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13 Ways to Benefit
Formula: 13 surefire roads, paths, ways to [benefit you offer].
Example: 13 sure-fire ways to stay energized in the morning.
Acquire a Benefit Quickly with New Method
Formula: Acquire a [benefit] in a surprisingly short period of time with a new method.
Example: Acquire a high ticket client in a surprisingly short period of time with a new method.
Announcing the New Product that Benefit
Formula: Announcing the new [describe the latest version of your product or service] that [describe a benefit of your product or service].
Example: Announcing the new pocket-sized battery pack that also powers your laptop.
Are You Embarrassed by Problem
Formula: Are you embarrassed by [the problem you can solve for your prospects]?
Example: Are you embarrassed by the small user base?
Are You Prepared to Benefit From Service?
Formula: Are you prepared to [verb describing benefit] from [situation you can help prospects take advantage of]?
Example: Are you prepared to profit from an increased sales pipeline?
Formula: Build a [result your prospects want] you can be proud of.
Example: Build a remote tech team you can be proud of.
Do XYZ like an XYZ pro
Formula: [Desirable prospect verb and result] like a [professional version of that verb]
Example: Practice music like a symphonic orchestra first chair.
Do You Recognize this?
Formula: Do you recognize the [number] of [prospect pain points].
Example: Do you recognize the 7 early warning signs of high blood pressure?
Don’t let Problem Cause Problem
Formula: Don’t let [problem causing condition you solve for your prospects] cause the problem.
Example: Don’t let a lack of funding caused the problem.
Five familiar. Which one are you?
Formula: Five familiar [problems your prospects have] – Which do you want to overcome?
Example: Five familiar skin troubles – Which do you want to overcome?
Formula: If you don’t [action you want prospects to take] now, you’ll have yourself later.
Example: If you’re out of the ICO market now, you’ll hate yourself later.
Get Rid of
Formula: Get rid of your [relatable prospect problem] once and for all.
Example: Get rid of your money problems once and for all.
Give Me This for That
Formula: Give me [short period of time] – and I’ll give you the secret to [result your prospects want].
Example: Give me 5 days – and I’ll give you the secret to learning any subject.
Here is a Method Helping Client Get Result
Formula: Here is a method that is helping [describe your customer group] to [describe the benefits they are receiving].
Example: Here is a method that is helping startup business founders find technical co-founders.
Here’s a Quick Way to Solve Problem
Formula: Here’s a quick way to solve [describe the problem for your prospects].
Example: Here’s a quick way to solve inactive daily users.
How Benefit Came to Testimonial
Formula: How [desirable benefit] came to [customer name].
Example: How non-stop startup applications came to the Y Combinator.
How Product Helps Achieve
Formula: How [product] helps achieve [product’s desired beneficial result].
Example: How Pipedrive helps increase sales.
How to Achieve Result
Formula: How to achieve [desired achievement you can help your prospect attain].
Example: How to achieve productive teamwork at your tech startup.
How to Benefit Convenient Way
Formula: How to obtain [benefit] in [surprisingly appealing or affordable way].
Example: How to obtain app downloads in the US for less than a dollar each.
How to Benefit this Year
Formula: How [prospects] can achieve [desirable benefit] this year.
Example: How SaaS founders can achieve exponential user growth this year.
How to Consuming Activity in Short Time
Formula: How to [describe typically time-consuming activity] in [describe the surprisingly short amount of time you can help your prospect do the activity in].
Example: How to build a Facebook chatbot in 1 hour or less.
How to Defeat Enemy
Formula: How to defeat a [feared enemy of your prospects].
Example: How to defeat a cheaper competitor to your SaaS company.
How to Eliminate Problem
Formula: How to reduce or eliminate [describe a pressing problem your prospect have].
Example: How to reduce sales calls with unqualified prospects.
How to Get Rid of Problem
Formula: How to get rid of [the problem you can solve].
Example: How to get rid of fake Twitter followers.
How to Have Result Even if Reservation
Formula: How to have a [describe what you can deliver], even [describe the condition in which your prospect believes what you offer is difficult or impossible to obtain].
