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Which Books I’m Using To Train My New Copywriter

By Charlie Cook   |   May 7, 2012

It’s not flash floods or locusts or other natural disasters that plague most small business owners and keep them from attracting all the clients they want.

It’s the lack of compelling copy – words worth reading.
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Did You Claim Your CD Yet?

By Charlie Cook   |   September 22, 2011

You’re a busy entrepreneur.

Finding extra time in the day to work on your hobbies, get a decent meal, or even to spend time with loved ones can be difficult.

Finding the time to print and read a report on how to grow your business is low on the priority totem pole.

I know the feeling. Read More »

The #1 Way to Profit This Year and Next

By Brian Tracy   |   August 19, 2010

Want to attract more buyers and increase your sales?

I’m going to let you in on three simple secrets that are not only essential to your business survival but could make this year and the next few your most profitable ever. Too good to be true? Not at all.

1. There Is Only One Sure Way To Sell More Read More »

How To Win At Business This Year…

By Charlie Cook   |   January 26, 2010

Are you spending your limited time and money on advertising, networking, making calls, mailings, meeting with prospects, yet only achieving middling results this year?

Marketing a business is like any game. If you know the rules you are much more likely to win.

Think about it. Do you play bridge, golf, tennis or go bowling. How would you do if you didn’t understand the rules. You’d spend a lot of effort but you’d wouldn’t get the results you wanted.

And the same is true for your business! Read More »

For Members Only…

By Charlie Cook   |   December 9, 2009

Over the last ten years every time a client asked for a sample email, sample article, sample proposal, squeeze page, or any of a thousand different resources of mine, I’ve had to dig through my files and send it.

What a pain…

For the last few years I’ve know there was a better way and it involved Read More »

How To Increase Your Profits Without Selling

By Charlie Cook   |   June 16, 2009

Over 20 years ago, I rented an office in downtown Old Greenwich, Connecticut, across the street from the best sandwich shop in town. The first time I went into the shop, I noticed that the menu was a copy of an original created on a typewriter.

The thing was barely legible and made worse by scratched out prices with new ones scribbled in. The menus hardly reflected the quality of owner Gary’s creative and delicious sandwiches.

The proud owner of a new computer and state of the art laser printer, I took one of his menus back to my office, reformatted it in an easy to read typeface, and printed a stack of them. The next day when I went to order my sandwich, I offered Gary the professional-looking menus as a present.

Gary was so pleased that he made my sandwiches free for two weeks and gives me a $2 discount on every sandwich I buy to this day.

Discover how you can profit from the law of reciprocity marketing strategies >>

My friend John used the same basic law of human behavior to get help.

Ten years ago John bought a 28’ Corsair sailboat, a larger version of the 24’ trimaran that I sail. With limited experience with large sailboats, launching this boat in the spring and hauling it out of the water in the fall was beyond what John could manage on his own.

So John asked if he could help me launch my boat and if I’d help him in return, and we’d get both boats taken care of the same day.

For the last ten years, at the beginning and end of the summer, we’ve helped each other launch and haul our boats. It’s a fair amount of work, but by now we’ve got it down to a science and we enjoy each other’s company and the reciprocity.

I’m sure you use the “law” of reciprocity in your life; now put it to work in your marketing strategies.

Find out the marketing strategies to make more without selling >>

Six Marketing Strategies To Make More Money
It’s simple; when a person does something for you that you value, you feel an obligation to that person. You’d like to repay the good deed.

How can you use this basic — and surprisingly powerful — fact of human behavior to grow your small business and make more money?

You can use it to:

1. Generate leads
Give away a free report or mp3 that has value to your prospects, and they’ll return the favor by giving you their contact information. Then you can start building a relationship with them. Almost every successful Internet marketer uses this marketing strategy, and it works for marketing offline, too.

Want more ideas on generating leads? >>

2. Sign up new clients
I know many consultants who regularly speak for local chambers of commerce or for industry association gatherings. They share their best ideas and, in return, walk away from each talk with a handful of new clients.

