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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd March 2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By Toniy
Re: Is An Idea Enough?

Hey fellas,

Apologies for the delay, got caught up in what not and such...

Dadelius - That's exactly what I was hoping to hear man, thanks. The more I think about it, the more content I come up...
Forum: Copywriting 17th October 2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,949
Posted By Toniy
Re: Psychic Predictions for 2012

Ha.... I liked that :)

But what I'm really starting to pay attention to is Max's thanking habits...

Mal pokes Max with a stick.

Max thanks Mal for the poke.

... like Kevin Bacon:
Forum: Copywriting 16th October 2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,949
Posted By Toniy
Re: Psychic Predictions for 2012

You know for some reason, when I read that through I kept thinking:

http://www.astrocrack.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/ds-russell-grants-astrology.jpg...
Forum: Copywriting 11th October 2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,215
Posted By Toniy
Re: My first-ever PAYING copy writing client... I need advice.

I'd say just get the information... send them an email.

The more you know beforehand, the more likely you are to get the job.

If you specialise (which you should) you'll gain more knowledge...
Forum: Copywriting 11th October 2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,822
Posted By Toniy
Re: $10,000.00 by Jan 1, 2012...what I'd do if I was broke

Not to take sides or anything... but I'd write 'If I were broke' because it's the way I speak... But then again I speak quite well.

I take pride in my language, I think it's a good one... hate...
Forum: Copywriting 11th October 2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,215
Posted By Toniy
Re: My first-ever PAYING copy writing client... I need advice.

Plenty of recommendations, don't really fancy deciphering them all and then trying to connect the dots / fill in the blanks... (with respect to those kind enough to respond with some excellent advice...
Forum: Copywriting 9th October 2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By Toniy
Re: NEW TITLE: When Copywriters Write Love Letters...

Even more excellent advice Steve, thanks again...

Looks like I'll have to re-think things a bit though.

Alright so, assuming she doesn't respond to that email, which is starting to look quite...
Forum: Copywriting 8th October 2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,100
Posted By Toniy
Re: Which copy is better?

Good man :)

Gotta say as well, Kite... thought you were being kind of an arsehole in the beginning when you just slammed the copy (:p) but you turned out to be giving some really thoughtful...
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By Toniy
Re: The First Time I Truly Realised The Power Of Copywriting...

This time... with notes ;)



HOW DO YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT?
(Attention Grabbing Headline)


To My Angel, (assumptive language)
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By Toniy
Re: The First Time I Truly Realised The Power Of Copywriting...

OK... I've done it. I've finally done it.

I know I said I'd just be a minute, and it's been more like three hours... but here it is.

The Copywriter's Love Letter... Inspired by EricMN...
...
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By Toniy
Re: The First Time I Truly Realised The Power Of Copywriting...

Studio - You know man, I'm really starting to enjoy what you've got'ta say :D Smart move... I think I tried that once and said 'look... you can stand here for the next 20 minutes telling me what I...
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,100
Posted By Toniy
Re: Which copy is better?

So EasilyDoable had a conversion rate of 3.5%

And MyBalloonBiz had a conversion rate of 3.4%

There are some circles that would say this kind of conversion rate for untargetd traffic was pretty...
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By Toniy
NEW TITLE: When Copywriters Write Love Letters...

(Formerly this post was titled: The First Time I Truly Realised The Power Of Copywriting... adjustments made after post #4, #6 and obviously #10 and #11...)

The First Time I Truly Realised The...
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By Toniy
Re: A question of 'Proving' yourself and the payoff...

Jesus Christ... well done Arfa :)

Congratulations, seriously.

ahhhhh........................ I'm jealous and awe-struck at the same time.

I think we need to set up an outsourcing contract...
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By Toniy
Re: Not my cup of tea

"Not my can of Relentless..."

If I ever hear that phrase I'm going to find the nearest tea bag and choke someone with it... jesus I can see it happening already...

But yeah man, 'not my cup of...
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,100
Posted By Toniy
Re: Which copy is better?

That's not bad advice if I do say so myself :)

Having the chance to look inside the product itself, with thanks to Samir... the system is actually incredible! :D

Honestly (and Samir won't mind...
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By Toniy
Re: My site isnt converting

I have to agree with Mark (oh look... again :rolleyes:)

However I think our cross-atlantic cousins have flea markets and garage sales as their equivalent... thrift stores...

I watch too much...
Forum: Copywriting 5th October 2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,447
Posted By Toniy
Re: Video Copywriting So Bad it's Good

You did that on purpose, right? :)

Alright so...

First I wanted to punch his computer face for talking to me in that tone and pitch and grate of voice....

Then I thought 'mate this is...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd October 2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,289
Posted By Toniy
Re: Why Did YOU Get Into Copywriting & What Do You Ultimately Hope To Achieve?

