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Forum: Copywriting 9th December 2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 907
Posted By Matt James
Re: Pretty Sales Letters

It's fun to read everybody's opinions on the 'visual bombast'. I agree, it's a pretty ugly and overly busy page.

However, if I remember... the launch pulled in around $1.4 million in the space of...
Forum: Copywriting 7th December 2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 907
Posted By Matt James
Re: Pretty Sales Letters

I can tell you the somewhat ugly design on that page enhances conversions.

Generally, the success of your design depends on your market and what your competitors are up to. In other words, can...
Forum: Copywriting 24th March 2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,887
Posted By Matt James
Re: Who are the top copywriters of today?

Who IS this Clayton Nee you speak of, Cool Hand Luke?

It's interesting to watch the health niche on Clickbank go the way of IM a few years back. Crazy claims and stories. Wonder if/when CB will...
Forum: Copywriting 18th July 2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,939
Posted By Matt James
Re: your opinion of leadpages?

I like Leadpages but also find it restricting.

Curious... when you say cold traffic, where is that traffic coming from?
Forum: Copywriting 29th June 2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,493
Posted By Matt James
Re: What's Your Biggest Challenge When Writing Copy?

Procrastination solution: Get yourself into a position where you don't have time to procrastinate ;)



Unfortunately, you have to deal with some big egos in this biz. Even when you make a...
Forum: Copywriting 30th April 2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,269
Posted By Matt James
Re: Who is THE Top Dating Niche Copywriter?

Hey there,

Just had this thread brought to my attention.

I was involved in 2 of your top 3 dating letters so... let's talk :)
Forum: Copywriting 7th February 2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 691
Posted By Matt James
Re: Conversion rate question for VSL's

Hey Sean,

Generally, it's total views/sales to figure out the conversion rate of a VSL.

If you're only picking up people who click the buy button, then it sounds like you're testing the...
Forum: Copywriting 25th October 2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By Matt James
Re: What's A Good Storytelling Book?

I like McKee's book but read an interesting quote from Joe Eszterhas yesterday...

"Wannabe screenwriters sorely lack getting the truth from these so-called scriptwriting teachers. McKee is the...
Forum: Copywriting 12th September 2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,196
Posted By Matt James
Re: Best Salesletter I've Ever Read...

Far as I can tell, that's not the sales page for TT. It's more of a pre-sell page or 'article lander'. Lot of people using those now and all with a very similar formula.

This is the sales page --...
Forum: Copywriting 11th September 2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By Matt James
How To Advertise On A Porn Website

Great article...

How to Advertise on a Porn Website | Eat24 Blog (http://blog.eat24hours.com/how-to-advertise-on-a-porn-website/)

Brilliantly creative banners too.

Also... anybody want to...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd September 2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,216
Posted By Matt James
Re: Video Sales Letters: Do you see people leaving once the "pitch" begins?

Does your buy button appear as soon as the pitch begins?

Don't forget people "leave" when they click the buy button too. (Whether they go onto buy from your order form is another matter.)
Forum: Copywriting 16th July 2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,346
Posted By Matt James
Re: List Of Best Sales Videos Online

That was written by Jon Benson. With the help of the product creators.

Also... it's doubtful anybody will share which videos are converting on cold traffic. When you reach that point, you're...
Forum: Copywriting 5th November 2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By Matt James
Re: If You Market On Clickbank...

Hey Mike,

How are things?

Well, according to this thread...

http://www.warriorforum.com/main-internet-marketing-discussion-forum/707319-new-clickbank-color-coded-risk-tier-accounts.html
...
Forum: Copywriting 5th November 2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By Matt James
If You Market On Clickbank...

Or you get commissions from copy projects on CB as I do...

You may want to read this section on 'risk tiers'...

Refunds and Chargebacks...
Forum: Copywriting 24th October 2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,517
Posted By Matt James
Re: Most Recent Jon Benson VSLs

jbrett... Jon is currently helping out on a launch I'm working on.

If you want some more details, feel free to PM me.
Forum: Copywriting 7th June 2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,565
Posted By Matt James
Re: Gary Bencivenga swipe file?

This is a goodie...

Bencivenga 100 Seminar (http://www.marketingbullets.com/b100dvd.htm)
Forum: Copywriting 7th June 2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,472
Posted By Matt James
Re: Start earning what you're worth

Raydal you're right. But I was going on the basis that the $200 job had bought them in a ton of profits and THEN you were upping your fee. In which case, I bet it could be done.

But I mean......
Forum: Copywriting 7th June 2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,472
Posted By Matt James
Re: Start earning what you're worth

I did? I said it can seem like a bigger leap for the client, you said it was "damned near impossible."

