10 Tips to Boost Your Sales


If you are a follower of my blog you would have seen recent posts giving you copywriting secrets that sizzle and 8 Psychological Triggers of Copywriting. Whatever form your sales writing takes, it is vital that it works hard to make your readers want your product or service rather than just describe it to them.

You probably think there can’t possibly be anything else I can cover about how to make your copywriting as compelling as possible. Well, you’re wrong – I could keep going forever because I can’t stress enough how important the content of your web sites, ads, newsletters etc., is if you are going to convert readers into customers.

What else do we need to do?

The following list provides you with details of what techniques you can employ to make your readers buy.

I’m not giving you a guarantee that by using all of these every person who comes across your ad will buy – mainly because people are fickle creatures – but they will give you the best possible chance of maximising your sales opportunities.

  • Make your copy read like a story – this will create interest, make it more readable and that way will create more interest in your product.
  • Surveys help you ensure your product/service is tailored to the needs of your customers. Give away a freebie if they complete you survey.
  • Highlight keywords in your copy using colour, bold or underlining (use the latter sparingly otherwise readers could get frustrated thinking they are hyperlinks)
  • Give them plenty of choice – give them several ways to get in touch with you and to order your product.
  • Design your site with your reader in mind. What they want to see is far more important than what you want to see.
  • Stuck for ideas? Join online forums and participate in chats. You’ll learn a lot from other online marketers.
  • Create a sense of urgency by limiting offers by time, or give away something free with their order again making it a time limited offer.
  • Offer extras at point of purchase – i.e. batteries, glasses cases etc.
  • Compliment your reader – making them feel good about themselves will help them reach that all important buying decision.
  • Create up sell and cross selling opportunities by selling products that compliment each other.
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#1 Copywriter on 07.06.09 at 1:30 pm

Great tips!

Question: how can we make our text read like a story ?

#2 admin on 07.06.09 at 1:36 pm


Take a look at this post about storytelling – hopefully that will help.


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