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Forum: Copywriting 28th October 2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: Free Replay) Top 10 Places to Find Copywriting Clients (and 3 to Avoid Like the Plague)...

The times they are a changin' (Bob Dylan, 1964)

Just as true today as it was back then.

Discussion boards still have their place, but social media is where the action's at these days.

Sit...
Forum: Copywriting 16th August 2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 328
Posted By Copydog
Do You Have a Copywriting USP?

Fellow Warriors

To stand out in the copywriting crowd
we should have a USP.

I'm working on mine.

Would love to read yours – please post
it in this thread.
Forum: Copywriting 27th June 2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Raydal
Re: How do you know which formula to use?

Very good question.

There is a basic level to all of those formulas. The one you choose
would depend on a number of factors:

1.How aware/ informed is your market about your product.
2. Are...
Forum: Copywriting 19th April 2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,001
Posted By Copydog
Re: Where Have All the "Gurus" Gone?

Agreed, Michel's The Copywriters' Board
was the place to be. :)
Forum: Copywriting 19th April 2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,001
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: Where Have All the "Gurus" Gone?

This copywriting forum was never a place the gurus consistently hung out at.

In the "good old days" the place to be was Michel Fortin's forum.

Alex
Forum: Copywriting 14th April 2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: Please please review this short piece!

You're going after the low-hanging fruit... that's your decision. And frankly, there's where I prefer to pick too.

But by denying there's other fruit to be picked does a disservice to those who...
Forum: Copywriting 26th August 2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,932
Posted By Raydal
Re: How did you start in Copywriting?

My first shot at selling was as a door to door salesman of religious
and health books. I did this for a college scholarship and had to
read a book on salesmanship. That was back in 1992.

My...
Forum: Copywriting 16th August 2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,770
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: I wonder....

They have. Michel Fortin, web copywriter extraordinaire, started his copywriting career the exact way Rick suggests.

Here's another method to consider...

Alex Mandossian targeted a certain...
Forum: Copywriting 15th August 2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,770
Posted By RickDuris
Re: Worried that my first direct mail was a flop...help?

That's a pretty insightful post, Tjark.

Live seminars as a marketing strategy have actually been around for decades.

Given your post though, I'll share another secret to the strategy. One that...
Forum: Copywriting 15th August 2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,499
Posted By kencalhn
Re: With the rise of mobile, are long sales letters still in?

best copywriting post of the year, I actually lol'd...thanks :)


My copy's sold millions this last 15+ years (thx to Fortin, Carlton, Makepeace & Kennedy for all they've taught me).

My answer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th June 2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,568
Posted By Randall Magwood
Re: Do skilled Copywriters really make good money?

Absolutely. You should research the following copywriters, and learn from them... instead of shelling out $5 on a crappy fiverr "internet marketing" copywriter who can't write a simple sales letter...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd June 2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Re: "Create your own product" -- what does that mean?

This may help you get started. No Product? Start With Bypass Surgery - Michel Fortin (http://michelfortin.com/no-product-start-with-bypass-surgery/)
Forum: Copywriting 16th June 2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,075
Posted By GlenH
Has anyone tested this...

HI Guys,

We all know there a VSL’s and long form sale letters.

Depending on your opinions and approach, we would normally use a VSL or a long from sales letter to sell a product or...
Forum: Copywriting 5th May 2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,847
Posted By Tony M
Re: Short Copy (260 words long) Worked Better?

Thanks Brian!

I rewrote the letter after listening to a Gary Halbert interview with Michael Fortin.

He said: "Get off your lazy ass and start finding these things out" lol

I also modeled the...
Forum: Copywriting 21st April 2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,774
Posted By Lance K
Re: RIP Sylvie Fortin

Michel, I've been off WF for a while & just saw this today. My condolences to you and your family. You two made an amazing team. Your passion for your work and for each other was truly incredible....
Forum: Copywriting 6th April 2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,024
Posted By MikeHumphreys
Re: Best Way to Approach ClickBank Clients?

I wouldn't approach them at all. If you don't have a strong portfolio or track record, you have little or no leverage to close a deal with them. Then there's the issue of whether they can/will pay...
Forum: Copywriting 5th April 2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,774
Posted By Oziboomer
Re: RIP Sylvie Fortin

For everyone...

on such a special day...as every day we live is....

be sure to take this challenge everyday...

Enjoy the Moment

Love Unconditionally
Forum: Copywriting 3rd April 2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,024
Posted By Microniche
Re: Best Way to Approach ClickBank Clients?

I wasn't offended by the term. It's just I'm not planning to shoot out emails with my begging bowl out. It's a value proposition (and I'd ask for a healthy fee mainly on the back-end).

Has anyone...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd April 2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,774
Posted By joe golfer
Re: RIP Sylvie Fortin

Here is an interview Michel did which gives you more background.

