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Forum: Offline Marketing 26th July 2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,870
Posted By JoeStalin
Re: What do you think about: many small business owners are stupid?

I eliminate:

- Anyone who gives bad vibes or is "prickly" or is otherwise too aggressive given the circumstances. Being "challenged" by a prospect is bullsh*t. Some people just like to argue, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 671
Posted By JoeStalin
RE: Why do some people have cult followings?

An extremely astute observation. Two things. One is that the public platform tends to attract narcissists who eat up the attention and who perpetuate their own hero worship. So the guru often is FAR...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 671
Posted By JoeStalin
RE: Why do some people have cult followings?

This is pretty simple. Two things:

1) Internet marketing is one of the very few real growth and opportunity areas left which is available to most of us low-capital peons/commoners.

Combined...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th June 2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By JoeStalin
Re: Local Online Marketing E-book ... Paging Claude Whitacre - Questions

Claude's book is an entirely unconventional take on search engine placement.

I agree that the low end is incredibly cluttered. That's why Claude's approach sounds good... it caters to information...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th June 2016, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By JoeStalin
Local Online Marketing E-book ... Paging Claude Whitacre - Questions

Claude, I was really inspired by this book. I picked it up after seeing your comments in a thread here a couple of years ago.

I read in another thread here that you're no longer offering the 30...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th June 2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By JoeStalin
Re: First Post: Questions about web design/maintenance pricing for offline clients

G9M Blake, I am in the same shoes as you are - running my own 1 person web design operation and now trying to figure out how to make it into a repeatable, profitable business. Your thread is eye...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By JoeStalin
Is there any value in acquiring a domain...

... of a shuttered retail business?

A well known store in a nearby small town recently (December) closed permanently. Their (lame) website is still running. The store was known and patronized in...
Forum: Copywriting 24th January 2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,332
Posted By JoeStalin
Re: Interview with Bob Bly: How New Copywriters Can Land Clients

Jason, you did an excellent job with the interview. Cool off and please don't take my remarks personally. My remarks were certainly not intended to devalue the time and prep you spent on this. The...
Forum: Copywriting 24th January 2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By JoeStalin
Re: Getting that last 50% without being ripped off?

It's not so much that the majority of people aren't interesting in ripping you off. Many are, and you do have to protect yourself from them. That is exactly what the initial deposit of 50% is for.
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Forum: Copywriting 9th April 2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By JoeStalin
Re: Need Advice with Copy

My opinion:

Even the first page of this letter doesn't really flow:


"Use Steroids in Such a Way" - Ew. Just awkward.

So the lead-in just sucks.

Now the copy:
Forum: Copywriting 21st September 2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,312
Posted By JoeStalin
Re: "Copywriting Board" Offline?

Oh. Never mind!

I see the new page too. It's been a 404 for several days. Thanks.
Forum: Copywriting 21st September 2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,312
Posted By JoeStalin
"Copywriting Board" Offline?

This URL sends you to a "HostGator" 404 page: (damn, I can't post a URL, so I will spell it out, but it won't even let me add "dot com"):

Copywritingboard

I know that the copywriting board has...
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