How you can make $5 this week online

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Swago Make 5 dollars

Getting $5 for free online? Bingo. Well, more like Swago!

On Swagbucks, users can score free gift cards every day by shopping, watching videos and exploring great content in the web. It’s fun, easy and lets me treat myself in between paychecks.

TODAY, June 30th, Swagbucks will be even more fun with a daily nCrave Swago board. Swago is a lot like BINGO. On each tile, there’s a new nCrave specific activity that will help you explore all that nCrave has to offer: you can watch videos, click through slideshows and play around on new websites – all for points called SB. 100 SB always equals $1 or more in Paypal cash or gift cards. It can all amount to a whole lot of cash.

You can get up to 50 SB bonus every day for completing all 25 board tiles. That’s in addition to the SB you already get by exploring through nCrave. You can find yourself racking up enough SB for a free $5 gift card by the end of the week. That’s like a win/win/win!

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5 Powerful Morning Practices Guaranteed to Transform Your Life

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We are living in one of the most prosperous and advanced times in human history. There are more opportunities and resources available to us then ever before. Still, most of us aren’t getting the results we want to have. We are not tapping into the unlimited potential that is within us. I’m not okay with this. Are you?

There is a huge potential gap in our lives that separates who we are from who we can be. We spend much of our time thinking what we should do to live the life we want, but then we don’t take those actions. In order to save your life from this unfulfilled potential and mediocrity, you must prioritize and dedicate a good amount of time each day for personal development.

Here are five daily practices that will develop different aspects of your life so that you can create the life you want:

1. Purposeful silence

Purposeful silence is one of the most significant tools for development for our noisy and fast lifestyles. Here “purposeful” means we are engaging in silence for a beneficial purpose. An hour of silence can teach you more than you can learn from just reading books. If you study the lives of the most successful people, you’ll find out most of them frequently engage in purposeful silence to achieve extraordinary results.

If you want to reduce your stress level and focus on the most important things in your life, you ought to start your morning with a period of purposeful silence. How do you do that? It completely depends on your choice. Some of my favourite activities to choose from and practise during my period of silence are meditation, prayer deep breathing and focusing on gratitude.

Some mornings I just do meditation and other mornings, I combine them to get the best benefit. These activities will help you relax your mind and body. But it is important that you leave your bed while performing these activities because there is greater chance of you falling back asleep if you stay in your bed.

 

2. Affirmations

I’m a huge fan of Mohammad Ali. He used to repeat the words over and over again ” I’m the greatest” and then he became the greatest. Affirmation is a very effective tool to become the person you need to be to achieve the things you want in your life. By repeating positive affirmations regularly you will be able to design and then develop the mindset to improve any area of your life.

How do affirmations work? When you repeat an affirmation over and over again, it leads to belief. Then the belief turns into deep conviction and you become the exact person you want to be. Write down some positive affirmations and repeat those every morning after waking up. Within a short time these affirmations will turn into deep conviction and you’ll see how quickly you are becoming the person you want to be.

“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can” – Nikos Kazantzakis

3. Visualizations

Many highly successful people like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey and Tiger Woods have advocated the use of visualization to accomplish goals. Famous golfer Tiger Woods, is well known for using visualization to perfectly execute his golf swing on every hole.

Famous actor Will Smith said, he used to visualize his success and fame long before he became successful. So every morning after repeating your affirmations, visualize what you really want to be, Visualize that you’ve achieved your goal, how this achievement has changed your life, how happy you are after that achievement.

Try to feel, see, touch taste and smell every detail of your vision. To be more comfortable during the visualization period, you can play classical, instrumental or any kind of soothing music in the background. Sit up in a comfortable position wherever you prefer, take a couple of deep breathes and get ready to visualize.

 

4. Exercise

Daily morning exercises even for a few minutes will significantly boost your energy. Some of the benefits of morning exercises can be helping you sustain higher levels of energy throughout the day, enhance your mental clarity, help you think better and concentrate for a longer period of time.

