Things are going to get real good, real fast because we’re creating a chatbot and integrating it into our Facebook Page! Now, I don’t claim to be an expert and I’m NOT an affiliate with ManyChat. With that said, they are awesome. It’s totally free to use.
Why is it important to utilize chatbots and Facebook Messenger? Because approximately 900 million people use Messenger every month! This includes your customers.
Step 1 – Go to Manychat.com and click ‘Get Started Free’
Step 2 – Sign in with your Facebook Account and connect your new Facebook Page.
Step 3 – Click ‘Growth Tools’ on the left then ‘New Growth Tool’ in the top right and lastly, Facebook Comments
Step 4 – Click ‘Select A Post’ and choose your post from yesterday or a different one if you choose. It needs to be a post that’s already done. Include something in the post to get people to comment to retrieve whatever it is that you promised.
Step 5 – Change your Autoresponse. For Facebook bots to kick in, your person needs to take an action inside the autoresponse, so ask them to do something. For instance – ‘Thanks for coming. To retrieve your _______, type Yes to get started.’
Step 6 – Under Sending Options, choose ‘Send to everyone who replies’ and edit the Opt-In message. I place my lead-magnet as a clickable file or Dropbox link. Everyone who comments and gets your freebie will now be in your audience. You can send broadcasts to your audience, special promotions, etc. Either way, your messages will go directly to their Facebook Messenger account.
CLICK HERE to see an example I created as an example for this page. Just leave a comment to start.
Keep in mind that this only scratches the surface of what ManyChat can do. What I’d suggest you do now is familiarize yourself with its other functions. There are hundreds of tutorial videos out there but I’d start with ManyChat’s official YouTube page. Click here to see a list of their instructional videos.