How To Cut Your Learning Curve By At Least 50% On Blogs, Facebook, Sales Letters, Web Design, And Upsells

How To Cut Your Learning Curve By At Least 50% On Blogs, Facebook, Sales Letters, Web Design, and Upsells



Memo From: Marlon Sanders
Re: Nov. 22 Marlon’s Marketing Minute


Marlon here.

The article this week:

How To Cut Your Learning Curve By At Least 50%

(The Secret, Hidden Power of OMG Marketing That Saves You
Enormous Amounts Of Time, Money and Energy And Gets You
To Paydays 50% Faster — And It Doesn’t Even Cost You A

Save this article for reference and use it as a reminder

I hate learning curves.

Because they take time and cost money.  Plus, they’re a pain.

What do you have to create? Banner ads, sales letters, graphic
design, web sites, ebook covers, upsells, downsells, ezines ads,
Google ads, blogs, Facebook sites?

Would you rather find the success you’re seeking in 6 months or 1

Which do you prefer?

====>>> Continued in the article below….

Take the article, change the URL in the resource box at the
end to a reseller ID and stick it on your web site, blog,
Facebook blog, Myspace blog, Hub Page, Squidoo lens, or Google

Put it up and announce it on Facebook, Twitter, your blog,
email, or whatever else you have.

This IS an article people will want to read.  You WILL make
sales from the link in the resource box.

If you don’t have a reseller ID, just go to: and sign up.  It only takes
2 minutes.

There are 5 ADS at the end of this ezine.  You can replace
all THOSE with reseller links if you want.


PS:  Other marketers ONLY send you good content during their
product launch.  I’m with you every week, motivating, inspiring,
educating.  Where are THEY when a product launch isn’t going

I’m here every week delivering rock solid content based on years
of experience.

Marlon’s Marketing Minute
Electronic Newsletter
Vol. 3, #40, November 22, 2008

This issue contains:

A. Sponsor Advertisement: Last chance to discover a clever
way to create killer stuff using stock video.

B. Announcements from Marlon (Important)

C. Main Article: How To Cut Your Learning Curve By At Least 50%
D. Services You Can Use

Brought to you by: Marlon Sanders – Publisher




Grag the brilliant video by Adeel Chowdhry on how to mash
together stock video, stock sounds and stock music to create
an attention-grabbing, compelling video you can put on your
sales page, Facebook, Squidoo lenses, Hub Pages, or even
Twitter out to your list.

Marlon Sanders


One: Follow me on Twitter

This way, if you don’t get my emails, you get my Twitters.

Two: Ateam Call ROCKED!

The Ateam call this past week ROCKED.  If you missed it the
audio will be posted this next week.  You need to hear it.
I break down a multi-million dollar model.

Three:  AFFILIATES — I’m totally revamping the way you get
your tools and stuff. This is going to 100% rock!

Four:  PIMP YOUR WEB SITE WEBINAR will be posted shortly

Watch your email.  Should be this NEXT week.  Tons of good
info was given on this call.

C.  How To Cut Your Learning Curve By At Least 50%

(The Secret, Hidden Power of OMG Marketing That Saves You
Enormous Amounts Of Time, Money and Energy And Gets You
To Paydays 50% Faster — And It Doesn’t Even Cost You A

Save this article for reference and use it as a reminder

By Marlon Sanders


I hate learning curves.

Because they take time and cost money.  Plus, they’re a pain.

What do you have to create?

* Banner ads

* Sales letters

* Graphic design

* Affiliate site

* Web site

* Ebook cover

* Upsells

* Downsells

* Ezine ads

* Google ads

* Blogs

* Facebook sites

Would you rather find the success you’re seeking in 6 months or 1

Which do you prefer?

If you want to do it in 1/2 the time, if you want to be on the 6
month program and not the 1 year program, then I’m going to share
with you three simple rules to cut your learning curve by 50% or
more, speed your progress enormously and get you the results you
want many times faster.

Rule one:  You Can’t Create From A Vacuum

I’m a writer by trade.

And the hardest thing to do is to write from a vacuum.  If you start
and have no input but expect to crank out output, you’re in a

That’s why when you write or create, you build yourself a fodder

This can be samples of other writings, quotes, materials, articles,
web sites you print, books, pages ripped out of books — anything
that will prime your brain when you begin the creation process.

Rule Two: Always Have A Model

When I do consultations or the rare event where I critique items
for mmy customers, I notice a trend:  Almost no one follows a proven

They omit obvious factors used in almost every successful sales
letter, blog, banner ad, upsell, Google ad or creative you see

This goes hand-in-hand with rule one.  You can’t create in a vacuum.
So build up a collection of sales letters and web sites you KNOW

Then, when you go to create YOURS, make sure you incorporate all the
successful elements you see in the model or models.

