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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th September 2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: 10 Tips For Making The Most of the Warrior Event

Rusty, great post!

I don't think we crossed paths at the last event.

Looking forward to seeing you all down there for another! Sounds like this event will be even better than the last two. :)...
Forum: Copywriting 25th August 2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Writing email, want to cut line off at 12 words

Another great tool, which is specifically geared toward writing e-mails, is XMailWrite - XMailWrite (http://xmailwrite.com/)

It does what you're looking for, at least for specific character...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th May 2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 393
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Remember the Square Reader? (PayPal Here launched)

I know there are several people that were thrilled when the Square reader (and similar devices/services) came out...

...so I thought I'd drop a link here for PayPal's new PayPal Here service, just...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th January 2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: David Miller Recieves A Telemarketing Call!

Hey John,

Glad you enjoyed the clip. :D

-Mike
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd November 2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 620
Views: 30,269
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Attention Warriors: Urgent Update 11/1/2011

Just grabbed Brian and David's offer (thank you). I'd also be glad to donate my product on writing effective subject lines, if it would be of any benefit.

Just in case I missed the submission...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th October 2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: freelancing?

If speed is your first problem, this will be your second.

First, to answer your question, a large portion of people have sold their souls to write for others.

As a result, you'll see a very...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 726
Posted By Mike Schwenk
An e-mail from Facebook - "The Facebook Marketing Bootcamp"

When the notification came through, I expected it to be from another marketer. Looks like the folks at Facebook are holding a few webinars...
...
Forum: Copywriting 13th October 2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Where to find an example of a good contract?

Hey Dan,

Bob Bly has quite a few relevant products, one of which is:

Copywriter?s Toolkit; A Ready-to use Copywriting Forms, Checklist, Model Contracts, Boiler agreements and Sales Letters...
Forum: Copywriting 12th October 2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,333
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Infographic: Copywriters

Don't worry. We're here for you...


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Forum: Copywriting 1st October 2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Copywriter For Large Direct Mailer Fixes Ailing Mailer With This...

Great share, as always, Ewen.

I'm not familiar with the site that article is on, but glad you posted it. There's a great article on there about tools to see where your customers participate...
Forum: Copywriting 21st September 2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,109
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Potential WSO Idea for Hungry Copywriter...

For what it's worth, for those that aren't aware...

A lot of tracking platforms (including self-hosted) will allow you to view stats by adding a "+" (minus the quotes) to the links.

So you'd at...
Forum: Copywriting 20th September 2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 41,490
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Is there a way to sign up for junk mail?

The easiest and most obvious way to get on mailing lists, is to buy something.

If you're not already familiar, here are few of the popular publishers:

Boardroom: Bottom Line Secrets Home of...
Forum: Copywriting 15th September 2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: I got to share this copywriter with you

Hey, whatever does it for you. ;)

Nokia: John Carlton, Clayton Makepeace and Shaune Clarke ... (http://mswnk.me/beyonce)

(FWIW: found it by searching "clayton makepeace beyonce")

-Mike
Forum: Copywriting 19th August 2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Translating the value...

One thought that comes to mind, in regard to translating it into money/time, is doctor visits...

What are the health risks of being overweight?

If those risks become a reality, how much time...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th August 2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Anybody good with ebook covers?

Check out Lucas Adamski:

http://www.warriorforum.com/warriors-hire/271905-minisiteshark-minisite-design-ecovers-landing-pages-capture-pages-wordpress-over-300-clients.html

-Mike
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,582
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: WSO Affiliate program-Damn Spammers

All well and good...

I know I'm dreaming, but (by default) I assume the person signing up has either bought the product or has the ability to request a review copy...

I'm thankful if someone...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,582
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: WSO Affiliate program-Damn Spammers

The other problem, which a few of us have talked about recently, is the people that sign up as an affiliate...only to buy through their own link and that's it...

-Mike
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 723
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Do you get unsubscribers from message #1?

Are you branding the from line with something related to the niche/product? If so, be sure to use your name.

Are you giving them any reason to actually stick around in the e-mail?

This is...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 13th July 2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Voice Over Actor Needed

Pete's suggestion is a good one...

I've actually worked with Dave ("naplesdave") and have had a lot people ask where I had the voice work done.

