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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st October 2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,385
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: ladies i need your opinion

3 or 5 - the colour schemes for those are the only that will match the expectations of your desired audience. Plus they just look cool, and caught my eye :)
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: Does this work with anyone?

That same *******ized technique is seen all over internet marketing copy, and it is sad... My assumption, after looking for years to find a reason why, is that they're simply taking "don't give the...
Forum: Copywriting 8th July 2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: What sorts of writing does Copywriting cover?

Copywriting is really almost any business writing, which does technically include content for business purposes. However, when we see pissing contests here in the forum about what *is* and what...
Forum: Copywriting 30th June 2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,198
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: If you could ask a copywriter any question...

Some more great questions here! I'll add them to the list :)
Forum: Copywriting 28th June 2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,289
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: do you turn down copy clients with poor products?

Even with varying definitions of a "poor product", yes, I usually turn them down... But it isn't quite that simple.

A product can be poor because it isn't positioned properly, because it is in a...
Forum: Copywriting 25th June 2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,250
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: Need a copywriter, but don't have a lot of cash? Read this...

Very true, Dan - I touched on that in my post, but you put it much more eloquently. The kind of copywriter you want critiquing your letter simply won't have the time to rip your letter apart from top...
Forum: Copywriting 25th June 2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,250
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: Need a copywriter, but don't have a lot of cash? Read this...

Good thinking Eldo!

The point here is to get potential copywriting clients thinking outside of the "$2000 copywriter or $200 copywriter" box, and see that even high priced copywriters will often...
Forum: Copywriting 25th June 2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,250
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Need a copywriter, but don't have a lot of cash? Read this...

I wanted to post this here because I know a lot of people come to the copywriting section of the warrior forum looking for a copywriter, but maybe they don't have the biggest budget in the world.
...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd June 2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,321
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: Client hated my copy. Didn't even test it, but rewrote the whole thing himself. Now what?

I agree with Dan - that *could* be it, but it could be something completely different. The point of that example was to get you thinking outside of the "they must think my copy stinks" box, and...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd June 2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,321
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: Client hated my copy. Didn't even test it, but rewrote the whole thing himself. Now what?

That's just it, Nick - there are always factors at play that we can't see, even if we think we have the whole picture.

I once had a client ask me to redo the concept for a salesletter because he...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd June 2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,321
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: Client hated my copy. Didn't even test it, but rewrote the whole thing himself. Now what?

Trust me, I've had the same thing happen. Only mine didn't turn out so well... My big clickbank guru guy and his partners disagreed about the copy. The client loved it, and was over the moon excited...
Forum: Copywriting 11th June 2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 907
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: Why are squeeze pages usually short?

They aren't all that short, but sometimes a shorter page will work better when you split test it against a long form sales letter. It varies, but shorter pages work especially well in some particular...
Forum: Copywriting 10th June 2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,135
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: Chat--love it or hate it?

I hate chat. I'm always on invisible on everything, and I rarely even open Skype to see if I missed any conversations... I just don't like being "on demand" like that.

I prefer my email. I keep...
Forum: Copywriting 9th June 2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,362
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: In Your Face Crapping Headline

Perryny - I thanked you for that. Why? Because you said what I was thinking, before I even knew it.

Thanks. :D
Forum: Copywriting 9th June 2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,362
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: In Your Face Crapping Headline

Mike - I think appropriate went out the window when the headline started with instructions on where to stick something... LOL
Forum: Copywriting 9th June 2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,362
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: In Your Face Crapping Headline

I wouldn't want a headline to crap on my face.

Even if it is one of those "kinky" headlines...

I agree, you've lost me on this one completely. What exactly are you sticking where? And I don't...
Forum: Copywriting 9th June 2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,186
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: UK Copy Style To A USA Audience

I have to humbly disagree with those of you who are saying that there is no difference... It may be that some of your campaigns worked equally well on both sides of the pond, but I'm willing to bet...
Forum: Copywriting 9th June 2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,189
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: I know I need a copy writer

Actually, Mr. Enthusiastic, article/content writers create informative content for human consumption. This myth that content is only for the search engines is seriously going to be the death of our...
Forum: Copywriting 1st June 2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,926
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: Half of what I hear people say about copy is dead wrong...

