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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th August 2017, 01:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By Rhino99
RE: What is the GOTO payment processor in Freelancing sites?

Paypal are very clever at hiding their charges. If people are paying you in another currency then Paypal charges a 2.5% currency conversion fee when you withdraw the money, which they say is...
Forum: Email Marketing 13th April 2017, 12:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By Rhino99
RE: ughh im terrible

Thats pretty low. You should be hoping for at least 20% (based on market averages).

How did you get them onto the list? Sending a high impact Welcome email is vital to motivating people to open...
Forum: Email Marketing 8th April 2017, 01:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By Rhino99
RE: Is Email Marketing Alive?

When your emails are engaging enough you don't need to worry about folders, subject lines or open rates.

How can you make them engaging enough? With storytelling.

As Jesus Perez says, dont...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 7th April 2017, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By Rhino99
RE: Troubleshooting conversion...

Its likely a combination of both. A 2% CTR sounds huge to me, so your traffic must be very targeted. If that traffic is not converting there is a disconnect between your ad and your offer. In other...
Forum: Copywriting 6th April 2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By Rhino99
RE: How To Shave DAYS Off Your VSL Editing Time

Hi Michael,

Sounds like a good technique. You may also like to check out easyvsl. It creates the slides for you when you speak into it, which can save you even more time.
Forum: Email Marketing 5th April 2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By Rhino99
RE: What's the best way you build a relationship with your list?

Tell stories about rebelling against a common enemy as your reader e.g. big pharma, the banks, fitness gurus etc.

Here's a simple template:

1. The situation
2. The problem
3. Why you found...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 5th April 2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By Rhino99
RE: [Feedback] How can I improve the conversion rate of my website?

I think it looks too busy overall. You need to simplify your message and create more white space.

- Get rid of the slideshow . Tests have shown this reduces conversions (according to a seminar I...
Forum: Copywriting 4th April 2017, 11:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By Rhino99
RE: Looking for tips to make copy effective when readers skim.

As a last resort you could add a key takeaways box at the end, with an action summary on what they need to do. This is more common in articles (inspired by the Johnson offer summary box used in...
Forum: Email Marketing 4th April 2017, 11:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 372
Posted By Rhino99
RE: A question about list building!

Open rates are typically around 20% for commercial emails. How many emails are you sending a week? As Ratamok suggests, send them an email that says 'Do you hate me?' and asks why they arent opening...
Forum: Email Marketing 29th March 2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By Rhino99
RE: What tools to get started?

Check out It's free and you can create landing pages within the site, so no need for internet hosting.

I wouldnt over complicate things in the beginning. Just focus on writing one...
Forum: Copywriting 26th March 2017, 05:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By Rhino99
RE: Recommendations for Proven Copywriters

I wrote a VSL for the PowerChute golf training aid which is doing big numbers, and Ive written a VSL for a fitness product previously. Id be happy to come up with a recommended structure for your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,012
Posted By Rhino99
Re: How to find best ClickBank VSL copywriter?

I'd like to throw my hat in the ring. I've worked on a number of 30 mins VSLs recently for fitness, weight loss, golf and imminently working on VSLs for skincare and nootropics (60 mins documentary...
Forum: Copywriting 11th September 2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,425
Posted By Rhino99
Re: Dan Kennedy's forward to Seth's book

Tracy, you should check out 'The Secret of Selling Anything' by Harry Browne. Based on his own door to door sales experience, it explains how introverts can be the best salesmen because they listen...
Forum: Copywriting 4th July 2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 951
Posted By Rhino99
Re: Your best copywriting resources

Swipe-Worthy » Swipe File Archive » Marketing & Copywriting Examples ( - handy for ideas on micro stuff like unsubscribe boxes, email sign ups etc along with 50 or so classic sales...
Forum: Copywriting 10th November 2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By Rhino99
Re: Using copywriting techniques for resumes/cv's

Recruiters are flooded with resumes these days because online job sites make the application process so simple. So I think using copywriting techniques is a smart idea if your friend wants to stand...
Forum: Copywriting 6th November 2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,715
Posted By Rhino99
Re: NLP and other psychological tactics in sales copy

Robert Cialdini's 'Influence the Psychology of Persuasion' is required reading for every copywriter. None of it is about writing but instead behavioral economics, the act of reciprocity, scarcity,...
Forum: Copywriting 6th November 2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By Rhino99
Re: Advanced Client Relations --- “I hate it!”

