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"Before SWS I was hesitant about writing a sales letter because I had no one with marketing knowledge that could give me feedback. Now I have a system. Thanks SWS crew!"
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.
Simple Writing System, and John Carlton's ferocious coaching, has been the best copywriting education investment I've ever made.
Before, I knew of the parts of the sales letter, but didn't know how to make each element sing with persuasion. Now, I know how to dig deeper into the minds of my prospects, how to use empathy, and how to assemble and write a great sales letter.
I'm grateful for the Simple Writing System and John's coaching because I wouldn't have known how to fully execute all these principles on my own. I now have a reliable system I can use again and again to consistently turn out amazing copy. Thank you!
"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."
"Your Simple Writing System has instantly turbo-charged my sales letters. $11,000 of new business in 48 hours using just a few of your wickedly effective sales strategies.
John, your Simple Writing System is my step-by-step blueprint for writing killer, kick-ass sales letters. At last, a simple step-by-step system that pulls together all the elements of writing sizzling, money-in-the-bank sales letters.
The videos explain exactly what to do... the workbook is chock-a-block-full of real world examples and my personal tutor made sure I nailed every exercise. Your red-hot team of million dollar writing tutors delivered the personal attention needed to catapult my writing skills to a whole new level.
I now know what to say and exactly how to write it. Powerful, laser targeted sales copy at my fingertips using your step-by step process. Absolutely awesome -- thanks John."
I spent 8 weeks under John Carlton's torturous coaching in the SWS Coaching Program... and all I got from it was a quadrupled income. (And better sex, a perfect golf swing, the ability to use military combat strategies to steal rubber guns from unsuspecting assailants...) PLUS: Agora flying me to Baltimore in 2 weeks to talk about a writing job.
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.
Was the SWS a life-changing experience? You better believe it!
Unlike some students in my SWS class, I was not an experienced marketer or sales copywriter. I had written three or four websites, but the two existing ones were not converting and I was at a loss as to how to make them generate income. I wrote good articles, judging by the comments and emails we received, and we had created a useful product, but we weren’t selling.
As I worked through the lessons of the SWS, with John’s probing guidance, all that changed. I learned about the different elements that have to be part of a sales message – long or short – and my writing style began to change. I began to choose words differently and work harder to find compelling language.
More importantly, my thinking changed. I began to think like a marketer who is communicating valuable information to persuade my prospect into buying, instead of an ignoramus blindly hoping to capture a few sales.
John has a saying. "If you have a good product, shame on you if you don’t do everything possible to get it to the people who need it."
That puts a whole different perspective on things, doesn’t it? The SWS makes it clear that it’s your responsibility to reach out to your prospect successfully, and shows you exactly how to do that.
The course is structured in bite-sized steps to lead you through the process of creating an effective sales message, so you have a chance to think through and work with each crucial aspect. At each step, John’s incisive "tough love" feedback showed me where I could improve, when I needed to work harder to really get the lesson, and when I was actually writing well!
I also learned enormously from reading the other students’ posts and the input they received from our coach. The synergy of working in the classroom structure was so powerful, I know it has moved me forward by a quantum leap. My brain is bursting now with new ideas for products and sales messages that I can feature on our sites.
Finally, I understand the process of creating a sales message, so I know what I'm doing instead of fumbling around in the dark, hoping to luck into a good result.
When you are able to rely on tested sales concepts assembled by a pro from his many years of highly-successful copywriting, you have an unfair advantage you won’t find anywhere else. I know... I’ve looked. I've taken courses with some of the most prominent internet marketers and there is nothing with the clarity, simplicity, and focus of the SWS out there. Nothing.
This level of instruction – making the copywriting process 'simple' for the student - can only be achieved by a master writer who has spent years honing his chops to the point where he can teach you exactly how to put your own powerful, dollar-pulling sales message together.
"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!"
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.
Before SWS I struggled, rambled and "explained" my unique, and (very) hard-to-describe spirit coaching and healing work.
Now... I know what and how to say (and structure) my message to make readers say 'That sounds amazing...'.
I'm finding that the words and pages I need are just flowing out!
Everyone promises "to crack the code". John (and the great SWS teachers) deliver!
I was terrified to even think that I had to write my own sales copy.
SWS Coaching program was the missing link between all my efforts and the results I was hoping to get from my website.
Before taking this coaching I was terrified to even think that I had to write my own sales copy, my own emails, video script or a blog post where I had to present something and hope to convince the reader to buy what I had to sell.
Add to this the fact that I am not a native English speaker and I will let you do the math...
The result of taking this coaching: I crafted my own sales letter (under the careful guidance of the coaches).
I am much more clear about the sales process of my products.
I now have a blueprint of how to craft my emails (a big component of my marketing funnel).
But above everything else, all my fears for not being able to write a well-crafted sales letter disappeared and my confidence skyrocketed.
Thanks for putting together this great coaching!
"Within the 8 weeks of taking The Simple Writing System Coaching Program, I landed my first official writing gig – a $4,500 contract (and I was essentially an unemployed dude for 6 months)!
Before working with Leah, John & Stan, I thought I was a good writer, but wasn’t sure if I was putting all the pieces together.
