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Forum: Copywriting 4th August 2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,435
Posted By ewenmack
When Joe Polish's postcard goes bad

Got called in to fix the bad response to a Joe Polish postcard.

Checked that it wasn't going to a bad neighbourhood first.

Fine.

So had to think like the lady glancing at it the first time....
Forum: Copywriting 6th July 2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By Goroddy
Re: Copy went live any last minute tweaks you can think of?

Are You Single And Ready To Have Fun?

Just my suggestion for a stickier headline.

Perhaps bold and enlarge one or two phrases in the body to persuade the reader of a sense of urgency and...
Forum: Copywriting 6th July 2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: Copy went live any last minute tweaks you can think of?

You're in a situation where because of volume any test results you get will not be statistically significant.

I favor headlines that have a benefit or an emotional component. Very rarely do...
Forum: Copywriting 4th July 2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: What's this missing

I'd stir up the pain they're feeling at the beginning of the piece, not in the middle.

Also, using the phrase "extremely limited" without giving a reason why comes across as empty.

Alex
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By ronrule
Re: Made $3,600 in Two Days Doing This

I've always had good results with talk radio over the years too - especially with live reads, or at least pre-recorded by the show host. When listeners are tuned in, once the commercials start a lot...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 636
Posted By kenzik
Re: How to get the message out in a MASSIVE way?

You need Chuck Norris.

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSuHijyhGTQ45PoXFUFpP6J3bsg4BE_FIxma0KqHY7WpFfwlyaZxg
Forum: Copywriting 3rd November 2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,204
Posted By Andrew Gould
Re: How is this opening paragraph?

There was another thread on a similar topic a few months ago, you might find something useful in it:
...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd November 2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,204
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Re: How is this opening paragraph?

Thomas - watch this - Free Email Subject Line Swipe File (http://www.adwordscopycat.com/SubjectLineSecrets.php)


Fine line between spam and genuine email subject lines. But some good stuff here....
Forum: Copywriting 2nd November 2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,204
Posted By Pusateri
Re: How is this opening paragraph?

Still clumsy. And you need to be very careful with mental imagery. The first metal image (FMI) you've created in the reader's mind is of a sleazy massage parlor.

Unless you can transfer them...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd November 2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,204
Re: How is this opening paragraph?

...you could follow the old copywriting rule.

Immediately expand on your headline (and cut out any waffle).

Your headline isn't bad.

So, you could say something like this -

Yes, now you...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd November 2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,204
Posted By ThomasOMalley
Re: How is this opening paragraph?

Try the famous Halbert first paragraph:

If you want to reach your targeted prospects quickly and easily for pennies on the dollar, this will be the most exciting message you'll ever read.
Forum: Copywriting 2nd November 2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,204
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Re: How is this opening paragraph?

And you're counting on their remembering your call? The guy's right - it reads like spam. Boring-ass spam. And as Pusateri said - it's clumsy.

Start again. This time forget you're writing...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd November 2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,204
Posted By connorbringas
Re: How is this opening paragraph?

The last thing you want to do is look like spam, and i hate to say it but that email screams spam. If i got an email like that and it actually showed up in my inbox and not under spam id delete it...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd November 2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,204
Posted By betterwtveter
Re: How is this opening paragraph?

I think you should try to be more personal story or example to gain a little trust.
Forum: Copywriting 2nd November 2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,204
Posted By Pusateri
Re: How is this opening paragraph?

It's clumsy, doesn't grab attention and reads like stereotypical ad.

Say something that can't be ignored. Skewer sacred cows. Step on toes. Oh, and keep it conversational. (Easy, right?)

What...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th October 2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,700
Posted By SteveJohnson
Re: How To Remove The Youtube Logo and Player Controls On Your Video

What I probably should do is shut up before I dig a hole to China...but instead of deleting my previous posts, I shall leave them for posterity :D

In YT's latest developer API sheet at...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,892
Posted By Andyhenry
Re: Why such low prices for WSOs

People here are desperate and they're selling mostly to struggling beginners who have no money and don't value anything at more than $37
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th September 2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,572
Posted By Jason Kanigan
Re: Cold Calling Problem.Help!

Cool! Those are good tools.

