
[16:43] Skip button
- The skip button is your best friend as an advertiser
- You only pay if somebody watches 30 seconds or more of your advertisement on YouTube
- You have the ability to pull the right person in, but push the wrong person away
[16:43] Three components of YouTube ads
- Call to action
[16:43] What people get wrong on YouTube
- They create a short 30 or 60 second ad
- They hook you and then they tell you to go sign up
- They don’t provide any value
[16:43] Why People go to YouTube
- To learn
- To get value
- To actually get educated
[24:43] YouTube ad to VSL or webinar to a phone call is what’s going to work best in the coaching area high ticket
[27:29] Why send people to a webinar
- People are already consuming videos
- They already have intent
- They’re in the learners mindset
- They’re much more likely to watch because they’re already looking up videos
[30:33] Ads timeline
- Ads will usually start running within one to two weeks
- It’ll take another maybe two weeks to really fully dial in
- There should be leads coming in and sales coming in, or at least phone calls, leads and phone calls
- It will take a little bit of time to dial in
- Full ramp up to be about a month But you have people coming in and sales during that time
[36:20] Optimize first and then scale
- Start at a smaller amount
- See exactly what works
- Scale up from there
[39:05] Aleric’s success story
- Course creator was selling hanging water gardens
- He had created on how to sell your art that you’re selling at craft fairs online
- Aleric got his YouTube ads up and running
- He now scales to over $2,000 a day and increasing
- His business ran on autopilot
[39:05] Another of Aleric’s success story
- A client was stuck at that $40,000 or $50,000 mark with Facebook ads
- He was running into all kinds of problems
- Aleric got him on YouTube ads
- By the time that we had shifted over to 80 percent of his his budget to YouTube ads was his first $100,000 month
[45:45] Wheel of Whatever
- Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years with the way internet and the world is changing? What do you think is going to happen to YouTube?
- Video marketing is not going away
- I’m growing this business up on an eight figure business
- Taking my marketing skills to another business or SAS or something like that
[48:22] Thanks to our sponsor, Acorns
[49:35] Imperfect Action Round
- The fastest path to the cash is to get yourself out there in front of your core audience
- The biggest problem prospects are making is not leading with your expertise
- The best way to maximize your customer lifetime value is to make sure that you are actually providing the best services that you can
[56:52] Thanks to our sponsor, BUSINESS BOOK CHECKLIST
[57:07] Let’s take a moment to thank our sponsor, Acorns
EA Interviews Episode 168. Inspiration, transformation, success stories, and the Imperfect Action Round seven days a week. Join Mario Fachini for today’s Expert Authority Effect Interview.
Mario Fachini [0:13]
I am super excited for today’s episode, Expert Authority World. You know me and you know I may like video. There’s this little site that I got turned on to, let’s just say, a few years ago. It’s called YouTube. And I have none other than Alerick Heck here. He’s a YouTube’s ads expert. He’s the CEO of Ad Outreach. And he’s part of the ClickFunnels Two Comma Club. He’s going to be sharing not only how to get the videos onto YouTube, but how to profit them – how to profit from them, high ticket sales with YouTube ads. I don’t know about you, but I’m geeked out of my mind, because video is just so much fun – clearly. And I can’t wait to bring them up. So I’m going to shut up now, thank the sponsor, and get him on here because I want to learn just as much as you.
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Mario Fachini [1:20]
Here he is, ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Alerick Heck. Alerick, how are you doing today?
Alerick Heck [1:24]
I’m doing great. Thank you so much for having me on, Mario.
Mario Fachini [1:28]
I am excited to have you on and share with expert Authority World. As you may have caught in the beginning, I love video. I’m geeked out of my mind. And when I saw what you did and who you’ve helped, I was like I absolutely need to showcase you. So how did you get into it?
Alerick Heck [1:44]
Absolutely. That’s it? That’s a great question. So I’ve been actually on the YouTube platform for over ten years, which is kind of crazy to think about. And obviously, it was a totally different platform back then. I’m sure you probably remember the star rating system, standard definition videos. It was a whole different platform. And I started out back then, I was actually pretty young at the time. So I was in my early teens. And what I was doing at that time was I was creating videos on app reviews, technology tutorials, teaching people how to use their iPhone, and really just showing off kind of the best apps and technology. And it actually really quickly became pretty popular. So the channel is AppFind. It became the largest app review channel on YouTube. Today, it has over 400,000 subscribers, which is great. I have a small team that manages it. It’s kind of more of a four hour work week kind of thing for me now. But it really grew and got bigger. And I had a lot of different people kind of sponsoring with different apps, different sponsors that would come in. And about five or six years ago, when I was in kind of in my early stage of college, I had one particular application that they sponsored me. So that, basically, they paid for us to do a promotion of one of their apps on a video. It got lots of downloads when we posted on the channel. And I remember they said something very specific. They said, “Hey, how can we get this to more people? How can we have more people see this video? More people download our app?” And that’s when I said, “Listen, I’ve actually been trying a little bit with YouTube ads experimenting. What if we run this video as a YouTube ad.” And so they weren’t sure. They were a little skeptical. But ultimately, they agreed to give us $500 to run that video as an ad. I ran it as an ad and in just one week, with $500, we got over 11,000 users for their app, which was incredible. They loved it. They were super happy. I did another promotion with them. They were trying to get me to kind of drop out of college, fly to Silicon Valley, kind of join them. But I, probably like yourself and maybe a lot of people listening, I knew I wanted to be you know that expert. I wanted to be that business owner, the king of my own castle instead of just the night in somebody else’s. And so what I decided to do from there is I created, originally, it was AdOutreach. And I was doing YouTube ads for mobile apps. We drove millions of downloads. And then what I realized is I was using YouTube ads to get app developer clients that I was then running ads for. I realized that was an even bigger skill set is YouTube ads to get clients, get leads, get high ticket sales. Really get these high value B2B leads coming in to businesses using YouTube ads. And so that’s what I’ve been doing ever since.
