Okay, I'm nervous as hell, but...

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Could a few of you copywriting experts have a quick look at the sales page for my writing services and let me know how I've done?

It's at Darklock - I've tried to do a halfway decent job of it, but it doesn't look like a normal sales page at all.

I have used a few basic tricks, like bolded lines on the way down for scanners, and pricing withheld until near the bottom. Have I screwed anything up?
#hell #nervous
  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I like the first paragraph - would take the next three and format as bullet points - bam,bam,bam - more emphasis/less repetition.

    Below the "I'll get a shovel" (which I like) - I'd tighten/shorten those statements. Too much emphasis on the "bad stuff people do" slows down the reader.

    I like a lot of the text - but would pace it differently especially at the beginning to get the reader moving through the page.

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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Cohen
    Your basic idea, to stir up the pain of your targeted prospects (people who've had problems buying articles before), is a good one.

    I think your main problem will be getting people to read your copy at all.

    What you need is an eye-grabbing headline that will capture your prospect's attention and motivate him to read further. The headline font should be larger than the rest of the text.

    And since this is a sales page to sell your article writing service, the column on the left serves no practical purpose except to distract your prospect.

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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce Wedding
    I'm having trouble finding your headline?

    You've got a great USP (paid on delivery). Why not use it in a headline?
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    • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      I like the first paragraph - would take the next three and format as bullet points - bam,bam,bam - more emphasis/less repetition.
      Done. Added a new bullet point.

      Originally Posted by alexcoh View Post

      What you need is an eye-grabbing headline that will capture your prospect's attention and motivate him to read further. The headline font should be larger than the rest of the text.
      Added. Done. Subheadings formatted into the text rather than just plain old bolding.

      And since this is a sales page to sell your article writing service, the column on the left serves no practical purpose except to distract your prospect.
      Not yet, no; that's where our other brands and products go. There's a lot of debate going on within the company/family. What stays here, what moves elsewhere, what we throw out altogether... the company's in flux. Again. We used to have a half-dozen other things in that sidebar, but we've stripped them all out until we can figure out what goes where.

      Originally Posted by Bruce Wedding View Post

      You've got a great USP (paid on delivery). Why not use it in a headline?
      Hmm. I was trying to use that along the same lines as a bonus... but you may be right. I'll give that some thought.
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by Onslaught View Post

    I think if you shortened some of your first sentences
    Done. Infinite monkeys opener modified. Contractor headaches moved upward on the page. Added more optimistic final paragraph. Changed "when you're ready to get serious" to "when you're ready to get started".

    Better?
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    • Profile picture of the author CopyMonster
      First things, first.

      "Is Your Business In The Hands Of Monkeys?"

      This headline looks like you're trying to be clever.

      DON'T, the idea is not to be clever, the idea is to get at the heart of what the prospect wants to get/avoid. If I were bored and had nothing else to do, I might read on. But I bet most people don't have that luxury. Click on - click off.

      Tell me what the biggest benefit is for spending time reading what's on your page. That's what needs to be in the headline. The purpose of the headline is to sell the rest of the sales page.
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      • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
        Originally Posted by bf68 View Post

        Tell me what the biggest benefit is for spending time reading what's on your page. That's what needs to be in the headline. The purpose of the headline is to sell the rest of the sales page.
        I was going for arousing curiosity, but I think you're right. The USP of "paid on delivery" belongs in the headline, instead, as Bruce suggested. Just need to come up with a good one. So far, I've got this:

        "Never Pay For Writing Again - Until You've Seen What You're Getting"

        I don't like it. It feels weak. I'm bad at headlines. I'll go to the swipe file later this morning and see if anything jumps out at me.
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        • Profile picture of the author MonsterZero
          I don't think that headline works. It's too general (you're not marketing to business owners ... you're marketing to business owners in the IM niche who need content) and it's trying a little too hard to be creative.

          Be more direct and specific with it.

          Throw some testimonials in there if you can round some up. Examples would help also ... especially if you can link to an impressive web page that carries your content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
    "You don't pay a dime until you have the final product in hand." -

    that's your hook.

    If you offer this you better be selective about who you work with.
    As the writer you retain rights to your work unless you've contracted
    to surrender all rights to the buyer - so if clients don't pay you
    you can use the work for your own projects.

    ...because you WILL get screwed here and there making such
    an offer. It's not good or bad, it's just the way things work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
    I think the whole monkey argument (I use it myself
    from time to time - favorite quote "You pay peanuts,
    you get monkeys") would be good in a humorous
    sidebar showing you can write pointedly - if you can
    pull it off.

