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Do you want a thriving, successful career as a copywriter…
…and do you want it in the shortest time possible?
Then the S.S. Treasure Hunt is for you.
I created the S.S. Treasure Hunt because so many copywriters told me they’ve spent thousands of dollars on Bright Shiny Objects and aren’t even an inch closer to their goal.
Listen… the Internet is loaded with information for sale. Most of it is designed to keep you coming back for the “next step” to sure success.
But to become a successful copywriter you only need a few things.
You need a copywriting course — a good one. But you don’t need a lot of copywriting courses! Just one.
You need a marketing course. A good one. And one that is very thorough.
And you need an education in how to price your work, run your business, and maximize your income through productivity.
If you have these things, that’s all you need to be a fast success in the copywriting world!
Isn’t it refreshing to hear that it’s not that hard? All you need is the right focus, the honest support, and to get away from the Bright Shiny Object purveyors.
Everything you need for fast success as a copywriter is right here in the S.S. Treasure Hunt…
First let me tell you about the courses… a copywriting course, a marketing course, an advanced copywriting course, a productivity course, and a motivational course. I ask you… what other course could you possibly need in order to get started?
If you’re new to copywriting, you’ll want to start with the…
- Marlow Method™ “Earn While You Learn” Direct Response Copywriting Course
This twelve-module course takes you through all the foundational elements of copywriting, using the best information from not only me, but the world’s other top copywriters whom I’ve curated here.
And unlike other copywriting courses, this gives you a practical assignment — you work on something you can actually use. For instance, do you need a sales letter sample? Then work on that. Do you need a great Home Page? Then do that. You can even do a bait piece to generate leads for your business. This is why I named it the “earn while you learn” copywriting course.
“Chris, this course was amazing! I’ve been a student and practitioner of copywriting for the last 5 years or so. And during my time, I’ve read books and taken random smaller courses. But this really solidified things for me, in a codified way. It helped me ‘put it all together’ and feel more confident in the frameworks and principles I’ve learned here. I love the real-world examples and the exercises. I can tell my copy has already gotten stronger. Thank you again for putting together this incredible resource for copywriters like me, looking to up my game!”
—Aaron Hughes, Staff Copywriter, Precision-Nutrition, Toronto, ONT
If you’re already writing copy but you lack clients — or the right kind of clients — you’ll want to dive into my celebrated marketing course…
- Marlow Marketing Method™ for Copywriters Client Acquisition Course
This is my original 24-module course and has been the leading client-acquisition course for copywriters since 2003. To date it has produced more successful copywriters than any other marketing program.
In this course, you not only build every aspect of your marketing, but you learn B2B lead-generation, making you a smarter copywriter to work with. We start with the basics, like finding the niche that’s right for you, and take you all the way through the closing of a new client. You would not find a marketing course this thorough even in a university.
“Marlow Marketing Method is an outstanding course in every way: content, coaching, practical usefulness in starting a new career/business, and integrating concepts into actual practice. I applied solid, proven marketing concepts to creating my own business. I literally, designed, created, and executed my business plan during the course. — Nancy Moore, Redmond, OR
After you’ve completed the Client Acquisition Course, you’ll want to go straight to a 20-module course that focuses 100 percent on how to close your client, the Marlow Marketing Mastermind™: Getting to YES.
This unprecedented course will give you everything you need to successfully convert new clients. We look at psychology, offer phone and email “hacks” for common situations, and give you a complete step-by-step system for closing the client, successfully handing in stellar work, and for keeping your new client. This course underscores what the S.S. Treasure Hunt is all about: giving you the real tools for real results, and a real career — and no Bright Shiny Objects.
Now that you’re converting great clients, you’ll want to focus on improving your business income. Nowhere else will you find a productivity course written just for writers:
- Productive Profits™ for Freelance Writers Course
In this course, I apply the best knowledge of productivity experts to the writer’s life specifically, helping you be more productive, enjoy your work more, and even improve your health. I address four life areas: Organization, Physical, Mental, and Emotional/Spiritual.
