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Forum: Copywriting 18th December 2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,301
Posted By Mark Pescetti
Fail Harder...

I was watching an interview done by Stone Cold Steve Austin. Vince McMahon (CEO/founder of WWE) was his guest.

I always keep up with wrestling. I cut my teeth as a writer there.

I found the...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd December 2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,825
Posted By RickDuris
Re: Quit my job to pursue this, no views and no sales.

You're best off building a targeted list of prospects, fast. And mailing them every day.

If you're ultra-committed to making this work, hook yourself up with a proven mentor. Structure a...
Forum: Copywriting 18th November 2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,312
Posted By Jason Kanigan
"So You Want to Get Clients and Make Big Bucks as a Copywriter?" [How To]

Breaking this out into its own thread because I don't think people are seeing it...

Make a list of 20 companies you'd like to promote the products or services of. Things you truly believe in. You...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th August 2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,407
Posted By Jason Kanigan
My 3000th Post: How To Monetize The Problem In Selling And Never Hear "That's Too Much!" Again

If you've ever


been told the knee-jerk reaction of "That's Too Much!" from prospects
talked all the way through a sales pitch only to discover that your prospect can't afford what you offer
...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd October 2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,761
Posted By Mark Andrews
Good reasons to charge more not less for your copywriting expertise

I'm the first to hold up my hand...

...and tell you, in my copywriting business, I've made lots of mistakes. Mistakes which in the past have cost me, and more importantly, my clients dearly.

A...
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th July 2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,981
Posted By pjdengler
Re: Is It Okay to Give Up?

There are definitely times when you should re evaluate what you are doing. If you can see now that what you are working on is not feasible or financially smart, it may be a good idea to "give up"...
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th July 2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,981
Posted By sdingram
Re: Is It Okay to Give Up?

Sometimes I need to put everything on "pause." Just hit the pause button on everything, and take stock of where I am, if I'm on track, and if I need to course-correct.

If you write down your goals...
Forum: Mind Warriors 18th June 2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 93,393
Posted By brute77
Re: Can you survive with 3 hours sleep?

See what some of the people has to say about sacrificing their sleep..

Diddy (Famous for sleeping less than 4 hours a day)

“I'm not trying to make a hit record; I'm making one. This is what I...
Forum: Mind Warriors 17th June 2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By JWalsh32
A Boxer Mentality!

Hey Warriors here's another one. Hoping to recieve more views then my other one.


Sincerely,
Jeremy


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Forum: Copywriting 16th June 2012, 02:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,556
Posted By arfasaira
Re: People Hate Email That Names Them

My own take on this (I have a small list) is that the highest open rates I have are when I use a subject line that I KNOW my ideal client is affected by.

And yes - when I use their firstname in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th June 2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,588
Posted By Mousumi
Re: You Can Make $3000 a Day...

Well said :):)

I guess the young people have multiple advantages...One of them is "They don't think much about the outcome of a task." Statistics say they fail more than the people in 40s and...
Forum: Copywriting 24th April 2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By Pusateri
Re: Which Advertising Great Said...

In 1922 the Chicago Tribune classified ad department coined the phrase, "The more you tell, the quicker you sell," to encourage advertisers to give a more complete description of what they had for...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd April 2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,454
Re: The Big Idea-How Do You Come up With One?

Hi Abugah,

I've done a few Ads in the 5th stage - but unfortunately because of non - disclosure agreements I can't post them.

The main thing is to aim directly at the prospect as a "unique very...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd April 2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,454
Re: The Big Idea-How Do You Come up With One?

Here's another way of looking at it - (I like this subject and learned a lot from "Team Makepeace")


Your Big Selling Idea drives your overall promotion.

Your Theme is how you present and...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd April 2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,454
Posted By videolover7
Re: The Big Idea-How Do You Come up With One?

You pretty much covered it with the quotes above.

I look for a point of differentiation that's also the big benefit to the prospect. And starting with the headline, I weave it throughout the...
Forum: Copywriting 19th April 2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,670
Posted By Mark Andrews
Copywriting Basics - How to Write a Sales Letter

Copywriting Basics - How to Write a Sales Letter

Here, I'll attempt to give you some very basic copywriting knowledge... how to write a sales letter.

Copywriting differentiates itself from...
Forum: Copywriting 13th April 2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,499
Posted By sabinavarga
How to lose a sale in 3 seconds

Hi everyone,

I've been lurking around the forum for a couple of weeks, but this is my first thread. The amount of useful information here is incredible, and just wanted to say thanks to all of you...
Forum: Mind Warriors 4th March 2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,004
Posted By Mr Bill
Re: Why you can make $1,000,000 this year.

Great post! I've done some amazing things before just because others believed in me. It took a while but now I'll go with almost any idea because I believe in myself and have seen the results of...
Forum: Mind Warriors 3rd March 2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,004
Posted By Arroway
Re: Why you can make $1,000,000 this year.

Thank you for your inspiring post, abugah!

