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

By: Stephanie O'Brien 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 O'Brien 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 O'Brien 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 O'Brien 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 O'Brien 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


Avoid Losing Leads by Using the Scavenger Hunt Principle of Marketing

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday February 14, 2017 comments Tags: Marketing, Copywriting, Blogging, Client attraction, Email marketing, product launch, Content marketing, Public relations, Business planning, Lead nurture, Social media

Avoid Losing Leads by Using the Scavenger Hunt Principle of Marketing

Are you giving your leads the best possible chance of becoming customers, or are you needlessly losing them somewhere along the way? The answer to that question partly depends on how well you use the "Scavenger Hunt" principle when creating your sales funnel. What is the Scavenger Hunt principle? As kids - or as adults - you may have played a game where one person made and hid a series of clues, and the others had to find them. Each clue led to the location of the next clue. Sometimes, if you were lucky - or unlucky, depending... Read More


10 Branding Mistakes You Can NOT Afford to Make

Tuesday November 15, 2016 comments Tags: Marketing, product creation, Copywriting, Lead attraction, Client attraction, graphic design, Content marketing, Public relations, Business planning, Social media, Branding

10 Branding Mistakes You Can NOT Afford to Make

Today's blog post is brought to you by guest writer Niraj Ranjan Rout. For a coach or entrepreneur, your brand is one of your most valuable distinction points. It makes you unique and sets you apart from other similar businesses offering similar services. In short, it answers the most important question your customers tend to ask: Why should I choose you?. "Your brand is the single most important investment you can make in your business." - Steve Forbes You must make sure that your brand captures the soul of your company and... Read More


Guest Star Post: 4 Questions that Determine Whether Your Marketing Materials Will Get Clients

By: Stephanie O'Brien Friday October 28, 2016 comments Tags: Marketing, Copywriting, Lead attraction, Client attraction, Email marketing, product launch, Content marketing, Public relations, Lead nurture, Social media

Guest Star Post: 4 Questions that Determine Whether Your Marketing Materials Will Get Clients

You have lots of valuable wisdom, tools and strategies to share... but do your marketing materials convey that value? Or do they just confuse your clients, or leave them feeling ambivalent toward your offering? In today's Guest Star blog post, I'm sharing 4 questions you can use to test your marketing materials BEFORE using them, so you can avoid losing time, money and leads on materials that are sure to flop. I'll also reveal 3 problems that often prevent coaches and entrepreneurs from getting clients, so you can avoid losing clients to... Read More


Guest Star Post: How to Get More Clients With Social Media

By: Stephanie O'Brien Friday April 8, 2016 comments Tags: Marketing, Lead attraction, Client attraction, Content marketing, Public relations, Lead nurture, Social media

Guest Star Post: How to Get More Clients With Social Media

​​ While it may be t empting to simply schedule some content, update your pages, and otherwise ignore your social media accounts, it takes more than that to turn your social presence into sales. In today's Guest Star blog post, you'll get 3 valuable tips for choosing the right platform, and attracting more clients through social media. ... Read More


Guest Star Post: 7 Ways to Get Leads For Your Business

By: Stephanie O'Brien Friday March 25, 2016 comments Tags: Marketing, Copywriting, Blogging, Lead attraction, Client attraction, Email marketing, product launch, Content marketing, Public relations, Social media

Guest Star Post: 7 Ways to Get Leads For Your Business

Before you can enroll clients, you need to get their attention. But in today's busy, cluttered world, putting your message in front of the right people can be a challenge. Today, I'm going to share 7 ways you can connect with more potential clients, and get more leads for your business. ... Read More


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