Archives for September 2015

Sep
14

Story Playbook #1 comes out tomorrow – here’s what you get inside

As promised, Story Playbook #1 is coming out tomorrow, September 15th…the day before my birthday.

playbook logoIt’s a doozy…

…And if you are serious about your marketing, your sales conversions, and your overall peace of mind as an entrepreneur… you need to get on this now http://blog.smallbusinesscopywriter.com/story-playbook/

The Story Playbooks are new tools you can use to bump up your weekly cash flow numbers, and personalize your business (no matter how ‘commodity’ you think your products or services are).

Here’s a quick insight into Playbook #1:

* From nameless and faceless to down-home personal and best of buds (how to turn a commodity sale into a loyal buyer and forever friend)

* Stickman stories and turning a chunk of wood into a personal favorite for your clients.

* Why the internet marketing crowd is in peak state of Boregasm (and what you can do to break them free if this is your market)

* Boregasm Breakers for The Thin-Skinned and Weak Whiners in the crowd

* 6 Sacred Story Playbook Rituals

* Heavy Metal Yoga and the profitable way to niche your stories and transform a dull or boring business

Stories work in B2B – in B2C – online – offline – for lead
generation – for sales conversions – for customer retention – and
for past customer clawbacks.

Stories work EVERYWHERE...and The Story Playbook shows YOU how to
make your sales grow rapidly with a simple little addition to
your marketing and sales initiatives.
http://blog.smallbusinesscopywriter.com/story-playbook/

The Story Playbook is a tool unlike any other out there.

It shows you practical examples of story-based sales…and gives
you the tools, the formulas, the strategies, and the “how-to”
information to use in your own business.

Unique strategies you won’t find anywhere else…

…at a rock-bottom beta launch price!
http://blog.smallbusinesscopywriter.com/story-playbook/

Grab it now… the price is doubling very quickly!

Details are on the page.

Troy White

Sep
04

Our Blades Are F***ing Great (the story that built an empire)

I love, love, love the video example for today.

You’ve probably seen it by now too – this simple video has built them a HUGE empire in no time.

But I want you to note a couple things about this GREAT example of both marketing, and video marketing.

First the video: http://youtu.be/ZUG9qYTJMsI

Some of my personal favourite quotes:

“Blades so gentle a toddler can use them”

“Do you think your razor needs a vibrating handle, flashlight, a backscratcher, and 10 blades?

…your handsome-ass grandfather had one blade… and polio”

“Stop paying for shave-tech you don’t need.”

And of course… “our blades are f***ing great!”

What I love most about this video is that in 90 seconds they have some fun, make some fun,
tell some jokes, offend some people… and sell their membership oh so good.

It’s beautiful.

It’s a 90 second video!

Now, their website: http://DollarShaveClub.com

The about us page is great:

“Like most good ideas, The Dollar Shave Club started with two guys who were
pissed off about something and decided to do something about it…”

A STORY! You know how much I love using stories in marketing.

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SIDE NOTE & Blatant Advertisementplaybook logo

Story Playbook #1 is coming out soon – and the first bonuses just went out today.

If you want to find the art and the science being persuasive and profitable story telling,
get this now BEFORE THE PRICE DOUBLES in less than a couple weeks!

http://blog.smallbusinesscopywriter.com/story-playbook/
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These guys tell theirs on why they started the business (many guys biggest frustration
with shaving is the rip off prices they charge for the blades).

So they create their own line of simpler, less-expensive blades…

…and add in a membership piece to it.

F***ing Brilliant!

These guys will kick some serious butt with this.

2 million views of their video in just a few weeks… ya, they’ll do ok.

20 MILLION views since it launched.

Everything about the message, the story, and the website are SIMPLE.

Something we all need to aspire to and emulate.

Spend some time on this site and video today. Then think about how you could
simplify your site and message, maybe have some fun along the way while putting
more moola in your pocket.

Have a great day.

