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Forum: Copywriting 8th January 2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By 1Bryan
Re: How can i use a song in my video in youtube whithout problems?

It's easy. Pay for the right to use it. Otherwise, you can't. It's that simple.
Forum: Copywriting 11th December 2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,343
Posted By Raydal
Re: The Difference Between Storytelling and Lying

It is not wrong to tell a story to illustrate a point (thinkg fairy tales) but it
is wrong to mislead your readers into thinking you had an experience
you didn't.

Reminds me of the Seinfeld...
Forum: Copywriting 11th December 2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,161
Posted By angiecolee
Re: 23 Psychological Triggers That You Should Build Into Your Copy

It would be great to know why these were epiphanies for YOU. What about them resonated with YOU and inspired you to share them with other up-and-comers?

This is how you develop your voice, by the...
Forum: Copywriting 4th December 2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By M77 Mike
Ready to launch, just a few quick checks...

Hi Copy Boffins,

Just wanted to start by reiterating my gratitude to all of you who've offered me advice and taken time from their lives to help me and anyone who asks out.

Without this forum...
Forum: Copywriting 30th November 2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,061
Posted By RickDuris
Re: Advice needed...

Thanks Angie.

Diva, Angie as well as others have proved one thing:

No one is going to respect you until you start learning to respect yourself. Revere yourself and what you bring to the table....
Forum: Copywriting 30th November 2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,061
Posted By diva4lisia
Re: Advice needed...

Urban Dictionary: troll (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=troll)
Forum: Copywriting 19th October 2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By shawnlebrun
Re: Best Copywriting Quotes

"If you can dodge a wrench... you can dodge a ball"

Wait, that's not copy related... still one of my favorite quotes.
Forum: Copywriting 26th September 2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,756
Posted By RickDuris
Re: Has COPY become a "COMMODITY"?

Copy is not becoming a commodity. Copywriters have positioned THEMSELVES as commodities.

It's a subtle but significant difference. Hopefully, now that I've said it, the distinction will be...
Forum: Copywriting 16th September 2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By perryny
Re: Aaah... So I guess it's sanctioned spamming...

http://www.warriorforum.com/copywriting/1111620-need-your-consult-imers.html#post10280965

My point exactly, Alex.

I come here for the people I've come to know over the past several years....
Forum: Copywriting 14th September 2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By MikeHumphreys
Re: Aaah... So I guess it's sanctioned spamming...

You missed the point. There wouldn't be any PM/email warnings from a moderator if everything is being done by a help desk instead.

It might be an efficient way to handle it but it also comes...
Forum: Copywriting 14th September 2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By perryny
Re: Aaah... So I guess it's sanctioned spamming...

Taking a good product and making it suck is not inevitable.
Forum: Copywriting 14th September 2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By angiecolee
Re: Aaah... So I guess it's sanctioned spamming...

Yeah...

Slightly disappointing sometimes.
Forum: Copywriting 23rd August 2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 886
Posted By ewenmack
This BAD news creates serious opportunity for hired guns

Here's the opening story...

"A recent study conducted by TIME magazine shows that advertising rates have at minimum doubled, tripled and even more than quadrupled in cost in the last 5 years,...
Forum: Copywriting 28th July 2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,047
Posted By Raydal
Re: So, I was going to share some news...

To be fair, I saw your post and it was a SPAM post. Why would you think
that you could post a clear advertisement with an affiliate link and it not
get nuked? So the moderator made a fair call in...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd July 2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By RickDuris
Re: OTOs out the Wazoo

Those were just the downsells. Imagine what would happen if someone hit the add-to-cart button and said "yes, I'll have another." And another. And another.

What marketers don't realize is when one...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd June 2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,733
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Re: 4 postcards mailed, which was the winner?

Bull. Its headed "Public Notice". And they are looking for a sale - after the freebie. Obviously not doing this as a public service. Even Kevin says "Sneaky but ethical". "Merely advising residents...
Forum: Copywriting 20th June 2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,733
Posted By RickDuris
Re: 4 postcards mailed, which was the winner?

Version #1 is a very simple premise. Try before you buy. Experience the results in advance.

- Rick Duris

PS: On a side note, the "We've already got clients in the neighborhood...", should not...
Forum: Copywriting 14th June 2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,886
Posted By RickDuris
Re: Do Experienced Copywriters really make good money

When you can write copy that converts on a consistent basis, you can write your own ticket. You can call the shots. Whether you're freelance... working inside an agency or marketing department... or...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd May 2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,485
Posted By ewenmack
For The Copywriter Who Doesn't Settle For Being Average

One of the tested and proven patterns in advertising
is calling out who the message is for.

One of the most respected creator of print ads that
asked for money was Mel Martin, would do it.
...
Forum: Copywriting 30th April 2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,851
Posted By shawnlebrun
Re: Your VSL experience using Jon Benson's 3x forumula?

