Uh-oh! We’ve got a slippery one!
Looks like you made it past the first opt-in box.
That means you’re expecting … copy.
Which means I have to go put on my copywriter hat, and address all those questions bubbling up in your little website-visitor’s mind, like …
“Who even are you?”
“Why do you have the audacity to say you’ve been called Australia’s best copywriter?”
“Why should I join your email list?”
“Why didn’t Captain Marvel just use the Infinity Gauntlet to snap away Thanos when she was holding it?”
(wait … I want to know the answer to that last one too 🤷♂️)
So let me answer those questions, the best way I know how: with some good old-fashioned sales copy … to get you on my email list.
As we say in Japanese … レッツゴー！*
*Okay I’m not Japanese, I’m Aussie, but I do speak it fluently. And that says “let’s go” or actually “rettsu-goo!” ’cause you know, it’s Japanese 🇯🇵
Reason #1 To Join My Email List:
If you’re a freelance copywriter, my daily copywriting tips are basically the best email you’ll get every day.
Firstly, because my copywriting tips rock (wait till you see Reason #2 To Join My Email List).
But also … my style is pretty much unique.
On my list, you’ll see a brand new way of writing copy that I guarantee NOBODY else has shown you (because in many cases, I invented it).
And even better — almost every single email I send is a sales email, too. It contains a sales pitch to a product or service. (And I’m utterly shameless about it.)
So basically … my emails are like a daily dose of entertaining, mind-expanding, addictive sales copy:
Reason #2 To Join My Email List:
I kinda know a thing or two about being a boss freelance copywriter.
If you’re looking for a guide through the crazy journey that is freelance copywriting … look no further.
I got my start as a copywriter in 2015, when I won Ramit Sethi’s Call to Action copywriting contest with my first ever sales letter.
Shortly after, I began copywriting on Upwork. (Yes, that Upwork.) Within 12 months I was one of its most expensive writers, at $250/hr.
I haven’t worked on Upwork for a while. But to this day, I still have one of the most ripped-off profiles on the entire site.
In 2016, Australia’s bestselling author — Scott Pape — approached me to write some ‘copy’.
That ‘copy’ turned out to be the launch funnel for what would become the bestselling (and most iconic) book in Australian history:
The Barefoot Investor.
(I later helped Scott edit and launch the sequel, too. We broke the Australian pre-order record with that one.)
I worked with Scott for several years, managing operations & editorial for his Barefoot Blueprint newsletter.
Till Scott closed it in 2020, the Blueprint was Australia’s most well-known and trusted investing & financial advice newsletter.
I was Scott’s right-hand man — and helped manage strategy and day-to-day operations of the business.
Building funnels … managing an email list of hundreds of thousands … writing and testing promos … planning editorial calendars … coming up with ‘big ideas’ … managing customer retention …
My years there gave me hands-on experience most copywriters can only dream of.
Between 2017 and 2020 I also handled product research & copy for Mamamia’s newly launched Mamamia Courses division …
(Mamamia is Australia’s largest independent women’s media empire, founded by Aussie author and media personality, Mia Freedman)
… as well as a few sneaky well-paid Upwork gigs on the side …
… and some freelance projects for Teachable, Naturenetics, Pavlok, and others you might have heard of.
In 2020 I stopped 99% of my client work to focus on my own biz … but as you can see, I’ve punched my card as a freelancer.
Reason #3 To Join My Email List:
A-list copywriters, bestselling authors, media moguls, billionaire investors, top marketers and successful CEOs cool kids dig my stuff.
Daniel, in my opinion, is one of the best copywriters in the world right now.
Scott PapeAuthor of The Barefoot Investor, the bestselling book in Australian history
Ramit SethiAuthor of the #1 NYT bestseller, I Will Teach You To Be Rich
Omg, I lol’ed throughout this [email], especially at the end … this was great entertainment value on a Friday night after a nice steak dinner and wine.
Kim Krause SchwalmA-list copywriter
I’ve led growth for several of the world’s top copywriting “gurus”. Honestly? You’re a better copywriter than all of them.
