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Forum: Copywriting 27th June 2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,460
Posted By RickDuris
Re: Growing Problem? How Do You Fight "Guarantee Blindness"

Here's another little tip.

You don't really want to guarantee they won't be disappointed.

In order for a person to process that statement, neurologically speaking, they actually have to feel...
Forum: Copywriting 26th June 2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,460
Posted By RickDuris
Re: Growing Problem? How Do You Fight "Guarantee Blindness"

Personally, I consider the word "guarantee" one of those buzz-click-whirrrr words. Like the word "bonus".

I pepper the word throughout the beginning of the copy.

"I guarantee, this is gonna...
Forum: Copywriting 20th June 2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,621
Posted By Lance K
Re: a small tip that may help your copywriting.

Marketing Bullets | Bullet #29 (http://www.marketingbullets.com/bullet29.htm)

I bought Harry Browne's book after reading this "Bullet" from Gary Bencivenga. One of the best books I've ever read...
Forum: Copywriting 20th June 2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,621
Posted By jrigdon73
Re: a small tip that may help your copywriting.

Aristotle broke down the art of persuasion into three elements: pathos (emotional), ethos (credibility) and logos (logical). Its safe to say if your story does a good job of incorporating these...
Forum: Copywriting 18th June 2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,834
Posted By marciayudkin
Re: Attention newbs: opinions are like a$$holes, and this place is full of 'em

I don't agree with this. Sometimes newbies and experts alike can offer feedback that is extremely useful because it says "I'm in your target market and I didn't understand a word you wrote" or "I...
Forum: Copywriting 17th June 2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,834
Posted By Mark Pescetti
Re: Attention newbs: opinions are like a$$holes, and this place is full of 'em

I'm gonna take Angie's OP in a different direction...

Unless you have the copy chops to utilize the BEST feedback, you really have no business wasting everyone's time.

I say that with love.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,166
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: What is the biggest mistakes you made in your IM career?

Mine was the exact opposite: to take action too soon, before I had enough relevant, accurate education to know whether or not I was facing in the right direction before embarking on the journey. If...
Forum: Copywriting 16th June 2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,409
Posted By Meldog
Re: Which is better? Please help solve an argument!

Thanks for taking the time to give your opinion, and I agree that women who no longer want to have sex with their husbands are worried that their husbands will leave them for another. I don't think...
Forum: Copywriting 13th June 2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,423
Posted By keithb89
Re: Story Copywriting-- Who Should I Learn From?

If you really want a storytelling primer, learn how news articles are constructed. Hard news gives you the who, what, when, where, why and how without too much detail. That's storytelling at its most...
Forum: Copywriting 12th June 2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,873
Posted By Chris Ramsey
3 Secrets To A Killer Sales Letter

So, you want a sales letter that pulls new
customers into your business left and right?

Then here's 3 BIG rules you gotta follow with
your sales letter.



1. Appeal to their emotions
Forum: Copywriting 11th June 2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,409
Posted By sethczerepak
Re: Which is better? Please help solve an argument!

The word "Frictionless," is just going to make them think of friction.

Same with the word "menopause..." just going to make them think of menopause.

It's not what you say that matters. It's...
Forum: Copywriting 9th June 2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,895
Posted By Chris Ramsey
To all you so-called "Copywriters" in here...

Ha.

See what I did there?

I grabbed your attention and got you
to click through into the thread here.

That's the goal of your headline (dur)

But I see a lot of people asking for
Forum: Copywriting 4th June 2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,423
Posted By JohnRussell
Re: Story Copywriting-- Who Should I Learn From?

Check the WSO forum. Lots of 'stories' there. :)
Forum: Copywriting 2nd June 2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,181
Posted By Chriswrighto
Re: Startling Proof: It's ALL about the headline.

To echo a few in here...

Opens and click's aren't nearly as important as the end goal.

Let's take the 80/20 principle and apply it to an email list in a low/high quality split.

You could be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th May 2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 999
Posted By sbucciarel
Re: I've got money. What should I do with it?

First thing I'd do is ignore any pms you get telling you what to do with your money. Until you have a viable plan, save it.
Forum: Copywriting 25th May 2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,159
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Re: I NEED Just One Sentence Out of All of This Mess !!

"In response to angiecolee, I took Angies examples, numbered them 1,2 and 3, and below each one, made an attempt to explain what a KOmKard is, using her example as a bit of a template. Its was...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd May 2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,159
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Re: I NEED Just One Sentence Out of All of This Mess !!

See, this is the problem. You're thinking and talking Gobbledegook.

