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Forum: Copywriting 13th January 2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,526
Posted By Jason Kanigan
Re: Making $3,000 In 30 Days From Copywriting…

@theOP: do you have a website? If you don't, consider making one with Google Sites, which is Free. Mine is on there and I keep it because it shows prospective clients that if I can save them a buck...
Forum: Copywriting 17th December 2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,625
Posted By Tricerra
Re: If You Read Nothing Else, Read This...

Warning, the response you are about to read is full of praise...

Nice piece. You did a good job of presenting some classic pieces of advice when putting copy on paper.

The points are well...
Forum: Copywriting 17th December 2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,625
Posted By max5ty
If You Read Nothing Else, Read This...

Today I thought I'd give a few quick tips on "super charging" your sales pieces.

I'll get to the title of my post in a minute...and remind you of an old technique that works everytime.
...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th January 2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,238
Posted By Alan Petersen
Re: 'Golden Radio Voice' Guy Enters Rehab - LOL {Still a junkie}

He already had a successful career as a voice over guy 10-20 years ago and he lost it all because of drugs and alcohol.

His family has been trying to reach him for years but he shut them out...
Forum: Copywriting 13th January 2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,554
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Re: New Copywriters... Dealing With Tricky Customers... Paypal Chargebacks

Some funny comments here about written contracts and the like. If the client is on the other side of the planet and the fee is only $400 or a couple of grand, a Written Contract isn't worth the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th January 2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,238
Posted By jasdon
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th January 2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,238
Posted By thunderbird
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th January 2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,940
Posted By SusanPoole
Didn't we LEAVE "HARD WORK" to do this??? Why all the preaching about WORK REALLY HARD?

Hard work for the sake of it is old school, what we did BEFORE we woke up into this first-ever level playing field of Internet Marketing. Hard Work is ONE part of the recipe of success, it's not the...
Forum: Copywriting 12th January 2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,554
Posted By copyassassin
Re: New Copywriters... Dealing With Tricky Customers... Paypal Chargebacks

All business people MUST qualify their clients.

We MUST weed out losers.

We MUST have respect for ourself and our work product.

We MUST be willing to say, "No, I don't work with people like...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd January 2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By Alex Cohen
Re: The "What's In It For Me" Checklist (...add your entries)

Sharon Livingston narrowed down human emotional benefits to 37 factors.

You can find her list here ...

http://www.tlgonline.com/download/PTEbook.pdf

It starts on page 19.

Alex
Forum: Copywriting 3rd January 2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Critique Needed for New Squeeze Page

?

"Split testing" can't be the end of the story here. He doesn't have anything to split test *against* yet.

Craig, I'd advise you to take a look at ewenmack's post on the first page of this...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd January 2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By John_S
The "What's In It For Me" Checklist (...add your entries)

Here's a fairly slipshod "list" for basic ideas for appeals to self interest. Feel free to add yours, discuss, refine, etc....

[ ] Maximum money in minimum time (it's not enough to increase...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd January 2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,711
Posted By Alex Cohen
4 Unbreakable Copy Rules

No doubt you’ve heard Outback Steakhouse’s catchphrase, “No rules, Just right.” Well, when it comes to sales letters, the “no rules” approach definitely doesn’t apply.

There are some rules you...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd January 2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: Critique Needed for New Squeeze Page

I think you're kind of missing the point of the "18 y.o. does so-and-so..." headline.

That tactic is used to reframe a seemingly awesome and unattainable result in a way that the average schmuck...
Forum: Copywriting 1st January 2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 855
Posted By Oxbloom
Re: How can I make this ad better?

Copywriting is, in many ways, the art and science of systematically alienating large groups of potential clients, while getting radically increased chances of selling to a specific target market.
...
Forum: Copywriting 1st January 2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By Mark McClure
Re: Software for writing copy

I like this one... clackety-clack.... Q10 (http://www.baara.com/q10/)
Forum: Copywriting 31st December 2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 855
Posted By MontelloMarketing
Re: How can I make this ad better?

Doesn't matter. If the market is even slightly more male, then use those kinds of pics. If it' slightly more female, use a pic of a couple guys with their shirts off. Doesn't matter if you alienate a...
Forum: Copywriting 30th December 2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 942
Posted By jtunkelo
Re: Please Critique My Sales Page

The impression I have is that there is no story. No backstory, no rags-to-riches, no discovery... and if there is, you should at least tease it.

Now it's just going straight into selling a...
Forum: Copywriting 30th December 2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,233
Posted By Jag82
Re: My First Squeeze Page - Review Required

Adding autoresponder code for the first time?

And you are teaching people to make money from a list?

