The jockey behind the copy
Hi, I’m Sarah.
What’s brought you here, to this page all about me?
Do you need to know if I’m the right woman for your job?
Imagine Person A is half-heartedly Googling away, and after a while, they stumble across your website.
No! Picture this instead. Person B is your dream client, and they type the exact phrase that you use yourself when talking about your business, and straightaway up pops your website. It’s like they were specifically looking for you!
They jump in, check out your pages, feel like they can’t live without you, click on contact, and PING; a booking, a sale, success.
I can help with that scenario. Tick.
It’s finally the weekend, you have an exciting couple of days planned with your horse, but there’s a shadow of doubt clouding your mind, ruining your fun. You should be working. There, you’ve said it. You know your website isn’t finished…you know that sales page is seriously lacking…even though you’ve spent hours on them. It’s so hard to write your own copy!
I can help with this scenario, too. Double tick.
See the pattern here?
I’m not like other copywriters.
Yes, I understand the psychology behind the buying process. (Clue: emotion.) Yes, I know my way around SEO and can place your keywords where they are actually needed. And yes, I have previous clients who are giddy with happiness that I took the dreaded ‘writing copy’ off their hands and freed them up to actually do something they enjoy.
But I have one advantage which, as an equine-based business, I expect you’d be interested to hear.
I have nearly four decades of horsey experience.
That’s nearly 40 years of riding horses, grooming horses, feeding horses, competing horses…the list goes on.
In most equine industries, I have seen a little bit, if not a lot. And I bring all that experience and knowledge to the table to write the words for your business. Easy!
No more describing to a laughing freelancer what an ‘eggbutt snaffle’ is. No more explaining to a marketing guru that in equine circles, ‘black-type’ is a good thing, and not a reason to disown the horse. And no more quizzical faces wondering just how a horse with four legs does an impression of a moonwalk dance when you mention the term, ‘box-walking’.
Need an experienced copywriter to help market your business? I save you time, energy, and money by speaking your language. And even if that lingo is pretty specialised (acepromazine, phenylbutazone, meloxicam; stringhalt, cribbing, kissing spines?) I already understand it.
Where it all began.
I think I had my first taste of sitting on a horse when I was a toddler and I used to visit my auntie’s pony and beg for a ride.
I grew up in a safe little corner of England, and don’t come from a remotely horsey background. Riding lessons were something my parents booked me into on a Saturday morning, trying to entertain five-year-old me. Unfortunately, I loved it.
Much to my parent’s disgust. (Girls grow out of ponies, right? Get sensible, have boyfriends, go to university, become a doctor or a lawyer?)
A borrowed pony turned into one on lease. An aged saint who taught me how to put the bridle on the right way up (seriously). Then came a wild, native New Forest pony who taught me to love galloping madly out of control. Each one after that taught me something new.
I played happily through the Pony Club years, experienced highs and lows in the eventing field, took my one horse to university and came home with more, and finally joined the fast and furious world of racing. I worked for top trainers and got to ride some amazing equine athletes, as well as regularly riding in jumps races and hunting on my own beloved horses.
Fast forward to today, and I have moved to the other side of the world. Made a polo team of fillies and colts with a reserve too (that’s five children!). And started a business in something far removed from my years of being bumped and bashed by half-tonne animals, often in sub-zero temperatures, for no more reward than the pure pleasure of being with them and inhaling the memorable ‘sweaty horse’ smell.
That’s why I love working with people like you. Like-minded people who also love their horses more than home comforts. Who need that horse smell to survive. And the best bit is, through working with you on your brand’s words, I can still experience the horsey world and all its finest qualities.
If you know you need help with your equine business’s marketing words, you can contact me directly and I’ll get right back to you. If you aren’t sure what you need, you just know you need to hand the reins over, that’s ok. We can sort it out! You may like to start by checking out the services I offer.
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Does it result in more sales? New customers? Increased brand exposure?
I attended Equifest 2022 and this blog is a rundown of the businesses I met and their thoughts on Equifest and marketing their business in general.
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Yes, there are websites.
And there are great websites.
There’s a difference.
But what does a website need to become a great website?
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And the most important online stage?
Your equine business website.
Jump to it. Winning copy targeting your ideal clients is one hurdle we can clear.