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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 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 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 7th June 2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,566
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 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 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 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: 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 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: 440,042
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: 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 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 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 ;)
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 9th April 2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,478
Posted By Matt James
Forum: Copywriting 20th March 2010, 04:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,012
Posted By Matt James
Re: Copy Doodles

Hey Mike,

You might want to check out your blog. I went to take a look at the callout but the images appear to be missing.
Forum: Copywriting 23rd February 2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,829
Posted By Matt James
Re: A Copywriter Turns 40...

Damn... and to think I got depressed when I hit 30! ;)

Have a fantastic day Brian.
Forum: Copywriting 1st February 2010, 03:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,577
Posted By Matt James
Re: One of the best I've seen

As somebody who worked at a shopping channel for 7 (long) years, here's something you guys might find interesting.

There was always a spike in phone calls and a sudden rush in orders just after we...
Forum: Copywriting 10th January 2010, 04:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,074
Posted By Matt James
Re: Free Shortcut Course On How To Write Copy Like The Legends... Even If You Feel Like A Copy Moron

I think the guy was trying to contribute something to the forum.

Nice post Joseph, I don't agree with everything you say but there are some gems in there.
Forum: Copywriting 7th January 2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By Matt James
Re: Am I on the Right Learning Track?

...or maybe they won't since these are thin affiliate sites. :rolleyes:

EDIT; Nice catch, Matt. URL's edited.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 16th November 2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,139
Posted By Matt James
Re: Long Shot - UK Hosting Companies

Hey EndGame,

I use BetterWebSpace - they're a UK company, but not sure if their servers are in the UK.

If you want to boost your UK rankings here's a little tip...

Put your UK address at the...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 7th November 2009, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,247
Posted By Matt James
Re: Confessions Of A Lazy Super Affiliate-Any Good?

Yes, it's very good.

In fact, all those raving about Google Sniper might be surprised that Chris Rempel outlined pretty much the same system in his earlier work.

Although both products owe a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2009, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 899
Posted By Matt James
Re: Who are the best copywriters in the Internet Marketing niche?

All the copywriters mentioned are masters of the art but do you really think John Carlton etc. are behind letters like Clickbank Pirate?

Speak to Vin Montello, he practically invented the style of...
Forum: Copywriting 12th October 2009, 02:53 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,797
Posted By Matt James
Re: Now We're Going To See Who Can REALLY Write Copy?

Most of you copy studs will have seen this already but just in case...

A Big Steaming Cup Of Hysteria | The Official Blog of John Carlton...
Forum: Copywriting 29th August 2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
Posted By Matt James
Re: Attention:Copy Writter->Top Headline Book Ever?!

It used to be hard to get ;)

I got this fairly recently, incredible stuff. Not bad price either...

Eugene Schwartz Breakthrough Advertising | The Total Package...
Forum: Copywriting 25th August 2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,038
Posted By Matt James
Re: Short or Long Headlines? Answers Within... (Great Article)

Right Ross... I like Brian's idea of coming up with totally 'out-there' headlines first to get the creative juices flowing.

Just realized I had the link in my favourites for his headline-athon......
Forum: Copywriting 25th August 2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,038
Posted By Matt James
Short or Long Headlines? Answers Within... (Great Article)

Just read this fantastic article from Michel Fortin on Makepeace's blog.

If any of you guys missed it, go here...

The Truth About Mega-Headlines | The Total Package...
Forum: Copywriting 20th August 2009, 06:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,142
Posted By Matt James
Re: Deciding how much to charge for copywriting services?

I'm not sure if there are any actual rules.

John Carlton doesn't seem to think so either, check out this beauty/beast from his Simple Writing System letter...

"Hey -- They Did It, Often With...
Forum: Copywriting 13th August 2009, 06:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,354
Posted By Matt James
Re: Free SEX!

Wow... I can't imagine why that headline worked! ;)

Is it bad that I was the first to click?

Love your sig line Jack. Reminds me of one of my favorite (bad) similes...

"Worn down at the...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd July 2009, 03:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 917
Posted By Matt James
Re: Taking My Business to the Next Level - Suggestions?

Kyle, as always, gives some great advice. But...

There's nothing 'chumpish' about writing one letter a month and earning six figures a year. It's a pretty good lifestyle and you don't need to be a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2009, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By Matt James
Re: On The Lookout for a good copywriter. You know of any?

Hey MeTellYou,

I hear John Carlton is pretty good and this Clayton Makepeace fella is rising up the ranks... you could try those guys?
Forum: Copywriting 5th July 2009, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,131
Posted By Matt James
Re: Beginning the Copywriting Journey

Hell yes, I employ someone solely to cycle through fonts until I pick the one I fancy.

And another of my employees inserts Money Back Guarantee graphics into my letters all day long.

Hey,...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 11th June 2009, 06:30 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 19,763
Posted By Matt James
Re: Best Wordpress Theme Ever, Semiologic or Thesis?

Wait until you see Semiologic Reloaded.

I think it's this Friday there'll be a beta of Semiologic 6 with WP 2.8 released - should be a beautiful thing indeed.
Forum: Copywriting 13th May 2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By Matt James
Re: Do sales copy formula turn you off?

I agree that video sales letter hybrids may be the future. But DAMN there are so many bad attempts around, I can't wait 'til the format matures a little. Folks need to realize the script in the video...
Forum: Copywriting 29th April 2009, 02:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,556
Posted By Matt James
Re: How to Get a Job As A Copywriter

Want a simple, straight answer? Ok... write great, cash-pulling sales letters, make sure every potential client sees them and make doubly sure everyone knows YOU wrote the damn things. Simple eh?
...
Forum: Copywriting 16th April 2009, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,299
Posted By Matt James
Re: What's the Best Copy to Copy?

It's hard to say the "best".

Pick a top writer whose style you like then get scribbling...

You could start with good old JC...

OHP Direct - Golf Instructional - Golf School - Golf Training...
Forum: Copywriting 16th April 2009, 01:31 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,916
Posted By Matt James
Re: Can YOU Figure Out Why This Copy Is Not Converting?

And you're supposed to be a copywriter?

It ain't the lack of images folks, it's the words on the page. Words can create images in the reader's mind far more exciting than anything he puts on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2009, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 869
Posted By Matt James
Re: ClickBank dropped P2P...need advice

Try promoting something that's not illegal?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2009, 05:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,786
Posted By Matt James
Re: The So Called "Gurus" Just Don't Get It!!!

I meant at least they're honest they're trying to sell you something. If you know you're just going to get pitches from these guys either hit the unsubscribe button or look at the products being...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th January 2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,895
Posted By Matt James
Re: Can I re-write a Clickbank sales page as an affiliate?

You can buy software to do it for you - I think one was called Affiliate Cloner.

Or...you can just use this code...

http://1.YOURAFFILIATEID_MERCHANTID.pay.clickbank.net/
Forum: Copywriting 5th January 2009, 02:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,265
Posted By Matt James
Re: How I Took a Dating Guru's Copy From Under 1% Conv. to 5.9%

Hey Chris,

Just watched video 1 and some good tips there...especially about the header.

Ever been to the Digitalpoint forum affiliates section? It always amuses me to see them getting excited...
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