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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,697
Posted By David Raybould
Re: all you need to make money online

Gonna respectfully disagree here.

Yes, it's good to have a great product. And
everybody should work hard to make that
happen.

But all you need? Hardly. The world is littered
with "great"...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,274
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Email may not be "dead" but it's time to face that it's dying

Are you pulling these numbers from thin air?

Funny how my DM clients are doing better than
ever in spite of these ROI drops, huh?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,670
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Quit My Job Today. My Journey Begins...

Congrats for having the cojones to do
that. Most people don't. That alone could
set you up well in the online world.

Good luck from here. You might find the
extra free time you have now is a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st February 2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By David Raybould
Re: So I've made a product...now what?

Adam-

Your sticking point here will be conversions. Yes
affiliates and traffic are important, but without
an effective salespage to send the visitors to,
everything else is pointless.

You're...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,325
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Are there any Clickbank vendors NOT making money?

Absolutely. There are hundreds of vendors
not making money.

Thousands, even.

In fact, I'd go as far as suggesting that the
vast majority of them don't make regular
money.

Why?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th June 2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,370
Posted By David Raybould
Re: 3 months in and 300$ in debt :(

First of all, your expectations are way too high,
unless you've created a site like this before and
seen similar numbers.

Take a step away for a second, and try to look
at your site from an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 872
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Making $$$, but need help getting to next level...

Whipstrip-

Sounds like you're sitting on something
that could be HUGE if you make the right
choices and move in the right directions.

I'm not sure how you'd feel about it, but
my gut...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,128
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Long or short sales letters?

Copy should be exactly as long as it
takes to make the sale. Not a word
longer.

No, copy is not dead. No, copy will
never die. Not until the base desires
and wants of the human animal fade...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 867
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Don't you just love a refund request that comes too late?

I'd refund him anyway. Nothing good can
come from leaving a bad taste in a client's
mouth.

DEFINITELY engage him and see what the
deal is too. The insights you get from there
could be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th June 2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,475
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Our 15 year business seems like its on its last 30 days here, could really use input..

First things first.

Take a deep breath, and let yourself
panic. Put your head in your hands and
think about the sky falling and all that
bad stuff. Wallow.

But only do it for 20 minutes.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th June 2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Conversion Help

#1- Those are pretty horrible forms of traffic
to get anything like a stable idea of your
conversions or income.

Try placing some banner ads on sites with
similar demographics to your ideal...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th June 2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 879
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Writing an ebook in the money making market

Congratulations on your success, but
my point still stands.

Why?

Because potential buyers of your WSO
can see the posts here in the main forum
where you've asked for help and have
been open...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th June 2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 879
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Writing an ebook in the money making market

Hi Jodie,

By all means write the book, and sell it as a
WSO. It will be a good learning experience for
you.

However - you're going to have serious
credibility issues. There are recent...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 750
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Do I need more traffic or better sales conversions?

Buy some books on page optimization,
or hire a consultant.

There's lots wrong with your page - it
looks old fashioned (which means people
won't trust it), and it's not immediately
clear to a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 942
Posted By David Raybould
Re: landing page AIN'T LANDING SQUAT

Aizaku-

If this is your first product, the decision
you need to make here is pretty simple.

Are you willing to pour enough hours into
this one to make it a success?

Or will it be smarter...
Forum: Website Design 10th February 2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Sales Page Types: Is a Blog Page or Post Unsavory?

Chris-

It looks good but the navigation bar
and whatnot will DEFINITELY harm your
conversions.

Think of your website as a bucket. Your
traffic is water. You want one hole in that
bucket,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 699
Posted By David Raybould
Re: My sales page no conversions

I don't know about that, but I do
know that burying your monetization in
deep pages or deep on the main page is
a pretty effective way to have people
ignore it.
Forum: Copywriting 8th February 2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,147
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Please, Critique My Page :)

R-

First up, congrats. You've got version 1.0
up and running. May not be doing so well
now, but concentrate on the fact that
everything from here should be an increase
or improvement on...
Forum: Copywriting 8th February 2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 859
Posted By David Raybould
Re: What is a realistic target for conversions

What is a realistic target for the
length of a piece of string?

I'm sorry, I know that doesn't sound
helpful, but the truth is, your conversion
percentage doesn't really matter...

... what...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By David Raybould
Re: What Is The Real Power of Lists?

