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Forum: Copywriting 24th March 2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,974
Posted By Cool Hand Luke
Re: Who are the top copywriters of today?

Lol well apparently Clayton is a master scientist/researcher/genius considering he knows the secret, little-known cure to just about every malady known to man AND he can help you get women, attract...
Forum: Copywriting 29th July 2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,181
Posted By davemiz
Re: "Titans of Direct Response" Event - Great Sales Letter?

lol... this thread is comical.

who cares if its great?

its for people in the biz.

they're going to go regardless.

Forum: Copywriting 23rd July 2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,181
Posted By sethczerepak
Re: "Titans of Direct Response" Event - Great Sales Letter?

I know from first hand experience in the corporate world that a stellar lineup isn't enough. My first copywriting and coaching gig was at (what was once) the world's largest business seminar company....
Forum: Copywriting 23rd July 2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,181
Posted By splitTest
Re: "Titans of Direct Response" Event - Great Sales Letter?

VIP seats were 30 slots max. Says so right in the letter. 30 ain't much. Easy to sell out 30 seats for the networking oppty the VIP ticket represents - as well as - one-on-one attention to your...
Forum: Copywriting 4th June 2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,738
Posted By colmodwyer
Re: The $1,480,000,000 Case Against Using Emotion In Advertising

If you're a business owner or executive and your livelihood depends on how you spend your advertising budget, then these ads have an emotional impact.

Look at #9 in the first ad. Ol' Ogilvy was a...
Forum: Copywriting 6th May 2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,046
Posted By Daniel Scott
Re: Who is THE Top Dating Niche Copywriter?


I'm in the niche and don't think we've met? PM me if you wanna connect. I won't be writing copy for you but can maybe introduce you to some guys who can.

Okay, great copywriters in...
Forum: Copywriting 9th May 2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By Mr. Subtle
WHOA! Is this scary or what? ...

WARNING: This is what happens when Gin makes contact with brain cells:
Forum: Copywriting 19th November 2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 38,263
Posted By joe golfer
Write Those Words So A Blind Man Can See 'Em: Storytelling Resources For Copywriters and Marketers

Here are storytelling resources for copywriters and marketers. If you have any good things to add, post a comment below and I'll put it on the list. (Post title inspired by this post by Brian McLeod...
Forum: Copywriting 13th November 2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,290
Posted By MikeHumphreys
Marketers View on Why Obama Won

(Note: Please check your political bias at the door. You can leave it right next to mine. :) )

Hey Everyone,

Perry Marshall has a really cool interview of Ben Morris from Kristalytics.

Forum: Copywriting 30th October 2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,051
Posted By gjabiz
One opinion: Gary Halbert's teachings are MORE relevant today than ever.


ONE reason why you don't hear so much today is...

unlike IM gurus who love to spill their guts and share their most guarded secrets...

offline, real direct marketers are more...
Forum: Copywriting 18th August 2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,878
Posted By Doceye
Re: Disturbing trend in the copywriting world

Wow. What a piece of fiction.

You may indeed lose money on early attempts to nail a promotion. It's called: the price of doing business.

And the idea you learned nothing in those earlier...
Forum: Copywriting 17th August 2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,158
Posted By joe golfer
Read A Movie

Reading good fiction will help your character building and storytelling skills. For your next reading adventure, try getting another perspective by reading a movie.

A screenplay is designed to,...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd May 2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,341
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: NLP copywriting power words

You guys don't realize you're dealing with the self-proclaimed master of NLP copywriting ;) You're not going to be able to teach him anything about NLP. I mean come on, this is a guy who wrote this...
Forum: Copywriting 19th March 2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 955
Posted By Raydal
Tip Potential Client's red flags ...

You don't have to be offering copywriting services
for very long before you realize that the great
clients are few and far between. That's why when
you get a client who "gets it" you should treat...
Forum: Copywriting 8th March 2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 14,793
Posted By Mr. Subtle
Re: $10,000 Prize To Beat This Control
Forum: Copywriting 5th March 2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,841
Posted By MontelloMarketing
RIP John Ritz...

A mutual friend just pm'd me to let me know we lost one of our own a couple days ago when John Ritzkowitz passed.

He'd been a talented man facing health concerns and his own demons the 6 years I...
Forum: Copywriting 27th February 2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,829
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: Copywriting 3rd January 2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,536
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Re: CW Forum regulars who've gone AWOL...

Is it true?

Has a marching army of know-nothing knuckleheads invaded our tree fort?

Lord knows I understand how you feel.

Sometimes the posts here make you want to reach through the computer...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd January 2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,807
Posted By RickDuris
Re: The Biggest Copywriting Secret Anyone Will Ever Tell You

What I find pretty amusing is Max5ty repeatedly trying to commandeer Curly's strategy. Remember in City Slickers?...

