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Forum: Copywriting 25th January 2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,273
Posted By Andrew Gould
Re: If you’ve been writing marketing and sales copy for 5 years or more…

By digging up a near six year old post only to miss the point of it and focus on the part the OP said he wasn't interesting in quibbling over?
Forum: Copywriting 27th November 2017, 03:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,081
Posted By RuthMakesMoney
RE: As a Writer, Where Do You Sell Your Copy?

I've been a freelance copywriter for around seven years now, and I've had many different sources of clients during that time. Of course, some proved to be much more successful than others.

Here's...
Forum: Copywriting 9th November 2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,081
Posted By marciayudkin
Re: As a Writer, Where Do You Sell Your Copy?

What a peculiar question.

You sell copy to the clients who have hired you to write it. No one else in their right minds would want it. Are you asking where people find clients to write copy for?
Forum: Copywriting 13th July 2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By RickDuris
Re: A copywriting secret which could change your life. Or not.

Gordon, correct me if I'm wrong:

The place and time = The Medium (newspaper, mobile, social platform, website, etc.)

The copy = The Message (your copywriting + design + offer)

The target =...
Forum: Copywriting 24th November 2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,922
Posted By perryny
Re: AWAI or Simple Writing System

Hey Mike! Good to see you. Happy Thanksgiving!

And a very Happy Thanksgiving to all you other great copywriters in the room!

I truly am grateful you're still here (even if you're not posting, I...
Forum: Copywriting 24th November 2016, 04:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 467
Posted By marciayudkin
Re: How do you deal with unprofessional copywriters?!

Just put her on your email "ignore" list so you don't even see her messages any more.

Simple as that.

Marcia Yudkin
Forum: Copywriting 21st November 2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By GordonJ
A mini-mini course in copywritng/product development.

Celebrating my 275th post (this incarnation). Why wait to 1000 or some other number?
Mini Course for Copywriters.

Drilling down. Market: GOLF. Niche Senior Men in all season golf states....
Forum: Copywriting 19th November 2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,161
Posted By RickDuris
Re: How much are you charging?

How much you should charge your words is usually a function of self-worth.

If you have a high self-worth, you will attract clients willing to pay it.

Hard to believe, I know.

But you more...
Forum: Copywriting 19th November 2016, 01:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,922
Posted By RickDuris
Re: AWAI or Simple Writing System

"Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking." - Albert...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd June 2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By perryny
Re: How to Write A Killer Sales Letter?

Man, oh man, it's stuffy in here...
Forum: Copywriting 31st May 2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 857
Posted By sethczerepak
Re: The Copywriting End of Days

lol. Right. Baffles me how this stupid: "Copywriting is dying because of VSLs" conversation keeps cropping up...as if the video scripts just pop out of magic holes in the ground.
Forum: Copywriting 24th May 2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 857
Posted By Mark Pescetti
Re: The Copywriting End of Days

What do you think the words on the videos are?

Hmmm...

Maybe copy?
Forum: Copywriting 21st February 2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,208
Posted By perryny
Re: THE most important part of copywriting is...

I took this tonight, on the intersection of 41st St. and 7th Ave. in the heart of Times Square NYC...

http://i68.tinypic.com/28ktuhj.jpg

Hard to imagine a more literal, creative, expensive...
Forum: Copywriting 26th January 2016, 04:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By Quality Copywriter
A quicker way to write copy

Not too along ago, I took on 2 jobs that I really liked with limited time to get both done.

I started experimenting with the way I write copy to see if I could get them done in less time than...
Forum: Copywriting 21st January 2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By Mark Pescetti
Re: Are claims like these even legal?

The burden of proof is on the biz owner.

But as the copywriter...

You have to be careful.

You ARE liable for making unsubstantiated claims - if there are ever complaints to the FTC.
Forum: Copywriting 20th January 2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By ThePromotionalGuy
Re: Are claims like these even legal?

Do your due diligence. As Angie states. Check with an attorney first.

I say this because there is a very popular copywriter who fell into legal trouble last summer using his services.

Had I not...
Forum: Copywriting 20th January 2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By angiecolee
Re: Are claims like these even legal?

To know that for sure, you'd be better asking lawyers.

Our job is to sell the dream. The client should (hopefully) be vetting everything and making sure it's above board.
Forum: Copywriting 15th January 2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,332
Re: Attention Veteran Copywriters - A Mission For You

Just so I know how many new ribbons to buy for the old Olivetti...

Is that $50,000 or $100,000 of new business?