    I would recommend you crank-out a couple of "white papers".
    Since I know you have good tech skills I don't imagine
    getting some ideas would be too hard for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Hancox
    Hi Caliban

    First, my usual disclaimer: I haven't read the other commentators, so as not to let them influence my impressions.

    OK, that said... I quite like it!

    I don't find much wrong with the COPY itself, although I personally got a bit confused over "mmkay?" in the "Let's be honest here, mmkay?" line. I had to pause for a few seconds until I realized you were saying "OK" in your own style ... if others pause over that word, it might be better just to put "okay"

    (Confusion isn't a good strategy, unless you're using it in a hypnotic context!)

    What I would suggest you add is something about YOURSELF... just, really, to add extra rapport and trust. Maybe even a "Who Am I?" panel somewhere.

    I'd also suggest maybe a "What others have said about my work..." (a.k.a. testimonials) section, just to bolster the trust and credibility...

    ... although the bottom line here is that you're making a pretty good offer... "don't pay me until you get the work"...

    ... but it still requires a certain level of trust in that work in the first place. Perhaps you could include a few pages of samples?

    The bottom line for me is that the copy is "fairly good"... but I think your offer could be enhanced by a relevant BIO, some TESTIMONIALS, and SAMPLES.

    Finally, I'd suggest a contact form, rather than
    caliban AT darklock DOT com

    Here, the visitor has to copy and paste, convert the AT and DOT into a proper email address, open their email service...

    ... but with a contact form, they're just about ready to go! (You can get free web contact forms with a Google search).

    Anyway, I like your "straight talking" style.
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  • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
    Have you read Peter Bowerman's book of freelance
    writing? It's a good start. Honestly, selling writing
    services just with web-marketing is not the easiest
    (unless you are afraid to speak with prospects), fastest,
    or most profitable way to get off the ground.

    The reason is - there is an awful lot of price-chiseling
    and expectation of something-for-nothing from online
    prospects. What you CAN do, and be very effective
    with it, is use the site as a bridge so prospective
    clients you've spoken with can check-out your style.

    People are way more likely to hire you if they've met
    you face-to-face, so if you are starting make sure
    everyone in your circle of influence knows you've
    launched a writing career.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bill Jeffels
    Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

    Could a few of you copywriting experts have a quick look at the sales page for my writing services and let me know how I've done?

    It's at Darklock - I've tried to do a halfway decent job of it, but it doesn't look like a normal sales page at all.

    I have used a few basic tricks, like bolded lines on the way down for scanners, and pricing withheld until near the bottom. Have I screwed anything up?
    Hey CDARKLOK,

    Your missing out on what is the most crucial part of your sales letter... the headline.

    "Is your business in the hands of monkeys?", to be honest that is not a benefit to me and I have no idea what you are selling me.

    I realize your stating the problem through out your copy, but I think you come up short when it's time to deliver the solution. You don't really tell me anything that makes me desire what you are selling.

    I don't want to rain on your parade because you have done the biggest thing that most people don't do and that is to take some kind of action.

    Try this out.


    Do you need great PLR content?...




    Finally, The Best Way To
    Get Quality, Quick And Fresh
    PLR Content From One Of
    The Webs Top Experts

    Get the content that you
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    Dear friend

    If you need high quality content for your blog, e-books or articles then you've come to the right place.

    Why?. I'm going to be honest with you, I'm sick of all the crappy PLR content that is making its way around the internet.

    Hi my name is DARKLOK and I'm here to change all that, what I offer is...ETC...ETC...

    Then go into all your benefits, whats In it for them, why they should choose you, why your the go to guy for content on the Internet.

    Regards,

    Bill Jeffels
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  • Profile picture of the author MonsterZero
    I also think that dwelling too much on the low-cost providers is a mistake. Mention that kind of writing and dismiss it. The main focus should be on the value YOU bring to the READER.

    Just spitballin' here, but something like ...

    Have you ever stumbled on a site with content so bad it looked like a 3rd grader wrote it?

    How long did you stick around? About as long as it took you to click the backspace on your browser is my guess.

    Let your competitors make that mistake. While they're losing customers ... and precious time rewriting mangled copy while trying to hire yet ANOTHER writer to replace the last one who disappointed them ... you'll be free to focus on increasing sales and making money.

    Your content will be an asset ... not another problem that keeps you up at night. It will engage your readers ... encourage them to stay and look around ... convince them of your credibility and professionalism.

    You'll never see another missed deadline. Or end up with paying for fluff-filled nonsense that you'd be embarrassed to claim as your own.

    ..etc
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Summing up the suggestions so far...

    - The "monkey" headline sucks: Fixed, sort of. Not happy with the result. Still working on it.

