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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd March 2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By Toniy
Re: Is An Idea Enough?

Thanks FreeMeal, glad I'm not alone!

I've been tempted to look into why Analytics ****ed me over, but I'll save that for when I've got time to focus on it.

At the moment Google's still showing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd March 2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By Toniy
Re: Is An Idea Enough?

Hey fellas,

Apologies for the delay, got caught up in what not and such...

Dadelius - That's exactly what I was hoping to hear man, thanks. The more I think about it, the more content I come up...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th March 2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By Toniy
Is An Idea Enough?

Hey there Guys and Girls,

Toniy here, hope the weekend's been a joyful one for everyone :)

I have a question.

Essentially, the idea of a passive income is becoming more and more appealling...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd November 2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By Toniy
Re: NEW TITLE: When Copywriters Write Love Letters...

Ahhhh Louis... it's too bad you aren't a local girl :D

I very much appreciate the kind words though, always nice to know when you're work is appreciated ;) (I've said that twice today now... I...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd October 2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,788
Posted By Toniy
Re: Emails: using name in subject line no longer a good idea? (test results?)

You'd think the happy compromise would be to use an enticing email subject as it serves the same purpose as a headline (start 'em reading, keep 'em reading)...

... And use their name within the...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd October 2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,832
Posted By Toniy
Re: What's your biggest 'copy hate'?

Testimonials are there to back big claims or to reassure the prospect of your credibility.

In essence... it isn't copywriting at all, but a useful tool for the copywriter.

You can also...
Forum: Mind Warriors 21st October 2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,990
Posted By Toniy
Re: Sometimes You Need To TRUST You Are Good Enough...

Duy Nguyen - I am really happy to hear that mate, thanks so much for saying that :) I can't tell you the awesomeness of the feeling that comes with helping someone out like that, you know?

You...
Forum: Copywriting 21st October 2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By Toniy
Re: NEW TITLE: When Copywriters Write Love Letters...

Rob - Thanks for that mate, I've got a much better idea of what's going on now :D

I notice that when my buddy and I are drinking wine and watching a film... I'll take a sip, he'll take a sip...
Forum: Mind Warriors 21st October 2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,990
Posted By Toniy
Re: Sometimes You Need To TRUST You Are Good Enough...

Yeah I love the videos too :D

If you feel you need to work harder, do it...

But if maybe you just need to work smarter... that's the way forward.

When I talk about 'immersing' yourself in...
Forum: Copywriting 18th October 2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By Toniy
Re: NEW TITLE: When Copywriters Write Love Letters...

Marc - Yes... I am totally nuts. I don't even dispute it anymore, I just try to limit the damage I do to others :p

As such no, I didn't send ANY of that :D

Glad you liked it :)

Rob - THAT...
Forum: Mind Warriors 18th October 2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,990
Posted By Toniy
Forum: Copywriting 17th October 2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,949
Posted By Toniy
Re: Psychic Predictions for 2012

Ha.... I liked that :)

But what I'm really starting to pay attention to is Max's thanking habits...

Mal pokes Max with a stick.

Max thanks Mal for the poke.

... like Kevin Bacon:
Forum: Copywriting 17th October 2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By Toniy
Re: NEW TITLE: When Copywriters Write Love Letters...

Hey 'Vida :)

Really glad to hear it... it's what I'm here for after all :p


You know I should definitely do a WSO on how to build your Thanks count by wasting your weekend.... ;)
Forum: Copywriting 16th October 2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,949
Posted By Toniy
Re: Psychic Predictions for 2012

You know for some reason, when I read that through I kept thinking:

http://www.astrocrack.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/ds-russell-grants-astrology.jpg...
Forum: Mind Warriors 16th October 2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,990
Posted By Toniy
Re: Sometimes You Need To TRUST You Are Good Enough...

Interesting concept...

If I've understood you correctly hbhanot, you're saying that nature (the universe?) has already determind what you will and will not receive in your lifetime, is that...
Forum: Mind Warriors 15th October 2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,990
Posted By Toniy
Re: Sometimes You Need To TRUST You Are Good Enough...

Hey, let's not forget who helped start the fire Ken ;)

Thanks buddy
Forum: Copywriting 14th October 2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By Toniy
Re: Need some market insider informations, searching for headline improvement

:) ....... :D

I'm going to sit off to the side on this one... 'disires' definitely the first thing to catch my attention.


However I'm going to try really hard to use 'rapturous receptions' in...
Forum: Copywriting 13th October 2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By Toniy
Re: NEW TITLE: When Copywriters Write Love Letters...

