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Forum: Copywriting 1st October 2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 385
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: I am not sure if I'm advertising myself right as a copywriter.

I would treat your elevator pitch the same as your customers USP...

What is YOUR USP?

What would be the biggest benefit while describing exactly what you provide to your prospects.

Since...
Forum: Copywriting 12th September 2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 424
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Opinions Needed On My Sales Page

Much improvement.

Focus less on opinions...

What have been the results since the change of this page??

It was definitely the right move for you and if the results have increased from...
Forum: Copywriting 8th September 2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 491
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Yes it looks offensive but think twice okay...

All I could decode from this is...

Before the Internet age there were great copywriters...

When learning something new you might feel dumb...

OP wants to show value and speed up the learning...
Forum: Beginners Area 3rd September 2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 264
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: So annoying...

Yes but often times emotions are what spark motivation.

Motives and emotions work together.

If something doesn’t give you an emotional charge, you won’t be motivated to go towards it.

Why...
Forum: Beginners Area 3rd September 2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 264
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: So annoying...

I’d like to add that motivation is temporary.

Too many people think that having high motivation means it will bring them success.

It’s actually a very shallow emotion.

Motivation can be...
Forum: Beginners Area 1st September 2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 264
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: So annoying...

Love it Scott! This should be a blog post and shared on social media.
Forum: Beginners Area 1st September 2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 264
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: So annoying...

I agree with Jason and in a very short statement...

You're simply not busy enough doing the right things.

From the post, I picture someone sitting in a chair staring at the computer waiting...
Forum: Copywriting 1st September 2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,317
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: What are the best books to learn copywriting?

I just finished How to write copy that sells by Ray Edwards.

Really good book. He talks about his pastor method which was an interesting touch.

Definitely a must have in your arsenal.

I...
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 82
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Another critique - some practice

Points well taken.

I wrote this about 2 weeks ago and found it in my google drive.

Since my previous postings I’ve definitely learned a lot.

I have plenty of steps to take and much to...
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 584
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Those who know copy...

SAR -

Thank you so much for your response and feedback. The value I have gained from you and Gordon in such a small amount has be enormous.

Your points are well taken and I certainly could've...
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 584
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Those who know copy...

Max5ty,

First I'd like to thank you for spending your time responding to my feed.

To answer your questions...

I'll refer to the statement of being "down for the count" and "championship...
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 584
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Those who know copy...

SAR -

Here's a rough draft from the homework you gave me.

Hopefully it shows some improvement. I kept it pretty short, 214 words.

So here goes nothing...

* Side note the lower half...
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 82
Posted By Copylifemike
Another critique - some practice

The following copy is based on email.

Just some practice. The email copy is based on an actual event and facts I grabbed from the site. I did not list the names of those speaking at this...
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 370
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: A thought on copywriters. OR, you vs. the A-Listers.

Fair enough!

I’ll have that book soon and do just that.
Forum: Copywriting 29th August 2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 370
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: A thought on copywriters. OR, you vs. the A-Listers.

Well said Gordon and I'm sure after writing this, you probably expected me to pop up in response lol.

It is definitely true everything you said. I would assume that many of the copywriters today...
Forum: Copywriting 29th August 2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 584
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Those who know copy...

Thank you for your feedback Shawn.

As I rethink my copy and revise, I will also be revising the "appeal" to my site a bit.

It's funny how when you read on advise that says to put up a website...
Forum: Beginners Area 29th August 2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By Copylifemike
Niche markets -

Hello all,

I would like to hear from those who are experienced and have some proven methods in finding a profitable niche market.

What are some methods used in finding out what companies would...
Forum: Copywriting 28th August 2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 584
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Those who know copy...

Thank you again Gordon.

I will definitely take a look at your suggestions.

A break sounds like a good idea for the time being.

In fact I have 2 books on the way, so I'll have some good...
Forum: Copywriting 27th August 2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 584
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Those who know copy...

Understood -

So here's where I really show my newb colors. .

Currently I do not have a list of any sort.

My initial plan was to research and cold email along with handing out business...
Forum: Copywriting 27th August 2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 584
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Those who know copy...

Gordon -

Thank you again. You definitely make some good points.

After looking at your spin on it, I almost feel my original copy is sort of an insult to the reader. Not good.

I have also...
Forum: Copywriting 27th August 2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 584
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Those who know copy...

