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Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 14th August 2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: A Decent Graphics Course anyone

Outsource it. If you or your partner have little or no graphic design experience I can guarantee that a graphic designer will create visual content that will out pull something you can put together...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th July 2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: How valuable is SOCIAL PROOF in your opinion?

The social proof of friends and followers has some value but what's of greater importance is what people are SAYING. Quantity alone isn't enough: it's the quality of the proof.

As to its...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 886
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: Final Steps In Ebook Process

Dear Tyler,

First, congratulations on having created your own product. That's awesome.

The key to success here is value. Sixteen pages in 14 point text? Hmm. Unless you've come up with some...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th July 2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: How to start?

Welcome.

How do you make money online?

You give massive amounts of value.

You build a small but loyal following.

You create a product that people want. You offer your product and add...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 762
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: Thoughts on MRR and PLR

Many thanks for your insight.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 762
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Thoughts on MRR and PLR

When it comes to creating new products, what are WF readers' thoughts on using MRR (master resale rights) and PLR (private label rights) products to either resell, or, in the case of PLR, to rebrand...
Forum: Copywriting 30th October 2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,738
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: If you had five hours a day to study copywriting what would you do

- write 2,000 words a day
- write out the best sales letters you can find and write them out by hand. DO NOT TYPE THEM.
- read copywriting books and take notes: then re-read the books and take more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd October 2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,624
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: Where do you get MUSIC for your videos?

iStockphoto.com offers sound and video clips and loops. You could also make your own in Apple's GarageBand.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 22nd October 2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,147
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Forum: Copywriting 9th July 2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,859
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: Best Typeface (font) to use for direct mail piece?

For headlines? Myriad and Franklin Gothic.
For body copy? ITC Galliard and Garamond.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Have You Used Hand Drawn Elements to Boost Response?

I’d appreciate people’s feelings on their use (and any results you’ve seen) with hand-written graphic elements in online and offline sales letters, web pages, opt in forms, and so on.

It’s been...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,705
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: Godaddy Deal for $1.17 right now.

It worked for me here in Delaware USA, July 4th. One new domain for a year for $1.17.
Very cool, THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: PayPal and Aweber integration

Thank you all. I think the logical answer is indeed to do away with the PayPal/Aweber integration and simplify the whole process.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,417
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: How to get a JV with no list

Dear jbpatlanta,

I asked Yanik Silver pretty much the question when I first started out a year ago.
His advice was to offer 100% if you have to. Let me explain.

JVs rely on relationships...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
Posted By GaryJBloomer
PayPal and Aweber integration

Dear All,

Has anyone had issues attempting to connect a PayPal account (and a SUBSCRIBE or BUY NOW button) to an Aweber account?

My issue is this: I've worked on a site, simplified the buying...
Forum: Copywriting 30th May 2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 743
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: The "One Word" Salesletter

Love it! Oh, how far would most copywriters get with this gem?
Forum: Mind Warriors 18th April 2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 17,666
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: Newbies, PLEASE WAKE UP! The Truth About Internet Marketing

Dear Mario,

Thank you for your video. I'm not quite a newbie but I HAVE just unsubscribed from at least 15 different lists—something I've been meaning to do for a while. Thanks for giving me a...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 13th April 2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,720
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: 90 Minute Cash Advance

Tellman's an interesting person. Three minutes on Google and I came up with the
core (although, not the whistles and bells offered by Tellman) of the concept, which
is underpinned (it seems to...
Forum: Copywriting 9th April 2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,625
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: Ryan Deiss says long form sales letters are dead... What do you think?

Good copy will always pull a result no matter how long it is.

Mr Deiss is selling a $197 video training product. If he can persuade people to buy, his method works. All he's doing is reading a...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th March 2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,647
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: When do you give up your goal?

Dear Arinal

"Achieving the Heights". That's what it says below your name. How can you achieve those heights if you're willing to step down, step back, and quit?

When do you give up your goals?...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd March 2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,742
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: Is copywriting an art, a skill or a trade?

Dear Kevin-VirtualProfitCenter,

Art? Skill? Trade? All of those although mostly, one other thing: a craft.

Kind regards, —Gary B.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,098
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: Internet Marketing Newbie: Please Help.

Dear cyberdenizen,

Keep walking. Don't quit. Keep climbing. I started out with direct affiliate linking in mid 2008. I spent several hundred dollars on Adwords and made ZERO sales.

Not good....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,593
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: Don't Trust This Guy! A Not-So-Talked-About Article Marketing Mistake

Dear Allen,

Whoops! Not a great way for this particular marketer to build rapport. An easy mistake for ANYONE writing under an assumed name to make, and now, one we can all avoid, should any of us...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,221
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: How I Made Over $1,800 in 12 Hours...and the Money is Still Pouring In

Dear Dennis,

You da man! :)

Seriously though. A really great example of give to get.

Nicely done and thank you for sharing your thinking.

Kind regards, —Gary B.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: Youtube marketing

Dear thenextlevel,

Where can you find some good information about marketing on Youtube? Specifically how to get videos ranked on the first page?