Other successful firms attract prospects with free seminars. For example, if you’re an investment advisor you could offer a seminar on wisely managing investments during a recession. One local financial firm used this marketing strategy and added $40 million in new assets within six months — without making a single sales call.

Sign up more clients >>

3.  Sell more products
I recently offered a free teleseminar on copywriting to my entire mailing list. It took me almost a week to put it together and cost me hundreds of dollars, but I it was well worthwhile.

The comments I got from people who participated were very positive. They loved the content and expressed their interest in large numbers by taking advantage of the one-time trial offer associated with the call.

If you want people to buy from you, start the process by giving them something of value.

Interested in selling more?

4. Build your membership program
Getting people to make a commitment to pay a monthly fee for a year or more is a huge marketing challenge. The easiest way to overcome this is to give prospects the first month or two for free. Then give them relevant and useful content, and they’ll stay in and keep paying.

It’s a simple marketing strategy that most magazine publishers use, because it works!

5. Get more readers for your blog and your tweets
Want more people to read your blog? To get other bloggers to link to your blog, provide a link to theirs on your site. Then contact them and they’ll be much more likely to return the favor.

The same is true with Twitter. If you want more followers, sign up to follow the people you want following you. At least 70% will return the favor and start following your tweets.

6. Get a bigger tip
(I know most of you aren’t working as a waiter or waitress but I just wanted to include this one to show you the power of the law of reciprocity.)

Waitress and waiters increase their tips in two ways in addition to being there when you need them. One tactic is to include a mint or small candy with your check when they bring it at the end of the meal. Research shows that patrons leave 25 to 30% larger tips when candy is included with the check.

Another marketing strategy used in the restaurant industry is to share a “secret”. When you’re ordering, the waitress may whisper to you that the pork dish you wanted isn’t one she would suggest, and then she gives you a couple of personal recommendations.

When the check arrives, patrons who were given the “secret” recommendation leave larger tips.

Discover the most cost-effective marketing strategies to increase profits >>

There are hundreds of ways to use the “law of reciprocity” to persuade prospects to contact you, to buy from and to spend more with you. Use them and see your profits grow.

– Charlie

P.S. If you’re tired of trying to ramp up your profits with selling, try giving away value. Give your prospects something they want and can use right away. In return you’ll get more business than you ever imagined and feel good about it all the way to the bank.

Find out how >>

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Which Words Sell In This Economy

By Charlie Cook   |   May 7, 2009

If you’ve ever wanted to find out how to be more successful, to make your ads, your sales letters and your website marketing make more money, this is your chance.

Save the date! Thursday 4pm EDT, May 14th.

On Thursday May 14th I’ll be joined by Dan Lok, the master of money-making copywriting, for a one-time only FREE copywriting TeleSeminar to answer your questions about how to consistently convert more prospects into buyers and put more money in the bank.

And I’m giving away my latest 50 page ebook, ‘The 22 Hot Buttons That Get People to Buy’ – FREE – to anyone who registers for the copywriting call.

You should know that it’s filling up fast and if you haven’t done so already and want to get in… you need to sign up in the next few minutes.

Register now >>

On the call Dan will reveal:

*How to grab the interest of prospects who are on-guard against advertising – making skepticism work for you,

*The simple trick to keeping your prospects enthralled and engaged right up to the point that they eagerly pull out their credit card or checkbook,

*A ‘system’ for writing copy that is so powerfully persuasive that no reader could possibly resist – they’ll LOOK for the call to action,

*The most powerful human desire that makes people stop procrastinating and buy – and exactly how to trigger it,

*A surefire way to multiple sales without spending more money,

* How to reposition the product you are selling so that it will trigger one, if not two, of the major hot buttons of recession-stricken prospects,

* … and much more!

Sign-up today to receive my 50 page ebook, the ‘22 Hot Buttons That Get People To Buy’ just for registering!

Use this link to save your space on the call >>

No – you won’t hear Dan promising lazy people instant riches or some such nonsense. He’ll give smart people like you honest and accurate information on ideas you can actually put to use.

This is a unique chance for you to get the truth about how to skyrocket your sales and what to do so you can get all the clients and business you can handle.

