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Discussion in 'Copywriting & Sales Persuasion' started by drvo, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. drvo

    drvo Registered Member

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    Hi people,

    started to read about copywriting.

    Get a task to write 5 alternate headlines for each of the following:

    7 Healthy Foods that Turned Out to Be Unhealthy
    8 most useless workouts ever
    10 best horror movies of all times

    How to practice this, any article or books about this, or some samples to get ideas...
     
  2. watsonovedades

    watsonovedades Senior Member

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    on my own opinion copywriting its very important buts is something that you have to put your own twist on, just like banner or LP creation ,use catch phrases or slangs aswell to split test, just go ahead and do it compare results
     
  3. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Go to Google and type in the following exactly like shown below:

    Headlines filetype:pDF

    or try this one:

    Copywriting Headlines filetype:pDF
     
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  5. drvo

    drvo Registered Member

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    Thanks people for the prompt response.

    Started browsing and reading the article. Hope will get ideas to go further.

    tnx
    D
     
  6. Paper-Boy

    Paper-Boy Elite Member

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    Check out Craig Garber ;)

    Currently reading one of his books and so far it's been worth it!
     
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    innosoft Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    use ur brian and work out instead of asking for help.. ask help from your brain.. it will be good for long term. :)
     
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    slntdth7 Junior Member

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    You can learn a lot on google reading blogs about copywriting. However, you must put into practice what you read, try to A/B test subject lines/headlines etc...see what works best, change one thing at a time when A/B testing
     
  10. smacker

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    If you want to win at writing headlines, don't try and 2nd guess what your audience is going to love..

    Read this.. it's awesome on upworthy headline writing technique..

    Oh I can't post links! :( Go to slideshare .. and look for upworthy 10 ways to win the internets
     
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    SEO Most Wanted Junior Member

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    7 Healthy Foods that Turned Out to Be Unhealthy
    7 Rich Foods That Turned Out To Be Poor.
    7 Hygienic Foods That Proved To Be Unhygienic.

    8 most pointless workouts ever
    8 Most Worthless Workouts Ever.
    8 Most Meaningless Workouts Ever.


    10 best thrillers of all times
    10 Best Mind Freaking Movies Of All Ages.
     
  12. Blue Label

    Blue Label Registered Member

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    Those were pretty good headlines! Good work :)
     
  13. smacker

    smacker Newbie

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    Try writing 25 headlines. Force yourself to write them. It will make you think outside the normal boundaries.

    Then choose your craziest 3 and test from there..
     
  14. dennis07

    dennis07 Junior Member

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    Just try looking on Google. That would be the best place to find information and tips concerning headlines.
     
  15. I higly recommend your to read the "copyblogger"/"copywriting101" blog post and to download their ebook (free) they hae a lots of value...
    i won't recommend my blog now because it's very new, but later i will write more 'deeper' content
    cheers :)
     
  16. Tamerlane

    Tamerlane Newbie

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    Well, thinking up something "new" and "original" is very difficult. Most things have been done to death on the Internet. So what you want to do is look at the most successful blogs about your subject, and learn from them. Analyze how they use their headlines. Figure out what makes them catchy, what makes site visitors want to stay longer and read more. Good luck!
     
  17. MelisaTa

    MelisaTa Registered Member

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    I like http://www.copyblogger.com/copywriting-101/ too.
    It has many many useful content.

    You will take some time to go though everything that is on the site. But it is worth it.
     
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    You can start by examining the words used in your current set of headlines. What comes to mind? Can you make anything here more specific? For instance, 10 best horror movies of all times should be changed. Most people don't think best when they see horror. What other words would be more descriptive of a horror movie? What about, 10 most terrifying horror movies of the 21st century. Or, 10 horror flicks to chill your spine. Start with generic and go specific, that's especially true of descriptive writing.
     
  19. nameless7

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    Search for trend forums about your topics and make some research and analytics. Maybe some inspiration and meaningful ideas will leap in your mind. Just avoid hand-me-down ideas