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Forum: Copywriting 1st November 2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,461
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Joe Karbo FAMOUS "Lazy Man's Way ..." Free Swipe File Copy Example

There's a great breakdown of this ad in Joe Sugarman's book, Advertising Secrets of the Written Word. Karbo attended Joe's seminar and wrote this ad shortly after, I believe.

A great ad indeed.
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Forum: Copywriting 21st July 2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 188,429
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Top Copywriting Books... Ever

How'd you hear about Hoffer? I probably know already because you mentioned the word cult.

I heard about him because he, like me, worked as a Longshoreman. I recommend looking at his journals, too....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,994
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Is Ezine articles still effective?

What's the bottom line here? Effective or not?
Forum: Copywriting 7th June 2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,567
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Should the Copywriting and CRO forums be merged?

I know this comment does nothing to help with what I'm about to say, but the quality of the content on this forum is awful.

I think it has to do with a lack of leadership or direction -- it's a...
Forum: Copywriting 5th June 2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: The Game Before The Copy

Just watched this ad before coming here. I lost interested around the 2:00 mark. The intro was good, but it wasn't interesting enough to watch after 2:00, imo. Maybe I'd enjoy it more if I were a...
Forum: Growth Hacking 25th May 2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,373
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Growth Hacking = Viral marketing

Pick up any direct mail book - Confessions of a Direct Mail Guy or Secrets of Successful Direct Mail - and you will find dozens of "growth hacks." People today just want to associate themselves with...
Forum: Copywriting 18th May 2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,514
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Could I make a deal with a copywriter?

The biggest problem you're going to have with selling your product is getting over your own limiting beliefs.

Until you stop using excuses like...

- I hate selling and this is not my style
-...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd January 2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,776
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Who's the Best Copywriter of All Time? (so far)

It is the number one selling book of all time. And it contains the most powerful forms of rhetoric known to man (so far).
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 12th January 2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,075
Posted By Raymond Duke
Forum: Copywriting 8th January 2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,069
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Nice to see a new take on Caple's headline in 2014...

They Laughed When I Sat Down At The Piano But When I Began To Play - Business Insider (http://www.businessinsider.com/they-laughed-when-i-sat-down-at-the-piano-but-when-i-began-to-play-2013-12)
...
Forum: Social Media 5th January 2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,630
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: How Can I Make Money From 300K Pinterest Followers?

Write and sell a short report on how you get 300k followers on Pinterest.

Make a website that has affiliate links from Amazon and /or CJ. Fill it with the kinds of products on your boards. Every...
Forum: Copywriting 28th December 2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,095
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: What to buy a copywriter?

^ Because someone has to ruin the fun.
Forum: Copywriting 28th December 2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: So many copywriters... How do I find one that fits my niche?

I know. It's still interesting because the OP brings up the process involved in looking for a copywriter.
Forum: Copywriting 28th December 2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: So many copywriters... How do I find one that fits my niche?

This is an interesting discussion because I'm working on how to get clients. Not just any clients because those are easy to get. I'm trying to get clients that are not here today, gone tomorrow.
...
Forum: Copywriting 28th December 2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,413
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Why So Few Copywriters Are Successful

The 80/20 rule strikes again. Pareto principle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareto_principle)

Although in this case it's more like 98/2.

98% of people buy...
Forum: Copywriting 28th December 2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,095
Posted By Raymond Duke
What to buy a copywriter?

As Christmas 2013 comes to a close, I am curious what you all asked for gifts. I want to know the answer to the question: what do copywriters want?

It could be for your birthday, Christmas or any...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th December 2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 43,022
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Anyone ever buy from Alibaba? Any tips to prevent getting scammed?

Here's an extensive post about how to deal with Alibaba

How You Can Make Big Money Importing From China – The Rise and Fall of My Empire…...
Forum: Copywriting 20th December 2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Top company looking for direct response writers

I understand. That's pretty interesting how you read them as a consumer. I can't help but think as a copywriter you comprehend them differently than a non-copywriter. That's probably why you are able...
Forum: Copywriting 20th December 2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Top company looking for direct response writers

Financial stuff doesn't interest me. It seems so boring. What is it about financial copy that makes you sign up to a lot of financial newsletters? I am curious what the attraction is.
Forum: Copywriting 20th December 2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,422
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Copywriter dies from overwork

Jesus ******* christ. What's up with these replies?
Forum: Copywriting 16th December 2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Is THIS the key to GREAT copy?

