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November 12, 2019

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Part 23

Step Ten: You Can’t Lose! By Marlon Sanders

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Prove to the customer he/she can’t lose by responding to your offer

Explain to your customer that they can’t lose by buying from you. The worst case scenario is they get their money back and get to keep some valuable free bonuses.

What this means to the customer is they don’t have to worry about screwing up, making a mistake and being embarrassed in front of their friends, family or coworkers. It’s a risk-free transaction from their viewpoint. In fact, they can ONLY come out ahead because of the free bonuses.

Here’s an example:

What I’m saying is, you can’t lose when you order this product. The absolute worst thing that will happen is you’ll get your money back AND get to keep $XXX of free bonuses just for trying. The only way you can lose is if you don’t do anything. Remember, the only reason I can make this offer is because I’m so confident you’ll be thrilled and delighted with this product.

Step Eleven: Super fast Delivery!

Offer overnight, second day or digital delivery of your product.

People on the Internet are afraid you’ll never actually deliver a product to them. So the faster you can get it in their hands, the better. This is why I like digital delivery. You don’t have the lag time of mailing a physical product.

Unless you’re a corporation with a recognized, established name, I recommend you offer expedited delivery to remove fears of not receiving a product.

Before I offered digitally delivered products, I took a survey of prospects to find out why they didn’t order. I found out that a surprising number were simply afraid of getting blatantly ripped off. That’s why fast delivery is important.

Remove the fear of not receiving a product by offering overnight or two-day delivery.

When you do this, you’ll also take advantage of the spontaneous buying impulse. You know why supermarkets place high-profit items on the end of aisles? Because they know people will stuff the items in their cart on impulse. By placing them in the highly visible slot at the end of the aisle, they take advantage of this impulse buying.

Step Twelve: Currency Conversion!

Provide a means for overseas customers to convert your price to their currency.

This should be a standard item in your copy. If you want to sell more to overseas prospects, provide a link to an overseas currency converter.

I used to offer a link for currency conversion. But in the current rendition of my sales letter, I don’t. The reason is, I’m scared to link to anything that might take people away from my sales letter.

This is a good concept to test out. For one month use a currency conversion link and count your overseas orders. Another month leave it off and compare the totals.

Step Thirteen: The P.S.! Continued in the next blog post….

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November 6, 2019

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Part 20

Here are other points to help you build credibility

Give reasons why for price reductions or special offers. “Clearance sale” and “blowout sale” have no credibility. If you have a price reduction, explain why you’re able to sell the merchandise for less money.

Use specifics. People believe specifics. Say, for example, that you increased your profits 33.7% in 9 months as soon as you started selling xyz widget. That is far more powerful than saying, “Make more profits by selling xyz widgets.”

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Instead of saying, Save money by making your own wine at home, say, You can get all the $50 bottles of win you want for $9.53 each. Instead of a real estate agent saying, I can help you sell your home faster, he/she could say, My average listing sells 3 months faster than the average property in the Multiple Listing Service.

Avoid statements that stretch believability, even if they’re true. Show popularity and approval by experts. This is called social proof. People tend to believe premises accepted by a large number of others.

Give a phone number with a “live” answer. If you can’t have a live answer all the time, a professionally produced answering machine or voice mail message will boost credibility. A poor quality answering machine message can hurt your business.

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Step Six: Present Your Price and Make It A Bargain

Now that the bullets have psychologically conditioned your prospects –you’re ready to give your price. But you want to soften the blow. You do that by comparing your price and showing that it’s a bargain.

You can compare your price to what you used to sell your product for, what you plan to sell it for or what your competition sells it for. For example, if you’re offering a discount off what you normally sell the product for, that is a bargain. Be careful, there are laws that say you really do have to sell the product at the higher price to make this claim. Check out the FTC website for more details. I believe the URL is simple www.ftc.gov.

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I saw one marketer who used interesting wording. She said, This product has been offered for $X. Notice she didn’t say the product had sold at that price. She said the product had been offered at that price. I’m not sure if that wording has any legal implications. But it seems to me that if you indeed offered the product for sale at that price, whether or not you sold any doesn’t make a difference. You can still state that you offered the product for sale at that price.

Alternatively, you can point out how similar products sold by competitors go for a much higher price. And yours has even more (or better) features. Again, when you get into competitive advertising, the FTC has rules about that area. You can read what they have to say at: http://www.ftc.gov

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You can create a bargain appeal by showing the prospective customer how your price is only a fraction of the cost of NOT owning the product. You can remind him or her how much time, money, inconvenience, pain, hassle or trouble your product will save.

