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Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd February 2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Reactivation Campaign Question

If I got a personal call from my doctor or dentist personally (rather than the front desk people), it would grab my attention. Good one, Claude. Thanks.
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st February 2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Reactivation Campaign Question

No, I actually think dentists and doctors are highly intelligent. I was merely echoing what I've seen written on forums like these about the business astuteness (or lack thereof) of small business...
Forum: Copywriting 13th February 2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: EDDM Mailing for Chorus Non-Profit?

Gordon, I will most certainly post back when we meet and discuss these things. These tips from everyone were very helpful, including the unanimous suggestion that EDDM wouldn't be a good option at...
Forum: Copywriting 4th April 2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Copywriting book with exercises

Ebay has that same book right now for under $5 including shipping!
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th December 2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,191
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: I Went From 0 to 25k a Month in 2 Years-Heres 7 Things that Would Have Got Me There in Half the

Perhaps it's closer to "you want to teach me to play the guitar and you have never played it successfully yourself?"
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th January 2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,268
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Different is better than better

I'm still trying to "think outside the box" when all I do every day (government contractor) is think inside the box. And government people do not in any shape or form think even close to the edge of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th December 2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,417
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: I want to start selling local SEO and websites, but have some questions

Jarod, I wouldn't worry about how formal/informal you sound. I think I saw Luis on this very forum today! He's probably been following your every word anyhow. :)
Forum: Website Design 11th December 2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Directory Website

Just curious how you are planning to get the customers to pay for a package? What's the "draw" of your site? Why would people pay to be on it? Is there a compelling reason? I think it's nice that you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd September 2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: If you had the chance to...

So, do you want moderators for each of these pages, is that what you're requesting? Do they too get a piece of the action, so to speak or do they moderate/update their page voluntarily? What's in it...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd September 2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 767
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Use "PREMIUMS" In Your Ads

Well, for me I see a lot of "fine print" under each item offered for Free. That's a concern to me because I have to read each one. I think we've all reached the cashier before and the item that was...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd September 2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Do you think it's a good idea to put your photo on a resume?

Photo? Not so much.

Look up Liz Ryan on LinkedIn (or just Google her name -human workplace is her site I believe). She has some unique things to say about modern resumes. I don't think she...
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,744
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Please Critique My First Attempt At Copy.

A movement. What are you referring to here, Max? With the "static piece of art", what is that about? I know it wasn't addressed to me but I"m trying to learn all I can on these threads.

What...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st August 2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,907
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Critique it - a site under construction

I think some of the posters above gave you sound solutions. Is this the site you had professional built with the money you generated? The people who suggested getting a professional design are great...
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,597
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: When a Negative Review Makes You Smile Like a Kid in a Jello Pool...

Interesting. I was just checking on the sparse sales of my novel. Not many comments. One commenter said she thought I should have taken the plot xyz way, and why did I make the girl's name so...
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: No Bollocks Copy US Website

I was going to say the same thing about the reward. Give me a hint.

Will it be $10 off a case of Newcastle or a coupon code for a 10% off any Joe's Liquor Store purchase if you hold your breath...
Forum: Copywriting 29th August 2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,248
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: [Critiques appreciated] - Direct Response Sales Letter

Right. I actually had his BluBlocker ad up (on your thread) when I was writing this. I too was baffled by what made it work so well. Still am.
Forum: Copywriting 29th August 2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,248
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: [Critiques appreciated] - Direct Response Sales Letter

Version 2.0 is in the works and this is something I'm working.

Right now I'm having a hard time transitioning from the story to "what's next." I'm working it a little at a time.
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th August 2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,285
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Website rental model

How are you cranking out - as an example - 240 landing pages in an hour? What exactly is on those pages that you can produce them so quickly?
Forum: Copywriting 28th August 2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,248
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: [Critiques appreciated] - Direct Response Sales Letter

Thanks for your review and critique. I have lots more to think about.
Forum: Copywriting 28th August 2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,248
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: [Critiques appreciated] - Direct Response Sales Letter

Wow, I do appreciate the common sense critiques on this letter from all of you. It's encouraging. I've got some work to do. Thanks again.
Forum: Copywriting 26th August 2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,012
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: This simple, "innocent" mistake, kills credibility...

