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First small job completed. Now to get feedback and move on up.

Got another contract, this time for a flyer.
 

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First small job completed. Now to get feedback and move on up.

Got another contract, this time for a flyer.

Awesome bro!

I don't remember if I mentioned this before, but here's how I get feedback from first-time clients.

"Hey John,

Just letting you know I finished your [whatever I wrote] and attached it to this message.

I really enjoyed working for you, and I think your company is headed for great things!

Now that the project is finished, if you'll go ahead and close the contract, I'll leave you

5-star feedback so other freelancers know you're legit and will be happy to work for


you in the future. If you ever need my services again, just shoot me a message.

Thanks for everything!

Lex"


You can't bold stuff in odesk, so ignore the bold. It's just to show key words that will get you feedback fast. I tested this with several clients by not asking, and the result was those clients didn't leave feedback at all.

The first bold word, "for", empowers them by making them feel like a boss. It makes them feel good.

The second bold phrase gives them permission and direction. "Go ahead." "Close the Contract."

The third bold phrase removes the X factor. They can't see the feedback you leave, until they leave feedback, but if you let them know the feedback you're gonna leave, they'll relax, appreciate the favor, and will return it.

By explaining how the 5-star feedback helps them, you also create value.

Which solidifies you as there new favorite freelancer.


NOTE: NEVER ask for 5-star feedback. That is unethical. Instead, create value, and earn it.


Every client I've tried this on left 5 star feedback, within a day.
 

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Awesome bro!

I don't remember if I mentioned this before, but here's how I get feedback from first-time clients.

"Hey John,

Just letting you know I finished your [whatever I wrote] and attached it to this message.

I really enjoyed working for you, and I think your company is headed for great things!

Now that the project is finished, if you'll go ahead and close the contract, I'll leave you

5-star feedback so other freelancers know you're legit and will be happy to work for


you in the future. If you ever need my services again, just shoot me a message.

Thanks for everything!

Lex"


You can't bold stuff in odesk, so ignore the bold. It's just to show key words that will get you feedback fast. I tested this with several clients by not asking, and the result was those clients didn't leave feedback at all.

The first bold word, "for", empowers them by making them feel like a boss. It makes them feel good.

The second bold phrase gives them permission and direction. "Go ahead." "Close the Contract."

The third bold phrase removes the X factor. They can't see the feedback you leave, until they leave feedback, but if you let them know the feedback you're gonna leave, they'll relax, appreciate the favor, and will return it.

By explaining how the 5-star feedback helps them, you also create value.

Which solidifies you as there new favorite freelancer.


NOTE: NEVER ask for 5-star feedback. That is unethical. Instead, create value, and earn it.


Every client I've tried this on left 5 star feedback, within a day.
Awesome tips. I read one of your posts about letting them know you rated them 5 stars. I sent a similar message but said "with" instead of for.

Makes sense to write copy while writing about making copy.


Edit: Just looked, got 5 stars.
 

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Looking forward to it. I'm starting my journey into copywriting this week. (Finally)

My goal is to make $5000 in the month of June when our lease is up, and there's no giving up. I'm sacrificing all my free time to make this happen, but it'll be more than worth it. The reality is: I don't have free time.

I've revamped my profile with some copy, and I'm working on my portfolio pieces this weekend for a 100% profile.

Half way through Cashvertising, moving on to Breakthrough Advertising next. Any more book recommendations? Even if they're not directly copy related. I want to do what you do where you study hard daily to keep on the cutting edge.

Good luck at training.
 

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Day 5 Challenge

1. Solve a problem for someone. No matter how big or small, and don't ask anything in return.

Had a client who wanted to get a job done in 10 days. I put all effort to it and finished it in 3. Got great feedback and a very happy customer.

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Day 2 - Challenger

Hi to all of you !!

Well, this is my try... Please forgive me, if I have made some mistakes, but it's not my mother language,
and I have to study more and more, and more.. if I want try to become a copywriter and start to have
a little future in Odesk.. Above all, english is not my language, but is essential master it!!


  1. Time Is Your Most Precious Thing… Apple Reinvent It !!! (Apple watch)
  2. Whit A Pair Of These, Cinderella Would Not Never Married Prince Charming (Jimmy Choo Shoes)
  3. If You Try It, Also That Moment Become Unforgettable (Scottex paper toilet)
  4. Your Knowledge Has Never Been So Light (Kindle)
  5. If You Dream About An Explosive Red, Take a Multistrada Ducati.. It’s Better Than Sex (Ducati Motorcycle)
  6. Money Is Not Everything, Try MasterCard (MasterCard credit card)
Your feedback are welcome.. Be honest and be rough, if it's the case !! Thank you !!
 

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Day 8 | Technique Lesson 3
Write Logically.

I if understand wrote sentence this you order would out of still?


No, you wouldn't understand if I wrote that sentence out of order, because your brain can't easily make sense of it. Instead, you'd have to logically rearrange the info first into recognizable patterns.

The same holds true for copy.

In fact, it also holds true for pretty much all influence, persuasion, & sales communications.

When information isn't presented logically, then it doesn't make sense and we lose interest fast.

I'm running short on time today, so it's like this:

Imagine if you opened a landing page and instead of a headline, you saw:

Click Here to Buy Now

Would you do it? Would you buy right now?

Uh, no... You don't even know what the product is, what it does, or even what it claims to do!

A whole lot of info is missing.

What if you scrolled down and the next thing you read was this:

Just imagine the smile on your face when you plant all 9 inches of
young firm wood deep inside your fresh, brown, dirt hole...


ORDER YOURS NOW!

Does that make you want to buy?

Does it satisfy your needs for information?

Does it tap into your emotional desires?

No, no & no.


But it does make you think the owner is some kind of pervert...

Now, what if you scrolled all the way to the bottom and finally saw the headline:

Plant Sapling Trees & Help Save the Environment!
Oh, now I get it! It's some kind of tree-hugging environmental company or something like that, and I think they're selling dildos or trees, but I'm not really sure...

