John Carlton's
Simple Writing System Express Course

"The Pint of Beer Challenge"
BONUS: Lesson #4


Here's an insider secret the expensive big ad agencies and high-priced copywriters don’t want you to discover…

"How To Create Your First Pretty Darn Good Ad...
In Just 9 Minutes."

John Carlton, here. “The Most Ripped-Off Copywriter Online.”

For many years now, I’ve been teaching people with absolutely zero advertising experience (not to mention a fear of trying to write anything) how to create their very first ad that actually works.

I do this by getting them to stop thinking about doing something most find difficult – write a good ad…

… and instead focus on small parts of real-world, face-to-face conversations they would have with their perfect prospect…

… if it were possible to sit down with every ideal prospect in the world.

Thanks to the internet and the relatively low costs of sending old-school “snail mail,” you can get your story… your ad… in front of millions of prospects without ever leaving home.

What you’ve done in your three "Pint of Beer Challenge" lessons can form the backbone of your next sales page, social media post, or YouTube script.

Let me show you how it’s done.

It’s going to take us just about 9 minutes.

You can time this if you want.

Let’s get started, shall we?

Start your timer:

Here’s what you do:

Gather your three SWS Express Course exercises.

You’re going to take those words, add just a few sentences to bring it all together, and you’re done.

Lesson #1: “What Do They Say?” is for inspiration and guidance. Keep that in front of you, so you never lose focus on what your ad needs to address so you can help that person solve that problem.


And nothing else.

Do not burden or confuse them with other things you can do.

Do not try to sell other stuff – the best way to get a good ad working is to have ONE thing to sell.

You can sell your prospect other stuff after you’ve made that critical first sale.

Lesson #2: “What Do You Say?” is the opening of your ad. While you’re still learning how to write copy, keep it just that simple.

Lesson #3: “Closing the Deal” will do exactly that. Make the offer. Tell them the one thing they need to do next (right now!), so you can solve that problem they talked about in Lesson #1.

Between your Lesson #2 and Lesson #3 exercises, you’re going to throw in just a bit of salesmanship.

Maybe a success story or testimonial from a happy customer?

Maybe a few lines describing their lives once their problem is no more?

Below is a sample ad I wrote in a workshop years ago.

As you read through it, notice what a compelling little sales story it is and how I never deviate (even one sentence) from the model.

With your SWS Express Course exercises, use my ad as a model, and write yours.


The first draft should mostly be copying/pasting from your exercises. It shouldn't take you much longer than 9 minutes.


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This is something I do extremely well. And I have been doing it for two years now, online. I started out with horrible results, just like you. Then, I discovered how to double the number of hits to my site who became customers.


Then, I doubled it again.


This took just a few days, once I put the right elements in place. The result: My sales shot up. I went from earning less than a grand a month, to earning over five grand a week.


I’ve also helped 3,187 other people to do the same thing with their online businesses. This includes ABC, Inc, and XYZ company -- both are respected corporations who sell both online and from their stores in New York. And both companies DOUBLED their online sales within a month of following my simple advice.


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Here’s what I do: I uncover the ‘leaks’ in your Money Funnel, and show you how to plug them instantly. That means more people stay around to hear what you have to say and absorb your sales message. And that means more sales.

I also quickly uncover the mistakes you’re now making that – like most struggling businesses – are interfering with completing the sales process. Just removing these roadblocks will increase sales by another 50%, overnight.

Even more important… I can show you how to increase the “magnetic power” of your sales message to the point that – overnight – you can see double, triple, and even quadruple the results you used to get.

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And you can see for yourself what all the fuss is about.

Thanks.

Joe Green

P.S. If you order right now, I will also send you a free audio report on how to instantly increase the amount of traffic you drive to your site. So the numbers of raw hits you receive gets a dramatic boost… just as you’ve discovered the simple secrets of converting those hits into sales.

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And that’s pretty much all there is to writing a darn good ad.


This lesson and exercise demonstrate that all good ads are created by putting together pieces of good copy.


If you know how to create each part of a great ad...


... putting those pieces together and cleaning things up a bit is becomes easy.

My complete Simple Writing System explains ALL of the pieces that go into ads that make sales.  (To write ads that work in big, BIG ways, you'll need more in your bag-of-tricks than we covered in this free mini-course.)


Too many people do over-complicate this step when they are first learning.


We know you’re a better marketer now that you’ve seen how an experienced copywriter creates a full ad from only these few pieces.


And you’ll be even better if you take just these few minutes, do this step, and create that ad.


When you're ready to expand your sales pitch, you will take these basic elements as your foundation. Even 30-minute videos and long web pages can be broken down into these sections.


Rookies get hung up on the idea that someone is reading what they're writing.


