The Ultimate Trick to Get People To Buy Something!

Last Update: June 08, 2020

The legendary copywriter Gary Halbert once said, "If you want people to buy something, stomp on their greed glands until they bleed."

Graphic, yes, but it's also the SINGLE most important piece of selling advice I could give you as an Affiliate Marketer.

As I like to say, people's favorite radio station is 'WIFM', or "What's in it for me?"

When selling anything, online or off, always ask the question, "How can I appeal to what THEY want, specifically them?

Dale Carnegie once said,

“Personally I am very fond of strawberries and cream, but I have found that for some strange reason, fish prefer worms. So when I went fishing, I didn’t think about what I wanted. I thought about what they wanted. I didn't bait the hook with strawberries and cream. Rather, I dangled a worm in front of the fish and said: "Wouldn't you like to have that?"

Why not use the same common sense when fishing for people?

Adopt and integrate this sales philosophy into your affiliate marketering strategy and your sucess will skyrocket like you can't even imagine...

There you go, the best sales advice you'll ever get!

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dkohsh88 Premium
Hi Xoda,

Excellent tips about how to generate sales online. Your message of fishing for people remind me of the fact : Instead of giving a person a fish, teach the person how to fish for it.

Will make full use of it. Keep up the good work.
Wėll done.

To more success,
David Koh
Xoda Premium
Thanks for the insight, David. It is much better to teach a man to fish than to feed him one, indeed!

bestleads Premium
At this time that is what is used intensively in politics.
Politicians give people want they want to hear. Even if the politician doesn't believe in that.

Politicians are great salespersons.

They promise illogical things and people vote for them.

They sell promises, and people buy them with votes (not money).

Honest and legitimate politicians don't win votes. Liars do.

That is why scammers are intensively successful. And we honest and legitimate marketers have such a hard time selling something.

People buy what they want and not necessarily what they need.

You have to dig into their emotions not intelligence to sell them something even if it is for their benefit.

So yes, sell them worms not strawberries.

You will make them very happy.


Luis Antonio
Xoda Premium
"You have to dig into their emotions not intelligence to sell them something" .... Couldn't have said it better myself, my friend (;

Always sell them worms, not strawberries.

And yes, this is precisely the method that too many politicians are masters of.

Thanks for your valuable input, Luis.

Jenny28 Premium
Great advice Koda. Knowing what your audience wants and needs is the key.
Xoda Premium
Thanks, Jenny! And yes, understanding our audiences is the road to success ( ;

Wellbeing38 Premium
Excellent post Koda
Truer words were never said
I love Dale Carnegie
Every success
Xoda Premium
Hi Trevor,

I love Dale Carnegie as well! It sounds ridiculous, but I have read How to Win Friends and Influence People 63 times (I keep count) lol.

It is one of those books that truly changed the trajectory of my life.

imelda77 Premium
Completely agree

Success to you also
JKulk1 Premium
Very sound advice Koda. To often we assume that people will want something just because we want it. Jim
Xoda Premium
Hi Jim,

Very true, I myself am guilty of assuming from time to time as well! I just find that my success selling is ALWAYS highest when I think in terms of when THEY want as opposed to what I want :D

Thanks for the comment!