What does "Engage and capture" mean? "Maximise day to day activities"? "Take a piece of you home with them"? "Relevant, value...
Forum: Copywriting 21st May 2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,501
Posted By naidyphoon
Re: Could I make a deal with a copywriter?

Clever7,

I used to think that if I only poured my heart and soul into my products, I'd sell a million copies within the first week - that was until I saw a WSO which was 15-pages in length (large...
Forum: Copywriting 21st May 2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,501
Posted By RickDuris
Re: Could I make a deal with a copywriter?

There are good guys in this business. Here's one of them:
...
Forum: Copywriting 19th May 2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,501
Posted By MikeHumphreys
Re: Could I make a deal with a copywriter?

In the U.S., there's a government agency called the FTC which acts as a consumer watchdog. Any product which is ripping off the general public is subject to their legal actions which include massive...
Forum: Copywriting 19th May 2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,501
Posted By jjosephs
Re: Could I make a deal with a copywriter?

Clever7, there are alot of no-value schmucks in marketing. That's not a big revelation. But fortunately many of them flop (Politicians excepted).

I'm a tough customer and I used to share your...
Forum: Copywriting 16th May 2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,501
Posted By 06blawton
Re: Could I make a deal with a copywriter?

Disagree. Long-term you won't get very far if your product is a load of shit. Word of mouth can go a long way to make or break your product.

I'd say marketing and product are equally important....
Forum: Copywriting 16th May 2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,501
Posted By Cool Hand Luke
Re: Could I make a deal with a copywriter?

In all seriousness, you need to ask yourself this:

WHY would a skilled copywriter be interested in working for you with no investment on your part?

WHAT is in it for them when you have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th May 2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,968
Posted By Lee Murray
Re: Do You Email Your List Everyday?

Joe Benjamin, I really enjoyed your likening this process to that of courting a female. That's brilliant, and I'd never thought of it in such terms. Me likey mucho, yo.

I have my own analogy that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th May 2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,968
Posted By Mark Singletary
Re: Do You Email Your List Everyday?

Since no one answered my question (and no one has to) I'll put in my best couple of guesses/observations.

1. Most if not 100% have NOT tested this option at all. In order to do so, they would...
Forum: Copywriting 5th May 2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,317
Posted By XponentSYS
Easy Steps to Writing Sales Copy That CONVERTS

Here is an easy to follow outline to help you write sales copy that converts.


STEP ONE: Develope your avatar. That is, define who you're writing to.

STEP TWO: Write a short story about how...
Forum: Copywriting 4th May 2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,454
Posted By copyassassin
If ur hiring a copywriter, you must know this

If ur looking to hire a copywriter, here's what u need to know.

They come in three flavors: the idea guy, the nlp guy, the copy conversion guy.

The idea guy is great at creating a hook. A...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd May 2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,497
Re: Why didn't this ad work ?

During my 28 years in the wonderful world of copywriting, many times clients have said to me...

"Steve, it's a good Ad but lets save costs, lose some copy and condense it"

I always say, "If...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd May 2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,497
Posted By Mark Pescetti
Re: Why didn't this ad work ?

"Show kitchens urgently required"??? Argh! BARF!

What's a show kitchen? I had to read it multiple times just to understand what you're trying to say.

"Urgently required"? Am I supposed to give...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,999
Posted By wordwizard
Re: The one lesson you absolutely, positively, must learn and apply to make money online

Steve,

maybe I'm missing something. You say we need to spend the bulk of our daily activities "selling" - and I definitely see how reading emails, doing Sudoku and browsing LOL cats on FB don't...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd May 2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,497
Posted By wordwizard
Re: Why didn't this ad work ?

First, I agree with V12 that the ad needs to appeal to the interests and needs of the reader.

Want a new kitchen for 50% off?

or...

Let us pay for your new kitchen...

etc.
Forum: Copywriting 27th April 2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,918
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: Writing Compelling Landing Page copy without hiring an expert copywriter

Nope. If an offer is good enough (irresistible) the importance of the other copy elements is reduced in comparison.

Assigning percentages to copy elements is ridiculous anyway. Not everything in...
Forum: Copywriting 25th April 2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,918
Posted By giotheinternetboy
Writing Compelling Landing Page copy without hiring an expert copywriter

A stellar powerful persuasive landing page copy that racks up your conversion rates usually is

50% research,

35% the headline,

10% your style of writing,

And 5% grammatical accuracy;
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By barbling
Did you know both aWeber and Getresponse have useful blogs?

One of the questions I often receive deal with autoresponders and more specifically, how to use them best.

Did you know that several of the bigname autoresponder companies have extremely helpful...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By barbling
The best FREE resources on the best marketing topics?

Have you come across really great free resources that would help us all?

