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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,594
Posted By GordonJ
I am most people. Some people. Many people, Here is why I quit the WF.

As has been pointed out, leaving here is NOT any indication of quitting, it just means this forum isn't suited to them. I'm on my third incarnation as a Warrior, having died of disgust, boredom, or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 67
Posted By GordonJ
You negate your question, it is confusing.

You say: "I'm in the latter market..."

So you think they are two distinct and separate markets, eh? So the approach should be tailored to whichever market you are in. You haven't given us much...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th March 2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By GordonJ
What experience do you bring with you, other than college?

First, Ricky, read savidge4 post carefully, he operates several successful businesses and is speaking from experience, you won't go wrong following his advice, OK?

Then, he raises a question I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 444
Posted By GordonJ
Thank you Mark. Proof positive of WF posts

Mark, thank you. For proving: The POST TITLE is the only thing many, many, many Warriors ever read, and especially if they have a signature file, they quickly share their opposite opinion.

Maybe...
Forum: Copywriting 11th March 2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 108
Posted By GordonJ
Where did you read this?

Not much of an angle, is it?

First, in your example. Person wants money.
They should ....

Well, WHY does a person want money? How will they use it? What does it do for them? When you treat...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd March 2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By GordonJ
Excellent answers so far, I don't get what you are trying to do though?

I guess I just don't get your question. You have a decent idea based on previous experience, right?

Who is the prospect? Gov't? Corp? Apparently not consumers or small business, correct?

Are...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th February 2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By GordonJ
Twisting old world to meet the new one.

EDDM. Old news by now. ADs in the box have dwindled...local ValPak less than half of what was sent last year. Even weekly grocery ads, now down to a single page, and all kinds of other bad news for...
Forum: Mind Warriors 15th February 2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,004
Posted By GordonJ
I don't understand this sort of language. Probably just me...

to wish
too long
FAR FETCHED GOALS... <<< this type of language.

I think I need a break, getting kind of tired of people not even bothering to read the threads, just posting to post for their...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th February 2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 522
Posted By GordonJ
Every time I read this, I see RED.

Thanks Max5ty,

This makes me mad.

I mean, really...isn't this like, super BASIC stuff? Just my opinion, but people who ask these kinds of questions, shouldn't be in this business. Testing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th February 2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 522
Posted By GordonJ
Pink.

Pink.

Then: Sanguine, crimson, scarlet, ruddy rose, florid ruby, fuchsia, cherry, cinnabar, madden, cerise, carmine, maroon, or carnation.

Any of the above will get attention.

GordonJ
...
Forum: Copywriting 8th February 2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,198
Posted By GordonJ
This could be rant...so fair warning, eh?

Claude and ThePromotionGuy,

INDEED.
It's not unusual. Starting a new venture is easy. It's a thrill. The hunt. The chase.

It's the sticking with it part, where I find the skeletons of those...
Forum: Copywriting 4th February 2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,198
Posted By GordonJ
I'll pay you you to hire me.

Being a contrarian, and having been forced to learn Adobe, Aldus and Quark (then QuarkXpress)...because the company I worked for at the time wanted their copywriters to be able to lay out the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st January 2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By GordonJ
I think the webinar is what he has in mind.

Thank you Claude, this is my leaning too. Here is my idea, which I haven't yet submitted to him.

Low cost (or free) INTRO to subject, including his history (decades).

Entry level webinar, an...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st January 2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By GordonJ
Re: Can you help me segment today's opportunity seeker?

Thanks Ewen, I am doing a deep dive into Nextmark and Database USA, etc. I've been told not to worry about the lists, he has some list expert on hand.

I am weighing my involvement. If it...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th January 2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By GordonJ
That is a great question.

Great question Claude, and I don't know. The reason I don't is due to the complexity of the business. It can be as simple as one man sitting at a computer with a phone with one product and still...
Forum: Copywriting 27th January 2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 742
Posted By GordonJ
Why I like the WF.

I belong to several copy writing/marketing/influence groups on Facebook, and at all kinds of websites. Almost all of them have a very particular bias, often toward a person, even long dead copy...
Forum: Copywriting 26th January 2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 742
Posted By GordonJ
Forbidden Keys by Blair Warren.

Claude, I assume it is a book now. What I have is the original course, numbered editions, sent weekly in the mail. It is 142 pages single sided. I suspect the PDF you found is the same thing.
...
Forum: Copywriting 26th January 2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 742
Posted By GordonJ
I think PUA is a cult.

That book has some decent psychology, albeit skewed to his market, as you the researcher discovered, I'm sure.

The primary tool in Mystery's tool kit, is PRESELECTION. On social media, have pics...
Forum: Copywriting 25th January 2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 742
Posted By GordonJ
Up to periscope depth.

