How To Avoid Offering A Similar WSO?

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I've been rolling around a few ideas for eventually offering a WSO. Nothing in the near future, but I have some ideas. My fear, is that I will come up with something that's already been offered.... or something very similar. How can one be sure, giving the sheer amount of WSO's released, that yours is unique enough, and not something that you'd be accused of "copying"??
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  • Profile picture of the author mattlaclear
    What's wrong with a little competition?
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    • Profile picture of the author rlhurst
      Originally Posted by mattlaclear View Post

      What's wrong with a little competition?
      Absolutely nothing! Competition is a healthy thing. So..... are you saying it would be considered competition, and NOT copying, if a WSO is fairly close to another one that's already been released?
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    • Profile picture of the author sambaz
      Originally Posted by mattlaclear View Post

      What's wrong with a little competition?
      That is very true.
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  • Profile picture of the author cashcow
    I think there are a ton of WSO's that are very similar in there already.

    But, since you wouldnt actually be copying, yours would have a different twist than one that may be similar.

    I wouldn't worry about it and just put out the best product that you can!

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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by rlhurst View Post

    How can one be sure, giving the sheer amount of WSO's released, that yours is unique enough, and not something that you'd be accused of "copying"??
    As the author of "Instant Product Copycat," I think I can say with some authority that you don't need to bother.

    In fact, it's generally advised that you DON'T try to be unique, but just make what everyone is already buying.

    This works very well for a great many people, but I think people have gone WAY too far with it, which is one of the reasons IPC is no longer on the market.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Originally Posted by rlhurst View Post

    I've been rolling around a few ideas for eventually offering a WSO. Nothing in the near future, but I have some ideas. My fear, is that I will come up with something that's already been offered.... or something very similar. How can one be sure, giving the sheer amount of WSO's released, that yours is unique enough, and not something that you'd be accused of "copying"??
    Nobody owns an idea. You put your spin on your product and it will be yours. Doesn't sound like you're thinking of just rewriting someone else's product.
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    • Profile picture of the author rlhurst
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      Nobody owns an idea. You put your spin on your product and it will be yours. Doesn't sound like you're thinking of just rewriting someone else's product.
      No, not rewriting, but after looking at one given away in the War Room, it gave me an idea to put a twist to it, and take it in a different direction.

      Expanding on the thought of so many similar ideas....... I'd hate to buy a WSO, just to find out I had already purchased the same plan a few weeks earlier, from a different person!
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      • Profile picture of the author BryanC
        You need to ask yourself if the ideas you are offering are worth purchasing. If the answer is yes, then you have a product to sell. What other people are doing should never come into the equation. In fact, you should eradicate that mindset immediately. Pepsi didn't seem to care very much about what Coke was already doing.
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        • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
          It can happen sometimes that a person will learn what they need to know only after the 5th or 6th time of hearing it or reading it. And they might be very grateful to you for showing them this new of looking at something.
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          • Profile picture of the author High Horsepower
            Funny you should mention this. I gave away Review copies of my first WSO early this week. In addition I spent many hours on Skype getting feedback hoping to improve my WSO before I released it.

            Lo and behold a WSO goes up today very similar to what I am offering.

            The sales page had 75% of my content on it, almost word for word. I have been "Testing" my sales page in the "Test" section but I never published it. Is there any way others could have seen it without me submitting it?

            To say I'm upset would be an understatement. They did put a different twist on my WSO, mine is Superior.

            They even used my documents (some people have balls).

            I did not give this poster my WSO in advance but someone may have passed it along.

            No more review copies in advance for me, lesson learned.
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            • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
              Originally Posted by High Horsepower View Post


              Lo and behold a WSO goes up today almost Identical to what I am offering.

              The sales page had 75% of my content on it, almost word for word. I have been "Testing" my sales page in the "Test" section but I never published it. Is there any way others could have seen it without me submitting it?.....No more review copies in advance for me, lesson learned.
              Interesting observation...and thats too bad that happened to you - sucks.

              I've wondered whether other members check out the TEST page or pass review copies around before the wso goes live. It seemed to me it would still be a mountain of work to quickly create a product, based on the work of someone else....and beat the originator to launch?
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            • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
              Originally Posted by High Horsepower View Post

              Funny you should mention this. .......
              Lo and behold a WSO goes up today very similar to what I am offering.

              The sales page had 75% of my content on it, almost word for word. I have been "Testing" my sales page in the "Test" section but I never published it. Is there any way others could have seen it without me submitting it?
              Have you contacted the HelpDesk and reported this?
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              • Profile picture of the author Deltia
                I think the key to a good WSO is if it displays the facts, but with a healthy spin of view OR an example of someone showing what to do exactly.

                An example, i purchased a well known amazon WSO of here and it was incredible quality and a bargain at 97$

                I got another one last week that was less than 10$ mainly out of curiosity of incredible sales amounts and it also added in an extra will save me a lot of time

                Did i need both of them? probably could have gotten by, but it offered something extra that was useful even though the main idea is the same
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      • Profile picture of the author Henry White
        Originally Posted by rlhurst View Post

        No, not rewriting, but after looking at one given away in the War Room, it gave me an idea to put a twist to it, and take it in a different direction.

        Expanding on the thought of so many similar ideas....... I'd hate to buy a WSO, just to find out I had already purchased the same plan a few weeks earlier, from a different person!
        "... an idea to put a twist to it, and take it in a different direction." Now isn't THAT is the very essence of a successful WSO?
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      • Profile picture of the author WillR
        Originally Posted by rlhurst View Post

        I'd hate to buy a WSO, just to find out I had already purchased the same plan a few weeks earlier, from a different person!
        If this is the case then people will just ask for a refund anyway. Obviously the more unique your product is the better. Put your own unique twist on things.
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    • Profile picture of the author Leveragist
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      Nobody owns an idea. You put your spin on your product and it will be yours.
      Agreed. Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. It wasn't really your idea to begin with. It was someone else's idea first. You just have a "different" take on it.

