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Forum: Copywriting 25th October 2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,680
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: What do you think of princesses who swear like sailors?

Well, I'm a parent and don't like the ad so maybe you have something there.

Personally, I'd prefer to have my kids follow pewpewpewmonkey's version of the ad and learn to protect themselves.
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Forum: Copywriting 3rd October 2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: If I was a top copywriter, here's what I'd do...

I'm very new myself and have played with this question a bit.

My thoughts...

Selling a product for yourself (or your own product) has been recommended by many in this forum and I see the wisdom...
Forum: Copywriting 29th September 2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,628
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Brutally Critique My Copy, Please Use Live Bullets

Funny, I just watched that yesterday. Very good video with a lot of great information.
Forum: Copywriting 29th September 2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: What a Copywriter can learn from a Screenwriter

Yeah, and I'm always wondering why the keys aren't left in all the publicly owned vehicles I see around town too. As a tow driver I've got the tools to get in, but I never quite got the hot wiring...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd September 2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Great copywriting products...that never came out.

Thanks Seth.

So basically, at least in the beginning, study the swipes/ads to learn the flow more than to learn specifically what is good.

Study sales and human nature to learn how to make your...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd September 2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Great copywriting products...that never came out.

So how does the new copywriter know what is good and what isn't, apart from what sounds good? Aside from the obvious ones that everyone says to copy (halbert, sugarman, etc. etc.), how do you know...
Forum: Copywriting 15th September 2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: A few tips on selling SOFTWARE ...

Just for clarification, are you referring to a landing page that is generally short and is primarily aimed at getting the email?

The project I'm on doesn't include an email campaign at the moment,...
Forum: Copywriting 15th September 2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: A few tips on selling SOFTWARE ...

I just wanted to ask about the sales letter/page vs the main website option again.

The product I'm writing for has a website with a ton of information on it. The guy is a stand up guy with a...
Forum: Copywriting 13th September 2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,071
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Looking for a mentor

Alberto, don't give up. I completely understand the finances issue myself and decided that I need to commit to at least some up front costs.

Continue looking through this forum as I have and use...
Forum: Copywriting 13th September 2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,059
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: This Is a Great Video On The Shortcuts To Effective Persuasion.

Speaking as a consumer, you have to convince me that what I'm getting "free" matches the value of what I'm paying for. I don't mean they have to be worth the same thing, but it has to make sense...
Forum: Copywriting 13th September 2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Anyone else not seeing signatures here?

I see them on my all my devices. Using a chromebook, HTC M8 and regular old computer now and then.
Forum: Copywriting 12th September 2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: WF Copywriter Directory and Daft Email Offers

About the only thing I get are P3n15 enLarg3ment and V1agra emails...

Aside from lists I've signed up for that is

They tell me it's based on the sites I visit. I've no idea what they are...
Forum: Copywriting 12th September 2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,429
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Dan Kennedy's forward to Seth's book

Thanks Seth, the tools in that video are going to come in handy
Forum: Copywriting 11th September 2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,149
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Student asks me: "What if I don't have a phone?"

I have a feeling as the years go by, this is going to be the norm in thinking.

My kids will talk for days about sleepovers, going to the movies, etc. But ask them the day of for specifics on...
Forum: Copywriting 11th September 2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,429
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Dan Kennedy's forward to Seth's book

I've downloaded Harry Browne's book and will look for Dan Kennedy's as well. Thanks for the recommendations, I definitely want reading material that promotes this mindset.

When I think of a style...
Forum: Mind Warriors 11th September 2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Encouraging kids in business?

Thanks, everyone. I thought this thread was deleted. I had posted it in another section and when it was gone I thought it had been removed.

Thanks to Mr. Bill for bringing it to my attention.
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Forum: Copywriting 9th September 2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: A few tips on selling SOFTWARE ...

What are your thoughts on the choice between a websites main page and a landing page?

The product I'm working on right now, the landing page is the main page with links to several other areas.
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Forum: Copywriting 8th September 2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Good sources for words that influence specific demographics?