I've got another one of those famous stories, where someone formerly ridiculed ended up being right. Ludwig Boltzmann, who developed statistical...
Forum: Mind Warriors 1st March 2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By AaronMorton
what a child can teach you about business

If you ever watch a child you will notice something about them that is key to their development as they acclimatise themselves to the world around them. They move around bright eyed and look to make...
Forum: Mind Warriors 28th February 2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 770
Posted By LindseyRainwater
Re: Want to make $100,000?

That was a great way of comparing. I'd love to say that to someone: "Are you a bee, or a fly?"

I'd get a funny look, but once I explained it I think my point would get across. ;)

Excellent...
Forum: Copywriting 28th February 2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By arfasaira
Re: Lazy Clients...

I had a client who was too busy to go through my questionnaire - so I arranged a skype meeting with him and went through it with him in less than an hour. Much easier and better than nothing at...
Forum: Mind Warriors 27th February 2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 770
Posted By Shuayb
Re: Want to make $100,000?

"And thy Lord taught the Bee to build its cells in hills, on trees, and in (men's) habitations;

Then eat from all the fruits and follow the ways of your Lord laid down [for you]. There emerges...
Forum: Copywriting 27th February 2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,751
Posted By Mark Andrews
Re: Simple easy method to get more clients than you can handle

I know Mark but I just have no need for making huge amounts of money. Not like that. Frankly, for myself, it just doesn't interest me. I live the life of a millionaire anyway.

Got a good van...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th February 2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,338
Posted By Mike Perry
Re: How many hours do you sleep?

Sleep? What's that?! lol. Since I work what it feels to be 24/7 I usually get in 6-7 hours a sleep in a day. My day is pretty nuts, Wake up, work 8-5, gym, supper, more work, sleep. That's pretty...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th February 2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,338
Posted By NicoRoth
Re: How many hours do you sleep?

I heard somewhere that kanye west only sleeps 90 min intervals when he feels tired and he goes on days without a full nights sleep. I get around 6-7, but there was a time during undergrad that i used...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th February 2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,338
Posted By buckeyes09
Re: How many hours do you sleep?

6-8. Although sleep feels good and reenergizes the body, talk about a time-waster.
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th February 2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,338
Posted By Michael Ten
Re: How many hours do you sleep?

That much sleep consistently would be the end of me. Lolol. I guess it is different for everyone maybe.
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th February 2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,338
Posted By txdalgal
Re: How many hours do you sleep?

4-6 hours does it for me. If I sleep longer, I wake up with a headache. Having two dogs waiting to go for a run also helps me get up!
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th February 2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,338
Posted By Michael Ten
Re: How many hours do you sleep?

It varies, but I like to get between 7 and 11 hours, with 8-9 being my most usual. I usually go with about 6-7 though. That is, until I can go independent, full-time. :)
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th February 2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,338
Posted By Simon Ashari
Re: How many hours do you sleep?

Right now I'm sleeping 5-6 hours a night.

However it depends...

If I need to stay awake I can go for a few days on 1-2 hours of sleep total.

If I have something important to do and I can...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th February 2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,338
Posted By psufootball
Re: How many hours do you sleep?

I generally get any approximation from 4-7 hours. However, contrary to you I try to get as much as possible. I know it sounds cheesy but I really do find myself much more productive if I am...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th February 2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,338
Posted By GT
Re: How many hours do you sleep?

Cool topic! I only sleep because I have to, but I consider it a waste of time! lol

I typically sleep about five or six hours a night. It is rare that I sleep longer, and I would gladly give it up...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th February 2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,338
Posted By doshmachine
Re: How many hours do you sleep?

haha My sleep patterns depend on my activity. I can go days with only a few hours sleep a night if I'm intensely into a project. This is usually followed by a good 10-12 hour catch up sleep then...
Forum: Copywriting 26th February 2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By Mark Pescetti
Sincerity is the New Hype

“May You Live in Interesting Times”

And we most certainly do live in interesting times.

Today’s marketing environment is a different reality than it was just 5 years ago.

...
Forum: Copywriting 19th February 2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,629
Posted By RickDuris
David Mamet's Memo to the Writers of The Unit

David Mamet’s Master Class Memo to the Writers of The Unit - Movieline (http://www.movieline.com/2010/03/23/david-mamets-memo-to-the-writers-of-the-unit/)

You may or may not think this relevant to...
Forum: Copywriting 19th February 2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,075
Posted By RickDuris
Copywriting Project Intake Survey

One of the things you can learn a lot from is the information other copywriters initially request from a prospect or Client. It's extremely insightful.