“Thank you, Chris, for helping me break through a marketing block that has plagued me for a long time. Your advice to me was both timely and priceless!” — Jim Slay, Doctor of Religion, J.S. Professional Coaching, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
At some point you’re going to be itching to go higher in your copywriting career… to become even better at what you do. The answer is to become more influential in your copy and your life. Mastering even a few of the lessons in this advanced copywriting course will do that for you:
- Influence Intelligence™ NLP Copywriting Course
Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) studies how humans process language, and can be used to enhance persuasion in personal relationships and sales copy. This course, developed by Clive Cable and myself, applies NLP intelligence specifically to copywriting.
“The difference between the first presentation I did for our organization and the power it had after adding NLP copywriting, was utterly remarkable. If you want to improve your copy 100 fold then you should learn these techniques. It’s nearly impossible to get this kind of learning. I highly recommend it.” — Lisa Berman, direct response copywriter, Milwaukee, WI
Now that you’re a great copywriter and marketer… and you’re productive, happy and successful, you’ll likely hit some roadblocks. It’s just part of life. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a resource right here in the S.S. Treasure Hunt where you can get some immediate help?
That’s what the FOCUS Solutions course is all about:
- FOCUS Solutions for Business Success: A Proven System for Eliminating Blocks
Copywriter and hypnotherapist Pam Magnuson addresses common obstacles blocking business success. Pam’s hypnotherapy instruction helped me beat a very dangerous invasive breast cancer in 2010. I commissioned Pam to create this course for you.
“I took the FOCUS Solutions course with no prior expectations, but I came out of the sessions with concrete goals, an improved commitment to what I wanted, instead of what I didn’t want from my life. I’d recommend this to anyone and everyone who wants to break the log jam we get into when negative thinking bogs us down.” — Robert F.
Your entire journey is here in just these five courses:
- Start by learning the fundamentals of copywriting.
- Find your niche and learn marketing skills for procuring high quality, high value clients that will define your career.
- Improve your productivity and increase your income and satisfaction.
- Go deeper into advanced copywriting skills to be even more effective.
- Remove any obstacles that are hindering your progress.
All you really need are the copywriting and marketing courses. The other three help you excel and go higher, making you more money for your efforts. No matter where you are right now, you’ll find something in the Treasure Hunt to keep you achieving.
“Of all my writing/copywriting/marketing memberships I have or have had in the past, I hold your copywriting site as the best in the business. First, it’s an-all-in one membership. There’s thorough copywriting training, then skilled marketing help, and finally supportive coaching calls. I have used the essential pricing guide to give me confidence in my fees. Chris is always approachable, knowledgeable, and on target in her advice. I feel she cares about my success.” — Sandy Fox, Mountain Home AK
Right now you can try out the membership for 5 full days for just one measly dollar — risk free!
If you like what you see, do nothing and you’ll be charged a $35 membership fee on a continued monthly basis (minimum subscription commitment is 6 months). And while you can stop at any time after your 6-month subscription, most members stay for years. Join now with this special offer and find out why!
“Even now, Chris remains a great resource and a source of wisdom as my career progresses. She is a unique coach with multiple talents that will help you achieve what you want — even if you’re not certain what you want right now… she’ll guide you to a place that fits so well you would have never imagined it possible.” — Kevin Dawson (of the fuzzy picture), Financial Copywriter, Walled Lake, MI
But that’s not all you get when you join the S.S. Treasure Hunt…
You also get these other wonderful benefits…
- Regular LIVE Group Coaching Calls where you can share your progress, find encouragement, and get your specific questions answered;
- A FREE Home Page critique just for the asking (value $250);
- Access to recordings of past workshops that examine particular aspects of niching, copywriting and marketing in depth;
- Access to an exclusive database of Statistical Pricing for 90 copywriting and content jobs (this alone is worth your membership and can’t be found elsewhere!);
- Access to myself through the S.S. Treasure Hunt Forum for quick answers to critical questions;
- Access to a real-world Swipe File that contains modern info, including the behind-the-scenes statistical and strategic info that copywriters rarely get to see;
- Access to robust lists of recommended books, resources, and even super hot leads
- Access to my famous Copywriter’s Pricing Bootcamp, the most comprehensive collection of pricing, negotiating, strategy and resources ever devised (28 tools in all!).
