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Forum: Copywriting 19th July 2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By Mark Andrews
Re: Headlines---Headlines---get your headline information

It didn't hurt in the slightest to post your info up Paul.

And I suspect not everyone was aware of some of the points you raised about writing headlines. One or two good little points too. Points...
Forum: Copywriting 13th July 2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By joe golfer
Keep Your Eyes Peeled

I have a customer in the aviation industry. I've completed maybe 5 or 6 sales letters for them.

Yesterday I read an article on Gawker about the massive shortage of pilots worldwide:
Are You...
Forum: Copywriting 8th July 2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,802
Posted By Mark Pescetti
The Mentality of Choosing Your Price Point

What you charge for your product or service is a HUGE indicator of how much you believe your solution is worth.

It’s also going to establish the perceived value your potential clients or...
Forum: Copywriting 21st May 2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,422
Posted By MontelloMarketing
Re: Help With Story Telling

"Story" by Robert McKee.
Forum: Copywriting 20th May 2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By angiecolee
Re: Writing for competitors -- copy ethics question

I agree - non-compete and NDAs definitely are prohibitive to working for a competitor. However, if you're not bound by contract, it's not unethical to take on those competitor projects.

Where it...
Forum: Copywriting 19th May 2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By JakeDaly
Re: Writing for competitors -- copy ethics question

For those of you who have worked for clients that have included such a clause, is it understood that you'll be compensated well for having the clause included? In other words, if you agree to write...
Forum: Copywriting 19th May 2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By Pusateri
Re: Writing for competitors -- copy ethics question

It's only unethical if you agreed not to, then did it anyway.

If I were to hire you to write copy for my pigeon farm, I would never assume you would decline work from other pigeon farms, UNLESS I...
Forum: Copywriting 19th May 2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By ejunkie
Re: Writing for competitors -- copy ethics question

That's a good question.

And there are several sides to it.

1. If you are under an agency's employment, not only you ... even your agency can't.

2. If you are a freelancer and clients...
Forum: Copywriting 16th March 2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By MichelFortin
The Power of The Written Word (Video)

Thought you guys might like this. This cartoon/drawing company asked me for my permission to use my interview with the late, great Gary Halbert. Here was the result (pretty cool, too!).

A Tribute...
Forum: Copywriting 28th February 2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,775
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Sick Sales Video

"You must be a teacher...because you've got a lot of class"

You think this guy can sell or what?



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAo-DmzdvK0...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd February 2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,173
Posted By Mark Andrews
What is Direct Response Marketing?

Sometimes less is more...

It's about working smarter in business, not harder.

In this case, I want you to commit just 3 very simple words to your mind...

Direct Response Marketing

Those 3...
Forum: Copywriting 1st February 2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,365
Posted By joe golfer
How the P90X Guys Got Rich

Paul Gram posted on the main forum how the p90X company made all their dough. The guys behind it are direct marketers who partnered with a personal trainer. I'll just link to Paul's post and you can...
Forum: Copywriting 24th January 2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,029
Posted By Mark Pescetti
A Few MUST Do Action Steps BEFORE Writing Your Copy...

I see a lot of people asking for advice on the CW Forum that make the same mistakes time and time again.
It’s called a lack of organization and foresight.

After all…

…You can’t...
Forum: Copywriting 14th January 2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By Mark Andrews
The Old Warrior Copywriting Forum (Resource)

Newbies might appreciate some of the threads on the old Warrior Copywriting Forum which you can find here...

The Warrior Forum - The Copywriting Forum...
Forum: Copywriting 13th January 2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,739
Posted By RickDuris
Re: Making $3,000 In 30 Days From Copywriting…

This may not be of much strategic or tactical help, but from a mindset perspective, it could make all the difference.

When confronted with financial obstacles, here's what I've done:

I...
Forum: Copywriting 13th January 2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,739
Re: Making $3,000 In 30 Days From Copywriting…

Assuming each "assignment" only earns $750.00.

This lets them target virtually any business. And get quick decisions. And it won't takes ages to do the research, write and edit the promo's.
...
Forum: Copywriting 13th January 2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,739
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 12th January 2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 969
Posted By The Copy Nazi
So you wanna be a copywriter huh?

Have a look at this. Q & A yesterday.

This is an English group but a lot of this stuff pertains to the U.S. and elsewhere.

Live Q&A: Routes into copywriting | Guardian careers | guardian.co.uk...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 857
Posted By imagene
Re: For those of you who build a business only using WSOs...

Why not? Just as long as you're providing more value than you're charging you can charge anything you want.
Forum: Copywriting 9th January 2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,178
Posted By Mark Pescetti
Re: Is anyone here still using direct response mailings?

