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Forum: Copywriting 5th April 2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,774
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: RIP Sylvie Fortin

Here's a special tribute to Sylvie.

Special Traces In Memory of Sylvie Fortin (http://www.armandmorin.com/special-traces-in-memory-of-sylvie-fortin/)
Forum: Copywriting 15th February 2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,673
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: Tell me if I'm being too "uptight" here ...

I have a handful of long-term clients (and our own businesses) that keep me busy enough. So I don't have much time available for open projects.

If someone specifically wants to hire me and is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 811
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: Any ideas for promoting my forum?

Thanks, Ray.

Here's what I did.

1. Post content. Not articles but forum posts that actually provide tips and ideas. I started my forum out of a personal need to promote my own copywriting...
Forum: Copywriting 16th March 2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By MichelFortin
The Power of The Written Word (Video)

Thought you guys might like this. This cartoon/drawing company asked me for my permission to use my interview with the late, great Gary Halbert. Here was the result (pretty cool, too!).

A Tribute...
Forum: Copywriting 16th March 2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 900
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: Question on Sales Letters With Multiple Order Buttons

It depends on the price point of the product, and the stage of awareness of the market. If the price point is high and the market is less aware and needs a bit of education, then you want to refrain...
Forum: Copywriting 5th May 2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: Ever attended a Michael Fortin seminar?

I don't really consider myself to be top in my industry. Believe me, there are tons better than me. Way better. (Props to all of you for commending me.)

However, I've been online writing copy...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd April 2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: Who Is Mr. Subtle?

vic kally (http://vickally.com/)
Forum: Copywriting 16th July 2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,270
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: The Most Overlooked Copywriting Skill Is...

One of my favorite shows is Billy The Exterminator on the Discovery Channel. It's a reality TV show that follows the antics and jobs of an eccentric yet humane exterminator.

Each time Billy is...
Forum: Copywriting 18th June 2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,684
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: Death of the sales letter

I wrote a white paper over three years ago called "The Death of The Salesletter."

http://www.michelfortin.com/the-death-of-the-salesletter/

Long copy salesletters will always have a place. But...
Forum: Website Design 6th May 2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: Need help with Wordpress!

Ethan, I answered your other post...

It's "WP-GreetBox."

WordPress › WP Greet Box WordPress Plugins (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-greet-box/)
Forum: Programming 6th May 2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: Need help with Wordpress!

Ethan, it's a plugin called "Greet Box" or WP-GreetBox. It's completely styllable (is that a word? LOL!) with CSS, as the whole panel is wrapped in multiple DIV tags. I use it to post completely...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 4th February 2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,355
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: Success Chef by Michel and Sylvie Fortin - Yay or nay?

The current project is well underway, so no, you wouldn't be able to participate (i.e., task and profit share) -- but you can certainly watch. Each class is open to all Success Chef students. And the...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 3rd February 2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,355
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: Success Chef by Michel and Sylvie Fortin - Yay or nay?

Check this out...

From Passive Teaching to Collaborative Training (http://www.successchef.com/announcement/)

... As we radically changed out teaching model. Hope this helps.
Forum: Copywriting 8th September 2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,442
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: Pro Copywriters - How do you set up royalties?

Would these articles on my blog be of any help?

http://www.michelfortin.com/how-i-broke-into-copywriting/
http://www.michelfortin.com/disillusioned-copywriter-demands-the-truth/...
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,170
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: Please critique my squeeze page?

Some ideas...

"Did She Leave You As Fast As You Came?"
"Premature Ejaculation: The Bad, The Ugly, And The Humiliated..."
"How to Stretch Your 2-Minute Lovemaking Sessions Into Hours of Passion."...
Forum: Copywriting 5th August 2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,343
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: Sales page critique

LOL! Sorry, I know I'm off-topic, but this comment made me grin... and blush... at the same time.

Indeed, I'm French-Canadian (un vrai-de-vrai Qu├ębecois). Jack Humphrey's wife is Cajun, so when I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,577
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: Excellent Blog Post By Michael Fortin

Jason, I'm not really sure what you mean.

But if I read you correctly, let me clarify...

