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On the 1st chapter I mentioned these two fundamental characteristics of any good sequence.
They're worth their own chapter because they're the line that separates an unsuccessful sequence from a successful one.
Spell: Testimonials and social proof
Spell: Testimonials and social proof
One of the principles of persuasion is having social proof.
Here are a few ways you can display it:
Talk about your own path
If you want people to believe in what you're claiming, you have to give them a logical sequence of events that lead you from point A to point B and how you overcame your struggle.
You can talk about this all throughout your sequence at any point and time.
Embrace your own story and highlight it as a success story.
Show how you helped others
Better than your story...It is having the ability of making your readers believe you can help them achieve similar results to yours BECAUSE you've already done it with other students.
Don't be afraid to 100% highlight it throughout the sequence. I usually like to dedicate at least one emails to talking specifically about one of the successful students. Remember that selling is the ability to transfer belief.
Borrow social proof
If your story isn't quite fascinating, and if you're too early in the process to have students results...
You can "borrow" social proof. You can tell your readers how you're using/teaching the exact strategies that lead given expert to achieving his results.
Key aspects
Key aspects
It can be tough to find space in your sequence to demonstrate social proof, so the best way to do that is by either
  • Writing a whole email dedicated to this (your story/student story)
  • Plugging testimonials below your emails using the P.S. nomenclature
Whole Email
A lot of people have been asking me if making a living on Twitter is even attainable...
So take the example of John Doe.
John was lost and tweeting randomly a few weeks ago when he decided to reach out and ask me for help.
He told me the following:
"Dude, I'm so damn confused...I don't know which niche I should pick, and I can't seem to grow my following like all these others guys around here...Is there anything I'm doing wrong?"
I gave him a few quick tips and told him I had a full-blown course (which he took, and read thoroughly.)
After one month he reached out to me in the DM's and told me how he had made $1k that month ALONE.
It might not be leave-your-9-5 money but it sure is something.
It pays the bills. And I can only imagine where he'll be a few months from now.
And you see...
John isn't the only guy that turned a $0 Twitter account into a business that pays him weekly.
I'm lucky to have several successful students.
Twitter isn't rock science.
But it's isn't a walk in the part either.
So you can try and figure everything out for yourself...
Or you can follow a proven path that helped me and several guys making money online without having to spend tons of money on ads, expensive software, and on high-risk business ventures.
Here's the link to get the course John and several others used to do it.
Plugging the testimonial
P.S. Here's some unsolicited testimonial from John Doe who made $500 passively after setting up his autoresponder
"Dude! I can't thank you enough. Your course just opened a whole new door for my business. I just finished setting up my welcome sequence last week, and in 7 days I made $500 without lifting a finger"
Sword: Irresistible offer
Sword: Irresistible offer
Do you know the difference between a good offer and a bad offer?
The bad one you can skip. The good one you feel the need to buy right away.
So the question do you make people buy right away?
In the ideal situation, you'd want to use scarcity and urgency...
But since this is an automated sequence, those things become harder to use (you can but it feels awkward)
So we have to find others ways to do that.
Sword 1. Bonuses
Let people know when they buy from the link you plugged, they'll also get bonuses that fit in well in addition of the main offer. You can do this whether you're selling your offers or affiliating for others.
Bonus examples:
  • 30-min consulting call with you
  • Another free course
  • Templates
Sword 2. Discount
Discounts are ALWAYS a great way to push those who're indecisive over the fence.
People love to buy things at discounts, especially when it's exclusive to them.
If you can - make people apply the discount themselves (i.e. place the code instead of having the code on the link of the product). For some odd reasons, this will make people feel like they earn the discount.
Sword 3. Urgency
It's hard to create urgency in something that's evergreen and runs forever.
So here are the best two ways to do it:
  • Frame the time (the sooner you get this, the sooner you'll hit your goals)
  • Warn that the price might go up in the future
Key aspects
Key aspects
You want to be 100% clear on what people are getting and why they are getting it.
There needs to be a reason why they're qualifying for these extras (i.e. being inside your list)
There also needs to be a reason for them to buy right away.
For the sake of learning, assume there's a whole email on the top of these CTA's (call-to-action's)
If you buy the "XYZ system" from this email, reply with "BONUS" and I'll also add to your purchase:
  • My $67 course "Y system"
  • 7 ready-to-use templates you can use to craft quick emails
  • 1 power words cheatsheet
Again, all you need to do is buy and reply to this email with the word "BONUS"
And because you're inside my email list, I'll give you a $30 discount on the purchase of my "XYZ system". All you have to do is:
  • Click in this link
  • Proceed to checkout
  • Insert the discount code "EMAIL" at checkout
Make sure the discount is applied as soon as you do it
At this price, the "XYZ system" is a complete bargain. As I'm collecting students' testimonials there's a great chance the price will increase.
I don't know when, and I don't know how much.
But I know it will.
So I highly encourage you taking the course right now.
Every day you spend procrastinating is a day you could be working towards your financial freedom.
Here's the link to the course
Note: Feel free to combine them all