I’ve been knocking around the online industry for well over a decade, and none of the marketing mistakes I bring up in this post are new. But it IS important. So, I thought I’d create a handy little cheat sheet for you to use every time you’re feeling stuck. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it), many marketing-related challenges can be … [Read more...] about [Infographic] 5 of the Biggest Marketing Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make Over and Over Again
If you want to sell more in your business, you might want to start by improving your persuasion. And, the key to successful persuasion is to tap into people's emotions. That's the secret to getting people to take action—you tap into their emotions. It doesn't matter if you're persuading a potential buyer to invest in your offerings or your kids to go to bed at a decent … [Read more...] about How to Persuade Using Love Versus Fear
One of the biggest issues I see that affect an entrepreneurs' success is when they're making an offer, they end up making what I call a "mushy" offer. What is a mushy offer? It's an offer that really doesn't mean anything. It's vague or too broad or sounds like every other offer out there … which means it doesn't stand out and and speak to your ideal prospects. My … [Read more...] about [Making an Offer] Are You Making “Mushy” Offers?
Let's start from the very beginning with the definition of an opt-in page. An opt in page is a page that, in exchange for a person’s contact information (typically an email address), gives access to some sort of gift or freebie. Why would you give something away for free? To build your subscriber email list—because having a list of ideal prospects you can email anytime … [Read more...] about [Infographic] 3 Keys for Crafting A Hot Opt-in Page That Converts
I'm sure you've heard this a million times already, but the key to your business success is building an subscriber email list. BUT, not just any old list of emails. This should be a list of your ideal prospects, who have given you permission to contact them, and who are (ideally) actively reading and responding to your emails. Ah, now it's just gotten a … [Read more...] about [Infographic] 5 Steps to Creating a Responsive Subscriber Email List
If you consider yourself a conscious, heart-centered, mission-driven, spiritual entrepreneur, you may have been horrified when you first learned the basics of traditional copy, marketing, and sales. There was NO WAY you wanted to use tactics and strategies that felt so hype-y and sales-y and inauthentic in your marketing. Right? But, what were the alternatives? Not using … [Read more...] about Sell More with Love: Why Fear-Based Marketing Works
Before I answer that question, let me dig into a little of the history of Love-Based Copywriting and how it came to be birthed into the world. (As a quick reminder, copy is writing promotional copy for businesses, not to be confused with protecting intellectual property or putting a copyright on something.) Back in the early 2000s, when the Internet was coming into its own, … [Read more...] about But Does Love-Based Copywriting Work?
Years ago, when I was studying the craft of writing fiction, I ran across a book that talked about how story was the "sugarcoating" to make the "medicine go down.” The example the author used was fairy tales, which he claimed were old-fashioned morality lessons (the medicine) wrapped in story (the sugarcoating). People would want to read the fairy tales, and when they did, … [Read more...] about How to Add Magic to Your Marketing with the Power of Story
As a copywriter and marketing expert, I've found SEO to be a really valuable tool. And that's why I thought I'd put together this little step-by-step primer on SEO basics including using keyword research to grow your business . But, first, let's start with a little background on what SEO is and why it's important. SEO stands for “search engine optimization,” which is “the … [Read more...] about SEO Basics: How to Use Keyword Research to Grow Your Business