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Forum: Copywriting 3rd February 2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,596
Posted By Jag82
Re: STOP posting asking for critiques and do this instead....

At last! A well-balanced response.

Agree completely with you, Mike.

A good ad starts with a good sales copy.

Testing and optimizing it will take the response
rate to a higher level.

Just...
Forum: Copywriting 18th January 2011, 12:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,078
Posted By Jag82
Re: Please critique my first article

Hi Mal,

You are correct. There's some distinction between
articles and sales copy.

With that said, I think Collette's point is about looking
beyond the label of "articles", and that...
Forum: Copywriting 12th January 2011, 03:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,559
Posted By Jag82
Re: Outrageous Headlines

"HEADLESS BODY IN TOPLESS BAR"
(New York Post, 1982)

http://gothamist.com/attachments/sjaszi/02222010headless_body.jpg
Forum: Copywriting 7th January 2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,016
Posted By Jag82
Re: Social proof...'As Seen On'... someone pls explain this.

To me - it's downright silly.

But I don't know. Maybe it helps conversion.

I have never used it on my own sales pages.
So I can't say for sure.

- Jag
Forum: Copywriting 3rd January 2011, 04:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,421
Posted By Jag82
Re: Should Copywriters Only Be Paid a Commission?

Should Copywriters Only Be Paid a Commission?

My personal reply will be a "NO".

Because of external factors that Matt has highlighted
which could be out of the copywriter's control.

That...
Forum: Copywriting 30th December 2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,217
Posted By Jag82
Re: My First Squeeze Page - Review Required

Adding autoresponder code for the first time?

And you are teaching people to make money from a list?

Doesn't add up, Ronak.
Forum: Copywriting 30th December 2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,217
Posted By Jag82
Re: My First Squeeze Page - Review Required

Drive some traffic to your squeeze page and test
the conversion. The data will give the answer you seek.

Please split test at least 2 version. Or better still,
do a multivariate test on a few...
Forum: Copywriting 30th December 2010, 03:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,719
Posted By Jag82
Re: A Wacky Idea For Those Wanting Critiques

The world really needs more people like you.
One who will give without expecting anything in return.

I'm positively certain you will receive much more
than you give.

I also know you will...
Forum: Copywriting 28th December 2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,264
Posted By Jag82
Re: Kick my Gonad's

Collette, I salute you. :)
Forum: Copywriting 26th December 2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,843
Posted By Jag82
Re: You Have To Give Just One Copywriting Tip?

Focus on benefits rather than features - what's in it for me?

Also...emphasize value over price
Forum: Copywriting 22nd December 2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,246
Posted By Jag82
Re: Would All These Clients Lie For Me?

Steve, you are right on all counts.

Despite what he has achieved, he remains so humble...
so sincere...so down-to-earth.

A truly great copywriter...and above all...a great
human being and...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd December 2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,246
Posted By Jag82
Re: Would All These Clients Lie For Me?

Ahhh...but of course! Brilliant headline.

A classic swipe from Gary Bencivenga (who is
also very humble in all my correspondences with him).

- Jag
Forum: Copywriting 20th December 2010, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By Jag82
Re: Week Commencing 2010-12-20: If I Can't Think Of A Hook, Does That Make Me A Bad Copywriter...

To add on to this...

You will find very good checklists and pointers
from these 2 excellent resources:

- Tested Advertising Methods by John Caples
- Ca$hvertising by Drew Eric Whitman

- Jag
Forum: Copywriting 9th December 2010, 03:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,933
Posted By Jag82
Re: Joe Sugarman vs. Bob Bly vs. Ted Nicholas Death Match

I don't understand the point of this thread.

All 3 are great copywriters. We can learn from all
of them.

- Jag
Forum: Copywriting 29th September 2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,125
Posted By Jag82
Re: Gary or Clayton: which better for a B2B copywriter?

Yes, Bob Bly is a very well-established copywriter
in the B2B marketplace.

You can find one of his courses on B2B copy at:
Write High-Tech and Business-to-Business Copy for Fun and Profit ::...
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 73,102
Posted By Jag82
Re: The Biggest, Most Bad-Ass List of Awesome Marketing Lists...

Jim Straw is an old-school guru all right.

Except he wasn't just in biz-op alone.

All his biz guides were derived from his 55 years of experience in
diverse fields ranging from being a...
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 73,102
Posted By Jag82
Re: The Biggest, Most Bad-Ass List of Awesome Marketing Lists...

Colm,

You can add Jim Straw's Business Lyceum to that list.
=> Real Business Opportunities, Income Opportunities & Home Based Businesses (http://businesslyceum.com)

There's a whole decade of...
Forum: Copywriting 29th August 2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,436
Posted By Jag82
Re: Can you share great presell landing pages for CPA offers?

Ronak,

1. If you are looking for a guide...you can invest in David Forde's
PPV Playbook membership. Lotsa good info there by active CPA
affiliates.

2. I don't know about "cool" CPA pages....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th August 2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By Jag82
NO ONE Should Complain About How Tough Business (Or Life) Is After Viewing This...

I just came across the most amazing video I've seen.

