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Forum: Copywriting 3rd July 2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,636
Posted By Jeremey
Re: GRAPHIC DESIGN QUESTION: Does butt UGLY sell?

Doesn't it boil down to your market?

Would you sell a photography marketing planner to a bunch of photographers on an "ugly" site?

I do think there needs to be a distinction between "ugly" and...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd July 2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,984
Posted By Jeremey
Re: Advanced Copywriting...Lesson 1..."Proof"

One thing I've learned as I'm sitting down to write copy is to just strike the concept of "proof" from my mind entirely.

Proof = Logic

Integrity, Believability, Credibility = Emotion
...
Forum: Copywriting 10th June 2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By Jeremey
Re: Could you take a moment to take a look at my copy?

Well, you really need to ask yourself ... do I want to sell this product, or do I want to learn how to write copy?

Here's a suggestion though ... your intro is pretty flat. At the bottom of the...
Forum: Copywriting 7th June 2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By Jeremey
Re: How much should I disclose about myself? Should I even admit the really bad stuff?

You are in the dating niche.

I would not use the "sexual abuse" angle as your USP.

Why do you have to go into specifics?

People don't need to know that you abused heroin – and extortion &...
Forum: Copywriting 11th April 2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By Jeremey
Re: The Perfect Salesletter: Stories, Humor, or Education?

If Jerry Seinfeld wrote sales letters, he'd probably be preaching a different point of view...

The thing is, you don't want to entertain prospects with a sales letter. You want to engage them.
...
Forum: Copywriting 10th April 2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,691
Posted By Jeremey
Re: 140 Character Contest to Get Your Butt inside Brian McLeod's Warrior Event

Bruce, was great to meet you and hang out for a bit as well...

Excellent event, and thanks to you Rick for passing along your ticket! I have quite a few pages of handwritten notes and will follow...
Forum: Copywriting 31st March 2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,979
Posted By Jeremey
Re: What would you call writers with no formal copywriting experience calling themselves "copywriter

I'm sure he would...As someone with about 10 years of direct sales experience myself, I can vouch that the experience far overshadows my lifetime of writing and my english degree when it comes to...
Forum: Copywriting 26th March 2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,979
Posted By Jeremey
Re: What would you call writers with no formal copywriting experience calling themselves "copywriter

I see a lot of "template" style MMO sales letters where the seller is desperately developing their product in an effort to escape their job flipping burgers at some fast food joint.

I'd love to...
Forum: Copywriting 21st March 2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By Jeremey
Re: Do you think this will help or hurt conversions?

Shawn, if you're using WordPress can you just use a Lightbox plug in and have the chapter pop up that way? I wouldn't know how to do it on other platforms but it seems like it would be pretty simple...
Forum: Copywriting 17th March 2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,151
Posted By Jeremey
Re: Copying Copy, has it helped you?

I'm lazy and I don't have a whole lot of time on my hands. I wanted to write out some ads in longhand because I've heard that it can be beneficial, but my hands get tired easily and my handwriting...
Forum: Copywriting 15th March 2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 981
Posted By Jeremey
Re: Embrace that sh*t...

I'm kinda like Bruce, in that all the distractions get in the way of writing. I have to write in my office without music, preferably without Facebook, Reddit, or Skype running in the background :)
...
Forum: Copywriting 15th March 2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By Jeremey
Re: External Links On Website Page - Bad Idea, Right?

Thanks Andrew, that's what I was thinking!
Forum: Copywriting 8th March 2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,691
Posted By Jeremey
Forum: Copywriting 8th March 2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,691
Posted By Jeremey
Re: 140 Character Contest to Get Your Butt inside Brian McLeod's Warrior Event

Count me in:

My band is in Charlotte the night before, but I’d like to go just to offer Rick and Brian singing lessons in exchange for copywriting tips.
Forum: Warriors For Hire 7th March 2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 961
Posted By Jeremey
Re: >COPYWRITING: WEBSITE COPY CONVERTS AT 30%, SALES LETTERS FOR $50K LAUNCH? REVIEWS & DETAILS INS

Hey Altug - Thanks for your inquiry...I have not ever had an offer like that, but I know there are many well established copywriters who do offer that service at a lower rate than their standard...
Forum: Copywriting 6th March 2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By Jeremey
Re: A different kind of campaign

Amanda Palmer is an absolute master at internet marketing. I can't say I agree with her business model (in fact, I tend to look at her as a wolf in sheep's clothing), but she's certainly been...
Forum: Copywriting 28th February 2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,276
Posted By Jeremey
Re: Another boring-ass video?

That explains a lot. Thanks!
Forum: Copywriting 18th February 2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By Jeremey
Re: What Job Did You Say Cheerio To...

I wonder how many people out there finally get the chance to do the job of their dreams when they suddenly realize they have nothing to lose? I found myself in that situation twice!

Ever since I...
Forum: Copywriting 16th February 2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,604
Posted By Jeremey
Re: Would YOU do this if someone didn't pay...?