How you use your exercise time is up to you. You can go to the gym, go for a long walk or run. But every morning try to dedicate some time for exercise. Don’t convince yourself by saying ” I don’t have time” or “I’m so tired” to ignore exercise.

 

5. Reading

Reading every morning will help you transform your life. It’s the method of acquiring the knowledge, strategies and ideas needed to radically accomplish your goals. Don’t Just read random books, read the books about the people who have already done what you want to do. Model these successful people’s strategies and techniques.

“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads” – Vera Nazarian

There are thousands of high quality books on almost every topic. There is no limit of knowledge you can get from reading these books. How much should you read? I prefer reading at least 10 pages every day. Before reading a particular book, ask yourself what do you want to gain from it? Why are you reading this book?

What morning practices do you partake in that are beneficial to your life? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below!

A Marketing Guide to Why Paid Search Should Be Part of Your Inbound Strategy

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Inbound marketing is still very important and people cannot avoid using it within their content marketing strategy. For those of you NOT familiar with the phrase “inbound marketing”, it’s using marketing methods that directly drive people to your website without the blogger doing external marketing on their own. Outbound marketing is using social media, writing in forums, and guest posting, however, inbound refers to paid search campaigns. These methods, once set up, will drive people to your page without any further effort by you.

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No matter how the web is changing, it’s still important to know how certain inbound marketing strategies can be applied to your promotion. Determining if you should use inbound marketing depends on content strategy, business, and product and services. You might even incorporate these methods if you’ve set aside a monthly marketing budget.

Either way, the choice is yours and you should explore your options before jumping into inbound marketing as an option. However, here are some reasons why you’ll consider implementing the strategy.

Search Engines Display Them

Here’s the most obvious and I’m sure all of you can agree. Whenever you search a phrase within Google, you’ll notice a display of PPC on the right-side bar. Advertising revenue for the Q3 (3rd quarter in 2014) was 16.42 billion dollars, which shows us companies are still using Adwords because it’s proven to be effective. The truth is, Google has ensured that PPC ads are as effective as possible because they account for a huge sum of their profit. This means they will continue to tweak their ad network to full potential, finding creative ways for people to join Adwords. What does this all mean?

Search display will continue to dominate and can provide enormous ROI going forward. If you have the budget and resources to set up a few campaigns, it might not be a bad idea.

Quicker Testing & Implementation

The great thing with setting up PPC ads is they can be tweaked quickly and updated. Unlike organic search, which requires an indexing process anywhere from 3-6 weeks, PPC ads call be updated immediately from within the backend. This means you can test product ROI, keywords, and popularity quickly before putting your final plan into action. Many people have a small marketing budget for this reason, simply to tweak and testing ads. Once they’ve tested, they implement the same strategy into their organic link building. Here’s something else…

When you have your website show up in both organic and paid search, it adds a cool level of credibility. Next, you have the ability to quickly test different geographical locations.

Broad vs. Narrow

Inbound marketing gives you the ability to target either a broad range of keywords or very specific geo-graphical location. Many companies use this targeting setting if they are limited on ad budget or performance is optimal in specific areas. I’ve noticed that even with targeted keywords, when doing organic SEO, my website will show up in places not relevant to my search terms. How do I know this? Google Analytics provides a complete break-down of my traffic statistics and I see non-English speaking countries viewing my English content-based website. The problem is having my website show up in places I don’t want can have a dramatic effect on my bounce rate, engagement, speed, and overall conversions.

With inbound marketing, you can narrow down what area you want to target, from country, state, city, etc. This ensures you are getting the right people to your website and this data will provide you with the fundamental stats needs to correctly tweak your website.

