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Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 5th July 2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Re: WANTED: Sales Copywriter Who Can Write High Converting Product Reviews

The funny thing is, he's actually right. It's not that he's trying to insult your budget; it's that copywriters (the ones that write the converting copy, not the article writers) charge hundreds,...
Forum: Copywriting 15th April 2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,567
Re: Where can I find the highest converting sales letters?

While you're right, consider something for a second.

How did the first copywriters learn? Did they have a swipe file of great ads to look at and learn from? Nu-uh. So what did they do?

Well,...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd April 2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 967
Re: Copywriter Wanted: Will Trade Copy For A Chair and Snacks

So they're offering a work space in exchange for working for free? Wow.

That's cheeky, even by today's standards. Interesting how cheeky some firms are. I just don't understand today how...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th March 2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Re: Are You Hungry?

Bee,


this is exactly what we copywriters do. We don't talk like university professors "Excuse me, I can't help but notice that your skin seems deficient in X,Y,Z. You're simply not getting...
Forum: Copywriting 19th March 2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Re: The Emotion Thesaurus

Deez,

I'm surprised no one's responded yet.

Finally, an original idea, and a good one to boot. This is a great idea for those who know how to structure their copy, but now need to figure out...
Forum: Copywriting 14th March 2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,468
Even if it's a quickie, wrap that sticky! (Seriously funny ad)

Shared with me by some buddies. I was in tears by the end.


Sticky Buddy Dub - YouTube (http://youtu.be/jlSF0dtDRD8)


Would this sell you on Sticky Buddy? :p

P.S It's a dub of the original...
Forum: Copywriting 1st March 2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,253
Re: Another boring-ass video?

Mal,


I started watching, stopped after about 10 seconds. Initial thoughts were "yawn!" Guys voice was dull, sounded like another generic offer.

Scrolled down to see what others had said, saw...
Forum: Copywriting 18th February 2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Re: What Job Did You Say Cheerio To...

Steve,


you said postcards/flyers are great/fun/fantastic results?

This is the first I've heard of it from you! :D
Forum: Copywriting 18th February 2013, 02:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Re: What Job Did You Say Cheerio To...

Steve,


I gave up every job where my boss makes more than I do, while doing something I hate. Came straight out of college (that's UK sixth form - pre-uni basically) and started this. It's...
Forum: Copywriting 15th February 2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,599
Re: Would YOU do this if someone didn't pay...?

Thanks for that reply, Moriarty.

Yeah, I have a contract lying around, clearly stating terms of work, payment structures and so on. I use it for higher-paying projects. It's plenty of hassle, but...
Forum: Copywriting 4th February 2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,256
Re: How Well Do You Build Emotion? (With Superbowl Commercial Video)

Thanks for the share Mark!


I was going to ask where we could watch all the superbowl ads, but instead found a place myself!

Here you go: 2013 Super Bowl Commercials – 2013 Super Bowl Ads |...
Forum: Copywriting 26th December 2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Re: How do you break into these niches?

Steve,


I can always count on you for sound advice. Wisdom without the ego - A phrase I can apply to only a few here. Thanks!



Ben.
Forum: Suggestion Forum 18th December 2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 788
Copywriting Sub-Forum for Critiques

Every other post on the copywriting forum is a critique request, and it lowers the overall quality of the forum. Any chance of a sub-forum purely for critiques.

Sometimes I just want to come on...
Forum: Copywriting 18th December 2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Re: I may look like a pillock wrapped in barcode

Mark,


you're crazy! I'm after one. Can you imagine sitting there in your office, snuggled up in a onesie writing copy? Get the fire on, get a cup of something (not coffee, 'cos it tastes awful),...
Forum: Copywriting 17th December 2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Re: Copywriting & Musicians Redux

Man,


you've got my respect for being a part of Journey, however brief. I'm only young (19), but Journey are one of my all-time favourite bands. Going to see them in May!

Hah, anyway. I'm not...
Forum: Copywriting 17th December 2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,073
Re: Finding Quick Copywriting Work - Moving On

Mario,

what the hell are you talking about? Of course this post is about him... he's expressing his problems. Still, you do somewhat have a point.

OP, this post isn't doing you any favours....
Forum: Copywriting 12th December 2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,761
Re: How do you become the best?

Because I asked nicely? ;)






Haha, perhaps NOT the best example then. Yeah, I realise what Edison did, and I totally agree with you; the guy's lower than low. I didn't mean to use him as...
Forum: Mind Warriors 3rd December 2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,832
Re: The Man who Moved a Mountain: A True Story

If only he'd discovered the power of dynamite...

Haha, just kidding! That's some pretty strong motivation right there! What a guy.
Forum: Copywriting 1st December 2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,044
Re: Before You Write Copy for the Williams-Sonoma No Spill Gravy Separator, Read This

Okay, just finished wiping the tears away.