Thanks, I'll be spending some time at many of those places looking for more information. I've already found some relevant forums to look into.
Forum: Copywriting 8th September 2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: How to make your computer as easy to use as your telephone.

Thank you, I like that. It'll influence what I do for this.
Forum: Copywriting 8th September 2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Good sources for words that influence specific demographics?

Btw, I'm out of thanks, but thank you everyone. I appreciate the input.
Forum: Copywriting 8th September 2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Good sources for words that influence specific demographics?

Thanks Marcia,

Elderly was definitely not the right word, and for what it's worth, I'd not think about using it in the actual copy. One foot in the grave or on deaths doorstep, maybe, but never...
Forum: Copywriting 8th September 2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,429
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Dan Kennedy's forward to Seth's book

I read this on my phone at work today and thought this was all you were going to say. Had me laughing for a bit.

Thanks for your comments. It makes sense to me and I'll definitely keep this...
Forum: Copywriting 7th September 2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Good sources for words that influence specific demographics?

Thanks Alex, yeah, you are right. Not particularly elderly. I'm in that age group myself, although at the lower end. So is my client.

But from the sounds of it, a good portion of his clients...
Forum: Copywriting 7th September 2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Good sources for words that influence specific demographics?

Thanks for that, it'll come in handy.

What I'm referring to is something that would list words that speak to a specific group of people based on their ages.

Kinda like how you'd use specific...
Forum: Copywriting 7th September 2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By TracyBelshee
Good sources for words that influence specific demographics?

I'm working on a project where the key demographic for the product is the elderly. It's a piece of software that is easy to use compared to the competition, yet gives them the same (and often...
Forum: Copywriting 7th September 2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,429
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Dan Kennedy's forward to Seth's book

Thanks Alex, I have no doubt you are correct.

But it's a lot better, and has a much better potential than I had initially thought.

What interests me, aside from the creativity involved, is the...
Forum: Copywriting 7th September 2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,429
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Dan Kennedy's forward to Seth's book

I had, like I believe most non sales people have, a pretty stereotypical view of salespeople.

Did I think they were all bad? Not at all, but I sure thought most of them were simply trying to...
Forum: Copywriting 6th September 2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,429
Posted By TracyBelshee
Dan Kennedy's forward to Seth's book

I hope this isn't inappropriate to post here and Seth, if you'd rather it not be here I'm happy to delete...

I've started reading The 24 Hour Marketing Miracle by Seth and this part of the forward...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd September 2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Do you create the full package or just the copywriting?

Thanks. I've found a particular product that looks like it's doing pretty well, at least as far as reviews, etc.

They have a lot of great info, the product seems to be very good and I've not run...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd September 2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By TracyBelshee
Forum: Copywriting 3rd September 2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Do you create the full package or just the copywriting?

Bumping in case this was overlooked due to the weekend.

I'm looking at products on clickbank that I think I can help with but it seems most pages have graphics, etc. built in which would...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd September 2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Critique on Job Interview Sales Letter Approach

As someone who's hired a ton of people over the years, this sounds like I'd be hiring someone that's gonna spend more time kissing my ass than working.

Not saying that's you, just how these types...
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By TracyBelshee
Do you create the full package or just the copywriting?

I'm looking at a page I think I can improve on pretty easily, at least as far as the copy is concerned. But what I can't do is the overall package.

When you offer your services, do you all create...
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,600
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: When a Negative Review Makes You Smile Like a Kid in a Jello Pool...

Hell, even the guy that rebutted you doesn't seem to get the situation. A negative review of the book is one thing, but he's clearly had a misunderstanding and is complaining about that rather then...
Forum: Mind Warriors 30th August 2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By TracyBelshee
Encouraging kids in business?

My son (15) expressed interest in making money online the other day and it got me thinking...

Do any of you have or had kids around this age wanting to learn how to make money other than a B&M...
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 939
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: HOW TO Manipulate Warriors (And exploit their addictions) for FUN & BIG PROFITS.

Gotta say, I love your headline.

