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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 17,972
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Warrior Payments

Sure.

The Paypal Instant Payment Notification contains a lot of information about a transaction (amount, Transaction ID, buyer email, etc) But there are times where we may want to pass in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd July 2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 17,972
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Warrior Payments

I just read the entire thread. Whew!

First, I'll second some recommendations and add some new ones:

GetResponse Integration - Jeezus, how did you miss this? They're #2 in this space. And if it...
Forum: Copywriting 4th December 2013, 01:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,166
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: You're Trying Too Damn Hard!

Just popped in after a few months sabbatical and look what I found.

First, I'm in the Pescetti camp. I always have been. I see the "modern greats" sitting at this campfire with us. I clearly...
Forum: Copywriting 16th November 2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,104
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: The New Van Damme Epic Split Volvo Commercial!!!

It's awesome. It's also nice to see that some copywriters realize nothing in the world beats the power of a dramatic demonstration. Makes me think of the Otis Elevator Company.

I think some of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Excel Algorithm for domains

=RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-4)

Note: -4 becuase "www." is 4 characters
Forum: Mobile Marketing 5th June 2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: SMS question

Not only that, it is against the law to send unsolicited SMS messages with a minimum fine of $1 per message.

Mobile phone spam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
Forum: Copywriting 5th May 2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Best Of Dan Kenney's GKIC Copywriting tips From A 10 Year Old Girl - VIDEO!

This should embed it. You can't use the youtube shortened links:

GKIC's Youngest Entrepreneur Writes An Amazing Sales Letter - YouTube
Forum: Copywriting 22nd April 2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 812
Posted By Bruce Wedding
150,000 Clicks on a Fake Buy Button!

Check out this story about American Eagle Skinny Skinny painted on jeans:

Video Landing Page - New York News | NYC Breaking News (http://www.myfoxny.com/video?clipId=8709988&autoStart=true)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th April 2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,550
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: What happened to John Reese?

He sold everything that wouldn't fit in a backpack and took a walkabout.

Why I just sold all of my possessions (and killed my Facebook account)...
Forum: Copywriting 12th April 2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: What if you had the chance to interview a TOP copywriter...

Maybe it's just me, but I recently had this opportunity in Raleigh. I hung out with Vin Montello, Colin Theriot, David Deutsch, Brian McCleod and many other copywriters. Interestingly enough, we...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th April 2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,725
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Living abroad in a low-cost country

You're right about the confusing part. Essentially, it has to be salary from services performed. It can't be business income. So you have to incorporate and give yourself a job to make it work. But...
Forum: Copywriting 10th April 2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,691
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: 140 Character Contest to Get Your Butt inside Brian McLeod's Warrior Event

Hey Rick, yes he did. He and I talked a lot and Jeremy's a good guy. He did put it to good use.
Forum: Copywriting 9th April 2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,691
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: 140 Character Contest to Get Your Butt inside Brian McLeod's Warrior Event

Well... I was there. Rick Duris must have never left his hotel room because I never saw him. He sure didn't play guitar with Brian.

Anyway, thanks again to Brian for comping me with a consolation...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd April 2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: [Video] Clickbank has me laughing..

Here, this will make up for the "not funny" video. This one actually is funny:

Kinder Gentler Clickbank - YouTube
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,205
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: To know a person watch what they do, not what they say.

Ok, thanks for your input. I put it out there, you can do what you want with it.



You don't need to observe product development, writing, etc. You don't need to be under the hood. You simply...
Forum: Copywriting 30th March 2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,361
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: My thoughts on John Carlton and his seminar

Ling (cobia) are awesome eating and great fighters. What's fun is that they are very curious and will come right up to the boat. This one was 3' away when I hooked him but that led to a 45 minute...
Forum: Copywriting 29th March 2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,361
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: My thoughts on John Carlton and his seminar

My son's first trip offshore in our new boat, we'd just cleared the jetties and weren't 1/4 mile out when I saw lots of bait breaking the surface. I figured, what the hell, and we put out a few...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,708
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Best Whiteboard Video Creation Software?

Sparkol's Video Scribe Desktop is the only one I know of. It is fantastic but to create really quality video's, you need the pro version, which is $19/month. I don't consider that expensive.

You...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,774
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Shiny Object Syndrome...

