Why Newbie Copywriters Should Watch V for Vendetta

There’s a scene in V for Vendetta

That really resonated with me when I rewatched it recently.

If you don’t know the storyline, here’s the gist:

V was a wanted terrorist whose mission was to bring down a corrupt government.

In an epic ending fight scene, he ends up killing the dictator and while simultaneously being betrayed by an ambitious general, who wanted to take over.

The general’s unit, unloads their magazines into V.

He takes it and while they reload, he slaughters the unit with a jacket full of knives.

Leaving the general for last…

As he takes out the general, the general asks V, “Why won’t you die?”

And V responds with,

“Because behind this mask is more than flesh and bone.

Behind this mask is an IDEA.  And ideas are bulletproof.”

What Big Idea are you selling to your audience?

What’s the Vision behind what you do?

Is it purely to make more moolah

or is it to fuel a bigger purpose?

The mission behind my Freestyle Lifestyle brand is to teach creatives

how to take their passions and learn simple online marketing moves, so they can fully express their talents and create a Freestyle Lifestyle.

A Live that they Love.

A Life of Freedom.

A Lifestyle that they can literally Freestyle, like freestyle dancing or rapping.

Taking all of their skills and fashioning something powerful that fully expresses who they are.

Free from the old school idea that you need to go to school, get good grades, and work for a corporation for 40 years of your life to be viewed as successful.

Life is too short to be living someone else’s life.

If you don’t have a clue how you can start creating a Freestyle Lifestyle.

I recommend starting with the high income skill of Copywriting.

You can get a free chapter of my Freestyle Copywriting book by joining my Daily Newsletter HERE.

Til next time…

Freestyle Your Lifestyle!

Destrie Monis


Why You Aren’t Closing

Ever ask yourself why you aren’t closing?

It comes down to a couple of things:

1. You didn’t clearly define your audience

2. The offer isn’t clear

3. You aren’t leading the sale

Closing is a frame of mind.

But first, you have to make sure you’re actually talking to someone who has shown interest in what you have to offer.

Ever tried selling a Steak to a Vegetarian?

Vegetarians wouldn’t buy a steak, no matter how juicy, plump and cooked to perfection it is.

Yet so many marketers try to do just that.

To close, you simply have to first, be talking to the right audience who is interested in what you have to offer and lead towards the sale. 

Remember you’re the expert here.

People can sense neediness a mile away.

And if you’re trying to convince someone to buy

You’ve already lost.

Because the first rule of selling is

“People love to buy, but hate to be sold.”

So the trick to closing is to compel people to buy,

not force them to buy like a sleazy used car salesman.

There’s an art to closing and all it really is about having the communication chops to actually hear what someone’s objection really is.

Address it.

And offer a solution to their pain by positioning your product or service as the pain reliever. 

Which makes them WANT to buy. 

When you’ve clearly identified your audience and learned how to lead the conversation.

Sales come easy.

If you’re finally ready to start closing more for your business

Join my Freestyle Closing Students here:

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Til next time…

Freestyle Your Lifestyle!

-Destrie Monis