At this point it wouldn't matter how well-intentioned the company was, because there's no way in hell you'd buy. If they're not organized or professional enough to present their information in ways you understand, then you sure as hell aren't going to give them your money!

And that's the whole lesson for today.

Every single thing you write, from your headline to your CTA absolutely MUST flow in logical order.

But how do you know if it's logical or not?

Follow the example set by writers!

Presenting your copy logically is as simple as answering a few questions, and creating an outline.

Start by asking what your prospect desires most.

The answer tells you how to write your headline.

Then ask, the who, what, when ,where, why, & how questions.

Questions like:

What is this website about?

Why should I care?
How can they give me what I need?
Who runs this place?
Where do I go for more info?


Those are just a few examples, but they show the kind of thoughts that run through our minds when we first enter a site, or read a sales letter, or open an email etc.

When you answer those questions and figure out which order the prospect asks them in, then you can write your Sub-Headlines. These work just like Chapter Headings in a novel. First write them down and then you'll have the big picture of your copy finished.

After that the only thing left to do is write the body copy for each section.

For example:

This is My Headline
1st Sub-Head: What is This Site About?

2nd Sub-Head: Why Should I Care?

3rd Sub-Head: How Can They Help Me?

Call To Action 1

4th Sub-Head: What Proof Do They Have?

5th Sub-Head: Who Else Buys From Them?

6th Sub-Head: Who Owns This Joint?

7th Sub-Head: What Do I Do Next?

Call To Action 2

The trickiest part isn't really tricky at all. The hardest thing you have to do is figure out the process a prospect goes through when they read your copy for the first time. But, that's not hard to do, because pretty much every person who reads it goes through the same logical process.

There are tons of places that can help you gain this info. For instance, the users on this forum might be willing to give you feedback if you ask nicely. If not, there are tons of other websites, and places like Facebook, or Meetup.com where you can get helpful opinions about your structure and flow.

After you have the basic logical structure figured out, the rest is easy. It's just a matter of filling in the body copy with more details & info for each section.

Figure out and follow the logical patterns your prospects need to understand, and your copy will sell a thousand times better!


Day 8 Challenge

1. Close your eyes and imagine the life you want to have. See it is bright vibrant colors. Smell whatever success smells like to you. Hear any sounds that you associate with the life you want to have. Blow the image up and put yourself in it. See it from behind your eyes.

2. Help someone without asking anything in return.


3. Take some action you've been too scared to take.

4. Write 5 Creative Headlines

5. Write a website "About Us" page using everything you've learned to this point, and make sure you do it in logical order.


If you're still following this thread then thank you!
I appreciate you taking the time to read, learn
& take action towards the life you want to
have! That's more than most will ever
do! When you're ready, continue
on to Day 9, Influence
Lesson
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Day 6 Challenge
1. Help someone in some way without asking anything in return.

so today I had a client who made an order. His instructions were not totally clear and I sent several questions asking for different things. He felt very unsure of what he really wanted (he had not really thought it through). I saw 3 possible outcomes judging from his "instructions."

I decided to make 3 versions of the order and give him all three to use. He got very happy and said this was what he really wanted but he didn't know how to express himself.

Point here is that I do not think this is what he wanted. He was looking for a solution that was not really there, and when he got three different versions he instantly believed that these 3 were what he was initially looking for. He also left a nice tip out of good will.

Problem-Aware: Your prospect senses he has a problem, but doesn’t know there’s a solution.

2. Choose a product and write a sales letter for it. Before you start, prepare a specific outcome for your letter.

3. Write the headline for the letter to MAKE THEM STOP & have an emotional impact.

4. Weave techniques of influence into the body to carry that emotional impact throughout the letter.

5. Finalize the letter by driving your prospect with emotion to take some action.
(Click Here, Join Now, etc.)

This is a sales letter for a local gym and their subscription being the product, targeted to bring in more women to the facility:

Get Your Dream Body Regardless of Your Current Situation
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The first woman who actually went to this gym, Anna, was a not overweight.
She was underweight.
In fact, she was malnourished and doctors had given her the diagnosis of anorexia.

Joanna was a woman who came to the gym, quite shy, was overweight.
They both applied to a membership at Nordic Wellness.

Their story?
In 7 months, Joanna has lost a massive amount of weight. Today she competes in women's fitness and has more self confidence than ever.

So what about Anna?
Today she eats healthy thanks to highly educated personal trainers available for free.
She met the man of her dreams and together they had a little boy.

Both said the most important in life is Family, Fitness and Freedom.

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6. Take some action that you've been too scared to take.

I published my course, and actually put a price on it today:)
 

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Day 9 | Influence Lesson 3
Psychological Rules of Persuasion


Six Rules to Breach Your
Prospect's Mind & Command
Higher Earnings Now


What if you knew 6 simple tools could bring you unlimited results?

I'm talking 10 times the results of writing a thousand sales letters by hand...

Would that be worth reading a few more lines?

If you gotta minute, and wanna know more, then you can learn.

And, I'll even tell you for free.

Many of you have heard of Robert Cialdini, and his 6 laws of persuasion.

But, for those of you who don't know him, he pretty much set the standard for influence by researching & understanding what makes people tick.

From there he came up with 6 simple tools of persuasion that are so powerful they can get virtually anyone to do anything you want them to.

In fact, they're so powerful that sales and collections agencies use them all over the world.

They're so powerful that when I put them to the test as a Legal Assistant I increased collections so much that the Founding Attorney instantly updated our policies to account for my collections script.

So, before I share the 6 tools & how they apply in copy, I offer you this caution:

Only use these tools when your product is good and you have good intentions. I'm not responsible for anything that happens as a result of your use of these tactics. If you use them appropriately, then you'll experience unknown powers beyond your wildest dreams. If you abuse them, well, it won't end well...

With that out of the way, let's look at the 6 tools & how they apply to copy.



