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Forum: Copywriting 29th October 2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,467
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: Does1 Product 1 Sales Page Rule Still Apply?

What is an info map? Is it like an infographic? Can you point
me to an example please?
Forum: Copywriting 26th October 2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: Why do tag lines attract people?

You're getting "wannabees" because your message is targeting
that audience. There's not one part in your page that says hey,
you're already getting it done but you can do better. Even worse,
as...
Forum: Copywriting 24th October 2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,679
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: What do you think of princesses who swear like sailors?

I think it misses the underlying premise of the polarization
of people who care or don't about cursing. The people who
put importance on "proper" language have a visceral
response to cursing. ...
Forum: Copywriting 24th October 2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,940
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: A little bribe for your critique, fair enough?

I don't know if you're still looking for feedback but here's
my take.

There's a problem with believability. You make claims
without any support. Overall I am left with more questions
than...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd October 2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,162
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: Headline Critique...

Maybe it's just me but 'covert squeeze page' sets my
BS meter ringing like Big Ben.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd October 2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: Anyone else having copy/paste issues?

OK. It appears to be an issue with Chrome on Mac, maybe just my Chrome on my Mac :P
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd October 2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Anyone else having copy/paste issues?

I don't seem to be able to copy or paste in the thread input
box. Anyone else having issues? Is there a way to notify
administrators about issues like this?
Forum: Copywriting 22nd October 2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,947
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: Sales Letters to copy

Here is a list of the ads plus some bonus ads. You should be able to use the zoom button from within your browser to make them readable (I can). You can also download them and use the zoom feature of...
Forum: Copywriting 11th October 2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,115
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Forum: Copywriting 9th October 2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,032
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: What Words Do You Hate Seeing in Copy?

Trying to be clever but end up saying something idiotic
"The new Chrysler 200 -- America's Import"
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,247
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: Even "Article Syndication" Is Dead!

This discussion is as useful as discussing whether an
apple is an orange and is a result of the proliferation
of the ambiguous use of language.

Success and failure is being argued based on two...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: FB Ads Coaching

This guy has a lot of really good, detailed, info for free:
Facebook Ads FAQ: A Complete Free Guide to Ads on Facebook! - JerryBanfield.com (http://jerrybanfield.com/facebook-ads-faq/)
Forum: Copywriting 3rd October 2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
What do you do when you fail?

I was reading the E. Schwartz lecture referenced in another
thread and came across, "A very good copywriter is going
to fail. If the guy doesn't fail he's no good".

So to experienced...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd October 2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: I love Copywriting because I love lying

I'm always amused when a group of people applaud
enthusiastically after having the very essence of their
work shredded by a weed whacker.
Forum: Copywriting 30th September 2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: My Second Attempt at Sales Copy [Open for Critique]

Do you think your prospects can't use Google? This book is
on Amazon for around 7 bucks. Why would I pay $20.
Forum: Copywriting 30th September 2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,311
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: [Critique needed] Kindle cover

LMAO, It looks like he's tugging a stiffy.
Forum: Copywriting 27th September 2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,278
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: What did Gary Halbert say about direct mail?

Gary Halbert said mail dumping is a rampant problem. He
references it several times in his newsletter, saying it happens
two places, at the mailing house and at the post office. If I
remember...
Forum: Copywriting 26th September 2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: Does this work?

Would you say the letters Halbert "requires" in his 30 day
challenge are proven?



This should be KEYED ads that constantly run. Without
the key they very well could be losers run by those who...
Forum: Copywriting 26th September 2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,288
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: On the trail to becoming a high paid in-demand copywriter...

Do you think this signals a broader shift in copy writing?
Should we now study the classics not just for a solid
foundation in the fundamental principles, but also for
tone and structure?

I ask...
Forum: Copywriting 26th September 2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,288
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: On the trail to becoming a high paid in-demand copywriter...

I am not clear what you mean by this. Are you saying
AWAI leaves their students out to dry? Is it AWAI, the
people on this board, or Vin Montello that are "these
guys" you don't get?
Forum: Copywriting 20th September 2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,406
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: how can we make this cool

Here's a couple I dug out of your text. The first is a shocker and
I imagine risky.

