After I left copywriting and moved to SEO consulting, I’m often asked why. Shady clients and losing my entire family played a major role. Here’s the full story.
Preamble: This post was originally written in late 2006. It’s my answer to a common question I get quite often. It needed an update, so here it is. Someone recently asked me this question: “I was wondering, ‘What keeps Michel Fortin writing?’ I mean, Michel, what is your 3, 5, or 7-point formula to get […]
My last post, where a disgruntled copywriter demanded “the truth” about creating wealth in copywriting, inspired copywriter Andrew Cavanagh to share the story of his beginnings on my forum: “Here’s how I made my first ‘money’ in copywriting.” Then one by one, other copywriters started adding their own. The responses were nothing short of amazing! […]
5 things to consider when beginning a funnel marketing approach. This approach will help build quality leads and set your sales process apart from marketing spam.
A subscriber to my daily newsletter, Corinne Swainger, asked a question, reprinted here with permission: Today, many people tend to associate the word “copywriter” with someone who only writes websites, content marketing or blogs. This often means practically everyone now thinks they can write, and is therefore a copywriter. My own background is based in […]
Having a community of existing clients in certain professions, such as lawyers and doctors, and a digital marketing specialist is obviously challenging if not prohibitive.
In 1992, I wrote power positioning as a way to help attract clients in my early career as a marketing consultant without the need for cold-calling or selling.
The most important part of your copy is not your headline, not your offer, and certainly not your benefits. The most important part is your customer. Sounds obvious, right? But I’ve critiqued some pretty good copy. Very well-written and compelling, too. But if the conversion rate is low (hence, the reason why I was hired […]
I experimented with creating my own video or vlogging series based on questions people asked. But this was just an experiment. I later switched to another channel, but I wanted to post the eight episodes here. If you want to know when I post new stuff, subscribe to my YouTube channel. Better yet, sign up […]