One of the Best Copywriters Online Today...

Profile picture of the author shawnlebrun by shawnlebrun Posted: 01/31/2014
I'll be honest, most of the people I see today who call themselves "copywriters" really have no business using that term.

But every so often... one writer sneaks under the radar and only those "in the know" are aware of him/her.

Not only is this guy one of the best writers I've ever seen in my life, he's also one of the best copywriters.

And he usually fly's under the radar. I'm sure some of the more experienced and seasoned marketers know this dude. But I'm surprised that more don't.

When names like Furey and Settle get passed around here all the time, this guy is just as good.

If you have some free time and have never heard of Big Chris McCombs... get over to his blog, and check him out.

Blog - Chris McCombs

I promise, you may not find another writer who pours his heart out on his page like this guy.

I have no connection to Chris, no affiliation or financial incentive to post anything... I just LOVE great writing.

And for those newer copywriters here who may wonder how to set up a self-promo page for your services... you may never find a better one than Chris' for his copy services.
#copywriters #online #today

  • Profile picture of the author Harlan
    Harlan
    Originally Posted by shawnlebrun View Post

    Not only is this guy one of the best writers I've ever seen in my life, he's also one of the best copywriters.

    And he usually fly's under the radar. I'm sure some of the more experienced and seasoned marketers know this dude. But I'm surprised that more don't.

    When names like Furey and Settle get passed around here all the time, this guy is just as good.
    Shawn, you owe me a new keyboard.
  • Profile picture of the author shawnlebrun
    shawnlebrun
    Originally Posted by Harlan View Post

    Shawn, you owe me a new keyboard.
    Harlan, I don't understand?
  • Profile picture of the author Harlan
    Harlan
    Because I read what you wrote, went to his website, and spit up my Fresca all over my keyboard.
  • Profile picture of the author marciayudkin
    marciayudkin
    Geez, talk about a macho tone.

    He uses profanity and posturing way more than a "best writer" should. Sorry, this guy wouldn't make it to even my "top million" list.

    Marcia Yudkin
  • Profile picture of the author shawnlebrun
    shawnlebrun
    Originally Posted by marciayudkin View Post

    Geez, talk about a macho tone.

    He uses profanity and posturing way more than a "best writer" should. Sorry, this guy wouldn't make it to even my "top million" list.

    Marcia Yudkin
    Marcia... no doubt Chris is writing to match his message to his market.

    His market is mostly fitness marketers, personal trainers, etc...

    But he's actually HIGHLY respected and very well known in that niche... and is one of the guys most fitness "gurus" go to for advice.

    I first heard about him in 2004 or so, when his name kept coming up with some of the biggest fitness launches. Dude has over 10,000 followers on Facebook.

    But yeah, I can see how his writing can turn some off. To each his/her own... definitely, but compared to many copywriters self-promo pages... Chris has a very good one...

    Web Copy that Turns Traffic Into Money - Chris McCombs

    Again, I don't know Chris at all... I just love his "tell it like it is" approach... it's refreshing compared to most "stuffed-shirt" writing online...
  • Profile picture of the author shawnlebrun
    shawnlebrun
    Haha, Alex... thanks!

    I wish you all the luck with that 3rd attempt!

    At first I thought I made him cry...

    Which is good because he used to make me cry when I asked him
    for critiques of my fitness copy YEARS ago... and he'd tell me to do
    what Carlton used to tell him to do... start over.
  • Profile picture of the author bad golfer
    bad golfer
    McCombs strength is he speaks to his tribe like he's one of them, and he is. On the other hand, so many people come on here and don't know who they are trying to help, influence or lead. If more marketers determined who their crowd is first (demographic, psychographic), the rest would fall into place faster and easier.
  • Profile picture of the author The Copy Nazi
    The Copy Nazi
    Originally Posted by shawnlebrun View Post


    Not only is this guy one of the best writers I've ever seen in my life, he's also one of the best copywriters.
    You can not be serious.
  • Profile picture of the author Mark Pescetti
    Mark Pescetti
    His position might be good. Not sure. I wasn't too impressed.

    Any links to his work?
  • Profile picture of the author elmo033057
    elmo033057
    Everyone wants to be the next Harlan Ellison.
  • Profile picture of the author Ross Bowring
    Ross Bowring
    I stumbled on his site a few weeks back and thought it was written and designed really well.

    --- Ross
  • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
    Enfusia
    I come from the body building, power lifting and martial arts culture and competed in all 3 until sidelined by injuries in the Marines (disabled Vet).