"How to be cool and get ahead -- even if you're a dork"

"How to build confidence and boost relationships --...
Forum: Copywriting 15th September 2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,313
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: If you had 30 days to learn copywriting...

Here's a link to the letters put in order:
The Gary Halbert Letter - Organized and In Order (LINKS) (http://www.trafficplusconversion.com/1345/gary-halbert-letter/)
Forum: Copywriting 13th September 2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Do you use the term copywritier when advertising?

Do most small/medium businesses know what a copywriter does?
Or are there better terms. I'm thinking along the terms:

"ad-man"
Marketing Consultant
Advertising Consultant
Media Conversion...
Forum: Copywriting 12th September 2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,313
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: If you had 30 days to learn copywriting...

The AWAI copywriting course might be what you're looking for

Acquire the Skills You Need to Make a Living as a Writer (http://www.awaionline.com/improve-your-writing-skills/)

Out of curiosity,...
Forum: Copywriting 10th September 2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,185
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: Starting Copy With A Question

One of the most successful letters in history starts with a
question: "Do you make these mistakes in English?"

so I think your underlying assumption is proved false.

The truth is you have to...
Forum: Copywriting 8th September 2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 465
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Any "insiders" research sources?

"An ad-writer, to have a chance at success, must gain full information on his subject. The library of an ad agency should have books on every line that calls for research. A painstaking advertising...
Forum: Copywriting 8th September 2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,051
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: Copywriting as a career

How did you get six figures worth of traffic without advertising?
Forum: Copywriting 8th September 2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: Critique Clients Website

Right out the gate its missing two things:

A strong offer

There's a local HVAC company that has a service plan for
$99. It offers 2 or 3 (I can't remember which) checkups and
provides...
Forum: Copywriting 8th September 2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 924
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: A few tips on selling SOFTWARE ...

You missed an important point when selling into a
market with competing software:

You must show how safe and easy it is to transition
from the competing product.
Forum: Copywriting 27th August 2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,746
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: The benefits of reading the book.

I was reading the book and your post popped into my mind. I
think it's an important lesson that the marketing doesn't stop
with the sale. Many examples in the books of the Gary Halbert
letter...
Forum: Copywriting 27th August 2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,012
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: This simple, "innocent" mistake, kills credibility...

With all this advice I'm sure I can make up to
$4,245,658.18 or more.
Forum: Copywriting 27th August 2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,746
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: The Lazy Man's Way To Riches worth it?

Found it. It popped up between the typing and the pressing
of the search icon. Must have missed it on my first pass,
when I was doing the leg work. The book actually does not
show in the end...
Forum: Copywriting 27th August 2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,746
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: The Lazy Man's Way To Riches worth it?

Care to point me in the right direction?
Forum: Copywriting 27th August 2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,746
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: The benefits of reading the book.

Excellent, thank you. Your post clarified both for me. And
thank you for the links, very useful.
Forum: Copywriting 27th August 2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,746
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: The Lazy Man's Way To Riches worth it?

I have no problem if my legs move me toward my intended
destination.



That's the thinking of despots and sheep.

After reading the Boron Letters I've come to the opinion that
Halbert, while...
Forum: Copywriting 27th August 2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,746
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: The Lazy Man's Way To Riches worth it?

I think you made the same mistake I did initially. The one you
can find online is by Paul Eddie. The one by Joe Karbo was
printed in the 1970s. I haven't been able to find the Karbo one
online,...
Forum: Copywriting 27th August 2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,746
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: Here is what Joe told me about the ad.

Sorry I wasn't clear. I am talking about the book not the ad.
Both are listed in the "required" reading.
Forum: Copywriting 26th August 2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,746
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
The Lazy Man's Way To Riches worth it?

