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Testing Your Copies

Part of the copywriting process is figuring out what resonates with your prospects. Always A/B test your copy.

Don’t test drastically different versions of your copy. Test one or at most two element changes & see which drives the most conversions. 

Then test again with the most successful version.

Elements to consider testing:

  • POV: “You can save” vs “Save now"
  • Button copy: “Buy Now”/“Get your free account”/ “Sign up"
  • Headline: Focus on different features or pain points
  • Format: Bullet points vs numbered lists
  • CTA: What drives consumers to take action? Test multiple CTAs to see what works best.

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When you write copy, every single word must serve a purpose. If it doesn’t educate, stress a benefit, or build a connection, it needs to go.

Here are a few common words and phrases to ditch when writing copy:

  • That
  • In order to
  • Maybe
  • Very
  • A little
  • Even
  • Just
  • Perhaps
  • So
  • Really
  • Of
  • Like

Substitute filler phrases with powerful words that drive action rather than taking up space.

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The Ultimate Guide to Copywriting

Copywriting is content writing to make a sale. It is precise, effective, & revolves around creative problem-solving. Copies driving conversions while creating meaningful experiences for the target audience.

The features, the benefits, & the price of a product help determine whether a consumer is willing to convert. Copy is the way you communicate value to these potential customers.

How Does Copywriting Differ from Content Marketing?

Content marketing can have different less direct goals, like educating, amusing, or building brand awareness.

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When you write copy, it’s tempting to focus on the good stuff like how awesome your product is or how much your current customers love you.

However, customers aren’t looking for a product or service because everything is sunshine and rainbows — they’re looking for a solution to a problem. Those problems are pain points, and they should be the main focus of your copy.

According to copywriter Rose Crompton, there are six main pain points customers face:

  1. Financial
  2. Risk and trust
  3. Ease and convenience
  4. Productivity and time
  5. Processes and journey
  6. Communication and support

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Start by creating a buyer persona, or a fictional representation of your ideal customer. This will outline who your audience is, including their demographics, job title, location, age, and general information about income.  

Once you have your buyer persona outlined, dig a little deeper by asking yourself questions like:  

  • Who are you currently selling to?  
  • Who would you like to sell to?  
  • What do your current customers love about your offering?  
  • What struggles do your customers face, and how do you help them solve those problems?   

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Your copy needs to focus on what sets you apart, or your unique value proposition. Your UVP should be laser-focused on explaining why you are the right fit for your specific audience.

You don’t have to be good at everything. Rather than focusing on all the amazing things you do, take the time to settle on what really sets you apart.

Then focus on that in your copy.

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Writing well is about more than choosing the right words. Tone, or the attitude your writing uses, gives your writing far more context than just the words you choose. It tells prospective customers if you are fun-loving, serious, quirky, or uber professional.  

The tone needs to be adjusted to the audience. It helps customers feel like they are in the right place.  

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When we see that someone else has had a good experience with a service, we want to enjoy the same, and we trust info that comes from other users more than info that comes directly from brands.

  1. Use social proof to inspire your copy: Reviews & customer surveys can help you understand what customers love about your service. Use social proof to determine what pain points to focus on & what benefits to highlight.
  2. Include social proof near copy: Add reviews & case studies to landing pages, homepages, & your website to strengthen your copy & show that other people like what you have to offer.

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How to Write Copy that Generates Results

With content writing, you want to find creative ways to inform and entertain your audience. But you also want to ensure your post is SEO-friendly, that readers will engage with it and that your content drives conversions. Because the fact is: brands that develop well-planned and researched content generate real results.

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What Is SEO?

SEO is a method of optimizing the effectiveness of your content for the search engines, in order to help it rank higher than content from other sites that target the same search terms.

Google displays web pages in their search results based on the authority and relevance of the page to enhance the user experience. 

  • Google determines the relevance of your page by analyzing its content based on several factors, including where and how often you use certain words in that piece of content.
  • Google measures authority by the number of links pointing to that page and how trustworthy those links are.

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Writing Niches You Could Focus On As A Freelance Writer

Here I will provide brief explanations on some of the various forms so you can understand what each one is and some of their requirements.

  1. SEO Writing
  2. Copywriting
  3. Technical Writing
  4. B2B Writing
  5. Article Writing

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