Hello World I'm Coming!

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In Utero copywriter here :p

Just signed up today, and thought I would kick for the first time.
#coming #world
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    Welcome to the forum.

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  • Profile picture of the author MadHattie123
    Welcome Angela,

    Hope you can quickly catch on the flavor of things here. Some pretty good discussions available, sometimes rants also though, as is to be expected on any forum.

    Check out the information in the stickies at the top of this copywriting forum, especially the Quick Links for New Copywriters. Some awesome stuff in there!

    Anyway, welcome aboard!

    Charla
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    • Thank You, Patrick and Charla for the warm welcomes.

      I've been reading on here daily for about a week before taking the plunge and deciding to join.

      I have already found a ton of great information and some really cool resources.

      Still have soo much to learn, but it's exciting too.
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  • Profile picture of the author The Copy Nazi
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    Originally Posted by Angela Rose Weber View Post

    In Utero copywriter here :p

    Just signed up today, and thought I would kick for the first time.
    Welcome to the madhouse Angela. Did you bring your flak-jacket? I see you have a way with words. Here's something to start your day -


    What some dopes put on their job applications


    I am very detail-oreinted.


    My intensity and focus are at inordinately high levels, and my ability to complete projects on time is unspeakable.


    Thank you for your consideration. Hope to hear from you shorty!


    Enclosed is a ruff draft of my resume.


    It’s best for employers that I not work with people.


    Here are my qualifications for you to overlook.


    I am a quick leaner, dependable, and motivated.


    If this resume doesn’t blow your hat off, then please return it in the enclosed envelope.


    My fortune cookie said, “Your next interview will result in a job.” And I like your company in particular.


    I saw your ad on the information highway, and I came to a screeching halt.


    Insufficient writing skills, thought processes have slowed down some. If I am not one of the best, I will look for another opportunity.


    Please disregard the attached resume-it is terribly out of date.


    Seek challenges that test my mind and body, since the two are usually inseparable.


    Graduated in the top 66% of my class.


    Reason for leaving last job: The owner gave new meaning to the word paranoia. I prefer to elaborate privately.


    Previous experience: Self-employed-a fiasco.


    Exposure to German for two years, but many words are inappropriate for business.


    Experience: Watered, groomed, and fed the family dog for years.


    I am a rabid typist.


    I have a bachelorette degree in computers.


    Excellent memory; strong math aptitude; excellent memory; effective management skills; and very good at math.


    Strengths: Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining composer.


    I worked as a Corporate Lesion.


    Reason for leaving last job: Pushed aside so the vice-president’s girlfriend could steal my job.


    Married, eight children. Prefer frequent travel.


    Objective: To have my skills and ethics challenged on a daily basis.


    Special skills: Thyping.


    My ruthlessness terrorized the competition and can sometimes offend.


    I can play well with others.


    Personal Goal: To hand-build a classic cottage from the ground up using my father-in-law.


    Objective: I want a base salary of $50-$60,000 dollars, not including bonus. And some decent benefits. Like a retirement plan, health insurance, personal or sick days.


    Experience: Provided correct answers to customers’ questions.


    Education: Graduated from predatory school with honors.


    Never been fired, although it could happen anytime now.


    I have happily been a “kept man” for the past 10 years.


    Have extensive experience in turkey manufactures as well as new product development and implementation.


    I am accustomed to speaking in front of all kinds of audiences. I make points as well as I can.


    Personal: Five children. Dog: Jasper. Cat: Morris. Gerbil: Binky.


    While in military, was instrumental in creation of a treat detection system.


    My compensation package at my last job included a base salary of $64,500 with excellent benefits including flextime. I am looking for a position in which I can work a more flexible schedule.


    Hire me and you won’t regret it - I am funny, cute, smart and creative… really.


    Referees available upon request.


    Previous rank: Senior instigator.


    I have recently sold my home and I now live in a large RV so I will be able to relocate quickly.


    Reason for leaving: They stopped paying me.


    Cover letter: Desire the chance to showcase my delightful personality, intelligence and superior judgment, which are so hard to find these days.


