Can White Papers Make You Wealthy?

Absolutely. In fact, I know a freelance writer who makes over $300,000 a year from writing white papers alone.

And I can tell you from personal experience that I launched an entire real estate brokerage firm with a white paper that revealed the inner workings of the MLS. I’ve seen countless other small businesses go from struggling to successful with educational marketing content that not only goes viral… it persuades people to buy.

Mike Stelzner has just released a great free video that reveals how he went from desperate to knee-deep in lucrative new business… all thanks to a single white paper.

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How to Get Past the “Don’t Buy” Button

Buy Now

When it comes to selling online, getting someone to take action right now is often the key to success. Many people get excited about copywriting because they believe great copy has the ability to tap into a prospect’s brain and push a “buy now” button that magically produces the sale.

It doesn’t really work that way.

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What Keeps You From Writing?

Writer's Block

Today we have a simple question that will likely draw many different answers from different people.

What prevents you from sitting down and writing?

What’s stopping that great blog post, killer landing page, compelling white paper or even bestselling book from pouring out of your mind and onto virtual paper?

Don’t be shy, step up and have your say.

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IKEA Content: How to Lose Your Readers in Two Minutes or Less

IKEA Sign

I clearly remember that first day I wandered into an IKEA megastore.

A line from that famous Eagles song came to mind: “Welcome to the Hotel California… You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.”

The Selfish Path

IKEA, a Swedish-based retail chain that specializes in low-cost household items, designs its stores with only one way in and one way out. The path to freedom mazes shoppers through the entire store, most of which is completely irrelevant to the shopper.

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How to Use Valuable Content to
Attract Opportunity

Content Equals Opportunity

Are you struggling to attract prospects? Do you need to increase the size of your opt-in email-marketing list?

How can you stand out in a sea of noise?

With so many disruptive (and alluring) technologies such as email, RSS readers, instant messaging and mobile phones, prospects are distracted like never before—and chances are, so are you!

This attention-deficient dilemma makes it exceptionally difficult for businesses and professionals to stand out.

So what can you do?

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How to Improve Your Image by
NOT Delivering

Bottlneck

This is the first Copyblogger post by Michael Stelzner of Writing White Papers.

Today’s “I want it now” culture dictates that you make people happy by providing what they want, when they want it.

Need information? Google it.

However, is it really wise for marketing folks to satisfy people’s desire for instant access?

M. Scott Peck describes delayed gratification as a sacrifice of present comforts for future gain in his book, The Road Less Traveled.

By NOT providing people what they want, when they want it, you can actually improve your image, enhance your branding and increase your sales.

Why?

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