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Forum: Copywriting 30th April 2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,699
Posted By RickDuris
Re: Plan to persuade ...

I have to chime in. I also respectfully disagree, Ray and Gordon. But for a different reason.

The moment the prospect senses a persuasion structure, they start skimming, yawning or bolting.
...
Forum: Copywriting 21st March 2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,127
Posted By aidacopy
Re: Catalog Copy: How to Get Experience/Samples?

have you thought about etsy?

it's full of talented sellers whose product descriptions generally suck. find a seller you like and then rewrite a couple of product descriptions and see if they'll...
Forum: Copywriting 19th March 2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,127
Posted By sethczerepak
Re: Catalog Copy: How to Get Experience/Samples?

Find a few mediocre ads.
Rewrite them
Contact the ad's poster, show them the new ad and offer your services


If they hire you, you've got a sample AND a new customer.

If not, you've got...
Forum: Copywriting 19th March 2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,127
Posted By Jay White
Re: Catalog Copy: How to Get Experience/Samples?

Catalog is where I cut my copywriting teeth. I wrote for the Bass Pro Shops catalogs for 6 or 7 years. (I could tell you 100 different ways to say "this lure catches big fish" and I assure you, I've...
Forum: Copywriting 13th March 2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,917
Posted By perryny
Re: You are only ONE "swipe" away from becoming rich...and that swipe is:

Hi all, hi Gordon,

Gordon, I hope you're feeling better.

I've followed some of Gordon's advice and spent the last several weeks with This Letter: Can You Write a Letter Like This One?...
Forum: Copywriting 27th February 2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By Treborrevo
Create blockbuster headlines and report titles with "Mash-Ups"

For creating powerful headlines I love using "mash-ups". Take two powerful appeals/topics and mush them together into a headline.

Back in 2009 on the old copywriting forum, I posted a video on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th February 2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By sadiecopywriter
Re: What are the top freelance marketplaces that will allows freelancers to earn more dollars?

I learned the hard way; the site you're looking for doesn't exist. You can make decent money offering service, but not by bidding on Jobs. Those 'jobs' will always go to the lowest bidder. The secret...
Forum: Mind Warriors 12th February 2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,609
Posted By Rory Singh
Re: 3 Books To Improve "You"

For anyone working on issues relating to making money, I would 'highly' reccomend (2) books by Joe Vitale:

1- Zero Limits

2- The 'Key'

Many people struggle because they just aren't clear.
...
Forum: Copywriting 28th January 2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,917
Posted By discrat
Re: What is a crappy product? Could you define?

Yes and Billions have been given back in the form of Refunds on the sale of those "crappy"
products ;)
Forum: Copywriting 25th January 2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,917
Posted By roley
Re: You are only ONE "swipe" away from becoming rich...and that swipe is:

I would say it's not the letter that makes you rich

It's your PRODUCT and MARKETING SENSE

Words on a page mean nothing, if the product is crap and if the market isn't starving.

Give me...
Forum: Copywriting 24th January 2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,917
Posted By Mark Pescetti
Re: You are only ONE "swipe" away from becoming rich...and that swipe is:

The reason newbies (and even loads of veterans) can't properly dissect your example of a perfect letter is...

A lot of copywriters get stuck on technique, rather than the emotions (and...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd January 2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,917
Posted By gjabiz
You are only ONE "swipe" away from becoming rich...and that swipe is:

Coming up in just a moment. But first;

Do you accept the premise promoted by Kennedy, Halbert, Abraham, et al. which goes something like:

You are only one sales letter away from striking it...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th June 2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,232
Posted By laurencewins
Re: How Do You Respond to Objections Against Outsourcing Tasks?

The bottom line here is that either "you" can or can't do the job. If the "you" means a member of your team, it is still the proverbial "you." The client doesn't need to know who actually did the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th June 2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,232
Posted By Doran Peck
Re: How Do You Respond to Objections Against Outsourcing Tasks?

The final answer is.

Never say the word Outsource. Never reveal that you outsource.

Its none of their business what tools you use.

Develop before hand, what you will say when something...
Forum: Copywriting 14th June 2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,061
Posted By sethczerepak
Re: One Page Website Sales Letter: Feedback, please

I wasn't clear on what was being offered either, but that wasn't my primary issue. The moment I see someone offering this many services, my "Jack of all trades, master of nothing" flag goes up and...
Forum: Copywriting 12th June 2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,061
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Re: One Page Website Sales Letter: Feedback, please

Terence, that is monumentally awful. Get a pro to write it. And not some wet-behind-the-ears kid for $50 either. Invest in yourself. This is rubbish.
Forum: Copywriting 9th June 2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,062
Posted By RickDuris
Re: Hey George, I've Gotta Tell You About This New Gig I'm Working On...

"Levenson was famous among up-and-coming admen and women for advising them on how to write copy: "Start off with 'Dear Charlie,' then say 'this is what I want to tell you about. Make believe that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th February 2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,232
Posted By misterme
Re: How Do You Respond to Objections Against Outsourcing Tasks?

