3 direct-response strategies that are better for you than good copy:

I’m an outstanding copywriter and I’ve pulled down big numbers and great results from this skill. But let me tell you a little secret about writing copy. It is very easy to get caught up in this copywriting trap, and in fact, the truth is, you don’t need to write nearly as well as I do, to create a functionally sound and consistently profitable business.

And here’s why: See, most people will work on their copy for hours. They’re endlessly tweaking headlines and bouncing offers off of one person and another. That’s because copy is a defined medium with rules and parameters.

Meaning, you have specific things you can adjust. A headline can be changed… guarantees can be tinkered with… order forms can be re-arranged, and so on.

But for most people, they’re spending time on the wrong items. The thing is, good copy is only effective when your marketing strategy is fundamentally sound. Otherwise it’s like taking high quality paint and putting on top of rotting wood. No matter what you do in this situation, the house ain’t gonna look pretty.

So here are a few things you should be spending time on that are far more productive than tweaking your headline, or figuring out if you should use courier font over verdana:

1. Define your most likely buyers. Trying to appeal to “everyone” is like a single guy trying to appeal to every woman out there. No matter how much of a stud you are, they’re all NOT going to like you.

Defining your most likely buyers and creating messages that appeal to THEM, is a far better use of your time than trying to “sell to everyone.”

2. Learn to spot trends. This is how you make the big money, by jumping on what’s hot today and figuring out how to tie your business into it.

That doesn’t mean what you’re doing ordinarily isn’t worth while, but trends are fleeting and those who ride the tide with them, usually prosper in BIG ways.

3. And lastly, if what you’re doing isn’t working… man up… and shelve it.

The lion’s share of new ideas you have won’t be home runs. I don’t care what anyone tells you or claims. That’s just reality.

The good news is, all you need is one or two out of every ten, to be a double or a triple, and you get to laugh all the way to the bank.

Now go sell something, Craig Garber

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About the Author

Craig GarberAuthor of "How To Make Maximum Money With Minimum Customers, " and publisher of Seductive Selling - an offline marketing newsletter currently read in 15 countries, world-wide. In a nutshell, I do two things: 1. I show you how to attract a reliable, steady stream of pre-qualified leads who are ready to do business with you NOW... 2. And I increase your net profits and cash-flow, by increasing your customer, client, or patient value -- often, dramatically. How do I do this? By developing, and helping you implement, unique, personalized lead generation and marketing strategies... using compelling sales messages that push your customers emotional buy-buttons. I've worked with over 300 clients in more than 101 different industries, since March of 2000, and I really enjoy what I do. I'm a stable, reliable, happily married family guy with three kids who loves life and always follows through on my commitments and promises. I love to listen to music, workout, read, travel with my family, take pictures, and go bass fishing. I always say "Yes," when it comes to good cigars, good books, and good coffee :-)

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