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Forum: Copywriting 10th June 2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 562
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Headline of the day

ny.Curbd.com is a real estate blog. I have no business or personal association with anyone involved with it. They are often clever and witty with their writing style. Gotta love their headline for...
Forum: Programming 10th June 2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Multimedia in a PDF?

Alex, the pdf spec does allow you to embed multimedia into pdf's.

But I suggest you rethink the strategy.

First, you'll need a more complex and likely more expensive authoring tool.
Second,...
Forum: Programming 10th June 2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,577
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: How to create a POST request to replicate a form

You're welcome!



That's up to whoever programmed the e-commerce system you're using, Max. If they provide the ability for you to pass variables into their code, then you have to use whatever...
Forum: Programming 10th June 2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,565
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Need Custom Meal Menu Plan Plugin for WordPress

I do, but we'd need to take that conversation to private message. I want to keep the forum conversation educational for other people who want to learn about development principles.
Forum: Copywriting 10th June 2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Any News Writers Here?

Brian, I think you need to run a classified ad for this opportunity.

It would help to specify the pay range, and what general topic field is involved.

Chris
Forum: Copywriting 10th June 2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,136
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Chat--love it or hate it?

Depends on what expectations you set up front.

Alan Weiss's best-paying clients know that he'll call them back within a few hours.

Dan Kennedy's best-paying clients know that they will never...
Forum: Copywriting 10th June 2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Best Way To Protect Your Content?

Good analogy, Rosie. The point of a lock is not to guarantee NOBODY can get in. It's to make it probably that MOST people will find it too much trouble to get in.

Your real power in this...
Forum: Copywriting 10th June 2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,016
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Scared To Ask For Critique

Just look through the other threads where people have asked for critiques. You're unlikely to get a flat-out nasty, mean-spirited response. Usually people here are optimists about the power of...
Forum: Copywriting 10th June 2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,230
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Dan Kennedy's Ultimate Sales Letter book

Here's the reason why this topic is debated so much on this forum.

If you send someone a snail-mail letter, the only way to tell them more is to have a longer letter. The reader can read more of...
Forum: Copywriting 10th June 2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,363
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: In Your Face Crapping Headline

Well, that's what you should use as the basis for your next attempt.

For example if you want to stay with the monster metaphor:

GIVE YOUR MONEY TO THE BEAST WHO GIVES YOU BACK VIRTUALLY...
Forum: Programming 9th June 2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,577
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: How to create a POST request to replicate a form

Max, there are two ways to add parameters to an URL.

One is by adding the parameters to the end of the URL itself, as you showed above list_id is set to the value 1 for this particular call to...
Forum: Copywriting 9th June 2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,363
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: In Your Face Crapping Headline

Now there's a headline for a New Yawkeh!
The Original Rejection Line (http://www.rejectionline.com/press/observer.html)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 9th June 2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Using IM skills in Other Areas of Life

Dear Friend,

IF YOU WANT A HAPPENING PIZZA A MOVIE NIGHT, THIS MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT LETTER YOU'LL EVER READ.

As you can see, I taped a piece of pepperoni to the top of this letter. Why? ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th June 2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,047
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Put $300 in your pocket everyday with The Yellow Pages

As always, the prophecy is only understandable when it's too late. How sad!

In the ides plus nine of tax month, two years 'ere the end
A giant plug is pulled and awesome terror descend
On...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th June 2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 871
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Why Many Are Attracted to the IM Niche

Great topic, Rob.

I like NY1's point about the affiliates.

I think a lot of newbies realize, they got excited and paid $20, $200 or $2000 from a great sales letter online - and they want to get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th June 2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Sorry Warriors! Today things change

Nice manifesto Johnny, I look forward to whatever you're going to share.:)

Chris
Forum: Copywriting 9th June 2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,363
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: In Your Face Crapping Headline

I'm so sorry about that. :eek:
Forum: Copywriting 9th June 2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,363
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: In Your Face Crapping Headline

If it's an ad for a Honda Element (the ultimate surfer-mobile), they could hose down the inside too while they're at it.

To stay kind of on topic, what if the beauty in the ad was a foreign...
Forum: Copywriting 9th June 2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,923
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: How Important Are Testimonials?