About that, on most days. Some days just a skooch under.
Forum: Copywriting 26th August 2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: suggestions, thoughts

Oh that I could blabber like Max5ty!
Forum: Copywriting 24th August 2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: KICKASS sales copy and squeeze page?? [please review this!]

From an end user perspective, I'm not sure exactly what the product is and why I need it.


How and where can I use it?
How can it help me?
Is it for a web site you can plug the form into?
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th August 2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: How to get premium prices

A clear example of this already in the market place is an American greeting card company, Hallmark. Their slogan: "When you care enough to send the very best." There are still folks in my family who...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th June 2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,538
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: How to build your network, make new friends, get business and awesome personal recommendations..

You make some interesting points, Dan. I think you got a lot of people's attention with your first point because a lot of us internet geeks don't fancy ourselves as social butterflies. Put us...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 23rd May 2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Amazon Product Review Articles (Review Copies Available)

Here's my brief review.

Eric provided me with an Amazon Product Review of 625 words (he said it would be anywhere between 500-1000 words) for a technology product. It should be noted that I...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 14th May 2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Articles - US English - $6.30/500 words. Review copies available plus a special offer!

I asked Megan to write me an article so I could review it in writing. It was a topic I'm starting to explore. She wrote a good general article about the topic and something that I will use to help...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th February 2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 46,333
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: How to sell lead generation for the big $$$!

It was an interesting webinar, I'll give him that. More than a couple times James told people to leave if they didn't like his ***ing language because he swears like a **&%^ing sailor, so if you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th January 2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 21,879
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Is anyone running a successful local business directory?

It's interesting. People think that a hyperlocal news/journalism directory is a viable way to go but very few have figured it out. Even AOL tried their hand at it (patch) and failed miserably. The...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th December 2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 46,333
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: How to sell lead generation for the big $$$!

I'm trying to understand why someone would go to the trouble to make a post like this. You could have just ignored the thread and moved on, right? Or better yet, you could have made an effort to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th November 2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 46,333
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: How to sell lead generation for the big $$$!

James said in his report that 95% of the people reading it would not take action. It's probably a low number, plus there are thousands of niches. No worries.
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th November 2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 20,119
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Offline Businesses that earn $1000+ per customer

Interesting thread.

Most of what I'm seeing in those lists is services, ie., dentists, pavers, designers, etc.. And driving around the industrial part of town could uncover some fairly untapped...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st September 2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,749
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Help please. Do you recognize Puma the sportswear brand?

I seem to recall that Puma was also a lengthy sketch by the Smothers Brothers in the 80s? - probably not the brand but the animal...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th April 2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,953
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Never got a "NO" from selling this

Johninmn, have you built and ranked any of these sites first to see the work involved? I ask that because it's much easier to do at least one of them so you see what it takes to do it.

Are you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st April 2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,420
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Membership Site for Newbies - $5,000+/month

Nick,
Appreciate you taking the time to lay it on the line like you did.

I wasn't at all trying to steal or borrow your content. Obviously you've worked hard and put in the hours and bucks to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th April 2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,420
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Membership Site for Newbies - $5,000+/month

I'd be interested too if you had such a webinar though I like seeing things written like in a forum so that you can just refer to post 13 or 52. Better yet, if we sign up for your membership site we...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th April 2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,437
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: I'm On A FREAKING ROLL! The 8 Minute Sale On My Way To Lunch!

The conversation probably went something like this: "Hi My name's Nathan and I saw your truck with the tree cutting service sticker on the back. Was that yours? Well, I noticed you didn't have a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th February 2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 19,102
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Why I Am Focusing My Business 100% On Lead Generation

I think there is enough information in this thread alone to get going. Just go DO it.


Choose a niche
Rank a site
Put a number to call on the site
Take the calls from prospective clients...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd December 2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,517
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Powerful Way To Close Clients On Website Design!! Make them REALLY want a website!

And don't forget, folks, it was the persistent 100 calls a day (just a 100) that launched this. Had it not been for that, the OP's story would be very different.
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd July 2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,987
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: I got my first seo client to #1

I'm working on something similar for a client and it will be my last time to #1. Page 1 is fine but #1 is troublesome. Even though he fluctuates between 2 and 3, his business is booming and he told...
Forum: Mind Warriors 22nd December 2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3,690
Views: 126,134
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Inspirational Quotes ... Post Yours!

Do the common things uncommonly well. -George Washington Carver
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