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Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,449
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Writer's Market 2016 Available At Local Bookstores

I very rarely comment anymore, but I just came on to thank you for this. I'm in the UK and didn't know about it ...

... and to laugh at the 'internationally published author' who who obviously...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By Rezbi
Re: If Money Was No Object...

Thankfully, there is such a product. Though it's not cheap.

In fact, there are two: One for all-round - online and off - the other for online. And they're both from Rich Schefren.
Forum: Copywriting 4th February 2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,204
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Copywriting Opportunities

You're very perceptive. That's all I'll say

I really am out.

I've started a teaching job and opening a self defence club soon.

The only real tie I'll have with copywriting is research work....
Forum: Copywriting 4th February 2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,820
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Clayton Makepeace does VSLs....

Okay but, including Clayton, there's only six of them.

And he's... well...

Gary Bencivenga.
Forum: Copywriting 4th February 2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,820
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Clayton Makepeace does VSLs....

Good idea.

You could write the copy to promote it. :D
Forum: Copywriting 1st February 2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Yep, I call myself a copywriter

I just stopped calling myself a copywriter; decided to to concentrate on my teaching work; and am opening a self defence club.

Once I finish the copy job I'm currently doing, my last thing might...
Forum: Copywriting 27th January 2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,490
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Matt Furey: One of the Best Emails I've Ever Read

Oh, so you read something into my comment that I never made?

I never commented on your comment about women. And I never said everyone was wrong.

That particular email didn't resonate with me...
Forum: Copywriting 26th January 2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Could you make it in the cheese niche?

Bit cheesy.

Go on, tell me you didn't expect that.
Forum: Copywriting 26th January 2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By Rezbi
Re: After hours of hard work and spilled coffee on my keyboard...The Site Is Live...How's My Copy?

Love your replies, Shawn.

You go easy on them and help them... gently.

Some would come on and say something like, "Rubbish. Who do you think you are. Get a real copywriter to do it. Someone...
Forum: Copywriting 26th January 2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,167
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Best up and coming copywriters?

Thanks, Shawns Lebruns.
Forum: Copywriting 26th January 2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 879
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Finders Fee

Absolutely.

90% of $5,000 is $4,500.

100% of zero is... zero.
Forum: Copywriting 26th January 2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,167
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Best up and coming copywriters?

I know a few...

Clayton Makepeace, Gary Bencivenga, John Carlton and Drayton Bird come to mind.

Maybe not very well known, but I think they'll do well in the future.

Grab them now, while you...
Forum: Copywriting 26th January 2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,490
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Matt Furey: One of the Best Emails I've Ever Read

This is not my writing, but it describes Matt's emails perfectly.
Forum: Copywriting 26th January 2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 879
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Finders Fee

I work freelance for an agency. So I get paid, but they get all the credit for the campaign.

It also means I can't ask for direct referrals as the client doesn't even know it's me doing the work....
Forum: Copywriting 25th January 2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,524
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Magical Words that Sell...

That's true.

I just realised magic words that sell is mine. :o
Forum: Copywriting 25th January 2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By Rezbi
Re: HELP: Where can I find Bob Bly's promo about...

Is this what you're after: Bob Bly - Professional copywriter and marketing communications expert. (http://www.bly.com/newsite/Pages/snappacks.htm)
Forum: Copywriting 25th January 2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,524
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Magical Words that Sell...

Tell that to Ted Nicholas.

He's only sold nearly $7 billion (that's seven billion dollars) of products.

And the book is 'magic words that sell'.
Forum: Copywriting 25th January 2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Looking for a copywriter for an investment product

I'll second that. For both the copy and the price.

Len's a Clayton Makepeace protege. So you'll be in good hands, considering Clayton's work in the financial field.
Forum: Copywriting 24th January 2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,213
Posted By Rezbi
Re: What is the most important factor in the decision to buy something?

All other things being equal, the thing that makes people buy is desire.

If they don't want the product, they won't buy, no matter what.

Keep in mind, desire could be inate. Something they're...
Forum: Copywriting 24th January 2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,647
Posted By Rezbi
Re: $10,000 Copywriting Challenge

Funny thing is, there are a lot of people here who claim to be copywriters but probably have no idea what a copywriter does. You'll also see people whining about not having a portfolio.

