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Forum: Copywriting 17th September 2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By Princess Balestra
Re: Does your message really work?

This work for evry magazine?

https://s20.postimg.org/cefocme4d/F_Stoopid.jpg
Forum: Copywriting 18th August 2017, 01:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By michaelscollins
Re: How Did Gary Halbert Get His First Client?

If you can make money for yourself in your sleep, you have a valuable skill others would gladly pay you for as well.

Journalism is a garbage career and most journalists can't write worth shit. The...
Forum: Copywriting 21st June 2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By DABK
Forum: Copywriting 20th June 2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By DABK
Re: Can you evaluate my copywriting portfolio?

I am a simple person. When someone says, Critique my x, I think they're asking me to critique their x. I do not think they're asking me to tell them that I like their x, or to eat it, or to plant...
Forum: Copywriting 10th June 2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By angiecolee
Re: Hello all! I'm new here and I've got some questions.

I got some great advice from Rick Duris not so long ago when I left the corporate copywriting world to start my own business...

Having a successful copywriting business depends on 4 components:...
Forum: Copywriting 4th June 2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By splitTest
Re: Can you evaluate my copywriting portfolio?

lol. He gets the free help he requested and it makes him belligerent. Look -- did you ask for a critique of your portfolio or for people to show you their portfolios? :D

Bro -- the saddest part...
Forum: Copywriting 4th June 2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By splitTest
Re: Can you evaluate my copywriting portfolio?

My apologies. I thought you wanted an honest review.

Please continue to use the free wix website and Dropbox. The sign-up form Dropbox displays before visitors can click to your samples will...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd June 2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By splitTest
Re: Can you evaluate my copywriting portfolio?

The design is a little off-putting.

ComicSans? The "go to" typeface of the rank amateur. Same for the free "wixsite". And all caps.

...And why should a client have to download your resume,...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd May 2017, 12:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 876
Posted By RickDuris
Re: How to write extremely seductive sales copy?

No. No. No.

As an affiliate marketer, you don't have to, you should not have to, write seductive sales copy.

Depending on the products you pick, that should have been done already. The product...
Forum: Copywriting 12th May 2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By laurencewins
Re: How quickly can a novice get up to speed?

I would suggest hunting for either a crystal ball or a magic wand. The last time I saw them, they were heading towards the Grand Canyon, riding on the back of a unicorn.
Forum: Copywriting 12th May 2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By GordonJ
Your question...is

Is this your question?:

Is there a public or available for purchase database of such swipe files with the revenue it generated?

In your view, what is the quickest way to get a profitable...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd March 2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,021
Posted By GordonJ
I'm simply giving some members a new thought, a different perspective.

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As a reductionist I look for the straightest line. What I see in copywriting today is a lot of confusion. It is exploding. Facebook groups with 20, 25 thousand members.

With the exceptions...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd March 2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,021
Posted By GordonJ
I guess I didn't make this point clear.

Can't argue Rick, because I said the same thing.

Get and HOLD attention. AND lets get away from MARKET for a minute to TARGET (a PERSON)

Sure, happy satisfied customers all always great to...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd March 2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,021
Posted By GordonJ
What are you talking about?

What does this mean? Marketing awareness of what?
Keeping attention requires little to no writing skills in some cases, graphics and pics do the talking. Billboards work on this premise, very short...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd March 2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,021
Posted By GordonJ
Well.

I stated:

You can make a lot of money writing if can get and hold your reader's attention.

There is no clear cut demarcation between these ideas. If you can't hold their attention you never get...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd March 2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,021
Posted By ewenmack
Re: Attention.

WARNING

Has been a good headline starter for me.

Do it to re-set the buying criteria when speaking
to a buyer in the market who hasn't decided who to buy from.

WARNING: Don't Buy [x]
...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd March 2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,021
Posted By GordonJ
Attention.

The one word copy writing formula.

Attention.

You can make a lot of money writing if you can get and hold your reader's attention.

Go ahead, read the 101 books, spend thousands on courses,...
Forum: Copywriting 16th February 2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,138
Posted By DGabeNJ
Re: Is the Age of Copywriters Over?

We are liberated because the menial and trivial tasks that humans used to have to spend their lifetimes to complete (manufacturing, etc) can now be accomplished. Efficiency is the name of the game....
Forum: Copywriting 14th February 2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By thefsboking
Re: Outsourcing Product Creation

Many thanks to Andrew, Ozi and Yukon for leaving helpful responses.
Forum: Copywriting 14th February 2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Oziboomer
Re: Outsourcing Product Creation

Thanks Andrew for the heads up on D2M.

We've always used Kunaki for physical DVD and CD content.

