… until you complete another step first.
(Details on that step are at the bottom of this REALLY LONG page. If you don’t make it to the bottom of this page, fine. You probably wouldn’t enjoy the emails anyway 😉)
You see …
I realised a while back that this confirm-your-email page gets MORE readership than any welcome email could.
(Psst … did you catch that? 👆 That was your first free copywriting tip from me. You can often learn as much from what I do as what I say. Keep your eyes peeled now.)
So anyway, I figured … why don’t you and I spend a couple minutes before we ‘tie the knot’, so to speak, and you invite me over to meet your
After all, this is YOUR last chance to avoid getting my obnoxious emails in your inbox …
And, it’s MY last chance to ward off idiots, swipers, boring people, and people who just generally aren’t a good fit for my emails.
So, it’s worth us both taking our time here to get this right.
And on that note, let’s get something clear:
You are about to sign up for a daily email list,
for copywriters, about copywriting.
(At this point, Darren the Graphic Designer started to get a strange feeling in his bones that maybe signing up for the email list ABOUT COPYWRITING had not been his best decision.)
Seriously though. It baffles me how some people join my list and then act shocked and/or offended when they start getting daily emails about copywriting.
I’m like … bro … what did you expect?
That said …
They ARE good emails.
When it comes to this email thing, I like to think I’m one of the … well … better copywriters around.
And, some very talented people agree:
“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
“One of Australia’s top copywriters”
Ben SettleEmail Copywriting Expert
Ramit Sethi#1 NYT Bestselling Author
“Actually really funny … and he’s doing some innovative stuff, style-wise that I haven’t seen before.”
Chris OrzechowskiEmail Copywriter
“He’s been called the best copywriter in Australia and I’m not going to disagree.”
John McIntyre“The Autoresponder Guy”
“Dan this is BRILLIANT. Brillliant. Exceptional! You’ve hit it out of the park.”
Mia FreedmanFounder of the Australian Mamamia media empire
“[A] top email copywriter”
Kim Krause SchwalmA-list Copywriter
“I seriously think you might be the best copywriter in the game right now.”
Robert AllenCopywriter for I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Dr. Axe & Jumpcut
Here’s you: “Oh, snap! Wow, this Daniel Throssell guy actually knows the famous email people. And they like him. He must be worth listening to!”
… or at least, that was the logic behind indoctrinating you with testimonials at this point in my sequence … time will tell if that worked.
Anyway … about those emails you’re about to sign up for.
I share things I’ve learned from working with the world’s best … launching national bestselling books … and running 8-figure info-publishing businesses.
On top of all that — I innovate in ways most copywriters never will.
Which is why so many of my techniques have been ripped off — my Parallel Welcome Sequence, my shocking welcome email, even my writing style.
In other words …
You will not find another copywriter with emails like mine … anywhere.
Oh. Does that make me a jerk? To, like, say that? Out loud?
How DARE I!
… ehhh, whatever.
I can afford to be kinda brash on this point, because, well … it’s the truth 🤷♂️
If my emails were just like every other marketer’s, I wouldn’t make you read this long, rambling page before letting you on my list, daring you to click away. Instead, I’d be begging you to JOIN NOW so I could flog you products quickly before you get bored.
But I don’t need to do that. I know the value of what I got 😎
Anyway, here’s what this all means:
My email list is kinda like a dream come true for anybody looking for a “swipe file” they can study and get ideas from.
So, what do you reckon? Are you keen to subscribe to this daily fountain of copy goodness?
“Yeah!” you scream, like a 1990s direct-response order card. “Please, Daniel! Tell me what I have to do to get this amazing swipe file!”
“Oh, that’s splendid to hear!” I say with a warm smile, clasping a hand on your shoulder.
I turn away, chuckling …
And then suddenly, I swivel towards you and snarl:
“There’s just one problem …
I HATE SWIPERS!!!”
I pull out a remote, and press a button. A projector appears from the roof, and shines an image onto the wall in front of you:
“You see this?” I say, pointing to the image with a laser pointer. “This is someone who joined, then didn’t open a thing. He just wanted to stuff his ‘swipe file’ with my best emails, and come back later when he felt like it. So … I kicked him off my list. Oh yes, I kicked him … I kicked him goooood …”
(As I finish my sentence, my right eye starts twitching, and I break into a creepy smile. You wonder if I’m a bit … unhinged.)
Okay, but seriously.
Here is what you should know before you make the decision to get my emails:
The people who really enjoy my emails are copywriters and email marketers who write (or want to write) copy for a living, and want to get better at it.
If that is not you — well, you’re probably going to end up not opening the emails, and getting kicked out like ol’ bugalugs (whose dismal open rate you saw up there 👆). Best if you don’t join.
What’s more, my personality and style
are not for everyone:
- I tell lots of personal stories about my wife and young kids.
- I am a devout Christian, and occasionally voice my conservative views (though I have many friends and readers who disagree with me and we’re mutually cool with that … you know, that archaic ‘respectful disagreement’ thing they use to have in the pre-woke era?).
- I have the lamest sense of humour you’ve ever seen. (Sometimes I feel I use my jokes as a, er, crutch … heh … geddit? Lame? 😂)
- And … sometimes I tell fantastic, ridiculous stories that I think are AWESOME but “serious” people will not like. At all.
Boo hoo, go home mister stuffy client man harrumphing at anything remotely funny
Well, then. Just before I let you in, here are some final ground rules to keep out the riff-raff —
If you tried to join this email list with a fake name,
you will be removed*.
(*In fact, my email system automatically scrubs obviously fake names or initials, so you’re already out if you did that. And if I find them later, I remove ’em. But relax. I basically just use your name to make you a character in fun stories sometimes. It’s not like I use it to spy on your home with Google StreetView. Nice lawn btw.)
If you put in a “swipe” or “newsletters” or similar email address,
you will be removed.
(If you did, you can change this with the link at the bottom of any email before I catch you.)
And if you don’t read EVERY SINGLE ONE of the emails …
… juuuuust kidding. Relax. This ain’t homework. 😁
Making the emails fun to read is my job. (And I am very good at that job.)
BUT. On this list, you are on probation … and if you become too unengaged, it’s game over. And I’m serious. I constantly remove people who stop reading for a month or two. (It’s good for deliverability.)
Now, look. Maybe all this has already put you off joining my list.
In which case, feel free NOT to click the “confirm” link in your email address. My list stays clean; your inbox stays boring. It’s win-win.
But if you’re intrigued …
And, if you agree to play by my rules …
Well, here’s what to do
to get my emails:
I require you to pass … a test.
It’s a hard test. A cruel test. A rigorous test. A—
Oh, what the heck, who am I kidding. You just have to go to your inbox, and look for the email titled:
“Please confirm you’d like to
receive my copywriting tips”
In that email is a button.
You must find that button.
You must click that button.
And then … only then … will you receive my notorious welcome email:
The Dark Room
(the world’s most unusual welcome email)
Trust me … it lives up to its reputation.
But you’re not out of the woods yet. You’ve got to click that confirmation link first.
What happens next is up to you …
P.S. If you did not receive a confirmation email by the time you made it to the bottom of this page, it probably means you mistyped your email address. It happens a lot. If it happens to you, you’ll need to go back to persuasivepage.com and opt in again.
It’s also possible you did something stupid like enter one letter as your name. In that case, my email company automatically blocks you because it thinks you’re a spambot. And in that case, it won’t let your email sign up again for a few days. I didn’t set that rule, but I have to say, I don’t really feel sorry for you … I did tell you to use a real name.