Not first hand. I did know meth users growing up. They didn't end up in good places.

Here are some interesting Google results:

Self-portraits done to a different drug every day : theCHIVE...
Forum: Copywriting 16th December 2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Is THIS the key to GREAT copy?

Let me dig up a post about beer vs. coffee when being creative or writing.

Back, it's actually an infographic. The conclusion made was beer is good for coming up with ideas, and coffee is good...
Forum: Copywriting 15th December 2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,793
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Go From Nothing To Dunking In 12 Weeks!

They're all too long in my opinion. You don't need to say "Here's How". Just say "How".

"How to Increase your Vertical Jump"

> Learn The Secret Vertical Jump Training Methods That Coaches And...
Forum: Copywriting 11th December 2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 961
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Developing My USP

This popped up in my Digg feed this morning: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POSITIONING AND ATTACKING IN ADVERTISING (http://danoday.com/blog/2013/12/attacking-in-advertisements). It talks about "attacking" vs...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th December 2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: How I'm setting up deals where I get a percentage of the revenue..if you want to know

I've been putting some stuff from the webinar into action already, too. I'm wrapping up the info into a short eBook. I am describing the sales funnel concepts in simple terms. Not sure if the book...
Forum: Copywriting 10th December 2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 961
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Developing My USP

"The only" is a power statement. You could also use, "The First" or "The Top Performing" or any other way to powerfully introduce the rest of the USP.

My advice is to find your number one unique...
Forum: Copywriting 10th December 2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 961
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Developing My USP

What is the benefit of doing it yourself vs. having someone else do it?
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th December 2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,558
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: time tracking software

Got an email about this one a few days ago - https://ding.io/

Here is a write up about it - http://web.appstorm.net/reviews/project-management/ding-the-webs-most-beautiful-time-tracker/
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,609
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Is this a game changer?

I would sell just the EDDM so they can see how well it works. Offer the upsell (SMS) after trust is built.
Forum: Copywriting 3rd December 2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,422
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Copywriting mastermind?

What appeals to me more is a lounge type of video chat room. A place where people can pop in and out of to talk about copywriting, life and anything else that even slightly involves copywriting. I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st December 2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,099
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Would you like to see an ad that consistently brings in qualified leads?

Here is a reply link: Black Friday Bootcamp Simulcast (http://blackfridaybootcamp.com/bfb-simulcast)

As of 12/1, it is working. I'm watching it now.
Forum: Copywriting 30th November 2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,308
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Jay Abraham Resources

I'd love to have the password, too.

What I would also like to know is how can I get on Abrahams list? He sure doesn't make it easy to join it.
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th November 2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 990
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: The $100,000,000.00 Idea

My local market (Albertsons) ditched the having a rewards card requirement a few months ago. The idea of carrying around a card with you to get rewards is dumb. The "idea" is not to combine cards,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th November 2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Looking for stories and testimonials from people who have used 9x12 or EDDM successfully.

Okay. It was just an idea. Seems it won't work. No biggie. Moving on.
Forum: Copywriting 27th November 2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,983
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: What would you call writers with no formal copywriting experience calling themselves "copywriter

I would not think about it at all. There are 1,001 more important things to think about.
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th November 2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By Raymond Duke
Looking for stories and testimonials from people who have used 9x12 or EDDM successfully.

Hello friend,

Yes, I am calling you a friend, even though I don't know you. I'm calling you a friend because I do know that you, like me, are a marketer.

What I'm looking for won't take too...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,626
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Freelance writing: How much to charge?

If you're good...

$200+ per 800-1200 words.

People that want good content will pay that much, because they know that paying cheaper will not get them results.

There are a lot of companies...
Forum: Copywriting 19th November 2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,582
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: My guarantee, in writing, was they would get an offer for their IDEAL job, if they got the offer

That's golden. Thank you so much for sharing. Enjoy your Holiday time off!
Forum: Copywriting 19th November 2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Getting the clicks...but nobody's filling!

