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Forum: Copywriting 5th May 2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,537
Re: Be Yourself!

Ross,

don't get me wrong - of course you do. You've got to emulate them and take their tactics and psychology, in order to grow and see what they do right, and apply it to your own writing.

I'm...
Forum: Copywriting 5th May 2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,537
Be Yourself!

Hey guys,


been working my way through some threads/posts and seeing what's going on. Now, I'm not picking anyone out, and saying "You! Why're you pretending?" but I just want to get one thing...
Forum: Copywriting 4th May 2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,049
Posted By joe golfer
Re: Back Again - Need another sales letter critique!!!

Thanks for the drive-by. If you knew anything about her background, she is a full-time writer making the transition to copywriting.

To facilitate that she spent thousands of dollars to study the...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd May 2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By Beats4Legends
Warriors have saved my life =)!!

I came on here about a week ago asking for tips on what to do for my site for better conversions. Ultimately I was told to take off my squeeze page completely and just make the homepage my best...
Forum: Copywriting 26th April 2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Re: A recommended resource for anyone writing lots of emails

Yes, having bought it a while ago it is good.

In fact anything Lawrence sells it good.

And if you don't want to buy anything still check out his website.

http://www.infomarketingblog.com/
...
Forum: Copywriting 26th April 2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By Hugh Thyer
A recommended resource for anyone writing lots of emails

I write a LOT of emails. I've got a series of 12 for a financial planning firm I'm in the middle of.

And 6 to support an upcoming business education webinar.

And 14 to support a launch another...
Forum: Mind Warriors 24th April 2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 759
Posted By JasonChoi
Stop trying to get money and contribute instead

How often do you worry about how much money you can make from a particular money making method?

Perhaps it's just me but a lot of WSOs are designed to keep you hooked onto trying to get money. Of...
Forum: Copywriting 24th April 2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,553
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Re: Are You Comfortable Using FEAR to Sell Your SOLUTION?

That's a really good point of distinction, Marcia.

Let me offer a real-world example:

PROSPECT: Independent Inventor

FEAR: "They're going to steal my idea!"

COPY APPEAL: Greed - "Are you...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd April 2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,150
Re: Sales page critique needed?

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I did suggest selling the stuff straight of the page - see thread 18.

Kyle, could it be that your audience hasn't got time to wade through stacks of emails?

Maybe a DJ or anyone in...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd April 2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,150
Re: Sales page critique needed?

Hi Kyle,

If it were me - I would rewrite the landing page.

And... (this is a bit radical)-

Sell the main product straight from the page.

If you've got a "hungry crowd" in a hot niche...
Forum: Copywriting 20th April 2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,623
Posted By videolover7
Re: Copywriters Are To Blame for the Ignorance Taking Over the Planet!

Try working out some more, because it doesn't appear you quite got all the sludge out.

First of all, this is not the place to post rants about dietary topics.

And second, like Colm said, your...
Forum: Copywriting 20th April 2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,623
Posted By RickDuris
Re: Copywriters Are To Blame for the Ignorance Taking Over the Planet!

Don't know why, but I write better copy after a BBQed porterhouse steak. - Rick Duris

PS: And Mark, refresh your knowledge-base. They retired the Food Pyramid for the "Food Plate" months ago.
...
Forum: Copywriting 18th April 2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By joe golfer
Re: I came to learn from the best....

Good point. If you think it is tough in here, read about Dan Rosenthal's "crit" system Gary Bencivenga had to go through.
A Conversation With the Legendary Copywriter GARY BENCIVENGA Part 3 of 6 |...
Forum: Copywriting 18th April 2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,332
Posted By Mark Andrews
Re: Critique for my first sales page. Thanks from a Newbie

He can't even say thank you Angie for the above post or click on the Thanks button.

Strange isn't it?

They ask for help, nay demand it at times then once it's given don't appreciate it one bit....
Forum: Copywriting 18th April 2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,644
Posted By Formal Shorts
Re: Match a Copywriter to Their Racing Car

Nice :D

I actually have a customised car - The Shortsmobile. You can't buy class...

http://i44.tinypic.com/33p4l0z.jpg
Forum: Copywriting 14th April 2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,642
Posted By NickN
Re: When are you ready to launch a copywriting career?

You're ready to launch a copywriting career when Mal completely butt rapes your copy on a public forum.

Well, at least that's how I got started. :)
Forum: Copywriting 14th April 2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,642
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Re: When are you ready to launch a copywriting career?

No. My book is called "When you've finished your cry...and swallowed your pride...bang this copy out - the client's waiting".
Forum: Copywriting 13th April 2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,642
Posted By Jennie Heckel
Re: When are you ready to launch a copywriting career?

Hi Lady Copywriter...

Your sales letter is a nice try but it really is NOT who you are at all. It all sounds too FAKE and full of HYPE.

I have to admit... Even though it does have emotion --...
Forum: Copywriting 13th April 2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,642
Posted By jgrink
Re: When are you ready to launch a copywriting career?

Let me begin by thanking whatever Deity chose Shanen to speak on my behalf. I discovered the copywriter's forum a few weeks ago and in so doing found a career possibility that seems to make a lot of...
Forum: Copywriting 13th April 2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,642
Posted By Mark Pescetti
Re: When are you ready to launch a copywriting career?

I haven't met him.

Regardless...

I believe it's not what you say, but HOW you say it.

In other words...

If he's coming from the sincere desire to HELP, than it's all good.
Forum: Copywriting 13th April 2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,642
Re: When are you ready to launch a copywriting career?

