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Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd February 2016, 04:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,086
Posted By DougBarger
Re: Movies recommended for viewing?

1000 Times More Brutal will warm your heart.
Forum: Copywriting 21st February 2016, 11:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,586
Posted By DougBarger
Re: "Reason why" in copywriting

^ Yes, in that case their reason why is their "I want it" and to them it's a good reason.

Alex makes a good point too. The reason why isn't limited to only logical justifications. You don't want...
Forum: Copywriting 20th February 2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,586
Posted By DougBarger
Re: "Reason why" in copywriting

That's it Marcia.

I remember reading Influence The Psychology of Persuasion several years ago.

It really is a good thing to remember.

Not long ago, I bought a pair of Versace sunglasses...
Forum: Copywriting 20th February 2016, 02:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,586
Posted By DougBarger
Re: "Reason why" in copywriting

Great question Marcia. I had come to post John E. Kennedy as the answer to remind you when I saw the thread and I think it's a great idea to refresh our memories with the principles of the old time...
Forum: Copywriting 26th December 2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,808
Posted By DougBarger
Re: Read some books. Want to learn more.

Mosd's Assigment (Due 11:59pm CST Dec 29, 2015)

This is a self-directed course so you are free to complete each question at your own pace,
however the Dec 29 due date is a hard deadline and your...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd April 2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By DougBarger
Re: Trademark question for a slightly altered word

International House of Prayer is the name of a church where IHOP could be considered the acronym.

Or was that more of a rhetorical question for illustrative purposes, Steve?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd April 2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By DougBarger
Re: Conor McGregor vs Jose Aldo.

Man it's going to be a fight.

I'm looking forward to it.

I've got some inside information on two very high profile fighters who
may or may not have really positively passed a test recently no...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd April 2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,177
Posted By DougBarger
Re: Hey Hey Hey!

Brian, when I just read your post and read your username, I remembered the sales letter you wrote for the War Room so many years ago. I really enjoyed that one.
Forum: Mind Warriors 31st March 2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,317
Posted By DougBarger
Re: How you beat laziness?

In my personal experience, there really is kind of a "secret" to this in the sense that it can be hard to figure out until you do it yourself and see that it works and why it works.

You have to...
Forum: Mind Warriors 18th February 2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By DougBarger
Re: I need motivation please

Hello Victor, I have the solution for you.

It is unique and positions you above your competitors while providing more value to your visitors.

It builds your list at no cost, makes your landing...
Forum: Copywriting 15th February 2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,259
Posted By DougBarger
Re: I Can NOT Explain This...

This may seem too simple and common sense to mention, but it's worth a look.

The NSFW Deck was the real offer and the perfect sweet spot.

The other rewards raised funds, yes, but were, for all...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd February 2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,009
Posted By DougBarger
Re: I am having increasingly weird dreams :(

Brilliant interpretation Sal. Thanks for that.

I had indeed come to the proverbial fork in the road.

Yes, the dream ended right there.

And you know, the dark wasn't just dark, it was dark...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st February 2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,009
Posted By DougBarger
Re: I am having increasingly weird dreams :(

So checking in with a recent crazy dream.

I was on a motorcycle driving fast through one of those baseball parks that are made for league play.

There were about three fields altogether and I...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 28th January 2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,009
Posted By DougBarger
Re: I am having increasingly weird dreams :(

I had a dream whoever deleted the cipher I posted was in a tragic automobile accident. I tried everything to save him, but apparently he persisted in continuing to drive in the direction that only...
Forum: Copywriting 8th April 2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,692
Posted By DougBarger
Re: What's wrong with me? (this is a serious request for feedback)

In the "Money and Power" interview with Bryan Kumar, Allen Says may or may not reveal "intense anger" as his key motivation for his early successes.

I used to work for a guy who was very...
Forum: Copywriting 15th December 2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,338
Posted By DougBarger
Re: A *ucking Nude Copywriter! - Male Positioning

I'm not surprised. Many copywriters mistake the old adage of "Hide Your Willy" as literal advice, instead of its intended meaning of not discussing price before you have established the value of...
Forum: Copywriting 15th December 2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,378
Posted By DougBarger
Forum: Copywriting 9th December 2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,419
Posted By DougBarger
Re: Couple Quick Questions For Copywriters

Many YouTube videos aren't direct response sales presentations.

If Google was trying to sell you an infoproduct at the end of a youtube video consisting of a script written for the purpose of...
Forum: Copywriting 8th December 2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,419
Posted By DougBarger
Re: Couple Quick Questions For Copywriters

Okay, here goes:


#1. For some reason, borderless videos have been outpulling videos with borders in split tests.

