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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 971
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Do Your Outsource Your Articles/Blogs?

I PM'd you. I don't know if you're able to receive or not, alas. Let's hope for the best.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,907
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: The Truth About Warriors Making Money (or not)

I think these points start to hint at something significant.

There's a disconnect in our little IM world. It's between the very real, highly satisfactory, and perfectly attainable "good" that is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 971
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Do Your Outsource Your Articles/Blogs?

There's a Warriors for Hire section here on the forum. Check out who's offering what, and find somebody you're comfortable with, that you can also afford.

Most of the people who write content for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,907
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: The Truth About Warriors Making Money (or not)

You know what, Andy?

I'm very much one of the "something" crowd. And it kind of embarrasses me to admit it, because I'm often pretty vocal in terms of giving people advice. Particularly over in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,796
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Is this what is killing article matketing?

The major resource you want to consult is the single sentence that follows this one.

Stop creating content to please Google, and start creating content to please readers.

From that simple...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 734
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: 800 clicks = 0 sales

Someplace!



This.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 811
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Headlines Are Designed to Grab Your Attention, But it is the Body of the Post That You Should An

This is rarely a problem, so long as your headline is congruent with your message.

I get what you're saying. But as a known trickster who isn't above the occasional ironic headline misdirection,...
Forum: Copywriting 25th March 2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Copywriting takes a LOT of mental energy!!

Wait...nobody told me this was supposed to get easier.

I still pull my hair out and hit the backspace key about a thousand times before I finish the first paragraph.

And if the headline takes...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 831
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: What Would You Be Willing To Folk Out For A Top Quality Article?

Actually, I don't feel it does.

There's an answer that appears to be emerging to the question asked in the OP. And your post bears directly upon it. That answer is: people will pay more for a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,164
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Need List of High Ticket Affiliate Program.

The Profits Run forex stuff is always the first to come to mind. The Watchery sells high-end luxury watches.

There are a ton of travel related ones, but I don't remember any names. Look for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,221
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: What's your opinion? Chaos to come...

Wait...what?

What's wrong with numbers? This is like when people started wearing their pants around their knees, all over again. I just don't get the modern world.
Forum: Copywriting 24th March 2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Please critique my headline.

I kind of know before clicking that I don't deserve to sleep in the streets, whether I click your link or not. I feel instant alienation. Like you're trying to manipulate me, but you don't even...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 831
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: What Would You Be Willing To Folk Out For A Top Quality Article?

Readable and top-quality are not even close to being synonyms.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th March 2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Opinion Please! Top 3 Skills For Net Marketers

1. I like the communication answer everyone is giving. If you can communicate well, you can sell. If you can communicate well, you can create. If you can communicate well, driving traffic is a...
Forum: Copywriting 24th March 2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,122
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Is Myriad Font the New Control for Headlines?

And like I was saying...that font (or something a heckuva lot like it) is everywhere in print advertising I receive.

I don't know how well the average clickbank site owner tests his stuff. But...
Forum: Copywriting 24th March 2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,122
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Is Myriad Font the New Control for Headlines?

From the magalogs to your computer screen.
Forum: Copywriting 23rd March 2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: What do you think about this....

I might also ditch the video with the fat kid. I know automatically that I don't want to associate with anything that guy is spokesman for. It ain't a pretty truth...but it's real.

I know it...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd March 2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Is My Review Site Too Soft?

I think the "soft sell" might be part of the problem. Test it against something with a little more aggressive call to action, instead of just, link/get it here/link. Even just a sentence or two...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd March 2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: What do you think about this....

I actually followed the link just to be the guy who said something constructive about something OTHER than the headline...but I just couldn't do it. I actually could NOT bring myself to scroll after...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd March 2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,188
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Boardwalk Pitchmen

Thanks so much for posting that. Stuff like this really helps to remind me what I enjoy about this sometimes ugly game.

Reading and absorbing everything in that article would be more than enough...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd March 2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,775
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Anyone know why Clickbank doesn't pay out with Paypal?

Of the two, I don't think it's Clickbank that's the shoddy outfit, and I often appreciate the fact that I can do business there without the menace of PayPal mucking everything up.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 572
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Best Press Release WSO?

If you mean "how to" type WSO's, I certainly recommend alyonafrendo's. (And God, I hope I got her name right.)

Along those same lines, Google yourself up "Trash Proof News Releases." A lot of it...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd March 2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,079
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Does this title grab your attention??

My initial thought is that people who already know what "Instant Money Trends" is, probably aren't in the market for it any more. Because I can't imagine it's big enough news to be a household...
Forum: Copywriting 21st March 2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,280
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Can ANYONE become a GREAT copywriter?? Or are they actually a ELITE breed?

You're welcome to send it. I don't promise I'll be able to take a look until tonight, though.
Forum: Copywriting 21st March 2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,280
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Can ANYONE become a GREAT copywriter?? Or are they actually a ELITE breed?

When you can push the buttons with straight-forward honesty and enthusiasm, it will be time for you to leave the temple.
Forum: Copywriting 21st March 2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,063
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: SEO Poem-Just for your enjoyment

Are you going for a sort of William Hung viral?
Forum: Mind Warriors 20th March 2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,529
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: I Only have $18 Left in My Bank Account, but I'm Not Giving Up Hope

Holy crap, you're in NY, NY. There is more money flowing through that city than there is in the next five biggest civic economies in the world, combined.

You write reasonably well. ...
Forum: Copywriting 20th March 2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,280
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Can ANYONE become a GREAT copywriter?? Or are they actually a ELITE breed?

I submit that this is *not* the premise of Gladwell's book.

