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Forum: Copywriting 20th December 2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 530
Re: The Brits do it better

It's about time too! The past few years, we've been lucky to see ONE good ad...if I never see another Meerkat or Opera singer again, it'll still be too soon...*shudder*
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 8th October 2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Re: Wanted - blog writer for SEO sector company. Long term.

Depends on how good you are at writing, I suppose.

If he's already knowledgeable in the subject area, or has efficient research strategies, an hour is more than sufficient to research one niche...
Forum: Copywriting 10th July 2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Re: Are you tough enough?

Does this confuse anyone else?

Sure, it's pretty good writing. But I thought the whole point of copywriting was to be succint, to the point, focus on the benefits.

Sure, storytelling (with an...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 5th July 2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Re: WANTED: Sales Copywriter Who Can Write High Converting Product Reviews

The funny thing is, he's actually right. It's not that he's trying to insult your budget; it's that copywriters (the ones that write the converting copy, not the article writers) charge hundreds,...
Forum: Copywriting 15th April 2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,573
Re: Where can I find the highest converting sales letters?

While you're right, consider something for a second.

How did the first copywriters learn? Did they have a swipe file of great ads to look at and learn from? Nu-uh. So what did they do?

Well,...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd April 2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 967
Re: Copywriter Wanted: Will Trade Copy For A Chair and Snacks

So they're offering a work space in exchange for working for free? Wow.

That's cheeky, even by today's standards. Interesting how cheeky some firms are. I just don't understand today how...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd April 2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 967
Re: Copywriter Wanted: Will Trade Copy For A Chair and Snacks

Someone doesn't have it saved or c+p'ed for those of us who now can't see it (due to it being taken down). Interested to see whatcha all talking about!
Forum: Copywriting 28th March 2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Re: Being on target is much more important than...

Heh, good story Mal.

And you look 10 years younger now you've grown your hair out! It's a good look for you. ;)
Forum: Copywriting 27th March 2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Has any got a good recommendation for a data-focused direct marketing book?

This always happens.

I don't post for weeks, and then I suddenly find I have a lot to say; or rather, to ask.


Now that my knowledge in actually writing copy is significant (as we all know, a...
Forum: Copywriting 27th March 2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 611
Anyone heard of IDM (Institute of Direct & Digital Marketing)?

My girlfriend's mother just got a few brochures through the post, due to her managerial position at a major automobile company head office.

It was from the IDM (not going to bother writing the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th March 2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Re: Are You Hungry?

Bee,


this is exactly what we copywriters do. We don't talk like university professors "Excuse me, I can't help but notice that your skin seems deficient in X,Y,Z. You're simply not getting...
Forum: Copywriting 19th March 2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 954
Re: The Emotion Thesaurus

Deez,

I'm surprised no one's responded yet.

Finally, an original idea, and a good one to boot. This is a great idea for those who know how to structure their copy, but now need to figure out...
Forum: Copywriting 16th March 2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,479
Re: Even if it's a quickie, wrap that sticky! (Seriously funny ad)

Yeah, the funny thing is - this actually caught my attention (have seen so many of these cleaning products) and got me in the mood for buying them.

Pretty crazy when you realise it's simply a...
Forum: Copywriting 14th March 2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,479
Even if it's a quickie, wrap that sticky! (Seriously funny ad)

Shared with me by some buddies. I was in tears by the end.


Sticky Buddy Dub - YouTube (http://youtu.be/jlSF0dtDRD8)


Would this sell you on Sticky Buddy? :p

P.S It's a dub of the original...
Forum: Copywriting 4th March 2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Re: Wanna Go? Control Package

I know I'm by no means the target audience, but even so...Who the heck reads a magazine on going to the toilet!?

World's a crazy place...
Forum: Copywriting 1st March 2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,259
Re: Another boring-ass video?

Mal,


I started watching, stopped after about 10 seconds. Initial thoughts were "yawn!" Guys voice was dull, sounded like another generic offer.

Scrolled down to see what others had said, saw...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Re: What do you want from your copywriter? (Enter your criticisms/wishes here!)

Thanks Donny! Nice list; I do actually most, if not all, of those skills. I have the deep-rooted ethic that I don't offer services until they're WORTH offering. I know of so many copywriters who...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Re: What do you want from your copywriter? (Enter your criticisms/wishes here!)

Haha, I knew that was coming. :p


Yes Vicky, that one's a given! But I mean the method of how those conversions are given. What would be your 'perfect' transaction with a copywriter?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd February 2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
What do you want from your copywriter? (Enter your criticisms/wishes here!)