It may be just the "novelty" of them being presented that way the last few...
Forum: Copywriting 8th December 2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,874
Posted By DougBarger
Re: How do I get my hands on controls

Controls are the version of your sales letter that outperformed every previous version in response (sales).

For example, when a company hires me to beat the control, they are paying me to write an...
Forum: Copywriting 7th December 2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 749
Posted By DougBarger
Re: Brain Food To Stay Alert

I agree Ewen. It's all too easy to neglect our greatest assets and allies.

While we're on the subject, we should stay good and hydrated too.


And here's some more food for a healthy diet high...
Forum: Copywriting 7th December 2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By DougBarger
Re: Closing bell

Juice by that
Forum: Copywriting 6th December 2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 944
Posted By DougBarger
Re: Which five words would you choose?

One thing I like about Alex's contribution and a few others, is the five words would be enough for a transaction to take place if they were the only words allowed. Granted, they may not convert many...
Forum: Copywriting 5th December 2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 944
Posted By DougBarger
Re: Which five words would you choose?

Risk-Free
Guaranteed
You
Order
Now
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th December 2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 768
Posted By DougBarger
Re: For all you guys that go to the gym on a regular basis.

You weren't the guy that threw the dumbbells into the gym mirrorwall on youtube and cussed out the gym manager were you? lol
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th December 2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 768
Posted By DougBarger
Re: For all you guys that go to the gym on a regular basis.

One full scoop of Hemorage pre-workout supplement and you'll have no trouble staying in the zone. :-)

I have jumped on the iphone for consulting in between sets and really got onto a roll. haha.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th December 2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By DougBarger
Re: BEST Results In Ad swap Content For Internet Marketers

Steve, my best performing ad copy for use in ad swaps over the years has been written in the voice of the swap partner to quickly bond with the prospect, personally identify as having at one time...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd December 2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,510
Posted By DougBarger
Re: The real "secrect" to 50%+ email open rates (and copywriting skill has little to do with it!)

See, the thing is, marketing creates perception and perception frames reality. Even the "from" line is perceived through the filter created by marketing.

The reason you look at the from line and...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd December 2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,101
Posted By DougBarger
Re: Here's Why You Can't Sell Your Stupid E-Book.

This is a good point. Format is not a limiter, it's a facilitator of your message to your market.

There was a poll here in the warrior forum here a few years ago where warriors' favorite choice of...
Forum: Copywriting 1st December 2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,378
Posted By DougBarger
Re: Top 10 list of overused words for 2012

Thought Leader, Tribe Leader, Niche Celebrity, Trusted Go-to Source of Reliable Expert Information, Trusted Advisor, No one else, Authority, Guru, But enough about me, etc.



"So easy a kid...
Forum: Copywriting 30th November 2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 746
Posted By DougBarger
Forum: Copywriting 30th November 2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By DougBarger
Re: My Do-It-Yourself Secrect Copywriting System [Secret Rules]

Some people watch the Jerry Springer show to feel better about themselves.
Forum: Copywriting 30th November 2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,378
Posted By DougBarger
Re: Top 10 list of overused words for 2012

Haha Ken. I hadn't seen "begs the question" used in sales copy before.

Any examples you can point to? (Would be a "pity" if not 'cause it would be funny to see it used).

"Sidenote:" I actually...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th November 2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By DougBarger
Re: Solo Ads. Places to buy?

You want to contact "The Solo Ad Coach" fellow warrior, Igor Kheifets.

Here's the link to his profile here:

View Profile: igorhelpsyousucceed...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th November 2012, 03:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,741
Posted By DougBarger
Re: Why I Hate Squeeze Pages

If your squeeze page is converting that low, you've done something wrong.
Forum: Copywriting 28th November 2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By DougBarger
Re: The idea that hit me like a big...two ton..heavy thing...

Yes Seth. It works. I've done it a few times and always had good response to it.

Of course, it was actually more a swipe from my own copy and just explaining why certain tested elements worked,...
Forum: Copywriting 28th November 2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,510
Posted By DougBarger
Re: The real "secrect" to 50%+ email open rates (and copywriting skill has little to do with it!)

Another secret is if you hold their freshly purchased download hostage until they "register" their purchase with their name and email so they can get product updates and support...

it most usually...
Forum: Copywriting 28th November 2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By DougBarger
Re: Do you have your own unique writing style?