“This is such a great service and such good advice… truly wonderful… I can focus on where I truly need help and it accelerates my progress. In one hour’s time, I can target the challenges that are most pertinent. The impetus it gives me for the rest of the week is just incredible. A lot of things are coming into focus that were fuzzy to me for such a long time.” — Diana Manchester, Diana Manchester Advertising & Design, Monrovia, CA
“I want to hear practical answers, do-able solutions, and ideas that make me think and see the possibilities. Unpretentious and straight-forward, Chris Marlow reminds me of why I got into this business in the first place: to focus on the things that help me make money! Thank you Chris.” — Peter T. Britton, The Write Answers Consulting Services, Vancouver, B.C.
“Chris, I must tell you that every time we finish a conversation, I am so focused and so excited about what we’re doing. It’s terrific.” — Linda Rivero, Copywriter/Speaker on Multicultural Communication, Alexandria, VA
Right now you can try out the membership for 5 full days for just one measly dollar — risk free!
Remember — you’ll get access to FIVE specialized courses that you can easily work through, each in a matter of months — and the cost for membership during that time is less than you’d pay for JUST ONE course from most other places. I am exploding the marketplace with a way to provide the finest teaching with the lowest cost!
If you like what you see, do nothing and on day 5 you’ll be charged a $35 membership fee on a continued monthly basis.
And while you can stop at any time after your 6-month subscription, most members stay for years. Join now with this special offer and find out why!
Race to success with twice yearly Regatta Challenges!
For example, early Regattas focused on drafting a business or marketing plan, and prospecting for clients.
With Regattas, you can give yourself the extra push to accomplish something you’ve needed to get done — but haven’t. Regattas focus on the important things that bring you clients and income.
As a Crew Member on the S.S. Treasure Hunt participating in a Regatta, you can encourage others as they encourage you. And I — as your captain — will keep you accountable.
“Regatta challenges keep me focused and give me concrete, actionable steps to move my work forward.” — Sandy Fox, Mountain Home AK
Keep your business sharp by staying current on crucial developments and getting assistance when needed
Did you know that the total information in the world is now doubling every year — and soon will grow even faster than that? It’s impossible to keep up to date, even if you spent your whole day just doing that.
But if you insist on having a roof over your head as a freelancer, in today’s world you need guidance in what to pay attention to… and more importantly, what not to.
One thing that helps is more eyeballs out there. You and your fellow Crew Mates, as well as myself and the other leaders, distill and share the knowledge you need. We are all filters for ourselves and in a group coaching we can be filters for each other. One small bit of advice can prevent a copywriter from months of wrong turns. Group coaching not only works, but it creates strong bonds, camaraderie, and motivation. We are a family.
“Whenever I have a question, whether it’s about how much to charge, what to do with a confidentiality agreement, or whether I’ve nailed a headline, Chris takes away the question mark.” — Heather Sloan, INfusion Marketing Communications, Inc., West Linn, OR
Answer the freelancer’s biggest question: How much should I charge?
Are you cutting your income by charging too little for your services… or are you losing business because your prices are too high? You want that sweet spot, the price that fairly (or even generously) compensates you for your time and knowledge, while not turning off prospective customers. How do you know what that is?
Over 10 years, I’ve conducted Statistical Pricing Surveys of hundreds of copywriters — and the latest results are available only in the S.S. Treasure Hunt. Any type of project you can think of is here, along with the amounts that copywriters have charged.
You’ll see the high, the low, and the median, as well as the percentages of copywriters charging in each price range. The 2014 Survey is exclusive to the S.S. Treasure Hunt and has never been shared anywhere else. Some members consider Private Access to this easy-to-use online database a major advantage over their competition!
Imagine how much confidence you’ll have when you price, with access to the only comprehensive statistical pricing database in the world! You’ll never underbid a project again if you realize what it’s really worth (or overprice and lose the potential client for good).
“Chris Marlow’s Statistical Pricing Survey information is invaluable to fresh and experienced copywriters alike. While one is eager to take on new projects and new clients, without knowing the going rate for these projects, we are either pricing ourselves out of the market or short-changing ourselves. Chris gives us the key insight for current pricing. Thanks Chris!” — Barbara Hales, Boynton Beach FL
Reluctant client? I’ve been able to say, “According to the most recent edition of The Freelance Copywriters Fee & Compensation Survey™, I’m actually charging you $100 less than most copywriters get for this type of job.” Cite this official resource, and the argument ends. You can stand your ground in confidence, and get paid what you’re truly worth.
