Simple Writing System
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What you've seen these past few days is just a tiny taste of the full Simple Writing System Coaching Program.
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100% Right With Just A Glance
"It's scary how exactly on target you were with your advice based on reading just a few pages of our sales letter. You were 100% right. We've now made over 1,000 sales, captured wonderful customer feedback (as you advised), and are establishing national distribution."
"The course is great, but coaching is life changing."
I’ve spent $8,000 trying to be a better copywriter. A big chunk of change for me. I could have saved BIG $$$ and time taking this course first.
John’s methodical Simple Writing System process made the "why" behind writing much clearer. It was a brilliant journey into my prospect's head and into my market.
The writing and coaching expertise of my SWS Coach, Colin, is off the charts. (Rob a dang liquor store if you must find the cash, but get coaching!!). He was accessible, smart and funny.
Whenever I thought I had something down, sure as sh!t about what I wrote, he would guide me to make it even better.
I finally feel confident, locked and loaded, and ready to make the jump to writing persuasively for the rest of my life.
"Brought in more than a dozen high-ticket members ($4,000+ each)."
"I read "Kick-Ass Copywriting Secrets" a few months ago. It was so good I bought the Simple Writing System course. A couple weeks ago I had a chance to put it all together for a client of mine. Using what learned, I wrote a Facebook ad, a 3,000-word sales letter, and an email sequence.
The ad finished with a 6 percent CTR, the sales letter had a nearly 30 percent completion rate, and the email sequence (so far) has brought in more than a dozen high-ticket members ($4,000+ each). All from a $150 ad spend.
No way I could've pulled that off without John’s book and course. Thanks for all the valuable info!"
"To be honest, even though I have massive respect for John Carlton and everything he does, I was hesitant about signing up because I was afraid I'd be somehow disappointed.
But, after having run the gauntlet I can say... The SWS course was everything I secretly hoped it would be: practical, hands-on, inspiring, challenging, enlightening, thoroughly enjoyable, and definitely profitable.
Thank you SO much for offering this exceptional course, and for making it so convenient to learn copywriting from the best in the biz."
"The SWS is an unbelievable, bullet-proof plan for composing the hands-down best copy I've ever written."
"I've been in the freelancing game for 7 years now and always had trouble putting things together. I've got it all: ADHD OCD BP ETC, so perfectionism and a short attention span blasted my workflow to pieces with my previous clients. SWS forces me to sit down, focus on making the cogs, and helps me put together a selling machine.
In ONE DAY I tweaked my Upwork.com profile and I started getting inundated with work requests. It was like no other copywriter had a page quite as sharp as mine. My request inbox was so loaded up I had to turn down several jobs a week. Upwork gave me top-rated status the following week based on how much work and 5-star ratings I was getting. I had to start sending people to my website to get in line for a chance to work with me.
Now I'm charging three times my previous hourly rate and clients are paying my per-project fee. I can't thank you enough for this system. As a fiction writer turned copywriter, it is the one writing tutorial that's actually worked for someone with my thinking patterns.
You should change the acronym from SWS to ROI. I'm making three times as much on freelance projects as I used to and now I HAVE TO TURN DOWN JOBS ON A WEEKLY BASIS. My new copy is bursting at the seams with an irresistible voice and pinpoint salesmanship and people are seeking ME out to work with them (and paying me much more than the other guys). No other book or course comes close. This is the end-all, be-all for copywriting courses.
Thanks a ton for everything."
I’ve got to say, this SWS stuff is lightning in a bottle! I never even knew this world existed a year ago. I feel like I’m walking with giants! THANK YOU!
$25 Per Minute!
"John, I made over $25 per minute using JUST your "power words" list. Increased click-throughs by 107%, and stuffed $10,500 in my pocket while sipping my morning coffee, using your tactics to rewrite some lame headlines for a client."
"SWS is the first course I’ve completed without the fear of 'what to do next'.
I now have a road map to help me write copy that sells.
You know that saying... 'Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime!'
That to me is the essence of the SWS Coaching Program!"
30% more business in the last few months!
"What I learned in the Simple Writing System will help me build multiple streams of profits for years to come. I now feel I can truly make more money, create products that sell and attract more clients for my growing business. In fact, I can write my own ads which have brought in 30% more business locally in the last few months. I am so grateful for it. Thank you from my heart."
