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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th September 2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: 10 Tips For Making The Most of the Warrior Event

Rusty, great post!

I don't think we crossed paths at the last event.

Looking forward to seeing you all down there for another! Sounds like this event will be even better than the last two. :)...
Forum: Copywriting 25th August 2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Writing email, want to cut line off at 12 words

Another great tool, which is specifically geared toward writing e-mails, is XMailWrite - XMailWrite (

It does what you're looking for, at least for specific character...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 393
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Remember the Square Reader? (PayPal Here launched)

I know there are several people that were thrilled when the Square reader (and similar devices/services) came out... I thought I'd drop a link here for PayPal's new PayPal Here service, just...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th January 2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: David Miller Recieves A Telemarketing Call!

Hey John,

Glad you enjoyed the clip. :D

Forum: Copywriting 1st October 2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Copywriter For Large Direct Mailer Fixes Ailing Mailer With This...

Great share, as always, Ewen.

I'm not familiar with the site that article is on, but glad you posted it. There's a great article on there about tools to see where your customers participate...
Forum: Copywriting 21st September 2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,109
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Potential WSO Idea for Hungry Copywriter...

For what it's worth, for those that aren't aware...

A lot of tracking platforms (including self-hosted) will allow you to view stats by adding a "+" (minus the quotes) to the links.

So you'd at...
Forum: Copywriting 15th September 2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: I got to share this copywriter with you

Hey, whatever does it for you. ;)

Nokia: John Carlton, Clayton Makepeace and Shaune Clarke ... (

(FWIW: found it by searching "clayton makepeace beyonce")

Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th August 2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Anybody good with ebook covers?

Check out Lucas Adamski:

Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,582
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: WSO Affiliate program-Damn Spammers

The other problem, which a few of us have talked about recently, is the people that sign up as an affiliate...only to buy through their own link and that's it...

Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd March 2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,410
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Long or short autoresponder emails?


The reason you probably don't bother to read a majority of "long" e-mails, is because those who have written to give you a reason to do so.

While e-mail copy is certainly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 27,446
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: How to make money with QR Codes

I'm not sure if this has been touched on already. I've read a bulk of the posts, but I gotta run shortly.


I've heard some concepts about creating a "loyalty" club, which people give...
Forum: Copywriting 30th January 2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Ask The Experts

I believe that was (Gene) Schwartz, for what it's worth (as opposed to Halbert).
Forum: Copywriting 24th January 2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,016
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Yahoo Should Fire Their Ad Agency

"Dear Mr. Wedding,

Even though, at the moment, I have funnerer things to do at the moment, I wanted to take a moment to respond to your message.

As one of the goodest online search providers,...
Forum: Copywriting 17th January 2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: I got a copy writing job!

While I wish you the best and can appreciate your ability to take action...

Why don't you just take the product and use it to practice?

You're coming here and asking to be spoon-fed details...
Forum: Copywriting 14th January 2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,899
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Copywriter Joke ...

Q: What's the best part about writing copy for the "lose weight" niche?

A: It's a hungry market.

That's all I've got at the moment. :rolleyes:

Forum: Copywriting 9th January 2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,618
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Best Car Ads / TV Commercials

If you're a PETA member, don't watch. :rolleyes:

YouTube - cat sunroof

I think this one probably had some sort of impact.
Forum: Copywriting 9th January 2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,513
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: How to Open Up .DOCX?

This usually requires (I think) at least MS Word 2007. That's what I have and they open just fine.

If you're still stuck, here's a handy little website I have in my favorites:
Free File...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th January 2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,551
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Those with small kids, how do you manage your time?

I have one-year-old twins and a 3-year-old, so I can certainly relate.

Personally, I've adjusted my schedule to wake up around 5 or 6 AM. This gives me about 2-3 hours EXTRA time to get things...
Forum: Copywriting 7th January 2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,016
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Social proof...'As Seen On'... someone pls explain this.

I'll be sure to record myself using a product, burn it to DVD and play it on my television.


"As seen on TV"

If you want to take advantage of this HOT, credibility–boosting...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 6,080
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: New FTC Rules Take Effect January 1st: Are Your Websites Ready?

And now to back our regularly-scheduled program...

Internet Marketers: Scared Straight

Perhaps this trend will make people too paranoid NOT to read messages in their entirety. ;)

Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2010, 04:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,878
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: How to "deliver" my product - advice please!

Additionally, you may want to disallow the link in your robots.txt file.

Some people may visit your sales page and then try to use google to find your "thank you" page with an inurl: command.
Forum: Copywriting 20th December 2010, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,026
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Long vs. Short Copy? Clayton Makepeace Finally Answers. Read Here

Quite the opposite, really...

You should focus on getting your message across and leave it at that (as far as length is concerned).

Don't try to meet a pre-determined page length/word count...
Forum: Website Design 6th December 2010, 12:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,555
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: How do you Create Sales page graphics and headers

Hello Adam,

I realize you are looking to create your own, but I thought I would give you this link in response to what I've quoted from your last response...

Free Graphics Creator For...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Do you guys go to Internet Marketing video chat sites?


Brad Gosse has a site that might be of interest.

I believe it is Conecsus - Live Video Business Networking (

Forum: Copywriting 2nd December 2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: The problem with amateur copywriters...

I heard a quote yesterday on a webinar that reminds me of what you're saying...