Here's a quick search on Google of...
Forum: Copywriting 18th February 2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,875
Posted By MikeHumphreys
Re: The sheer number of critique requests is getting ridiculous

Mark,

I hear your frustration. I've heard it from a lot of other copywriters too. They have opted to keep their frustration private because they don't see things changing on their own.
...
Forum: Mind Warriors 18th February 2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By AaronMorton
How To Get Things Done With Rituals

I was talking to a girl once about her desire to lose weight. She said that her goal was to lose weight but her life was too ‘up in the air’ so was never able to be fully consistent with any plan....
Forum: Copywriting 12th February 2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 800
Posted By RickDuris
Rick Duris' Copywriting Research Using Twitter

Some copywriters struggle finding the relevant up-to-date research they need for their copywriting projects. They'll resort to dated swipe files for ideas.

Try using Twitter and hashtags for your...
Forum: Copywriting 7th February 2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,574
Re: What are some creative ways to get copywriting jobs?

Have a chat with the advertising managers at your local newspapers.

Tell them you’re an ace copywriter who gets results. And do everything you can to prove this beyond any doubt.

Ask to be...
Forum: Copywriting 27th January 2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,977
Posted By CoffeeWithRyan
Re: Copywriting Research--The Rick Duris Method

I have a tendency to check up Google News on related terms on the niche and find out what kind of technical terms, what kind of news and media styles these people are normally into. For example,...
Forum: Copywriting 26th January 2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,977
Posted By Andrew Gould
Re: Copywriting Research--The Rick Duris Method

To take it up a notch, you can use Google Alerts to create feeds for all your search terms.

You can then access the feeds through Google Reader (you can also set up search feeds directly in Reader...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd January 2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,419
Posted By sethczerepak
Re: Making $3,000 In 30 Days From Copywriting…

My bordering on spammy, but best and honest answer is to buy my copywriting WSO.

If they're looking for free advice, I'd say take a group of 100 qualified leads, and hit them from all angles:...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,308
Posted By harrydog
How to use Linked in for Success

Hi Everyone
sometimes its strange where your biggest breaks come from. I have started using Linkedin for my Bricks and Mortar business and have spent quite a bit of time building up my profile and...
Forum: Copywriting 20th January 2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,419
Posted By thetrafficguy
Re: Making $3,000 In 30 Days From Copywriting…

Find clients who you know you can improve their ads (like google adwords), the copy on their site, their sales process, etc.

Find those that are currently spending money on advertising. Then...
Forum: Copywriting 17th January 2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,419
Posted By joe golfer
Re: Making $3,000 In 30 Days From Copywriting…

Some local businesses will know copywriting but you are correct that most will not. It's better to position yourself as a marketing consultant or an expert in their niche than as a copywriter.
...
Forum: Copywriting 15th January 2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,419
Posted By sanjaypande
Re: Making $3,000 In 30 Days From Copywriting…

Personally, I don't like pressure (even self-inflicted). It works for some people, it doesn't for some.

Lot's of creative ideas up above, so here's a twist.

Your budget - 100 bucks.
Your...
Forum: Copywriting 15th January 2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,419
Posted By BurntOut254
Re: Making $3,000 In 30 Days From Copywriting…

Rick's advice is on the money.

But even more so, the idea is to network. Brian Mcleod said this recently.

Another idea is to launch a WSO. It would be easy if there's some useful information...
Forum: Copywriting 14th January 2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,419
Posted By debml
Re: Making $3,000 In 30 Days From Copywriting…

I've been lurking for a while, and while I'm not a copywriter, there is an incredible amount of gold here for anyone involved in sales.

Your "what" is clearly defined - "how" seems to be...
Forum: Copywriting 13th January 2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,419
Posted By ewenmack
Re: Making $3,000 In 30 Days From Copywriting…

To pile on the "goodies" for the clients irresistible offer,
you can use this as an example.

You approach restaurants saying "my client has clients
that would fit your ideal client and I'd like...
Forum: Copywriting 13th January 2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,419
Posted By RickDuris
Re: Making $3,000 In 30 Days From Copywriting…

This may not be of much strategic or tactical help, but from a mindset perspective, it could make all the difference.

When confronted with financial obstacles, here's what I've done:

I...
Forum: Copywriting 13th January 2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,419
Posted By Andrew Gould
Re: Making $3,000 In 30 Days From Copywriting…

While they're implementing all the great advice from Jason, Steve, and Ewen, I'd give them something extra to work on:



There's hundreds, if not thousands, of writers with "decent" skills.
...
Forum: Copywriting 13th January 2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,419
Re: Making $3,000 In 30 Days From Copywriting…

Very true Ewen,

They would be the easiest letters to write getting the fastest response.

And with the delighted clients - the copywriter should get stacks more work.

Should be able to make...
Forum: Copywriting 13th January 2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,419
Posted By ewenmack
Re: Making $3,000 In 30 Days From Copywriting…

And to add further to what Steve said,
target those offline businesses that have a client list.

The easiest and fastest money for them is a letter to
get their clients coming back.

Those...
Forum: Copywriting 13th January 2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,419
Posted By adammaxum
Re: Making $3,000 In 30 Days From Copywriting…

Well, Kaniganj summed it up nicely. Follow his advice, and you'll have plenty of opportunity to make the 3k.
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