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Forum: Copywriting 20th May 2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,104
Posted By RickDuris
Re: prospective copywriter - please help

It’s perfect and you just don’t realize it yet.

I can imagine you someday writing for yourself, promoting a health supplement of some sort saying...

"Hi, I'm Mike, the Paramedic. No, I'm not...
Forum: Copywriting 19th May 2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,104
Posted By joe golfer
Re: prospective copywriter - please help

http://www.warriorforum.com/copywriting/1014557-can-you-guys-help-me-make-life-decision.html

http://www.warriorforum.com/copywriting/716316-switching-journalism-copywriting.html
...
Forum: Copywriting 14th April 2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,814
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 6th March 2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,095
Posted By angiecolee
1,000th post: my best advice to aspiring copywriters

So you want to be a copywriter, eh?

Cover your private parts, ladies and gents. This is a rough field to play. But sticking with it can be rewarding in the most unimaginable ways.

I'd love to...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd February 2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,939
Posted By ewenmack
Re: How to find a good copywriter

Not true.

They can't do it if there is no existing demand for
the product or service.

Top copywriters, unlike the less experienced,
won't take on a project if they believe there is
little or...
Forum: Copywriting 12th December 2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,990
Posted By now4dw
Re: To the best copywriters on the forum

@ MRMagMark What a great reply! As a writer of 40+ years experience, I admire your willingness to help this person get his feet on the ground.
Forum: Copywriting 12th December 2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,990
Posted By Tihal
Re: To the best copywriters on the forum

Awesome. Awesome, awesome, awesome. Thank you all, this is really good info.

MRMagMark, your post clearly took time to write and contains a lot of specific, actionable items and links. I plan to...
Forum: Copywriting 11th December 2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,990
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Re: To the best copywriters on the forum

You're too bold. You need to start small. Who do you think you are coming on here and asking our help to get a $50k gig straight off the bat? Not gonna happen. You gotta pay your dues. "Tell him he's...
Forum: Copywriting 11th December 2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,990
Posted By angiecolee
Re: To the best copywriters on the forum

Cam, I wasn't disagreeing with you to be contrarian. I was disagreeing with you to bring up a valid point. So many people often tell newbs the only way to get a foot hold is to start for free, build...
Forum: Copywriting 11th December 2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,990
Posted By angiecolee
Re: To the best copywriters on the forum

I disagree with you pretty hardcore.There are a few industries where it's kind of expected that if you're new you're just going to work for free until you're magically educated enough to start being...
Forum: Copywriting 11th December 2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,990
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Re: To the best copywriters on the forum

Just when I'd mostly given up hope for this subforum...

MRMagMark drops in with one of the best posts I've read here.

Where ya been hiding, man?

Tihal, you say:
Forum: Copywriting 28th July 2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,525
Posted By splitTest
Re: "Titans of Direct Response" Event - Great Sales Letter?

Roy,

As jjosephs said, Lindsay is the resident troll. I'm surprised she hasn't been banned yet.

I'd like to expand a little on what I thought of the letter, and (since you asked) I would enjoy...
Forum: Copywriting 28th July 2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,525
Posted By royfurr
Re: "Titans of Direct Response" Event - Great Sales Letter?

Hey guys. I'm spying on you. It's Roy, the dude who wrote the letter for Brian (which I wasn't announcing until Brian started shouting it from the rooftops and telling me to tell everybody).

(I...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd July 2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,525
Posted By sethczerepak
Re: "Titans of Direct Response" Event - Great Sales Letter?

I know from first hand experience in the corporate world that a stellar lineup isn't enough. My first copywriting and coaching gig was at (what was once) the world's largest business seminar company....
Forum: Copywriting 22nd July 2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,525
Posted By RickDuris
Re: "Titans of Direct Response" Event - Great Sales Letter?

Fair enough.

And I mean that sincerely. In every marketing endeavor, multiple factors always determine its outcome. The fact in this case the seminar's speaker roster is so lopsided with some of...
Forum: Copywriting 24th July 2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,586
Posted By shecopywrites
Re: For newer copywriters, a few bits of advice for getting paying clients.

This is true. Whenever I call businesses in my city and introduce myself as a copywriter, they don't have a clue what I'm talking about. I've learned to say, "I'm calling from a marketing company."
Forum: Copywriting 24th July 2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,586
Posted By gjabiz
For newer copywriters, a few bits of advice for getting paying clients.

It is free advice, so, take it or leave it.

My personal favorite handle or moniker for what I did when I was working was...

Creative Marketing Professional or, when calling on small businesses...
Forum: Copywriting 10th July 2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,170
Posted By Pusateri
Re: Doesn't this client sound like a peach?

Believing you can have both high quality and great service at a low price is diagnostic of Delusional Disorder according to the DSM-5.
Forum: Copywriting 8th July 2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,170
Posted By ThomasOMalley
Re: Doesn't this client sound like a peach?

Sign me up...sign me up..LOLOL

You are exactly correct...they would be one of the worst clients ever.