Even better, combine the database Pricing Survey with the guidance of the archived Copywriters Pricing Bootcamp workshop, and you’ll have everything you need to properly and confidently bid your projects. It would be literally impossible to find a better or more comprehensive resource for pricing your project anywhere other than the S.S. Treasure Hunt.
Give and receive in the members’ forum
Got a dilemma? Need strategy advice? Something important happen that needs quick feedback? The S.S. Treasure Hunt member forum lets you connect with me directly. Where else in the world will you get access to a copywriter’s coach for such a low monthly fee? Get in now, because this is one offer that could change depending on growing use of the forum versus my available time.
“The forum is a valued tool that I use often. I can think of no other resource where professional advice is so accessible, and helpful to the success of each member.” — Robert Wedge, Charter Member, Venice FL
A Swipe File unlike any other
Having a well-stocked Swipe File is basic advice for any copywriter. Keep examples of the best headlines, leads, bullet points, packages, and other examples of great copywriting. When you need inspiration, go to your Swipe File for ideas that you can emulate, borrow from, and tweak to fit your own situation.
However, the Swipe File on the S.S. Treasure Hunt is different. Much of it is contemporary, and a lot of it is my own work. Some pieces have won me the highest international award for response rate, the esteemed ECHO Award.
Many of the projects include the actual data behind the work… the other factors that can affect the success of a campaign that copywriters rarely get to see. How much was the client’s budget? How many pieces were mailed, and what was the response rate? What was the reasoning behind the concept? What were the main challenges? How did the strategy turn this into a win?
These additional insights will help you understand more of the thought-process that goes into a campaign, making you even more valuable to your clients — value they’ll pay for.
There are also pieces provided just so you can study formats and layouts. This swipe section provides more than an education on great copy — it helps you understand all aspects of direct response.
All that sounds great, but who am I?
I’m Chris Marlow, the original copywriter’s coach. Back in 2003 I recognized that copywriters were not being served by the coaching community. I could also see a lot of pain around the process of gaining clients.
I created the Marlow Marketing Method™ for Copywriters Client Acquisition Program and copywriters came to it in droves. I spoke at several AWAI Bootcamps and trainings and because of the success of my Marlow Marketing Method™ program, my reputation grew.
My programs work because I’ve worked for and with world-renowned direct response agencies throughout my career (Rosen/Brown, Direct Marketing Solutions, The Kern Organization, and Creative Direct Marketing Group, to name a few).
And I’ve learned what it takes to make copy that sells, and what it takes to market copy that gets leads and sales. In the larger Direct Marketing community I’m not only recognized for my International ECHO Awards, but I’ve also been a part of the International ECHO Awards judging panel in subsequent years.
Some of my more recognizable clients have included Microsoft, Intuit, Network Associates, Agora, Symantec, IBM, Blue Cross, Nike, Reebok, Toyota, TRW, Disney, and Dell Computer.
Though I stress the value of dominating one’s niche, I’ve worked with nearly every category of business in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer, and a broad array of formats, from classic packages to magalogs to 3-dimensional campaigns and all forms of online, including long-form video. Since 2003 I’ve taught hundreds of copywriters how to write effective white papers and campaigns that bring in the leads and the ROI.
When you join the S.S. Treasure Hunt, you’re getting lots of wonderful material, helpful tools, and unequaled expertise. But what you’re getting more than anything else is my genuine help.
“Oh my goodness, I am ecstatic with my coaching. You gave me great advice that I never would have thought of on my own, you showed me concrete plans to put my own ideas into action, and you helped me develop the self-confidence to market myself in the first place.” — Jane Ward, Case Studies Specialist, Hingham, MA
All the materials… all the information… all the guidance… all the challenges… all the help… all you need… now for only $35 per month
Membership in the S.S. Treasure Hunt is an incredible bargain. Just to review, here’s a recap of what you’ll enjoy as an S.S. Treasure Hunt member:
- My ongoing guidance and expertise through the weekly Roll Call, the Regatta Challenges, and the forum.
- A list of resources and assistants recommended by my 13-year network.
- “Cut to the chase” book recos in the Reading Nook (designed to help you focus on the right materials).
- A contemporary Swipe File, complete with statistical background or case study material.
- The answer to every pricing and negotiating question you may face.
- The world’s only statistical Job Pricing Guide for 90 jobs, with pie charts and more so you can price right and earn more.