At a seminar I attended, Carl White (millionaire mortgage marketer), talked about building bridges to the promised land. In the context of the seminar, he said that we were about to hear 10 different...
Forum: Copywriting 27th March 2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,341
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Conversion Data Gurus - Multivariate or A/B Split

I have a book I keep in my "library" which is perfect for the smallest room in my house because it is filled with 2,239 gems for direct marketing:) It's called, "2,239 Test Secrets for Direct...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,205
Posted By Bruce Wedding
To know a person watch what they do, not what they say.

Let me paraphrase that quote so it makes sense to Internet marketers:

To know how a marketer makes money watch what they do, not what they tell you to do. How a person describes a business is...
Forum: Copywriting 26th March 2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,341
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Conversion Data Gurus - Multivariate or A/B Split

Here you go. Nice and easy for us meatheads to understand :)

Bayesian statistics for dummies


Kevin Boone's Web site (http://kevinboone.net/bayes.html)
Forum: Copywriting 26th March 2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,983
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: What would you call writers with no formal copywriting experience calling themselves "copywriter

I don't really care what anyone calls themselves. In our world, it is the client's responsibility to properly vet people they hire.

That said, there are a lot of copywriter posers.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,604
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Video Scribing - The Future (Perhaps) - But How Much Is It Worth?!

I love Videoscribe Desktop and use it almost daily lately. But I'll tell you something about it. To create quality video, with your own toons, isn't as easy as it seems. I'm doing a 32 minute video...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd March 2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Sales Page Lay Out When Working For A Client

I disagree with a few of the responses.

There is a big difference between design skills and know what to emphasize. At a minimum, a copywriter should give clues to the designer about what needs...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd March 2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,487
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Any thoughts on MindValley and their sales pages?

Nail, meet hammer.

It's why the tinnitus miracle guy's been sitting on top of CB for a long time with a very average sales page.
Forum: Copywriting 23rd March 2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Sales Page Lay Out When Working For A Client

Actually, I misspelled it. Trellian Web Page. It's as easy as using Word and just deliver an HTML file instead of a doc.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd March 2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,754
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: As a Customer how do you feel about OTOs on WSO?

The market evolved, in the true sense of the word "evolution". The mass of WSO buyers has been conditioned to buy $7 magic bullets.

News flash!

You're not going to get the keys to the kingdom...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd March 2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Sales Page Lay Out When Working For A Client

So you want the layout to look more appealing but you don't want to do the layout? Is that about right?

If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. The HTML is godawful, but Word...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd March 2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Ogilvy Confirms It! I've Got a Winner

Ogilvy said, "The consumer is not a moron, she is your wife."

In my case, ex-wife, but I gave her a sneak preview of my newest scribble VSL (weight loss product). I haven't even gotten to the...
Forum: Copywriting 18th March 2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,300
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Ever Seen a $10 Bill Letter? I have... <pics>

Honestly, I'm not sure. I never saw it but I'm notorious for throwing mail away if it doesn't look important.
Forum: Copywriting 16th March 2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,300
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Ever Seen a $10 Bill Letter? I have... <pics>

I nearly threw this out but something told me to open it. The envelope was fairly ordinary, though stamped. The only teaser copy was "Here's the survey we wrote you about"

I didn't recall the...
Forum: Copywriting 15th March 2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 981
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Embrace that sh*t...

I work Frank Kern style, meaning I work like a dog for weeks or months at a time then totally screw off for a few months in Cancun or where ever.

I do tend to take a lot of breaks but I'm not the...
Forum: Copywriting 15th March 2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,678
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Audio and video resources for video sales letters and promotional sales videos

Just posted this in a facebook group. How to properly import toons into Videoscribe:

Demonstration of the effect:
inkscape - YouTube

Watch these tutorials:
Bringing In Bitmap Artwork using...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 839
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Just bought 10 dropped domains... What should I do with them?

Dude, I'm not really picking on your but do you realize how stupid your question is? And how silly your actions were?

"I bought something... what should I do with it?"

You've done it backwards....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 985
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: How to not get Ghosted on CL

Wow. Remind me not to piss you off. :)
Forum: Copywriting 9th March 2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Which is the more impactful way to present data?

