Stealing is good. Or at least in copywriting.
Copywriters’ most precious possession is their “swipe file” – a collection of copywriting samples and templates from other ads. I personally have a “digital swipe file”, and an “offline swipe file” of actual direct mail ads. Since the principles of good copywriting are timeless, you can learn just as much from copywriters who only sent physical mail back in the day…AND from copywriters who only work in the digital world.
Here you’ll find my favorite copywriting samples, templates and techniques. Explore below and be sure to check out the mammoth Headlines That Sell resource.
Writing a blog post can be daunting…
Where do you start?
How do you keep your ideas organized?
What do you write to keep the reader’s attention?
And where do you find readers to begin with?
If you want to write a share-worthy blog post but are stuck staring at a blank screen—today is your lucky day.
In this guide, … Continue Reading
A simple digital product got this bar an extra $49,000, plus moved them into a Physical + Digital hybrid.
Bars and restaurants are generally understood to be low margin businesses with few revenue streams.
But they don’t need to be.
For example, we built a “digital bartending school” that made us $49,000+ in addition to what we were already making.… Continue Reading
So, you’ve decided to try accepting money for freelance work. That’s great!
But you might have a bunch of little questions in your head that hold you back. Well here’s 25-ish freelancing questions that are known to stump many new writers and freelancers and block their progress.
Let’s avoid that by figuring out these answers before you hit a wall. … Continue Reading
We get a lot of non-profits asking for help. So here’s a bunch of email we just wrote for you, and some general guidelines. You are free to modify these templates if used for non-profit fundraising purposes.
Let’s say for some reason a monkey wrench has been thrown into your work life, and all of a sudden freelancing over the internet seems like an interesting idea.
Well you’re in luck my young friend, because your Uncle Neville has taken the liberty of going through every single step of the process, and giving you the templates along the … Continue Reading
Here’s what the AIDA Formula is in a nutshell:
Attention: Get their attention with something catchy and relevant.
Interest: Tell them interesting facts or uses.
Desire: Make them desire the product/service.
Action: Get them to take an action.
Let’s break that down into sections to understand it better:
You only need to follow a few easy principles to produce great writing for either the web or print:
My first two jobs had crazy approaches to meetings:
Job #1 = Super time consuming meetings over 2 hours each.
Job #2 = Zero communication
Mastering transition phrases is one of the easiest ways to take your copywriting to the next level.
Best of all, they’re dead-simple to use. Plug them into the beginning or end of your sentences and VIOLA, copy improved.
The hardest part is remembering all the different transition options at your disposal. That’s why I’ve thrown together this big ass … Continue Reading
“Copy Work” is when you hand copy famous ads in order to “learn” how that … Continue Reading