Genius! Thanks for the share - had me in stitches more than a few times!



Ben.
Forum: Copywriting 24th November 2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Re: Which type of sales page converts better for software?

Edwin,


consider the relationship between the market and your product. Remember, sales letters are as long as they need to be.

If what you are selling is something known far and wide, then...
Forum: Copywriting 20th November 2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 37,749
Re: Write Those Words So A Blind Man Can See 'Em- Storytelling Resources For Copywriters and Markete

Great post Joe! Thanks, and I'm sure we'll get a lot out of this.

One tip for newer copywriters reading this though; Don't get hung up on reading too much. Ensure you balance reading the theory,...
Forum: Copywriting 15th November 2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 954
Re: If I only had a hundred bucks...

That picture's DEFINITELY photoshopped. No way we have weather like that here in the UK. ;)


Ben.
Forum: Copywriting 13th November 2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Re: By 2014, consumers will be attacked by 9000 emails a year...make 'em count!

Ahaha, true!


I love hearing things like this. I hear people on forums all the time saying "Direct Mail is becoming less effective" or whatever, something along those lines.

I just think...
Forum: Copywriting 13th November 2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 834
Re: What do you recommend?

Whichever performs better?

And if you're going to use a video, don't make it one of those long boring ones. Make it short, snappy and to the point - just like copy should be.


Ben.
Forum: Copywriting 10th November 2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 909
Re: Can you take a look a my sales page?

Eesh, where to begin?

Echoing others opinions, your opening is pretty poor.


Pre-head, Headline and deck all suck. Lemme give you some pointers to get you headed in the right direction:

1.)...
Forum: Copywriting 8th November 2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 457
Ads of the World

'Sup guys,


not sure whether this will be of any use, but saw Ewen's post packed with case studies and thought I'd like to contribute some ads for you to check out also! (absolute value - check...
Forum: Copywriting 28th October 2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Re: Need some opinions on my squeeze page!

Yep, get to work ;)


I'll have another look once you've updated, and probably throw some ideas your way.



Ben.
Forum: Copywriting 27th October 2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Re: Need some opinions on my squeeze page!

Copy Critique

Headline: Generic, boring, heard it all before. What makes you product special? Is it new? Revolutionary? Does it burn fat in new awesome ways? What the hell are ya sellin'?

Copy:...
Forum: Copywriting 26th October 2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Re: What makes a good WSO thread title?

In my view, there's a few factors that make the WSOOTD what it is (i.e successful)

1.) A big promise (sure, all of them have them, but how can you be seen in that noise without doing a bit of...
Forum: Copywriting 24th October 2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Re: Is your sales letter too skimpy?

Ray,


you're a far more experienced and more skilled copywriter than I, so excuse the cheek, but doesn't this simply just add 'fluff' to the letter? Surely, once all the necessary components have...
Forum: Copywriting 19th October 2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 880
Re: What do you think of my new sales page? FREE EBOOK

Hey there!


Thanks for your kind offer, but I unfortunately don't have an iPhone.


As for your copy...one big piece of advice.

Intrigue your customers, by serving up unanswered questions.
Forum: Copywriting 17th October 2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,832
Re: I Love You...

Hey, can we move this to the Motivational and Self-Improvement section? The way these guys are going, we've got two self-improvement gurus in the making! That sub-forum will have a field day! ;)
Forum: Copywriting 17th October 2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,832
Re: I Love You...

Haha!

I goddamn LOVE this forum! Still, I have one problem....

I can't seem to figure out whether Mark likes or dislikes Maxty. I mean, one post he's calling for him to come back, the next he's...
Forum: Copywriting 17th October 2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
When's the best time to send your email?

Found this:


Best Time To Send Email [INFOGRAPHIC] | Email Marketing Tips – Blog GetResponse (http://blog.getresponse.com/best-time-to-send-email-infographic.html?a=erjdavis&c=infographic)


...
Forum: Copywriting 17th October 2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Re: How can I improve my sales page?

Aww man..

Where to begin?


1.) Your fonts need changing. They're random, and make me think "Who is this guy? DId he just find photoshop and go crazy?" Make it simple and easy to read.

2.)...
Forum: Copywriting 5th October 2012, 02:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,379
Re: Thoughts on Blind Copy.

Reeks of shadyness if you ask me. Doubt I'd ever use 'blind' copy' - think about it from the prospect's POV:

"Hmm, so I know NOTHING about the product, and they want me to front cash? No thanks"
...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd October 2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 4
Hi
Views: 563
Re: Hi

Hey!



Welcome to the forums! Check out: http://www.warriorforum.com/copywriting-forum/52476-top-copywriting-books-ever.html


That should be enough to get you started for...well, the next...
Forum: Copywriting 28th September 2012, 02:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 859
Re: I would like to get my website reviewed!

