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Forum: Warrior Special Offers 15th August 2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 1,803
Views: 241,053
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: First Ever 'Video Marketing Platform' Makes Video 'Players' Obsolete...

For me, the main point of difference, on the evidence of that very short video, is the embedding of social media and affiliate links within the video. Would be interested to see what you are...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 1st February 2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,219
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Sales Letter Copywriter - The Same Guy Who Works With The Guru's

For a seasoned copywriter, I'm just a little surprised you put an apostrophe in 'Guru's' - should read gurus, as in plural, surely. Otherwise nice sales pitch - tempted to brief you when I'm too busy...
Forum: Copywriting 10th December 2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: How many people are fulltime copywriters versus part-time?

I'm freelancing at top London agencies like JWT, Ogilvy, Rufus Leonard... long list. In between jobs, I blog, write IM copy, film scripts, novels... I have been known to drop my $500 a day fee for...
Forum: Copywriting 10th December 2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,073
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Copy errors that seriously bug me

'your' instead of 'you're' has got to be one of the worst - and most common. I particularly don't like apostrophes thrown in at random after plurals. Like, Oh, we haven't had an apostrophe for a...
Forum: Copywriting 10th December 2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,679
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: F*** it: Would you mind reviewing my homepage copy? (I'll even do ya a favor.)

Hey Mal, funny ad. Very cool. I can't imagine any client running with it, unless they were in a suicidal mood, but desperate times... lol.
Forum: Mind Warriors 25th October 2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 889
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Is Cold Calling your Leads Still Works?

If you're going to do a cold call, I think you need to have something very specific to offer, which is more like a tweak to someone's business than a big proposal to overhaul the whole damn thing....
Forum: Copywriting 14th June 2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,409
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Deadly Silence On Video Sales Letters...What's Up!

I think there are mixed feelings about video sales letters because people feel they're being talked at, they feel they're being manipulated. With text you can skip, skim-read and you feel like you're...
Forum: Copywriting 9th June 2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By GenerousBoy
In which areas does a marketer need the most help with copy?

Hi, there, as some of you may know, I'm a senior copywriter, freelancing at London ad agencies. I do a LOT of copywriting for blue chip companies, sometimes top 5 FTSE clients. OK, so that's the big...
Forum: Copywriting 9th June 2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 946
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: I Need A Person Who Can Write A Sales Letter...

I have to agree with all these guys. You want a copywriter, write a brief - or you yourself look unprofessional. I charge $500 a day, but have written for commission and will work for less on...
Forum: Copywriting 9th June 2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Brand-New to all of this - I have an eBook, but need a copywriter

Adrian, hi, I wouldn't mind discussing you project with you. I'm a senior creative freelancing at London ad agencies. add me on skype at nic.penrake and we can chat.
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd June 2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,494
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: My Telemarketing Script for Web Development Sales?

i really wouldn't bother with cold calling. waste of time. you need to form relationships first, then slowly introduce what you do. people don't like to be sold to. and that fact gets bigger and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 911
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: A fair amount of visits daily yet no ads clicked?

Banners convert badly on blogs. i'm about to take down all of my image banners. text banners are best - and home grown, i.e. make your own. the less flashy the better. as for sales, you probably need...
Forum: Copywriting 17th May 2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: NEED A GOOD COPYWRITER!!!

I'm a senior copywriter based in London, with experience in just about every kind of advertising you can think of. By all means get in touch. Cheers, Nic
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th May 2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 9,886
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Want to succeed? Quit your job.

I thought that was funny. Reminded me of my self when I was younger. When I could afford to be extreme. Everyone's starting point on the entrepreneur's journey is different. And I think everyone here...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th May 2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,377
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: squidoo, is it worth using?

I've heard that recently google are rating squidoo higher than say a year ago when lenses lost some of their seo juice. I think if you choose your keywords well for the lens and add some useful...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 10th March 2011, 04:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,882
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Best software platform for membership sites?

