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Forum: Copywriting 6th April 2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,307
Posted By Jack Gordon
Re: Explain Like I'm 5: How do I find clients as a newb?

Are you hearing yourself here?

Your post magically contains the entire problem and solution in three succinct sentences.

If you want to put yourself into a position where you are solving...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd April 2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,307
Posted By marciayudkin
Re: Explain Like I'm 5: How do I find clients as a newb?

Hi Joshua,

Thanks for posting that! I will be in touch about your #1 and #2 strategies. I've been asked to give a talk on "Marketing for Introverts" at the next AWAI Copywriting Bootcamp.
...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd April 2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,307
Posted By Joshua Loke
Re: Explain Like I'm 5: How do I find clients as a newb?

I disagree very much with the posters above. I'm someone who is terribly shy, and am a natural introvert. This is what I did to sell despite my 'handicap':

1) I built a system that causes...
Forum: Copywriting 20th December 2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,012
Posted By misterme
Re: The Psychology of Clickbait

I personally have several reasons I don't use clickbait in my ads. Reason #3 will astonish you.
Forum: Copywriting 7th December 2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,105
Posted By marciayudkin
Re: Advice needed...

Great point, excellent question.

If you're open to the proposition that statistical odds are irrelevant when you are determined to succeed, I highly recommend the book, Secrets of Six-Figure Women...
Forum: Copywriting 29th October 2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,339
Posted By Andrew Gould
Re: When should a new copywriter get a mentor?

Show up, do the work, succeed.

Because most people who go into teaching/mentoring aren't doing it for the money. They're doing it to help others and pass along their skills.

So your success...
Forum: Copywriting 29th October 2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,339
Posted By angiecolee
Re: When should a new copywriter get a mentor?

That's pretty much the tack he takes with me. Nothing is too outrageous. There's only does this make sense or not?

If he told me no a lot, I'm not sure I would have pushed as hard as I did to...
Forum: Copywriting 29th October 2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,339
Posted By ewenmack
Re: When should a new copywriter get a mentor?

Maybe it's because I don't have children,
I don't know, that causes me to have such highs
when he breaks records.

I don't have the mental bandwidth to be dragging
a dead weight of a person who...
Forum: Copywriting 29th October 2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,339
Posted By angiecolee
Re: When should a new copywriter get a mentor?

Granted my mentoring is limited at this point in time, but soon to pick up - take this with a grain of new-to-mentoring salt.

1) It's pretty cool to see that a-ha moment in someone else. I geek...
Forum: Copywriting 29th October 2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,339
Posted By Raydal
Re: When should a new copywriter get a mentor?

You said it, at least for ME. I've ran a copywriting coaching program for
over 8 years now and I do it because I LOVE TO TEACH. I love to
help people. Some of my students have gone ahead of me in...
Forum: Copywriting 29th October 2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,339
Posted By marciayudkin
Re: When should a new copywriter get a mentor?

Enfusia, it sounds like you should never be a mentor if you immediately bring up a "PITA" factor.

Some people do enjoy teaching and helping others succeed. I do. And I've launched more than 100...
Forum: Copywriting 28th October 2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,339
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: When should a new copywriter get a mentor?

In my opinion, right at the beginning is best. The student gets off on the right foot and doesn't waste time going down rabbit holes.

In my experience, students who come to me with a good writing...
Forum: Copywriting 28th October 2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,339
Posted By Enfusia
Re: When should a new copywriter get a mentor?

Hi,

I posted this on a different thread 2 days or so ago. So, I'll paste it here and link to the thread for reference.

My views are a little hard core. But, at least you have that side of the...
Forum: Copywriting 25th October 2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By ThePromotionalGuy
Re: A brick to the brain

Dang Chad. You made me go through my library picking and choosing.

After Diagnosis

The Bible
The Robert Collier Letter Book
Tested Advertising Methods 4th Edition

After rehab
Forum: Copywriting 21st October 2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By ewenmack
Re: Email Selling SEO to Small Food Business - Please help

This is a response to Chad's private message, so all can benefit.

The BIG idea on making first contact with a business
is to break the whole process down into small steps.

For example if you...
Forum: Copywriting 20th October 2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By ewenmack
Re: Email Selling SEO to Small Food Business - Please help

Sorry guys, you are making the same common mistake
on the first message sent out when selling a intangible service.

The mistake is saying too much
which has the effect of turning off people.
...
Forum: Copywriting 20th October 2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,969
Posted By dmaster555
Re: Sales Letter Critique Pls.

Wouldn't it be something if OP did this on purpose.

Then he will return to show us a masterfully rewritten sales letter that was done using brainstorm pro.

