3 Guarantee Ways To Grab Your Readers Attention With Compelling Headlines

by Josh Garcia

Compelling Headlines

Are you pounding your head against the keyboard?

Wondering how to create that presence online?

Thinking what is it that I’m missing!

Ok…Are you ready? You’ll need to change a simple mindset. This is the question you should ask yourself, “How is it that I’m going to attract and target my audience attention?

You can start by having a simple template for your Headlines. A headline will make or break your article. If you have a good compelling headline it will draw attention from readers in social media sites, social bookmarking sites, and other blogs.

Make sure that you ingrained this into your subconscious mind: Headlines.. Headlines..Headlines!

I’m sure you heard this before that you need to have a compelling headlines to grab attention from your visitors. By having a great headline you’ll be able get the reader interested and then to read your story. You know who is good at this game…Right!

Newspaper publishers…

I come across too many blogs that are lacking headlines. Some of the headlines that I read could use what I’m about to share.

I’m going to share with you 3 simple templates that I use to create headlines. Feel free to use it. I don’t remember where I got it from. But I saved this on a file for reference.

1. [Fill in the blank] Ways to [Fill in the blank].

By using this format it allows you to create a simple but yet powerful “How To” headline. People love reading list ‘how to’ tips.

  • 5 Ways to write an article in 15 minutes or less.
  • 20 Ways to stop smoking.
  • 10 Ways to beat a speed ticket.

2. Are You [Fill in the blank]?

This is a great way to create curiosity with the readers.

  • Are You Tired of Working So Hard and Not Earning What You Are Worth?
  • Are You Ready To Be Stress Free?
  • Are You Ready To Make Some Money Online?

3. How [Fill in the blank] Made Me [Fill in the blank].

You can use this one when you are going to use a personal story in your article.

  • How Blogging Made Me Generate Leads On a Daily Basis.
  • How Moving Out of My Parents Home Allow Me To Get a Girlfriend. <LOL>
  • How Writing Everyday Made Me Become a Better Copywriter.

Remember to keep your headlines simple. Don’t neglect to have a story around the headline. The last thing you want to create is a powerful headline and your story doesn’t deliver the message. When you have a powerful headline it makes the reader want to get more information.

Therefore, you creating a headline that properly follows in your content. It will keep your readers coming back for more and your content being shared.

To Your Success,

Josh Garcia

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Marcus Baker May 3, 2010 at 7:26 am

Mastering clever and effective headlines is an essential skills when it comes to blogging and you have provided some excellent templates to use here Josh. Funny enough I am just working on a “How….” titled post at the moment.

Have a great new week!

~Marcus
.-= Marcus Baker´s last blog ..Business Personal Development – You Have To Do Less To Achieve More =-.

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Josh Garcia May 3, 2010 at 11:47 am

Hi Marcus,

These templates have been available for years. Probably even before I was born. But they still work today!

Have an awesome day!

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Mike Paul May 3, 2010 at 7:52 am

Hey Josh,

It’s always a good idea to start from a successful template when you’re writing headlines. These are just 3 of the many examples of headlines that have worked online and offline for many, many years.

My suggestion to everyone: Create a “swipe file” where you keep some of the great headlines that you see in newspapers and magazines.

Look back to it again and again, especially in those times when the creative juices just don’t seem to be flowing.

Talk soon,

Mike

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Josh Garcia May 3, 2010 at 11:49 am

Hi Mike,

I’m glad you brought that up with the swipe file. That is exactly what I do. I keep great headlines on a file to get my creativity flowing.

Have a wonderful day!

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Susanna Hess May 3, 2010 at 8:29 am

Hey Josh,

My headlines all pretty much sucked when I started and the attention they got reflected that. hah

It’s a little tricky, and sometimes we’re not sure if it’s going to fly or dive, but your 3 tips here are a great place to start, and come back to again and again.

Awesome tips!
Susanna
.-= Susanna Hess´s last blog ..Has Network Marketing Brought You “Back To The Future”? Would Omar Agree? =-.

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Josh Garcia May 3, 2010 at 11:52 am

Hi Susanna,

I think everyone starting out their headlines sucks. To get good at writing headlines you have to study the best out there.

Have a wonderful day!

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Yadvinder Singh May 3, 2010 at 8:57 am

Hey josh attention grabbing headlines is the first step as you said and reader’s curiosity continue as he is reading the body of the article or sales copy. I have read dan kennedy’s ultimate sales letter and that is a great resource to hone your copywriting skills and thank s for the post. Have a good day

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Josh Garcia May 3, 2010 at 11:54 am

Hi Yadvinder,

Dan Kennedy’s books are a great place to start. If you can purchase any copywriting course that is available is another great way to study.

Have an awesome day!

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Ryan May 3, 2010 at 10:09 am

Excellent advice Josh. I use these type of headlines consistently. Readers luv “How to” titles. They crave instruction…..if they didn’t why would they be reading?

