Fun and Simplify
Two words are obsessing me at the present - Fun and Simplify.
Fun...? A fact. When we are having fun - letting ourselves
have fun - 'stuff' gets done faster, has more energy, - and my belief
is - gets a better message across - life is more enjoyable!
Simplify...? Life is complicated enough - Just look at the
amount of self/business/help products around - Hey, this is what
EBiz D is about - To simplify our search for effective ways of making
our businesses work, and make money.
So - Some streamlining for EBiz D from this month:
Just one link to one page, rather than 3/4/5 links to different
Over the next few months some 'cleaning up' of EBiz D's home, OnlyforProfit.com
Lessons for You? Make everything in your life as simple,
clear, direct - (check the dictionary for more definitions if you're
not sure) - as possible.
For your business life - this will make your prospective
clients decision making easier.
For your real life - Have More of One. Fun? Whatever your
belief structure happens to be - if you're not having fun, why not!
When you hear the replies in your head, tell them to shut-up and
instead ask yourself what you can be doing to have more fun - then
listen and act!
A smile a day keeps the blues away, (so have more than one!)
EBiz Developer July 2002
Next Issue due at the beginning of September 2002
July 2002 Menu
Sometimes the best thing in life
just aren't free ...
Experts in their fields want paying for the information that
DOES improve YOUR business.
Here is a reminder of some essential tools that continue to grow
my online businesses,
plus details of some updated and new tools.
Selling Copy - The
triggers of successful salescopy.
Is it time for a Message Board? Site Reviews?
is just not good enough...
Free is a fantastic word - especially when we use it in salescopy.
It's one of those words that guarantees interest.
But sometimes - it's not enough.
We know of the research that has shown that with certain products
a price increase has also increased sales.
Well the same is true of our marketing - certain marketing tools
just have to be paid for - free just isn't good enough.
With the 'free' version being downgraded to being published 'when
full', subscribing to Wayne Yeager's 'Super Trafficology' has to
be high on your 'must buy' list.
The latest issue, 'The Applications Issue' contains some of Wayne's
own software that he uses to consistently gain the marketing edge
- some very subtle indeed.
This has been one of the best 'expenses' I've ever made.
No affiliation, so there's absolutely nothing in it for me - just
I've been a subscriber to Mike Grehan's newsletter for 10 months
- and never been disappointed.
And now that he's updated his Search Engine Marketing eBook, there's
even more to be happy about.
This has just been updated - all the latest tricks, techniques and
ploys you will need to effectively put your site right in front
of your prospects nose.
And as I've got the right to earn a living as well - I signed up
as an affiliate:
I've been a 'follower' of Bill Myers for years. He was one of the
first people to make 'a killing' on the internet, and has gone from
project to project (selling each off at a great profit).
For any of you looking at making a paid for subscribers site, the
membership fee to his site could pay for itself and fast:
You can also sign up for 'free tips' - a free twice monthly bulletin
to get a taster.
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Copy - Is you're salescopy enticing or repelling...
Whose mind are you in anyway -
Salescopy writing requires a certain amount of schizophrenia.
You know what it is that you want your reader to know - to understand
They don't want to know how YOU feel about it - they want to know
how THEY will feel.
Writing great copy requires you to be in the mind of your reader
Here are 10 proven rules of writing emotion packed copy:
People react basically three ways - by creating a picture,
having a feeling, or self talking.
Use that to get your reader to become involved in your copy
- to create a reaction.
Once you've identified the usp (unique selling point) of your
product, get your reader to somehow experience that difference
by copy that demands their involvement.
Don't lie. Build trust and keep developing it.
Be Real. Explain the 'hows and whens' of your products' benefits.
Justify the purchase. Make your product 'worth it'. What does
it save? money - time - effort - shoe leather?
Place yourself. Just who the hell are you anyway to sell this
product? Let your prospect know of your expertise.
Risk reversal. Make it as safe as possible for your prospect
to buy from you. A strong guarantee secures more sales.
Greatly used on the internet is the deadline - buy before to
receive this bonus/discount etc. Use it but be different. Don't
makes a date two days hence. Make up a genuine deadline with
a real reason (see 2/3)
KISS. Keep it seriously simply. Tell your prospect what they
are going to read about - tell them - tell them what you told
them. Make sure that you get the main points of your marketing
Use the numbers. If you can say that 2 out 5 readers have bought
and recommend your product say so. People like facts and numbers.
Develop a long term relationship. As you develop new copy,
promotions and products, use your history to reassure. Especially
important with your client database.
Board - Site Reviews ...
With the subscriber base of EBiz D now gaining ground, is it time
for our own Message Board?
And how would you like it structured?
Technical advice - Marketing advice - Design, Advertising..sections?
What I know we don't want is just some other board full of blatant
So it's over to you - contact me
While you're there, what else would you like to see?
Subscriber site reviews-
Subscriber product reviews-
Be creative - let your brain STORM