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Forum: Copywriting 6th August 2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 942
Posted By Gail_Curran
Re: My First Copywriting Attempt!

This is my impression as a content buyer.

Everything up to "Here is what you get from me..." is like white noise. It's unnecessary and it detracts from your message.

Raise your prices.
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Forum: Copywriting 6th August 2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 942
Posted By JustSomeWarrior
Re: My First Copywriting Attempt!

Hey bro! Keep up the good work.

First thing: Never say "I" in your sales copy. It is all about the prospect. Tell a story that they can get into and follow along with.

Second thing: Each...
Forum: Copywriting 6th August 2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 942
Posted By LeahRae
Re: My First Copywriting Attempt!

You asked --> My Mea Culpa's in advance.


Why, Why, Why???

Ok - Maybe - Just maybe I am jumping to conclusions... hoping...

Your website text is 100% lame. Run on pages SCREAM "I am...
Forum: Copywriting 5th August 2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 942
Posted By DanteRomero
Re: My First Copywriting Attempt!

To answer your question about the length:

Your copy should be long enough to do the full selling job for your product. There is no limit on length. But try to say what you must in as few words as...
Forum: Copywriting 5th August 2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 942
Posted By Hans Klein
Re: My First Copywriting Attempt!

Hi John...

Far more important than what the copy says... is how you're positioning yourself.

Give yourself a pay raise... and don't call yourself another "Article writer."

Look around in the...
Forum: Copywriting 5th August 2011, 04:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 942
Posted By celestrist
Re: My First Copywriting Attempt!

I am a newbie as well, so maybe we can learn together.
Anyway here are what I thought:

1. Talking too much about the "features" of your writing; not enough "benefits" for the potential buyer.
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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th July 2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Paid for Coaching...How Do I Handle This?

John,

These kinds of posts are usually difficult for me to give a complete answer. Why? Because I've been on both sides (in more than one niche). We're also not getting the coach's side of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,890
Posted By Henry White
Re: Advice Request: Article Writing Course

If you want to learn how to write, then write - that's pretty damned obvious, isn't it?

What most people miss is that you get tremendous leverage while you're learning to write if you'll spend a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,596
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Product not selling? Here's why:

I thoroughly agree on this, but I think it's also simple dumbassitude. You look at reality, and you see someone who goes out and says "I am a fat pig. I need to get in shape."

They go see a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,890
Posted By Henry White
Re: Advice Request: Article Writing Course

Dragon and similar software only speed up the process of getting something on "paper" - they don't improve your writing/speaking. ;)

They're great for productivity, but have no impact on the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,890
Posted By CDarklock
Re: Advice Request: Article Writing Course

A bit of both. I stockpile... that particular image is snipped out of a comic from XKCD.com (http://xkcd.com/), where I also got this little gem...

http://darklock.com/images/evilgoogle.png

...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,890
Posted By WebPen
Re: Advice Request: Article Writing Course

Dude I gotta ask- do you go out and find these random images? Or are you a master with drawing in Paint?

As far as writing goes....

Taking a course may be helpful, but I kinda think its...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,890
Posted By Rose Anderson
Re: Advice Request: Article Writing Course

One of the best uses of wikipedia is to go to the end of an article under references. You can sometimes follow those links to usable information.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,890
Posted By JohnMcCabe
Re: Advice Request: Article Writing Course

Scott gave you a good starting point.

Another good source is the periodicals that professionals read. For the health fields, that might include Lancet or the Journal of the AMA (JAMA). Each...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,596
Posted By Istvan Horvath
Re: Product not selling? Here's why:

I am always perplexed by threads like this... I have been working in many different fields, have read and written about many things, used to be a teacher etc.

Never ever, except this IM - more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,890
Posted By Scott Kennedy
Re: Advice Request: Article Writing Course

Google Scholar will show you the abstracts to academic articles. These often state what they were researching, the tests involved and the results of those tests. They are especially useful when...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,890
Posted By JohnMcCabe
Re: Advice Request: Article Writing Course

If you have a straight, just-the-facts-ma'am style and want to go further, go down to your local library and do some study on storytelling and writing humor. Not because you want to write novels or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2011, 02:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,890
Posted By Paul Barrs
Re: Advice Request: Article Writing Course

Please please - PLEASE don't spend any money on this, it's not necessary at all. Save your cash for stuff that you can't learn for free.

Here's a direct link to my afternoon workshop on Article...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2011, 02:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,890
Posted By joseph despariak
Re: Advice Request: Article Writing Course

Hi Apex,

From your post, I ascertain your intent on learning better article writing techniques is to increase the value of your article to prospective buyers interested in marketing their products...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,890
Posted By sanssecret
Re: Advice Request: Article Writing Course

Go check this out.
http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-special-offers-forum/378699-add-kick-your-content-check-out-reviews-0-warrior-special-offer.html#post3860254
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,890
Posted By Scott Kennedy
Re: Advice Request: Article Writing Course

I'm currently in the middle of writing a little guide on how to structure different types of articles, how to research them and how to evoke emotion so that readers will click those links and buy....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th July 2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,890
Posted By GameVoid
Re: Advice Request: Article Writing Course

You don't need a course. You already have the basic mechanics of writing down pat, so that's good.

Now just go pick up a cheap book on copywriting like "Cashvertising" that explains the basics of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th July 2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 946
Posted By Matt Poc
Re: New to Internet Marketing - Advice Needed!

1) There's no the best way, there are just "good enough" ways. Read below for more info. Also, follow just one person and stop reading forums.

2) Don't buy a product that promises millions without...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th July 2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,430
Posted By marston007
Let strangers write your content!

For new people looking to get some traffic quickly and have them write unique content on your site, and get it to go viral-here's what I did that worked.

Get a blog.

Turn your posts into the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By notrichyet
How to Survive As a Content Provider

I've gotten several emails of late from people asking how *I* would handle certain situations that have come up in the course of writing content for others. Let me just preface this advice by saying...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By Ralf Skirr
Re: As an Article Writer, How Do I Provide High-Quality Content?

The question that comes to mind is: what is progressively better content?

Since most articles on the web are super short they don't cover anything in depth.

1) To write better content you'd...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th May 2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,374
Posted By JamieSEO
Re: How do writers make a living?

Hey Terry

I am a writer myself and also help train others.

I have to say - I am a good writer... not a great writer, but where I and the people I train excel is in combining that skill with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th May 2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,374
Posted By LaLaLives
Re: How do writers make a living?

If you're going to continue researching and writing articles, use two monitors. One for research, the other for writing. Also, set a desktop timer and limit your research time to 5, 10 or 15 minutes....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th April 2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 15,279
Posted By TryBPO
Re: Scaling the micro niche sites...

Interesting...

So I just got off the phone with my business partner who just finished lunch after meeting with the Google AdSense rep and here are a few highlights from that meeting.

- We were...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd February 2009, 06:22 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 188,423
Posted By Maximillion_Z
Top Copywriting Books... Ever

UPDATE: I've looked through the 4 pages of replies to this thread, extracted the books mentioned, and listed them below.

I know I've missed some, so please reply to the thread or pm me, and I'll...
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