Does Design Really Matter That Much on a Sales Page? | Keynote Clarity for Thought Leaders with Jon Cook Flash Briefing
When I went to launch my first online course five years ago, I focused so much on the design of the sales page.
What button color should I pick? Is that the ‘perfect’ image for this section? What color should the headline be?
I thought I hit save on the draft of the page, but by chance, I accidentally published my sales page. It stayed up for an entire weekend, and I didn’t know my mistake until I saw a sale come through.
It occurred to me that people were willing to overlook half-baked design or even bad design if they connected with the message on the page.
Now, I’m not saying design doesn’t matter at all - of course it does - but it’s more important to focus on the copy.
Is it absolutely clear the value you’re offering through your sales page? Clarity in your copy will lead to conversions on a bland-looking sales page.
Focus on your message first, then add in great design. If you have to choose though, go with a simple design and a great story to tell.
You will generate more sales with great copy and a bad design over bad copy with a great design.
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