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Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th April 2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 384
Posted By Dan Riffle
Re: If You Could Be A Fictional Character For One Day.....

I wish there was a "Thanks...I think" button...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 261
Posted By max5ty
Re: Unusual topic of marketing - what is your opinion?

Your question really is a common question: "Can I succeed with all my self-doubt?"

Can I succeed if I'm autistic, can I succeed if I'm poor...can I succeed if I came from a bad background...can I...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th April 2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,062
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: In Desparate Need of Something FUNNY

Princess;

It made my day, truly. And I called Cheryl over to read it with me, and she got a real kick out of it.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd April 2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,062
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: In Desparate Need of Something FUNNY

I decided to look up "Fiddlesticks" this morning, to see the root of the word. I just knew it was an old fashioned way to express frustration.

The actual conversation went like this.

She...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd April 2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,062
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: In Desparate Need of Something FUNNY

I thought "Well, at last, Princess is coming to my rescue. She'll defend me against these ruffians and malcontents". But then I just found out that everyone is ganging up on me, and piling on top of...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd April 2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By max5ty
Re: The sad truth about copywriting that can keep you broke...

Best thing to remember is that everything you think about is in the now...

all the past that you remember, you remember in the now. Every thought you have is in the now. Your life is always in...
Forum: Copywriting 1st April 2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By max5ty
Re: The sad truth about copywriting that can keep you broke...

@Princess Balestra - I have never attempted the grape thing, although one time I did eat 4 whoppers from Burger King in the same meal. Which I'm not proud to say I accomplished, because for years...
Forum: Copywriting 27th March 2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By max5ty
The sad truth about copywriting that can keep you broke...

A few years ago I did a post on here about some of the headlines I've used.

One was "To all the ugly people".

I was slammed for saying I'd used that headline. I got comments like: "You should...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th March 2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 209
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: I did it.... 365 straight days of exercise

First, well done.

Second...
I want to introduce my own exercise program. I do it every day and haven't missed a day in years.

Every day;

20 minutes of mirror looking. 120 calories burned.
...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th March 2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 209
Posted By discrat
I did it.... 365 straight days of exercise

I started right when the Pandemic really broke out and toilet paper was being scooped in mass quantities at the grocery stores.

Even when I had to travel I still got in at least a quick mile of...
Forum: Mind Warriors 5th March 2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 733
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Personal happiness

I remember that date. You ordered the lobster, and then pushed it away after one bite saying "I'm not really hungry". And then told me how the last 6 boyfriends you had mysteriously died after the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 28th February 2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 700
Posted By discrat
Re: Losing the weight...Real tough

Kay, for me that is pretty normal as far as losing a pound a day. The weight melts off me when I exercise hard and eat right. I have just been a glutton late at night which is probably the main...
Forum: Copywriting 25th February 2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 416
Posted By ThePromotionalGuy
Re: Is this good enough copy for a healthy habits course?

Hellor Silver007A,



Something Hershell Gordon Lewis once taught me.

1. Use single-syllable words in headlines as much as possible

Address this: Of the seven words in your headline, only 1...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd February 2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 343
Posted By Frank Donovan
Re: The Great "New Mattress" Debate

It's a big decision - maybe you should sleep on it.








[This post has been brought to you by Taste of Your Own Medicine Inc.]
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,507
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Dealing with people that think selling is evil

I don't mean this personally, but I want to address this idea.

You cannot just sell anything to anyone. Nobody can.

Nobody has the power to sell somebody something they don't want to buy. This...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,507
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Dealing with people that think selling is evil

It's your job to position yourself as an advisor, not an evil money hungry con artist.

Language helps. Never say "I sold.." say "They invested in..."

If they ask how much commission you get,...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd February 2021, 05:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 416
Posted By SARubin
Re: Is this good enough copy for a healthy habits course?

Yeah James,
That headline is not great.

3 powerful ingredients to a high performing headline are...

- Self interest
- Newsworthiness
- Curiosity

Of the 3, self interest is the highest...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd February 2021, 03:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 416
Posted By marciayudkin
Re: Is this good enough copy for a healthy habits course?

Yes, it's better.

But now it's so general and generic, I can't imagine how it's going to grab someone so they feel it's a must-buy.



If that's true, then give us some quotes from those...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 18th February 2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 459
Posted By Kay King
Re: Life And Death

Maybe because those posting think it's possible that in this thread they might actually HAVE the 'last word'?


Been 11 days - hope you are feeling much better...


kay
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th February 2021, 03:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 459
Posted By whateverpedia
Re: Life And Death

Couldn't have said it better myself.
Forum: Copywriting 6th February 2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,218
Posted By ThePromotionalGuy
Re: Would you work for free or cheap for your first client?

