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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 831
Posted By Khemosabi
Re: How to choose a niche that you LIKE and is PROFITABLE at the same time?

Hi kretchi!

Every niche is profitable, seriously. I think choosing a niche is one of the BIGGEST roadblocks for most, you're not alone!

With the things you like to write about, who would be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By Oziboomer
Five years and 2000 posts later. . .

It took years before I joined this forum. . . don't make the same mistake.

I was one of the lurkers who ducked in and out to glean advice and study the content the early masters of IM shared here...
Forum: Copywriting 21st June 2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,488
Posted By 37Bodie
Re: Facebook groups on copywriting?

Here you go Marcia.....

Online Copywriters
Copywriter Cafe
Cult of Copy
B2B Copywriters
Tha Gary Halbert Copy Club

I think it's correct...however it was furiously scribbled on a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,281
Posted By Yvon Beaubrun
Re: Advertorial Website vs. Affiliate Website?

The difference between an affiliate site and an advertorial site is that an affiliate site is clearly promoting an offer they are clearly endorsing a product for you to buy with MULTIPLE CALL TO...
Forum: Copywriting 5th January 2016, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: How to Contribute To A Copywriting Community

You're adding value by asking questions. Others in the group also benefit by reading the answers.

Forum: Copywriting 5th January 2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By angiecolee
Re: How to Contribute To A Copywriting Community

When I started out, I was a lurker too.

Didn't really feel comfortable throwing out my opinions (or even my work, for that matter) and being subject to criticism.

Eventually I learned that...
Forum: Copywriting 24th November 2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,554
Posted By Raydal
Re: Is This Ethical?

99% of the times when you are impressed to ask that question, it is because
the answer is, "No". If you are using fake testimonials, then that's not just unethical,
it is WRONG and even illegal. ...
Forum: Copywriting 1st September 2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By EzraWinter
Re: Adding sales copy into content

I'm spending some serious time on Advertorials.

It's a tough nut to crack.

If anyone has any resources to share or wants to talk shop I'd be grateful.
Forum: Copywriting 21st August 2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,076
Posted By Mark Pescetti
The Interview Effect (How to guarantee you sound natural in your copy)

In copy…

We’re always striving to sound conversational, right?

We want to sound like we’re just chillin’ at the bar having a regular ‘ol talk about… well… whatever.

But when we put it down...
Forum: Copywriting 19th May 2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,959
Posted By angiecolee
Re: So… I have Lupus (plus 3 easy tips for writing copy - without killing yourself. Literally.)

I'm sorry to hear about that, man.

I bet a lot of things are starting to be a lot more clear now that you finally know what's going on and can plan accordingly. I hope you find something that...
Forum: Copywriting 18th May 2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,959
Posted By Mark Pescetti
So… I have Lupus (plus 3 easy tips for writing copy - without killing yourself. Literally.)

Earlier this year, I got hit with a Lupus diagnoses. It was… and is… pretty rough honestly. My blood counts were so bad that the doc said I’d keep going downhill pretty fast — if I didn’t take their...
Forum: Copywriting 15th May 2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,211
Posted By RickDuris
Re: Planning Out Sales Pages - in Word (???)

These days, I spend about 90% of my time in Google Docs, which I share with the Client when I first get the project.

I don't have to spend time sending emails with files, I don't have to give...
Forum: Copywriting 19th April 2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,842
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: cost of a copywriting mentor

I'm putting the final touches on a coaching program that teaches students how to write sales copy, get clients, and manage projects. Details coming soon.

Forum: Copywriting 4th April 2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,711
Posted By chillheart
So you want some advice...

Provide a detailed outline on what you want from your writer(s). Tone of the article, estimated length, keywords, and so on.

Then don't expect them to write for cheap.

Going by your first...
Forum: Copywriting 26th March 2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,437
Posted By angiecolee
Re: Building a Copywriting Portfolio

Why wait for someone to give you an assignment? Write something and post it for a critique.

The early bird gets two in the bush. Or something.

Point being: take action. Don't wait for others...
Forum: Copywriting 12th March 2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 918
Posted By joe golfer
Finding and Selling High-Priced Copywriting Clients

Brennan Dunn is an expert at helping freelancers and entrepreneurs add more value to their services and capture high-dollar clients in the process. He wrote this free guide for e-commerce vendors:
Forum: Copywriting 4th March 2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,397
Posted By ewenmack
Re: Writing For Women's Health Niche--Advice?

Andy, have a landing page which gives 2 options,
Male, Female.

Your title says female market, yet the images
are of men.

That confusion needs to be cleared up.

Ok the author has named the...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd March 2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,408
Posted By angiecolee
Re: Copywriting with a story

I think you're talking in terms of this kind of story:

See Jane. Jane runs across the street. Jane runs very fast. Run, Jane! Run!

