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Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 27th October 2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 58
Posted By Jay White
Custom RSS Feed List Needed...

Hey everyone--I've been trying to get to this on my own, but I haven't had the time. So I'm hoping someone can help...

I'm looking for someone to create an RSS feed list. I need a list of sites...
Forum: Copywriting 28th June 2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Jay White
Re: Ryan Deiss vs.Jay White or neither?

Hi Judy--glad to answer any questions you might have about my program. Thanks!
Forum: Warriors For Hire 30th January 2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By Jay White
Re: Jay White Trained Email Copywriter Ready To Write Emails For You That Sell

I can certainly vouch for Steve. He's been a tremendous coaching student and a pleasure to work with. This guy can bring the thunder--don't let this incredibly generous offer slip by.
Forum: Copywriting 2nd December 2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By Jay White
Re: A Tribute and still a great Copywritng resource: CopywritersBoard

Yep--we met in Atlanta. Those Big Seminars were another big boost for my career. Every time I invested in one, I'd come away with a client or two.
Forum: Copywriting 2nd December 2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By Jay White
Re: A Tribute and still a great Copywritng resource: CopywritersBoard

Oh MAN that's a blast from the past! Thanks for posting that Ray...

Michel was instrumental in my career as well. In October 2005, I drove 12 hours each way to a copywriter seminar in Denver and...
Forum: Copywriting 30th November 2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 932
Posted By Jay White
Re: Client Question

Thank you Miss Angie. For the record, those charges were dropped and the video footage was declared inadmissable in court.

Oh wait...were you talking about copywriting? Well, then...uh nevermind....
Forum: Copywriting 30th November 2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,956
Posted By Jay White
Re: Advice needed...

Okay, first of all, kudos to you for reaching out for help. 95% of other struggling copywriters will never do this. So good for you. :)

I agree that a mindset tweak is certainly needed. And...
Forum: Copywriting 30th November 2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 932
Posted By Jay White
Re: Client Question

I was an in-house guy for years before freelancing, local radio then catalogs. Wrote for Bass Pro Shops mostly. Tons of fun. I can tell you 100 different ways to say "this lure catches big fish". :)...
Forum: Copywriting 30th November 2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,512
Posted By Jay White
Re: The Robert Collier Letter Book & Marketing Course - should I get it & in what edition & form?

One of the first books I got on copywriting after launching my freelance career. That and Breakthrough Advertising by Eugene Schwartz. Priceless stuff.
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 27th November 2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By Jay White
Re: Need 2 special reports written...

Hi Edd--the 5 leads I provide every weekday come from all corners of the globe. And they're all remote based gigs, so anyone could really go after them. If you check the Copywriting thread, I just...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 27th November 2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By Jay White
Re: Need 2 special reports written...

Wow thanks so much, I'm sorry I didn't reply earlier, I just saw this right now. Didn't get a notification about another post on this thread for some reason. But I certainly appreciate it.

Is it...
Forum: Copywriting 27th November 2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By Jay White
Tip Free Replay) Top 10 Places to Find Copywriting Clients (and 3 to Avoid Like the Plague)...

Hey fellow scribes--hope your holiday season is off to a great start...

Just wanted to throw this out there. It's a replay of a recent webinar I did on marketing yourself reactively, with my top...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 25th October 2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By Jay White
Re: Need 2 special reports written...

All set--thanks to everyone for their interest!
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 20th October 2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By Jay White
[DONE] Need 2 special reports written...

I need 2 special reports written for very specific niches:

The first is metal stamping and jewelry making, maybe something along the lines 101 Cool Ideas for Your Next Jewelry Project.

The...
Forum: Copywriting 30th June 2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,687
Posted By Jay White
Re: Writing Autoresponders

Thanks for the plug CopyMonster--we actually updated Autoresponder Apprentice recently with a new name--"Email Copy Made Easy"--and we added a bunch of cool stuff. :)
Forum: Email Marketing 16th August 2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,784
Posted By Jay White
Re: Best Email Subject Lines - When Emailing Potential Clients

"Quick Question..."

That's it. Intriguing enough to get opened. "Quick" means it won't take them long. "Question" refers to some information needed (and we're all pre-conditioned to answer...
Forum: Copywriting 14th August 2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By Jay White
Re: Using different URLs that go to the same place in emails?

I've found that 3-5 links, placed in specific places in the email, offer the best chance for a click through. The first one is usually the most-clicked, in my experience.

In the past, I've...
Forum: Copywriting 13th August 2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,503
Posted By Jay White
Re: P.S: Don't Put It At The End of Every E-mail In An AR Series...

I've used (and taught my students to use) to the P.S. in a couple of different situations...