Complete Control

In the end, implementing inbound marketing techniques will give you complete control over your web promotion. You’ll have control over devices you want your ad displayed, location, keywords, and type of ad. This information provides you with the data you need to know how well your content is performing. It’s much harder to know ROI when you don’t have the right people coming to your website. Using inbound marketing will give you the tools to quickly narrow down what you need and then the ability to tweak as you move forward.

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Day 4: On-The-Go Meditation Challenge

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Day 4: Conscious Breathing Restores Calm

Can’t keep up? Pause and take a few deep breaths.

Why it Matters

You can always use breath to calm you down and get perspective. In fact, breathing is often referred to in a metaphorical way. If you feel stressed, you might say that you need to catch your breath. If you feel euphoric, you might say that something or someone takes your breath away.

Breathing meditation is subtle but powerful. This is because the breath calms the autonomic nervous system. When you pay attention to how you’re breathing, you can change it, and when you do, you instantly calm down.

5-Minute Guided Meditation

Notice your inhale and exhale. Pay attention to the sensation in your nostrils as the breath enters and leaves your body. Now add an affirmation to the inhale and exhale. For instance: “Breathing in, I am calm. Breathing out, I feel happy.” Finally, once you’ve created a pattern, connect your inhale with your exhale in a continuous loop. This will energize you. You may even feel your body tingle. In a continuous loop, you do not pause after an inhale or an exhale.

The nice thing about breathing meditation is that you can do it without anyone noticing. You can be an island of tranquility in a heated meeting that is bristling with quarreling people.

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Day 5: On-The-Go Meditation Challenge

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Day 5: How To Snap Out Of A Bad Mood

Learn to change what something means for you and identify something positive about the situation.

Why it Matters

One reason we often feel angry, frustrated, or stressed is because we’re thinking negative thoughts. Usually, our bad mood is tied to an external event. Something has happened that we think shouldn’t have happened. Or something is not happening that we think should happen.

Negative thoughts impact your emotions. In turn, your emotions skew your biochemical and endocrine systems. When you learn how to manage your moods better, you become wiser about how to manage your life.

How do you turn off a negative cascade of emotions, biochemical distress signals, and stress hormones? Try this 5-minute guided meditation:

5-Minute Guided Meditation

Think of a situation that is bothering you. Identify the underlying emotion. Is it fear, anger, or frustration? Now, decide to interpret this situation in another way. Ask for the lesson in the situation. Ask how you can turn things around for the better or how you can practice detachment in the midst of chaos. By asking the right question, you begin to see the situation in a new way.

Usually, we are upset about other people or ourselves. While you can’t control other people, you can use their negative behavior as a cue to improve yourself. Or, if you’re angry at yourself for making a mistake, use it as a lesson to improve how you will manage things better in the future. Interestingly, what was upsetting you may now become a source of inspiration.

Make Meditation A Habit

With the new information and strategies you’ve gained throughout this challenge, you have enough to get you started with meditation on the go. Once you succeed at making it a habit, the benefits you’ll reap will be more than enough to motivate you to stick with it!

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Why Your Creative Mind Works The Best In The Cafe

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Getting away from the house, office or regular workspace has an amazing effect on the creative mind. But even for those with the freedom to work from anywhere, creativity soars highest in a particular place- cafes and coffee shops.

Historically, some of the greats artists, writers and musicians frequented cafes to ponder on great ideas and cultivate their creative energy. Now they’ve become a hotbed for modern creatives such as entrepreneurs, graphic designers and even DJ s. Yet most of us are still not completely sure exactly why we gravitate towards our favorite cafes.

Some say it’s the whiff of freshly brewed coffee and getting a caffeine fix that fires up creative juices. While others claim there’s something unique about the atmosphere, an ambiance that compliments the creative mind. In actual fact, science has found some interesting links between creativity and cafes, some of which may surprise you!

In actual fact, science has drawn some interesting links between cafes and creativity, some of which may surprise you!

