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Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd February 2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Reactivation Campaign Question

If I got a personal call from my doctor or dentist personally (rather than the front desk people), it would grab my attention. Good one, Claude. Thanks.
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st February 2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Reactivation Campaign Question

No, I actually think dentists and doctors are highly intelligent. I was merely echoing what I've seen written on forums like these about the business astuteness (or lack thereof) of small business...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th February 2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By StarkContrast
Reactivation Campaign Question

This is more of a philosophical question than anything. I see time and again people telling us that Small Business owners are not as stupid as online marketers make them out to be. Understood. Fair...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th February 2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,554
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Are there any 9 x 12 guys left here? Postcard marketing?

That Guy's Site (Giant Postcard Business Dot Com) Is Hard To Read. Its Just A Hair Shy of Shouting. And He Goes On For Pages And Pages And Pages.
Forum: Copywriting 13th February 2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: EDDM Mailing for Chorus Non-Profit?

Gordon, I will most certainly post back when we meet and discuss these things. These tips from everyone were very helpful, including the unanimous suggestion that EDDM wouldn't be a good option at...
Forum: Copywriting 5th February 2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: EDDM Mailing for Chorus Non-Profit?

Thanks, Marcia.

Good advice on EDDM. Makes perfect sense.

Unfortunately at 54 I'm one of the youngest members! I do get the point. In fact, I've brought up the idea of having someone come in...
Forum: Copywriting 4th February 2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By StarkContrast
EDDM Mailing for Chorus Non-Profit?

I'm working with some men to build up membership in a men's barbershop-style chorus (4-part a capella), and we're struggling with ways to attract men who would want to sing with us. It's a new group...
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 5th November 2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 61,639
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: [I will write Free Sample Article] $2 for 500 Words - 100% Unique Article Writing Service

hi, can I get a sample of an amazon product review? Do you do longer than 500 words for a buyer's guide, say 2000 words?
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th June 2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By StarkContrast
RE: Is anybody involved in Real Estate?

This is actually a great post, Ron.

I've been telling my wife all along, "yes there's a lot of competition, but it you do what no one else is doing, you'll kill it." She's about ready to take her...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 12th June 2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 26,486
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: High Quality Content By Professional Writers-DONT ORDER Before You Check Samples & Warriors Feed

Say, do you have an product review examples in the 1500-3000 word arena? I didn't see much like that in your examples.

Also, on the first page you said these product review prices were revised....
Forum: Copywriting 4th April 2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Copywriting book with exercises

Ebay has that same book right now for under $5 including shipping!
Forum: Copywriting 2nd April 2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Need critique on my copywriting

Anne,

Can you paint for us who your ideal customer is?

30-60 year old women is a very large demographic. It goes from Millenials to Boomers.

Is your ideal customer married?
How old are...
Forum: Copywriting 29th March 2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,932
Posted By StarkContrast
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th March 2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 46,322
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: How to sell lead generation for the big $$$!

The leads James generates are highly targeted and convert well because they ask him to call them for a consultation. He admits it's not for every business and niche because of the per sale value of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th December 2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,191
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: I Went From 0 to 25k a Month in 2 Years-Heres 7 Things that Would Have Got Me There in Half the

Perhaps it's closer to "you want to teach me to play the guitar and you have never played it successfully yourself?"
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th December 2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,191
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: I Went From 0 to 25k a Month in 2 Years-Heres 7 Things that Would Have Got Me There in Half the

I guess the simple argument can be made is this: if you can't rank terms for the niche you specialize in (i.e., seo agency in Franklin Tennessee),why would someone hire you to rank for their terms? ...
Forum: Copywriting 10th June 2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,738
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Please critique my sales page when you get a spare moment

I appreciate all those who took the time to review and critique my sales page. I've had a decent period of time to process the comments and to adjust some of the text accordingly. You have been very...
Forum: Copywriting 5th June 2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,738
Posted By StarkContrast
Please critique my sales page when you get a spare moment

Ladies and Gentlemen,
I was about ready to publish this page for more of the world to see after I'd honed and tweaked and fine-tuned this, but I thought I'd try to get some fresh eyes on it before...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th January 2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,417
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: I want to start selling local SEO and websites, but have some questions

