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Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 4th March 2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,442
Posted By sidneyng
Re: The 2014 BE-DEBT-FREE Challenge --- Pay Off Your Debt by Dec 2014 Via IM

You can start by buying less WSO's and programs that you don't finish. LOL.

I have been WSO-free and have starting working it!
Fingers crossed to be able to hit 1K USD a day by this year!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By sidneyng
Re: 31 Key Takeaways - Personal Branding for Entrepreneurs / Product Owners...

Haha nicely written HD.

Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. I owe you lunch I guess for your time and dedication in responding to the original post.
As I mentioned before it is taken...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By sidneyng
Re: Been off the WF grid, have a question..

Hi there!

Good to hear your product is up and you are seeing success!

I would think you can try tweaking with different headlines.
As much as it is an "art" based program - I think some...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By sidneyng
31 Key Takeaways - Personal Branding for Entrepreneurs / Product Owners...

Went to a Marketing / Personal Branding seminar (with lots of upsells - what else is new) sometime back. I can't recall how much I paid for it.

I recently found the notes I took for the half day...
Forum: Copywriting 31st October 2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By sidneyng
Re: Average copy VS. Excellent copy?

I agree with Ewen.

There was a sales page that broke almost every rule of copywriting but still somehow did better than a better written copy by a professional copywriter. Sometimes it is also the...
Forum: Copywriting 30th October 2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,333
Posted By sidneyng
Arrow TEDx Talk on Copywriting

Not sure if this was shared before...
Declaring the War on Bland - Copywriting for Humans...

Declaring War on Bland: Copywriting as Fresh Literature: Jean Tang at TEDxGramercy - YouTube
Forum: Copywriting 30th October 2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,002
Posted By sidneyng
Re: Full-Time Copywriters, How Many Projects Do You Average A Month?

I think the trick here is getting a consistent flow of clients to be sustainable.
I am doing copywriting part time - but I do want to scale it up to hopefully cover my full time job.
Forum: Copywriting 28th October 2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,471
Posted By sidneyng
Re: Has anyone thought about teaching copy online?

I don't think it's something new...AWAI has been doing it.

And this dude beat you to it in Skillshare. LOL.

Web Design and Copywriting: Build Insanely Effective Landing Pages With Old School...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd October 2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 383
Posted By sidneyng
Copywriter's Promotional Website - Starting Out - Your Suggestions?

Hi Guys,

I have been writing for a few clients here and there in different niches, doing a wide range of things from B2B, corporates (working with AIG at the moment!), sales letters (still love...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 18th October 2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By sidneyng
Re: [REVIEWERS WANTED] The Ultimate List Building Arsenal mk2

"The Money Is In The List" is the more overused line in Internet Marketing. Ask almost everyone and they will tell you the same thing.

But do you know that not all lists are created equally?
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th October 2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,854
Posted By sidneyng
Re: The Best Internet Marketing Mentor?

I agree with Art here. It's how they market and what they do that really counts.
The rest are just smoke and mirrors to make you buy more stuff...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 16th October 2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By sidneyng
Re: [REVIEWERS WANTED] The Ultimate List Building Arsenal mk2

Would be interested to write you a review. It has good branding (I will give you that for a start ;-)

You can see my review track record - I always include suggestions (feel free to ignore) to...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 16th October 2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By sidneyng
Re: {Student Reviewer Needed} For My LIVE ONE-ON-ONE Offline Marketing Training

Hi Dave

Sounds good...but which part of Offline Marketing would you be covering?
Forum: Mind Warriors 14th October 2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By sidneyng
Re: The Quality of Today....Starts Yesterday....

Its good that you know when are your magic hours to be productive.
Would suggest to do actual productive work during those hours and leave other "work" for other times of the day.
Forum: Mind Warriors 14th October 2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By sidneyng
Re: The Quality of Today....Starts Yesterday....

I applaud your determination!
At times I can do it - but for the most bit - I need 6 hours of sleep minimum to function properly. Thus, I need to plan it right the night before to get adequate rest.
Forum: Mind Warriors 14th October 2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By sidneyng
Re: The Quality of Today....Starts Yesterday....

Wow exercising twice a day! Amazing!
I always believe that a good workout frees up a lot of energy. It also helps makes me sleep much more soundly at nights.

