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Forum: Copywriting 11th August 2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: Help A Newbie Out For A Second...

For starters, don't give your services away for $1.

You don't want the clients you'll attract that way. They're going to be bottom-feeding idiots that won't even run your copy and writing for...
Forum: Copywriting 6th August 2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,180
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: Letter for my copywriting business

As a copywriter, especially when you get to mid-tier and upwards ($$ per sales letter or however you want to measure it) you're paid to come up with unique angles. Often in insanely saturated...
Forum: Copywriting 8th February 2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,243
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: Cost of copywriter

Dear Lord, how do you both know he intends to write in English?

(and if you come back with "well why is he posting in an English speaking forum then", it might be because francophone - just making...
Forum: Copywriting 16th January 2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: Any script like WriteAid.net

**** me, you take "in excess of 100 jobs a day" and $33 a month seems overpriced?
Forum: Copywriting 31st May 2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: I'm so very sorry...

I grabbed the book (Thanks, Mal!)

And it just as well might have been about gardening.

I don't care about publishing ebooks one bit. But the writing is brilliant. Actually, it pushed me to redo...
Forum: Copywriting 27th May 2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: Critique my sales thread

Why remove it? It's the truth and that thing has the tendency to come out eventually.

Instead, why don't you take a different angle? You know, the know-it-all-black-belt-hypemaster isn't the only...
Forum: Copywriting 25th April 2013, 02:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By Matt Ausin
Stupid agencies that don't know nothin' about conversions

What's with the agency bashing?

The general discourse over here seems to be that "we, freelancers" possess some kind of knowledge that "they, agencies" do not.

That "they" are wasting client's...
Forum: Copywriting 15th January 2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,421
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: Copywriting mastermind?

+1 for Colin's Cult of Copy. :)

It's awesome.
Forum: Copywriting 2nd January 2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,766
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: The Secret to Writing Converting Copy

No, it's not that. Others have better musical taste is all. :D

Sorry, you kinda walked into this one :)
Forum: Copywriting 21st December 2012, 03:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,527
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: What about this sales page?

You don't really understand what Mark wants from you, do you?

For God's sake, the man is giving you free coaching right here on this thread and you can't be bothered to type up a couple o'hundred...
Forum: Copywriting 30th November 2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,388
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: Top 10 list of overused words for 2012

Marketing phrases that have lost their meaning. - YouTube (http://youtu.be/W1gv9EXqRHA)
Forum: Warriors For Hire 31st October 2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 29,204
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: Talented web design/development team accepting PART TIME/PROJECT BASIS/FULL TIME requests :

I've commissioned the services of Dipak and his team to do an incredibly difficult project.

To give you an idea...


it's an in-house membership site engine - so there's no help online,...
Forum: Copywriting 18th September 2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: Please critique my salesletter (for a product that doesn't exist yet :)

It made me want to know how to build one.

So it's good :)
Forum: Copywriting 23rd August 2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,112
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: Sales Copy Review: Please Grill My A**!!

Thing is...

If your angle is "funny content" - why oh why are you selling it using a sales letter that is NOT funny at all? It's boring to be honest.

After reading your salesletter... I don't...
Forum: Copywriting 10th August 2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: Critique This Sales Copy 2.0

Are the newbies that dream about online riches really your target market? In that case, this one might somewhat work.

Except that you go on and on and on about yourself, and very little about how...
Forum: Copywriting 27th July 2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By Matt Ausin
Direct mail has never been more direct

I don't usually do this, but I had to share this here :)

Agency shoots and prints a custom direct mail piece for every house in a rich neigborhood..

Great Direct Mail Piece Puts a Porsche in...
Forum: Copywriting 8th March 2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: Critique my website's sales letter

Come on, at least say "please" :D

Other than that.. It's not really clear what it is you're selling. You're all over the place. Profits? PLR idea? Done-for-you?

And comparing $4096 to $1... I...
Forum: Copywriting 7th March 2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,091
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: What Do You Think Of This As A Headline?

Holy sh*t that's a huge blob of red text :)

Indeed, try using less words..

At least split it up a bit - into a preheadline, main headline and subheadline. Right now its unreadable.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th February 2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: Is there a reason hardly anyone uses background music in pitch videos??

Here's the thing.

If you don't know how to put music to your video... Then don't do it.

And I'm not talking about your technical ability to plunk a piece of music into your video editing...
Forum: Copywriting 26th February 2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,903
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: A Beginners Guide to Copywriting: Part 2 "How to Keep Your Readers Mind Fully Engaged..."

Great post. I just couldn't help but read it a couple of times and then save it to my inspiration folder.

Thanks!
Forum: Copywriting 26th February 2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,858
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: Reverse Engineering A Sales Letter...TRY THIS

Ah yes, the Cosmo. Still have piles of old issues collected for the very same reason - to nick their headlines.


