Thank God for RedBull

by Mark Andrews Banned
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If anyone knows where I can get my hands on a few cases of RedBull for cheap, please do let me know. Don't care if it's fallen off the back of a lorry. Anything to keep me awake for a few more hours.

Who else here resorts to drinking this caffeine laden drink in order to carry on copywriting when the body and mind is screaming out for rest?

How many cans of RedBull do you typically drink per week?

Arfa Saira I know (like me) also goes through several cans a week. Or at least she used to.

Is this just a British thing?

Right, I better get back to the grind mill now the mind is going at a 1000mph at 1am in the morning.

Smoking hot,


Mark Andrews
#god #redbull
  • Profile picture of the author Marvin Johnston
    Actually, I've found exercise to be a lot better than caffeine for staying wide awake and alert.

    That said, I used to drink probably six bottles a day of caffeinated soda. And while I've slowed WAY down from those levels, I find caffeine does very little to keep me awake. I can drink that stuff right before going to bed for a nice restful nights sleep. Well, except for maybe getting up to get rid of the excess liquid .

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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Pescetti
    Arfa should know that when you hyper-activate the adrenals...

    ...they wear out and shut down.

    Then the kidneys secret more cortisol.

    Leaving you tired all the time...

    ...until you heal the adrenals and kidneys.

    Lay off the sh!t Mark.

    The high is much better when you space out your caffeine 2 weeks at a time.

    Of course...

    My blood is made of coffee.

    So...

    Anyways...

    Mark
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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      No choice but to drink the damn stuff at times.

      Can hardly go for some exercise here in the motor home, there's not enough room as it is to swing a cat never mind doing anything else. Well, that's debatable, I guess one could find some rather interesting sexual positions if the opportunity arose but that's another story.

      Exercise outside the van, not with the rain which is pelting down tonight causing a right din on the fiberglass roof 2' above my head, can hardly hear myself think let alone write lol. Anyway no choice now, just used up my 3rd 12v battery reserve. Got to wait for the dawn now for some more solar energy.

      Over and out.

      Smoking hot,


      Mark Andrews
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  • Man, a week ago I decided to try kicking caffeine altogether. I made it, but the withdrawal is insane. Days of killer headaches behind your eyes and lower back pain. Terrible. I say keep drinking it!
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    • Profile picture of the author Marvin Johnston
      Originally Posted by Joe Ditzel View Post

      Man, a week ago I decided to try kicking caffeine altogether. I made it, but the withdrawal is insane. Days of killer headaches behind your eyes and lower back pain. Terrible. I say keep drinking it!
      I was overseas a month ago, and gave up caffeine totally for a week. Absolutely no effect. Of course, I was hiking about five miles+ a day, so maybe that exercise helped.

      Same thing when I went to decaf softdrinks about two years ago for probably a year. During that time, I had a caffeine softdrink maybe once a week. No effects that I could detect. And little exercise .

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      • Originally Posted by Marvin Johnston View Post

        I was overseas a month ago, and gave up caffeine totally for a week. Absolutely no effect. Of course, I was hiking about five miles+ a day, so maybe that exercise helped.
        Marvin
        No effect? Sounds great. I have to admit I was drinking enough coffee to keep 3 Starbucks profitable.
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  • Profile picture of the author mzl23
    Hahaha... sounds like the most of us are caffeine fiends. I myself quit the wings party. I'm sticking to Starbucks, like it's any better, pff.

    I did hear about how great ginseng is... I'll try some over the winter and give an update, haha.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mikestankowski
    Haha I'm going through some caffeine withdrawals myself. Trying to replace coffee with water and tea
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  • Profile picture of the author arfasaira
    Mark Pescetti is totally right and I KNOW from experience that red bull is EVIL stuff.

    I got to the point where I was drinking THREE cans at the same time before bed and would be out COLD within 40 minutes because it just stopped working.

    And it is VERY bad for you. Here's what I do now...

    If it's early morning, I drink rocket fuel which is actually a coffee with added guarana. Delicious and gives you a NATURAL burst of energy. The trick is to ONLY drink it when you really need it or you'd become de-sensitized to it.

    In the evening, I try and avoid stimulants as they dehydrate you and actually impair brain focus long term, despite giving you a momentary buzz. I prefer to stick to juicing...

    Here's my fave: handful of spinach, chunk broccoli, handful kale, handful parsley, 2 apples, half pineapple, half cucumber all juiced plus blend the juice up in blender with half avaocado (make sure it is ripe), 1 tbsp of shelled hemp and a tbsp of chlorella and spirulina. Down it all - sounds disgusting, but if my three year old can drink it and actually ASK for more, you know you are onto a winner!

