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Forum: Copywriting 4th July 2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By copyassassin
Re: Best craigslist ad ever -- for guys who like fast cars

I agree 100%.

If this were a Honda advert, it'd be horrible.

But, for a sports car, there is a real turn factor on how dangerous it is.

It doesn't make sense. But it is true.

I've driven...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd July 2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By copyassassin
Best craigslist ad ever -- for guys who like fast cars

Had to share this. Enjoy!

Most Honest Viper Craigslist Ad Ever (http://oppositelock.kinja.com/most-honest-viper-craigslist-ad-ever-1782809075)
Forum: Copywriting 2nd March 2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,702
Posted By copyassassin
Forum: Copywriting 2nd March 2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,702
Posted By copyassassin
Re: Are you a money chaser? Or do you know how to HELP people?

I support Mark on this post.

First off, I like the glasses choice. Whether that was due to improved health, clouds in the sky, or whatever, much improved from the last video I saw.

Next, and...
Forum: Copywriting 5th January 2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,445
Posted By copyassassin
Re: How to make $100,000/yr writing content

great link Joe. I too have a client in content marketing that makes 100K+/year. A great person with non-guru status. The guy can just crank out material like nobody I've met. Anyway, just letting...
Forum: Copywriting 5th November 2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 926
Posted By copyassassin
Steve Jobs on the thinking about the customer first. Applies directly to writing copy

Awesome video:
https://youtu.be/FF-tKLISfPE?t=1m49s

See the whole video here;
Steve Jobs Insult Response - YouTube
Forum: Copywriting 4th October 2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By copyassassin
Re: why don't principles sell?

first off, thank you all for your replies.

I appreciate you taking the time to reply.

you've confirmed what I've been thinking: "quick", "easy", "how to"... SELL.

We all want the easy...
Forum: Copywriting 4th October 2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 946
Posted By copyassassin
Re: My first-ever 2 copys. Critique needed. Doesn't catch attention.

@Copy Ken:

Are you using the "Ask" forumula as developed by Survey Funnel Software (http://surveyfunnelsoftware.com/) ?
Forum: Copywriting 4th October 2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,622
Posted By copyassassin
Re: I Hate MLM, BUT....

Personally, I also think MLM's are scammy. At the very least it's a bad business model because you don't own the brand, customers, or any other related assets. You're really just a salesman. Not a...
Forum: Copywriting 27th September 2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By copyassassin
why don't principles sell?

Copywriters,

I've got a serious question for y'all because you know buying triggers and human desires:

why dont principles sell?

For example, if you go to the WSO section or the main...
Forum: Copywriting 6th September 2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,892
Posted By copyassassin
Re: Copywriters: How important is showing sample work ?

so here's the real deal:

If you are lurking on the internet, looking for a copywriter, it's completely normal to want to see some examples. Especially if you don't know the person, or haven't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,128
Posted By copyassassin
Re: I "wasted" $825 of time today on WF. How About You?

It's really important to note that those 7-8 figures are gross numbers.

Top Line Revenue. NOT net profit.

Most of those guys have HUGE refund rates and HUGE affiliate pay-outs.

As a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,128
Posted By copyassassin
Re: I "wasted" $825 of time today on WF. How About You?

usually I don't.

however, I think it's important for newer members to see people who started something a while ago, in this case I posted in 2010, still in the game, having success, and that the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,128
Posted By copyassassin
Re: I "wasted" $825 of time today on WF. How About You?

I'm currently going through all the posts I've done on forums (I'm a member of a couple of them) and to my email list, and compile the best into a book to give to clients.

I find my best client...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st September 2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,128
Posted By copyassassin
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st September 2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,128
Posted By copyassassin
Re: I "wasted" $825 of time today on WF. How About You?

TAX ACCOUNTANT.

$325 WAS MY HOURLY RATE IN 2010

IN 2015, MY HOURLY RATE IS $650

THE BIG INCREASE IS DUE TO BETTER POSITIONING, WHICH I LEARNED A LOT ABOUT HERE
Forum: Copywriting 1st September 2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By copyassassin
Re: The Power of Vulnerability in Copy (Video)

JUST READ YOUR POST AGAIN.

YOUR CONCEPT OF "TALKING DOWN TO", IS WHAT YOU DID TO ME.

BTW, I DON'T MIND. MY EGO AND SELF WORTH ARE LARGE ENOUGH TO TAKE SOME HEAT.

YOU THINK I WOULD TRY TO...
Forum: Copywriting 1st September 2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By copyassassin
Re: The Power of Vulnerability in Copy (Video)

WHY DON'T YOU SAY THAT IN YOUR VIDEO.

IM TRYING TO HELP YOU.

TO TALK ABOUT BEING VULNERABLE IN YOUR POST, YET YOU REALLY AREN'T EMBRACING THE CONCEPT, THEN GET DEFENSIVE IN YOUR REPLY TO ME.
...
Forum: Copywriting 1st September 2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By copyassassin
Re: The Power of Vulnerability in Copy (Video)

WEARING THOSE DARK SUN GLASSES TALKING ABOUT Vulnerability IS ODD.

