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Forum: Copywriting 5th November 2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,265
Posted By max5ty
Need Some Money?

Copywriters have an advantage...they know how to write ads that sell a boatload of products.

Was talking with someone about this a few weeks ago.

They were saying they didn't have a product...
Forum: Copywriting 12th April 2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By angiecolee
Re: What if you had the chance to interview a TOP copywriter...

Most interesting way you've found a new client? Favorite adult beverage? What keeps you motivated during a rough patch? How much do you automate and what do you insist on handling personally? Which...
Forum: Copywriting 4th April 2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By ewenmack
Re: What the UFC taught me about selling

And I thought you guys were cultured gentlemen,
not blood thirsty beasts! :)

Best,
Ewen
Forum: Copywriting 26th March 2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Being on target is much more important than...

...being facile with words.

Gary Halbert

- - -

A bagpiper was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th March 2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By TheBigBee
Are You Hungry?

Recently, I walked into a bar / grill for happy hour and made a bee line for the bar. Upon sitting down, the bartender greeted me with the most brilliant greeting I have ever heard in my life. He...
Forum: Copywriting 18th March 2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By deezn
The Emotion Thesaurus

Just got this in, and wanted to say, it looks pretty damn good.

Amazon.com: The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide To Character Expression (9781475004953): Angela Ackerman, Becca Puglisi: Books
...
Forum: Copywriting 14th March 2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,466
Posted By DABK
Re: Even if it's a quickie, wrap that sticky! (Seriously funny ad)

Way better.

I wanna buy it for the long pubes.:p
Forum: Copywriting 14th March 2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,466
Posted By Jason_V
Re: Even if it's a quickie, wrap that sticky! (Seriously funny ad)

Actually, not even joking, after watching that, I think I am going to buy one. That person is losing out by not having an affiliate link to the product in his description. That has over 6 million...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd March 2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Re: Voiecover Talent

Thanks for posting that vid above - I had wondered what became of him.

I LOVE his story!
Forum: Copywriting 27th February 2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,194
Posted By Biz Max
Re: My thoughts on John Carlton and his seminar

Between the petty jealously and megalomaniacs, this whole thread is depressing.

I don't venture down here often but lately it has become an unwelcome refuge
for 'good ole boys' who like to kick...
Forum: Copywriting 27th February 2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,194
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Re: My thoughts on John Carlton and his seminar

This is why we can never have anything nice...

I HATE YOU ALL!!!!!

<stomps off to her room>
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st February 2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,553
Posted By MRomeo09
It feels to me like so many people here have it wrong- It's all about the value

It seems like so much of the focus here on the WF is on what can I do to make money on the side? Can I charge $99 a year for a directory listing, $400 for a mobile site, $1,000 a month for SEO, etc....
Forum: Copywriting 18th February 2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Re: What Job Did You Say Cheerio To...

Ben, I know I rarely mention it (lol).

I try to keep it top secret. Because they really do work so incredibly well.


Steve
Forum: Copywriting 18th February 2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Re: What Job Did You Say Cheerio To...

Ben,

Lol.

Yes, the irrefutable rule in copywriting is -

Make the clients lots of cash.


Steve
Forum: Copywriting 17th February 2013, 02:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Re: Best Marketing Books?

Talking of "duck tape"...
Duct Tape vs. Duck Tape - an explanation (http://www.octanecreative.com/ducttape/duckvsduct.html)

But the book you're referring to is Amazon.com: Duct Tape Marketing...
Forum: Copywriting 16th February 2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By jimp74
Re: Best Marketing Books?

Hi, how about Laptop Millionaire, Duck Tape Marketing, and Moonlighting Online
Forum: Copywriting 16th February 2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By jimbo13
Re: Best Marketing Books?

You don't need courses.

This will cost you less than £10 and has all those 5 star reviews for a reason.

The Ultimate Small Business Marketing Book: Amazon.co.uk: Dee Blick: Books


It is...
Forum: Copywriting 16th February 2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By joe golfer
Re: Best Marketing Books?

Take another look at this sticky- still lots of good links.
http://www.warriorforum.com/copywriting-forum/255270-biggest-most-bad-ass-list-awesome-marketing-lists.html

Jay Abraham's stuff:...
Forum: Copywriting 16th February 2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By UKCopyKing
Re: Best Marketing Books?

Seth Godin - small is the new big - changed my life, great book.
Forum: Copywriting 15th February 2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,599
Posted By MarkJez
Re: Would YOU do this if someone didn't pay...?

