If you’ve got something to sell, at some point you’re going to need to become an expert at copywriting offers.
In other words, when you write Nepal Phone Number copy, you’ll need to tell your prospective customer:
- What you’ve got
- What it’s going to do for them
- What you’re looking for in return
Sounds simple. There’s just one problem.
Too often, we get caught up in how Nepal Phone Number much our prospect should want what we’re feeding them.
And then we get surprised when they respond like a toddler faced with a bowl full of broccoli ice cream.
When my son was a baby, I got a very good piece of advice about feeding kids.
As a parent, it’s your job to put something on the table that’s reasonably nutritious, that tastes good, and that’s appropriate to the context.
(Your so-spicy-it-could-strip-paint vindaloo may be the best on the planet, but it might not be realistic to expect your two-year-old to go for it.)
It’s the kid’s job to eat it or not to eat it (related to the “but you are free” technique). They’re in charge of getting a forkful of the stuff in their mouth, chewing, and swallowing.
When you get your job and their job confused, you create a lot of problems.
How to make an appealing offer to your customers
When you’re asking for a sale from a potential customer, you’re working with the same equation.
It’s your job to create an attractive offer. It’s the prospect’s job to say “yes” or “no.”
Ever notice the language customers use when they’re feeling pressured to buy? They’ll often mention not wanting an offer “crammed down their throats.”
Sure, you could always try to sell people something they don’t want.
- A) It will work miserably or not at all,
- B) You’ll get the results “barfed up” in the form of complaints and returns
- C) It’s a lot easier for prospects to run away than it is for toddlers.
Instead, review these four elements of appealing copywriting offers.
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1. Make it nutritious
Headlines that sell are nutritious — in other words, beneficial to the customer.
Yes, you can definitely (maybe even easily) sell a product that doesn’t actually do the prospect much good. But you’ll get the most recurring business (and satisfaction) out of selling good stuff, not junk food.
When your customers are truly better off for buying what you offer, they’re a million times more likely to spread the word about how great you are.
It’s hard to build a solid business on products that are all seductive promises but don’t really deliver anything of value.
2. Make it taste good
On the other hand, you try feeding my kid broccoli.
I think it’s fantastic stuff. I eat it every week. My kid considers it the culinary equivalent of waterboarding.
To me, broccoli is delicious. To my kid, it’s not.
Different markets want different things.
It’s much easier to sell something people want than it is to sell something they need. We’re grudgingly pushed toward certain behaviors by our needs, but we’re pulled wildly by our wants.
Basically, you have two options for your online business ideas.
- You can find a customer who adores broccoli. They’re certainly out there.
- You’ll sell something like a smoothie. It has the vitamins, minerals, and fiber of the broccoli, but it tastes more like a milkshake.
When you’re selling it, bring up the delicious taste first, and close the deal by making them feel good about all of the logical health benefits.
3. Offer what they want, when they want it
Strawberries taste good in summer. Hot chocolate tastes good in winter.
Make sure your offer lines up with what your prospect is looking for today, not tomorrow or yesterday. You’ll make selling much, much easier.
My kid thinks popsicles are nirvana, but even he won’t eat them when he’s playing outside in the middle of January.