    Personal achievements: Successfully played “Chop Sticks” on a toy piano with my big toes.


    Objective: To obtain a position where I can make a difference, infecting others with my professionalism, enthusiasm and dedication.
    Strengths: Impersonal skills.
    Special interests: I like any projects that are fun.
    Please explain any breaks in your employment career: 15 minute coffee break while working at a home improvement store.
    Vocational plans: Sea World.
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  • Profile picture of the author Baba Pandey
    Wow .. Welcome and hope you will have good time here. When you are free, drop me few of your samples. May be we can cook something together ?
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    • Thank You The Copy Nazi, that was hilarious!

      My favorite explanation for why did I leave my last position: they stopped paying me.


      Also thanks Baba
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  • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
    Welcome, Angela

    We're a grouchy bunch in here, but lots of hearts of gold underneath the crusty shell.

    Best,

    Brian McLeod
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    • Thanks Brian.

      I'll try my best not to infect anyone with cheerfulness and will put on my grouch hat upon entering.


      *Puts on Hat*
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    Welcome aboard Mate!
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  • Profile picture of the author angiecolee
    Welcome, from one Ang to another. As mentioned, this can be kind of a firing range, but it has a lot to teach if you can pick out the good lessons.
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    • Hello other Ang

      Learning is why I'm here. I have so much of it to do, and I quite enjoy reading all of the threads, checking out all the helpful links and resources, and finding out why I'm wrong and cheering when occasionally I guess something correctly.

      Thank You for the welcome and warning
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  • Profile picture of the author TwistYourWords
    Welcome Angela! I'm new here too but have been lurking for a while. I find the posts and discussions here really inspirational and look forward to contributing to this thriving community.
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  • Profile picture of the author gjabiz
    Originally Posted by Angela Rose Weber View Post

    In Utero copywriter here :p

    Just signed up today, and thought I would kick for the first time.
    Hi Angela,

    Here is a complete course on copywriting and in the spirit of the resumes, MOST Warriors have found this to be not useful...

    Question is, do you want to be like most Warriors, or do you want some success? HA!

    http://www.angelfire.com/biz/gjbiz/pop.html

    There is your course. If you spend a few minutes, and open this PictoGrigm of Persuasion in a new tab, and LOOK at it, here is what it says:

    A Direct Response Copywriter (as most of those in this Sub Forum want to be)
    is about YOU evoking a response from someone (TARGET).

    YOU Angela and your words are the Stimulus for a Response. So, it stands to reason, doesn't it ?... that you must first know exactly what you want the TARGET to respond to and how.

    Your first job in this process is to gain favorable attention. See, your TARGET lives in their own little bubble of preoccupation and you must interrupt their preoccupation and the best way to do this is with the first few seconds and give them further reason for reading, listening or watching what you have.

    As you see on the pictogrigm, this is best achieved when you walk in their shoes and have an understanding of their lives, or how you think their life is...and we all have some of the same preoccupations.

    YOUR work is behind a curtain, it is your job to INTERSECT with your TARGET on their path, in the direction they are going, and then present your case for their REaction to your stimulus.

    So as you begin to write copy, look at this pictogrigm and make sure you know your TARGET and then begin to build your message, specifically for this person.

    Ask yourself a 1001 questions.

    What is on my TARGET's mind? How does this product or service help them? Is it a solution to their problem, a remedy for their pain, discomfort and worries?
    Where will my message intersect with them? What can I write that captures their attention? Then what will I say to make them want to continue?

    If you spend 10 minutes and write out this pictogrigm and look at it before you begin to write your copy, you'll be far ahead of MOST people.

    And finally, the end of the mini-course is this

    Writing effective copy is never about YOU...it is always about him/her/them and if you focus on serving them, you'll soar as a copywriter.

    gjabiz

    PS The more you know about your TARGET, about the where and when of the intersection, the better you'll do. TARGETS before copy and you'll get on the fast track to success.
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    • Hi twistyourwords *waves*

      And thanks gjbiz

      That was a very helpful mini course!

      I just finished reading John Carlton's "kickass copywriting course" today, as well, so lots of great instruction.

      *leaves to practice writing words to help people*
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