- News, tips, techniques, and other information that’s essential for you to stay current.
- Five practical courses that provide 100% of what you need to be a successful copywriter and no “come-ons” for info purchases you don’t need.
- For 13 years copywriters have paid $6,000 for one-on-one coaching for the Marlow Marketing Method™ for Copywriters Client Acquisition Course, and in the rare moments I sold it as a self-study, it sold for $597. Do the math yourself.
- I charge $250 an hour for private coaching. Enjoy my help weekly for one hour (4 to 5 hours a month) — plus access via the forum — for just $35 a month.
In order to maintain this phenomenal price, I do require a 6-month commitment.
You’ll be charged each month, so you don’t have to come up with the whole amount at once, but the six-month commitment enables me to keep the price low.
“I regard you as an incredibly valuable resource and you can bet I’ll be relying on your expertise as my business continues to grow. I’m grateful to know you. I simply could never recommend you highly enough. To all of you who choose to work with Chris, I say, ‘Get ready… she will change your life!'” — Tracy Douglas, North Hollywood, CA
Is membership in the S.S. Treasure Hunt for you?
This membership isn’t for everyone. Although the content is extensive and wonderful, if it’s just more information to you, just one more resource, then please, don’t join us.
The one goal of the S.S. Treasure Hunt is to provide full support and tools for “fast moving copywriters.” This is where you can find your niche, learn copywriting, and get great clients.
But you have to commit.
Plan to attend the Roll Calls and challenge yourself in the Regattas. Be active in the forum. Share your expertise to help your fellow members, as they will help you.
The S.S. Treasure Hunt is the only membership site built to get you to your copywriting goal as fast, as inexpensively, and as honestly as possible.
Is it right for you? Only you can decide that. If you’re willing to make the commitment to use the resources to actually achieve your goal, we welcome you.
But if your insecurities make you more comfortable living in the BSO (Bright Shiny Object) world, then you should spend your money with others who have business models designed to keep you perpetually buying but not necessarily reaching your goal.
This membership as an opportunity to stop “dreaming” and start “succeeding.” It can be your chance to stop the endless search for “that missing something” that will finally turn you from a wannabe to a real, paid copywriter.
Because whatever it is that your copywriting career needs for success, the S.S. Treasure Hunt membership provides it.
Hoping to see you on board,
P.S. — Remember, membership is not always open. I am NOT interested in having the burden of wannabes who waste my time so I’m picky about who makes it on board.
The S.S. Treasure Hunt is not a BSO. If you’re serious about a successful copywriting career, then come with the one resource that has all the focused tools — and not all the extraneous crap that costs, confuses, and separates you from your money and keeps access to your dreams just one more purchase away.
From the very beginning — which has taken 13 years to build — the S.S. Treasure Hunt is the true “fast track” to copywriting success. It’s everything you need and more importantly, nothing you don’t. And it’s now available to you for just $35 per month.
If you really want to win, you know what to do…
“I am committing. For just $35 USD per month I’m making a ‘Sailor’s Oath’ to a 6 Month Membership in the S.S. Treasure Hunt for active participation in my success!”
“I just want to say a BIG thank you to Chris for all the resources she has offered in her SS Treasure Hunt membership. Through her highly detailed ‘Marlow Method For Getting Clients’ course, I was able to identify a niche with to focus on, with worldwide potential.
Not long after I joined, Chris added a ‘Learn as you Earn’ copywriting course. If you need a good enough reason to join her membership then this course alone would be worth joining it for.
But Chris doesn’t just stop at two just courses. There’s also a course on Productivity. She recently added an hour long call where you can get your specific questions answered.
There’s also a database of recommended prices for copywriting and content jobs just in case you’re not sure of what to charge. There’s also member’s only forum. There’s also a nice swipe file to learn from. And if that wasn’t enough then there are also interviews with experts which you can pick up a lot of valuable gems from to enhance your career.
Chris has clearly overdelivered in this course and at the price she’s offering it at, to call it a bargain would be an understatement. If you haven’t yet achieved the results you’re looking for then give Chris’ membership a try. If you’re not happy for any reason you can cancel at any time but I think you’ll probably stay for a while, like I did.” — Mustafa Vanancio, London, UK
We are excited to welcome you aboard the
S.S. Treasure Hunt
…where you’ll find the gold in your career!