Hmm. Try this: rather than trying to get your...
Forum: Mind Warriors 22nd March 2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: An Epiphany

RayGun,

Hell yes. One thing. Every day. Just one thing. It can be writing a headline. It can be figuring out an offer. It can be creating a short video. Or setting up a simple Website.
Or...
Forum: Copywriting 9th February 2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: Hey You, What is Copy Writing?

Dear John,

Copywriting is salesmanship in print.

I hope this helps.

—Gary B.
Forum: Copywriting 6th February 2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,891
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: Who's Your Favorite Story-Telling Fiction Authors?

Best story tellers on my book shelf? John Le Carré, H.F. Saint, and Pete Hamill.
Forum: Copywriting 6th February 2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,033
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: Best tool for creating brochures?

Dear JaiJay,

Great advice above, all of it. The bigger question is this:
unless you have some design experience, do you want your
piece to look as if you've done it yourself? Or will it serve ...
Forum: Copywriting 6th February 2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,452
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: Is Dan Kennedy's material still relevant?

Dear Daniel,

Is Dan Kennedy's stuff still relevant? Yes.

Who is your 'go to' person for learning to write good sales letters?
You are. You do not learn by copying, you learn by doing, and you...
Forum: Copywriting 29th January 2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,825
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: Start charging $3,000 per sales letter with no experience

Dear Scott,

If you've got: the chops, the nuggets, the ability, the proof of previous results, and the clients all lined up and ready to rock, I say go for it. Why the hell not? I've used this...
Forum: Copywriting 25th January 2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,348
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: Some (very) basic newbie questions.

Dear camalus1026,

1.) For small jobs, hourly. For larger projects 50/50. For bigger projects still 33/33/33.


2.) Hand written notes, then Word. Then the rewriting and the editing. lots of...
Forum: Copywriting 25th January 2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,808
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: Solid looking sales letter/ crappy conversions... What Gives?

Dear cozandeffect,

Apart from the great advice you've read above, your sales letter talks about you or your product almost as often as it talks about the outcome for the prospect. This ratio needs...
Forum: Copywriting 25th January 2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,170
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: Legendary copywriting sales pages?

Dear Bondtana,

Check out the sales page for StomperNet, and anything by Gary Halbert. I hope this helps. Good luck to you. —Gary B.
Forum: Mind Warriors 25th January 2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,284
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: Which IM Guru Do You Wish To Be Like??

I model myself on lots of people, but I do this so that I can become a better version of myself, both for my present customers and subscribers, AND for the customers and subscribers I know I will...
Forum: Mind Warriors 25th January 2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,899
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: How Often do you Visualize???

Dear Peace Of Mind,

I vizualise daily, sometimes as much as hourly. Neural pathways that fire together wire together. I hope this helps. —Gary B.
Forum: Mind Warriors 25th January 2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,647
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: When do you give up your goal?

Dear Arinal,

Take your goal and break it down into smaller chunks. Then ask yourself "How will i solve THIS part of the goal? Then work on that part and ONLY on that part until you are able to...
Forum: Mind Warriors 25th January 2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,091
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: Starting to lose hope

Dear highrider21,

You must be prepared to accept the notion of your success. Until you can see success and see yourself taking action you'll carry on in the same rut. How much pain will you have...
Forum: Mind Warriors 25th January 2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,046
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: How do you prevent writer's block?

Dear JaiJay,

The best way to prevent or cure writer's block is to read. As you read, keep a note pad handy and scribble down thoughts as they come to you while you're reading. I hope this helps.
...
Forum: Mind Warriors 25th January 2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,699
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: can i be successful ?

Dan,

Rather than ask "Can I be successful?", restate the phrase as "I can be successful!"
Rather than ask "Can i make it?" Restate the phrase as "I can make it", then make this into an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: Info Products-- Include Audio and Video?

Use and offer as many formats as possible: PDF, video, audio, text. People learn in different ways an prefer different formats to do so. Offer MP3s and video, and offer transcripts of all as PDFs. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,522
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: Ebook font size too big?

As a professional graphic designer my opinion is that setting a page of copy in 15 point makes the page look like an early reader book. I've been designing pages of text for 25 years, so please,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: Membership site lenths? How many months (12, 15? 164?) are yours continuous for?

Tough question that might well depend on how long, time-wise, you want to (or anticipate keeping) a member enthralled by your content.
Forum: Copywriting 24th January 2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: improving copywriting skills

Lots of opinions here. The best way to become a better writer is to read more great sales copy, then copy it out by hand. Tedious I know, but you'll get the flow of the text from this exercise and...
Forum: Copywriting 24th January 2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: First person or other?

When you're talking about yourself, use "I", "me" and "my". Conversational tones are more personal; they simply connect more. I hope this helps. Good luck to you.
Forum: Copywriting 24th January 2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,256
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: Can you suggest me a Copywriting course/book??

Any books by Joe Sugarman and Bob Bly. Likewise Dan Kennedy's books on copy. Ditto John Carlton's course. Alistair Compton's now classic and out of print "The Craft of Copywriting" is also worth...
Forum: Copywriting 24th January 2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,090
Posted By GaryJBloomer
Re: What are best words to sprinkle through sales page copy?

Rather than sprinkling words, consider talking to your prospect about the things that
are important to them. Whatever it is you're writing about it's got to ring true with your reader. Write the...
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