Pheonix... that's all I ever wanted to hear :)

Well it was something to do of a Sunday at least...
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th October 2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,990
Posted By Toniy
Re: Sometimes You Need To TRUST You Are Good Enough...

Title changed again...

Apologies, but I kinda felt the last title was a little too 'sanctimonious'... that's not what I'm all about :p
Forum: Copywriting 11th October 2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,215
Posted By Toniy
Re: My first-ever PAYING copy writing client... I need advice.

I'd say just get the information... send them an email.

The more you know beforehand, the more likely you are to get the job.

If you specialise (which you should) you'll gain more knowledge...
Forum: Copywriting 11th October 2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,822
Posted By Toniy
Re: $10,000.00 by Jan 1, 2012...what I'd do if I was broke

Not to take sides or anything... but I'd write 'If I were broke' because it's the way I speak... But then again I speak quite well.

I take pride in my language, I think it's a good one... hate...
Forum: Copywriting 11th October 2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,215
Posted By Toniy
Re: My first-ever PAYING copy writing client... I need advice.

Plenty of recommendations, don't really fancy deciphering them all and then trying to connect the dots / fill in the blanks... (with respect to those kind enough to respond with some excellent advice...
Forum: Copywriting 9th October 2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,513
Posted By Toniy
Re: Free Copywriting?

:D

I love bottom feeders, I want to see the site :D

Did you get the .info ?

It's important.

You should run a competition like the 30 day challenge... but with a zany twist :D
Forum: Copywriting 9th October 2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By Toniy
Re: NEW TITLE: When Copywriters Write Love Letters...

Even more excellent advice Steve, thanks again...

Looks like I'll have to re-think things a bit though.

Alright so, assuming she doesn't respond to that email, which is starting to look quite...
Forum: Copywriting 9th October 2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By Toniy
Re: NEW TITLE: When Copywriters Write Love Letters...

Ok Eric... ok, so it's kind of like what Steve was saying about being hard to get... don't make yourself too available, too accessible... got it.

So now I've sent her that email, making it quite...
Forum: Copywriting 9th October 2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,513
Posted By Toniy
Re: Free Copywriting?

.... I like you Steve :)
Forum: Copywriting 9th October 2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By Toniy
Re: NEW TITLE: When Copywriters Write Love Letters...

Thanks Steve.

Yes, the British sense of humour is quite unique... not many people seem to get it.

And no it didn't go to plan exactly. I was hoping to gain a girlfriend to love, but I lost...
Forum: Copywriting 9th October 2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,513
Posted By Toniy
Re: Free Copywriting?

HA!

John, you legend :D

You should set up an agency sir, well done.

Listen all laughing and fun aside though horizon... get in touch with that guy. It really does seem like the perfect...
Forum: Copywriting 9th October 2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By Toniy
Re: NEW TITLE: When Copywriters Write Love Letters...

Alright, alright... I'm sorry guys but I've got to disappoint you.

Tried putting together a 'legitimate' love letter last night with the specs I'd laid out above... but it all got a little bit too...
Forum: Copywriting 9th October 2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By Toniy
Re: Not my cup of tea

"I'm calorie conscious so I only drink water... in fact every morning I get up and go to the fridge and consume 1.5 litres of refrigerated water to lower my body temperature and burn more calories in...
Forum: Copywriting 9th October 2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By Toniy
Re: the core copywriting emotion

I don't want to speak for Mark but... I think we're in category 2.

This is serious business...:mad:
Forum: Copywriting 9th October 2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,513
Posted By Toniy
Re: Free Copywriting?

Hello Horizon... or 'horizon', sorry :)

Let's see about what you're asking here (on a sunday of all days... or 'Sunday', sorry :D)...
(note: copywriters generally don't get up on a Sunday :p)
...
Forum: Copywriting 8th October 2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By Toniy
Re: NEW TITLE: When Copywriters Write Love Letters...

Andrew - That letter... It's bold, it's confident, it's refreshingly honest... I like it :) Anyone know the conversion rates?

Ashley - A buy back... why didn't I think of that? Well it was late...
Forum: Copywriting 8th October 2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,100
Posted By Toniy
Re: Which copy is better?

Good man :)

Gotta say as well, Kite... thought you were being kind of an arsehole in the beginning when you just slammed the copy (:p) but you turned out to be giving some really thoughtful...
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By Toniy
Re: The First Time I Truly Realised The Power Of Copywriting...

This time... with notes ;)



HOW DO YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT?
(Attention Grabbing Headline)


To My Angel, (assumptive language)
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By Toniy
Re: The First Time I Truly Realised The Power Of Copywriting...

OK... I've done it. I've finally done it.

I know I said I'd just be a minute, and it's been more like three hours... but here it is.