    - Position "paid on delivery" as the USP: Same thing. Fixed, but not really, not happy, still working.

    - More clarity on the writing being for the IM market: Examining. Some minor changes made here and there. May need more.

    - Bio, testimonials, samples: Bio is in the works, will link in the sidebar when done - I have one testimonial, which I'll add somewhere. Samples are still in planning.

    - Use of "mmkay": Intended to add confusion in a hypnotic context, but I screwed it up. Needed to be followed immediately by call to action, which I added.

    - Contact form: In development, but not finished yet.

    - Focus on value: Valid concern. Examining. I think between "I'll get a shovel" and the pricing, I'll shift the focus to solution instead of problem.

    I've also been going over the copy and tweaking here and there with what I've gleaned from Joe Vitale's hypnotic marketing newsletters.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Hancox
    Hi Caliban

    One thing I would add... don't take anything anybody (including myself) says here as GOSPEL.

    There are sound principles (i.e. that testimonials increase conversions), which usually hold true, but as for the best headlines and choice of words...

    ... well, that can only be determined through split testing. Let your market determine the best headline!

    Speaking personally, I liked the monkey angle and it got me intrigued enough to keep reading. Others here think you should open with your biggest benefit, which is also a good way to go.

    Which is it the best way?

    The reality is, your target audience will tell you which is best, when you split test. Copywriters can share what they think are "best practices", but sometimes the headlines that pull the most shock even the top copywriters.

    Time and time again, split tests catch copywriters by surprise

    Of course, the difficulty with split testing here is, what are you measuring? I would say you are measuring the number of leads, first of all. Which "version" will generate more leads for you?

    So if you're not sure which headline to go with... test TWO, and measure the number of leads generated by each. (You'll also want to keep an eye on the quality of the leads from each.)

    All other things being equal, the one that generates you the most leads and business is the best headline.
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  • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
    Darklock,

    Good for you for pushing through and jumping on the hot seat! I'll try to reward your bravery with more than you likely expected to receive from your post. : )

    I hate to say it but whatever orders you might get from your site as it is designed now will be IN SPITE of the site, rather than because of it.

    Please don't take offense if you've built this thing by hand, but it's quite dated looking and the color scheme is all wrong for selling your writing.

    I like quite a few of the creative aspects of your letter and your offer though! I think the monkey thing is kind of funny so I tweaked one you could split test if you want.

    To make this a bit more meaningful for the forum, I plopped your copy into a template and gave it a quick once over. I also added a couple of elements I think would astronomically improve your results:

    Quality Article Writer | Content Creation

    and the monkey version:

    Quality Article Writer | Content Creation

    More than anything I wanted to contrast the difference that design and layout have in how the offer "feels". The same offer on your dark and dismal design doesn't seem quite as "Pow" as it does in the new, more conventional sales letter format does it?

    1) Samples / Proof I'm guessing you don't have a long list of warrior testimonials yet. Fine, work around that until you do - but as SOON as you do, you MUST get them up there if you're going to remain anonymous.

    2) A Qualifying Action - In this case, I used a New Project Questionnaire. Create a nice Word doc with a detailed list of questions. What this will do is continue selling off the page while it qualifies the potential client. A form would be great for getting the MOST possible inquiries or "orders", but what you really want is the most QUALIFIED orders from someone serious enough to fill out the form and send it to you - since you don't get paid unless they are serious.

    I'd certainly recommend squeezing for an email instead of the direct download on the page, but either way this is a better call to action than the one you DON'T have right now.

    This was just a quick-fix and there are other things I'd probably do a bit differently, but it will surely give you a considerably better chance at making the offer work.

    Paid on delivery is an awesome hook, but you've got to do something to mitigate the bottom-feeders that kind of one-sided offer will attract. Just making them download and fill out the quick questionnaire will eliminate a significant number who are too lazy to even do THAT, but might take a second to waste your time with a web form.

    Bundle up some samples and correct that section as is applicable, but that missing proof element is a huge sucking chest wound on your live offer.

    Best,

    Brian
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    • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
      Originally Posted by BrianMcLeod View Post

      Please don't take offense if you've built this thing by hand, but it's quite dated looking and the color scheme is all wrong for selling your writing.
      This particular site layout was designed in 2005 to sell web hosting and software development. It's certainly not the optimal design, but it's what I had - it's templated, so it shouldn't be hard to tweak the CSS colors and shuffle some elements.

      More than anything I wanted to contrast the difference that design and layout have in how the offer "feels".
      Agreed. I'm concentrating on words right now, because that's what I do best (as you might expect). Design and layout are important, though, and it's on the to-do list.