Example: How to have a shorter sales cycle, even when working with corporates.
How to Make a Change
Formula: Learn how to make a [change you can help your prospects make].
Example: Learn how to grow a large Instagram following.
How to Receive a Benefit
Formula: How to receive a [benefit that most people thought they couldn’t receive under their present circumstances].
Example: How to receive a high ticket client even if you’re an early stage startup.
How to Solve Problem without Having to Annoying Task
Formula: How to solve a [prospect’s problem] without having to do [some objectionable thing most people associate with solving the problem].
Example: How to solve an empty sales pipeline without having to ask for referrals.
How to Stop Problem and Start Benefit
Formula: How to stop [undesirable activity] and start [desirable activity which prospect is able to enjoy because of the benefit you offer]
Example: How to stop spinning your wheel’s time and start being productive as a startup founder.
How to win XYZ
Formula: How to win [desirable result your prospects want].
Example: How to win friends and influence people
How We Get Results for Relatable Reason
Formula: How [product name] produces a [desirable result] for reasons that every [target customer] will understand.
Example: How Spotify creates instant productivity for reasons that every hiring manager will understand.
If You Are Prospect, You Can Solution
Formula: If you are [describe the prospect you are looking for], you can [make an offer to those prospects].
Example: If you are a startup CEO, you can get automatic weekly reports of your team’s time management.
It Provides Benefit While it Provides Other Benefit
Formula: It provides [one benefit] while it provides [surprising but related other benefits].
Example: BAMF provides tons of tactical startup advice while providing entertaining Facebook content.
It’s a Shame For You Not to Achieve Goal When Other Prospects Do it Easily
Formula: It’s a shame for you not to achieve [a goal you can help prospects achieve] when [describe people like your prospects] do it so easily.
Example: It’s a shame for you not to achieve 100k website visitors when online magazines do it so easily.
Keys to Benefit for Prospect
Formula: Keys to [benefit you offer prospects] for [describe your prospects].
Example: Keys to a thriving social following for bootstrapped startups.
Listicle to Beat Relatable Problem
Formula: [Number of ways] to beat [relatable prospect pain points].
Example: 10 ways to beat the high cost of living
Little Known Ways
Formula: Little known ways to [benefit you provide]
Example: Little known ways to increase Facebook followers.
Most X or Your Money Back
Formula: The most [adjective to describe customer pain point] you’ve ever tried/worn/tested, or your money back.
Example: The most effective way to generate leads you’ve ever tried or your money back.
New Product Gets You Benefit
Formula: New [product or service] gets you [benefit your prospect values].
Example: New wireless charger gets you a full charge in 45 minutes.
Now You Can Have Result in Favorable Circumstance
Formula: Now you can have [appealing description of what you offer] in [the most appealing circumstances imaginable].
Example: Now you can have unlimited leads on autopilot.
Own an Expensive for Only Cheap
Formula: Own a [something normally expensive] for only [a surprisingly low price].
Example: Own an apartment in San Francisco for only $2,000 per month.
Formula: New concept in [prospect hot topic].
Example: New concept in weight control
Product Provides Benefit
Formula: [Your product] provides [the benefits your product offers].
Example: Pipedrive provides transparency in your sales process.
Quick Relief for Problem
Formula: Quick relief for [problem your prospect is experiencing].
Example: Quick relief for tech startups with very few users.
Formula: Do you make these mistakes when you [result your prospects want].
Example: Do you make these mistakes when you generate B2B leads?
Result with Feature
Formula: [Task your product accomplishes quickly and easily] with [benefit statement that includes a description of your product].
Example: Get daily news with our Facebook Messenger chatbot.
See How Easily You Can
Formula: See how easily you can learn to [desirable result for your prospects.]
Example: See how easily you can learn to dance this way.
Should You Do Relatable Activity?
Formula: Should you do [something the prospect has probably been thinking about doing]?
Example: Should you run Facebook Ads?
