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Forum: Copywriting 16th November 2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 904
Posted By Jag82
Ad Toons

Guys,

I'm not sure if this has been discussed before...

Recently I came across a video sales letter (Craig Ballantyne from Early To Rise) where a person was seen drawing on the board what he...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd March 2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,769
Posted By Jag82
Re: Warren Buffet's 2010 Letter

And also the greatest and most influential investor of ALL time!
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 12th February 2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,884
Posted By Jag82
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 11th February 2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,884
Posted By Jag82
Re: Wanted: Aspiring Actor/Film Maker Who Can Sell...

Kangen - thanks for your interest. Remember to send to our email address with the headling: Warrior Forum - BatteryChem Video Commercial Contest

So we will know you come from the Warrior Forum.
...
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 11th February 2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,884
Posted By Jag82
Re: Wanted: Aspiring Actor/Film Maker Who Can Sell...

Yes I did make the blog myself. Thank you for all your kind words.

Well...if you know how to use a video cam and think you
can do a decent presentation...then why not give it a shot?

Just let...
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 11th February 2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,884
Posted By Jag82
Wanted: Aspiring Actor/Film Maker Who Can Sell...

Win Cash And A Shot At Fame!

What's this contest about:

If you are an aspiring film actor or film maker
who can sell well - we want you!

Let me explain...

We have a flagship product -...
Forum: Copywriting 10th February 2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,619
Posted By Jag82
Forum: Copywriting 6th February 2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,587
Posted By Jag82
Re: STOP posting asking for critiques and do this instead....

Mal,

I understand your rationale behind your branding.

But most people will not know the reference.

The first impression they get is that of is Nazi Germany
and the horrors that come with...
Forum: Copywriting 4th February 2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By Jag82
Re: ===> "Rate THIS Headline" <=== Honest Feedback ONLY!

WhoIsBenjamin,

You might want to take a look at the Early To Rise (subsidiary
of Agora) newsletter. They have products aimed at the
"Make Money From Home" market.

Agora is one of the leaders...
Forum: Copywriting 4th February 2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By Jag82
Re: ===> "Rate THIS Headline" <=== Honest Feedback ONLY!

True.

Testing offline isn't cheap.

But nevertheless, you still gotta test

I suggest you might want to test it online first.
It's cheaper and faster.

That will give you a rough idea on
Forum: Copywriting 3rd February 2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By Jag82
Re: ===> "Rate THIS Headline" <=== Honest Feedback ONLY!

To me, your 2nd headline is better. But that's only to me.

You are selling to the "make money online" market.

The people there buy the dream of getting rich quickly and effortlessly.

You...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd February 2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By Jag82
Re: ===> "Rate THIS Headline" <=== Honest Feedback ONLY!

Well...you got all the emotional trigger words there.

To me...of course I think it's a load of BS.

But who am I to say?


In the biz op market...hype can and do work.

Length-wise...I've...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd February 2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,587
Posted By Jag82
Re: STOP posting asking for critiques and do this instead....

At last! A well-balanced response.

Agree completely with you, Mike.

A good ad starts with a good sales copy.

Testing and optimizing it will take the response
rate to a higher level.

Just...
Forum: Copywriting 26th January 2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,014
Posted By Jag82
Re: If you had $3 Mil, would you buy a Superbowl ad?

Buffett's writings are required readings for
any kind of long term (value) investors.

Love the way he educates his shareholders.
Forum: Copywriting 26th January 2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,493
Posted By Jag82
Re: US State of Union Address Speechwriter

I just watched the video. Damn...it's funny.

But Bruce, I think you can cut Obama some slack.

Everyone F up once in a while. C'mon....

But lets give credit where credit is due.

If you...
Forum: Copywriting 26th January 2011, 02:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,493
Posted By Jag82
Re: US State of Union Address Speechwriter

More than that.

I'm saying that Obama has excellent oratory skills.
Forum: Copywriting 25th January 2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,493
Posted By Jag82
Re: US State of Union Address Speechwriter

I've always been impressed by Obama's speeches.

His messages are usually strong and clear.

If you watch many of Obama's pre-election campaign speeches,
they are very persuasive and impactful....
Forum: Copywriting 23rd January 2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,020
Posted By Jag82
Re: You can tell that the copywriter sucks when...

11. The copy is a headless (no headline) and tailless wonder (no P.S)
Forum: Copywriting 20th January 2011, 01:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 948
Posted By Jag82
Re: Do Copywriters Usually Put in Pictures Too?

Yes, I agree that looks matter as well.

A good design can bring out the value
we want to convey in the product.

Just look at those health supplement and skin
care product ads!

But...a...
Forum: Copywriting 19th January 2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 768
Posted By Jag82
Re: Fair or affordable?

Same thoughts.

I'm not sure what's the context of what's being
sold here or how the price stack up against the value
...but I will like to throw in "bargain price" into the mix.

