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The Quick & Dirty Guide To Running A Black Friday Promotion

The Quick & Dirty Guide To Running A Black Friday PromotionBlack Friday is on its way, and a lot of money is going to change hands over the week or so surrounding it. If you’re planning to do your own Black Friday offer, you may already be busy getting All The Things ready and organized.

But let’s be honest – not everyone’s a Virgo.

Plenty of people are still scratching their heads trying to figure out what they’re going to do for Black Friday, and there’s still time to do something profitable if you get moving on the sooner side.

If you’re one of those head-scratchers right now, then I’ve got some advice for you. Here’s how to quickly decide on a Black Friday promotion that can provide a welcome cash boost before the holidays.

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How I Write Sales Pages – The Pivot Class

How I Write Sales Pages - The Pivot ClassRecently, I was asked to create a sales page for both Naomi and her colleague Clare Holiday (from Indie Retail Academy) for a brand-new offer called The Pivot Class.

So since it’s fresh in my mind, in today’s post I’ll walk you through a few things I did on the page and teach you how to do them, too.

The page has just gone live, so the class is open for registration. You should check it out, if only for the stunning design.

(I can’t take credit for that, though. I just wrote the copy. Clare did the design and illustrations.)

So, here’s a walkthrough of some of the more interesting elements.

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How To Get Way More Testimonials (Starting Today)

How To Get Way More Testimonials (Starting Today)We’ve all heard that testimonials are one of the most effective ways of boosting sales page conversion, especially when those testimonials are optimized to make the biggest impact on the page. Other people saying your stuff is great simply helps you sell more of that stuff.

But getting those testimonials? Sometimes that’s the “hard” part.

For a lot of people, asking for them in the first place can feel awkward, and for others, they’ve been on the “I should get to doing that soon” list for so long that it’s taken on a life of its own. There are a lot of things that could be getting in the way of you asking for – and receiving – those delightful words of praise for the wonderful things you do.

So, today I’d like to give you some direction that can make it a little easier for you to get your hands on more testimonials moving forward.

Here are 5 simple ways you can get the testimonial train rolling, so that your future customers can see the words that will make them feel more comfortable buying from you.

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How I Quickly Make Great-Looking Images (Without Any Graphic Skills)

How I Quickly Make Great-Looking Images (Without Any Graphic Skills)Making graphics for your sales page, blog or products can be a pain in the butt if you’re not already experienced at graphic design and the software that goes with it.

I am one of those people. I have a decent eye for design, and a middling graphics skill, so I’m never going to make masterpieces in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. (Not particularly talented with Canva, either.)

I do however, have a really easy hack that anyone can do to make great-looking graphics that can improve your blog posts and boost conversion on your sales pages.

I make my graphics – quickly, easily and profitably – using an unexpected graphic design tool called…

PowerPoint.

(Or Keynote, if you have a Mac.)

¿Que?

Allow me to demonstrate.

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