After watching the videos and going through this process with Leah, I realized that I had a long way to go – and thanked God I had someone like Leah guiding me.
I had a lot of blind spots that I never would have realized without her talking me through them. Every single time she made a suggestion, I would say "Dang, that’s a lot better". (I can't think of a single exercise where something she recommended didn’t sound better or make me go to a new level of persuasion.)
I probably would have never learned the master level copywriting techniques she taught me if I was doing this alone – or it probably would have taken me years to learn them otherwise.
UPDATE: I just signed a contract for another business deal that will result in a $40,000 if everything works according to plan!!"
"When my copywriting business was operating in the red, I bit the bullet and invested in John's stuff. Know what? I started making money. Lots of it. The subtle tweaks and step-by-step system I learned from John shot conversion rates through the roof. And I confidently raised my fees by 60% because of everything I learned from him... and my fees continue to rise."
[Disclosure: Lorrie has turned into such a successful copywriter and consultant that she's become a frequent Simple Writing System's Coach.]
3 Times ROI With New Skills
"I just sold my most expensive screen ever. And, it was due to HOW I sold it with copy skills. Why am I so sure: - it was to a new customer - in a country where people are known for their fondness of bargain hunting - I am sure we had the most expensive offer (competitors offer a similar size screen at a third of the price) - it was the first time that such a screen was sold from a web inquiry. Wanna know how expensive the screen was? 25,000 euro (or about 35K in US$) without shipping or installation.
So thanks guys (David and John), I just made my investment in the Simple Writing System back 3 times on this order alone."
"John Carlton's Simple Writing Course truly is an opportunity of a lifetime that will result in that one defining moment that you will look back on for the rest of your life resulting in the breakthrough you have always looked for but didn't know how to find.
If you don't take advantage of this course, you are missing out on one of the most powerful tools anyone can ever acquire - to be applied to almost any goal you wish to attain.
If you let it pass you by, then you will be kicking yourself in the ass for a really long time.
Every promise made exceeds expectations and the over delivery of value is worth many times the price of the course. John's coaches are a "brain trust" unequalled anywhere else in the marketplace.
You will truly be learning from the Masters of the Craft. Learning Copywriting from John Carlton is like learning guitar from Eric Clapton. It is an honor and a privilege to be his student."
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."
"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 the FIRST and ONLY online course that I ever finished. Ever. And I bought a few of them that are out there. The SWS is that good.
You get your own, personal, PROFESSIONAL copywriting instructor.
One that does this for a living, for BIG MONEY.
You spend 8 weeks with him and he helps you develop your sales letter specific to YOUR situation.
I entered the course as a rookie... and left it with a clear idea what a winning sales letter looks like.
Now, I have the recipe to write my own. A checklist that will sit on my desk for a long time.
I already went through all the material a couple of more times since the course finished.
I loved this course so much that I am now pursuing this as something I want to do for money - a career change. From a web developer, I am training to become a professional direct response copywriter.
Seriously, if anyone reading this is on the fence - just click that button and buy it. You will definitely finish this course - it won't stay unwrapped under your bed :)
Topped Our Best Month Ever... In Just One Week With New Tactics
"In the last 3 months conversions on my website have gone through the roof. Last week we had 17 sales ($300 info product) with less than 300 unique visitors to the site, which is by far the best
month we ever had in just 1 week. My data base guy is foaming at the mouth to find out why my analytics data is sending such a huge spike in conversions and my bounce rate plummeting to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. I implemented changes to my site as I was progressing within the Simple Writing System Training Program and realized after week 3 that I had all my money back. I truly can't wait to see what happens to my bank account and my list at the end of the year!"
"Over 6 figures/year into my pocket."
"For me... Copywriting was my lacking skill...
I never knew how to write effective copy, and John you've done a GREAT job... the SWS blows away any "system" I've seen in a long time. It's pretty much idiot proof.
To top it off, my motivation after this course has never been so high... Since starting it I've sold 2 new franchisees (which adds over 6 figures/year into my pocket. I'm starting to blast off writing follow up sequences....I've also finalized my entire franchise manual for all of my stores, and my web guy is starting to build a new website for my retail stores and will use your copywriting to make it smash the competition as well as build an avenue through the site to franchise even more...
I can't thank you enough... this is a program geared for REAL business minded people... it's the real deal... not some fancy, full of fluff, way of repackaging old basic marketing. Thanks John!"
$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."
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.
After 8 intense weeks of John Carlton tearing my copy to shreds, I discovered how to write tight, persuasive copy -- which reads like a fast ride down a roller-coaster -- and finally obliterated the "copy wrecking" head-trash that had been holding me back.
Mentoring under John Carlton has been a total game-changer for me. Behind his grizzled exterior, and tough-lovin' advice, John really gives a damn about ensuring the writers in his SWS make genuine breakthroughs.
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.
Write More Effective Copy, In Less Time
"Everything was great. Being able to do it on my own time was a plus. The videos were high quality and the workbook has information that I have used to get good results…The Simple Writing System gave me a blue print where I can focus my efforts on each step of the puzzle. Now I can write more effective copy in less time. It gives me the ability to write my own sales letters without using someone else's work as a template for the whole thing"
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