Nanacast looks very good, but quite expensive to get started on as you have to sign up to a membership scheme. I'm still leaning toward LFM... Anyone else got some recommendations?
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 9th March 2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 25,781
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Stripped Down Profits

Funny, I mena, look at the woman. $237,000 + using one click software? Right. Nice try. The thing is, some people will fall for this crap. If you made this as a tv ad it would be banned as gross...
Forum: Copywriting 9th March 2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,385
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Get FB Ads Free Copy - 'Fess Up - Who Wrote It?

My impression exactly. I get so tired of hearing it's dead easy to cover your ad spend with CPA offers - it just isn't and it takes an experienced marketer to achieve day after day. Like you said,...
Forum: Copywriting 9th March 2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,307
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: My first squeeze page - What do you think ?

Look good to me. In fact I even signed up for my kids! Cheers, Nic
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 8th March 2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,395
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Auto Profit Serializer review?

After all these reviews I'm left guessing what this course is - or does for you (and I don't mean 'make money'). I'm having to guess... Itt sounds a bit reminiscent of Google Sniper 1 & 2. Close,...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 1st March 2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,882
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Best software platform for membership sites?

thanks for the feedback David. DAP ahead of Wishlist at the moment...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 1st March 2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,882
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Best software platform for membership sites?

Just checked it out - and you run it. funny. anyway, why not if it's good, right? And it looks good, if not not better than most. all except the hefty price tag. 297 for one site, (admittedly with...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 1st March 2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,882
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Best software platform for membership sites?

thanks Robert, I'll that one out.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: What is the difference between free and paid wordpress themes??

The main difference is that the paid themes - premium - allow you to customize more on the page and invariably without a whole lot of fussing around with CSS style sheets! they tend to look more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,566
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Make Money with a UNIQUE Affiliate Marketing Tactic that NO ONE has used yet!

Sounds like a good method... except I didn't quite understand all the steps. You become an affiliate selling toys - how? You sign up to a vendor advertising on ebay? Would be interested to get the...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 1st March 2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,882
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Best software platform for membership sites?

Which platform out of those you listed do you prefer from a user-friendly point of view? i.e. set up and day-to-day maintenance as opposed to bells and whistles?
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 1st March 2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,882
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Best software platform for membership sites?

Hey Joe, yes, a friend told me vDAP was v. good. How do you think it compares to WishList?
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 1st March 2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,882
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Best software platform for membership sites?

Hey Mark, I've heard Wishlist is good. How user friendly is it for a copywriter with just basic html skills? ;) How does it compare to DAP (if you know of it?).

I'm assuming your reply also...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 1st March 2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,882
Posted By GenerousBoy
Best software platform for membership sites?

Hey Warriors, I'm in the process of gathering material for a membership site in the IM niche (to begin with) and looking at courses on how to set one up... and not only are they all pretty expensive,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th February 2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 560
Posted By GenerousBoy
The Art Of Getting The Most Out of Your Ad Swaps

Ad swaps are great - they're a quick and affordable way of building your list which otherwise can feel like building a mountain pebble at a time.

However, I'm amazed at just how many swipes (email...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,375
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Camtasia Audio lisp problem... help needed!

I'm experiencing a similar problem. Just bought a Logitech headset H530 USB, and the initial playback is fine, but when I produce the file to an MP4/flv I'm hearing a sort of lisp, or a faint...
Forum: Website Design 26th January 2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,635
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: optin box design confounds aweber code insertion

Wow, that's cool. I need to do exactly the same for a template I just bought. Is there a video or report that shows you how to replace the original html code on your squeeze page/optin with the...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd December 2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,033
Posted By GenerousBoy
Shorter sales pages are surely more effective?

If the prevailing perception is that 'no one reads anything anymore', why do marketers continue to write such long sales pages?

I don't know about you guys, but at least 50% of sales pages I come...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,651
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Signups increased by 60% after actually REMOVING the opt-in form

Really good point. You can only make conclusions from split testing if you vary one, possibly two, of the web page's features. The webform on version one looks quite long, too - requesting, say, a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,513
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Do You Use Video Marketing?

I've used video marketing for personal branding/mentoring, such as high ticket marketing. I've only just started using Camtasia, which is great for how to videos. I think it's essential to master it....
Forum: Mind Warriors 8th November 2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,284
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: How Do You Define Creativity?

