How to Do Your Own Thing at 22 with Danavir Sarria of CopyMonk

Danavir Sarria

In Episode #393, Nathan interviews Danavir Sarria. After working as a freelance copywriter, Danavir wanted to stop working with clients and start working for himself. He created CopyMonk, a service that teaches people how to increase sales by producing effective copy. At only 22 years old, Danavir is making a place for himself as an expert copywriter.

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Famous 5:

  • Favorite Book? – Rework
  • What CEO do you follow? — Gary Vaynerchuck
  • Favorite online tool? — MindMeister
  • Do you get 8 hours of sleep?—Yes.
  • If you could let your 20 year old self know one thing, what would it be? — Focus on your efforts, and not on your passion.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:25 – Nathan introduces Danavir
  • 01:40 – CopyMonk
  • 02:15 – Total revenue is $6k in two months
  • 02:30 – How he became a copywriting expert
  • 03:00 – 1700 people on his email list
  • 03:40 – 40 sales over four days
  • 04:20 – How to manage his email list
    • 04:45 – Teach people and build a relationship
  • 06:00 – How you know if someone is a good copywriter
    • 06:30 – Sales and good engagement
    • 07:00 – Knows copy and marketing
    • 08:00 – Connecting with people who read your content
  • 08:15 – Freelance copywriting
  • 09:30 – Working with clients makes it hard to see results
  • 10:20 – How he improved one business
  • 11:30 – Client work vs. working for himself
  • 12:25 – Copymonk.com  or their Facebook page
  • 14:25 – The Famous Five

3 Key Points:

  1. Focus on your efforts and your expertise.
  2. If you don’t like working under someone else, start your own business.
  3. When you write copy, find ways to connect to your audience.

Resources Mentioned:

  • Host Gator – The site Nathan uses to buy his domain names and hosting for cheapest price possible.
  • Freshbooks – The site Nathan uses to manage his invoices and accounts.
  • Leadpages  – The drag and drop tool Nathan uses to quickly create his webinar landing pages which convert at 35%+
  • Audible – Nathan uses Audible when he’s driving from Austin to San Antonio (1.5 hour drive) to listen to audio books.
  • Paul

    Meh… Not sure how this one made the cut.. But love your work generally.