Online business the new direct marketing

During our weekly, mastermind Core Four, meeting Paul, handed me his copy of “Dotcom Secrets – The Underground Playbook for Growing your Company Online…” by Russell Brunson; I’ve started reading and “wow – it just makes sense”. The book focuses on “copying” established businesses and shuns startups. Startups just don’t yet have a clear sales funnel process; and Russel thinks inventing is a waste of time, because its just easier to make money copying what someone has already done. Despite this sentiment, the book clearly outlines what’s necessary to build and manage a good sales funnel.

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The forward is written by Dan Kennedy, and is quoted as saying “Ultimately the business that can spend the most to acquire a customer, wins!”

I “mostly” whole-heartedly agree — I don’t agree that “startups should be shunned”. I think he’s saying, the startup may have a new product/service, but your own marketing doesn’t need to be re-invented. Instead, follow what has been shown to work.

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Smile and Put your Best Foot Forward to Accelerate Sales and Attract Amazing Investors to Your Startup with Engaging Headlines

It true, you need to put your best foot forward. We judge stuff in the first few seconds. Your blog or content is judged in even less time. We’ve all been there, scanning the google results – thinking – “next next next…. what this? <CLICK>” That’s precisely what we want. We want a person to click and give us a second look.

 

My good friend Paul, alerted me to a wonderful tool that will improve your first impression. I’m talking about Headlines an online tool from Sharethrough

 

I tried it myself and started with something simple “A Tool for Helping you Write Better Headlines” and scored 68.

After many iterations, I was able to increase it to 79 a 16% increase with “Smile and Put your Best Foot Forward to Accelerate Sales and Attract Amazing Investors to Your Startup with Engaging Headlines”