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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd August 2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 936
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: The 2 most powerful words in advertising -- 2 words that sold millions in a household commodity

I found an excellent explanation of Rinse & Repeat. Here's the link to the article....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th August 2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 936
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: The 2 most powerful words in advertising -- 2 words that sold millions in a household commodity

Claude,

You big goofball. Of course, it's not gonna work in a newspaper. It's gotta be used in an "interactive" environment.

So, try this...

When you're in your store selling vacuum...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th August 2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 286
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: How to sell tools to car repairmen. Facebook Group, YouTube?

It's not so much a question of WHERE your prospects are online. That's the easy part. You can target them with paid ads (or even with free methods).

The CRITICAL part is your sales message (that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th August 2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 936
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: The 2 most powerful words in advertising -- 2 words that sold millions in a household commodity

"Rinse and repeat" are the two most powerful words in advertising?

I disagree. I'm going to go with "Click Here."

John
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th August 2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Registered new domain – discovered heaps of old spam backlinks!

As you suspect, your domain was probably owned before.

Years ago, I bought a domain only to discover that it had been blacklisted. That created chaos because I only discovered it after my product...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 845
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Marketing, finding clients......ASSISTANCE PLEASE!!! Thank you

Wait... THAT was your email message? No wonder they didn't respond. You didn't give them enough information to decide if they were interested.

Seriously, you're going to need better sales copy...
Forum: Copywriting 8th January 2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 698
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: In the vein of "I wish I knew then, what I know NOW..."

Gordon, I know you're a hotsheet expert. So, explain this to me. How did the hotsheet seller get paying customers if he didn't do any promotion?

John
Forum: Copywriting 7th January 2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 698
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: In the vein of "I wish I knew then, what I know NOW..."

If I had to choose one copywriter as my all-time favorite, it would be Joe Karbo. He's the one who got me hooked on copywriting.

John
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th November 2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 771
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Tesla announces Cybertruck

In the grand scheme of things, that swing will be meaningless.

When the new truck is ACTUALLY revealed, the stock will rebound in a major way... and the investors will all talk about what a genius...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd November 2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 771
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Tesla announces Cybertruck

I find it amazing that so few people have figured out this is a public relations ploy.

(From the articles I saw, perhaps only roughly 1 in 30 or 40 people realize that a brilliant joke was played...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 21st November 2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 625
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Can PPC be fruitful for a service based IT company?

I'm a little late to the game (since the original post is from May), but here's a 3-step plan...

1) Do you have compelling SALES COPY? If you send prospects to a page that lacks the benefits and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th November 2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 449
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: More Businesses Should Start Using Live Chat

First of all, Max, what are you doing here in "general population"? You know you're not allowed out of the Copywriting section. ;)

I wasn't talking about how bots ARE being used. I was talking...
Forum: Beginners Area 22nd April 2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Before you sell an information product, READ THIS...

My example was a simplified one -- I omitted several variables. However, in that example, the LOSS would be $48.70 (I rounded it to $49).

Opinions will vary, but I don't find the break-even point...
Forum: Beginners Area 22nd April 2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Before you sell an information product, READ THIS...

What's really interesting is that making relatively small changes can often turn a losing product into a winner.

However, if you don't know your numbers, you may be inclined to give up. But, with...
Forum: Beginners Area 21st April 2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By Johnny12345
Before you sell an information product

As a copywriter, there's a very common problem I come across. And that is... marketers NOT knowing their numbers.

For example, if...

1) Your product sells for: $27

2) Your sales conversion...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,581
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Is it possible to sell anything?

Yes, you can. If you're a skilled copywriter and understand that products are primarily sold based on emotion -- not logic. And also if your simple/useless product has a good story behind it -- or a...
Forum: Programming 26th March 2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Anyone using Visual Basic?

I love Visual Basic (although, it's now known as "Visual Basic Dot Net"). I started using it decades ago. I use it for desktop applications and PHP for the web.

It's not as popular as it used to...
Forum: Programming 25th March 2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Version from PHP 5.6 to PHP 7.1

I think a lot of people follow the "if it ain't broken, don't fix it" rule.