The most inspirational story of how you can overcome
even the most overwhelming of odds if you have
the rock solid belief in yourself and the...
Forum: Copywriting 19th August 2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,017
Posted By Jag82
Re: How I got my first Client

Let me share mine.

When I first started, I specifically looked out for
poorly-done ads in the mainstream newspaper.

Why newspaper? Because that means they
are seriously thinking about...
Forum: Copywriting 6th August 2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By Jag82
Re: This Is A Great Interview I know You'll All Find Useful

Wah, man...you are really lazy. ;)

Okay here's the link:
Jim Straw Interview (http://www.hardtofindseminars.com/Jim_Straw_Interview.htm)

Good stuff as usual, from Jim.

- Jag
Forum: Copywriting 4th August 2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,601
Posted By Jag82
Re: The #1 key to success in copywriting is... growing a pair

Good one.

Anybody who do a lot of face-to-face
selling will tell you this is true.

Put the spotlight on the other person.
Make him your star.

And he will reciprocate.
Forum: Copywriting 30th July 2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,038
Posted By Jag82
Re: Print/Display ad swipe files

Ditto to all your recommendations, Scott.

Million Dollar Mailings is awesome. It's a colossal
collection of controls. Hard to beat.

There are also packages of swipes ads from Eugene...
Forum: Copywriting 26th July 2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By Jag82
Re: How Would You Change This Page?

Hi Dan,

Quick couple of suggestions:

1. Try to get as many testimonials with the giver's faces
as possible. They are more credible.

If you only have a few, put them right at the top, above...
Forum: Copywriting 25th July 2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,067
Posted By Jag82
Re: Good copywriting doesn't have to be difficult.

Dude,

You get such strong reactions because
some stuff you said struck a raw nerve.

But you are willing to learn. And you
are willing to put aside your ego to
accept new perspectives.
...
Forum: Copywriting 25th July 2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,067
Posted By Jag82
Re: Good copywriting doesn't have to be difficult.

Hi Vip-ip,

Actually both Rick and Ross are being very diplomatic
in their reply, and they did not shoot you down from the off.

Really...NO copywriter in their right mind will charge
by the...
Forum: Copywriting 19th July 2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,334
Posted By Jag82
Re: Gary Bencivenga's Replacements Coaching?

Doug's resume is thoroughly impressive.

Hats off to him. Thanks for the introduction.

One more person I can learn from.

- Jag
Forum: Copywriting 30th June 2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,500
Posted By Jag82
Re: This copywriter really pisses me off...

I don't think you have to worry about this.

I doubt anyone has anything to hold
against those that show appreciation to
your help.




The feedback was given very
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 16th June 2010, 03:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,073
Posted By Jag82
Re: Google Image Ad Acceptance Time?

I get my ads approved within 24-48 hours...mostly within a day.

If you taking a month and still get no movement...something is definitely wrong someone.

Please go contact a Google Adwords rep....
Forum: Copywriting 11th June 2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By Jag82
Re: Why are squeeze pages usually short?

You use whatever is required to sell. Not a word more.

In this case...there's nothing to buy.

We are selling a "freebie" in exchange for an email.
Not as much persuasion is needed as compared...
Forum: Copywriting 9th June 2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,923
Posted By Jag82
Re: How Important Are Testimonials?

Testimonials are there to add credibility. To back up the
sales letter. The 3rd party voice is "always" objective.

But it has to be believable and have as many
specific details as possible.
...
Forum: Copywriting 8th June 2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,381
Posted By Jag82
Re: My first copy attempt - would you please critique?

Hi Rob,

Okay. Now I get it that you got it. :)

Good to see you are back on the right track.

It's good to see you are thinking of
outsourcing article marketing.

You are definitely better...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 4th June 2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,238
Posted By Jag82
Re: What Was Your CPA "Tipping Point" to Big Profits?

Agreed.

I just want to also add that by being "focused",
it doesn't necessarily mean just doing ONE thing.

It can be several. But all narrowly themed
and relevant.

The key is not being...
Forum: Copywriting 4th June 2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,103
Posted By Jag82
Re: Best Testimonials Page I've Seen

Here's another salespage that has very compelling social proof:
=> The Best Spinner - the most powerful article spinner software. (http://thebestspinner.com/)

Many of them give very specific...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 3rd June 2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,073
Posted By Jag82
Re: Does PROSPER202 work for Media Buy and PPV or just PPC?

Yes, in this case, Open X will be better. Definitely.

You might even want to try Double Click for small
business (by Google). It's free. From what I see,
it looks awesome.
...
Forum: Copywriting 1st June 2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,199
Posted By Jag82
Re: Selling swipe files ...

What's a copywriter doing as a VP of programming? :confused:

But seriously...Rick...you deserve a medal for your selfless sharing.

If there is ever a WF awards...I think you are will be in with...
Forum: Copywriting 31st May 2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,451
Posted By Jag82
Re: Making a Sales letter (or a site) which Adwords is OK with?