Yes. I have an unique writing style. All my own.
Forum: Copywriting 28th November 2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,378
Posted By DougBarger
Re: Top 10 list of overused words for 2012

Almost forgot to add Ninja to the list. Thanks Seth!
Forum: Copywriting 27th November 2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By DougBarger
Re: Snappy copy from a door to door salesman

I know the argument of "he needed to make sure he demonstrated enough value in the pitch before asking for the order" is one many subscribe to and is completely true in the sales process online and...
Forum: Copywriting 27th November 2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,378
Posted By DougBarger
Re: Top 10 list of overused words for 2012

I think game changer was used pretty heavily last year too.

Also, let's add "stupid simple" and "drop dead easy" to the list.

@Ewen, yeah I know what you mean with the, "Trust me." or "Believe...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th November 2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By DougBarger
Re: "I have Knitted a Shawl with YOUR name on it"...

@Daniel -- Yes, I know what you mean. Same thing happened to me. Next thing I knew, the "I have knitted a shawl with YOUR name on it" had been born.

@Dee -- You have always been most conscientious...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th November 2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By DougBarger
Re: "I have Knitted a Shawl with YOUR name on it"...

@David -- Yes, very breathable material for the summer down under

@Sal -- Yes, makes a lovely chilly autumn campfire companion best when worn drinking hot chocolate unless of course you don't like...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 25th November 2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By DougBarger
Forum: Off Topic Forum 25th November 2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 738
Posted By DougBarger
Re: When humor bites back...

"Ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?"
Forum: Copywriting 20th November 2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 37,818
Posted By DougBarger
Forum: Copywriting 20th November 2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,304
Posted By DougBarger
Re: How I Made Money In Copywriting By Listening To Country Music And How You Can Too

Brilliant observation Sam.

"If you don't mind me sayin' buddy, I can tell you're out of aces.

So for this one time only, for the low, low price of just one sip of whisky, you can discover the...
Forum: Copywriting 18th April 2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,501
Posted By DougBarger
Re: How to lose a sale in 3 seconds

Sabina,

Please don't feel guilty about the few women 15-45 who died due to the lack of
funding for research that would have saved their lives.

Just because you didn't contribute your part,...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd March 2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,863
Posted By DougBarger
Arrow Re: Your Squeeze Page Comments Are Invited

Thanks Ronak, but shhh! The use of advertising steroids/testosterone could be banned in some organizations and get the gold medal taken away in the olympics.



I can't speak for the rest of the...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd March 2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,863
Posted By DougBarger
Re: Your Squeeze Page Comments Are Invited

It is improving.

In my opinion, the pre-head is still too long and reaches too far to the right.

See if you can test shortening it more. Or at least break the text up in half
and put the...
Forum: Copywriting 21st March 2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,863
Posted By DougBarger
Re: Your Squeeze Page Comments Are Invited

Hello Ronak,

Just a couple of quick edit suggestions for you to test...

I believe the word "Being" in your headline should be removed.

It's there twice currently and shouldn't be there at...
Forum: Copywriting 9th March 2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,091
Posted By DougBarger
Re: What Do You Think Of This As A Headline?

Do you REALLY want your market's attention?

In your headline, tell them they put the gun to your head and demanded your secret system that drives on-demand traffic and built your $500,000...
Forum: Copywriting 27th February 2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,760
Posted By DougBarger
Re: 8 Things That P*** Me Off About Copywriters

That's true! Finally someone who gets it.

You're right. No lie. Clearly communicate the intention to grow every part of your business with higher sales conversions, add value, cut costs and...
Forum: Copywriting 6th February 2012, 02:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,760
Posted By DougBarger
Re: 8 Things That P*** Me Off About Copywriters

Exactly. "a" killer copywriter.

But the same doesn't apply to The Killer Copywriter. :p


And following the same logic, if you're drowning in the ocean and someone throws you a lifeline,...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd February 2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,394
Posted By DougBarger
Re: dont read if easily offended Selling WSOs is Like Selling Candybars With A Sprinkle Of Crack On

Yeah Jason,

Don't take what he said personally bro. A couple of years ago a respected warrior created a thread asking for warrior recommendations of copywriters who provided
kick-ass results.
...
Forum: Copywriting 1st February 2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By DougBarger
Re: Anyone Have Any Pre-Sell Tips?

Here are more insightful tips on pre-selling by Colin:

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Pre-Selling | Colin Theriot (http://colintheriot.com/5-things-you-didnt-know-about-pre-selling/)
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