Copywriting Basics – Answer The Questions You’d Want Answered

Anyone can write effective Internet copy. You just have to know a few copywriting basics known to journalists and writers as the 5 W’s.

Throw one “H” in there and all your copywriting basics are covered

Who? Tell the reader who your product will help. This should be your target market.

What? Tell your reader what your product or service will do to improve their lives. In other words, tell them the benefits they will receive, what’s in it for them.

When? When is the offer good for? If there is a special offer, when does it expire? When will the product or service help them, immediately or over time?

Where? Where can you order the product or service? Where will it work?

Why? Tell your reader why he or she needs your product or service. Why will it benefit them? Why should they sign up or order today? Why is the quantity or offer limited?

How? How do they register or order? How much will it cost? How much return will they see for their investment? How does it work?