In reality, the stories that really work are the ones that...
Forum: Copywriting 13th February 2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,053
Posted By CopyMonster
A Copywriting Love Story… Mr Right or Mr Right Now?

(aka The Slutty Copywriter)
The road to writing great copy…

I get it.

You want the BEST headline, the BEST sales copy, the BEST conversions so you can grab ALL THE CASH… failure,...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd February 2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,648
Posted By shawnlebrun
Re: How did you get started in copywriting?

I was working as a personal trainer back in 2001... at an upscale gym in Portland Maine.

One day I came in and found out they were turning the gym into a salon.

Well, since I sucked cutting...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd February 2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,648
Posted By jonrhodesuk
Re: How did you get started in copywriting?

I was running a hypnotherapy site called HypnoBusters. Although it was making sales I knew it could do better - especially for certain products.

I didn't know the concept of copywriting until I...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd February 2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,945
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: How to find a good copywriter

You can write a sales letter to persuade people... or you can write one to persuade a nameless, faceless Google bot. If you try to do both at the same time, one or the other will suffer.

So my...
Forum: Copywriting 31st January 2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,671
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: Gaining Copywriting experience question

Okay, here's my suggestion...

Create an info product or offer a service. Then write your own sales copy and drive traffic to it. Keep reworking your copy until it converts well.

One of the...
Forum: Copywriting 26th January 2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,470
Posted By Drez
Arrow Re: Who Wrote The Current Pimsleur Approach VSL?

If you go to the video on YouTube you can get the Google generated transcript. It has a bunch of mistakes but it's a useful starting point.

To get the transcript click on the "More" link under the...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd January 2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,804
Posted By angiecolee
Re: "Poopouri" ad -- nicely done!

Oh you'd be surprised what we laugh at when you guys aren't around ;)
Forum: Copywriting 18th January 2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,308
Posted By Raydal
Re: Perry Belcher The World's Greatest Copywriter?

Irrespective of the abilities of Perry, I don't think that Ryan is making an
unbiased statement since he is being promoted in his marketing material.

It's much like me saying that my wife is the...
Forum: Copywriting 15th January 2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,145
Posted By Raydal
Re: Question about Displaying pricing in sales copy

The rule of thumb is that the larger the price the more you try to
bury it beneath value propositions. So you want to make sure
that the client is informed of the benefits of the product BEFORE...
Forum: Copywriting 15th January 2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,145
Posted By Oziboomer
Re: Question about Displaying pricing in sales copy

In retail generally the higher price the smaller the ticket.

If you are selling a product on price alone, i.e. a commodity then if you have the cheapest price you'd be sure to make that big and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By aceofsaves
A tip for how to create good marketing content

Hey guys,

I wanted to share a tip that has helped me a lot in being able to create fresh content on a consistent basis. Just like anything else, you get good at what you do by practicing it all...
Forum: Copywriting 14th January 2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,000
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Re: I'm sorry -- it just gives me THE CREEPS...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,185
Posted By Monja
Re: How to create your own PLR product??

Not really sure what the problem is? Just go ahead and do it :-) Do you talk about creating texts or do you want to e.g. sell a video course with PLR Rights? In any case - the best way is to just do...
Forum: Copywriting 12th January 2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,413
Re: Question about JV/royalty stuff

It's funny you should mention it because I'm trying to figure out if I should go ahead with one of these offers now.

It's really hard to say, honestly.

Like Mark said above, it comes down to...
Forum: Copywriting 12th January 2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,413
Posted By Mark Pescetti
Re: Question about JV/royalty stuff

Great stuff Brian.

I'll chime in here - since I'm focusing more and more on backend deals.

Firstly, I ALWAYS ask for front end. No exceptions.

Secondly, contracts are great, but it comes...
Forum: Copywriting 10th January 2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,413
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: Question about JV/royalty stuff

Take special note of Brian's comment about traffic.

If your prospective partner doesn't have a viable traffic generation plan and/or isn't willing to pay for significant traffic, run the other...
Forum: Copywriting 10th January 2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,413
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Re: Question about JV/royalty stuff

First and foremost, those most likely to seek this type of "performance" arrangement are typically the least likely to execute professionally on the campaign or generate enough properly targeted...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th January 2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,392
Posted By Slade556
Re: How To Rewrite PLR ? (For Those Who Not Native in English)

Some of the spinners out there are absolute junk so you will have to look around but there are some available for free if you take the time. If you don't have much money sometimes you can work out a...
Forum: Copywriting 6th January 2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,269
Posted By angiecolee
Re: When Copying Ads by Hand... (a newbie question)

You're stopping yourself from taking action by getting too bogged down in the details.