I'd be willing to help. I'm about 6 months into my copywriting venture; it's been going swell, but I feel it could be going better. The one thing that's holding me back is I haven't done much...
Forum: Copywriting 18th November 2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,041
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: 800 visitors, POOR Amazon conversion

So I replied to this thread.. but my post got deleted. I guess you can't put links in the post.

Jeez... you try and help people, and you get in trouble for it.

Basically...

You need better...
Forum: Copywriting 18th November 2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,318
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Need Some Money?

To add some content to this thread...

Manufacturers, Suppliers, Exporters & Importers from the world's largest online B2B marketplace-Alibaba.com (http://www.alibaba.com/) is the number 1...
Forum: Copywriting 18th November 2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,377
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: What's the deal with wanting copy - without a product ready to go?

I was going to add something to this thread along the lines of this, but let me just link a very well done article that explains it better than I can:

It turns out I have been a Growth Hacker...
Forum: Copywriting 18th November 2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,582
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: $1,000.00 a DAY with a Resume service…using copywriting skills.

Nice post. I am working on a landing page for my site that offers this service.

I have a question. Your 90 day guarantee says that you will get them the job. What if your resume gets them in the...
Forum: Copywriting 27th October 2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Linda Called This The Best Tip Of The Day...

I get what you're saying. Essentially you're saying what I also believe: good copy is a careful balance between appealing to emotion and intellect. If you have too much emotion (i.e., this will make...
Forum: Copywriting 24th October 2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Linda Called This The Best Tip Of The Day...

I found that email to be hype.

Was it supposed to be ironic?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st October 2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,198
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Blog averages 4 million views/month, how much money should I be making?

You're kind of big now. You need to get most of those subscribers onto a newsletter and put out content that makes them happy, and makes you money.

See: 5 Secrets of a Great E-Newsletter Business...
Forum: Copywriting 12th October 2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Are you a copywriting generalist? It may be time to rethink that strategy

I agree with the idea that generalist will be becoming less common. I think it has to do with how easy it is now to connect with people, so it's easier to find someone to do something very specific.
Forum: Copywriting 11th October 2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 791
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Why do you like copywriting?

I like communication.

I like learning about new things.

I like people.

Copywriting, to me, is a combination of all three.
Forum: Copywriting 11th October 2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Training others to do copywriting

One of the ways you can teach is to put together a few presentations and slide decks for local networking events. You could easily get yourself a 30-60 minute time slot if you sell yourself right.
...
Forum: Copywriting 11th October 2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Accepting Payments

Have you guys heard of Dwolla? They charge 25 cents no matter the transaction - even 11 million dollars. I don't use them, nor do I charge 11m. I saw about about them recently and was curious what...
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 2nd October 2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5,336
Views: 400,226
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: 41,831+ Warriors Have Used This FREE 5 Click Software - Make Money Fast & Easy! (NEWBIE FRIENDLY

Here's my honest review of this system.

Within the first 24 hours I had 10 people click on my email, and one person sign up.

I made 1$.

But I don't think I can cash out until I get more...
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 29th September 2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5,336
Views: 400,226
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: 41,831+ Warriors Have Used This FREE 5 Click Software - Make Money Fast & Easy! (NEWBIE FRIENDLY

Hi Reno,

I'm all setup now, but thanks for offering to help.

I am having another problem. I emailed support about it. Hope they can fix it.

The problem I'm having is I've been getting...
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 28th September 2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5,336
Views: 400,226
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: 41,831+ Warriors Have Used This FREE 5 Click Software - Make Money Fast & Easy! (NEWBIE FRIENDLY

I'm currently at the Safe-Swap step. I can't seem to complete it because the video tutorial you have does not match what happens when you click the Safe Swap link. Is it because I have to pay for...
Forum: Copywriting 26th September 2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,915
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: The Benefits of An Orgasm

They create life.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th August 2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: How to start internet marketing with a $20,000 budget?

$20 is the same as $20,000. Learn how to spend $20 correctly, and then you'll know how to spend $20,000. Tomato, tomato.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th August 2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Here You Make Your Own Infographics For Free

You could do all the things this program does with Google Drive.
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