Great quality and a good guy to work with...
...
Forum: Copywriting 1st July 2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,254
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Makepeace Desktop Copy Coach for $100

I actually noticed the same listing earlier...

I already own the updated version, but occasionally check for other copywriting, sales and marketing-related materials.

In any case, you'll...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th June 2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Quick question about setting up GetResponse and WSO Pro

Good morning!

I've been working since yesterday to get everything setup to run my WSO.

The last hurdle (it's been a case of murphy's law for me) is setting up the actual response buyers will...
Forum: Copywriting 15th June 2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Copywriters coming to the NC Warrior Event?

Good seeing you guys this weekend :)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 29th May 2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,238
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Who's joining me for some drinks at the Warrior Event?

Sounds like a plan :)

I'm staying the 9th-14th. My flight is supposed to reach Raleigh around 3PM and then rental pickup at 3:30.

See you guys there!

-Mike
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 887
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: New Information Product?

If you wanted to dig deeper within the foreclosure sub-niche, have you considered home loan modifications?
Forum: Local Meetups, Mastermind Groups and Warrior Events 5th April 2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,358
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: 3rd Warrior Live Event

Hello Maria,

Here is the link to the event sales page:
Warrior Event 2011 (http://www.warriorevent2011.com)

-Mike
Forum: Local Meetups, Mastermind Groups and Warrior Events 5th April 2011, 04:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,358
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: 3rd Warrior Live Event

Hey James,

That sounds like a great idea...

I'll be there a day before and after what you've mentioned, and I'm sure there will be others.

I noticed you were on a roll on the forum last...
Forum: Local Meetups, Mastermind Groups and Warrior Events 2nd April 2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,358
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: 3rd Warrior Live Event

Personally, I'll be going from 6/9 until 6/13 (checking out 14th)...

-Mike

PS - @Don: If I find another W, I'll send it your way...
Forum: Local Meetups, Mastermind Groups and Warrior Events 31st March 2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,358
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: 3rd Warrior Live Event

I'll be there, as well!

Like Tina, this is also my first event. I'm really looking forward to it, especially getting to meet everyone, hang out and do a bit of networking.

There's also about...
Forum: Copywriting 19th March 2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Examples of Personality-Infused Copy

Hello Marcia,

This satirical example (link below) has been mentioned before. However, when I read the word 'comical' in your post, it's the first thing that came to mind...

If nothing else,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd March 2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,410
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Long or short autoresponder emails?

Hello,

The reason you probably don't bother to read a majority of "long" e-mails, is because those who have written them...fail to give you a reason to do so.

While e-mail copy is certainly...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 22nd February 2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Autoresponder Emails - How good are you at writing them?

Hey Glen,

I've just wrapped up some work with another client and thought I'd get in touch.

I'll send you my information via the e-mail address you've mentioned.

Talk to you soon...
...
Forum: Copywriting 9th February 2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Email Copywriting - Forced Returns?

If they've already trusted you enough (as they should if you've built solid relationships) to open your email, there's no reason to automatically assume that it's spam.

Plus, this is why it's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th February 2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 27,445
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: How to make money with QR Codes

I'm not sure if this has been touched on already. I've read a bulk of the posts, but I gotta run shortly.

Anyway...

I've heard some concepts about creating a "loyalty" club, which people give...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: How to message somebody who has messaged me when I don't have enough posts???

You'll be able to send PMs after 50 posts.

Alternatively, I believe you can send them before that if you grab yourself a War Room membership.

-Mike
Forum: Copywriting 30th January 2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Ask The Experts

I believe that was (Gene) Schwartz, for what it's worth (as opposed to Halbert).
Forum: Copywriting 24th January 2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,016
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Yahoo Should Fire Their Ad Agency

"Dear Mr. Wedding,

Even though, at the moment, I have funnerer things to do at the moment, I wanted to take a moment to respond to your message.

As one of the goodest online search providers,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,490
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: You Sexy Thang: Gold Nugget from Allen Says

That post reminds me a lot of the well-known book, Lazy Man's Way to Riches. There's a lot of great information like this in there.

For those that haven't read it, I highly suggest you make a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Fully Setup Paypal System

Yeah, this is the other important part.