I bought the first edition YEARS ago, shortly after it first came out.

I figured since most of the video sales letters on the top of clickbank,
at that time, were written either by him, or using...
Forum: Copywriting 20th April 2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,837
Posted By Raydal
Re: cost of a copywriting mentor

If you check the stickie above and scroll down to the section on
copywriting coaching you'll find a list of trainers there.

How To Find Copywriting Coaching and Mentoring Programs
...
Forum: Copywriting 20th April 2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,837
Posted By Daniel Scott
Re: cost of a copywriting mentor

When I mentored w/ Vin Montello it was $1k a month. I hear Garfinkel is about $3,500 a month now (and I expect Vin has gone up.)

I don't know many other people doing it but I'd imagine around 1k...
Forum: Copywriting 14th April 2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,812
Posted By JohnRussell
Re: Gary Bencivenga --- I'm not impressed!

What is your opinion?

That anybody could sell an olive oil of the month club by giving away a free bottle?

Or that the copy doesn't work but he keeps giving the olive oil away hoping to make it...
Forum: Copywriting 14th April 2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,812
Posted By Mario Castelli
Re: Gary Bencivenga --- I'm not impressed!

Fortunately for him, Gary's job isn't to impress anyone.

He (self-admittedly) isn't the most talented "writer."

The reason he's considered one of the best is because of the results he...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd December 2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,965
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Re: How To Offer Bad Copywriting Advice That Sounds Legit.

Once again we're talking about content-writing here. The clue is... she keeps saying "blog posts". But nonwithstanding that... the 3 tips are quite useful albeit not earth-shattering.

Here's a...
Forum: Copywriting 19th November 2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,749
Posted By angiecolee
Re: Having trouble with headlines and the story?

I've got Seven Story Secrets in my binder. This magical binder is how I collect the myriad awesome reports I read over the years that I think contain valuable info.

PUT IT IN YOUR BINDER. Or...
Forum: Copywriting 17th November 2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,749
Posted By OUTFOXED
Re: Having trouble with headlines and the story?

Hi Mal,

Thank you for this post. I've always believed in and tried to emulate the copy greats, such as Carlton by using the "story approach" as best as I can.

As you already know, writing...
Forum: Copywriting 17th November 2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,749
Posted By spearce000
Re: Having trouble with headlines and the story?

Lots of good info here. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Copywriting 17th November 2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,749
Posted By joavjolub
Re: Having trouble with headlines and the story?

There are some great tips over there. I read it about a year ago..

Thanks, I'll be sure to have another look :cool:
Forum: Copywriting 16th November 2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,749
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Having trouble with headlines and the story?

This will help you enormously. Grab it before Vin comes to his senses and takes it down.

http://www.montellomarketing.com/secret/Seven%20Story%20Secrets-2008.pdf






... thank you...
Forum: Copywriting 29th October 2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,514
Posted By gjabiz
Maybe????

This sub-forum is about writing copy. YOU prefer to write short copy. YOU lose attention halfway. YOU see "right through the letter and its very tricks"...

Let me clue you in, OK?

If I ever...
Forum: Copywriting 26th October 2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,972
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Re: What works best in Internet marketing – long copy or short copy?

I wonder if this has ever been discussed here before?

Let me google that for you (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=site%3Awarriorforum.com+long+copy+or+short+copy)
Forum: Copywriting 8th October 2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Re: What do you do when you fail?

You fail.

Listen dude... I'm on a mission to educate all you dopes that insist on calling "copy"..."copies". We're not talking about photocopies... we're talking "copy" - short for "copywriting". ...
Forum: Copywriting 27th September 2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,310
Posted By gjabiz
Thanks Vin Montello for clarifying what you do.

Thanks.

Yes, there are levels of students, some come armed with knowledge or writing skills, others, probably the kind I'm referring to when I say a Biz-Op who see it as a way to make money...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd September 2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,092
Posted By gjabiz
Great copywriting products...that never came out.

Prompted from an email. Someone stumbled across my interview with Pete Ziesinger of Green Tree Press from 2009 on youtube.

In the video Pete discussed a new product, the 35 year history of...
Forum: Copywriting 7th September 2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,163
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Re: Looking for a mentor

Free Mentoring:

Grab that ego of yours by the throat and choke the life out of it...

Then start over understanding that as an apprentice/mentee you're not in the driver's seat - you're paying...
Forum: Copywriting 5th September 2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,163
Posted By angiecolee
Re: Looking for a mentor

A more accurate comparison would be the vendor selling the merchant on buying (and reselling) a product. You need to remember that a mentor can also vouch for you if you're good enough, pass work off...
Forum: Copywriting 5th September 2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,163
Posted By angiecolee
Re: Looking for a mentor

Frankly I wish I'd had a little more tough love and a little less sunshine and rainbows. Guess it's different strokes for different folks.
Forum: Copywriting 24th July 2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,503
Posted By sethczerepak
Re: How Do You Find The Story In a Product or Service?