Mario Fachini [4:39]
That is fantastic because I can totally relate to that. You learn one thing and you’re like, “Wow. This is so cool.” I feel like it empowers you to do it on your own. But that really is the gateway to open another door and go there’s this whole bigger world that this is just small. I’m thankful for it. And I don’t want to say it’s small beans, but in the grand scheme of life, it’s a gateway to get you to that bigger thing. And it sounds like the ads are the big thing for you now because who can’t you help?
Alerick Heck [5:08]
Exactly. Exactly. And that’s what we’re working on now. And I realized, it’s not just $1 apps or free plus whatever model apps that you can advertise. You can advertise larger packages. You can advertise in different areas as well. We have B2B clients. We have clients who are kind of mattress companies. We’ve got all kinds of whole range of different clients that use YouTube ads. And it really just is a platform that works so well and a lot of people are seeing. And you might even be – you definitely have people who are seeing this, if not yourself. Like, Facebook ad costs are kind of going up and up. And so YouTube is that next alternative that I am really happy and excited to be helping our clients make that transition not necessarily away from Facebook, but definitely not putting all their eggs in one basket and starting to use YouTube to get leads and sales for their business.
Mario Fachini [6:04]
Well, I got to ask about that because you bring up a good point. Facebook is, I still think, a very viable medium. And I’ve seen your ads on it and they look great. And I’ve also seen them on YouTube too. I think it was probably, I’m just going to say, after I checked out some of your stuff and you targeted me with a tracking pixel.
Alerick Heck [6:27]
Of course. Of course.
Mario Fachini [6:28]
And we’ll definitely talk about that shortly for people that don’t know what that is, and you should have them. But just like when SEO was a big thing 900,000 years ago, at the beginning of the internet, it seems like that anyway, everything goes up in cost. So where would you say from the infancy to complete maturity Facebook is compared to YouTube?
Alerick Heck [6:50]
That’s a great question. So Facebook is definitely maturing at a much faster clip. And it’s been utilized by people kind of in our space. Think entrepreneurs, so not just big businesses. But entrepreneurs, people who have smaller businesses, online businesses. We’ve been leveraging Facebook for a long time. And YouTube is still in the earlier stages of that. Obviously, the platform has existed for a while. But it’s in its earlier stages of having a lot of people, especially entrepreneurs, start to utilize it. It’s an intent based platform. So people are actually searching for things when they go onto YouTube. And so you can target them when they’re actually looking that up. So if somebody is looking up how to run YouTube ads and then I appear in front of a video. The same thing, if they’re looking up how to lose weight and you have some kind of weight loss plan or coaching, you’re in front of that video. And so I would say that YouTube, it is starting to grow more. But it’s definitely on the earlier stage. Whereas, if you’re looking on the scale of 1 to 10, I’d say Facebook probably around that seven, eight maturity. Think Google Pay Per Click is probably like that. Your SEO is at kind of 10. So people have already figured out how to tap into it, the people that are going to advertise on there. It’s still works. But it’s very, very mature. I would say Facebook is getting up there. I would say before some of this stuff that’s been going on in the world, it was maybe like an eight. Maybe it slid back a little bit as some advertisers pulled off. But it’s still seven, eight. And I would say that YouTube is really only at, like, a three right now. I would say, like, a three or four. So it’s in that early stage. It’s not even in the middle yet. So you could still have that opportunity to come in very, very early. When I was starting out earlier, that was like one or two. That was very, very early. But right now it’s still perfect time to get in on the blue ocean, that is YouTube.
Mario Fachini [8:35]
That’s basically what I heard is there’s a ton of opportunity on YouTube if you have the videos for it or willing to create them. Because I wanted to ask you, do you think more people gravitate to Facebook because you can just do text in an image versus needing actual video. I mean, if you put a static image on YouTube for an ad, I just have a high suspicion it’s not going to convert too well.
Alerick Heck [8:58]
Exactly. And I think that’s where there will always be that additional barrier to entry with YouTube. But that’s great for the people that actually take that leap. So if you actually create a YouTube ad, you have the right points. And that’s actually what I’m excited to share with you, Mario, and everybody who’s listening, is some of the key components to a winning YouTube ad that we found scientifically proven to convert. But what we found is, there is that additional barrier to entry, but it’s not as hard as people think. So people think you need all this fancy equipment and studios and fancy things for your ads. But in reality, what you need is to be authentic, be yourself, be an expert. We’re all watching this because we’re experts. And so if you can get in front of your core audience, on YouTube, on video, even if you’re filming with an iPhone – I mean, the cameras on an iPhone these days is just incredible – even if you’re filming with an iPhone and a gimbal – which, obviously, you would know, Mario. But for those of you who are watching, it stabilizes your phone. Maybe add a little bit of microphone you can kind of plug into the microphone chip or the lightning connector. And then you just record on that showcasing yourself as an expert going through some of the points that we’re about to talk about today. And people are going to see that as natural and actually want to work with you. Because think about it, right? We’re tuned to tuning out things that feel like ads. So things that feel overly produced. They’re kind of almost a little bit cheesy sometimes if you don’t get it right. We’ve been accustomed to tuning those ads out. Think about it, you watch TV, turn the volume down, you go get some snacks or whatever if there’s if there’s a commercial playing. So that’s why on YouTube, the equivalent of getting snacks is clicking that skip button. Well, what you want to do is you want to entice the right person to actually pay attention and watch and be interested and the way to do that is be natural, excite them, and provide some form of tangible value on your video ad so that they have to take action. And that’s what I’m excited to talk about today. I’ve got some of the key components and really breaking down how to create that ad that will convert on YouTube.
Mario Fachini [11:17]
How many steps are there to have an ad that will convert on YouTube? Would you say that you found?
Alerick Heck [11:25]
Absolutely. So on the video side, there’s three main components. And then we can break those down. And then when it comes to the ad –
Mario Fachini [11:31]
Before we get into that, I want to play devil’s advocate because something popped in my mind. YouTube Premium. Do you have any stats on what percentage of people have it versus – and I know it’s like, “Yeah. There’s no ads for that.” And I’m having some fun. But I also realize it’s not 99 percent of the people watching on YouTube. I mean, do you know what the stats are? Is it like 5, 10, 20 percent have it and the rest don’t? And is there a way around it so you can still get in front of those people?
