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Forum: Off Topic Forum 8th January 2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 210
So this subforum sure is dead. When did this happen?

I used to post here back in like 2012-2013 pretty often. Posting was never the busiest on the copywriting forum, but holy shit is it dead now. Have all the regulars left?
Forum: Copywriting 8th January 2017, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Re: How far do you go to get killer content?

This really depends on the business' brand identity and typical clientele. The idea behind using 'edgy' things like profanity is to show you're hip, cutting edge, risk-taking, 'with it.' Let's say...
Forum: Copywriting 8th January 2017, 03:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 509
Re: What is a "true" benefit?

As Alex said, what you're talking about here are more accurately described as "strong" and "weak" benefits. Calling weak benefits "fake" is a bit overboard; they aren't of ZERO value, they just don't...
Forum: Copywriting 8th January 2017, 03:19 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,343
Re: Is the Age of Copywriters Over?

The most basic copywriting tasks--renew subscription emails, really short PPC ads, taglines--can probably be automated with AI based on current technology.

Long form stuff, or anything...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th August 2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 116
Posting Content To Blog AND Elsewhere (Medium, LinkedIn etc): Duplicate Content Risk

Hey Y'all,

I was recently reading this Article on Copyhackers about the medium.com publishing platform.

In the article, the author (Joanna Wiebe) recommends writing a post on your blog,...
Forum: Copywriting 25th August 2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 345
Re: Do You Have a Copywriting USP?

I do a lot of work with tech clients, startups, IT consultants etc.

I position myself as a "fully-geeked out" copywriter who is actually nerd enough to understand their needs.

I know, it sounds...
Forum: Copywriting 25th August 2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,454
Re: This is my short pitch to reach out to business owners. What ya think?

It's not bad at all.

It's the right length.

You focus on the benefits.

I disagree with the person who said it's too "me-centric," it seems like you're focusing on the client and their needs...
Forum: Copywriting 25th August 2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 270
Re: Specialization in Copywriting?

Yeah, it's really smart to specialize--especially if your niche is something technical where the clients are used to marketing people who don't have a clue about their service area.

I specialize...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th May 2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Internet Marketing For Real Estate Agents.

Howdy!

I have a friend who is a real estate agent, and I'm trying to sell him on the idea of using more internet marketing to promote himself.

I've noticed over the years that real estate...
Forum: Copywriting 10th May 2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
LinkedIn For Copywriting Leads: Legit

Hey Warriors,

Have a question for all the writers on the forum:

Has anyone here ever managed to getting any leads using LinkedIn?

I'm really big into the idea of diversifying my lead...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th March 2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
How To Find Clickbank Vendor Contact Info Quickly?

Does anybody here know how to quickly look up Clickbank vendor contact info?

I'm trying to contact vendors of top CB products.

The thing is...

... I can't find a really quick way to get...
Forum: Copywriting 4th February 2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,769
Re: I want to specialize in Web Copy. How can I find prospects?

Cold calling.

A lot of copywriters get business by cold-calling.

This means just calling people up and random. I don't mean calling residential households and dinnertime--I mean calling...
Forum: Copywriting 4th February 2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Re: How do copywriting sales fare over summer?

I know everyone says business slows in the Summer but for me, winter and early fall have always been my worst months.
Forum: Copywriting 23rd January 2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,444
Re: How to make $100,000/yr writing content

Man I am having this message hammered home HARD with one of my current clients.

I'm convinced there are clients out there who hire writers not because they need them, but simply as an excuse to...
Forum: Copywriting 21st January 2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,619
Why I LOVE Neil Patel's Blogs

As most of you probably know, Neil Patel is an internet marketer who is very active on LinkedIn and has worked with some MASSIVE startups like Gawker, etc.

For some reason I've always found Neil's...
Forum: Copywriting 21st January 2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Re: Are claims like these even legal?

I try to keep it on the level when it comes to writing for my own services.

When a client really insists on something sketchy I usually put a red disclaimer on the section along the lines of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Re: How long before you start making money online?

It all depends on what you're trying to do.

Selling a service like web design, copywriting, graphic design or programming - A few weeks.

Blogging - 1-2 years.

Affiliate marketing with paid...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 29,563
Re: How would you make $400,000 in one year online?

Anything upwards of $250k is going to require a heavy dose of paid advertising--you're not going to get to that level just doing cold calls or unsolicited emails.

