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Forum: Copywriting 4th March 2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,943
Posted By RickDuris
Email Copywriting--What's Working Now

Had some free time on my hands recently.

So I entered an email copywriting contest. Thought it'd be a quick challenge.

I won. Below's the email.

The market? Web designers.

The product? A...
Forum: Copywriting 20th November 2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 38,049
Posted By Mark Andrews
Re: Write Those Words So A Blind Man Can See 'Em- Storytelling Resources For Copywriters and Markete

Russell Brand's thoughts on Robert McKee
who one or two of you will be familiar with...

The Fantastic Russell Brand on Robert McKee's Story Seminar - YouTube

Story Substance Structure Style...
Forum: Copywriting 19th November 2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 38,049
Posted By joe golfer
Write Those Words So A Blind Man Can See 'Em: Storytelling Resources For Copywriters and Marketers

Here are storytelling resources for copywriters and marketers. If you have any good things to add, post a comment below and I'll put it on the list. (Post title inspired by this post by Brian McLeod...
Forum: Copywriting 1st November 2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By WinstonTian
A Useful Resource Besides A Thesaurus...

Sometimes when I have a "concept" that I have trouble putting
into a concise word, I try to flip over to my thesaurus. But, if
you're like me (I find it far easier to think in terms of ...
Forum: Mind Warriors 8th October 2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,320
Posted By copystud
Re: How to change your life in 2 minutes

This reminds me of something that Tony Robbins suggested years ago about how body language affects your state of mind:

"straighten your body, pull your shoulders back and look straight up to the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st October 2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 246
Posted By Joe Mobley
Niall Doherty: 14,098 Miles, 365 Days, 13 Countries, 4 Pairs of Pants, Zero Airplanes

Niall is one of those location-independent, traveling, make money on the Internet dudes.

He sums up his first year of travel here...

14,098 Miles, 365 Days, 13 Countries, 4 Pairs of Pants,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st October 2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 304
Posted By MoneyMagnetMagnate
How to Make Better Decisions, a Thought-Provoking Documentary by the BBC

How to Make Better Decisions, a Thought-Provoking Documentary by the BBC | Open Culture...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th September 2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By sethczerepak
Re: Meditation WSO

Check out these threads:
Forum: Copywriting 23rd September 2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,356
Re: The Copywriting Apocalypse

They’ll probably always be the “us and them” conflicts. It’s not unique to copywriting it happens in every business.

Customer – “Grrr bloody company”

Company – “Grrr bloody clients”

Forum: Copywriting 20th September 2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,814
Posted By gjabiz
What one of the best did to get to the top?

Or was. I met Gary Halbert when he was a Wannabee Marketer. He actually wanted to sell things by Mail Order. A guy I worked for was one of his mentors.

So, what did one of the Greatest...
Forum: Mind Warriors 19th September 2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,201
Posted By Kevin Miles
Tip Reached 5000 a Month! Action is KEY!

Hey guys! I been reading a lot of your posts and they are extremely motivating and i love the fact that everyone is so supportive of each other. I just wanted to give you guys some good energy and...
Forum: Copywriting 18th September 2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 832
Re: Influence: Science and Practice by Cialdini

Here are Cialdini’s 6 principles and how they could used on landing pages –


"Just Pop In Your Email, And I’ll Immediately Send You My “Phenomenal A-Z Power Verb Book" FREE Of...
Forum: Copywriting 16th September 2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 695
I Know You're Busy...

A useful tip, after 28 years of extensive writing by a UK copywriter (that would be me). I have conclusively found when writing a sales pitch to a targeted but shall we say a cold audience - if you...
Forum: Mind Warriors 15th September 2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Jolly Roger
Re: If I see the word "Secret" one more time...

There's no secret; inspired people have been repeating the same message over and over again for a few thousand years. Someone said: any fool can know, the point is to understand.

I think we're all...
Forum: Mind Warriors 15th September 2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By redfiredsoul
Re: If I see the word "Secret" one more time...

Ironically enough I recently made a product which has the word "secret" in it. However, the product is very honest about success coming from life experience and most importantly from within.

Forum: Mind Warriors 13th September 2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By Justin Lewis
Arrow 1,300 Posts and loving WF :)

I just want to thank all of the Warriors here whom have taken me in and been so supportive of everything I've tried to accomplish for the last 2 1/2 years. It's a great journey and I love the support...
Forum: Mind Warriors 11th September 2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By nicholasb
Why so Many Fail

I have been successful in online and offline businesses in many different niches for many years, I am someone who observes everything and as consultant it is my job to analyze what problems people...
Forum: Copywriting 9th September 2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,365
Posted By Steve Hill
Re: Help With Story Telling

One more thing.

Now that we've got all these great references on building stories, what do we do with the stories we build?