You don't want to leave yourself unprotected. You can either do a search for DL Guard or, as mentioned above, go with e-junkie (great service).

I've...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2011, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Fully Setup Paypal System

In short, yes.

When creating your PayPal button, go to the "Step 3: Customize Advanced Features" section. If you scroll down, you'll see an option to include a page to redirect to after payment....
Forum: Copywriting 19th January 2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Client Management Software?

This may not completely be the type of solution you're looking for, but I just wanted to post it for those that may find it useful...

FreshBooks - Online Invoicing, Time Tracking & Billing...
Forum: Copywriting 17th January 2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: I got a copy writing job!

While I wish you the best and can appreciate your ability to take action...

Why don't you just take the product and use it to practice?

You're coming here and asking to be spoon-fed details...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: How do you all track and write down your goals?

That looks like a pretty handy way to do things...

Personally, I just use a notebook and/or whiteboard for now.
Forum: Copywriting 14th January 2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,899
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Copywriter Joke ...

Q: What's the best part about writing copy for the "lose weight" niche?

A: It's a hungry market.

That's all I've got at the moment. :rolleyes:

-Mike
Forum: Copywriting 9th January 2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,618
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Best Car Ads / TV Commercials

If you're a PETA member, don't watch. :rolleyes:

YouTube - cat sunroof

I think this one probably had some sort of impact.
Forum: Copywriting 9th January 2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,513
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: How to Open Up .DOCX?

This usually requires (I think) at least MS Word 2007. That's what I have and they open just fine.

If you're still stuck, here's a handy little website I have in my favorites:
Free File...
Forum: Copywriting 8th January 2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,165
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: 6 Reasons Why I Seldom Seek Critiques Here

Tisk, tisk...

You may notice that you weren't quoted in my post.

That would mean it's directed at all those who dislike the OP's post that may, indeed, wish this thread to be buried.
...
Forum: Copywriting 8th January 2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,165
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: 6 Reasons Why I Seldom Seek Critiques Here

If you really want this thread to die, sitting here obsessing over every inane detail and posting all the "nuh-uh" garbage isn't going to get it there any quicker.

But, I digress.

Carry on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th January 2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: what happend on info domain?

There's your first problem. ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th January 2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,551
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Those with small kids, how do you manage your time?

I have one-year-old twins and a 3-year-old, so I can certainly relate.

Personally, I've adjusted my schedule to wake up around 5 or 6 AM. This gives me about 2-3 hours EXTRA time to get things...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th January 2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,765
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Any EXAMPLES of best ebook store type of website? templates?

Are you talking about this type of store?

Private Label Rights Products including PLR articles, ebook, templates, software and other PLR products (http://www.theplrstore.com)

That's run by...
Forum: Copywriting 7th January 2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,016
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Social proof...'As Seen On'... someone pls explain this.

I'll be sure to record myself using a product, burn it to DVD and play it on my television.

Viola...

"As seen on TV"

If you want to take advantage of this HOT, credibility–boosting...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th January 2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: how to record calls in skype?

I second Pamela. It should be available by default in Skype.

That version is free, which limits the length you can record in one single file (approximately 10 minutes).



The full...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th January 2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,512
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: How To Set Up A Games Website?

Did a quick eBay search for you. Perhaps it's in line with what you're looking for:

1200 FLASH GAMES WITH DATABASE WITH RESELL RIGHTS - eBay (item 270620767588 end time Jan-08-11 06:08:13 PST)...
Forum: Copywriting 4th January 2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: Video Copy Vs Sales Letter

While you're waiting...

http://www.warriorforum.com/search.php?searchid=6864380#4yK7x6NGCiVoylnD

Hope that helps.

Edit:

Just wanted to add that no matter what direction you decide to...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd January 2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,323
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: I hate blind ad copy. And so do you. So why does it sell?

Yeah, thought about it shortly after. I was hoping nobody would bother to call me on it.

Should have known better. ;)

-Mike
Forum: Copywriting 3rd January 2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,323
Posted By Mike Schwenk
Re: I hate blind ad copy. And so do you. So why does it sell?

It's been pointed out here on the forum already, but...

If you want to see a good example of almost "pure" blind copy, Ben Settle's letter for his Grab Bag product is a fun read. Pretty much...
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