Hellor LondonPrince,

First off, I'm jaded.

My advice is back alley. Unpopular. In Your Face!

You and probably those here won't like it.

I grew up running the streets when I was 10.
Forum: Copywriting 27th January 2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 785
Posted By GordonJ
Why I like the WF.

I belong to several copy writing/marketing/influence groups on Facebook, and at all kinds of websites. Almost all of them have a very particular bias, often toward a person, even long dead copy...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2,449
Views: 42,078
Posted By savidge4
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

This video dates back to April 2020. Explains a lot of things very well.. and gives insight into what we are experiencing now.

I am a firm believer in science. I have BA in electronic...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th January 2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By whateverpedia
Re: What is the warrior forum these days?

Is anyone else thinking what I'm thinking?

~

CIRCUMFERENCE OF DOOM BOOK II: SYMBIOTIC CONGRUENCY
Forum: Copywriting 26th January 2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 785
Posted By max5ty
Re: The Scapegoat Technique (A Must Know + Dangerous)

@Claude - I like your term "throwaway lines"

I find myself using those but never thought to phrase them like that.

I'll be in intense negotiations with someone, and when it seems to be getting...
Forum: Copywriting 26th January 2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 785
Posted By GordonJ
I think PUA is a cult.

That book has some decent psychology, albeit skewed to his market, as you the researcher discovered, I'm sure.

The primary tool in Mystery's tool kit, is PRESELECTION. On social media, have pics...
Forum: Copywriting 26th January 2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 785
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Which cults?

I use to study "Pick up artists". I've read several books on how to pick up women. (I promise, as research).

The book The Mystery Method explains, in detail, every tool at their disposal.

A...
Forum: Copywriting 25th January 2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 785
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: The Scapegoat Technique (A Must Know + Dangerous)

Highly insightful post.

Of course, we all wear masks. But we don't think of it as a mask. Some of us are aware it's a mask, and some are less introspective.

When selling, I went too deep...
Forum: Copywriting 25th January 2021, 03:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 785
Posted By Shawn Cesar
Re: One PERILOUS secret your copywriter Mentor kept from you.

Hmmmmmmmmmm,

Tons of ideas are popping up in my head.

But it's better to wait for the next post and read it.

I'm not new to copywriting, indeed I've spent a lot of time studying it but...
Forum: Copywriting 24th January 2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 785
Posted By max5ty
Re: The Scapegoat Technique (A Must Know + Dangerous)

In reality, there's so much more to copywriting than most understand...

it takes years to understand, and then it can leave you just as confused as when you started.

Some things always seem to...
Forum: Copywriting 24th January 2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 785
Posted By GordonJ
One PERILOUS secret your copywriter Mentor kept from you.

If you are a new copywriter, you must know the one thing that can ruin your career before it even gets started.

It is so dangerous, so costly, and if you don't know it, doom and gloom await you....
Forum: Copywriting 23rd January 2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 785
Posted By max5ty
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd January 2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By GordonJ
In addition to what Kay says...

You will find some very good answers to some serious and even some spurious questions.

There are a couple of dozen Warriors, some very old and long time guys, some rather new to the forum, who...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd January 2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 785
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: The Scapegoat Technique (A Must Know + Dangerous)

I wouldn't touch that with a ten foot pole. Telling someone they can't control something inside themselves is another way for "It's because of me" to creep in. And that can never happen.

It can't...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd January 2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 785
Posted By max5ty
Re: The Scapegoat Technique (A Must Know + Dangerous)

@Shawn Cesar...

the whole common enemy scenario serves a couple purposes. Most people don't want to admit they've caused most of their problems.

Although I've done it before...it's not always...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd January 2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 785
Posted By max5ty
Re: The Scapegoat Technique (A Must Know + Dangerous)

Yes, it's called a common enemy.

It's used a lot in pharmaceutical pieces...

they lie and put out drugs that are harmful and hurt more than they help. Your prescriptions could be slowly...
Forum: Copywriting 17th January 2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By ewenmack
Re: Creativity - Your Way?

The idea of taking an idea from one industry
and applying to another where it's not used.

I stole the reverse penalty idea from a book of Jay Abraham case studies.

It was a pest control co...
Forum: Copywriting 17th January 2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Creativity - Your Way?

That's it. That's the creativity. Creating gold out of lead. When I read stories of how a mundane offer was repurposed and a completely new appeal was created....that's the most complex kind of...
Forum: Copywriting 17th January 2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By max5ty
Re: Creativity - Your Way?

