Monthly Archives: May 2018
Why Are Professionally Written Words Best?
Words. You use them every day. You send emails to customers, create marketing materials, produce content for your website…the list is endless. How much thought are you giving to the words you use? What you write will have a significant impact on how people perceive you and your business, which is why professional writing […]Read more
How To Use Keywords In Your Social Media Profiles
Keywords in your social media profiles – is that a thing? Yes, it is. Why? Well, let me ask you this – why do you use keywords in your website copy? The answer is simple, so you can be found in the search results for the service or product you offer. After all, […]Read more
Contractions In Your Marketing Copy – Right or Wrong?
Should you use contractions in your marketing copy? That is a question that causes divisions. One camp thinks the use of contractions makes writing come across as natural and friendly. The other camp thinks they lower the tone and are sloppy. After browsing through the many blogs I have written over the years, I […]Read more
The Easy Way To Boost Your Email Marketing Success Rate
Email marketing is vital for every business. Assuming you’ve got over the GDPR hurdle and are now fully compliant with the new regulations, it’s time to start thinking about your next email marketing campaign. The best campaigns are those that work in tandem with your other online marketing efforts, such as your social media […]Read more
How To Make Your Content Irresistible
Before I launch into this post about how to make your content irresistible, I want to point out I’m making a few assumptions: You are a fair writer with a good grasp of grammar You have a deep understanding of the topic that you’re writing about You know the audience you are writing for […]Read more
How Much Is Professional Copy Worth To You?
Picture this. Your business is growing, and with it, it’s demand for high-quality content. You have a new website that needs copy, brochures, articles, case studies and white papers that require writing. The problem is you don’t have the skills or time to do them. Then it hits you. You need to find a […]Read more
Corporates And Copywriters – Why It’s A Match Made In Heaven
Corporates need content but usually, don’t have the human resources (or specific skills) to keep up with demand. Copywriters have both the skills and capacity to create content. Budgets are being squeezed; you’re working on a skeleton staff and yet productivity targets are rising. Something’s got to give. Either your sanity, budget, or customer […]Read more
Do You Know Who Your Audience Is?
How to write content your readers will love One of the most common mistakes I see in marketing content is an apparent disregard for who is going to read it. Companies know they have to sell to their customers. They even know the type of person who makes up their ideal audience. And yet […]Read more
Ghostwriting Is The Easiest Way To Get Your Business Book Written
“Everyone has a book inside of them – but it doesn’t do any good until you pry it out.” – Jodi Picoult In an article in Forbes, it was reported that Mike Schultz (Wellesley Hill Group, of Framingham, Mass), surveyed 200 business-book authors. He stated that: “The vast majority of the authors we […]Read more
Why Your Website’s Content Is Hurting Your Business
Derek’s got a problem. He’s been a painter and decorator for over a decade. Most of his work comes from word of mouth, but with more and more people asking to see work he’s done, or hear from satisfied customers, he’s decided it’s time to get with it and get a website. Not one […]Read more