Alerick Heck [12:04]
So it’s definitely less than 10 percent. Honestly, it’s less than – last time I checked, it was less than 5 percent. But I’d have to get the updated stats on that. It’s a small number of people that have the YouTube Premium. But the interesting thing is, it’s the same argument that kind of exists throughout time where it’s like, “Well, what if people aren’t on YouTube or aren’t on Facebook or aren’t on LinkedIn or whatever?” Well, there’s enough people that are on YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, or searching on Google. There are people that exist that exclusively search on Bing. It’s probably not us. But those people exist. But it doesn’t mean that there’s not enough people searching on Google, on Facebook, on YouTube, to actually get your core audience when you’re running ads. And that actually leads to a point that’s really interesting when you’re talking about high tier high value people. YouTube lets you target based on household income demographics. Which Facebook, they haven’t let you do that in years. Now, it’s only on – and you probably know this too – but it’s only on zip code income targeting. If you try to do income target on Facebook right now, it’s all a zip code. Whereas, on YouTube, you can actually go in and choose household income based on the individual. And Google has all this data right there taking what kind of devices you’re logging into. Are you logging in on the latest iPhone, latest Mac versus PC that has a factor? What are you searching for? What have you bought before? Anything that had a purchase conversion in the past? What are all the different values? What are you searching for? They have all this information about you that they are putting in to whether or not you’re in a certain income bracket. And so imagine if you have a B2B service – and we’ll talk about this. This is the other side of it. This is targeting. But imagine if you have a B2B service and you’re targeting people who are in a top income bracket. And then they’re looking up a certain type of video. And they’re also in a certain affinity group. We’ll talk about what that is. This is our concept of 3D YouTube ads, which I’m kind of getting ahead of myself. But when we talk about this, it’s how you pinpoint the perfect person with your advertisement. So we can get into that a little bit later. But if you want, you asked about the video components, I’m happy to kind of break that down step by step.
Mario Fachini [14:17]
I want to cover all of it because I know how valuable it is. And yeah, I’m very much interested. But I know for everyone that’s listening and watching, it is so valuable because when you’re talking about the infinity, the zip code, the targeting, the income brackets, I’m very familiar with it because I do run ads. And people don’t realize how powerful it is. And one thing that’s always excited me about YouTube ads over the Facebook is, one is Google, one is Facebook. Facebook’s been trying to get everyone’s data. Google’s had it. And when you’re doing it from a place of servitude with a good heart, you can really help the right people easier. And it costs you less overall. I think it was Ogilvy with that old adage. Half my advertising is working. I just don’t know what half. Well, that was like 100 years ago. We now know and you can track, “Hey, this one ad is converting at 2.68 percent. And this one’s at 0.2.” Well, which one are you going to turn off and which one are you going to turn up? Okay. I’m getting excited about this, too. If you’ve never heard of this stuff before, don’t worry. Alerick, you said you have a resource for everyone that will break it down easier, right?
Alerick Heck [15:35]
Absolutely. Absolutely. We’ll talk about that a little bit later. But it’s our gift page on our website, AdOutreach.com/Gift. We’ll talk about it at the end. But this is going to break down exactly how this works even more in depth than we could go on this. We’ll, obviously, go into our ad account on there. So that’ll be an exciting resource for everybody.
Mario Fachini [15:52]
And I appreciate you for making that available. And I did want to mention it now and mention it a couple of times, but yeah, I have no problem going in the deep stuff here because I want people to realize how powerful it is. And also, I asked about the Premium because there’s always someone playing devil’s advocate, being cynical, critical, whatever. And it’s just like even if you said 10 percent, I still – when someone says 10 percent have it. I go, “Okay. Well, you have 90 percent left.” And I was trying to think of that word in economics – not the S – I think it’s an S curve. Once you get to market penetration of 10 percent, it takes off or something. Maybe it’s 15, whatever. But the point is, there’s still a ton of opportunity. Your customers and clients are all over the place. So let’s go through your three steps of the first one, and then we can touch on the second.
Alerick Heck [16:43]
Absolutely. Absolutely. One other thing I want to point out, too, and this is important for these three steps is, sometimes people look at the YouTube ads, they look at the skip button, and they think, “Oh, man. People are going to skip my ads. Why would I run an ad?” And they kind of almost think that the advertiser is at odds with the skip button. But actually, if you look at it the way that it works is, the skip button is your best friend as an advertiser. Because the way it works – and you probably already know this, Mario. But a lot of people listening probably don’t. You only pay if somebody watches 30 seconds or more of your advertisement on YouTube. So if somebody skips that ad before 30 seconds, you’re not even paying for it. And so what that means is, you have the ability to pull the right person in, but push the wrong person away. And that’s essential. When we talked about our hook, you want to push away the person who’s not interested, get them to skip. You don’t even pay for it, not even a single penny. And then you’re only paying for the people that actually watch more than 30 seconds, prove that they’re interested. They kind of raise their hand and say, “Hey, I want to learn more.” It’s not like that at Facebook. Every single time somebody logs in to look at pictures or whatever it is, they’re swiping through. They’re not actually looking for anything in particular. They’re going to see the ads. Now, don’t get me wrong, Facebook ads work. And as you alluded to before, we run retargeting everywhere. But I found that YouTube is going to be the best to bring people into the funnel because they’re searching for what you have to offer. So let’s paint the picture. Let’s just say somebody is searching – let’s say, you have a weight loss program. That’s the easiest one for everybody to picture. And that’s why I use that example. But obviously, this is going to apply to you help people get leads, grow their business. Whatever it happens to be, we have clients, we have people with LinkedIn, we also have ecommerce clients, we have people who sell mattresses, all kinds of different amazing clients. But let’s just say for instance, you’re helping people lose weight. So what you want to do is paint the picture. People are looking up how to lose weight, how to get fit, best workout routines. And you’re actually running your ad in front of that video. And that’s where this next part comes in. So there’s three components, there’s a hook, so you capture somebody’s attention, you get them to pay attention. There’s educate, so you’re providing some type of value .You’re actually getting people excited to learn more. You’re painting yourself as the expert in whatever your field is. And that’s what this is all about, right? It’s the Expert Authority Effect,. You want to make sure that you’re painting somebody as that expert. And then from there, you have a call to action to get them off of the video into the next step. We found VSL, Video Sales