They would make a good target for someone who could redesign their website and automate their...
Forum: Copywriting 5th January 2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By DABK
Re: Absolute Best Copywriting Books 2017

Same ones I did in 2016.
Forum: Copywriting 2nd January 2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 441
Posted By angiecolee
Re: How to know how much i am worth?

Part of that value is confidence, right? If you're not sure what you can deliver, then you're not sure what value you provide, and you're not sure how to position your value against what you want to...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd January 2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 441
Posted By angiecolee
Re: How to know how much i am worth?

I would challenge this.

It's not about how much THEY are willing to pay.

It's about the value YOU deliver.

People will willingly pay people/businesses they LIKE, because they value the...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd December 2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 441
Posted By angiecolee
RE: How to know how much i am worth?

If you base your pricing on what you think others will accept instead of what you need/are worth, you're setting yourself up for failure.
Forum: Copywriting 23rd December 2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 441
Posted By angiecolee
RE: How to know how much i am worth?

You should really check out the stickies. This question has been asked many times.

The short answer: whatever you feel comfortable charging.

The more complicated answer: a combination of what...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd December 2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 90
Posted By Oziboomer
Re: UBI - a very IMPT. Concept you need to Embrace..Strike that you MUST Embrace :)

A bit like ED then.

If you focus on ED then UBI is easy to achieve.

Change your focus to OH*F*k ID better UBI before I ED.

Before you posted were you sucking on a BIG Slurpee by chance?.
Forum: Copywriting 7th December 2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By Kay King
Re: does my site make you want to do business with me?

That sentiment runs though most of your threads - while the others are over the top about your success and how you can teach others to get leads and on and on. Leads are not sales as you have...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd December 2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 721
Posted By DABK
Re: Freelancers working for pennies seems to be on the rise...and it needs to stop.

And to people who can make $10 a day working 8 hours in a factory or write a 4 articles and make twice as much.

And, instead of moving self into a different market, the OP is fighting it. That's...
Forum: Copywriting 1st December 2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 490
Posted By Kay King
Re: The Oxford comma. Are you a fan?

I began reading books at age 3 and haven't stopped since.

I began writing "stuff" at age 6 ....

The ONLY time I had less than an "A" in any English or Literature or Composition class was in...
Forum: Copywriting 1st December 2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 490
Posted By Oziboomer
Re: And here we are. Debate all you want. Most would rather get paid.

I'm here to learn and share but it is a bit like the Catholic Church in a modern society.

There are a lot of preachers and many of those don't even show up even once a week and the echoes bounce...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd November 2016, 11:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,036
Posted By MikeHumphreys
Re: AWAI or Simple Writing System

I couldn't agree more. Clayton's course is the best one I've ever seen and I've seen a lot of copywriting programs during my career.
Forum: Copywriting 15th November 2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 212
Posted By angiecolee
Re: What are the techniques copywriters should be forgetting about?

OP - I got news for ya dude. Part of my transition from newb to experienced copywriter was people calling me out on my assumptions and bullshit.

You absolutely should start the convo if you want...
Forum: Copywriting 15th November 2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 212
Posted By marciayudkin
Re: What are the techniques copywriters should be forgetting about?

So sorry you feel that way. Actually, we are shooting down your arguments because they are wrong. You yourself said you have no basis whatsoever for saying them!

Do you really think we should...
Forum: Copywriting 15th November 2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,110
Posted By GordonJ
For your consideration and a question for the group.

I know hundreds of REAL copy writers. When I say real, I mean men and women making their living, and for the most part, a pretty decent one...

by writing copy.

I don't know ONE, not one, ...
Forum: Copywriting 15th November 2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 212
Posted By GordonJ
The scientific part of DIRECT response copywriting is...

found in the numbers.

Where is your proof these methods don't work? And you are saying a review is different from a testimonial, which could be true...but to toss out testimonials altogether,...
Forum: Copywriting 12th November 2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,036
Posted By thefsboking
Re: AWAI or Simple Writing System

Andrew thank you. It's nice to get good solid advice without being sold to. If you don't mind I would like to stay in touch as my journey proceeds.
Forum: Copywriting 12th November 2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By GordonJ
Re: 10 Things To Consider When Choosing A Copywriter

never hire someone who guarantees specific results.
you will certainly get a million dollar copy. If you (take my) advice

thanks great article, i wanst some million dollar copy,, so glad you...
Forum: Copywriting 11th November 2016, 11:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,036
Posted By thefsboking
Re: AWAI or Simple Writing System

Wow that is great. I already have it in my Kindle library and will make it my next read. So how do I find work? Some say sites like Upwork is a place to start to get testimonials while other say...
Forum: Copywriting 9th November 2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 721
Posted By DABK
Re: Freelancers working for pennies seems to be on the rise...and it needs to stop.