And as for writing a sales letter for a product that doesn't exist.. I think a...
Forum: Copywriting 24th February 2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: Please tear into me, knock like a step child, abuse me.

First, that letter bores me to tears. I just can't force myself to read the whole thing to give a complete critique so the few points below will have to do. However what I really recommend is that...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd February 2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,903
Posted By Matt Ausin
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 567
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: How do you listen to audio?

Computer speakers here,

But can I just state that I am surprised that you are even considering using an audio track that doesn't sound good on standard equipment, like computer speakers?

Always...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd February 2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,132
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: What to do if you have no testomonials

In addition to all the excellent advice here I'd suggest doing documented, in-house case studies.. Really powerful.

Because, in essence, the problem is validating the product. To show that it can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: affiliate website or my own product.

Generally you would make more money with your own products, however, especially nowadays, you have to really put your heart into them, and make them absolutely fantastic.

Also, if you are not that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 829
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: Is Building Ready-Made WP Sites a Good Business Idea?

Well have you looked into site flipping? That's one part of your possible target market right there.

I'd say there definitely is market for ready-to-go WP sites, especially if they're well...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th November 2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: how can I build a list to unfamiliar audience?

Well start at looking where your target audience is looking for that information you will be selling.

Since it's information you're about to sell, I'm pretty sure at least some of those 18-28m are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,688
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: How A Pregnant Mom Of {Almost 3} FINALLY Replaced Her Income

I absolutely loved your story, thanks for sharing!

How you got your mindset right, how you set monthly goals.. awesome.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd November 2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 946
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: Services are not an asset

There is a business model for everyone, and when you're providing value and keeping your customers happy and coming back for more, it doesn't really matter what exactly it is you're selling -...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,040
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: Do You Think You Should Be An "Expert" In A Subject First Before Creating Info Products?

Do you have to be an expert farmer to sell tractors? No, but you better learn every damn thing there is about tractors and how it applies to real world situation. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th June 2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,329
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: GOT INTO THE WAR ROOM! (sorry for caps)

My best results however always come from doing and experimenting, not reading.

Grats on joining the War Room, but keep the reading in moderation :) Doing should be your #1 priority always.
Forum: Warriors For Hire 30th May 2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By Matt Ausin
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th May 2011, 04:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: Are You Lazy? ...if so, this business...

Well... As far as my experience goes (and I am pretty lazy), in the end of the day, you still have to walk the walk. That doesn't mean you have to do stuff that comes hard for you, no. Everything can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th March 2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,413
Posted By Matt Ausin
My only tip to any new internet marketer. Lets hear yours!

Today I was thinking, if I had a chance to give a new internet marketer one tip, what would that be? What would make the biggest difference, what would be the one golden tip that I’d appreciate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th March 2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: I Know This Is Simple Stuff For Most Of You!

It depends a lot on the software your site is running.

If it's wordpress, then the default url for my installations is http://domain.com/feed/ and http://domain.com/rss/

Those should be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,949
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: List Top 50 IM blogs to follow?

Here are some that I read from time to time.. but there's no way I'm reading 50, I just don't have time :)

Affiliate Blog Online: Internet Marketing, Amazon Marketing, Learn How to Make Money...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,267
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: Fun and Easy Method to Make Money

While it is certainly ok to earn money with arbitrage, the biggest problem I see with this is that traffic to the other sites is really small.. so you would be getting very few gigs.

Now factor in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,188
Posted By Matt Ausin
How to succeed on Fiverr - advice from a frequent buyer

Every time a new (or not so new) person posts that they need money as soon as possible, fellow warriors (me included) are quick to advise providing services, especially through Fiverr. Usually what...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th March 2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: where can I find pictures?

stock.xchng - the leading free stock photography site (http://www.sxc.hu/) - this is a nice site if you want some free images. I doubt that you will find Brad Pitt in there, but there are some nice...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th March 2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,672
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: Need $2000 in 10 days

If you don't have absolutely anything you can monetize upon (like a list, or established sites that you can flip) then I can't think of a realistic way to make $2000 in 10 days online.

Even if you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th March 2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,151
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: What is the EASIEST way for a newbie to make $$$$$

Great posts in here (and a couple of not so great, but surely well meant ones too).

OP - you say that you are seriously broke right now and you want something that doesn't require any money to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th March 2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: Google start using end user feedback in ranking websites

Note that it says that "we will explore" which means they're not yet doing it.

I also believe that G is gathering "end user feedback" already.

For example, if an user enters a search query on,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th December 2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 814
Posted By Matt Ausin
People won't buy, if your content doesn't provide value

This post is going to be a bit of a rant so feel free to close it and read something else if you don't like rants :)

Ok, so here's a thing - often enough, when searching for something in Google, a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By Matt Ausin
Re: Could I please have some critiques of this site?

First of all, 200 hits per month isn't really an amount to make any conclusions. You should work that site a bit and increase traffic, and then you can make a more accurate assessment on whether your...
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