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Forum: Social Media 4th January 2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 175
Posted By Steve Faber
Facebook Landing Page With a 72.8% Conv Rate

Yeah, that's what I'm looking for. Aren't we all? In any case, I've been doing the IM thing for a really long time, and have created more than my share of high converting landing pages for myself and...
Forum: Copywriting 31st December 2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: She Was Screaming My Name...

The mistake is not only calling them idiots, but making your audience feel like idiots, without coming out and saying it. I see that copy mistake made more frequently than you'd think.

To...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 30th December 2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: FaceBook Ads 0 Conversion Rate

I would definitely use a benefit driven, "What's in it for me", headline. Next, I'd use the ad to build your list. That way you can build a relationship and credibility with your audience. That alone...
Forum: Copywriting 24th December 2016, 01:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,157
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: How much are you charging?

Are you a copywriter or a content writer?

A copywriter creates sales and marketing content with a concrete goal / call to action the audience must take for the piece to be considered successful....
Forum: Website Design 25th November 2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By Steve Faber
Wordpress Mobile Redirect for Single Page Only

I'm using the Avada theme for most of mine and client sites, and it is the bee's knees. It's responsive, so sites look good on multiple platforms. I've run into an instance where I need to redirect a...
Forum: Email Marketing 23rd November 2016, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 101
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: Question about url's inside emails

Another advantage of using a url shortner is that you can track the clicks and get some analytics data that can help refine your campaigns.
Forum: Email Marketing 10th November 2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 305
Posted By Steve Faber
RE: Tips for getting more email opens?

The subject line is vital, obviously. If it doesn't get opened, it doesn't get read. To craft a great subject line, you must know your audience, their problems, and their true motivations.

I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th November 2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 129
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: Question Mining Software to Find Niche Questions

It was super slick, because it automated an extremely time consuming research function. It was excellent for discovering what content to create and pages to make that would be guaranteed to have an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th November 2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 129
Posted By Steve Faber
Question Mining Software to Find Niche Questions

About 8 or 10 years ago someone on here marketed some software that would question mine. Basically you could enter desired keywords and it would find the most common questions about a topic from...
Forum: Copywriting 4th November 2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: One way to learn about copywriting.

If you can move people to a desired action with words, you're a copywriter. If you can do it consistently, you're a good one. If you can do it against their will or change their minds, you're a great...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th August 2016, 12:37 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,644
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: How I make $4000 a Month - You can do it too...

That's the problem and primarily the opportunity for online educators. There is too much for free. There is so damned much it is overwhelming. People pay for knowledge, sure, but mostly they pay for...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd August 2016, 11:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: What is the best way to start researching a B2B industry that you are unfamiliar with?

Is your copy B2B, targeting HVAC businesses, as it would be for suppliers, distributors, insurance companies, business service providers, trade associations, etc.
or
is it targeting HVAC...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th August 2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,816
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: Wanna hire a cheap article writer? Here's what you get.

It's not rocket science, it's math. Yeah, so maybe you were told there would be no math, but I digress. In native English speaking, first world countries, a professional writer must be able to put a...
Forum: Copywriting 25th February 2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: Email Copy For Non IM Sales...What to do?

Branding is an integral part of marketing.
My 0.02
Forum: Copywriting 25th February 2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 854
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: Copy Writing Fees

If you can copywrite yourself out of a wet paper bag, you're losing sales because you've significantly undervalued yourself. YOU'RE TOO CHEAP. You're destroying your value perception. Prospects know...
Forum: Copywriting 21st February 2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 847
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: looking for tips for my crappy blog

Glen's right. Payment should be last, or at least after you've built some value into the offer.

When discussing copywriting, feedback is often painful, but like taking your pushups only halfway...
Forum: Copywriting 21st February 2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 847
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: looking for tips for my crappy blog

2 things:

1) You can't sell people on the fact that you know what you're doing and are successful at it, when your site's appearance says otherwise. Whoever said 1997 nailed it.