This guy Frank reminds me of Nedry in Jurassic Park.

Anyway, I'm pretty sure that defacing their website involved some sort of hacking into the system, even if he had access to their control...
Forum: Copywriting 14th February 2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By Jeremey
Re: How can this commercial script be improved

I couldn't figure out what it had to do with SEO at all. Was the guy waiting at a Drs office, and worried about his SEO while he was waiting? What does that have to do with SEO? Or is this some sort...
Forum: Copywriting 13th February 2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 978
Posted By Jeremey
Re: How does a Copywriter-for-hire learn the market he is hired for?

This here is key.

You can know everything under the sun about toy trains, and it won't help you sell a single caboose unless you spend your time learning about the prospects. My time is spend...
Forum: Copywriting 13th February 2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By Jeremey
Master Interrogator Got 90% "Conversions" Through Persuasion, Not Punishment

I came across this article (http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/0/19923902) on WWII German interrogator Hans Scharff this morning.

Scharff worked with Allied airmen shot down in the latter half of WWII...
Forum: Copywriting 13th February 2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,313
Posted By Jeremey
Re: the elusive USP....

Good shark tank analogy Shawn. When I'm doing an initial review with a client, I'll ask them directly, "What makes your product/service different from everything else out there right now?" It's...
Forum: Copywriting 31st January 2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,963
Posted By Jeremey
Re: Clayton Makepeace does VSLs....

:D

That artist must truly be the hardest working man on the internet.
Forum: Copywriting 30th January 2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,848
Posted By Jeremey
Re: $200 Copywriting Contest

Congrats Angie!! :)
Forum: Copywriting 30th January 2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,370
Posted By Jeremey
Re: VSL (Video Sales Letter) Software: What Tools Are Best/Most Useful?

Hey Sean, first of all, great job on the VSL, when I watched it I was really impressed with every bit of it – especially the audio and your voiceover work (and the copy! LOL).

Thanks for breaking...
Forum: Copywriting 28th January 2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,081
Posted By Jeremey
Re: How to come up with your "pen-name"?

Very true...I used my first and middle name to market a music release last year (see sig LOL), as my full name was very closely associated with a certain musical act. Since my original tunes sounded...
Forum: Copywriting 28th January 2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By Jeremey
Re: Some experts - sales pages and squeeze pages

You can start with Ross Bowring's Stripped Naked Sales Letters...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd January 2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By Jeremey
Re: Is Cultivating an Original Copy Style Beneficial?

I think I should clarify my post, lest anyone think I was advocating copying formulas and writing the same boring crap that's all over the internet...

My point was that if you are a writer, and...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd January 2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By Jeremey
Re: Is Cultivating an Original Copy Style Beneficial?

Steve also makes a good point that you'll be limiting your client base if your own style is too far out of mainstream. That's fantastic if you're a high demand copywriter with tons of success to back...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd January 2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By Jeremey
Re: Is Cultivating an Original Copy Style Beneficial?

There are copywriters who are really good at this...I've seen 3 common traits among those that are - they have an exceptional understanding of salesmanship in print...they have a creative mind...and...
Forum: Copywriting 16th January 2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By Jeremey
Re: John Caples Interview: Finding The Appeal

LOL thanks for clearing that up! To be honest I did not know who Daniel Levis was when I read the interview....it wasn't until I saw Rezbi's post that I looked him up and thought WTF?

Some great...
Forum: Copywriting 16th January 2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,187
Posted By Jeremey
Re: My First 600 Words Are Garbage!

Yes, it was Carlton that said this...he said it again to me personally earlier today! :D

Did a virtual hot seat with Carlton & Stan Dahl today on developing my USP (from my sales & songwriting...
Forum: Copywriting 16th January 2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By Jeremey
John Caples Interview: Finding The Appeal

Maybe this has been posted in the past, but came across a great interview with John Caples this evening.

There's bullets upon bullets of incredible wisdom and power...check it out here:

Daniel...
Forum: Copywriting 10th January 2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,187
Posted By Jeremey
Re: My First 600 Words Are Garbage!

Highlights From The Rick Duris Copywriting Instructional DVD Series Vol 1:

Funny Clips From Bas Rutten Lethal Street Fighting DVD - YouTube

:D
Forum: Copywriting 10th January 2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By Jeremey
Re: I'm 28, moderately overweight, and still scared of the dark-

Hey WestHope - It sounds like you enjoy writing...if you enjoy selling then you may have reason to put your talent to good use...but if you just enjoy writing...words...putting them together in...
Forum: Copywriting 9th January 2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By Jeremey
Re: Women's C-Section Scars

LOL, I feel like I just outed myself in some way by sharing that on my wife's Facebook page....couldn't help it though, funny stuff! :)
Forum: Copywriting 9th January 2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,289
Posted By Jeremey
Re: Crititique Plz... So close to walking away.

