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Offers, How To Make An Offer: Does your offer make your reader salivate?

Last week I sifted through a few copy critiques, and there was one common recommendation I made on all three of them, and it had to do with the offer:

Free, for current and prior customers and clients only:


If you really want to make your offer irresistible, it has to make your reader almost “salivate.”

And most offers simply don’t do this, because there are a few key elements missing.

Let’s talk about three things you want to make sure your offers include:

1.  First, whenever you can… let your buyers know the current price isn’t the price your product sells for normally.

That it normally goes for “X” but today you can have it for “X minus, whatever”

See, no matter what you’re selling or who you’re selling it to, the thought of getting something cheaper, is always an incredible pull.  (“Greed” is one of the most powerful emotional buy-buttons around.)

2.  Second, you’re better off breaking your offer up into smaller pieces, and including some of these pieces as bonuses.

In other words, instead of selling the entire line of frying pans together… sell one or two of them, and offer another one or two, as a bonus when you buy NOW.

This creates a higher perception of value, and especially if the offer is temporary (as in, “Good till Friday, only”) it gives someone a reason to act now.

3.  Lastly, do NOT offer your buyers too many choices.  One or two, at most.

Offering people too many choices — especially when you’re selling non-commodities with few, if any, standards of comparisons… just makes people frustrated and puts them off.

Ordering should be easy, VERY easy.

In selling, in general, you want to minimize stress.  But when it comes time to making the offer, you want to eliminate ANY chance of stress or anxiety.

So review your copy and make sure it’s inviting, not creating conflict or doubt, or tension or stress.

Got it?


One more thing, is that you have to make sure you’re talking to the right audience in the first place.

This, by far, is THE most important component, and it has nothing to do with your offer.

Just remember, the source of your traffic is directly related to the success of your offer.  Think of this first, and foremost.

Now go sell something, Craig Garber

P.S.  MORE on OFFERS: Over 15 pages of information related to offers in my book,  How To Make Maximum Money With Minimum Customers – Comes with a LIFETIME Guarantee, so grab it, now

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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 104 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 :-)