SAR -

Thank you for your feedback. I placed my page public again so you can take another look.

I actually chopped even more down this morning.

From your points I think you are pretty spot...
Forum: Copywriting 27th August 2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 584
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Those who know copy...

Thank you again Marcia.

Yes habits are hard to break and I’m glad I found WF with some really honest people that are actually helpful.

I’m also glad that I’m still new enough at this and these...
Forum: Copywriting 26th August 2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 584
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Those who know copy...

With consideration to some of the advice, I revised both pages on my site.

I focused on getting straight to the point and rewrote the homepage completely.

I chopped up the about me page to...
Forum: Copywriting 25th August 2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 584
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Those who know copy...

Marcia & Gordon -

Thank you for you honest and sincere feedback.

It was very refreshing to hear and after some evaluation, I agree with your observations.

Tbh, I didn't realize my ego...
Forum: Copywriting 24th August 2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 584
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Those who know copy...

Thank you SAR and I have to say I agree with you.

I had this revision done for two days and originally had the pages hidden until I felt sure about the copy.

I figured I’d publish and keep...
Forum: Copywriting 24th August 2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 584
Posted By Copylifemike
Those who know copy...

I've been working on my site for a decent amount of time now.

I'm a bit of a perfectionist and sometimes I tend to overthink. I honestly think I have done what I set out to do in my homepage and...
Forum: Copywriting 24th August 2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 525
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: What's your thoughts on this sentence...

Tired of avoiding yourself in the mirror?

You can't help but notice that recently you've outgrown your wardrobe, you're feeling depressed, you don't want to go out with your family or friends, and...
Forum: Copywriting 24th August 2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 424
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Opinions Needed On My Sales Page

Go to Michael Meanys first response to you..

He’s giving you the formula to creating emotion by his questions to you..

This is the same page I read the first time.

Nothing different.

It...
Forum: Copywriting 24th August 2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 424
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Opinions Needed On My Sales Page

The only adjustment I noticed was the “A” in the title...

I won’t even call it a headline.

In fact maybe it would be a better sub headline after an actual attention grabbing one.

I will...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd August 2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 424
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Opinions Needed On My Sales Page

Here's a headline for you...

How you can become a football manager NO experience needed

Rookie or Pro? Simple steps to become an expert football manager

The secrets other football managers...
Forum: Beginners Area 23rd August 2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 279
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: How would I monetize teaching people how to draw?

Utilize a website for blogs posts and step by step tutorial lessons.

Maybe create a membership on there where the user has special access to certain lessons or lifetime access to archived posts. ...
Forum: Beginners Area 20th August 2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,444
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Should I just keep my day job?

Keep at it! It's like chipping away at a tree with an ax.

Eventually it will fall and your business will be light years ahead compared to when you started.

Patience is the key.
Forum: Beginners Area 18th August 2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 932
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Is starting a online business not really a good idea?

I'd like to share some food for thought based on your statement here..

You don't expect a six figure income...

If you were a business owner right now, what would you expect?

Gross income- ...
Forum: Copywriting 17th August 2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 280
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Why Does Everyone Seem to Hate This Ad?

Copy Bloggers and Copy Hackers are good places to start.

So as you see, your page and objective is totally confusing.. Let's keep this simple.

You ultimately just want to give free music...
Forum: Copywriting 17th August 2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 280
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Why Does Everyone Seem to Hate This Ad?

Literally your value is lost behind a boatload of graphics and subjected texts under each...

Headline is a bit better.

You totally lose the audience to where I honestly won't even read it.
...
Forum: Copywriting 17th August 2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 280
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Why Does Everyone Seem to Hate This Ad?

My honest copy opinion..

Problems -

No attention grabbing headline. Very weak.

First paragraph doesn't peak my curiosity, very run on sentency (wordy) and easily gets me lost with so much...
Forum: Beginners Area 17th August 2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 932
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Is starting a online business not really a good idea?

I would agree with your last statement lol.

Failure or failing has many meanings.

Including becoming of poor quality or behaving in a way contrary to expectations.

There’s different degrees...
Forum: Beginners Area 17th August 2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 932
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Is starting a online business not really a good idea?

OP -

You also realize that IM isn’t the be all venture opportunity out there using your laptop or computer right?