Formula: We Analyzed [Number] [Measurable] And This Is What We Learned
Example: We Analyzed 100 Million Articles [And This is What We Learned]
Formula: [Audience]! Are You [Undesirable/Desirable Outcome]?
Example: Bloggers! Are You Leaving Traffic on the Table?
Formula: [Headline Formula] [Unique Branding]
Example: 123 Ways to Get More Website Traffic: A Sumo-Sized Guide
Formula: How to [Achieve Desired Outcome] Like [Celebrity]
Example: How to Sing Like Adele
Formula: [Strong Command]
Example: Stop Selling Out
Formula: Are You More Like [X] or [X]?
Example: Are You More Like a Tiger or a Lion?
The Expert Roundup
Formula: [Number] [Expert] Share [What]
Example: 14 Nutritionists Share Their Favourite Plant-Based Recipes
Formula: Why [Thing] [Outcome]
Example: Why Spirulina Makes You Smarter
Formula: Warning! Are You [Something Undesirable]?
Example: Warning! Are You Eating This Food That Could Kill You?
The Fortune Teller
Formula: [A Claim as if You Know the Future]
Example: You Won’t Be Able to Lose Weight in 2016.
Formula: [Number] Hacks to [Achieve Desired Outcome]
Example: 25 Hacks to Save More Money
The Hot Button
Formula: [Controversial Claim or Story]
Example: People Called This Mom An “Exhibitionist” After She Took A Breastfeeding Pic With Santa
The How to
Formula: How to [Achieve a Desired Outcome]
Example: How to Run Faster
The How to Without
Formula: How to [Desired Outcome] Without [Unpleasant Action]
Example: How to Increase Traffic to Your Website [Without a Marketing Budget
Formula: How [A Seemingly Inconsequential Action] Can [Undesirable Result
Example: How Your Morning Coffee Can Lead to Heart Disease
The Ignorance Avoidance
Formula: What You Should Know About [Topic]
Example: What You Should Know About Your Roth IRA
Formula: Imagine [Desired Outcome]
Example: Imagine Becoming a Millionaire
Formula: [Keyword]: [Supporting Keywords]
Example: Healthy Eating 101: How To Eat Healthy on a Budget
The Lazy Man’s
Formula: The lazy man’s way to [result your prospects want].
Example: The lazy man’s way to a bigger personal brand.
The Lessons Learned
Formula: [Number] Lessons I Learned When/From [Experience]
Example: 7 Lessons from the General Assembly
The Little Known Methods
Formula: [Number] Little-Known Ways to [Desired Outcome]
Example: 15 Little-Known Ways to Actually Reach Your Goals This Year
Formula: [Number] Mistakes Most People Make When/With [Common Action]
Example: 11 Mistakes Most People Make When Washing Their Hair
Formula: Breaking: [Story]
Example: Breaking: Whooping Cough Outbreak in Your City
The Objection Preemptive
Formula: No/Yes, You [Pre-Empt Objection] to [Achieve Desired Result]
Example: No, You Don’t Have to Count Calories to Lose Weight
Formula: [Outrageous/Controversial Claim]
Example: Why Canadians Are Actually Evil
The Pattern Interruption
Formula: [Claim That Goes Against What Most People Think is True]
Example: How Fruit Will Make You Fat
Formula: [Promise of What Your Business/Content Will Do]
Example: We Can Help You Boost Your Traffic By 20%
The Proven Methods
Formula: [Number] Proven [Actions/Ways] to [Achieve Desired Result]
Example: 18 Proven Techniques to Build More Muscle in Less Time
Formula: [Provocative Question]
Example: Are You Still Eating Dairy?
Formula: Quiz: [Which/What/How] [Quiz Topic]?
Example: Quiz: Which Harry Potter Character Are You?
The Rally Cry
Formula: [A Call to Arms]
Example: Let’s Stop Eating This Poisonous Food!
Formula: [Number/Here’s Why] [Outcome]
Example: 16 Reasons You’re Fighting With Your Spouse
Formula: Reminder: [Claim or Truth]
Example: Reminder: Your Weight is Not a Reflection of Your Health
Formula: How We [Desired Result] in [Timeframe]
Example: How We Boosted Our Traffic by 20% in 6 Weeks
The Secret of
Formula: The secret of making [desirable result].