You have about 2 seconds to grab the attention with a catchy headline. It makes sense to think the title through. As for above I like your idea about a “swipe file” John Paul, creative 😉
.-= Ryan´s last blog ..How To Perform Cash Gifting Due Diligence =-.

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Josh Garcia May 3, 2010 at 11:59 am

Hi Ryan,

Welcome and thanks for stopping by!

Two seconds is not a long time trying to capture someone’s attention. So might as well spend some time writing good headlines. Yes, people love reading ‘How To’ articles. I know I love reading them.

Have an awesome day!

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Derek Alvarez May 3, 2010 at 1:42 pm

These templates are great, Josh!

Here a few others:

“The truth about____”
“The warning signs of___”
“A ___’s Guide to___”
“What every ___ should know about ___”
“What ___ won’t tell you about ___”

Have a great day, buddy!
.-= Derek Alvarez´s last blog ..How to sell…WITHOUT “selling” =-.

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Josh Garcia May 3, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Hi Derek,

Thanks for sharing these templates for headlines!

Have a great day!

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Ilka Flood May 3, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Hi Derek,

Thanks for sharing some more headline templates!
These are awesome!

Ilka
.-= Ilka Flood´s last blog ..Which Way Is Success? =-.

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Derek Alvarez May 3, 2010 at 9:13 pm

You’re welcome, Ilka!

Monique and I just got back from the Sonoran Desert Museum… the cactus was in full bloom…the bobcats, otters, and mountain lions were out to play…

In short, it was a wonderful day!

Hope you are doing well in Colorado… My father-in-law says it’s been snowing up there still!
.-= Derek Alvarez´s last blog ..How to sell…WITHOUT “selling” =-.

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Ilka Flood May 3, 2010 at 10:45 pm

Oh that must be beautiful! We lived in Ft. Huachuca in the early 80ies so we got to visit the Sonoran Desert Museum.

Yep, it was still snowing here a few days ago. Hopefully we are done now though, lol.

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Twila Jacobs May 3, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Hey Josh,

Those are some great templates on days one gets brainblock.

It’s important to get the readers attention with titles and deliver the goods.

Thanks for the awesome tips!
Twila
.-= Twila Jacobs´s last blog ..Hellooooo, What Do You Think My Profile Page Is For??? =-.

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Josh Garcia May 3, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Hi Twila,

When you only have seconds to grab your target audience attention. It’s important that you spend some time in the creation of headlines.

Have a wonderful day!

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Hector Cuevas May 3, 2010 at 4:18 pm

Hey Josh..

those are great headline templates to model – and I totally agree that grabbing our prospects attention is key to creating our online presence. Being that they’re bombarded with advertising all over the place, especially online.. we need to set ourselves apart from the rest..

great stuff
talk soon
Hector Cuevas
.-= Hector Cuevas´s last blog ..How To Get Readers – Tips To Promote Your Video Blog Post =-.

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Josh Garcia May 3, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Hi Hector,

I like to save good headlines and templates as well. So I figured why not share it with everyone.

Have an awesome day!

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Joshua Black | The Underdog Millionaire May 3, 2010 at 4:31 pm

This is really wierd. I guess today is the day for posts about headlines. Maybe we are all in sync with each other on another level… my post today was about headlines too.

The headline is so crucial to your marketing success. If you don’t snap your customer out of their non-buying trance all of your marketing efforts will be for no reason. No matter what system you use to create a headline, you have to make sure that you put a question into the reader’s mind that they just can’t shake until they keep reading your copy.

-Joshua Black
The Underdog Millionaire
.-= Joshua Black | The Underdog Millionaire´s last blog ..The Single Teenie Secret That Will Make or Break Your Marketing =-.

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Josh Garcia May 3, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Hi Joshua,

The reason we are so in sync. We are studying our business and moving it forward.

What you said is so on point! The headline should grab the readers attention so they can continue to read so we can service them with a solution.

Have an awesome day!

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Tommy DiPietro May 3, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Hey Josh,

I like to relate my titles to real life experiences, movies, newspapers, comics, something that causes the reader to want to continue.

If the personal example I am using may not relate to some of my readers, I know to include a short summary and it has been doing the trick with my readers.

There are so many useful ways to gain your readers attention. I see many people using the bait and switch tactic which can really annoy some people.

Thanks for the tips!

Tommy D.

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Josh Garcia May 3, 2010 at 11:39 pm

Hi Tommy,

If someone uses the bait & switch tactic too much they will lose people. That is great that you found something that works for you and your readers.

Have a great day!

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Ilka Flood May 3, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Hi Josh,

Great templates! Thanks for sharing them with us!

I know I get stuck on headlines at times. I should set up a swipe file like someone once suggested and collect all the great headlines I come across. Yours are always good 🙂

Have an awesome day!

Ilka
.-= Ilka Flood´s last blog ..Which Way Is Success? =-.