◘ Reciprocity ◘

◘ Commitment & Consistency ◘

◘ Social Proof ◘

◘ Liking ◘

◘ Authority ◘

◘ Scarcity ◘




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1. Reciprocity


The rule of reciprocity is simple. When someone gives us something, we feel psychologically compelled to give something back. It doesn't matter what's given. It can be anything and many studies back it up. If you've ever watched a mafia movie, you've seen a slightly altered version of this in action.

Basically the person on the receiving end owes you a favor.

So, how is it used in copy?

First of all, you can write it right into your copy, just as I did above. "And, I'll even tell you for free."

Another way people use this is by giving away free ebooks, ecourses, or downloadables on their website. This has less power since the human element is removed, but it still works on some level.

The most powerful use happens when you use it directly with clients.


For example, by giving a free sample... you invoke the power of reciprocity, and in return they're way more likely to give you the gig, especially if you put a lot of work into the sample.


2. Commitment & Consistency

This little gem is a sort of tipping point. Let's say you're at a car dealership chatting with a salesman, and you're almost sold on a car you've been eyeballing for a while.

Then the salesman says, "Ready to make it happen?" or something similar.

Now your mind does battle with itself. One last bit of back & forth, because it knows that once you say "Yes", it's so hard for you to turn back it almost takes an act of God...

Once you say "Yes"... Once you commit, then you transition from prospect to buyer.

If you're using this on your website, then the most common type of commitment comes in the form of your Call to Action (CTA). What's important to note is that it's not specifically the words of the CTA that makes them commit. The act of committing happens when they actually push the button.

If you want them to push the button, or take some other action, then you can use disarming language such as:

"Get My Toy" instead of "Buy Now!"

If you're using it with clients, then the very best time is during your interview. When you're certain they're feeling confident in you, then you can close by saying,

"Do you have any more questions for me?"

Wait for the "No", then say:

"Great, well, if you'll go ahead and send the Odesk offer I'll accept it and get started immediately.
"

99% of the time they'll follow up with: "Sure thing, sending it right now!"

Consistency can be used with clients too.

Interviews are highly emotional, and many clients get wrapped up in it when you have good energy.

Then they say things like:


"If you're work is good, then we'll have a lot more for you in the future. We've got XYZ project etc..."

A statement like this gives you great power for getting more work later. For instance, when you deliver your first bit of copy and they say they absolutely love it, then you can follow up a few days later and remind them that they said they loved it, and ask for more work.

"Hey Bob,

I'm glad your first project worked out so well, and that you loved my work so much. You mentioned having more work if my copy was good. Now that you know I'm your guy, I'd love to start your next project whenever you're ready. What's next on the list?"

To go against this means going against his own word.

He practically has to give you another gig, because he said he would.


3. Social Proof

Social proof is super useful, but there's a catch.

You have to have it before you can use it.

On websites and sales letters social proof often comes as testimonials or logo images of clients who use your product. These can also be used on Odesk, and other places.

Social media buttons are often used on websites to show how many likes they have. Social media buttons double as a form of commitment/consistency too. If you click "Like" or "Follow", then on some level you're agreeing that you like the product.

When you're interviewing, it's easy to establish trust using social proof.

When they ask a question like: "How specifically would you handle X?"

Then you respond with:

"Great, question... When I wrote copy for Apple, I handled something similar by..."

Don't use "Apple" unless you've actually written copy for them. Use another client you've worked for.

In this way you establish that you've worked with, and satisfied other companies.


4. Liking

Another super simple, yet highly effective tool.

We like people who are like us, or who we believe are like us.

This is most commonly used in copy by asking questions.

"Are you sick of paying hundreds of dollars for iPhone screens?
Do you wonder why they won't make one that won't break?


I wondered the same thing, and after buying my 4th screen in three weeks
I'd had enough, so I built a better one..."


What I've done is established a connection between myself & the prospect. Instantly they see that we're just alike, and that we have the same problem.

The only difference is that I also have the solution, and that puts a smile on their face.
:)


5. Authority

Authority is established when a prospect believes you're a subject matter expert. If you're reading this thread, then chances are, you aren't. At least not yet, but that doesn't mean you can't be.

Common examples of authority on websites happen when we post images showing professionals related to our product. If you run a security firm website, then a man in a slick black suit with a blue tie looks more professional than a guy in shorts and a t-shirt. The man in a suit is an authority.

Establishing authority in writing or interviews is simple too, but you have to be confident.

Here's how it works.

When asked a question, such as: "How can I improve X..."

NEVER respond with the words, "I think you should..."

FFFFFFFF Those words!!!!!!!


If you're an expert then you're not giving your opinion. Opinions are educated guesses for people who don't know what they're talking about.

Instead say:

"Do this..."


or "Replace X with Y & move Z over here."

or "Delete that crap because it looks terrible!"

Never give your opinion. Instead give directions & guidance. Then you'll sound like an authority.

If you write with hesitation, or speak with hesitation, your clients will see right through you.


6. Scarcity

The last one on the list is one most of you have encountered.

Scarcity sets limitations.

This works for any product, and it's used 24/7.

"2 for 1 if you buy before friday."

"BOGO ends Tuesday"

"Cut the price in half when you call in the next 15 minutes."

"Supplies won't last long!"

"I've got 3 hours available this week."


"If you're interested, please let me know before the next guy hires me."

"I've got one left on the lot."

"I might have one left in the back room."

"If you want it let me know, because another couple is coming to look at it this afternoon."

You get the idea.

Anything that suggests your product or services are scarce makes them want it 10 times more.

It seems cliche, but I'm telling you it works.



That's pretty much the gist of it. All of these techniques are extremely powerful, especially when you get good at them, and learn to combine them so they work together. Then they build on one another and create a foundation for your sales that's so strong your customers are almost forced to buy.

That's why you have to make sure you only use these with good intentions. Only use them ethically...

If you make promises you can't keep, or if you offer services you can't deliver, then it's gonna be obvious real fast, and all the persuasive tools in the world won't save you from the damage you'll do to your reputation.

