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Forum: Warrior Forum Help 23rd April 2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 35
Posted By Johnny12345
FIXED

FIXED

Thanks,

John
Forum: Beginners Area 22nd April 2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Before you sell an information product, READ THIS...

My example was a simplified one -- I omitted several variables. However, in that example, the LOSS would be $48.70 (I rounded it to $49).

Opinions will vary, but I don't find the break-even point...
Forum: Beginners Area 22nd April 2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Before you sell an information product, READ THIS...

What's really interesting is that making relatively small changes can often turn a losing product into a winner.

However, if you don't know your numbers, you may be inclined to give up. But, with...
Forum: Beginners Area 21st April 2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By Johnny12345
Before you sell an information product

As a copywriter, there's a very common problem I come across. And that is... marketers NOT knowing their numbers.

For example, if...

1) Your product sells for: $27

2) Your sales conversion...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,378
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Is it possible to sell anything?

Yes, you can. If you're a skilled copywriter and understand that products are primarily sold based on emotion -- not logic. And also if your simple/useless product has a good story behind it -- or a...
Forum: Programming 26th March 2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 100
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Anyone using Visual Basic?

I love Visual Basic (although, it's now known as "Visual Basic Dot Net"). I started using it decades ago. I use it for desktop applications and PHP for the web.

It's not as popular as it used to...
Forum: Programming 25th March 2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Version from PHP 5.6 to PHP 7.1

I think a lot of people follow the "if it ain't broken, don't fix it" rule.

I use PHP 5.6 for my tracking scripts. It works fine. Therefore, I see no immediate need to go through the work of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th March 2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 119
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Crafting my offer / package - HELP

I would suggest that you simplify your approach. The thing is, you seem to have run into a roadblock... and your solution is to ADD complexity to the mix. In my view, you should do just the opposite....
Forum: Beginners Area 25th March 2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: how to find clients

First of all, you didn't say what type of freelance service you're trying to offer. That makes a difference.

In addition, you didn't mention which platform (or platforms) you are trying to break...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 499
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Unable to generate traffic in my blogging website

Follow these 2 simple steps:

1) Make sure your blog has high quality content. People aren't going to read generic, two-cent-per-word, filler content. It must provide value.

2) Go to YouTube and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 508
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Multiple Sources of traffic produce no sales- HELP

First of all, it's harder to point out the problems with your site without seeing it, but I'll attempt to do it anyway (because the problems are almost always the same)...


1) You say, "You know...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 226
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: How many niche sites do you run at a time?

It depends...

If you're trying to produce content for blogs by yourself, then the number will be VERY limited.

However, if you outsource the content creation and focus just on posting the...
Forum: Copywriting 24th November 2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 522
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: How to write copy for skin care products?

Then someone (perhaps a competitor) complains about your magic potion and the FDA shows up at your door with guns drawn... and the FTC is right behind them with a lawsuit summons.

And, all of a...
Forum: Copywriting 11th November 2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 768
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Advertising determines almost everything in our society

Ewen,

Your post reminded me of the late Corey Rudl. He was, as I'm sure you'll recall, one of the early internet millionaires.

Most marketers create products and then try to sell them. But...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th October 2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,169
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: What's in your opinion make user trust the website?

I might be wrong. Check with OptedIn -- maybe Bob Dylan said it.

John
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd October 2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,642
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Is there an alternative to ClickFunnels by now?

I use a crazy new technology called HTML (with a little CSS and PHP thrown in for good measure).

John
Forum: Warrior Forum Help 18th October 2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 114
Posted By Johnny12345
My Warrior for Hire ad has gone missing...

When I try to go to my Warrior for Hire post -- which has around 45,000 views and has been running since 2009 -- I get a 403 ERROR.

What happened to my ad? Here's the link...
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,434
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: If you could offer a first-time entrepreneur only one piece of advice, what would it be?

The best advice I could give a beginning entrepreneur (or internet marketer) would be to learn the fundamentals of marketing.

To make money you need to sell something. That might be your own...
Forum: Beginners Area 23rd May 2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 394
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Mentor Wanted Please?

Gary,

Frankly, very few people know how to do EVERYTHING themselves. So, if there is a technical task you don't know how to do, the solution is simple... OUTSOURCE IT.