His (actually, Ericsson's) "10,000 hour rule" is meant to be a benchmark...an amount of practice or participation it takes someone to...
Forum: Copywriting 19th March 2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,280
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Can ANYONE become a GREAT copywriter?? Or are they actually a ELITE breed?

Anyone can become a very effective copywriter, assuming he can write.

Don't worry about "great." It's pretty subjective to begin with. But more importantly, in this line of work, it's probably...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Do Great Articles Flow From Your Brain And Out Through Your Fingers?

I just think to myself: what would Kurt Vonnegut have said about this? And then I think: probably something much smarter and cleverer than I'm about to say about it. So I finish my martini and get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: FREE WSOs a Good Idea?

Well, the answer to the bolded is almost unquestionably, "yes."

But therein lies the rub.

A great product, offered free, will generate plenty of happy list dwellers, some percentage of them...
Forum: Copywriting 17th March 2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,734
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Top 3 Eyeball Grabbing Words?

I've been inclined lately to have my eyeballs grabbed by "meltdown," "tsunami," and "aftershock."

Which I don't recommend using in your marketing materials, because people will call you a ghoul,...
Forum: Copywriting 17th March 2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Want vs Need

Urgent need > urgent want > regular want > regular need.

Most people think their urgent wants are urgent needs. Until they experience an urgent need.
Forum: Copywriting 15th March 2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By Oxbloom
Forum: Copywriting 15th March 2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,390
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Avoiding The Degree

Just need to clarify, since you did say, "applying for the position."

If you're trying to woo a client, that's one thing.

But if you're applying for some kind of position, a lot depends on the...
Forum: Copywriting 15th March 2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Get My scruffys For FREE

Yeah, like everyone else, I had no idea what this was.

The name was so corny, though, that I downloaded just to find out.

Turns out the package is pretty cool! It's a bunch of graphics that...
Forum: Copywriting 14th March 2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,734
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Top 3 Eyeball Grabbing Words?

Your premise dies with the idea, "(no matter what the product)."

Think about "granite," "gourmet," and "spa-style." Will these grab your eyes if you're buying a piece of software? How about if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th March 2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,152
Posted By Oxbloom
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th March 2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Is Internet Marketing Killing The Internet

It pretty much ruined Google, that's for sure. But at least Google is fighting back.

It certainly hasn't "killed the Internet," because there are always more and more channels of interpersonal...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th March 2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,121
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: How many hops should it take for a sale?

How Do Top Professional Dog Trainers Raise Their Own Dogs?


This surprising and simple system based on understanding instead of discipline will give you the happiest, healthiest, best-behaved...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th March 2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,121
Posted By Oxbloom
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th March 2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,121
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: How many hops should it take for a sale?

Five Professional Dog Trainers Reveal Their Best 'Insider' Training Secrets...That Will Help Your Best Friend Become the Happiest, Best-Behaved, Healthiest Dog in Your Neighborhood!

These gentle,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th March 2011, 01:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,121
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: How many hops should it take for a sale?

Question: who wrote the thing?





Was it some guy who wanted to learn how to make his dog happier, healthier, and more well-behaved, or was it professional dog trainers?

Just wondering for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th March 2011, 12:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,121
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: How many hops should it take for a sale?

Get rid of that header with the freaky Godzilla beagles towering over the house. No idea what the hell is going on there, but it's not the cuddly, lovey-dovey, happiness-inducing sort of image that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Looking for Mentor Who Will Guide Me To First Sale

How are you sending traffic to your squeeze page? Is it the one in your sig, from the Chris Farrell course?

I know he has a whole, "Go ahead and use my squeeze page to get affiliate sales," thing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,102
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Best Marketing Quote Of All Time

You have way cooler randomness in your life than I have in mine. When I go to the gas station, I have hobos sidle up to me instead of men bearing IM courses.

Maybe my day will come.

Oxbloom...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,967
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Disaster Marketing - Should You or Shouldn’t You?

You'll drive yourself nuts trying to figure out where the ethical lines are in this stuff.

Don't try to promote after a disaster, because it's unethical to profiteer on the backs of people's pain...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Ideas for article

Debunking the myths surrounding hypnosis side effects.

Myth 1: I will cluck like a chicken every time somebody says the word "thanks" for the rest of my life.

The Truth: No, you won't. Here's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 6,190
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Grammar + spelling (((sigh)))

$63.896,21.

I clicked.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,081
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: "Make $1,000,000.00 in 2 years..."

I'm pretty sure 365 days is only one year. I'm a tad confused.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th March 2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 6,190
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Grammar + spelling (((sigh)))

The message that people appear to be missing is that it doesn't matter how far down this rabbit hole we go. There's no better, brighter world anywhere down there. Nobody in this story is Alice. ...
Forum: Copywriting 11th March 2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,606
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Help! Need Creative Killer Call To Action Phrase

Also, "help me," suggests that you'll be tossing out some of your own ideas as well, I figure. So let's hear what you've got so far!
Forum: Copywriting 11th March 2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,606
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Help! Need Creative Killer Call To Action Phrase

:D

In the absence of more info, stick with the classics.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th March 2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 6,190
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Grammar + spelling (((sigh)))

T&P to you and your family, BW. Glad you're doing okay.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 6,190
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Grammar + spelling (((sigh)))

I'm either in some sort of Allen Funt situation, or I'm through the looking glass. Either way, stiff drink is indicated.

Best wishes to one and all.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 6,190
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Grammar + spelling (((sigh)))

Hi Paul.

No misunderstanding here, good sir.

Sanctimony can not logically be mitigated by competence in this case, because were there competence, there would be no hypocrisy, and thus no...
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