Silence Sharpens Focus – Ambient Noise Boosts Creativity

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You may already be aware that working in silence environments helps you focus. When you are in the midst of complicated problem solving or performing fine detailed work, one annoying noise is enough to break our concentration.

However, when it comes to creative thinking, ambient noise has been seen to improve creativity. Specifically, typical coffee shop ambient noise of 70 decibels was seen to be optimum. Whereas quieter than 50dB and louder than 85dB caused creativity to drop off.

It’s believed this level of moderate ambient noise is just enough to distract us, allowing us to think outside the box. This helps to broaden to thinking and lends itself to the discovery of new ideas. So, the creative magic in the air of your favorite coffee shop is actually the perfect ambient hum for your creative mind.

You should optimize your creativity by choosing your coffee shop wisely, based on how busy or noisy it is. If you are tied to a workspace and it’s particularly quiet, try listening to Creativity background music from Youtube. Otherwise, there’s an ingenious application that can mimic the cafe’s ambient noise called Coffitivity.

Dynamic Environments Stimulate Creativity

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Ever noticed how creativity dries up if you remain in the same environment or routine for too long? It’s only when you break the cycle or change your environment that the bolt of creativity strikes.

The mind is naturally inclined to tune out repeat input, while remaining receptive to new information. So, by moving from a static environment to a dynamic one, you flood the mind with new inputs and stimulate creativity. Visiting a cafe is great for firing up inspiration as you watch new faces and interactions happening around you.

Low-level distractions from the bustle of others actually help fuel creative thoughts. Whereas the silence and solitude of home or the office often push us to non-creative procrastination. Cafes strike just the right balance of simulation buzz with the protection of anonymity, interactions are on your own terms.

There’s also a social element that plays a significant role. If you’re open, cafes are a great place to meet and interact with new people. These brief exchanges of ideas, experiences and perspectives ignite creativity.

Your positioning is somewhat crucial, whether in the cafe or your own workspace. The last thing you want to do is position yourself right in a high traffic point, so don’t sit by the cash register or a door. You want the opportunity to observe or interact, but it has to be on your own terms.

Dim Lighting Liberates the Mind and Imagination

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Yet again, absolute focus and free-flowing creativity are set at odds. Brighter lighting favors focus-based tasks but research has shown dimmer lighting actually boosts creativity.

The most curious thing is, creatively was seen to increase across six separate studies, even without conscious recognition of this change. So it’s believed dimmer environments make us feel freer to explore and take risks without judgment. It’s so powerful that even recalling an experience of darkness can have similar creativity boosting effects.

So, if your creative workspace is bright, dimming the lights to create a more ambient environment would be very beneficial. You could use light blinds on the windows and shaded lamps for softer lighting. Or if you are visiting a coffee shop, pick the deepest, darkest corner for creative pondering!

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Is Tesla Autopilot In The Model X Safe To Use?

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My Tesla Model X P90D has many cool features that are unique and not found in other cars. One of those features is the ability to drive itself.

Tesla Autopilot uses a unique combination of cameras, radar, ultrasonic sensors and data to automatically steer down the highway, change lanes, and adjust speed in response to traffic.

Drivers and passengers generally freak out the first time they see it in action, and I have received many questions asking how safe the system is. Tesla claims autopilot is twice as safe as a human driver, and they have over 75 million miles of accident free autopilot use to prove it. See the system in action in the video below.

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4 Mind Shifts That Will Keep You Motivated

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Even if you pursue your dream with the most passionate intent, at times you’re going to lose motivation. Things don’t come together as fast as you’d like, projects stall, you’re working crazy hard not knowing if what you’re doing is laying the foundation for success or paving the path towards your own destruction.

It’s when moving forward becomes a slog and you’d rather go lie on a lounge chair on a beach that these four mind shifts can help keep you motivated:

1. Remember your bigger why

Every big dream starts with a why. You started making your dream into a reality because it serves a bigger purpose. Was bringing this dream to life going to give you a greater sense of freedom, allow you to travel more, let you help people achieve their dreams or live healthier?

