I’ve always been fascinated by the subtle difference between persuasion and manipulation. And because the multi-stage sales process Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Formula uses is so powerful, it can be used to either persuade people… or to manipulate them.
Let me explain…
The difference between persuasion and manipulation can be very subtle, but I’ve found it comes down to one core idea – your intent.
Persuasion is when your intent is to move somebody towards making a decision that benefits THEM much more than it benefits you. Manipulation is trying to move people towards a decision that benefits YOU, and can often mean negative consequences for the other person.
We see this every day. The stereotypical ‘dodgy’ salesman who’s trying to get a prospect to buy an overpriced or shoddy product or service that pays them an exorbitant commission, when they know what they are selling of little or no use to the customer.
Or some ‘health guru’ promoting their miracle weight loss product knowing full well it’s not going to help people lose weight, and could actually harm their health.
Persuasion leads to having happy customers who trust you and often buy from you over the long-term. Manipulation usually leads to being exposed and labeled as a fraud and a scammer, which is not the way to create a valuable legacy for yourself and your family.
So when you use the powerful Product Launch Formula process of multiple, timed releases of valuable content (what Jeff Walker calls The Sideways Salesletter), make sure your focus is on persuading your prospects using emotion, facts and logic, rather than manipulating them using deception and hype.
Note: Jeff is going to start rolling out his 2019 Product Launch Formula launch in a couple of weeks, so it’s probably a good idea for you to register for the waiting list for this PLF launch and watch how he does it. The free training you’ll get from watching how the creator of the online product launch ‘launches’ his flagship product will give you ideas you can ‘swipe and deploy’ in your own business, even if you never purchase the full PLF program.
And make sure you download all of the worksheets and checklists you’ll be given, and take screen shots of the key pages and make notes about how he goes through the process. These are all wonderful examples you can model for yourself.
I really hope this helps you with your business,
PLUS: When you’re ready, here are 4 ways I can help you to grow your business using product launches:
1. How To Build A Profitable Launch List.
Building an email list is critical if you plan on doing a launch for your product, service or business. My 1-2-3 List Building Cheat Sheet will show you how to build a responsive list of prospects who are ready to buy from you during your launch. Click Here
2. How To Create A Signature Product Out Of Thin Air In 72 Hours Or Less
Creating your product does not need to take weeks or months. My 72 Hour Product Creation Guide shows you how to build high value products or bonuses one after the other in 72 hours or less. Click Here
3. How To Outsource Your Product Creation And Make It Hands Free.
Outsourcing the creation of some or all of your products and bonuses is a great way to save your time for the more important (and more fun) things you’d rather be doing. Grab my Hands Free Outsourcing Cheat Sheet to learn more. Click Here
4. Work One-On-One With Me
If you’d like to work directly with me to run a launch for your business… just send me a message by emailing me at rocky [at] localwebsolutions.com and put “One-on-One” in the subject line… tell me a little about your business and what you’d like to work on together, and I’ll get you all the details!
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