I should say vitamin promotions are not my thing…in the copywriters attic it's...
Forum: Copywriting 14th January 2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,332
Posted By angiecolee
Re: Attention All Veteran Copywriters - A Mission For You

So....those competitions actually had something more at stake than copywriting glory.

I know. I won one of them.

If all that's at stake is WF glory, I've got client work to do. That pays.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 959
Views: 62,592
Posted By Pnigro
Re: ClickBank soon requiring ALL sales pages to have a ClickBank branded header.

WTF IS WRONG WITH CLICKBANK???

Now this has really pissed me off.

Bunch of idiots running this company.

So my friend decided to contact Clickbank asking why his account has been flagged,...
Forum: Copywriting 17th December 2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,876
Posted By angiecolee
Re: What Is The Best Site To Get Copywriting Work?

http://www.warriorforum.com/copywriting/729604-1000th-post-resources-new-copywriters.html

Read as much of that as you can, THEN start asking all your questions.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 15th December 2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,494
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Mail Chimp vs Imnica Mail?

One thing I learned over the years as a webhost, webmaster, script installer, and trainer etc. is that one man's "easy" is another man's "WTF!" I have made COUNTLESS how to videos over the past 12...
Forum: Copywriting 14th December 2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,325
Posted By James Druman
Re: The Difference Between Storytelling and Lying

^ You mean Captian Crunch isn't really a Captain?! haha

Yes, the above is the only reason I had myself questioning the ethics. I've seen tons of companies use "characters" in their marketing,...
Forum: Copywriting 11th December 2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,325
Posted By RickDuris
Re: The Difference Between Storytelling and Lying

I got nuthin' to say other than "Frickn' crazy Russian programmers that wrote some of the best Internet money-making code ever that got paid in vodka."
Forum: Copywriting 11th December 2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,325
Posted By MontelloMarketing
Re: The Difference Between Storytelling and Lying

In my experience... if the story isn't about what the product does... has done... or results...

And... if the person isn't claiming to have knowledge they don't have... or claim to have gotten...
Forum: Copywriting 10th December 2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,369
Posted By shawnlebrun
Re: How to ATTRACT more Copy Clients and Get Them Coming To You...

Ray, I've used just about every single advertising source in the world in the last 14 years, mostly
for my fitness businesses, and without question, Google Adwords accounted for 75% of my sales and...
Forum: Copywriting 9th December 2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,369
Posted By RickDuris
Re: How to ATTRACT more Copy Clients and Get Them Coming To You...

Let me ask you, which is more important: Brand/USP/positioning OR reputation?

Provocative thinking:...
Forum: Copywriting 9th December 2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,369
Posted By shawnlebrun
How to ATTRACT more Copy Clients and Get Them Coming To You...

There have been a few posts recently by newer writers who are asking how to get clients.

This post is just my 2 cents...

There are 2 ways to get clients... go after them and chase them, or have...
Forum: Copywriting 8th December 2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By angiecolee
Re: How to get first client?

A few excerpts from that link:

New to copywriting
http://www.warriorforum.com/copywrit...pywriting.html

How to get started without experience...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd December 2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By angiecolee
Re: Old newbie seeking advice ...

Look up marketing managers on LinkedIn - start with fields you have experience in (drawing on your past + reaching out to people you know in marketing is a great place to start).

Reach out via...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd December 2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By Raydal
A Tribute and still a great Copywritng resource: CopywritersBoard

Before there was the Copywriting Forum, there was the CopywritersBoard

A tribute to Copywriter Michel Fortin and The CopywritersBoard - YouTube

-Ray Edwards
Forum: Copywriting 27th November 2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,015
Posted By Jay White
Tip Free Replay) Top 10 Places to Find Copywriting Clients (and 3 to Avoid Like the Plague)...

Hey fellow scribes--hope your holiday season is off to a great start...

Just wanted to throw this out there. It's a replay of a recent webinar I did on marketing yourself reactively, with my top...
Forum: Copywriting 24th November 2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
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 3rd November 2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,367
Posted By marciayudkin
Re: How to find a copywriting mentor locally?

I'm not sure you're cut out to be a freelance copywriter. That's a career that involves loads of solitude and little face-to-face contact.

In addition, most copywriters I know are introverts and...
Forum: Copywriting 30th October 2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,307
Posted By Quality Copywriter
Re: When should a new copywriter get a mentor?

YOU can have a mentor at any stage in your copy career.

