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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th March 2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By Tina Golden
Re: Press Release Writing - Is there really a correct format?

Yes, there is a correct format and style for press releases. That doesn't mean most of the people offering to write them actually know that, though.

The majority of the online press releases...
Forum: Copywriting 30th December 2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,376
Posted By copyassassin
Re: Why are you selling yourself short as a copywriter?

Mark,

You're over looking perhaps the most important ingredients to securing high paying gigs:

CONFIDENCE
SELF-WORTH
SELF-RESPECT

It's easy to ask $7 for a writing gig. Kinda easy at...
Forum: Copywriting 30th December 2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,376
Posted By angiecolee
Re: Why are you selling yourself short as a copywriter?

Just put yourself out there, m'dear. You'd be amazed that some of the preconceived notions you're positively convinced others need to see in order to know you're a professional are complete and utter...
Forum: Copywriting 29th December 2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,376
Posted By Mark Andrews
Why are you selling yourself short as a copywriter?

Why settle for less when you can have more?

Look don't get me wrong, the Warrior Forum isn't a bad training ground if you're just starting out as a copywriter.

Here you will find copywriting...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd December 2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 69,592
Posted By joe golfer
1000th Post: Resources for New Copywriters

updated 07/06/16

Here are some links for new copywriters. For now I have these areas:

--What is Copywriting?
--How to Get Started
--How to Find Free/Low Cost Copywriting Education Resources...
Forum: Copywriting 4th January 2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,527
Posted By John Durham
Re: CW Forum regulars who've gone AWOL...

The stakes are higher here Di, because offline experts are selling $27.00 wso's, and have other business interests outside of WSO's....but CW's are selling $1600.00 services, and most of them depend...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd January 2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,527
Posted By DianaHeuser
Re: CW Forum regulars who've gone AWOL...

Mark,

I thought one of the functions of the Warrior Forum was to help newbies? We all have to start somewhere, even if it is rubbish in the beginning.

Learning happens by making mistakes and...
Forum: Copywriting 24th November 2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By AdmiralGloom
Re: Happy Thanksgiving!

On a day like this I just want to thank all of you have helped me on my journey. Particularly Alex helping me through my first few drugging months.

Wishing you all a great day Holiday or...
Forum: Copywriting 24th November 2011, 03:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Re: Happy Thanksgiving!

Yes, sadly we don't Thanksgiving here in Blighty.

But to all of our US of A friends hope you have a fabulous time.

Have lots of fun.


Steve
Forum: Copywriting 23rd November 2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By Mark Andrews
Re: Happy Thanksgiving!

Ahhhhh fond memories - Thanksgiving in Portland, Oregon back in 2004. Of course we don't have Thanksgiving over here in the UK but...

...here's wishing each and every single one of a wonderful day...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd November 2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By Jason Kanigan
Re: Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you, MsConnie, and all the best to you and yours! (Makes me grin to think how dead this place should be tomorrow!)
Forum: Copywriting 23rd November 2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By JakeDaly
Re: Happy Thanksgiving!

=D

Thanks! You too.
Forum: Copywriting 23rd November 2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By deepestblue
Re: Happy Thanksgiving!

Cool thanks, Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,162
Posted By NicoleBeckett
Re: Tips for hiring writers for 700 word articles with some research

How long do you think it would take a writer to do the work? Between researching, writing, and proofreading, it will take at least 2 or 3 hours (and that's assuming your writer can work pretty...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,162
Posted By smadronia
Re: Tips for hiring writers for 700 word articles with some research

That's essentially a penny per word. For an average article, that might be okay, but if you're not providing the specifics, and the writer's going to need to spend some time looking to see what you...
Forum: Copywriting 10th September 2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,919
Posted By Joe Benjamin
Re: Why write by hand?

If my opinion makes any difference...

I've made a few thousand because I started off
writing proven sales copy by hand. As a result...

Email copy = improved.

Article Writing = improved.
...
Forum: Copywriting 7th September 2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,919
Posted By MLDerk
Re: Why write by hand?

I've tried writing by hand. But I have to go painfully slow if I want to be able to read it when I've finished, and I get writer's cramp very easily. And I just don't have time to go THAT slow very...
Forum: Copywriting 5th September 2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,919
Posted By KevinBolty
Re: Why write by hand?

I write by hand because COMPUTER DON'T LET ME FOCUS.

And also i 'feel' more of what im writing!
Forum: Copywriting 3rd September 2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,919
Posted By gjabiz
What Gary Halbert told me. And a long convuluted post...

