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Forum: Copywriting 25th October 2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,680
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: What do you think of princesses who swear like sailors?

Well, I'm a parent and don't like the ad so maybe you have something there.

Personally, I'd prefer to have my kids follow pewpewpewmonkey's version of the ad and learn to protect themselves.
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Forum: Copywriting 29th September 2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,626
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Brutally Critique My Copy, Please Use Live Bullets

Funny, I just watched that yesterday. Very good video with a lot of great information.
Forum: Copywriting 13th September 2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,059
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: This Is a Great Video On The Shortcuts To Effective Persuasion.

Speaking as a consumer, you have to convince me that what I'm getting "free" matches the value of what I'm paying for. I don't mean they have to be worth the same thing, but it has to make sense...
Forum: Copywriting 12th September 2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: WF Copywriter Directory and Daft Email Offers

About the only thing I get are P3n15 enLarg3ment and V1agra emails...

Aside from lists I've signed up for that is

They tell me it's based on the sites I visit. I've no idea what they are...
Forum: Copywriting 11th September 2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,149
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Student asks me: "What if I don't have a phone?"

I have a feeling as the years go by, this is going to be the norm in thinking.

My kids will talk for days about sleepovers, going to the movies, etc. But ask them the day of for specifics on...
Forum: Mind Warriors 11th September 2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Encouraging kids in business?

Thanks, everyone. I thought this thread was deleted. I had posted it in another section and when it was gone I thought it had been removed.

Thanks to Mr. Bill for bringing it to my attention.
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Forum: Copywriting 7th September 2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,427
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Dan Kennedy's forward to Seth's book

I had, like I believe most non sales people have, a pretty stereotypical view of salespeople.

Did I think they were all bad? Not at all, but I sure thought most of them were simply trying to...
Forum: Copywriting 6th September 2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,427
Posted By TracyBelshee
Dan Kennedy's forward to Seth's book

I hope this isn't inappropriate to post here and Seth, if you'd rather it not be here I'm happy to delete...

I've started reading The 24 Hour Marketing Miracle by Seth and this part of the forward...
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,600
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: When a Negative Review Makes You Smile Like a Kid in a Jello Pool...

Hell, even the guy that rebutted you doesn't seem to get the situation. A negative review of the book is one thing, but he's clearly had a misunderstanding and is complaining about that rather then...
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 939
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: HOW TO Manipulate Warriors (And exploit their addictions) for FUN & BIG PROFITS.

Gotta say, I love your headline.

I've often thought of "selling" a WSO as a lark. Wouldn't it be fun to write out a sales letter explaining in great detail just how little they'd learn from me...
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,600
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: When a Negative Review Makes You Smile Like a Kid in a Jello Pool...

Personally, I had to read his review a couple of times to understand what he was saying.

Maybe a brief apology for his confusion re the way amazon lists the foreward attributes.

Then go in to...
Forum: Copywriting 28th August 2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,734
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: The Gary Halbert Letters All-Star Audio Series...

Thanks for posting the recording. I was able to listen to it almost uninterrupted when I got home from work today.

It's pretty cool to hear people like this sound like regular guys. If anything...
Forum: Copywriting 28th August 2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,358
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: copyrwritting: how to start learning

Could be he forgot he was logged into his WSO "product reviewer" throw away account when he posted that defence :P
Forum: Copywriting 27th August 2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,734
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: The Gary Halbert Letters All-Star Audio Series...

I missed this... I was actually on the call when I had to go do a tow for work :smilies_rolleyes:

Will have to catch the recording.
Forum: Copywriting 27th August 2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,219
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Can I make it as a copywriter?

Shhh....I'm tryna make a buck here.
Forum: Copywriting 26th August 2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,452
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: SURVEY: Are most copywriters married.

I've tried to get my wife to read what I'm practicing with and I get the same thing...

No interest whatsoever....Oh well, one day I'll show her.
Forum: Copywriting 26th August 2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,012
Posted By TracyBelshee
Forum: Copywriting 25th August 2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,219
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Can I make it as a copywriter?

If you are making calls and going door to door, the video in this thread may help.
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Forum: Copywriting 25th August 2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,219
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Can I make it as a copywriter?

I can't give you any advice regarding being a copywriter, but maybe I can give you a point of reference as to whether or not you can make it.

Take a look at the threads I've posted on this section...
Forum: Copywriting 24th August 2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Capitalizing words- When and when not to?

Ack!! I believe I figured it out. It's generally the header that has each word capitalized.

After writing this I went back to finish the deconstruction link Angie gave me in another thread...
Forum: Copywriting 24th August 2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 833
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Real Product Letter (last request before I try for real)

Thanks Angie, I had thought the way I wrote it would make it less sales-y and more like the person had decided on their own. I can see it was too weak now.
Forum: Copywriting 23rd August 2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Why Does This Work So Well?

In addition, the way he arranged the glasses over the box that is apparently meant to contain the image gives the impression it is popping out of the page.

This lends credibility (to me) to the...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd August 2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,066
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Giving it another go (Critiques appreciated)

Angie and James, all I can say is Thank You (and thank you again, everyone else).

I'll get moving forward.

And James, good luck on your pizza gig. I'm looking forward to seeing your success.
Forum: Copywriting 22nd August 2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,066
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Giving it another go (Critiques appreciated)

I definitely appreciate this advice. Not to discount it or anything, I'm just going to point out I literally just started looking into improving my writing.