So much is thrown at us as we build our dreams: business and personal opportunities, logistical setbacks, feeling buried in the details. Whenever you’re overwhelmed by any of these, it’s important to step back and remember your bigger why.

Then ask yourself: is what I’m struggling with ultimately going to allow me to achieve my greater why? The answer in most all cases should be a resounding yes, and that yes can be the thing that keeps you going in tough times.

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

2. Let your values drive you

Many times people give up on something because they realize what they were after wasn’t really their dream, it was someone else’s. In conjunction with your why, you have to get in touch with your needs, which aren’t necessarily the same as your wants.

Paying attention to what you value in your inner life (peace, contentment, satisfaction, fulfillment, etc.) helps lead you to making those values real in your outer life (lifestyle, relationships, financial success, etc.) Your needs are a reflection of your deeply held values and taking time to understand how your values align with your greater why is important in making sure your dream is truly yours.

 

3. Think about what you want

How often do you meet someone who can tell you what they don’t want instead of what they do want? You may know you don’t want x, y, and z but instead of dwelling on the negative, take time to figure out how to explain things in terms of what you do want. Focusing on what you don’t want has a way of making those exact things show up in your life.

So it’s important to shift your mindset into a more positive state and understand what you do want instead. Knowing what you want also helps you create a clearer vision in your mind. Once you have that vision you can talk about it to friends, family, and even potential investors with passion, confidence, and excitement, all of which will keep your forward momentum going.

“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude” – Oprah Winfrey

4. Learn to switch gears

On the road to building and living your big dream, it’s important to learn when you’re running a sprint race vs. a marathon. Thinking you need to work insane hours all day every day is a recipe for burnout, discouragement, and apathy.

Not only must you learn that stepping back and evaluating the big picture is a valuable skill you must also learn how to use that skill to tell you when to switch between going full our and easing off the gas. Your dream doesn’t do anyone, including yourself, any good if you’re too sick, exhausted, or depressing to bring it to life, even if it takes a long time to reach the finish line.

Staying in the game for the long haul takes a perseverance, patience, faith, and a deep understanding of why you’re trying to bring your dream to life. Your ability to stay motivated, even in the midst of resistance and discouragement, is crucial for you to make your dream a reality.

What tips and tricks do you use to stay motivated? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below!

Writing Sentences That Sell

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Writing sentences that sell is about making MONEY!

(Just in case you thought it was about grammar!)

Use these writing gems to convert your next email, blog post or website into a money making machine!

If you’re not doing these, you’re not in business!

Writing Sentences That Sell

10 pro steps to writing short, punchy statements with clear verbosity – that SELL!

Writing Sentences That Sell

These are the steps the Pro follows to make money online.

#1. Write in the Tense You Sell In. It Starts With Avoiding the Past

For the sake of business, don’t dwell in the past. If it happened there, then that’s where it stays. In the past. Discussing the past when selling is forgetting you exist now with a solution at hand. You get one chance with writing. Going back is not moving forward. It’s not taking action.

Talk about today and what your vision makes of tomorrow. Not what tomorrow “will be” but what your ambitions, product or service says it is.

And I’m not suggesting the past is escapable. The secret to talking about it without rambling on is in the power of “ed.” The “ed” is a suffix. You know, like talked, walked and called. “We talked yesterday,” is more direct than, “Our conversation yesterday is when we spoke.”

Notice how the absence of “ed” forces more to be written in that sentence. Using “ed” eliminates the clutter. The B.S. from your writing. Extensive details about the past is rarely necessary anyway. So “ed” only leaves you with what’s important. Think in absolute terms, so your readers know EXACTLY what they must do today.