You just need to be more persuasive :)
Forum: Copywriting 7th June 2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,472
Posted By Matt James
Re: Start earning what you're worth

Really? In my experience clients who want to re-hire me are glad to see I'm commanding higher fees. Of course, it helps if they're making bigger profits too.

Although having said that... going...
Forum: Copywriting 1st May 2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By Matt James
Re: Product Launch Video Copy Problem

Absolutely.

I try to get involved in every aspect of a launch. Whether it's the guy's vocal delivery, the graphics used in the video... even advising on the traffic source.

Because, you see,...
Forum: Copywriting 4th January 2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,224
Posted By Matt James
Re: Doh! Now I See Why Videos Will Never Replace Long Form Sales Letters

Hey Paul,



Well here's one from last week... and these numbers are roughly correct without looking through my notes...

Graphic-heavy slick sales vid -- 1.5%

Butt-ugly, plain-jane vid --...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd January 2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,224
Posted By Matt James
Re: Doh! Now I See Why Videos Will Never Replace Long Form Sales Letters

Results change over time but at the moment, even in non-IM niches, I'm seeing "video only" out-pull every other combination.

And I've been lucky enough to work with a handful of clients who let me...
Forum: Copywriting 7th December 2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,204
Posted By Matt James
Re: Videos are the new sales pages - who's the best at making them?

I'm not sure this is true actually. Yeah you can get a ton of affiliates, but so what if it doesn't convert? And yeah they buy a lot but they've also been burned a lot so they can be...
Forum: Copywriting 6th October 2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,520
Posted By Matt James
Re: Video Sales Letters - Player Control Hiding And Other Blunders

This is just amazing to me. You'd be surprised what people are happy to subject themselves too when it comes to feeding that greed gland.

I used to work in shopping TV/Infomercials for a few...
Forum: Copywriting 30th September 2011, 02:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By Matt James
Re: My first sales copy: wish me luck

Hi Stephen,

I don't think anybody will get past your headline.

Nobody wants "step by step video training". They want the results that training provides.

And "boost your earning...
Forum: Copywriting 10th August 2011, 03:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,858
Posted By Matt James
Re: Copywriting Is Dead Part One

Anybody else think Harlan might have a new course coming out?
Forum: Copywriting 21st April 2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,252
Posted By Matt James
Re: ClickBank: New Rules

What isn't true at all?
Forum: Copywriting 21st April 2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,252
Posted By Matt James
Re: ClickBank: New Rules

Let us know how it goes on Plimus. I'm glad some of the more unethical folks are heading over there.

Sure, they were making a lot of money on CB, but they weren't necessarily keeping it.

I did...
Forum: Copywriting 26th March 2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,122
Posted By Matt James
Re: Is Myriad Font the New Control for Headlines?

It's the same designer using this font all over CB. He's very prolific right now.

One of the few designers I've worked with who really pays attention to the copy.
Forum: Copywriting 19th February 2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,284
Posted By Matt James
Re: W....T....F?

This is great copy, like it or not. No.1 in Clickbank right now.

This stuff is PERFECT for the target market.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 17th January 2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,949
Posted By Matt James
JV Rocket

A client of mine is about to splurge $2.5K on this for a mail-out.

Has anyone tried this? The website doesn't fill me with hope...

JV Rocket (http://www.jvrocket.com/indxtmsup.php?pv=1)
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 7th January 2011, 03:46 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,714
Posted By Matt James
Re: Click n' Bank reviews?

And yet you bought it Jeremy :)

As a copywriter in the IM niche, I keep an eye on all these launches and the funny thing about the blind copy fad of recent times is... more people are complaining...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd January 2011, 03:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,421
Posted By Matt James
Re: Should Copywriters Only Be Paid a Commission?

While I'm taking on more and more commission-based projects myself, I'm also fully aware things won't always go as planned or I'll get ripped off, plain and simple.

As a copywriter it's damn near...
Forum: Copywriting 14th December 2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,000
Posted By Matt James
Re: Handling Stubborn Clients

Matt, weren't you one of those guys who charged $197 per sales letter?

If so, that might explain your "all clients are retards" world view.
Forum: Copywriting 13th December 2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,290
Posted By Matt James
Re: *(Already Paid For) My Copywriting Sales Letter - Please Critique*

I have a feeling VyctorB wrote this himself...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 12th December 2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,221
Posted By Matt James
Arrow WANTED: CPA-style landing page design hotshot.

Can you design web pages like this...

https://www.buyregeneratemd.com/index2.html

And this...

https://www.buycurvelle.com/index2.html

And maybe even this...
Forum: Copywriting 29th October 2010, 05:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 876
Posted By Matt James
Re: Critique wanted for my sales page...

Hi Andy,

I realize your audience for this is probably pretty savvy, but my first thought is "why?"

