You know that old saying about how only fifty percent of your advertising is working… but you never which fifty percent? Well that doesn’t need to be the case… certainly not on Facebook. And yet, many advertisers on Facebook don’t take full advantage of the tools they have available to them on this platform.But if you take the time to understand Facebook’s ad platform, you’ll discover that they make it pretty easy to simply click and load your entire ad campaign. So if you want to avoid wasting a ton of money, then here are 4 tips to help you get started as a successful Facebook advertiser:1. Define the purpose of your ad campaign before you beginWhat, exactly, are you trying to accomplish with you ads? Do you want to develop your brand? Are you trying to generate likes to your fan page? Are you aiming to sell something? Your goal for your campaign will determine how you run your ads. For example, if you are trying to generate sales, then you probability want to select “cost per click” when choosing you bid strategy. If, however, you want to create more brand recognition, then getting your ad seen by more people will be best accomplished through “cost per impression” ad bidding.2. Use the space you have wellYou are allowed a limited number of characters for your title and the body text, and you image size is restricted to certain dimensions as well. This means you’ll need to keep your content tight and your copy needs to be written with purpose. Don’t rush with this part. Make the ad clear enough that people will know what they are supposed to do… and intriguing enough that they’ll want to do it.3. Monitor your ad performanceSurprisingly, even though this is so simple to do in Facebook, so many advertisers neglect this part. Instead, they set up their ads, pay their bill, and move on. But if your ad isn’t performing well, you actually have the ability to fix that in Facebook, thereby saving you from wasting a ton of money. So by utilizing the Facebook Ads Manager and Facebook Reports, you can actually learn how many people have looked at your ads, how many have clicked, your click through rate, and much, much more. This is very powerful information to have as an advertiser, so make use of it.4. Facebook expert adviceThere are tons of bloggers and consultants who have the knowledge and experience to help you make the right decisions in your Facebook advertising. And most of the advice, tips, and tricks can be accessed for free via blog posts or YouTube videos. Be sure to do a bit of research if you have a question… and, if it makes sense, take time to engage a professional’s assistance.So there you have it: four simple tips to get your started increasing your Facebook ad power exponentially!