The art of Internet marketing has always been surrounded by the dilemma of an astounding amount of investment.
This is a common problem faced by most small business enterprises. They invest a lump sum behind advertisements and if the campaign does not come off, it’s a major loss for them.
Before you start advertising make sure to read the tips below. Advertising is a specialized work and that is why a lot of things have to be kept in mind before the copywriting process.
The Ad Process
First of all, comprehensive research has to be conducted to know who your potential buyers might be and what they want. A lot of firms try to sell their products instead of finding out what the customer is looking for and then offering if to them.
That’s why the copy should address their needs and tell them how your product would solve their problems. This will make the customers see that they are getting their money’s worth.
The ad copy should also maintain a logical progression. It must have a headline, beginning, middle-section and end.
The headline is the first major thing in your ad. The surfers don’t have much time at their disposal, so you only have a few seconds to catch their attention.
That is why the headline is supposed to make the readers interested enough to go through the entire content. If your headline is successful, only then will the viewers spend time going through whole of the copy.
The next important thing is the opening paragraph. It should sustain the interest aroused by the headline in the minds of the viewers. The whole copy should be interesting and ought to keep the readers engrossed.
If, at any point, during reading the copy the reader becomes bored, then your campaign will fail. Moreover, the style of writing should be easy so that the reader will be able to follow from one paragraph to the next.
Try not to use too many sentences in one paragraph. Three paragraphs with three sentences are easier to read then one paragraph with nine sentences.
The Ad Copy
The copy is also supposed to proceed by revealing more and more about the benefits that you intend to offer to your customers. The ending should make the visitor take action.
Action can include anything from download a free file, signing up for a newsletter, requesting more information, or directly buying a product. Advertising should include specific and real information. False or information that sounds hyped might give the visitors a wrong impression.
You should always try to find the problems of your target audience the copy should focus on those needs. The copy should also hint at the possible solutions to the problems and tell them that how they can solve their problems by using your products or services.
The advertisements might also offer free gifts. But be sure that they are related to your product and that they are worthwhile to the prospective customers. At times, some offers can be given with a deadline. But, always follow the deadline, because if you do not, the customer might think that you have lied to him.
The copy can also include testimonials, because these statements will make your copy more authentic and readily acceptable. The last line of your advertisement should carry the major links and the toll-free number where the customers can call for more information. Last but not the least, the claims made in your ad should be a mirror image of the contents on the site.
Follow these simple rules and continue to improve upon them and you’ll notice the difference in your ads!