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Forum: Copywriting 14th September 2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,700
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Where does a new copywriter begin?

I respectfully disagree, Ross, here's why ...

When You're Starting Out You Need To Get Experience.

Many local businesses desperately need a decent copywriter, you can get your experience there,...
Forum: Copywriting 13th September 2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,700
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Where does a new copywriter begin?

Hi Christina!

I started with a subscription to AWAI's The Barefoot Writer, which gave me access to some basic copywriting PDFs, and a couple of other copywriting courses including some great...
Forum: Copywriting 13th September 2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Where to Get Talented Female Voiceover Artists?!?

I know a few professional voice over artists here in South Florida and I can tell you that if you want to get a real professional to record 30 minutes of audio, it's going to cost you more than $300....
Forum: Copywriting 11th September 2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: A Copywriters Crisis of Conscience

Thanks for posting these, Bob.

I do all kinds of copywriting jobs, I have turned down only a couple of opportunities because I felt they were unnecessarily exploitive and I was being asked to...
Forum: Copywriting 6th September 2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,591
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Affirmations For Copywriters

Thanks for the affirmations, Michael.

Hustling is great and often needed in any business, but I always make time for Yoga, Meditation, and now I'll give these affirmations a try.

It only takes...
Forum: Copywriting 6th September 2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,542
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Clean in Muscatine: Famous Writers Who Started As Copywriters

"For many writers struggling for publication, advertising has proven a useful field (it does pay, after all)"

The implication that copywriters are failed or struggling fiction writers is silly. I...
Forum: Copywriting 5th September 2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Some people take things too seriously

This might have been a calculated campaign, either way, I don't like it at all.
Forum: Copywriting 5th September 2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 874
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Nothing like a good demonstration

I really want one of these now.

As the world population grows, I can see this kind of thing going up in cramped apartments where there's no possible view, prisons, hospitals ... looking out into...
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,755
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: How is this direct mail sales letter?

Bob ...

I can't tell if this is tough love or if you simply dislike me.

Hopefully it's the former :)
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,755
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: How is this direct mail sales letter?

What do you know about what I think is good copy?

Everything I posted here on this forum so far (with maybe one exception) has been rewordings of material of those asking for help.

I get paid...
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,755
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: How is this direct mail sales letter?

Insulting your mother-in-law in a public forum ... not nice.

He calls me a "whiner" and you say "amen"?

Unlike some of you guys, I don't think I know it all. 20 years from now I will still...
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,755
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: How is this direct mail sales letter?

Of course you wouldn't switch from reading an envelope, I'm assuming you opened the envelop and read the letter sent to you by your insurance's competitor, am I assuming wrong? Having received and...
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,755
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: How is this direct mail sales letter?

So is this an attempt to intimidate me into not commenting and having an opinion anymore?

Won't work.

I don't know it all, if you look at my posts on the forum you'll see me asking a lot of...
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,635
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Is my squeeze page really terrible?

My "trite" offerring was a rewording of what he already had there, not an original rewrite.

Thank you for clarifying that this was off the top of your head, I get what you're saying, though I...
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,635
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Is my squeeze page really terrible?

"Babe"?

"Honey"?

Honestly, this is some of the most sexist copywriting I have ever seen. This is a joke, right?

Who is this audience? I don't know anyone who would be pulled in by this.
...
Forum: Copywriting 28th August 2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,755
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: How is this direct mail sales letter?

Did you switch?

At least this envelope has something that interests me on it ...

"Open Now For The Opportunity To Save $357"
* Comparative Savings Report *
* Exclusive Benefits And Discounts...
Forum: Copywriting 28th August 2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Minimal Words - High Impact Copy Help Needed

Different business owners would be attracted by different things.

In a general sense, small business owners like to save money, make more money, advertise for free or really cheap ...

Here's a...
Forum: Copywriting 28th August 2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Mobile ma-cheens

Laptop and iPad.

I will sometimes write notes on my iPhone, and ...

Yes!

Even an actual, old school, notebook (Moleskine purchased at Barnes and Noble) with a real ink pen!

Honestly...
Forum: Copywriting 28th August 2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,755
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: How is this direct mail sales letter?