Before the SWS, I THOUGHT my copywriting was pretty dang good...
In reality, my copy was lackluster, WAAAY overwritten, and often sloppy.
The SWS quickly changed all of that.
If you're serious about kicking up your copy-chops to the next level... faster than you could imagine was even possible... I think you'd be CRAZY not to jump at the chance to work with John in his Simple Writing System.
I was made redundant from my job the day after I signed up for Simple Writing System with John - and it's the best thing that ever happened to me.
Within a few days of taking this course, it was clear I never had to apply for another 9-5 position again.
After the SWS and John's coaching (and sometimes... outright slaps upside the head), I've now got the tools to write a winning sales message ingrained in me.
Success in my freelance copywriting career - and happiness in life - will all come back to what I learned from John.
That's not an overstatement... there's a reason he's referred to as "the best copywriting teacher on the planet."
I immediately started putting what I learned into practice, earning thousands of dollars before I was even finished the course.
The price of entry is literally a bargain for the transformation that will occur in your writing and business.
If you're serious about taking your copywriting skills up to the level of "scary good", I can't recommend the Simple Writing System Coaching Program enough.
Before going through the SWS Coaching Program, I'd read a bunch of books on copywriting, had some training, and felt like I knew more than 'the basics'.
Like many eager copywriters, I'd get excited about reading a new sales, psychology, or advertising book...
...but when finished, I'd just jump to the next book. The information didn't stick because there was no clear path to apply it.
For these reasons, I was skeptical about what else I could learn from another course.
Within the first couple weeks of class I knew The SWS Coaching Program was sparking a visceral change within me.
Through the daily coaching, feedback, and course materials in SWS I could practice John's system right away, learn what needed to be improved, and continue applying the material until I proved to myself and to my coach that I understood the material.
John somehow infused a deep understanding of salesmanship psychology in me, unlike anything I've ever experienced.
Now, I'm significantly more confident with my copywriting and consulting. (Oddly enough, it's given me more confidence in my personal life too.)
I see why John and his team charge premium prices - the value in coaching someone to fundamentally change their attitude, confidence, and writing abilities is truly priceless, considering the doors it opens in life and business.
Just the other day I sent a proposal off for over $20,000 without batting an eye or second guessing my value. The bottom line is confidence sells and the SWS is the best investment I've made to build the kind of confidence that's real and based on my skills.
P.S. I got the $20,000 job!!
Within 10 days of graduating from the Simple Writing System Coaching Program:
-- I went to a James Malinchak seminar where merely mentioning I completed SWS led to attendees scheduling a sales call to discuss copy services. One person even said "I was so proud of myself for doing the videos on my own and you actually did the coaching program! You must be amazing now." So yes, there is credibility in The Simple Writing System name.
-- A company where I've been working as a part-time copywriter has been so impressed with me taking them through the SWS steps that they've asked me to come on board as Director of Brand Marketing with a robust salary package.
-- The CEO of that company has told the sales directors to consult me on all new sales scripts. Rather than being irritated by the new guy taking over, they LOVE it. The top sales director told me she wants to carry a recorder when I explain sales concepts because there's so much gold. I gave her a line of sales copy today for new sales trainees, and she exclaimed "Oh my God, THAT'S HOT!!" so loud the entire office heard and probably assumed something inappropriate.
And ALL of this is even before applying the concepts to writing copy! Robert's critiques have not only helped my copy but totally revolutionized my understanding of how selling works.
I was a former dead-broke comedian with a few sales letters under my belt when I discovered Carlton's teaching. John's coaching and the SWS are responsible for millions of dollars in revenue to my business. Even more crucial is the CONFIDENCE I gained as a salesman in print. SWS is like injecting persuasion into your brain and feeling it shoot from your fingertips.
$340,000 in 7 Days
"I started working for internet marketer Russell Brunson as a full-time copywriter and had only written a handful of letters up until that point. He asked me to write a sales letter for our 12-Month Internet Millionaire launch -- my first major launch. I was a little nerved up and repeatedly referred to John's course for guidance while writing the letter. Thanks to implementing the quick-start copywriting secrets John revealed in his course, the letter ended up pulling in $340,000 in 7 days.
