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Forum: Copywriting 15th September 2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: The Ultimate Plan To Break Into Financial Direct Response Copywriting

You not only write copy but you read minds through a computer screen? *duffs hat*

Yup, Angel. I work directly with Brian. And yea, I've heard about their origin story.
Forum: Copywriting 14th September 2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
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Forum: Copywriting 14th September 2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: The Ultimate Plan To Break Into Financial Direct Response Copywriting

Update on this...

Finally clinched my first full blown financial promo. Now it isn't with any of the Agoras, but it's a big finpub based in Baltimore.

Pretty excited! I guess it's onward and...
Forum: Copywriting 9th September 2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
Posted By Charmingcapital13
Forum: Copywriting 29th August 2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: The Ultimate Plan To Break Into Financial Direct Response Copywriting

Sounds like an interesting experience. do you think you'd earn more as a freelancer with multiple clients or in house has better moneymaking chances?

Also heard agora lost a lot of their...
Forum: Copywriting 7th August 2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: The Ultimate Plan To Break Into Financial Direct Response Copywriting

Hey man, thanks for the insight.

I guess Agora or not, I'll just keep doing what I'm doing and keep getting better at it.

12years is a lot. Do you still work in-house or you freelance?
Forum: Copywriting 21st July 2021, 03:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: The Ultimate Plan To Break Into Financial Direct Response Copywriting

Hey man, sounds like you're doing well...


Still working on the sales letter for the product. It's probably coming up much slower than normal, but I'm a total green horn.

This my first sales...
Forum: Copywriting 15th July 2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: [ABOUT NUDITY] but still safe to read...

Never thought of things this way. I know very little about internet marketing... found this insightful.

About the length of the letter, what if it was for a client... wouldn't it depend on the...
Forum: Copywriting 14th July 2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: [ABOUT NUDITY] but still safe to read...

Definitely held my attention! Love it.

Are your sales letters usually this short or it was due to it being a challenge?


Could this part have been a bit longer? To tease out the benefit... the...
Forum: Copywriting 12th July 2021, 03:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 317
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: How much to charge on first assignment

Oh, I should have given more details...

So after I got your replies I grew cold feet. What if I had overquoted? I don't even know exactly what I'm to write.

So I emailed them recalling the fee,...
Forum: Copywriting 11th July 2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: The no 1 question that plagues every new copywriter...

So that's a no to niching down... gotcha
Forum: Copywriting 11th July 2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: The no 1 question that plagues every new copywriter...

Hi Steve...


Interesting. I love the philosophical take on it. I'm definitely stealing that Japanese word, "Kaizen".

As for the AWAI price guide, I actually have a copy of the 2020 version....
Forum: Copywriting 11th July 2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 317
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: How much to charge on first assignment

Yea, solid advice.

After asking them to pay me what they believe is fair since I'm new to this and don't know how to charge, they offered $1500. The samples they showed me are 2-4 pages.
Forum: Copywriting 6th July 2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 317
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: How much to charge on first assignment

Interesting.

So I found a post by an established financial copywriter and he says you can earn anything from $500 to $1500 for short form financial copy. So maybe my quote isn't far off.

I...
Forum: Copywriting 6th July 2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 317
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: How much to charge on first assignment

Will let you know how it goes.


You think over quoting would scare a potential client? I thought they'd negotiate or something
Forum: Copywriting 6th July 2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 317
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: How much to charge on first assignment

Good idea. But I couldn't find where to get quotes from my industry
Forum: Copywriting 6th July 2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 317
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: How much to charge on first assignment

I'm not sure about the word count. Once the samples are sent, I guess I'll know. I already quoted $1k though
Forum: Copywriting 6th July 2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 317
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: How much to charge on first assignment

Alright.

$1500 too much for a newbie? I saw it suggested somewhere.

Anyway what about other copy like email lifts, advertorials, space ads and longfork sales letters. If I were asked, how much...
Forum: Copywriting 5th July 2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 317
Posted By Charmingcapital13
How much to charge on first assignment

So I'm being assigned to write a renewal for a big financial publisher and I was asked how much I wanna charge. How much do you guys think is appropriate?

Does it come with royalties? Or maybe...
Forum: Copywriting 5th July 2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: The Ultimate Plan To Break Into Financial Direct Response Copywriting

I thought I should update this thread.

I and max5ty have been working on the sales letter for the security lamp. After doing a ton of more research, I came up with a big idea. Then I started...
Forum: Copywriting 4th July 2021, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: The no 1 question that plagues every new copywriter...

You're actually right. "How do I get clients?" is the number one question asked by newbies. I was just playing around with the headline.


Interesting.


Good point. You're basically saying as...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd July 2021, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Charmingcapital13
The no 1 question that plagues every new copywriter...

To slay only zombies or every monster you see?

Put another way...

To niche down or not?

When I first discovered direct response copywriting (and was reading everything I could find on the...
Forum: Copywriting 19th June 2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: The Ultimate Plan To Break Into Financial Direct Response Copywriting

Oh... I didn't know there was something called a big concept.