    I read a couple of his posts and I am unable to relate to him. Now granted I was never one to hang around with the guys stuck in basal mentalities who even when they do lift their gaze see nothing above themselves. But that doesn't mean those people don't exist as evidenced by our swelling prison populations.

    I read that he postures towards loftier aspirations but positions his views in the base. Most every passage was fraught with negativity.

    Here's an example of a guy I knew "back when" whose still carrying some size and when people see him for the 1st time they have all kinds of impressions and he's one of the most likable people you'll ever meet: SERIES FOUR Ep.#10 Camaraderie with SUPERMUTANT Rich Piana - YouTube

    When he writes from the same culture it's no in that base, he takes a much higher position.


    Just my observations from a life in the same culture.

    Patrick
  • Profile picture of the author davemiz
    davemiz
    Chris is a friend of mine.... (big dude too)... he's simply awesome at blogging... awesome.... great at building a tribe... dude is a blogging machine.

    i know what you're saying, but I dunno if I would call him one of the best for writing sales stuff tho

    harlan's written a TON of stuff thats sold big $$.... carlton.... david deutch... and the plethora of agora/stansberry writers... and there's a ton more too.
  • Profile picture of the author Quality Copywriter
    Quality Copywriter
    don't see any samples. testimonials or results
  • Profile picture of the author shawnlebrun
    shawnlebrun
    Originally Posted by davemiz View Post

    Chris is a friend of mine.... (big dude too)... he's simply awesome at blogging... awesome.... great at building a tribe... dude is a blogging machine.

    i know what you're saying, but I dunno if I would call him one of the best for writing sales stuff tho

    harlan's written a TON of stuff thats sold big $$.... carlton.... david deutch... and the plethora of agora/stansberry writers... and there's a ton more too.
    Dave... I kinda figured you'd know Chris... most "in the know" marketers know him or have heard of him.

    But I'll admit, I'm probably a bit biased because I've been reading his stuff since 2004... 2005 or so.

    And I started out in fitness and personal training... so again, I'm sure my opinion is swayed... but I've seen a lot of his emails, blog posts, sales letters, for over 8 years and have a bigger sample size to judge from than what I posted.

    I started this thread after reading one of his old emails that just really resonated with me.

    I'll see if I can get permission to post some of his past ads...

    I know some asked for samples... and if you go through some of his posts on his blogs, you can find quite a few... but he mixes them in with other marketers sales letters too.

    For Fitness Pros - Chris McCombs

    But honestly, something as simple as his own promo page is still a sample...

    Web Copy that Turns Traffic Into Money - Chris McCombs

    And I've been doing this long enough to know that's better than a lot of "copywriters" promo pages.

    But honestly, it's still just an opinion.... nuttin more, nuttin less :-)
  • Profile picture of the author davemiz
    davemiz
    ya... met chris at one of kerns mass control events. been friends with him since.

    we bounce ideas off each other.

    amazing blogger.... and writer.

    dude is a blogging MACHINE.

    told him for years to release a LEGIT blogging course.... it'd sell like a MoFCUKER

    yes... he's probably better than most "copywriters" (and i use that term loosely)

    heck, these days it seems like everyone calls themselves a copywriter, although most of their work sucks balls. (hopefully i wont get banned again for saying that LOL!!!) :-)
  • Profile picture of the author Sean Fry
    Sean Fry
    Thought this guy looked familiar. Turns out he was in "Add To Cart," a pretty good documentary. He seems like a cool guy, pretty different from the impression you might get from his blog.

    Add To Cart - Go Behind The Scenes Of Internet Marketing - YouTube
  • Profile picture of the author shawnlebrun
    shawnlebrun
    Originally Posted by Sean Fry View Post

    Thought this guy looked familiar. Turns out he was in "Add To Cart," a pretty good documentary. He seems like a cool guy, pretty different from the impression you might get from his blog.

    Add To Cart - Go Behind The Scenes Of Internet Marketing - YouTube
    Damn Sean... nice find.

    I started watching that last year and got away from it... doing something else... and I had always meant to go back and watch it.

    Thanks again for the share!
  • Profile picture of the author Phil Wilkinson
    Phil Wilkinson
    Thanks so much for the tip Shawn!
  • Profile picture of the author wrcato2
    wrcato2
    Was impressed with his blog. As far as being such a great copywriter, I really didn't see anything there that made me think that. However, thanks for the link and I book marked his blog for future reading.

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