I’m going to do something today that I don’t normally do. I’m also going to be really clear that I’m doing it, so that no one thinks I’m being sneaky-assed about it:
If you click this link, you’ll get a sales page. You know, the long-copy ones. The ones with yellow highlighter and bold. The ones with italics and testimonials. The ones that give you every single reason under the sun to say yes and sign up now.
I won’t apologize.
If you’re a writer, if you want to be a writer, if you want to be a better writer, and most importantly, if you want to have a better life as a writer, then this long-copy sales letter is one that I actually think you should read.
Top to bottom. (No, I’m not kidding.)
The reason I’m asking you to read this letter is because it’s about something that’s very important to me: the business of copywriting, and being a business copywriter. That’s right:
The Copywriting Success Summit 2009 is on.
Last fall, the world’s leading business copywriters came together and shared their insight in a special online event called Copywriting Success Summit 2008. It was a smash hit. Hundreds of freelance writers attended and transformed their businesses.
In fact, 98 percent said they’d attend again.
By the time I figured out I should have been a part of the crowd, my chance had passed. I did manage to get my hands on some of the material, though. (Shhh. Don’t tell anyone. Especially Michael.)
And it was good – really good. Good enough that I regretted not having been available to attend the 2008 Summit. Good enough that I found out other people turned their writing career into some serious business. Good enough that they were reaching the success they’d dreamed of.
That’s why I want you to go read that sales page. Even with the yellow highlighter and corny stuff. Here: Click this link. Go look. (You can come back.)
Wait, I’ll save you some trouble. I’ll tell you what it’s all about. Copywriting Success Summit 2009 helps you discover the best methods to market your writing business, from social media to direct marketing. You’ll learn how successful marketing campaigns were executed (so you can copy them!) and how you can achieve similar results.
The Summit even gives you play-by-play steps so you can start marketing yourself faster.
You see, that’s the problem Most writers don’t know how to market themselves. They write well, but they aren’t sure how to sell their services, how to put themselves out there, how to get clients coming to them. (In fact, most writers suck at marketing. It’s okay. Most people do.)
So these writers get stuck, waiting for something to change. I know, because I have people who are stuck coming to me all the time for help. And I like making a difference in these people’s lives. I like hearing, “It worked! Just like you said it would!”
But it takes some work. It takes the will to learn. It takes the courage to finally say, “I’m going to do something about being stuck. And I’m going to get unstuck.”
Look. I’ll be honest. I squirmed writing this post. I really did. But if you’ve been reading this blog, if you know me at all, you know that I don’t promote stuff I don’t believe in.
I tell you about good stuff. The stuff that counts. The stuff that’s worth it. The stuff that makes a difference. I believe this makes a difference.
Go read. Set your hatred of yellow-highlighted long copy aside, just this once. Click here to check out the 2009 Summit and what you’ll get from the world’s top business copywriting superstars. Stars like Peter Bowerman (author of the Well-Fed Writer), Steve Slaunwhite (author of Start & Run a Copywriting Business), Marcia Yudkin (author of Persuading on Paper), Michael Stelzner (author of Writing White Papers), Nick Usborne (author of Net Words), Chris Garrett (a Problogger author), Casey Hibbard (author of Stories That Sell), Chris Marlow (the original copywriter’s coach), Pete Savage and Ed Gandia.
You’ll have a “who’s who” team of business copywriters ready to help you succeed using practical sales and marketing tactics that work
Not interested? No harm done. But maybe… just maybe… this’ll be the stuff that makes the difference for you. And one that helps you start earning a decent living online.
Oh, and one more thing. If you sign up for the Copywriting Success Summit now, you get 40% off. That’s $200 savings if you sign up before September 24.
And if you don’t sign up? You still get a gift that’s just for writers, and just because you read about the Summit. (Despite your hatred of yellow highlighter.) The gift is valued at $42, and it’s yours just for taking a look. Click here to claim it now.