First off, if they've got to the P.S., chances are they looked at all the other links and never...
Forum: Email Marketing 26th July 2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 982
Posted By Jay White
Re: Email Copywriting Clients?

The "original" Jay White...that's hilarious (although I do share my name with an MMA fighter and the world's most renowned Neil Diamond impersonator)...

Appreciate the kind words. And love to have...
Forum: Email Marketing 25th July 2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 982
Posted By Jay White
Re: Email Copywriting Clients?

Thanks for the shout out Ray (and if anyone's in the market for a killer autoresponder copywriter, Ray's your guy). :)

Really sort of stumbled into this. Wrote radio spots on the late 90's, then...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd July 2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,628
Posted By Jay White
Re: Who's Had Experience with AWAI? (Doing an informal study)

Okay, let's see if I can help shine some light on this from a so-called Insider's point of view...

First of all, I am NOT an employee of AWAI. I went to them in 2009 with an idea for a...
Forum: Copywriting 21st July 2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,939
Posted By Jay White
Re: your opinion of leadpages?

Been using LeadPages for a while now and I like it. Makes the whole site launch thing a lot easier, especially if you're driving opt-ins.

But I agree with a previous poster--sometimes it limits...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd July 2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,402
Posted By Jay White
Re: Working for an ad agency as a direct response copywriter

I started out on this path (sort of)...worked for about 8 years in a couple of in-house agency types before going freelance. One for outdoor catalogs, another for the LASIK industry. A great...
Forum: Email Marketing 19th June 2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By Jay White
Re: how long should email campaign emails be

Been doing the email/autoresponder copywriting thing for a long time now and this is what I've found...

If you're looking to build a relationship and gain the know/like/trust factor, then longer...
Forum: Copywriting 21st April 2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,561
Posted By Jay White
Re: Question About AWAI And DirectResponseJobs

There's an email copywriting course is there that gets great reviews (wink wink)... :)
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 31st March 2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By Jay White
Re: Need Facebook PPC Pro...

Got somebody--thanks to everyone who inquired.
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 29th March 2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By Jay White
Need Facebook PPC Pro...

I'm looking for someone to handle my facebook campaigns for me. Set up, optimize, get the lowest PPC, the works. I've got the funnel, just need this marketing element taken care of.

Need someone...
Forum: Copywriting 21st March 2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,126
Posted By Jay White
Re: Catalog Copy: How to Get Experience/Samples?

True. Once AWAI came to me and said, "How would you like to be a part of Herschell's course and add a marketing component to it?" I was like, "SOLD!" Being directly associated with the undisputed...
Forum: Copywriting 19th March 2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,126
Posted By Jay White
Re: Catalog Copy: How to Get Experience/Samples?

Catalog is where I cut my copywriting teeth. I wrote for the Bass Pro Shops catalogs for 6 or 7 years. (I could tell you 100 different ways to say "this lure catches big fish" and I assure you, I've...
Forum: Copywriting 19th February 2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,250
Posted By Jay White
Re: Can you write emails? Want to work in a tropical paradise....

Thanks Shawn--I'll pass this along to a couple of my students who aren't tied to where they live. They'd be a great fit for this. :)
Forum: Copywriting 31st January 2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 971
Posted By Jay White
Re: Describe your average week as a copywriter

Get up.
Write for a few hours.
Go play golf.

Rinse and repeat. :)
Forum: Copywriting 23rd January 2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,865
Posted By Jay White
Re: Bob Bly: Cold-calling potential clients is a "terrible idea"...

Awesome man--great to hear. I'm telling you, for something so simple and easy to do, this can really get things going. I'll bet you at least get couple more replies as well (my response rate comes in...
Forum: Copywriting 21st January 2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,865
Posted By Jay White
Re: Bob Bly: Cold-calling potential clients is a "terrible idea"...

No hairs to split here Mike--you are exactly correct. I didn't catch the whole "phone" part of it. I just thought Bob was calling out cold calling in general. Thanks for clearing that up!
Forum: Copywriting 21st January 2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,865
Posted By Jay White
Re: Bob Bly: Cold-calling potential clients is a "terrible idea"...

First of all, Bob Bly is a tremendous guy who has been instrumental in my career. His book was the first I ever bought on becoming a freelance copywriter, and the first time I spoke on stage about my...
Forum: Copywriting 21st January 2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,704
Posted By Jay White
Re: Ben settle's email players newsletter: have u bought and made money because of it?

Ben's got a great system that works very well for certain types of lists. Andre Chaperon's method works really well for other types. Perry's version is brilliant and makes money for many, my stuff...
Forum: Copywriting 6th January 2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,205
Posted By Jay White
Re: Matt Furey Email Course - Tao of Writing Email Copy that Sells

If you do, let me know. Be glad to answer any questions you might have about Email Copy Made Easy. :)
Forum: Copywriting 6th December 2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By Jay White
Re: Copywriter List for Solo Ads?