You'd want to be pretty well...
Forum: Copywriting 20th January 2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 616
Re: Would like to know what you think about this new ad idea

I don't like the introductory banter. Not relevant to the offer, doesn't really pique much curiosity.

Other than that it's an interesting idea.
Forum: Copywriting 16th October 2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,160
Re: Help improve my postcard copy

1. Is this a cold or warm sale? That headline is a little too ambiguous for a cold sale. What's my "old kitchen"? What's a "Meister"?

2. There are a few pieces on this postcard that look like...
Forum: Copywriting 16th October 2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Re: Freelance Writer Asks: Just HOW Do You Get Work?

I hate to be rude but it's pretty clear your problem is that your writing isn't very good...
Forum: Copywriting 16th October 2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,043
Re: Ghostwriting... another Possible Niche for Writers?

I do a bit of Ghostwriting. My pay is somewhere between what you paid your freelancers and what Ed Gandia charged, but closer to the former.

Ghostwriting has its pros and cons. I find the pay per...
Forum: Copywriting 15th October 2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,701
Re: Has COPY become a "COMMODITY"?

On a closer look that article seems to be saying that MOST copywriting has become a commodity, NOT that "commodity copy" is GOOD.
Forum: Copywriting 15th October 2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,476
Re: What's the difference between "persuasion" and "manipulation"?

It's one of those things where there's no clear "red line" separating the two.

But when I think of manipulation I basically think of unwanted or malicious persuasion.

Manipulation is persuading...
Forum: Copywriting 12th October 2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Re: Right topic for blog

You want to look at basically 2 things:

1) What you're motivated to write about.

2) What has some kind of market for it.

These are both equally important. If you don't personally care about...
Forum: Copywriting 15th September 2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,759
Re: Donald Trump Surge Thanks To Copywriting?

Trump definitely knows about marketing. He is a salesman moreso than a developer these days. See below.

TRUMP STEAKS!!! - YouTube
Forum: Copywriting 7th August 2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,833
Re: Why would you need a copywriter?

I see 4 basic issues with copy templates.

1. They're too generic.

Templates are designed to be "one size fits all" so the tone is usually not well-fitted to any one specific niche. I recall a...
Forum: Copywriting 7th August 2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,762
Re: I'm a good copywriter, but ... I have no portfolio.

I don't mean to be rude but...

... What's your basis for calling yourself a good copywriter?

It's certainly not evident from the writing in your post...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,113
Re: best ways to get more traffic ??

The best ways to get traffic are:

1. Provide real value in your content and,

2. Promote your content.

Write about something you're passionate about and post it regularly to FB, Twitter,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th June 2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 914
Re: Is Paid Traffic Overrated?

Paid traffic is the only real way to get traffic.

Don't listen to anyone telling you to try to bootstrap it with SEO... That doesn't work anymore, if it ever did I'm not really sure. Gurus telling...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd June 2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,700
Re: Writing Autoresponders

There's nothing really like ARM, it's pretty unique, but there are other email copywriting courses. Perry Belcher's Secret Selling system is a bit like ARM but it covers more than just email...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd June 2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,009
Re: Best Book on Copy writing?

IMO the best one is The Adweek Copywriting Handbook.

Next I'd say Carlton's Kickass Copywriting Secrets of a Marketing Rebel.

A lot of people recommend Ogilvy... I've never read him personally...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd June 2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,006
Headlines That Just State The Product

Was wondering what y'all copy warriors think about headlines that simply state the name or type of product.

The way this is done on sales pages I've seen is to structure a headline with three...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st June 2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Re: Does your traffic ever drop in the summer?

Not really, I think I actually get more in the summer... Although I write more in the summer.
Forum: Copywriting 20th June 2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,029
Re: How to Position Your Copywriting Business

Man does Mark still post here or what? I haven't seen a post by him in ages...
Forum: Copywriting 20th June 2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,163
Anybody Know What This Sales Page's Headline Font Is??

So I clicked on a Warrior Forum banner and I came across a sales page that I really liked the look of. (http://www.noriskredhotleads.com/) (click the text to see the link).

There are many things I...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd June 2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,973
Re: Sales Letter pricing

There are so many different variables that go into pricing sales copy that it's impossible to really say that's the right price to pay. There are many different clients with many different needs, and...
Forum: Copywriting 30th May 2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,835
Re: The Psychology of Pricing

Anybody who remembers buying stuff during their childhood will know that charm pricing works.

