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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,150
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Novel Writing Software

I second using Freemind or any other mind mapping software. They're great for creating any type of content. Fiction or non-fiction.
Forum: Copywriting 28th April 2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: I'm a crappy writer

This is true and good advice.

I just had a thorough read through of Joe Karbo's ad, "Lazy Man's Way to Riches," which is legendary to many copywriters.

To my surprise, it was riddled with...
Forum: Copywriting 27th April 2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,277
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Was it worth the $$$? could I get some critiques?

I haven't even worked with clients yet. I've only done copy for my own business. But I'm considering branching out as a freelancer.

This...

This gives me hope. Which is kind of a bad thing...
Forum: Copywriting 26th April 2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,594
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Where can I find the highest converting sales letters?

Haha! Brave man for even hinting at it.

Add the words "barefoot" and "pregnant" in there and I'm sure you'll be in spending the night in the ER in no time!
Forum: Copywriting 25th April 2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,594
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Where can I find the highest converting sales letters?

Wow! This one's a no brainer and genius. Thanks a bunch!
Forum: Copywriting 25th April 2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,594
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Where can I find the highest converting sales letters?

Thanks Dan!

I found these guys shortly after I posted this thread. I'm glad I purchased it (not affiliated with them in any way), because it's closed now and you have to be put on a waiting list....
Forum: Copywriting 25th April 2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 817
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Please Critique My Copy

I want to touch on what travlinguy said here... Because it's not just gold, it's platinum encrusted with 60 karat diamonds!

This element is very important and I can't believe I missed it in your...
Forum: Copywriting 16th April 2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 817
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Please Critique My Copy

Haha!

This made me :D!

I was just thinking the same thing earlier this week. (Not about copyassassin, though. Adam's one of the good ones.)
Forum: Copywriting 16th April 2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 817
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Please Critique My Copy

I like the overall flow of it. Easily readable and kept me engaged to the end.

You also do a good job of anticipating objections and addressing them.

Double check your headline for grammar. ...
Forum: Copywriting 15th April 2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,594
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Where can I find the highest converting sales letters?

I'm doing this! Looking at my junk mail now, and the stuff in it is pure gold!

I'll figure out how to deal with my wife making me sleep on the couch when I cross that bridge. :)

Thanks Shawn!
Forum: Copywriting 15th April 2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,594
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Where can I find the highest converting sales letters?

I have both his hypnotic books, his swipe file, and his hypnotic writing software. They're among the very best of my resources! :)
Forum: Copywriting 15th April 2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,594
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Where can I find the highest converting sales letters?

I want to find more resources.

CB is great, but more and more top converting sites are converting to Video Sales Letters. Which is proven to be higher converting, but hard to really dissect and...
Forum: Copywriting 14th April 2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,594
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Where can I find the highest converting sales letters?

Did that for about 20 minutes... Found a lot of swipe file threads, but that's not what I'm looking for.

Maybe I should be more specific.

Looking for...

Something more of like a...
Forum: Copywriting 14th April 2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,594
Posted By jjbalagosa
Where can I find the highest converting sales letters?

I want to keep sharpening my copywriting skills and, as many of you already know, the way to do that is to read, study, dissect, and hand copy top performing sales letters.

Warrior Plus and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,043
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: why create a product is better than affiliate offers?

Well the absolute best situation to be in, in my opinion, is to be a product creator that also promotes affiliate products.

Just promoting affiliate products on their own, you don't really build a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th October 2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,061
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Google Analytics Content Experiments Causing 403 Forbidden Errors

Thanks for the update! I'm using Hostgator too. Maybe the issue is related.

I've since totally abandoned Google Analytics split testing and am using Optimizely now. I don't want to take the...
Forum: Mind Warriors 10th October 2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: The gift of life

Good stuff Mark!

I have a theory that really good copywriters make really good personal development writers. (Probably due to the fact they are masters at evoking powerful emotions in writing.)
...
Forum: Mind Warriors 25th September 2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Self Employed VS Business Owner

Now that is an excellent point. Touché Michael! :)
Forum: Mind Warriors 24th September 2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Self Employed VS Business Owner

<sarcasm>Hey, thanks for thoroughly reading the post! A really appreciate your insightful thoughts about the subject.</sarcasm>

;)
Forum: Mind Warriors 23rd September 2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By jjbalagosa
Self Employed VS Business Owner

The very first book I read about Entrepreneurship was Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. From that point on, I knew that I would never be happy about having a boss.

