If you can write content like this, the world's your oyster.
The content I'm referring to is this article by Precision Nutrition titled: The Ketogenic Diet - Does it Live Up to The Hype?
No matter how you roll with your food preferences, if you do any content writing, this article is a must read. And in today's video, we'll explore exactly what makes this article so brilliant and excavate some valuable lessons for our own content marketing.
"It's goooood" your friend tells you with that signature high pitch at the end - which tells you know it's not in fact 'good', and their comment is a well meaning but transparent attempt to spare your feelings.
You're not that insulted, you kind of already knew.
Even though you spent hours putting together your new landing page, it just doesn't feel like a winner. I mean it's not terrible... it's just not that amazing either.
And while you're OK with the fact that you've put together a less than convincing landing page (hey, it happens), the real problem is you have no idea how to improve it.
If you had to get someone to hand over $2,000 just by giving them a sheet of paper, what on earth would you put on that page?
That's basically what conundrum you're faced with when creating a sales page for a high priced item.
How do you craft a single sales page effective enough to get a visitor to hand over the big bucks?
With our latest landing page remake we'll tackle this dilemma by teaching you two powerful methods for increasing conversions on your high-ticket sales page.
I want you to join me in the fight --> the fight to get dead weight off landing pages everywhere!
It sounds like a big mission - but it can be done by following one simple principle:
Every element on your landing page should be the best use of content possible to push your visitor towards your landing page goal.
How do you figure out what the 'best use of content possible' is?
Step 1: Figure out what the one goal of your landing page is.
Step 2: Go through each page section and ask yourself... Is this the best possible use of content and page space to get a visitor to [insert landing page goal here]?
Imagine this: You’ve spent weeks or months putting together your latest product launch. You’re excited as hell because you have a killer product, a well thought out marketing campaign, and projections are high.
The launch date finally comes and you send that first email to your list, anticipating the rush of phone notifications with the words “John Doe just ordered ‘Your Killer Product” for $997”, but 10 minutes pass since you sent the email. 20 minutes. 30 minutes. NO sales.
‘Huh, that’s odd... Nothing. Oh well, it’ll probably pick up towards the end of the launch’ you think.
But it doesn’t. The launch ends up being a total dud.
For Christmas we made a super valuable offer to our members. We organized a Conversion X-mas contest that allowed them to win a complete landing page make-over. This included a new custom design made by our designers and marketing and copy writing advice from the marketing team.
Hundreds of members sent in their pages and 5 of them got picked to get marketing and design advice to increase their conversions.
Today we're showing you the before and after we did for our first winner. This landing page is a lead generation landing page.
Watching what we did for this landing page will surely give you some inspiration on how to improve yours! Let's dive right in.
David did it, with nothing but a copy of Thrive Architect and the payment and product delivery service Gumroad. This simple setup generated him over $13,000 in revenue in his first two months of sales.
In this new Case Study series we’ll be diving deep into exactly how David made it happen. We’ll go through what’s working, how he put it all together and hopefully, give you some invaluable ideas for your own business.
David is a 30-year-old marketer and copywriter who was consulting for startups and small businesses - until a few friends made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.
They asked him to join their startup full time as the head of marketing and sales. It was a “Hell Yes!” for David, but there was one problem...
He still had leads flowing in from the consulting business he’d built up, and it seemed a shame to leave all that opportunity on the table.
If only there was a way to systemize and scale his consulting in a way that didn’t require him to exchange his time for money.
You know how some websites just look... good.
You tinker and tinker, but nothing you do achieves that look of professionalism.
It's like there's some design secret no one's letting you in on. And the truth is... there kind of is. And it's much simpler than you think.
“Build a beautifully designed website” they said...
“It’s easy to make it look good” they said…
But if you’ve ever jumped onto WordPress to 'whip up a page', you’ll know that’s a lot easier said than done.
Unless you’ve got a coder + designer background, or you’re some kind of WordPress dynamo, it seems almost impossible to get your pages looking right.
No matter what you do, they always seem to look… homemade.
So what is it? What’s that insurmountable thing that seems to determine whether a page looks ‘right’ or not?
Here at the Thrive Themes marketing office, sometimes we go a little overboard.
We wanted to test just how powerful quizzes could be for an online business.
Do do this, we created a one page affiliate site consisting of nothing but a quiz, then sent a bunch of new visitors to it to see what would happen.
And since we're always up for a challenge, we made a stretch goal to see if we could make the experiment profitable.
If we managed to succeed, we would essentially be creating an automated money-making machine… resulting in the subsequent plan to move to the Bahamas and sip on cocktails for the remainder of our comfortable lives.
Either way, we were set to learn something.