I send out postcard mailers frequently.

If you want high end clients (for copywriting), it's the only way to way go (as far as push marketing is concerned.)

And it demonstrates what you can do...
Forum: Copywriting 8th January 2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By MontelloMarketing
Re: Tim Ferris - 300 word rule

Ginny,


Don't assume shorter copy means less writing.

As Mark Twain used to say after delivering a very long letter to family and friends... "Sorry this letter was so long. If I had more time...
Forum: Copywriting 8th January 2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By RickDuris
How I Got Two Job Offers and a $200-an-Hour Consulting Gig from Blogging

Great story. Useful case study. Immediately applicable information:

How I Got Two Job Offers and a $200-an-Hour Consulting Gig from Blogging...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd January 2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,538
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 2nd January 2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,810
Posted By Mark Andrews
Re: The Biggest Copywriting Secret Anyone Will Ever Tell You

People don't like being sold to?

Poppycock!

Everyone loves being sold to.

They want to be sold to.

They want people to stroke their ego.
Forum: Copywriting 23rd December 2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 630
Posted By Jason Kanigan
Re: How a few words on DMV form split Europe in two

Start thinking about your offers.

"Rome with coffee > Rome without coffee ... and > Paris with coffee."

It has made me start thinking about mine.

Also explains why in Sales giving three...
Forum: Copywriting 19th December 2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Re: 4 Lessons I Learned From Joe Sugarman

Your reboot has been a success, Adil. :)



Powerful.

Fear of criticism, ridicule or looking like a fool has killed more profitable opportunities than imperfect marketing ever could.

I...
Forum: Copywriting 19th December 2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By Mark Pescetti
Are Ya Hungry Kid?

I’ve mentioned it here before… that I was homeschooled from the 4th grade on.

In fact, I was self-schooled.

I was unconventional for the unconventional.

Raised by an...
Forum: Copywriting 17th December 2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,645
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: Copywriting 15th December 2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,147
Posted By travlinguy
Re: Copy Cub FAILS the Gordon-test but

I didn't read the replies so I'm sure this has already been covered. I'll make it short and sweet: Get to the point already. That's it. You're not a bad writer so tell them what they need to know...
Forum: Copywriting 15th December 2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,147
Posted By gjabiz
In the interest of helping all newbies out...

Well, I'm going to assist with your learning lesson.

First thing, I was never tired of entertaining questions. I told EVERYONE up front, and in subsequent emails and PMs...to be fair...you got...
Forum: Copywriting 15th December 2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,147
Re: Copy Cub FAILS the Gordon-test but

Well done Eric.

And welcome to the real world of copywriting.

We just keep working on it until we get it bang on right.


Steve
Forum: Copywriting 15th December 2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,147
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Re: Copy Cub FAILS the Gordon-test but

Its nothing to do with Dirty Headlights or safety or any of that. Its everything to do with a way any Bozo can make cash money without investing a lot. You don't want to even reveal what the product...
Forum: Copywriting 15th December 2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,147
Re: Copy Cub FAILS the Gordon-test but

Eric,

It isn't that bad.

Mal and Mark pointed out the necessary improvements.

The headline is too long and probably without you meaning it to be - it came across as a touch insulting.

It...
Forum: Copywriting 15th December 2011, 04:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,147
Posted By Mark Andrews
Re: Copy Cub FAILS the Gordon-test but

Good morning Eric,

The most important thing is, you tried. And the more you keep on trying, the closer this trying brings you towards your ultimate goal. In business there will always be...
Forum: Copywriting 15th December 2011, 03:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,147
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Re: Copy Cub FAILS the Gordon-test but

I had to force myself to get past your headline, for starters. Try putting it in lower case and you might have a chance of people reading it.

Discover the cash-creating monster idea a retired,...
Forum: Copywriting 14th December 2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,255
Posted By Ross Bowring
Re: Why Do You Come Here... to the Copywriting Forum?

Blessings of the season to this sub-forum...

For gifting me the opportunity to constructively interact with peers I respect, and pass along a few words of advice to those looking to advance their...
Forum: Copywriting 4th December 2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Re: How many of you submit copy with your COPYRIGHT NOTICE on it?

Its the calling card of an amateur. Copyright is automatic in all countries where the Berne Convention applies (i.e. the "civilized" world). There is no need to stake a claim to copyright. In...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd December 2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By ASCW
10 Common Squeeze Page Bloopers (that are easy to fix)

So I’ve been reviewing a lot of squeeze pages lately. And I’ve noticed some common problems. Little roadbumps (or sometimes big roadblocks). That hinder opt-in rates.

While this may be nothing...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd November 2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,655
Posted By Raydal
Re: What's your copywriting history?