I've often thought of "selling" a WSO as a lark. Wouldn't it be fun to write out a sales letter explaining in great detail just how little they'd learn from me...
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,600
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: When a Negative Review Makes You Smile Like a Kid in a Jello Pool...

Personally, I had to read his review a couple of times to understand what he was saying.

Maybe a brief apology for his confusion re the way amazon lists the foreward attributes.

Then go in to...
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,091
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: What about selling something that doesn't solve a problem?

Sorry, I missed your reply.

I had similar thoughts. This particular project could be a lot of fun so once I'm a bit further along I'll contact him to see how serious he is about moving forward.
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,015
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: 297 Flabby Words & Phrases That Rob Your Writing of Power

I've been reading this off and on the past couple of days and am left wondering how much this applies to effective copywriting.

Is this something you would use a a guide? Or would you suggest...
Forum: Copywriting 28th August 2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,735
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: The Gary Halbert Letters All-Star Audio Series...

Thanks for posting the recording. I was able to listen to it almost uninterrupted when I got home from work today.

It's pretty cool to hear people like this sound like regular guys. If anything...
Forum: Copywriting 28th August 2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,358
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: copyrwritting: how to start learning

Could be he forgot he was logged into his WSO "product reviewer" throw away account when he posted that defence :P
Forum: Copywriting 27th August 2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,735
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: The Gary Halbert Letters All-Star Audio Series...

I missed this... I was actually on the call when I had to go do a tow for work :smilies_rolleyes:

Will have to catch the recording.
Forum: Copywriting 27th August 2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,219
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Can I make it as a copywriter?

Shhh....I'm tryna make a buck here.
Forum: Copywriting 27th August 2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,776
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: The Lazy Man's Way To Riches worth it?

I think he's referring to the book?
Forum: Copywriting 26th August 2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,452
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: SURVEY: Are most copywriters married.

I've tried to get my wife to read what I'm practicing with and I get the same thing...

No interest whatsoever....Oh well, one day I'll show her.
Forum: Copywriting 26th August 2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,012
Posted By TracyBelshee
Forum: Copywriting 25th August 2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,219
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Can I make it as a copywriter?

If you are making calls and going door to door, the video in this thread may help.
...
Forum: Copywriting 25th August 2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Capitalizing words- When and when not to?

Thanks, I'm going to come back to this a few times and read it again. Makes sense, but I'm going to read it a few more times to make sure I understand it correctly.

So what do you think of the...
Forum: Copywriting 25th August 2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Capitalizing words- When and when not to?

Thank you. I'm not really a fan of all caps any time to be honest. I've used it when writing the letters, but only because I see it's done that way and figure it's for a reason.
Forum: Copywriting 25th August 2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Capitalizing words- When and when not to?

Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. I'm on a chromebook most the time now, but will probably work on the desktop now and then.
Forum: Copywriting 25th August 2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,219
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Can I make it as a copywriter?

I can't give you any advice regarding being a copywriter, but maybe I can give you a point of reference as to whether or not you can make it.

Take a look at the threads I've posted on this section...
Forum: Copywriting 24th August 2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Capitalizing words- When and when not to?

I was thinking the same thing:D
Forum: Copywriting 24th August 2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Capitalizing words- When and when not to?

Ok, so no real firm timing then. Basically whatever you want to emphasize.

Sounds like it's another form of bolding, italicizing and underlining then?
Forum: Copywriting 24th August 2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Capitalizing words- When and when not to?

Gonna have to exercise my right hand shift finger then, lol.
Forum: Copywriting 24th August 2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By TracyBelshee
Re: Capitalizing words- When and when not to?

Ack!! I believe I figured it out. It's generally the header that has each word capitalized.

After writing this I went back to finish the deconstruction link Angie gave me in another thread...
Forum: Copywriting 24th August 2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By TracyBelshee
Capitalizing words- When and when not to?

As I've been reading and copying out various letters I've noticed that often there are whole words and sentences that are either completely capitalized or just the first letter of each.

Is there a...
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