I hope you don't get this the wrong way
And even if you do,
I hope you see why I had to write this email
Here's the story:
On February 26th, I sent out an email titled:
"Please excuse my French"
There's so many lessons in that email,
But there's an excerpt in particular I want to draw your attention to.
And here it is:
There's a question Funmilayo (my student) asked me once:
"Andy, why don't you ever talk about your monthly earnings and personal income?" Liiiiiiiike..... you hardly ever show numbers and stuff like that... yet, you've built a solid reputation and following...."
It's just not in my nature to do stuff like that.
Now, here's what I want to point out:
You don't have to post screenshots of your earnings to prove anything to anybody...
You could use testimonials instead.
They're more powerful — and more believable.
Now, here's the thing:
You can post your earnings if you want to
If you have a solid sales message and a well contructed offer — posting your earnings can be a huge sales driver
But here's the disadvantage thereof:
If 100 people buy your stuff — just because they've seen your screenshots and they want to make as much money as you're making
99.9% will be impulse buyers
These folks never implement anything
And as far as information marketing goes
They're bad for business
Since they don't implement,
You don't even get the chance to receive testimonials or feedback of any sort
So it's like your stuff doesn't work
And in the long term...
This lack of testimonials will hurt your business
Especially if you'll be targeting cold traffic where the major element of conversion if proof in form of real testimonials (hint: Most people can spot a fake testimonial.)
But imagine launching a new digital product
And getting 50 customers who are not impulse buyers
They are ready to implement consistently
— with discipline, patience, ambition
And relentless drive to keep going
Even when the odds are stacked against them.
These are the best customers you could ever hope for.
With people like this in your program,
You're going to be getting a ton of new testimonials — almost on a daily basis
Because testimonials only come when you've implemented and seen for yourself that this you paid for actually works
And that brings me to my next point:
When you're putting out a new offer (digital product)
It's okay to post screenshots of your earnings
But always make it abundantly clear in your copy that it takes hardwork, discipline, patience and consistency
And that you're not promising them similar results.
They may get better results or same or less —
Depending on how hard and smart they work.
Repeat this at least 3x across your copy
Top — middle — end.
At least 3 in 5 people who sign up after reading the copy are coming in with the right mindset and attitude — Ready to implement like crazy!
That's the kind of folks you want in your program
Not impulse buyers who won't touch a pin
Speaking of which:
The writers in my FCI program are getting results because they work very hard and smart
They're patient, consistent and very relentless
Always asking questions,
Always eager to learn everyday.
And I just love how they answer each other's questions and very often help each other with ideas on how best to structure or improve a marketing campaign for their clients
Plus, they review each other's copy too
It's a fun place to be for anyone who wants to get into freelance writing
Or any writer who wants to improve their writing skills and start earning more with better paying clients...
And if you're not in this group already
But you'd like to join us:
You gotta be ready to do the work — consistently!
You won't make the kind of money members of this group are making working with foreign clients.
And to be frank, there's no point joining us
However, if you're still interested
Ad you're ready to implement what we'll be sharing with you...
Here's your Url invite:
Be sure to read it carefully so you know exactly what it is you're getting yourself into.