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Forum: Copywriting 15th February 2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
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Forum: Offline Marketing 14th February 2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,486
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: Pricing Results Based Consulting

Hey Mak25, I'll pay you to give me a kick in the a** like that! I get stuck on this d**n forum and get paralyzed. :p
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th February 2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: i would like your opinion and suggestions please

And charge a LOT MORE. $1-$3 tells me it isn't worth much.
Forum: Copywriting 14th February 2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: Benefits Driven Copy - Have I Labored the Point?

You're welcome. Hope it works out.
Forum: Copywriting 14th February 2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: What is the most important factor in the decision to buy something?

Perceived Risk vs. Potential Reward.

I don't think there is a definitive answer but I do believe the tipping point occurs when the potential reward exceeds the perceived risks.

So I think...
Forum: Copywriting 14th February 2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 976
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: Tell Me Why My Squeeze Page Sucks

A new headline would help.

"Discover How I've Used the Secrets of Attraction to Score with Hundreds of Women"

Of course the word "scored" could mean anything.
Forum: Copywriting 14th February 2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: Benefits Driven Copy - Have I Labored the Point?

I just want to give an honest critique here.

I know a lot of small business owners. Some are tech savvy but most aren't. They don't spend all day online learning the latest SEO techniques and site...
Forum: Copywriting 14th February 2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: How can this commercial script be improved

Honestly, I don't get it. I read it four times and have no idea what it is supposed to be about. Sorry.

Maybe you can elaborate.
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th February 2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: Ideas for quick promotion?

Not a lot of time to get anything done. I like the idea of having friends bring friends. I would offer a special "VIP Access" prize to whoever brings the most friends. Maybe a special table near the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th February 2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,229
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: Looking For a Script/Plugin for a Local Directory

Gravity Forms has a directory plugin.
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th February 2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: Some Thoughts on "Cold Walking"

Todd,

A few years ago I was contracting with Google to go around to local businesses in my area to verify their Google Places information(although it wasn't called Places back then).

What I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th February 2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: Surely! The problem has to be more than the lack of online marketing.

Sounds to me like you may have stumbled upon a good business opportunity. Seize it!
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th February 2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: Suggestions on Marketing Client's Website

What hair care product is geared to a local market only? Are you saying he only wants to market locally?
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th February 2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,499
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: Who has a proven mobile website phone script?

You don't need a script. You just need a business with a rocking website that doesn't have a mobile website.
Easy sell because they get it. Also, find sites with twitter and facebook accounts. They...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th February 2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: WHAT FREE services for businesses?

Along the same lines, printing, offer free business card designs, etc. and collect as an affiliate of a printing company when they reorder.

Offer free setup up of SMS text marketing and collect as...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th February 2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,639
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: Thinking of Starting My Own Web Design Company [Serious]

Sounds like you are at the 10,000 ft. stage and just trying to get a feel for how a business like this could be run.

I can design websites but I too hate it. It is hard. I'm not design minded nor...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th February 2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,264
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: My 1,000th Post: Tips For Everybody Trying to Make Money

Thanks for posting the secrets to success! Congrats on the 1000th post.
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th February 2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,173
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: Can you turn around an angry person

I have to do this all day in my regular job.

Step 1: Match their intensity, mode of speech, and language.
"Hell no! You're too smart for that anyway.

Step 2: Empathize (in a calmer voice)
"I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th February 2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,395
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: I freeze, justy the thought of cold calling...

Eva, I don't know what you're selling but one thing that may help is to find something that you know will absolutely help these people, something that you can give away for free, and then call and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th February 2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,284
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: "I am already getting all the business I need", rebuttal?

My reply: "Great, now let's see how we can make more money from each customer. Mr. contractor, more leads means you can be more choosy. You don't have to take everything that comes through the door....
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th February 2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 835
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: How to compete with big sites for search rankings.

Although you may be able to get a few clicks from long tail keywords, you're right, may not be worth the effort. That's why social media is the great equalizer. Facebook, Pinterest, etc. A foot...
Forum: Copywriting 11th March 2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,890
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: The sheer number of critique requests is getting ridiculous

What about those of us who are here to learn? I wrote a sort of fictitious sales letter (one that I will send out as sort of a test to see if it pulls response) and asked for a critique. All I want...
Forum: Copywriting 11th March 2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: Please do not critique this.

