Category Archive for "Copywriting"

Just Add Hustle Podcast Interview – 4 Career Crashing Mistakes for Copywriters to Avoid

If you’ve ever wanted to hear my dulcet tones, your lucky day has arrived. I sat down with Crucible reader and natural health copywriter Paul Buzan (who has the envied position of being one of Parris Lampropoulos’ copy cubs) to share

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7 Tactics Drayton Bird Told Me that Most Marketers Don’t Know About

It’s unbelievable. But the sad reality is that a lot of marketers don’t study. They create campaigns based on intuition, creativity and hope, instead of studying classic ads from the last fifty years to see how selling in print is

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Why I Don’t Charge Per Hour

If you’re charging per hour, you’re undercharging. Why? Because in this madcap world of freelancing there are all manner of tasks beyond sitting down and writing copy. Try this for a week: Track everything you do on a spreadsheet. It

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What Separates Amateurs from the Pros

Research. That’s what makes the grizzled veterans standout and is the key to higher conversions. Within a few years (or months, in some cases) of hand copying sales letters and working from templates, you should be writing out decent sales

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Dealing with Failure

We all have to face this at some point in our working lives. We work our fingers to the bone to get a campaign launched, only to see it fizzle for a while before dying completely. The clickthrough rate is

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Sir Winston Churchill’s ‘4 Iron Clad Rules’ of Persuasive Copywriting

Sir Winston Churchill is famed for being the ‘British Bulldog’ whose speeches galvanized a nation against seemingly insurmountable odds. He was also a writing workhorse. Over his lifetime, he wrote more words than Dickens and Shakespeare combined. His published speeches stretch to eighteen

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8 Ways to Spice Up Stories About Your Product

“Grab a cushion and gather round. I have a story to tell.” Everyone has fond memories of story time as kids. And the love of a good tale, of heroes, villains and victory against the odds, never dies. For this reason,

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The Simple Way to Write Copy

People often ask me what it takes to become a copywriter. What I tell them is this… to be a great (or just good) copywriter you don’t need to be able to write like Hemingway. But you DO need to

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Final Week to Register for Copyhour in 2016

What’s the best way to get good, nay, an expert at writing copy? Copy that harnesses time proven persuasive techniques, emotional storytelling and buying triggers that send conversions to the moon? You could read all the classics by Hopkins, Bly, Ogilvy, Kennedy

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4 Better Ways of Getting Exposure than Press Releases

Do you still write press releases for clients? If you have media contacts, it may be a worthwhile strategy. But just publishing press release in the hope they get read by the right people is about as effective as air dropping it

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