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    The S.T.U.P.I.D. Email (Friday June 10th, 2022)

    (Swipe, Thought, Uplifting, Picture, Interesting, Drawing)

    This is a fun email for Friday June 10th, 2022. Hope you like it 🙂

    🎤 Listen to this email here:

     

     

    Swipe:

    Sometimes we get hung up on internet advertising as the ONLY way to get the word out to people, but I'm a huge fan of the humble "stick on the back of a car" such as this:

    got-foggy-windows.webp

    This is a simple (yet effective) add from Glass Guru on one of their work vans:

    GOT FOGGY WINDOWS?
    Guaranteed Repair Saves 50% or More!

    This is very straightforward and clear….and if someone has foggy windows they might give them a call….all from a simple stick on the back of a van!

    Some of the benefits of vehicle advertising:

    • Potentially thousands of people a day see the ad.
    • If selling a local service you show it to local people.
    • While parked at a location, others can see the ad and reach out (it's how I found my lawn guy).

    In fact as online advertising is getting increasingly expensive, offline advertising is getting more love now!

    Checkout this billboard AppSumo made in Austin recently:

    app-sumo-billboard.jpg

    Not sure if some of you new newsletter subscribers remember this, but 5 years ago I was curious about billboards and got one made for $900!

    copywriting-course-billboard.PNG
     
     
     
     
    Thought:

    Here’s 101 Daily Writing Prompts you can use to build a writing habit:

    Just pick a prompt, and practice writing!

    --10 BOOK PROMPTS--
    #1)
     Your favorite fiction book.
    #2) Your favorite nonfiction book.
    #3) What’s a book you’d like to write?
    #4) Do you prefer physical books, on a Kindle, ebooks, or audiobooks?
    #5) What’s the last book you recommended to someone?
    #6) What’s your favorite copywriting book?
    #7) Send an email/tweet to your favorite author (post the screenshot here).
    #8) Write a book review in a tweet.
    #9) What’s a book you’ve read more than once?
    #10) What’s a book you bought because a friend recommended it?

    --10 SOCIAL MEDIA PROMPTS-- 
    #11) Who are your top 3 favorite accounts on Twitter?
    #12) What was your most popular tweet this year?
    #13) Post your LinkedIn profile and introduce yourself here.
    #14) DM someone from your industry and introduce yourself (and post a screenshot)
    #15) Auto-schedule your tweets for a week.
    #16) Add a high-value comment to a conversation on Twitter.
    #17) What’s your social media goal? Post it here + explain why
    #18) Where do you want to send people from your social profiles?
    #19) What’s a tweet/thread you bookmarked/saved? Why?
    #20) Update your headline/profile and post the before/after here.

    --10 CAREER PROMPTS--
    #21) What are 3 things you enjoyed in your career?
    #22) What are 3 things you’re proud of accomplishing with work?
    #23) What are 3 goals you have for your career?
    #24) What’s something that you don’t like about your industry?
    #25) What’s a common misconception people have about your industry? Why’s it wrong?
    #26) If money wasn’t an issue, what would you be doing?
    #27) Who are 3 people you’d love to work with or for?
    #28) Which 3 brands would you love to work for?
    #29) What sort of profession did you want when you were a kid?
    #30) Tell us a funny story from work.

    You can see more prompts on the Writing Prompt Generator!

     

     

    Uplifting:

    I had a few hours to spare last Sunday, so I figured I'd try to launch "What Should I Tweet Generator" on Product Hunt:

    product-hunt-what-should-i-tweet.webp

    Creating all the images + copy + email took under an hour.

    The Generator works like this:
    • Shows a randomized tip on what to post on load.
    • Click "Generate" it comes up with 3 more ideas.
    • Has a text field where you can practice writing.

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    It worked well, getting around 100 upvotes on Product Hunt!!

     

     

    Picture:

    This was me at 10am the other day working from bed...comfortable, safe, and happy:

    working-in-bedroom.jpg

    By 10am my ancestors would've been up for 6+ hours, doing manual labor, toiling in fields, bitten by bugs, beaten by sun, working to survive, they get no breaks, have no backup plan.

    THIS is a great time to be alive 🙂

    life-is-so-hard.png

     

     

    Interesting:

    You can make a trackable "Content Calendar" with this new Google Docs feature:

    Insert → Table Templates → Review Tracker

    Watch me create one here:

    google-project.gif

    This is a simple feature other doc programs like Notion have had for a while, so I'm excited to see it on Google Docs finally!

    Very useful!

     

     

    Drawing:

    I made a Death Calculator a long time ago based on what an average life looks like:

    growing-old-with-timeline-age.png

    According to the calculator on that page here's how long I have to live (If my "end date" is my 85th birthday:

    death-calculator.webp

    It's kind of an uncomfortable feeling for many people to view their life in this way. For example, here’s the high-level program of my life:

    load (Neville){
    0: Born
    20: Make money, Fit in, do dumb things
    30: Slow down
    40: Family + Friends
    50: End competitive working life
    60: Family + Friends
    85: End;
    }

    At a high level a life doesn't seem that eventful.

    However it's the journey through life that counts (that sounds so cliche) 😂

     

     

     

    Hope you enjoyed these little tidbits, have a happy Friday!
    Sincerely,
    Neville Medhora - 
    CopywritingCourse.com | @NevMed

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    Ha! I was just talking to my wife about this a couple days ago. When you look back in history, all the ennui, etc. of royalty from back in the day are the same type problems tons of people complain about dealing with today! We’re all royalty now!

    And I certainly have it way better than any king did back in the day. Minus the serfs — unless you count computers.

     

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    Hey @Josh Haroldson yes we totally live so well compared to just a short while ago (sometimes I think even basic Maps is 100X better than all the military planes we used to spend billions on...and it's free) 😬

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    Cynthia Spencer said 9 hours ago:

    Did the billboard work? 

    @Cynthia Spencer you know it's hard to tell.....offline advertising is difficult to track. However that new AppSumo billboard has a QR code so that will definitely be trackable, I'll report back!!

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    Hey @Graham the 85 age limit is mainly a mental exercise to remember to live fun and well...because it will eventually all end, and the journey is the fun part not the destination 🙂 

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