Do Fonts Really Matter?
You know, it’s a curious thing. The more moving parts people identify about a sales letter, the more things they have to obsess over.
For instance, one thing I get asked all the time, is whether or not the font size and style really matters. After all, if you’re going to read, you’re going to read, right?
And doesn’t content matter more?
Well, if you’ll slow down a minute here with all the questions and let me get a word in edgewise, I might be able to help you out.
Fonts, colors, and layouts ARE important.
So for example, one thing you need to consider is how “easy” something is to read on your eyes.
Studies have been done and what they’ve found (the proverbial “they” of course) is that online, it’s easier to read a sans-serif font, which means a font without bases at the top or bottom of each letter, like “Arial”… or “Verdana.”
And offline, in print, it’s easier to read serif fonts (with the lines), like Times or Courier.
This is why you usually see Times as the font in your local newspaper. You can read it easier, even when the point size is small.
Now the other thing you want to do is offer your prospects a dual-path of readership. Meaning, some folks are going to read every single thing in your letters… while others are going to skim through the letters, looking only at headlines and sub-headlines, and pictures and other things that are out of place or different.
So you need to provide both of those folks with readership paths they will stroll down.
And then lastly, you need to consider “eye-relief.” Eye-relief is simply providing enough “variety” so that your reader doesn’t get bored. This one’s quite important actually, and I’m a master at it. In fact, “layout” is my middle name.
You MUST make sure you’re varying things up enough so that no one’s getting stressed out or annoyed because what they’re reading is taxing their eyes… or their brain.
Now there are loads of other issues like font colors… paper colors… backgrounds… placement or pictures… using pictures or using photographs… the list is virtually endless.
But the good news is, you don’t need to know everything. You just need to know enough to be dangerous, right?
How does this impact YOU?
I’ll tell you: I recently wrote a piece that brought in a 42.7% Response rate, and I’ve incorporated this into a new product, called Lead Generation Explosion. On one of the DVD’s, I go through EVERY single font, font size, and color, explaining them ALL to you, so you understand why I used each one, and how YOU can leverage this information to create your own marketing pieces, online or offline.
In fact, the amazing this is ,the piece I wrote that generated a 42.7% Response — that response was generated on the FIRST MAILING ALONE.
And I don’t know about you, but in my lifetime, I’ve never heard of ANY kind of a response like that. Not even close!
In fact, a few years ago, I got a client of mine a 7.5% response, and even THAT was unheard of at the time.
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Now go sell something, Craig Garber
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I mean, you literally get everything in there, except the freakin’ fountain pen I used to write the darn thing with. Sheesh, I even show you the FONTS I used and why (and yes, there is a reason why you want to use certain fonts)!
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