I believe one of the things that prevent people from fully realizing their creative potential is the idea of stereotypes. For example, maybe you think you “can’t” be creative, because you don't look, act, live, etc., a certain way. Unfortunately, that kind of belief can become so powerful, it actually ends up crippling your creativity. That’s why today, I’m wanted to … [Read more...] about Are Creative Stereotypes Holding You Back?
Here's a little truth about success. If you want to succeed, especially as a business owner or entrepreneur, you have got to be creative. It's not enough to just master the current "hot" marketing tactic. The industry is changing so rapidly that the smart money is on what Stephen Covey called "sharpening the saw" or taking care of YOU. Your creativity, your knowledge, … [Read more...] about Quiz: Are You Creative?
As a professional writer (copywriter, blogger, fiction and nonfiction book author), not only do I write a lot, but I also read a lot. In addition, I'm also committed to me becoming a better writer, so I'm constantly looking for ways I can up my game. One of the things I've noticed that sets the good/great writers apart from the “so-so” writers is rhythm—how the writing … [Read more...] about Becoming a Better Writer: 3 Tips for Improving Your Writing Rhythm
I was recently cleaning out some old papers I happened to find at the bottom of my desk, when I came across some teachings from Dan Kennedy. If you haven't heard of Dan Kennedy, he's this old, grizzled marketing and copy guru and author of the No BS series of books. In the beginning of my career, I learned a lot about how to write traditional copy from him. (He was also the … [Read more...] about The Secret to Building a Business That Can Weather Any Storm … No Matter How Scary
Niche and Ideal Client are buzzwords among business owners, right? And in many cases, they’re used interchangeably. But as I explained in a recent post, “3 Reasons Your Ideal Client—Not Your Target Market or Niche—Is a Cornerstone of Building Your Love-Based Business,” there’s a huge difference between niche and ideal client. The distinction is an important one, and … [Read more...] about Niche vs. Ideal Client – Which Is Better to Grow Your Business?
I'm going to start by making a bold statement about the mighty bullet point: In addition to being benefit-rich, as I mentioned in The Bullet Point: The Holy Grail of Copywriting, if you want to inspire your ideal client to buy, your bullet point should come from a place of love, rather than fear. As you know, it’s my mission to give heart-centered and conscious … [Read more...] about The Mighty Bullet Point: How to Write Love-Based Bullet Points That Inspire Your Ideal Clients to Take Action
If you’ve been following my blog, you probably understand the difference between fear-based marketing and love-based marketing. But did you know that if you're not in a love-based mindset, you're going to have a difficult time writing great love-based copy? Here's why: any fear-based emotions you experience around your business and/or your marketing will shine through in … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons Your Mindset Is Crucial to Writing Love-Based Copy
"Love-Based Copywriting Method" is the book that started the Love-Based Business movement. Before I wrote this book, entrepreneurs didn't have much of a choice on how they wanted to market themselves with their promotional copy (copywriting is writing marketing materials, nothing to do with putting a copyright on something or protecting intellectual property). They could … [Read more...] about [Video] The Story Behind the Story — “Love-Based Copywriting Method”
If there is one element of direct response copywriting that has the potential to get people to click that "Buy Now" button, it's the mighty bullet point. A well-written bullet point, or set of bullet points, has the potential to close the deal faster than almost any other element in your marketing copy. Why? Well, because a bullet point is a tool that is quick to read, … [Read more...] about The Bullet Point: The Holy Grail of Copywriting