Shoe store owner comes home one day and notices the shop next to his has a huge banner outside his shop offering 40% SALE. On the other side of his shop another store has a sign up saying 50% off....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,139
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Article Spinning - where can you use it???

I have to agree. And when I've had my articles spun they often end up with someone else's name on them and a link to 'original source' (i.e. me, the author) which admittedly takes the reader to the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th November 2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By GenerousBoy
Which converts better, video or no video on a squeeze page?

Of course, I guess, there's a good chance if you look like Shrek, you might not do too well with video... but I've found I am getting better results with video - and I'm not Jonathan Budd. And yet a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2010, 04:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,279
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Yes, You Can Make Money from Content Sites

Hey, just visited your site and I like the idea of the pop up that askt he visitor to give email to be with a chance of getting the product at a later date (presumably cheaper). How do you install...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2010, 04:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: from squeeze to launch how long

I'd say that's way too drawn out, especially as Christmas is a major interruption for anything. Either get it in before or do teaser and launch mid-late January.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,679
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Let Me Show You How I Made $10,000+ In Sales The Last 2 Months

USeful little case study. I liked the way you set it out with Q&A.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th October 2010, 07:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,693
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Facebook SUES Affiliate Marketers !! Click Here...

Not exactly true. FB don't care for any IM niche products either. In fact, I've heard they won't allow them.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th October 2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,428
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Difference between EZines articles vs Hubpages?

So far, my experience is that hub pages seem to work better as review pages and there's freedom to offer e.g. bonuses with your review which can often make the difference between getting an affiliate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th October 2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By GenerousBoy
What's the best balance of pitch v. tip in mailing to subscribers?

Any thoughts on the ratio of pitches to free gifts in a weekly mail out via your autoresponder?

I tend to get tired of people pitching and nothing but. Equally I get tired of 'Thank you, your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd October 2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: aged domain name SEO

Robert, I think google is coming down hard on backlinking activity - it knows there are sfotware tools out there that marketers are using to up their rank, so even if you're doing this manually...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th October 2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,578
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Autoblog with WP-0-Matic, WP-robot and Adsense

I think originality, and personality are prett important, after all you get a lot of your blog traffic from people who bookmark your page or Rs-it. If it reads like a bot then it's less likely to get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: E-mail marketing (does it work)

Yeah definitely do not buy a list. Absolute waste of money. As for marketing to your list, yes it works, but don't despair if in the first few months of mailing to your list you aren't making much at...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 23rd September 2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 20,037
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Help! I need an OBJECTIVE review of Auto Blog Samurai

So much for support,huh. Sadly your experience is typical of my own for most clickbank products. all this time you're supposed to be saving and you're spending hoursr e-writing emails to support! You...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd September 2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,662
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Need Help! Not Converting at All

Your sales copy is pretty good, I'd say. But the question is... your price. No disrespect, but I don't know your name and, chances are, many other people don't, so bring your price down. Get a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd September 2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 8,249
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Fake video testimonials - Truly sickening trend

Testimonaials are bottom of the barrel in advertising world - regarded as the least creative means of convincing possible punters. However, when done for real, they can be convincing and legitimately...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd September 2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,597
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Discouraged with Amazon...

Haven't done amazon except in a very small way and didn't really expect to earn more than small change... and haven't earned anything yet. But your experience sounds really off-putting. THink I'll...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd September 2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 24,220
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Want To Make $100 A Day?

Smacks of plagiarism, but as a copywriter, I can't really argue with that! I'm on it.
Forum: Copywriting 22nd September 2010, 02:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By GenerousBoy
Lazy copy - subject lines

As a senior copywriter, I have to say I'm surprised at how many emails I get with such lazy subject lines. OK, not everyone's a copywriter, but it's only one line - most of us should be able to make...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: I Can't Keep This Video-related Program A Secret Anymore

Hey cool, this looks great, downloading it now!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st September 2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,081
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Holy crap folks, if you make a video...

Funny - and so true. Some people just can't help themselve, I guess.
Forum: Copywriting 7th September 2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By GenerousBoy
Re: Selling.... without selling. A great post you should read!!

Totally agree with you - one of the best posts I've come across in a long while. I'm a senior copywriter with 15 years working in ad agencies in London, but there are concepts in that post that were...
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