Tag: Sales Letter

The overlooked art of reassurance in copywriting

The overlooked art of reassurance in copywriting

Reassurance isn’t a term that’s widely used in copywriting. Have a quick scan through the index pages of Cialdini’s Influence, Daniel H. Pink’s To Sell is Human or even Ogilvy’s On Advertising and you won’t find any special preference given to the word. Does that make it redundant? Does the fact that late greats and […]

January 7, 2014 | By | 7 Replies More
In the bath with Vince Stanzione

In the bath with Vince Stanzione

For reasons that are quite frankly beyond me, I was recently reading a sales letter in the bath – Vince Stanzione’s Making Money from Financial Spread Trading, to be precise. I realise it’s not an image you want in your head… But there you have it. I’m sorry. The good news: There were three very […]

December 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
The first thing you must do to write successful sales letters

The first thing you must do to write successful sales letters

To write truly successful sales letters, you need to understand inherently what makes people buy things. It’s not easy. It takes time. You need to watch people. You need to listen to people. You need to interact with people. Put the time in and eventually you’ll start to think differently. You’ll be able to look […]

September 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
James Altucher on Choose Yourself, copywriting and living with puppets

James Altucher on Choose Yourself, copywriting and living with puppets

I read a book called Choose Yourself. It made me think, which I guess is the best thing a book can do. The author is a chap called James Altucher. As well as being a successful author, he’s also a well-known blogger, a super-intelligent entrepreneur and a well-respected investor to boot. When I got in […]

August 1, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Set the mood: don’t let bad email copy ruin your sales letter

Set the mood: don’t let bad email copy ruin your sales letter

No one wakes up in the morning and thinks ‘hey, I need a financial newsletter’… So suggested Agora founder, financial newsletter publisher and legendary copywriter in his own right, Bill Bonner. We can go one further: no one wakes up in the morning and thinks ‘hey, I need to read a direct response sales letter’. […]

July 25, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
From the web: Joe Polish interviews copywriter Parris Lampropoulos

From the web: Joe Polish interviews copywriter Parris Lampropoulos

I wanted to share this genius network interview with you as I think there are a lot of very strong insights shared in it. It’s an interview Joe Polish did with Parris Lampropoulos for Joe’s Genius Network. (www.geniusnetwork.com) For those who don’t know, Joe Polish is a carpet cleaner turned incredibly intelligent marketer. You should […]

July 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Increase conversion with a tweak to your testimonials

Increase conversion with a tweak to your testimonials

For months my partner couldn’t sit. In fact, she could hardly walk. And at the lowest point, it seemed like the problem would never go away. Physical therapists advised exercises, strapped tape across her bum (I’m still not sure why) and prescribed painkillers to mask the discomfort. Still, nothing improved. Eventually an MRI scan was […]

July 16, 2013 | By | 6 Replies More
Beginner’s guide to direct response copywriting available for Kindle

Beginner’s guide to direct response copywriting available for Kindle

I’ve just published a new book for Kindle… Buy This Now: A Beginner’s Guide to Direct Response Copywriting. Inside I’ve brought together ten simple rules that I recommend you follow when it comes to starting out in your copywriting career. This isn’t abstract stuff. It’s specific advice that you can apply to any copy you’re […]

June 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Sharpen your direct response sales letter in one simple move

Sharpen your direct response sales letter in one simple move

Often the first few lines of a direct response sales letter are redundant. Sometimes, even the first few paragraphs are too. Look again at the opening of any sales letter you’re working on and ask if it would not be stronger to start a little further in. You see, when we start writing we are […]

June 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Why good copy will always turn features into benefits

Why good copy will always turn features into benefits

Whenever I’m looking to take on a trainee copywriter, one of the tasks I always set is the same. It’s designed to see if the writer is able to turn features into benefits. On the face of it seems a very simple exercise… And frankly, it is. But it reveals something about a writer that […]

April 26, 2013 | By | 5 Replies More