Hey Heretic,

I'll be blunt and to the point:


1.) Your theme is terrible - it's like a sickly beige. Get rid - swap it out for something more elegant and professional.

2.) The 'click here'...
Forum: Copywriting 19th August 2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Re: My First Real Squeeze Page. Let me know what you think

Steve...

At one point I was your target market - I used to buy into tons of this stuff so I know how the ideal prospect feels.

1.) Your biggest and most fatal flaw on that video...you start...
Forum: Copywriting 18th August 2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 895
Re: How's my sales page?

Bart,


some quick improvements I spotted as soon as I jumped on your page:


The BIG one:

You're trying to appeal to everyone. Who is your target market? Who are you trying to sell to? I...
Forum: Copywriting 16th August 2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,835
Re: Disturbing trend in the copywriting world

I can definitely see where Daniel is coming from. I get that vibe.


Still, it has an element of truth to it. The copywriter job market is over-saturated with people who think copywriting is easy,...
Forum: Copywriting 5th August 2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Re: Rate my Copy

Only looked at it for about 10 seconds, before I decided it looked boring.


First tip: Make it interesting. Do this by putting bigger gaps in, subheads, a decent headline, and better tone.

...
Forum: Copywriting 8th July 2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Re: Losing People At The Order Page? (physical product)

Spike, send us a link to your sales page. I'm interested to see it, and see the continuity from one page to the next.

The one thing I will say based on the order page alone: I think all of those...
Forum: Copywriting 17th June 2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Re: How do people trust a copywriter?

Sounds like you're forgetting one basic element: testimonials.

Get some solid testimonials (preferably with pics if possible) and show off. Remember, you're competing against other people for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th June 2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Re: So I got my first client. Questions about adding value.

Did someone sayyyy...landing pages?

Yeah, you need a copywriter. Or plenty of free time (it takes months + years to get good).


Outsource it and save yourself some time, money and a whole lot...
Forum: Copywriting 10th June 2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 897
Awesome print ads

Post your top ads:


Can be graphics, or text based. Doesn't matter - share your greats. Here's a few from me (not made by me, but my favourites ;) ):
...
Forum: Copywriting 5th June 2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,358
Re: Copywriters Tai-Chi Exercise to Increase Performance

Damnnnn,


that dude's FAST! I thought I was fast, but there you have it..


Used to do freestyle kickboxing, but when I have time to get back into martial arts, it's gonna be kung-fu I choose!...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd June 2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,803
Re: STOP Selling Features and Benefits!

You've discovered (well, rediscovered) one of the core principles of copywriting - buying is an emotional process backed up by logic.

For anyone whose reading this, forget features. Features mean...
Forum: Copywriting 29th May 2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 629
A collection of resources for the up-and-coming copywriter.

Veterans, you've probably got every link, subscription and resource here, so have a quick browse - if there's something you've not got, then grab it (although I very much doubt it..)

New guys,...
Forum: Copywriting 28th May 2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,074
Re: Classic copywriting books. Any ideas?

Classic books you say?


Eugene Schwartz - Breakthrough Advertising
Claude C. Hopkins - Scientific Advertising
David Ogilvy - Ogilvy On Advertising
The Robert Collier Letterbook

Also try...
Forum: Copywriting 26th May 2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,249
Re: Ultimate Headline Swipe File

Steve,


got no problems my end. Maybe Macs aren't all they're cracked up to be ;)




Ben.
Forum: Copywriting 13th May 2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,120
Re: Where Egos Dare

Mal,

yeah I was. I was an eager guy, ready to learn from one of the copywriters I knew to take their jobs seriously and not mess around. I apologised for my over-excitedness, but whatever.

I'm...
Forum: Copywriting 9th May 2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 922
Re: Sales page help?

Kyle,


I expect you're going to hear the following response, in several different ways.


"Our time isn't for free - hire a copywriter."

I don't know whether you were simply asking for...
Forum: Copywriting 9th May 2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Re: Please poke 3 HOLES in my copy

Kosta,


first post of the day. Let's begin.


Allow me to start the ****storm that is set to happen (we're ruthless here - watch out for Mal - he'll eat your heart and your kids.)


Your...
Forum: Copywriting 6th May 2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,316
Re: Please Critique My Book Title

"Ready to take full control of your dreams? Find out how, and experience improved health, wealth and happiness as a result!

Make your lucid dreams, a lucid reality.


Just throwing a few ideas...
Forum: Copywriting 6th May 2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,523
Re: Be Yourself!

Steve,


I'd quite like one of those chateau thingy-me-bobs you're on about. Can I have one next to Mal's bunker? :D


Ben.
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