Letter, or a webinar, those are going to work best because they’re another form of video content. But obviously, you can also do it for free download, video series, whatever it is. And so essentially, with your hook, what you want to do is you want to pull the right person in, you want to say some big thing that they’re worried about, some big thing that is a problem, and that you’re going to have a solution to that problem. Something that the market is like, “Wow. You know me better than I knew me.” That’s that big aha moment. And so if you have that hook, you’ve captured their attention. You also want to push away the wrong person. So you want to make it clear who you’re talking to. And if there’s somebody who you don’t want to watch your video, then you can have them click the skip button. You want the people who aren’t interested to go ahead and skip. So you want to call out who you’re actually looking for. So that’s the hook. You pull in the right person with something that’s tantalizing. They have to learn more. They have to watch. So for instance, I’ll give you an example, one of our hooks that we’ve used – I’ll give you two of them – one is, what if you could ethically hijack your competitors traffic and send it directly into your own funnel? We’ll show you exactly how to do that with YouTube video ads. So you see how exciting that sounds. It gets people excited. It’s the same thing – we have another hook. And this one is more of kind of us versus them provocative hook. YouTube ads beat Facebook ads every time. And in this video, we’re going to show you exactly why. Both of those hooks work really well. They’re different. And I don’t recommend just doing one hook. Typically, what we recommend our clients do is four or five different hooks and then layer it in with the rest of the video. So not four or five different videos, but just different hooks. Kind of like testing headlines or testing copy. And so you have these different hooks. And then from there you got to provide educate and value. And I think this is something – especially, Mario, your audience is going to appreciate – because it is people who are experts, people who are top in their field. This is the key. The biggest thing people get wrong. The biggest thing people get wrong on YouTube is they create a short 30, 60 second ad where they hook you, and then they tell you to go sign up for their thing. But they don’t provide any value. People go to YouTube to learn, to get value, to actually get educated. And so if you have some type of value you’re providing on your actual ad, people are going to see you as the expert. And they’re going to have to learn more. So for us, we go under the hood of a winning YouTube ad. We show people how that works, how YouTube ad works, explain the 30 seconds skip. Some things that people don’t know already. And it gets them excited. The same thing with clients that are in, let’s say, the weight loss industry. They will break down myths. You don’t have to spend hours and hours of the day at the gym. You just need to do certain exercises that actually increase your metabolism. You also need to make sure that you’re eating the right things, so we’ll show you exactly what that is. And so you have these different things that break down misconceptions. And also allude to your webinar to that next step. And so that’s the educate portion. Actually, Mario, I’m curious to know what your take is on that because as experts, I think it’s really important even in the ad to educate people.
Mario Fachini [22:38]
I’ve always said lead with value, lead with education. Because if people not even from a – throw the marketing out the window because I know some people go, “Well, I don’t like to sound salesy, this, and that ” And other people say, “Well, you want to have a limited time offer and you want to be saying strategic things.” If you’re doing it from the tiniest bit of manipulation or, “I’m doing this only because it’s part of a recipe,” I personally feel you’re missing the point to begin with. And it’s why I’ve not let certain people on the show. It’s like they’re good in business. They’re successful. I put on Facebook numerous times, I put, “It’s not that you’re not qualified. It’s just that I don’t like you.” And it’s the same thing with ads. It’s like if you’re trying to do this from a place of servitude and actually help people, just be honest with them. You don’t need a today only for this unlimited digital download. Like, “Are you kidding me?” People aren’t stupid. And if that’s who you’re attracting and you’re using fear based marketing to get them, I don’t even want them because they’re the wrong type of people that no one even thinks about that. So I agree 100 percent. I found what works best for coaching with what I do and book publishing is adding the value, giving the freebie, and then booking a call. So instead of a 21 day drip funnel, which does work if you’re in the right thing. Maybe that weight loss you were talking about, maybe 67 percent of the market has a resilience. And you need a warm up before they’re ready to take the action. I don’t know. But when you look at the data and the numbers, like you’re talking about, it makes much more sense. I like to get people on a call. But I do have other stuff that goes to webinars and trainings and stuff like that. It depends on what you’re doing. And I was actually going to ask you, have you found – is there any magic bullet? Or have you found it depends on the industry and who you’re talking to, where it’s like, here’s the top five or six things. It could be any one of these. We need the data to figure it out.
Alerick Heck [24:43]
That’s a great question. So honestly, what I found is YouTube ad to VSL or webinar to a phone call is what’s going to work best in the coaching area high ticket. I mean, that’s like our bread and butter too. So I’m just using that weight loss example as one example everybody can understand. But a lot of our clients are coaches, are consultants, and they’re running these types of funnels where they go from YouTube ad to webinar or VSL to phone call. Now, you can go YouTube and add the phone call, you actually run into a crazy problem. Which is you have so many phone calls that you’re not actually filtering as many people. And you also get some people on the phone who are less familiar with you. So I found that, essentially, this approach where on one side, you have YouTube ad to webinar VSL to phone call. And then on the other side, you have retargeting ad to phone call. And so you saw you said that you’ve been seeing a lot of my retargeting ads on YouTube, we also have some on Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. And so you can see a lot of those advertisements. You may or may not have watched the webinar. But if you’ve landed on my site at all, you’re also going to get retargeting that warms you up, educates you, shows you who I am. I actually love retargeting podcasts and maybe even this podcast. But getting people to know you a little bit better. And then once that happens, then you can push them to a call from this side as well. And so if you have all angles driving towards a call, that’s what’s going to provide the best effect. But I found on the cold traffic side, a webinar indoctrinates people and provides value. And the reason people stopped webinars with Facebook, I found, is because they don’t like the show up rates or the application rates. But that’s a problem with Facebook, not webinars. And so what we’ve seen and it’s actually kind of funny is, maybe four or five years ago – or not even four. Like, three or four years ago, you could run a YouTube ad to the webinar, and you’d have a lot of people show up. It’s every hour they’re out. But nowadays, it’s like 25 percent with a lot of businesses. With our YouTube ads across us and our clients, the average is 50 to 60 percent show up right on an every hour on the hour webinar, which is crazy.
