The Secret to Landing Pages That Sell? Understand Your Unique Star …

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Almost every big Hollywood blockbuster you’ve ever watched has common factors. There is the star, and then there is the supporting cast.

The star gets all the lines. The star gets to do most of the work. The star is the focus, and gets most of the glory. The movie is about the star.

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How to Craft an Exciting Marketing Message … Even for a Boring Product

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Most of us struggle to find the uniqueness, the interestingness, in our products or services.

The reason we struggle is because we’re looking for something exciting and new to show our clients and customers.

All we seem to come up with though, is how mundane and uninteresting our wares seem to be. A long list of boring features, a tired value proposition that one hundred other businesses offer.

I’ve come to understand that marketing a boring product or service online can actually a very exciting exercise — for you, and your customers.

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How to Instantly Transform Your Landing Page Images from Good to Great

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Reading this post made us smarter, richer, more fascinating, and an average of 3 inches taller.

Let’s say you place a photo of a client on your landing page.

Just the photo. No client name. No title, or business name. No clue as to what industry that client is in, or where they come from.

Now, photos are a great addition to landing pages. Photos of happy clients help to build trust with your readers, showing the type of people who do business with you.

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What Bestselling Fiction Can Teach You About Writing Better Landing Pages

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Imagine you’re having a discussion with a talkative, hyperactive teenager.

The conversation goes something like this …

We went to the mall, and like, there was this fire in the mall. And we went from there to the movies, but we didn’t have any money and anyway the popcorn machine was broken, and so we didn’t really want to go to the movies without popcorn. But right after that we went to have some pizza and there was this creepy guy outside the store. But listen to this — because that’s not the best part. The best part is that Sylvie dumped Josh, and like, they ran into each other in the street …

Annoying right? Then why do we so often write our web copy just like that teenager talks?

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The Simple Sales Strategy that Boosts Your Bottom Line

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Choice is a good thing.

Too much choice can be a bad thing.

It can confuse customers and cause them to abandon your sales process early.

So, what if you’re selling several (or many) products or services?

You know you want to make compelling offers, and that email is a great place to put those offers in front of your potential customers. But how do you give equal attention to each, or guide your prospects to the product that will best work for them?

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How a Single Bullet Can Get a
Customer to Buy

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I remember going to a workshop in 2003.

The price of the workshop was $8,000. Plus there was overseas travel involved. And yes, the usual accommodation and food expenses.

In all it was going to cost me almost $12,000 to get to this one workshop.

And I made the decision on the basis of a single bullet.

No, it wasn’t the kind of bullet you see in the image of this post. What kind of bullet am I talking about?

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