Thank you Steve...

when I talk about being creative, I'm not referring to blind squirrels swinging across alligator-infested rivers while drinking a Budweiser and smoking a Marlboro.

I'm...
Forum: Copywriting 16th January 2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Re: Creativity - Your Way?

Shhh....

Don't tell the Princess, but I might have worked out how to make the "Mop Gas."

Just bung a few drops of lemon grass in the bucket.


Steve
Forum: Copywriting 14th January 2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By ewenmack
Re: Creativity - Your Way?

On one occasion I got "creative" to dramatize the cost
of jet lag.

I got called in by friend who was the sales guy
at a London ad agency.

Their creative team couldn't come up with anything
...
Forum: Copywriting 14th January 2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Creativity - Your Way?

PUMPKIN SPICE COUCHES x2: Two upholstered gently used loveseats in a rich caramel hue. Deep, comfortable seating. Generous arm with sturdy back pillow supports. Perfect for binging Netflix or cozying...
Forum: Copywriting 14th January 2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 416
Posted By marciayudkin
Re: Is this good enough copy for a healthy habits course?

Never, never use the name of a product as a headline.

Always create rapport with your audience and address a question or need they already feel using their words. Do people go around complaining,...
Forum: Copywriting 14th January 2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By marciayudkin
Re: Creativity - Your Way?

This is exactly what I teach in my copywriting courses. If you have a choice between clarity and creativity, you should always choose clarity. Creativity is a bonus.

However...

I disagree a...
Forum: Copywriting 13th January 2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By ewenmack
Re: Creativity - Your Way?

Sometimes the "creativity" is just sayin you'll give the basics
you'd expect others would give, but don't.

Like I did in my lawncare biz.

"I will Turn Up On Time, Do What I say I Will Do,...
Forum: Copywriting 13th January 2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Creativity - Your Way?

I'm not really a copywriter, I'm a salesman. But I write my own copy.

But to me, creativity isn't the goal. Clarity is the goal. If what I do looks creative, that's fine. But people don't buy...
Forum: Copywriting 13th January 2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By GordonJ
And so I end every evening prayer with...

tacked on to the end of evening prayers...

And Lord God, please, PLEASE don't let any Warrior think that I lack creativity. I just couldn't bear that burden, it is just too much to ask of me....
Forum: Copywriting 13th January 2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By SARubin
Re: Your process of writing for specific customers

Lesson #1 - You are not your customer.
Unless you plan on buying 100% of your own product, then we really need to think about what the other person wants.


What are the ingredients for great...
Forum: Copywriting 11th January 2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Creativity - Your Way?

Much has been said about copywriting creativity.

Our pal Max swears it’s the key to sustained super success - you can read his thoughts on the “Share One Secret…” thread.

We know being...
Forum: Mind Warriors 10th January 2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,024
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: They Laugh When I Started Doing "Make Money Online", but When I Started To Profit...

I don't know anyone who wants me to be miserable because they are. I do know miserable people who don't want to hear about your accomplishments, because it puts them in the shadows. It takes away...
Forum: Mind Warriors 9th January 2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,024
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: They Laugh When I Started Doing "Make Money Online", but When I Started To Profit...

When I was 19, I started my sales career. Nobody in my family (out to cousins) had ever owned a business, been in sales, or gone to college. Nearly all worked in a local shop of one kind or another....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th January 2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2,449
Views: 42,078
Posted By Dan Riffle
Re: Coronavirus? Not worthy of a mention here???

Just spoke to a acquaintance of mine. He had COVID rip through his department at work. He was down for over three weeks and lost 37 pounds. He's not a heavy guy, so this weight loss is going to be an...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 6th January 2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 463
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Happy Birthday Claude

Guys:

Cheryl keeps acting as though there isn't a huge Birthday party planned. She keeps saying that she needs to go to the store, or to the bathroom. But I know that there are hundreds (My...
Forum: Mind Warriors 3rd January 2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,024
Posted By Frank Donovan
Re: They Laugh When I Started Doing "Make Money Online", but When I Started To Profit...

"They laughed when I said I wanted to be a comedian. Well, they're not laughing now!"


- Bob Monkhouse
Forum: Off Topic Forum 31st December 2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 264
Posted By kenmichaels
Re: Whatta roller coaster ...

This is why I went to Miami and had the drama.

Worth it!

https://s3.amazonaws.com/ASales.Video/bk1.jpg



https://s3.amazonaws.com/ASales.Video/bk2.jpg
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th December 2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 264
Posted By kenmichaels
Whatta roller coaster ...

I had to run to Maimi and, I was running about two hours late...So now I have a ticket. On the way back home I somehow received a second speeding ticket.

Ok, that's not the worst. In reality,...
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