Mario Fachini [26:47]
So what I like about that is – what I’ve loved about business since I started my first one at 12 is common sense. Some people get these huge ideas and shiny objects and this is the magic bullet. It’s like, just think about this, if people are on Facebook, they’re generally relaxing. If they’re on YouTube, they’re willing to watch stuff and they’re looking it up. So now that you’re explaining it, it makes ten times more sense that if you’re taking them from cold traffic to a webinar, they’re already watching videos. And they’re probably spending 30 minutes looking up what they were trying – you know what I mean? Instead of me looking up 20 random videos, you’re telling me this 30 minute webinar, you’re going to give me all the answers and I don’t need to search anymore? Yeah, I’ll sit back and watch.
Alerick Heck [27:29]
Exactly. Exactly. And that is exactly right. So basically, people are already consuming videos. They already have intent. They’re in the learners mindset, is what we call it. And so if you send them to a webinar, they’re much more likely to watch because they’re already looking up videos. And so our actual rate is about 60 percent show up. And on an-hour-and-eight minute long webinar, our average view time is 53 minutes, where the offer to book a call comes in at 45 minutes. So it’s just incredible what happens when you have a medium that meets what you’re looking to advertise. Also, one other thing on a personal note as well, Mario, you mentioned, obviously, starting your first business at 12. That’s when I started by my first business as well, AppFind, my YouTube channel I mentioned. And I started out about 11 years ago when I was 12 so I’m still younger guy now. You know, I’m 23. But I started that back in in 2009, my YouTube channel when I was just 12. So a lot in common there as well. It’s great. Entrepreneurs definitely start early and it’s exciting when you can kind of flourish and build that up.
Mario Fachini [28:35]
Well, congrats on that too. That’s fantastic. I mean, we could do a whole show on that, I’m sure. Congrats.
Alerick Heck [28:43]
Oh, absolutely. Well, thank you. Thank you. And it’s always awesome when – you know, obviously, you get in touch and meet and see incredible other people who started young as well. And and hopefully, I’m sure there are more than a handful and maybe even many people who are very young watching this right now. And this is giving them some inspiration to become an expert and build themselves up. So that’s awesome.
Mario Fachini [29:08]
I’ve told people for years, age is a mindset. And I mean, I just saw something the other day and it was like Colonel Sanders, Henry Ford, Edison, all these people, most of them started businesses at, like, 48, 52, 57,65. I don’t know the exact ages. Don’t fact check me some person that’s listening to this that’s just cynical. But it’s never too late to start. But absolutely one of the best things I ever did – and that was an official business. I was still – you know, if you got the entrepreneurial spirit, it’s just like what can you do by 20, by 30, by 40, 50, 60? It’s just awesome all the opportunity. And especially with the internet, I’m so glad you’re demystifying some of this. Because when you’re saying an-hour-and-eight webinar and average watcher is 53 minutes in and the call to action is 45, Expert Authority World, if you’re not hearing this, those are stats and data. There’s no confusion. It’s complete clarity. And there’s no guesswork. That’s the power of all of this. You can figure it out, maybe not overnight. Let me ask, how long would you say if someone said right now I want to fire this thing up? What do you reasonably set the expectation for a client to say, “Is this going to take a week, two, three, 45 to 53 days?”
Alerick Heck [30:33]
That’s a great question. So it also depends on what they’re bringing into it. I like to say if somebody is already an established expert or business owner – and we cater to a lot of experts as well, and coaches, consultants, and course creators, too. If you already have an established business, you already have something that maybe you’ve advertised before on Facebook, it didn’t work as well, or you’ve at least been selling in some capacity. Then typically, we can get people’s YouTube ads up and running within one to two weeks. And so we have a proven process. We have an in-house scriptwriter that helps them write out their script step by step. Our program is a done with you program. So it’s a hybrid. So we have trainings on how it all works. But then we’re going hands in helping people set things up. Myself and my team actually setting up campaigns with clients. And so, essentially, what we found is the ads will usually start running within one to two weeks. And then from there, it’ll take another maybe two weeks to really fully dial in. But there should be leads coming in and sales coming in, or at least phone calls, leads and phone calls. And then, obviously, if you can turn those into sales, coming in within even the first day. You have ads running, if you do it right. And that’s our goal is to get it set up the right way. You should have those leads coming in. But it will take a little bit of time to dial in. And usually I would say, think of the full ramp up to be about a month. But you actually have people coming in and sales during that time. It’s just after that, that’s when it’s dialed in. It’s like clockwork, you have the leads coming in, you have the sales coming in, and you’re able to scale up, and then build up retargeting, and really increase your ads. It’s actually kind of funny. Once you have it dialed in to, you actually can go and scale really quickly with YouTube versus Facebook. So Facebook, one of the biggest problems people faces, they’re like, “All right. It’s time to scale. This ad is doing so great.” And they increased it and then it just tanks. And it’s awful. And I hear it time and time again. Or they get shut down. That’s a totally different story. But if it tanks, the problem is it’s actually scientific. It’s in how the platform works. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying you shouldn’t advertise on Facebook. It’s just when you put your eggs in this basket, it performs very differently than something like YouTube. Facebook, the way that works is, it’s all based on an algorithm. So if you’re targeting a certain type of people, there’s no intent to say when you’re targeting them or what they’re looking for. Facebook will spend your entire budget. Let’s say you’re spending $100 on whatever that interest you’re targeting is. And if you want to increase it to 200, then you just have to pray that the algorithm will find more people and actually double what your results are. Whereas on YouTube, the way that it works when you’re running these ads, is you’re running an ad and you’re actually able to target people based on what they’re searching, what they’re watching, specific videos. You can combine that with additional targeting, like demographics and interests. And we’ll talk about that in a second. But you actually have a tangible thing. So there’s actually an inventory. So let’s say you’re running in front of a keyword that has a collection of videos. And this keyword you know works. It’s getting you ten calls, two sales for every thousand views. That’s just an example out of my head. But let’s say that’s what’s happening. And you’re like, “This is great. I want to scale this up.” And so what you do is you say, “Hey, I want to buy 2,000 views.” Now, what happens on YouTube is because it’s the same keyword, if you buy 2,000 views, you can expect with a reasonable margin for that campaign to actually double in results. Maybe it’s 1.9X in results. There’s always a little bit of diminishing returns. But it does what you expect it to do. When you scale up a Facebook campaign from $100 to 200, you expect it to double the results or, at least, go 1.9X with maybe a little bit of diminishing returns. It doesn’t always happen that way. Because it’s all an algorithm. And the budget is incorporated into the algorithm. Whereas on YouTube, if you buy 1,000 views, you get a certain result. If you buy ,2000 views of the same thing, it’s not going to be the exact same, but it’s going to be very, very close. And that’s the scientific reason that scaling on YouTube is a lot more efficient and effective than scaling on Facebook.