Hey Warriors.

As a copywriter, it’s my job to understand prospect’s minds; it’s my job to get into their heads, think as they do, so I can write ads in the best way possible to get them to click...
Forum: Copywriting 20th February 2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Re: If you had all the time the learn and implement...

Honestly,

one thing I see lacking here? Passion.

You've got to want to write. I see so many aspiring copywriters asking "what books should I read? What swipe files should I get?" and that's...
Forum: Copywriting 19th February 2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 451
Re: does anyone here knows on how to do THESE one ?

How to make one?

That isn't something we can just knock up for you on a forum. Look for some guides. I don't know any specific pre-sell page guides (I'm sure some of the more seasoned vets will...
Forum: Copywriting 18th February 2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Re: What Job Did You Say Cheerio To...

Steve,


you said postcards/flyers are great/fun/fantastic results?

This is the first I've heard of it from you! :D
Forum: Copywriting 18th February 2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Re: What Job Did You Say Cheerio To...

So that's where I've been going wrong....



:D
Forum: Copywriting 18th February 2013, 02:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Re: What Job Did You Say Cheerio To...

Steve,


I gave up every job where my boss makes more than I do, while doing something I hate. Came straight out of college (that's UK sixth form - pre-uni basically) and started this. It's...
Forum: Copywriting 17th February 2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Re: Best Marketing Books?

Learn something new everyday :D
Forum: Copywriting 16th February 2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Best Marketing Books?

Heyy guys,


getting kind of a WF bug! Keep coming back for more!


Anyway, I'm all copywritten out. I wanna expand my skillset, and start officially helping my clients expand their marketing...
Forum: Copywriting 15th February 2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,602
Re: Would YOU do this if someone didn't pay...?

Thanks for that reply, Moriarty.

Yeah, I have a contract lying around, clearly stating terms of work, payment structures and so on. I use it for higher-paying projects. It's plenty of hassle, but...
Forum: Copywriting 15th February 2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,487
Re: Tiny Classified Ad- Critique And Advice Welcome.

Hey John,

not a bad start, but it definitely needs sharpening. It's simply TOO general - I get you're trying to appeal to anyone who needs your service, but the bigger the net you cast, the more...
Forum: Copywriting 15th February 2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,602
Re: Would YOU do this if someone didn't pay...?

Aaah, so word's getting around then!

I don't often travel to other forums, so I know not what's going on! :D
Forum: Copywriting 15th February 2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,602
Would YOU do this if someone didn't pay...?

This has started to go viral, after a fitness website, Fitness SF, didn't pay up to the web designer, Frank Jonen, was taken down and replaced with a lovely letter to Fitness SF's customers. The...
Forum: Copywriting 15th February 2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Re: Valentine's Day and copy...

Am I the only one that goes for the cards with little writing (and cute pics) so I can put my own copy skills to the test? :D

Made my girl tear up, so I'm doing something right!
Forum: Copywriting 5th February 2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,082
Re: Why are images more effective than words when it comes to marketing?

The way I see it, words are just used to create images in the mind. That's why stories are such an effective copy technique. You get the prospect to start playing a mental movie in his/her head, and...
Forum: Copywriting 5th February 2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,856
Re: Price of 1 email copy written? (professionally copywritten)

David,

I personally charge around $100 per email. However, I've heard of people charging thousands for an email series.

I'd estimate I'm on the low end of the scales at the minute! Interested...
Forum: Copywriting 5th February 2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,875
Re: Copywriter...Is That Really The Right Job Title?

Steve,


reckon that approach would work for me? Of course, I need to go and grab some hair dye....


;)
Forum: Copywriting 4th February 2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,256
Re: How Well Do You Build Emotion? (With Superbowl Commercial Video)

Thanks for the share Mark!


I was going to ask where we could watch all the superbowl ads, but instead found a place myself!

Here you go: 2013 Super Bowl Commercials – 2013 Super Bowl Ads |...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd February 2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,048
Re: Results of My Split Tests Defy Common Sense

Rimam, let's see the squeeze page. I'm interested in your product!

I do P90x, and I'm always looking for more info.


Cheers,


Ben.
Forum: Copywriting 22nd January 2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,656
Re: $10,000 Copywriting Challenge

Hard to imagine! I'm going through P90x right now - I love the guy. I've heard so many people complain and whine about his comic quips, but I pretty much laugh the whole way through the workouts.
...
Forum: Copywriting 19th January 2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 848
Re: You've Been Chopped

Steve,


I watched that, and started down on a downward spiral into the giggles. Wiping the tears away currently.