Nick - pass it this way! 2 rows down and to your left, eating the Junior Mints. :D

Amusing thread. The only evidence presented EITHER way thus far has been what Gary Halbert *said* - no real test...
Forum: Copywriting 1st June 2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: You call yourself a copywriter? Then try harder...I 'aint buying.

Very, very true. But alas, like many internet marketing products these days, I come back to my old-standby opinion which still holds true...

Even the best copywriter can't sell crappy products.
...
Forum: Copywriting 28th May 2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: The "One Word" Salesletter

That only caught your eye because of the line about orgies with nazi uniforms.

LOL

Interesting though. Kind of sad that it's gone. It almost makes me want to try it myself, and see what I could...
Forum: Copywriting 27th May 2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,198
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: If you could ask a copywriter any question...

True Rezbi, but I'd hate for the warrior forum to become a repository of good sounding forum topics with "check out this blog post..." and a link as the content.

Having been here for so long, I...
Forum: Copywriting 27th May 2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,198
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: If you could ask a copywriter any question...

Great questions, guys! I'll pick a few and start writing about them, I'm not sure how to go about sharing the answers...

Obviously it would be easiest to link directly to the blog posts but that...
Forum: Copywriting 26th May 2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,198
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
If you could ask a copywriter any question...

... what would it be?

I'm interested to hear what types of questions you warriors have for copywriters, whether it is about the business of copywriting, how to write sales copy, when sales copy is...
Forum: Copywriting 25th May 2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: Email Campaigns: Do you folks stack or split?

^^ Nailed it. Right there. That is exactly what I was going to say.

And something that works wonders for click through rates (better than standalone sales emails a lot of the time, for me and my...
Forum: Copywriting 25th May 2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,146
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: Copy Doodles cont...

AWESOME link, thanks for sharing it!

FYI, I also like using dafont.com for free fonts - including symbols - to do things like that. You can get some great handwritten and symbol fonts there, even...
Forum: Copywriting 25th May 2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: Critique - Short sales copy - I value your time

Not bad for your first time :)

I do agree, changing your headline from all caps to proper title format (Like This, Which Is The Traditional Style for Headlines) will help with readability. That...
Forum: Copywriting 24th May 2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,030
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: Dear Friend . . . I'm NOT Your Friend

Well I'd say, let the results speak for themselves. Obviously you hate "Dear Friend", while many copywriters (including myself) believe that a salutation is an important part of building trust and...
Forum: Copywriting 20th May 2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,085
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: Hover Opt-in Critique

^^ Agreed. I thought my ad blocker was catching it, until it finally showed up. Then it took quite a while to load, and if I had been on any other website I would have been dying for it to load so...
Forum: Copywriting 20th May 2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: TV Commercial....can I pull this off?

I think I've actually seen the kung-fu movie thing done once or twice. If I remember correctly, it had me giggling, and I can't remember for the life of me what it was advertising.

Sounds like you...
Forum: Copywriting 20th May 2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: 5:1 email copywriting service rate?

Loren - there are exceptions to that. Many Clickbank products offer slashed prices for a "limited time" on their website, and I have used those "sales" before in affiliate promotion emails to garner...
Forum: Copywriting 20th May 2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,460
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: Possibly the most important thing you could ever read in your copywriting career.

max - valid point.

But we're talking about people who probably can't command a few thousand dollars per letter, fishing in a pond that doesn't support fees like that most of the time (with...
Forum: Copywriting 20th May 2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,460
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Possibly the most important thing you could ever read in your copywriting career.

I wrote this as a blog post today, but instead of linking to it (which could be construed as self promotion) I'm simply going to copy it in its entirety here.

And then duck.

Because a lot of...
Forum: Copywriting 20th May 2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,940
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: I'm Looking For A Few Newbie Copywriters

^^ Wow. Just, wow.

This is why the seasoned copywriters in this forum need to stop ranting and raving at everyone who comes in here looking for a copywriter. It makes newer copywriters think that...
Forum: Copywriting 20th May 2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: Copywriters with internet marketing experience

Justin - Actually, while I don't normally respond to requests for content, yours caught my eye for two reasons...

One, I don't need to do any research for any of the above topics, since I do them...
Forum: Copywriting 18th May 2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,215
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: Has anyone here taken the courses offered by AWAI?