Problem: they work for you and me. For people new to calling, all they will be is a swamp of time-wasting clicks..."researching"...and then they look up and guess what?...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th September 2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,393
Posted By kindsvater
FTC Goes After Affiliate / CPA Marketers

After taking down Copeac the FTC just went after another affiliate / CPA network ads4dough. Story here:

FTC Charges Second "Affiliate Network" of Internet Advertisers with Deceiving Consumers by...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th September 2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,621
Posted By Kal Sallam
Re: PROMOTING MONEY MAKING PRODUCTS. YES OR NO ?

You my friend keep that mentality and I guarantee you that you won't
Make it too far in this industry. It's true this stuff ain't for everyone.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th September 2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By Corey Geer
Re: Making money off eBooks?

Your eBooks describe methods to earn big time cash but you're complaining that you can't sell your own products.

That seems legit.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th September 2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,467
Posted By Steve Wells
Re: WePay: Paypal Alternative?

You gotta love what they did here (http://techcrunch.com/2010/10/26/wepay-ice-paypal/)to PayPal
Forum: Copywriting 25th August 2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,844
Posted By davemiz
Re: Sex doesn't sell: tell me why my dating copy sucks

@ thomas.... offputting and converting are 2 totally different things my friend.

we are in the business of direct response... which means you test... and use what converts, not what we think or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd August 2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By oksalieva
Re: The 4 Main Reasons (I think) Most People Fail Online -

Most people just plan and never start doing it. As my good ol friend says, "little action with no plan is much better that big planning with no action".
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd August 2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By fin
Re: The 4 Main Reasons (I think) Most People Fail Online -

I'd change 1 to people not being creative. Sure, learn about marketing and conversions, but after that they should be able to tackle their problems from a different angle.

Agree with 2.

Don't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd August 2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By AlexNeo2009
Re: The 4 Main Reasons (I think) Most People Fail Online -

Persistance is an important factor as well!!!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd August 2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By sirtiman
Re: The 4 Main Reasons (I think) Most People Fail Online -

Nothing wrong with failure. You can get up and fight back from a fail.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd August 2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By Michael Harris
Re: The 4 Main Reasons (I think) Most People Fail Online -

I think reasons 1 & 2 were my
biggest stumbling blocks for a long time..

What got me going was to get a coach
and be held accountable for my online time..

I guess discipline plays a big part...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th July 2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,829
Posted By kindsvater
Re: Hand of Sean Font -- No FREE Commercial Use

I haven't heard of any lawsuits. It does not appear this is copyrighted in the US. In the UK I believe infringement damages are very limited - mainly no statutory damages if there is no...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th July 2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By yukon
Re: How can I rank for this?

Search result numbers are useless, ignore them, your competition is the #1 SERP listing/position.

Proof the search result numbers are useless:


http://i50.tinypic.com/2ptryj4.png
Forum: Copywriting 30th June 2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,675
Posted By travlinguy
Re: I need my copy reviewed by a pro

It's loaded with hype and marginally believable claims, which make it the near perfect WSO. The only problem is it's way too long. Cut it by 2/3 leaving the most outrageous stuff in and you probably...
Forum: Copywriting 30th June 2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,675
Posted By Bigfoot1
Re: I need my copy reviewed by a pro

The first part was very generic. I liked the middle part though, had me interested. If you could fix the first part you would do a lot better as thats where people will lose their attention on this...
Forum: Copywriting 30th June 2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,675
Posted By maximus242
Re: I need my copy reviewed by a pro

I think your copy gets better as you read. Probably should get rid of the first part. I think you have the wrong angle. Doing something closer to how you went from failure to success and making that...
Forum: Copywriting 30th June 2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,675
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Re: I need my copy reviewed by a pro

Feeble "surprise encounter with random stranger who reveals the $ secret" pitch.

/review
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,303
Posted By fin
Re: And this is why you NEVER register a domain with the word PayPal (or any other trademark) in it.

Someone see what happens when you buy:

paypalmicrosoftgooglefacebooktwitteryoutube.com
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,303
Posted By Ron Douglas
Re: And this is why you NEVER register a domain with the word PayPal (or any other trademark) in it.

The other thing to note is that they have to defend their trademark. If you don't defend your trademarks, the argument can be made that you have abandoned the mark and you allow EVERYONE to use it.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th May 2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By kindsvater
Re: Search Engine Cache Isn't Copyright Infringement?