Hey Dustin,

Think about it this way - as soon as you
have a decent number of people on your
list (which doesn't have to be a huge
amount, if they're hot to trot), you have
a source of instant...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By David Raybould
Re: How much should I give a copywriter?

Just for writing the text.

You mean the text that makes up the entire
site and 99% of the Internet?

Hmm.

And how about the copywriter? How much
should you give the guy just responsible for...
Forum: Copywriting 28th January 2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Are YOU a Copywriter?

Nicholas my man!

How have you been?

Long time no see. These are smart questions.

This should help you:
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,425
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Are you seriously making 5 figures per month?

Eva-

To be honest, you're not going to get
many people who want to come in here
and tell you how much they're making.

But yes, it's possible. Why wouldn't it
be?

If your site sells...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,466
Posted By David Raybould
Re: help, 128 clicks trough my amazon links, no sales

Bomx-

It doesn't matter how targeted your
traffic is, or how high your page converts -
128 clicks is nowhere near enough of a
sample size to get accurate data.

Get 1280 clicks with no...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Suggestions for Conversion BOOST on this local site

Sean-

How exactly do you define conversion?

What do you want visitors to do?

It's not clear from looking at the site.

That's a problem. The more obvious
you make your signposts and calls
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,311
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Sorry But I Need Some Encouragement

Yup.

Definitely possible.

Probably even, if you do the right things,
consistently. Truth is, you can even do
some of the wrong things (and probably
will), to find out what those right things...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,225
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Article Marketing ??

I'd second everything Alexa said.

If you do want to boost your CTR on your
EZA articles though, I've got a free report
in the War Room that shows you how to do
it.

Not that I do article...
Forum: Copywriting 12th September 2011, 02:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By David Raybould
Re: 3 Things Copywriters Do Wrong -- Fix These And Buy A New Maserati For 2012

Dude that's such bad advice it's
almost funny.

Almost, but not quite.
Forum: Copywriting 1st September 2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,546
Posted By David Raybould
Re: How Much Do Copywriters Make?

Ha.

Yes, I often enjoy paying my
monthly bills with prestige.

My landlord loves it.
Forum: Copywriting 30th June 2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,168
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Who are the best female copywriters out there

RED HOT COPY (http://www.redhotcopy.com/)
Forum: Copywriting 26th May 2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Where do hire good copywriters?

Really?

Self serve much?

I looked at your site. I'd happily go
up against your best writer on my worst
day. Hungover. On no sleep.

And I'd smile while I kicked their ass.
Forum: Copywriting 20th March 2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,043
Posted By David Raybould
Re: If it were your Landing page autostart video?

Test.
Test.
Test.
Test.
Test.
Test.
Test.

That's the only answer.
Forum: Copywriting 14th March 2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,083
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Contract for Royalties Resulting from Copy?

Dexx-

Check out John Carlton's freelance
copywriting course "The Freelance
Course".

There are very useful sample contracts
in there.

Also, the trick to charging royalties
Forum: Copywriting 20th September 2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,918
Posted By David Raybould
Re: What Do You Want From A Copy Coach?

Thanks for chiming in Matt.

Great suggestion. I must say, when I got my first good mentor, it was having his direct input on my work that made the biggest difference.

It made me improve FAST...
Forum: Copywriting 8th September 2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,988
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Why Are Copywriters So Expensive?

Why are we so expensive?

Because if you get everything right...

... the product...

... the launch...

... the JV support...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th August 2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,144
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Video Sales Pages = Death of Copywriters?

Most of us can do it no sweat...

A good video script is basically a super-efficient
salesletter, with even more of the extraneous
stuff removed.

If you're looking to get something done,...
Forum: Copywriting 4th June 2010, 06:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,100
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Using Time Presuppositions - good or bad?

Great phrase dude.

Stealing that for my SWS students :D
Forum: Copywriting 20th May 2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Top Copywriters - Earn Bragging Rights and $50

Here's the deal:

If you were really making $60k/month,
you'd NEVER let a group of unknown
quantities on a public forum critique
your page.

You'd have hired a pro to write it in
the first...
Forum: Copywriting 14th May 2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,895
Posted By David Raybould
Re: I'm a good copywriter, but ... I have no portfolio.

