How do you make your copywriting work? How does copywriting generate results? Excellent questions!
Business has always been about outcomes and achieving a return on investment, however with the rise of digital marketing, assessing the success of our campaigns is easier than ever.
Every advert, promotional campaign or social media strategy can be tracked, measured and improved. But what about the copywriting element? Copy makes up a significant part of every marketing initiative, from your content marketing to website pages.
But how do we make sure our words are pulling their weight?
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is a very popular marketing technique.
Why? Because search engines are how your customers navigate the internet. People today are hunters and gathers online - something comes to mind and BOOM, straight onto their phone or computer to find an answer, a product or more information.
If you do SEO well, you will get found at that exact moment of action!
That’s SEO. It closes the gap between customers who are looking for solutions and businesses like yours who can provide them with exactly what they need. But it’s not as simple as it may seem. It’s worth it, but it takes work.
It’s also changing rapidly. There are new SEO updates around search intent, voice search and much more.
So, we’ve prepared an SEO guide to help your business succeed with search.
People love communication and businesses love to communicate.
Put a quality Copywriter in the middle, and suddenly, you have a connection that is beneficial for both. Why did I say a “copywriter” and not just anybody in the middle?
It’s because anyone can write, but a professional copywriter looks deeper. Connecting people with businesses is not a fluke or by any means easy (especially in today’s world).
It takes experience, practise, studying, practise, research, practise, practise, risk-taking, courses, practise, seminars… did I mention practise?
Let’s cut to the chase here: if you need text written for an important project, then you need a copywriter to help you communicate in a more effective way.
So, here’s why you need a copywriter!
When it comes to content, there are five types, based on the impact they have on your audience.
This offers a great opportunity to mix things up, for both them and your brand.
Having a blend of all five also ensures that you're engaging your customers in a balanced way which inspires them to take action.
So, let's define the five types to check if your brand is creating everything your audience wants from you.
Google is at it again!
More new algorithm updates that have everyone running around afraid that their content will become null and void.
But before everyone panics, can we look at what these changes actually do first? Let me take you through a few things about Google Algorithm updates and how they affect your content marketing.
Then you can act accordingly.
Words, words, words.
What impact do they really have, right? Well… it turns out a lot. Over 80% of your marketing communications are, or come from words!
Blogs. Scripts. Website pages. Core messaging. Social media captions. Emails – and the list goes on.
But it’s easy for businesses to take their copy for granted. Industries change and customers shift, however brands often forget to evolve their wording and messages along with this.
These words are what your customers see every day – so, what are they reading? What are you giving them to read?
Let’s discuss why it’s important to never neglect the words behind your brand, especially now.
2021 is here!
So, it's the perfect opportunity to make some exciting plans for your brand.
The New Year is always a very motivating time in the business calendar when we’re all optimistic about making positive changes to the way our businesses operate and our brands behave.
But – what should you do?
Here are 8 brand improvement ideas to get your creative juices flowing and make your brand appealing.
Let me ask you a question (well, two – and the second answer will surprise you).
What do you think is the most common reason people come to me for content copywriting help? Better word choice? Stronger messaging? Content creation assistance?
However, here’s the second question: what’s the most common copywriting service I actually perform?
If you answered, “improve content flow”, you’d be right again.
But you probably didn’t say that, and you’re not alone. Content flow is the biggest challenge all businesses face when creating content, and yet most don’t even know what content flow is or that they’re even doing it wrong.
So, let’s discuss how poor content flow is costing you readers, and how to fix it.
Do you want to stand out, be known and make a big impact?
Wait… you don’t have to answer that – because we ALL know the answer!
With all the different marketing practises that businesses are doing today, how can you stand out and be noticed? YES, everyone says they have the answer, but the answer is not complicated – it’s more execution that is.
What’s the answer, you ask? BE RELEVANT TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE.
People want, desire and crave things that are relevant to them. If you’re relevant, they care.
See – simple? But… how do you become relevant?
Message marketing is the way. Here’s how.
Yep – everyone can write!
You’ve probably been doing it all day and you’ve been writing since you were at school. So, why hire a freelance copywriter?! You’ve got this.
Why hire a cleaner when you can (probably) clean?
Why hire a designer when you can (maybe) design yourself?
Why hire an accountant when you can spend hours working out what to claim on tax yourself?
It’s the same thing with a professional marketing copywriter.
So, why would someone consider hiring a copywriter?
Here are 7 daily business scenarios that you’ll encounter as the perfect reasons to consider the services of a copywriter.
As a Copywriter, I find that many businesses focus on producing a lot of fresh content pitched towards lead nurturing and brand awareness to acquire new customer segments.
This is a very powerful and proven strategy, to be sure.
However, there is another side of copywriting and content marketing that seems to be going underutilised: engaging your current customer base to offer them ongoing value.
Producing 'current customer content' for them can be equally as effective and profitable (if not more!) as approaching new customers, because it fosters a stronger relationship with the people who are already familiar with your brand.
Here's how copywriting and content marketing can be used to develop stronger bonds with your current customer base, and how to reap the rewards.
2020… well… yes… let’s just say it was an experience.
From natural calamities to political unrest and a global pandemic - there’s no denying that businesses have experienced an unprecedented shakeup and are now trying to keep up with the evolving demands of customers, the “new normal” restrictions and increasing competition online.
