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Forum: New member? Introduce yourself. 16-03-14
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By Warren Cottis
Re: Dazed & confused, need direction

Hey Karl

I'll start the ball rolling with three questions:

1. What do you most feel like doing... selling your business or taking it to a new level?

2. Would anyone buy your business?

Forum: Starting a business 20-02-14
Replies: 11
Views: 1,313
Posted By Warren Cottis
Re: “Hmmm. Where to from here?”

Hey Lindsay

There's already been good comments posted and Jayne beat me to the punch.

There is no perfect... but there's no question that "Action Dispels Fear".

So change your signature here...
Forum: Community reviews 17-05-13
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By Warren Cottis
Re: Review my copy.

A bit too heavy for me Sam... better to write the way you speak to your customers.
Forum: Community reviews 26-04-13
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By Warren Cottis
Re: Flyer

I agree with Karen...

Ask yourself what's your prospects problem or desired benefit?
Do they know they've got this problem?

This is just for example purposes....

"Are You Driving Down The...
Forum: Community reviews 25-04-13
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By Warren Cottis
Re: Flyer

Hi and just for starters...

Rework that headline for a much stronger benefit to your audience.

... and move that 20% OFF GREY Ellipse ... it's like a brick wall to the initial flow of your pitch
Forum: Marketing 20-04-13
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By Warren Cottis
Re: Getting around the "great, but not at the moment, thanks".


I would start with a lot of soul searching... post mortem if you wish.

You say that a sale involves presentation, negotiation (maybe) and getting the contract... that is, you're not just...
Forum: Starting a business 01-03-13
Replies: 15
Views: 1,616
Posted By Warren Cottis
Re: Are KPI's Worth their Letters??

Hello Sandra

Since you are just starting out and assuming that your product's ok and your pricing's fine...

I'd focus on just two KPIs initially...

Number of contacts made with potential...
Forum: Community reviews 21-02-13
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By Warren Cottis
Re: Feedback on copy and call to action please

Hi Steve

When I look at your Home page, it's like a salesman standing in front of me and telling me what to do (Divert your... Make your...). In that situation, most people would not warm to that...
Forum: Marketing 06-02-13
Replies: 31
Views: 3,103
Posted By Warren Cottis
Re: Software for email marketing

* Do you think email marketing still works that well? Absolutely if you write interesting stuff (ie good copywriting) from a human being rather than corporate speak from an agency machine... but...
Forum: Marketing 05-02-13
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By Warren Cottis
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Here’s the deal...

I have a ten day challenge with Jay Abraham that offers a very nice windfall for you.


What’s on the table?
Forum: Membership & housekeeping 30-01-13
Replies: 23
Views: 1,361
Posted By Warren Cottis
Re: Congratulations JohnW and Khalid!

Excellent Work, Gentlemen !!!
Forum: New member? Introduce yourself. 07-01-13
Replies: 19
Views: 866
Posted By Warren Cottis
Re: Flying Solo Newbie - struggling restauranteur

Hello SPR

I'd like to stress the 'survey' tactic a bit more than Khalid did.

One of the biggest dangers in business is that we believe our own BS.

Surveying your customers is going to be...
Forum: Money matters 27-12-12
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By Warren Cottis
Check Your Skype Password & Transactions

Hello Everyone

Just a heads up... my Skype account was hacked yesterday and 590 minutes of calls were made in Taiwan so I'm down about $60.

Time to change credit card details as well.
Forum: Other discussions 14-11-12
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By Warren Cottis
Re: Super Quick Survey

The 'other' box in your survey doesn't work, Jacqui
Forum: Networking 07-11-12
Replies: 15
Views: 1,445
Posted By Warren Cottis
Re: Marketing partner

Hi Mike

Your video says that DocketBank is free... how were planning to bring in the dollars?

Conceptually it sounds interesting from your video (which I like) but your current optins are very...
Forum: Marketing 23-08-12
Replies: 12
Views: 1,273
Posted By Warren Cottis
Re: How do you social media?

Hi Wendy

ALL media is social.

I opted into your database and you haven't sent anything to me... that's not very social :) sorry to be blunt

I agree with Bridiej that there is more to media...
Forum: Community reviews 24-06-12
Replies: 21
Views: 1,437
Posted By Warren Cottis
Re: Website and Marketing Review Please

ok Linda,

IncredibleCo stole my thunder with his suggestion... full marks to him.

So let's look at copy... here's what you lead with...

Hello and welcome to gen Y advantage
Running a...
Forum: Starting a business 13-06-12
Replies: 10
Views: 976
Posted By Warren Cottis
Re: Unhappy Customers / Complaints

Hello thesalon

With a bit more communication and education with your clients you can diffuse this...

Right up front take a little extra time...you need to explain the 'sensitivities' of each...
Forum: Membership & housekeeping 03-05-12
Replies: 33
Views: 1,745
Posted By Warren Cottis
Re: Two ideas for Flying Solo.

Isn't the number of likes the real benchmark?

When I read something here that I think is on the money I have no qualms about hitting the like button for the poster.

As FS matures isn't quality...
Forum: Starting a business 17-02-12
Replies: 10
Views: 1,241
Posted By Warren Cottis
Re: Business Advisor, Business Coach or...?

Hello Brett

I think the movie was "Highlander" and the central theme was "there can only be one" and they killed each other to prove the point.

And so it is with your situation... you need a...
Forum: Marketing 10-02-12
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By Warren Cottis
Re: Looking for someone to present a 1 hour webinar on CRM for small business..Any su

Hi Heather

I have to confess that I am more interested in what our email marketing platform tells me re each communication blast for 360 ezines and our clients' ezines... that's open rates, click...
Forum: Marketing 09-02-12
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By Warren Cottis
Re: Looking for someone to present a 1 hour webinar on CRM for small business..Any su

Hello Heather

If you wanted to expand your presentation and also talk about deploying and reinforcing CRM business intelligence through email marketing I'd be happy to talk to you.

Forum: Starting a business 03-02-12
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By Warren Cottis
Re: Internet Business

Hey Jimmy

Congratulations for having an entrepreneurial spirit and taking the initiative in joining this forum. Every school leaver should be taking a look at what's here.

Have you heard the...
Forum: Need a resource? Got a good referral? 09-11-11
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By Warren Cottis
Re: Wanted: Experienced mentor to review marketing and comms strategies

Hi Sunburnt

If you'd care to say hello we can see if we are a good fit
Forum: Marketing 17-04-11
Replies: 12
Views: 1,751
Posted By Warren Cottis
Re: Outsourcing weekly newsletter

There is one universal answer to this Bek...

If it is of interest to you it is a pleasure and you will read the content every day

At the other end of the scale, if someone is selling to you non...
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