Doesn't add up, Ronak.
Forum: Copywriting 30th December 2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,000
Posted By fasteasysuccess
Re: Handling Stubborn Clients

I feel you zentech and I would never put something like that for a signature anywhere else, but there's actually a very good reason I do that in the warrior forum here. I have a couple killer ones I...
Forum: Copywriting 30th December 2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,233
Posted By Daniel Scott
Re: My First Squeeze Page - Review Required

Oh. Sorry. I figured because you were selling a product on making $5k a month with a list, you were a list building guru. Seemed like a logical assumption to me.

Or, could it be you HAVEN'T made...
Forum: Copywriting 30th December 2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,830
Posted By Hank Rearden
Re: Gary Halbert's Direct Marketing "Course"

Goddamnit. The hand writing is for muscle memory and "magic."

If you've never written these classics by hand, you do not understand this.

If you have, you don't need me to explain it any...
Forum: Copywriting 30th December 2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,851
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: You Have To Give Just One Copywriting Tip?

I like you, Rez, but if you tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth, you won't sell jack squat. How many "make money" products would sell telling the buyer how hard it is to really make money?...
Forum: Copywriting 30th December 2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,000
Posted By fasteasysuccess
Re: Handling Stubborn Clients

I agree but unfortunately there is a lot of business owners out there that are not fully educated in the marketing side of their business and sometimes they need the extra push or tips to make things...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,774
Posted By Dan C. Rinnert
2010: The Year Internet Marketing Died

Don't know what we'll do in 2011. It's clear that this past year has been the year that Internet marketing died.

Just look through the forum here...

Opt-in forms are dead...

Article...
Forum: Copywriting 26th December 2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,270
Posted By Collette
Re: Kick my Gonad's

You need to look up the definition of 'plagiarism'. What you have done most definitely is plagiarism. You have stolen someone else's content and are passing it off as your own.



YOU didn't...
Forum: Copywriting 24th December 2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,270
Posted By MonsterZero
Re: Kick my Gonad's

Ah yes, Conversion Prophet. Directly from the sales page...

By tracking the length of time visitors stayed on the page, I could get a good idea about which part of the AIDA formula was ...
Forum: Copywriting 24th December 2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,270
Posted By MonsterZero
Re: Kick my Gonad's

[You copy writing guys here have a major ego problem.]

Actually, let me amend my ad hominem response.

Here's my problem with you and it ain't an ego one.

You come here and almost sneeringly...
Forum: Copywriting 24th December 2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,270
Posted By Daniel Scott
Re: Kick my Gonad's

Half your problem here is positioning.

Very few people (except hardcore MAs) want to do the iron palm thing.

But imagine if your headline was a more polished variant of:

47-Year-Old Malibu...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd December 2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,719
Posted By Bruce Wedding
A Wacky Idea For Those Wanting Critiques

We all have skills and all of our time is valuable. We're also all in the business of making money.

What if, instead of coming in here asking for a free critique, you come here and say one of...
Forum: Copywriting 14th December 2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,000
Posted By Raydal
Re: Handling Stubborn Clients

I take care of this problems BEFORE it happens by filtering
out these types of clients. I let prospects know upfront that
I'm the expert and if they cannot handle that relationship
then find...
Forum: Mind Warriors 5th December 2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,677
Posted By ikonn
Re: I cleared all my debts, but i am in depression

Hi Ankur,

I stumbled on your post by complete incident but I can highly relate to you and I can see that many here can't (take a vacation, get pills, need a break, etc). Read on, hope this helps....
Forum: Mind Warriors 6th September 2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,801
Posted By paulgl
Denmark: The happiest place on earth

Heard on the radio this morning that Denmark is the happiest place on earth.
Decided to do a little research as to why.

Denmark has the highest tax rate, from 50-70%. But they get a lot
paid...
Forum: Copywriting 20th June 2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By John_S
Re: How much "hype" do you use in your copy?

Hype is the risk you run for not developing an adequate product or service.

If you feel you need to boost the product beyond believability, chances are the product or service needs a redesign.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2010, 03:41 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,202
Posted By kyhell
why so rude?

not really a rant more of a question but from time to time i see members as well as mods behave in a rather rude fashion.

im curious as to why?

when i see a member break the rules yes i get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,380
Posted By Mike German
100,000 visitors from YouTube in a week!

I am about to reveal a huge un-tapped traffic generating system that can generate 100,000 or more visitors to your site every week by harnessing the power of YouTube.

Did you know that people are...
Forum: Copywriting 14th June 2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,681
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Creating a copywriting job board. Brainstorming different markets/categories if anyone wants to

Mike,

Don't sweat the criticism.

Seething negativity can be a good thing.

It can perform valuable functions.

First of all, it teaches you to ignore naysayers. Because no matter what you...
Forum: Copywriting 30th May 2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,622
Posted By Raydal
Re: How do I learn copywriting?

You really expect someone not to get upset at entering FAKE
information in their optin form?

You're very unthankful Oleg especially when Rezbi went out of his way
to answer your question and...
Forum: Copywriting 29th May 2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,265
Posted By RickDuris
Re: Any chance of having a peek...