I've had 3 myself. Still use one,

they just need to be more experienced than me and being doing better.

usually these guys are 10...
Forum: Copywriting 29th October 2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,307
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: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,674
Posted By Eric Louviere
Re: Advice from a million dollar marketer

I shouldn't have been so tough on ya. Apologize to ya. I can see now how you could read my post and feel the way you did. I remember those days and I often felt the same way... I just wanted the...
Forum: Copywriting 29th October 2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,307
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, 06:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,307
Posted By angiecolee
Re: When should a new copywriter get a mentor?

Ewen - the right environment is definitely a factor.

I mean, think about it. We know that a good deal of copywriting (and marketing in general) is failure.

So someone (in a mentor role) who...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,674
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: Advice from a million dollar marketer

Oh my goodness! I can't believe how much this place has changed. I'd have given just about anything (within reason) to know what Eric just shared for FREE back in 2004 when I first started doing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,674
Posted By Eric Louviere
Re: Advice from a million dollar marketer

lol, in all these years, you have not changed one bit man. I mean, the only reason I even recognize your name is because of that attitude right there that has been that way for many years here... to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,674
Posted By Eric Louviere
Re: Advice from a million dollar marketer

Wow, I am glad for the reminder of why I, and so many others, stopped posting here. It's like the place went to the bottom feeders and pretenders of the marketplace. The trolls inherited the Earth!...
Forum: Copywriting 20th October 2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: Your input matters—thank you

Thanks Mike!

I was actually looking at your home page the other day. I'll be looking to develop a sales letter for my services soon, so I've been scouting through great copywriter's...
Forum: Copywriting 20th October 2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By Len Bailey
Re: Your input matters—thank you

Congratulations, Chad... and best wishes for BIG winners! :cool:
Forum: Copywriting 20th October 2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,950
Re: Sales Letter Critique Pls.

I think what the people are trying to tell you is…

Re think and rewrite the copy without the ridiculous ego and hype.

And lose the "I'm right, you're all wrong" attitude.


Steve
Forum: Copywriting 20th October 2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,950
Posted By RickDuris
Re: Sales Letter Critique Pls.

I don't think you quite realize it, so I'll blurt it out:

The quality of your copy on that page is actually UNSELLING the product.

I'm not trying to be hurtful here. I'm trying to help.

You...
Forum: Copywriting 19th October 2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,950
Posted By gjabiz
Just to be clear.

It could be the greatest software ever invented. I don't know.

What I know is this: You don't have a Mac version. My PC went into sh*t fits when I tried the exe. file. I won't do an exe. file...
Forum: Copywriting 19th October 2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By MontelloMarketing
Re: Best Copywriting Quotes

75K +22%!

Um... or am I not using the correct definition of the word "quote?"

;)
Forum: Copywriting 16th October 2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By RickDuris
Re: Your input matters—thank you

That's pretty enlightening.

Not to minimize at all what you said, but I think some people sum the philosophy up as "the harder I work, the luckier I get".

I love the variance metaphor. Great...
Forum: Copywriting 15th October 2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: Your input matters—thank you

Thanks Rick.

I think it all comes down to trust.

Not trust in people, or even trust in myself...

...but trust that hard work MUST pay off, even if you can't visualize or predict how.
...
Forum: Copywriting 15th October 2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By ChadHaynes
Your input matters—thank you

Hey copy connoisseurs,

I've noticed that some of the higher level folk around here have complained on more than one occasion about newbies taking advice but failing to report back on their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,674
Posted By Eric Louviere
Advice from a million dollar marketer

Hey,

Here's some quick advice to you...

Many new marketers want to do 1,000 different things to start producing revenue online. I mean, they are everywhere and all over the place, trying all...
Forum: Copywriting 9th October 2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,616
Posted By gjabiz
Ha. Again entertaining, thanks for some sign of life here...

To the OP or anyone who wonders about spending 30 thousand dollars on their education...consider this

Thousands of students borrow millions of dollars a year to get their college degree, and some...
Forum: Copywriting 8th October 2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,616
Posted By shawnlebrun
Re: 30k USD mentor program - worth the money?

With offers like this, you usually don't even need a sales letter, because Alan probably isn't trying to convert cold traffic into a $30k sale.

Most likely, this offer is meant for those who have...
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,616
Posted By gjabiz
What do you want?

His claims are about him, he's been around since 1998, and no doubt you'd get a good mentoring.

But will you apply it? Is being a freelance copywriter really what you want?

Note the part...
Forum: Copywriting 7th October 2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,616
Posted By shawnlebrun
Re: 30k USD mentor program - worth the money?

I'll second Alex and his vote for Alan... I've been on his mailing list for quite some time.

I've been online since 2001, for 14 years, and I remember seeing Alan's stuff back then, on
Michel...
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