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Forum: Copywriting 24th December 2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,348
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Help Me w/ a Headline for the Male Fitness Niche

They say choices paralyze people, but well, you gotta choose.

1) Do split-testing on drastic changes in copy. Headlines,
design, well, basically huge significant changes that are likely
Forum: Copywriting 15th December 2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Conversational copywriting

I completely agree with Mark. Everyone likes someone who
encourage their dreams, rationalize their failures, remove their
fears, confirm their suspicions and throw rock at their enemies.

Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th December 2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 971
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: What draws noobies to the IM niche?

There's nothing wrong.

If you boil marketing down to its principles, you're always
wanting to move into a rabid niche, and this IM niche IS a
rabid crowd with a high amount of demand.

Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: What is more valuable, blog subscribers or email subscribers.

You never know where your hyper-responsive will come from,
don't be quick to judge.

Firstly, your blog subscriber just might be your email subscriber
(from opting in).

Secondly, this is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: starting a membership area for 17 a month any tips?

1) Break it up into packages + bonuses.

2) Introduce price-cutting strategies at the start for "founder"

3) Raise the price to lock in your "founder" members - tell them
inside that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th November 2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By WinstonTian
To Frustrated Newcomers: The Myth of The One-Hit Millionaire (And What To Do Instead)

If you're one of those people who are sold into the "Internet
Lifestyle Dream", then this post is for you.

Firstly, it exists, and anyone can live the so-called Internet
Lifestyle Dream... IF,...
Forum: Copywriting 11th November 2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,609
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Frank Kern's 7 page direct mailer deconstructed

Liked the video...

The dollar bill's a grabber, but I really liked the weird stamps &
especially that "international house of ninjas" - totally throws
you off-guard.

He hit the biggest...
Forum: Copywriting 10th November 2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Which Headline Do You Think Is Best..

"Why Are They Still Slim With All That Junk Food?!"

Echo out their voice from your research...

Focus on the grabber - then yank the reader in, since you're
using a A5 leaflet. Steve...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 975
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: [Syndication-Niche research-Physics]-How do I monetize a niche like physics?

A niche is not a topic - it's a group of individuals who are
willing to buy a solution. Therefore in your case, Physics isn't
a niche.

However, if you go deeper into physics, you may find more ...
Forum: Copywriting 5th November 2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,467
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: To All The Ugly People...

I can't figure you out, and I probably don't want to - you do
give awesome value in your posts...

Great post on a good copy theme.

This is one of the best ways to capture attention - trigger ...
Forum: Copywriting 1st November 2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
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: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd October 2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,143
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Best price for selling an ebook on Clickbank?

Myrna, the price is im$portant, but your
copy and strategy can make a larger
difference in conversions.

Try to funnel your interested prospects to a
squeeze page, so you can build a ...
Forum: Copywriting 20th October 2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Just out of interest if you had to pick just one...

^ No kidding, that's one good sales letter. ^

But I like it not because "it's a good ad"... But because it checks
off all the points of being a good ad.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,641
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Need help to withdraw my first clickbank commission

If I remember correctly, you need to have customers who
have paid from more than one payment type...

One paypal and one credit card, for example.

If you have it, and yet you haven't received...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,986
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: My First Kindle Book - It's Not That Hard


I have a student who made over 5 figures with Amazon Kindle...

The key lies with your book title, cover, excerpt and social
proof! (because that's what they see! lol)

And of...
Forum: Copywriting 13th October 2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,494
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: for those of you wanting to learn copy...

6 years ago when I started out, I didn't have access to any of
GH's letters. I would have been so much better than I am now
if I had that one awesome letter!

Copied ads till my eyes went...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,471
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Advice needed --> Entry popup or exit popup or squeeze page?

A blog has two types of users:

-- The repeat visitors who haven't opted in
-- The repeat visitors who have opted in
-- The first-time visitors

For the first-time visitors, what works...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,262
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: More Thoughts on Passion

Just stick with something that you're pretty damn sure you'll
be interested in... Some niches like "divorce" are pretty bad to
be in, especially with all the depressing stories from customers.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,034
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: If you had 1 year to commit full time to learning how to make $10k/month...

