The Single Biggest Barrier to Online Sales

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Today, more than ever before, there is an enormous gulf between websites that convert browsers into buyers and those that are…well, just a bit bleh.

There are a number of reasons why one website will fail and another will succeed — even when they are of a similar design and functionality. But one of the single biggest obstacles today to online sales is trust. Or lack of it. Continue reading

Are You Believable?

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In business, everything you do is geared toward one thing: turning prospects into customers. But the way you communicate your offer and, more importantly, how well you prove your case beyond “all reasonable doubt” can mean the difference between
a sale and no sales. Tracey Dooley shows you
how to use ‘proof points’ your advantage…

Aside from a bad product, poor targeting or shoddy copy, the lack of proof in your copy is one of the main reasons your business will fail. Continue reading

THE Simplest Way to Skyrocket Your Sales

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So, your product rocks. Not only that, but you provide exemplary customer service. So much so that your customers tend to pass along positive comments about you wherever they go. The referrals flood in, the orders are ker-chinging so fast you’re having difficulty keeping up, but hey business life is suddenly soooo sweet. OK, a slight exaggeration, perhaps, but such is the power of ‘WOMM’…

Raking in heaps of business without having to spend the time, money and energy on hunting down sales. Now that sounds like the sort of stuff dreams are made out of. Well, not really. Not if you harness this most powerful and influential of marketing strategies… Continue reading

How Aunty AIDA Can Help Make Your Business Fly

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Far from being the kind of lovely lady who rejoices in handing out cough drops while sipping chamomile tea, Aunty AIDA is more akin to Checkpoint Charlie in character. AIDA is in fact one of the most useful formulas for keeping your creative thinking on tap. And it has the potential to substitute flagging sales with a roaring trade . . . BUT only if you pay attention. Tracey Dooley covers the fundamentals of writing good copy for your business…

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The Seven-Second Test that Could Boost Profits

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seven second test article by mediaminister.co.uk

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Copywriting master John Carlton is renowned for obsessing over every single word he writes, especially when it comes to headlines, which are key to any marketing campaign’s success. Is he paranoid about using the wrong word?
No. He’s being smart.
Tracey Dooley explains why, and also how your business can benefit from the same attention to detail…

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