Have you ever seen the movie The Prestige? (Quick synopsis: After a tragic accident, two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other.) In it, one of the main characters dissects the elements of a magic trick. First, you show the object that will be manipulated (i.e. the rabbit in a hat that … [Read more...] about What the Movie “The Prestige” Can Teach You About Copywriting
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?
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 little … [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
It happens all the time. You have what you think is a "marketing problem." You have a disappointing product launch. You have issues consistently selling your services. A program that used to sell well stopped. There are a lot of reasons why this could be happening, and in most (if not all) of the cases, the issue comes down to what looks like a marketing problem. But, … [Read more...] about Marketing Problem? The Surprising Reasons You’re Not Making Money
Let me start by asking you a question. As part of your sales process, when you're in a sales or enrollment conversation, do you assume you're going to hear a “yes” or a “no”? Now, I’m not asking how attached you are to hearing a “yes.” Say, for instance, you're feeling stressed about money. You might feel like you absolutely need a prospect to say “yes,” or you won't be able … [Read more...] about [Your Sales Process] Are You Assuming the Yes or Assuming the No?
There's just no getting around it. If you want to be an entrepreneur and own your own business, you gotta sell something. Because if you're not selling something -- your time, your expertise, a product, a book, an opportunity, SOMETHING -- you're not making any money. And that kind of defeats the whole purpose of having a business. (Not only that, if you're not selling … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! I Can’t Sell Because I Hate Selling!
First off, what exactly is a long copy sales letter? Those are those web site pages where you scroll down and down for like forever trying to find the price and asking yourself "who reads these things anyway?" Yeah. Those are the ones. The short answer is yes, those long copy sales letter do in fact, make sales, even if you personally find them annoying. And there are … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! That Long Copy Sales Letter Doesn’t Actually Work, Does It?
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
The product launch: it's a great way for a conscious, mission-driven spiritual entrepreneur to build both the buzz and her biz, when done right. But did you know that a product launch can also pay off in other ways too? In other words, a “successful" product launch can mean many positive things for your business, AND for you, that have nothing to do with the number of sales … [Read more...] about A New, Love-Based Approach to the Product Launch: 5 Reasons Why Launching a Product Can Be a BIG Win, Even If You Don’t Make Many Sales