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The 5 Most Annoying Conversion-Butchering Words that Should Retire in 2016

The 5 Most Annoying Conversion-Butchering Words that Should Retire in 2016

[Note from Vicky]

Tavleen from TheYouEngine.com has prepared this precious gem of a guest post that will help you make your conversion rates soar this year.  

What a great way to start the new year strong!

In this article you’ll see how powerful words can be. You’ll be amazed with how simple subtle changes in the way you use your words can make a big difference in your conversion rates.

So, without further ado, the next voice you’ll read is Tavleen’s. Take it away, Tavleen!


You thought a high-converting landing page is all about a flawlessly written, Grammarly-approved and Hemmingway-checked copy.

Or maybe you thought big, bright & orange Call to Action buttons can make people go clickety click.

The truth is:

You may have all the right ingredients on your landing page but if it’s still not converting, you need to do a word-audit.

This word-audit will help you eliminate high-friction words that should have retired long ago but people are still using them.

If you’re guilty of using these words in your copy then don’t worry – bid adieu to them in 2016.

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Why No Online Business Can Survive Without Effective Content Marketing in 2016 And Beyond

Why No Online Business Can Survive Without Effective Content Marketing in 2016 And Beyond

[Note from Vicky]

2017 is suuuuuper close. I’m basically counting down the days to Christmas (please tell me I’m not the only one).

To fit in the whole theme of the suuuuuper close new year, here’s a guest post by Theodore Nwangene from TopBloggingCoach.com. He dives into the importance to content marketing, the various forms of content you can create and how you can make the most of it. 

Without further ado, the next voice you read is Theodore’s. Take it away, Theodore.


Do you know why you should integrate content marketing into your business?

So, you’re still confused as to whether you should start promoting your business with content marketing or whether you should forget about it entirely and instead, continue posting pictures on Facebook hoping that perhaps, someone might find it fascinating and will love to know more.

Let me remind you of something in case you’ve forgotten: this is 2016.

*Ding, ding*

Did that ring a bell? I guess it did.

Listen, the headline I used on this blog post is not a mere exaggeration. I mean, if you’re running any form of internet based business and you’ve not included content marketing as part of your promotional strategies then believe me, you’ll not go too far.

The days when all you had to do was to post a picture of yourself doing one thing or the other on Facebook and people would start following you around are gone.

People are very busy these days to even notice such generic and irrelevant pictures. Even if they do notice, they will still see it as one of those things.

Want to know one of the best ways of grabbing people’s attention on the internet today? Okay, I will tell you:

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Extremely Easy Non-Salesy Content You Can Create to Build Trust and Increase Sales

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If you want to attract your audience, then stop selling to them – at least not in the beginning.

Imagine you’re walking on the road alone and out of nowhere a man with a black snow mask stops you dead in your tracks with a gun pointed at you. “We can do this quick and nobody gets hurt. Empty your pockets. Right NOW!” Perhaps all they’ll get is 20 bucks.

That’s armed robbery!

Yeah, but why do you do that when you’re creating marketing content?

People don’t like being sold to. When you create content with the “I’ve-got-something-awesome-that-you-should-buy-now” card, you come out as intimidating and pushy. Totally not a place one would like to come back to any time soon.

Now let’s look at it from a different angle.

Imagine someone engages you in friendly conversation. You’re so drawn in their conversation that you have no idea how you ended up at Starbucks sipping coffee with the person.

Time flies by and you find yourself swiftly taking your wallet out of your pocket, pulling out the money and your 3 credit cards to pay for that person’s upcoming online course–all with a smile on your face. Now that’s sweet!

If you want to create that kind of content, then you need to take note of 4 things: Continue reading Extremely Easy Non-Salesy Content You Can Create to Build Trust and Increase Sales

How to Create Great Content for Social Media the Gary Vaynerchuk Way Using This One Tip

 

how to create great content for social media

In my last post about social media, I showered all of you with 18 tips to be visible in Facebook groups. Now in my loving generosity I’m going to gift you with one tip.

Yes, you read that right. Just one.

Great content is not limited to the quality of the content you share, but also sharing your content in the right way that is suitable for your audience.

Seriously. Why do you listen, read, watch, and breathe Gary Vaynerchuk?

Gary provides valuable and timeless content, which can get pretty addictive sometimes. I can’t be the only one who’s addicted to his content, right?

Most of all, he presents his content in a way that reflects the “unique language, culture, sensibility and style” of the social media platform. Can you tell why his content is so good?

Gary Vaynerchuk

Photo Credit: Facebook
Just look at that face.

Here is the secret sauce!!!

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How to Write in Your Own Voice & Not Cringe When You Do It

 

how to write in your own voice

Ghostwriters are the freelance writing world’s shape-shifters. You’re expected to write in the manner and style as the person hiring you. Do this for 8 hours straight and you’ll really be a ghost with your true self buried six-feet under.

When you want to shift gear and start writing your own stuff, you find yourself writing in a way that’s not you. The worst part of it all is that you’ll begin to hate the whole experience, because you know deep down in your soul that it’s a fake.

This experience isn’t restricted to ghostwriters alone. It can happen when you want to write in a particular style that you think, in your moments of entrepreneurial delusion, that it’ll make you get accepted. That’s what I lovingly call my ‘Forbesy (Forbes-worthy) phase’. I’ve been there. I know how it feels.

Writing in your own voice makes it easier for your thoughts and ideas to flow better. When you write in a voice that’s not yours, you’re expected to write within constraints. But in your own voice, there’s freedom. It makes the whole writing experience actually fun.

All it takes to retrieve your voice from the dusty haunted tomb are these 3 things:

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