Day 9 Challenge
1. Close your eyes and imagine selling your first product or service. If you're already selling something, then imagine taking it to the next level. Get a solid picture of what that will look & feel like, and what you'll do with all the extra money you'll have when you achieve it!

2. Help someone without asking anything in return. After today's lesson you may start to understand that everything is an exchange of energy, and nothing ever goes without return. Just because you don't ask for something in return doesn't mean you don't get something in return.

3. Take some action you've been avoiding. Maybe you've waited to build a profile, or maybe you're afraid to contact clients. Maybe you're afraid to pick up the phone and call someone. Whatever it is, just do it.

4. Write 5 creative headlines that MAKE THEM STOP.

5. Write 3 paragraphs of copy utilizing some of the tools from today's lesson.


Great job! You've finished another lesson! If you're actually taking action and using
this stuff, then you're probably already earning! If not, keep at it and you
will soon enough. When you're ready continue on to
Day 10, Mindset Lesson 4.

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Hey guys! Hope it's not too late for me to join... :) I'll post the day 2 just so I can get the ball rolling, then combine a few of the days as to take up less space in this awesome thread. I went on offervault.com and tried to choose 5 items that were be totally foreign to me. I figure that'll probably force me to think the hardest to write them and grow the most.

They're all pretty bad, but I think I could've done worse for my first time trying. I had intense writers block until I just started to write whatever came to mind 5 different times for each product, then I chose the best one after.

Day 2:

TEFL courses -
Fast TEFL certification online - live your dream life in an exotic country!

Mabelline Mascera XXL:
Attention Beautiful People: Now your face can look incredible for less than you could ever hoped!

Game of War:
Conquer your enemies and rule the realm! FREE strategy role playing game where YOU can be the king!

Sacred Hair Growth:
Do you want a full thick head of hair, naturally? Get back the hair of your youth with Sacred Hair Growth!

Niche Finder:
Sick of spending hours looking for your niche? Find them 500% faster with niche finder

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Great stuff so far! Thanks for doing this, Lex!
 

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Day 7 Challenge

1. Close your eyes and imagine the life you want to have. See the cars, houses, food, and whatever else you want to have when you've finally made it. Now blow that picture up, and put yourself in it as if it were already your reality, and just allow yourself to experience it. Experience the sights, sounds smells. Take it all in. This is your vision.

Today, I started reading Ca$hvertising. BOY was I lost in space. I almost missed my train stop.

NOW I understand the importance of your first post; the reporter who met the Zen Master filling his cup.

Brilliant @SinisterLex.

Also I did the "close your eyes"-thing. Today I've smelled a brand new leather seat of a Mustang Cobra '69
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And I've also visited The caribbean and a beautiful island there. I also visited my mom at work:)

2. Take one action that moves you toward that vision.

I took two, in a sense. I published 6 new lectures to my course on Udemy.

I added a Freelancer profile to oDesk.

3. Do all the other steps from yesterday's challenge, only this time do it from a position of power, as you now understand your vision. Don't just go through the motions. Do it with the knowledge of what your future holds if you take this serious RIGHT NOW.

What am I selling today?
Today I'm Selling
a Maven - A Freelancer.

Yes, that's it - myself.

This is my cover letter, or whatever you wanna call it, on oDesk:
____________________________________________________________


+++ How To Hire an A-Player Freelancer +++

Thinking about hiring (that's you) a freelancer (that's me)?

You want someone who can raise the bar and put passion into a project that has
deep meaning and value of your clients.

You are initially looking for two things:
---1. Someone who can deliver ON TIME!
---2. A freelancer flexible to rapid changes
---3. One who is communicative and knows to ask the RIGHT questions

Pick a Freelancer who can complete projects on budget, and on time.
Business is cutthroat, so demand the best work. Any work can be
reviewed if not satisfactory. Nobody works 24/7, but a Freelancer
needs to be focused while @ work. Block off time to only work.

You care what you care about and,
that is what you also should be provided.

Communication is key. And you will
be provided a daily update. Every. Single. Day.

I will send an update including:
--- 1) How many hours worked
--- 2) What is accomplished
--- 3) Any problems encountered
--- 4) Any questions that have come up

Nobody wants to be left in the dark.

In order to hire someone you need proof. You asked, and I deliver.
+ Master in Finance from Linnaeus University, Sweden and University of Denver, CO, USA
+ Freelancer for 6 months
+ 6 years of working experience in several industries
+ Run 2 offline businesses
+ Run 1 online business

Not satisfied? This is what others have said:

"Robin Is Great To Work With And MORE Than Accommodating. I Highly Recommend And Will Definitely Be Using Again. Thanks Robin!"

"One Of The Best Gigs You Can Buy! Such A Nice Person To Work With And I Would Recommend To All. Great Job! :)"

"Fantastic Seller, Will Go Many Extra Miles To Satisfy The Client. Easy Going And Very Understanding, Definitely Recommended. 5*****"

"VERY Communicative, Excellent Delivery And Wonderful Demeanor. Seller Is An Incredible Service Provider. Highly Recommend!"

"Great Experience. I Received A Lot Of Value From This Gig And Much More. Thanks Again You Are Very Good!! We'll Work Together Very Soon And I'll Happily Recommend You To My Friends!!"


+++++++++++++++++++++

So without further ado - Hire me, let me work for you and I will provide the value you are looking for.

If you're invested, I am invested.

Thank you for considering my service,

Sincerely,

Robin Wiman


P.S If you are not quite sure I'm the freelance for you, do not hesitate to contact me, should you have any questions. Ad finem.

________________________________________________________________________________

Oh that's right, who did I help. A client needed my help. She thought she needed my gig. Instead I refused to offer my gig, because that was not what she needed in her business right now. Instead I gave her direction. I was brutally honest and reviewed her website. She told me that she has never been treated that fair in business, ever. She took my advice (actually modified advice from the bible - TFM). Since this morning we had a long conversation back and forth and she got plenty of help. For free.

