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Forum: Copywriting 15th November 2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 895
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Copywriter, Make it exclusive, but don't LIE!

I'm just about to start taking on outside clients again, so this is a real thing for me.

TBH, I am just going to be completely honest. I work full time in an agency, I have a young family, so I...
Forum: Copywriting 13th February 2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,381
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: what a copywriter does and does not do

I'm sorry Rogzan, but that's being entirely flippant.

True, there's a lot of advertising that doesn't work. There's also a lot of advertising that seriously works.

The most important thing you...
Forum: Copywriting 10th February 2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,667
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: The Power of Habit (The Story Behind Pepsodent)

Interesting that the 2nd article features brand loyalty so highly. For me, the most important thing about toothpaste is taste...yet you have to get that taste in front of people.

It made me think...
Forum: Copywriting 29th January 2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,267
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Becoming an ad agency copywriter

I didn't read this exact one, but the same advice over a few different sources. However, Dave Trott is always worth a read in my book.
...
Forum: Copywriting 19th January 2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,881
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Can you pro's critique my sales letter?

Seriously. Write down that headline. Then read it. Does it make any sense to you? It sure doesn't to me.

Oh, and your first sentence is 4 lines long!!!
Forum: Copywriting 19th January 2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,385
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Selling to Demographic twins...but one is a virgo, the other aquarius.

I had you pegged as better than just flippant...

Astrology is right some of the times for the same reason good copy sells.

I'm not a believer in things like astrology or tarot or I Ching, but I...
Forum: Copywriting 14th January 2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,777
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Is Copywriting the most important aspect of Marketing?

And in order to get all 3, you need top notch research.
Forum: Copywriting 5th January 2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,297
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Resource: 8 Advanced Writing Skills

Indeed. And: don't be afraid to break the rules if it makes more impact.
Forum: Copywriting 2nd January 2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,597
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: An open letter to all DR copywriters who persist in believing content writing is not copywriting

One of my bosses has an interesting take on this. He doesn't separate content from copy...because he says copy is simply another form of content. Which is the truth.

Content writing is simply...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd December 2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,963
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: How To Offer Bad Copywriting Advice That Sounds Legit.

Surely, rather than an exercise in "bad copy tips", this is a perfect example of how different audiences react differently to the same advice.

I couldn't watch it, sorry. I got as far as a few...
Forum: Copywriting 16th December 2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,992
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Including graphic "As seen on TV" vs none?

Problem being, in this case, that unless it's Oprah or Ellen, most Brits over 55 won't have a clue about who the personality is :p

Report back, Pines, will be interesting to see your results :)
Forum: Copywriting 11th December 2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,930
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: To the best copywriters on the forum

The art of identifying your target market...is quite an important one for copywriters.

No matter how good your writing basics are, if you can't identify who you should be targeting, then all that...
Forum: Copywriting 13th November 2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,118
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: If You Were to Hire a Copywriting Pup, What Would You Look For?

Hi all.

I have been absent from here since this thread, so I thought I'd give an update.

The meeting I had with that creative director went well, but they didn't have a full time position...
Forum: Copywriting 13th October 2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,118
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: If You Were to Hire a Copywriting Pup, What Would You Look For?

:)

Thanks guys.

Interestingly, I had a meeting this morning with someone from a hotel about social media marketing. I went in there and explained exactly what I would do, showed interest in her...
Forum: Copywriting 28th August 2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,346
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: How do y'all form your customer avatars?

Bingo, for me.

I'm putting together my first real lead generation letter for a service I will be starting up soon. Thanks to this thread, I sat down and did some more research into my target...
Forum: Copywriting 27th August 2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,346
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: How do y'all form your customer avatars?

Well, surely, therefore, the aim is to sell to that leader...that one person.

You'll sell to the actual leaders and to the people who think they are the leaders and the rest will follow.

In...
Forum: Copywriting 14th August 2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Using different URLs that go to the same place in emails?

Does it sell the most, though?

I'd be interested in this one...as I would imagine that the person clicking on the last link is more likely to buy than the one who clicked on the first...
Forum: Copywriting 14th August 2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,948
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Free Copywriting Checklist Worth its Weight in Gold....