Don’t miss this one. Register for one of the remaining places for the copywriting TeleSeminar I’m hosting on Thursday May 14th at 4pm EDT with this link >>

– Charlie

P.S. If you absolutely can’t make the call due to a scheduling conflict, you can still register to be eligible to receive the free 50 page ebook, ‘The Hot Buttons That Get People To Buy.’

Just register and it’s yours >>

P.P.S. My free TeleSeminars sell out in a matter of days… To ensure your spot, reserve in the next few minutes.

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4 SEO Strategies You Should Know…

By Charlie Cook   |   March 9, 2009

I know it’s Sunday and I don’t often email you on Sunday’s but there are two important things I wanted you to know about this week. The first is about my one-on-one mentoring program and the other is a list of four search engine tips, which you’ll find below.

One-On-One Mentoring for Higher Profits
I had to close my marketing mentoring program last August because I was completely booked but that has changed for the moment. One client, Mary Ellen and Ed in Southern California, are now bringing in so much new business they are taking a break to hire on new staff. And my new book is out of my hands. It’s in its final edit, giving me more time to devote to helping you.

As of today I’m accepting applications for two openings for one-on-one mentoring.

That’s right, I’ve only got two openings for my one-on-one, hold your hand and show you how to get it right marketing mentoring program. And these two spots may be gone in the next couple of days if you wait. If you’re interested please fill in the form at:

But before you apply realize you may not qualify. I’m only looking for ambitious business owners, people who can show me a track record of success and people who are doers not talkers. People like Kris >>

I can show you what works and help you double or triple your business but be aware that I expect you to take charge and implement the proven ideas I’ll be walking you through. If you do you can easily add $10,000 to $100,000 a month to your income, depending on your business.

Interested? Use the form at the bottom of the page to apply >>

4 SEO Tips You Should Know
Currently my primary content site gets an average of over 40,000 visitors each month and my store site gets over 17,000 each month for a total of more than 684,000 visits a year. And this traffic keeps growing each year thanks to a few simple SEO strategies.

1. In order to get a top ranking in the search engines find out how your current website scores. HubSpot’s Website Grader does a pretty good job for a look at the on-page aspects. Once you know what to fix you can you’re your site move up in the rankings to get more traffic and sales.

2. Boost your page rank by getting more sites to link to yours. To find out how many incoming links you’ve got now you can use Link Popularity >>

3. Create your XML sitemap. In case you haven’t done this already, you should use Google’s Webmaster Tools – to create a site map so Google knows what pages are on your site.

4. Add more relevant content to attract your target market and the search engines. Why do you think I added the sections on my site about video marketing, radio marketing and marketing slogans? Because they attract my target audience and keep people on the site. Find relevant resources to add to your site to do the same and your search engine ranking will improve.

Gotta go. My wife has this idea that I’m supposed to be working on her honey-do list on Sundays.

– Charlie

P.S. If you’re ready to grow your business this year, get more leads, more interest, get people calling or increase sales with your web site, I’ve got just 2 openings in my mentoring program. Once these fill up the program will be closed and space may not be available for 6-12 months.

Interested in getting in? Apply here >>

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Don’t miss out…

By Charlie Cook   |   October 28, 2008

Don’t miss out… It’s finally here! You can finally get access to my proven profit-building strategies and systems along with those of some of the most successful marketers in the world, it you take action in the next few minutes.

Be one of the first 250 people to join this monthly mentoring program and claim your free gift worth $1,024.85, use the following link and sign up now. Here’s how to get in.

Note: If you wait too long to join, you’ll miss the $1024.85 free bonus forever.

Speaking of waiting too long…

In business, it’s more accurate to say “You snooze, you lose”.

And it’s certainly no more relevant than it is right now with regards to my special bonuses that I am giving away to the non-procrastinators who sign up for my Monthly Mentoring Program! The program is exclusive and available only to the first 250 people who register.  So if you’ve read this far… STOP! Join now so you don’t miss out! >>

With my Monthly Mentoring Program AND the Bonuses, you get:

* Strategies to maximize your profits

* Advice from “real-world” marketing gurus

* Generate twice as many leads

* Write sales copy that really works

* Sell more in a month than all last year

* Spend money only on advertising that works

* Convert your website visitors to real customers

* And much, much more…

But again, you need to be one of the first 250 people that sign up to receive the free bonuses, period!  Once they’re gone, they’re gone. No exceptions. So make sure and sign up immediately and be one of the 250 lucky, I mean aggressive and enthusiastic business owners that want to increase their business while they still have the will!