It's a trap that will destroy response rates. Because your reader will quickly become a NON-reader as soon as you bore him… or insult his intelligence… or lose him with tangents or irrelevant stories.


Just like in real life, when you're talking to someone.


The closer you can make your copy read like an actual conversation, the higher your readership will be.


And that means more results.


Stay frosty.

  John Carlton

P.S.  As I’m sure you’ve figured out, this “express course” is a mini-version of my complete Simple Writing System Coaching Program.

My hope for you is that these few lessons demonstrated that if you follow a proven process…

… and get personal coaching and feedback every step of the way…

… you can write ads that will bring a lot more money into your business and life.


There is a way you can learn my entire copywriting system...


... and get months more coaching and support from Aaron Gentzler.

Head over to this page to learn about, and claim one of the few spots in the next Simple Writing System Coaching Program.

Lisa WagnerLisa WagnerRugChick.com

Tripled Response!

"You know that new 'hook' you insisted I try in my sales pitch? It TRIPLED response! This translates into several hundred thousand dollars in sales over the coming year. You are on my Christmas gift list for life, dude."

Andrew HryniewiczAndrew HryniewiczChelsea, UK - AndrewWayfinder.com

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!

Massive thanks.

Peter IppolitoPeter IppolitoSan Salvador - CuponClub.net

We have a top "Daily Deal" site in El Salvador and Guatemala that sells big discount coupons for restaurants, hair salons, mechanics, hotels, etc.

Inspired by what Carlton 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.

Tanja PislarTanja Pislar@tanjapislar, UK

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 :)

Harlan KilsteinHarlan KilsteinTheDogingtonPost.com

Million-Dollar Advice

"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.

Jazmin Onyx

"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."

If you have to pick just one resource for learning copy, The Simple Writing System is it.

I read all the copy books, yet I was still frozen by performance anxiety every time I sat down to write.

Now that I'm better at research and understanding my avatar, writing is so much easier and faster. The research lessons alone were worth the price, because they got me inside the prospect's brain in a way no other book or course was able to.

I appreciate how you guys broke down the entire writing process step by step.

Good writing isn't a fluke, it's a formula. (And I don't mean those B.S. formulas you see out there for how to write a sales page).

The SWS taught me the nuts and bolts of crafting a killer sales argument are deeper than just hooks and headlines. And good luck finding material out there that explains all of this in a way practical and down to earth like it's done in the SWS.

Definitely glad I chose the private coaching option, too. Colin gives the best insights, took the SWS lessons to another level, and gently redirected me when I missed something. At least 80% of the value I got from SWS came from the private coaching. My only regret is that I didn't find you years earlier.

Tom VenutoTom VenutoBurnTheFatFeedTheMuscle.com

50% More Orders

My average order is 50% higher (and more) since I adopted your idea. I love your outlook, and your advice cracks me up while bringing in the results."

David DeutschDavid DeutschWorld-class freelancer with controls for Boardroom, Phillips Publishing and other major league mailers... and a frequent Simple Writing System Instructor

Million Dollar Confession

Early in my career, I had the good fortune to discover John Carlton -- and he deserves much of the credit for my success as a freelancer. I hereby confess that many of the ideas behind the million-dollar controls I've written can be directly traced to what I learned or stole from John."

Sean QuinnSean Quinn

"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."

Craig ClemensCraig ClemensNew York, NY


Thanks For Giving Me A Better Life

"Since 2005, your simple writing strategies have earned me and my clients millions. It all began when Eben Pagan shoved a copy of your course into my hands and said "Study every word and then write me some copy!" I was hooked, and got my hands on everything you produced.

My career as a copywriter has flourished since then, because you helped me understand the psychology behind a great sales message. In fact, just last month I booked a project that brought me a fat $15,000 (plus 5% of the gross sales in royalties)... and it took me just one week of work.

The beauty of writing sales copy is that it's not the writing that brings in the money... it's the knowledge of what to write about to get people to buy. And there is no one on earth who knows this -- and can teach it so you "get it" quickly -- better than John Carlton. Thanks, John, for giving me a better life."

Caleb O’DowdCaleb O’DowdFlorida

Pure Gold

"I've written pieces that have pulled in millions of dollars. Yet, when I sit down to write copy, I pull out my swipe file of John Carlton's stuff, and study it like my life depended on it. He is one of the few true experts in advertising. Pure gold."

Karen AlisonKaren Alison

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.

Robert PierceRobert PiercePresident, Tactical Response Solutions, TRSDirect.com

"John has created millions in profit for us. We pitted his ads and letters against big-city ad agencies, PR firms, and writers with lots of awards... and John slaughtered them all. He consistently hits 'home runs' for us -- 20-to-1 return in profit is not unusual. He has saved our butts on several occasions.

Stacey MorgensternStacey MorgensternHolisticMBA.com

"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!"

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