IF I CAN'T SEE YOUR EYES, I CALL BULLSHIT
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th August 2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,128
Posted By copyassassin
Re: I "wasted" $825 of time today on WF. How About You?

Today was looking at old posts of mine, and this one really stood out.

5 years laters I still go back to the WF. Almost every day.

I get a lot out of it.

Here's to many out hours on the WF!...
Forum: Copywriting 29th August 2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By copyassassin
Re: because

Bingo.

That's where my wife got the idea.

She's a pyshcologist.

thx for adding that!

do you know the source? I was looking for it in my post, but couldn't find it, so I didn't include it.
Forum: Copywriting 29th August 2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By copyassassin
Re: because

Rick, thx for this resource! I'm devouring it right now.

You always discover the most amazing sites, and are gracious enough to share with us.

Adam

p.s. If you had a "donate" button on your...
Forum: Copywriting 29th August 2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By copyassassin
Re: because

you're welcome
Forum: Copywriting 28th August 2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By copyassassin
because

Want to make more money per sale?

Say "because".

Want to make more money per hour?

Say "because".

Want "something"?
Forum: Copywriting 21st August 2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By copyassassin
Re: Can I get some feedback for my salesletter?

For me, you need way more proof.

I think everybody in the SEO space is a little full of shit.

You'll need to overcome that issue.

Even companies that are good at it, it comes and goes with...
Forum: Copywriting 18th August 2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By copyassassin
Re: What's the biggest question in writing profit-producing copy?

Mark,

My new thing right now is asking about the "trigger event".

As in, why did you call me?

What happened?

What specicially happened?
Forum: Copywriting 18th August 2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By copyassassin
Re: Stop trying to contrive emotional connection... when you can tell stories...

Hey Mark,

Enjoyed your post.

I agree that emotional connection is important.

We are currently testing this video below where clients that come into our office, first go into another office...
Forum: Copywriting 27th July 2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By copyassassin
Re: Writing a weight-loss ad?

Rick,

You are so right.

I'm currently working on hgh peptides as vehicle to lose weight. These people want to loss fat so their muscles are cut and defined.

Very different motivators...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd July 2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,295
Posted By copyassassin
Re: Plagiarism Issues?

67% ???
that is way to much geniue content.
looking at Google's internal documents that were leaked on a blackhat seo site i'm a member of, the ideal % is around 10%
you're spending way too much...
Forum: Copywriting 7th July 2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,849
Posted By copyassassin
Re: FREE! Master swipe files -- See what's working NOW

$43,527 for a 1x print, full page.
see page 15
http://www.swamedia.com/media_storage/Spirit/2015_Media_Kit.pdf

I'm sure there are unpublished rates for preferred clients and long term ones.
...
Forum: Copywriting 6th July 2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,849
Posted By copyassassin
Re: FREE! Master swipe files -- See what's working NOW

Ewen,

it's not the full ad.

I'll continue looking

However, cool they retarget, huh?

A simple yet effective tool.
Forum: Copywriting 5th July 2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,849
Posted By copyassassin
Re: FREE! Master swipe files -- See what's working NOW

My favorite airplane ad that had been running for 20+ is the Karass negotiating seminar, with the old headline, "In Business As in Life, You Don't Get What You Deserve, You Get What You Negotiate"
...
Forum: Copywriting 30th June 2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,849
Posted By copyassassin
Re: FREE! Master swipe files -- See what's working NOW

Here's my #4 favorite:

iMirus Online Digital Reader (http://paceco.imirus.com/Mpowered/book/vpco13/i6/p124)
iMirus Online Digital Reader (http://paceco.imirus.com/Mpowered/book/vpco13/i5/p20)...
Forum: Copywriting 30th June 2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,849
Posted By copyassassin
Re: FREE! Master swipe files -- See what's working NOW

thx for the 5 comments,

I'll reveal my favorite long running ads in just a bit!
Forum: Copywriting 29th June 2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,372
Posted By copyassassin
Re: Tips for Writing Faster

I hate so say this, because this requires work, BUT....

you need to just write. And write. And write.

The whole point of studying the masterpieces, hand writing them, and thinking about them...
Forum: Copywriting 29th June 2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,849
Posted By copyassassin
FREE! Master swipe files -- See what's working NOW

If you want to improve your sales copy skills, and are in need to know what's working NOW, I have a solution for you.

Airline Magazines.

I travel around the world on a fairly regular basis, and...
Forum: Copywriting 4th June 2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,854
Posted By copyassassin
Re: Big Brand Secrets Most Direct Response Copywriters Don't Know

Brian,

I was in the same mastermind group with Ben.

He's the real deal.

Adam
Forum: Copywriting 3rd June 2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,854
Posted By copyassassin
Re: Big Brand Secrets Most Direct Response Copywriters Don't Know

lol.

here's one company that does this.