I've been going through the demands of the Gary Halbert
letter. One "required" reading is The Lazy Man's Way To
Riches and I am wondering if one of you that has read it
can verify it is worth...
Forum: Copywriting 24th August 2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 833
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: Real Product Letter (last request before I try for real)

Here's some scary stuff you can draw on:

Cysts in Drinking Water - Universal Water. (http://www.universalwater.net/Cysts_in_Drinking_Water.htm)

As for the copy, for me it lacked believability,...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd August 2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,577
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: A guarantee backfire?

That would be my speed after the increase. Like you say,
extremely fast.



The average adult reads 300wpm. A college professor 675wpm.
Here's some comparisons:
Do You Read Fast Enough To...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd August 2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,577
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
A guarantee backfire?

I am in the market for a course that will train me
to read faster. I came across 7speedreading.com
and it seems to fit the bill.

The sales page effectively showed me the product
met the needs...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd August 2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: Why Does This Work So Well?

It's not an ad for sunglasses. Just look at the caption under the
image: "They look like sunglasses". In conjunction with the
headline the implication is these are not sunglasses, they're...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd August 2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,066
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: Giving it another go (Critiques appreciated)

any way you remember the title? How long ago? Anything that
would help the search engine here?
Forum: Copywriting 19th August 2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: Critique of my headlines

Is this a real world project or a project for a course?

Anyway...

It's cliche, but there really isn't a better way to say it:

Sell the "sizzle" not the steak.

What does the vacuum give...
Forum: Copywriting 18th August 2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,120
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: Scientific Advertising - Claude C. Hopkins

Here's a print version:

http://www.scientificadvertising.com/ScientificAdvertising.pdf
Forum: Copywriting 17th August 2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: Power of Words

To really tie this back to copywriting, this parody is inspired by
a video that borrowed from a story in a book by Elmer Wheeler
titled Tested Sentences That Sell
...
Forum: Programming 15th August 2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,051
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Is it possible to access the Amazon Product Advertising API using javascript?

I'm talking about direct calls from the user's browser, not
node.js.

My research tells me no but I thought I'd bounce it around
in here.
Forum: Copywriting 14th August 2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,441
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: Selling a Philosophical Work? Any ideas?

I think this is the crux of your problem. You not only can, but you must, sell
a philosophical book, or any book, on what the reader will gain from reading it
and what they will lose if they...
Forum: Copywriting 14th August 2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 985
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
A specific question about AWAI Accelerated Program for Six-Figure Copywriting

To anyone who has taken the course, or works for AWAI in some
capacity concerning the course:

Do they have projects that are reviewed and critiqued by qualified
copywriters?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th August 2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 856
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: wordpress or hostgator ?

It's not an either or. Use Wordpress on Hostgator (or any other
paid hosting service). It installs in just a few clicks. You will
then also have full control of what plugins you want to use.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th August 2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 393
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Is GotSafelist defunct?

I came across an old email from when I was a member
of GotSafelist and decided I wanted to run a test against
this notoriously bad traffic source.

When I logged on it appears there has been no...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th August 2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,438
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: Copyright infringements and Teespring campaigns

This is REALLY BAD advice. Following the TOS will not protect
you from a trademark/copyright infringement action.
Forum: Copywriting 7th August 2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,093
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: Please critique my website & blog

As a consumer I am confused by your site. Are you a drafter, designer,
architect? Can you imagine and create all documents needed for a
construction project? or do I need to see an architect...
Forum: Email Marketing 7th August 2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,194
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: Send Mails from a desktop software

I agree with jamesfreddyc about using Mailchimp or some other
email service.

Mailchimp would be $127.5/mo. ($150 - 15% non-profit discount)
for unlimited email for up to 25,000 subscribers. At...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd August 2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,393
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: Great GeoTargeting Plugin for Wordpress for FREE

wpgeocode.com seems to be down. Doesn't instill a sense
of confidence in me. :P
Forum: Email Marketing 25th July 2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By IDoTheLegWork
Re: Best option for my new product...

Maybe you don't want to take the effort to read the entire
question, or the follow up posts. Take a look and you will
see what I mean.

I usually like your responses but this one was way off.
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