Deep diving, where the metal starts singing songs by Davy Jones, always made me anxious, so I did an "emergency blow" to reach the surface.

In reality, we are basic animals. A day at the zoo,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By GordonJ
One perspective here.

Udemy and Teachable are platforms for hosting a course, the advantages are built in traffic. People who go there search for courses. All platforms can be either good or bad, depending on what you...
Forum: Copywriting 24th January 2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 742
Posted By GordonJ
One PERILOUS secret your copywriter Mentor kept from you.

If you are a new copywriter, you must know the one thing that can ruin your career before it even gets started.

It is so dangerous, so costly, and if you don't know it, doom and gloom await you....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd January 2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By GordonJ
In addition to what Kay says...

You will find some very good answers to some serious and even some spurious questions.

There are a couple of dozen Warriors, some very old and long time guys, some rather new to the forum, who...
Forum: Mind Warriors 21st January 2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 374
Posted By GordonJ
And... you can't be LOST if you have a map.

Only detoured.

I think that is where discipline begins, and ends for many. They KNOW what they want to do, and they start, maybe with a fuzzy plan.

But if one takes the time to have a clear...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th January 2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 444
Posted By GordonJ
A personal question.

I don't honestly know how different my thinking is on this, but, I actually have multiple personalities of salesmen lurking around. Is this unusual, common, or am I in need of meds?

You Claude,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th January 2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 444
Posted By GordonJ
I guess it depends on your market then.

Ewen points out your buyers' expectations. Is the course targeted to beginners, intermediates or advanced salespeople? In his post:

Claude, your challenge is going to be around what your audience...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th January 2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 444
Posted By GordonJ
An old book you probably have.

I like your books Claude, looking forward to anything new.

In 7 Steps to Freedom II by Benjamin D. Suarez, on or around pages 2-30, 2-32, under the NPGS PRINCIPLE THREE: Demand for the product,...
Forum: Copywriting 13th January 2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By GordonJ
Ok, pay attention to your prospect.

I advise you to reread SARubin's post...in my nutshell:

Target: Who, where, when.
Match your message to that marketplace.
LINGO...or Bingo if you speak the language of their desires.
And to...
Forum: Copywriting 13th January 2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By GordonJ
And so I end every evening prayer with...

tacked on to the end of evening prayers...

And Lord God, please, PLEASE don't let any Warrior think that I lack creativity. I just couldn't bear that burden, it is just too much to ask of me....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th January 2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 226
Posted By GordonJ
Like what?

Invest your time and energy into something that will produce results.

Fair enough, but give the OP some ideas. You think forums are a terrible idea, so why not share what you think is a good idea?...
Forum: Copywriting 31st December 2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 636
Posted By GordonJ
The Dan Kennedy benefit of being unreachable.

Saying NO to some people is something they are NOT used to, especially if they are known as high paying clients. And sometimes, the best thing is to be too busy, and put them on YOUR schedule, maybe...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st December 2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By GordonJ
Agile marketing for the One Man Band, or most of us Warriors.

You are part of a corporate team, and sometimes that explains the all too often disconnect with the Warriors. And why we have to see the same questions posted ad infinitum, year after year after...
Forum: Copywriting 30th December 2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 636
Posted By GordonJ
I don't teach the craft anymore, but when I did, ASSIGNMENT ONE was...

Back in the day, when I did teach writing copy, the first thing I had my students do, was write a promotion for a PRODUCT, they would create.

I made them write the PROMOTION FIRST, once we kicked...
Forum: Copywriting 25th December 2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 636
Posted By GordonJ
The Catch 22 for new copywriters. How to get work.

Catch 22 was a book, then a movie, and the premise, during WW II used on pilots acting crazy to avoid more flights...if you want to avoid combat, you can't be crazy.

In getting work, it is: "how...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th December 2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By GordonJ
Who still uses business cards? And if so, HOW?

Is the business card dead?

I don't know. I see them on bulletin boards in the grocery store lobby, but other than that, I haven't been handed one in years.

Maybe Realtors? But is there anyone...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd December 2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,545
Posted By GordonJ
What the last two decades have taught me...

Thanks Skip, and you might be interested to know...

Since those reports, I've done a pretty comprehensive study on Attention OF Internet Users, and have documented the changes, so today, the PO of...
Forum: Copywriting 8th December 2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By GordonJ
Premeditated Diztraction.

In a world full of Attention Deficit Disorder (real or imagined)...and instant distractions while surfing the Net, and in spite of hundreds of people now teaching copywriting...with tens of thousands...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th December 2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 128
Posted By GordonJ
Corporate propaganda.

A MEASLY 2% of billions? See, CC didn't obtain these brands willy-nilly, each acquisition was evaluated...they didn't blindly start buying things. This is a signal, and it is the start of seeing the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th December 2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,234
Posted By GordonJ
Yes, it helped and thank you.