To that end, Seth Godin's book "All Marketers are Liars" is...
Forum: Mind Warriors 9th September 2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,009
Posted By slingingshot15
Put The Glass Down

I found this on the internet and thought I would share it

A Professor began his class by holding up
a glass with some water in it.
He held it up for all to see & asked the students
“How much do...
Forum: Mind Warriors 7th September 2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By Justin Spencer
Do Yourself a BIG FAVOR - Invest 18 Minutes in this

This TED talk is amazing.

Watch it. Seriously.

Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius | Video on (
Forum: Copywriting 6th September 2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By shawnlebrun
Why I Remained Broke for So Long...

To say I grew up poor would be a major understatement.

My Dad, who was the only one who worked in my family, made $20,000 a year... with 7 kids to support.

Needless to say... I did without a...
Forum: Copywriting 21st August 2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,298
Posted By joe golfer
Re: How to Get Copywriting Clients

Success889- here's a good start. Have fun out there.
Forum: Copywriting 16th August 2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,946
Posted By gjabiz
I admit the post is, in plain English...

there is only ONE THING, like the old cowpoke in City Slickers might say...

only ONE thing, the thing that makes the difference between a sale and a looky loo is


The reason why...
Forum: Copywriting 14th August 2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,946
Posted By gjabiz
Major Super SECRET about hypnosis and copywriting.

Major SECRET about hypnosis and copywriting.

Embedded in this post is a major secret, one of those secrets which are closely guarded, jealously protected and locked-in-a-vault type of secrets. It...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd August 2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By RickDuris
Copywriting advice from a killer turned copywriter

Creative positioning for a copywriter:

How to create sales letters that sell--Advice from a killer who wrote himself free:

Long copy ad: How to Create Sales Letters that Sell | Copywriting...
Forum: Mind Warriors 3rd August 2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,900
Posted By Justin Lewis
Arrow I finally moved to my dream house!

I don't like bragging or showing off, especially since I once lived in a car on the streets for a few months.

But I feel by sharing this type of info, I can help you realize your dreams are...
Forum: Copywriting 12th July 2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,177
Posted By Paul Bottoms
I thought his ads sucked---and told him so

I keep reading people getting their start in copywriting by telling somebody with a bad ad how to make it better. I finally tried it on Monday, the guy emailed me back a few hours later and said...
Forum: Copywriting 12th July 2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By Mark Pescetti
Re: First copy review - help would be much appreciated

You have to BE one of these people.

The first money I made in the self help market was just about communicating how I became aware of what reality REALLY is (i.e. not the physical existence we...
Forum: Copywriting 11th July 2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,152
Posted By RickDuris
Re: Do you write this?

Southpark says it best...

Cash for gold - YouTube
Forum: Mind Warriors 7th July 2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By Devin X
Lightbulb I Dare You...

Hey Warriors, I was looking through my hard drive and found this: it's part of my "manifesto" that I had on my first website. It's a few years old and I'm surprised I didn't delete it. I'm a bit of a...
Forum: Copywriting 7th July 2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 815
Posted By Paul Bottoms
Inspirational Bruce Barton story

I finally found the story that I heard Brian Keith Voiles refer to in an interview with Michael Senoff. He said reading this story convinced him to become a copywriter.

Anyway, it's from...
Forum: Copywriting 28th June 2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,820
Posted By travlinguy
Re: How Do You Slow Down The Sales Letter Skimmer?

Why would you want to slow the skimmer down?

Essentially, there are two types of readers. Those who want every last detail and those who want the essentials. This may or may not be based on what...
Forum: Mind Warriors 15th June 2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,019
Posted By EricDestiny wisdom from Steve Jobs (share what you've gained from Steve here)

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions...
Forum: Copywriting 6th June 2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By Mark Andrews
Copywriters reminder to change your LinkedIn password...

LinkedIn password hacking...

Affecting 6.5 million accounts.

As per this thread by Paul Myers...
Forum: Mind Warriors 6th June 2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,218
Posted By hazyl lee
Do something today that your future self will thank you for

Yes, taking action is very important to achieve success! :)
Forum: Copywriting 4th June 2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,375
Posted By Mark Andrews
Copywriters Tai-Chi Exercise to Increase Performance

Maybe I'm the only professional copywriter to do this...

You tell me.

Whilst writing a clients sales copy... my brow furrowed like I just chewed on a wasp, hunched over, smoking cigarettes at...
Forum: Copywriting 1st June 2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By Andrew Gould
Re: Any Good Books On Grammar?

Hey Anthony,

For grammar have a look at: The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need: A One-Stop Source for Every Writing Assignment (9781580628556): Susan Thurman, Larry Shea: Books

Forum: Mind Warriors 31st May 2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By GT
Re: A few words of encouragement...

Wise advice on many levels. Everybody wins when someone receives encouragement. I think, also, that when we encourage others, it serves to boost our own feeling of worth and value and we try harder...
Forum: Copywriting 21st May 2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,365
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Re: Help With Story Telling

"The Three Little Pigs".

