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6 Questions to Help You Create a Bio that Gets Clients

By: Stephanie Tuesday April 17, 2018 comments Tags: Marketing, Copywriting, Lead attraction, Public speaking, Client attraction, About me page, product launch, Webinar, Branding, Website design

6 Questions to Help You Create a Bio that Gets Clients

Have you ever read an "About Me" page that looked and felt like an entry in an encyclopedia, or listened to a webinar presenter share a backstory that made you wonder why they were telling you all of this? Now, here's a better question: did you read or listen to the whole thing, or did you get bored and click away from the page partway through? Some bios inspire their audiences to contact you, or encourage them to buy your services. Others attempt to show the company's or presenter's credibility, but are too dry or irrelevant to get... Read More


DON'T Use This Teaching Point in Your Content Marketing if You Want to Get Clients

By: Stephanie Tuesday December 26, 2017 comments Tags: Marketing, Copywriting, Blogging, Article creation, Lead attraction, Client attraction, Email marketing, product launch, Content marketing, Webinar, Public relations, Lead nurture, Social media, Video marketing

DON'T Use This Teaching Point in Your Content Marketing if You Want to Get Clients

When I receive a proposal for a guest post or evaluate a client's education-based marketing, there's one mistake that will make me say "can't publish, must revise" faster than almost any other. A mistake that wastes your audience's time, and will make you look useless in the eyes of your potential clients. That mistake is saying "learn how to X", "research how to Y", or "figure out how to Z". Why is this type of teaching point so unacceptable? Imagine if you were sitting in math class, and your teacher said, "Now figure out how... Read More


Why Highly Educated People Often Struggle to Make Sales

By: Stephanie Tuesday July 18, 2017 comments Tags: Marketing, Copywriting, Public speaking, Client attraction, Email marketing, product launch, Content marketing, Webinar, Enrollment, Public relations, Lead nurture, Social media, Website design, Video marketing, Referral marketing

Why Highly Educated People Often Struggle to Make Sales

If you're a highly intelligent, educated person, you probably have a special challenge when it comes to making sales. You explain your offering to your client, you tell them what you'll help them do, and you give them a list of the things they'll get... ...but instead of getting as excited as you thought they would, and immediately taking action to purchase a product they obviously need, they go blank-eyed and seem to lose all interest. They might ask you "What does that mean?", give a neutrally polite "that's interesting", or tell... Read More


Is Curiosity Attracting Clients To Your Products, or Pushing Them Away?

By: Stephanie Tuesday April 11, 2017 comments Tags: Marketing, Copywriting, Blogging, Article creation, Lead attraction, Client attraction, Email marketing, product launch, Content marketing, Webinar, Public relations, Lead nurture, Social media

Is Curiosity Attracting Clients To Your Products, or Pushing Them Away?

When you try to raise curiosity in your potential clients, are you actually getting them interested, or just confusing them and turning them off? There's a right way and a wrong way to build curiosity. I recently participated in a #wattpad4 conversation on Twitter , where fiction authors congregate to discuss their craft. While the conversation was focused on fiction books, one of the participants gave a piece of advice that applies very strongly to marketing: "It's crucial that the opening line be CLEAR. Any questions the... Read More


When You're Trying to Write, but Just Can't Start: How to Write the First Few Paragraphs

By: Stephanie Tuesday March 21, 2017 comments Tags: Marketing, Copywriting, Blogging, Article creation, Lead attraction, Client attraction, Email marketing, product launch, Content marketing, Webinar, Lead nurture, Social media

When You're Trying to Write, but Just Can't Start: How to Write the First Few Paragraphs

Don't you hate it when you're supposed to write some content for your business, but you just can't figure out what to say in the first few sentences? One of the biggest challenges for a writer is knowing where and how to start. I've noticed this in my capacity both as a marketing copywriter and a novelist - sometimes, the first scene or paragraph is the hardest. This challenge stems partly from the fact that the first sentences are the most important. They're the ones that help your readers to decide whether or not to keep reading,... Read More


Do Your Clients Think They Don't Need Your Product?

