It is time to hire a professional copywriter when…

It’s time to hire a professional copywriter when…

– You need copy that sells, but your current sales copy isn’t getting the job done

– You’re doing a dozen other things in your business, and you just don’t have time to do everything yourself

– You’ve hired cheap copywriters from freelance sites, and just ended up wasting your money

– You’re ready to get serious about bringing more sales to your business

If any of these things sound familiar, then it’s time to hire a professional copywriter.

You don’t need to spend tens of thousands of dollars on some corporate ad agency… But you also don’t want to hire some $50 content spinner who barely speaks English.
No, you need to hire a professional copywriter who
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Here’s a basic mindset formula for writing sales copy

OK, so the other morning I had a few minutes to spare, and I decided to cruise one of the marketing forums I sometimes visit.

On this particular morning, a newbie marketer asked a question I’ve seen more than once, about writing sales copy.

Well, like I said, I had a few minutes to spare. So this time I answered the call and tried to help this guy out with a quick (beginners) primer on the mindset you should have when writing sales copy.

And even though I only gave the guy a basic answer, I still think the answer might serve anyone who has a similar question.

So I’m posting it here for your enjoyment? (Education? Advantage? Benefit?)

Anyway, here’s the exchange that took place (slightly edited, to remove the askers personal info)…
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context in copywriting

Syntax and Context in copywriting _ part2

In a previous post, we talked about “syntax” in copywriting. (In case you missed it, you can read it here)
For the rest of us, here’s a quick reminder… syntax basically refers to the order of the words we use in our communication.
Example: “the dog bit the boy” compared to “the boy bit the dog.” Same words… different order… very different meaning. (especially if you’re the boy, or the dog)

This time we’re going to continue with the topic of “context” in our copywriting.

Context simply means the situational concept that surrounds and encompasses the entirety of the message.
(wow, there’s a couple big words in that last sentence. So what do you say we simplify it, with an example of what we’re talking about. OK?)…
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syntax in copywriting

Syntax and Context in copywriting _ part 1


So, the other day I was having a little chat with a friend of mine (who’s also a writer) And after a couple beers, the conversation came around to the topic of syntax, and context in writing.
(yeah, I guess that probably makes us a couple of nerds. But this is the kind of stuff we’re interested in. And the small talk usually ends up turning to advertising, and copywriting)

So here we are…

Anyway, I thought I’d share the highlights of our conversation with you.

If you’re interested… then read on.

If you’re not interested… then I guess you can go nerd out somewhere else?

First, let’s start with a quick definition, just to get the ball rolling…

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Pre-suppositions in copywriting – an intermediate lesson (for beginners)

OK, I already know some of you more intelligent, and experienced copywriters, understand what pre-suppositions are, when it comes to persuasive copywriting?
So this lesson is for the less experienced sales writer, who wants to “up their game.”


First, let me start with a short and sweet definition, just to get this party started…


For the sake of this post, a pre-supposition (when it comes to copywriting) is basically the same thing as pre-framing or “priming” the next thing you’re about to say, to put your reader in the right state of mind.
(Yes, I can already hear the grammarians among us screaming “that’s not the true definition of a presupposition!”)

Well, maybe… maybe not. But I write copy designed to sells things, not to impress my English Lit. Professor. So this is the definition we’re going with for this post.

A pre-suppostion is often used to subtly achieve acceptance, and pre-dispose your reader to an idea, so they’re more open to believing the next part of your message.

OK, I’ll admit that definition might sound a little confusing. So…Would you like to see an example of what I’m talking about?
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