And then Step 2: Show a need.

Get 10x More Coupon Redemption and Spend 95% Less Doing it.


Dear Mr. Smith,

There’s no doubt about it, coupons work. That’s why you and every...
Forum: Copywriting 11th March 2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: Please do not critique this.

Here's a progress report for those following.

I have scrapped the letter and have gone back to the writing tablet.
I have thought through the product's benefits and have narrowed who the letter...
Forum: Copywriting 11th March 2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: Please do not critique this.

Hey Jerry K.,

Thanks for the encouragement. Like my Granny used to say, "Humble Pie is very nutritious. Any man that eats a piece a day will be stronger for it." Very wise old woman.

I am...
Forum: Copywriting 10th March 2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,199
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: 22 'Nearly Fine' Insights For New Copywriters To Complete The Puzzle

Hey Grain,

Here's one Newbie who really appreciates you taking the time to write such an informative post.
Forum: Copywriting 10th March 2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: Please do not critique this.

Sorry Andrew, Too many great replies to keep up with.
Forum: Copywriting 10th March 2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: First thing, you have to get them to open the Envelope...

Not trying to make real money from this. I just want some real world direct marketing copy writing experience. If I hit get it right and the letter gets good response then I know I am on the right...
Forum: Copywriting 10th March 2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: Please do not critique this.

"Thanks video, that was a kind remark.

Although I'm not altogether sure if "newbie" will have appreciated my advice - lol


Steve "

Oh but I do Steve. I am new to this and am astounded...
Forum: Copywriting 10th March 2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: First thing, you have to get them to open the Envelope...

Gjabiz,

Thanks for that outstanding critique and the lesson on copy writing. I have printed all these wonderful critiques and will put them to good use. I am new at this and I find the only way I...
Forum: Copywriting 10th March 2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: Please do not critique this.

This is great Andrew and thanks for taking the time to answer. Having re-read it with your advice I see that you are dead on. I will try again and re-post and will hope for more feedback.
Forum: Copywriting 10th March 2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Please do not critique this.

**I posted this and then read a thread about how people hate people asking for critiques. Sorry for that. Where is the post delete button? So I am not asking for a critique here, especially from the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd February 2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,437
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: Restaurant Marketing Besides Online Maybe Direct MAil?

Confusion say: Restaurant with great food never worry about advertising...

But to answer the question. for $497 you're not going to get a lot of pieces out. But you may want to consider doing some...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd February 2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,688
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: Whats the best way to contact business owners?

You will be hesitant until YOU are actually sold on your product. If you know that your advertising will make them money and you can prove it, then you should have no problem picking up the phone and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd February 2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,223
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: How to get rid of bad google places reviews?

Its a bad idea to "bribe" people to give reviews. They should come naturally. A company with bad reviews who suddenly gets great reviews will throw up a flag and a sudden increase in the number of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd February 2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,345
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: Google 7 packs shrinking to 5 and 3 packs?

There are a lot of things going on with the Google 7 pack. From my tests, which box shows up is determined by the type of search and how locale specific it is. The more specific, the more box...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd February 2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 898
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: Help Me Figure Out Why A Site Is Ranking So High

Be sure to compare Facebook likes and twitter followers also. Look for tagged photos on Flickr and Youtube videos. Google uses those metrics as well. Citations are very important as well as onsite...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th October 2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,214
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: I just SOLD a domain for $1300 to an Attorney!

When you say #5 on Google, is this in the 7 pack or not including the 7pack?

Thanks

SpankinNewbie.
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th September 2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 855
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: Keyword ranking question?

If I were going to optimize a plumber's site for a specific city, I would first make sure the Google places page is correct and that any other citations online for the business name, phone and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th September 2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 17,527
Posted By SpankinNewbie
Re: The reason you HATE COLD CALLING is because you're lousy at it... Here's how to change that TODA

Hello Warriors!

First post here.:)

Scripts are a great starting point but nothing beats pure enthusiasm. The reason we are all skeptical and fear cold calling is because we either don't see the...
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