If I may say Arfa, you're goal is probably bigger than any of ours... which is to have a happy life :)

Well essentially it's mine too... I don't want cars (can't drive), motorbikes (they took my...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd October 2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By Toniy
Re: For The Smokers In The Lounge...

I don't know any Eve, Steve...

Only a polish girl called Eva and that was only about 2 years ago :p

Alright, seriousing up :)

I figured that it wouldn't... I mean the biggest advance in...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd October 2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,100
Posted By Toniy
Re: Which copy is better?

Ok now I've actually taken the time to read through the copy (sorry I didn't do it earlier :p) I have a few other pointers you might be able to make use of:

I like the vibe of myballoonbiz better,...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd October 2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By Toniy
Re: The Commanding General or CEO Mindset

Yeah I think there's something about the 'I'm paying you to do something for me' mindset that makes clients think of us as employees...

... and when has a lowly 'employee' ever known better than...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd October 2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By Toniy
Re: For The Smokers In The Lounge...

Good stuff there Gents, thank you kindly :)

Although man you KNOW just this week I realised smoking was the key to all my copywriting inspiration :p

However... I want to say extra thanks for...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd October 2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,289
Posted By Toniy
Re: Why Did YOU Get Into Copywriting & What Do You Ultimately Hope To Achieve?

Arfa - I was hoping you'd drop by :) It's so rare I get the chance to say this... but you are so truly deserving of every single success that comes your way, it fills my heart with that feeling of......
Forum: Copywriting 30th September 2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,289
Posted By Toniy
Why Did YOU Get Into Copywriting & What Do You Ultimately Hope To Achieve?

Good Evening All :)

I have to say I'm thoroughly enjoying the company found tucked away here in the Copywriting forum and I just did the washing up.

While this was after a cigarette break, I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th September 2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 953
Posted By Toniy
Re: Facebook So Much HATE!

Hey thanks man :D



And totally yes.

Twitter... doesn't upset me as much. I don't use it but... you know, seems like the lesser of two evils.

Although what I remember about Twitter when I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,207
Posted By Toniy
Re: "Competitive Niche (vast knowledge)" vs "Noncompetitive Niche (little knowledge)"

Hey Chris,

I think it depends on your resources mate... Best is subjective.

The competitive niche will obviously be harder to crack, but if you've got the resources behind you to make a dent...
Forum: Copywriting 28th September 2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,228
Posted By Toniy
Re: The Ideal Copywriting Book For Beginners?

I see where you're coming from Dean (excuse me as I include myself in the conversation ;))... and I'm always a fan of walking the path less travelled...

But wouldn't the result be the same? Or...
Forum: Copywriting 27th September 2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,228
Posted By Toniy
Re: The Ideal Copywriting Book For Beginners?

I was in the same position once :D

There is a BIG difference, so you'd be right to get studying... you'll be amazed at how your regular writing improves as well.

I'm biased, but if you're after...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th September 2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,756
Posted By Toniy
Re: What An Aweber Phone Rep Just Told Me About Yahoo Just

Isn't it all cyclical?

I know that your AR account gets hosted on a server along with several others... so your email will share the same IP as several others.

Now if another marketer using...
Forum: Mind Warriors 27th September 2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,990
Posted By Toniy
Sometimes You Need To TRUST You Are Good Enough...

You'll have to forgive me... I've just been looking through TV Sports Ads for a thread in the Copywriting Forum... you know the 'Impossible is Nothing', 'No excuses', 'Become a Legend'... so I've...
Forum: Copywriting 26th September 2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,286
Posted By Toniy
Re: Best TV Ads Ever

There was... so much wrong with that salem cig advert by today's standards you could write a dissertation on it... wow :D

Loved the cadbury's Gorilla... the cadbury's kids FREAK ME OUT though.
...
Forum: Copywriting 26th September 2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By Toniy
Re: Is there a Hook for any offer?

I might be biased here, but I think that was an excellent first post :p

I like the idea of choosing someone like David Cameron (he's on my hate list ;)) and I see where you're coming from... but...
Forum: Copywriting 26th September 2011, 05:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By Toniy
Re: Is there a Hook for any offer?

There is always a hook for anything.

Sometimes though, you gotta find the hook yourself.

Other times... you kinda gotta 'make' one ;)

But in this instance... I think competition would work...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd September 2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By Toniy
Re: Top 3 Headline Writers of All Time

I'm an idiot... no it wasn't Gary Halbert, my apologies.

Victor Schwab...
100 Good Advertising Headlines (by Victor Schwab)...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 858
Posted By Toniy
Re: Shouldn't I Be Busier?

Hey Gen :)

Thanks for the well wishes, I am indeed fairing after quitting my job :D

(They locked the thread because it was becoming a kind of 'follow me' you see... they don't like that :p)
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th September 2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 858
Posted By Toniy
Re: Shouldn't I Be Busier?

It actually sounds like you might be working a little too much mate, as nuts as that sounds :)

If you're really getting exhausted, your productivity will be in the toilet.

