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The 30-Second Hack for More Conversational Copy

The 30-Second Hack for More Conversational Copy

Conversational copy.

It’s a buzzphrase that’s thrown around a lot right now in the online marketing world. But it’s so much more than buzzy.

Writing the way you speak is an effective way to connect with and compel your readers.

The weird thing is, when most people try to write conversationally, they clam up. They sweat it too much, wondering “how would the cool kids say this?” instead of just letting the words flow naturally.

Writing conversational copy and un-learning the formal writing rules we learned in school takes practice.

Let’s start with the easiest, baby-est step you can take. Grab my hand, little love bug…you can do this. 🙂

It’s a super simple trick (won’t take more than 30 seconds) to transform your stiff, formal copy into warm, sounds-like-a-friend words.
 
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How to Use Your Blog to Supercharge the Know-Like-Trust Process

How to Use Your Blog to Supercharge the Know-Like-Trust Process

We all know that in order for somebody to buy from you online, they need to achieve the magic triad:

  • Know you
  • Like you
  • Trust you

 
What if I told you that you could start using your blog posts like a tool to supercharge that process, to speed up the time between when readers are just getting to know you and when they trust you enough to buy from you?

Well, you can…and the solution starts in a very unsexy way: by getting organized with your blog posts. Keep Reading »

The Simple Truth Copywriters Know About Copy that Converts

The Simple Truth Copywriters Know About Copy that Converts

Ten years ago, almost to the day, I was working in a summer camp.

If you’ve ever worked at a camp before, you know that you bond with people really quickly. You’re all thrown into this brand new situation together and become fast friends.

Because of that intensely close bond, I did something pretty stupid. Keep Reading »

What the French Know About Effective Branding

What the French Know About Effective Branding

I’m doing something a little bit weird right now.

I’m reading a French parenting book…which is weird because a) I’m not French and b) I’m not a parent.

A friend of mine was telling me about this book a few weeks ago and it sounded so fascinating that I had to check it out…kids or no kids.

The book is Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting.

The way of the French parent is very, very different to the way we raise kids here in the US. And it has a pretty big effect on the children.

(Picture eloquent little three-year-olds who order foie gras off the menu — “S’il vous plait, monsieur!” — and sleep through the night after two months.)

I came across a story in the book that teaches an incredibly important lesson about copywriting and branding, so I just had to share… Keep Reading »

Should I Send My Sales Emails to My Entire List?

Should I Send My Sales Emails to My Entire List?

There’s one question that comes up again and again when people are launching:

Should I send my sales emails to my entire list?

The logic is simple: you’ve got uber compelling sales copy that is going to motivate people to click and buy. So you want as many people as possible to get those messages, right?

As tempting as it is to send your sales emails to your entire list, I don’t recommend it. Here’s why…
 
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Steal this Disney strategy to make your writing more interesting (…and have more fun writing it!)

Steal this Disney strategy to make your writing more interesting (…and have more fun writing it!)

One topic that comes up again and again in Facebook groups, webinar comments, and my audience surveys

How to make your writing more interesting.

Writing in a way that lets your personality shine through is tough. How do you find that fine line between being authentic and being unprofessional?

As someone who lives on that there fine line, I’ve got a really fun copywriting trick to share with you today. Keep Reading »

The Simple Pre-Launch Survey for a Triple-Threat Launch

The Simple Pre-Launch Survey for a Triple-Threat Launch

Launching is overwhelming.

I won’t try to convince you otherwise!

There’s so much to do. So many potential strategies to consider. And a crazy amount of moving pieces to keep track of.

The best plan of attack is to focus your limited energy on the things that matter most. Yes, there are a million and one things you could do. But that doesn’t mean you have to do #allofthethings.

You can instead focus on #onlythesmartestthings…
 
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7 questions that get better client testimonials

7 questions that get better client testimonials

One thing we all want as business owners?

More and better client testimonials.

And with good reason…

88% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations.

68% of buyers read reviews as they’re building their short-list of purchase options.

71% of people agree that consumer reviews make them more comfortable that they’re buying the right product/service.
 
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6 Clever Ways to Wow Your Clients…In 10 Minutes or Less

6 Clever Ways to Wow Your Clients…In 10 Minutes or Less

I have this 10-minute rule.

As someone who feels chronically busy and someone who really likes a tidy house, I need to play mind games with myself to stay on track.

The rule’s simple: If a household chore will take me under ten minutes to complete, I just do it.

These micro-bursts of tidying make a huge difference to achieving my life goal of having a home that’s always surprise-visitor-ready.

As a big fan of the micro-burst of effort, I incorporate the same practice into my business.

Whenever I find myself with just a couple minutes to spare in between bigger tasks, the first place I go to fill that time is with small acts of client love.
 
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