I started the beginners course, AFTER reading a whole bunch of books and getting my feet wet, and after a background in sales.

Then I proceeded to laugh, and get a refund.

If you really want...
Forum: Copywriting 18th May 2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,015
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: I need articles

Elisabeth, to be honest I've never found one. I thought perhaps Kay could recommend some, as if they *did* exist, they would be a fantastic place for him to start.

But the only places I could...
Forum: Copywriting 17th May 2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,015
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: I need articles

Rezbi - I'd be up for that! I don't have a stick, but I do have a small soapbox... As long as soap boxes would be allowed in the content forum, I'm all for it ;)

And now, lets </hijacking> and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th May 2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,849
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: Web 2.0 is dead here.

Don't knock auto-tweeting - it brings me a fair amount of blog traffic! Then again, when I say auto-tweeting, I'm talking about sending an automated tweet out when I create a new blog post. To my...
Forum: Copywriting 17th May 2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,015
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: I need articles

Amen Kay... Amen.

I don't understand what is so bad about content writing anyway, I've moved into doing it now alongside my copywriting services because I'm good at it, and it's fun. The constant...
Forum: Copywriting 17th May 2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,780
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: I'm a good copywriter, but ... I have no portfolio.

Matt - very valid points! Perhaps I should have said more that while being a programmer with perfect English won't qualify you as a copywriter, the two aren't mutually exclusive either.

And you're...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 7,824
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: For Good Sake..Stop Hiring These F***ing Idiots!

Or the ones buying them... *headdesk*
Forum: Copywriting 15th May 2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,320
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: Darth Vader was Gay

Windchimes ARE gay! They make such a gay sound... And they make me gay when I listen to them!

Unfortunately a Darth Vader headline would turn me off completely since I hate star wars LOL - but...
Forum: Copywriting 15th May 2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: Help with Sales Copy on Main Page

You really need to dress up the page, and increase the font size (its too small and hard to read.) Get your headline more noticable. Put some bullet points in a larger font somewhere "above the fold"...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: WP is driving me crazy - help please!!!!

I could do that for you in 30 minutes - but you don't need me to.

Go to Appearance>>Theme Editor

Page template will have the comments thing on it, style.css will have the header stuff so you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,576
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: What Wordpress theme is Tim Ferris using ?

There are probably 1000+ themes out there that could be mildly modified to look almost identical to that. Looks to me like a basic right sidebar theme with a custom header. Most of the social aspects...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,849
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: Web 2.0 is dead here.

Couldn't have said it better myself - that is so true. Even worse, is that it is mostly selling by people who have no real world sales experience - so it ends up looking like a late night...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: Whats the most you have ever paid for an article and why

Okay, I don't pay for articles (since that is part of my job description!) but I hope I can provide some insight here...

For junk SEO articles, stuff to submit to EZA and other content farms - the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 7,824
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: For Good Sake..Stop Hiring These F***ing Idiots!

First of all... **CHEER** **APPLAUSE**

One plugin - math comment spam protector. Or whatever its called. Its just a basic captcha, and it has let NO spam through - and I used to get hundreds in a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,849
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: Web 2.0 is dead here.

I missed you too, Steven! :) I really should come around here more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,849
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: Web 2.0 is dead here.

Interesting point! That's what I get for typing off the cuff comments while half asleep LOL.

The point I was trying to make, was more that everyone HAS a brain, and they do know how to use it -...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th May 2010, 01:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,849
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: Web 2.0 is dead here.

Thanks for the positive feedback, everyone. I'll be honest, I was hesitant to even post this, as most of my posts usually get flamed and I end up deleting them. But maybe this place is starting to...
Forum: Copywriting 14th May 2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: I need a 50,000 word ebook

Haha Ken - too much coffee tonight? You seem to be on a sarcasm spree ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 852
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: Am I right?

You've got me curious, but I don't watch videos. Too bad though, if it was written content I'd be all over checking it out.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,849
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: Web 2.0 is dead here.

Mary - I agree, about the instant gratification. That is the biggest part of the problem, though. Instant gratification rarely leads to a realistic business model.

Then again, that comes back to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Cherilyn Woodhouse
Re: When I search my Site.

Do another search in the big G for "edit meta tag description" - its the only meta tag I think Google still uses. :)
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