Varg-

This recent thread my be useful for you:

http://www.warriorforum.com/copywriting-forum/209367-copywriting-fees-beginner.html

Aside from that, there's an elephant in
the room...
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th May 2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,218
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Can We Please Have Some Real Stats For A Change?

Why does anyone care about
other people's stats?

The only figures that matter
are your own.

-David Raybould
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,590
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Is Article Marketing Even Worth it?

http://www.davidraybould.com/images/croppedarticle.png

After getting almost seven hundred thousand
visitors and counting, yes, I'd say it's worth it.

-David Raybould
Forum: Copywriting 11th May 2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 757
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Copy does well on one site and not so well on another

Hi there,

I don't have time to give you
a critique, but you're seeing
higher conversions on the WSO
for one reason only...

... the WSO forum is full of
people LOOKING to buy stuff.
Forum: Copywriting 11th May 2010, 01:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,381
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Time Management For Copywriters

Hey dude,

Here's something I learned from one of
the big writers. Either Makepeace or
Bencivenga, I forget which.

Basically, think about what you do that
makes money. Which of your daily...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th May 2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,166
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Writing autoresponder messages ...

Hey Alexa

Most of the a/r messages I write these
days are for clients, but when I was
purely an affiliate, I spent an inordinate
amount of time writing them for myself.

Days and weeks on a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,182
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Can money be made without spending money

Alexa and Raydal are right.

Yes, of course it's possible to make
money from affiliate marketing. This
is the internet. Pretty much anything
is possible.

I started out as an affiliate, and I...
Forum: Copywriting 28th March 2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,166
Posted By David Raybould
Re: "From the desk of" - Does that really work?

Sure, but if you hired the $50k guy
for the first mailout, you'd convert
even crazier, guaranteed.

The traffic and market is crucial, but
when you hire the right writer, you'll
get the...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd March 2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,572
Posted By David Raybould
Re: What's wrong with "Who Else Wants To Blah Blah Blah"?

Probably not the guys who use those
letters to make tens of millions of dollars.

Just a guess.
Forum: Copywriting 22nd March 2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By David Raybould
Re: How you can profit immediately from writing better sales copy

Alexa you almost made me snort
water all over my keyboard.

Funniest thing I've read here in a
long time.

Thank you!

-David Raybould
Forum: Copywriting 23rd February 2010, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 872
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Pro Copywriter Critique Request... Destroy My Confidence:)

What he said ^...

Plus, I'd juggle the eyebrow around a
little if I were you:

Justify it on the left, and either boil
the words down so that it's pure
benefit, or rearrange it so the...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd February 2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,870
Posted By David Raybould
Re: A Copywriter Turns 40...

Brian I love this post.

Happy belated birthday my mainest
man in Miami...

-David Raybould

PS- Does anyone else wish we had more
well-written, thoughtful posts like that
in here,...
Forum: Copywriting 16th January 2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By David Raybould
Re: It's Amazing What Some People Call Salescopy

Steve, I fully agree.

Unfortunately, because most people have
no idea what they should ask when hiring
a copywriter, the bar of entry is almost
non-existent.

Seems like some of these guys...
Forum: Copywriting 16th January 2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Is this sales copy ready to go live? (I'm scared!)

Bertus, a word to the wise...

Instead of getting a ton of conflicting
opinions here from people who may or
may not know what they're talking
about, why not hire a pro for a critique?

I'd...
Forum: Copywriting 16th January 2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,476
Posted By David Raybould
Re: I need an experienced sales copywriter

To second Dan's motion in not
being a dick-

CGCmarketing, if you hire a writer
who charges by the word to write
your salescopy, your project is
probably going to bomb.

Spectacularly.
Forum: Copywriting 13th January 2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Arggggggggggg

Cryp-

If lack of money is holding you
back, do something about it.

Why not sell some old junk on
Ebay?

Or if you can scrape $20, run
a WSO for your email writing
Forum: Copywriting 13th January 2010, 05:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,189
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Expert Copywriter Wanted - Must Have Strong Knowledge of SEO + Link Building

Ben-

You'll probably get more interest if
you post your budget.

Just a tip.

-David Raybould
Forum: Copywriting 3rd December 2009, 02:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By David Raybould
Re: How's this for a headline...

Put some specifics in there.

I can get paid? How much?

I can get rewards? What are
they?

Mention some specifics and
people will be more likely to
read further into the letter.
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