I like this. I've missed a list like this: even though I know most of what's written there, having it listed in front of me instead of buried inside paragraphs is a great reminder. Especially...
Forum: Copywriting 12th August 2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,603
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Why We're Not Entering a Dark Age Of Copywriting

Lol. I wrote some children's short stories for an Egyptian client previously. At the start there weren't many criteria. After I gave him my outline, some restrictive criteria appeared about sex,...
Forum: Copywriting 12th August 2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,603
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Why We're Not Entering a Dark Age Of Copywriting

On the fiction marketing...it's all about the product placement. Dan Brown is no different from a 100 other authors, but his books were placed prominently at train stations, airports and petrol...
Forum: Copywriting 8th August 2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,257
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: An Oldie and a CLASSIC. This'll Help You Close More Clients, And Perhaps Enhance Your Copy To Bo

I've not seen him on video before, but this is pretty much the same stuff I looked at a couple of years back. Very good stuff, although I didn't really know about copywriting back then.

It's funny...
Forum: Copywriting 8th August 2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,603
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Why We're Not Entering a Dark Age Of Copywriting

I don't see it as a good thing, but not from a work perspective...

All it does is fill up the 'net with crap. I remember back when I used to go to the library to use the internet: there were a few...
Forum: Copywriting 8th August 2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,595
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Weight Loss Headlines I Came Up With ...

To me, these read like blog post headlines, is that what they are?

I did a study for one of our sites, and found that blog posts with "7" in the title outperformed all others when it came to...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 6th August 2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,253
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Brirish or American English for content?

Not really the right place...

But, unless you're targeting a British, Australian or Canadian audience, you're gonna want to use US English.

If you're targeting an international audience, just...
Forum: Copywriting 6th August 2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,125
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Best Sites for Finding Writers NEEDED

:)

There is a world of difference between a "bird" anywhere else in the world (except Newcastle, of course) and a Welsh woman.

They come in two breeds. "Beautiful" and "fall over in the street...
Forum: Copywriting 6th August 2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,125
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Best Sites for Finding Writers NEEDED

I take it you've never been to Cardiff...

WARNING: may not actually be fat, but I was struck by the sheer ridiculousness...
http://i.imgur.com/hyQSzwQ.jpg

Yes, that is a PIZZA PILLOW.

Maybe...
Forum: Copywriting 4th August 2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,454
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Critique Requested (thank you in advance)

I know which benefit I would go for...:)

I don't know if it's the same one Ewen has, but it's something that definitely adds value for those interested in that, and most are nowadays.
Forum: Copywriting 4th August 2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,454
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Critique Requested (thank you in advance)

One more comment:

You should look back while only reading the bolded or italicized text.

One of these lines tell your audience half, the next 80%.

Your audience will read:
Forum: Copywriting 30th July 2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,166
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Why tugging on those pain points and emotional strings is so important

It would be interesting to see the emotional build up flow over a series of emails...

It's something I very rarely get in autoresponder series'. I generally find them uninspiring and I don't know...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 29th July 2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,942
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: The surprising secret to Higher email open rates

Thank you, I've just had a flash of inspiration after reading your post. Perfect idea for an email...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 29th July 2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Good convering but....

So I saw your video. A quick summation of the video...

I, I am, I have, Me, Me, I, I, have I said enough about me yet? Oh, I should mention you, but ME, ME ME ME!

Why would anyone want to buy...
Forum: Copywriting 29th July 2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,755
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Seth Czerepak On Copywriting

Yet the audience...

It's got me some good things here, Seth and James, cheers. Actually, there was something you said that lit up a lightbulb for an old project of mine. So last night I reopened...
Forum: Copywriting 28th July 2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,111
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Lessons from the Titans of Direct Response

I could tell you two of them :p

Melts in your mouth, not in your hands is familiar, though...
Forum: Copywriting 25th July 2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,500
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: How Do You Find The Story In a Product or Service?

On the subject of interviewing, I read an interview conducted by Daniel Craig, interviewing Thom Yorke. It really, really worked as it was more like a conversation.
Thom Yorke - Page - Interview...
Forum: Copywriting 24th July 2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,229
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Warrior Payments Is Your New Lead Generation Tool

Things are moving ;) On this point, I'm waiting on an answer for a job that would really suit me. Copy, but also a lot of other things involved in a successful business. It will give me a lot and...
Forum: Copywriting 24th July 2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,229
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Warrior Payments Is Your New Lead Generation Tool

Of course, you're right. Yet my reasons for not spending aren't that I'm flat out broke. I just have more important things to spend on (sorry Rick).

