Every now and then I browse through, and buy, products that I think may be of interest to readers of one of my blogs. Recently I purchased the giant headline swipe file ($18.95), and I thought it might be worth sharing with other writers.
Whether you're writing press releases, articles, or sales copy for clients, or writing articles or blog posts for yourself, chances are that you have to come up with clever titles periodically. While, sure, the "top 10 this" or "secret to that" headlines can be effective, it never hurts to have a better arsenal to work with.
The giant headline swipe file is something you can do for yourself if you'd rather spend time than money - look through newspaper articles, magazine covers, websites, direct mail pieces, etc., and make a running list of titles that really caught your attention or which struck you as effective.
Then again, you could buy yourself an instant swipe file with over 1000 published headlines already assembled for you. Either way, a swipe file is a great thing to have.
There are some interesting headlines in this swipe file that can really get you thinking. That said, there are also plenty that probably wouldn't adapt well to different niches or mediums. The biggest problem though for me is that there didn't seem to be any real order to things, making browsing through it a bit hit or miss for your needs.
However, I'm still comfortable suggesting the product. Think of it like a daily inspiration for writers type of book - it gives you something new to think about each time you look at it. You'll use some of it brilliantly, and some of it won't work for you. That's the plus side of the diversity.
So if you find yourself struggling to write catchy and high-conversion headlines, try the giant headline swipe file on for size. - Get it today.
*Note: This post contains affiliate links.
Jenn has 18 years experience writing for others, around 13 years experience in blogging, and over 10 years experience in indie e-book publishing. She is also an Active member of the Horror Writers Association.
Subscribe to the All Indie Writers newsletter to get personal updates from Jenn in your inbox.
Latest posts by Jennifer Mattern (see all)
- Weekend Reading: Market Research for Freelance Writers - January 20, 2018
- Bullshit Freelance Writing Advice (Why Writers Believe It & What You Really Need to Know) - January 19, 2018
- Reader Question: How Can Freelance Writers Sell Poetry & Fiction? - January 16, 2018
- Weekend Reading: 5 Posts on Personal Branding - January 12, 2018
- Reader Question: Will Being a Weekend Warrior Turn Off Freelance Writing Clients? - January 10, 2018