Copywriting Tip: Offer Instant Relief

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People want instant relief. They don’t want to have to work for a solution… even if they know that the solution requires work.

It’s why so many diets fail. It’s why people become so-called “shelf-help” addicts. Because they buy something to get instant relief.

You can tap into this same mindset in your sales copy even if your product or service requires work. Simply highlight how the reader will feel when they have achieved whatever you are selling. Focus on selling the positive post-completion emotion (after all, that’s what they are buying).

(And for the people whose ethics are offended by the above paragraph? Let me make it plain and simple people ALWAYS buy the positive emotion, and nothing else. But you still need to deliver a high-value product or service and help your customers benefit from it.)

It comes down to instant relief: that’s what your audience wants and that’s what they’ll buy… and even if it takes some work, they’re ultimately buying from you the instant emotional experience of the feeling of a solved problem.

(Hey! While you’re here, check out my other copywriting tips for persuasion secrets and psychology hacks to increase conversions.)

Published by Aaron Hoos

Aaron Hoos is a writer, strategist, and investor who builds and optimizes profitable sales funnels. He is the author of The Sales Funnel Bible and other books.