Why do I want my articles higher? Why would this kickstart my biz?

Get some end-level...
Forum: Copywriting 26th October 2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,475
Posted By Matt James
Re: Sales Letter vs. Sales Video - Who will Conquor?

There's a good discussion going on about sales letters and videos here...

Three Big Reasons You Must Start Marketing Online With Video Today… Hell… Go Back In Time And Start Yesterday…...
Forum: Copywriting 21st September 2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,238
Posted By Matt James
Re: Check out the eye candy in this sales copy!

Which means it's great for the IM crowd ;)



Judging by my current experience with a Clickbank launch, this is probably down to CB themselves.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 8th September 2010, 03:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,675
Posted By Matt James
Re: Hyper Facebook Traffic? Anyone have some insight about this yet?

Well that's interesting, I had no idea what the product was about.

I took your post to mean you thought the video copy was "disastrous" not the product itself.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 7th September 2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,675
Posted By Matt James
Re: Hyper Facebook Traffic? Anyone have some insight about this yet?

How is a Clickbank No.1 disastrous?

(And no, I didn't write the copy.)
Forum: Copywriting 23rd August 2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,696
Posted By Matt James
Re: Video Sales Letters .. a Fad or here to Stay?

Yep, seeing the creator breaks down another barrier to the sale. But then its success depends on how natural they are on video.

Also, has anyone else seen the research that's come out lately on...
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 19th August 2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 6,369
Views: 440,040
Posted By Matt James
Re: Need A Dependable SEO Vendor? We Work Cheap! (Make Sure To Check Out Our Reviews!)

After one job Matt is now my "go to guy" for all things SEO.

He shot my most sought after keyword straight to the number one spot.

Now I'm throwing a ton of work his way and Matt is rising to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd July 2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Matt James
Re: Where Are The (Decent) Alternative Energy Products?

Hi Alexa



Yeah I see what you're saying. But I have promoted a couple of things over the past few years and they do snap them up. But there are so few decent products (or at least sales...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd July 2010, 02:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Matt James
Where Are The (Decent) Alternative Energy Products?

As a little side biz, I have a big ol' list in the alternative energy field.

I feed these guys great content and have a decent relationship with them (yes, I reply to their emails.)

So I'm...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd July 2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,007
Posted By Matt James
Re: WHY Does This Website Convert?

Hugh is right on this.

I think Kern said it best about this market... "they want to make money and they want to make it yesterday."

I'm working with a Clickbank gooroo right now. Last week he...
Forum: Copywriting 6th July 2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By Matt James
Re: Damn You Top Copywriters...

Well thanks Jason. And cheers for mentioning me alongside such illustrious company. I certainly wouldn't be a half-decent copywriter without training from both of those guys.

As for sharing the...
Forum: Copywriting 6th July 2010, 01:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,317
Posted By Matt James
Re: looking for a copy writer

Heh-heh, nice Bruce.

The funny (or scary) thing is... I got lucky with the client on that one. I can think of a few IM goorooz who would reject the "Ban This App!" headline and ask for something...
Forum: Copywriting 5th July 2010, 02:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,317
Posted By Matt James
Re: looking for a copy writer

Yes, I wrote one and it worked pretty well.

"Ban This App!" if you're curious.
Forum: Copywriting 30th June 2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,185
Posted By Matt James
Re: Sales Letter Website Designer?

Sure thing Robert, I was just suggesting you try again, but I know what you mean. Good luck in your search for a designer.
Forum: Copywriting 30th June 2010, 04:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,185
Posted By Matt James
Re: Sales Letter Website Designer?

He's a busy guy Robert. Sometimes I don't get an answer so I drop him another line and he's more than apologetic.

I can't tell you the number of times I've asked for some graphical fixes or...
Forum: Copywriting 26th June 2010, 02:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,185
Posted By Matt James
Re: Sales Letter Website Designer?

Sean Lowery always comes through for me...

Sean Lowery's MinisiteGraphics.com - Minisite Design, Direct Marketing (http://www.minisitegraphics.com)
Forum: Local Meetups, Mastermind Groups and Warrior Events 17th June 2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,812
Posted By Matt James
Re: George Brown Summit In London

Well said Maryleena, I will see you there :)
Forum: Copywriting 14th June 2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,030
Posted By Matt James
Re: Top copywriters wanted

Not working for me either Richard...

"Oops! Google Chrome could not find wordfruit.com"
Forum: Copywriting 6th June 2010, 02:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By Matt James
Re: Where are you?

Thanks Dan!
Forum: Copywriting 1st June 2010, 04:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,199
Posted By Matt James
Re: Selling swipe files ...

The only reason Rick isn't a "household name" is because he hasn't released a copywriting course.

In any case, I think he quite likes being a secret weapon ;)
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