Give yourself a...
Forum: Copywriting 20th September 2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 924
Posted By Toniy
Re: I Promise That You Aren’t Going to Make Money If…

Yeah you gotta chill lady :p

Massively well made point in this though... as with just about anything it seems, you can relate it to exercise.

The muscle and strength grows in the 'recovery'...
Forum: Copywriting 20th September 2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By Toniy
Re: The dilemma of hype vs. stuff that really works

Educate.

Yes, what Ray and the others said is true. It's what I'd want to say, but since it's been said by a couple of guys smarter than me... I'm going to take a slightly different approach.
...
Forum: Copywriting 20th September 2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,813
Posted By Toniy
Re: Basic grammer question

I might be able to help... ;)

Ok here's the thing... there's English Language Grammar and there's Sales Copy Grammar.

Sales Copy Grammar is literally written the way we talk, and breaks many...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th September 2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By Toniy
Re: Just venting at my own stupidity.

Oh where were you guys when I was still writing articles... :D

Hey Diana... that's a grind you had to go through that. Although folks don't need to be nearly as scared of the internet as they are,...
Forum: Copywriting 19th September 2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,064
Posted By Toniy
Re: The page went BALLISTIC when I made...

We're talking about Unique Selling Propositions essentially here, right?

I was in the process of writing the intro to the copy of a product I'll be putting together in the near future (long-winded...
Forum: Copywriting 19th September 2011, 01:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,423
Posted By Toniy
Re: All of the Copywriters on This Forum Suck

Hey there Lady ;)

YES... I figured it's about time to spread my wings... y'all seem pretty unusual too. I feel at home here :D

Although this isn't 'quite' how I meant to introduce myself :p
Forum: Copywriting 18th September 2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By Toniy
Re: The chore of giving away something of value for free...

Personally I like the idea of using the word 'bribe'.

With a 'too good to be true' thing... it's a tightrope between plausibility (why you're giving it away for free), which becomes tougher the...
Forum: Copywriting 18th September 2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,423
Posted By Toniy
Re: All of the Copywriters on This Forum Suck

This makes me really uncomfortable to write...

I can suck, but I want to suck more.

........ Thanks for making me do that Pete.
Forum: Copywriting 18th September 2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By Toniy
Re: Written Testimonial or Video?

Just like info products... Video will have a higher value.

Audio... I think it's a non-starter... people just don't seem to like it regardless (giving or listening) and I don't think it would...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 18th September 2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,747
Posted By Toniy
Re: Least Expensive Way To Get Very Basic Mailing Lists?

Hey there Ace :)

I'm not sure if you mean physical addresses, or getting church-goers to sign up to your email list... but...

If you're looking for physical addresses, then you could start with...
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,204
Posted By Toniy
Re: Copywriters, do you find it harder to write content?

I'm a big rambling mofo... so I always gotta cut down my word count :p

I could always take it from the opposite direction and start with bullet points and build up from there... pretty good idea...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st July 2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 724
Posted By Toniy
Re: What would you most like to know about in IM?

Fair question Jenny... and welcome to the forum :D

Forgive me for answering a question with a question... but why do you ask? :)

The only reason I ask is that as a first post, you're kind of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,492
Posted By Toniy
Re: New to this forum, UK based

One thing I'd suggest is talk to as many people as you possibly can. You'd be amazed at how much awesome info people are willing to share here.

And the Brits really do seem to stick together as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th May 2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 9,888
Posted By Toniy
Re: Want to succeed? Quit your job.

Ramone-Johnny - Alright... The JUICE... let's save it 'til the end ;) Also... agreed. I'm hoping reading through this post (leading to my ultimate success) will allow other people to knock their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th May 2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 9,888
Posted By Toniy
Re: Want to succeed? Quit your job.

coalminer - Hey nicky, absolutely friend I used to work at Verdi's so I'm sure I could swing us a cheeky espresso :D It's a risk that's paid off, though I still wouldn't recommend it to anyone who...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th May 2011, 12:20 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 9,888
Posted By Toniy
Re: Want to succeed? Quit your job.

Well I'm not sure what else to say... for now, leaving my job to pursue my plan has been an incredible decision for me and my life and relationships and everything is just growing and growing.

I'm...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 9,888
Posted By Toniy
Re: Want to succeed? Quit your job.

OK... so here's the update.

WHERE AM I NOW?

I've started writing. As you can see in my signature at the time of writing (and that's the last active promotion I'll do in this thread), I am...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 9,888
Posted By Toniy
Re: Want to succeed? Quit your job.

Wow... there's been a few replies since I last checked in!

Well I have news... but first thing's first ;)

(I'm sure I could boost my post count if I replied individually :p No accounting for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 9,888
Posted By Toniy
Re: Want to succeed? Quit your job.

stesnees - I kinda want to see that too... hell maybe in a few years I'll try the opposite and tell my (then) wife I'm quitting IM to go back to telesales :D

jbsmith - Jeff, you are totally right...
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