I've moved on to other...
Forum: Mind Warriors 20th September 2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,986
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Is It Okay to Give Up?

I tried starting a thread on a similar topic. The answers you got are so much better! I totally agree that we should reword "giving up" to "changing direction."

As long as you aren't giving up...
Forum: Mind Warriors 20th September 2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,141
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: I'm so happy today because ___________ (fill in the blank)

I'm happy today because there are a lot of check marks on my to-do list, and it's only 11:30 am where I'm at.
Forum: Mind Warriors 18th September 2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 786
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: "Your Whole Life Can Change With Just...

I love it! Such a cool spin on helping people to get passed fears.

You also reminded me of something else related.

Change can happen in an instant. That's why people should live in the moment...
Forum: Mind Warriors 18th September 2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,125
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: $1400 Through "Magic Mind" Technique?

I agree with what you said about passion, but not the rest.

If tricks work to achieve a goal. What's wrong with using them?

For example:

In order to lose weight, you need to diet.

But...
Forum: Mind Warriors 18th September 2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,971
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Is "hard work" really necessary?

Edison is a great example of perseverance. I wholeheartedly believe in never giving up on your goals.

With that said, I don't think struggling through 1,000 failures (like he did) is necessary to...
Forum: Mind Warriors 18th September 2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,125
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: $1400 Through "Magic Mind" Technique?

Reread the thread.

I don't think the OP was talking about subliminal messages in selling or marketing products.

He's actually talking about subliminal messages to listen to yourself. Sort of...
Forum: Mind Warriors 18th September 2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,125
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: $1400 Through "Magic Mind" Technique?

All great guys to learn from!

John Carlton's Kick-Ass Course (http://www.marketingrebel.com/copywriting-salesmanship-closing-the-deal/john-carlton-kick-ass-copywriting/) (Not Affiliate) In my...
Forum: Mind Warriors 17th September 2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,191
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Momentum can build quickly

Haha!

Yeah, there's no way that's happening Anthony. I get slaughtered more than I actually win.

I'm more of a hobbiest.

If you watch The Ultimate Fighter Fridays series (on Fox or FX,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Does asking for a name have much impact on signups???

I actually started to get more when I stopped asking for names.

Besides, I usually start off emails with...

"Hey Guys..." or
"Sup Yallz..."
event the occasional "Wuttup Peeps."

So I...
Forum: Mind Warriors 17th September 2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,191
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Momentum can build quickly

Very nice video! I'm actually a little jealous. ;)

I can vouch for the power of momentum. I train at a pretty well known Mixed Martial Arts gym here in Las Vegas. It's been my morning routine...
Forum: Mind Warriors 17th September 2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,125
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: $1400 Through "Magic Mind" Technique?

John Carlton recommended this book in his copywriting course. Guess I'll have to pick it up now!
Forum: Mind Warriors 17th September 2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,424
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Products in the self help niche

Coaching is pretty big in this industry as well. Live seminars and webinars too.
Forum: Mind Warriors 17th September 2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: The One Thing

Try a random act of kindness every day to for 30 days. (Or any act of kindness where you don't expect any kind of return. Not even a thank you.)

It'll kick you happiness level up about a...
Forum: Mind Warriors 15th September 2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: If I see the word "Secret" one more time...

It's no secret that I love watching The Ultimate Fighting Championships. It's a quick and easy way to relax after a hard day's work.

But my wife begged me to go shopping for some Secret...
Forum: Mind Warriors 15th September 2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,226
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: What's my personal development blog missing?

Use a swipe file for your headlines. I found that my open rates increase dramatically when I craft them like a copywriter rather than an article writer. Here's a good resource: ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th September 2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,240
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: [Rant] What is up with all the signature spamming?

Bill I've enjoyed your post over the years. Your posts on article writing and syndication have made a huge impact on my business. You have my gratitude on that.

But when people write "You copy...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th September 2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,240
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: [Rant] What is up with all the signature spamming?

Hahaha!

Sorry for the above post Robert. Couldn't help myself.

Maybe I'm just naive. But I think there are a lot of people here that still genuinely want to help others.

Although, I do see...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th September 2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,240
Posted By jjbalagosa
Forum: Mind Warriors 14th September 2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,971
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Is "hard work" really necessary?

