5 Situations That Demand You Hire a Professional Copywriter

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We write a lot of posts on Copyblogger about how business owners can apply the techniques used by professional copywriters.

Strong calls to action, compelling benefits, fascinating bullet points, magnetic headlines.

With all of this information, no one should ever need a pro, right?

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New WordPress Theme: Pretty Young Thing is Ready for Her Close Up

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You might be thinking, “Yeah, I’ve seen lots of great-looking WordPress themes, but I lead a vibrant, colorful life. I want my website to reflect it!”

You want a site that’s bright, charming, … and, yes, gosh darn it, pretty.

If you’ve always wanted a website that expresses your youthful exuberance, take a look at one of the latest creations from Copyblogger Media’s StudioPress division — the Pretty Young Thing theme.

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The Blockbuster Secret to Seducing Your Audience

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So there he was, bleeding arms tied to an unnecessarily slow dipping device, hovering over a pool full of hungry sharks, his beautiful companion’s fate bound up with his.

Everything depends on his next move. What does James Bond, perhaps the most iconic action hero of all time, do?

He cuts himself loose with his Rolex Submariner, which just happens to be equipped with a miniature buzz saw.

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10 Lessons from My First Million-Dollar Launch

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I was amazed.

Jaw-on-the-floor astounded.

I’d been imagining what it would feel like for a long time, and truly believed if I put my mind to the task and nose to the grindstone, it was sure to happen.

But the reality was like seeing a six-pack after 100,000 crunches (not that I’d know anything about that).

I never thought I would know what it felt like to hit a million dollars with a first launch.

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How to Avoid Becoming Just Another
Social Media Burnout

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Dear Social Media Maven,

So … you work in social media, you’re passionate about social media, you live and breathe social media, your life revolves around social media, helping your clients with social media, turning the world on to social media, etc. etc….

To keep this whole social media thing on the road, you find yourself spending 18 hours a day on the computer, working that online buzz, working those relationships, for both you and your clients — Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr. It’s never-ending. Relentless.

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Aristotle’s Ancient Guide to Compelling Copy

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A long long time ago, around the 5th century BC in Ancient Greece, there were a bunch of hip kids called the Sophists who loved to talk.

Actually, not just talk. They loved teaching people how to debate and come up with persuasive arguments to influence the opinions and beliefs of others through the use of rhetoric.

Rhetoric is the art of using language for persuasive ends. Not unlike copywriting.

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