Curly: Do you know what the secret of life is?
[holds up one finger]...
Forum: Copywriting 7th December 2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,243
Posted By Kevin Rogers
Re: Videos are the new sales pages - who's the best at making them?

Yikes. I respect you Dave, but I think you're WAY off here. Fitness is a relentlessly competitive niche and the best affiliates are super picky about what and how they will promote.

I'm working...
Forum: Copywriting 7th December 2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,243
Posted By MontelloMarketing
Re: Videos are the new sales pages - who's the best at making them?


Actually... the diet niche is not easy at all. Lots of dead bodies lying in the gutter in that market.

The first sales letter I wrote was a diet letter. It was a contest where I got to...
Forum: Copywriting 17th November 2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,761
Posted By Harlan
Re: Joe Polish- I Love Marketing- Video Sales Letter

If you don't know Joe and Dean:

Joe started out as a Dan Kennedy student. Dan wrote his first sales letter for his carpet cleaning program and he built that into a HUGE business. Along the way...
Forum: Copywriting 9th November 2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,772
Posted By Andrew Gould
Re: Copywriters Favorite Tool

While I don't know if I have an overall favorite tool, here's a few things I have no problem recommending:

Apple's 27" monitor - so much better than any other display I've ever used.

Forum: Copywriting 26th August 2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,749
Posted By gjabiz
FREE advice. FREE advice. Step right up, get it while it's hot.

FREE advice for newer copywriters.

FREE. Take it for what it’s worth.

Newer copywriter, I want to tell you what I am CERTAIN about.

What I believe is carved in stone when it comes to...
Forum: Copywriting 15th August 2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,128
Posted By max5ty
Copywriting Is Alive -- Part 1

Some talk lately about the death of copywriting.

I say baloney.

It’s alive and well, and now more than ever, good copywriters are needed.

I’m sitting here typing this at my $6500.00 desk,...
Forum: Copywriting 14th August 2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,711
Posted By RickDuris
Re: The Death of Copywriting Part Three

To respond to your post Harlan, I believe any businessperson/marketer who puts their business' future and success solely in the hands of Google, such that Google dictates strategy and copy, is not...
Forum: Copywriting 14th August 2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,711
Posted By Tina Golden
Re: The Death of Copywriting Part Three

So when is Copywriting 2.0 being launched? That is what all these posts have been about, right?
Forum: Copywriting 9th August 2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,913
Posted By Ross Bowring
Re: Copywriting Is Dead Part One

Very much correct.

But to address this thread topic...

Our offline leads are less of our business... but the ones that come to us are strong.

To speak to the Internet side of the business......
Forum: Copywriting 12th April 2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,278
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Re: ClickBank: New Rules
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 22nd February 2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 32,815
Posted By Black Hat Cat
re: Profit Siege

When people like you stop buying them.
Forum: Copywriting 26th January 2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,284
Posted By 247Copywriter
Re: Does anyone have any good resources for writing video sales letters?

Here you go Brian...

Here's one resource for you...

Transcripts of 21 of Billy May's most popular infomercials

Actually, here...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th January 2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 9,594
Posted By Gary_The_Ace
Re: The Flood Of Crap-Offers To The Market

Hey all,

Alright, I'll chime in here...

I'm working on a product that I know is awesome, that I know can help people, and that I am certain will create the first profitable marketing campaigns...
Forum: Copywriting 4th January 2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,967
Posted By MikeHumphreys
Re: Should Copywriters Only Be Paid a Commission?

I'm swamped these days so I'm not on Warrior as much as I used to.

That particular example wasn't my client.

I have done royalty-based & JV deals in the past, present, and future.

The key...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd January 2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,412
Posted By Kevin Rogers
Re: I hate blind ad copy. And so do you. So why does it sell?

This is a smart question.

The answer is pretty simple, but the implications can be devastating.

As we all know, people buy for emotional reasons, then back it up with logic.

Blind ads, as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2010, 05:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,696
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: DRASTIC click bank sales drop recently.

Only enough for half a dozen people to start threads off saying "Is Clickbank Marketing Dead?" and maybe even "Is Affiliate Marketing Dead?" In another week, it'll be back to normal, and Clickbank...
Forum: Copywriting 14th December 2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,019
Posted By Ross Bowring
Re: Handling Stubborn Clients

Thanks for the heart-felt congrats.

--- Ross
Forum: Copywriting 2nd December 2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,354
Posted By RickDuris
Re: The Zen Master of Copy Is At It Again

This one draws a long "Hmmm" from me.

Whoever wrote it, I admire their creativity. I really do.

But I don't believe Matt wrote it. Not for one second.

I'll share why.

I'm no martial...
Forum: Copywriting 15th October 2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By Hank Rearden
[What I Learned] The Value Of God-Damned Hard Work

Welcome to the - very sporadically updated - What I've Learned series.
The goal of these posts is to make you a better copywriter, and help me
solidify my ideas. It's a win-win.