There are people in the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd May 2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 525
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Sales Letter - no longer asking opt in

No. This is not what I have observed.

For the most part, marketers still try to collect the email address of potential prospects. Why? Because email is still the most powerful marketing tool...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th May 2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,200
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: My Direct Mail Vacuum Cleaner Ad.

Claude,

That's a nice ad. There should be more ads written in that style and tone. It's the kind of copy that Roy H. Williams (The Wizard of Ads) would write.

But... there are just two small...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th May 2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 306
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Which Funnel Creating Service are You Using in 2018?

In many situations, I just code my own "funnel" with PHP. So, it's FREE. :)

John
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,620
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Looking for ways to promote family owned online jewellery business

You said "text," rather than sales copy. So, that might be the problem.

The majority of Shopify stores I've seen have HORRIBLE sales copy (if they have any at all).

Their copy reads like a...
Forum: Copywriting 24th January 2018, 02:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 934
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Do copywriters attempt to manipulate their readers?

Alex,

I get your point.

However, I largely avoid the issue of "negatives" by being EXTREMELY selective about the products and services I write copy for. I turn down more than HALF of the...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd January 2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 934
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Do copywriters attempt to manipulate their readers?

Honestly, I don't think of it that way...

When I write sales copy, I don't try to trick or coerce the prospect into buying. Instead, I try to help them; I try to solve their problem. That's my...
Forum: Copywriting 21st January 2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,885
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Which tool is best for Content writing ?

You don't need fancy writing tools (other than Word, perhaps).

Write for people first -- not search engines.

Why?

Because even if someone finds your article via Google or Bing, the question...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,427
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: What Are Some Good Free Traffic Sources?

There are a variety of free traffic sources. However, keep in mind that the real question is: Can you effectively reach your specific niche market with the "free" traffic source you choose?

If...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: What are the most effective ways to promote an ebook?

The problem with marketing most "ebooks" is that they're priced too low to profitably use paid traffic. That leaves only "free" and low-cost traffic methods.

Therefore... probably the easiest way...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th May 2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,591
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Selling 'Make Money Online' Unethical?

There is nothing inherently wrong with selling "how to make money products." Making money is an incredibly popular topic. And many such products are useful and legitimate.

And not all "make money"...
Forum: Growth Hacking 11th May 2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,035
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: How do YOU get traffic?

I love Adwords and Bing Pay-Per-Click (PPC). You can generate traffic rapidly; in mere minutes.

Search network PPC traffic is very high quality. That's because they are actively looking for their...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th May 2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 337
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: I Just Deleted 2500 Words Before Hitting the Publish Button

Verena,

I've seen your blog articles. Your "rehashed" content is probably far better than most of the "original" content written by most bloggers. You shouldn't have deleted it! You should have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th May 2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,639
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Urgent Advice Needed ~ !!! #DyingOverHere

I don't see the problem. You want targeted traffic, but can't use Facebook PPC? That's easy -- try Adwords.

HOWEVER... Adwords will NOT create a "viral" effect. For that you need YouTube,...
Forum: Copywriting 13th October 2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,942
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: A little bribe for your critique, fair enough?

Hi Gordon,

Here are my thoughts (in no specific order)...

1) If you're going to use a "news-style" headline, then the picture should match. I'd rather see a picture of you sitting at your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th September 2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,860
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: List building, and copywriting skills

The whole point of sending out those emails is to sell (or pre-sell). So copywriting skills will come in very handy.

Let me put it this way...

List building when you have copywriting skills is...
Forum: Copywriting 17th July 2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,172
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Very long letter, would like some feedback please.

Gordon,

Here's my take...

Overall, the letter seems like a very good ROUGH DRAFT. However, it rambles on endlessly. By page 8, I just wanted the letter to GET TO THE POINT.

Of course, that's...
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 18th June 2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,231
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: 262 clicks, no registrations, what is wrong with my page?

I'm not surprised that you're receiving no opt-ins. Your REVISED sales page STILL looks amateurish.

Here's why...

1) Your sales copy is inadequate.

At a minimum, you need to CLEARLY explain...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,063
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Where do you get your logos done?

You might consider going to 99designs.com and running a contest. You'll receive DOZENS of concepts to choose from.