      1) Samples / Proof I'm guessing you don't have a long list of warrior testimonials yet.
      I have one, which is better than nothing, but it's not up yet. I'm planning a WSO that significantly sweetens this deal for Warriors, and should generate a number of testimonials, but I'll probably not put it up till this time next week - I want to take another few days to tweak and improve the site, so I can improve conversion before I drop any cash on pushing it.

      Payment on delivery is actually part of my testimonial process. Whenever people send money via PayPal, they feel compelled to write something in the comments. If they've just gotten the product, chances are VERY high that their comments will be about the product.

      I'd certainly recommend squeezing for an email instead of the direct download on the page, but either way this is a better call to action than the one you DON'T have right now.
      I was just thinking about this a little, and to be somewhat train of thought... I was going to add a squeeze form at the bottom, email address only, then put the instructions on how to order in the confirmation email - with a handy web form at the other end of the confirmation link. So you do your initial opt-in at the order page, then get instructions... OR you can double-opt-in and fill out a simple web form. That should improve confirmation rates, but I'm still considering whether this feels like some sort of trap or scam. "What do you mean I can't use the order form unless I'm on your list?!"

      Bundle up some samples and correct that section as is applicable, but that missing proof element is a huge sucking chest wound on your live offer.
      Agreed, and something needs to be done about it. I like the general layout of the "monkey version" headline, where you've added the subheading... that's powerful. I particularly like "You deserve better..." immediately under it. Good stuff, and many thanks for it.
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      • Profile picture of the author MonsterZero
        What Brian did up there pretty much rocks. Go with that for now and see what it does for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Hancox
    Wow. Brian. Wow.

    Very nice!

    If I were Caliban, I'd be sending you some $$ via Paypal, and split testing those two beauties
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Okay, updated: High Quality Article Writer - Content Creation by Caliban Darklock

    I've gone with a lot of Brian's suggestions, because he did a great job... headlines were awesome, and many of the tweaks to the copy were great. On balance, the monkey angle seems like it might make a good theme, so I'm going to stick with that rather than split testing (yeah, yeah, I know); I've done a slightly different page design (the varying shades of blue is part of my company image), lost the sidebar (I can always put it back later if I really need it), moved the logo, and continued tweaking the copy for better effect.

    On the proof front, I added my picture (on Jenn Dize's advice; I still need a better one, but this one isn't too terrible) and the one testimonial I've got, but left out any writing samples - I wrote a big explanation of that (samples don't prove anything, the monkeys have samples too) which I removed because it was just too long and seemed to concentrate too much on the negative. I would still like to follow the "I'll get a shovel" subhead with something more positive, but I haven't done that just yet.

    Considering the whole "qualifying action" aspect, I decided copying and translating the email address makes a decent enough qualifying action for now. I don't like the formulaic nature of a questionnaire, and a contact form just makes things too easy. I still like the opt-in idea, but I'd like to wait until GetResponse gets their freakin' act together before I push that particular button.

    You guys have been a great help, and I really appreciate it. Any other suggestions are, of course, welcomed.
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  • Profile picture of the author colmodwyer
    I dunno Caliban,

    I think you're wasting your time with articles & ebooks.

    From what I can see you should have a crack at becoming a copywriter. You have a good conversational tone that more than a few "pro's" lack.

    A year or two in the trenches and a pile of books, and you'd be well on your way I reckon.

    Unless of course you love getting paid peanuts for articles & ebooks...

    I know that's not the kind of feedback you were looking for, but I see something in your writing that makes me think you'd be a good copywriter. And I reckon given the chance you'd prefer the pay rise.

    Colm
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  • Profile picture of the author thatgirlJ
    Wow! It is looking great Caliban!!! You've implemented everyone's suggestions very well. It has your own style, and an awesome USP. Way to go!!
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    • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
      Originally Posted by Jenn Dize View Post

      Way to go!!
      I could say the same to you - I bought your ghostwriting course earlier this week.

      Originally Posted by colmodwyer View Post

      I know that's not the kind of feedback you were looking for, but I see something in your writing that makes me think you'd be a good copywriter.
      I'm headed in that direction. The next product on my buy list is John Carlton's Simple Writing System; I'm rolling 25% of my writing fees into a fund for that purpose, and once it hits $856 I'm putting in the order.
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  • Profile picture of the author amyleigh
    It's a great start!

    I'd work on the text colors and make them a bit more consistent. Maybe jsut use Red and Black as the Blue bleeds into the background a bit.

    I also agree with the advice already given to add a story that highlights the benefits of working with you along with any testimonials you can collect. Even one or two can make a big difference in your response.

