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Want Better Copy? Go On A Quest!

Writing copy usually involves two major things: figuring out what to say and then how to say it. The second part is usually the easiest, because figuring out what to say is often a whole lot harder than how to say it. It requires a lot of research, creativity, time, and, of course, “sales detective […]

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Copywriting Tips From Joe Valente

Freud on the Rebound So I’m clearing out some space on my shelves to make a little room for hiding presents (or as my wife, Heather, likes to call it, “Thinning out the collection of crap”) when my mind starts to wander. Now, this is not an unusual thing, because I’m a sentimentalist (a.k.a. “packrat”). […]

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How to Write Carrot Wielding Copy!

A significant reason behind most floundering websites is the lack of a response-driven message — an effective one that gets people to do something, even if it’s to keep reading. A direct response message is not just about response. It’s comprised of three elements: it must be 1) captivating (it captures the reader’s attention), 2) […]

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Use Scarcity To Sell, Not Scare

Takeaway selling, for the uninitiated, is a way to limit the supply of a product or service in some way to increase scarcity of an offer. Because it’s a proven fact that scarcity sells. It’s that ageless law of supply and demand. The less the supply is, the greater the demand will be. People don’t […]

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What Performs Better: Long Copy Or Short Copy?

Here’s a reprint of an answer I gave a student in another forum who asked: “Long copy? Or short copy?” 1. Long copy versus short copy has been the single greatest debate since the beginning of the printing press. But long copy always outperforms short copy. Don’t be long for the sake of being long. […]