If you remotely care about becoming a better copywriter and marketer, you need to get your hands on John's materials before your competition does."
In the middle of the SWS I reinvented an ad for a weight loss biz and the phones went from lukewarm to SIZZLIN’.
Thank you John!!
Before I took the Simple Writing System, had a lot of scattered knowledge from reading books from the copywriting legends like Claude Hopkins, David Ogilvy, Eugene Schwartz, but I didn't have a structured system to put it to use. Each fresh ad was a new trip down the rabbit hole.
After learning the Simple Writing System, it gave me a structured way to approach the work. The results were clear in my day job WAY before I started using the sales letter I developed. I became the most in-demand campaign manager in the business, got a significant raise, and the first direct mail campaign I applied the lessons to was heralded as the most successful marketing campaign of the year!
The coaching brought it together for me. They slapped some of my bad habits out of me (habits I swore by until then!) and built my strengths. I wouldn't have seen it without the coaching -- and I couldn't created such effective campaigns without the system John teaches.
"THANKS! I got a quick ROI on this and my bullet writing is transformed forever. Very happy student here. Apart from the excellent content, you structured it so I actually worked through and applied the content. It's so easy to let books and programs gather dust - you made this really usable and I've benefited as a result."
"John's first critique of my copy was a shock -- I thought I was pretty darned good, but he told me to rip it up and start over from scratch, using his specific advice.
I'm glad I had the sense to listen -- my first year, with John's advice stinging in my ears, I earned over $350,000. And this year, I'm bringing in a cool million."
Disclosure: Harlan's arguably John Carlton's most tenacious and successful student. He's one of the Simple Writing System's top coaches.
Before using the Simple Writing System I had only a vague idea of who my ideal prospect was and what I "thought" I needed to say to them.
Now, after going through the program, and with the expert advice from my coach, Colin, I am now crystal clear about who my prospect is, what their problem is, and exactly what I need to say to grab their attention.
The SWS has made my sitting down to write way more productive and has eliminated all fear of writer's block.
"In Northern Ireland, bricks and mortar businesses are beginning to realize they need to evolve. So I'm writing their sales and marketing funnels, from opt-in video scripts, free reports, direct response letters, to posts and emails for nurturing campaigns.
Good copy and sales funnels are a whole new concept to almost all of them, which gives me an endless stream of prospects.
At last it's paying off.
The Simple Writing System Coaching (and persistence) has given me the advantage over other copywriters, but I keep cool, and stay modest.
What I've learned from you means I know how to can help clients in almost any industry.
My thanks to you and John."
"Forget College -- Study John's Advice"
"What I learned in an afternoon from John allowed me to earn more money than did my entire college education. I can't tell you how dramatically this has changed my life! My ads now cook and pull like crazy."
[Full Disclosure: James is a partner at a former client of mine, and he's gotten so good that I've both hired him to write for my business, and asked him to be a teacher in the Simple Writing System Coaching Program.]."
"Hi. As I write this I'm richer than I ever thought I'd be, happier than I have any right to be . . . and have somehow become one of those "famous" copywriters who gets talked about on message boards, who's building a information business of my own that should hit 7-figures next year, and who's every letter and sales video gets mercilessly ripped off.
And it’s all John Carlton's fault."
[Disclosure: Chris's business did hit 7-figures. He's been a trusted associate for many years as well as a Simple Writing System instructor.]
"John promises a lot in the SWS. You get 200%. I don't even know how to calculate the ROI on this one. I am only half way through the course and one specific tactic I've used this week has generated at least $2,000 in passive revenue - and that was the FIRST time I tried it!"
We have top a "Daily Deal" site in El Salvador and Guatemala that sells big discount coupons for restaurants, hair salons, mechanics, hotels, etc.
Inspired by what Carton teaches about "One-Two Punch Bullets" in the SWS, last week we split-test the bullets we've been using on three of our offers.
The results were wild. All 3 resulted in a statistically significant increase in sales.
Argentinian Sausage Sandwiches: 12% increase over the control
Hotel and Spa Day: 28% increase over the control
Weight Loss Treatment: 85% increase over the control
We didn't change anything else. Just the 4-5 bullets near the top of the page.
Goes to show that copy REALLY matters.
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