It may work in forcing me to open the letter, but unless the inside of that letter grabs me, the moment I realize it's marketing, it goes straight in the trash. I've done it a bunch of times and most...
Forum: Copywriting 28th August 2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,755
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: How is this direct mail sales letter?

Ugh ...

Sounds like a letter I would NOT want to read. Probably hand it to someone else to open it for me .. and once they told me I had nothing to worry about, it would end up in the trash...
Forum: Mind Warriors 28th August 2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,843
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: "How come the Law of Attraction doesn't always work?"

James, I know your intention is to share this for free (thank you so much for having done so) but have you considered writing an eBook for Kindle, etc and selling it for the minimum price of .99?...
Forum: Copywriting 28th August 2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Do you write copy in word or directly to the sales page

I write in WORD or PAGES (MAC) depending on what computer I'm on (my new MAC doesn't work with WORD)

I use my Ipad to make notes, and even longhand on a notebook while on the beach or by the pool...
Forum: Copywriting 28th August 2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,755
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: How is this direct mail sales letter?

Andy, I still don't think this will work. It wouldn't really work for me, but I'm just one person, you know your audience, I don't.

Would you mind answering a couple of question in the spirit of...
Forum: Copywriting 27th August 2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,635
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Is my squeeze page really terrible?

Hi Max.

Do you know what the 4 proven steps are?
Forum: Copywriting 27th August 2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,351
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Phoenix Self Storage Website

I totally agree with Ray.

I don't know where to look :eek:

Are people coming to the Phoenix page through the main page? Or are people going directly to the link you posted?

Either way,...
Forum: Copywriting 27th August 2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,755
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: How is this direct mail sales letter?

Two great points above ...

1) So what happens if they DON'T test the backflow?

Avoid complications! Reduced pressure in the pipe may allow contaminated water from the ground, from storage or...
Forum: Copywriting 26th August 2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: It's Sooo Hard!

Hi Patrick, thank you for responding (thank you all for responding!)

I'm passionate about the subject, but it's not a big project, so I'm not going to go crazy over it.

Cruise safety is a real...
Forum: Copywriting 26th August 2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,755
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: How is this direct mail sales letter?

Hi. It's getting late here and I'm getting tired, but I wrote some ideas down for you, hope they are useful in some way. I would have to work on it some more to get it just right (please contact me...
Forum: Copywriting 26th August 2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,635
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Is my squeeze page really terrible?

I would imagine by just looking at it real quick, that your headline might not drawing people in as well as it should.

I also think a quick story would work nicely up top, something to reel people...
Forum: Copywriting 26th August 2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
It's Sooo Hard!

I love to go on cruises, do it all the time, I've traveled near and far, and I've had tons of fun, but ...

I'm well aware of the dangers posed on and off a ship!

Yeah, there are dangers.
...
Forum: Copywriting 26th August 2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Forum: Copywriting 25th August 2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: How do I write a catchy signature that converts?

Hi Max!

To be honest, I think your entire website needs work.

Here's a quick suggestion ...

Beat The YouTube Numbers Game!
Get Loads Of Views Fast While Playing Fair And Square!

* NO...
Forum: Copywriting 25th August 2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,185
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Sales video script - NEED an experts opinion

Mark,

I don't know Daavid3 personally, so I have no idea why he hasn't gone back to his original copywriter, I didn't ask. I will tell you that whoever wrote the copy for his VSL did a really...
Forum: Copywriting 24th August 2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Looking for feedback on autism site

Hi Stacey! Awesome observations!
Forum: Copywriting 24th August 2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,185
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Sales video script - NEED an experts opinion

I'm curious to see the video and I would be willing to offer some suggestions (if necessary). But if you paid a competent copywriter, everything should be fine. Please understand that I won't make...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd August 2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Looking for feedback on autism site

I know you're trying to do a good thing, that's awesome and I wish you the best of luck, but the site does need help.

I would suggest incorporating charity support (autism), because right now,...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd August 2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: I Need a Star Copywriter

Sure do.

Coincidentally just wrote some copy for Discovery Communications here in Miami related to travel.

Also wrote for a group who rents cottages in Yorkshire England.