Really?

Read biographies on mob bosses and drug lords. Read about the deaths involved and how it is to constantly live under the threat of going to prison. Then come back and tell me that stuff...
Forum: Mind Warriors 14th September 2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,971
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Is "hard work" really necessary?

Smart work CAN BE hard work. It doesn't have to be.

Look at my example on email autoresponders. If hard work was the answer, then we all should be sending emails manually.

We all should be...
Forum: Mind Warriors 14th September 2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,971
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Is "hard work" really necessary?

This also made me :D! Thanks!
Forum: Mind Warriors 14th September 2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,971
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Is "hard work" really necessary?

I love it! It's like we're always on the same wavelength brother.

Tim Ferris talks along the same lines. I like using the term effective over efficient when I can.

Again it's why, the Pareto...
Forum: Mind Warriors 14th September 2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,971
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Is "hard work" really necessary?

Thanks Robert. I was starting to feel sad too.

But your reply cheered me up. There are a few here that really understood the post. And that's what matters.
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th September 2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,971
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Is "hard work" really necessary?

I think there may be a semantics issue here.

I'm not against taking action and putting in action. In fact I'm a true believer that you need a lot of it.

I probably work on my business 12+...
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th September 2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,971
Posted By jjbalagosa
Is "hard work" really necessary?

I frequently see people talk about success as if it's something to struggle through to achieve. That success comes only through blood, sweat, and tears.

It's a really popular point of view...
Forum: Mind Warriors 12th September 2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: The happy secret to better work

Holy cow that was a good talk! This line gave me goosebumps, "Reality doesn't shape us. But it's the lens with which you view the world that shapes your reality."

Such an elegant way to put it!
Forum: Mind Warriors 12th September 2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 993
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: How can I focus? Please Help.

Yeah man. Momentum is a huge motivator! For example, when I workout, I generally do the hardest exercise first. Once that's out of the way, my mind is essentially tricked into thinking the rest is...
Forum: Mind Warriors 12th September 2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 993
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: How can I focus? Please Help.

So I looked up the Pomodoro technique and it's very close to something I learned from Paul Scheele's Photoreading course years ago. Except Scheele uses a 5x20x5 schedule and Francesco Cirillo...
Forum: Mind Warriors 11th September 2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: I am noticing a LOT of LOA talk here recently...

It was actually Mike Dooley that said that. But it's still an awesome quote!

And you are correct. Lots of people here talk about LOA and Intention Based Manifestation. It's pretty much a staple...
Forum: Mind Warriors 11th September 2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 993
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: How can I focus? Please Help.

This is something that I do and it helps me.

Write everything down. Just dump all of your to-dos on paper. Spend about 20 minutes to an hour doing this first. Try getting everything out of your...
Forum: Copywriting 4th September 2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,617
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: What is the Best Copywriting Course?"

I have John Carlton's Kick Ass Course, AWAI's 6-Figure Course, Randy Gage's Copywriting stud Course, and Jason Fladlien's Stopwatch Course. All 4 have great value and have indispensable information....
Forum: Copywriting 2nd September 2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,104
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Need Help with Conversion. FREE Product for Top 5 Answers.

Wow, man! Thank you! Very detailed. You obviously know this market very well. Very humbled.

Thanks so much for taking the time. I'm still working on getting better at creating a vivid picture...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd September 2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,104
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Need Help with Conversion. FREE Product for Top 5 Answers.

Thank you!

And yikes! Another embarrassing one. Can't believe I kept "Ebook" in there. I really thought I changed it on the final draft to "Guide."
Forum: Copywriting 2nd September 2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,104
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Need Help with Conversion. FREE Product for Top 5 Answers.

Not really sure how that applies really. I mean, you don't really need to know my background to critique my sales page. I only said that I've studied copywriting so people won't be afraid to talk...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd September 2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,104
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Need Help with Conversion. FREE Product for Top 5 Answers.

Gotta say that got me worried a little bit. Thanks for chiming in.
Forum: Copywriting 2nd September 2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,104
Posted By jjbalagosa
Re: Need Help with Conversion. FREE Product for Top 5 Answers.

Yeah, I've actually considered incorporating a video for my next round of testing. Thanks for the feedback! And great Tony Robbins vid! I draw a lot of inspiration from that giant of a man! :p
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