Even luxury purchases can be sold on a bargain appeal. For example, a friend may justify the purchase of a Mercedes (or other luxury car) to you by explaining how that it’s really a bargain when you take into account the resale value. If a car retains a great deal of its resale value, it can look like a bargain compared to a cheaper car that loses its value quickly.

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A luxury car purchase could further be justified by talking about the greater reliability, reduced time off the job due to breakdowns, better gas mileage and lower maintenance costs. These factors may or may not in reality justify the purchase of the car. But they certainly provide a logical justification for an emotional purchase, which is what you want to do.

When you watch infomercials on TV or talk to salespeople, listen to how they make their price seem like a giant bargain. And pay special attention when you “buy into” the reasoning. That’s when you’ve found an effective approach you can borrow.

Step Seven: Remove The Risk With A Guarantee Continued in the next blog post….

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August 6, 2019

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Part 24

Step Thirteen: The P.S.!
By Marlon Sanders

Remind your customers of the time deadline and the limited supply of bonuses. Urge them to pick up the phone and call immediately.

Your P.S. is often read first by customers. So entice them to read the letter by mentioning the free bonuses and the limited time offer.

Another trick you can use on your P.S. is to add an upsell. In other words, you give your prospects the opportunity to spend more money for an upgrade, extra features or add-on service.

I used this with my WSOTM (WebSite Order Taking Machine) product. Currently, I’m not selling this product as a stand alone item. But when I did, I had a deluxe edition you can buy for a little extra money. However, I put this option on the order form instead of the P.S. If your up sell takes more than one or two sentences, the P.S. is an ideal spot for it.

You can use multiple P.S. paragraphs if you want. But in checking my book of the greatest sales letters of all time, I don’t see many that use multiple P.S. statements. Using more than one or two likely decreases their effectiveness.

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Other Possible Modules:

There are other elements or modules you can include in your letters. The above cover the major ones. Here are some others:

The reason why module: Tell why you’re offering the guarantee, price discount or multiple bonuses. The best reason for the guarantee is confidence. The best reason for multiple bonuses is the truth: It’s an incentive for them to order immediately. By giving the reason why, you establish credibility. Otherwise, people are suspicious.

The scarcity module: To get people to order immediately, you can use scarcity. For example, “I can only guarantee you’ll receive a bonus package if you’re one of the first 50 people to order.”

Or the time limit module, “I can only guarantee you’ll get the bonuses if you order in the next 72 hours.”

Notice how I didn’t say they wouldn’t receive the bonus. I said I could only guarantee they’d receive it if they acted immediately.

 

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The ftc and some states have laws governing limiting time offers. I suggest you study and abide by these laws.

THE LIFT: This is a technique used extensively in offline direct mail, but I have never seen it used online. I’m introducing the concept here, and I bet you’ll start seeing a lot of people using it online.

The lift is the lift letter. A lift letter is a separate letter or piece included in a mailing that says “Read this only if you’ve decided NOT to order.”

The lift letter is written by a third party that has credibility with the prospect. It is written on a separate letterhead and usually begins with “Frankly, I’m puzzled.”

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For example:

Dear Friend,

Frankly, I’m puzzled.

I’ve known Marlon Sanders for over 6 years. The letter he has written for our corporation have helped us make over 7 million dollars a year.

Marlon is selling his secrets so cheap that it surprises me. Would you do me a favor. Would you send me an email and explain why you aren’t BUYING NOW?

I just don’t understand what else Marlon can do to demonstrate the amazing power of his methods.

Send your email to: Jim@higherresponse.com Best wishes

Jim Client

XYZ Corporation

 

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August 5, 2019

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Part 17

Step Three: Turn Your Features Into Benefits
By Marlon Sanders

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People do not buy products and services. They buy an end result….what a product or service does for them. They buy solutions to problems. They buy to avoid pain and gain pleasure.

People don’t buy drills, they buy holes. They don’t buy hammers. They buy the doghouse the hammer will help them build. They don’t buy homes. They buy a feeling of security for their family. They don’t buy novels. They buy escape from reality. They don’t buy advertising. They buy increased sales at a lower cost.

Most companies advertising on the web spend all their time talking about the features of their products and services and not how those features will produce a desirable result or benefit for their customers. They focus on how great their newest widget is instead of how their newest widget solves annoying problems for their customers.

Here are several ways you can make sure you talk in terms of benefits to your customers instead of features.

Ask your customers why they purchased from you instead of your competition. Do not assume you understand why your customers buy from you. Instead, ask a lot of questions and listen for hot buttons. Look for key advantages you have compared to your competition.

Don’t assume your readers understand the benefits of your product or service. Picture all the ways your prospects will benefit when they buy from you. Spell out the benefits so they are crystal clear. Leave nothing to the imagination.

