• copywriting,  Entrepreneurs,  Marketing,  Product Launches,  Prospects,  Website

    Best Copywriting Formula that will help you promote and sell anything

    Since I’ve been in business, I’m always searching for the best tool that can help me be a better entrepreneur AND help my clients as well. Over the years, I’ve collected HUNDREDS of courses, books, tools, tips, techniques, mindmaps, formulas, and more. And I do LOVE sharing what I learn in hopes it can help propel you onto more success in your work and your life. As I’ve talked about many times, I’m in the midst of taking several copywriting courses. And a fun fact, while in Las Vegas, I got to meet and hang out for the day with Parris Lampropoulus, who’s a legend in the direct response copywriting…

  • Attitude,  Challenges,  Clients & Customers,  Communication,  copywriting,  Marketing

    What does a priest, a website, and a vacation all have in common?

    We finally took a vacation last week. And I still can’t believe our last vacation was our honeymoon when we married in June 2019! Since my spouse is in medicine, with the pandemic, we wound up staying put for the duration. We did take some day trips here and there. And there’s nothing like taking a full seven days off and just getting out of dodge… Since it was the first trip out, we decided to pick a place we could drive to for now. I’ve been to almost every state in the U.S. (And around the world twice – thanks to my 20 years in corporate). Seattle was the one…

  • Clients & Customers,  copywriting,  Entrepreneurs

    27 Words that will help you attract your dream client

    I just finished a three-month copywriting course that pretty much blew me away. One of the reasons is that the person that created the course, Csaba Borzási, studied under all the copywriters I had and culled all that information into one course. Plus, he gave away some fantastic bonuses. I wanted to share one of these insightful bonuses with you in this week’s email. I am giving you the 27 words that will guide you to attract your dream clients and help propel your business. Before I share them with you, these words are not life-changing. Yet when you read them, it will make sense and help you in your quest to…

  • copywriting,  Marketing,  Procrastination

    Cures for the horror of the blank page

    I was doing some research for a book publishing client. One of the projects we’re working on is creating a brand new lead generator, and I’m writing the email follow-up sequence. In my research, I came across this quote from Ernest Hemingway: “Writing at its best can be a lonely life.”(As an aside, I’d highly recommend his memoir – A Movable Feast.) When you’re writing or doing anything creative – you’re spending a lot of time alone with your words and ideas. It can cause some anxiousness, overwhelm, and even writer’s (or creativity) block. It’s real – the anxiety of staring at a blank (or canvas, social media post, and…

  • copywriting,  Entrepreneurs,  Marketing,  Product Launches

    Foolproof way to stop failing when it comes to launching new courses or products…

    Have you ever had an idea for a course, product, or even a membership? What happened? Did you ever create and launch it? What were your sales? Did you ever launch it? Or maybe your sales were disappointing – what happened? These are all questions I ask my potential dream clients. As an influencer, you probably have several terrific ideas. Yet often, follow-through can be challenging. And even frustrating. It’s not fun putting months or even years of your time into creating something and never selling it, or when you do, your sales are so low it’s sometimes soul-crushing. I know this because this is something I work with my…

  • Challenges,  Communication,  copywriting,  Implementation,  Marketing

    Boots on the ground marketing…

    Have you ever done any “boots on the ground” type of marketing? You know, the kind that involves going door to door, or maybe setting up a table at a fair or a booth at an event? This type of marketing can be the most rewarding and yet the most exhaustive as well. The interesting thing to note is that when it’s done well, it REALLY works. What does done well essentially mean: In Your Marketing Materials – Take a direct response approach where you’re using these 5 elements of the sales message: Check out my friend and stellar copywriter Julie– Make sure you have defined your dream client(s) and where…

  • Coaching,  Communication,  copywriting,  Entrepreneurs,  Goals,  Implementation,  Marketing

    Changing Your Perspective

    Thanks for all the comments last week on our fascinating adventure to buy a new home. All is well, we got into the house and doing some painting, and the official move is next week. It’s interesting how some specific things about buying and selling homes have changed because of the pandemic. Specifically, at closing, everyone being in the same room to sign all the papers and being able to celebrate afterward. Yeah, that won’t happen. We had a mobile notary who came over to the house, and we signed the mountains of papers, and after we were done – It just felt a little weird and anti-climatic. I knew…

  • Coaching,  copywriting,  Entrepreneurs,  Implementation,  Motivation,  Outcome,  Overcoming Obstacles,  Risk,  Taking risks

    I Did Something a Little Crazy

    Have you ever stepped out of your comfort zone and done something a little crazy, or maybe out of your ordinary routine, or stretched your beliefs? Well, that’s what I did last week. I bought a course for $6,000. Ummmm, yeah, a little out there for me cuz I’ve not ever spent that amount of money on a course before. I’ve spent upwards of $25k on a year-long mastermind, and I’ve also spent $5k for a 3-day weekend training. And, I’ve spent $12k a year to be in Brian Kurtz’s Masterclass, which was like a mastermind, where we met three times a year in person. (Yeah, before the pandemic.) Plus,…

  • copywriting,  Entrepreneurs,  Marketing,  Product Launches,  Website

    How Sophisticated Are You and Your Clients? (Part 3)

    When I first started out in online marketing, it never occurred to me to even remotely think or care about my client’s sophistication level when it came to my courses or services. There were way too many other things that sucked up my time – like – how to get new clients and start making money! Besides, how in the world does knowing WHAT my dream client’s sophistication level is have anything to do with selling them something? I thought sophistication levels were only important when ordering wine, managing money, buying real estate, or dealing with technology. 😉 So if it never occurred to you to look at your dream…

  • Clients & Customers,  copywriting,  Entrepreneurs,  Marketing

    Understanding This One Concept Could Change the Way You Do Your Marketing…(Part 2)

    I had this feeling wash over me this morning while I was writing this post… It was of wonderment and even hilarity about all the idea lightbulbs going off in my brain. The more I read and study about marketing and copy. The more my understanding grows deeper. Earlier, I’d had my head buried in a couple of books – E5 Method by Todd Brown, and The Story Factor by Annette Simmons. As I was pondering the many popcorn thoughts running through my brain while I was trying to write, it stopped on this thought of a long overused metaphor my therapist back in the day used to tell me… This moment felt like that – whenever I’d have…

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