How I Became A Well-Paid Freelance Copywriter With Email Copywriting And Created My Dream Life
And, How You Can Too...
Do you remember your first client?
I remember mine.
I was living on a small tropical island in the Philippines at the time, and I was broke.
I literally had $119.37 left in my bank account...
It was BAD.
With $119.37 left in my bank account, I was desperate.
I was stranded in a foreign country with almost no money... I didn't speak the language, and I couldn't afford to buy a plane ticket home.
I had to make money fast.
One day, I found myself talking to Dan Andrews (from TropicalMBA.com) at the resort where I lived.
He'd heard I was studying copywriting, and said he needed someone smart to write an email autoresponder sequence for him (an "email autoresponder sequence" is a series of 5, 10 or any number of emails, organized into a sequence, usually with the goal of selling a product or service).
I told him I could do it, but I didn't know what to charge him...
Dan offered me $200 to write 10 emails for his business.
I almost passed out...
I mean, who in their right mind would pay cold hard cash for... emails?
Being desperate and stranded in a foreign country with no money, I stammered out a "yes" and got to work.
Over the next 2 days, I worked all day and almost all night (like I said, I was desperate) to create a 10-email autoresponder sequence for Dan's Tropical MBA website. I used every strategy, trick and hack I could think of... I wanted these emails to be absolutely incredible.
Once he was satisfied with the emails, I created a landing page and a link on his website for people to sign up to get the 10 emails.
And then, we waited for the results.
In the end, my 10-email autoresponder campaign and opt-in funnel increased their email opt-ins by 257%.
John increased our email opt-in rate by 257%. Hire him. He's great.
In other words, they generated 2.5X as many leads, thanks to me.
More leads meant more sales and more money...
Dan eagerly told his friends and network about the great results I'd gotten for him.
Thanks to Dan's referrals, that first 10-email project for $200 brought me my second 10-email project... but instead of $200, I asked for $500 (and got it).
Over the next few months, I kept my head down and worked hard (just like Gary Halbert says in The Boron Letters).
It wasn't long before...
I was getting paid $1,000 per 10-email project.
The best part?
My clients came to me.
I didn't have to seek them out.
Thanks to the copywriting work I'd done with Dan Andrews at TropicalMBA.com and several other key clients, I'd built a reputation as "The Autoresponder Guy". People recommended me on webinars, at conferences, to their friends, mentors, and clients.
Since then, I've increased my rates even further.
These days, I generally charge $10,000 or more for email copywriting projects (and that's if I even accept the project - I turn down most projects because I can't keep up with the demand).
So life is good. Really good...
I can live and work anywhere in the world.
In the last 5 years, I've lived in the Philippines, Thailand, the US, Canada, Colombia, and Germany. I've traveled to many more places including the British Virgin Isles (to meet Richard Branson on his private island), Cambodia, Laos, Hong Kong, Singapore, Portugal and many more.
Overlooking Medellín, Colombia (once known as the "Murder Capital of the World").
Playing "dress ups" with Richard Branson (Virgin) at a party on Necker Island, his private island in the Caribbean.
I'm free to pursue hobbies, passions and other interests.
Freelance copywriting has allowed me to explore the start-up world of Silicon Valley, meet interesting people like Richard Branson, travel the world (like I already mentioned), work on my music (I've been a guitarist for 15 years), read amazing books, and all sorts of other things.
I enjoy more quality time with friends and family.
Thanks to the freedom that comes with freelance copywriting, I enjoy more quality time with friends and family. And when I'm with them, I'm not distracted by work. I'm present with them, because I'm not thinking about the frustrating boss or the commute to the office. I get to work at home too (yes, in my underwear if I wish!), so I'm simply available more for the people I love.
Partying with friends in Bangkok, Thailand.
Now, I want to show YOU how to write emails the way I write emails, so you can perhaps experience some of this amazing freedom for yourself...
That's why I created the McIntyre Method, a 4 week email copywriting masterclass. It's for aspiring freelance copywriters and business owners who want to get more clients and make more money.
In the McIntyre Method, you'll discover the exact process I follow to create 10-email autoresponder sequences for clients.
I can't promise you that you'll be able to sell 10 emails for $1,000, or even $200.
But what I can promise you is that you'll discover the recipe behind my client projects. And you'll be able to apply this to your own business, and to your own work with clients.
Think of it as a "done for you" copywriting service that you can sell to any and all of your clients.
It's not all theory either.
You get checklists, templates and homework assignments.
The idea is to get you DOING something... actually WRITING emails so you truly learn how to do it (instead of having that useless form of knowledge known as "head knowledge").
You'll finally be able to "walk the walk" when it comes to email copywriting.
I bow to you and your copy knowledge.
Well sir, the split test is in and your recommendations increased the conversions by about 19%, so I bow to you and your copy knowledge.