Sales Letter Examples and A Case Study!

In this article I am going to reveal some sales letter examples in a case study format. Mostly you are just interested in seeing the letters but it would benefit you do know the back story to these letters.

Years ago, one of my customers, Tom Roberson, actually followed the directions I laid out for him in terms of targeting small business owners in his local area, and he got at least a 20% appointment ratio with  after one follow up call (I say, ‘he actually followed my directions’ because getting clients and customers to actually follow directions is a massive challenge, which is why I rarely take clients on anymore). Some of them even called him first!

Although he was selling group legal expense plans, who cares! Any sales letter that works can easily be adapted to fit into what you want to sell.

This is the Ultimate Example of how to write a series of sales letters to get maximum results. The sales letters I wrote used “grabbers”, headlines, and a combination of a headline with grabbers. Plus, the copy really focuses on the benefits without revealing too much.

direct mail letter

It took many hours to write these sales letter examples. I agonized over the copy. And when I finally finished I came to the conclusion that when it was all said and done, I would charge a client at least $10,000 plus royalties to write them. But, now you can model them for your business, or use them as an exercise in writing ad copy.

This sales letter example is not just one letter for you to read and wonder about. I am very much opposed to sending one letter because if you think about the psychology of marketing, getting someone who doesn’t know you from Adam to do business with you from one measly letter is a huge waste of time and money (and is also the number one reason most people say, ‘Direct Mail Doesn’t Work’).

In this case study I used a sequence of not one, not two, and not three, but a sequence of 4 letters! That’s how you do folks.

I digress. So I used, once again, Million Dollar Bills on the first letter this time (in some of the sales letter examples on this site I use the Million Dollar ‘Grabber’ on the third letter in the sequence).

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Day Care Letter!

There are quite a few day care facilities but it’s hard to find a good one. And by good I mean a safe, clean, nurturing day care environment. However, there is a lot of competition in certain parts of the country or city you live in.

But what most day care providers are doing in terms of marketing their business is using word of mouth, social media, and setting up a website. All of these are important parts of your overall marketing strategy but there is a lot more you can do.

For example, you can use direct mail and email marketing.

Sample Day Care Letter Of Introduction To Parents!

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Construction Company Sales Letter!

When people think of construction they think of hard hats, rough shod men and women, and bright orange safety vests. But you and I know that construction is big business and you have to look and act professional when you are working with clients. But you would be surprised at how many busy contractors are running around with dirty jeans and t-shirts when they meet with clients who are in charge of writing big checks for their projects.

A construction sales letter is no different than you. As a matter of fact, it’s you multiplied and it’s just as important as your first personal meeting with a client. The first contact is the one that sets the tone for your business.

But you don’t want to be too professional and bore your potential clients. A good sales letter for a contractor or construction company will convey the benefits of working with you and what sets you apart from the competition.

There is a second, third, fourth and fifth component to a construction business letter. You have to mail to your prospects more than once. In fact, you need to contact them over and over again because they will forget about you weeks after you send each letter.

So send two or three follow up letters, postcards, and even a newsletter. Include a promo item in at least one of the letters so that they have something in the office or home to remind them of you days after they trash your letter.

Construction Sales Letter Example.

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Mortgage Broker Letter To Homeowners!

Interested in farming local homeowners for leads and referrals? First you should  send a mortgage broker introduction letter and follow up with several more letters, postcards, and a newsletter. This way you farm your local area and get your name in front of homeowners who may have to refinance or get a new loan in the future.

As with most farming letter sequences you should use a promotional item in one or two of your follow up letters. This item can be anything that a homeowner will use regularly over time so that your name stays in front of your prospect long after your letter is thrown in the trash.

Mortgage Broker Introduction Letter #1:

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For Sale By Owner Prospecting Letter!

Homeowners who try to sell their homes by themselves often discover how difficult and risky the task can be.

Many of these for sale by owner (fsbo) homes are listed for one of several reasons. The main reason is usually because the owner does not want to pay the commissions to agents. It can add up.

But what they may not have considered is the fact that a real estate agent can usually get a house sold faster and for a larger amount than someone who is not an experienced agent.

Plus, there is quite a bit of risk, legally speaking. I am not a lawyer but I do know that it’s much better to have a large real estate company backing up the legal issues that can and will arise.

I know I am preaching to the quire so I’ll get down to prospecting fsbo’s with a letter system.

One of the key factors in getting your for sale by owner prospecting letter to work is to be consistent with your follow up. You can’t expect someone who has listed their property for sale to suddenly have a change of heart and call you right when they get your fsbo sales letter.

So you have to mail consistently for several months, even for a year to two. That’s why I am a big fan of print newsletters because they are engaging, helpful, and they keep your name in front of your prospect every month.

