John Carlton's
Pint of Beer Challenge
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 SWS Express Course / 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 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 that your ad needs to address helping 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.

Along with your Pint of Beer Challenge exercises, use my ad as a model, and write yours.

The first draft, which should mostly be copy/pasting from your exercises, shouldn’t take you much longer than 9 minutes.

Are you getting lots of hits… but not converting them into sales?

“How To Quickly Double The Number Of Sales
You Make Online.

Hello,

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And if you would like to discover an easy, fast way to at least DOUBLE the number of sales you’re getting right now with your Web site… I can show you exactly how to do it.

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.

“Thanks again for helping me with my Website --
sales are now over five times what they were last month.” -- Suzy Smith, Chicago


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.

I’ve put all this information into a simple e-book that you can check out right now, if you like. The cost is just $49.

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To order, click here, fill out the order page and follow the three simple directions. You are seconds away from having this amazing e-book in your hands.

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.

Result: Even more profit than you ever dreamed possible.

Check this out now, while you’re thinking about it.

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

We added this bonus 4th lesson to make sure you see an example of how to “tie it all together” and create an ad.

Too many people do over-complicate this step when they are first learning.  You don't have to do that.

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 on 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 Program.

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

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

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

Head over to this page to learn about, and get lifetime access to, my Simple Writing System copywriting program.

Sam ClitheroeSam ClitheroeDirect Response Copywriting

Before The Simple Writing System, I would mentally panic before ANY and EVERY copy project. Why? Because I didn't know HOW to start or what to actually do. It overwhelmed me... because there were a million different things I could do. I wasted TONS of time and mental energy just trying to "figure it out".

I was always nervous talking to clients because, while I had a general idea of what to do, I didn't TRULY know.

When I heard John say the SWS was his PERSONAL approach to writing copy and the ONLY system you'll ever need for the rest of your life, I was 100% sold.

I committed to using the SWS approach... to selectively IGNORE any other blog post, copywriting course, or "guru" and focus SOLELY on what SWS taught – I'm proud to say this was definitely the best decision I made.

After just 3 weeks of SWS, I started approaching EVERY copy project the same exact way... and it completely eliminated that pre-project resistance that kept me procrastinating.

My clients noticed the quality of my copy JUMP to new levels. I even had a call with one of the BIGGEST names I had ever talked to about potentially working together. The confidence the SWS approach gave me on that call allowed me to land the client. He went on to say out of what seemed like +100 writers he's worked with, I was the best.

After just 6 months of starting my freelance career, I'm now traveling parts of the world while serving a small handful of satisfied clients... and I give all the credit to John Carlton and the SWS.

Daryl ThompsonDaryl ThompsonInsurMark.net


"Quitting My Cushy 6-Figure Job"

"Our investment education business went from $50k a year in sales to over $200k in six months, thanks to John Carlton (and a hot webmaster from Houston). Thanks to what I've learned, I'm quitting my cushy six-figure a year job to go full-time in this new business!"

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I Use This Every Time I Write For The Web

My highlighter ran out 6 pages into Section 7! This course is going on my A+ shelf of resources I use every time I write a sales letter for my web sites."

Rich SchefrenRich SchefrenStrategicProfits.com


$287,000 The First Week!

"After listening to John for less than an hour, my mind caught fire and everything fell into place. I immediately produced my first sales letter ever... and it brought in $287,000 the first week! You can bet I seek out his advice every time I make a major business decision."

Alex MandossianAlex MandossianMarketingOnline.com

John Carlton is a world-class copywriter, teacher, and trainer.

He doesn't just tell you how to do it. He doesn't just show you how to do it. He involves you so you learn and you burn those ideas into your mind so that you pick up his strategies and techniques... and the way to apply the psychology of world-class copy.

Most copywriters just write about writing copy. John shows you how to get deep... How to bury your mind into the mind of your prospect.

I want to thank John Carlton from the bottom of my heart. I give John my highest endorsement.

Chris RabalaisNew Millennium Publications

Just One Tip Multiplied Response

"Using just ONE tip John gave us increased our mail response by 32%. This means an additional $2,000 in profit for every 1000 letters."

Perry MarshallPerry MarshallBestselling author of Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords and Ultimate Guide to Facebook Advertising

"John's input on my website increased my flow of sales leads by 50%. Also, his advice to trash my sales letter and start fresh (with very specific instructions on how to do it) DOUBLED my sales conversion rate! He was right -- this gets exciting, fast."

Ben CummingsBen CummingsPark Place Publishing, NY

"I Stalk Your Ads"

"Dear John: Your strategies have made me hundreds of thousands of dollars. I consider your copywriting to be so influential on my success, that I've literally stalked your ads and sales letters, purchased countless products and services to get on lists... solely so I could collect (and study) the sales letters that you write. This practice has been like a real-world 'Harvard Business School' education for me. And I know dozens of millionaire business people and successful "guru's" that quietly keep an eye on you, follow all that you do, and consider you a major influence on their success."

Chris HaddadChris 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.]

Terry DeanTerry Dean

Boosted sales by 70%

"Your headline suggestion for one of my web sites boosted sales by 70%! This equals an extra $3,000 every month...from ONE simple change. Thanks."


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