When I think of copywriting and personal trainers I think of that classic Star Trek line, "for God sakes Jim I’m a doctor not a copywriter!" Maybe that's because as fitness professionals I think we're kind of methodical and rigid. I know I see a lot of offers from trainers sent to mailing lists that have a very similar structure, unfortunately not an effective one. They are often a basic word play for a catchy way to wrap up the offer (ex. Spring into Shape, Tone the Tummy Challenge) a bunch of features and benefits and the offer itself.
Unfortunately this doesn't move too many people to action, at least not many more than those that were already set to buy anyways.
Here are some tips you mind useful for creating your own process.
2) Employ a structure. For me that structure is: emotion stirring headline, expand emotion in first few sentences, tell my story why this is important to me and why I am doing this, share my offer, provide social proof, finish with a risk reversal.
3) Recognize that the time between offers is important. Continue to communicate with your list between offers, provide real value, engage them, fuel their emotions about the subject, when it's time to act they’re more likely to.
4) Practice makes perfect.
Whether we as people acknowledge it or not, especially now in our fast paced world more than ever, when we begin reading something from someone other than the closest friends or family we instinctively feel: what does this person want? And, what's in it for me? Use the strongest emotional language you are comfortable with to satisfy your reader in this regard in the shortest time possible.
Let me close with an example read each and see if it doesn't make you feel differently.
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