Bust a Move - Michel's Story - YouTube
Forum: Copywriting 23rd March 2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,774
Posted By The Niche Man
Re: RIP Sylvie Fortin

She was the true Warrior. Condolences to Mr. Fortin. Peace and Blessing to you Always.
Forum: Copywriting 21st March 2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,774
Posted By kencalhn
Re: RIP Sylvie Fortin

Sylvie was an inspiration -- she and Michel have been an outstanding team, and it's a true loss to hear of her passing. Craig's thoughts are heartfelt; thanks for sharing them. Their teamwork...
Forum: Copywriting 17th March 2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,774
Posted By AffiliateBeast
Re: RIP Sylvie Fortin

I just read the article "I died today" and it was so touching. It is really difficult to find a person with whom you can go through the whole journey and it is sad when that someone leaves you alone....
Forum: Copywriting 17th March 2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,774
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: RIP Sylvie Fortin

Michel and Sylvie's love was like no other. Truly amazing.

Sylvie is with God now... experiencing His glorious presence apart from the confines of her body.

Michel, may God's peace and love...
Forum: Copywriting 17th March 2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,774
Posted By Raydal
Re: RIP Sylvie Fortin

I've only met Michel and Sylvie once in person about 10 years ago
at a seminar in Atlanta, but it's as if they are family. From the old
copywriters' board/forum and his blog and FB post, they have...
Forum: Copywriting 17th March 2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,774
Re: RIP Sylvie Fortin

Two of the nicest people in the business.

And it is so sad that one has gone.

Michel, my heartfelt condolences.


Steve
Forum: Copywriting 17th March 2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,774
Posted By gjabiz
Re: RIP Sylvie Fortin

He shared his love story with us from their beginning, and throughout the years; the trials, triumphs and times they shared were the best of Michael's wordsmithing. She was not only his muse, but an...
Forum: Copywriting 17th March 2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,774
Posted By shawnlebrun
Re: RIP Sylvie Fortin

My heart breaks for Michel....

I've known of him since 2001 when I started and
got SO much value from him and his critiques.

When he met Sylvie... you could just tell the happiness he felt,...
Forum: Copywriting 17th March 2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,774
Posted By Oziboomer
Re: RIP Sylvie Fortin

Vale Sylvie Fortin
Forum: Copywriting 17th March 2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,774
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Re: RIP Sylvie Fortin

I'm deeply saddened to learn about Sylvie's death... what a tough, inspiring woman.

The way Michel and Sylvie loved, lived and worked with each other is a model we can all learn from.

My mom...
Forum: Copywriting 17th March 2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,774
Posted By joe golfer
RIP Sylvie Fortin

A note of sympathy and condolence for Michel Fortin. His wife Sylvie passed away after a long battle with breast cancer.

I Died Today - Michel Fortin (http://michelfortin.com/died-today/)

I...
Forum: Copywriting 11th February 2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,673
Posted By marciayudkin
Re: Tell me if I'm being too "uptight" here ...

Ray,

Here is the wording on this issue from Michel Fortin's website:

Maybe that will be helpful to you!

Marcia Yudkin
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th December 2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,189
Posted By ishboo
Re: 700,000 leads Email list

Any legit list broker will sell you sample mailing to test the waters. They're using scarcity BS if that is not the case. And if it is, then I have to say...

"They saw you coming."

Test two...
Forum: Copywriting 19th September 2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,139
Posted By Raydal
Re: Do you use psychology when pricing your copywriting services?

Then you may find this great article by Michel Fortin (http://michelfortin.com/lowball-puts-you-behind-the-eight-ball/) helpful.

-Ray Edwards
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 828
Posted By Raydal
Why I think it is harder to sell online today.

I’ve been involved in online selling since around 1996. I use to
sell on the old free AOL advertising boards. Anyone remember
those? Where your ad got scrolled off as new ones were
posted?
...
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,619
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: [Copy Translation] Things a Translator Needs to Know !

Here's what I would do...

1. Michel Fortin writes copy in both English and French (or at least he used to). I'd contact his agency.

2. Join the Facebook Group "Cult Of Copy Job Board" and...
Forum: Copywriting 20th August 2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By colmodwyer
Re: Too Many Testimonials?

Ever see Michel Fortin's "PROOF!" promo for John Reese's Traffic Secrets? It's 199 pages and about 90% of it is testimonials...

If I recall, Traffic Secrets was the first IM launch to do $1m in a...
Forum: Copywriting 18th May 2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,502
Posted By joe golfer
Re: What copywriting podcasts and YouTube channels do you listen/subscribe to?

Try Wesley Murph. Just interviewed Joe Sugarman, Carline Anglade-Cole, David Deutsch, more.
Podcast - Wesley Murph The Marketing Maniac (http://wesleymurph.com/blog/wm-podcast/)

Also check out...
Forum: Warrior Forum News 14th April 2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 79,089
Posted By admin
Warrior Forum joins the Freelancer.com Family

Hi everyone,

I started Warrior Forum back in 1997 with the goal of creating a community of like minded internet marketers to share ideas, learn from each other and build their online empires. In...
Forum: Copywriting 24th February 2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 449
Posted By shawnlebrun
Oldie but goodie post from 2 of the best online copywriters...