    I'm a newbie copywriter as well and I offer congrats on putting this out there. My first site sales copy just went live and I'm working to get more work as well. It's tough in the beginning but you have skills and a nice style so hang in there.

    Also, you may not want to hear this, but your prices are crazy low and having funds paid after will cause you headaches. I did this when I started and people will take your work and never pay for it which is very frustrating.

    Good luck... can't wait to see the next version.

    amy leigh
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  • Profile picture of the author RentItNow
    Just a few comments but if I was looking for someone to write my articles, I would want to see some samples.

    Also, the sub line that said, "Paid on Delivery"...if you are scanning is almost defensive sounding to me. Could be just me though. It could be because the next sub line below is "NOT!" (another negative defensive line).

    If you are following the monkey theme, how about a pic of a monkey typing on top to catch attention?
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    I have no agenda but to help those in the same situation. This I feel will pay the bills.
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  • Profile picture of the author RentItNow
    Oh sorry, also that USP, man are you going to attract some winners with that one. Had HUGE HUGE problems with "payment upon results" businesses. My biggest problem was that the customer would place barriers to completion so I techinically never completed and ended up having to sue on large jobs (which built up a bad name). The other problem is it attracts "opportunistic customers" instead of core customers (read The Must-Have Customer). The USP is OK to get you going but I would add a few asterisks to that one. Take it from a guy that has dealt in legal for sometime.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hesster
    I'd really advise against a paid on delivery pricing structure. You're writing on spec and leaving yourself wide open to get ripped off. Get 50% up front, or 25%, or SOMETHING so that the buyers have to show they're serious and committed to you. Good buyers won't have a problem with this. If they complain, then they weren't the type of buyers you wanted anyway.

    If you do stick with paid on delivery, no matter how carefully you pick your clients, some cheapo waffler will get through. They'll have you write 20 articles on something inane and unresellable then disappear into the ether, leaving you with a bunch of wasted time and effort for writing no one else wants.

    Also, I'd take out how much you charge per word from your letter. There are content writers that get paid way more than 5 cents per word. Make clients contact you to find out how much you cost. That way you can get them in a dialog and sell them on your value, which is what you want to do anyway. After you've explained what great things your writing is going to do for them, quote them a flat fee for the project. If they balk, explain that paying by the word only encourages writers to pad out their writing so they can get more.

    I'm also thinking about getting a copywriting course since I've decided I need a bit more structure, but it's not necessary for everyone. You don't need an expensive course to get started as a copywriter. A few of the classic books mentioned in the thread stickied at the top of the page will have you on your way. Many of them are available from the public library system. If you do decide you need a course, then reading them and offering copy on the side will speed your funds towards buying a course along dramatically.
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  • Profile picture of the author colmodwyer
    I'm headed in that direction. The next product on my buy list is John Carlton's Simple Writing System; I'm rolling 25% of my writing fees into a fund for that purpose, and once it hits $856 I'm putting in the order.
    You don't need $856 and that course to learn how to write copy.

    Get over to Amazon and get Scientific Advertising, Tested Advertising Methods, How To Write a Good Advertisement, The Adweek Copywriting Handbook and The Ultimate Sales Letter. That'll get you sharp.

    Then there's Bencivenga Bullets, Untitled Document and The Total Package

    Start writing out a few to sellers over at clickbank too and you're sorted!

    Colm
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    • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
      Originally Posted by colmodwyer View Post

      Get over to Amazon and get Scientific Advertising, Tested Advertising Methods, How To Write a Good Advertisement, The Adweek Copywriting Handbook and The Ultimate Sales Letter. That'll get you sharp.

      Then there's Bencivenga Bullets, Untitled Document and The Total Package
      Amazingly, I already have all of those. (I usually see at least one thing I don't have in these lists.) But the do-it-yourself method always leaves me wondering whether I've missed something important, and Carlton's system comes highly recommended.

      I view it sort of like the difference between someone who teaches himself programming, as I did, and someone who gets a CompSci degree. I've had a great twenty year career in software development without the degree, but - especially in the early years - I could see a definite difference in the quality of my work when compared to someone with a degree. I spent a lot of time buying and reading college textbooks to try and raise my game, but it took a good ten years. On the whole, I would have been better off with the four years of college, and so would my clients and employers.
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      "The Golden Town is the Golden Town no longer. They have sold their pillars for brass and their temples for money, they have made coins out of their golden doors. It is become a dark town full of trouble, there is no ease in its streets, beauty has left it and the old songs are gone." - Lord Dunsany, The Messengers
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    Almost forgot... Read this:

    http://myws.sitesell.com/MYWS!.pdf

    It's 250 pages of pure gold and won't cost you a dime.
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