If you take them on as a client, you should be practicing, "Would you like fries with...
Forum: Copywriting 8th July 2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,170
Posted By Ben Rudge
Re: Doesn't this client sound like a peach?

Awesome! Some people just don't get it, do they? I've seen similar postings and it cracks me up everytime!
Forum: Copywriting 13th June 2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,047
Posted By Pusateri
New Scientific Evidence Supports Copying Sales Letters by Hand

I posted this in another thread, but I think the information deserves a wider airing.

Back in December a study was published in the journal Human Brain Mapping titled: Neural Correlates of...
Forum: Copywriting 11th June 2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,655
Posted By Raydal
Re: Do Top Ad Agencies Really Create The Best Ads?

Direct Marketers will always be at loggerhead with brand
advertisers because the latter is not measurable, so no
accountability as to what works and what doesn't.

Brand advertisers can get away...
Forum: Copywriting 11th June 2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,569
Posted By Raydal
Re: Copywriting for around $200?

I read the post as well and had a similar experience.

Sine I was I mentioned by name for being a hypocrite for
having some time in the past offered low fees I'd like to
address that concern.
...
Forum: Copywriting 6th June 2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,757
Posted By gjabiz
Sure Marc, the reason I don't write copy anymore is...

A few years ago I started conversations with Harvey Brody, a superb marketer and copywriter and perhaps the guy who started the long/long copy with his 64 page booklet for his course.

Most of you...
Forum: Copywriting 6th June 2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,484
Posted By Mark Andrews
Re: Start earning what you're worth

What other copywriters charge and where is completely up to them personally Thomas.

It has nothing whatsoever to do with any other copywriter.

Personally, I wouldn't dream of going up to...
Forum: Copywriting 5th June 2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,757
Posted By Marc Rodill
Re: The ONE thing, perhaps the ONLY thing which virtually guarantees your success in Copywriting.

If you write copy yourself at all, you wouldn't be wrong to print out this post and superglue it to your refrigerator. Just saying.

Wait, you caught me...

Marc

PS.

Gordon, could you...
Forum: Copywriting 5th June 2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,757
Posted By gjabiz
The ONE thing, perhaps the ONLY thing which virtually guarantees your success in Copywriting.

I'm old school.

And I haven't found ANYTHING by anyone which is more succinct than Sir Gary Halbert's take on things.

The ONLY thing Halbert wanted was a STARVING CROWD, if there is a hungry...
Forum: Copywriting 30th May 2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By Mark Pescetti
Re: My BOLDing theory. What's your opinion?

Bolding helps people hone in upon the emotion you either want them to feel...

...or is a driver to get them there.
Forum: Copywriting 30th May 2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,740
Posted By The One Eyed Man
Re: Getting Started In Copywriting...When You Have Nothing To Start With...

Exactly!

I'm a young copywriter and this is how I got my first few clients. After that I went looking for Clickbank weaklings. Find a product that: (1) you're a solid prospect for; and (2) that...
Forum: Copywriting 28th May 2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,904
Posted By Ken Hoffman
Re: Looking for feedback on AWAI's Bootcamp

Be careful! They try to lure you in with a few success stories of people who landed clients there. But look at the numbers. If 500 people attend...how many of those are copywriters? And how many are...
Forum: Copywriting 26th May 2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,904
Posted By Jay White
Re: Looking for feedback on AWAI's Bootcamp

First of all, let me preface this by saying that I have a product with AWAI and I'm one of their annual speakers at their Web Writing Intensive. So take what you will from this.

To me, the...
Forum: Copywriting 26th May 2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,904
Posted By colmodwyer
Re: Looking for feedback on AWAI's Bootcamp

I've been three times. Each time we've had a booth at the job fair too. There's plenty of opportunity to get hired, if you can write copy...

Colm
Forum: Copywriting 10th May 2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,018
Posted By Andrew Gould
Re: A Gary Halbert Tip

Hey Prashant,

Have a look here:

For Copywriters | Ryan McGrath (http://theryanmcgrath.com/for-copywriters/)
Forum: Copywriting 3rd January 2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,528
Posted By joe golfer
Re: CW Forum regulars who've gone AWOL...

Actually, blistering critiques have been part of the copywriting process for decades. For example, in Gary Bencivenga's interview with Carlton Makepeace he details the heavy gauntlet they put writers...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd September 2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,257
Posted By EricMN
Re: How to write a good sales conversion letter

Hey magicmoola,

You want to write copy that converts quickly? Hire a copywriter.

Do you want to learn yourself? Buckle yourself in and be willing to invest time, money and resources for a long...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd September 2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,312
Posted By Don Schenk
Re: Eugene Schwartz Rare Ad Collection For the Price of a Deluxe Pizza!

OMG there is a lot of stuff in here! I have about half of it downloaded - mp3 and transcripts.

Great find - thank you.

:-Don


Edit: It is around 500 megs of stuff! I listened to Eugene...
Forum: Copywriting 1st September 2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,312
Posted By JasonParker
Re: Eugene Schwartz Rare Ad Collection For the Price of a Deluxe Pizza!

