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Forum: Copywriting 21st March 2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Do you think this will help or hurt conversions?

I think the key point here is the concept of self persuasion. You're essentially lowering his options to as few as possible... and then giving him the illusion of choice. Who else trusts others more...
Forum: Copywriting 25th December 2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,620
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Copywriting - An obvious sales letter? or disguise it as an article?

Well, if you're going to sell to a marketplace like the Warrior forum
then you don't need to disguise it. There's no set rule in marketing,
because it always depends on your prospects. If they...
Forum: Copywriting 24th December 2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,348
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Help Me w/ a Headline for the Male Fitness Niche

They say choices paralyze people, but well, you gotta choose.

1) Do split-testing on drastic changes in copy. Headlines,
design, well, basically huge significant changes that are likely
to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th December 2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,537
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: I feel like crying...

Hey inxie,

I'm in a good mood today. PM me and I'll show you some moves.

Chill out mate.
Forum: Copywriting 15th December 2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Conversational copywriting

I completely agree with Mark. Everyone likes someone who
encourage their dreams, rationalize their failures, remove their
fears, confirm their suspicions and throw rock at their enemies.

And...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th December 2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,295
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Are The Glory Days Over?

True, all ad mediums have a tendency to edge towards
inflation. It's a universal market force of demand.

But take into account Moore's Law. Moore's law states that
the advance of processing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th December 2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 971
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: What draws noobies to the IM niche?

There's nothing wrong.

If you boil marketing down to its principles, you're always
wanting to move into a rabid niche, and this IM niche IS a
rabid crowd with a high amount of demand.

But...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Fixing Low Opt-in Rates for Squeeze Pages

It all depends on a message-to-market match.

I've gotten over 120% opt-in rates with certain traffic. (Over
120% because some kept opting in the 2nd time)

Your traffic source is extremely...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,249
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

J.F. Straw has had a huge influence on my marketing. One of
the best minds ever... I've been on his newsletters for ages.

This is leaving a huge void... He will be missed, extremely.

Rest in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: OK Here Goes

Well, if you have something to sell and are considering to sell
your own product, consider these in priority order...

1) Your talents, skills & competence. (NOT your interest,
hobby or passion -...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Freebee seekers taking liberties

It's strange, but I realize that the higher the price you go, the
lesser this kind of problem seems to crop up.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,425
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: TBH: Single or double opt-in?

Hey Ellie Days,

For a person that you meet in 5 seconds, would you be
motivated to pick up a phone-call from him/her? The chances
are, not really.

Not unless there is a vested interest in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,634
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Laser Targeted Traffic. Help Needed

"Jack of all trades, master of none."

Traffic streams have to be individually mastered. I suggest
familiarizing yourself with Adwords first before moving out to
other PPC engines. However,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Mailing List is starting to grow :D.

Hey vivo,

I don't mean to be a wet blanket, but optimism is only good
when it's not poisonous.



After a few weeks of zero signups, you get 1 signup - that
shows a pretty slow rate of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: What is more valuable, blog subscribers or email subscribers.

You never know where your hyper-responsive will come from,
don't be quick to judge.

Firstly, your blog subscriber just might be your email subscriber
(from opting in).

Secondly, this is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: starting a membership area for 17 a month any tips?

1) Break it up into packages + bonuses.

2) Introduce price-cutting strategies at the start for "founder"
members.

3) Raise the price to lock in your "founder" members - tell them
inside that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: I'm a completely new to this. Looking for some advice.

Don't start off with something that you're weak in.

I repeat, don't start off with something that you're already
weak in. If you're going to start marketing, fine, you definitely
need to learn...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: To Frustrated Newcomers: The Myth of The One-Hit Millionaire (And What To Do Instead)

I don't really believe that they don't try to learn how everything
works. It's precisely because they try to over-learn things -
which leads to a huge action paralysis.

This is highly...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 24th November 2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: [Reviewers Wanted] Advanced Internet Marketing For Internet Entrepreneurs

http://reallifeinlouisville.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/number3.jpg SLOTS LEFT...

Grab your seat now, and start making real money online with
these principles...

It doesn't matter if you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th November 2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: To Lost Newcomers: Read this before anything else...