Wow. I've been following this thread since the beginning and am amazed at the twists and turns it's taken. I think there were a lot on here cheering Jarod on to take what Mr. savidge4 was offering...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th January 2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,268
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Different is better than better

I'm still trying to "think outside the box" when all I do every day (government contractor) is think inside the box. And government people do not in any shape or form think even close to the edge of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd January 2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,807
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: $10 Offline Trick: Get Clients

Just curious, how's the fulfillment to all those sites going for you? How long does it take you for each site?
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th December 2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,417
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: I want to start selling local SEO and websites, but have some questions

Jarod, I wouldn't worry about how formal/informal you sound. I think I saw Luis on this very forum today! He's probably been following your every word anyhow. :)
Forum: Website Design 11th December 2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Directory Website

Just curious how you are planning to get the customers to pay for a package? What's the "draw" of your site? Why would people pay to be on it? Is there a compelling reason? I think it's nice that you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th September 2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,590
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Pigeon Algo: Advice from Leading Local Experts and a Checklist

This is the first I've heard of looking at the html. Seriously. It's just not taught. I just checked out the source code of a site of mine and noticed three rss feed lines like this:

<link...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd September 2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: If you had the chance to...

So, do you want moderators for each of these pages, is that what you're requesting? Do they too get a piece of the action, so to speak or do they moderate/update their page voluntarily? What's in it...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd September 2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 767
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Use "PREMIUMS" In Your Ads

Well, for me I see a lot of "fine print" under each item offered for Free. That's a concern to me because I have to read each one. I think we've all reached the cashier before and the item that was...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd September 2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Do you think it's a good idea to put your photo on a resume?

Photo? Not so much.

Look up Liz Ryan on LinkedIn (or just Google her name -human workplace is her site I believe). She has some unique things to say about modern resumes. I don't think she...
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,744
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Please Critique My First Attempt At Copy.

A movement. What are you referring to here, Max? With the "static piece of art", what is that about? I know it wasn't addressed to me but I"m trying to learn all I can on these threads.

What...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st August 2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,907
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Critique it - a site under construction

I think some of the posters above gave you sound solutions. Is this the site you had professional built with the money you generated? The people who suggested getting a professional design are great...
Forum: Copywriting 31st August 2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,597
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: When a Negative Review Makes You Smile Like a Kid in a Jello Pool...

Interesting. I was just checking on the sparse sales of my novel. Not many comments. One commenter said she thought I should have taken the plot xyz way, and why did I make the girl's name so...
Forum: Copywriting 30th August 2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: No Bollocks Copy US Website

I was going to say the same thing about the reward. Give me a hint.

Will it be $10 off a case of Newcastle or a coupon code for a 10% off any Joe's Liquor Store purchase if you hold your breath...
Forum: Copywriting 29th August 2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,248
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: [Critiques appreciated] - Direct Response Sales Letter

Right. I actually had his BluBlocker ad up (on your thread) when I was writing this. I too was baffled by what made it work so well. Still am.
Forum: Copywriting 29th August 2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,248
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: [Critiques appreciated] - Direct Response Sales Letter

Version 2.0 is in the works and this is something I'm working.

Right now I'm having a hard time transitioning from the story to "what's next." I'm working it a little at a time.
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th August 2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,285
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Website rental model

How are you cranking out - as an example - 240 landing pages in an hour? What exactly is on those pages that you can produce them so quickly?
Forum: Copywriting 28th August 2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,248
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: [Critiques appreciated] - Direct Response Sales Letter

Thanks for your review and critique. I have lots more to think about.
Forum: Copywriting 28th August 2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,248
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: [Critiques appreciated] - Direct Response Sales Letter

Wow, I do appreciate the common sense critiques on this letter from all of you. It's encouraging. I've got some work to do. Thanks again.
Forum: Copywriting 28th August 2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,248
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: [Critiques appreciated] - Direct Response Sales Letter

Thanks again, Tim, for taking the time. It's opened my eyes.
Forum: Copywriting 27th August 2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,248
Posted By StarkContrast
[Critiques appreciated] - Direct Response Sales Letter

Hi all, I've been lurking and occasionally commenting in this copywriting forum for a week or so. I'm a technical writer by trade (IT/Security), plus I've written a number of short stories and 4...
Forum: Copywriting 26th August 2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,012
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: This simple, "innocent" mistake, kills credibility...

