At CMA Live last month, there was a fantastic presentation by Amy Harrison on writing better for your audience so you’re communicating the value of your offering. She was talking about sales copywriting – about writing for your website and about how you help potential customers overcome their objections. That’s all good stuff and it…

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There are so many different ways to communicate online with our ideal customers that it’s hard to know where to start. We’ve all seen the statistics about video, and it would seem that written content will soon fall by the wayside. Live video is now everywhere, and even LinkedIn has added video to its platform…

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Working with a copywriter can be expensive for small businesses, especially when you’re just starting up (click here to read more about prices), or you may feel that your writing is more than good enough to be shared online. Rather than investing in a professional to craft copy, you may choose to go ahead with…

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In the first post, we talked about why you should be professional with your copy and online communications. Here, we’ll look at some ways to achieve that.  Your blog should be like anything else in your business – something you take pride in and shows your audience that you’re an expert. Being half-hearted in your…

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We’ve talked before about what copy is (find out more here) and how it helps to communicate your message, but to recap: “copy” is the term given to the words on the page, or more frequently now, on a screen, and originated in the world of advertising. Writing good copy means you’re clearly and simply…

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You’re ready to start creating content and share it with the world, and you’ve decided that a blog is the way to go. This is a good idea, because it doesn’t require any specialist equipment or knowledge, and you can produce several at a time and save them as drafts. But if you’re new to…

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As a copywriter, I’m fortunate that nobody has ever asked me to write for free, but I know that it does happen. It may seem like a reasonable request – you don’t know the writer’s style, or even if they can really ‘write’, but it’s wrong and offensive for a number of reasons. Why Not…

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When you decide to engage the services of a copywriter, you’re working with a professional and should expect to pay accordingly. You need a writer to do what you can’t – communicate your message clearly and be objective about your business; they’re the expert in the same way as a graphic designer or web developer…

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Deciding to work with a copywriter means you’re making an investment in your business. You might want help early on with creating web copy and setting up a blog, or you may want someone to take over the content creation that you don’t have time for now. What Does a Copywriter Need to Know? So,…

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A press release is a great way to get exposure for your business in the local media, to get in front of thousands of people and to share good news, all for free! There’s no guarantee that your story will be picked up, though, so there are ways to increase your chances. You could ask…

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