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Forum: Copywriting 7th April 2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,307
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Forum: Copywriting 9th November 2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,342
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: What do you guys think of Ramit Sethi's positioning and marketing?

If you can make millions as an Indian dude that writes long copy for young people with a website called "I will teach you to be rich", safe to say you've got a pretty solid understanding of...
Forum: Copywriting 5th November 2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,342
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: What do you guys think of Ramit Sethi's positioning and marketing?

Honestly I think Ramit is one of the best marketers (or at least, has one of the best marketing teams) in existence.

Maybe not – maybe it's just because I'm exactly the kind of person he's...
Forum: Copywriting 29th October 2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,339
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: When should a new copywriter get a mentor?

Thanks guys.

All I was really looking for was a way to "repay" a mentor, or show gratitude. I'm very respectful of experts who take their time and energy to help – it's this kind of attitude that...
Forum: Copywriting 29th October 2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,339
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: When should a new copywriter get a mentor?

But even Angie's answer didn't go into WHY a mentor would want those things.

Fulfilment? Idea generation (someone willing to bounce ideas back and forth)? A reignition of former passion?

If I...
Forum: Copywriting 29th October 2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,339
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: When should a new copywriter get a mentor?

I know.

If you could only pick one mentee, and you had two promising prospects, what would drive your decision?

What does an ideal mentee offer that a bad one doesn't?

I'm assuming you...
Forum: Copywriting 29th October 2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,339
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: When should a new copywriter get a mentor?

Nah, I meant the mentee. The value of a good mentor is more than clear to me – I'm searching for mentorship myself!

I suppose, as a believer in always offering value first and foremost, I was...
Forum: Copywriting 29th October 2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,339
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: When should a new copywriter get a mentor?

What kind of value would you expect a mentee to provide, Marcia and/or Alex?
Forum: Copywriting 28th October 2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,538
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: Newspapers Are Hot Again

Turns out, human psychology predates newspapers.

So maybe that's not such a bad thing :cool:
Forum: Copywriting 25th October 2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: A brick to the brain

Haha! Brilliant answer.

Pleased that I've read 90% of those.
Forum: Copywriting 21st October 2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,969
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: Sales Letter Critique Pls.

I can agree with this...

...but not with your sales letter.

You seem to be forgetting that this thread is about your SALES LETTER, not your PRODUCT.

Let's say I have a folder full of...
Forum: Copywriting 21st October 2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By ChadHaynes
Forum: Copywriting 20th October 2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: Email Selling SEO to Small Food Business - Please help

I don't mind "You're missing out on 1,140 potential customers a month" or something like that as a subject line.

But it could certainly be better.

Subject lines take time and this is a free...
Forum: Copywriting 20th October 2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: Your input matters—thank you

Thanks Mike!

I was actually looking at your home page the other day. I'll be looking to develop a sales letter for my services soon, so I've been scouting through great copywriter's...
Forum: Copywriting 20th October 2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,969
Posted By ChadHaynes
Forum: Copywriting 20th October 2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,969
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: Sales Letter Critique Pls.

You don't want a sales letter critique. You want people to validate you.
Forum: Copywriting 19th October 2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,969
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: Sales Letter Critique Pls.

If you want to write your own copy, read the classics and commit to learning.

That's all I can really say.

Your response was mostly defending yourself and your product. Like your letter, it was...
Forum: Copywriting 19th October 2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,969
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: Sales Letter Critique Pls.

Seems like you're insulting the intelligence of your audience.

You're basically telling people that if they buy your thesaurus, they should expect to get laid, get rich, get famous and be more...
Forum: Copywriting 15th October 2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: Your input matters—thank you

Thanks Rick.

I think it all comes down to trust.

Not trust in people, or even trust in myself...

...but trust that hard work MUST pay off, even if you can't visualize or predict how.
...
Forum: Copywriting 15th October 2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By ChadHaynes
Your input matters—thank you

Hey copy connoisseurs,

I've noticed that some of the higher level folk around here have complained on more than one occasion about newbies taking advice but failing to report back on their...
Forum: Copywriting 6th October 2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,239
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: Does Old School Copy Writing Skills Still Work in 2015?

Haha!