I'd go with 11 out of 100. The sad truth is, the majority of people are baffled by percentages and really have no clue what they mean or how to calculate them.
Forum: Copywriting 8th March 2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,691
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: 140 Character Contest to Get Your Butt inside Brian McLeod's Warrior Event

Congrats, Rick. I should know, after all these years, to give the client what he wants, not what he asks for ;)
Forum: Copywriting 6th March 2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,691
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: 140 Character Contest to Get Your Butt inside Brian McLeod's Warrior Event

Wow Alex. Can you share with the group, exactly how many of these events you've been to?

I've been to more than a dozen and what you're describing is the exception, not the norm. With almost no...
Forum: Copywriting 4th March 2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,924
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Chris Haddad's Latest VSL...

And if they don't use Youtube and hide their files and controls, fire up Camtasia and just record the damn thing. That's what I did on another site last week.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd March 2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 688
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: video making ??

One thing many don't realize is the power of animations in Photoshop. If you spend the time to learn them, you can do pretty good kinetic type animations. Here's one I did using nothing but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd March 2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Exit scripts...

Are you on Wordpress? If so, OptimizePress has it built in. There is also the Pinoy exit pop plugin that works well.

Outside of Wordpress, InstantPopover by Matt Callen is good. I wrote the copy...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd March 2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: How would you word a digital "Free plus shipping" offer... if you ain't gonna ship it?

Just this December Matt Bacak told me that a low price with "Free Shipping" was working better for him and he's a fanatical tester who ships a lot of CDs.
Forum: Copywriting 27th February 2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,361
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: My thoughts on John Carlton and his seminar

Everybody chill :)

This whole debate is in the wrong thread anyway. I believe Shawn's post was sincere and without ulterior motive.

Now the other thread... Reminds me of a mountain peak near...
Forum: Copywriting 24th February 2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,706
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: $10,000 Copywriting Challenge

Congratulations and good luck.

I was too busy to take part in this one (and I have my own weight loss product) but I'd love to see the results.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st February 2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,244
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Is there a penalty for a high unsubscribe rate?

My thought is, you're worrying about stuff that hasn't even happened. Why not think about how to build the list and start doing the things to make it happen and quit thinking about the things that...
Forum: Copywriting 15th February 2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,479
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Can you beat these headlines?

I remember reading a course about "ugly yellow signs". These are the signs you see on street corners selling houses. They deliberately look like they're written by some average joe in Magic marker.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,297
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Optimizepress Question: How To Change The Width of This Sales Letter...

Navigate to the page you want to change. Now view the HTML source in your browser. Look at the top for the CSS file it is using.

It will look something like this:
<link...
Forum: Copywriting 11th February 2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,294
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Copywriters Wanted (Top pay for the best)

Must be one of those liberal, artsy-fartsy types. ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,470
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Free Video: RTMP Streaming w Amazon CDN and JW Player

Reposting in a standalone thread to help more folks:

Note: If you don't know the advantages of RTMP via a cloud network, it's pretty simple. The video files will be distributed to cloud computers...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,893
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Amazon s3 streaming with JW Player

I use the JW Player WP Plugin with S2 Member and have implemented RTMP streaming with the Amazon CDN. S2 Member makes it easy, doing the Amazon configuration for you but I don't really think it's...
Forum: Copywriting 6th February 2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: I'll See You Guys Around, I'm Outa Here!

Ok, I'm back and ready to learn some more. :) In fact, I already learned something from some great copy Mark P sent me.
Forum: Copywriting 5th February 2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By Bruce Wedding
I'll See You Guys Around, I'm Outa Here!

I've been here for going on 7 years. Hell, I was here when this sub-forum was born and Eric Louviere was made moderator. I've seen so much here, learned so much here.

Honestly, there's nothing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: HELP - Who Makes These Squeeze Pages?

A quick look at the source would show you it is the Instabuilder Plugin:

InstaBuilder - Mobile-Ready Landing Pages in Minutes (http://instabuilder.com/)
Forum: Copywriting 5th February 2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,260
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: How Well Do You Build Emotion? (With Superbowl Commercial Video)

Well, we can hardly talk about nostalgia without watching this again :)
Mad Men - The Carousel (Higher Quality) - YouTube
Forum: Copywriting 4th February 2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Does anyone know any good translators?

Argentian Spanish uses "vos" which is ok for people from Spain but not the rest of South America. They also use a lot of slang, like Mexicans.

Bolivian's are ok, Chileans should be at the bottom...
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