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Forum: Copywriting 12th September 2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,687
Posted By David Merriman
Re: Video Sales Letters Are Wrong..

Look - at the end of the day, it's all about human psychology.

Does your website make people want to buy the product?

I'm still making money from longform sales letters.

That being said -...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,910
Posted By David Merriman
Re: How to make $1,000 dollars a day - Easy

The key is to be genuine, sure, while at the same time telling people what they want to hear. To weave falsehood and truth elegantly.

This is the trick of charismatic politicians and people in...
Forum: Copywriting 5th September 2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 854
Posted By David Merriman
Re: A couple a tips for them newbie freelancers out there....

The biggest advice I have for newbie freelancers is...

Make money on your own!

If you can't write a sales letter or VSL (video sales letter) that makes you money, you shouldn't be writing for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,523
Posted By David Merriman
Re: Aweber....really??

Use Mailchimp to start out (it's free)

OR

As other people have been saying, get a more targeted, more trusting list.

Do you have a list of people who have already purchased / are invested...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,821
Posted By David Merriman
Re: The internet billionaire rich list announced today

The creators of Google did not create Google to make a billion dollars.

They created Google because they had a great idea they wanted to execute. The idea is always first.

Look for an idea that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th February 2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 975
Posted By David Merriman
Instant Domain Search - Useful

Hey, just found this site called Instant Domain Search.

It's a website that does free domain searches real-time.

Domain Name Search (http://www.instantdomainsearch.com)

This is a much faster...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By David Merriman
Re: My bad I mean Associated Content...is that worth my time?

I messed around with Associated Content a few years ago, before I got into IM.

If you're interested, here are the stats.

It will give you an idea of a successful (but not top 10) venture into...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,550
Posted By David Merriman
Re: How to add a paypal button on warrior post

Where you see the code to copy/paste, click the tab that says "Email".

You'll see a URL.

Link your pay button to this URL.

Voila!
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 14th February 2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,167
Posted By David Merriman
Re: Best PLR Resources?

Great list. Thank you!

Although to tell you the truth, I've found most of these membership sites to be disappointing.

I'd rather purchase a single PLR package than pay 20 bucks a month for a...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 14th February 2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,339
Posted By David Merriman
Re: which antivirus do you guys recommend?

Paid:

NOD32

Free:

Avira AntiVir
Forum: Mind Warriors 14th February 2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,288
Posted By David Merriman
Re: Which IM Guru Do You Wish To Be Like??

Eben Pagan, but 6 inches taller.

:p
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,112
Posted By David Merriman
Re: How Can You Tell "Garbage PLR" from "Decent PLR?"

What the HELL is level 1?

I don't even WANT to know ... *shudders*
Forum: Mind Warriors 9th February 2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By David Merriman
Re: Meditation

There's a great quote about meditation I'd like to share:

The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this life. For it is only through meditation that you can...
Forum: Mind Warriors 9th February 2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,112
Posted By David Merriman
Re: The New Money Master - Tony Robbins

One of my business associates went to the Tony Robbins' Business Mastery Program.

Had only positive things to say. Great place to network.

Tony is a fantastic marketer himself, so when you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By David Merriman
Re: Are Sales Videos getting too loooong?

The experience of watching a 20 minute video is entirely different than watching a 3 minute video.

20 minutes (or even longer) is an investment.

If you actually DO sit and watch the whole...
Forum: Copywriting 7th February 2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,896
Posted By David Merriman
Re: Who's Your Favorite Story-Telling Fiction Authors?

I agree!

I'm a HUGE literature snob (was an english major in college) but I respect The Da Vinci Code's ability to pull you from chapter to chapter...

My favorite novelist is NOT applicable to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,876
Posted By David Merriman
Re: Best way to make $20 in a week

Use MailChimp (http://mailchimp.com) until you get enough money for aweber.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By David Merriman
Re: good quality PLR articles?

Yes. The PLR myth is that it means "no work involved", when really it just saves you time and offers an extremely flexible template for product and article creation.

Which still is fantastic...
Forum: Mind Warriors 7th February 2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 809
Posted By David Merriman
Re: How to be productive (GTD in practice)

This is all good info.

Just a warning: I've spent too much time before tinkering with a GTD system, then bailing on it, for it to be productive.

It's best if you just devote a day to setting up...
Forum: Mind Warriors 7th February 2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,361
Posted By David Merriman
Re: Is there truth to LOA?

I am in full agreement with you.

Let's have a beer sometime! :D
Forum: Mind Warriors 7th February 2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By David Merriman
Re: For anyone who is struggling...

I agree with your attitude 100%.

Rock on!

I do disagree with a point you made.

I believe that rather than learning and learning and learning ... making a perfect plan without gaps or holes...
Forum: Copywriting 30th January 2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,577
Posted By David Merriman
Re: One of the best I've seen

If this isn't John Carlton's work, I'll shoot myself in the foot.
Forum: Copywriting 30th January 2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By David Merriman
Re: Please rate my copy

I think it's fine, especially because the graphics are the main appeal to your sales letter, and like Ken said, it's a WSO.