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Josh Garcia May 3, 2010 at 11:41 pm

Hi Ilka,

Creating a swipe file does help out when you need some ideas. I like to look at them often so it can keep my keen.

Have a great day!

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Jerome Ratliff May 3, 2010 at 10:33 pm

Hey Josh,

These are some great ways to easily grab your reader’s attention. Some things I’ve used are like a headline swap file and techniques discussed in hypnotic writing like…

Taking every day words and finding a synonym that really GRASPS the reader’s attention. I use thesaurus.com which makes it that much easier for the writer.

Have an awesome day,
Jerome Ratliff
.-= Jerome Ratliff´s last blog ..Train Your MLM Distributors for Success =-.

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Josh Garcia May 3, 2010 at 11:42 pm

Hi Jerome,

Thanks for sharing that resource with us!

Have a great day!

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Mark Gubuan May 4, 2010 at 1:47 am

Josh,

You reminded me of a great website that I go to help improve my online writing skills. CopyBlogger.com

Every post gets like 1Million tweets and shares. Not really, but it’s insane.

Headlines are just as important as the call to action and the content.

Mark
.-= Mark Gubuan´s last blog ..Online Brand Development in 90 Days or Less =-.

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Josh Garcia May 4, 2010 at 2:13 am

Hi Mark,

If you are going to learn something about blogging might as well learn it from the best. That is one of my many blogs that I visit and learn from.

Headlines is the first thing a reader looks at and judges whether they want to continue reading. Now, if someone has a fantastic headline and poor content. It’s going to be difficult to keep readers and build a business.

Have a good night!

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Wayne Wu May 4, 2010 at 8:06 am

Hey Josh,

Great tips my friend. Next time you go to a newsagent, look on the front of Cosmopolitan magazine. Every headline on it is expertly crafted to entice you to flip to that article. You almost can’t help but buy it. These can form great templates too.

“How to be just bitchy enough” => “How to be just ___ enough”

Have a great day,
Wayne
.-= Wayne Wu´s last blog ..“New School” has KILLED “Old School” Network Marketing… =-.

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Josh Garcia May 4, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Hi Wayne,

I’ll skip on purchasing the Cosmopolitan magazine…Thanks! 🙂

Have a great day!

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Dwayne Huggins May 4, 2010 at 10:22 am

Great tips Josh

Think of your headline as an ice-cream truck on hot, sweaty, sticky day rolling down the road in the blistering sun. People will be falling over themselves to get whats in your truck.

Dwayne
.-= Dwayne Huggins´s last blog ..I Wanna Join “The Better Bunch” Where Do I Sign Up? =-.

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Josh Garcia May 4, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Hi Dwayne,

I could use some Ice Cream today. It’s HOT!!!!!

Have a wonderful day!

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Eric McMillan May 4, 2010 at 11:21 pm

Man good stuff here,
I am in the process of polishing up my copywriting skills. Conversions are key in this business. You could get all the traffic in the world and still have the worst conversion rates because you aren’t saying the right things to your traffic.

Good post,
Eric McMillan
.-= Eric McMillan´s last blog ..The Reason That MLMs and Network Marketing Sucks! =-.

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Josh Garcia May 4, 2010 at 11:38 pm

Hi Eric,

Thanks for sharing that with us. I understand that you are becoming a PPC King! That is why you know about conversions. The average internet marketer doesn’t really study conversions like you do.

Have a great day!

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Matthew Pedler May 5, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Great tips Josh,

I think a lot of people are missing out from having bad headlines.

doesn’t matter how great an article, video or whatever is. If no one clicks then it never gets seen.

Thanks,
Matt
.-= Matthew Pedler´s last blog ..If You Want An Extraordinary Life… =-.

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Josh Garcia May 6, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Hi Matt,

Bad headline = no views

Have a great day!

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Brian | i-Blogger May 7, 2010 at 5:56 pm

I am really glad that I came across this post today. Unfortunately, I struggle with this sometimes myself. Even though I know that I should be writing for my readers, I still want to rank well for keywords too. It is so hard to find a good in-between, ya know!

This is a great article, it really helped re-open my eyes. Thanks Josh!

Sincerely,
Brian M. Connole
.-= Brian | i-Blogger´s last blog ..The Check List To Successful Blogging =-.

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Josh Garcia May 8, 2010 at 10:13 am

Hi Brian,

Thank for stopping by! I always enjoy seeing new faces.

Some people are very talented and are able to create strong titles with keywords. I know how important it is to have your keyword in the title. That is why I’m sharing this.

Have a great weekend!

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Rachel November 17, 2010 at 6:26 am

Great information. As a writer, it’s great to have better titles. I will apply this to a recent article.
.-= Rachel´s last blog ..You Can Make Money Online =-.

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Josh Garcia November 17, 2010 at 9:39 am

Hi Rachel,

Thanks for stopping by! Having titles that grab your readers attention is key. There are so many great titles that I collected over time.

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