When you sign up for the Monthly Mentoring Program, you will learn how to market your business and actually make money doing it.

Quit spinning your wheels and start making boatloads of cash now!

To your success,


PS: “So Charlie, what’s the price already?” With a value of thousands of dollars a month, what will this actually cost you? $297 a month? $197? Or will it be as low as only $97 a month? Use This Link To Find Out!

P.P.S. Have you ever really wanted something so badly you could almost taste it, and then missed out because you simply waited too long? Remember just how disappointed and frustrated you were, thinking the whole time, “I can’t believe I missed that!”

When I was nine, my dad’s company got hold of some Boston Red Sox tickets they were going to give away to their employees. Boy, did I love them, watching them on TV as often as I could. That day, my dad said “Son, you and I are going to a Red Sox game.” I had never seen a “real” professional baseball game before and was so excited I couldn’t sleep a wink that night.

Anyway, he worked for a small company in Maine with about 40 employees.  And they only had 20 tickets to give away, first come – first serve. My dad figured since many of the other workers were women, and didn’t really like baseball anyway, he would wait ’till the next day and get the tickets at the bus, assuming there would be plenty left for us.

The next morning, we ate a good breakfast, packed the cooler, and got our Red Sox hat and shirts on, anticipating a great day. After all, it was my first trip to Boston to see a real ballgame. We even got to the bus two hours early… But there was a problem.  The bus was already filled to capacity and the tickets were all gone!

It was very quiet as we drove back home in utter disbelief.

Come to find out, the women he didn’t think were interested in going immediately called their husbands and their friends to come down and pick up tickets right then, not the next morning. You can only imagine the disappointment of a 9 year-old, and my Dad, well… he has never forgiven himself to this day.

Contrary to the popular saying, especially in marketing your business – Good things DON’T always come to those who wait! Don’t be like my dad and wait till it’s too late.  Believe me, you will never forgive yourself, he didn’t!

Take Action to Get In and Get Access to These Profit-Building Systems >>

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Only 4 hours left…

By Charlie Cook   |   October 28, 2008

Good news!

You can grow your business if you take action today. My fulfillment house was able to repress and replace the 250 damaged disks, yesterday, and they’re ready to ship your new member gift to you today.

At 1:00 PM EST TODAY, Tuesday, October 28, I will send you the link to join.  Make sure you keep your eyes peeled on your inbox so you don’t miss out.

You’ll have access to marketing and selling shortcuts that will immediately help you tap more prospects and generate more leads and sales.  You’ll get the detailed blueprint to:

– Pull in more clients and prospects than ever before
– Skyrocket your conversion rate so you stop leaking potential sales
– Turn every website visitor into a potential customer
– Cutting-edge marketing strategies that your competition isn’t using… and will help you get -and stay- on top
– And much more!

Membership will open at 1:00 PM Eastern Time TODAY – Tuesday, October 28 and will only remain open until the 250th person has joined.  How long will that be?  Based on feedback I’ve received so far, it could be completely filled within just a few days… and you could be totally locked out.

So how do you register? Watch your email.  At 1:00 PM ET TODAY – 12:00 PM CT, 11:00 AM MT, 10:00 AM PT –  I will send you an email with the link.  Use that link to go straight to the registration page and ensure you’re one of the first 250 people to register.

To your success,


PS: When you join my new mentoring program you will also be sent my ultimate profit-generating gift worth $1,024.85 and you’ll get it absolutely FREE when you test-drive this membership program.

PPS: Oh, and one more thing.  People keep asking me about the cost.  I’ll reveal the price in the next email, but in the meantime, I can assure you this: several of my colleagues have already scolded me for not charging enough.  Your rewards for investing in this program will FAR outweigh the cost of enrollment.  I guarantee it.

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