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Rick MarionCopywriting & Consulting
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!!Kenneth TurnbullDirect Response Copywriter
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.Harlan KilsteinTheDogingtonPost.com
"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.Dritan BashaeLearningGateway.com
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!Evelyn ByrneOwner, Market iMprint
"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!"Jiyaad NaeemEdison, NJ
"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!!"James CurleyOHP Golf
"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.]."Chris Haddad"Mr. Moneyfingers"
"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.]Tanner HarpSabre.com
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.Sean 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."Al OelschlaegerEncryptaGifts.com
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."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."Kevin RogersCopyChief.com
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.Marc Boninthecarbutler.ca
"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!"Craig WoolvenSydney, Australia
"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."
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