By: Stephanie Tuesday March 14, 2017 comments Tags: Marketing, Copywriting, Blogging, Article creation, Lead attraction, Client attraction, Email marketing, product launch, Content marketing, Webinar, Enrollment, Public relations, Lead nurture, Social media, Branding

Do Your Clients Think They Don't Need Your Product?

Are you selling something your clients know they want? Or are you offering a cure for a disease they don't know they have? A little while ago, I was scrolling through my Twitter feed, and I came across this gem from Calvin and Hobbes: It reminded me of a recent conversation I'd had with one of my clients when I suggested that she change the name of a chapter in her course. Why did I want her to change it? Because her potential clients don't know that they need the mindset she was describing. And if they don't know they need... Read More


One Selling Point You Should NOT Use in Your Marketing

By: Stephanie Tuesday March 7, 2017 comments Tags: Marketing, Copywriting, Blogging, Article creation, Lead attraction, Client attraction, Email marketing, product launch, Content marketing, Webinar, Lead nurture, Social media

One Selling Point You Should NOT Use in Your Marketing

When you're describing your product and how it helps your clients, there's one "selling point" that you should seldom or never use: "Why you should/shouldn't X". Seriously, this is a sale-killer. "Why you should never do __"... "why it's vital to __ after each meal"... "why every business needs __"... those are all examples of phrases that DON'T belong in your emails, sales pages, blog posts, and other marketing materials. Why is "why you should/shouldn't" such a bad phrase? I'm going to be a hypocrite for a minute here, and... Read More


A Harsh Truth Every Business Owner Needs to Understand

By: Stephanie Tuesday February 28, 2017 comments Tags: Marketing, Copywriting, Lead attraction, Mindset, Client attraction, Email marketing, product launch, Content marketing, Webinar, Enrollment, Public relations, Lead nurture, Social media

A Harsh Truth Every Business Owner Needs to Understand

When I teach people how to describe their services, or when I write their materials for them, I often end up having to tell them a certain harsh truth: Unless they know you personally, your potential clients probably don't care about the things you care about. You know these things are important. I know they're important. But your clients don't know, and therefore, they don't care. At least, not until you give them a reason to care. Here are three things your clients don't care about as much as you might think. 1. Your... Read More


How to Concentrate For Long Periods Without Getting Distracted

By: Stephanie Tuesday February 21, 2017 comments Tags: product creation, Time management, Copywriting, Blogging, Article creation, Mindset, Motivation, Email marketing, product launch, Content marketing, Webinar

How to Concentrate For Long Periods Without Getting Distracted

In today's distraction-packed world, it can be a challenge to focus on one task for a protracted period of time. You're just getting into the groove, your train of thought is leaving the station, and you're ready to be productive... and then an email comes in, someone messages you on Facebook, or you think of something else that has to be done, and the next thing you know, you've lost half an hour. Now, not only are you behind schedule, but you're wasting even MORE time on mentally kicking yourself! This challenge comes up a lot in... Read More


´╗┐Should You Outline Your Marketing Materials, or Fly by the Seat of Your Pants?

By: Stephanie Tuesday January 31, 2017 comments Tags: Marketing, product creation, Copywriting, Blogging, Article creation, Client attraction, About me page, Email marketing, Content marketing, Webinar

´╗┐Should You Outline Your Marketing Materials, or Fly by the Seat of Your Pants?

For every writer, whether in the field of fiction or nonfiction, there's an important question that needs to be asked: "Should I outline my material before I write it, or fly by the seat of my pants?" If you write blog posts, web pages, articles, video scripts, sales pages, training programs, courses, or ebooks for your business, this question will probably come up for you. Both methods have their merits. Flying by the seat of your pants - or "pantsing", to use a more concise and funnier-sounding term - allows for a greater degree of... Read More



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