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Forum: Copywriting 10th April 2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By havplenty
Re: Cognitive Biases

It's pseudo-science, like psychoanalysis; and it only works if you have catch someone alone in a room and have 8 hours to turn their brain into mush. Stick with AIDA. Or read Aristotle.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th June 2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By havplenty
RE: Whats The Best Resource/Book On How To Create A Sales Page That Converts?

OP, listen to this man. He made me click on the link in his signature and I actually gave him my email!

Nuff said.
Forum: Copywriting 23rd February 2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By havplenty
RE: Critique My Startups Landing Page

The video is very good, actually. Your headline is buried in the video around the 1.10 mark. I don't code, but if I were a struggling beginner, the bit at that point in the video would get me...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd February 2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By havplenty
RE: The origin of "snake oil"

The world owes more to snake-oil sales(people?) than it realizes. History is littered with instances of these silver-tongued and silver-penned agents of charm and persuasion leading the public to...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd February 2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 287
Posted By havplenty
Re: Can anyone help with a sticky problem?

Refund the money and increase your authority-level as you engage new clients (Ideally they should be finding you). Deal mercilessly with the ones that feel they know more about marketing/advertising...
Forum: Copywriting 15th August 2016, 12:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 901
Posted By havplenty
Re: If you had to recommend one book...

Stage 5 can ruin a business for sure. But its also where the brands live. I heard Joe Sugarman say once in an interview, that the ultimate aim of marketing is to build a brand.

Really clever...
Forum: Copywriting 13th August 2016, 12:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 901
Posted By havplenty
Re: If you had to recommend one book...

Breakthrough Advertising isn't particularly basic. I believe Masterson has echoed the same sentiment somewhere. But read it anyway; if nothing else, you'll get some insight about how to approach your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th July 2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 94
Posted By havplenty
Re: Is it better to pick a niche or should your services be fairly broad?

If you've got a gazillion dollars to spend on advertising then go broad; if you are on a budget, go niche.
Forum: Copywriting 6th July 2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 522
Posted By havplenty
Re: Words to avoid at ALL costs.

Adjectives and adverbs of any kind will keep you poor. If you must, use them infrequently.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th July 2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By havplenty
Re: What is the best way for a local home improvement business to generate leads?

Facebook and Google could perhaps deliver some highly qualified leads. Google more so because you'd catch prospects closer to actual intent.
Forum: Social Media 6th July 2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 528
Posted By havplenty
Re: The Sad Truth About Social Media

Social Media isn't an alternate universe peopled by beings different from those found on email lists. Those leads owned by marketers who've built up their list may very well have come from social...
Forum: Copywriting 1st May 2016, 01:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,708
Posted By havplenty
Re: Plan to persuade ...

The copywriter's job hasn't changed since the post was invented. And what's working "today" has always worked, best as I can see.

People have never been hot about being sold and great copywriters...
Forum: Copywriting 11th April 2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,171
Posted By havplenty
Re: Autoresponder Sequence Copywriting Course

The empirical evidence is thin Ray, I will admit that, but I think it's fair to say that the make money market is on the lowest rung of markets. it is certainly so when measured for sophistication. ...
Forum: Copywriting 4th April 2016, 02:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By havplenty
Re: Copywriting book with exercises

I've read a few books on the subject and I am yet to come across one, sadly.

The mechanics of copywriting are not difficult to learn either, and most gurus will distill what they teach into...
Forum: Copywriting 18th March 2016, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By havplenty
Re: How To Get Copywriting Practice

Do this: go to the Gary Halbert Letter. Then click through to the archives and do a search for "Hands On Experience."

Thats a pretty good place to start learning copy.

There are about 2...
Forum: Copywriting 10th March 2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By havplenty
Re: Let's talk about language - Hidden Emotions

If we take the notion that people buy things based on their passions and their fears, then the answer is more like it depends. These things are never straightforward; especially when you are dealing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By havplenty
Re: I need a better way to get my product to my buyers

The dedicated page on your website with a WordPress membership plugin might work. For that you could try wish list member or something similar.