About that, on most days. Some days just a skooch under.
Forum: Copywriting 26th August 2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: suggestions, thoughts

Oh that I could blabber like Max5ty!
Forum: Copywriting 25th August 2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,452
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: SURVEY: Are most copywriters married.

You just know there's a story or 12 in those two sentences.
Forum: Copywriting 24th August 2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: KICKASS sales copy and squeeze page?? [please review this!]

From an end user perspective, I'm not sure exactly what the product is and why I need it.


How and where can I use it?
How can it help me?
Is it for a web site you can plug the form into?
...
Forum: Copywriting 24th August 2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,501
Posted By StarkContrast
Forum: Copywriting 23rd August 2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,501
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Getting Started In Copywriting...When You Have Nothing To Start With...

At the risk of asking a really dumb question, here goes.

Much of the material I've been reading here is geared toward the long form Clickbank/WSO/Direct Marketing Sales Letter. 3 to 12 pages....
Forum: Copywriting 20th August 2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Too Many Testimonials?

Thanks for the comments, all. I had no specifics in mind...yet. I came across a video sales letter today that had what seemed like 20 testimonials that I couldn't fast forward through like you might...
Forum: Copywriting 20th August 2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By StarkContrast
Too Many Testimonials?

General question: is it possible to put in too many testimonials in your copy?

As a reader I pretty much skip testimonials 3 through 34 because, well, they're boring, and after a certain point...
Forum: Copywriting 19th August 2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,453
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Critique Requested (thank you in advance)

I didn't see but what was the angle you were hinting at, Ewen? I went back and looked at the copy and the "messlessness" (my word) of the product was an untouched topic. It's hard for me to get into...
Forum: Copywriting 19th August 2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 818
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Critique please! Be as blunt as you can, desperately want to improve!

"My Bar Buddies Laughed at Me When I Told Them I Could Get the Ladies {Fainting Over Me|Running to Me|Throwing Their Panties to Me} at the Snap of My Fingers, But They Began Crying In Their Beer When...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th August 2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: How to get premium prices

A clear example of this already in the market place is an American greeting card company, Hallmark. Their slogan: "When you care enough to send the very best." There are still folks in my family who...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd August 2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,659
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: The twists I used to build a successful Local Business Directory business...

I know this thread is a couple months old but I think the point of the OP's original post was to say he used non-directory Wordpress theme (magazine/newspaper) with a directory page full of listings....
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st August 2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,515
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: How I Get Offline Clients Via Email

So how many businesses do you have signed up, both paid and free? Is it a natural that people would automatically choose the $30 paid signup? Is that recurring? How are you driving traffic? Thanks.
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th July 2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: Wordpress Scraper

Yes, I believe I saw that Ken Michaels' Mobile Renegade does most of this.
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th July 2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,343
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: electrician/service company wordpress theme

I think you have a lot of good free advice on this page alone. Take advantage of what some of the pros on here tell you. Pretty solid advice. Many have gone through the ringer and done well on the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th July 2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,515
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: How I Get Offline Clients Via Email

Understand, but I was referring to the directory itself, the site all the businesses will be listed on. How did he get traffic to that site since there are a variety of businesses involved?

I'm...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th July 2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,515
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: How I Get Offline Clients Via Email

Another thought I had about this, how big is the area you were targeting? I live in a Metro area that has oodles of suburbs but with 2-3 main cities (600K is the main city). Suburbs range from 90K...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th July 2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,515
Posted By StarkContrast
Re: How I Get Offline Clients Via Email

Yes I'd be curious to find out what your subject line is too because many times I'll NOT open an email if it event hints of being spam. FREE anything hints of spam. You've done a great job on this. ...
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