I wonder if anyone has contacted Fitness FS and also Frank Johen to offer "Reputation Repair Services". :eek::eek:

I think both of them will need it in very large doses !! :eek:

Seriously...
Forum: Copywriting 15th February 2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,599
Posted By max5ty
Re: Would YOU do this if someone didn't pay...?

You're an idiot if you've done that much work for someone without pay.

They both need to be ashamed of themselves.
Forum: Copywriting 15th February 2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,599
Posted By arfasaira
Re: Would YOU do this if someone didn't pay...?

Personally, it's not something I would do, but heck, that must feel GOOD to do that!

There are a few people from this forum who have done this with me -hired me, not delivered payment when I kept...
Forum: Copywriting 15th February 2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,599
Posted By Shazadi
Re: Would YOU do this if someone didn't pay...?

I like it. The client pulled their FB account to hide in shame. Also, if they're so in the right, why not show the original invoice and their timely check?

Any prospect that wouldn't want to work...
Forum: Copywriting 15th February 2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,599
Posted By joe golfer
Re: Would YOU do this if someone didn't pay...?

And the return volley:

"UPDATE 2: Fitness SF gave this statement to Adweek on Friday:
"On Wednesday evening, our domain name Fitness SF was hacked and stolen by an individual named Frank...
Forum: Copywriting 15th February 2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,599
Posted By Moriarty
Re: Would YOU do this if someone didn't pay...?

Well. They say "half a year's worth of work" - no interim payments? Why not?

Anyway, aside from the funnier side of things, let's see what we can do for the future. Because these guys are the...
Forum: Copywriting 5th February 2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,855
Re: Copywriter...Is That Really The Right Job Title?

I'm thinking this is how angie bags her clients.

She struts into the office, flame red hair flowing, with her 6 inch steel tipped stilettos clicking.

Breezes up to the receptionist and says "I...
Forum: Copywriting 5th February 2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,576
Posted By Tim Bazley
Re: Does the 10,000 hour rule apply to learning copywriting?

The trouble with this 10,000 hour thing is that it can put people off from even starting.

The natural assumption is you've got to put in the 10k hours before daring to go out and earn your first...
Forum: Copywriting 26th January 2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Genius

An Amaz-ing Resume (http://www.phildub.com/)
Forum: Copywriting 19th January 2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By goindeep
Look What I Found... in the mail (GREAT COPY EXAMPLE)

BELOW

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/8573/imgath.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/339/imgath.jpg/)

http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/6233/optimizedimg0002.jpg...
Forum: Copywriting 15th January 2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 618
Posted By Rezbi
If You Don't Laugh At This You Must Be Dead

Saw this link on FB yesterday.

I guarantee you will laugh out loud: Amazon.co.uk: A. Chappell's review of Veet for Men Hair Removal Gel Creme 200 ml...
Forum: Copywriting 26th December 2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Re: How do you break into these niches?

...the last thing on earth the clients need is a copywriter with a massive ego.

All they're bothered about is results.


Steve



P.S.
Forum: Copywriting 26th December 2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Re: How do you break into these niches?

...all you need are the names and addresses.

Many will say, send the letter and - "You must follow up with a phone call!"

I've never quite understood that - because if the letter was that good...
Forum: Copywriting 26th December 2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Posted By Monja
Re: How do you break into these niches?

I think the best is to get deeper, e.g. if you want to have a blog (business) in the health market try to find your niche, e.g. break it down: what is your own unique point? e.g. you might love to...
Forum: Copywriting 26th December 2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Re: How do you break into these niches?

Ben,

Good that you've chosen 3 easy and untapped niches to break into (lol).

Just write to them - with a top notch sales letter brimming with persuasion techniques.

Telling them how you'll...
Forum: Copywriting 25th December 2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Posted By angiecolee
Re: How do you break into these niches?

I think you're on the right track with getting involved with your target community, but you'd probably do better face to face or at least through mail/email marketing and cold calling. Also, the pro...
Forum: Copywriting 21st December 2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,708
Posted By RickDuris
Re: How To Make Money Off Copywriting?

The first letter I wrote with the specific intention of making a sale, I made $15,000.

You can do it. You absolutely can.

- Rick Duris
Forum: Copywriting 21st December 2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,708
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: How To Make Money Off Copywriting?

Have you ever noticed? When someone sets an aggressive goal, the "You-Can't-Do-That!" crowd rushes in and tries to crush your dream.

Thankfully, you don't need the permission of others to...
Forum: Copywriting 13th December 2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,760
Posted By MikeHumphreys
Re: How do you become the best?

How do you become the best at anything?

There's some natural ability (i.e. a 5'3" man probably will never make it in the NBA as a center because he's too short).