If I bought a product from you and you sent me to a...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 10th March 2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By havplenty
Re: Keeping Dropbox?

The top (and useful) cloud storage providers are in collusion :)

It's very hard to get all you get for anything cheaper than 10 bucks a month. I would stick with Dropbox for continuity because...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By havplenty
Re: wordpress theme/plugin for squeese page

I can see you are heavily invested in using Wordpress to setup your squeeze page but the old way is still not bad. Everyone talks about "WP Squeeze this or that" and that seems to have drowned the...
Forum: Social Media 11th March 2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,039
Posted By havplenty
Re: What is Best Way to Use Facebook for Affiliate Marketing?

You could try funneling your fb traffic to a squeeze page and then do a followup from there. And do your due diligence on what sort of products you can or can't promote on fb. Zuckerberg hates...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By havplenty
Re: Google analytics shows....

Neil's suggestion is spot on; you can also look inside your GA account to see if tracking data is being received.

Path:

Website property==>>Admin==>>Tracking info tab (next to profile tab)
...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 3rd September 2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By havplenty
Re: Fashion Company Needs an Adwords/Keyword Marketing Specialist

When the so-called high-end women that you talk of go to their search engine (which is not necessarily Google by the way) they invariably type in one of the following: Christian Dior, Anna Sui,...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 3rd September 2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By havplenty
Re: I need help putting a check out w/Amazon button on my website

I may be wrong but it sounds like it's the 1Shoppingcart checkout process that is killing your sales conversions. If this is the case, changing the initial 'buy now' button won't do much since buyers...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th May 2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By havplenty
Re: Top 50+ facebook Pages with Stores

Excellent stuff! This will help me flesh out a few ideas about monetizing FB traffic.

Thanks
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th May 2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 910
Posted By havplenty
Re: Wow made my first amazon sale!

Well done Tom! Now all you have to do is scale your earnings.

Make sure too, that you are tracking things; it'll help you focus on the areas that work.

Good luck!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By havplenty
Re: best landing pages....

Use Google, do a few keyword searches in your niche; this will show you what properties are still holding sway.

SEO is a dynamic beast, and very difficult to tame. I suspect that most people who...
Forum: Copywriting 17th December 2010, 05:42 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,233
Posted By havplenty
Re: My First Squeeze Page - Review Required

Prehead: Warning: List-Building Is The #1 Skill Needed For Online Success

Head: "Discover How Anyone Can Build A List Of Hungry Buyers, Generate Sales Over And Over Again & Dominate Any Niche With...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By havplenty
Re: working on my 1st squeeze page style marketing website

One tip on the keyword numbers:

Unless you select "exact match" when doing research, the numbers you get will be inflated. Don't go building your site around keywords until you get a true picture...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By havplenty
Re: NEXT STEPS... Please advise.

What's your core skill? Most of us, if not all, is good at something. It might be writing, creating graphics - you name it. Just identify what it is you are good at and scour the wanted section of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th July 2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By havplenty
Re: Opt-In On Your Sales Page...I don't Quite Understand This

The 4 day cash machine system is sound. Go for it :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 958
Posted By havplenty
Re: Is There Anyway For Us To Contact Our Clickbank Affiliates?

Depending on how you go about recruiting your affiliates, an optin form on the affiliate page can be very effective. 90% of my affiliates go directly to my affiliate page and through my optin form so...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By havplenty
Re: Do you Squidoo?

Google Squidoo Queen. It's a bit old but was the authority on using squidoo to make money.

I may be wrong but I think Squidoo has lost some traction in the SERPS lately. Probably why there aren't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By havplenty
Article Marketing Works - Breakdown of My Early Results

Hi Warriors,

Before I go more into this post let me just say that I am not the foremost authority on article writing/marketing. Still, I have had some success with it lately and so I have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th July 2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 16,997
Posted By havplenty
Re: $100,000.00 in 1 day w/ ClickBank !

The drill-down metric for what needs to happen for digital item in clickbank to generate 100K each day is mind numbing. Imagine the conversion rate; number of visitors etc.