Why? Because what @SinisterLex teaches here. That we help someone and how the world view us changes - is totally true. I help someone, I learn and she gets value. I take few mini-steps to becoming a value producer.

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Hey guys! Hope it's not too late for me to join... :) I'll post the day 2 just so I can get the ball rolling, then combine a few of the days as to take up less space in this awesome thread. I went on offervault.com and tried to choose 5 items that were be totally foreign to me. I figure that'll probably force me to think the hardest to write them and grow the most.

They're all pretty bad, but I think I could've done worse for my first time trying. I had intense writers block until I just started to write whatever came to mind 5 different times for each product, then I chose the best one after.

Day 2:

TEFL courses -
Fast TEFL certification online - live your dream life in an exotic country!

Mabelline Mascera XXL:
Attention Beautiful People: Now your face can look incredible for less than you could ever hoped!

Game of War:
Conquer your enemies and rule the realm! FREE strategy role playing game where YOU can be the king!

Sacred Hair Growth:
Do you want a full thick head of hair, naturally? Get back the hair of your youth with Sacred Hair Growth!

Niche Finder:
Sick of spending hours looking for your niche? Find them 500% faster with niche finder

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Great stuff so far! Thanks for doing this, Lex!

I'm new to this as well so it's cool to see people in the same boat. I just wanted to say you should capitalize every letter in the title to make it stand out more.

Now your face can look incredible for less than you could ever hoped!
to..
Now Your Face Can Look Incredible for Less than you Could Ever Hoped!
Gives it more of a STOP factor.

I'll think about posting some of mine in case somebody wants to critique me :)
 

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Today I did a headline-test, on my girlfriend.

I started by thinking about
what she like.
Then I went on and pulled out two blank, white papers and
with a fat black marker I wrote two headlines each.

What does she enjoy?
To workout at the gym.
So the headlines were:

1. Workout Tips For Women
2. 5 Professional Workout Tips the Athletes Use
(this is the one I expect her to pick)

I wrote the headlines on separate papers, then
I held them up at the same time in
front of her.
I studied her face as
she read the headlines. As I expected,
her eyes stayed much longer
with headline number 2. And when I
asked her what headline she found most interesting,
she told me number 2.
Coincidence?
No.
I picked that headline for
her by using techniques @SinisterLex taught.


Maybe a very simple example here, but you get the idea:) Kind of funny to see it in action and to test it out on a real person. Of course, my girlfriend then went on and said she knew about the headlines. She didn't want to admit the power of influential words or copy:) In essence, humans easily gets stuck in analysis-paralysis and choice-overload.

When I worked in telemarketing the worst thing you could ask was a Yes/no question. And NEVER ask, "what do you want?" or similar to that. Always ask direct actionable questions. This is the closing of a call (i.e. CTA in real life):

Sales rep.: Which of this or next week suit you best for a meeting?
Client: eehm.. Next week (always procrastinate)
Sales rep.: Do you favor wednesday or thursday? (a late day is easier because it's associated with a feeling of freedom and weekend approaching.)
Client: Thursday is best
Sales rep.: Before or after lunch?
Client: before
Sales rep.: Ok, then I will book us in for a meeting at 9pm.

Conclusion: People Hate to be manipulated, but they love to be controlled (unknowingly). Pick for the client.
 

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Day 10 | Mindset Lesson 4
Life is Like A...

It's time to step up your game.
Today's mindset lesson is a little different from the others. It doesn't cover the same old mumbo jumbo, and I won't be preaching action, solving problems, or finding visions. Not that those aren't important, and if you've been applying the lessons, then you've definitely had results, but today you're gonna learn a whole new tool that changes the way you look at copy, business, & even life.

And, by the time you finish this lesson, you may leave with a transformation that completely alters your path and propels you toward your goals, but only if you take action toward your vision by solving problems. (haha, that last part was just for fun.)

Seriously, just follow along, answer the questions, and let this take you where it takes you...


Life is Like A...

Forget Forest Gump. This isn't about movies. Instead, give this statement careful consideration and think about how you would finish it if you were describing your own life as a metaphor. Write it down. Start with, "Life is..." or "Life is like..." and think about what your life would be if symbolized.

Examples:

"Life is suffering."
"Life is a test."
"Life is a journey."
"Life is hell."
"Life is business."
"Life is a game."

Close your eyes if you need to and just let it pass through your mind. "My life is..." or "My life is like..."

This may be more difficult for some of you, and you may not have a clear association yet. That's okay.

Now, answer the statements below to gain clarity. Answer them in terms of metaphor. Brainstorm answers, and allow yourself to move over them freely. If an answer doesn't come to you for a question, then skip it and move on to the next. It's fine.

Please keep these answers private.
They are only for your own personal journey. <(that's a metaphor)


Finding Your Metaphor


When I really think about it, life is like...

In all honesty, day to day living is...

The problems in my life are like...

I struggle in life because...

A physical object that symbolizes my life so far is...

Life is like... (Insert your metaphor for life here)


Understanding Your Life Metaphor's Impact on You


Answer these questions honestly to help you grasp the full impact of your current metaphor on your life. Use metaphor to answer these questions. For example, if you came to the conclusion life is like a garden, then maybe others are seeds that need water to grow.

How I see others...

How I see myself...

How I respond to challenges...

Strengths of this metaphor...

Weaknesses of this metaphor...


By now you probably realize the metaphor we use for life has great impact on how we interact with ourselves, others, and how we approach the world. There's no wrong answers, but as entrepreneurs and problem solvers we can take giant leaps toward our goals by simply acknowledging the strengths and weaknesses of our life metaphor.

Some life metaphors have far more strengths than weaknesses, and if you hang around this board a while you'll start to notice the differences between the metaphors used by sidewalkers, slowlaners, & fastlaners.


How Do I Use This Info?

Well, as humans we all understand things in terms of other things, and how we understand and perceive things greatly affects our actions in every aspect of life.