Why do you ask?...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd August 2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,222
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Dating Copywriters

Like I said, there were emails and text messages ... the last one made sure he showed me all his "best stuff", story after story, going on and on about how great he was and how he was looking for a...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd August 2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: I Need a Star Copywriter

What you're looking for, particularly with a time management course, is copy that will trigger an emotional response, reads nice and smooth, and gets your prospects to buy right now with seemingly no...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd August 2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,222
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Dating Copywriters

Hi Rick, no love letters. Some emails and text messages that could be considered "love" messages, but no obvious love letters.

Why do you ask?
Forum: Copywriting 22nd August 2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,222
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Dating Copywriters

My post was a joke.

Can't detect a joke ... would not date.
Forum: Copywriting 21st August 2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,222
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Dating Copywriters

Robert, you'd be assuming right, my words in this case ARE gospel!

I may be overly dramatic sometimes, but I'm not critical or neurotic!

I am very responsible for my actions, that's why I'm no...
Forum: Copywriting 21st August 2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,222
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Dating Copywriters

Tell me about it.

Regarding dating a graphic designer ... I have a friend who's a graphic designer, he spends waaaay too much time on his computer/laptop/iphone, and has a serious obsession with...
Forum: Copywriting 21st August 2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,222
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Dating Copywriters

Like I said above, Steve, I had no problem accepting that they were both better copywriters, so that wasn't really an issue with me.

Sue me, but if my man is really good at something, I tend to...
Forum: Copywriting 21st August 2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,222
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Dating Copywriters

Cute story, but in my case, with both men, I had no problem accepting that they were better copywriters, I looked up to them, their knowledge, their talent.

Too bad they had to mess it up with...
Forum: Copywriting 21st August 2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,222
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Dating Copywriters

I'm sorry ... Dave who?
Forum: Copywriting 21st August 2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,222
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Dating Copywriters

Rick, one of them actually did write for the "how to pick up girls" market!

In fact he insisted he was able to pick me up because of his pick up artist knowledge :confused:

I have to admit I...
Forum: Copywriting 21st August 2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 454
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
App Store Copy?

A potential client just contacted me today, absolutely desperate (at least he seemed that way to me) about his App store copy!

He will be launching soon and the copy he sent me to look over is...
Forum: Copywriting 21st August 2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,222
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Dating Copywriters

I've dated two expert copywriters, no, I won't mention any names ...

Their overconfidence really got in the way.

So I'm here to remind you that confidence is super hot, but overconfidence that...
Forum: Copywriting 19th August 2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 958
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Giving It Up On The First Date

Interesting. I certainly haven't been thinking along these lines.

I guess it's the fear of not "winning" the job.

I'm such a giver :p

What could be getting in the way of my thinking on...
Forum: Copywriting 19th August 2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 958
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Giving It Up On The First Date

Thank you so much, Mark.

I guess it's a confidence issue. I'll work on that :)
Forum: Copywriting 19th August 2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 782
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Help! Issues With A New Client!

Admittedly I don't know a lot about SEO, but I know a little, enough to keep it in mind when I was writing this client's web copy and comparing it to the older one. Problem is I don't know enough...
Forum: Copywriting 19th August 2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: So What Is It About Copywriting??

Wouldn't change anything, no. I fell into copywriting a couple of years ago, began enjoying it right away, and never really thought of why it gave me more pleasure than other forms of writing.

I...
Forum: Copywriting 18th August 2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 782
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Help! Issues With A New Client!

Bob, thank you so much for this detailed reply.

Just today a friend of mine who's a website programmer said SEO is super important and I have to be very careful with it so as not to mess up the...
Forum: Copywriting 17th August 2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 692
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Help - My Sales Suck Ass!

I'm not a web designer, so to me it looks fine, but I think the headlines, sub-headlines, and the copy can be improved, too wordy in many places.

Here are some loose suggestions ...


Start...
Forum: Copywriting 17th August 2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,061
Posted By AnabelleFlorida
Re: Homeless signs -- does better graphic design help the copy?

Hi Joe!

I actually feel it doesn't help. It seems less authentic, more gimmicky. I would wonder about a homeless person holding a sign like that.

On the other hand ... COPY makes a huge...
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