I use PHP 5.6 for my tracking scripts. It works fine. Therefore, I see no immediate need to go through the work of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 126
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Crafting my offer / package - HELP

I would suggest that you simplify your approach. The thing is, you seem to have run into a roadblock... and your solution is to ADD complexity to the mix. In my view, you should do just the opposite....
Forum: Beginners Area 25th March 2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: how to find clients

First of all, you didn't say what type of freelance service you're trying to offer. That makes a difference.

In addition, you didn't mention which platform (or platforms) you are trying to break...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 603
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Unable to generate traffic in my blogging website

Follow these 2 simple steps:

1) Make sure your blog has high quality content. People aren't going to read generic, two-cent-per-word, filler content. It must provide value.

2) Go to YouTube and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 561
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Multiple Sources of traffic produce no sales- HELP

First of all, it's harder to point out the problems with your site without seeing it, but I'll attempt to do it anyway (because the problems are almost always the same)...


1) You say, "You know...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: How many niche sites do you run at a time?

It depends...

If you're trying to produce content for blogs by yourself, then the number will be VERY limited.

However, if you outsource the content creation and focus just on posting the...
Forum: Copywriting 24th November 2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 628
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: How to write copy for skin care products?

Then someone (perhaps a competitor) complains about your magic potion and the FDA shows up at your door with guns drawn... and the FTC is right behind them with a lawsuit summons.

And, all of a...
Forum: Copywriting 11th November 2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 815
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Advertising determines almost everything in our society

Ewen,

Your post reminded me of the late Corey Rudl. He was, as I'm sure you'll recall, one of the early internet millionaires.

Most marketers create products and then try to sell them. But...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th October 2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,205
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: What's in your opinion make user trust the website?

I might be wrong. Check with OptedIn -- maybe Bob Dylan said it.

John
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd October 2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,202
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Is there an alternative to ClickFunnels by now?

I use a crazy new technology called HTML (with a little CSS and PHP thrown in for good measure).

John
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,474
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: If you could offer a first-time entrepreneur only one piece of advice, what would it be?

The best advice I could give a beginning entrepreneur (or internet marketer) would be to learn the fundamentals of marketing.

To make money you need to sell something. That might be your own...
Forum: Beginners Area 23rd May 2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 423
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Mentor Wanted Please?

Gary,

Frankly, very few people know how to do EVERYTHING themselves. So, if there is a technical task you don't know how to do, the solution is simple... OUTSOURCE IT.

There are people in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd May 2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Sales Letter - no longer asking opt in

No. This is not what I have observed.

For the most part, marketers still try to collect the email address of potential prospects. Why? Because email is still the most powerful marketing tool...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th May 2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,322
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: My Direct Mail Vacuum Cleaner Ad.

Claude,

That's a nice ad. There should be more ads written in that style and tone. It's the kind of copy that Roy H. Williams (The Wizard of Ads) would write.

But... there are just two small...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th May 2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 340
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Which Funnel Creating Service are You Using in 2018?

In many situations, I just code my own "funnel" with PHP. So, it's FREE. :)

John
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,680
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Looking for ways to promote family owned online jewellery business

You said "text," rather than sales copy. So, that might be the problem.

The majority of Shopify stores I've seen have HORRIBLE sales copy (if they have any at all).

Their copy reads like a...
Forum: Copywriting 24th January 2018, 02:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 967
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Do copywriters attempt to manipulate their readers?

Alex,

I get your point.

However, I largely avoid the issue of "negatives" by being EXTREMELY selective about the products and services I write copy for. I turn down more than HALF of the...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd January 2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 967
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Do copywriters attempt to manipulate their readers?

Honestly, I don't think of it that way...

When I write sales copy, I don't try to trick or coerce the prospect into buying. Instead, I try to help them; I try to solve their problem. That's my...
Forum: Copywriting 21st January 2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,363
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Which tool is best for Content writing ?

You don't need fancy writing tools (other than Word, perhaps).

Write for people first -- not search engines.

Why?

Because even if someone finds your article via Google or Bing, the question...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,471
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: What Are Some Good Free Traffic Sources?

There are a variety of free traffic sources. However, keep in mind that the real question is: Can you effectively reach your specific niche market with the "free" traffic source you choose?

If...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: What are the most effective ways to promote an ebook?