Plus, I've got no money on Paypal right now,...
Forum: Copywriting 24th July 2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 658
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Your Home Is Dumb

I don't particularly like it, though. I mean, it wouldn't make me choose Vivint over any of their competitors, and this kind of thing is something I'm interested in.

But I guess it's just made to...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd July 2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: A Few Copywriting Questions If You Will

At risk of derailing the forum after our earlier Tolkeinisms...I disagree here. Harry Potter was an excellent series that petered out in the latter (longer) books. The early ones were brilliantly...
Forum: Copywriting 21st July 2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,191
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: 1500+ Swipe Ready Words and Phrases for Make Money Online, Internet Marketing & Biz Opp Markets:

Revealed For the First Time, Fool Proof Automated System this Newbie used to Rake In $7,777.77 in His FIRST MONTH!

Get Instant Access to this Mind Bogglingly Simple but Powerful Method Right Now...
Forum: Copywriting 21st July 2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 933
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Critique Requested

His imagination and ability to create a world is still pretty much second to none.

His story telling and writing style...well, let's just say it left a bit to be desired.
Forum: Copywriting 17th July 2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,022
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Ultimately i started awesome opt in page

Yet it's got nothing to do with copywriting and the OP is unlikely to get the desired response on here. There is a CRO forum nowadays, that would seem a more intuitive place to put it.

I think the...
Forum: Copywriting 16th July 2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,961
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Investors are people too...sort of.

Tying in nicely to the TED video Ray posted yesterday.
Forum: Copywriting 9th July 2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,018
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Rip This Up!! (or critique it whichever you choose)

You should probably listen to Mal, though. He knows what he's talking about. I may not be the most experienced or best in the world, but shall we take a look at your first paragraph alone?


...
Forum: Copywriting 8th July 2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,949
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Starting out in Copywriting

May I point you in the direction of this board's great selection of stickies.
...
Forum: Copywriting 30th June 2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,243
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Copyediting Tips Please

Yes, yes, yes! I'm always sending drafts to people for comments and the first thing they say is: you're missing a comma/ you misspelt something/ you missed a capital.

I don't want that! That's for...
Forum: Copywriting 26th June 2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,670
Posted By BudaBrit
Forum: Copywriting 11th June 2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Short Interview with one of the Best Copywriters in the World

Here's a bitly for ease of use: Entrepreneur Interview | Craig Clemens: How This Broke Salesman Became a "Lucky *******" Entrepreneur | NextShark (http://bit.ly/1hInrK5)
Forum: Copywriting 11th June 2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Short Interview with one of the Best Copywriters in the World

Replace the stars in the URL with "b a s t a r d". I think the swear filter must have caught it :)
Forum: Copywriting 10th June 2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,356
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: what i the fastest way to learn copy writing?

Yes, yes, yes!

You can take it too far, though: the putting new ideas into practice bit, not the actual practise.

Which is something I tend to do...but considering I'm doing it on a daily basis...
Forum: Copywriting 6th June 2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,568
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Should the Copywriting and CRO forums be merged?

This is the first time I've visited since Freelancer took over, and I like that the new CRO forum (so far). It's not copywriting and shouldn't have anything to do with it. It's still useful, but if I...
Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 27th November 2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 44,062
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: My Personal Challenge - Make $1500 by December 1st Via ClickBank and Article Syndication

Well done on this. You've taken it from nothing and turned it into $3,000 (well, you're going to have $3k by Dec 1 ;)).

I'll keep my eye on this, and why don't you try to turn that $3,000 into...
Forum: Copywriting 14th November 2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By BudaBrit
The Power of the Right State of Mind

You know what, I just wrote the start of a whole spiel. Life's not worth it.

I'm no natural at copywriting. Most people aren't, though. Yet I feel that everything I write nowadays is worth 100x...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 1st August 2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 860
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Need content for new website pages ASAP

If people are willing to work for that then they deserve to be insulted. To put it simply :)
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 1st August 2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 860
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Need content for new website pages ASAP

Times the pay by about 7 and you may have a deal...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: Question on affiliate marketing

How about buying it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th March 2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 740
Posted By BudaBrit
Re: First encounter with content.

Write for your audience first. Don't worry about SEO, that will come later.

The most important thing, though, is to build a list. I'm in the process of getting my first affiliate site up and...
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