I must admit, I can see the appeal in the notion that you can make millions from skilled tweeting.
Forum: Copywriting 6th October 2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,239
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: Does Old School Copy Writing Skills Still Work in 2015?

I'm not even sure how you'd define "new school" copywriting.

New school mediums and delivery, sure, but what's different about the writing?

Is it no longer advisable to show benefits in a...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd October 2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: How much of your client work involves consultancy / strategy?

You're my spirit animal. Thanks again Angie :D
Forum: Copywriting 2nd October 2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: How much of your client work involves consultancy / strategy?

Thanks Angie :)

I definitely understand the intent behind the marketing collateral I'm involved with. I guess where I'm not involved so much is in the decision-making behind it.

I worry about...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd October 2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,778
Posted By ChadHaynes
Copy feedback

Unfortunately my good man, this is a very flawed bit of copy.

It's okay—you're just starting out.

Here are the overarching errors I noticed, but the most important thing for you is to just...
Forum: Copywriting 30th September 2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: How much of your client work involves consultancy / strategy?

Hi Ray,

Thanks for your response. Really appreciate it. I've been strongly considering signing up to your mentoring program when I start my transition next year / late this year. Do you typically...
Forum: Copywriting 10th September 2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,256
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: "But it's not for everyone": How negative can you go?

I'd do something like:

Seasoned vets to country living will know what to expect. If you've ever (common endearing-but-irritating country living experience), you know what's in store.

But if...
Forum: Copywriting 21st June 2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,092
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: "Create your own product" -- what does that mean?

Charge X a month for a subscription to an information hub that you update every two weeks or so with new content (as little as a ten minute video or a long-form guide will do). Make sure your free...
Forum: Copywriting 21st June 2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,092
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: "Create your own product" -- what does that mean?

Online courses.
SaaS.
Software.
Ebooks.
Monthly subscriptions.

Google search "copywriting guide" and take note of how many people charge for stuff.

Those mothers be makin' bank with their...
Forum: Copywriting 1st June 2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,176
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: Dare I Ask...? Yet Another WFH Critque Thread

You guys have no idea what you're talking about.

Anyone who does the following:

makes sure people know his penis works by mentioning he hasn't worked in the erectile dysfunction market
...
Forum: Copywriting 31st May 2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,593
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: Does long form sales copy still work?

John Lloyd is the best thing that ever happened to this forum.

Y'all don't know marketing obviously, so allow me to enlighten you plebeians:


According to TIME magazine, EVERYTHING John says...
Forum: Copywriting 19th May 2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,967
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: So… I have Lupus (plus 3 easy tips for writing copy - without killing yourself. Literally.)

Underrated post. Thanks for this.

Expected to see a sea of thank yous. Not surprised that of all the posters here, Angie was among those who read and replied.

It's nice to see something on this...
Forum: Copywriting 24th March 2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,401
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: Few quick questions from a beginner wondering where to start

I'm getting paid 50c/word - $50.00 an hour freelancing. My clients happily pay. Last August, I had NO experience, samples, testimonials, or clue.

The most valuable advice of all time - seek to do...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd March 2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,982
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: Who are the top copywriters of today?

Bob Bly is still as good as ever.
Forum: Copywriting 17th March 2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,760
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: BOY EATS HIS OWN HEAD!

My hand was in motion to click this post before my conscious mind realized that there's absolutely no way this post is about a boy eating his own head.

And that right there is a valuable lesson. A...
Forum: Copywriting 15th March 2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,822
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: When you were a nobody copywriter.

Met Creative Director of international agency in LinkedIn group.
He liked my attitude, organized an "informational" with the local branch (Melbourne, Australia) of the agency he represented.
...
Forum: Copywriting 6th March 2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,157
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: 1,000th post: my best advice to aspiring copywriters

Inspiring post Angie!

As a musician with a "totally out there" piercing (yeah right) myself, I resonated with this a lot:

"My friends told me being a pro writer and musician was damn near...
Forum: Copywriting 17th December 2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,891
Posted By ChadHaynes
Re: Review my "about me" page / landing page

Haha, so poignant.

Copy Nazi you've given me a lot to think about, and a few very key lessons. I didn't mean to seem unappreciative or defensive, if I ever did.

Thanks very much. This thread is...
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