How to Improve Your Writing Without Writing a Word

Written by Walter Burek

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"The Importance Of Sales Copy"

Written by Randall Helling

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"Your Health Depends On This Information!" "Stop Letting Others Cheat You Out Of Income!" "This New Vitamin Will Add Years To Life"

I even saw a headline recently that read: "Don't Open This!" (...of course, I admittedly did!)

The point is, try to get readers focused on a quick benefit. Grab their attention. If you can't do it inrepparttar initial heading, try a sub-heading.

Inrepparttar 108152 example above, "Don't Open This!"...the sub-heading read, "Just another example of a sales heading that increases profits"

Notice thatrepparttar 108153 sub-heading spoke only aboutrepparttar 108154 benefits ofrepparttar 108155 initial heading...and it was emotional.

Remember,repparttar 108156 heading is only a part ofrepparttar 108157 overall sales letter. You need to incorporate all ofrepparttar 108158 parts to be successful. To learn more about all ofrepparttar 108159 parts of an effective sales copy, visit my website at:

To Your Success, Randall Helling

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