Example: The secret of making women like you more.
Formula: [Number] Secrets to [Achieve Desired Outcome]
Example: 7 Secrets to Becoming a Digital Nomad
The See What Happened
Formula: [Person] Did [Unusual Action] [Timeframe]. Here’s What Happened
Example: I Did Yoga Every Day for 6 Months. Here’s What Happened
Formula: [Headline] [Sidenote to Tease One of the Points]
Example: 7 Lessons We Learned from General Assembly [#2 is Our Favorite]
The Silver Platter
Formula: [Number or How to] Simple/Easy Ways to [Desired Outcome]
Example: 14 Easy Ways to Save $100 This Month
Formula: [4 Words or Fewer Summarizing Topic]
Example: You Aren’t That Special
The Social Proof
Formula: [Social Proof] [Desired Outcome
Example: The Tool Over 283,000 Websites Use to Grow Their Traffic
Formula: Why [Problem] [And What to Do About It]
Example: Why You’re Not Getting Traffic to Your Website [And What to Do About It]
The Steps to Result
Formula: [Number] Steps to [Achieve Desired Outcome]
Example: Inside The Porn Industry’s Reckoning Over Sexual Assault
Formula: These/Find Out Which [Thing] Could/Will [Desired Outcome]
Example: These 6 Foods Could Help You Lose 15 Pounds
Formula: [A Quote From/Summary of a Testimonial]
Example: How SumoMe Changed My Business
Formula: Can You [Find/Spot/Answer/etc]
Example: Can You Find The Problem With This Photo?
Formula: A [Power Word] Tutorial to [Achieve Desired Outcome]
Example: A Comprehensive Tutorial to Make a Budget
The Ultimate Guide
Formula: The Ultimate Guide to [Achieve a Desired Outcome]
Example: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Healthy on a Budget
The Ultimate List
Formula: [Large Number] of Ways to [Achieve an Outcome]
Example: 28 Ideas for Content Upgrades To Grow Your Email List
Formula: [Action] NOW!
Example: Fix Your Conversion Rate NOW
The Wrong Way and Right Way to Relatable Situation
Formula: The wrong way and the right way to do [something directly related to your business].
Example: The wrong way and the right way to do cold calls.
Formula: [An Odd or Funny Claim]
Example: John Cena And His Giant Hands Playing With A Tiny Tortoise
Formula: Thousands now [result you sell] who never thought they could.
Example: Thousands now work remotely who never thought they could.
To Those Who Want Results
Formula: To [prospects] who want [describe the product’s dream that you can help them realize.]
Example: To CTO’s who want instant updates on their tech bugs.
Want to Be Result?
Formula: Want to be [beneficial condition you can provide for your prospect]?
Example: Want to be overwhelmed with warm sales leads?
What Everybody Ought to Know
Formula: What everybody ought to know about [business name].
Example: What everybody ought to know about Google for Entrepreneurs.
Formula: What’s new in [desirable result for your prospects].
Example: What’s new in automated lead generation?
Formula: Who else wants [result you sell]?
Example: Who else wants to look like a movie star?
Why some almost always win
Formula: Why some [prospects] almost always [desirable result your prospects want].
Example: Why some musicians almost always play in tune and on time.
You Can Laugh at Other Prospects
Formula: You can laugh at [big problem or frustration your prospects have] if you follow this plan.
Example: You can laugh at Snapchat’s basic analytics if you follow this plan.
You Do This – We Do the Rest
Formula: You [take a simple action] – we do the rest.
Example: You pitch us your startup – we do the rest.
You Don’t Have to Be Rich
Formula: You don’t have to be rich to [desirable result for your prospects].
Example: You don’t have to be rich to retire on a guaranteed income for life.
You’ll Never Do Annoying Activity
Formula: You’ll never do [an undesirable activity that you can help the prospect avoid doing again].
Example: You’ll never do cold calls again.