If this is how you want to study copywriting, pick a way to do it (whether straight down the page or three...
Forum: Copywriting 26th December 2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,617
Posted By RickDuris
An open letter to all DR copywriters who persist in believing content writing is not copywriting

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone.

It being the giving season, I wanted to gift you something today.

A client of mine sent this to me at the time when the whole native ad, article...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 24th December 2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,158
Posted By savidge4
Re: What is the best squeeze page format?

Because you are asking the questions.. I get you are new to this...

Here is the thing. you will NEVER hit a squeeze page out of the park on the first shot. and even if you did, you would still...
Forum: Mind Warriors 23rd December 2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 418
Posted By Matthew Trujillo
Discover Your Purpose in 2015 (must watch)

If you are struggling and it just seems like you are getting no where.

What's Your Purpose? - Greatest Motivation á´´á´° ft. Les Brown & Eric Thomas - YouTube

Don't settle for where you are at...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd December 2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By Raydal
"Wait there is more" ..Why you should get rid of bonuses

If you sell anything online and offer bonuses, this research result
may surprise you. It's called the "averaging effect"

-Ray Edwards
Forum: Email Marketing 22nd December 2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By JohnMcCabe
Re: Creating free eBook for subscribers list

Here's a quick clue, whether you choose to do it yourself or hire it out...

Do not make the book about the product. Make the book about the problem the product solves.

Also, you may want to...
Forum: Copywriting 18th December 2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,059
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Re: Kill Yourself (Bill Hicks on Marketing)

From Wikipedia, of all places -
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,743
Posted By Phil
Re: How Did You Pick a Niche/Speciality?

Hi, I always think the 'magazine rack' idea is a good one, especially if
you are starting out and not sure where to apply your efforts.

Go into your favorite magazine store (either literally or...
Forum: Copywriting 11th December 2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,006
Posted By angiecolee
Re: To the best copywriters on the forum

I disagree with you pretty hardcore.There are a few industries where it's kind of expected that if you're new you're just going to work for free until you're magically educated enough to start being...
Forum: Copywriting 11th December 2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,107
Posted By shawnlebrun
Re: How would you respond on Craigslist?

It's all about salesmanship dude.

You gotta catch their attention, be different, be unique, give them reasons why, etc...

Again, sell yourself.

Just like any other sales communication......
Forum: Copywriting 11th December 2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,006
Posted By MRMagMark
Re: To the best copywriters on the forum


I lurk on the boards but had to respond because quite frankly, you're headed for major frustration with your expectations.

Although you're ambitious (which isn't a bad thing), you don't...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd December 2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,392
Posted By Raydal
Re: Multiple Calls to Action - Yea or Nea?

Multiple CTAs do work but usually in cases where you are dealing
with an informed buyer--almost presold OR when there is more
detailed information at where you are calling to.

For example, if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th November 2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By drmani
Re: Are Advertisers doing this on purpose to take commissions from Affiliates?

'Leaks' on a sales page are the bane of affiliates - and many will refuse to promote an offer which has too many (or even just one) of them.

There are a ton of other pitfalls in dealing with...
Forum: Email Marketing 22nd November 2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,943
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: Why does nobody use mail chimp?

Yes - very much so, James.

These posts/threads are among the many here which explain it ...
Forum: Copywriting 17th November 2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,011
Posted By Robert_Rand


Start with a basic powerpoint video sales letter. All you need is powerpoint and camtasia. Or powerpoint and have someone else make the video (what I do).

Once you find...
Forum: Copywriting 24th October 2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 743
Posted By joe golfer
Copyblogger's Ultimate Copy Checklist

I don't know about "ultimate," but it has some good things to think about:

The Ultimate Copy Checklist: 51 Questions to Optimize Every Element of Your Online Copy [Free Poster] - Copyblogger...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd October 2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,355
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Re: Need to Write Very First Copy Quickly

Vague, boring, non-specific.

Doesn't pass the "So what?" test.

John Caples taught us all to "enter the conversation already going on in the prospect's mind".

Nobody has ever sat thinking to...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 13th October 2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 765
Posted By thekb55
Re: Split Test the HELL Out of Your Offer with "Split Test Explosion"

Melissa has been instrumental in getting my online business up and running with her copy writing skills. The copy we are working together is already amazing and she is very prompt and responsive...
Forum: Email Marketing 8th October 2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,581
Posted By JohnMcCabe
Re: Turn freebie-seeker into buyer...

It is a mindset thing.

There's a big difference between someone who simply isn't yet ready to buy and someone whose intention is to get what they can for free and never buy.

The first is called...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 5th October 2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,652
Posted By josephwilson86
Re: Copy written by a pro, but the squeeze page not converting

Delete the bit about exercising for 20 minutes. Fat girls don't want to exercise, that's why they're fat.

Maybe delete the dieting sutff as well. fat girls don't want to follow a diet, that's why...
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