I’m always taking screen caps of guarantees, headlines, page designs,
bullet points and order forms that I can use as examples on our next

What you do is COMPARE what you’re creating against your models,
your benchmarks, your examples in order to make sure that what you
create is up to speed.

I don’t see a lot of people doing this.

What I see the vast majority of people doing is putting a small
amount of effort into the end result and not doing their homework.

Plain and simple:  The people who succeed in this business do their
homework. Those who don’t, don’t.

But this isn’t some arduous task.

You do it while sitting on the sofa watching TV and during
commercial breaks.  You surf web sites and save good ones to your
hard drive. Or take a screen cap of the best elements.

Then you take your MODEL or MODELS and you print them out.  Hang
out on a lawn chair or go down to your fav coffee shop and read over
them. Study them.  Sink your teeth into the copy, the headline,
the psychology.

This is EASY work.  It’s actually fun. But it’s extremely important.

Rule Three:  Make A Side-By-Side Comparison

After you create whatever you have to create, whether it’s a banner
ad, sales letter, graphic design, web site, ebook cover or anything
else, do a side-by-side comparison.

Literally print out your web site, sales letter, banner ads, ebook
covers or whatever else it is.

Compare YOURS to your model or models side-by-side.

Look at the length, the size, the colors, the balance.

Ask others to compare the two and tell you which they feel is most

I see people creating sales letters, web sites, designs, ebooks
and sales processes without doing their homework.

It’s no huge secret which sales letters do really well online.

Grab yourself one of those and compare it to YOURS.

“But Marlon, my widget is different.”

This is why I have my Ateam calls.  You can do your best then show
it to me on an Ateam call and I’ll give you quick feedback.

But short of that, do your searches on Google. Find other web sites
you know to be successful and compare YOUR creation with what you

My message today is simple:

*  Model success

*  Do your homework

*  Make side-by-side comparisons

Typically, when someone asks me to critique their sales letter, blog
or web site, I can tell in 10 seconds — they didn’t do their

They worked without a successful model in front of their face.


You get your models.  You stick them in front of your face.  You use
them as fodder for your creativity.  You don’t blatantly rip off.
But you make darned sure you include the successful elements and
components. And that there’s a modicum of resemblance in a side-by-
side comparison.

If you don’t do your research, you’re totally ignoring the immense
amount of money and time others have spent getting a model that

Real world is this:  9 out of 10 things you try don’t work.

That’s real world.

Anyone who tells you otherwise is blowing smoke up your ying yang.

So do YOU want to be the one who goes out and tries the 9 things
that don’t work?

Why not find the 1 that DOES work then use it as a model.

Now, blatantly ripping people off can be illegal, is in bad taste
and is NOT what I’m referring to.

But modelling and emulating is good. Finding all the successful
components or elements in something and making sure you use them is

People ask me to critique sales letters that are about one tenth the
length of any successful sales letter you can find at a similar
price point.

And they wonder what I think.

It’s simple:  I think the person didn’t do their homework.

Do your homework.

Model success.

You have something that is NOT working, NOT selling, NOT converting,
NOT putting bacon on the table?

Start out by comparing it to what you KNOW as a fact works.

That’s a very good starting point.


Find the differences.

Make changes.

Test again.

“Oh look!  There are testimonials here!  Oh look!  The bonuses have
more than one sentence of illustration.  Oh look!  The bonuses have

Oh look!  There’s a certificate for the guarantee.  Oh look!  They
have 10X the raw number of bullet points I have!”

Oh look!

See, that’s the power of comparison.

It’s called “Oh look” marketing.

And it doesn’t cost you a dime.

“OMG (Oh My Gosh) their headline has numbers an specifics in it and
mine doesn’t!  OMG, their banner has a numerical benefit and mine
doesn’t. OMG, this super power web site has a sales letter that
prints out to 25 pages and mine prints out to TWO!”


If you do this, you will at LEAST cut your learning curve by 50%.
That means you can hit pay dirt in 6 months instead of 1 year.

OMG, their sales letter has subheads and mine doesn’t!

OMG, their sales letter has a deadline for acting today and mine


See, all those OMG’s save you an enormous amount of time learning
them on your own by trial and error.

You don’t need to reinvent marketing.

Marketing has already been invented.

What you need to do is to have the smarts to learn from others who
have gone before you.

I’ll also add that the best investment you make is in your own
education, learning from those who have gone before you, tried tons
of things, cut out the 90% that don’t work and share the 10% that do

Marlon Sanders

P.S.  “OMG, this sales letter has a PS!  OMG!”

Marlon Sanders is the author of “The Amazing Formula That
Sells Products Like Crazy.”

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