My thought is the thread is several years too late. The fact is search engines are extremely useful for society and they could not function without keeping an internal cache so they can display...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,099
Posted By Mark Singletary
Re: FTC Sues for MMO Promises Used as Front-Ends for Upsells

I'm not a lawyer but I believe that fraud pierces the corporate veil, stomps up and down on its head, and then throws it in the garbage disposal.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By DustonMcGroarty
An "old-school" strategy that still works...

I’m always studying marketing, both what’s new today and what worked 20 years ago. You can’t help but wonder what kind of results you would get if you used an old-school strategy.

This is a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,499
Posted By Chris Worner
Re: How to build traffic to my squeeze page?

Then how are you planning on successfully entering the reseller business in the SEO industry if you are so worried?
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st May 2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,527
Posted By fin
Re: Product names are cracking me up lately.

What if it's a system to help you get affiliates?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st May 2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,138
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: FTC Wins Judgement Against $450 Million Revenue Infomercial Makers

Agreed.



You can blame the people selling it, if they implied that the majority did make a profit, because that makes them liars.



No, it wouldn't.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th April 2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 642
Posted By Formal Shorts
Re: opinions/critiques for my site please!

A couple of thoughts...take from them what you will!

For way too long - For far too long

Evil corporation know as - known as

Let's make paypal know that - Let's show paypal that

They...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By BozakAxel
What Happens In Digital Advertising Sales?

Hysterical. Check it out.

What Happens in Digital Advertising Sales (http://sellingads.tumblr.com/)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,570
Posted By Paul Myers
Re: Blogger Threatened with Jail!!

Okay, folks, a bit of a reminder: Do not stray into the partisan political stuff. Let's keep this to the topic at hand.

A few things to take from that story...

1. Be really careful about giving...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,186
Posted By fin
Re: Are You That Desperate?

Just get out and mix with the "big guys" where they let their hair down and watch strippers after work.

Get "friendly" with them, no pitch, and you'll be the guy they call.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By E. Brian Rose
"Google Hates Internet Marketers" - REALLY?

Somebody posted a comment on one of my blog posts that said, "Google hates Internet marketers."

I found this comment to be absolutely ridiculous.

Every website on the Internet that sells...
Forum: Website Design 23rd April 2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By snadeemshaikh
Re: Design Question...

No Browser Issues. I am using the latest Firefox version.

The design is good but your design looks like an Ad . As there are no Images the design looks like a Huge Ad.

I don't know how to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 24,806
Posted By lotsofsnow
Re: What's adf.ly traffic good for?

"What's adf.ly traffic good for?"
... dem birds
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,282
Posted By tpw
Re: It's Official PayPal Is Dying!

I have already signed up for a V.me developer account. It looks like it might be an enjoyable programming environment.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 7,652
Posted By Thomas Wilkinson
Re: Where is the money? Its in Teaching NOT Doing

Amen to that. I don't make 7 figures but I make 6 and I don't each anything and I've never been in IM. The closest thing I come to is being a leader in a mastermind group on investing. Most days I...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd September 2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,411
Posted By Dan C. Rinnert
Everything's a Scam!

Okay, folks, let me drop some knowledge on you, for your own good...

Everything is a scam!

There, I said it.

The entire WSO section... a big SCAM. Nothing in there but people that want to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By scrofford
Re: FCC Up To No Good!

Only problem is that Obama is behind the FCC Neutrality...HE is the problem...at least one of them. Thanks for posting that though.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 849
Posted By Kay King
Re: If You Could Change One THing About Internet Marketing What Would It Be

I don't expect to define it - it was a hypothetical answer to a rather broad question. It wasn't a suggestion for action.

I don't think we need more watchdog agencies than we have already. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 849
Posted By Bill Farnham
Re: If You Could Change One THing About Internet Marketing What Would It Be

LOL. If your order goes from $3.00 for a hamburger to $4.50 for a hamburger and fries technically it's an upsell.

Here's what I'm waiting for...

I go to the counter to place my order, and as...
Forum: Copywriting 16th December 2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By Daniel Scott
Re: To All Experienced Copywriters, Whats Missing Here?

I disagree with Scott...

...I think it is bad.

I don't even know what your system is and what it does, even in a general sense.

There's no appeal for me to keep reading, there's no story,...
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