Direct Mail Letter from Russell Brunson/Funnel Hackers

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When I first received this mail, I didn’t know what to expect. A plain white envelope, hand-addressed with no return address. I had to open it & see what...View More

Direct Mail Letter from Russell Brunson/Funnel Hackers

Key Takeaways

  • By changing the formatting, delivery and perspective, Russell took what could’ve been an ordinary promotional email & turned it into an effective physical mailer.
  • You don’t have to be fancy when it comes to direct mail. In fact, oftentimes, the plain white handwritten envelope format is what gets opened the most. A cheap trip to a supplies store for envelopes, computer paper, post it notes & stamps is all you need (and of course, a mailing list).
  • Russell combined online with offline. There was no order form or complicated response mechanism. You could call or visit the site. At the core of it, this piece was a way to grab attention amongst the sea of emails we receive everyday.
  • Because so few people use direct mail, there’s a big opportunity to stand out. I’ve rarely if ever, received something simple like this from another online marketer.
  • There’s great power in delivering your sales message from another person’s point of view. Hearing from the seller carries a certain resistance because we know they want to profit. The less affiliated someone seems, the more we feel like we’re talking to another consumer.
  • The first thing Russell does in the letter is justify a price increase. It’s a reminder that you should always seek to justify a price change. Even if your product is high-in-demand & you have flexibility, an explanation helps erase the idea that you’re just trying to milk customers as much as possible.

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