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[Video] Analyzing the Marketing Copy of Three Similar Products

In this post, instead of writing a break down of different examples of good and bad marketing copy, I decided to record a video. WinRAR, WinZip, and HamsterArchiver all offer a similar product but have very different styles of copywriting on their various landing pages. After analyzing and learning from each of them, I came up with a few critiques.

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Learning From Successful Marketing Copy

As an avid Gary V follower, I often hear the phrase “marketers ruin everything”. Although it mostly refers to how marketers flood newly discovered platforms with advertisements, it’s based on the simple fact that they’re great at what they do: get things sold. In this post, I’ll be doing a deep dive into good marketing copy in order to learn what makes it successful. I decided to examine the marketing copy of a popular organizing…

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Considering Drop Shipping? Know What You’re Getting Into!

When you think of drop shipping, does the phrase “passive income” come to mind? You know, making money while you sleep? Working from a beach? Well, I can’t speak for other passive income models, but drop shipping is nothing like that. It can be a real nightmare. In a previous post, I explained that, for ethical reasons, I closed my successful drop shipping store. However, even if you don’t agree that drop shipping is an…

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Blind Optimism Can be a Good Thing

Blind optimists are often called naive or worse. But are they onto something? Let’s imagine two ambitious kids who really love playing basketball and would like to make a career out of it. Just one problem – they’re both shorter than average. According to statistics, a career playing basketball is extremely unlikely for anyone under 6ft. The first kid, who acknowledges “reality”, decides to give up on his dream and find something else, while the…

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Abuse Social Pressure to Become a More Productive Person

Have you ever given yourself a goal, but didn’t follow through? Of course you have. We all have! When we tell ourselves “Ah, I should really clean my room today”, let’s be honest, the chances of it getting done are pretty low. Why? Because there are usually zero consequences for not cleaning your room. What you need to do is hold yourself accountable, but how? Maybe you’ve tried creating to do lists with strict schedules…

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More Than Just a Team

A couple of weeks ago, the entire office where I worked was laid off. Over thirty associates, some of which had worked there for over ten years, lost their jobs and said their goodbyes. Although this was an emotional time for everyone involved, the experience helped me realize something that I’ll never forget: the people in that office were more than just co-workers, they were a family. Many companies try to replicate what my previous…

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Why I Quit Dropping Even Though I Was Making Money

Considering opening a drop shipping store? I’m sure you’ve heard about the benefits; so I’m here to offer the other side of the story. In late 2017, I ran a successful dropping store called Stock Tennis. After about a month of testing different strategies, I found myself with a winning marketing campaign that produced the stats you see below. The numbers you see above are from a 3-day period where I was testing a certain…

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Learning from My Failures: Game Development

This wasn’t just one failure, but a series of closely related failures from my youth. I could write an individual post about each failure, but for the sake of not spamming my blog with well over a dozen posts, I’ll summarize the highlights. What it was I’ve been interested in game development ever since I played my first game. Even though I was young and very naive, I still gave each idea my full effort.…

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How Anyone Can Save Money (If They Are Desperate Enough)

We’ve all been in a position where we need some extra cash. When in that position, if your first reaction is to take a look at your spendings to see where you can save, then you’re in luck! There is one simple category that just about anyone can save money on – food! The average American spends slightly over $150 per week on food, which is roughly $7,852 per year, for one person, just on…

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The Driver’s Seat Mindset

Have you ever been in a conversation with someone that is passionately explaining their dreams/ambitions to you, but they end up making excuses as to why it “just isn’t meant to be”? They want to reach their goal so badly, but there always seems to be someone/something keeping them from reaching it. I hear complaints like this all the time: “I would, but now just isn’t a good time to start” or “I really want…

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