The rest is heart and the...
Forum: Copywriting 13th December 2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,760
Re: How do you become the best?

To put it simply.

Copywriting is giving people the ideal solution proving it will solve their problem.


Steve
Forum: Copywriting 13th December 2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,760
Posted By maximus242
Re: How do you become the best?

Copywriting is not about writing its about psychology.

The psychology of getting someone to perform a desired action. The words are just a means to an end.

It works like this:

See words ->...
Forum: Copywriting 13th December 2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,760
Posted By Marvin Johnston
Re: How do you become the best?

While I didn't say it, there was no disrespect meant at all in my comments either. And if I have it wrong, it wouldn't be the first time ... nor the last :).

I don't see swipe files as interfering...
Forum: Copywriting 13th December 2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,760
Posted By ewenmack
Re: How do you become the best?

Ben, there is a right way, and a very valuable way
to use a swipe file.

Example: There is an old headline..."When Doctors Fell Rotten, This Is What They Do..."

Conversion Rate Experts used the...
Forum: Copywriting 13th December 2012, 02:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,760
Posted By Shazadi
Re: How do you become the best?

I actually subscribe to Doug D'Anna's list and got an email that's perfect for this thread. Thought you might appreciate it, Ben. To sum up, too many copywriters are married to their swipe files....
Forum: Copywriting 12th December 2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,760
Posted By Pusateri
Re: How do you become the best?

I'm sure certified NLP practitioners have interviewed the best copywriters and elicited the sub-modalities that produce bestness.

One should be along any minute to post the formula.
Forum: Copywriting 12th December 2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,760
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: How do you become the best?

Ben,

Doug D'Anna, an A-list copywriter who writes for the big mailers, has an offer that would help you with your goal...

Doug D'Anna's A-List: One-on-One Coaching...
Forum: Copywriting 12th December 2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,760
Posted By Daniel Scott
Re: How do you become the best?

The best practical advice on this I got from Parris Lampropoulos. He said he worked his ass off for a few years then started beating controls. Once he got his first master hit everyone wanted to hire...
Forum: Copywriting 12th December 2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,760
Re: How do you become the best?

Yea given a choice I would be Tesla and never Edison.

Ben, you don't have to be the best in the whole wide universe.

Chances are people will spend their lives trying to knock you down.

Just...
Forum: Copywriting 12th December 2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,760
Posted By Shazadi
Re: How do you become the best?

So really, you're asking about how to be famous instead of skilled. Edison was a complete jerk, and that's putting it nicely. He stole Tesla's ideas, mocked him for the inventions he eventually...
Forum: Copywriting 12th December 2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,760
Posted By BrainCopy
Re: How do you become the best?

You wanna know how? - Mindset. That's it man... just your mindset.
Forum: Copywriting 12th December 2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,760
Posted By Michael Ten
Re: How do you become the best?

I'm not at the top in much of anything.
However, I think that the theory to get to the top is: practice, practice, practice, practice.... and more practice....
Forum: Copywriting 12th December 2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 976
Posted By BrainCopy
Re: Copywriting For Teens

Will do... I have a 18 year old straight razor belt that belonged to my grandfather... Im in pain when I see it. :D
Forum: Copywriting 5th December 2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By max5ty
Some Great Copywriters...And Maybe A Job

There's some great copywriters out there...lots you probably don't know or haven't heard of. Believe it or not...not all the good ones hang out here ;)

Sometimes there are those who only think...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd December 2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By ewenmack
Smart Copywriter Makes Dumb Mistake

His freelance copywriting work dried up...

No work...no prospects...no nothing.

Here's how he dragged his sorry butt out of the mess,
and a few other tips...just may help.

Best,
Ewen
Forum: Copywriting 25th November 2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,321
Posted By Harlan
Copywriters - How To Get Really Rich

I had written one of my best letters ever. It did six figures in the first week and went on to do millions.

And I said to myself...

Self...they made millions. You made 6K for the letter.

I...
Forum: Copywriting 21st November 2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By arfasaira
Re: Who was the first client you fired? And why did you fire them?

I've fired a client in the past and it was nerve-wracking stuff!

I guess the simple rule is to have clear boundaries and expectations from the outset and ensure that you are both on the same page...
Forum: Copywriting 19th November 2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 37,748
Posted By joe golfer
Write Those Words So A Blind Man Can See 'Em: Storytelling Resources For Copywriters and Marketers

Here are storytelling resources for copywriters and marketers. If you have any good things to add, post a comment below and I'll put it on the list. (Post title inspired by this post by Brian McLeod...
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