#2. Write with certainty, avoid “was,” “might,” and “would”

If he “was” going to do something, then he won’t or hasn’t yet. Bear with me. If you “will,” then the outcome is uncertain. Think about it. You either “are” or “aren’t.” Anything you “would” do has a strong chance of never occurring. Whenever you write that something “is to be,” it’s because reality, as in this moment, says it’s not.

I hope you’re catching on. These are simple shortcuts that keep you from going around in circles as you sell with sentences. No one online has the time for “maybes.” So to write with certainty, avoid “was,” “might,” “would” and phrases like “to be.”

Those tend to go nowhere.

You can eliminate “will” while we’re at it. Sentences that sell. …use “will” to convey power only. Or one’s will power. The other means “possibly.” Here’s what you use instead: “are,”

“am” and “is.” The sun “is” hot. I “am” hungry. You “are” here. Healthy sales conversions depend on that brevity.

#3. Cut Out %50 of Your First Attempt At Selling With Words

This is trial by fire for the uninitiated. Professionals understand it, but it’s truth is vague without trial. No matter how pretty a sentence is, if it’s the first time you wrote that particular sentence, cut out 50 percent of it. That’s a minimum. Do more if you can. Close your eyes if you have to, but deal with the pain because you must.

Sentences with clutter don’t convert well. Their message isn’t optimal. Beginners feel conversions are perfected the first time around. Here’s the thing, sentences carry more weight than necessary at first. ALL sentences do! So pros give them a makeover as they’re committed to paper. A CTA is more powerful slimmed down to important points only.

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#4. The Difference Between Latin, Anglo-saxton and Which Converts

You weren’t taught it in school. This is a history lesson that converts. Consider these languages: Latin, Italian, Spanish and English. Each conjugates differently though the words are often similar. They’re variants of the same in many ways. We, we’ll stick to the words of the Anglo-saxons.

Here’s why: Words like determination–or others with four to five syllables–come from Latin derivatives. The Latin words that are snobbish and overly intellectual. Seriously. Here’s an example: “The exceptionality of independently existing without the departmentalized features of imprisonment is an establishment for exhilaration.”

These are words that have “dent,” “ment” and “tion.”

And that multi-syllabic sentence above actually makes sense. It’s just too much for anyone to deal with. That’s where the Anglo-saxon words come in. They’re optimized by today’s technology. The Anglos inhabited Britain. Their English was short, one to two syllables words that express all under the sun.

Like plate, bed, hope, saw, walked, bead, ate, slept and loved. Those are the words your readers connect to when buying. They say everything with less.

[Explore Further: Writing English as a Second Language]

#5. A Verb Sells a Noun as an Auxiliary Sells a Pronoun

Here’s where you get confused. It’s not your fault though. We use grammar based on our education. For example, verbs and nouns are related. Everyone knows what a verb is. It’s the action that a noun takes. Everyone knows what pronouns are. But few people can tell me about auxiliaries.

Hmm. …

I call auxiliaries the pronouns of verbs. Or the verb’s version of pronouns. Pronouns represent a noun without referencing the nouns’ name. They help avoid, ” ‘Gary’ was sad when ‘Gary’ got home and into ‘Gary’s’ bed where ‘Gary’s’ blanket was.” We write sentences that sell by eliminating that.

With pronouns: “He was sad when “he” got home and into “his” bed where “his” blanket was.”

The same effect occurs with auxiliaries. But auxiliaries take place of actions.

They improve sentences that use flowery verbs, complexity or useless repetition. Some auxiliaries include, “am,” “are” and “is.” “The dog ‘is.’ ” Without that auxiliary to shorten the dog’s verb of being, often you get: “The dog stands there with brown fur and breathes heavily while thinking of food.”

The first sentence uses three words. Without “is” to substitute the dog’s many verbs, you get standing, having fur, breathing, and thinking. Not only do readers want less naturally, but technology makes a greater need for it. No one has the time or wants to give it online. So improve your sells with less written in the first place.