So, if we think life is a test then we may see ourselves as the one being graded. Maybe we see others as teachers who can teach us, students we can teach, or competitors for the best grades. We may prepare greatly and strive to achieve the highest possible results, though we may take life too seriously at times and forget to have fun.

If we think life is suffering then we may see ourselves as someone doing the best we can given our circumstances. We may see others as poor souls suffering just like us, and we're all in it together. We may respond to challenges by doing the best we can, and it may be easier to accept our limitations. Unfortunately it also becomes easy to fall into the victim mentality.

Again, both have strengths, and both have weaknesses, but for the entrepreneurial journey, one is far more useful than the other, and is the clear winner. <(metaphor for life as a game :))

What's really cool about life metaphors is that we're not limited to one. We generally adapt one and tend to live by it, but that doesn't mean it can't be replaced.

So, if you're not getting the results you want, then maybe it's time to reflect on your current metaphor, ask yourself if it's truly useful, and if not, answer the questions below to discover a new one.


Adopting a More Useful Life Metaphor

Adopting a new life metaphor is really easy. Just think of your life in terms of the new metaphor and you instantly gain clarity on how it works. Keeping that metaphor around is a little trickier, and if you want it to stick you've gotta work at it.

First keep an open mind and accept that you must actively work at keeping your new life metaphor until it's fully integrated into your life. Commit to actively working toward living life in terms of your new metaphor daily. It may help to rehearse your metaphor out loud or on paper just as we sometimes do with our goals.

Eventually your new metaphor sticks, and when it does, boy is it some powerful shit. Instantly you see life through new eyes, and you approach the world in completely different ways. You start to notice things you never noticed before, and you know something has changed.

This is how you achieve the shift in mindset that Fastlaners are always talking about.

Don't try to force the old metaphor out. It won't work. This is a shift that happens over time. Anytime you want to utilize the new metaphor, it's as simple as thinking of life in terms of that perspective. If you do this enough times, it becomes automatic. That's when the real power kicks in.

Now, let's find your new metaphor.


My New Life Metaphor

Brainstorm answers to the following questions just like you did before.

I'd like my life to be more like...

Realistically, this is possible because...

If my life were more like _____, then...

The primary roadblocks preventing my life from being more like _____ are...

I can drop my old life metaphor if...

I can adopt a new life metaphor if...

I'll integrate my new life metaphor into my daily life by...

My desired life metaphor is... (Insert your desired metaphor here)


Understanding the Impact of Your New Life Metaphor

Just like before, answer the following questions to see how things change based on your new metaphor.

How I see others...

How I see myself...

How I respond to challenges...

Strengths of this metaphor...

Weaknesses of this metaphor...


If you actually worked through the questions above, then you should have a new metaphor and a clear understanding of how useful this process can be. What once was suffering may now be opportunity. What once was battle, may now be a game. What once was a test, may now be freedom.

Before moving to the next step, please take a moment to review your new metaphor and ask yourself if it's truly more useful than the old one. If it is, then great! If not, then consider exploring other metaphors that might be a better fit to reach your goals. The purpose of this exercise isn't simply to replace old metaphors.

It's to replace less useful metaphors, habits, thoughts & actions with more useful ones.


Ideas for Installing Your New Metaphor

Now that you have a highly effective metaphor for life it's time to plant it deep inside your mind, water it, and let it grow into the new person you want to become. The highly successful entrepreneur & businessman or businesswoman you're fighting to be.

There are many ways to integrate your new metaphor into your life. Here are 2 useful exercises you can try that may help you speed up the process.

Exercise 1

With your eyes closed, bring your new metaphor to mind. How does it look, sound, & feel? If it's a physical object, then hold it if you can. Your life metaphor and your vision are closely related, and when you clearly experience your metaphor, you may also find you clearly experience your vision too. As you begin to associate them, it becomes easier and easier to fully integrate your new metaphor into your reality.

Exercise 2

Embrace your experience from exercise 1 and continue that experience by envisioning a day in your new life with your new metaphor fully integrated. See what you see, hear what you hear, feel what you feel. Move through an entire day inside your mind from your new perspective & your new life, and notice how things have changed.

If your new life metaphor is "Life is a game." then imagine life as a game. How do this change your actions? How do you see the world? How do you respond to challenges? What new opportunities arise when old limitations are replaced by your new resources?


There are many ways you can focus on your new metaphor, and many ways you can integrate it into your life. Whether you do the exercises above, rehearse out loud, write it down, or something else, simply start thinking about it, and take new actions from your new perspective.

Maybe your new metaphor integrates fast, or maybe it takes a little longer. Either way, just notice when it happens and take a moment to smile and enjoy knowing that instead of being a hundred miles away...

Your success is within arms reach now.


Day 10 Challenge
1. Answer the questions and try the exercises above if you haven't already done so.

2. Help someone in some way. Solve a problem for them. Ask nothing in return.

3. Take action on something you've been procrastinating on, or putting off.

4. Write 5 headlines that are very specific - targeted toward a niche audience.

5. Write a short 2 to 3 paragraph, persuasive product description (not a sales letter).


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I hope you enjoyed this mindset lesson. If you followed along and
actually took the time to fill out and honestly answer the
questions then you may come to realize that success
is a lot closer than it sometimes seems. It's all a
matter of mindset & how we view the
world. Those who understand this
win the prize. When you're
ready continue to Day
11, Technique
Lesson
4

 

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1. Close your eyes and imagine the life you want to have. See it is bright vibrant colors. Smell whatever success smells like to you. Hear any sounds that you associate with the life you want to have. Blow the image up and put yourself in it. See it from behind your eyes.

2. Help someone without asking anything in return.


3. Take some action you've been too scared to take.

4. Write 5 Creative Headlines

5. Write a website "About Us" page using everything you've learned to this point, and make sure you do it in logical order.