When you order something, and before you get to the confirmation page, if the website tries to upsell...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,577
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: Excellent Blog Post By Michael Fortin

Terry, I'm glad you went back and read the post. The contention I have is NOT with upsells. It's with "upsell hell," or "upsell jail." (I prefer the latter, my wife coined the former in her report at...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 679
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: I need more targeted traffic

Sebastian,

That special ran twice. For a limited time. The price did go up after on both occasions -- the first was in 2007 (it was my company's 10th anniversary special).

After a year, I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,577
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: Excellent Blog Post By Michael Fortin

I think the important thing to remember is that when people say things like these "work," it's specious. Because it has no choice BUT to work because of the very nature of the process (i.e., holding...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: The dreaded PROOF...

Thanks, Mike.

I use an acronym as a mnemonic, called "FORCEPS," which means, "Factual, Optical, Reversal, Credential, Evidential, Perceptual, and Social" proof.

These represent the various...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 1st March 2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,355
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: Success Chef by Michael and Sylvie Fortin - Yay or nay?

Yes. (But not those done in joint partnership with others, though.)
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 25th February 2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,355
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: Success Chef by Michael and Sylvie Fortin - Yay or nay?

Thanks, Mike, for the vote of confidence. I'm eager to see your video! The video on MarketersBoard I mentioned earlier (in my previous post) actually dissects the Success Chef One Bite process -- we...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 25th February 2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,355
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: Success Chef by Michael and Sylvie Fortin - Yay or nay?

Thank you for your interest in Success Chef.

Yes, Success Chef is a step-by-step Internet business program that will show you how to start, run, and grow an online business. And right now, we're...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th January 2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: Popup for my Blog

Here's a blog post I wrote about the plugin I used, along with some stats. (Read the comments, as I updated the stats and offer some interesting insights.)

This Little Tool Quadrupled My Signups |...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th November 2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 14,823
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: Hopefully, this doesn't happen to the Warrior Forum... Michel Fortin's Copywriters Board closes

Tim,

Your assessment is wise and accurate.

But it may be incomplete (not your fault) for several reasons.

For one, let me quote myself by restating something I said earlier in this thread,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th November 2008, 09:00 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 14,823
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: Hopefully, this doesn't happen to the Warrior Forum... Michel Fortin's Copywriters Board closes

I don't know the inner workings of AdBlockPlus, but to me, when I hear a software being downloaded "30 million times," I automatically assume it doesn't mean "30 million people." It could include...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th November 2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 14,823
Posted By MichelFortin
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th November 2008, 10:50 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 14,823
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: Hopefully, this doesn't happen to the Warrior Forum... Michel Fortin's Copywriters Board closes

Personally (and I'm speaking for myself only, here), people who use adblocking scripts is not comparable to TiVo or DVR. It's more comparable to hotwiring your cable box to steal cable signals.

...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 14,823
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: Hopefully, this doesn't happen to the Warrior Forum... Michel Fortin's Copywriters Board closes

I've been meaning to say this for a long time.

But for me personally, I believe that when someone uses adblocking scripts, especially on a site that's free and paid for by ads and sponsors (and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2008, 09:29 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 14,823
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: Hopefully, this doesn't happen to the Warrior Forum... Michel Fortin's Copywriters Board closes

Let me be abundantly clear.

1. My decision was not based on just what went on within the forum itself, but also (and primarily) what went on behind the scenes. Stuff you don't know or won't ever...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2008, 05:03 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 14,823
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: Hopefully, this doesn't happen to the Warrior Forum... Michel Fortin's Copywriters Board closes

That would be awesome, Tim. I miss those bar-closing nights we had in London, where we talked shop, music, and cars. ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 14,823
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: Hopefully, this doesn't happen to the Warrior Forum... Michel Fortin's Copywriters Board closes

First of all, thank you to all who emailed me personally and expressed your well-wishes. They mean a lot to me. Even the negative feedback (yes, there were some).

Contrary to what some people lead...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th September 2008, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,016
Posted By MichelFortin
Re: Michel Fortin's blog - Great plugins, but which ones are he using?

I think the plugin you're referring to is WP Comment Remix:

WP Comment Remix : Pressography (http://pressography.com/plugins/wp-comment-remix/)
Forum: Copywriting 10th August 2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,198
Posted By MichelFortin
Thank you. My favorites are Gary Halbert and...

Thank you.

My favorites are Gary Halbert and John Carlton, of course. And also, Gary Bencivenga (http://www.bencivengabullets.com/) and Clayton Makepeace (http://www.makepeacetotalpackage.com/).
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