Hi Zentech,

Thank you for the compliment.

Here's the thing: If you're an amateur astronomer, male or female, those words send chills up your spine. Those words are immortal in the hearts of...
Forum: Copywriting 29th May 2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,265
Posted By RickDuris
Re: Any chance of having a peek...

Here's why what Metronicity said is accurate.

"... to boldly go where know man has gone before..." is a long established meme. The "no one" version is not. It's actually more of an interrupt.
...
Forum: Mind Warriors 29th May 2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By zenji
The Truth About IM

Warriors,

I recently learnt that what we all want to believe is "part time" work isn't really that "part time".
Seriously, think about it, how many hours are you glued onto your pc/laptop...
Forum: Copywriting 28th May 2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 923
Posted By Daniel Scott
Re: Critique My Sales Copy Please - Thanks So Much For Your Time

The biggest problem is you're selling keyword research software.

You should be selling the sizzle - not the steak.

In other words, you really have to hammer how important and lucrative keyword...
Forum: Copywriting 28th May 2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,939
Posted By Daniel Scott
Re: Half of what I hear people say about copy is dead wrong...

M&M,

You're taking your personal observation and trying to turn it into fact.

Like the "long sales letters don't work" guys.

I have my stats to back this up - but my belief based on my...
Forum: Copywriting 28th May 2010, 07:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,939
Posted By RickDuris
Re: Half of what I hear people say about copy is dead wrong...

Hi MouseandMice,

The problem is not that the tactics don't work. THEY DO.

The challenge is with congruency. All the parts and pieces have to line up and integrate. Otherwise there's an...
Forum: Copywriting 27th May 2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,198
Posted By Copydog
Re: If you could ask a copywriter any question...

My question:

You're a seasoned web copywriter. But if you had
to start out NEW again today, what are your top 5
strategies for getting A-grade clients?

Great thread, Cherilyn. Thanks.
...
Forum: Copywriting 26th May 2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By CDarklock
Re: is it good enough?

You don't.

See, the problem is - and this is what you eventually figure out - other people have lower standards. You're trying to jump over a six foot bar, and you're surrounded by people who...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th May 2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By juansaldivar
Re: Isn’t internet marketing cool?

IM is cool when you know how to make it work, it isn't rocket science, it's just finding a hungry market and give them stuff they want to buy in a way you are providing great value. That's what IM is...
Forum: Copywriting 24th May 2010, 06:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,876
Posted By RickDuris
Re: Curious: Are you interested in NLP copy?

Hi Aaryn,

And I appreciate your situation and I am oh so glad we were able to work things through.

As for your question, I do not get analytical in a DISC, VAK, Myers Briggs or Kolby sort of...
Forum: Copywriting 24th May 2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,876
Posted By AwesomePossum
Re: Curious: Are you interested in NLP copy?

LOL! I've never seen that but you're completely right...my vagueness is killing again...I meant it's not good to consider your customers stupid...that insulting.

I guess it could work...but once...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd May 2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,876
Posted By AwesomePossum
Re: Curious: Are you interested in NLP copy?

Awe...thanks Rick. I really appreciate that post.

1. I'm by no means an expert at NLP : p I just love psychology.

2. This is starting to clear things up actually....believe it or not I have a...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd May 2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,441
Posted By MouseandMice
Re: Copywriting at No Charge - THIS Time :)

Hans,

I meant that copywriting is a totally different beast than ANY sort of other writing.

Copywriting is SALES in written form-- pure and simple. Saying they are the same is like saying that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st May 2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By matthewzinda
Making a Sustainable Online Income!

Every affiliate marketer wants to know, "How do you make a SUSTAINABLE online INCOME?"

The answer is, first of all, think of a way to provide the most people with the best SOLUTION to their worst...
Forum: Copywriting 20th May 2010, 02:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,185
Posted By Jag82
Re: Top Copywriters - Earn Bragging Rights and $50

Looks like you need a longer lever
bro.[/QUOTE]

And also one hell of a strong fulcrum too.

- Jag
Forum: Copywriting 20th May 2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,185
Posted By David Raybould
Re: Top Copywriters - Earn Bragging Rights and $50

Here's the deal:

If you were really making $60k/month,
you'd NEVER let a group of unknown
quantities on a public forum critique
your page.

You'd have hired a pro to write it in
the first...
Forum: Copywriting 19th May 2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,185
Posted By Daniel Scott
Re: Top Copywriters - Earn Bragging Rights and $50

If you're earning $3k a day... I would assume spending some of that on a full critique from a copywriter with a proven track record would be a wise investment.

And here's why...

Sure......
Forum: Copywriting 19th May 2010, 03:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,569
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Re: How to Find Good, Affordable Copy

Who's angry? Not me. BTW he's not an "insurance company that pulls in billions every year". He's an insurance broker - an agent. There's a big difference. His margins are tight. He can't afford to...
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