Copywriting 911

Everyone is seeking balance and harmony. Webmasters aspire to attract more friendly visitors who will in future become faithful subscribers or enthusiastic buyers, their potential clients want to find fresh, captivating and informative content each time they click on a link recommended by SERPs, and content creators themselves dream of optimizing the process of writing as much as it’s possible. Now take into account that the latter have a truly difficult task, as they should create content which will please both search engines, with their increasingly sophisticated criteria, and human beings, who usually feel frustrated if one and the same keyword is repeated ten times in one paragraph. Actually, writing has always been a challenge, but Shakespeare and Hemingway at least didn’t have to change their works for better SEO.

However, this article isn’t about SEO, it’s about peace and harmony in the soul of an average copywriter. If you have been writing for several months/years/centuries, you may have found your own style and effective strategies. The problem is that most copywriters secretly believe their style of writing can’t be improved because it is already perfect. And then they look really upset when some client asks them to edit an article properly as the previous version left much to be desired… Has it ever happened to you? Or do you just want to develop your writing skills and are currently looking for some powerful methods?

The best solution is the unique Copywriting Yoga Practice which will make the process of writing pleasant and amazing. Just try these useful ancient techniques and recover your copywriting balance.

First relax and take a deep breath. Watch your troubles vanishing from your head. Take a pose which has a jaw-breaker Sanskrit name and can be translated as “a happy copywriter meditating on a blank sheet of paper in expectation of inspiration at the beginning of Spring”. Now you are ready to apply the main balancing methods of a successful copywriter.

1.Style is everything. In the soul of each copywriter there live both a creative author and a severe editor, and once you decide to improve your writing, you should teach them to coexist peacefully. Supposing you hate editing you work and you can’t bring yourself to cut even a word, let alone a sentence or a paragraph. You can write tons of articles, but most of them are milk and water and make no profit. That’s why, for a successful copywriter the art of editing and cutting is as important as the art of creating. Try to keep balance between your inner writer and editor, and you’ll see how your style changes for the better.

2.Become the master of your emotions. Of course, if you’re writing a sales letter or a press release your style should be persuasive, however there is a marked difference between a converting copy and scribbles of an exalted madman. In case you are to make an unbiased product review there’s no need to advertise it, and once you’re writing an advertising copy, don’t put three exclamation marks at the end of every other sentence – it looks unnatural, to put it mildly. Describing a product in glowing terms try to be, or at least to seem, frank with readers. Remember that some styles, like business correspondence, don’t imply emotions at all. So, to become a real copywriting pro, focus on keeping balance between persuasive writing and excited rambling junk.

3.Write as simple as you can. Without any doubt, if you use modern language and plain word structures, your writing is easier to read and, hence, more effective. Nevertheless, like every virtue, simple writing shouldn’t be overused. In other words, being an old fellow for readers isn’t the same as using tired words. If you can’t find other words except great, beautiful and interesting while describing an object, your language might be poor and could be developed. Along with cliches there is another common mistake, that is the neglect of grammar. Some copywriters are afraid to pass for bores by putting all the commas in the right place, and others seem to be completely unaware that some rules do exist. All in all, while those “boring writers” diligently spell to-day with a hyphen, their light-headed colleagues write its instead of it’s and affect in place of effect. To find the golden mean you should regain balance between writing simple sentences in plain English and writing truisms in a bad language, between being grammatically correct and being a moss-grown bore.

Now our lesson of copywriting yoga is over. Stretch yourself holding your breath, then breathe out slowly. Do you feel better and more balanced? If everything is done correctly, your writing should become harmonious and successful. Practice these easy techniques regularly and conquer the Olympus of copywriting!

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