Would be pretty clever actually.
Forum: Copywriting 20th October 2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By MikeHumphreys
Re: Your input matters—thank you

Congrats Chad. You have a nice balance of "in the trenches" life experiences, humility, and willingness to learn. I like your chances of going far in the copywriting field. :)
Forum: Copywriting 20th October 2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By Len Bailey
Re: Your input matters—thank you

Congratulations, Chad... and best wishes for BIG winners! :cool:
Forum: Copywriting 20th October 2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 910
Posted By sethczerepak
Re: Taking Articles from Magazines for Blogging

Oh do go ahead. Steal away. To hell with morals and with the law. Just do it. I've heard they serve three square meals a day in jail.
Forum: Copywriting 20th October 2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 910
Posted By marciayudkin
Re: Taking Articles from Magazines for Blogging

It's not wise. It's both illegal and immoral. You yourself used the word "taking." You know that it's not right.

Why not set up an honest business instead?

Marcia Yudkin
Forum: Copywriting 16th October 2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By Oziboomer
Re: Your input matters—thank you

Thanks Chad,

There's some engaging copy in both your OP and your response so I'm not surprised your salary is two and a half times before you got into writing.

Well done.
Forum: Copywriting 15th October 2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By RickDuris
Re: Your input matters—thank you

Chad, your progress and ambition is admirable.

Can I ask you question? To what do you owe your success?

If you could give a colleague a top 10 list, what are the top 10 attributes, actions,...
Forum: Copywriting 15th October 2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By angiecolee
Re: Your input matters—thank you

Posts like these are exactly why I DO help up-and-comers.

I'm oddly proud of your progress even though you're not a direct mentee of mine.

Welcome to the gettin' paid club, sir. Glad to hear...
Forum: Copywriting 6th October 2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,239
Posted By ThePromotionalGuy
Re: Does Old School Copy Writing Skills Still Work in 2015?

Holy Cow Chad!

You gave me an idea to write copy for the newest...

"Thumb Repair Kits"...:cool:
Forum: Copywriting 6th October 2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,239
Posted By Cam Connor
Re: Does Old School Copy Writing Skills Still Work in 2015?

That stuff's way outdated. It's all about offering a push-button solution for making all of your prospects dreams come true while being generally vague about how it actually works... Or have I just...
Forum: Copywriting 6th October 2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,239
Posted By ThePromotionalGuy
Re: Does Old School Copy Writing Skills Still Work in 2015?

Chad,

Here in Tallahassee we have 2 large universities and 1 large community college. I get emails from the advertising and marketing students asking me questions about copy writing all the time....
Forum: Copywriting 2nd October 2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By angiecolee
Re: How much of your client work involves consultancy / strategy?

The key is to believe you know what you're talking about.

1) no one can have all the knowledge there is to have, therefore everyone is capable of being in a situation where they don't have...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd October 2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By jessegilbert
Re: Guides and/or advice on execution?

I think it comes down to listbuilding and landing page. I'd probably just get an aweber account and learn to set up your lead capture systems, then learn to use wordpress and the available plugins...
Forum: Copywriting 1st October 2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By angiecolee
Re: How much of your client work involves consultancy / strategy?

Yeah, there's a lot of "strategerie" in freelancing, to quote Bugs Bunny.

Of course if you just want to write, you can. But there's a strategy in positioning for that as well.

I like being part...
Forum: Copywriting 1st October 2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By Raydal
Re: How much of your client work involves consultancy / strategy?

Chad,

Yes, I've had students in a similar position to you. It takes some adjustment
when going on your own, a LOT of which is MENTAL.

-Ray Edwards
Forum: Copywriting 1st October 2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By gjabiz
My most successful "titles" were...

Marcia wrote:

Calling yourself a "freelance copywriter" could be a costly move, depending on what kind of client you decide to go after.

EXCELLENT!!

My two best things I called myself were: ...
Forum: Copywriting 1st October 2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By marciayudkin
Re: How much of your client work involves consultancy / strategy?

Chad,

Calling yourself a "freelance copywriter" could be a costly move, depending on what kind of client you decide to go after.

If you are capable of doing the wider type of advisory work in...
Forum: Copywriting 30th September 2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By Raydal
Re: How much of your client work involves consultancy / strategy?

I've always worked as a freelance copywriter so I don't know how
it's like working with an agency. As a freelancer you are
more like a one-man band, so you have to know a lot more about
your...
Forum: Copywriting 28th September 2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,780
Posted By shawnlebrun
Re: Has COPY become a "COMMODITY"?

About 3 to 4 years ago, when I started seeing colleagues whom I respected starting to specialize more, instead of being "generalist copywriters".... that kinda planted the bug in my mind.

And it...
Forum: Copywriting 28th September 2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By max5ty
Re: why don't principles sell?

Principles absolutely do sell...when they're advertised right.
Forum: Copywriting 26th September 2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By ewenmack
Re: What software do you use to manage contacts? (Outlook users need not continue.)

Put all your contacts into Google Contacts.

Import Google Calendar into
Google Sheets.

This allows you to create columns for key details along with
conversation notes on each of your...
Forum: Copywriting 9th September 2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,905
Posted By Jennie Heckel
Re: Do Experienced Copywriters really make good money

Dear Jim,

To answer your question...

Do skilled and experienced copywriters really make top dollar?

Yes and No... it all depends on what you mean by top dollar.