Call me a skep-dude...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th July 2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By havplenty
Re: Who are the most shrewd warriors?

There are lots of shrewd warriors. Grading them isn't very easy, but the one thing you'll notice is that the really shrewd ones share their 'secrets' in a sales letter that is more often than not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th November 2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,175
Posted By havplenty
Re: Is the FTC here to make it harder for all marketers?

Tina I am not for a second suggesting that fake testimonials are not scams, of course they are! What I am merely highlighting is the fact that this was common practice across the IM community.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th November 2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,175
Posted By havplenty
Re: Is the FTC here to make it harder for all marketers?

One of the things that it seems they're (FTC) cracking down on is testimonials. And it seems that a few marketers are reacting preemptively to this. I noticed that a recent Clickbank launch, Dirty...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th September 2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By havplenty
Re: Help with a hosting question

It's very possible. All you have to do is create an 'addon' domain in your main hosting account.

If your hosting is run with Cpanel, then just log in and create the addon domain following the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th September 2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,257
Posted By havplenty
Re: Landmark change in Web ad privacy - The Death of Metrics

Steve I'm glad you weren't trying to insult anyone. And the 'tide' example would have been perfect. For me at least:D

Hav
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th September 2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By havplenty
Re: Can you still sell digital products as a *bonus* on ebay?

I offer digital bonuses on ebay and until they tell me to stop I am going to keep on doing it.

Hope this helps,

Hav
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th September 2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By havplenty
Re: Offering a Rebate When Purchasing Through Your Link

I have used this method in the past but can't find the exact template I used. This is the closest I could find:

This Is How I Did It (http://www.4tierannihilation.24hourearner.com/)

Hope this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st September 2009, 01:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,732
Posted By havplenty
Re: [Admin] What's Going To Happen To The WSO Threads?

George,

I just made $35 bucks so as soon as I make the extra 2 I'll join. Probably later today. I am tired and it's 2:26 am here.:)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st September 2009, 12:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By havplenty
Re: Help with Camtasia needed

Hi,

I had the same problem and luckily for you, my 2 days of searching for an answer are going to come in handy right now.

To extend the lenght of the callout, first zoom in (using the zoom...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th August 2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By havplenty
Re: Question about advertising in other countries

If I were looking to establish a presence in say Germany with a web property I would definitely register a domain with the .de extension. Couple that with my site entirely in german, I feel would...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th August 2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By havplenty
Re: Help! Why are visitors abandonning shopping cart?

It was suggested by someone that having an image of what the CB order form looks like under your order button can reduce abandonment by as much as 80%. Let the visitor know that there order will be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2009, 11:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,037
Posted By havplenty
Re: Best Way To Put Video On A Website?

I think the overwhelming consensus is to convert to flash. However, here is where I would do things a bit differently.

This assumes you've got camtasia:

Import file into camtasia and produce...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th April 2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 975
Posted By havplenty
Re: How Do I Get Women?

If you market to everyone, you in a sense market to no-one. You have to really segment your market to get optimal results. The greater the targeting, the greater the results. Sure women and men have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By havplenty
Re: Articles disappears after 3 on the second page

Very normal. You have to understand that the rules surrounding what works, in Google and other SE are very nebulous. Search engines are constantly changing the methodology used to rank sites...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 771
Posted By havplenty
Re: Any tips on how to find a mentor?

I am only a $1 (:D) from my first million, so I am not sure if I qualify to mentor anybody, but I do know a thing or two about setting up a website, driving traffic to it and making sales. If you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th December 2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 480
Posted By havplenty
Offto.net Forgery Problems

Does anyone in here use John Ledger's Offto.net url cloaking website and if so is Firefox preventing you from opening the site because of some 'forgery report'?:confused:
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th December 2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,943
Posted By havplenty
Re: Which cover is more striking?

I read the choices above and felt tempted to change my mind (cover being the fav) but I am going to go with my gut and say cover 2.

It stood out to me more than cover 1, which I think was too...
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