Other then some personal blogs I did...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd August 2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,066
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Giving it another go (Critiques appreciated)

Thanks James. As I said, I've enjoyed following your progress and I'm more then happy to have you pop in and offer your thoughts.

I'll give that a go as well. Never really thought of doing it...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd August 2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,066
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Giving it another go (Critiques appreciated)

Thanks again.

After reading your post last night I spent an hour or so before going to bed looking for some examples of deconstruction. I was a bit worried at first because it appeared all I was...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd August 2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,066
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Giving it another go (Critiques appreciated)

NICE... Spock always was my favorite character. Point me to the WSO, my PayPal suddenly has a bit too much money sitting in it.

As far as writing copy for a real product, I'll do that. I'll also...
Forum: Copywriting 21st August 2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,066
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Giving it another go (Critiques appreciated)

Thanks Angie, I'll try those tips. I have also been reading (yeah, I know I need to do more than read, which is the point of the blog) quite a bit at Seths site. Don't blame my flaws on him...
Forum: Copywriting 19th August 2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,691
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: A New Description For the Copywriting Forum...

I'm not a copywriter, but... :P

This reminds me of culinary school years back. Yep, I'm an intellectual.

Anyway, we'd all spend day after day doing everything we could to please the Chef...
Forum: Copywriting 18th August 2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,691
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: A New Description For the Copywriting Forum...

I resemble that remark. I've now taken precautions:)
Forum: Copywriting 6th August 2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 991
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: I'm throwing my hat in the ring

Yep, I definitely know I need work on punctuation. I guess it's time to track down a good book for dummies because it's always been a problem for me.

In fact, I never use anything stronger than a...
Forum: Copywriting 6th August 2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 991
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: I'm throwing my hat in the ring

Thanks, I'll do that. When I wrote the "headlines" I was aiming for a bit of an attention grabber to be sure, but clearly need to work a bit better at that. I'm not sure if I've seen the video Seth...
Forum: Copywriting 4th August 2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: On your doorstep: question on terminology

I'm curious...

What would be negative about that?
Forum: Copywriting 4th August 2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: On your doorstep: question on terminology

Doorstep sounds fine to me.

Maybe at your front door? Or knocking on your door?
Forum: Copywriting 4th August 2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,453
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Critique Requested (thank you in advance)

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Forum: Copywriting 4th August 2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,453
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Critique Requested (thank you in advance)

Got it.



Coming from someone taking advantage of your situation and learning what I can from your interaction here, I don't think people feel they are fixing it for you.

In my opinion, from...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd August 2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,453
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Critique Requested (thank you in advance)

While I can't comment on the specifics like the guys above have, I'd like to say that the flow is MUCH better then your previous letters in my opinion.

How about....

British Make Up Artist...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd August 2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,382
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: A Question Of Grammar

It would be interesting to see the results. If I was buying though, and had the choice between the ad posted above, and one with the exact same words but written with full words, I'd choose the...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd August 2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,382
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: A Question Of Grammar

God I hope this isn't our future.... I hate text speak. If my kids text me, I expect them to at least attempt using the English language.

A few years back there was an article about a teacher...
Forum: Copywriting 31st July 2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,277
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: College...sick of it

Personally, I'm against the push for a college degree. Unless it's your dream to go into a particular field that it would be required for entry.

In general, I think people should be more focused...
Forum: Copywriting 30th July 2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,978
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: "Titans of Direct Response" Event - Great Sales Letter?

I'm nobody in regards to this section or field, but I hope this thread doesn't disappear.

This second page has been interesting and informative.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st July 2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By TracyBelshee
Forum: Copywriting 20th July 2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Great White Seeks Dark Horse

Don't know that I'll say this very well but the way you structure your sentences really grates on me.

Most of them are pretty short (which isn't bad overall) and often can be combined to make a...
Forum: Copywriting 9th July 2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,017
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Rip This Up!! (or critique it whichever you choose)

Speaking as an average Joe working for a place that practically nothing gets past the gatekeeper, I think something like this could work.

To get past the gatekeeper, you have to come across as not...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd July 2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: The care and feeding of us (Harenhall) RATS...Who let the girls in?

I don't find this forum very rough. In fact, it's the main forum I look through anymore.

Every now and then I check the war room, but unless you dig is often not much different then the wso...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd June 2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: What methods do you use to...

For those encouraging writing it out for yourselves, does this include typing it?

I'm curious because writing by hand is something I personally couldn't do for any real length of time (old broken...
Forum: Copywriting 19th June 2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Thoughts on Copybloggers course?

Looks like I'll stick with the books section and some of the blogs I've run across from posts here for now.

I didn't figure many here would have used the course, but the crickets are a bit...
Forum: Copywriting 17th June 2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By TracyBelshee
Thoughts on Copybloggers course?

Anyone with experience taking the Copyblogger course? The AWAI course to be exact.

I'm curious about hands on thoughts as to the value the course brings to actually improving your writing.
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Forum: Copywriting 11th June 2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,409
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Which is better? Please help solve an argument!

I also prefer the first version. Without going into to bulk of the page below, what I like at the top is how she stresses short positive points in bold and then expands on them. Those points are what...
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