It can be a fine line at times between doing our jobs properly and keeping the client happy. I wrote the copy for a website targeted at plumbers - friendly, conversational and helpful. Then the MD...
Forum: Copywriting 4th November 2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By Rhino99
Re: I want to break into the copywriting field

You dont need clients to create a portfolio. Get studying all the classics linked to by Steve and then practice, practice, practice. Download some templates and create a few sales letters, web pages...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd November 2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By Rhino99
Re: Drayon Bird - 51 Helpful Marketing Ideas

I always find Drayton's copy very trustworthy because he has a no BS attitude (one I aspire to replicate) when it comes to marketing and advertising, which you'll soon discover if you read his blog....
Forum: Copywriting 3rd November 2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 911
Posted By Rhino99
Re: Personal branding: Does this story appeal to you?

I think the section on realising your soccer playing aspirations could be reduced. I think the reader gets what you're trying to say by that point and I think you need to get through it quicker....
Forum: Copywriting 30th October 2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By Rhino99
Re: Average copy VS. Excellent copy?

Have a look at offers with high 'gravity'. This should give you an indication of which are converting. A lot of success comes from preselling the offer as well by warming up people on your own site...
Forum: Copywriting 30th October 2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,112
Posted By Rhino99
Re: pre-sell copy

I've got an affiliate website for work from home offers e.g. how to become a freight broker, become a VPA etc. I get the best results when I spend two thirds of the article answering the question...
Forum: Copywriting 28th October 2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,318
Posted By Rhino99
Re: Linda Called This The Best Tip Of The Day...

I come from a B2B copywriting background and the only real times I've felt the need to ramp up the superlatives is when writing for the IM niche - just because I get the impression that's what works,...
Forum: Copywriting 28th October 2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By Rhino99
Re: How Can I Recover Quickly From This Stupid Mistake?

Firstly, you're making a good move to try and differentiate yourself from the content mills. Working for their sweat shop rates will a) burn you out b) you'll find it difficult to sustain a healthy...
Forum: Copywriting 27th October 2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By Rhino99
Re: Definitive Guide To Copywriting

Looks like everything's covered for newbies. I'd like to see them add 'Chapter 11 - Further Reading' to help readers get to the next level (Sugarman, Ogilvy, Caples etc)
Forum: Copywriting 27th October 2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By Rhino99
Re: Is copywriting art or science or both?

If you use split testing and analytics it becomes a science (whether you think it's good or not, the figures reveal the truth). If use intuition alone then you could say it's art. Ultimately, the...
Forum: Copywriting 27th October 2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,832
Posted By Rhino99
Re: Why Good Copywriters Are Broke

Never stop marketing. And that doesnt mean just blogging once a week but approaching clients directly, whether it's face-to-face networking, cold calling (yes, I know its scary, but it can work...
Forum: Copywriting 24th October 2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,022
Posted By Rhino99
Re: Where do you copywriters find work?

I get pretty good rankings in Google but most of the enquiries I get are from low ballers used to paying low fees thanks to sites like Elance, Odesk etc. The best results I get are from networking...
Forum: Copywriting 21st October 2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,577
Posted By Rhino99
Re: What's the best way to position yourself in a new market?

Use storytelling. Tell your visitors how the problem they face is something you've had to deal with yourself. This helps to build rapport and credibility as well as gets readers nodding in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th December 2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,832
Posted By Rhino99
Re: How to "properly" spin an article?

You can also spin embedded code from YouTube videos and images to get you up to the 80 percent mark. Even after all that, a quick check for readability if you are submitting to a relatively small...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th December 2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,772
Posted By Rhino99
Re: Which Spinning Tool Works Better? TBS Vs Spinrewriter Vs SpinnerChief?

I think you need at least 70 percent uniqueness (if not higher) these days, and to get that level while still being readable I rewrite every sentence then spin at word level along with spin images...
Forum: Copywriting 5th December 2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,079
Posted By Rhino99
Re: Here's Why You Can't Sell Your Stupid E-Book.

I remember CopyBlogger ran a course called 'Teaching Sells' a few years back. I dont think there was a single mention of selling eBooks. It was about creating and promoting full training courses...
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