-Jag
Forum: Copywriting 18th January 2011, 12:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,077
Posted By Jag82
Re: Please critique my first article

Hi Mal,

You are correct. There's some distinction between
articles and sales copy.

With that said, I think Collette's point is about looking
beyond the label of "articles", and that...
Forum: Copywriting 15th January 2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,491
Posted By Jag82
Re: New Copywriters... Dealing With Tricky Customers... Paypal Chargebacks

This piece of advice by Collette is worth its
weight in gold.

Having a written contract can really save
one plenty of grief in future.

It removes ambiguity and reduces the likelihood
of...
Forum: Copywriting 12th January 2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 959
Posted By Jag82
Re: Copywriting in an office

In every specialized field we are in...we were green once...
we were inexperienced once.

We start right at the bottom of the ladder.

So freaking what?

If you have the passion in what you...
Forum: Copywriting 12th January 2011, 03:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,553
Posted By Jag82
Re: Outrageous Headlines

"HEADLESS BODY IN TOPLESS BAR"
(New York Post, 1982)

http://gothamist.com/attachments/sjaszi/02222010headless_body.jpg
Forum: Copywriting 7th January 2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,011
Posted By Jag82
Re: Social proof...'As Seen On'... someone pls explain this.

To me - it's downright silly.

But I don't know. Maybe it helps conversion.

I have never used it on my own sales pages.
So I can't say for sure.

- Jag
Forum: Copywriting 4th January 2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,686
Posted By Jag82
Re: Gary Halbert's Direct Marketing "Course"

Ken, you post made me smile.

I see you are well-schooled in the art of meditation and pranic healing.

May the force be with your Kudalini School of Copywriting. :D

Atma Namaste.

- Jag
Forum: Copywriting 3rd January 2011, 04:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,382
Posted By Jag82
Re: Should Copywriters Only Be Paid a Commission?

Should Copywriters Only Be Paid a Commission?

My personal reply will be a "NO".

Because of external factors that Matt has highlighted
which could be out of the copywriter's control.

That...
Forum: Copywriting 30th December 2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,213
Posted By Jag82
Re: My First Squeeze Page - Review Required

Adding autoresponder code for the first time?

And you are teaching people to make money from a list?

Doesn't add up, Ronak.
Forum: Copywriting 30th December 2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,213
Posted By Jag82
Re: My First Squeeze Page - Review Required

Drive some traffic to your squeeze page and test
the conversion. The data will give the answer you seek.

Please split test at least 2 version. Or better still,
do a multivariate test on a few...
Forum: Copywriting 30th December 2010, 03:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,716
Posted By Jag82
Re: A Wacky Idea For Those Wanting Critiques

The world really needs more people like you.
One who will give without expecting anything in return.

I'm positively certain you will receive much more
than you give.

I also know you will...
Forum: Copywriting 29th December 2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By Jag82
Re: Power of Association for Credibility - Ethical?

"Borrowed credibility" is fine and in fact, an often-used copy tactic.

It's legal and ethical as long as there's no misrepresentation
or false claims (e.g. that Oprah directly endorse Mark Joyner...
Forum: Copywriting 28th December 2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,261
Posted By Jag82
Re: Kick my Gonad's

Collette, I salute you. :)
Forum: Copywriting 26th December 2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,837
Posted By Jag82
Re: You Have To Give Just One Copywriting Tip?

Focus on benefits rather than features - what's in it for me?

Also...emphasize value over price
Forum: Copywriting 25th December 2010, 12:29 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,261
Posted By Jag82
Re: Kick my Gonad's

It's actually Taguchi. I think you might have confused it with
Tamagotchi - Tamagotchi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamagotchi)




I understand your point....
Forum: Copywriting 23rd December 2010, 12:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,716
Posted By Jag82
Re: A Wacky Idea For Those Wanting Critiques

Agreed.

There's nothing wrong asking for a critique...just as there's
nothing wrong declining to help. Or to do a barter exchange
for that matter.

Unless the forum mods have explicitly...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd December 2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,239
Posted By Jag82
Re: Would All These Clients Lie For Me?

Steve, you are right on all counts.

Despite what he has achieved, he remains so humble...
so sincere...so down-to-earth.

A truly great copywriter...and above all...a great
human being and...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd December 2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,239
Posted By Jag82
Re: Would All These Clients Lie For Me?

Ahhh...but of course! Brilliant headline.

A classic swipe from Gary Bencivenga (who is
also very humble in all my correspondences with him).

- Jag
Forum: Copywriting 22nd December 2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By Jag82
Re: Ink Cartridge Copy - a guy after my own heart

It's very cute. Really made me smile.

I hope that "copy" converts well. =)

Jag
Forum: Copywriting 20th December 2010, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By Jag82
Re: Week Commencing 2010-12-20: If I Can't Think Of A Hook, Does That Make Me A Bad Copywriter...

To add on to this...

