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Forum: Copywriting 30th January 2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,976
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Re: VSL (Video Sales Letter) Software: What Tools Are Best/Most Useful?

Great thread, gang.

@Vin - I loved hearing YOU do the VO, pal. And, of course, the copy is blisteringly good.

@Sean - very similar workflow to mine. Keynote FTW. Have you ever used Garageband...
Forum: Copywriting 29th January 2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,976
Posted By MontelloMarketing
Re: VSL (Video Sales Letter) Software: What Tools Are Best/Most Useful?

Powerpoint videos are still crushing it. In multiple markets I've tested this. If you've got the right message, powerpoint is the way to go.. especially on a budget.

Here's a sneak preview of...
Forum: Copywriting 7th January 2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,480
Posted By joe golfer
Infographic Tools for Sales Letters

Here are lots of tools for creating infographics.
20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics (http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/infographic-tools/)

For sales letters, the tools that apply the most are...
Forum: Copywriting 8th October 2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 981
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Re: Email marketing to a cold list

You're digging a trench in hopes of channeling water sometime down the road.

Why not find a clear running stream and dip your bucket in?

In other words, don't try to create demand - find and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th September 2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Re: 10 Tips For Making The Most of the Warrior Event

JEAH!

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/303151_443705319015300_835192122_n.jpg
Forum: Copywriting 29th April 2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,471
Posted By Mark Andrews
Re: Ever Wondered Where The Best Power Verbs Hide?

Some advice from Kevin Rogers...

Copywriting Power Chords | Kevin Rogers|Direct Response Copywriting Expert|Marketing Consultant|The Copywriter's Edge...
Forum: Copywriting 29th April 2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,471
Ever Wondered Where The Best Power Verbs Hide?

Cash in with this book –


Oxford Phrasal Verbs (grab it from amazon for 20 bucks).


And save yourself grinding through a thesaurus.

Coax out the best verbs that resonate with your readers.
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th January 2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By John Durham
David Miller Recieves A Telemarketing Call!

Just checking my pms.... (answering in order...) and Mike Schwenk emails me this and says this is "John Durham getting a phone call".... While I appreciate the intention and its true ... because I do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,411
Posted By Maraun
Re: new Godaddy $1 Domain Coupon Code

Sometimes money isn't everything.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,411
Posted By Maraun
Re: new Godaddy $1 Domain Coupon Code

Didn't you hear? GoDaddy supports SOPA, an internet censorship law currently being worked on in the US. GoDaddy is being boycotted right now and a lot of people are moving their domains somewhere...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th October 2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 30,269
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Re: Attention Warriors: Urgent

David Garfinkel and I have just set up a special offer for our copywriting training membership Fast Effective Copy (http://FastEffectiveCopy.com/) - with 100% of the proceeds going directly to our...
Forum: Mind Warriors 11th October 2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By Nathan2525
Lightbulb Re: Have you had NLP to rewire your brain?

Hey Phil,

I've not had private sessions but I have studied NLP and
it has definitely had a big improvement on my life.

I also think it is a little bit over rated as the 'super fix'

Richard...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th October 2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 860
Posted By jasonl70
Re: What ever happened to CONTENT in email marketing?

truth? That method does not always work best.

Nobody likes to hear this though.

Case in point:

I have 2 lists, each built several years ago (over the course of 1 yr).

They both had...
Forum: Copywriting 1st October 2011, 04:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By ewenmack
Copywriter For Large Direct Mailer Fixes Ailing Mailer With This...

When Soundview Communications mailer
response started to nose dive,
they called in Parris Lampropoulos‎.

From the research he did, here's what he discovered...

New copywriting and design...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th September 2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By John Romaine
22 exact searches a month, why bother?

Hey guys.....

Just recently I saw an opportunity to promote a product that attracted just 22 exact match searches a month globally, and the results have been fantastic.

Thats right, just 22....
Forum: Copywriting 22nd September 2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 41,480
Posted By MontelloMarketing
Re: Is there a way to sign up for junk mail?

Easiest way to get on a zillion mailing lists to receive a ton of junk mail:

Go online. Try NOT to get on mailing lists so you don't receive any junk. Go to sleep. Wake up... ton of junk mail.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,609
Posted By Rob Howard
Major way to improve the WSO section...

E. Brian Rose has inspired me to write this based on his other thread about Spoiled WF Children ;)


One of the biggest problems in the WSO section has to do with sellers, in essence, building...
Forum: Copywriting 15th September 2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By ankur sharma
I got to share this copywriter with you

I got compelled to share this amazing self promotion of a copywriter. Somebody shared this link with me and what a brilliant portfolio.

Lawson Clarke - copywriter (http://malecopywriter.com/)
Forum: Copywriting 19th August 2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By ewenmack
Re: Translating the value...