That was the wrong conversation to have with your prospect. As a rule, the inner workings of your business are not to be shared. Kind of like, it takes away the mystery of how you do what you do,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd January 2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By WarrenPeterson
Re: Who says you can't write 100 word articles...

No, we didn't. We went over the edge years ago.... All we are doing now is arguing over how long the landing will take....

/leaving the thread quickly!
Forum: Copywriting 3rd January 2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 959
Posted By RickDuris
Re: Dealing with Old Copy

It's my new year's resolution. A softer, gentler Rick Duris.
Forum: Copywriting 2nd January 2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 959
Posted By RickDuris
Re: Dealing with Old Copy

You mean to say you took a Client's money without knowing how you're going to help them?

And now you've resorted to asking a bunch guys you don't know and have no idea what their experience is...
Forum: Copywriting 25th December 2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,725
Posted By Mark Pescetti
The Secret to Writing Converting Copy

Here on the copywriting forum, we talk a lot about putting ourselves in prospect’s shoes.

That’s something you’ve absolutely got to do.

Mark Andrews brought up empathy in a recent post.
...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd December 2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,369
Posted By ewenmack
Re: Help Me w/ a Headline for the Male Fitness Niche

Harry, when similar headlines have been used in any market then
response rates are going to drop off.

This we do know from testing.

Therefore before we put out our promos to the test,
we use...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd December 2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,768
Posted By ewenmack
Re: What Will Be The Most Powerfull Offline Niche in 2013?

Most here are talking about technology.

I see the most valuable service to clients is optimizing
what they already have.

Most have the foundations laid for driving strong growth,
they just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd December 2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,312
Posted By talfighel
Re: How Are You Promoting YouTube Videos?

The best advice I can give you at this time from my own experience is to DAILY add new videos and see what others are doing to get ranked high.

If you take a look at those videos that are similar...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th September 2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,835
Posted By firzmotion
Re: What are the reasons why you're not using Video Marketing?

Video needs buffering time. If you think everyone have a good internet connection then you're wrong. In my country video marketing is pretty rare. The typical audience here, if they come to site with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,932
Posted By Bearkat
Re: Don Lapre: Did Humiliation and Marketing Kill Don Lapre

[quote=Bill Jeffels;6119632]Uh, Bearkat, I make it sound like Don is Dead.

Because he is.

Investigate things accurately ...before you start typing....

My apologies Bill...
Forum: Mind Warriors 13th December 2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3,690
Views: 126,218
Posted By Saito
Re: Inspirational Quotes ... Post Yours!

From the Tao Te Ching:

“If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.”

“When there is no desire, all things are at peace.”

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way...
Forum: Copywriting 11th December 2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By Andrew Gould
Re: My hard drive died..and I lost this great article..

I'm guessing you mean this:

Phrases That Keep Your Reader’s Attention – Download (http://www.strategicprofits.com/blog/how-to-write-copy-for-a-website-that-drags-attention/)
Forum: Mind Warriors 14th October 2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,176
Posted By TopKat22
Re: The Law Of Attraction

I do not think it is a belief. I think it is a Law like the Law of Gravity or Physics and is working all the time.

Whether it works for anyone in a manner that they control deliberately or if...
Forum: Copywriting 28th August 2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,475
Posted By happyday
Re: [**Burning question**] What MAKES a good Copy flow?

What works better for me,is to highlight the all-important points that I wish to cover in my sales copies,and then I get drafting.
I try as much as possible to flow as my mind flows at first,what I...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd July 2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 987
Posted By damjan
Re: Why Not Offer Something in Return for a Copywriting Critique?

That's why I offered graphic design in return one of you help me re-write my sales letter but haven't received many responses.
Forum: Copywriting 22nd July 2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,220
Posted By ARSuarez
Re: Membership Site Copy - Any Examples?

Hey David,

The only reason I'd be skeptical of upselling to a higher membership is this:

It's easier to write a long piece and sell them on premium membership and then logically sell a "lower...
Forum: Copywriting 21st July 2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,012
Posted By Mark Pescetti
Re: Direct Mail Copywriting

I've recently used direct mail to promote my own copywriting business... I wanted to write for people in the "alternative" health industry. So I sent off plain, hand written, envelopes - with a real...
Forum: Copywriting 18th July 2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,220
Posted By Monika Mundell
Re: Membership Site Copy - Any Examples?

Why not present the tiers in a summary? Use a simple table format to give your readers a visual overview of what it is they get with each tier.
Forum: Copywriting 1st July 2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By ewenmack
Re: Toot toot! Care to help this Newbie Rubie?

Welcome aboard Target!

To answer each question...

#1 Portfolio: You won't need one if you position yourself right in the right market.

Here's what I mean...You pick an area/market where the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th June 2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,434
Posted By Bruce NewMedia
Re: $321 on Fiverr, in two days? Here is what I did...