"If you give me six hours to chop down a tree, I will spend the first four sharpening my axe." - Abraham Lincoln
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th November 2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Wordpress Question

Additionally...if you ever want to disable the comments area throughout your blog, you can go to your single.php file and delete this portion:

<?php comments_template(); ?>

Forum: Copywriting 23rd November 2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 726
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: How To Become A Copywriter - Video

But their copy wouldn't.
Forum: Copywriting 22nd November 2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,030
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Are most sales pages too long?

The general consensus is that your sales letter should be as long as it takes to get your message across.

If you're going to put all the effort it will take to get someone to start reading your...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd November 2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,109
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Looking for talented copywriter in her pregnancy

I agree with Ross.

Try to keep an open mind while looking for someone to work with.

Any male copywriter that has been around to aid his wife through 8-9 months of pregnancy, can certainly...
Forum: Copywriting 29th October 2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,557
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: $50 Contest for Headlines...

Can't pass the turkey this year? Pass mom a basket instead! She'll be thankful you did...

Forum: Website Design 28th August 2010, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By Mike Schwenk
[Wordpress] Tip I found to stop spammers from putting links/HTML in your comments

While looking for a post that I read once before about removing the option for comments on your blog, I stumbled across a different helpful tip.

Basically, it requires you to open up your theme's...
Forum: Copywriting 27th August 2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Need your ideas for a product name

Two off the top that come to mind (may sound a bit too "hyped" depending on your prospect):

Word Surge
Money-making Ideas To Turn The Words You Write Into Cash In Your Pocket

Content Cash-in...
Forum: Copywriting 28th July 2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Choose your words carefully or get your mind out of the gutter!

Advertisement gone wrong, or are we all just a bit too perverse?

Gaviscon: "It's like a fireman came in your mouth." | AdHack...
Forum: Copywriting 19th July 2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,707
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Just Wondering...Do Experienced Copywriters ever work for a commission?

Hey Will,

Yes, there are many writers (including A-list) who charge a percentage, or, "royalties" for their work.

However, I don't think you will find any copywriters willing to work based...
Forum: Copywriting 20th June 2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,384
Posted By Mike Schwenk
"Copywriting Research Checklist"

I was skimming through course notes to refresh myself on previous areas that I've covered so far and came across the topic of research.

This has always been something I was curious about,...
Forum: Copywriting 13th June 2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,641
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Advice For Start-Up Copywriter

You can start offering your services in the Warriors for Hire section of the forum. I can't remember for sure, but I believe there is a one-time fee. There may also be a prerequisite in regard to...
Forum: Copywriting 6th June 2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 903
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Care to explain split testing?

Hey Guys and Gals,

I'm reading through Clayton's course at the moment and it has touched on something I've wondered about before. As the title shows, this is split testing.

For marketing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th May 2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,163
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: WP Plugin to allow comment rating of thumbs up, thumbs down and neutral?

You could try "MyReview Plugin".
WordPress Review Plugin for Affiliates - MyReviewPlugin (

I own this and like it a lot. By default, it uses stars, but there are...
Forum: Mind Warriors 20th May 2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,964
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: 13 Year old's 2nd success!

As everyone has said already - congrats!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th May 2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By Mike Schwenk
A New (Physical) Way to Accept Money

Hey Guys,

I grabbed a copy of this month's Entrepreneur magazine and read an article, titled "Start a Business for Nothing - Or Almost Nothing". It listed several services one can use to increase...
Forum: Website Design 27th April 2010, 05:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: 2 Wordpress Questions- Help


It sounds like you just want to add another section to where your "Home" and "About" show up by default. If that's the case, you can add as many pages as you like, but clicking on the...
Forum: Website Design 25th April 2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,289
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Wordpress: Is there a way to make a request form page?

Looks like that might be suitable for what I will need. I'll have to check it out once I get everything up and running. Still debating between which review plugin I want to use. Thank you for the...
Forum: Copywriting 11th February 2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By Mike Schwenk
The Cliche Copy Catastrophe

"Stress" and "tension" seem to be a popular concern here in the copywriting sub-forum at the moment, so let's have a little fun.

We've all seen copy that just oozes with the same ol' list of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th February 2010, 03:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Whats a good CMS to handle LOTS of products..

I'm not too sure about the requested feature, but there is an e-commerce plugin for WP that you may want to check out call wp-ecommerce. It has support for a lot of products, as well as extra...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd January 2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,364
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Salescopy Disaster - yes by me!! Arrgh!!

I'm no expert as well. In fact, I'm in the same pursuit of knowledge as you...

However, I would take better care of your grammar and spelling in general, on top of what has been mentioned. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd January 2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Brainstorming for a new domain name ?

Hey guys,

I was working on trying to come up with a new domain name a week or two ago and found a great site (IMO) to help. You can find it here: Domain Name Search and Suggestions -...
Forum: Copywriting 14th January 2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,347
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Some (very) basic newbie questions.


I've been interested in learning the 'art' of writing copy, but wanted to clear some things up in the process. I've debated posting this for fear of a public flogging, since these are some...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th December 2009, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: I've moved a blog before, but not from root please :)

Great question, I've also been wondering this in the last day or two. I want to sell off one of my domains, but it's also my cPanel login.

Not sure about other hosts, but if you're with HG you...
Forum: Website Design 8th December 2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Single web/product page using wordpress


Just wanted to let you know that if you go the route of offering multiple products, there is a great plugin for this (or even just a single product). Try checking into WP-ecommerce or...
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