The Copywriter's Love Letter... Inspired by EricMN...
...
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By Toniy
Re: The First Time I Truly Realised The Power Of Copywriting...

Studio - You know man, I'm really starting to enjoy what you've got'ta say :D Smart move... I think I tried that once and said 'look... you can stand here for the next 20 minutes telling me what I...
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By Toniy
Re: The First Time I Truly Realised The Power Of Copywriting...

You've just inspired me... give me a minute... ;)
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By Toniy
Re: The First Time I Truly Realised The Power Of Copywriting...

Nice... did you consider yourself a 'copywriter' back then or did it just fall into place?

There doesn't seem to be any kind of focus on this method of marketing anymore... I have to wonder just...
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,100
Posted By Toniy
Re: Which copy is better?

So EasilyDoable had a conversion rate of 3.5%

And MyBalloonBiz had a conversion rate of 3.4%

There are some circles that would say this kind of conversion rate for untargetd traffic was pretty...
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By Toniy
Re: the core copywriting emotion

Jesus... I think they call that 'hive mind'.
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By Toniy
Re: the core copywriting emotion

Oh good... I thought for a moment there you were talking about when someone gets so excited they wet themselves :D

The core emotion you're talking about can usually be found by simply asking...
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By Toniy
Re: The First Time I Truly Realised The Power Of Copywriting...

Way to go Alex :)

There's something really special about getting a good response from something YOU'VE created yourself... unbeatable in many regards.

Cheers :)



Edit: 'Alex's' post seems...
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By Toniy
Re: the core copywriting emotion

Fear... Doubt... a healthy mixture of those probably.

Suppress them and keep on going, forgetting about the £20k of debt hanging over you because you decided to 'make it'.

But I'm an...
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By Toniy
NEW TITLE: When Copywriters Write Love Letters...

(Formerly this post was titled: The First Time I Truly Realised The Power Of Copywriting... adjustments made after post #4, #6 and obviously #10 and #11...)

The First Time I Truly Realised The...
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,100
Posted By Toniy
Re: Which copy is better?

What's the conversion rate Samir?

Conversion rate is the be all and end all in measuring copy effectiveness after all :)

If it's 8 sales for 15 people, the copy as it stands is excellent :)
...
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By Toniy
Re: A question of 'Proving' yourself and the payoff...

Jesus Christ... well done Arfa :)

Congratulations, seriously.

ahhhhh........................ I'm jealous and awe-struck at the same time.

I think we need to set up an outsourcing contract...
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,347
Posted By Toniy
Re: The "Big Leagues" of Copywriting

I've never written copy by hand and honestly I don't plan to.

If I'm looking at something in order to absorb it, I open a notepad file and tap out the important points... what it says, why it's...
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By Toniy
Re: Not my cup of tea

"Not my can of Relentless..."

If I ever hear that phrase I'm going to find the nearest tea bag and choke someone with it... jesus I can see it happening already...

But yeah man, 'not my cup of...
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By Toniy
Re: Go, Go, Go! You're Saving Jobs!

Huh..... I really want to help but I'm in the UK...

And as much as I like you guys, those ******* fedex taxes and import duty charge fees... I bought something for £300 and it cost me the same to...
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,100
Posted By Toniy
Re: Which copy is better?

That's not bad advice if I do say so myself :)

Having the chance to look inside the product itself, with thanks to Samir... the system is actually incredible! :D

Honestly (and Samir won't mind...
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By Toniy
Re: My site isnt converting

I have to agree with Mark (oh look... again :rolleyes:)

However I think our cross-atlantic cousins have flea markets and garage sales as their equivalent... thrift stores...

I watch too much...
Forum: Copywriting 5th October 2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,753
Posted By Toniy
Re: The Cigarette Break...

A POWER NAP... there's an idea.

My only trouble with that is my body clock isn't for **** at the moment.

I spent 2 months in a 9am to 5pm sleep cycle and it was the worst...

Now after only 2...
Forum: Copywriting 5th October 2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,447
Posted By Toniy
Re: Video Copywriting So Bad it's Good

... what the ****.

Have to say though... it's a legitimate way of communicating :D

"If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull****"


... I like to jump between the two...
Forum: Copywriting 5th October 2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,447
Posted By Toniy
Re: Video Copywriting So Bad it's Good

Dude that nearly made me spit MY coffee out... I love when that happens :D
Forum: Copywriting 5th October 2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,753
Posted By Toniy
Re: The Cigarette Break...

I love smoke breaks... I know I started by saying I was looking for something else but I sincerely enjoy them now!

I've made peace with it, and I think it was Alex and Mark's fault.

Alex said...
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