Take Your Reader For a Drive

When I critique, edit, or rewrite sales copy, I discover that many clients commit some common errors. Granted, not all of them are writers. But most of them fail to drive customer actions not because they lack writing skills but because they fail to look at their copy...

How I Write Copy in Seven Steps

A lot of people ask me how I write copy. I don't mean the actual writing process (such as how I come up with headlines, bullets, offers, etc), but how I tackle the actual task of composing a new sales piece from scratch. Everyone is different. My writing process is...

Are Bottlenecks Clogging Your Sales?

When a sales page is not performing to your expectations, what's the worst thing you can possibly do? Nothing. By making changes, any changes, you can strengthen your copy and improve your sales — provided you track those changes. In most cases, there are...

Tip #10: Top 10 Reasons Why Lists Work

People like numbers and really love lists, especially bulleted lists. Numbers promise bite-sized, easier-to-digest chunks of information. Lists are short and sweet, and cluster similar ideas for greater impact. Headlines that list a number make a concrete and credible...

Tip #7: Turn Subheads Into Headlines

Often, we try too hard to be creative or clever with our headlines that we ignore better ones that are quite often right under our noses. If your headline is too confusing, people are forced to scan subheads to get context or understand your point. But that's rare....