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Forum: Copywriting 3rd May 2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,418
Posted By ewenmack
Re: For The Copywriter Who Doesn't Settle For Being Average

Pleased you enjoyed it Mike.

His way of calling out to the right audience
is even more applicable today.

Now that the public have been cheated by promises, benefits and claims,
starting off...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd May 2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,418
Posted By ewenmack
For The Copywriter Who Doesn't Settle For Being Average

One of the tested and proven patterns in advertising
is calling out who the message is for.

One of the most respected creator of print ads that
asked for money was Mel Martin, would do it.
...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd April 2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,043
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: Best Way to Approach ClickBank Clients?

Don't be so quick to flush Mike's suggestion down the toilet.

Since your goal is to create and sell your own products, there's no better time to start than now... right at the beginning of your...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd April 2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,043
Posted By joe golfer
Re: Best Way to Approach ClickBank Clients?

Easy, champ, "shameless whoring" is a term John Carlton uses to describe the early stages of a copywriter's career in the dark arts. I don't think it was directed at you. As far as Clickbank, maybe...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th February 2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By World Leads
Re: Squeeze Pages on POF?

Hi Mike,

As fas as I am concerned they do not want you to offer the visitor anything that might incentivize them to complete your offer. You can not give them any "rewards" for putting their...
Forum: Copywriting 9th February 2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,875
Posted By David Rosa
Re: Will Clickbank Cure Aids Next? Find out at the next product launch...

HAHA!

yeah, I am certainly a part of that market and called BS on everything.

But you cant say cure anything having to do with diseases, or actual chemicals - when marketing supplements.
...
Forum: Copywriting 9th February 2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,223
Posted By Len Bailey
Tip Makepeace-Bly swipe for your collection...

Found this while cleaning up old jumpdrives, and thought I'd share. It's the bookalog version of collaboration between Clayton Makepeace and Bob Bly. Those of you who used to read The Total Package ...
Forum: Copywriting 4th February 2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,966
Posted By TakenAction
Gary Halbert Letters

Hey all,

I have been trying to find a full list (in order) of all the Gary Halbert letters to date

I finally found a source below with the PDF of the letters in order!
...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd December 2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,362
Posted By Andrew Gould
Re: Call 911! Because I'm One Hair Trigger From Chucking A Cheap Laser Printer From A 4 Story Window

Hi Mike,

In Chrome you can right click the copy and select "View frame source" (not "page source").

In the middle of the frame source you can get the direct links to the images that make up the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th August 2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By dunkinbbb
Re: Life Time Value of a Groupon client?

If you do a groupon

its essential that you capture at the very least - the emails of the people who purchase your groupon so you can market to them in the future.

Keep in mind - from the start...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th August 2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By Peter Lessard
Re: Life Time Value of a Groupon client?

Generally Groupon buyers are bargain hunters. You would find many business owners that absolutely hate dealing with them.

Having said that it is important to consider the following.
Many times...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: Direct linking to test sales video conversion percentage?

It would be for me, honestly, but that comment perhaps relates to my traffic demographics rather than to the entirety of "the New Age market".



It's a tricky conversation for me. That's not a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: Direct linking to test sales video conversion percentage?

Then test it on that sort of traffic? :cool:

(E.g. by finding a handful of affiliates willing to help you out for a suitable reward? You'd save the money you were going to spend on direct-linking,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: Direct linking to test sales video conversion percentage?

For what type of traffic are you looking to test it?

Whatever type of traffic you choose to test it with, all you'll learn is its conversion-rate for that type of traffic. No more and no less.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By Josh Mayers
Re: Direct linking to test sales video conversion percentage?

Hey Mike

I would suggest going to BingAds (http://www.bingads.com) and setting up a ppc campaign. I recommend them because you can get a targeted visitor to your site for as little as 5 cents.
...
Forum: Copywriting 13th February 2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By jamescanz
Re: Rip this Sorry VSL to Shreds. Thank You : )

I happen to notice the "this video won't be up for long" a couple times as well.

Completely understand the importance of creating scarcity, however, the phrase "So keep watching until the end..."...
Forum: Copywriting 13th February 2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By joe golfer
Re: Rip this Sorry VSL to Shreds. Thank You : )

In terms of the voiceover, I think you need a pro. It's not the sound of your voice so much as the tone and inflection. In trying to sound laid back, it sounds disinterested and the fast speed makes...
Forum: Copywriting 13th February 2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By Tim R
Re: Rip this Sorry VSL to Shreds. Thank You : )

What's the point of the VSL? Are you actually intending to create a product around it or are you just using it as a sample for your portfolio?

You mention twice that the video won't be up for...
Forum: Copywriting 13th February 2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Re: Rip this Sorry VSL to Shreds. Thank You : )

"So this short video that won't be up for long"... click.
Forum: Copywriting 10th February 2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,057
Posted By sprogy
Re: ‘Bad’ Sales Copy Examples… Has Anyone Got Any?

greatest answer? seriously? I'm a newbie at both copywriting and at this forum, but I have been noticing this vibe around here a lot...I find it pretty fascinating that people who seem to be the most...
Forum: Copywriting 11th April 2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,388
Posted By shawnlebrun
Re: VSL Script Swipe File

Jason,

I've gone on vworker, odesk, guru, etc... and just posted a job for transcribing video sales letters before. In almost all cases, got them done for $10 to $20.

I had the Truth about Abs...
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