1. I took my time to write down a "long-term" vision for 2 years time. and they I wrote down several shorter goals and checkpoints for myself to reach that vision. Much stress-relieving :)

2. Well this is a bit different this time. I did help someone, in fact 3 people. I have followed every advice that @SinisterLex has taught and I applied to three copywriting jobs on oDesk. I landed all 3.

People, with sinisterlex tactics, I have a 100 % conversion rate. And I happily submit proof to this.

1 job is a 5 week job for a guy who need promotion and copy for his mobile app
1 job I am helping a company who is launching a new site and I write all the copy+blog articles for them (the articles need to be copy-ish)
1 job is an ongoing job where I write researched copy articles for a lifestyle magazine for men.


3. I applied to jobs, see 2. + almost halfway through Ca$hvertising

4. written a lot more than this due to the jobs I got. Cannot post client work here though.

5. Done :) Same here, cannot submit client material at this point as they have yet to publish it.


Anyone who is on the fence to learning copy the right way, let go. @SinisterLex knows his stuff. This works.

Here are what clients have said about my work:

"I love your style"

"Great writing, thanks for putting your personal touch to it"

"I really enjoyed reading your application; it is my favorite!"


Basically what I did was that I read the application, thought about what they REALLY wanted and then told them how to get there, I didn't even said why they should hire me. I just said that I know how they can get to the point where they want to be.

8/15 Completed
 
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Oh, that's right. I would like to add something I thought about.

When you apply for a job, or when you do anything that refers to producing information or services. Remember that your
client or potential customer (lead) pays for the path. Not the product itself.

They want to go from
A to B
And the only way to do that is by buying your PATH.


Example:

Job description:
"I'm launching a new website where people can hire professional carpenters, and I need a blog to be on the website. I'm looking for writers"

Your application:

"Hi [name],

Your business idea sounds very interesting and will probably be a great addition to your market.

When you want to bring carpenters and clients together you should be concerned about a few things.
1. Carpenters often work long hours and are not always available to contact immediately
2. People who hire carpenters have a lot of worries about getting the right person, contracts, taxes, payments, due diligence.

I suggest you start from there and map out the number of articles needed to cover all those pain points your customer may face.

Here is an article about "How to Effortlessly Find the Perfect Stranger - A Carpenter for Your Garden Shed"

Look at it and see what you think - It's a bonus for you.

Best regards,

Robin"



The Client want customers to sign up and post jobs, then he want carpenters to look for job. You need to find out the path of least resistance and take your client down that path. Tell him why and he will love you for it.

I this example, I know NOTHING about carpenters or their work flow, so maybe I'd look for another opportunity, but there are sites like Fiverr.com, oDesk.com and several other like mybuilder.com that has the same setup as the person in the job description was looking for. All you need to do is to study those business models (read their about page and go through some websites) and you're in business.

If you think research and studying is boring, copywriting is not for you. in fact, business in general is not for you. We are researchers, who produce value and help others, and we are thanked in whatever commodity happens to be most valued - in this era it's cash.
 

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1. I took my time to write down a "long-term" vision for 2 years time. and they I wrote down several shorter goals and checkpoints for myself to reach that vision. Much stress-relieving :)

2. Well this is a bit different this time. I did help someone, in fact 3 people. I have followed every advice that @SinisterLex has taught and I applied to three copywriting jobs on oDesk. I landed all 3.

People, with sinisterlex tactics, I have a 100 % conversion rate. And I happily submit proof to this.

1 job is a 5 week job for a guy who need promotion and copy for his mobile app
1 job I am helping a company who is launching a new site and I write all the copy+blog articles for them (the articles need to be copy-ish)
1 job is an ongoing job where I write researched copy articles for a lifestyle magazine for men.


3. I applied to jobs, see 2. + almost halfway through Ca$hvertising

4. written a lot more than this due to the jobs I got. Cannot post client work here though.

5. Done :) Same here, cannot submit client material at this point as they have yet to publish it.


Anyone who is on the fence to learning copy the right way, let go. @SinisterLex knows his stuff. This works.

Here are what clients have said about my work:

"I love your style"

"Great writing, thanks for putting your personal touch to it"

"I really enjoyed reading your application; it is my favorite!"


Basically what I did was that I read the application, thought about what they REALLY wanted and then told them how to get there, I didn't even said why they should hire me. I just said that I know how they can get to the point where they want to be.

8/15 Completed

Good stuff - How many applications have you submitted and how many jobs have you taken on? Curious to find out the success ratio for some of the folks on here.
 

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Hey guys,

Was planning to write the next instructional for this thread, but got a little wrapped up in PM...

It's something I want to share (no names mentioned) because I keep getting messages like this...

But this one really takes the cake, and I want to respond here before anyone else asks the same...

I don't mind helping people... but seriously...

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No job so far. Can you please send me an example application letter for a copywriting/article writing whatever job plus a screenshot of your profile?

I must be missing something.


Lol, no.

The reason you're not getting jobs is obvious in the first 10 words of your message.

If you were actually following my suggestions, then you would have very different results.

Why should I send you my profile & examples of my copywriting letters that earn me a lot of money because I spent 2 to 4 hours writing, and proving my value to clients?

What specific value or reason have you offered for me to do so?

None.

I've written two separate threads offering massive value (according to others, not myself), explaining how to get work fast, and yet you ask for more as though you hired me to work for you...

What you're really asking is for me to hold your hand and do it for you.

Not gonna happen.

Even if I gave you samples of my writing, how would that help?

You won't write like me, because you don't have the right mindset yet.

I suggest starting at the beginning and carefully reading through every last word, and trying again.

I guarantee you it's not my system that's not working.

If you're not getting the results you want, then it means something you're doing isn't working.

I'm not gonna say what it is.

But, I bet anyone who has results from my threads can point it out in under 5 seconds.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to get back to finding ways to solve problems, and create value for people.
 

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Good stuff - How many applications have you submitted and how many jobs have you taken on? Curious to find out the success ratio for some of the folks on here.