Melanie,

One way to translate it is to tell of the choices they have to lose the weight.

One by one you tell the pro's and con's of them.

Then at the end of this measure, you talk about ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,421
Posted By warriorkay
Just Came From Physical Meeting With Paypal. 6 Insider Tips I Got That Can Help You Prevent Problems

Hey Warriors,

As they say - different strokes for different folks. While
some are on here lamenting (genuinely so, though) about the
horrors of Paypal, I just came from a physical meeting with ...
Forum: Copywriting 30th July 2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Re: Are you an expert copywriter?

Um... No.

Please?

Would you mind?

I'd love it if you'd be kind enough to...?

Sheesh.
Forum: Copywriting 29th July 2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,817
Posted By MontelloMarketing
Re: Hiring a copywriter for a sales page

It's a tiring conversation that pops up monthly.

Sure... there is risk in hiring a copywriter. Do your homework... Go on reputation. Talk to others who have hired the copywriter.

A good...
Forum: Copywriting 24th July 2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By ewenmack
Re: Need a copywriter for email copy

If you are wanting an improvement to your survey count, it can be difficult for a pro to do it because in the eyes of your readers you are only as good as your last email.

Unfortunately for the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th July 2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,105
Posted By MichaelHiles
Re: 12,000 Subscriber List, Can't seem to make much money with it.

The demographics of that sort of niche would indicate people who are saving money, frugal, etc...?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By RussRuffino
Re: A Business Worth Crying For

Hey Mark,

What a sad post, man! Couple thoughts:

First of all, this business provides some people with a LOT more than "a little money on the side" - for me, the income this has produced has...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,919
Posted By Dennis Gaskill
Re: WSO Sig Spammers

Out of courtesy to the person who paid for the thread, I try to remember to turn my signature off when I comment. I'd like to see more people do that.
Forum: Copywriting 15th June 2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By Hans Klein
Re: Copywriters coming to the NC Warrior Event?

Brian you and Sam did a great job putting together the event. It was good to meet you and hang with Mike, Ross, and all the other copywriters there. It was a packed house!

Looking forward to next...
Forum: Copywriting 15th June 2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By Ross Bowring
Re: Copywriters coming to the NC Warrior Event?

Brian, t'was a great event.

Every speaker played to a packed house. Refreshing to see and a lot of fun to be around.

--- Ross

P.S. I only scoffed down so much grub at the buffet to give...
Forum: Copywriting 15th June 2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Re: Copywriters coming to the NC Warrior Event?

David Deutsch, Vin Montello and yours truly had one hell of an
awesome panel discussion this weekend for the WE2011 crowd.

Big thanks to Vin for coming out and playing.

We munched some good...
Forum: Copywriting 16th May 2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,895
Posted By Russell Barnstein
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 887
Posted By jbsmith
Re: New Information Product?

Famous last words...I deal daily with people that have sunk weeks, months and yes, even years of work into projects that range from reports to ebooks to more elaborate courses - the most COMMON issue...
Forum: Copywriting 29th April 2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,053
Posted By BrianMcLeod
Re: Looking to Team up with some Copywriters!

http://brianmcleodmarketing.com/images/suggestion.png
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,915
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: Stop the exit pop-ups! Do they think we're stupid?

No. We think they're stupid.

The reality is that some are, and others aren't.

It's a difficult subject.

The problem with discussing the pro's and con's of pop-ups is that when you're...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By Nick Brighton
Cheap SOB's = Failed dreams.

I'm getting really tired of the cheapness I see amongst so many marketers today.

Cheapness when wanting quality. Cheapness when wanting speed. You name it, seems like everyone expects something...
Forum: Copywriting 9th February 2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By Len Bailey
Re: Good Copy Writter Needed: Autoresponders, Emails,Short Messages

If that's the point your experiences have led you to in regards to hiring copywriters, I feel for you. But as with any field, there will always be a variety of talent and fees. The trick is knowing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th January 2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,891
Posted By MichaelHiles
Re: NEWBIES: Stop The Excuses - THE TRUTH ABOUT OFFLINE MARKETING

You mean the way that I do and have been doing?

But you also criticized me for doing so, astounded that someone would turn have a detailed, open conversation about the topic. You didn't seem to...
Forum: Copywriting 30th January 2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Ask The Experts

We have a winner!

Bencivenga Bullet Archive (http://www.scribd.com/doc/34352405/Bencivenga-Bullet-Archive)

Bullet #19
Forum: Copywriting 24th January 2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,190
Posted By MikeHumphreys
Re: How To Get More Copywriting Clients From The Warrior Forum

** BUMP **

Lately, I've noticed a number of copywriters peeing in the copywriting pool here. It's a change from how nice everyone was getting along for most of 2010.

Last February when I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 17,260
Posted By John Delavera
Open letter: Don't you feel ashamed of yourself?