Just came across this post on Michel Fortin's blog... it was written by Dean Jackson and gives a few really good tidbits of info for copywriters.

I remember reading this post years ago, and found...
Forum: Suggestion Forum 24th January 2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,409
Posted By thriftgirl62
Re: Newbie Forum?

Newbie Forums attract the wrong kind of helpful "knowledge" that can end up make good people into skeptics and that benefits nobody. I know I've said this before, but I'll say it again. This should...
Forum: Copywriting 6th January 2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Re: Trust Your Instincts and Get More Projects Done?

Hey Stephen,

Good to see you posting here.

I agree that you have to learn to trust your instincts and not talk yourself out of a great pitch with self-doubt.

I think there's one more...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd January 2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By Stephen Dean
Trust Your Instincts and Get More Projects Done?

The other day I was re-reading a Michel Fortin article about getting more done faster.

He mentions one of my favorite productivity tips, Parkinson's Law, that says "Work either expands or...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd December 2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 67,407
Posted By joe golfer
1000th Post: Resources for New Copywriters

updated 07/06/16

Here are some links for new copywriters. For now I have these areas:

--What is Copywriting?
--How to Get Started
--How to Find Free/Low Cost Copywriting Education Resources...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th December 2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 811
Posted By Raydal
Re: Any ideas for promoting my forum?

Not to discourage you, but I find that about the
toughest thing to do online is is start and run a
successful forum. Just to get the momentum
going is tough and to beat out the competition
is...
Forum: Copywriting 30th November 2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,367
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Re: Applied Copywriting Principles to my "Day Gig;" May have scared some people

Yeah, Michel's always been the drummer - even if he doesn't know it or agree.

:)
Forum: Copywriting 30th November 2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,367
Posted By MikeHumphreys
Re: Applied Copywriting Principles to my "Day Gig;" May have scared some people

Maybe you can get Michel Fortin to play drums then? :)

Drum Karaoke - Michel Fortin - Love Gun Cover - YouTube

Let me know when the tours starts and I'll be there. :)
Forum: Copywriting 26th September 2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,794
Posted By daream
Re: Who's your biggest copywriting influence?

Just happen to take a look..too many great copywriters!
I just wonder who have mentioned the most.
I hope below summary really help you save more time reading above posts and have a quick view of...
Forum: Articles 26th September 2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 395
Posted By Randall Magwood
Arrow How You Can Have Success With Google Adsense

The people who are making alot of money with Google Adsense either host spam blogs, have their own content-rich website, or have a large list of subscribers that they are mailing to each and...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd September 2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,794
Posted By zapseo
Re: Who's your biggest copywriting influence?

BIGGEST influence?
Yikes, that's a tall order.
I think, if you have found your "voice" in copy -- it comes from a variety of influences, not just one.
For instance, I am sure going thru Tony...
Forum: Copywriting 10th September 2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,794
Posted By Steve Hill
Re: Who's your biggest copywriting influence?

Eugene Schwartz, Gary Halbert, Claude Hopkins, John Caples, David Ogilvy, Clayton Makepeace, Dan Kennedy, Gary Bencivenga, John Carlton, Michel Fortin, John Forde, Michael Masterton, Robert Collier -...
Forum: Copywriting 29th August 2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By Andrew Gould
Re: how long till I am expert?

I think Michel Fortin's first language is French.
Forum: Copywriting 21st August 2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,865
Re: The Long Sales Letter Is Dead

Recent blog post? There's no date on the thing.

But if we put his blog-post link into the Internet Archive Wayback Machine (I can't paste the link here because of my post count)...

... we can...
Forum: Copywriting 21st August 2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,865
Post The Long Sales Letter Is Dead

The Long Sales Letter Is Dead

Yes, another one of these threads. But I felt compelled to make one because I feel the previous incarnations of the "long sales letter is dead" thread all suck and...
Forum: Copywriting 26th July 2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By joe golfer
Ideas Come From Everywhere

In one of his recent e-mails Michel Fortin mentioned his website SuccessChef.com is moving to a new platform for delivery of their video education--it's called udemy.com:

Online Courses from the...
Forum: Copywriting 16th May 2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,756
Posted By joe golfer
Re: How to Find More Clients

Here is some more good stuff:

How to Hook (More) Copywriting Prospects | Michel Fortin on Copywriting, Marketing, Business, and Life (http://michelfortin.com/hook-copywriting-prospects/)
Forum: Copywriting 24th March 2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,056
Posted By Lee M
Re: Help Naming A Writing Service

Read Michel Fortin's FREE e-book, The 10 Commandments of Power Positioning. You'll find it very helpful. The 10 Commandments of Power Positioning | Michel Fortin on Copywriting, Marketing,...
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