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This Week’s Topic: Sales Letters
If you sell a product online, chances are that you use a sales letter to help promote that product. Every has their own idea of what a sales letter should and should not be, but the fact is that some simple convert better than others. I love the brilliant advice in the posts linked below – and yes, some tips contradict one another. Do what is right for you and your blog/products!
Advice from Brilliant Bloggers:
How to Make Salesletters Interactive by Michel Fortin
Way back in 2006. everyone was talking about Michel Fortin’s The Death of The Salesletter, where he made a bunch of predictions about the future of this kind of writing. I highly recommend reading it and drawing your own conclusions, but the post I wanted to talk about today is his advice on how to make your sales letters more interactive. This post gets into the nitty gritty technical information you nee to make a brilliants sales page on your website, and although it seems a little confusing and difficult, if you take everything step by step, I swear it’s not that hard! I’m actually bookmarking this post for myself for the next time I do a sales page on one of my blogs. After checking out the post, you can follow Michel on Twitter @michelfortin.
Are Long-Form Sales Letters Dead? by David Risley
People are announcing things “dead” all the time, and rarely is it true. However, in this post, David tells about his own experiences with sales letters and how long sales letters might really be dead, at least for some people. Good news – if you like this post, not only can you find more of the same all over his website, and he’s also the track leader for the BlogWorld LA 2011 Monetization Track. You can also find him on Twitter @davidrisley.
How to Write a Sales Letter by Brent Hodgson
New to sales letters? This is the post you need. Of course, there are lots of different ways to write sales letters, but this post gives you some basics so you can get started. After checking out Brent’s post, you can follow him on twitter @brenthodgson.
Even More Brilliant Advice:
- 4 Crucial Elements Every Sales Letter Needs by Levi Romanic
- 5 Reasons Why All Freelancers Should Learn to Write a Sales Letter by Sean Platt (@SeanPlatt)
- 10 Tips for Writing Better Sales Letters by Dean Rieck (@DeanRieck)
- 10 Tips to increase Your Sales Page Conversion byRuhul Amin (@TipsAndTricksHQ)
- 10 Ways to Know if Your Sales Page is Over the Top by Karri Flatla (@karriflatla)
- 76 Sample Opening Lines for Sales Lettersby Capture Planning
- Ebook Case Study: How Important is Sales Page Conversion Rate by Paul Cunningham (@paulcunningham)
- Five Elements to Writing an Effective Sales Letter by Drew McLellan (@drewmclellan)
- How Guerrilla Marketers Create Sales Pages that Get More Sales by Mitch Meyerson (@MitchMeyerson)
- How I Improved My Sales Page and Increased Conversion Rates for My E-Book by John Soares (@thejohnsoares)
- How I Write Sales Pages by Catherine Caine (@CatherineCaine)
- How to Create Your Sales Page and eBook Outline at the Same Time (in 3 Easy Steps) by Kelly Kingman (@kellykingman)
- How to Increase Sales with Video Marketing by Lewis Howes (@lewishowes)
- How to Word More Effectiv Sales Letters by SuperMedia
- If Long Sales Pages Work, Why Do You Hate Them So Much? by Yaro Starak (@yarostarak)
- The New Sales Page by Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan)
- Sales Letters that Sizzle by Steve Slaunwhite (@steveslaunwhite)
- What the Heck is a Sales Letter byElisa Gabbert (@egabbert)
- Write Sales Letters Automatically by Sam Robbins
- Writing the Sales Letter by Susan Ward (@SmallBizCanada)
Did I miss your post or a post by someone you know about sales letters? Unintentional! Help me out by leaving a comment below with the link!
Next Week’s Topic: Working with Brands
I’d love to include a link to your post next week – and if you head to the Brilliant Bloggers Schedule, you can see even more upcoming posts. We all have something to learn from one another, so please don’t be shy! Head to the schedule today to learn how to submit your post so I won’t miss it.