Welcome to The Academy
Hey there, Business Bestie!
It's that time of year again - time for hanging out on your patio, planning vacations, and having FUN. You wish you were outside sippin' a watermelon margarita and cooling your feet in the pool, but NO. You're inside, staring at your monitor, watching the cursor blink blink blink at you as you wonder WHAT THE FLUFF you're supposed to be doing in your biz right now.
Should you be... hopping on social media and pumping out post after post?
Or maybe you should use this time to read all your unopened emails...
OR... You could use the time to write a blog post!!! But blogging is boring and takes for.ev.er, so you look out the window some more.
Hmmmm... You consider skipping out on blogging and marketing altogether, but you know that if you do that, you can expect the following:
- a fat drop in Google rankings
- much lower visibility
- less authority with your site visitors - and without authority, why should they trust you?
- a steady decline in clients and (HELLO) MUCH less money money money
And even if you DO get clients when your blog and social presence look like #tumbleweeds, they're more likely to be UN-ideal - tire-kickers, penny-pinchers and pain-in-the-butt people who don't know you and what you're about.
So basically, you've GOT TO DO THIS, right?
What are you going to write about?
How will you phrase it? Will it take forever to get it onto the page?
What will you do if it looks and sounds unpolished and unprofessional? Is there a BlogFairy who will come along and edit it for you and turn it into SEO-glossy client bait???
There IS a better way to do it - you just have to find it.
Here at Uncommonly Good Biz, we've got that better way, and it's all in The Academy.
The Academy will have you blogging at lightning speed and adding a polished post to your site in an hour a week, so you'll be back to that tasty margarita in practically no time at all.
In our weekly meetings (and a wee bit of homework), you'll do the following:
- Develop a set of subjects you can speak knowledgeably about
- Create a list of topics your ideal clients are searching for
- Watch quick, no-BS video trainings with writing prompts so you can write your posts super fast
- Optimize those posts for SEO
and best of all?
- Post or schedule your writing RIGHT AWAY.
Oh, and if you join at the All-Access Level, you ALSO get Quick Edits from the CopyBoss herself on your posts - you won't have to worry about grammar errors or dull, pointless sentences.
No more sitting around trying to force yourself to write a blog, and no more shaking your head as you read what you've typed, thinking sadly, "This is absolute crap."
Yeah, I know you've thought that before. I'm not psychic - I've just been there. It took concerted practice to NOT write absolute crap, and guess what?
The Academy is that kind of practice - it will have you writing better and faster than ever before.
And there's SO MUCH MORE in store, too.
In addition to Monday morning blog coaching, we also have the following:
Weekly Prompts for Facebook Live
If video is part of your marketing gameplan, you know it can be hard to come up with concepts sometimes. You'll receive weekly prompts to support your business and make going Live EASY and fun.
Communication Plan Reviews
Once a month, we'll deep-dive into the communication plan of one Academy member. We'll discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of your website, emails, Facebook, and Instagram (and if your focus is NOT on those platforms, we can tackle your LinkedIn, Pinterest, or Twitter instead).
Monthly Study Sessions
Wondering about webinars? Need to jazz up your website copy? Every month, you'll get access to a new, highly focused training to improve your web presence, your marketing, and your Biz-Life in general.
The Movement Challenge Library
Academy members will also receive the key to the Library - a special just-for-you-guys archive of past monthly challenges and trainings.
Sound good so far? Here are the details -
We meet every Monday at 11am CST, but your admission begins on the day you join The Academy - you'll have access to all the previous prompt videos as soon as you're in the group. YEP! You'll have your week's blogging DONE first thing and you'll be back to enjoying your life, not inside staring at the monitor.
Want to dig in even more? Check out the Study Sessions - something new and great is always right around the corner.
You're ready to make the kind of effort that grows your business, right? You're the kind of person who's sick of waiting around for something to stick, and you're tired of trying to force yourself to create habits that don't come naturally. Oh, and if I can guess one more thing about you? You're totally over doing business in a boring way - you want to shake things up and try things that are fast, fun, and effective.
Let's do all that together in The Academy. What say you, friend?
See you in class!
OH OH OH PS - If you've got questions, you'd probably like some answers - here you go.
Who is The Academy perfect for?
If you're trying to grow your creative business, this is for YOU. The writing and video prompts are general enough to customize to any business, and you'll be the one creating the material, so one size does fit all.
Who won't succeed at The Academy?
Hmmm... I could go one route and say, "This isn't for quitters and whiners!" but that's not my style, so I'll say it's NOT for people who already have established blogging and marketing practices. If your habits are already impeccable, you'll be wasting valuable time trying to improve on perfection, and if there's one thing I WILL NOT DO, it's waste your time or my own. If you're a perfect entrepreneur already, go spend this time and money on something else.
The Academy is also not for hobby bloggers. If you're blogging for fun, I totally admire that, but the prompts in The Academy are geared towards growing businesses and profits.
Can I download the videos and do this later?
NOPE. The magic of The Academy is the live challenge and assistance. It's a now or never thing.
Can I join at a later date?
OF COURSE, but why would you want to? Your Biz-Life sucks NOW, so you want to fix it NOW, right? Also, All-Access members get one blog post edited per week - if you sign up in a month, you won't receive any additional edits to make up for lost time.
What happens if I'm going on vacation during The Academy? Can I have some money back?
First, I hope you have a great trip! Second, that's not a problem- the group lives on Facebook, so you'll be able to check in and watch videos. If you're going to somewhere that has no internet access, you can always check out past prompts for inspiration.
In regards to "getting some money back", you are solely responsible for your business decisions, and no refunds will be granted.
Are you available for other editing or copy help?
Sure am! Editing begins at $285 per page, and full copy writing services begin at $1550. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to chat if you'd like to chat more.
Has anyone else ever tried this? How do I know it works?
The Academy is already home to folks just like you - don't just take my word for it, see what they have to say about it.
Beth Patton - Geek Girl Massage Therapy
Just wanted to thank you, Misha, for having this group and providing the prompts, etc. My SEO has improved tremendously since blogging every week, and that wouldn't have happened without all these awesome prompts!
I have no idea if this is coincidence or not, but the blog that I wrote Monday at "camp" and posted today has been retweeted twice. In an hour since posting. And my blogs have never been retweeted before. Happy! Thank you Misha! I have to say, I've never in my life knocked out a blog so quickly. Thank you!
What do you say? Jump in and join The Academy!