Do as you learn. Do MORE than you learn. Learn more from
what people do, instead of what they say.

This could be the shortest answer ever in this thread, but this
is from personal experience.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th September 2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,636
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Clickbank To Shut Down All "Aggregate" Products as of OCT15 2012


I can't say I didn't see that coming.

I've got information that CB is refocusing
products on the importance of refund rates
and customer satisfaction...

Good move in 2012.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th September 2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,908
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: This Is The 'Secret' The Guru's Always Leave Out About Making Money Online!


This is the reason why most fail.

I repeat, people fail, because they copy.

The right key to six figs and beyond is having your own

You need to rise and fall, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th September 2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,237
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Making a Squeeze Page

1. Learn basic copywriting
2. Use a technical-friendly theme like OptimizePress and follow
the tutorials.

That's the easiest route I can think of for you.

Winston Tian
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th September 2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: 5 Smartest Things You've Done to Make Money Online?

1. Capturing Leads into your funnel.

2. Focused more on delivering value and the idea of

3. Copywriting.

4. Outsourcing.

5. Market research.
Forum: Copywriting 3rd September 2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Lack of flow in your copy

For linguistic bridges, use the bucket brigade
and transition phrases. For a macroscopic
flow, structure the copy according to the
drafted ideas/arguments and rearrange them
so the whole...
Forum: Copywriting 24th August 2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,116
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Best headline?

The term "figure drawing" does not mean anything to your reader.
If you don't start from what they know, you won't go anywhere.

Start from there.

Winston Tian
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th August 2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Does (www.) in Your Domain Matter or Not?

..does have differences. That can be easily fixed by using Google
Webmaster Tools to recognize both as the same site and display
just one instance of it....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th August 2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Alright, it's time to decide. Help!

When I finally made it in 2006, I often wished the experts
would tell me something like this...

Information is sterile,
Knowledge is mobile.

You might know everything to do with the science...
Forum: Copywriting 17th August 2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,555
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Please critique this sales letter - Just starting

Oh goodness, no, no, no! Go and read an introductory book to
copywriting before you continue.
Forum: Copywriting 17th August 2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,623
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Which of These Book Titles Work Best?


I might have a rather unconventional take on this, but I like to
use phenomena as part of the book title, and then an
appropriate sub-headline which talks explains a little more...
Forum: Copywriting 17th August 2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,555
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Please critique this sales letter - Just starting

I don't really have comments about your headline, except that
I'd prefer to lose the "..." and the exclamation mark. Ellipsises
are normally used in copy to space out the clutter in a ...
Forum: Copywriting 16th August 2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,794
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Major Super SECRET about hypnosis and copywriting.

Good post - although yes the RAS is involved in fight or
flight, it's still bottlenecked by the amygdala.

I would also say that the RAS works on the signals received
from neuronal pathways...
Forum: Copywriting 16th August 2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Gradualization = Pacing then Leading in Hypnosis

Yes, it's really similar to the pace-lead, but I find there are
several rather "invisible" and behind-the-scenes action going
inside the brain:

Firstly, the brain likes repetition, because...
Forum: Copywriting 12th August 2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,801
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: World's Best Copywriting Membership Site?

It's Ray!

I have this little voice at the back of the head though, saying,
"Don't listen to what people say, but look at what they're

That aside, I've always found this...
Forum: Copywriting 10th August 2012, 03:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,001
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Critique This Sales Copy 2.0

Hi richjerk,

I'm talking about the copywriting.

If you're thinking I'm talking only about graphics like income
claims and all that, you're solely mistaken...

I'm talking about the copy...
Forum: Copywriting 10th August 2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,001
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Critique This Sales Copy 2.0

Let's just say that your copy evoked emotions the wrong way...

ZERO proof, documentation or even the most remote form of
proof is completely unavailable.

One sentence immediately springs out...
Forum: Copywriting 5th August 2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Rate (or Pimp) My Bullets:

Well, here are some things you *can* do....

1. Rank your bullets strategically. Place the hard-hitters
right at the start, but reserve one strong one for the last
to give a jolt at the back.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 567
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Are these figures good?

All numbers are redundant if....

Wait for it...

Wait for it...


