Spotlight on AWAI's Monthly Copywriting Genius

Monthly Copywriting Genius, a publication by AWAI (American Writers and Artists Institute), which focuses on top direct response copywriters, is spotlighting me in its current issue. 

In the interview I reveal:
• How injecting “organic urgency” can boost response
• The one thing to add to your “story” that will grab the attention of your audience
• When online copy can be similar to offline copy and when it needs to be different
• How to write better headlines
• Why knowing the rational benefits of a product or service is not enough

This issue of Monthly Copywriting Genius also features an analysis of one of my recent direct response winners for an investment publication subscription campaign which beat the original control by 444%.

To read an excerpt of the interview, click copywriting interview.

To read the full interview plus analysis of one of my projects click
www.Monthlycopywritinggenius.com (subscription publication)

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How to Make Your Sales Pages and Letters More Effective

While each sales page and sales letter is different, the good ones have a number of things in common. They attract attention, tell a story, show proof, add a sense of urgency – in short, they have the ability to close the sale. Here is a list I gathered of just some of the things you should check for in your sales pages and letters:

Does the headline command attention?

Does the main subhead (deck copy) elaborate on the headline and make me want to read the next sentence?

Is your unique selling proposition evident?

Do you address the readers problem/pain?

Make it sound like a personal letter written to one person (the target audience)

Is your guarantee convincing?

Use active tense instead of passive tense

Use compelling details/facts/statistics to support your case

Don’t state your call to action too soon or too late

Answer the implicit question “so what?” throughout the letter

Keep in mind the 4U’s of effective sales copy: Urgent, Useful, Unique, and Ultra-specific

For a list of 36 suggestions and tips on more effective sales letters and pages, check my newsletter at http://www.yourmarketingroadmap.com/ezine6_23.htm

If you’re interested in using my services to craft more effective sales pages and letters for your business, call 1 888-650-9714.

Or check out my copy coaching program…

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