I think maybe the software might be a key too. The QR code has been around the block and has appeared on many a co-op postcard. But I see now, a different use, without the mailing cost of Co-op...
Forum: Mind Warriors 4th December 2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,004
Posted By GordonJ
Is there anyone in this group, or on this forum...all 1.3M of them..

ANYONE? Who doesn't think every person has different capabilities? What a silly idea.

Ya think the time will be different? HOW does one have higher expectations from their own self...sounds...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd December 2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By GordonJ
Then, you would have known....

From that site:
What are the turnoffs, dislikes, and fears of the Type A personality?
Touchy-feely things
Long explanations or descriptions

Now, and I can only hope you take this in the spirit...
Forum: Mind Warriors 3rd December 2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,004
Posted By GordonJ
The importance of recognizing the right OPPORTUNITY, one that fits...

How does one do this? How do we recognize the right opportunity? And what is right for you may not fit me, eh?

One of my favorite stories comes from Jim Straw, who eons ago, published a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th November 2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,545
Posted By GordonJ
So, this is the secret?

Thanks Koolstories.

In the original post, which many of these latter day posters didn't bother to read, as is fairly typical here at WF...

The business I "failed" at had a catchy Brand...
Forum: Mind Warriors 25th November 2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,004
Posted By GordonJ
I don't know what to make of this.

Not sure what the Toy Soldier was trying to say, but I salute him for participation.

There are PLENTY of pass it forward, sideways and even around the bend Warriors who give away their time and...
Forum: Copywriting 25th November 2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By GordonJ
Turning junk into gold.

First thing, I like Bly. Good teacher, good writer.

My first encounter with the subject was WONDER BREAD, how by eating this crap (my father called it) one could build strong bones and health. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2020, 12:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,861
Posted By GordonJ
A sidebar point about the industry.

I live just a few miles from the headquarters of SIGNET JEWELERS, and know many people who work there. One of the areas largest employers, or was.

They are in the process of closing hundreds of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,861
Posted By GordonJ
More questions than answers, but, ...

Do you track the most popular searches on etsy? What are they in this area?.

What do they offer in key word searches?

It appears to me you've picked the most fierce platform online to sell...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,861
Posted By GordonJ
My two cents on this thread, and your business.

First, experience with jewelry? Yes, a couple of decades, wrote a lot of direct response promotions for a 200 M dollar a year company, and jewelry brought in millions. Plus, I've sold rings from a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th November 2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,234
Posted By GordonJ
Tomorrow, tom, tom creeps in this petty pace...

Annie says, the sun will come up tomorrow, but she is the worst weather person ever. So, now that a month has gone bye bye...is your someone still pulling in the 29k a month?

GordonJ
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th November 2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 298
Posted By GordonJ
Potential is a problem for most JV folks.

What metrics, such as market size, buying history, demand etc., do you have to show the "potential"?

Flippa is a great idea for investors because it does show current income. Projections are best...
Forum: Copywriting 17th November 2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,157
Posted By GordonJ
A year and a half ago. And a decade ago. Want to know the future?

https://www.warriorforum.com/copywriting/1383159-how-learn-copywriting.html

The above post was made in April 2019. One could go back two decades here and find pert near the same question, it is, ...
Forum: Beginners Area 17th November 2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 212
Posted By GordonJ
ALL done for you affiliate programs...

ALL of the done for you affiliate programs, including this one, pay you for bringing in other people. Your commission is dependent on how many people you can convert. It is the online equivalent of a...
Forum: Copywriting 15th November 2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By GordonJ
You are appreciated.

I truly thank you for sharing.

And it isn't you, but, I just couldn't read that wall of text. I skimmed it, speared out some ideas...but then, I do that with all long copy too. And I am as old...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By GordonJ
You offered a HOW, but you didn't tell us how????

First, the link doesn't work.

Then we read a list. And in the second list, where is the HOW?

Build the anticipation? By what means? How is this done?
Use numbered lists. How many? What is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th November 2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 576
Posted By GordonJ
I'd love to know the basis for this opinion.

I'll highlight some of your response:



Sigh.

Although I will agree that Copywriting is a valuable asset to have...you are right that it is a commodity (getting cheaper by the day) which can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th November 2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 195
Posted By GordonJ
Most of those type of focus groups aren't good enough.

Been involved in focus groups for decades now. The other CON is, people will often say what they think the presenter wants to hear, they are compliant, and the questions are often weighted or biased....
Forum: Mind Warriors 11th November 2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,004
Posted By GordonJ
A great role model here at WF is....at we

The redirect would be appreciated, as your post mentions, I am not set on the 10K per month as a goal. Obviously one needs to aim for 1K first then learn to duplicate and replicate what is working as...
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