I digress. Send a series of two or three for fsbo letters and then follow up every month preferably a newsletter, or a series of postcards and letters thereafter.

It takes time for an owner to realize they need professional help and you have to be there when that change of heart occurs.

For Sale By Owner Prospecting Letter Sample.

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Accountant Sales Letter Samples!

There are two cpa and accountant sales letter examples you can model on this page. The first marketing letter is targeted towards business owners. The second letter is targeted towards individuals or families who need tax planning services.

Please read the tips on this page which discusses how to send your letters and the marketing system behind your letters (hint: send more than one letter and keep in contact once per month). This guide is also very helpful.

Account Sales Letter For Business Owners.

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Landscaping Sales Letters!

You’ll separate yourself from the crowd instantly with a landscaping sales letter. I know that sounds silly but it’s true. Landscaping companies are not known for their marketing.

If you can mail a professional landscaping sales letter to a highly targeted list of commercial or residential prospects and then follow up with two more letters I am confident you’ll get your money back from the effort.

Hey, if you keep those new clients more than a year you’ll be in the green (no pun intended). And that does not include the extra referrals you’ll get from these new clients.

But what if you hit a home run with your landscaping letter campaign? If you do well on one small mailing to one neighborhood as a test then you know you can repeat it in several other neighborhoods.

Just be sure you follow up with more than one introductory letter.

Read this article on lawn care marketing for more valuable sales tips to help you grow your landscaping business.

Commercial Landscaping Sales Letter Sample.

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Lawn Care Sales Letter Sample!

If you take the time to regularly mail a lawn care sales letter to a list of homeowners who have lawns that need regular attention from a professional you will probably get a consistent number of new clients from your efforts. Especially if you are persistent with your mailings. 

I used to be a landscaper myself. I worked for a landscape business owner who never went on the jobs with us. He stayed home while we worked our rear ends off. We had to drive around a 40 mile area and maintain the front and back yards of anywhere from 8 to 12 homes every day. Some of these homes had large yards.

Do you know how this guy got new clients? He drove around and cold called on homeowners and used his southern drawl to charm people. Most of us don’t have the charm of this man so we have to use a few more tools to get new business in the door.

One last thing. Read my tips for lawn care professionals below the sample lawn care letters.

Lawn Care Sales Letter Sample.

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Window Cleaning Sales Letter Samples!

Sometimes all you need is a simple window cleaning sales letter to target potential commercial and residential customers to generate new business. Simply get yourself a well researched list and send your letter.

A week or two after you send the first letter send a second follow up letter.

Include your business card or a refrigerator magnet (because this will make your envelope ‘lumpy’ and is a proven technique to boost response). See, a lumpy envelope creates curiosity and gets people who normally just sort these letters over the trash will be more likely to open it.

You don’t have to use a magnet. You can use hundreds of other items like pens, flashlights, bottle openers, even custom imprinted candy! Be creative.

Also, when you include a promotional product like a pen or something it gives you something to talk about it in the second follow up letter; “A couple of weeks ago I sent you a letter with a pen in it, do you remember? Well, I didn’t hear from you so I thought I would try to reach you again (Name). Anyway…” Something like that.

Commercial Window Cleaning Sales Letter Sample!

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Personal Trainer Sales Letter!

Aside from using a personal trainer sales letter on your website and marketing yourself online you should consider another underrated medium; direct mail. Very few people are using it and when they do they are not using it well.

There are numerous list companies that can generate a mailing list of people simply based off of gender, age, and income. But other more refined lists are available as well, depending on your area.

For example you can get a list of people who own a treadmill, a mountain bike, or subscribe to a womens or mens health magazine. You can even get lists of people who bought a fitness product or weight loss product online or from an informercial.

Imagine if you bought a list of people who purchased an ab machine. You can craft a sales letter just for them.

Below this sample letter are more tips for personal trainers.

Personal Trainer Sales Sample!

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Gym Sales Letter Sample!

If you target prospective new clients with a gym sales letter you might get a constant flow of new business.

Advertising online, in the local coupon books, and with groupon is always a good idea. But one thing your competition is not doing is using direct mail.

If you spend time looking for a good list and mailing a personalized letter to the people on this list you just might hit the jackpot.

For example you can get a highly targeted list of men or women who subscribe to a particular health magazine. You can get a list of people who recently bought a health or fitness product from a infomercial on TV. These are just two of many targeted lists of people who are interested in getting fit and healthy.

You can also get a simple list of men or women or both who are a certain age and income bracket and live within any distance from your gym or fitness club.

Be sure to read the additional tips below the letter.

Gym Sales Letter Sample!

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