      In the end, it's all about execution. The person/company who best executes the idea/plan will come out on top. Just look at Apple. They didn't come up with the first mp3 player. In fact, there were several companies that came out with mp3 players back in the 90's. Apple was late to the game in 2001 when it came out with the first iPod. Now, iPod is synonymous with the mp3 player. It is the gold standard. Why? Because they know their customers, know how to market to them, and have a great product to back it up.

      So, don't worry about your WSO being to similar to another WSO. Worry about providing the best product and best customer service. That's what's going to make you stand out.

      If you're still concerned about being accused of "copying". Use the WoW questions below to help differentiate your product/service.

      Remember, in the end, it's all about proper execution. Execute your idea better than anyone else and you'll be very successful.

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      1. Enlighten it - How can we enlighten this?
      2. Infinity it - How can we residualize this?
      3. Multiple stream it - How can we create additional streams of income from this?
      4. Combine it - How can we combine this with something else?
      5. Plus it - What can we add to this?
      6. Subtract it - What can we subtract from this?
      7. Multiply it - How can we multiply this?
      8. Exponentialize it - How can we make this grow exponentially?
      9. Divide it - How can we divide this?
      10. Minimize it - How can we make this smaller?
      11. Maximize it - How can we make this larger?
      12. Focus it - How can we focus this?
      13. Trend it - How can we attach this to a trend?
      14. Time it - How can we improve the timing of this?
      15. Rabbit it - How can we speed this up?
      16. Turtle it - How can we slow this down?
      17. Undo it - How can we undo/reverse parts of this?
      18. Connect it - How can we connect this to something else?
      19. Sex it - How can we redesign this to appeal to gender?
      20. Yin/Yang it - How can we attract its opposite?
      21. Recycle it - How can we make this more "planet-friendly?"
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike McAleer
    rebrand it as your own.

    a lot of the info is the same yes but rebranded in its own way
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  • Profile picture of the author BrianTomlinson
    Just do it. This is a competitive space and there will always be similar products. What will separate you from the rest is the personality that you put behind of your product and the brand that you build for yourself.

    Dont' let anything stop you
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  • Profile picture of the author zenxseo
    Competition is a healthy.. but some time its just looks like copy cat...and that is worst
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  • Profile picture of the author DavidTT
    I dont see anything wrong with that. As long as you're not selling the exact same product.

    After all, all WSO are showing how to make money online u know.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michelle.
    well I feel like a right idiot, a couple of weeks ago I bought a WSO that was around $50, well guess what? I saw the same WSO being offered for less then half the price and I felt so cheated that a middleman could do that on the same forum....
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  • I would ignore if anyone has the WSO and publish what you feel is valuable to others I don't look at competition I noticed that 99% of those who never do anything always worry about that but never do anything I just ignore it. (yes, I know I'm stupid I was told 1000 times).
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  • Profile picture of the author timpears
    I read some information recently that went back and put all of the
    WSOs into categories of what they were offering, and there is only a few varieties. I don't remember for sure but it was less than a dozen I think.

    I have bought multiple WSOs on various subjects that interested me and usually I can find some valuable information in each of them. I want to have a variety of opinions on things so I can determine in my own mind which is best for me.

    So as long as your information is good and valid, and your sales letter is not over hyped, there is no reason you can't have a successful WSO, even if you are selling information on the same subject as many others. As you can't really get away from doing that.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by rlhurst View Post

    I've been rolling around a few ideas for eventually offering a WSO. Nothing in the near future, but I have some ideas. My fear, is that I will come up with something that's already been offered.... or something very similar. How can one be sure, giving the sheer amount of WSO's released, that yours is unique enough, and not something that you'd be accused of "copying"??
    If you never read the competitions WSO, I doubt yours will be the same.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ofthemix
    Originally Posted by rlhurst View Post

    I've been rolling around a few ideas for eventually offering a WSO. Nothing in the near future, but I have some ideas. My fear, is that I will come up with something that's already been offered.... or something very similar. How can one be sure, giving the sheer amount of WSO's released, that yours is unique enough, and not something that you'd be accused of "copying"??
    Odds are if it's a method that's successfully being used to make money online right now, there's already a WSO about it. Your job is to make your WSO better than the other ones out there.

    Add Videos, Audio Files, Case Studies, and everything else that your competitors aren't offering to make your product the best that it can possibly be on the given method that you're trying to teach.

    Competition is there. Don't fear it, embrace it. One good thing about a lot of competition is that if the competition is there, usually so are the buyers.
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  • Profile picture of the author BenoitT
    Originally Posted by rlhurst View Post

    I've been rolling around a few ideas for eventually offering a WSO. Nothing in the near future, but I have some ideas. My fear, is that I will come up with something that's already been offered.... or something very similar. How can one be sure, giving the sheer amount of WSO's released, that yours is unique enough, and not something that you'd be accused of "copying"??
    I love using the Frank Kern's way: don't call a cat a cat, call it a mouse killer! People are looking for variety and new ideas but they never realize how much they can do with simple ideas.
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  • Profile picture of the author timpears
    Frankly, I don't think there is any new information out there. We just keep rearranging the same stuff. We keep repeating history, over and over. How many WSOs have you got that are going to reveal a secret, only to be very similar to something you read before? They just rearranged it a bit and called it a secret.
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