What is a "Comprehensive Literature Review? Is that what you are calling this page? Are you referring to a published article or scientific report? Prospects won't have any clue what you are talking...
Forum: Copywriting 7th January 2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,484
Posted By Jeremey
Re: Simple Insight Into The Difference Between Copy that Sells and Copy that Doesn't

Man, I don't get all the "black and white" generalizations being thrown around here. There's honest salesmen, dishonest salesmen, ethical business owners and unethical business owners. There's...
Forum: Copywriting 6th January 2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By Jeremey
Re: Advice on Using Imagery

Great advice Robert, thanks! A bit of clarity for me to be sure.
Forum: Copywriting 5th January 2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,012
Posted By Jeremey
Wisdom from Jimmy Curley - Who ARE You?

Was doing some reading this morning and came across this old blog post from Jim Curley...Discussing how it's a delicate balance when writing to discuss who you are and most importantly - essentially...
Forum: Copywriting 4th January 2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By Jeremey
Re: Do you just wing it, or do you follow a consistent routine to write sales copy?

Thanks Dennis! You may believe that you know everything about your own product or business, but I would definitely recommend posing yourself the same questions you would ask if you were a...
Forum: Copywriting 4th January 2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By Jeremey
Re: newspaper classified ad (text) (169,000 circulation)

Thanks Alex...that was not my point actually but thanks again for posting some good advice....even if the OP comes back again and says "that's too hard, can't anyone just rewrite/write my ad for me?"
Forum: Copywriting 4th January 2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By Jeremey
Re: Do you just wing it, or do you follow a consistent routine to write sales copy?

Once I have a paying client (beyond the Skype chat prospecting phase, etc), I will get them on the phone and have them talk. I don't care if it takes an hour or three hours, or 4 different...
Forum: Copywriting 1st January 2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,397
Posted By Jeremey
Re: How I Made Money In Copywriting By Listening To Country Music And How You Can Too

Here's the song I co-wrote with the band. My contribution was the vocal melody (scat sung with the band during rehearsals), the idea for the story, then shaping Cain's lyrics to fit the story, and...
Forum: Copywriting 31st December 2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 953
Posted By Jeremey
Re: Rockin in the new year copywriting style...

So did you stay for the show?
Forum: Copywriting 31st December 2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 953
Posted By Jeremey
Re: Rockin in the new year copywriting style...

Pretty awesome tune right there...Went to their website and saw this quote in their bio, which made me realize why I like their sound so much:

"While contemplating the next studio sessions, Ian...
Forum: Copywriting 31st December 2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 953
Posted By Jeremey
Re: Rockin in the new year copywriting style...

Here's one of my favorite party-night tunes...

The Outfield - My Paradise - YouTube

And I've been listening to a lot of The Police over the past couple of weeks while traveling. This one is a...
Forum: Copywriting 31st December 2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,357
Posted By Jeremey
Re: Why are you selling yourself short as a copywriter?

Thanks so much, Angie, that's a great inspiration to me. It is tough to get out of the comfort zone, and often there's no better motivator than having no other options but success...

I'm looking...
Forum: Copywriting 31st December 2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 953
Posted By Jeremey
Re: Rockin in the new year copywriting style...

Thanks for the plug Marcus, LOL :)

Hey, how do you guys post embedded YouTube videos?
Forum: Copywriting 31st December 2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,191
Posted By Jeremey
Re: Here's a Must-Have... Eugene Schwartz Lecture to Philips Publishing

What a powerful share, Shawn..Thanks so much. Every time I thought I should stop reading and get back to work, the next paragraph ended up being another must-read. Thanks again...Setting my clock for...
Forum: Copywriting 31st December 2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,357
Posted By Jeremey
Re: Why are you selling yourself short as a copywriter?

Happy New Year everyone,

Mark, I've posted this before, but your post reminds me of a lot of the goals I have for the coming year.

Since I started my copywriting business here on the Warrior...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd December 2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,625
Posted By Jeremey
Re: Please Help Critique My First Sales Copy

Chike,

Here are some things you should address in your copy...They don't pertain to your "personal style" of writing, but things that you are NOT utilizing to sell your product. Because if you...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd December 2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 533
Posted By Jeremey
A Christmas Tune For My Fellow Copywriters

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone here who has helped me along this copywriting journey over the past 3 months or so. When I arrived here I had no direction or clue, only a burning desire to...
Forum: Copywriting 18th December 2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By Jeremey
Re: I may look like a pillock wrapped in barcode

Funny thing, Mark, not too long ago I was dressing my boys in onesies and I said to my wife, "You know, I bet some day in the near future, we're going to see a bunch of idiots walking around in broad...
Forum: Copywriting 17th December 2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 892
Posted By Jeremey
Re: Please read my outsourcer'er copy and let me know what you think...

Sorry Harry, the whole thing smells rotten...

I lost interest right away (aside from the headline) when the copy claimed "everything the gurus say is wrong," and then the copy ticks off a number...
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