For the few of you that were just beginning to think I knew what I was talking about...this should quickly change your minds...he..he.

MsConnie,

I will tell you the reason for writing copy by...
Forum: Copywriting 1st September 2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,919
Posted By Pusateri
Re: Why write by hand?

Copying a great piece of writing by hand is a symphony of learning.

First, it's the most attentive way of reading there is. But, it goes deeper than that.

Your brain is not a single organ, but...
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,919
Posted By EricMN
Re: Why write by hand?

I very much agree.

This tactic isn't just present for copy, it is also supported by some authors of fiction as well. . . But does it work?

If used properly, yes. I think before someone shadows...
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,919
Posted By arfasaira
Re: Why write by hand?

Maybe it's just me, but the idea that writing out famous letters by hand repeatedly is going to make you a great copywriter is just as silly as someone saying they are a doctor because they've...
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,919
Posted By Rach72
Re: Why write by hand?

Lol - thanks! I have managed to train myself to ignore it until I have finished my article - then I can tweak to my hearts desire!

Handwriting allows you to release initial emotions as well.
...
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,919
Posted By AmandaT
Re: Why write by hand?

When you write you tend to focus more word per word. Typing, normally, requires less thought into the words you are typing. Also, there have been many studies showing that the brain absorbs...
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,919
Posted By Cam Connor
Re: Why write by hand?

Personally, I believe in taking advantage of this great technological device known as the computer... why go back in time? :)
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,919
Posted By shawoon98
Re: Why write by hand?

I strongly believe it's whatever you are comfortable with. Writing or Typing. In my case I'm always distracted by the curiousity of searching something on google whenever I'm typing something. But...
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,919
Posted By EricMN
Re: Why write by hand?

Writing out by hand is more actively engaging than typing. Then, when you analyze, you can scribble, jot and write all over what you just wrote in whatever way helps you best to learn.

Studies...
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,919
Posted By guynextdoor
Re: Why write by hand?

It is forcing you more to know the full phrase before you write it down instead pressing the delete button 10 times.

Exercise imagination.
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,919
Posted By sanjaypande
Re: Why write by hand?

I think it's more of an "old school wisdom" thing that went unchallenged. Then again is it?

Having tried both, I do see benefits of just typing it out as well but tend to get distracted with...
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,527
Posted By arfasaira
Re: How Much Do Copywriters Make?

Hi J,

Please don't be insulted - content and copywriting are worlds apart and I should know - I used to be a content writer! But I got sick of being paid peanuts. If you're really fed up of...
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 855
Posted By Courtney Keene
Re: A couple a tips for them newbie freelancers out there....

Good points, though with the first one I also think it's important not to sell yourself short. If you're specifically building a portfolio, do so on your own terms. Offer free copy to people who...
Forum: Copywriting 29th August 2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,973
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Lightbulb Re: [**Where Exactly Did You Get Your First Copywriting Job?**]

If I was hunting for clients, here's exactly what I'd do:

Pick a market and choose an offer that's not living up to its full potential.

Improve it. Write a new letter, create an email sequence,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd August 2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,034
Posted By LegitIncomes
Re: Quality Content Writers - A Myth?

They aren't a myth at all...I use them myself.

HOWEVER, you do "get what you pay for", and for a GOOD/HIGH QUALITY writer, expect to pay $15-$20 PER 400 words....and this is on the LOW END on the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd August 2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,034
Posted By Mac the Knife
Re: Quality Content Writers - A Myth?

Yep, you get what you pay for...bottom line.
Forum: Copywriting 5th July 2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,620
Posted By kellyburdes
Re: What's the "exit strategy" for a Copywriter?

I've not been a member of the Warrior Forum for a long time, and I've not built up friends and relationships here yet....so I'm not trying to step out of line or cause any type of ruckus. I gotta say...
Forum: Copywriting 5th July 2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By arfasaira
Re: Per page rate for ebooks?

It depends on where your at right now in terms of how comfortable you feel with your writing and how much you feel happy charging your client. My first EVER job on Elance was for an ebook which was...
Forum: Copywriting 5th July 2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By Raydal
Re: Per page rate for ebooks?

Most of the books I wrote were within my field so the research
was practically done. The last ebook I wrote was a 10,000
word book for $2,000. Now I stick to writing sales copy!

-Ray Edwards
Forum: Copywriting 5th July 2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By peejaydee
Re: Per page rate for ebooks?

You could consider not pricing per page or per word. Why not take an objective look at how much work the ebook will actually take to write? Include your investigation/study time and possibly a...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd July 2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By travlinguy
Re: Per page rate for ebooks?