You will find very good checklists and pointers
from these 2 excellent resources:

- Tested Advertising Methods by John Caples
- Ca$hvertising by Drew Eric Whitman

- Jag
Forum: Copywriting 9th December 2010, 03:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,914
Posted By Jag82
Re: Joe Sugarman vs. Bob Bly vs. Ted Nicholas Death Match

I don't understand the point of this thread.

All 3 are great copywriters. We can learn from all
of them.

- Jag
Forum: Programming 28th October 2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,788
Posted By Jag82
Re: How do you pass Aweber form data to another form in the following thank-you page after optining

Brandon!

You are the man! THE MAN!

Thanks a million! Your tip works like a real charm.

Thanks so much. If I can ever be of help to you,
please feel free to let me know.

Thanks again...
Forum: Programming 27th October 2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,788
Posted By Jag82
Re: How do you pass Aweber form data to another form in the following thank-you page after optining

Thanks Stubbs and Bill for your reply.

Bill:

I'm using the javascript version of the form. I don't think
the HTML version makes any difference though. Because
the form works well whether it's...
Forum: Programming 26th October 2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,788
Posted By Jag82
How do you pass Aweber form data to another form in the following thank-you page after optining in?

Dear programming gods,

I've got a question for you.

It's like this...I've got the following leads generation
process:

Landing page with Aweber opt in form => thank-you page with a separate...
Forum: Copywriting 29th September 2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,205
Posted By Jag82
Re: Copywriting Coach?

I'm in 100% agreement on this part.

A mentor is crucial...because their hindsight
can become your foresight.

For me, having a mentor is absolutely crucial
to accelerating success and...
Forum: Copywriting 29th September 2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,113
Posted By Jag82
Re: Gary or Clayton: which better for a B2B copywriter?

Yes, Bob Bly is a very well-established copywriter
in the B2B marketplace.

You can find one of his courses on B2B copy at:
Write High-Tech and Business-to-Business Copy for Fun and Profit ::...
Forum: Copywriting 19th September 2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,863
Posted By Jag82
Re: Billion Dollar Sales Copy

Ahhhh....the good o' coin/dollar technique that Robert
Collier and Gary Halbert use to deadly effect.

One of the best ways to grab attention by the balls...

- Jag
Forum: Copywriting 17th September 2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By Jag82
Re: The #1 Question Asked In Copywriting

True. That's why I can never understand
why they cannot put in as much effort as they
do for the sales copy with the product.

Guess these people are only concerned
about the short term...
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 72,905
Posted By Jag82
Re: The Biggest, Most Bad-Ass List of Awesome Marketing Lists...

Jim Straw is an old-school guru all right.

Except he wasn't just in biz-op alone.

All his biz guides were derived from his 55 years of experience in
diverse fields ranging from being a...
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 72,905
Posted By Jag82
Re: The Biggest, Most Bad-Ass List of Awesome Marketing Lists...

Colm,

You can add Jim Straw's Business Lyceum to that list.
=> Real Business Opportunities, Income Opportunities & Home Based Businesses (http://businesslyceum.com)

There's a whole decade of...
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,702
Posted By Jag82
Re: Why I Am The Best Copywriter Alive (I'm Even Better Than The Ones Who Are Dead)!

How true.

Gary Halbert has a deep profound impact
on my thinking towards direct response marketing.

His newsletter archive contains a real goldmine
of ultra-valuable information.

Reading...
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,411
Posted By Jag82
Re: Can you share great presell landing pages for CPA offers?

Ok. PPC it is.

Go look at other PPC ads in your niche
and test.

Test different variations of headlines...images...
call-to-action buttons...bullets...

Basically every variables on the...
Forum: Copywriting 29th August 2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,411
Posted By Jag82
Re: Can you share great presell landing pages for CPA offers?

Ronak,

1. If you are looking for a guide...you can invest in David Forde's
PPV Playbook membership. Lotsa good info there by active CPA
affiliates.

2. I don't know about "cool" CPA pages....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th August 2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By Jag82
NO ONE Should Complain About How Tough Business (Or Life) Is After Viewing This...

I just came across the most amazing video I've seen.

The most inspirational story of how you can overcome
even the most overwhelming of odds if you have
the rock solid belief in yourself and the...
Forum: Copywriting 19th August 2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,986
Posted By Jag82
Re: How I got my first Client

Let me share mine.

When I first started, I specifically looked out for
poorly-done ads in the mainstream newspaper.

Why newspaper? Because that means they
are seriously thinking about...
Forum: Copywriting 16th August 2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,597
Posted By Jag82
Re: Joe Vitale: A Great Copywiter

Second that. Probably one of the best...if not the best
book on copywriting and advertising.

Legends like David Ogilvy and Rosser Reeves themselves
were hugely influenced by John Caples.

- Jag
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th August 2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,035
Posted By Jag82
Re: Internet Old-timers Question about Marketing Newsletters

Jim Straw's Business Lyceum is still around since 1999.

Still good as gold. Here's the link if you want it:
Real Business Opportunities, Income Opportunities & Home Based Businesses...
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