Mario Fachini [34:46]
That sounds good to me too. Because I remember years, years, years ago, when I was afraid to spend 10 or 20 a day. And then it was like 30, 40, 50. And I remember, a couple years ago, I was in between 100 and 120 a day. And some of the ads were wrong. Like, one of the buttons was clicked or whatever. And I just happened to catch it five or six hours later. But I was like, “This would have ripped through the whole month and whatever, like a week.” And it definitely wasn’t working like the way it was. And I talked to my ads manager and I’m like, “What the heck is going on?” And it’s like, you know, basically we zigged when we should have zagged. And I’m like, it could have cost thousands of dollars. And I know there’s people that spend thousands of dollars a day. But that’s why it’s so pertinent to go, “Hey, is this working or not? Should we scale it or not?” Because the second you flip some of those switches, just like with a server and websites or video camera, if the right buttons not clicked, it’s either going to work or it’s not. It’s not were you a good person this week? Did you do this, that? It’s either live streaming or it’s not. It’s recording or it’s not. The audio is there or it’s not. The ads are running or it’s not. And you’re talking – I don’t know if you’re talking 100 or 200 for the whole budget or per day. But what type of people – how much are they spending per day, per month that you found works best? Because it sounds like you’re getting a lot better returns on smaller budgets. And smaller, I still mean hundreds and thousands of dollars.
Alerick Heck [36:20]
And I love speaking to that too, because we run the range. So honestly, you can start out. The lowest I’d recommend starting out would be $50 a day. Typically, our clients will start at around $100 to 200 a day depending on their size. Even if they’re a big client, we’ll start them off at a smaller amount. Because we always want to scale up from there. We want to see exactly what works. Optimize first and then scale. Because if you scale first and it’s not optimized, then it’s exactly [unintelligible] [00:36:49].
Mario Fachini [36:49]
Alerick Heck [36:49]
You got 50 percent of it going somewhere else. You can tell down to the exact keyword, exact video, what’s working, what’s not working. And so if you optimize first and then you scale, you can scale it pretty quickly. So you could start at 50, you can start at $100. Like, we have clients who are at like $50 a day and are really excited to hit their first $10,000 a month. And it’s just incredible when that happens. When you see that happen and they’re starting out and they’re newer kind of the online space. But then we have other clients, where – and actually if we talked about ourselves, we were spending thousands of dollars a day. Because obviously we have a big operation. We got a team and sales team and everything. But we’ve got clients who are – actually, it’s kind of crazy. We actually just had a client just last month, they hit $1,000,013 cash collected in their high ticket business. And kind of business training or business building, high ticket business, $1,000,013 cash flexes. They just barely got over that million mark. And they only spent $202,400 on their YouTube ad as just the main driver of their growth. So it’s just incredible. And you could just kind of do the math on the row [unintelligible] [00:38:06].
Mario Fachini [38:06]
Is that for the month or for the year? Either way, it sounds great.
Alerick Heck [38:11]
That’s for the month. That’s last month. Yeah.
Mario Fachini [38:14]
So they spent just over 200 grand on the month and got over a million, it sounds like a 5X return. It’s actually more than that five point, whatever. But –
Alerick Heck [38:24]
Yeah. That’s their biggest source of cold traffic. They do have some retargeting on other platforms that doesn’t speak to the whole picture. But that’s the vast majority of the spend that they have. And that’s where their cold traffic is coming from. So it’s just incredible when you see something like that and [unintelligible] [00:38:39].
Mario Fachini [38:39]
And you’re saying this is a coach consultant, speaker, expert?
Alerick Heck [38:42]
Yeah. So this is an online business kind of business building. This is more kind of earlier stage business building. But, obviously, we have coaches and consultants at a variety of different stages. If that makes sense.
Mario Fachini [38:54]
That’s fantastic. And that’s a good leeway into – segue, leeway, lead in. I’m going to ask you the next question, who is your biggest transformation and success story?