But great part on putting the alarm...
Forum: Email Marketing 13th October 2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,284
Posted By sidneyng
Re: Autoresponders vs. Broadcasts

Nice thread.
As an email copywriter - I think its two prong.
What Alexa said makes a lot of sense - but Broadscasts can work if its timely - i.e. You talk about something current and piggy back on...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 13th October 2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,769
Posted By sidneyng
Re: Is Igor worth the money?

Pretty much says a lot about the solo ads he sells.

Thanks for saving me the money from buying his solo ads. Always had that at the back of my mind.
I would think the churn and burn rate is...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th October 2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,375
Posted By sidneyng
Re: Unusual Human Names - Only Real Ones Allowed Here

There was this chinese dude in school named Harry Kok.
Yes, look it up Kok is a Chinese last name. LOL.
Forum: Copywriting 13th October 2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By sidneyng
Re: Do you use 'The Elements of Style' in your copywriting?

I remembered even John Carlton recommends that book. Thanks for the link.
Will check it out ;-)
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th October 2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By sidneyng
Re: Shark Tank...

I think its a good outlet to get exposure and a doorway for a future venture. The deals they cut usually benefit the Sharks more (obviously since its their money at stake).

But I agree the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th October 2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By sidneyng
Re: Shark Tank...

There were some online ventures - but that's more ventures not churn and burn affiliate marketing / info product sales as what we see here in WF.

I saw one pretty ingeneius one where they sold...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th October 2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By sidneyng
Re: Shark Tank...

Anything else you recommend?
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th October 2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By sidneyng
Re: Shark Tank...

LOL. I think media exposure is good and bad.
For instance some of them were clearly unprepared and some products were "too out there".

I think some of these people pitching have really good...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th October 2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By sidneyng
Re: Shark Tank...

Pretty sure that would be the case. These people seem to be really careful with their money - don't think a 10 minute walkthrough would do it.
But it's one of the reality TV shows worth watching...
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th October 2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,526
Posted By sidneyng
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th October 2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 814
Posted By sidneyng
Re: The Future of The Inernet

I think mobile will be huge - you see people moving from huge desktops to laptops and now tablets - pretty soon Google Glass kind of computers?

We live in exciting times!
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th October 2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By sidneyng
Shark Tank...

I guess I joined the party late.
I just got addicted to watching Shark Tank (tad better than Canada and UK's Drangon's Den).

There's lots to learn about business, mindset, and attitude about...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th October 2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By sidneyng
Re: KITT...Come Pick Me Up!

OMG...Knight Rider, Airwolf and Viper...
Definitely caught my imagination back when I was a kid!
Forum: Mind Warriors 10th October 2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 685
Posted By sidneyng
Re: Is WF half empty or half full?

I would say just spend less than 10% of your time here in the forums and spend more time actually doing something - making a difference in the lives of others.

Like anywhere else - not everyone is...
Forum: Mind Warriors 10th October 2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By sidneyng
Re: The Quality of Today....Starts Yesterday....

Here's some tips by Robin Sharma on waking up early....


#1. Don’t eat after 7pm. You will sleep more deeply as well as more sweetly. It’s the quality not the quantity of sleep that’s most...
Forum: Mind Warriors 10th October 2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By sidneyng
The Quality of Today....Starts Yesterday....

I find that the quality / productivity of today really depends on the day before.
And it's all a choice really.

If you spend the night before watching TV till late or staying up late.

I find...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th October 2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,249
Posted By sidneyng
Forum: Copywriting 9th October 2013, 02:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By sidneyng
Re: 4 Reasons Why People Won't Buy From You...

Ah ...Ok I get what you are trying to get at...

Yeah, totally agreed on that point. Kind of like offering someone food after a buffet.
LOL.
Forum: Copywriting 9th October 2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By sidneyng
Re: 4 Reasons Why People Won't Buy From You...

Alex,

I believe its "Reasons" why people don't buy from you.
Although I see where you are coming from - I believe what Scott intended to convey is that you should position your reasons in proper...
Forum: Copywriting 9th October 2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,275
Posted By sidneyng
Re: Scott Haines - live with Brian McLeod & David Garfinkel

Looking forward to it.
I can say hands down - one of the better copywriting programs around.

Was joking with a fellow copywriter sometime back that he might be already retired with all the money...
Forum: Copywriting 8th October 2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By sidneyng
Re: The Strange Relationship Between Copywriter and Client

I find myself having difficulty writing my own copy. Embarrassingly.
Anyone have the same problem?
Forum: Copywriting 8th October 2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,275
Posted By sidneyng
Re: Scott Haines - live with Brian McLeod & David Garfinkel

Talk about coincidence - I was just reading his stuff this morning.
Even posted a good nugget I found here...
Forum: Copywriting 8th October 2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By sidneyng
Tip 4 Reasons Why People Won't Buy From You...

