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Forum: Copywriting 10th May 2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,506
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Tip Why your post has been deleted...

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE WF CW SUBSECTION REGULARS

To whom it may concern:

I do not know why your post has been deleted.

I do not care enough about why your post has been deleted to research...
Forum: Copywriting 1st May 2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,241
Posted By Mr. Subtle
Re: What do you think of Ted Nicholas?

Nicholas always piked pithness, especially at the beginning of a sales letter. This lesson is lost on new online copywriters. I can't remember the last time I've read an online sales letter that...
Forum: Copywriting 28th February 2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,754
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Sick Sales Video

"You must be a teacher...because you've got a lot of class"

You think this guy can sell or what?



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAo-DmzdvK0...
Forum: Copywriting 8th February 2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,235
Posted By Mr. Subtle
Re: Looking to have powerful Sales video made.

One of my favorite kinetic typography VIDs:

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.
Forum: Copywriting 29th January 2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,499
Posted By ewenmack
Re: Making $3,000 In 30 Days From Copywriting…

I'm bringing this back to life because of all the PM's I've had
thanking me for the idea of resurrecting lost clients.

I have in front of me a campaign result for a chiropractor.

OBJECTIVE:...
Forum: Copywriting 27th January 2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,171
Posted By Ross Bowring
Naked Episode #1 The One About The "Ticked Off" WSO

Trying to keep up with my 2012 resolution to give back a little more in these parts.

I don't know anything about this WSO launch other than a friend passed it along to me because it looked...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd January 2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,524
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Re: CW Forum regulars who've gone AWOL...

Is it true?

Has a marching army of know-nothing knuckleheads invaded our tree fort?

Lord knows I understand how you feel.

Sometimes the posts here make you want to reach through the computer...
Forum: Copywriting 21st December 2011, 03:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,174
Posted By Pusateri
Re: What would YOU do?

Cut to the FedElf on the other side of the fence, who catches the package and places it safely at the doorstep.
Forum: Copywriting 17th December 2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,625
Posted By max5ty
If You Read Nothing Else, Read This...

Today I thought I'd give a few quick tips on "super charging" your sales pieces.

I'll get to the title of my post in a minute...and remind you of an old technique that works everytime.
...
Forum: Copywriting 27th November 2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 817
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Re: Looking For Experienced Copywriter

"English as a first language" huh. That rules me out. I speak native Orstrayan.

What sort of dosh are we talking here? You do know that some of the crew here work for $15k+ and/or a percentage of...
Forum: Copywriting 12th November 2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,014
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Are you suffering from Epistolophobia? Help is at hand.

Know what most people's biggest fear is?

It's not fear of heights...or enclosed spaces...or spiders...or snakes...or something like that.

It's Glossophobia - the fear of public speaking.
...
Forum: Copywriting 11th November 2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,510
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: How Good Are You?

You're kidding, right?

Reveal in a public forum what's working so it can be swiped. I don't think so.

Alex
Forum: Copywriting 21st October 2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,721
Posted By Mark Andrews
Re: What do you think of this style of copywriting for the golf market?

And then of course the famous one legged golfer ad which many here will be familiar with...

OHP Direct - Golf Instructional - Golf School - Golf Training - Golf Teachers - Golf Tips - Lower Scores...
Forum: Copywriting 13th October 2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: Where to find an example of a good contract?

You're wrong Derek.

Having a signed contract can do a lot of good. If the client doesn't pay, hand the matter off to a collection attorney in the city where the client lives. They're happy to...
Forum: Copywriting 11th October 2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: Direct Mail Piece headline

According to Lawrence Bernstein, the piece is still mailing, but the headline has changed...

Info Marketing Blog | Direct Response Marketing | Copywriting...
Forum: Copywriting 11th October 2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By Alex Cohen
Direct Mail Piece headline

I've been getting mostly bookalogs and slim jims lately but got a magalog in the mail the other day.

I like the headline and sub head -

MEDICAL BOMBSHELL:
Pioneer in natural medicine rips...
Forum: Copywriting 8th October 2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,800
Posted By max5ty
$10,000.00 by Jan 1, 2012...what I'd do if I was broke

Here's a simple plan to make some quick cash.

If I was flat broke, with only a computer, here's what I'd do.

Sell booklets.

Here's a step by step guide.

If you do this, you can make some...
Forum: Copywriting 6th October 2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By arfasaira
A question of 'Proving' yourself and the payoff...

I've seen a lot of banter on this forum about whether or not copywriters should create work for potential clients on spec.

And while I agree that you should probably avoid badly paid jobs with...
Forum: Copywriting 6th October 2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,549
Posted By Matt James
Re: Video Sales Letters - Player Control Hiding And Other Blunders

This is just amazing to me. You'd be surprised what people are happy to subject themselves too when it comes to feeding that greed gland.

I used to work in shopping TV/Infomercials for a few...
Forum: Copywriting 6th October 2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,549
Posted By max5ty
Re: Video Sales Letters - Player Control Hiding And Other Blunders

I was amused at your scenario of the customer/salesman -- there's no good salesman that's gonna follow that script.