Alerick Heck [39:05]
Oh, that’s a great question. Honestly, I would say that my biggest success story is actually a course creator. And his name is David Evans. He’s an absolutely fantastic incredible person. And I think the reason I like to talk about him is because he has what one would describe as a very niche business and a niche course that we’re able to really scale up. And he’s just also one of the absolute nicest guys. He used to live – because I’m in Boston. He used to live near in Vermont, so kind of near this area. Since then, he’s moved to his dream home in Florida, which is incredible. He made the kind of the journey a lot of people on the East Coaster go down to Florida. So David Evans, absolutely fantastic person. And he was doing two different things. So he was selling hanging water gardens. He’s an incredible craftsman and artists person. But at the same time he had a course – a small course that he had created on how to sell your art that you’re selling at craft fairs online. He was selling at craft fairs. He figured out how to sell online with a combination of Shopify, kind of Etsy, different things along those lines, Shopify, and then ads. And so he was teaching this course and it’s a great course. He helps a lot of people. A lot of his clientele are older too. And these are people that are selling at craft fairs. They’re artists. This is a notorious niche of people that don’t have a lot of money to spend or are not as tech savvy, or a niche. Like, think about it, these are people who sell it art at craft fairs. How many people are there? But here’s the thing, with YouTube ads, you can pinpoint exactly who you want. And so we got his YouTube ads up and running. And it’s just incredible where he scales to over $2,000 a day. Actually, we’re even increasing that now. Especially with all the stuff going on in the world. There’s less craft fairs that exist. But he scaled to over $2,000 a day with 4X ROAS on his 997 course, teaching artists how to sell their art online. It’s just incredible. He’s one of the most incredible people. He really built a lifestyle business for himself too. Last summer, when he was around kind of like maybe the 1,000 or 1,500 a day ad spend. And he was using about 3X at the time. And we’ve been increasing the ad spend and the ROAS, which you got to love when you do both of those. But he was he was doing really well over the summer, so last summer. And he said he wanted to take three weeks off, go hike the Grand Canyon. And he did. He checked his ads maybe twice. I didn’t advise that. I would recommend going a little more in there. We also were helping him out along the way too. But really hands off, his business ran on autopilot while he was hiking the Grand Canyon. So it’s just incredible to see the success that he’s had as a course. Obviously, we’ve got a lot of coaches and people. Another one that I would say off the top of my head is, Amon Manohar. He’s got a hilarious ad too. Basically he helps people who are consultants and also utilizing LinkedIn in kind of more of the consulting space. And he was kind of stuck at that $40,000 or $50,000 mark with Facebook ads. He was getting shut down. He was running into all kinds of problems. He knew that he would be able to hit 100K if he just had the right traffic. We get him on YouTube ads, and slowly – and he just was doing this as like a stopgap when he got shut down on Facebook. He was like, “Oh, I just need to supplement my leads.” We started shifting over to YouTube. And by the time that we had shifted over to 80 percent of his his budget to YouTube ads, the same budget from Facebook to YouTube, was his first $100,000 month and he’s been hitting that last five months ever since.
Mario Fachini [43:00]
That is exciting to hear. From a business standpoint, the financial is always a great litmus test. I don’t think it defines everything. But when you’re also incorporating, he took three weeks off and you know – I can appreciate being stuck somewhere at whatever level you’re at. And you get past that, it feels like a million bucks alone when you just break through. And what you’re saying about the the crafters, I actually really liked when I was a kid growing – kid growing up – I mean, obviously, I grew up – but painting, crafting, etching, woodworking, all kinds of stuff. And I decided in high school, I’m going to either – I loved this new technical thing. And I was like, “I’m going to have a very expensive hobby or a very lucrative business.” I chose the ladder. But I knew I wasn’t going to stop because I just loved it. And I know a lot of people – I’m thankful for mom and dad, they taught me these things and the painting and the crafts, the ceramics, all of these things. I also feel that people are underpaid. They’re some of the best artists in the world, but no one knows about them. And I’ve tried to help some of them. And it’s like, “Well, I don’t think I could do that, this, and that.” And it’s like, they’re so very talented. So when you’re telling me they’re now selling a course not only to help more people, but it’s more enjoyable. I go look at Precious Moments. Look at Yadra. Look at any of these things. There’s companies that have made massive, massive brands out of basically the same thing. And it’s cool to know that – well, one, YouTube has a lot of great craft videos on it. But two, that you are helping people like that. And I’m glad you chose that for your biggest success story. Because there’s people you could go, “Yeah. We went from five mil a month to ten mil a month.” “Okay. Cool.” But I also like the ones at the other side and the middle. It’s like this guy was struggling for three years. And then six months he stopped struggling. That’s cool. Or like the weight loss you have mentioned. And on a personal note, you’re also making this very easy segue for the last question before the Imperfect Action Round. And the Wheel of Whatever. I actually painted this. And there’s a couple episodes where you can see that. But we’re going to pretend there’s the question on it. And it just ended here. You started your business young and you’re clearly successful while you’re still young. Where do you see yourself in 10 or 20 years with the way internet and the world is changing? What do you think is going to happen to YouTube?
Alerick Heck [45:45]
That’s a great question. So YouTube ads is something that I’ve perfected and I love and I’m building that up. We’ve got a blue ocean of that. But really my passion is video advertising and marketing. I’ve always been passionate about marketing and business and advertising. And I’ve also always been passionate about video and that kind of medium for getting a message across. I learned even before I started my business when I was eight, nine years old, I had Adobe Premiere. Not just movie – like, I had Adobe Premiere that was like my birthday gift or whatever when I was really young. I learned it. And I was on video copilot learning how to do different videos and editing and all this stuff and after effects and everything. And so I love video. I love marketing. And that’s what I’ve combined together here. So YouTube, the platforms may change. YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, whatever it is in the future. But with video marketing is not going away. I see that as what my expertise is in what I love. So when I think long term, I’m growing this business up my goal in the next couple of years is to get this – really by next year – to get this to to an eight figure business myself that I’m doing. And then from there scaling this up, helping people with video marketing. And probably in the future, think 10, 20 years, I also plan on maybe even taking my marketing skills to another business or SAS or something like that, that I can scale up even bigger. But I always plan to have this be a big part of who I am, my video marketing and consulting.
Mario Fachini [47:16]
Wow. That is awesome, number one. And number two, I want to touch on we talked about the affinity because we definitely have an affinity. My background is in video production, special effects, animation, after effects. My whole goal was – like I learned Finding Nemo stuff with 3D animation on Maya. I learned on Avid. My team and I, we do use Premiere now. But the first book I wrote is on video marketing. And yeah, kindred spirits for sure because I definitely love it. And when you mentioned the SAS, about eight years ago, I developed an automatic WordPress website builder platform that’s enterprise and if you need 100 to 1,000 sites built out, we can do it in record time.
Alerick Heck [48:03]
That’s awesome. That’s incredible. And I knew a bit of, obviously, the video marketing background. And that’s why I was so excited for this podcast today. And it’s awesome. And I hope this has been valuable for everybody that’s been watching.
Mario Fachini [48:16]
It’s been fantastic. We’re going to thank our sponsor and come back for the Imperfect Action Round.
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Mario Fachini [49:35]
And we are back with the Imperfect Action Round. Are you ready to take imperfect action?
Alerick Heck [49:42]
Mario Fachini [49:44]
First question, what is the fastest path to the cash?
Alerick Heck [49:51]
The fastest path to the cash is – with YouTube ads would you say specifically or –
Mario Fachini [50:00]
It could be anything business related.