The FAQ-style subheads are good, and over all there was nothing that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,054
Posted By David Merriman
Re: RANT: Perfect Example Of Why People Fail at IM (How Would You Respond?)

As you know, when you're dealing with people online, you're going to get EVERY kind of reaction.

Some people are going to be over-the-moon and complimentary aboout what you're providing them,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2010, 02:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By David Merriman
Re: Where are you getting your free Wordpress themes?

Here's a great list from Smashing Magazine.

100 Amazing Free Wordpress Themes for 2009 - Smashing Magazine (http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/05/18/100-amazing-free-wordpress-themes-for-2009/)
Forum: Copywriting 13th January 2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,152
Posted By David Merriman
Re: The Copywriting Subforum Drinking Game

My thoughts exactly.

I like my drinking games simple. Here's my favorite drinking game:

Drink more than your opponent.

:p
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th January 2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,254
Posted By David Merriman
Re: Where do you write your goals?

I don't write goals. Goals have never worked for me.

I write plans. I draw outlines. I make commitments. I schedule.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th January 2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,132
Posted By David Merriman
Re: 0 backlinks to ezine articles? Am I retarted?

Sorry -- can't help myself.

"Retarted"... maybe!


:p:p:p:p
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,615
Posted By David Merriman
Re: FREE professional-looking "arrow" graphics I found. Eye-direction = big bucks.

Hey, that's great. Maybe we can get a collection going on this thread.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,615
Posted By David Merriman
FREE professional-looking "arrow" graphics I found. Eye-direction = big bucks.

If you can't guide the visitor's eye with your design...

...your visitor's eye will guide itself to the "Back" button.

Ever see that Frank Kern squeeze page that went from 18% conversion to...
Forum: Copywriting 12th January 2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 890
Posted By David Merriman
Re: Need Some Help With Conversions

How generic your USP comes across -- even your title is boring -- is one major roadblock to higher conversions.

Try to be more unique and interesting.

Arrest more attention with your...
Forum: Copywriting 21st December 2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By David Merriman
Re: need critique on sales page for urban musicians

What you have is not really a sales letter. I hope you don't take this badly, but simply critiquing it isn't going to help. It needs to be completely rewritten.

The same is true with the layout...
Forum: Copywriting 21st December 2009, 04:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,543
Posted By David Merriman
Re: Is Dan Kennedy's material still relevant?

Dan Kennedy gets rave reviews, but he's not my favorite. I've learned the most personally from Eben Pagan. His material on bullets and educating the prospective buyer is excellent...

You can...
Forum: Copywriting 21st December 2009, 04:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,366
Posted By David Merriman
Re: One-Night-Stand Copywriters, and Moving the "Cheap" Line.

A false dichotomy, generalities, and a sexual reference -- glad you guys took the bait and gave me great responses!

Really...excellent advice all around. I haven't been on the Warrior forum long,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 983
Posted By David Merriman
Re: Are you subscribed to too many mailing lists ...? Here's how you can tell ...

I sign up for many, many lists but thanks to a filter I set up, they all go to a certain label in my Gmail.

That way I have a huge resource available for me at any time, but it never interrupts my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2009, 01:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By David Merriman
Re: Help With WinZip

Winrar or 7zip is superior, IMO.
Forum: Copywriting 19th December 2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,366
Posted By David Merriman
Arrow One-Night-Stand Copywriters, and Moving the "Cheap" Line.

Which of these attitudes will earn you more money as a copywriter?

1. Charge as much as you can for one job, then leave and find another client.

2. Charge as little as you can for the first...
Forum: Copywriting 19th December 2009, 12:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By David Merriman
Re: Better to learn copywriting or pay a copywriter

Learn copywriting. Period.

Don't you write emails? Don't you post on the Warrior forum or blogs?

You're communicating something about your personal brand and therefore your products almost...
Forum: Copywriting 17th December 2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,049
Posted By David Merriman
Re: Which Headline Is Better?

I agree with this, too.

The problem with many of these headlines is that they sell "waking up early." Obviously your market has problems with waking up early, so a part of them must hate it.
...
Forum: Copywriting 19th October 2009, 02:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,194
Posted By David Merriman
Arrow Could "pleasure reading" help your copywriting?

Has reading literature impacted your copy?

I'm curious to know if it has, and which books you've found to be especially inspiring.

It's kind of funny...

I came into copywriting entirely by...
Forum: Copywriting 20th September 2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By David Merriman
Re: Copy virgin is back again!

Hi Lorraine,

Let's talk about your sales letter.

Headline is king, subhead is queen, and your first two paragraphs are prince and princess.

Not only does the beginning determine if the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 18th September 2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,589
Posted By David Merriman
Re: If You Were Offered Immortality, Would You Accept It?

I would take it, so long as I was able to take my own life whenever I chose.

If I was forced into eternal life, that would be unimaginably frightening.
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