Steven Alexander YoungFounder of Challenger Digital (& Former Growth Lead @ I Will Teach You To Be Rich)
Darling, I don’t really get what you’re talking about in your emails, but I just know there couldn’t be anyone in the world better at — oh, what was that thing you do, honey? Copyright? — than MY Daniel.
Adrienne ThrossellMy mother
I watched one of your live copy critiques where you rewrote the email on the fly. Dude, you have a gift!
Sharran Srivatsaa4x Inc. 500 Entrepreneur & Founder of the 5am Club
Love your style! It’s good to see someone stand out and do unorthodox things. 99% don’t. Welcome to the, uh, 1%!
Jon BuchanDirector @ Charm Offensive
Writer of the infamous “drunk cold email”
Every morning I grab my phone and prepare myself for a good copywriting spanking from your emails.
Tom BurnsCopywriter @ Tom Burns Marketing
I seriously think you might be the best copywriter in the game right now.
Robert AllenCopywriter whose clients have included I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Dr Axe & Jumpcut
Dan this is BRILLIANT. Brillliant. Exceptional!
You’ve hit it out of the park.
Mia FreedmanFounder of the Australian Mamamia media empire
You’re one of the top 2 or 3 writers I’ve seen at this stage of your career. And I don’t mean among applicants for this job. I mean, ever.
Will GreenFormer Copy Chief, I Will Teach You To Be Rich
(Note: This quote is from 2016 … I don’t apply for jobs anymore 😉)
I love your workflow. I’ve never seen someone approach a copywriting job the way you did — very intriguing! My team and I reviewed your work and loved it.
Maneesh SethiPavlok CEO
Your welcome email was excellent … I wasn’t planning on clicking on the time warp “link” but some of those cliff hangers were too much. You got me.
John McIntyre“The Autoresponder Guy”, Drop Dead Copy
In my role, I work with some of the best writers in the world. When I saw your copy, I knew you were one of the best too.
Andrew CampbellMarketing Tech Manager @ Harmon Brothers Ad Agency
Trust me on this. After reading Daniel’s stuff … you’ll unsubscribe to other people’s lists to make room for him.
Shiv ShettiCreator of the ‘Flaming Camel’ client-landing system for copywriters
But … who cares if those guys think I’m great, right? Just sign up and see for yourself what all the fuss is about.
Reason #4 To Join My Email List:
I’ll send you the world’s most unusual welcome email.
Many people say my infamous ‘welcome’ email — “The Dark Room” — is either the best welcome email they’ve ever read … or just plain disturbing.
(I take both as a compliment.)
Make up your own mind below:
Reason #5 To Join My Email List:
You’ll get to see my wildly entertaining, world-first ‘Parallel Welcome Sequence’.
My welcome email is just the start of a ridiculous email adventure involving time-travel, giant lions, and valuable copywriting tips.
That’s because I literally invented a brand-new kind of autoresponder welcome sequence called the:
‘Parallel Welcome Sequence’
This is a crazy new type of welcome sequence that gets up to 200% readership on your email series. No, that’s not mathematically possible … with a normal sequence. But it is with my Parallel Welcome Sequence, as you’ll see.
And people can’t stop reading it:
As you’ll soon see … nobody else in the world is doing what I’m doing … yet. (Though I’m sure they will soon, of course.)
But for now, you can be one of the first to learn about it by signing up for my free daily email list.
“Aaaaand … CUT!”
Phew. That was a big day of writing homepage copy. Good job, team! We definitely got’ em to join the list. Let’s all go grab a bite to—
(I stop in horror mid-sentence as I see that you haven’t opted in, and are still reading this page.)
Oh … hey there! You’re not supposed to still be reading. Didn’t you see those opt-in boxes? Although I mean, sure, I guess it’s a big, scary deal to sign up for a free newsletter you can literally unsubscribe from at any time, so I understand …
(My voice trails off and I frown. My eyes narrow as I look at you.)
Actually, wait … no. No, I don’t. That’s very paranoid of you. Some email marketer hurt you once, didn’t they?
But, fine — if you have commitment issues, I’ll show you a taste of what you can expect: my innovative “Parallel Welcome Sequence“. This is a new kind of autoresponder I invented to get sky-high open rates, massive engagement, and delighted subscribers. And it’s the same technique I’ll be using on you, once you sign up …