For me, that is the biggest take-away with this post. You cannot assume a specific marketplace ONLY has low-end, bottom feeder customers. It probably has all types, and it takes the right lure to...
Forum: Copywriting 25th June 2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,183
Posted By Blake King
Re: How to Get Copywriting Jobs on oDesk

Great job lometogo!

I'm in the process of deciding if I should use odesk/elance for my own new copywriting services. Either that or going the "positioning" route.

Your post has certainly...
Forum: Copywriting 24th June 2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,145
Posted By RickDuris
Re: anyone heard of this guy?

If he is so certain, here's what you tell him. It's very simple:1. If he is so certain he can improve your conversions, tell him to rent a domain and put up his page and send people to your...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd June 2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By Stephen Dean
Tragedy Of The Copy Writer

I'm guilty.

When I first started writing copy, I thought I was dang good because I could copy the hype I saw in other sales letters. I saw outlandish claims, so I used outlandish claims. I saw...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd June 2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,475
Posted By Bruce NewMedia
Re: How to Start Making a Living Writing Copy

Two things: First, why are you not writing everyday?

Write sales letters as if you had a client right this minute. Re-write crummy Clickbank letters, (there's plenty) write letters to GET...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd June 2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,475
Posted By Dean Jackson
Re: How to Start Making a Living Writing Copy

If you're going to write for online clients, it's going to help you BIG TIME if you understand how IM works. I'd really recommend just throwing up a product and figuring this stuff out for yourself...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd June 2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,475
Posted By Stephen Dean
Re: How to Start Making a Living Writing Copy

I got started 7 years ago by placing one ad for copy. I was, all in all, a beginner. But I got several takers right away. Things have changed a bit since then - back then I was essentially the...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd June 2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,439
Posted By lemonarian
Re: Top Copywriting Tips for Newbies

Tip #5: Realize that the above tips are definitely not in order of importance... They are all technique-oriented.
Focus on the principles that make the techniques work instead. Learn the...
Forum: Copywriting 20th June 2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By Scott Lambency
Re: My Headline's a Headache! Suggestions needed as bad as Tylenol at this point

When you think you already know something, you close your mind to learning new information. :rolleyes:
Forum: Copywriting 20th June 2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By Scott Lambency
Re: My Headline's a Headache! Suggestions needed as bad as Tylenol at this point

I got this from my swipe file... :cool:

The best way to use this headline would be to follow it with the perfect lead-in.

Dear Struggling Marketer,

The days of outsourcing social media...
Forum: Copywriting 18th June 2011, 02:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,153
Posted By Rigmonkey
Re: Copywriting is Like Love Making

Disagree. Here's 20 good reasons why...


My clients don't tell me that their former copywriters performed better than me once I'm in a relationship with them
I've never had to get a client...
Forum: Copywriting 16th June 2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 931
Posted By max5ty
Re: Tell 'Em To Go Away, Because They'll Be Back

Interesting post stephen - I think I may have an answer why some have their prospective clients asking these questions.

There are a lot of new copywriters out there nowadays that are willing to...
Forum: Copywriting 16th June 2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 931
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 14th June 2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,183
Posted By Raydal
Re: How to Get Copywriting Jobs on oDesk

I guess you missed the BOLD in my statement and the :)
but I've been training copywriters for 5 years now and
was trying to help you--that's all.

All I was saying about shooting yourself in the...
Forum: Copywriting 14th June 2011, 03:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,183
Posted By Dean Jackson
Re: How to Get Copywriting Jobs on oDesk

Lometogo, Ray wasn't criticizing you - he was simply pointing out the fact that the promises of more work from clients usually indicates that that they're happy to work with you... as long as you...
Forum: Copywriting 14th June 2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,183
Posted By DougHughes
Re: How to Get Copywriting Jobs on oDesk

Ditto what Raydal said. Don't ever do work on the promise of more work. I find these are some of the worst clients. Clients with money to spend will pay you, and if you serve them well, they'll be...
Forum: Copywriting 13th June 2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,183
Posted By RickDuris
Re: How to Get Copywriting Jobs on oDesk

Let's appreciate what lometogo just did.

1. He beat out probably 20 to 50 other applicants for a small high-quality project on oDesk. Even if you have the goods, it's no easy feat.

2. He did...
Forum: Copywriting 10th June 2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,061
Posted By RickDuris
All the freelance writing gigs you want... Plus 4 secrets

Nifty little site:

Freelance Writing Jobs | A Freelance Writing Community and Freelance Writing Jobs Resource (http://www.freelancewritinggigs.com/)

Basically aggregates current writing jobs by...
Forum: Copywriting 1st June 2011, 03:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,979
Posted By harrel
Re: Best IM Sales Video EVER!

Listen everybody, you all are trying hard to make it in IM, so you are NOT a loser if you are trying. If you STOP trying, then you are a loser. Don't let anybody make you feel down, they are trying...
Forum: Copywriting 1st June 2011, 12:30 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,979
Posted By The Copy Nazi
Re: Best IM Sales Video EVER!

Yeah...its only done over a million in sales. Complete dud. Think I'll go back to painting houses.
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