You seem like a very analytical guy. Your personality is basing things off of...
Forum: Beginners Area 16th August 2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 932
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Is starting a online business not really a good idea?

Name one business owner no matter what the model who HASN'T failed....

AND failed over and over and over before hitting success..

Common reasons why most fail internet opportunities..

-...
Forum: Copywriting 16th August 2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 319
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Can you turn a decent sales script into copy ?

I appreciate the response.

As for copywriters creating the sales scripts - that may be true for your company, but is it for all?

All sales scripts are not created equal.

There’s plenty of...
Forum: Beginners Area 15th August 2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 212
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: What do you guys think about highly competitive/saturated niches?

This may sound very blunt, but this is how I see "competition".

Who cares?

Who really cares what the next person is doing in a specific space?

By playing the competition game you will...
Forum: Beginners Area 15th August 2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 446
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Easy skill to learn to do freelance work?

If I were in your shoes, the absolute number 1 skill and the only true skill you need in life to never be broke is this....


SALES!

Learn the art of sales and everything you can.

Get a...
Forum: Copywriting 13th August 2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 876
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Copywriting tips for emails?

Mixer did a nice job outlining some pointers.

I will chime in as well.

- Subject lines are 70% of success.. This Is especially important for emails.
- The sub-headline - first sentence is...
Forum: Beginners Area 13th August 2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 94
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Sales..

I think you’re focused on the wrong things..

Just reading a few lines of your post I can tell the following...

No sales experience or even how a sales conversation works.

No real care or...
Forum: Beginners Area 11th August 2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 114
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Blogging guidance..

Dave and Rose thank you for your feedback and I suggestions.

It definitely helped me out with ideas.

It’s been so long since I have blogged so was sort of cloudy to me content wise.

The...
Forum: Beginners Area 10th August 2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 114
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Blogging guidance..

My niche is pertaining to a particular skill within copywriting - email copy..

As for industry, I would target B2B companies. (if that helps).

There's plenty of copywriters out there that...
Forum: Beginners Area 10th August 2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 446
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Easy skill to learn to do freelance work?

I would suggest staying away from bidding sites like Upwork or Fivver...

You won't get much respect, you'll be underpaid for your worth, and get taken advantage of. It's also not a consistent...
Forum: Beginners Area 10th August 2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 114
Posted By Copylifemike
Blogging guidance..

Short and to the point. . .

I am an email copywriter (still in the beginning stages of my journey).

My website is fully complete (aside from the blog section).

My mission as to why I chose...
Forum: Beginners Area 9th August 2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 65
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: In person events for networking

Thanks for chiming in.

I'm a bit of an introverted person, but I will definitely plan to get some meetups going.

I know face to face is still very much alive and that personal response is...
Forum: Beginners Area 9th August 2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 233
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Does my AFFILIATE MARKETING game plan suck?

Where overseas is this business? I assume there may be a language difference from your market?

Would you mind linking me to your landing page? You can PM it to me if you'd like.

Forget the...
Forum: Beginners Area 9th August 2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Cannot afford even 10$

Yes, but I'm sure you know... Most beginners fall victim to these individuals and take a step too far ahead when getting started to learn.

These individuals promise 6 figure incomes and all this...
Forum: Beginners Area 9th August 2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Cannot afford even 10$

Guru... That word makes me laugh every time I hear or see it lol.

Sorry.

Ok, but seriously, what makes these people a "guru" in your eyes?

Do you realize that majority of the YouTube Gurus...
Forum: Beginners Area 9th August 2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 233
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Does my AFFILIATE MARKETING game plan suck?

Two questions -

What about your current business is so draining lately?

And what do you feel you lack marketing wise in your current business?
Forum: Beginners Area 9th August 2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Cannot afford even 10$

Let me ask a question..

Why CPA or affiliate marketing?

What is it in your perspective that draws you in to such a IM business?

Why do you feel that is the way you should go?
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 9th August 2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By Copylifemike
RE: Selling a liquid supplement - where do I start?

I second for an attourney.

You’re not going to learn much by a book or YouTube video somewhere.

Your most important factor right now is knowing for a fact this product is safe and not harmful....
Forum: Beginners Area 8th August 2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 65
Posted By Copylifemike
In person events for networking

I wanted to know thoughts from those who have experience showing up to events locally to make new contacts and network for more business.

Is this form of networking still worth it like it may...
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