Your total daily expenses are $10. $30 for 10 hours, in such a case, is a ton of money.

So, don't compete with them. Position yourself in such a way as to avoid any and all comparisons with them.
Forum: Copywriting 8th November 2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: [Copywriting 2017] 6 Things You Can do Today to Write Better Copy Tomorrow.

Ah, yes, the good old days. When men were men... and sheep were nervous.

Alex
Forum: Copywriting 8th November 2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By GordonJ
Ron White says: "No cure for stupidity."

On behalf of the former self-righteous, mean-spirited and contentious contributors:


Our desultory indignation comes as a result of the many freelance sychophants and minions. Contention...
Forum: Copywriting 8th November 2016, 05:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By ZhaoAnXin
Re: [Copywriting 2017] 6 Things You Can do Today to Write Better Copy Tomorrow.

I would add:

Understand the difference between countable and uncountable nouns and when to use a/an/the/zero article.

As far as spelling mistakes go, and even simple grammar brain farts - I'm...
Forum: Copywriting 6th November 2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By angiecolee
Re: Why you should think of yourself as 'sales-detective' rather than just a copywriter?

Junaid, with all the just-trying-to-helpness I've got in my body:

If you want to be a good copywriter you have got to cut the fluff. You spend so much time in extended metaphors trying to be...
Forum: Copywriting 4th November 2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By Bill Jeffels
Re: Why you should think of yourself as 'sales-detective' rather than just a copywriter?

Does each "copies" come with a tetanus shot.

Sorry dude, had too. Pretty mediocre headline. To be honest. I'm sure you could come up with something better.

Bill

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Forum: Copywriting 4th November 2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By DABK
Re: Why you should think of yourself as 'sales-detective' rather than just a copywriter?

What, no credit for being the first to smear the good name of E. Coli in this manner?:D
Forum: Copywriting 1st November 2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: One way to learn about copywriting.

The die is cast folks.

And trying to change it is like spitting in the wind.

Get over it.

Alex
Forum: Copywriting 30th October 2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By marciayudkin
Re: How to Write a Great Authority Article

Why bother to write a sentence like the one above without exemplifying the principle in the very same article? Readers are not dummies. I did not see any "actual facts and data" in your post.
...
Forum: Copywriting 27th October 2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By GordonJ
THIS is the reason Facebook groups on copywriting are exploding.

Really? Pablam. Simplistic. Downright meaningless.

This is no place for copywriters to find useful information, at this time. Maybe it will make a comeback, highly doubtful. Between the...
Forum: Copywriting 26th October 2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 912
Posted By marciayudkin
Re: Show me it's more than just semantics: Copywriter vs Content Writer

Content writers are supposed to write articles (or blog posts) that are INTERESTING.

Copywriters are supposed to PERSUADE. Interestingness doesn't really count if it doesn't persuade, in this...
Forum: Copywriting 26th October 2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 912
Posted By GordonJ
You can call yourself anything.

Seems (from some of your posts) you've had a lot of clients these past two years, and you've had several disputes with some of them, and as per your posts, they don't seem to want to hire you again...
Forum: Copywriting 16th October 2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 143
Posted By ThePromotionalGuy
Tribute to Herschell Gordon Lewis - RIP Dear Friend

For those who have seen his movies, read his books or listened to his interviews, may not know the man. You either followed him or loathed him.

He could be perceived as creepy, maniacal, twisted,...
Forum: Copywriting 21st September 2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By angiecolee
Re: Looking for effective nickname for freelancing sites as a web designer

Pick one and take action. You can always change it later or ditch it altogether (I recommend doing that 'cause most freelance sites suck, with rare exception).

This is such a tiny part of your...
Forum: Copywriting 18th September 2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 327
Posted By angiecolee
Re: The World's First Effortless Excercise!

As it was directed at lurkers, it's in the appropriate POV.

Forgive me, OP. I thought you already knew everything and I was dumb, so I intentionally directed my comment at people who might glean...
Forum: Copywriting 17th September 2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 327
Posted By angiecolee
Re: The World's First Effortless Excercise!

A lesson for the lurkers:

Clear. Simple. Direct.

That'll make you understood 9 times out of 10, moreso than trying to be clever, cutesy, or a smartass.

OP clearly has an idea in mind. What...
Forum: Copywriting 5th September 2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 556
Posted By GordonJ
This...

I need one of those buttons to call for help, fell down LMAO...and can't get up.

Some FORM of truth. I had to create a meme for this, attached thumbnail.

Thanks TattooedRyan, made my day. ...
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By GordonJ
Thanks Barb, good resource.

Good stuff INDEED. BUT...

And, of course, obviously and it goes without saying...just MY opinion...

It is one more DISTRACTION for the already ADD/ADHD butterfly, shiny unicorn chasing...
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