If more of you would learn sales...you wouldn't write boring crap sales letters...
Forum: Copywriting 6th October 2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,549
Posted By davemiz
Re: Video Sales Letters - Player Control Hiding And Other Blunders

yeah, it just depends... you gotta test.... autoplay in all my tests has won over getting the user to click.

remember your opinion, while important to you, doesn't mean jack.... what matters is...
Forum: Copywriting 5th October 2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,549
Posted By ewenmack
Re: Video Sales Letters - Player Control Hiding And Other Blunders

This test result has just come in today from
Tom Venuto of Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle - clickbank product name
BURNTHEFAT - website Fat Loss Diet | Fat Burning Foods | Burn the Fat Feed the...
Forum: Copywriting 5th October 2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,549
Posted By ewenmack
Re: Video Sales Letters - Player Control Hiding And Other Blunders

And to add more to the mix, the validity of the testing data...

as told by Clayton Makepeace

Best,
Ewen

Joe Polish Clayton Makepeace Rich Schefren - YouTube
Forum: Copywriting 5th October 2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,549
Posted By Daniel Scott
Re: Video Sales Letters - Player Control Hiding And Other Blunders

Tested it on several different projects - most in the IM space, but some other stuff too.

It was just an A/B split test - one video autoplayed, one did not.

Everything else was the same.
...
Forum: Copywriting 5th October 2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,549
Posted By Doceye
Re: Video Sales Letters - Player Control Hiding And Other Blunders

Nice info, Sanjay.

Daniel, really? I respect you old man, but autoplaying videos or music seems to uniformly irritate the living crap out of everyone I/we've ever tested it on.

The best analogy...
Forum: Copywriting 5th October 2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,549
Posted By Daniel Scott
Re: Video Sales Letters - Player Control Hiding And Other Blunders

Every test I've done (or my clients have done) have shown that autoplaying videos significantly improves conversions.

-Daniel
Forum: Copywriting 5th October 2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,440
Posted By Mark Andrews
Re: Video Copywriting So Bad it's Good

What with you chirping away Adam and my use of English the rest of the copywriters here must wonder sometimes what on earth has hit them.

And they thought I was making it up as I went along.
...
Forum: Copywriting 5th October 2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,440
Posted By Toniy
Re: Video Copywriting So Bad it's Good

You did that on purpose, right? :)

Alright so...

First I wanted to punch his computer face for talking to me in that tone and pitch and grate of voice....

Then I thought 'mate this is...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd October 2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,433
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: A writer’s job is to tell the truth.

That's an odd thing for him to say considering he's been giving his opinion all these years on 60 Minutes. Opinion is not necessarily truth.



If you really believe this, you're in denial.
...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd October 2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,433
Posted By Mark Pescetti
A writer’s job is to tell the truth.

“A writer’s job is to tell the truth.” – Andy Rooney from his last 60 Minutes “last words.”

I’ve been watching (and sporadically interacting) with this forum for about a year now.

I was...
Forum: Copywriting 17th September 2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,677
Posted By John_S
Re: Video Sales Letters Are Wrong..

Just look in your swipe file. Oh. Wait. Forgot where I was for a second...

Pair Up Wash Bag (https://pairupwashbag.com/)


Hey ....that's not what the guru video sales letters look like! Just...
Forum: Copywriting 5th September 2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,826
Posted By Mark Andrews
Re: What's your biggest 'copy hate'?

Potential copywriting clients who drive me mental. I just want to strangle them. An over the top emotion I know. But they drive me up the wall.

No offense but silly little marketers with their...
Forum: Copywriting 4th September 2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By Mark Andrews
Plug Your Lugs...

...if you don't like bad language.

How to turn a customer complaint into a great piece of advertising sales copy...

Don't Talk - Angry Voicemail (Uncensored) - YouTube

What do you think is...
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2011, 04:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By ewenmack
Would you believe, a website dedicated to direct mail control beaters

Buried in the dark shadows of the inter net,
comes a place where ad men and women of the direct response family
gather...

and be in awe of, like a child gazes at a starry night,
seeing what...
Forum: Copywriting 29th August 2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,745
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: Where Exactly Did You Get Your First Copywriting Job?

This is what worked for me:

1. Create your own product or service.
2. Write the copy for it.
3. Market the product yourself.
4. Tweak until your conversion rate is respectable.
5. Based on...
Forum: Copywriting 10th August 2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,543
Posted By jcmanheimer
Re: Direct mail controls galore from a guy you probably never heard of

Hey, thanks for blasting me around the world! I guess I'm not off the radar anymore. :)

Now I have to spend all evening sending everyone my free pdfs -- one at a time!

Seriously, I appreciate...
Forum: Copywriting 9th August 2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,543
Posted By ewenmack
Direct mail controls galore from a guy you probably never heard of

The paper and ink world is still very much alive.

Here's a living master of direct mail who flies under the radar it seems here.

Yep even controls at Rodale.

Oodles of his work and even lays...
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