#6. Define Your Subject But Start With It To Get It Sold

As an editor who’s managed up to 12 writers at once, I’ve seen a lot. In attempt to sound cool or be creative, we make our biggest mistakes. With poetry or funny Twitter statements, the rules might change. But we need rules to improve conversions.

Being vague about a subject is common. But getting an action from readers requires forward thought. Front and centered. There are two rules to achieve this. Rule one is leading with the subject. Writing about “Doris the cat” means you start the sentence with “Doris the cat.” For selling’s sake.

The second rule is “one thought.” Your subject is defined. Now keep one thought to it. That’s one thought per sentence. Having more is too risky. Especially if you’re not a professional. Write sentences with one thought when you’re selling. Mention the subject of that thought first, and start with it.

#7. Throw Out Your Dictionary! Pitch With A Damn Thesaurus!

Dictionaries tell you what words mean, but a thesaurus will tell you how to use them. Trimming sentences down is best done with one word to substitute many. There’s usually one word to do it. Visit my Twitter profile, and you’ll find the quote: “One word to say it beats out ten that sound good.”

But that means nothing if you can’t find the right word. Find it with the help of a thesaurus. Casually read one now and then. Get in the mindset of inherently knowing the substitutes. While you’re writing, have a thesaurus handy. With a digital thesaurus or one online, you type a phrase in. The best single word match then appears.

Readers appreciate it. They don’t have to think about pulling out their credit cards. They’ll know it’s exactly what you meant by requesting it.

#8. Yes. Vernacular Does Not Convert Well

What we’ve covered deals with common habits WE all have. What tradition taught us. Instead, think outside that box. Stop. Look at what you wrote. Take it out if it resembles typical language. “A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush,” is an amazing proverb. But the same person benefits with, “This option is better.”

Flowery prose is your enemy when convincing readers to act. It misdirects them from the quickest resolution.

#9. What IS The Action Verb’s Leverage to Sell Anyway

There are two types of verbs. One is passive. The floor that gets walked upon, or the tree that gets watered. The other does the action. That’s the person who walks on the floor, or the one who waters the plant. It’s the difference between the kid who got punched and the one actually doing the punching.

If you got hit, you were passive. But doing the hitting makes you active. Writing sentences that sell requires an active voice. A way of writing where solutions and ideas behave. The reader never impresses behavior on them. Sentences that take charge sell. Those that lack surety fall prey to whims and fancies of the reader.

#10. How In One Shot, YOU Write Sentences People Buy

Here you close your eyes. Pray. Think less when seated to write. No fancy skills required. Writing is never perfected the first time. There’s a process involved. When in it, aim to use little. Write ten sentences in one paragraph for example. Make each five words, no more and as an exercise. Don’t worry about coherency.

It’s only important to think of proving and not suggesting. Confirming and not asking. Clarifying and not assuming. The above guide is for referencing while editing your work. Until you get the hang of it and it comes naturally. Until you see readership improve, conversions increased and sells happen more often.

Write straight to the point. Those sentences sell more.

Recommended Reading for writing sentences that sell:

=> 35 Copywriting Tips & Tricks

=> To Keep Your Customers, Keep It Simple

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Remember the copywriting proverbs: “Telling is selling” and “The more you tell, the more you sell.”

Well here is another…

The more you can say with less, the more you can say (tell)… period!

Telling using less is about creating sentences that sell.

Writing Sentences That Sell (Infographic)

Writing Sentences That Sell and make you money

Author Bio: Khalil Minor is an accomplished copywriter – helping writers, entrepreneurs and businesses. Follow Khalil on Twitter.

Final Thought:

“Make your copy straightforward to read, understand and use. Use easy words; those that are used for everyday speech. Use phrases that are not too imprecise and very understandable. Do not be too stuffy; remove pompous words and substitute them with plain words. Minimize complicated gimmicks and constructions. If you can’t give the data directly and briefly, you must consider writing the copy again.” Jay Abraham

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