One of the most common mistakes entrepreneurs make is being feature focused rather than benefits focused.
When you read most startup web sites or marketing materials, the focus is on features, not benefits.
Those companies all fail the “What’s in it for me?” test for the customer.
Customers are actually not very interested in your product or service features. What they are very interested in is what benefits does your product or feature have for them, directly and specifically.
If you are struggling to conceptualize or articulate your product or service’s answer to the “What’s in it for me?” test, try this excellent questionnaire, courtesy of Naomi Dunford from the ittybiz blog.
The Big! Long! Scary! Sales Page Questionnaire
The secret of a successful sales page is focusing more on the
customer’s needs than the product itself. You want your customer
to say to themselves that YOU really understand what they’re going
through, and that because of that they can be confident your
product can help them.
The more detail you have on your ideal customers and their needs,
the easier it will to create copy that makes them click that “buy”
IMPORTANT! Try to answer all of the questions that you can, even if
they’re hard to answer in your specific situation. If something
really doesn’t apply to you, you can skip it. But try, though.
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