This type...
Forum: Copywriting 24th January 2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Newbies: Who Should You Study?

There you go with your pseudo-expert opinion again.

Did you even understand the point I made in my post?

You have no idea about the things you say in any of your own posts.
Forum: Copywriting 23rd January 2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By Rezbi
Newbies: Who Should You Study?

I hope this doesn't get deleted as Arfa hasn't asked me to start it. I just think it will help a lot of people on here.

If you're just starting out, or even been trying for a while without much...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd January 2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,647
Posted By Rezbi
Re: $10,000 Copywriting Challenge

:D:D:D

Tell that to the guys Dan Caron paid out to.
Forum: Copywriting 22nd January 2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,647
Posted By Rezbi
Re: $10,000 Copywriting Challenge

Maybe it wasn't good enough. Ever think about that?

[B]

Riiiight.

Make sure to get an upfront payment for a competition.

Especially if you're a newbie.
Forum: Copywriting 21st January 2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 929
Posted By Rezbi
Re: What do you think of this copy?

You have a point.

What he's doing - and I'm not sure it would work unless they really market themselves - is to teach who people how to write.

What he's saying is that if they can write about...
Forum: Copywriting 21st January 2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 13,264
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Is NLP Utter Hogwash?

Ah, but he is. You just have to read between the lines.

I did start such a thread - one I was going to continue with further articles - but it was moved to a different forum.

I thought it was...
Forum: Copywriting 21st January 2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,520
Posted By Rezbi
Re: So frustrated trying to find a good copywriter…

Got to agree with Shawn. Both about the copy and the colours/fonts.

I like the simple, straight-forward, language.

I'm familiar with the market - it's a service I've offered in my locality -...
Forum: Copywriting 19th January 2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,680
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Some words from Gary Halbert...

Reminds me of another...

An old guru is dying.

As he lay in his bed, his students are sitting next to him.

It's a single queue with the most intelligent student next to the guru and the...
Forum: Copywriting 19th January 2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,260
Posted By Rezbi
Re: The reason why.

Good point.

Too many people take on a teacher then question the teacher's advice. Why bother to take one on then?

My advice?

First do what the teacher says. Then, when and if you feel...
Forum: Copywriting 18th January 2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 13,264
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Is NLP Utter Hogwash?

Nah.

I know I've laid into you before, but I say it like I see it. And I'll continue to do so.

If I think you're doing something wrong I'll say so. Conversely, if I see you do something right...
Forum: Copywriting 17th January 2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,057
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Matt Furey's Emails That Changed The World of Direct Marketing

ARM is like a TV serial. It's ongoing.

Matt's stuff is like one-off shows.
Forum: Copywriting 15th January 2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 618
Posted By Rezbi
If You Don't Laugh At This You Must Be Dead

Saw this link on FB yesterday.

I guarantee you will laugh out loud: Amazon.co.uk: A. Chappell's review of Veet for Men Hair Removal Gel Creme 200 ml...
Forum: Copywriting 11th January 2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 13,264
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Is NLP Utter Hogwash?

That is a fantastic thread.

If Rick Duris is okay with it, I'm going to compile all his posts from it and create a pdf of it for my own use.
Forum: Warrior Forum Classified Ads 11th January 2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,066
Posted By Rezbi
Re: [Serious Entrepreneurs Only] "Hands-On" Millionaire Mentoring

I have no idea whether or not Ross is a good mentor - but if he's made someone a sharp-shooter in five months, I'd say he is.

I've watched Ross since he first came on the copywriting scene and...
Forum: Copywriting 10th January 2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,263
Posted By Rezbi
Re: 20 Master Plots Checklist

And with good reason.

That's a nice little gem. Thanks for the checklist link.
Forum: Copywriting 10th January 2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By Rezbi
Re: I'm 28, moderately overweight, and still scared of the dark-

If you think that reply of his is bad, check up on some of his others.
Forum: Copywriting 10th January 2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 13,264
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Is NLP Utter Hogwash?

I agree.

But you can discriminate and keep away from them.

It's why I refuse to even listen to some of the dark side stuff.
Forum: Copywriting 10th January 2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 13,264
Posted By Rezbi
Is NLP Utter Hogwash?

I wrote an article after an email exchange with Drayton Bird (with his permission, of course).