The story utilizes the literary "Rule of Three". From Wikipedia -
More - Rule of three (writing) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
Forum: Copywriting 16th May 2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,851
Posted By joe golfer
Re: How to Find More Clients

Here is some more good stuff:

How to Hook (More) Copywriting Prospects | Michel Fortin on Copywriting, Marketing, Business, and Life (
Forum: Copywriting 14th May 2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,851
Posted By ejunkie
Re: How to Find More Clients

Great advice.

This has been my primary way of netting clients.

It is simple, direct and surprisingly effective. Not to mention cost-effective.

When i came across this thread, i couldn't...
Forum: Copywriting 13th May 2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,439
Posted By joe golfer
Copyblogger Headline Swipe File

Steve Scott compiled 2 years of Copyblogger headlines into a downloadable swipe file:
Forum: Copywriting 6th May 2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,217
Posted By Jennie Heckel
Re: I use to think WarriorForum was kind of noobish, But there's one thing you are pretty good at...

Hi The Sales Booster....

Thanks for the post that is an interesting question.

I feel you ARE looking for some NEW information and resources but... your post sort of "stings" the way it was...
Forum: Copywriting 5th May 2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,025
Posted By Mark Pescetti
Are You a Chicken with its Head Cut Off?

I don’t know how it is for other copywriters, but I get calls pretty much every day by potential clients.

I’ve observed that there’s an overwhelming collective knowing about how much opportunity...
Forum: Mind Warriors 1st May 2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By JasonChoi
Anyone ever watch the movie Walk The Line?

If so, I think you'll find this inspiring.

In an interview (, Reese Witherspoon was asked this question...
Forum: Copywriting 29th April 2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,475
Posted By Mark Andrews
Re: Ever Wondered Where The Best Power Verbs Hide?

Some advice from Kevin Rogers...

Copywriting Power Chords | Kevin Rogers|Direct Response Copywriting Expert|Marketing Consultant|The Copywriter's Edge...
Forum: Copywriting 29th April 2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,475
Ever Wondered Where The Best Power Verbs Hide?

Cash in with this book –

Oxford Phrasal Verbs (grab it from amazon for 20 bucks).

And save yourself grinding through a thesaurus.

Coax out the best verbs that resonate with your readers.
Forum: Copywriting 27th April 2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By Jay White
Re: A recommended resource for anyone writing lots of emails

Ben Settle's stuff is great. Ray Edwards (Raydal from here on the WF) also has something that a lot of people speak well of.

I've got some free videos that might help too. Check out the Youtube...
Forum: Copywriting 27th April 2012, 04:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By fbyrne
Re: A recommended resource for anyone writing lots of emails


Ben Settles course comes highly recommended. But its $$$$
Email Players Newsletter (

Have also heard good things about Autoresponder madness but don't know...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 26th April 2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By SkiBum
Re: [DONE][Reviewers Wanted] Top-notch copywriting in exchange for testimonials!

Sabina was very generous in developing an AMAZING Sales Page For A New Product which I am preparing to launch.

It is a non IM, non mainstream niche, and she took the time to both read the book and...
Forum: Copywriting 26th April 2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By Hugh Thyer
A recommended resource for anyone writing lots of emails

I write a LOT of emails. I've got a series of 12 for a financial planning firm I'm in the middle of.

And 6 to support an upcoming business education webinar.

And 14 to support a launch another...
Forum: Mind Warriors 24th April 2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,848
Posted By TamilYoung
Re: 30 Things To Stop Doing To Yourself

Great Share Michael. Also, it is worth reading another interesting follow-up of the post you shared.. 30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd April 2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 774
Posted By Mark Andrews
Direct Response Ideas & Direct Response Aids

You're thinking of sending out a direct response mailshot.

And you want your mailer to land on the 'A' pile...

"I must open this instantly to find out what this is
all about."

How are you...
Forum: Mind Warriors 23rd April 2012, 01:53 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,136
Posted By axelburkhardt
Re: How do you boost your energy midday?

1. Start your day with a drink – and keep drinking
Rise and shine with a tall cool glass of water. Your body can get dehydrated while you sleep, resulting in you feeling extra fatigued upon...
Forum: Copywriting 20th April 2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,619
Posted By arfasaira
Re: Copywriters Are To Blame for the Ignorance Taking Over the Planet!

As a mother myself, I'm all too familiar with the 'next fad' being preached en masse as you suggest...

But common sense has to kick-in somewhere. I don't know if anyone saw hungry for change...
Forum: Copywriting 19th April 2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,675
Posted By Mark Andrews
Copywriting Basics - How to Write a Sales Letter

Copywriting Basics - How to Write a Sales Letter

Here, I'll attempt to give you some very basic copywriting knowledge... how to write a sales letter.

Copywriting differentiates itself from...
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