If you mean a job...
Forum: Copywriting 4th September 2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By sethczerepak
Re: Upping The Price of Guitar Lessons

Teaching music lessons, mainly guitar, was where I first discovered by copywriting skills. I was renting a private studio in a school where I was the ONLY person who didn't have a doctor's or...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd September 2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By ThePromotionalGuy
Re: Upping The Price of Guitar Lessons

Offer 3 packages.

Price points $30 - $45 - $75

With 20 years of experience I'm confident you can put together tiered programs.

For $30 you get X

For $45 you get XXX
Forum: Copywriting 6th August 2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: What are you working on?

A couple...

1. Find a highly successful internet marketer who does webinars, outline his current presentation, and model it.

2. Buy a course. You should be able to find several to choose...
Forum: Copywriting 6th August 2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By ewenmack
Re: What are you working on?

This presentation.

The #2 business coach in Action Coach out of 1,000 plus,
pays for his training.

The coach has files of winning ads with the numbers behind them,
so he is a direct response...
Forum: Copywriting 6th August 2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: What are you working on?

Sorry Chad, they are.

I will say this... webinars are still in a growth stage, so there's opportunity for copywriters who know how to write them.

Alex
Forum: Copywriting 12th June 2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,781
Posted By shawnlebrun
Re: How did you land your first copywriting gig?

My first client was a d*ck...

A real a-hole.

Never listened to a word I said, never took any of my advice, didn't try
testing out different things I suggested.

Wouldn't do the dishes or...
Forum: Copywriting 1st June 2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,176
Posted By sethczerepak
Re: Dare I Ask...? Yet Another WFH Critque Thread

No, I was a champion MMA fighter. 2nd in the Southeast Region of the U.S. at 17. Trained under Joyce Gracie and Steve Combs. I still dabble in it. Come to Tampa sometime and enter one of the...
Forum: Copywriting 31st May 2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,382
Posted By ewenmack
Re: Your opinions on these headlines...

Your audience isn't thinking what Google is saying.

No...he's thinking the costs of clicks keep going up.

So we meet him where his existing thinking is....

Like...

For The Adwords...
Forum: Copywriting 31st May 2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,593
Posted By John Lloyd
Re: Does long form sales copy still work?

^A bit late to join the bandwagon, isn't it?

But I'm sure you'll get a few virtual pats on the back from the established order here.

Seth will like your post. Mal will say, "Thata boy!". And...
Forum: Copywriting 31st May 2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,593
Posted By John Lloyd
Re: Does long form sales copy still work?

I say a lot of funny things. Unfortunately, you botched the quote so none of us can be entertained.

But enough. I'm bored trading insults with a chap I don't respect. It's pointless, don't you...
Forum: Copywriting 31st May 2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,593
Posted By John Lloyd
Re: Does long form sales copy still work?

I didn't read any dupes, mal. There isn't anything for me to read.

You can make your claims. I've read your copy. The profanity betrays a crass bogan (loads of them in CM unfortunately) who'd...
Forum: Copywriting 31st May 2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,593
Posted By John Lloyd
Re: Does long form sales copy still work?

Sting, I'm not looking for clients in the copywriting section...

Aside from it being the lowest traffic section of the forum, I wouldn't want to work with most of the guys who post here.

A...
Forum: Copywriting 30th May 2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,593
Posted By John Lloyd
Re: Does long form sales copy still work?

I didn't mean to be patronizing, hun. I'm sure you're a very gifted writer.

Who'd have thunk it?:eek:

You're entirely missing my point. If people don't have the attention span to read...
Forum: Copywriting 29th May 2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,593
Posted By John Lloyd
Re: Does long form sales copy still work?

Epic contradiction. But welcome to the mosh pit, sweet heart.

Let me see if I can break this down.

If people aren't reading page turners like Dan Brown(or whatever is in vogue these...
Forum: Copywriting 29th May 2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,593
Posted By John Lloyd
Re: Wow, MOST 17 tear olds like to read for pleasure.

I just checked that website out...what a vile conglomeration of hicks!

But I trust my bigotry towards them doesn't offend you? :D
Forum: Copywriting 29th May 2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,593
Posted By John Lloyd
Re: Wow, MOST 17 tear olds like to read for pleasure.

I was being dramatic..to point out the irony.

This is a profession built on mind-tricks and manipulating people to your own ends.

It's not a job for a monk.

But Cam, if you had any sense,...
Forum: Copywriting 28th May 2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,593
Posted By John Lloyd
Re: Wow, MOST 17 tear olds like to read for pleasure.

I'm a salesman. If I had any morals, I'd hide away in an ivory tower writing poetry.

But I don't just take advantage of the young. One of my most lucrative promotions was...power wheelchairs. :D...
Forum: Copywriting 28th May 2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,593
Posted By John Lloyd
Re: Wow, MOST 17 tear olds like to read for pleasure.

More dubious reading comprehension...

I never said long copy can't sell, but rather it's falling out of favor.

I can tell some guys here are paranoid about losing their bread and butter...
...
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