Randall, this is awesome advice for you from Marc:



What have you done to make sure that you are fishing in an ocean full of hungry fish? (That is, to confirm that there's an eager marketplace...
Forum: Copywriting 9th June 2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,363
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: In Your Face Crapping Headline

Rich, I join the chorus of the dismayed.

The first line says that FOREX has not been easy to crack, until now.
Therefore I expect the next line will explain that FOREX has now been cracked.
The...
Forum: Programming 9th June 2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Mysql database

Dean, I'm glad to hear you got the help you need. Are you using Bill's strategy?
Forum: Programming 9th June 2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,199
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Prevent Streaming Videos from Being Downloaded

Craig, this was answered in a YouTube help topic:
How to I DISALLOW others from downloading my vids? - YouTube Help (http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/youtube/thread?tid=3727177ae85a879c&hl=en)...
Forum: Programming 9th June 2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,565
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Need Custom Meal Menu Plan Plugin for WordPress

You're welcome, Michelle.

I think it's a great idea to ask the developer of the existing plugin if he'd like to extend it. Good place to start.

If he's not interested, then I'd be interested...
Forum: Programming 8th June 2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Mysql database

D'oh! I should've realized that! Where's a facepalm smiley when I need one.
Forum: Programming 8th June 2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,565
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Need Custom Meal Menu Plan Plugin for WordPress

Michelle, this looks like a cool idea. You don't say which type of technology will be used to build the site. Is that not decided yet?

Pretty much any database-backed Website technology could...
Forum: Copywriting 8th June 2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,362
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Is is copywriting the MASTER road to riches + Advice please

If you want to dig into this subject more deeply, a War Room signup will be well worth the money for you.

Everything I've seen points to these priorities for success:

1. The market or list. As...
Forum: Copywriting 8th June 2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,189
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: I know I need a copy writer

Kevin, I think you need an article writer, not a copywriter. Copywriters write advertisements that try to direct people to a particular action, such as a purchase. Article writers try to structure...
Forum: Copywriting 8th June 2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: What's the skinny on using forum posts in sales copy?

Brian, the US copyright office explains that "fair use" has to do with the purpose and use of the material. If you use the material to make money for yourself, it's less likely to be fair use.
U.S....
Forum: Copywriting 8th June 2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,075
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Critique My Sales Page? $200/day "Advanced Article Marketing"! You can have a review copy :)

Mike, I like the storytelling approach about how you went off the rails with PPC and how you lucked onto the solution.

But I agree that the writing seems long winded, and sometimes vague.
...
Forum: Copywriting 8th June 2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Rip My Copy To Shreds

Well, here's a great example of US style "over the top" hype.

Amazing, murder sales, we're already friends, humiliate, judge book by cover, fancy = trust, explode, SCREAM and most ironically,...
Forum: Copywriting 8th June 2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,382
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: My first copy attempt - would you please critique?

Robert, I apologize for adding confusion.

What I meant was: take your pitch down to one line.

But other people explained it better. I love the way that you're getting an education here.
...
Forum: Copywriting 8th June 2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,122
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: drayton bird

+1 to the votes for him as one of the good guys.

fx2000, what stands out the most for you in Scientific Advertising? For me it was the importance of testing rather than guessing.

Chris
Forum: Programming 8th June 2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,440
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Is there an easy to install a forum on a website

Steve, is your project for paying customers, or just for some personal use?

Chris
Forum: Programming 8th June 2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: How do I set up a URL redirect?

That's nice for you, but since the purpose of a forum is to help other people too, how about posting what the problem was and what solution you discovered?

Chris

P.S. Moderators - URL redirects...
Forum: Programming 8th June 2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Mysql database

That makes a lot of sense, Bill.

If the original poster doesn't have unique table prefixes per site, than he's pretty much screwed, right? Or is there another way to split out the site-specific...
Forum: Programming 8th June 2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: virtual spokesmodels

If you know nothing about it, then how do you know that it "should" be easy and cheap? I don't know how to fly a plane but a pilot is just pushing buttons all day, that's worth about $1.50 an hour...
Forum: Programming 8th June 2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,183
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Any site from where I could learn PHP

Do you have any experience using other programming languages?

Chris
Forum: Mind Warriors 7th June 2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,343
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: The Secret - How Much Do You Believe?

Kin, could you explain your point of view some more?