As kids, before we knew a thing or two about math, we always said a product priced at $1.99 cost "one...
Forum: Mind Warriors 25th April 2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,302
Re: Do you think it's important to hustle?

I think it's very important to hustle. Maybe the most important thing of all, actually. It doesn't matter how good your sales are, how much spend on advertising, how much you think you "know"... If...
Forum: Copywriting 13th April 2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,105
Re: How to Get Copywriting Clients

You get the biggest results by just contacting people cold. By email, phone, whatever. Of course you need to be intelligent about who you contact but if you're on the right side of the bell curve and...
Forum: Copywriting 11th April 2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,272
A Thought On Serif And Sans Serif Fonts

The issue of Serif vs. Sans Serif fonts is something that gets talked about a lot in Copywriting and web design circles.

The idea is that having small lines attached to the end of letters, will...
Forum: Copywriting 7th April 2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,210
Re: Long Sales Copy

The point isn't that everyone will read all of it. The point is getting the most sales. A long sales letter grabs the most customers because it offers something to every type of customers. The...
Forum: Copywriting 7th April 2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,302
Re: Need Advice On An Ebook Title

Thanks for your input. I may use the title you suggested actually...
Forum: Mind Warriors 7th April 2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,571
Re: "Doing what you love" is terrible advice spouted by life coaches and gurus...

I think "do what you love" is bad advice for two reasons:

1. It may ruin what you love.

This is something I hear from musicians a lot. They say that being forced to do music every day ruins...
Forum: Copywriting 7th April 2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,267
Re: My Top 2 Tips For New Freelance Writers...

This is important even when you have a thriving practice going. I often find that when I get swamped with work I usually end up going through a slow period afterward, because when I was busy with...
Forum: Copywriting 7th April 2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,470
Re: Does The UK 'Do' Direct Response?

The basic idea of a sales letter will go over well anywhere because people like to be informed about products that meet their needs.

When you ask "can you use sales letters in the UK?" I feel like...
Forum: Copywriting 7th April 2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,302
Need Advice On An Ebook Title

Advance warning to the "content isn't copy" crusaders I can see jumping on this topic with endless derision: I'm aware that ebooks aren't copywriting but book titles are part of marketing so I feel...
Forum: Copywriting 29th March 2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,841
Re: My First Sales Letter - Does it Pass?

If this really is your first sales letter, it's probably the best 'first effort' I've ever seen. There are a few flaws with it, but it's quite good for someone's first attempt at a letter.

I agree...
Forum: Copywriting 14th March 2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,954
Forum: Copywriting 12th March 2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,844
Re: 1,000th post: my best advice to aspiring copywriters

Not a word of a lie--that was the best post I've ever read on the copywriting forum.
Forum: Copywriting 10th March 2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,954
Re: Copy On Apple's New MacBook Site Made Me LOL

I see where you're coming from but the line still made me, as someone who knows about this stuff, laugh out loud. It's probably an effective line from a copywriting perspective, I just thought it...
Forum: Copywriting 9th March 2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,954
Copy On Apple's New MacBook Site Made Me LOL

Apple - MacBook (http://www.apple.com/macbook/?cid=www%E2%88%92us%E2%88%92yt%E2%88%92mb%E2%88%92reveal)



"The most efficient way to charge a notebook is by connecting a charger to a port."
...
Forum: Copywriting 4th March 2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,514
Re: Should a copywriter be able to write for any niche?

It's much, much better to specialize, IMO.

You get to know the niche on an intimate level and there's not as much guesswork involved in every new project.
Forum: Copywriting 4th March 2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,762
Re: Copywriters soon to go the way of toll both collectors!

From the website:



It's #2 that I'm particularly interested in here.

Is he saying that the software generates, and tests, millions of messages?

At first glance that seems impossible. Who...
Forum: Copywriting 4th March 2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,362
Re: Writing For Women's Health Niche--Advice?

Yeah, I thought that was weird too. Going to mention that to the client for sure.
Forum: Copywriting 4th March 2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,362
Writing For Women's Health Niche--Advice?

Hi Y'all,

I got a job recently to write a VSL to beat this control:

Food Hoax (http://www.foodhoax.com/e1.php) (current copy was written by the client)

My first thoughts,

1, I don't think...
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