2) Headline
"...
Forum: Copywriting 21st February 2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By Steve Faber
Forum: Copywriting 21st February 2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 896
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: I'm Looking for Feedback On My Opt-in Page

Well,
"FACT: Achieving Your Ultimate Fitness Goals REQUIRES A Total Body Approach - Get Your FREE Report - With A Fantastic Bonus 6-Day Workout You Can Start TODAY!"

sounds like too much work....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th October 2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,271
Posted By Steve Faber
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd July 2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: Your feedback on my site Please ?

Here are my quick observations:

1) Your main navbar is very hard to read because the contrast is poor. Lose the style, and just go with dark gray text on white.

2) Move your paypal down below...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 28,604
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: How 1 blog comment brings me 150-250 targetted UV's per day.

With Google's latest updates branded keywords are more important than in the past anyway. That means leaving a link with just your organization's name is still powerful for SEO, in addition to the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th April 2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 315
Posted By Steve Faber
Online Payment Gateway That Rocks

We're looking for the favorite online payment gateway. Been looking at authorie.net, but never used them before. I've used PP and Clickbank. I used Yahoo Store with it's gateway 7 - 8 years ago, but...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 8th February 2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,778
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: Review my site please!

Give them a reason to like you on Facebook, and you'll get many more likes. Same goes for your newsletter. Theopt-in is hiden way down on the bottom. Display it prominently above the fold, near the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,494
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: Is there a legal way to steal images?

It's people like you that make people hate people like you.

Legally stealing? Really??????

Think about how you would like it if someone started siphoning off your bandwidth.

My .o2c
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,409
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: Business down from $50k to $10k per month. How do we recover?

- If you're not already, start blogging and build a following. Incorporate social media and stay active in it.
- It's been mentioned a million times, but market to your list. Since you were selling...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2013, 02:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: Crap! WP Theme Update Wiped Out Changes

I hope it's not already too late, but they typically BU on Sunday. You need to contact them ASAP to see if they havbe already overwritten with the new one.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: Adbrite will cease operations on Feb 1, 2013

Techcrunch.com is one of the largest tech-oriented sites on the Internet.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th January 2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,091
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: How to find sites for guest posting

Try bloggerlinkup.com. I've used it for years and it seems to work pretty well (It's free, too)
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 25th November 2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,125
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: The quickest way to Ecommerce Success

My first online experience (8 years ago) was with an e-comerce site. I used Yahoo stores. I don;t know if that is a viable option, but i would bet there are better, more value oriented ones...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,091
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: Would you still do freelance writing?

It's all in where / how you market yourself. I made $900 USD for my first article, and have made far more others.

Think about this. If you want to be a real, professional writer as a career, you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: New to the forum New to IM Need Help

Welcome. You should join the WAR ROOM portion of the forum, if you can spare the dough. It's a great value, especially considering the advice, tools, and even complete plans you'll find there. Some...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: Doomed if You Promote Amazon Electronics?

Not nly are they dominatingcertain product categories, but electronics (especially video) tend to have some of the lowest overal margins forthe retailer, so naturally they look to lower selling...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By Steve Faber
Doomed if You Promote Amazon Electronics?

Amazon now has a large excluded products list. They wil pay you no commissions if you refer a sale for them.

Here is a sample:
Nikon D600 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only);...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st October 2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: How Do I Hire 5 Bloggers?

A real professional writer, by definition, makes their lviing (and supports their family) writing. If they live in a native English speaking country, ask yourself how much money they have to make in...
Forum: Copywriting 15th October 2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,003
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: The "Secret" Marketing Strategy headline

Winston,

I'm actually targeting mid-sized companies' marketing managers for content marketing services. It would be beneficial to know if they had used SEO in the past and how it worked for them,...
Forum: Copywriting 12th October 2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,443
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: Funny Ad

s-t-e-r-o-i-d-s
Forum: Copywriting 12th October 2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,003
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: The "Secret" Marketing Strategy headline

Thanks for the help. Yes, I do tend toward longer headlines at times and have to be reined in a bit.

Are These More Benefit Oriented / Any Better?

Want to Finally Tell Google to Take a Hike,...
Forum: Copywriting 12th October 2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,824
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: Why Isn't This Squeeze Page Converting?

Instead of "For people who want to lose at least 10 pounds"

try

"If you've only got 10 or 15 pounds to lose, this information is probably more than you need."

Just split test everything.
Forum: Copywriting 12th October 2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,068
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: I really NEED some serious feedback on this site.