I know what you mean by that, but really, the growth comes
when "you get MORE than what you put in".

That's how real leverage works. For example, you could build a
huge email list, and if you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th November 2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: To the Newcomers: Why you should stop doing this...

Ah, someone who understands my pov. I personally find it
REALLY strange as to why people would intentionally seek the
"easy" route and harbor faith, as opposed to picking up the
first brick and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th November 2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By WinstonTian
To Frustrated Newcomers: The Myth of The One-Hit Millionaire (And What To Do Instead)

If you're one of those people who are sold into the "Internet
Lifestyle Dream", then this post is for you.

Firstly, it exists, and anyone can live the so-called Internet
Lifestyle Dream... IF,...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 24th November 2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By WinstonTian
[Reviewers Wanted] Advanced Internet Marketing For Entrepreneurs (worth $997)

Review copies of powerful business principles I've acquired
through the past 6 years that has made me a lot of money.

Limited to 10 people whom I'll choose from the thread. Post if
you're...
Forum: Copywriting 11th November 2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,609
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Frank Kern's 7 page direct mailer deconstructed

Liked the video...

The dollar bill's a grabber, but I really liked the weird stamps &
especially that "international house of ninjas" - totally throws
you off-guard.

He hit the biggest...
Forum: Copywriting 10th November 2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Which Headline Do You Think Is Best..

"Why Are They Still Slim With All That Junk Food?!"

Echo out their voice from your research...

Focus on the grabber - then yank the reader in, since you're
using a A5 leaflet. Steve...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 975
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: [Syndication-Niche research-Physics]-How do I monetize a niche like physics?

A niche is not a topic - it's a group of individuals who are
willing to buy a solution. Therefore in your case, Physics isn't
a niche.

However, if you go deeper into physics, you may find more ...
Forum: Copywriting 5th November 2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,467
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: To All The Ugly People...

I can't figure you out, and I probably don't want to - you do
give awesome value in your posts...

Great post on a good copy theme.

This is one of the best ways to capture attention - trigger ...
Forum: Copywriting 1st November 2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By WinstonTian
A Useful Resource Besides A Thesaurus...

Sometimes when I have a "concept" that I have trouble putting
into a concise word, I try to flip over to my thesaurus. But, if
you're like me (I find it far easier to think in terms of ...
Forum: Copywriting 28th October 2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,129
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Copywriting Infographic - Copywriting Basics Simply Explained

I beg to differ.

Copywriting was originally meant to be a salesmanship-in-print,
and it will never change in the future, because then, it'll be a
completely different word.

Salesmanship in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th October 2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,785
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Youtube to allow external linking from video annotations.

But think about it this way...

Every kind of advertising becomes fatigued over time. When
more "spammers" start to exploit the system (Don't we all love
these guys)...

Fake, faux videos will...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd October 2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,143
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Best price for selling an ebook on Clickbank?

Myrna, the price is im$portant, but your
copy and strategy can make a larger
difference in conversions.

Try to funnel your interested prospects to a
squeeze page, so you can build a ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 979
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Nearly hitting 3,000 subscribers, what am I missing?!

You're missing your sales, man.

Think about it this way...

Your list SHOULD be a group of members of a similar interest.
If you're interested in something, you'll be interested in
products...
Forum: Copywriting 20th October 2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Just out of interest if you had to pick just one...

^ No kidding, that's one good sales letter. ^

But I like it not because "it's a good ad"... But because it checks
off all the points of being a good ad.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th October 2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,512
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Why does everyone asking for skype?

lol

Wait - maybe it's because it's the Internet.

But why not get a Skype account? It's useful for overseas
calls, is it not?

Winston Tian
Forum: Copywriting 14th October 2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,003
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: The "Secret" Marketing Strategy headline

I think the themes...

--- Versus Google
--- Ally with Google
--- Ignore Google completely

...Are pretty common around here. They seem to be working
angles, but I'd think that all 3 are...
Forum: Email Marketing 14th October 2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 44,388
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Which is the best autoresponder/list host? (Official never-ending debate thread)

I choose AWEBER because of a few things:

1--- A dedicated service with good uptime
2--- Good delivery rates
3--- Cheap monthly fees for unlimited lists
4--- Ease of set up

One of the most...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Driving traffic through attraction!