VIN! Wow, it's blast from the past week. Thanks for that heads-up and hope you're doing well too. :)
Forum: Copywriting 5th December 2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By Jay White
Re: Copywriter List for Solo Ads?

Hey Mike! Good to hear from you. Hope you're doing well and thanks for the input. :)
Forum: Copywriting 5th December 2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By Jay White
Re: Copywriter List for Solo Ads?

Hey Alex--you guys are two for two today...;)

I've been doing exactly that for a while now, with pretty decent results. Testing a different approach right now. Appreciate the input though.

And...
Forum: Copywriting 5th December 2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By Jay White
Re: Copywriter List for Solo Ads?

Hey Ewen...yeah, as part of the AWAI faculty and a couple of products in their catalog, we already do a lot of stuff together. Just wondering if there were any other goodies out there. :)

Thanks...
Forum: Copywriting 5th December 2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By Jay White
Copywriter List for Solo Ads?

Hey everyone--I may be shooting a little high here, but thought I would toss this one out anyway...

I see people marketing their IM lists for solo ads everywhere, but does anybody know of a...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd December 2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By Jay White
Re: What’s The’ Best’ Email Layout Format

I agree Alex--can't go wrong with good ol' Times New Roman. :)
Forum: Copywriting 30th November 2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By Jay White
Re: What’s The’ Best’ Email Layout Format

To me, it's whatever is easiest for the reader to consume. If we make it hard for them to read an email, they won't read it. There's too many other things in the inbox commanding their attention. Of...
Forum: Copywriting 13th November 2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By Jay White
Re: Short line lengths with emails

Great question--I typically make my line breaks at 55 characters, but I see others doing shorter lines. Never really tested it...my thought has always been to keep the line lengths as familiar as...
Forum: Copywriting 16th September 2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,605
Posted By Jay White
Re: 182 Greatest Copywriters and Copywriting Resources

Wow, honored to be included in those names. Nice way to start off the week...:)
Forum: Copywriting 7th May 2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,106
Posted By Jay White
Re: To Kenneth Strong

Aw man, sucks to hear that. Ken and I worked together on some projects a couple of years ago, and he was such a great guy. Talented, easy going and a perfect gentleman. He will be missed.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd May 2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,829
Posted By Jay White
Re: Recommended autoresponder email writer?

Or you could just go straight to the guy who trained all those writers. ;)
Forum: Copywriting 2nd May 2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,100
Posted By Jay White
Re: Getting Email Autoresponder Clients

I do.

And I have.

And I still am. :)
Forum: Copywriting 18th April 2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By Jay White
Re: Autoresponder Series

Ben's the real deal--definitely sign up for his daily email marketing tips.
Forum: Copywriting 29th January 2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,403
Posted By Jay White
Re: Matt Furey: One of the Best Emails I've Ever Read

Agreed. I saw Matt speak one time and he was asked about where he gets ideas for his emails. He picked up a copy of USA today and started thumbing through, pulling thematic elements from story after...
Forum: Copywriting 12th December 2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,279
Posted By Jay White
Re: How Long Should An Autoresponder Series Be?

I've always found that 7-10 messages can hit most of the strongest points over a series. Written many that go longer and shorter, but it seems the best results come around these numbers.

The key...
Forum: Copywriting 24th September 2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,002
Posted By Jay White
Re: Hey Bad Ass Copywriters, What Is a Good Subject Line?

I've always had good luck with posing a question. Or if a question doesn't work, adding an ellipses. Both tend to nudge people to peek inside.
Forum: Copywriting 27th August 2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,051
Posted By Jay White
Re: Writing email, want to cut line off at 12 words

I use a free text editor called TextPad. You can set it up so it cuts off at whatever character count you want. Been using it for years and love it.
Forum: Copywriting 28th July 2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By Jay White
Re: My Email Copy writing skills suck... but...

Ben is truly the man when it comes to this stuff. And a heckuva nice guy too. :)
Forum: Copywriting 28th July 2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,347
Posted By Jay White
Re: Bill Phillips, supplements, and copywriting

I wrote for Bill's brother, Shawn, for quite a while early on in my freelance career. Sales pages, emails, autoresponders, etc. He has a product called Full Strength which still does pretty well from...
Forum: Copywriting 27th May 2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,709
Posted By Jay White
Re: Looking for feedback on AWAI's Bootcamp

That's exactly what you get with the Job Fair--companies that totally get it when it comes to copywriters. This means you may be able to jump right to a gig with one of the big players as opposed to...
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