This has to be one of the BEST ways to generate sales. Controversy creates two types of interest. Negative and positive. And both forms of interest work together to make you profits.
Well, let’s do a quick example. Person N and Person P. Person P loves what you have written and can directly relate to what you have said. Person N on the other hand thinks you’re an obnoxious creep full of insane beliefs. Both Person P and Person N comment on your writing.
They read each other’s comments and they are inflamed by those comments. So, they begin a back and forth battle of words based entirely on what you had to say! Now comes Person S, Person V, and Person C. They add their two cents and take sides of who’s right and who’s wrong.
Then come more comments. And more, and more.
And if you’re selling something that expands on your initial post, you’ll get both those that hate what you had to say, and love it, buying your product. The negative folks will want further proof that you’re a total moron while the positive folks will want to learn more about what you are teaching, or saying.
Every single day, millions of folks hop onto the internet and have something to say. Most likely they’ll do this through writing. Whether it’s through an article, an email, or a blog. The “trick” is to make what you discuss controversial through your writings.
Don’t be BORING. That won’t do a thing for you. The essence of creating controversy is by using passion. If you’ve had a bad experience with another person, tell people about it. If you really love a particular product, or person, tell people about it. But be sure that your writings can convey the passion that you feel whether it’s negative or positive.
If you are effectively creating controversy through your writings, most people that read it will either love what you have to say or hate it. Either way, they’ll TALK ABOUT IT. And if you give them a chance to communicate how they feel about it, this will lead to more profits in your pockets!
But, in order to use controversy you have to be willing to take a stand on a certain topic. No “wishy-washy” comments will do. If you make people angry, GOOD!
But don’t back down on your opinions though. That defeats the purpose of using this tactic completely. If some people don’t like what you’re saying, who cares?? At least you had the guts to stand up for what you believe and say it. And that’s the point that will come across to those that love your writings.
I KNOW FOR A FACT this works. Jason Cainis a living example of this dirty trick. He uses controversy in his writings and makes immense profits from the dust he stirs up. Some folks hate him. Some folks love him. The love-hate factor doesn’t really matter though. What DOES matter is that people are reading what he has to say. And they are LISTENING. And, they are BUYING.
Another terrific example is a fellow by the name of Stuart Hyphym. He creates controversy through the amount of money he charges for products he sells. He lets his readers know that he charging extremely low prices for their products to his customers. And it works!
He’s earning good money from using controversy. The whole idea of this tactic is to speak your mind, send off a spark, and watch it build into a roaring flame.