Digital marketing, however, has shone through. It’s how we’ve all been able to still communicate with our audiences, keep our services relevant and carry on.
This upcoming year, digital marketing will continue to play a crucial part in business growth.
So, now’s the time to look at the key 2021 marketing trends to consider adding to your marketing plan in the new year.
Here’s some that we’re looking at.
Quality Copywriting and Content Marketing - the two essential tools in business today.
Most brands understand the role they play in engaging with their audiences on a far deeper level. They also generally understand the impact this has on achieving their goals.
However, the problem is the common knee-jerk resistance internally, which I like to call the Frequently Raised Objections (FRO).
Here are the top five FROs, and how to overcome them to help implement a better Copywriting and Content Marketing program for your business' success.
Is your brand just online? Or REALLY online?
Businesses of all types, sizes and industries share one common thing today: we all have audiences whose eyes are glued to screens and rely on the internet for solutions.
Since these potential customers can stumble across websites, social media pages, ads and other digital content at literally any time, you need to be there.
Not just there, but providing an engaging experience that makes you relevant in their eyes.
Strong copywriting is the standard for building an online presence that moves people.
Here’s how (and why you need to implement it yourself).
Every organisation must reach their target audience, whoever they may be.
So, how do successful businesses do this? Through high-quality copywriting which captivates, informs and drives behaviour, of course!
Copywriting is a very powerful Marketing tool that businesses use to offer people value, earn trust and nurture profitable relationships.
But what is copywriting and how can copywriting help your business communicate with your customers?
Let's discuss what copywriting is and how you can use it to achieve successful outcomes.
Who are your competitors?
How many of them are there?
Due to the influx of brands over the last few years, we can assume they come in a range of sizes and shapes – from online businesses with delivery services, to brick-and-mortar shops with established products and big companies with large marketing budgets.
So, how do you position your products and services to still earn the attention of people, despite the crowded market?
Great copywriting, of course.
It can help you articulate the value your business provides, helping you persuade an audience that you’re the right choice.
Here’s how copywriting helps you stand out for all the right reasons.
Just like a shop front or office space, your website is another entry point for your customers.
AND just like any physical location, it should be maintained, updated and polished regularly.
Your website makes up the majority of your digital presence. It’s like a virtual shop where people go to browse through your products and services, and learn more about your brand.
But most importantly - a website is a place where they will decide if you can be trusted with their needs.
Is your website putting on a good show for them and winning them over?
It should be. Here’s how.
Do you need words to make a big marketing impact?
Every business needs to communicate clearly with their audience to engage them with relevant messages that educate and inspire action.
To do this effectively, you may be considering hiring a professional freelance copywriter.
But – what’s the process involved? How does hiring a freelance copywriter work?
What’s it like to work with a freelance copywriter?
No worries – I’ll explain everything.
Content marketing is a popular marketing strategy for all kinds of businesses across different industries today.
It’s no surprise - quality content sparks engagement, delivers value and connects well with an audience.
However, while many businesses think content marketing is easy, not all brands achieve great results from it.
That’s because content marketing is not as simple as it seems.
So, to make sure you’re on the right track with your content marketing, here are a few common pitfalls you must avoid.
People today use search engines like Google, Bing and Safari so often that we can’t imagine the internet without them. They’re doing billions of searches every week across the globe, hunting pages for unique terms, phrases and questions.
The search results that come back are where most traffic gets funnelled into (especially on the first page!).
What does this mean for businesses, then?
It means your brand is sitting amongst fierce competition, all scrambling to become relevant.
So, how do you get search engines to pick you over others?
Do you want your content to go further?
Is your content continuing to offer you results?
Most of your content should be working hard for you on an ongoing-basis.
If not, then it's time to plan the use of your content better! Having a more robust approach to content marketing offers many advantages and it's beneficial for both your customers and your brand.
Here's how to prolong the strength of your content, so it can go the distance for the good of everyone.
Do you pay much attention to how you format your copywriting?
Whether you're writing a website, a blog or marketing collateral, simply throwing words on a page can doom your content from the very start.
Your readers want information - but they won't stay engaged if you make reading the text really hard to do. It provides a poor experience and they will probably just abandon it.
Don't do that to your brand (or your reader)!
Here's why formatting your copywriting is crucial for content marketing success and how to format your copywriting effectively to maximise results.
Your brand is one of your business’ most valuable assets.
That’s because it stands as a beacon that your audience can recognise, understand and relate to. But it only gains this value through its own strong identity.
A brand identity is much more than just aesthetics like colours, prints and typography - it is how your brand defines itself.
Here’s how to build a brand identity using copywriting.
Something I’ve noticed recently is the number of copywriters out there.
This may seem like a good thing for you because there’s a lot of choice. However, it’s quite the opposite. It can be an overwhelming decision working out how to select a copywriter, especially as you just need your project done and done now.
What’s the problem? Well, everyone can write. But not everyone is a copywriter.
The ideal freelance copywriter should offer you much much more from their copywriting services than just taking a brief.
Here are the 6 factors to help choose the right copywriter.
Businesses absolutely must have a website today.
It's not an option or a nice-to-have anymore, because it's the only digital asset that your business has direct ownership and control over. This means that it's the only true platform fighting for your business in the vast online landscape.
It's where your audience goes to find you and learn more about what you do.
But just having a website is not enough. Capturing visitors' attentions immediately with great design and copy is just as essential.
So, here are three simple tips to help you get it right!
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