YOU MUST ANSWER THE QUESTION “SO WHAT” FOR YOUR CUSTOMER.

If your widget has xyz feature and does so-and-so things, the question is SO WHAT? Who cares? How is this going to help your customer and make their life better, simpler or easier? 

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Benefit chain

Benefits have layers like onions. Your job is to peel through the layers to reach the deepest, most meaningful advantages of your product or service. In order to do that, take each of your benefits and ask, why do I care about that? Or ask, what will that do for me that’s even more important? Keep asking questions until the answer is self-evident. The process looks something like this:

Benefit——> what’s important about that? ——> which means that ——> which means that________

When you write your sales letter, be sure to point out all the benefits that surface from your benefit chains because any one of them could be the hot button that causes a prospect to order from you.

If you need additional help writing benefits for your product or service, check out the book Cash Copy by Dr. Jeffrey Lant. Order through your bookstore.

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August 1, 2019

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Part 19

Step Five: Prove Your Benefits
By Marlon Sanders

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Show people why they should believe you will deliver the benefits you offer.

The online market tends to be a sophisticated, educated and highly skeptical audience. That means you have to prove your claims. Instead of just stating a claim or promise, you need to present evidence that it’s true.

The most powerful way to create credibility is by using testimonials. You can’t have too many strong testimonials in your sales letter or sales presentation. I send out a survey two weeks after people buy my product requesting an evaluation. At the end of the survey, I asked permission to use the comments in my advertising. This is how I get testimonials. Here are a few tips on what you want to have (ideally) for the content of your testimonials.

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State specific results. “I used X product and I solved these problems or I got these results.”

Target common objections. Let someone else answer common objections for you through a testimonial.

Avoid “pat-on-back” verbiage. People care about results and benefits, not how great the creator of the product is.

Provide full name, city, state, occupation, and photo, if possible. To obtain good testimonials, you can interview your customers, record the conversation, transcribe it, boil it down to a testimonial, then obtain written permission to use it.

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Other important techniques for building credibility include:

Tell why prospects should believe you are a credible source. Support statements with logic and proof. If you need additional help in this area, read the book My Life in Advertising and Scientific Advertising by Claude Hopkins. It is inexpensive and will give you numerous examples.

Another book I highly recommend is How to Write a Good Advertisement by Victor O. Schwab. This book is a classic on how to put together outstanding direct response advertising. In chapter 3 Schwab goes into detail on how to prove your claims and promises. He points out that there are 4 basic types of evidence. I’m going to give you a quick and dirty distillation of that information using my own examples. Of course, for an in-depth discussion, I highly recommend you buy and read the book.

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First, I want to talk about the 4 types of evidence in general.

One, you have construction evidence. That is, how is your product or service constructed? What goes into it?

Two, you have performance evidence. That is, how can you support your case by citing actual performance results of your product?

Three, social proof. What do others say about your product?

Four, test evidence. How much confidence do you have in your own product?

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Let’s look at each of these in further detail. 

  1. Construction Evidence.

What facts about your product support your claims and promises?

These facts could include:

  • The reputation of a business and years in existence
  • The management, production and customer service personnel
  • The quality of materials and design
  • Patents, machinery, and special processes
  • Speed of delivery
  • Design of the container or packaging that supports claims
  • Performance Evidence

How does the product perform? You can show this in a variety of ways:

  • Achievements of product, including dramatic results obtained in unusually harsh or difficult circumstances. I call this the “Timex” principle. Remember how you used to see the Timex watches take a licking but keep on ticking?
  • Expert or well-known users. For example, if you’re selling a program that makes 3D headlines for websites and you have a survey that proves 79% of all webmasters use the product, then you have proof from expert users.
  • Popularity. If more and more people are using your product, this is social proof of its effectiveness.
  • Demonstration. If you have some demonstration that proves your product works, this is a form of proof. Thus, you have all the shareware programs online you can download and try out. Just be sure to explain thoroughly all the key features and benefits of your product before you offer the demonstration. Here’s another example: Our company can get you listed at the top of the search engines. As proof, check out these URL’s.
  • Social Proof: Research shows 70% of people can’t make a decision on their own. They look to the opinions of others when making decisions or purchases.
  • If you have letters from satisfied users, these constitute social proof.
  • Endorsements from experts is another form of social proof
  • Stating awards and contests won are another way to validate claims.
  • Discriminating dealers, websites or outlets that sell your product
  • Test Evidence: How much confidence in the product does the company itself have?
  • Your guarantee shows your conviction about the product’s ability to perform
  • Free samples: If you’re willing to provide a free sample or trial, this shows you’re confident in your product.

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“Here are other points to help you build credibility” continued in the next blog post…

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