You may have read my recent post about the “10 Warning Signs an Internet Business Offer is Too Good to be True”
While writing that blog post I was thinking about our own sales page for our
Income Blogging Guide Course.
So I did a review of the sales page and the only thing I changed was the pre-heading to say:
“Please Note This Membership Course Has Been Updated To Cater For The Recent Google Algorithm Changes”
Well, that’s true.
With all the recent Google changes (Penguin and Panda) we’ve had to make a few changes. The approach to getting backlinks and traffic has changed.
So let’s compare the “10 warning Signs an Internet Business Offer is Too Good to be True” with our sales page
(You can open the sales page on a new page by clicking here: Income Blogging Guide Course)
1. Offers that look too good to be true.
We don’t say you will make thousands of dollars within weeks.
We do say:
“There are numerous factors that determine how much money you make via blogging. Most of all, how much effort you put in. The “Income Blogging Guide” course is NOT a “get rich quick” course. We don’t and will not promise you will make millions of dollars. We believe you should be able to make $500.00 a month by the end of the 6-month course but we cannot guarantee that as there are so many factors involved.”
2. No money back guarantee.
We do have a 60-day money back guarantee.
We do say:
“If it is not for you, tell us within 60 days of signing up and you’ll receive a complete refund. No questions, no hassles. “
3. No contact or personal details.
4. Use of big mansions and fast, flashy cars images.
You won’t see any images like this on our sales page.
5. No real description of what the product is.
We tell you exactly what the membership course covers. We tell you the details of each stage – in fact we have a little tour – so you can see the details.
6. Very short limited offers – buy within the next hour or you lose out!
We do have an offer on at the moment. As we provide support via a forum and our personal emails, we do have to restrict the number of active members at any one time to 100.
7. The word ‘secret’ is used far too many times.
We use the word ‘secret’ twice…in the “Copy Writing” stage. I don’t think that is too often.
8. Images of their checks or PayPal accounts with huge amounts of money.
Again, you won’t see any images like this on our sales page.
9. Huge price drops.
During the time we have offered our Blogging Membership course, we have changed the price a couple of times. But the range has only been from $27 to $47.
10. Long sales videos.
We do not use this sales technique.
There is no “silver bullet’ to making an income on-line
This is what we say in the sales letter…
“The “Income Blogging Guide” course is not a quick way to generate some income. You are not going to earn an income on autopilot with no work whatsoever. If you believe that you can make fast money blogging then this is NOT the course for you.
We have never met anyone who has made fast money by blogging.
We simply show you the ‘how to’ and what has worked for us. By the way, the ‘how to’ is NOT by building numerous blogs or copying content from other blogs like other courses will get you to do.
We believe you should be making on average $500.00 a month by the end of the course. But we cannot guarantee this due to the numerous factors involved.”
This sales approach may limit our sales…
…but we prefer to be honest and transparent.
Any feedback on our sales page would be very welcome:
Please share your views in the comments below.
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