John
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,878
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: CEO of Company wants to fire me because of my fitness blog...

Here's what I would do:

1) BACKUP the entire blog to your computer.

2) DELETE your online blog, but KEEP your domain name.

3) Plan your "escape" from your current employer by IMMEDIATELY...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,099
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: $30,000 budget... where should i spend it?

You need to have a plan and carefully manage your marketing budget. Otherwise, you could end up blowing through your $30K faster than you expected.

Here's what I would do:

1) Make sure you have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Inventory Management Vs Accounting

Accounting and inventory management are different... but related.

In a nutshell, accounting is about "keeping score" of your sales, expenses, and profits.

Inventory management, however, is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,546
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: How to increase image resolution?

You CANNOT turn a low resolution image into a high resolution image. If you try, the resulting image will tend to be blurry. (Note: You CAN make a large image smaller, but you cannot do the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,199
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Release Now Or Later?

If that's the case, then bring your product out as soon as possible.

Either do what Dennis advised or simply use the new 'oranges' as a new, follow-up product (whenever they're ready).

Problem...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th June 2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,183
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: I think I know why 97% of people fail online

People FAIL at Internet marketing because:

1) They don't have a plan of action. (Or, if they DO have a plan, they abandon it as soon as they see another "bright shiny object.")

2) They lack...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th June 2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,558
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Is it time to end WSO income claims?

There is absolutely nothing wrong with making income claims as long as those claims are TRUE and you follow the FTC rules.

Within the rules, the FTC allows such claims. Why wouldn't the Warrior...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,789
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: So...About this Spam

I know! They didn't even include pictures, provide testimonials from satisfied customers, or make us an irresistible offer. They're very poor marketers! ;)

John
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st June 2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,035
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: From my notebook: "There is no such thing as a traffic problem..."

This is CORRECT. If you're looking for affiliates, it is ESSENTIAL to have a "great offer." And, by great offer, I mean one that converts.

This is Internet marketing 101. Ideally, before you even...
Forum: Mind Warriors 16th May 2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,889
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Life at 32

You can't stop the story there. What happened to the spider! :)

John
Forum: Copywriting 7th May 2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,509
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Any advice for your wrist?

The same thing happened to me years ago. My wrist pain was so bad that I thought I'd have to give up using a computer.

In my case, the problem turned out to be the mouse. I switched to a graphics...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd April 2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: "We must have written 400 versions of the script"

I watched the videos and was not impressed at all.

If it took them *400* tries to do THAT, the agency folks involved might want to consider switching careers to either the fast food or...
Forum: Copywriting 19th April 2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: What rate should I pay when hire a copywriters?

Copywriters deal in persuasion. Proofreaders are primarily concerned with punctuation, grammar, spelling, and sentence structure.

If you want to sell more, you need a skilled copywriter -- NOT a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,752
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: TESTED: Buy Now, Order Now, Add to Cart… Which is best?

Chris,

I agree with you. However, I think there's another factor involved, as well.

In marketing, it's often said that people "love to buy... but hate to be sold." In this age of skepticism, I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th April 2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,293
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: WSOs Back To $20!

I'm not sure I've ever seen people complain that a price is too LOW. :)

Franky, I'm in favor of the WSO price drop.

Here's why...

1) IT'S A PRICE DROP! (If price drops are now a BAD thing,...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 15th April 2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,286
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: No Sales after 10,000 Visits

You need to think about your site from a visitor's perspective. If you do, the problems will become obvious...

1) You have no sales copy on the main page -- not even a proper headline/subhead to...
Forum: Copywriting 19th February 2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,922
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Hypnosis in copywriting...

Max,

Now hold on just a darned minute...

So you're saying the words "Hocus Pocus" have absolutely NO magical powers?

(I'm warning you... if you're lying to me, I'll have Derren Brown make...
Forum: Copywriting 20th January 2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,500
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Anyways...

Max,

I get your point. And it's a good one. But I don't think anyone discounts what modern science has brought to direct marketing.

For example, I think you'd be hard-pressed to find a...
Forum: Copywriting 19th January 2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,500
Posted By Johnny12345
Re: Anyways...

I find it odd that anyone would dismiss the contributions made by the pioneers and early giants of direct marketing, whose shoulders we all firmly stand on today.

John
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