When you run a business, you want people to remember you. When they want to buy a product you are selling, you want your business in their frontal lobe. If you have a business online, there is a great competition to be known as the go to business for whatever product you offer. Whatever you write, the content on your site, needs to set you apart in some way. The way that you advertise, and market your business, needs to be unique in a similar way. Using proven techniques and strategies, you can accomplish this goal. But remember you want to be remembered for good reasons and not those that remind people why they do not want to choose you.
Storytelling is something that you would assume most marketers would use, but in truth, it is quite underutilized. Most marketers, in fact, and in my opinion, have no idea how powerful stories can be. Of course this is all about your marketing and specific areas such as preselling. Don’t focus on any one thing too much when you’re marketing, regardless of what you’re doing. To make the strategy work properly, you need to tell a story, and make it seem less like sales copy when you write it. By weaving your sales message and preselling into the story, you will be able to see if the strategy is effective or not.
When you use stories, as I have mentioned before, there are many good reasons to do this. A question that should pop into your mind is why does a story affect people in the way that it does. This is a huge question! You could not possibly answer it with a single paragraph of text. But just think about yourself – you like stories in some form whether in books or movies. Stories in religious books are often told to express a message that is trying to be conveyed. So for thousands of years, people have been using stories and powerful and effective ways. Is the story itself that allows us to trust the messages that are wrapped up in the story itself. In regard to your own marketing and businesses, you need to somehow incorporate stories with what you are doing.
Never write passively. It is important to always engage people actively with your copywriting. When you choose your words, you can convey this active message. This is done with verbs. The suggestions in this e-book may help you choose a hosting provider that you might want to consider. A passive tone is what you are conveying by using the words might and may. You need to tell people, not ask: Pick up this e-book, check out the hosting providers in it, and choose one for yourself. In a very real way you are commanding people without coming across like you’re a real jerk.
What you need to do now is look at other examples of how stories are used with off-line and online marketing today. There are many corporations that use the strategy and have for quite a while. It is a smaller companies that are behind the times, taking a bit longer to utilize the storytelling strategy.