I look for anything that challenges the norms of the industry and/or the assumptions or prejudices of the reader. Underdog stories are a great examples of this...check out John Carlton's...
Forum: Copywriting 8th July 2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,951
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Re: Starting out in Copywriting

REFRAME: Wordsmith < Sales Writer

Copywriting is about salesmanship, not prose.

Writing that draws attention to its own cleverness typically flops, badly...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd July 2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Re: How Did You Get To Write Such Great Copy ?

You can study until 2020 but you'll never get good until you put some skin in the game.

Write some offers. Drive some traffic.
Fail some. Win some.

That's how you get good... by trying things...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd July 2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,792
Posted By Steven Wagenheim
My Thoughts On Copywriting After 11 Years

It's been 11 and a half years (yesterday) since I started my online business. From day one, I have always written my own sales letters along with all my other content which included articles,...
Forum: Copywriting 17th June 2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 733
Posted By JonReyes
Additional Resource For Copywriting Coaches/Mentors

I've sifted through Coaches/Mentors list on the "1000th Post: Quick Links for New Copywriters" thread several times, however I found the section on Coaches/Mentors to be a bit limited (but I could be...
Forum: Copywriting 17th June 2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,999
Posted By Jason Kanigan
Re: The Care and Feeding of Copywriters

Ordinarily I would say the bumping of a 'dead' thread is annoying.

However, you've done a good service this time. Rick's words in the OP were exactly what I needed to hear this morning.
Forum: Copywriting 30th May 2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,311
Posted By mattbarrie
Re: Save the Copywriting Forum: Insert Your 2 Cents Here...

Hello Everyone

Matt here. First off, apologies for inadvertently screwing up the name of this forum. As Alaister said, we made a number of design changes to clear up the forum generally, remove...
Forum: Copywriting 30th May 2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,311
Posted By Alaister
Re: Save the Copywriting Forum: Insert Your 2 Cents Here...

Hi everyone,

I have just come across this discussion in this sub forum in regards to the name changes and the direction of this forum. As many of you may know, yesterday we went through and...
Forum: Copywriting 30th May 2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,311
Posted By sethczerepak
Save the Copywriting Forum: Insert Your 2 Cents Here...

Dear fellow copywriters and Freelancer.com Management.

First, let me start by saying that I believe this is one of the best public copywriting forums on the internet. I'd like to see it stay that...
Forum: Copywriting 28th May 2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,190
Posted By angiecolee
Re: Massive Work on a Tweet that Croaked -- What Went Wrong?

To me, it's all voice.

Twitter and Facebook? These things speak in a very conversational, very current voice. And that makes efforts like this seem very contrived.

Especially when you think of...
Forum: Copywriting 26th May 2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,396
Posted By gjabiz
While I'm thinking about it. The reading list.

Here is the list Gary said you must read.
I'd want you to read everything listed below: ...
Forum: Copywriting 21st May 2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,457
Posted By angiecolee
Forum: Copywriting 18th May 2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,075
Posted By joe golfer
Timeless tips from copywriting legends

Demian Fanworth is the head copywriter at Copyblogger. He compiled 13 good ideas from some of the top copywriters through history:

1. Decide the effect you want to produce in your reader — Robert...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd April 2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,112
Posted By JohnRussell
Re: Best Weight Loss Copywriter?

I'd contact Vin Montello:

Expert Copywriter | Marketing Consultant | Top Copywriter | Marketing Strategist | Direct Response Ad | Top Gun Copywriter | Top Gun Copy | High Response Ads...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd April 2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,814
Posted By angiecolee
The one TRUE method to making it as a copywriter...

...doesn't exist.

Unless you count "writers write" as the essential part of that equation. It IS true, after all...you'll never be a copywriter if you only study, never write.

The funny thing...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd April 2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By RickDuris
Re: "We must have written 400 versions of the script"

Infinitely better than "Rethink Possible".

Johnny, "impressed" is a good word. You didn't get a feeling from watching them.

Behind the scenes, branding is all about evoking/provoking the...
Forum: Copywriting 10th March 2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By Tim R
Re: Funniest salesvideo I've ever seen

This is one of the stupidest comments I have ever read.

Believe it or not, capitalism and ethics are not mutually exclusive.
Forum: Copywriting 20th February 2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,687
Posted By Cool Hand Luke
Re: Who wrote this winning VSL?

LOL no it doesn't. Not even close.

In fact, this script script says and highlights a lot of things Jon specifically tells you NOT to do in his 3xvsl course... and the fact that it's blown away...
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