You are not selling ANYTHING!
Forum: Copywriting 4th August 2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,685
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: 8 Habits of Conversion-Focused Copywriters

Thanks Rick, enjoyed the case studies. :D

You could also get tons of those kind of split-test
results over at . A pretty
impressive collection there by Anne Holland...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th July 2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Inspired Newbie IM'er In Need Of Help!

Well, the man with the most research always wins the guy who tries to be creative.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,868
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Dear New Marketers: This never works, so stop it already...

fin's on to something here...

When you dig deeper into market specializations,
you're going to find warmer leads that convert
far better.

There are tons of opportunities out there, and
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 758
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Free or Paid.. Which One Works for You?

Many people fall into the "free" traffic candy
store... and never ever get out. They're so
addicted to free, they don't realize that no
matter how free a method is, it's going to
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st July 2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By WinstonTian
one secret trick in the bag...

If you want to persuade people, you can't tell
them what to do. There are two reasons for this.

Well, first, everyone are adults. We don't like
to be told what to do.

Secondly, we don't...
Forum: Copywriting 1st July 2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,198
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: I think, this is the best flyers in the world. Copywriting that make people act instantly ! (vid

That's a pretty ingenious way to use psychology.
Cialdini talked about the consistency principle and
how people try to act consistent according to how
they make decisions before, or how the...
Forum: Copywriting 24th June 2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,548
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: What's The Best Way To Find Your Hook?

Lol I got to take that down now...Short & sweet.

Though sometimes, the hook can also be based
off an implicit benefit.

Like the 'one-legged golfer' ad by John or the
'desperate nerd' ad by...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd June 2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,709
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: I think my sales letter is great. You?

It's not advanced really...Let's see if I can explain
this less confusingly.

Your subheads:
-- missing the boat
-- story of transformation (case)
-- why a good newsletter matters
-- 3...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th June 2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: First Post, Best Traffic Generation

Check my sig and you'll find my answer.

It's not that methods don't work any
more though. I know plenty of people
who make it with different methods. It's
all about what you're missing.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,929
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: How Warriors Are Making Their Money


I kind of ticked every single checkbox except for
"I sell services offline (SEO, Mobile, Design ETC)"
and "I'm not currently making money online".

After 6 years of "getting it", you can't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2012, 03:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,650
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Great idea to make money in a seriously untapped niche

Well, you've just found one of the niches that
I've tried my hands in...


Here's another: Transcendental meditation.

Winston Tian
Forum: Copywriting 16th June 2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,565
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: People Hate Email That Names Them

I call BS on the name in subject lines.

In fact, while personalization works in the email
copy for some niches, it may backfire for others.

I get nearly 50+% open rates without doing
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,245
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Removing name from email optin form - thoughts?

I've done countless tests and I'll
confirm it for you. The thing is
that however minute/small the
step may seem, some people just
do not want to do an extra step...

Some are uncomfortable...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,017
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Best paid targeted traffic sources that worked for you?

There are TONS and TONS of media ad
companies out there. You need to just
try and take a look into them.

I like Bing personally, they are more
relaxed as compared to Adwords,
which can be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 945
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Should New Marketers Jump Into The IM Niche?

There is no 'internet marketing' niche.
There's only "marketing through the

In every big market, there are countless
opportunities, because there is an
endless supply of buyers...
Forum: Copywriting 11th June 2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: the 'guilt' trip...

Exactly, Joe!

Implication is always far more effective than
directly saying it out. That's because it turns
from "me to you" into "you're thinking about
it yourself".

Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th June 2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,045
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: funny, some people just don't get it...

Hi karlmay,

I answered this partially in an above post in
this thread...

The probabilities are separate, and should not
be multiplied if you built the list without a
front-end product.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th June 2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,464
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: Our 15 year business seems like its on its last 30 days here, could really use input..

David and Bruce have advice that I second...excellent business advice. I stand behind direct mail as well - I have seen absolutely CRAZY lead surges via direct mail as opposed to broadcasting to...
Forum: Copywriting 10th June 2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 852
Posted By WinstonTian
Re: First Sales Page

Sup Marcus,

It would be a great idea to outsource, of
course...And of course to continuously split
test your ads.

Conversion's a process, not a one-off thing.
At least you're moving in the...
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