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How To Pay For Facebook Ads in Kenya

How To Pay For Facebook Ads in Kenya (Illustrated)

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Today, I want to show you how to pay for Facebook ads in Kenya. There are two ways to do that. One, through a bank card, and the second one is through PayPal.

Truth is, I haven’t used PayPal, so I won’t delve into it, but as soon as I have an experience with, I will update you with the details.

Also, there is a reason why I am yet to use PayPal.

See, running Facebook ads can be a little challenging especially when it comes to payments. I can’t tell you how many people get their accounts banned or restricted because of a small issue with their payment methods.

PayPal has to be one of the most strict payment methods I have ever seen. For example, if you’ve never used it before, there is a limit to how much funds you can transfer. Failure to do so, you risk getting banned and your money being held hostage for at least 180 days.

Yes, it has happened to me.

Solution?

I always use bank cards; either credit cards or debit cards. Well, I don’t own any credit card (but some of my clients do), so I prefer a debit card (ATM card).

If you have a bank account there is a high chance you already own a debit card. With that, all you have to do is add it to your Facebook ad account as a payment method.

Here is how:

How to pay for Facebook Ads in Kenya

Here, I will be showing you how to add a bank card to your Facebook ad account. Also, you can use the same process to add PayPal if that’s your preferred method.

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Step #1: Login into the Facebook account.

login to facebook in Kenya

You need to be logged in to your Facebook account that is attached to the page you’d normally run ads on. I know you have more than one accounts, so use the one with admin rights to the page.

Step #2: Click on Create Ads

Once logged in, locate the (+) button on the top right corner of your screen. See the screenshot below for help.

creating ads on facebook in Kenya

Select ‘Ad’ from the list.

How To Pay For Facebook Ads in Kenya

It will open the ads manager on a new window (assuming you are using a laptop or desktop).

This is where you get to manage everything about your ad campaigns. Also, use this same button every time you want to create a new ad. Better yet, bookmark the page for quick access whenever you need it.

bookmarking facebook page in Kenya

Ready for the next step?

Step #3: Open Business Tools tab

On your right, there is a business tools tab. Click on it.

updating facebook ads payment method in Kenya

This gives you several options.

Click on Billing.

How To Pay For Facebook Ads in Kenya

As you can see, there are two of them, but all lead to one destination.

Step #4: Payment Settings

adding payment method to your facebook ad account

Tab on Payment Settings.

You should see a window like the one below.

adding payment method to facebook in Kenya

Click on Add Payment Method.

Here, you will be able to add either a credit card or debit card, and that is how to pay for Facebook ads in Kenya.

adding credit or debit card to facebook

Pick the country (which is Kenya) and follow instructions. Once done, click continue to finalize the process.

On this same window, you can set a spending limit.

setting facebook ads spending limit in Kenya

This is the amount you don’t want to exceed and your ads will be paused when this amount is reached.

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Wrapping up

If you added an ATM card, that is what you will be using to pay Facebook ads in Kenya.

Now, to understand how much you will be paying, here is an article on the cost of Facebook advertising in Kenya.


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Marketing is my profession, been working as a digital marketer for over 5 years now. Back then, things were different from what you see today. That is the reason why I started this blog, to share my experiences and how I handle marketing challenges I encounter. I hope you find them useful. When not watching cartoons, (yes, I know what that means), you will find me creating content for my blogs.

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