Since I had NEVER been on oDesk before, I didn't have any rating or anything. So this is how I went about:

Created a profile
  • Added a High res img
  • Added a Bio much like an article: I actually wrote an article that says: "how to hire an a-player freelancer"
  • I completed the profile using oDesks system (it asks you to submit additional info)
  • I started to search for some jobs: searched for "copywriting"
  • I looked through several pages. Found 1 job on second page or something, then 4th then 9th or something like that.
I have submitted a total of 3 applications. I have taken on 3 jobs.

I could probably handle much more, but I want to do it right first.

I would say: want to figure out the system. But there is not really much to figure out. I don't care about all the ratios and everything on oDesk. I explain to the client how I can take them from point A to point B on the path of least resistance and that's that.

they hire me for it.
 

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So I just finished two Copywriting jobs for a client.

Understand that I have NEVER EVER written copy ( at least with a thought) before doing this thread. All I have done is to follow what @SinisterLex has taught and I read the book called Ca$hvertising.

This is what I just got as a response:

OMG! I love what you wrote! I really enjoyed them both. I think I may ask you to write my ads for me, and maybe come up with some compelling post for my social media accounts etc. Would that be ok?

This is not a fastlane business, but I'd say this is what you call it when you do something decent and people throw their money at you.

I have been practicing copy for 2 weeks or so. I read halfway through Cashvertising. I have been on oDesk for 2 days. I can already purchase the book Cashvertising a couple of times over.

Go take action. Don't tell me your excuse.


Btw, if you think I struggled. I did at first. I waited until day 8 to start on oDesk. But the momentum I'm building, the feeling I get in my body, is INSANE!
 

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So I just finished two Copywriting jobs for a client.

Understand that I have NEVER EVER written copy ( at least with a thought) before doing this thread. All I have done is to follow what @SinisterLex has taught and I read the book called Ca$hvertising.

This is what I just got as a response:



This is not a fastlane business, but I'd say this is what you call it when you do something decent and people throw their money at you.

I have been practicing copy for 2 weeks or so. I read halfway through Cashvertising. I have been on oDesk for 2 days. I can already purchase the book Cashvertising a couple of times over.

Go take action. Don't tell me your excuse.


Btw, if you think I struggled. I did at first. I waited until day 8 to start on oDesk. But the momentum I'm building, the feeling I get in my body, is INSANE!

Has anyone contacted you for gigs yet?

Wait til one of your clients gives you an actual referral that actually contacts you outside of Odesk for paid work.

That's pretty much the most awesome feeling in the world. Talk about validation!

You're starting to get into the real opportunity.

I mean, when you think about it, if you have one super-satisfied client, and she tells 10 business friends, and they all need copy, and you satisfy them too, and they have 10 business friends..... etc. etc...

I think you get where I'm going.

Most small business owners don't utilize Odesk.

That means there's MASSIVE potential offline once you have a little rep & social proof.

Even if you're just hustling for cash for another business, this can easily become an unlimited source of income once you get it going. Only god knows how many new startups are born every day.
 

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Has anyone contacted you for gigs yet?

Not yet, and to be honest I had never really thought about being contacted outside of oDesk like that:D

I will keep you updated when that happens, that would be sick.

Even if you're just hustling for cash for another business, this can easily become an unlimited source of income once you get it going.
I double that!

Learning copy feels like I'm learning a profession that can be picked up later in life. Like carpeting or something. People always need houses, people also always need to sell their stuff.
 

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I've felt the urge to ask you for an example of your application a million times, but of course I know that if I HAVE to do that, I'm definately missing something huge.

I've applied to over 10 copy jobs, haven't gotten one yet.

Going to stop applying for go back over this thread. Need to re think my entire approach, I definitely have the wrong mindset.
 

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I've applied to over 10 copy jobs, haven't gotten one yet.

If you feel like posting 1 or 2 here, I'm sure we can help you point out some crash points in your applications. If you do not feel comfortable doing so, you can also PM me and I can help you look at them :)
 

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Hey guys,

Was planning to write the next instructional for this thread, but got a little wrapped up in PM...

It's something I want to share (no names mentioned) because I keep getting messages like this...

But this one really takes the cake, and I want to respond here before anyone else asks the same...

I don't mind helping people... but seriously...

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Lol, no.

The reason you're not getting jobs is obvious in the first 10 words of your message.

If you were actually following my suggestions, then you would have very different results.

Why should I send you my profile & examples of my copywriting letters that earn me a lot of money because I spent 2 to 4 hours writing, and proving my value to clients?

What specific value or reason have you offered for me to do so?

None.

I've written two separate threads offering massive value (according to others, not myself), explaining how to get work fast, and yet you ask for more as though you hired me to work for you...

What you're really asking is for me to hold your hand and do it for you.

Not gonna happen.

Even if I gave you samples of my writing, how would that help?

You won't write like me, because you don't have the right mindset yet.

I suggest starting at the beginning and carefully reading through every last word, and trying again.

I guarantee you it's not my system that's not working.

If you're not getting the results you want, then it means something you're doing isn't working.

I'm not gonna say what it is.

But, I bet anyone who has results from my threads can point it out in under 5 seconds.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to get back to finding ways to solve problems, and create value for people.

That was me out of sheer desperation when days after days I didn't get ANY reply from all the jobs I applied for. Sorry about that. As for why it was such a basic, me focused message - I thought I shouldn't sell to a salesman, but seems like the saying with con mans don't apply here.

Funny thing tho, 2 hours after writing you that PM I got my first reply, which was a job offer.

For that job I sent an application of 500+ words in the form of an article that was required in the job. So thank you for the value and occasional a$$ kicking, it really helped.
 

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Funny thing tho, 2 hours after writing you that PM I got my first reply, which was a job offer.

Actually, it's not just funny, it's a trend.

I'm not sure why but a lot of clients take several days to respond.

I've come to expect that if I apply to a gig I probably won't hear back for at least 24 hours.

Some jobs take up to 2 weeks. (I usually tell those people no thanks, because communication is key)
 

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