Blind Copy: Good or Bad? 

 May 18, 2018

By  Jim Daniels

I’ve never been a big fan of blind sales copy.

You know the type of sales page I’m referring to. It’s usually loaded with promises but never tells you exactly how you’ll get those results.

Blind copy sales pages are very common in the Internet marketing niche.

Today I want to explain why they still have a place in this niche and probably always will.

The example I’ll be using today is this sales page…

At that site you’ll see classic “bling sales copy” with lots of promises.

$120 a day without a list, product or website is a tall order.

You would think they would show you exactly how they’re doing it, right?

Well, if they did that, nobody would buy the $12.97 course. Most people would just steal the method and start using it themselves.

I know what you’re thinking next, can’t they at least tell you a little bit more about the strategy? I mean is it CPA? Does it involve buying advertising? Spamming your neighbors?

Well, there’s a reason why they don’t tell you what’s involved too.

Because as soon as you mention the tools or methods involved, there is a common knee-jerk reaction that most people experience immediately…

“Oh, I’ve tried that. It doesn’t work.”

You see, I bought the program at that page above myself.

Curiosity got the best of me. I had to see what was inside. As someone who makes a living helping others earn online, I had to see if it was something my readers could use.

And curiosity is the real secret to blind copy. It’s exactly why blind copy sells so well.

Now that I am inside the member area, I can tell you that the method they developed involves affiliate marketing and free traffic from facebook.

Had they mentioned that on the sales page, I probably would not have bought it.

Why? Because I’m fairly proficient at affiliate marketing already. And frankly, I’m not a big facebook user and don’t usually like Facebook related marketing stuff. (It’s always over me head!)

But thanks to blind copy, I DID buy this particular program. And I’m glad I did.

In under one hour I learned a clever little strategy for generating free leads to any link I want including affiliate links.

I learned how to find the leads for those links without paying for them, how to get those leads to contact me, and I learned how to deliver the links without fail. (All something I could never do on Facebook before getting this.)

As soon as I watched the training I ran a test on my Facebook account with one simple post. Within hours I had 24 people contact me asking for the link. Instant results without paying $5 to boost or any of that. That’s something that never happens for me on Facebook.

The other reason blind copy is warranted is this…

The creator of a method or strategy that actually works, deserves to be compensated for their work. They came up with a legitimate strategy people can use to better their lives. They worked at it, tested it and tweaked it for optimum results.

Then they took the trouble to create training that shows others how to copy the strategy.

That’s certainly worth a few bucks worth of compensation. And without blind copy, they would have to practically give their idea away and not be compensated for their time and effort.

I realize blind copy requires a lot of faith on the part of the buyer. After all, you’re buying something based primarily on promises made in a sales letter and that requires a lot of trust.

But in most cases, such as the one above, you do have a money back guarantee on your side in case things don’t work like you’d hoped.

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About Jim

I gave up a life of jobs in 1996. Since then I've been earning a living online.

I write books, create software, license info-products, affiliate marketing, build membership sites, design websites and more.

I prefer this over my old lifestyle of getting up early, commuting to work, coming home to have a few hours for my family and living for the weekends. Now every day is a weekend. I work when I want and answer to no boss.

  • You made some points here I hadn’t considered before. Like using blind copy to essentially prevent theft. At least before the fact…I too have succumbed to great blind copy on many occasions, usually to be disappointed. But not always. I don’t particularly like it anywhere, but where I despise it is in emails from affiliates. As far as I’m concerned, affiliates need to be raving advocates and blabbermouths for the offer and not subterfuge experts. Like what you’ve done here. A subtle but very solid nod for the product, while explaining not only what it is about, but also why it is being presented this way. I took a pass on this when I first saw it a few days ago. But now, with this additional intel, I am likely to look again. Thanks for the lesson. (<;)

    • Thanks for the comment Russ. Yeah, it’s sort of a fine line you need to walk as an affiliate as well. You don’t want to give away the whole method or strategy, but most people need more info to go on. Otherwise blind copy does indeed require a complete lead of faith. I too have been disappointed in the past when buying from a blind copy sale page. I’d say it’s a 50/50 proposition at best, especially in the Internet marketing niche. This one I really liked and found useful info, others not so much. But for the low price of most Internet marketing products these days, the risk is quite small and the reward can be great when you do find something that works.

  • Are there any upsells, and if there are did you buy them and think it necessary to do so?

    • Hi Alf. There are indeed 2 upsells but I bought only the front end initially to test out the program. When I saw how well it worked I went back in and bought upgrades. But you certainly do not need to if you want just the front end product. It will help you get traffic at no cost. And the traffic is high converting. But best of all, this traffic method will work in any niche. 🙂

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