Alerick Heck [50:02]
Okay. Absolutely. So the fastest path to cash, honestly, is going to be to get yourself out there in front of your core audience. And I recommend using video advertising as that path. Because if you can demonstrate your expertise in front of somebody where they can actually see you and get excited about you, that’s going to be the best way to get cash.
Mario Fachini [50:28]
Number two, what is the biggest problem you see your prospects making and the fastest way they can fix it?
Alerick Heck [50:34]
The biggest problem is when you’re actually running, let’s say, a video ad or you’re basically creating some form of marketing, you’re not educating enough, you’re not leading with value, whether it be – even not just on YouTube on Facebook too. You’re not actually teaching people what your core expertise is. So the biggest mistake for the experts are making specifically is by not leading with your expertise.
Mario Fachini [51:00]
Number three, what is the best way to maximize customer lifetime value?
Alerick Heck [51:08]
The best way to maximize your customer lifetime value is to make sure that you are actually providing the best services that you can. I’m a huge believer in actually helping people get tangible, actionable results. And so if you can give people what you promised them and what you tell them, then they are going to trust you to take them to that next level.
Mario Fachini [51:34]
You’re phenomenal. You’re phenomenal.
Alerick Heck [51:37]
Thank you. Thank you so much.
Mario Fachini [51:39]
I think that was the last question. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this. I have to ask you just a couple more things. Books, business books, life books, what books have helped you the most in your life?
Alerick Heck [51:52]
Absolutely. So honestly, the first real book that I really found a lot of value in – obviously, it’s a classic. Everybody knows it. – How To Win Friends And Influence People. It’s one of the biggest classic books. And that’s how I lived my life every day. I have a poster. You know, it’s kind of just kind of funny. It’s in my backroom. But I look at it every morning, it has all of the key tenets of the book. There’s 30 of them. And I think that it’s one of those things that it just encompasses everything. It’s not individual. I also love Psycho Cybernetics. What you visualize, what you think about, that is going to be ultimately what you create. And then one that has been impacting me recently is – I also love you know, Alter Ego Effect by Todd Herman. Really building out these different alter egos for yourself and your business that can help you, basically, focus on what you can actually be in different interactions. So I need to be somebody different than I might normally be or naturally be with my sales team or as a leader versus as a coach and as somebody who helps people. And so I think that that’s been really valuable. And the last one I’ll say, this is what I’ve been going through recently. It’s very impactful is, The Road Less Stupid, Keith Cunningham. Absolutely incredible. Thinking – asking high level questions, taking the time to think, really being a CEO. It’s basically work smart, not harder. So it’s a great way to incorporate as well.
Mario Fachini [53:23]
Wow. Great titles. Great mentions. And you’ve been mentioning it throughout the whole interview, Blue Ocean.
Alerick Heck [53:32]
Yes. Blue Ocean of course. Exactly. Exactly.
Mario Fachini [53:36]
I could tell you read that one also great book.
Alerick Heck [53:38]
Absolutely. Incredible book. Honestly, that leads me to one big point if I could say real quick.
Mario Fachini [53:46]
Alerick Heck [53:46]
It’s that one of the biggest things that I hear people say about Facebook ads specifically, but people have said this about Google Pay Per Click. It’s like, “Oh, man. I wish I had gotten in early back in the day.” I think Gary V. on Google PPC, he made a fortune when it was really dirt cheap. People on Facebook ads early days, people were just honestly putting ads up to webinars and they’re doing so well. And people were like, “Oh, I wish I could go back and get started then.” Or, “If the ad costs are the same amount.” But then those same people, sometimes they don’t see what’s right in front of them that, yes, these other platforms, they might be a red ocean now. But there is a blue ocean that exists. And unfortunately, that’s the paradox at the Catch-22. Sometimes it’s only easiest to spot a blue ocean after it’s happened. So don’t be one of those people. See your two for what it is as the blue ocean right now.
Mario Fachini [54:38]
Have you read Acres Of Diamonds?
Alerick Heck [54:40]
I’m familiar with it. I haven’t read it though.
Mario Fachini [54:43]
That’s one of my favorites. I think you’d appreciate it especially after what you just said there. And I agree 100 percent. There’s so much opportunity. I mean, as things grew in business for me, it’s like there’s so much coming at me. What do I have to say no to? It’s like, it’s not that it’s a bad opportunity. It’s just, there’s only so much time where it’s like you have to stay focused on what’s working. You can’t get to a level of success and then start spreading it out. It’s like stay focused on it. But also, yeah, always look for new opportunity. It’s all over the place.
Alerick Heck [55:20]
Exactly. Exactly. I’ll have to check that one out, too.
Mario Fachini [55:24]
Well, where would you like people to check out more info on you and learn more?
Alerick Heck [55:29]
Absolutely. So I actually put together a page with value for everybody that’s been watching or listening to this right now. It’s at AdOutreach.com/Gift. So it’s A-D-O-U-T-R-E-A-C-H.com, AdOutreach.com/Gift. And I have a little video just thanking you for watching the podcast because I love doing these. And on there, I have links to our YouTube ads webinar. That’s the one that’s an-hour-eight-minutes long. There’s a reason. It’s not just our ads. We’re not, like, hypnotizing people to watch 53 minutes on average. I actually provide value first. When you go there, you’re actually going to get value. We’re going to show. We’re going to take you under the hood. Explain these key components. Everything we talked about today and more going into that. We also have YouTube ads for high ticket. That’s a 22 minute no fluff training. That’s another great one to check out as well. It’s on that page, too. And then we also have a link to our Facebook Group, YouTube Ads For Entrepreneurs. You can also search that on Facebook. And I’m always posting different trainings. You can interact with me on there. And that’s a lot of fun, too.
Mario Fachini [56:29]
Well, I appreciate you for making all those available. I’m definitely going to check them out. And you’ve been incredible. I’m so glad we got connected and were able to do this. Thank you for adding value to Expert Authority World.
Alerick Heck [56:41]
Absolutely. Thank you so much for having me on.
Mario Fachini [56:44]
All right. Expert Authority World, we have another great episode today. I’ll see you tomorrow. Have a great day and God bless.
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