    And anyway Mark, wasn't it you who ALWAYS told me NOT to drink the stuff and have power spinach instead? I listened to you because I KNEW it was the worst thing for me!

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  • Profile picture of the author algreg
    This is a little off-topic but I think I'm a pretty good copywriter. And I know I could probably just reply to a Warrior For Hire ad but I'm wondering what's a reasonable amount to charge if I'm just getting started?

    I've written some stuff for a guy I'm working with and he loves it but I don't know if he sees the value. The way I see it, if you don't have copy you don't have sales, so a percentage of profits works great for me.

    Anyway, I'm really looking for a few gigs where I could make at least $100 or $200 per project. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
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    • Profile picture of the author NickN
      Originally Posted by algreg View Post

      Anyway, I'm really looking for a few gigs where I could make at least $100 or $200 per project. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
      If you only want to make $100-$200 per project, then you can't go wrong with the Warrior For Hire section. Lots of cheapskates around those parts.

      You can write for peanuts now, since you're just getting started. But once you get a few projects under your belt and have proof that your copy sells, you want to bump up your rates quickly. Start by adding a '0' to the $100-$200 you're expecting to make now... and work your way up from there.
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        Thanks guys. I'm heading over there right now. Nice site Nick. And I absolutely agree that once I get maybe 2 or 3 testimonials of clients that got great results then I can very easily add a 0 to the end of my numbers.

        What's funny is I've been a WSO junkie for years and hadn't made many posts. And now I'm making posts and getting reliable feedback. If I only would've started posting sooner. LoL. Lesson learned. Thanks again.
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  • Profile picture of the author AshwaniGaur
    Don't play the profit percentage game yet! That means you need to bring a lot more to the table coz' you're a partner now! Plus, depending on how the product creator markets the products, you may end up making no profits at all!
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    Create your own product.

    Create a sales funnel.

    Drive traffic.

    Generate conversions.

    And ask people if they'd like the same results...

    ...or better.

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    • Profile picture of the author smallpond
      Caffeine and Paracetamol pills. They're the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author markpocock
    I'm curious why you'd stay up so late and drink red bull.

    After all, 80% of writing is research.

    So digest the research and let your sub-conscious come up
    with the copy. Your sub-conscious does the work.
    When you force the copy it's hard work. And it's seldom
    as good.

    Or are you up against a deadline?
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Hodge
    hmm good
    but what i did
    Don't take dinner while before working
    Just take a cup of coffee with empty stomach

    and look how it will make you work for a long time
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas
    Originally Posted by Mark Andrews View Post

    Arfa Saira I know (like me) also goes through several cans a week. Or at least she used to.

    Is this just a British thing?
    It's an Irish thing too.

    Not for me though... I haven't touched the stuff since I mixed it with vodka, and got facial spasms after drinking it!
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    • Profile picture of the author NickN
      Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

      It's an Irish thing too.

      Not for me though... I haven't touched the stuff since I mixed it with vodka, and got facial spasms after drinking it!
      I prefer Jagerbombs: That delicious, completely safe mixture of Jagermeister and Redbull.
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  • Profile picture of the author gabysanchez225
    Try supplementing with Taurine, one of the amino acids in Redbull OR try having your coffee VERY slowly. This introduces the caffeine at a much slower rate and prolongs it's duration in the body.
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  • Originally Posted by max5ty View Post

    Monster is taking over as the #1 energy drink...tastes kind of like Mountain Dew to me.
    Monster is huge out here in Socal. I used to drink them every afternoon, probably when my adrenals failed from having sixteen cups of coffee earlier in the day.

    Right now these drinks are getting a lot of pushback regarding their safety. Monster's stock is fading.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/02/bu...uestioned.html

    Monster Beverage Stock Fizzles Amid Pressure To Regulate Energy Drinks - Forbes
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Ausin
    Isn't it... like... easier to plan your day and get a good nights sleep?

    ... Who am I kidding. *SLURP*.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jr180180
    I personally found that if you drink tons of water with your caffeinated drinks, the caffeine is more effective. Being that Caffeine is a diuretic, you'll slowly dehydrate. One of the side effects of dehydration is tiredness or weakness. If you drink say a cup of coffee or a red bull, drink at least twice that amount in water. Don't leave room for dyhydration and you'll be set.. not to mention.. having to pee all the time will get you the breaks that you should take. =)

    Also, try to fit some workout time in there. This will give your mind some time to work up some creativity, reduce stress, and get some of that caffeine thickened blood out of ya.... Then you can replace it with more... maybe. Or more water.
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