The problem with marketing most "ebooks" is that they're priced too low to profitably use paid traffic. That leaves only "free" and low-cost traffic methods.

Therefore... probably the easiest way...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th May 2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,653
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Selling 'Make Money Online' Unethical?

There is nothing inherently wrong with selling "how to make money products." Making money is an incredibly popular topic. And many such products are useful and legitimate.

And not all "make money"...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th May 2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 354
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: I Just Deleted 2500 Words Before Hitting the Publish Button

Verena,

I've seen your blog articles. Your "rehashed" content is probably far better than most of the "original" content written by most bloggers. You shouldn't have deleted it! You should have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th May 2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,646
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Urgent Advice Needed ~ !!! #DyingOverHere

I don't see the problem. You want targeted traffic, but can't use Facebook PPC? That's easy -- try Adwords.

HOWEVER... Adwords will NOT create a "viral" effect. For that you need YouTube,...
Forum: Copywriting 13th October 2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,958
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: A little bribe for your critique, fair enough?

Hi Gordon,

Here are my thoughts (in no specific order)...

1) If you're going to use a "news-style" headline, then the picture should match. I'd rather see a picture of you sitting at your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th September 2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,880
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: List building, and copywriting skills

The whole point of sending out those emails is to sell (or pre-sell). So copywriting skills will come in very handy.

Let me put it this way...

List building when you have copywriting skills is...
Forum: Copywriting 17th July 2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,172
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Very long letter, would like some feedback please.

Gordon,

Here's my take...

Overall, the letter seems like a very good ROUGH DRAFT. However, it rambles on endlessly. By page 8, I just wanted the letter to GET TO THE POINT.

Of course, that's...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 18th June 2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,231
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: 262 clicks, no registrations, what is wrong with my page?

I'm not surprised that you're receiving no opt-ins. Your REVISED sales page STILL looks amateurish.

Here's why...

1) Your sales copy is inadequate.

At a minimum, you need to CLEARLY explain...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,085
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Where do you get your logos done?

You might consider going to 99designs.com and running a contest. You'll receive DOZENS of concepts to choose from.

John
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,908
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: CEO of Company wants to fire me because of my fitness blog...

Here's what I would do:

1) BACKUP the entire blog to your computer.

2) DELETE your online blog, but KEEP your domain name.

3) Plan your "escape" from your current employer by IMMEDIATELY...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,118
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: $30,000 budget... where should i spend it?

You need to have a plan and carefully manage your marketing budget. Otherwise, you could end up blowing through your $30K faster than you expected.

Here's what I would do:

1) Make sure you have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Inventory Management Vs Accounting

Accounting and inventory management are different... but related.

In a nutshell, accounting is about "keeping score" of your sales, expenses, and profits.

Inventory management, however, is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,088
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: How to increase image resolution?

You CANNOT turn a low resolution image into a high resolution image. If you try, the resulting image will tend to be blurry. (Note: You CAN make a large image smaller, but you cannot do the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,207
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Release Now Or Later?

If that's the case, then bring your product out as soon as possible.

Either do what Dennis advised or simply use the new 'oranges' as a new, follow-up product (whenever they're ready).

Problem...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th June 2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,213
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: I think I know why 97% of people fail online

People FAIL at Internet marketing because:

1) They don't have a plan of action. (Or, if they DO have a plan, they abandon it as soon as they see another "bright shiny object.")

2) They lack...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th June 2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,588
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Is it time to end WSO income claims?

There is absolutely nothing wrong with making income claims as long as those claims are TRUE and you follow the FTC rules.

Within the rules, the FTC allows such claims. Why wouldn't the Warrior...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,810
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: So...About this Spam

I know! They didn't even include pictures, provide testimonials from satisfied customers, or make us an irresistible offer. They're very poor marketers! ;)

John
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st June 2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,046
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: From my notebook: "There is no such thing as a traffic problem..."

This is CORRECT. If you're looking for affiliates, it is ESSENTIAL to have a "great offer." And, by great offer, I mean one that converts.

This is Internet marketing 101. Ideally, before you even...
Forum: Mind Warriors 16th May 2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,894
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Life at 32

You can't stop the story there. What happened to the spider! :)

John
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