Let's share!

I know that Hubspot has a huge repository at

http://www.hubspot.com/free-marketing-resources

(and I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 882
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: What do you email to your subscribers?

Catherine, WHY do you plan to send an email once a day? Is that what you've promised your subscribers? Or, do you think emailing once a day is what you're "supposed" to do?

The worst thing you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th April 2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By DaleTheDog
Re: marketing strategy

DO NOT use Squidoo anymore as a main source of driving traffic. For the past year, they've been doing a huge "cleanup" where they've deleted tons of lens. Even worse, the post on there no longer seem...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd April 2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By Alex Blades
Re: Fake reviews on product sold here

There is no need for fake accounts, there are more than enough people willing to kiss ass and give reviews :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 790
Posted By vishwa
Re: what is your worst traffic source?

I think traffic exchange sites are the worst way to get traffic. You will get nothing with it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd March 2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 933
Posted By Dayne Dylan
5 Crucial Tricks I've Learned About Successful List Building...

Ok, so these may not necessarily be "tricks" by any means, but I thought I'd post what I've learned about successful list building so far that has worked really well for me. I figured it might help...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,183
Posted By albert12
The truth about IM from successful IMer

Hey guys. This post is not to bring you down or for you to lose hope but I want to be clear about IM in general.

Here are some pointers and what to expect.

1. I would definitely start selling...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th March 2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By WillR
Re: Nice Gift from Paypal

If it's money they should never have been charging you in the first place then are they really that good? Think about all of the interest they have probably made on all of that money over the period....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd February 2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,833
Posted By bwh1
Re: Ezine and Other Article Farms: The Word from Google

It still works for what it was made for - syndication.

Google just won't index them anymore automatically on first page as used to be so no organic SE traffic here.

But to be honest, when I see...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd January 2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,206
Posted By travlinguy
Re: 25,000 words post

What will Google like most? I think I'm going to be sick.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 817
Posted By mizambar
Re: Amazon Kindle - What would you suggest?

I have to (respectfully) disagree here. Yes, if you have a well-established brand, it might make sense to publish on different platforms. But if you're still struggling to build a brand and gain...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,672
Posted By Steve B
Re: I have $2k to invest. Where should I go?

"I have $2k to invest. Where should I go?"

Money Machines,

Where should I go? Don't go anywhere . . . you've come to the right place.

Just put your wallet away, save your money, and become...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th January 2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By celente
2 Secrets That Will Make 2014 The Most Profitable YET!

I have not spent much time in the warrior forum in 2014, because I believe taking action and building new leads each day for our business is a better practice.

Don't get me wrong! This is a great...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Over 150 authors sold 100,000+ KDP books in 2013

I know that every time I have another book published, in the same general category...it helps the sales of all other books, and the sales of the new book are helped by the sales of all the other...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By Rod Cortez
Re: Over 150 authors sold 100,000+ KDP books in 2013

Solid share Alexa.

With research firms such as Forrester Research and their ilk projecting double digit growth for digital publishing, with the dearth and growth of mobile devices, and many...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th December 2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By Alexa Smith
Over 150 authors sold 100,000+ KDP books in 2013

Source: Over 150 KDP Authors Each Sold More than 100,000 Thousand Books in 2013 | The Passive Voice | Writers, Writing, Self-Publishing, Disruptive Innovation and the Universe...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th December 2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,078
Posted By planetlubs
Re: Favorite Questions from the Main Discussion Forum

This is another one I see often on the forum.

- I have $10,000, which WSO will give me the best advice on how I should invest it online?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th December 2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,078
Posted By Harvey Segal
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th November 2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By Michael Levanduski
Re: Is it wise to submit the same article you write to more than 1 article sites???

Syndicating your articles to multiple directories is fine. Even better, syndicate directly to other sites in the same niche as yours.

Here is a good enough place to start: ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,887
Posted By Geri Richmond
Re: What Are The Best Methods For Traffic

Hi,
Once you write a post, you need to promote the heck out of it. You need to go to content curating sites like BizSugar, JustRetweer, scoop.it, paper.li, StumbleUpon, etc. Re-write the post and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st November 2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,483
Posted By Frank Donovan
Re: Why choosing a niche solely on your passion will cause you to fail

Although passion alone doesn't guarantee success, it's more likely that going into a business solely for money will cause you to fail. Contrary to what one's intuition might suggest, money on its own...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,117
Posted By DianaHeuser
Re: Kindle Countdown Deals: Your Thoughts?

I am planning on running a test.

You either choose to run the normal 5 day giveaway OR the Kindle Countdown within a 90 day period for each book. From what I have read, you cannot do both within...
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