I'm confused about whether you think the whole LOA/positive attitude thing is really important. Or do you think it's more important to design...
Forum: Copywriting 7th June 2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,627
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Ryan Diess is on the hunt for copywriters...

Are the new staff members going to write long form sales letters for Ryan to read on video?
Forum: Copywriting 7th June 2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,631
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Ryan Deiss says long form sales letters are dead... What do you think?

Great topic!

In Ryan's sales videos, did he use the existing sales letter as a script?

If not, he changed two variables in one test.
1. From the old copy to the new copy.
2. From providing...
Forum: Programming 7th June 2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: script tools

If your post isn't just link spam, can you please explain where the number two came from since the original poster didn't number his items?

Also, by the same issue, do you mean an interest in...
Forum: Programming 7th June 2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: script tools

Eric, here's how to get all the samples you need in a free IM education:

1. Create a new email account, totally separate from any existing account. A larger hard disk might help too. Also get a...
Forum: Copywriting 7th June 2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,186
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: UK Copy Style To A USA Audience

Hugh, Rick and I were both coming at this from the business opportunity angle: it's possible to become a high-paid engineer through certification.

Do you suggest that the pitch should skip all...
Forum: Copywriting 7th June 2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,382
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: My first copy attempt - would you please critique?

Robert, the letter does a great job of joining the conversation already inside the mind of the prospect.

Take it down to the smallest possible pitch. Maybe just this much:
"Computer network...
Forum: Copywriting 7th June 2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,186
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: UK Copy Style To A USA Audience

Rick, I didn't know you also have an IT background but I'm not surprised. Do you have an ongoing interest in business technology, or is that now behind you in your past?

Guerrilla, Rick makes a...
Forum: Mind Warriors 5th June 2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,343
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: The Secret - How Much Do You Believe?

What I have to offer here might not be the most popular opinion on the Warrior Forum, but it is carefully considered and sincere.

"The Secret" is an incomplete, hyped-up, and partially misleading...
Forum: Copywriting 5th June 2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,186
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: UK Copy Style To A USA Audience

I think that's great as is for your ideal customers. These are people who like to solve challenging problems. They simply want to apply their persistence and intelligence to problem-solving that...
Forum: Programming 5th June 2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,255
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Is actionscript hard to learn?

Oleg, for web development JavaScript/ActionScript is a great choice.

You can use the same language for code in Web pages, in Flash animations, and (with the right tools) in server and desktop...
Forum: Copywriting 5th June 2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,186
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: UK Copy Style To A USA Audience

I think your specific market niche is far more important than the nationality.

Yes, overall American culture is more boisterous than overall British culture.

But in both nations, local computer...
Forum: Copywriting 4th June 2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: What's Your Take on Customer Service as a Copywriter?

Rick, I also admire your attitude.

Both the gurus I referred to gave a lot of extra work before giving up.
But they did, eventually, give up now and then.
Both have discussed a few...
Forum: Copywriting 4th June 2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: What's Your Take on Customer Service as a Copywriter?

I like that quote from Gary Halbert. I also like Bob Bly's policy: If the client pays the bill on time and is not completely delighted, Bob will make any changes they want for 30 days at no...
Forum: Programming 4th June 2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Limited View Video

Which plugin did you find?

I'm curious what technique they use.
Forum: Programming 4th June 2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,255
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Is actionscript hard to learn?

Oleg, you have several challenges here.

You've never learned a programming language before. HTML and CSS are declarative markup tags, rather than step by step procedural instructions for the...
Forum: Mind Warriors 4th June 2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,330
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Staying motivated after being rejected.

Oh, you didn't tell me this things all happened on the same day.

Let me change my advice accordingly:
http://info.detnews.com/dn/history/shelters/images/11.jpg

I don't currently have a WSO but...
Forum: Mind Warriors 4th June 2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,151
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: How to self coach for self development?

Yes. Yes! YES! Yes!!!! :D

Find someone who has faced your problem, then they got to where you want to go. What did they do? How did they think? What do they suggest?

Find someone who...
Forum: Mind Warriors 4th June 2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,330
Posted By Mr. Enthusiastic
Re: Staying motivated after being rejected.

Good topic!

My advice:

Recognize that each of these situations is a separate situation. Don't lump them all together in your mind.

Your child deserves your attention without your being...
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