Thanks for the laughs!
Forum: Copywriting 7th January 2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Re: How important are images and video in a sales page?

As Alex says,

VSLs tend to outperform sales letters. But you've got to look at the niche and who you're selling to. And actually more often than you'd think, sales letters DO beat VSLs.
...
Forum: Copywriting 26th December 2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Re: How do you break into these niches?

Steve,


I can always count on you for sound advice. Wisdom without the ego - A phrase I can apply to only a few here. Thanks!



Ben.
Forum: Copywriting 26th December 2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Re: How do you break into these niches?

Steve,

Ahaha - go hard or go home!

And that's a great idea. But how do I get hold of these people - where do I find the people I want to be my clients? I've been recommended to get in touch...
Forum: Copywriting 26th December 2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Re: How do you break into these niches?

Thanks Angie,

I'm currently expanding my network on LinkedIn, joining other forums, and generally expanding my reach. We'll see how that turns out - I'm going to start up the engine of my blog...
Forum: Copywriting 25th December 2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,620
Re: Copywriting - An obvious sales letter? or disguise it as an article?

If your prospect is interested in your product or service, they won't even notice themselves reading a sales letter. That's what your copy should do - simply grab their attention on the content of...
Forum: Copywriting 25th December 2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
How do you break into these niches?

Happy Christmas guys!

I'm writing this in the lull that has fallen since opening presents - it'll pick up again shortly, I'm certain.

Listen, I must warn you - over the coming weeks, you will...
Forum: Copywriting 20th December 2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 885
Re: Anyone care to critique my FIRST squeeze page?

This was your first mistake. Who cares what we like or don't like? In fact, most of the people on here aren't even qualified to give you a response. You know who is?

Your consumers. They're the...
Forum: Copywriting 18th December 2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Re: I may look like a pillock wrapped in barcode

It's copywriting forum romance! :D


Ben.
Forum: Suggestion Forum 18th December 2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 789
Copywriting Sub-Forum for Critiques

Every other post on the copywriting forum is a critique request, and it lowers the overall quality of the forum. Any chance of a sub-forum purely for critiques.

Sometimes I just want to come on...
Forum: Copywriting 18th December 2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Re: I may look like a pillock wrapped in barcode

Mark,


you're crazy! I'm after one. Can you imagine sitting there in your office, snuggled up in a onesie writing copy? Get the fire on, get a cup of something (not coffee, 'cos it tastes awful),...
Forum: Copywriting 17th December 2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Re: Copywriting & Musicians Redux

Man,


you've got my respect for being a part of Journey, however brief. I'm only young (19), but Journey are one of my all-time favourite bands. Going to see them in May!

Hah, anyway. I'm not...
Forum: Copywriting 17th December 2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,077
Re: Finding Quick Copywriting Work - Moving On

Mario,

what the hell are you talking about? Of course this post is about him... he's expressing his problems. Still, you do somewhat have a point.

OP, this post isn't doing you any favours....
Forum: Copywriting 14th December 2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,765
Re: How do you become the best?

Mike, that's awesome. Thanks for the share.



Ben.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th December 2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 321
Internet Marketing Made Easy

Was doing my whole research thing, and found this gem. Should help those of you who have no idea what you need to do. Remember: start with one of these things, and go from there. Don't spread...
Forum: Copywriting 13th December 2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,765
Re: How do you become the best?

:) Of course. And thanks for your input! I always welcome other's views. I know more often than not I have a limited viewpoint (my own), and am always looking to expand it.




Exactly -...
Forum: Copywriting 13th December 2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,765
Re: How do you become the best?

Marvin, no disrespect, but I think you've got it seriously wrong.

1.) I analyse and view previous work from a variety of other people. As I've said, I respect that there's other people before me...
Forum: Copywriting 13th December 2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,765
Re: How do you become the best?

Awesome! Thanks Laura :)

If I'm honest, in the year and half I've called myself a copywriter, I've not laid my fingers on a swipe file. ever.

As Doug said in that email, it's a cop out. Hell,...
Forum: Copywriting 12th December 2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,765
Re: How do you become the best?

Because I asked nicely? ;)






Haha, perhaps NOT the best example then. Yeah, I realise what Edison did, and I totally agree with you; the guy's lower than low. I didn't mean to use him as...
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