Troy

PS: Each month a new Story Playbook will be announced, and you DON’T want
to miss any of them.  Grab access now – before the special pricing and first Playbook
disappear http://blog.smallbusinesscopywriter.com/story-playbook/

Sep
03

Why marketing is like punching (and getting punched) in the face – for fun

You may have seen in the past that I have an unusual hobby and pastime…

Troy White - kickboxing

When the match is going well…I smile

…punching and kicking, getting kicked and punched…

…and giving back more than I take 🙂

For 14 years of my life, I’ve been in one form of martial arts or another.

Second Degree Blackbelt in Tae Kwon do…

…and a true love for Muay Thai and Kickboxing.

At 46 years of age – I love nothing better than getting in the ring with a 20-something year old for a competitive sparring match.

They see the grey hair… and think “what in the hell is grandpa doing here?”…

…while I think “young punk – watch this!”.

I’ve had 21 tournament fights in the past year and a half and LOVE IT.

Won more than I lost… but no perfect record, by any means.

My biggest contender was 6’8” 290 pounds – and 20 years younger than me. He hit like a freight train, but man-oh-man did I learn a lot from that fight.

Much like marketing…

You take some, you give some, you win some, you lose some.

BUT, do you ever wonder why so many entrepreneurs and marketers love martial arts and more extreme sports or workouts?

Adrenaline!

The burst of adrenaline I get in a fight is JUST LIKE the adrenaline I get when a marketing campaign succeeds and the orders start streaming in.

Each order coming across an email is JUST like getting that perfect punch or kick.

And boy-oh-boy have I taken some lumps in the ring…and in the marketing game.

But I’ve also won more than I lost!

And – one of the most important lessons I’ve learned lately… IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO UP YOUR GAME!

Here’s the best way you can do that right now:

I did Kickboxing and Muay Thai when I was in my late 20s – early 30s.

Ouch

Ouch…no smile

BUT, I made a mistake and listened to others nattering away at me: “don’t fight, you’ll get hurt”, or (yes – even at 30 I was hearing this) “you’re too old to start competing now – leave it to the young pups”.

Stupid me – I listened. I sparred in class – but never took it to competitions.

Fast forward 15 years (!!) and I clued in and got back into my favorite martial arts (kickboxing and muay thai) – and started competing.

LOVE IT.

Been hurt – hell ya.

Last november I torn the MCL on my left knee in a tournament fight. Hurt like hell and took far too long to heal…

…but it did heal, and I’m geared up for the tournaments this fall.
So my lesson to you today is – START NOW! http://blog.smallbusinesscopywriter.com/story-playbook/

Develop a love for the adrenaline that comes with a great story-based marketing campaign.

Learn to love that rush that comes in every time you get a new order from your story-based campaign.

Get serious about your love of marketing – and hone your skills and work your training!

I know lots of martial artists that love to do classes – but would never spar.

Sparring is where your skills SHINE – or look like SHINOLA.

Just like people who want to succeed in business…

…some are just wannabes and buy the courses but NEVER DO ANYTHING.

And some take it serious, hone their craft, and get in the ring to test their skills out.

THAT is where you really learn!

Learn to love the rush.

Learn to love the failures… and learn from the times it didn’t go as planned.

The Story Playbook is designed to give YOU the skills to do this
http://blog.smallbusinesscopywriter.com/story-playbook/

Grab it now before the price doubles!

I also teach some conditioning classes in kickboxing/muay thai…if you are in Calgary…come on out to a class! Just drop me a reply and I’ll hook you up!

Have a good one,

Troy

PS: This is a stupidly crazy good deal at this price, and at the price double this (which it will be shortly), The choice is yours, pay half now or full price later – both will give you the skills, one is easier to get moving on RIGHT NOW! http://blog.smallbusinesscopywriter.com/story-playbook/

Sep
01

3 easy-peasy ways to MASTER marketing with ADOXOGRAPHY (and why you MUST)

According to Wikipedia, Adoxography was a term coined in the late 19th century, and means “fine writing on a trivial or base subject.”