And our topic...
Forum: Copywriting 5th October 2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,612
Posted By RickDuris
Re: IF I hired John Carlton....


It's all hypothetical. There are no guarantees.

Even the best bomb.

That's not to say the copywriter isn't good at what they do, there's just a variety of variables. Too many to...
Forum: Copywriting 13th September 2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,371
Posted By gjabiz
FREE mini swipe file...TWO WINNERS.

Here is a pdf mini swipe file...the great Bud Weckesser.

These are just a few of the hundreds of ads that Bud wrote.

TWO of these were mammoth winners. Two more were continuously run for...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd September 2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,056
Posted By RickDuris
Re: 2 Copywriting Legends, One Post...

Hi Brian,

Ok, I am baring my soul here a bit--and if I could get away with this, I would.

When you listen to the music of famous musicians, it's the stuff that never makes it into...
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 74,808
Posted By colmodwyer
The Biggest, Most Bad-Ass List of Awesome Marketing Lists...

Hey Guys,

I'm trying to get on as many good lists as possible to expand my swipe file and gather some new marketing ideas.

I write for a big publisher in the financial industry - and just ONE...
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By Scott Murdaugh
Re: Warriors for hire copywriters ?

Mike and Rick are both right.

It depends.

You need to think about your niche/budget.

You'll probably want a copywriter with previous success in your niche.

You definitely want someone who...
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By RickDuris
Re: Warriors for hire copywriters ?

Hi gareth,

There are many OUTSTANDING copywriters on this part of the Warrior Forum who "deliver the goods"--beyond question.

At the risk of alienating anyone, naming names I won't. It's a...
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By Andrew Gould
Re: Warriors for hire copywriters ?

I knew I'd forgotten one of you - I wasn't leaving Matt out on purpose...

And thanks for your kind words, but judging by the OP's previous thread on here, he's working in a niche I left behind a...
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By Ross Bowring
Re: Warriors for hire copywriters ?

Andrew... thanks for the mention... let me know where to PayPal the $5 :-)

Let's not forget Matt O'Conner too.

You "give great critique" yourself... so perhaps you are the man of the hour for...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 10th August 2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,599
Posted By Rod Cortez
re: Did anyone buy Turbo Profit Sniper ?

This is a classic example of why people become jaded. I very seldom rant against product launches because I am, after all, a marketer. But I'm also a sales copy writer, have been writing copy for two...
Forum: Copywriting 1st August 2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,319
Posted By RickDuris
Re: Power Words

When someone mentions "power words" I cringe.

As if dripping, sprinkling, ladling these "tried and true" "words that sell" words are one of the keys to success.


You should be...
Forum: Copywriting 24th July 2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,764
Posted By glenngers
Re: Just Wondering...Do Experienced Copywriters ever work for a commission?

Hey, isn't this really just an empirical question?

We live in a free market.

Copywriters charge what they CAN charge based upon the demand for their services, and their willingness to trade...
Forum: Copywriting 21st July 2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,074
Posted By Hugh Thyer
Re: WHY Does This Website Convert?

The key to this market is that it's all about a) making money and b) doing it easily.

This letter keeps on repeating the same things over and over and over again. In that regard it's got the...
Forum: Copywriting 16th July 2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,157
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Re: Why Copying is Killing Your Profits...

Stand down, Bidwell...

Little known fact - RAYDAL IS THE OLD SPICE MAN!

The proof is in the muscularly mantastic mustache...

YouTube - Old Spice | Boat
Forum: Copywriting 5th July 2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,330
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: looking for a copy writer

Nice. Congrats for going against the grain.

Are you sure you didn't want to try...

"Who Else Wants to Ban This App and Unleash a Flood of Cash Pouring Into Your Wallet So You Can Finally Live...
Forum: Copywriting 1st June 2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,967
Posted By gjabiz
Rescue the thread from "irrelevancy" or add to the drama? Hmmm?

What to choose. Oh well, it really doesn't matter so here goes.

ONE of the problems with the whole Copywriting BIZ-OP field is this; the teachers and gurus have to use their "experience" to back...
Forum: Copywriting 1st June 2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,498
Posted By RickDuris
Re: Selling swipe files ...

Hi john55,

1. I understand. There is no 'worshiping' going on here. People here are acknowledging and appreciating. That's it. End of story. I have absolutely no desire to be famous or...
Forum: Copywriting 1st May 2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,262
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Re: David Garfinkel on storytelling

REPLY FROM DAVID GARFINKEL (posted on his behalf):
Forum: Copywriting 1st May 2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,262
Posted By RickDuris
Re: David Garfinkel on storytelling

Oh please, just for a moment, bear with me. It's rather paradoxical, but if you stick with me here you will learn and you'll be able to apply.

First, to get this out of the way: I am not Joe...
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