How to write in plain English for business success

Have you ever received a letter and just gone, ‘You what!’ and thrown it in the bin? Me too. I’ve written about it here. I can’t abide words written in officialese. It never helps anyone when you can’t understand a word. Here are five tips to help you write in plain English and see your [...]

By | 2021-07-19T08:36:54+01:00 July 19th, 2021|Copywriting, Copywriting tips|0 Comments

Copywriting tips: how to write in plain English

“We are writing to inform you that we will be removing surplus generated ground arisings over the following dates…” …says the first sentence of a letter I received recently. Well what the heck does it mean? It honestly took me five minutes to understand, and I’m a well-educated copywriter. Here’s what I’d write instead… “On [...]

By | 2021-07-20T08:46:45+01:00 June 21st, 2021|Copywriting, Copywriting tips|0 Comments

Business blogging: top tips

So you’ve heard blogging is good for business. And you want your business to grow. But you don’t know where to start. Then read on… In this post you’ll learn: What to consider before you start writing Things to do as you draft and edit How to get your blog noticed Before you start writing [...]

By | 2021-04-21T08:52:39+01:00 April 5th, 2021|Business blogging, Copywriting|0 Comments

So a string walks into a bar and…

It's that time of year again when the nights are drawing in and all you want to do is hibernate. The perfect time to gather round the fire and tell stories. So in that vein, for a bit of fun (and boy do we need some fun this year), here's a classic joke adapted in [...]

By | 2020-11-02T08:41:01+00:00 November 2nd, 2020|Copywriting, Just for fun|0 Comments

‘Conversational’ is not a tone of voice

A question I always ask during briefing is, ‘What’s your tone of voice?’ But do you know what this means? One of the most common answers I get is, ‘conversational.’ And conversational is not a tone of voice. So here I’ll share what conversational copy is, what tone of voice is and provide a couple [...]

By | 2020-09-07T10:30:36+01:00 September 7th, 2020|Copywriting, Copywriting tips|0 Comments

5 reasons to start business blogging today

“My blog is doing nothing for me! What’s the point?” A common cry from many a small business owner. But in 2020 it’s clear that when you provide good content, written well, your blog will help you succeed. “Companies with blogs produce an average of 67% more leads monthly than companies that don’t blog" – [...]

By | 2020-07-13T14:48:41+01:00 July 6th, 2020|Business blogging, Copywriting|0 Comments

6 questions to ask before you write a blog

Blogging for business works: Businesses with a regular blog on their website get twice as many email enquiries than businesses that don’t Small businesses with blogs get 126% more lead growth than those without - Quoracreative But only if you do it well. And so you don’t end up with naff content or take eons [...]

By | 2020-07-01T17:26:54+01:00 April 20th, 2020|Business blogging, Copywriting|0 Comments

Business blogging: how often should you post?

Blogging is one of the best ways to promote your business online. You can demonstrate your expertise and engage with your customers. Build trust and relationships. If you blog well, your business is much more likely to succeed. But how often should you post to make it work? Quite simply, that depends! But you should [...]

By | 2020-07-01T17:28:54+01:00 March 16th, 2020|Business blogging, Copywriting|0 Comments

The copywriting brief: what is it and why do I need one?

So, you’ve heard of this thing called the brief. And you know it’s something to do with the copywriting process. But anything more? Not sure. Here’s what it is, why it’s important and how you can create a good one…   What is a copywriting brief? A good brief tells your copywriter about: you and [...]

By | 2020-07-01T17:19:55+01:00 February 17th, 2020|Copywriting, Copywriting tips|0 Comments

To niche or not? That is the question

Do you have a business niche? It'll help you and your copywriter no end if you do (read on to find out why). But what exactly is it and do you really need one? Will having a niche help your business grow? I’ll answer those questions here…   What is a niche? Your niche is [...]

By | 2020-07-01T17:31:34+01:00 January 20th, 2020|Copywriting, Copywriting tips|0 Comments