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5 Powerful Ways to End a Blog Post (and Fire Up Your Audience)

For once, Howard Fields feels happy with his writing.

The opening of his blog post flows nicely. The tips are solid, and he’s finally got to grips with tightening his own content.

Even the rhythm sounds good. Is he finding his voice?

Now just a few final lines …

Do These 3 Website Goofs Make You Lose Business?

The theory for great websites seems simple enough, right?

You create a good-looking design. You tell people what you offer. You demonstrate your knowledge and skills on your blog.

And when web visitors arrive the till starts ringing; the dough rolls in.

But why don’t our websites work like that?

Why do most web visitors bounce away and never come back?

How to Be So Inspirational That Readers Get Addicted to Your Blog

Can you learn how to be inspirational?

Can you learn how to write in such a way that readers feel stirred and encouraged to implement your tips?

You might think some people are born to be inspirational.

You either have charisma or you don’t.

Martin Luther King Jr. had charisma. And so did Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, and Marilyn Monroe. Oprah Winfrey has it, too, and Michelle Obama, and the Dalai Lama.

But ordinary people like you and me?

The Gigantic Power of a Tiny Word Trick: How to Use Contrast in Business Writing

Imagine walking into a room full of grey-suited men …

But there’s one girl, in an orange dress.

Who would you notice?

Now, imagine a room full of Dutch sportsmen and women, clad in their orange kits. Would that same girl still stand out?

This is the power of contrast.

Contrast attracts attention, creates interest, and adds drama. Without contrast, life would be pretty dull.

Fed Up With Writing? How to Stop Torturing Your Mind and Make Writing a Joy

Do you know the feeling?

You love writing, but sometimes … you wonder why you torture yourself so much.

Creative endeavors seem full of doubts and frustration.

Will this be good enough? Will people like it? Will I ever be able to finish it? Is it worth all this effort? Do I seem silly? Do I sound boring?

Why does writing feel so hard?

Since I started writing 4 years ago, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with writing.

I explored different ways to write. I’ve racked my brain to understand why the journey feels so hard. Slowly, I learned three

How to Captivate Your Readers: 3 Ways to Craft Irresistible Opening Lines

“Oh no!” thinks Henry Green.

“I’m screwing this up.”

Henry has written his most in-depth post ever about starting a coaching business.

His blog post includes his very best tips—almost too good to give away for free. He’s also showcased other coaches, included quotes and drawn cartoons. Some might even call the post “epic.”

But doubt has crept up.

“What if nobody wants to read my post, because my opening lines are crap?”

How to Invoke the ‘Magic of 3’ in Serious Business Writing

Uneasiness has crept up.

Heather Fields has been a freelance copywriter for several years.

Her clients seem happy; and she knows her content is engaging, persuasive, and mostly free from grammar mistakes.

But she also senses something is missing.

A little “je-ne-sais-quoi.”

Does her writing lack flair? A sense of poetry? Is the rhythm out of sync?

4 Proven Principles to Practice Your Writing (and Improve Crazily Fast)

Have you ever wondered why your writing skills don’t seem to improve?

You religiously follow a couple of blogs about writing. And you’re writing almost daily.

But …

You look at your work and scratch your head. It’s okay. But you’d like to do better.

Should you write more?

You might have heard about the 10,000-hour rule: to master any skill, you must practice for 10,000 hours.

But who’s got so much time? If you can dedicate 4 hours a week to writing, it’ll take you 48 years to master writing skills.

Can you improve faster?

Of course, you can.

5 Types of True Benefits: How to Connect With Your Customer’s Deepest Desires

You’ve probably read sales copy and thought …

Mwah. It sounds good, but … no thanks.

Perhaps you didn’t need that product right then.

But more likely, the copy failed to communicate the true benefits of the product or service.

Quite often sales copy is too superficial.

And when copy is too superficial, readers (potential buyers!) don’t feel the content speaks to them. They feel the product or service might be useful, but not valuable enough.

How to Get Unstuck (and Build a Business You’ll Love)

Does running your own biz make you feel stranded?

Others seem to know exactly how to build their business.

They set audacious goals. They plan their actions. They achieve their dreams.

Sounds brilliant, doesn’t it?

But how does it work for you? Does business planning leave you confused, stuck, and stressed?

Planning my own business has always felt like an impossible task. I faced too many unknowns. And too many options.

When you look at my business now, you may think I’ve always known what I was doing.

But that’s far from the truth.