It’s also the foundation of billions of dollars in sales across the world.

Think about it…

…Reality tv – they pretend it’s ‘unscripted’ – ya right! It’s not only scripted, it’s a HUGE money-maker, and uses Adoxography scripts of the mediocre and stupidity at its core.

…The National Enquirer. You can put it down all you like… the facts prove YOU are the fool if you don’t think anyone buys it! The National Enquirer sells more copies in a week than the TOP couple business magazines and newspapers COMBINED – Proof that Adoxolography works.

The people that write these headlines – “Bat Boy Explodes” – “Use Your Dreams to Win the Lotto” – “Saddam & Osama In Love.”

Those writers make a substantial income writing those words – because they sell a TON of newspapers for the publishers.

Mega-bucks from trivial and stupid stories.
The fact is…

…ALL content is good content, if it’s done properly.

Content creation is all the rage right now online.

But content is content – whether its fact and tip filled, or great story telling at its finest.

I’ve shared numerous times before the FACT that stories outsells facts (educational content) by 118% (Carnegie Mellon study).

As you should know by now, I love using stories in marketing and sales.

Which is WHY I am launching the Story Playbook series at
http://blog.smallbusinesscopywriter.com/story-playbook/

…And stories are RIPE for Adoxography-type marketing.

YES – this DOES work in B2B and with commodity products with
low prices and high competition!

Story Playbook

Iain Calder (the founder of The National Enquirer) and myself (with a few dozen extra pounds on me :)

Iain Calder (the founder of The National Enquirer) and myself (with a few dozen extra pounds on me 🙂

shows you how.

That simple trip to the grocery store this weekend can be a fantastic marketing piece that makes you money for years to come.

That time your daughters dressed you up and put makeup on you (complete with barrettes)… makes for a very profitable annual campaign you run.

<<oh ya right, that was me – and yes it is a story-campaign I’ve used for 7 years now!>>

Better yet…

While everyone is doing their Labor Day campaigns this week, you can be THE ONLY ONE IN YOUR MARKET doing a National Grandparents Day campaign for Sept 7th (with a story about your favourite grandparent or entrepreneurial boomer or senior you know).

Or a National Bold is Beautiful Day (Sept 8 – and yes, a real National Holiday – and yes, I would bet there’s a time or two in your life where you either acted bold and got the benefits, or DIDN’T act bold when you should have).

Or maybe on September 9th, you run a special story about National Wonderful Weirdo’s Day? (and I can guarantee you have a wacko weirdo in your life somewhere…they make for GREAT story fodder!

Not only are these trivial subjects (perfect for Adoxolography marketing)…

…they STAND OUT!

Especially when your competition is doing pretty well nothing creative to grab your attention.

And, duh, marketing is ALL about standing out from the competition.

Master this skill and you will NEVER be without marketing or content ideas!

3 quick ways:

1) Always be on the lookout for stupid things (and people) you see on your day-to-day adventures. Keep notes (I use Evernote for this). Whenever you need a new idea – pull up Evernote and away you go.

2) Read the news – ALL KINDS of news. The Onion. The Wall Street Journal. The Sun. Read it all – find the ridiculous – the bizarre – the trivial that fits a story you have – then MILK IT for all it’s worth!

3) GET ON THE STORY PLAYBOOK http://blog.smallbusinesscopywriter.com/story-playbook/ – this is a powerhouse tool for ramping up your marketing and boosting your cash flow… FAST.

MONTHLY STORY PLAYBOOKS AND TRAININGS…

Audio training.

This baby is SCREAMING YOUR NAME!

The price is FAR TOO CHEAP NOW… but you are getting early bird pricing right here, right now.

The choice is yours.

$20 a month now…

Or $40 a month in 2 weeks (then going up again in October).

Here’s the pre-release order link:

Grab a spot today! http://blog.smallbusinesscopywriter.com/story-playbook/

Have a great National Cherry Popover Day (yes, that’s today, September 1).

Troy