This was from Scott Haines's book on copywriting.

1. They don't want what you are selling
2. They don't believe you or in you
3. Too expensive (not always the case in my opinion)
4. They don't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By sidneyng
Re: Is Reputation Management a Viable Business or is it Snake Oil?

Any good examples of good reputation management companies out there?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 735
Posted By sidneyng
Re: Your first 3 months as an internet marketer.

LOL. Yeah I remember my first 3 months of struggling and trying out the "next best thing" I could get my paws on.
I think as what OP mentioned - you need to decide what is it you want to do, really...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By sidneyng
Re: Affiliate marketers.. Listbuilding is not for all?

LOL. Good discussion.
I think some in the forum make renting out their lists here.
Ultimately its not just building a list but engaging with your list that really makes it work.
I think we have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By sidneyng
Re: How much of IM really is rinse and repeat?

Optimize. Optimize. Optimize.

But there are some fly by night that just do that with multiple different pen names.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th October 2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 638
Posted By sidneyng
Re: GoDaddy or NameCheap?

I prefer the interface of Namecheap. Plus if you google Namecheap vouchers - they give out vouchers every month for domain purchases.
Forum: Mind Warriors 5th October 2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,863
Posted By sidneyng
Re: Fat People Often Don't Do Too Well In Life??

I was fat before (or as my mum put it chubby) - I think I do understand it better than most well wishes who have told me to be happy with my life before...

You obviously have not met me before to...
Forum: Mind Warriors 5th October 2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,863
Posted By sidneyng
Re: Fat People Often Don't Do Too Well In Life??

I was overweight before...I learnt a great deal about character and discipline during my workouts.
I think it is condescending of you to pre-judge me before knowing about what I have been through...
Forum: Mind Warriors 3rd October 2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,863
Posted By sidneyng
Tip Re: Fat People Often Don't Do Too Well In Life??

I think those of you who think this is a personal attack for fat people have obviously not read the original post before commenting.

And have completely missed the point.



I admit to being...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd October 2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By sidneyng
Re: Best list building traffic?

If you have the money solo ad's and fb campaigns. They drive very targetted traffic and have good CTR's.

Still, you might be trolling some freebie seekers instead of buyers.
Forum: Mind Warriors 3rd October 2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,863
Posted By sidneyng
Re: Fat People Often Don't Do Too Well In Life??

People become fat for all sorts of reasons but they remain fat for the same reasons.
Unless you are like many others who choose to place blame on external circumstances and not take full...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd October 2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 817
Posted By sidneyng
Re: List Builders...

Wow whole sites copied! That's outright plagarism.
Yeah - you can keep your niche as general as Health, Fitness, Personal Development, Hobby etc.
I am just curious as to what type of niche is there...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 2nd October 2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By sidneyng
Re: 5 Lucky Reviewers Needed For Game Changing Seo Membership Site

Hey Doug,

I would like to try to review.
I have almost zero experience in actual SEO.
I have read about it and know it on surface level.
So I think having a reviewer with completely no...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd October 2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 716
Posted By sidneyng
Re: Thank you guys so much!

That's a great start!

Frame that $1!
I remember making that first $1 online. It was a surreal feeling.
And I took a long time to get there! So chin up - you are heading to the right direction.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd October 2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 817
Posted By sidneyng
Re: List Builders...

That's of great help.
I think by sending traffic to a paid offer you will also get more "buyer" base of customers versus freebie seekers.
What is your distribution of sales vs value add email since...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd October 2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 817
Posted By sidneyng
Re: List Builders...

Hey John,

What niche are you in - if you don't mind me asking.

But I would agree - it is a very very saturated market. Looking at WSO - there are even really smart marketers who sell training...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd October 2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 817
Posted By sidneyng
Re: List Builders...

That's really good advice.
Daily emails - kinda like what Ben Settle recommends...
What is your ratio of promo vs value add emails?

Or do you follow Ben Settle who somehow (thanks to his genius...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd October 2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 817
Posted By sidneyng
Re: List Builders...

Do you rewrite your promos or do you just use the swipe files given.
LOL. Back when I was subscribed to multiple lists - I used to see several emails with the same Title - I found that pretty funny...
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