Jim Edwards is an accidental sales and copywriting coach who helps people increase sales by creating better sales copy (no matter what you sell and even if you hate selling).
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AnswerThePublic – Jim’s small business resource
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3 Value Bombs
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2) Don’t be stingy on what you can offer — give real value to people.
3) Do your research before going all in.
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[01:00] – Jim lives in the Virginia Swamps
[01:07] – He fell into helping people sell their stuff because he was teaching them copywriting to sell
[02:03] – Share something we don’t know about your area of expertise that as Entrepreneurs, we probably should: No matter what business you’re in, you’re in the sales business. You cannot outsource the sales and marketing in your business effectively
[04:22] – The biggest thing for Jim now is educational selling
[06:36] – “Real value is the key now”
[07:50] – Worst Entrepreneurial Moment: In order to sell his books, Jim had to figure out how to create a website and get search engine traffic. He thought about making websites for other people and that’s what he did. The major mistake was that he didn’t set it up right. Months later, Jim found himself in a hospital bed, diagnosed with heart failure and severe atrial fibrillation. He was 30 years old, had lost his best friend, and had to declare bankruptcy
[12:02] – Entrepreneurial AH-HA Moment: 6 years later, after his worst moment, Jim was able to create another business to help people sell info products. He created a program about how he did it and launched. Nothing happened. He looked through the traffic he was getting and found out that the headline was the problem. He changed the headline and got some sales; then he changed it again and gained 500% more sales in 10 minutes
[15:07] – Know the power of split testing headlines
[16:15] – Jim talks about the 3 Traffic Temperatures: Hot, Warm, and Cold
[20:40] – The Lightning Round
- What was holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur? – “Thinking I had to have all these things in place before I could start selling”
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “Take my competitor’s USP and turn it into a free bonus for my offer”
- What’s a personal habit that contributes to your success? – “I do an extremely hardcore workout”
- Share an internet resource, like Evernote, with Fire Nation – AnswerThePublic
- If you could recommend one book to our listeners, what would it be and why? – Seducing Strangers – “this is perhaps the best book in advertising and selling written in the last 10 years”
[24:06] – “You can’t sell – you can’t persuade until you’ve got peoples attention”
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