Nice find... I think I bought that package at $197

Worth every penny at that price to me
Forum: Copywriting 26th August 2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,739
Posted By gjabiz
FREE advice. FREE advice. Step right up, get it while it's hot.

FREE advice for newer copywriters.

FREE. Take it for what it’s worth.

Newer copywriter, I want to tell you what I am CERTAIN about.

What I believe is carved in stone when it comes to...
Forum: Copywriting 1st July 2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 710
Posted By jasonthewebmaster
Re: Need Help: How to get local mailing lists

Hey,

This is an easy one.

Google your County, property appraiser.

More and more of them are letting you search records online and download them.

PM me if you need some help.
Cheers,
Forum: Copywriting 30th June 2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,644
Posted By travlinguy
Re: Examples Of A Big Idea

Underdog finds your product and wins...
Even dopey people can do this...
Secret, secret, I've got the secret you need...
Start with little or nothing and build an empire...
Don't get scammed...
Forum: Copywriting 30th June 2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,644
Posted By MissLizzie
Re: Examples Of A Big Idea

Personally, I love the "big idea" behind Dan Brock's Deadbeat Super Affiliate - the sales letter is all about Dan being able to make a full-time income in his own home, wearing just his boxers and a...
Forum: Copywriting 30th June 2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,644
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: Examples Of A Big Idea

Think of the big idea as being the theme of a sales letter. Essentially, it's the reason the prospect buys.

So any successful sales letter will have a big idea.

Sometimes the big idea is so...
Forum: Copywriting 28th June 2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,494
Posted By ewenmack
This gets to the real reason why people buy...not the one you think

Wouldn't it be great if we got to the real reason why somebody takes action and buys?

Not the ones we come up with

Not what the product creator comes up with

Not the ones the buyers...
Forum: Copywriting 17th June 2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,857
Posted By max5ty
Re: Looking For Halbert's "Secrets of the Water Ad"

Is this what you're looking for?


The Gary Halbert Letter (http://www.thegaryhalbertletter.com/Newsletters/2005/11-21-05.htm)
Forum: Copywriting 17th June 2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By Drez
Re: Rate My Squeeze Page

Are people really searching for liver cleanses?

Or are they searching to remedy a situation (ailment) where a liver cleanse is the solution?

Just make sure you're squeeze page creates enough...
Forum: Copywriting 15th June 2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 807
Posted By Warrior X
Re: Winning Through Intimidation

Another constant theme..."I was a homeless derelict before I learned this"

Not that it doesn't sell.. Just sayin'
_________
Jeremy
Forum: Copywriting 15th June 2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By AdwordsMogul
Re: Marketing Sherpa: In-house expertise challenges to LPO

I have to agree with Michael.

As marketers we often make a big mistake. We often wrongly believe that what people "should" want is what they will value.

Most of the marketing magazines...
Forum: Copywriting 15th June 2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,088
Posted By Danielle Lynn
Re: "New" Copy vs. "Old" Copy -- Is There A Winner?

My thoughts on her page:

While it came across as crude and overly arrogant to me at first, I have to concede that I'm sure she is hitting a niche market with that copy of hers.

I frankly...
Forum: Copywriting 14th June 2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By MichaelHiles
Re: Marketing Sherpa: In-house expertise challenges to LPO

In the B2B world, I can tell you that copywriting is extremely undervalued, and tossed off to some marketing intern without any regard for the science underneath.

That's because B2B folks are...
Forum: Copywriting 14th June 2011, 02:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,298
Posted By KennethYu
Lightbulb Re: How many types of bullet points are there?

Clayton Makepeace has an awesome bullet point lesson which is the best I seen. I attached it since it's no longer online. :) It revolutionize the way I did my bullets and that's why I crush it with...
Forum: Copywriting 13th June 2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,084
Posted By Mark Andrews
A Brilliant Idea

http://www.warriorforum.com/offline-marketing-discussions/392237-how-i-used-groupon-make-9k-weeks-work-small-business-consultant.html
Forum: Copywriting 13th June 2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,421
Posted By ewenmack
Re: Deadly Silence On Video Sales Letters...What's Up!

I'd venture to say Fabienne has an audience that is already well established and quite affluent, so the price tag is very reasonable to them.

Maybe she could of done a better job at...
Forum: Copywriting 11th June 2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,104
Posted By RickDuris
Interesting WSJ Article on Importance of Copywriting By Head of Droga5 Ad Agency

David Droga, Ad-Agency Chairman, on Memorable Copy | Word Craft - WSJ.com (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304432304576371463122019244.html)

David Droga is chairman of Droga5. ...
Forum: Copywriting 9th June 2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By KarimPPC
Re: Rent a list or create my own?

building a list takes a very long time, (and money), if you have a fantastic product you might as well approach a list owner with a sweet affiliate deal to plug your product to their list.
Forum: Copywriting 8th June 2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By Drez
Arrow Re: Rent a list or create my own?

Give Google squared a try: Google Squared (http://www.google.com/squared/)

Enter the type of business and the location (be specific for best results)

For examples: Plumber south hampton, NY...
Forum: Copywriting 7th June 2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By RickDuris
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