When you’re marketing, remember the rule set by the great
marketer Dan Kennedy: Every article of marketing that goes out
must feature an offer. It doesn’t matter if you’re sending out a
postcard, a letter, an ad in a newspaper or magazine, a Google or
Facebook ad, or an e-mail. It must include an offer.
So what constitutes an offer, and what makes a good one?
An offer is a product or service you’re presenting to
someone to accept or refuse.
The challenge is to develop an offer that will motivate
people to read what you’ve created and then crave your product or
service. What you offer must be so attractive consumers can’t
turn it down. How you do that will be explained in another post.
For now, it’s enough to know that when you communicate with
potential customers, you need to have an offer for them. This can
be as low key and as simple as “Give me a call” or “Sign up now”
or as long and complex as is required to get the job done.
The easiest way to have an offer included in your message is
to know what you want the person reading your message to do
before you start. When you know that, it’s easier to write your
message, and you won’t forget to include the offer.
Adding this one piece of information-the offer-to your
marketing can dramatically increase your sales. Having an offer
and telling people how to claim it will grow your business.
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