He insists there's nothing to NLP persuasion in copywriting. I, and a few others disagree.

There's...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd January 2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,047
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Results of My Split Tests Defy Common Sense

Hence why advertising needs testing. It's not based on common sense.
Forum: Copywriting 2nd January 2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 956
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Dealing with Old Copy

I assumed the OP meant copy he wrote, or would have written, himself. Not control someone else had written.
Forum: Copywriting 31st December 2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 952
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Rockin in the new year copywriting style...

Don't know about rockin', but...

Spike Milligan - Idiot Of The Year Show - YouTube
Forum: Copywriting 31st December 2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,221
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Here's a Must-Have... Eugene Schwartz Lecture to Philips Publishing

Actually, now you mention this I realised we've both got it bit wrong.

What Schwartz said is that the market has a need, but they don't yet know it.

Example: the weight loss analogy again...
...
Forum: Copywriting 31st December 2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,221
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Here's a Must-Have... Eugene Schwartz Lecture to Philips Publishing

Imagine you want to lose weight...

Some company comes out with a product that will guarantee you will lose ten pounds in a week and keep it off.

Let's say the product is called "Lose ten pounds...
Forum: Copywriting 31st December 2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,336
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Why are you selling yourself short as a copywriter?

I go even further...

By the time I'm ready to start I'll have had all the info I need. Including how long it may take. Keep in mind this is before I start any research.

Usually the final...
Forum: Copywriting 29th December 2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,221
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Here's a Must-Have... Eugene Schwartz Lecture to Philips Publishing

That is an excellent lecture. Full of nuggets.

He gave the same one to Rodale. I have both audios.

I also have the video of the same at Rodale. Although there's nothing extra in the video.
Forum: Copywriting 28th December 2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,592
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Did Joe Vitale Actually Write This?

Let's do a quick analysis of that copy, shall we? And I mean quick. I won't be going into any depth.

Feel free to add your contribution/critique:

Top right:

The most advanced methods of...
Forum: Copywriting 17th December 2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,038
Posted By Rezbi
How To Become A Great Copywriter While Playing Games

I'm not sure that subject line is spot on. However...

I have Brian Keith Voiles' Advertising Magic. And I think it's one of the best courses around on copywriting.

Here's why:

Brian has...
Forum: Copywriting 15th December 2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,703
Posted By Rezbi
Re: How to Sell Anything to Anyone - Why I Think Copywriting is Easy...

I like that.

Reminds me of a time when I was teaching martial arts to some of my students.

While I was demonstrating, one of them said, "Look at him: he's such a natural."

To which I...
Forum: Copywriting 10th December 2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,078
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Joe Karbo FAMOUS "Lazy Man's Way ..." Free Swipe File Copy Example

When I first saw the ad in the 1980s I didn't go for it.

I was a sceptic.

I was young, had a decent job and didn't believe it was easy to make money the 'lazy way'.

Unfortunately, I got...
Forum: Copywriting 10th December 2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,303
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Copywriting Contest

Actually, they wouldn't. They're dead.

:D
Forum: Copywriting 9th December 2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,303
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Copywriting Contest

I do it the second way, too.

If you notice my last post I did it the first way. But, I was doing it on purpose... just to exaggerate it.

As for when ellipses should be used, like with...
Forum: Copywriting 9th December 2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,303
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Copywriting Contest

I like eclipses, too...

... But you don't see too many of them.

And when you do, you need to make sure to wear sunglasses... or ... don't look into them directly.

Sorry, Steve...

......
Forum: Copywriting 8th December 2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,656
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Just received some great news from...

Hey, Ben, looks like we have a similar pattern with copywriting fees.

My first was $800. Second was $8,000.

I'm looking to take it up to $80,000 soon. And keep adding another zero each time. :)...
Forum: Copywriting 8th December 2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,656
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Just received some great news from...

Ben wrote an article for my blog a little while ago: Four Ideas To Make Your Copy More (http://directanddigitalmarketing.com/advertising/ideas-copy-hypnotic/)
Forum: Copywriting 3rd December 2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,303
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Copywriting Contest

This reminds me of the 'Hey Fatso!' ad.

Even Gary admitted that didn't work out too well.
Forum: Copywriting 2nd December 2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,269
Posted By Rezbi
Re: Copywriters in Training - How would you sell this?

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