You want to be very careful asking questions your prospect can say "No" to. It's usually a no-no.
Forum: Copywriting 12th October 2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,003
Posted By Steve Faber
The "Secret" Marketing Strategy headline

I'm about to send a sales letter for my content creation business to some marketnig directors of medium-sized businesses in my area. I wanted to run a couple of prospective headlines by the...
Forum: Copywriting 12th October 2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,770
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: Good reasons to charge more not less for your copywriting expertise

In the video "If you give me a great price on this one, I'll be back with a whole lot more" is not only one ofthe great lies in copywriting, it is one of the great lies for business in general. Don't...
Forum: Copywriting 11th October 2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 941
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: Top gun copywriter wanted for possible collaboration

Mark,

I've dealt with the "corporate gobbledegook" market many times, although for content creation, not pure copywriting.

Sadly, the C-suite expects a certain amount of that. It makes them...
Forum: Copywriting 11th October 2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,241
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: Buy a New Car With This Headline and Sales Letter?

Mark,

So basically, you're saying it will set off everyone's "If it sounds to good to be true..." BS detectors??
Forum: Copywriting 11th October 2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,241
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: Buy a New Car With This Headline and Sales Letter?

Content Marketing Survey Report | Econsultancy (http://econsultancy.com/us/reports/content-marketing-survey-report)
Forum: Copywriting 11th October 2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,241
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: Buy a New Car With This Headline and Sales Letter?

Mark,

Actually, none of the articles are bought from e-bay or sourced from any other place. I've written all of them. I have dozens of blogs and a backlog of literally thousands of articles and...
Forum: Copywriting 11th October 2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,241
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: Buy a New Car With This Headline and Sales Letter?

Hey, is anybody out there? How is the headline and sales letter? Does it suck? Any suggestions?

Come on, please... that Subie isn't going to buy itself.....

RIP - Beanbo Cook!
Forum: Copywriting 10th October 2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,367
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: Applied Copywriting Principles to my "Day Gig;" May have scared some people

Jeremy,

Petty rocks! Congrats on your new project, and so soon after winding down your last one.

I would probably include some more hard hitting facts about your previous success and how much...
Forum: Copywriting 10th October 2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: ANY help whatsoever will be greatly appreciated! Need some extra tips for improving page convers

Here is the Internet Marketing Info the "Gurus" Keep Under Wraps, Dangling Forever Just Out Reach, and I'm Giving it to You For Free......

CONGRATULATIONS! Your Online Success is Determined by...
Forum: Copywriting 9th October 2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: Innovation in Direct Marketing Copywriting

When I sold cars for a summer in college, we were taught a variation of this powerful technique. We relayed to prospects why our vehicles were so safe, because they had strong, anti-intrusion door...
Forum: Copywriting 9th October 2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,515
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: The Best Active Copywriting Blogs?

Michael Fortin's is good, and I've gotten plenty of good stuff from Copyblogger.

Here's a list on Copyblogger of 15 great copywriting blogs you can check out.

15 Copywriting and Content...
Forum: Copywriting 9th October 2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,241
Posted By Steve Faber
Buy a New Car With This Headline and Sales Letter?

Okay, I'm ready for a new car. No, it's not going to be the requisite Lambo so many IMers seem to crave. I'm just after a nice Subaru Imprezza Wagon I can use to get around in the winter, without...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th August 2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,523
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: $28,000 per month doing book reviews

What's the legal division between a positive review and a testimonial? Paying for fake testimonials is illegal. Why is it not the same for commissioning 5-star reviews
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th August 2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: Planning on selling my blog. Need advice.

Unless you have significant original content or a large subscriber base, $100 would be beyond lucky with that kind of traffic. You will probably get closer to $25.

It's basically a throwaway,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th August 2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: "Now You've Got Your Ad Running, Now What?"

Listening - It's one of the most common characteristics of successful sales professionals.
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th August 2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,958
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: READ THIS NOW! STOP F@$#ING Around And Start Building A Successful Online Consulting Business To

You didn't just hit the nail on the head, you pounded it clean through the whole damn log!

If you're modeling your "offline" business on the IMer/MMO niche, you're missing the mark by a mile....
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