For those that don't know me well I've been dealing with IM since 1997.

During the last 12 months (or more...) I see a kind of marketing I do not
like at all. I also do not like those that use...
Forum: Copywriting 14th January 2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,897
Posted By Jack Bastide
Copywriter Joke ...

"So this SEO copywriter walks into a bar, grill, pub, public house, Irish bar, bartender, drinks, beer, wine, liquor"



- Jack
Forum: Copywriting 11th January 2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By Kevin Rogers
Your Free 5 Minutes with John Carlton

Hey Guys...

If you had John Carlton's undivided attention for 5 minutes, what would you ask him?

If you read my guest post on John's blog you know that it took me a full year of dedicated study...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd January 2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,088
Posted By Zentech
Jay Abraham School of Copywriting

Mal pointed me to this, and I just wanted to throw him a nod for that, because it's definitely gold. Very easy way to get a metric ton of headline and copy ideas that are coming straight from the...
Forum: Copywriting 29th December 2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,957
Posted By colmodwyer
Re: Using "copy doodles" in Microsoft Word?

Hey Mike,

Insert the doodle, right click, then format. Click the layout tab, then set the picture to be behind the text.

The you can use your mouse to drag / manipulate the doodle to fit it...
Forum: Copywriting 24th December 2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,010
Posted By Collette
Re: Space Ads

Here's another good reason to study successful space ads:

It costs actual MONEY to run the damn things.

Unlike the bottom-feeding, "how-little-can-I-pay-a-copywriter" mentality that resides...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd December 2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,719
Posted By Jack Bastide
Re: A Wacky Idea For Those Wanting Critiques

A statement like that is the EXACT Reason why I never do Free Critiques

people don't value Free

I'm with Bruce on this one

I say that we let all the "Critique Required" Threads
die a slow...
Forum: Copywriting 4th December 2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By Bruce Wedding
Re: Punctuation and Format Help

Just a word of advice regarding punctuation. 95% of copywriters and web layout people don't seem to know how to FIND proper punctuation. An ellipse is NOT 3 periods, an emdash is different than a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st December 2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,967
Posted By marciayudkin
Re: This is worse than any first date...

Lisa,

This is going to seem counter-intuitive, but for success in this kind of meeting, you have to go into it feeling that whether you sell or not, either outcome is OK with you. If you get the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th November 2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By Riz
Re: Is offering e-mail marketing/list management to offline businesses only good for these types?

Just about all offline businesses can benefit from this service.

Lets use your lawyer example.

Bob is in some legal trouble so he seeks out a lawyer (Lets assume your lawyer client is on page...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th November 2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By AidenChong
Re: Is offering e-mail marketing/list management to offline businesses only good for these types?

I am indeed offering this to my local area clients.

I offer this service to local businesses which has sometime to do with sales. Like those who are selling electrical appliances, watches, etc.
...
Forum: Copywriting 5th November 2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By arfasaira
Re: How would you approach local business owners regarding copywriting services?

I think everyone here is giving you very good advice.

I personally have approached businesses directly - some of the best ones are webdesigners who don't have time to write content, graphic...
Forum: Copywriting 5th November 2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By MikeHumphreys
Re: How would you approach local business owners regarding copywriting services?

Mike,

I would suggest playing to your strengths.

If you're good at networking or cold calling, then do it.

If you're good at doing direct mail, especially lumpy direct mail then do it.

If...
Forum: Copywriting 5th November 2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By RickDuris
Re: How would you approach local business owners regarding copywriting services?

1. Local small business owners are not looking for copywriters. A quick search of craigslist in your area will pretty much confirm that.

2. What they ARE looking for are results. Sales. Business...
Forum: Copywriting 5th November 2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By WickedWally
Re: How would you approach local business owners regarding copywriting services?

Here's what you do champ.

Find out who is advertising in the papers FIRST.

Find out who is advertising in the magazines FIRST.

Find out who has hired copywriters FIRST...

Then you...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd November 2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,716
Posted By Aj Wilson
Tip How To Justify Your Price and Obliterate Prospect "Risk" In 2 Sentences ... That Increased Sales

Hey guys,

I wanted to share my experience here ... but first,
a personal thanks to EwenMack for his post here > (http://www.warriorforum.com/copywriting-forum/274288-108-bullets-savor.html)
...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd November 2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,109
Posted By Ross Bowring
Re: Looking for talented copywriter in her pregnancy

A married male copywriter would be fine for this job. When a woman is pregnant she's not shy about telling you exactly how she feels.

--- Ross
Forum: Copywriting 29th September 2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,229
Posted By RickDuris
Re: Copywriting Coach?

I'm told testimonial comments are verboten, but I must say I really like it when people are acknowledged. :) - Rick Duris
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