This has already been discussed in "pop-marketing"...

Permission marketing (Seth Godin)
VS
Interruption marketing
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 760
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Who Works from Home and Who Works from an Office?

I have a "home office" and an office I guess...

It really helps in "anchoring" your productivity state in a
certain place. When I want to get work done, I move over to
a work desk, and my state...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,641
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Need help to withdraw my first clickbank commission

If I remember correctly, you need to have customers who
have paid from more than one payment type...

One paypal and one credit card, for example.

If you have it, and yet you haven't received...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,986
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: My First Kindle Book - It's Not That Hard

Awesome!

I have a student who made over 5 figures with Amazon Kindle...

The key lies with your book title, cover, excerpt and social
proof! (because that's what they see! lol)

And of...
Forum: Copywriting 13th October 2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,494
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: for those of you wanting to learn copy...

6 years ago when I started out, I didn't have access to any of
GH's letters. I would have been so much better than I am now
if I had that one awesome letter!

Copied ads till my eyes went...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th October 2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 658
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Looking For Alternative Methods Of Traffic For My Sites

Look into ppc, ppv and solo ads.

There are tons more ways to get targeted
traffic, but these have worked since years
ago.

You pay for services for SEO, and it's just
ONE keyword... The...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th October 2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 824
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Where to hire good VAs?

Odesk, elance, vworker.

Just post a job and people will bid for it.

Winston Tian
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th October 2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,424
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: "What Is Your Main High-Converting Traffic Source?"

Hmm, but you need considerable data on
the mindset of the visitor to formulate
"valuable" content and good copy triggers
placed well to optimize roi... Which is like a
different animal.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th October 2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 909
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Woo Hoo! First Person on My list!

Every lead is valuable, but understand this: Every lead is a
waste if he/she does not convert into sales... And the size of
the list does. Not. Matter!

It only matters if you're sure that you're...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,471
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Advice needed --> Entry popup or exit popup or squeeze page?

A blog has two types of users:

-- The repeat visitors who haven't opted in
-- The repeat visitors who have opted in
-- The first-time visitors

For the first-time visitors, what works...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,262
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: More Thoughts on Passion

Just stick with something that you're pretty damn sure you'll
be interested in... Some niches like "divorce" are pretty bad to
be in, especially with all the depressing stories from customers.
...
Forum: Copywriting 4th October 2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,686
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: What's New In Squeeze Page Designs?

Not exactly new, but I'm experimenting in some markets with
two step opt-ins and they're working far better than I thought
they would.

The list converts higher too, so I'd assume it does a...
Forum: Copywriting 30th September 2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 830
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Could I Get Some Critique On New Page

I think you need to take a closer look at your ideal customer persona.

In my opinion, it's not really clear, or you haven't really delved deep
enough into the mind of your prospect. You need to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th September 2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 708
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Link validator? (Desktop preferred)

Yep as mentioned, scrapebox works wonders.

But you could use this open-source script instead: http://linkchecker.sourceforge.net/

Just paste the links into a html document and that should do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,526
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Weight Loss Forums are tough

Here's an out-of-the-box way to think this through.

What other ways can a person get onto your website without
a link?

There's one way... By searching for your website's name.

The...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,034
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: If you had 1 year to commit full time to learning how to make $10k/month...

Do as you learn. Do MORE than you learn. Learn more from
what people do, instead of what they say.

This could be the shortest answer ever in this thread, but this
is from personal experience.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: newbie needs advice on niche research

Frankly, the best way to do market research is a 1 on 1 with
an ideal prospect. The traditional market research methods.

But you can do it on the net... Drive PPC to a survey, or look
at...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,202
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: How much traffic is considered good in the first month?

It depends, but I'll try to give you a more specific answer...

It all depends on the "quality" of the traffic. What does quality
mean? It simply means this:

The probability for customers to...
Forum: Copywriting 28th September 2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 934
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: What font type is this? [Direct mail letter]

Thanks for the link, Mal. Very useful...


Winston Tian
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 951
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: It's Always The Same 3 Reasons...

I mentor people on internet marketing as well, and this is
EXTREMELY true. In fact, it's so similar, we could just nail it
down as a rule right now.

I have a few more to add to it, actually:
...
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