Because at one point, we were Messenger Bot newbies, too.
Here are some basics to help you get started.
Yup. We have tested and used every single recommendation on this page. Many of the resources listed here are crucial to running Bots for Business and our clients' businesses (or were crucial to developing businesses to where they are today).
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Bot Quizzes & Examples
Is a bot right for your business?
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Where do you start?
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How do bots actually work?
Check out some the ways our clients use bots to generate leads & sales on our Done-For-You Service Case Studies Page.
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WHAT IS A BOT?By formal definition, a bot is a software that runs automated tasks over the internet. If you can set it and forget it, it’s likely a bot.
You can get a bot to send you funny jokes, to coach you around your health, or to book a flight through Kayak.
A Facebook Messenger Bot gets you more qualified LEADS and Sales.
Messenger bots interact with your leads and potential customers in a sequence set up like natural conversation - where THEY tell you when and how they want to be presented with your offer.
Which means they trust you because they’re given the control of the conversation.
Already have a marketing funnel (lead magnets, videos and all)? Plug them into a bot sequence and your leads can start interacting through a Facebook Post or Ad.
Have people signed up for your webinar and you want to increase attendance?
Send reminders with the view link and get more people on with you LIVE than through email.
DO I REALLY NEED ONE?The Facebook Messenger platform connects you to over 1.2 billion people (Facebook Users) each month.
And 53% of those people say there are more likely to do business with a company they can message.*
Which means that your people are waiting for you.
You talk to everyone through some kind of messenger platform (text, whatsapp, FB messenger), why not your customers?
WHAT DOES IT COST TO HAVE A BOT?Free - Minimal, depending on the bot platform you choose!
Each platform has it’s own pricing tiers. Some are free and some have a small monthly fee. If you’re just getting started, it likely won’t cost you more than $15 USD per month and will increase as your subscriber numbers grow.
On top of that, if you’re planning on using Facebook Ads as a part of the strategy to get leads to your bot (which we highly recommend) - you’re going to want to account your regular ad budget for this.