I read Mal's book - an update on "How to lose friends and alienate people"

Now whether you agree with him or not (and he's hellbent on playing up his "image").

But somehow even in a twisted way...
Forum: Copywriting 13th April 2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,642
Posted By Mark Pescetti
Re: When are you ready to launch a copywriting career?

It's not bad copy at all.

Dead wrong.

At the end of the day, copy is supposed to elicit emotion.

It does that for this reader.

What it lacks is awareness about the consequences for...
Forum: Copywriting 13th April 2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,642
Posted By Steve Hill
Re: When are you ready to launch a copywriting career?

Sometimes I do wonder what would happen if someone were to anonymously post for review a proven copy control crafted by a well-known professional copywriter...but one that nobody had read before?
...
Forum: Copywriting 13th April 2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,642
Posted By boostmg
Re: When are you ready to launch a copywriting career?

If you have the confidence in your abilities, then just do it now. Learn as you progress. Don't wait for a magic time. You say you have 4 years experience, go for it now and take the leap. People...
Forum: Copywriting 13th April 2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,642
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Re: When are you ready to launch a copywriting career?

They are all being too kind. Your copy is crap. Your offer is crap. Your hook is crap. Your pricepoint ...is a joke.

Start again. Ditch the negativity. Forget the bogus "the established...
Forum: Copywriting 12th April 2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,642
Posted By Mark Andrews
Re: When are you ready to launch a copywriting career?

http://www.warriorforum.com/copywriting-forum/571021-does-100-honest-copy-work.html



Kindest regards,


Mark Andrews
Forum: Copywriting 12th April 2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,642
Posted By Grain
Re: When are you ready to launch a copywriting career?

Here's a little magic dust to sprinkle over
yourself...

Brand yourself in a specialized niche. Label
yourself with a unique name perhaps? It
helps when you temporarily displace yourself ...
Forum: Copywriting 12th April 2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,642
Posted By Mark Pescetti
Re: When are you ready to launch a copywriting career?

It's not that your copy is bad.

It's certainly not great by any means.

However...

Here's where you'll regret EVER thinking this way or potentially putting this out as a WSO or something:
...
Forum: Copywriting 12th April 2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 916
Posted By travlinguy
Interesting And Unique Hook

Okay, maybe not so unique but certainly entertaining. I'm surprised there haven't been a bunch of knock offs. I'm thinking of a couple right now. Complements of the main board.

Buy My Stupid...
Forum: Mind Warriors 11th April 2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By WebPen
You're AFRAID

Just face it- you're afraid of failure.

You're afraid that if you throw that product out there, it won't get any sales, customers will ask for refunds, and your name will be dragged through the...
Forum: Copywriting 10th April 2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By perryny
Sweet story, with great marketing lessons

This is one of the sweetest videos I've seen, and because it's loaded with great business lessons, I'm happy I can share it here with you guys.

Caine's Arcade on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/40000072)...
Forum: Copywriting 10th April 2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,550
Posted By Steve Hill
Re: Whats Your Best Technique For Improving Your Copywriting Skill?

I'm not a grizzled old copywriter with a portfolio of controls yet, but I've found a few things to be helpful on the way to getting there.

A good starting point (for old and new alike) is along...
Forum: Copywriting 9th April 2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,852
Posted By angiecolee
Re: Do Hot Sexy Women Help to Sell Products?

LOL this reminds me of college. Tangentially related, but related nonetheless.

I went to a women's college for the first two years and then transferred to a four-year institution. During those two...
Forum: Mind Warriors 2nd April 2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,710
Posted By christmichel12
Re: Two fears that prevent you from achieving your goals...

1. Fear of Success – This is actually a fear of achieving your dreams and standing out. Fear of the attention you will receive should you actually realize success. Yes, people might look at you,...
Forum: Copywriting 30th March 2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,277
Posted By Mark Pescetti
Re: Does 100% honest copy work?

Yes, honestly and SINCERITY do sell!

I've been plowed on here before for making that statement... as you know.

Of course, what you're selling does have to legitimately solve a problem that...
Forum: Copywriting 5th March 2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 14,692
Posted By Pusateri
Re: $10,000 Prize To Beat This Control

Sorry, Dan. I may have been a wee bit harsh. That 'character' crack got under my skin.

A little story:

One day Mrs. Carrington announced to her first grade class that Douglas the Magician...
Forum: Copywriting 5th March 2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 14,692
Posted By arfasaira
Re: $10,000 Prize To Beat This Control

The main problem here is that experienced writers don't have a spare 40 hours + to take a shot at beating a control. Maybe less experienced copywriters might take a chance (and it's a good way to...
Forum: Copywriting 5th March 2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 14,692
Posted By Pusateri
Re: $10,000 Prize To Beat This Control

It's directed at you and I'm saying you're cheap and disrespectful.

If an entry in your "contest" doesn't beat your control will you at least donate any profit you make from it to a worthy cause?...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th March 2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,833
Posted By petelta
Generate a FULL TIME income from offline clients within 20 days.

Hey everyone.

For the past 3 weeks, I have dove into offline clients. To be quite honest with you, I had no idea what to do for an offline client 20 days ago. I never even thought about what...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 165,075
Posted By AP
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 165,075
Posted By Dexx
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

While some people will "blow smoke" regarding potential results, it is hardly uncommon to secure client deals for $10,000+...I have already done three of these myself and I'm just getting started.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 165,075
Posted By drdeeweb
Re: Offline Marketers: What services are you offering for monthly fees?

Thank you so much for all the interaction, this is my first post and I really feel obligated to contribute my two cents.

One of the common threads I see is that based on the questions, comments...
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