Ben Morris is the guy

Kristalytics | Database-DNA Accurately Predicting Buying Behavior Customer Prospect (http://kristalytics.com/database_dna.html)
Forum: Copywriting 3rd June 2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,854
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Forum: Copywriting 2nd June 2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,854
Posted By copyassassin
Re: Big Brand Secrets Most Direct Response Copywriters Don't Know

btw, your post reminds me on obama campagin in terms of different data points he had on swing voters.

the better you know your client, the better you can sell them. Or in this case, persade...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd June 2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,854
Posted By copyassassin
Re: Big Brand Secrets Most Direct Response Copywriters Don't Know

Ewen,

this is way old news. like, really old news.

i remember reading this several years ago.

but, news is the new to somebody at some point.

the better question of us regular folks who...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd May 2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,932
Posted By copyassassin
Re: So… I have Lupus (plus 3 easy tips for writing copy - without killing yourself. Literally.)

Mark,

So sorry to hear this.

I know you're a natural type of guy, so having to take "pills" is a real bummer.

Hopefully with time, perspective, you'll be greatful for this.

Adam
Forum: Copywriting 23rd May 2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,820
Posted By copyassassin
Forum: Copywriting 11th May 2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,168
Posted By copyassassin
Re: Learning from the 10 BILLION dollar Friday about motivation.

Gordon,

Perhaps your "actualized self" is so bright you couldn't see the dark forces of my post.

The devil isn't dressed like some Isis jihadist

Nope

The devil dresses in white...
Forum: Copywriting 10th May 2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,114
Posted By copyassassin
Re: Testing and tweaking copy budget

thank you everybody for your feedback.

please keep them coming.

I was re-reading Ken McCarthy's notes of titans
http://www.kenmccarthy.com/titans/TitansandTweets.pdf

And what really hit me...
Forum: Copywriting 9th May 2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,628
Posted By copyassassin
Re: Use the "dark forces" of copywriting to increase sales

The take away worth testing is our ability to show/prove/demenstrate is that we, the seller of product, trust ourselves.

When I'm doing a deal and I don't understand the details, and time or...
Forum: Copywriting 9th May 2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,114
Posted By copyassassin
Testing and tweaking copy budget

For u serious copywriters,

How many copy variations do you test?

How much traffic will you send to each variation?

On average, how much do you budget for copy testing?

Adam.
Forum: Copywriting 8th May 2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,628
Posted By copyassassin
Use the "dark forces" of copywriting to increase sales

Want to increase your conversions with one silly sentence?

While legal, this method could be unethical in certain cases.

The link below gives you the exact copy to use.

Swipe with caution.
...
Forum: Copywriting 30th April 2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,618
Posted By copyassassin
Re: Your VSL experience using Jon Benson's 3x forumula?

His style is definitely for some people more than others.

I'm more interested in if his stuff works.

Do you know of anybody who used his formula for their VSL, and it worked?
Forum: Copywriting 30th April 2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,618
Posted By copyassassin
Your VSL experience using Jon Benson's 3x forumula?

I was at a seminar where Jon Benson pitched: Jon Benson's 3X Sellerator | Automatic Sales Copy For Cash-Generating Video Sales Letters And Sales Pages! (http://sellerator.com/)

The dude has a...
Forum: Copywriting 30th April 2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,365
Posted By copyassassin
Re: remembering the fundamentals

thanks for that detailed response.

BTW, what is your background?

I've read your posts and they have this college level philosophy, language, semantics feel to them.

Personally, I like it.
...
Forum: Copywriting 24th April 2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,933
Posted By copyassassin
Re: Titans DVD Sales letter. Your opinions requested

I'm so over-whelmed with this copy.

Perhaps it's because their is SO much content from so many greats.

It feels very dense to me.

It's almost too much meat.

And that's the problem with...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd April 2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,933
Posted By copyassassin
Titans DVD Sales letter. Your opinions requested

I had to google Parris Lampropoulos's name for a post I just did (i have a hard time spelling), and noticed this:

Titans of Direct Response (http://titansdvds.com/)

I know in a previous post...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd April 2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,365
Posted By copyassassin
remembering the fundamentals

with tax season in the rear view mirror, I'm getting back into the fundamentals of copywriting.

like hand writing sales letters.

When I met Parris Lampropoulos in Chicago I asked him if hand...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd April 2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,183
Posted By copyassassin
Re: An S in a headline pulls 3x more sales

my point is rather weird things -- subconscious forces -- can have a profound effect, like adding a 's'.

which you already know.

just another example.
Forum: Copywriting 23rd April 2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,368
Posted By copyassassin
Re: Gary Bencivenga --- I'm not impressed!

First, not sure why everybody is getting upset when somebody doesn't like somebody's style of writing. Who really cares if one guy doesn't like Gary's style.

I'm sure Gary could care less (as...
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