Killer Sales Copy Formula

Written by Al Martinovic

A good formula when writing sales copy be it for your website, an email to potential customers or prospects, placing an ad etc. is by using 3 simple steps.

Step 1 - Create a problem

What is your customers or prospects biggest concern or problem? Define what it is and write about it. Everybody has some kind of problem whether big or small that interests them in your product or service.

Step 2 - Agitate Them

Makerepparttar problem larger than life. Tap into their emotions. Pour salt on their wounds. You have to make them feel so angry that they are pacingrepparttar 108168 room thinking "this has got to stop" or "I have to do something about this."

Step 3 - Offer a Solution

Now that you got them where you want them, offer them a solution to their problem, which is your product or service, and listrepparttar 108169 features associated with it as well.

This formula can be applied to almost every product or service imagineable.

Is It Time For A Copy Facelift?

Written by Karon Thackston

by Karon Thackston © 2003

I just had to laugh! During a recent conversation about how often you should change your copy, I had one person tell me “Well, if there were any *good* copywriters out there, they’d be able to write it once, and it would work forever!” Oh really? Actually, nothing could be further fromrepparttar truth.

It is extremely rare for advertising copy to last for extended periods of time. Changing your copy is a given,repparttar 108167 reason being that people and events change. Since we, as copywriters, are reaching our customers on an emotional level, we have to stay in tune with what’s going on in their lives and their worlds. Let’s look at an example.

Say you rent mailing lists. Your primary benefit might be that you haverepparttar 108168 largest lists available offering a minimum of 100,000 names per category. Things are going great, and you’re renting lists like wildfire. But then – right inrepparttar 108169 middle of your success –repparttar 108170 postal service increases rates substantially.

All of a sudden, your rentals begin to drop dramatically. Here you are screaming aboutrepparttar 108171 largest lists available anywhere, and your customer is thinking about how much his postage expense is going to skyrocket.

The businesses you rent lists to are now very concerned. What *used* to be your biggest benefit is now your biggest deterrent. Your customers no longer want to rent lists that have a minimum of 100,000 names. Instead, they’d love to be able to rent much smaller lists – inrepparttar 108172 5,000 to 10,000 quantity range. Yep! You guessed it. It’s time to change your copy, USP and all!

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