My rate for content is twelve cents per word. The average Word doc is around 400 words so that's approximately $48 per page.

I'd start there and might come down a bit, but not much. Not these...
Forum: Copywriting 27th June 2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,620
Posted By Daniel Scott
Re: What's the "exit strategy" for a Copywriter?

IMHO, there's nothing wrong with having an exit strategy... even if you never use it.

After all... we all need a break from time to time. And what's the difference between a vacation and a...
Forum: Copywriting 25th June 2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,620
Posted By RickDuris
Re: What's the "exit strategy" for a Copywriter?

No self-respecting copywriter would ever, in a billion years, think that thought.

That's why Ted Nicholas, at 90+ years young, is still writing and teaching copy.

That's why 80 something...
Forum: Copywriting 16th June 2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 933
Posted By Stephen Dean
Tell 'Em To Go Away, Because They'll Be Back

Recently I've noticed a lot of copywriting applicants with, to say the least, interesting expectations. I get questions about money-back guarantees, if I can deliver over night, if I can give them a...
Forum: Copywriting 15th June 2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,594
Posted By Mark Andrews
Re: What it takes to be a Copywriter

Okay assuming the position you've 'sold more than anyone else in the world', why don't you reveal who you are?

It's all very well and good criticizing other copywriters here but who are you, where...
Forum: Copywriting 15th June 2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,210
Posted By Hans Klein
Re: Any mentors taking on students anytime in the near future?

Here's the thing about mentoring...

Are you looking for someone to take you under their wing like a true "Copy cub"? Someone who critiques all your writing ruthlessly and takes your success...
Forum: Copywriting 14th June 2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,210
Posted By arfasaira
Re: Any mentors taking on students anytime in the near future?

hmmmm....maybe, if you've got a ton of time on your hand and you can learn without any advice on how your doing or getting motivation when your low.

Before I was coached here on the forum, I...
Forum: Copywriting 14th June 2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,210
Posted By max5ty
Re: Any mentors taking on students anytime in the near future?

Probably won't be popular here, but after my years in the business, I've found that most of what you pay for is worthless. The best approach is to get out there and simply start - also study all the...
Forum: Copywriting 14th June 2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,210
Posted By Raydal
Re: Any mentors taking on students anytime in the near future?

You can find details about my program in my signature
below.

-Ray Edwards
Forum: Copywriting 13th June 2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,594
Posted By Mark Andrews
Re: What it takes to be a Copywriter

If you really are serious about this it's going to take a hell of a lot of research on your part.

You state that you want to become a top copywriter.

Do you even have the faintest idea what...
Forum: Copywriting 13th June 2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,197
Posted By Raydal
Re: How to Get Copywriting Jobs on oDesk

I find that your post is helpful, but as indicated above you
shot yourself in the foot by indicating that this was your
FIRST job. :)

It's apparent that you are excited about this and I can...
Forum: Copywriting 7th June 2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By RickDuris
Forum: Copywriting 5th June 2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By Jay Cummins
Re: New to copywriting, help please

While getting the right books and reading them multiple times helps in learning the basics of

copywriting. The fastest way to become a good copywriter is to work with a coach.

There are a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd June 2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 77,979
Posted By Paul Myers
[Moderator Warning] READ THIS NOW

Watch out for this!

Some idiot just posted a "discount offer" for a popular article submitting product. The text link said it went to an ad in the Warrior Products and Services section. The real...
Forum: Copywriting 31st May 2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,800
Posted By Drez
Lightbulb Weight Loss Copy example | Free (no opt-in) copywriter swipe file

Weight loss advertising has provided (and continues to provide) a huge supply of great copywriting examples (for copy swipe files)

This classic ad from 1985 is definitely one to add to your...
Forum: Copywriting 29th May 2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 990
Posted By staceythewriter
Re: How Do I Start? :(

Hi Ms. Connie:

On my website, there are some free reports and audios designed to help new freelance copywriters get started. You can check them out on my "Resources" page at...
Forum: Copywriting 28th May 2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,446
Posted By John_S
Re: How A New Copywriter Can Get Work

Split the two. They are different segments, expecting different things. I would go so far as making a second site.

There can be an exception, but in the vast majority of cases that is the rule.
Forum: Copywriting 27th May 2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 990
Posted By ecoverbox
Re: How Do I Start? :(

I don't see anything wrong with bidding on small, albeit low-paying copywriting jobs. Once you get your feet wet, as you said, you can work your way up and build enough copywriting experience so you...
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