Ryan Deiss Wholesale Traffic System

Should you "save money" by paying "pennies" for overseas copywriters?

Recently Ryan Deiss released an excellent report where he explains how to sell low priced reports to generate a list using pay per click advertising.

He calls this method creating a series of "Self Liquidating Offers".

Put simply "self-liquidating" means each report pays for its own advertising and you get to keep the profits from immediate upsells, back end sales and the email list of buyers you create.

The main thrust of this "self liquidating offers" system is to have multiple reports and multiple sales pages for those reports all designed for a specific set of keywords you're bidding on.

This report is a lead in to Ryan Deiss' Wholesale Traffic System.

There was one comment in the report that struck a nerve with some professional copywriters.

Ryan explained how a pay per click expert he was working with and learning from, Mr X, "paid overseas copywriters pennies to write the sales letters for these products".

My response to this strategy as a professional copywriter...

I think you get what you pay for.

If you hire someone whose second language is English and you pay "pennies" for a sales letter you are simply throwing money away.

I can see some logic in doing this to begin with AS A TEST in the system Ryan is talking about.

He's driving traffic through pay per click to multiple niched sales letters selling multiple niched reports.

But once you know you have good traffic and it will convert you should hire a skilled copywriter to double or triple your conversion with excellent copy.

Think about it...

If a sales letter makes you just $60 in sales every day that's $21,900 in sales a year.

A good copywriter will get you 2-20 times the response of a poor copywriter who charges "pennies" (that's without taking into account the other valuable advice you get from a skilled copywriter).

But lets be conservative and say a good copywriter just doubles your conversion over your cheap copywriter.

That's an extra $21,900 in sales a year.

And since in this case we're talking about digitally delivered reports the nett profit just on those sales will be $20,000.

Then you get all those extra high quality leads (paying clients), the immediate backend sales from upsells and long term back end sales.

According to a recent survey the average online copywriter is charging US$2,500 to $3,500 for a short online sales letter.

Wouldn't it be worth paying $2,500 to make an extra $20,000+ a year?

Just in case you're wondering what kind of conversion is possible with low priced reports if you use exceptional online sales copy.

Ryan talks about selling reports for $5 to $10 and getting a 2.5% to 11% conversion.

I recently released two reports for $19.99:

Report one had a statistically significant conversion of 35%. (Okay I admit it. That's the highest response rate I've ever got for an online sales letter).

Report two had a statistically significant conversion of 15%.

So double the price and several times the response rate.

I've repeatedly had response rates in the past for reports in the $10-$20 range around the 20% mark.

Good copy pays.

Also read:
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Kindest regards,
Andrew Cavanagh

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