Okay, I'm speaking as a qualified Google Adwords
Professional and here's my input from an info marketer's
perspective:

NEVER NEVER allow your marketing channel to dictate
how you should...
Forum: Copywriting 31st May 2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,564
Posted By Jag82
Re: How do I learn copywriting?

Man...what a way to repay someone's help!

Next time...before you write something like that...think TWICE!

- Jag
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 21st May 2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,181
Posted By Jag82
Re: How much is my website worth?

*Sidetrack*

Because you made the effort to do the above (which made me smile)...I made the effort to thank you.

- Jag
Forum: Copywriting 21st May 2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,360
Posted By Jag82
Re: How to Become a Ripping Good Copy Writer

Here's something I recommend you
do that will "force" you to really
improve your copywriting craft...

...PAY FOR TRAFFIC...TO YOUR AD!

Do well in your copy - you get a ROI.

Do sucky in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th May 2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,328
Posted By Jag82
Re: How to best use the Incansoft products I have?

Mike, John, Diego:

If you are reading this...I do have
a customer input.

And that is to please focus on quality
rather than quantity.

I want to see the best for your bots.
Forum: Copywriting 20th May 2010, 02:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,183
Posted By Jag82
Re: Top Copywriters - Earn Bragging Rights and $50

Looks like you need a longer lever
bro.[/QUOTE]

And also one hell of a strong fulcrum too.

- Jag
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 18th May 2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,125
Posted By Jag82
Re: Starting CPA adventure with 2000$$$ Budget!

If you have a budget...I will highly recommend that
you start the other way round.

PPC 1st (or PPV)...then scale using SEO (which
I rather outsource).

Why paid traffic first? Because you can...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 18th May 2010, 03:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,096
Posted By Jag82
Unethical rebills...

It gets somewhat depressing when you
are all ready to promote a product only
to find that the product you are about
to promote has complaints like these:

- Customers feel that they are...
Forum: Copywriting 14th May 2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,741
Posted By Jag82
Re: I'm a good copywriter, but ... I have no portfolio.

This is a good question. And also a tricky one
especially for someone without portfolio.

The clients want results. So as copywriters, we
must definitely take the result-oriented approach.

But...
Forum: Copywriting 14th May 2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,741
Posted By Jag82
Re: I'm a good copywriter, but ... I have no portfolio.

Hi Varg,

Here's something you might like to try.

1. Get yourself familiarized with Google Website Optimizer.
It's a free multivariate tool that is fast and easy to implement.

(There are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th May 2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,376
Posted By Jag82
Re: I'm Curious...What's The First Business-Related Thing You Do When You Start Your Day (Or Night)?

Exactly the same as you.

Review my action list.

I try my best not to check my email
afterward although the temptation
is very strong.

Get some work done first - then emails.
Forum: Copywriting 9th May 2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,333
Posted By Jag82
Re: Time Management For Copywriters

I'm very big on getting more done in less time.

Here are some useful tools that will
work will greatly boost your productivity:

1. Google Docs/Apps
(https://www.google.com/a/)

Communicate...
Forum: Copywriting 20th April 2010, 03:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,260
Posted By Jag82
Re: A Good Way To Test Your Headlines

Good tip there.

You may also want to test your headline
on image ads using Google Adwords on
the content network.

You get far more impressions
down there...and you should be
able to get...
Forum: Copywriting 19th April 2010, 03:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,620
Posted By Jag82
Re: Specialization: How DO I Specialize As An Opt-in Page Copywriter?

Ronak,

I like to give you a few more
friendly inputs.

Now...there's nothing wrong with
wanting to get more done in less time.

If you want to work smart...go ahead.
Forum: Copywriting 16th April 2010, 12:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,307
Posted By Jag82
Re: Can we talk for a minute about an obviously delicate subject?

Hi Vin,

Did you noticed that Eben Pagan and Frank Kern's
sales video are usually pretty long? About 15 mins or more?

I'm guessing that Eben and Frank is primarily selling to their
lists who...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,669
Posted By Jag82
Re: Are Marketers Really Just About The Money?

You are absolutely spot on Dennis. Spot on!

Money is merely a symbolic representation of the
transfer of value.

I had a big big paradigm shift myself when I start
focusing on creating value...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,669
Posted By Jag82
Re: Are Marketers Really Just About The Money?

While I agree with you somewhat - my answer will be a no.

It's not just about money.

If we want to be truly successful, we want to think
about creating value first.

When we create value...
Forum: Copywriting 1st March 2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,057
Posted By Jag82
Re: Is There a Copywriter In The House? Copy Critique Please**

If you use an exit pop up, there is no timing
for you to set. The pop up appears automatically
when you click on the "x" or "back" button.

I want you to be aware that if you are going
to use...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By Jag82
Re: Happy New Month Warriors! My Target This Month Is...

Good on you Shiloh.

You are coming out here to announce your target
to everyone. That makes you accountable to your
actions. With this public announcement, you are much
more likely to take...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 942
Posted By Jag82
Re: to confirm opt in or not to confirm opt in?

Ah yes. Alexa. I'm 100% in agreement with you on this.

You are absolutely right.
It's definitely NOT always the only way to go.

It depends.

As Eben Pagan says - if you want to lose money...
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