Looking forward to the post about the big idea. I really wanna get it down
Forum: Copywriting 19th June 2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: The Ultimate Plan To Break Into Financial Direct Response Copywriting

So I came up with the following big ideas. Let me know what you think...

1. Edison screw - E27
Our device is a led bulb (that lights up using motion and sound). There are different parts of a...
Forum: Copywriting 17th June 2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: The Ultimate Plan To Break Into Financial Direct Response Copywriting

That sensor lamp seems pretty cool, I'm down with it.

I'm quite excited we're using the AF copy style. And I can't wait to start coming up with a big idea.

Before driving into the research, I...
Forum: Copywriting 16th June 2021, 02:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: The Ultimate Plan To Break Into Financial Direct Response Copywriting

max5ty (http://www.warriorforum.com/members/max5ty.html) So I did some research and came up with these items...

Swim goggles...
Forum: Copywriting 15th June 2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: The Ultimate Plan To Break Into Financial Direct Response Copywriting

max5ty (http://www.warriorforum.com/members/max5ty.html) so there's something that stood out to me...

When you said:


I couldn't relate. I was thinking, "wth".

It's like telling a guy who...
Forum: Copywriting 15th June 2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: The Ultimate Plan To Break Into Financial Direct Response Copywriting

40 years you say?

That's a whole lot of experience.

And yea, I can't wait to get to the writing part. Let me go find that product
Forum: Copywriting 15th June 2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
Posted By Charmingcapital13
Forum: Copywriting 15th June 2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: The Ultimate Plan To Break Into Financial Direct Response Copywriting

I find this interesting --getting to know your thought process. It makes a lot sense.

I'll check out the sites you sent and try to come up with items that suit your description. I'll post them...
Forum: Copywriting 14th June 2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: The Ultimate Plan To Break Into Financial Direct Response Copywriting

Sick!

We have ourselves a first customer, no copy even needed ;)
Forum: Copywriting 14th June 2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: The Ultimate Plan To Break Into Financial Direct Response Copywriting

My bad. I just wasn't sure which product is the right one. I hope 11 items isn't too much for him to go through.


Noted.


Same here.
Forum: Copywriting 14th June 2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
Posted By Charmingcapital13
Forum: Copywriting 14th June 2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: The Ultimate Plan To Break Into Financial Direct Response Copywriting

Yea, it's crazy.


I can imagine that being almost impossible to ignore. I'll keep this in mind.


Glad you pointed this out. I didn't realize it. I'll go check for other items and then...
Forum: Copywriting 14th June 2021, 04:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: The Ultimate Plan To Break Into Financial Direct Response Copywriting

Alright.

Here are some more from Alibaba express:
...
Forum: Copywriting 14th June 2021, 02:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: The Ultimate Plan To Break Into Financial Direct Response Copywriting

I found two more on Alibaba that caught my attention:

https://m.alibaba.com/product/1600087241838/Custom-Eco-Friendly-Paper-Kraft-Brown.html
...
Forum: Copywriting 14th June 2021, 02:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: The Ultimate Plan To Break Into Financial Direct Response Copywriting

I found a ceramic mug on Alibaba.

Link: https://m.alibaba.com/product/62491944290/New-Magic-mugs-color-change-coffee.html

Can we work with this product?
Forum: Copywriting 13th June 2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: The Ultimate Plan To Break Into Financial Direct Response Copywriting

Whoa. I'm totally in!

Let me process all that you've just said.
Forum: Copywriting 13th June 2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: The Ultimate Plan To Break Into Financial Direct Response Copywriting

Awesome. Practice. Practice. Practice.


I find this very interesting. My first aim was to start an internet company, but after assessing my situation and seeing how impossible it would be since...
Forum: Copywriting 13th June 2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: The Ultimate Plan To Break Into Financial Direct Response Copywriting

Glad to see your response.



Yea, I know about this. AWAI courses were some of the first I encountered and I was so interested in them. Unfortunately, I'm really broke. I can't afford courses...
Forum: Copywriting 13th June 2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: The Ultimate Plan To Break Into Financial Direct Response Copywriting

Good angle. Although it's the first time anyone's asked me where I'm from. Or is there a way they could find out my location on their own? All communications have been through email.

Also, since...
Forum: Copywriting 13th June 2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
Posted By Charmingcapital13
RE: The Ultimate Plan To Break Into Financial Direct Response Copywriting

Hey, thanks for your reply. I'll definitely go through this section. I must confess, I found it odd that the posts made here were infrequent. I kept refreshing but was surprised to see the latest...
Forum: Copywriting 13th June 2021, 04:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,164
Posted By Charmingcapital13
The Ultimate Plan To Break Into Financial Direct Response Copywriting

Hey guys. I've been lurking around for a while now and I decided to make a post.

I stumbled on direct response copywriting late December last year, but it took me a while to get enough...
Forum: Copywriting 30th May 2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,042
Posted By Charmingcapital13
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