4 Steps To Fast and Easy Sales Letters, Part 1

Copywriting is hugely important in successful marketing and a successful business and is a key factor in the Conversion Pillar.

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Yes, good copywriting is difficult and arduous for most people, if they can even do it at all.

Now, if you want a million dollar sales letter your best bet is to hire a million dollar copywriter but if you want to craft a decent sales letter quickly and easily then I have 4 steps for you to take which will give you the most “bang for the buck.”

These speed copywriting “secrets” will help you get a converting sales page in a fraction of the time and it won’t empty your bank account while doing it.

Step 1. Create a Killer Offer

I heard Mike Filsaime say that Gary Halbert told him that the offer was the most important aspect of creating a sales letter that brings in the cash.

It’s true because with the right offer, everybody will buy what you are selling.

There are a few things that go into a killer offer, each of which is important in its own way.

Be Focused

It is important that the offer have a single focus and not try to be all things to all people. The focus should be on one of two things:

  1. Solve a “Painful” Problem
  2. Help the Customer Attain a Desired Goal

Find your focus in those things and then maintain that single-minded focus throughout the sales letter.

Don’t veer off, don’t add additional things to try to broaden your market and don’t ramble on about this feature and that.

Decide on the focus and stick with it.

Be sure to point out the painful problem in painful ways or bring their consciousness into imagining what it would be like if they attain the goal.

So find focus AND explicitly tell them about it, don’t rely on the prospect to figure it out on their own.

Sell Solutions

You’ve heard me harp on this before but people look for solutions so your offer must be solution based.

The typical example so many use of this is that don’t sell the features of a drill bit sell the benefits of the holes it can create because that is what people want.

Personally I find the example flawed but the point is good, that is, focus on what the ultimate end goal is.

Don’t make the mistake though that the typical example makes.

Most people aren’t looking for holes; that is still just a means to an end.

What they want is to hang a picture or attach something or whatever – identify and focus on the prospect’s end goal.

So while “makes nice, clean holes” is better than “carbon steel is used…” it is still not as good as “have that family portrait up in its honored place in seconds.”

Use Value Builders

Throughout the sales letter be sure to show the prospect the value of your offer. Some ways of doing this are:

  • Compare it to something of known value.
  • Show how the solution made big differences in the lives of your customers
  • Show pictures, graphs and other visuals (even video) that will set their imagination free
  • Show the cost of not having the product or service

Just keep stacking value upon value until they feel like they must purchase or they will be worse off for not having done so.

Have a Knockout Bonus Package

You want to add additional relevant bonuses that are so complementary and so valuable that the cost of the product seems small in comparison.

The classic example of a great bonus is giving away a razor as a “bonus” to selling razor blades.

Aim for a bonus package that is a real value 10 times the cost of the product that is the figure that really makes an offer compelling.

Also try to have 3-5 separate bonuses for products under $100, more for products that cost more.

Have a Strong Outrageous Guarantee

Make a guarantee so good that it removes all risk and then some.

My favorite guarantee, one that became almost a bonus :-), was Frank Kern’s guarantee for Mass Control.

Here is his exact guarantee:

My “Put My Money Where My Mouth Is”

Double Guarantee Ensures That Either YOU

Succeed Or You Don’t Pay…

Here’s how it works…

Guarantee #1: 45-Day “Free Look”

You have a full 45 days (more than enough time to go through the entire course) to see if my “30 Days To Mass Control Millions” is right for you. If you determine that it isn’t, just let us know and we’ll gladly refund your money. No hassles. No hard feelings.

But even if you go beyond the 45-day unconditional guarantee period you’re still protected by Guarantee #2…

Guarantee #2: Put My Money Where My Mouth Is…

This is crucial stuff so pay attention: Go through the training and complete all the Action Steps according to my instruction in the course. If by the end of 90 days you haven’t met your goal, let me know and I’ll personally work with you for an additional 90 days. (I’ll not only give you access to my private email adress, I’ll also allow you to schedule 30-minute calls with me if necessary). If after that time you aren’t where you want to be, let me know and I’ll not only issue you a refund, I’ll also cut you a check for $500 just for wasting your time.

How’s that for putting my money where my mouth is?

That’s how serious I am about wanting you to succeed, and that’s also how confident I am that my system really works! You see, if I don’t hold up to my end of the bargain, I’m not only $500 in the hole, I’m also out all the time that I spent working with you one-on-one (which frankly costs me a lot more than $500!)

Now that is a great guarantee. It makes you hope it doesn’t work in the first 45 days just so you can work directly with Frank! Plus even then, he’ll give you $500 MORE than you paid for the course.


To create good copy in the shortest time possible there are 4 steps you should take.

The first is the offer. To get the best offer in the shortest time do these 5 things:

  1. Be Focused: find one thing (problem, goal, etc.) and stay focused on it with everything tying back to it
  2. Sell Solutions: find the prospects end goal and sell a solution that gets them there
  3. Use Value Builders: continually point out the value of the offer in different ways, each building upon the other
  4. Have a Knockout Bonus Package: create a bonus package that is so strong it “knocks them out” and they feel that they can’t miss the opportunity
  5. Have a Outrageous Guarantee: Make your guarantee so strong and standout so much that is “outrageous”

We will continue looking at the steps in the next blog post.

Please leave a comment, thanks.

Talk soon,

The Shameless (Ethical) Marketer

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