There comes a time in the competitive world of copywriting where you simply can’t help pulling out that ninja star.
You do it not because you’ve watched too many Bruce Lee movies, but because you want to turn the heat up. And it means, turning a cold email into a hot one. After all, nice guys finish last, as the saying goes!
Here is what he Star-Chain-Hook looks like, essentially:
Star — The big idea
Chain — A series of facts, sources, reasons, and benefits
Hook — The call to action
So how does it work?
First, you introduce your idea with an attention-grabbing opening. Create a chain of supporting facts, sources, and benefits to build credibility and transform attention into interest. Then, hook them with a call to action that makes it easy to take the desired next step.
Why it works?
The key element in this cold email formula is the chain. By introducing proof points that lend credibility to your argument, you have a better shot at convincing someone to follow through.
Example: Here’s a cold email sequence I wrote recently for a client’s outreach campaign. The conversion rates shot to 75% within the first week of the email being sent out.
Let me know if you have any copywriting, marketing or persuasion or content related questions for your business, website, sales or advertising campaigns.
I’d be glad to offer free advice / help! 🙂 Shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my website: www.acepreneur.net
When I’m analyzing website copy for online business owners, entrepreneurs, coaches and digital marketers, I notice tons of blunders that are just littered around their Sales Page, Landing Page or Product Page.
One of the most common blunders is this:
💥Focusing on more than one thing💥
This is a huge problem as old as marketing itself. An experienced copywriter will know that to achieve the best results from any page, you need to stay focused on just one thing.
📌 Coffee makers. (NOT coffee makers and coffee grinders)
📌 Time tracking. (NOT time tracking and invoicing)
📌 Running shoes. (NOT running shoes and climbing boots)
However, in my experience, particularly with eCommerce sellers and coaches, somehow they always think would be a cool idea to cover more than one topic per page.
🗯 Usually, when I speak to them, they say:
“If they don’t buy the coffee maker, maybe they’ll buy the coffee grinder.” ⁉️‼️
🆘 Umm. I’ve got BAD news. Unfortunately, nobody will buy anything! Why? Because by dividing everyone’s attention into two different directions, you’re halving the likelihood they’ll buy either one. 💤
💡💸 Moreover, by detaching your Sales or Landing Page via two different things, you are also DECREASING the value proposition (prestige and perceived benefit) of both your products in the eyes of the customer, making it seem that you’re NOT comfortable or confident about the worth of either offerings. 💣🔪
🔹 By all means, add links to related topics. But keep the focus of your page on a single item, service, or idea. Stand behind it and laser-focus your choice of linguistics, persuasion, copywriting strategy, content format and marketing ‘voice’ to one thing. Not multiples!
Hope this post helps you all! 🙂 👍
✅ >> If you want me to analyze, evaluate and audit your website, sales page or landing page for FREE by pointing out areas of linguistic improvement and persuasive copywriting, PM me and I’d be glad to suggest a few pointers! <<< ✅
What is the first goal of any email you send to your mail-list, customers or prospective clients ⁉️
To get it read. 👀 Makes sense, right? So what’s the primary goal of your first sentence?
The surprisingly simple answer is…to get the second sentence read.
Each line of your email must persuade the reader to read the next one, all the way through to your close.
In the next few days, I’ll be sharing a few tips on Email Copywriting Strategies and Techniques that make me and my clients money — simply via the power of emotional, mental, intellectual and cognitive persuasion.
You can use these strategies for your email campaigns / sequences and begin to see results immediately! ✅📈💵
🥇Here’s the first one
💥 1. Before-After-Bridge (BAB) 💥
Before — Here’s your world now
After — Imagine what the world would be like if you solved this problem
Bridge — Here’s how to get there
Open by describing a problem that is relevant to your prospect, and then describe how the world would be different if that problem didn’t exist. Close by explaining how your product/idea/service can help them get there.
Why it works: According to behavioral psychologists, humans are motivated to take action by two things: pleasure and pain. The BAB formula uses this universal trigger to compel readers to respond.
📊 Example: See the screenshot example of the BAB Formula (2nd pic)
Hope this tip helped! I’ll be sharing more Email Copywriting Tips and Persuasion Techniques in the coming days. Keep an eye out! 😀
📫✏️💬 >> As always, if you have any questions or concerns, need any help with your Email Copywriting and Sequences, feel free to comment below or PM me. I’d be glad to give advice and direction 🙂
Your ‘marketing intelligence’ acts as a ceiling that limits the growth of your wealth. As you raise your marketing intelligence, you raise the ceiling on what’s financially possible for you. Your marketing intelligence sets the context for your investment success – or lack thereof.
Here’s how and why…
🚩Your return on investment should improve as you learn how to invest more consistently into yourself and control losses when the inevitable mistakes do occur. That translates into more dollars in your pocket and greater financial security.
🚩Your focus should ensure that those mistakes are never made or atleast minimised so that you enjoy a head-start to the blue-print path that professionals like myself have spent hundreds of hours, thousands of dollars and countless drops of tears and sweat in investing.
⁉️ A little known fact about marketing intelligence is that it grows and compounds just like money. The effect is a ‘multiplicative’ one – not an additive one. Each new titbit of information connects to all the other knowledge which multiplies. It doesn’t just add up, but it grows geometrically by multiplying.
👉 Your goal should be to make regular knowledge-deposits every week into your marketing intelligence account, just like you make monthly deposits into your investment accounts.
💥 When you do this, your marketing intelligence will multiply and grow ahead of the growth in your investment accounts to help create a lifetime of financial security.
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Recently, I closed a ‘single’ Copywriting and Content Curation project by a new high-ticket client from Dubai
Since 2013, here are some tips on how I’ve monetized low, mid and high-ticket offers for my copywriting and content creation services ( including a BBC celebrity who is a world renowned figure in therapy and has appeared on several TV shows including “Freaky Eaters” )
💡 Develop a Positive Mindset
You have to ‘believe’ you deserve a high-ticket fee. If you think there’s too much poverty in the world, and nobody can afford your high ticket service or programs, well, that is what you will get
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won’t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad
💡 Set Your Income Goal
How much do you want to earn in the next 6, 12 months? When you try to do this, you should be holistic.
It really doesn’t matter what the figure is. $10,000 , $100,000, $250,000. No matter what it is, it does not matter. If it’s what you want, then it’s good enough for you.
💡 Identify Problems You Can Solve
As someone who wants to sell high ticket offer, you need to identify problems you can solve for people, faster and better than anyone else.
Seriously, you don’t need to solve a million problems to earn a million dollar. Just solve one, two or maximum, three problems.
💡 Identify Your Best Prospects
Everybody will not buy from you, it’s natural. Everyone isn’t supposed to buy from you, that is totally against human behavior.
However, you need to be able to identify the people who can buy from you VS those will never buy from you, no matter how good your marketing is.
💡 Offer To Help For Free
Be a humanist. Help people for the sake of helping, without any ulterior motives. If you can help people get what they want, you will also get what you want. This is where you begin to do things differently from what everyone else out there is doing.
💡 Ask For The Sale
If you’ve done steps 1-5 without hiccups, then this step should come naturally. Asking for the sale doesn’t mean saying ‘hey, give me yo monies – now!’.
It means reinforcing your value proposition by reciprocating the monetary value of the ‘help’ you’re wiling to extend to someone who ‘needs’ that help. And effectively reassuring them that ‘nobody can provide you this help better than I can!’.
⚡️💸🗝 Hope these tips helped you all! 🙂 If you have any questions on website copywriting, content curation, persuasive marketing, product listings, writing mentorship or more – feel free to PM me!