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Forum: Finished Contests & Challenges 23rd December 2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,732
Posted By Stephen Bray
Re: What Type Of WordPress Theme Would Help YOUR Business The Most? {Challenge}

Steve,

The Dagon Design W.P. sitemap plugin,
more or less, does this.

It's certainly worth a look, and is said to
improve your ranking too.
...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd December 2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,025
Posted By Stephen Bray
Re: I would appreciate a review if you are not busy.

It's simple, and gets to the heart of the benefits
for DigiResults Vendors.

The weakest part is the testimonial. Trouble is that
'Bud' writes 'I' too often, and also uses too many
words. Also...
Forum: Copywriting 19th December 2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By Stephen Bray
Re: Rip my sales page apart - newbie in need of help!

The problem I have with this is that it's not a
good business model for someone with your
track record.

You should put your ebook on Kindle, where
people might be looking for it, and bring...
Forum: Copywriting 11th November 2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 880
Posted By Stephen Bray
Arrow Mal

Yes, I don't think we should go down the eugenic path when considering any kind of problems.

At Last A Final Solution To Your Weight Loss Problem!

I don't think so :(

Stephen
Forum: Copywriting 11th November 2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By Stephen Bray
Arrow Re: Can you please have a quick look at my opt-in landing page?...

Quickly, and off the top of my head:

As others have stated where's your proof?

It could be that I'm English but I fancy the voice is just a little too over-produced and powerful.


It...
Forum: Copywriting 9th November 2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 880
Posted By Stephen Bray
Arrow Re: Sales Letter Critique From You Wonderful People, Please? :)

"With the prospect of death looming, I knew
there was only one way out. And this time, I
was driven to find a permanent solution."

This is the most powerful sentence in the copy, yet it's...
Forum: Copywriting 9th November 2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,921
Posted By Stephen Bray
Arrow Re: Who Else Studies Psychology?

I'm not suprised that copywriters study psychology,
but I'm amazed at the number of formally trained
psychologists who are so bad at marketing their
practices.

Many start by talking about...
Forum: Copywriting 7th November 2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By Stephen Bray
Arrow Re: Looking for a Critique! My first sales page

I think there's lots of improvements you
might make to this letter. But before we
get into that I wonder if you know your
market? It's one thing to sell a $39 e-book,
and quite another to...
Forum: Copywriting 14th November 2010, 06:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,547
Posted By Stephen Bray
Arrow Re: NLP Copywriting - Embedded Command Openings

As a psychotherapist, and one who
worked in major teaching hospitals as
well as teaching generations of medical
practitioners, psychologists, counsellors
and similar I attest that embedded...
Forum: Copywriting 14th November 2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,066
Posted By Stephen Bray
Lightbulb Re: $100 Write our tagline/logo

'Short Sales Or Else?'

Now you just need to have a list
of consequences for when curiosity
brings potential customers through
the door.

Stephen
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th October 2010, 02:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,116
Posted By Stephen Bray
Re: Kajabi breaking all the "rules" on video length.

Hate rarely produces anything positive,
and in business this is doubly true.

This thread isn't about knocking any
single IMer, or a product. It's about
the appropriateness of long promotional...
Forum: Copywriting 21st October 2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,917
Posted By Stephen Bray
Lightbulb Re: Would You Review My Headline Please?

"Small Business Owners: Can This Advanced Warrior From Seattle Really Help You Make More Sales, And Dominate Your Competition?"

Derrek Thomas Knows 72 Ways To Propel
Any Website In Any Niche Onto...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2010, 04:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,301
Posted By Stephen Bray
Re: "I Just Wanna Give A Shout To All The Article Writers Out There..." :)

Exactly write, (sorry couldn't resist the pun :D)

It's always the marketing. The best
in many fields aren't necessarily the
most in demand.

A hot market isn't a profitable one unless
the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,116
Posted By Stephen Bray
Re: how should I write my email sequence?

Become an educator. Provide your
list with high quality information so
they feel some kinship with you.

After a few mails create a survey,
(you can do this easily with a Google
doc). This...
Forum: Copywriting 11th October 2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,235
Posted By Stephen Bray
Arrow Re: Learning how to Copywrite

There are many routes to learning
copywriting, but all take time.

A little hunger probably helps too.

I started out by selling ads for
a local paper, and thought I
needed lots of slick...
Forum: Copywriting 10th October 2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,962
Posted By Stephen Bray
Arrow My life had fallen apart, and I was a professionally qualified therapist

I was in so much pain that
my mind started to collapse!

So I decided to return to my
home town, hang out with
old friends, put up my shingle
and start a counselling practice.

But there was...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th October 2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,684
Posted By Stephen Bray
Re: Seduction/Dating Niche Wordpress Themes?

There seem to be lots of themes out there.

I found these in 2 minutes using Google:

AdultWP - Dating ThemeView Wordpress Theme (http://www.nattywp.com/view-theme.php?theme_id=183)

Dating...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By Stephen Bray
Re: Changing my pen name AND business model...?

Zabrina,

The famous German Photographer
Helmut Newton changed his name
from Neustaedter to Newton after
the war.

He never looked back.

I used to use my middle names
Forum: Copywriting 4th October 2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,789
Posted By Stephen Bray
Arrow Re: My first product, my first sales page... please critique.

It's good that you've made a product,
and had the courage to interview
some knowledgeable people.

The problems that I see with your
landing page are as follows:

Nobody cares about your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th September 2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By Stephen Bray
Re: Need Help Cant Get it Going

Create a cheap product that
offers one solution to one
problem and which you can
write up quickly. Sell it for
less than $10.00.

Don't give it away free.

You will create a list of...
Forum: Copywriting 27th September 2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 187,363
Posted By Stephen Bray
Arrow Re: Top Copywriting Books... Ever

Robert Collier makes good use
of the Bible in a number of his
letters

If you're into integrating
design into your copy to
create memorable features
Henry Wolf's 'Visual Thinking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd September 2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 8,106
Posted By Stephen Bray
Re: Fake video testimonials - Truly sickening trend

$5 is too much to pay for a testimonial. Why
not get some for FREE?

1. Create a winning product that does
what it says on the can.

2. Give it to a group of alpha testers
who will tell you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 8,106
Posted By Stephen Bray
Re: Fake video testimonials - Truly sickening trend

What a daft idea this is!

Aside from being totally unethical the,
consequence of which usually backfires
burns your soul and screws you up
psychologically, sooner or later
you're bound to be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th September 2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,086
Posted By Stephen Bray
Re: Psychological Advertising Techniques That Make People Buy

Well it's kinda difficult to comment about the book, because I haven't read it. I think others here might have the same difficulty.

And to some extent your list, without reading the text that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th September 2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 908
Posted By Stephen Bray
Re: Who Makes More Money ... THE ME TOO's or THE INNOVATORS

Well I think the question is ill formed. It's possible to make money by being a 'Me To' or an Innovator but those who make most money are undoubtedly both.

Rich Schefren for example had a training...
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