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

-Ray Edwards
Forum: Copywriting 22nd November 2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,655
Posted By arfasaira
Re: What's your copywriting history?

Hey Ben :D

Here's my lowdown:

-How you got to be a copywriter

I was sick of earning a pittance as a content writer...having been published in mainstream fiction before, I knew I had a talent...
Forum: Copywriting 20th November 2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 776
Posted By Karson
Tip How To Get Paid For Your Copywriting

Alright, I never have embedded a youtube vid in the forum but here is the video:

http://youtu.be/VR8DGg6h6EQ

It is worth watching if you are past the just starting stage and want to start...
Forum: Copywriting 18th November 2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Re: Headlines

You can use a "heatmap" to see what people are doing onsite...or...even better, watch a video of what they are doing with ClickTale, The leader in Heatmaps, Usability & Web Analytics...
Forum: Copywriting 17th November 2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Re: Can you critique my sales letter please...

Dude...I've been to lots of parties. Wild parties even. But never ever has some sheila approached me with “Let me see your dicks”.
Forum: Copywriting 17th November 2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,941
Posted By abugah
21 Stunning Copywriting Quotes You Need to Know

Both veteran and newbie copywriters can immensely benefit from these quotes...



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1. “On the average, five times as many people read the headlines as...
Forum: Copywriting 12th November 2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,014
Posted By Jake Dennert
Re: Suppose the copy fee was $15,000...

Absolutely not.

I don't care what someone's willing to pay:

If what they're offering isn't legit, if I don't believe in it myself, if I can't get behind it 100%... I won't write.

Guess I'm...
Forum: Copywriting 10th November 2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By IMHopeful
Re: What Does A Freelancer Say To A Company Looking To Hire Him?

I agree with everything Jake mentioned, but would add that: You lose a certain amount of flexibility in your writing style as well. Most in-house jobs have a set standard and style they will expect...
Forum: Copywriting 10th November 2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By Jake Dennert
Re: What Does A Freelancer Say To A Company Looking To Hire Him?

Hey Eric,

Lots of things to consider here, and hopefully I'm not just repeating what was said in the thread Joe posted.

Two things would make an in-house, on-staff position over freelancing...
Forum: Copywriting 9th November 2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By joe golfer
Re: What Does A Freelancer Say To A Company Looking To Hire Him?

Check this thread out for some good stuff
http://www.warriorforum.com/copywriting-forum/342048-would-you-rather-house-copywriter-freelance-copywriter.html
Forum: Copywriting 9th November 2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,951
Posted By Stephen Bray
Arrow Re: Who Else Studies Psychology?

I'm not suprised that copywriters study psychology,
but I'm amazed at the number of formally trained
psychologists who are so bad at marketing their
practices.

Many start by talking about...
Forum: Copywriting 8th November 2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By Scott Lilly
All this copywriting is making me improve my product

I wrote my first ebook almost one year ago. It started out as tips to some friends of mine, and eventually got to the point where I thought it was good enough to sell as a book.

So I set up a...
Forum: Copywriting 8th November 2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,951
Posted By Raydal
Re: Who Else Studies Psychology?

Studying academic psychology is overkill if you want to be
a good copywriter. If that was what it took then more
psychology majors would be making a killing as copywriters.

You need to study...
Forum: Copywriting 8th November 2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,151
Posted By ThomasOMalley
Re: How do you target clients? How do you approach them?

I highly recommend you read Steve Slaunwhite's How to Start and Run a Copywriting Business and the Wealthy Freelancer.

Both books give you excellent info. on targeting your prospects and how to...
Forum: Copywriting 8th November 2011, 03:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,151
Posted By joe golfer
Re: How do you target clients? How do you approach them?

Here are some resources:

http://www.warriorforum.com/copywriting-forum/351209-how-get-business-right-now.html

You Ask I Answer | MakepeaceTotalPackage.com...
Forum: Copywriting 6th November 2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By CopyWriteHer
Re: Question: Persuasion - Getting Customers To Walk In Your Shoes?

In most instances, for them to agree with you, you need to have them believe that you agree with them. Instead of having them come to where you are, you are going to where they are and walking to...
Forum: Copywriting 6th November 2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,179
Posted By max5ty
Re: Why Is One Of The Most Powerful Psychological Factors In Copywriting Something That Anyone Can F

Thanks Mark...

was just having a bad day.

I sent a P.M. to Brian apologizing...

and I apologize publicly for my attitude.

I know Brian is a world class copywriter...he's definitely one of...
Forum: Copywriting 5th November 2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,828
Re: Would Your Copy Actually Sell In The Real World?

Your copy has a simpler style than many of the pieces I've seen from some of the others. That makes it more versatile. It's not "slick copy".
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