Month: October 2010

Out With The Old, In With The New

out-with-the-old-in-with-the-newThink about the last two years. A lot has happened in your business. You probably have new services, new staff members, and new customers. So why do you have the same website copy?

You want your website copy to help your business, not hurt it. So right now, take the time to go through it and make notes of the following:

What do you offer?

Do you still offer all …

How to Master the Writing Process in 5 Simple Steps

how-to-master-the-writing-process-in-5-simple-stepsThe writing process is an important tool to master.  Having a guide to follow makes writing feel less daunting and more manageable.

Do you have a press release or newsletter you’ve been meaning to write for weeks or perhaps months? Do you blame it on being lazy, but really, you just have no idea where to start (plus, maybe you’re a little bit lazy)?

So where to begin? I’m going …

The Secret to Writing Online Copy

The-Secret-to-Writing-Online-CopyThink about the last book you read. Unless you’re into picture books, it probably had long blocks of text. Now imagine those same blocks of text on the web. Did you just shudder?

Writing for the web is much different than print. I like to think of it as the difference between what you expect picking up a book vs. a magazine. There’s a reason there is only one New …

7 Writing Tips to Connect with Your Prospects

7-writing-tips-for-connecting-with-prospectsThis post was originally going to be titled: Writing From Your Reader’s Perspective. But I decided that just didn’t encompass all I was trying to say.

The point is you are writing for potential customers. Whether it’s through a newsletter, blog post, website, or brochure, you are sending your message because you want to connect with your current and potential customers.

That means you need to draw your prospects in, …

Writing 101: How to Write Like an Expert

Writing-101-How-to-Write-Effectively Can I let you in on a little secret? In order to be involved in social media, you have to write.  A lot.

I just blew your mind, didn’t I? You had never really stopped to think about it.

You knew you had to be on Twitter (writing tweets), Facebook (writing posts), Blogging (writing blogs), E-mail blasts (writing newsletters), but you never took a step back to realize how much …