It’s hard to achieve breakout success alone.

coaching for freelancers

**I’m no longer offering one-on-one coaching services.**

The big breakout moments in any freelance business are not the result of simple, linear growth.

By definition, a breakout moment is not part of a linear process. It’s something entirely different.

Linear growth may keep things on an even keel and pay the bills each month. But it doesn’t deliver those dizzy moments of positive change.

Frankly, most freelancers live the linear life. Many are perfectly happy with it. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

But there is a certain breed of freelancer that isn’t happy with that steady-as-you-go, even-keeled existence. They want more. They want moments of insight and shifts in perception that will propel them upwards to a much higher level of achievement and income.

They want to break out. Big time. Even if they get half scared to death in the process.

If you are nodding your head as you read this, and maybe your heart is beating just a little bit faster and harder, you’re in the right place.

But you’re probably also familiar with how elusive those breakout moments can be.

You see other people achieve the level of success you dream of, and wonder how on earth they did it. You study their websites or blogs, look of what they have done. You might even buy their “7 Steps to Success…” But studying how they succeeded doesn’t translate into the same level of success for you.

How come? Because the exact steps that work for one person rarely work for anyone else. There is no cookie-cutter solution to freelance success. (Stay away from “coaches” who offer “proven systems” or “frameworks”. That’s not coaching at all.)

In addition – and what follows is both self-serving and true – it’s almost impossible to achieve significant advances in your life and work without the help of an outsider.

Why do you think top athletes, movie stars, startup entrepreneurs and the CEOs of major corporations all work with coaches?

Their coaches help them achieve their greatest potential.

In a nutshell, anyone who is looking to make big, positive change needs some outside help.

And yes, I have walked the talk. A couple of mentors early on in my career had a huge impact on how quickly I rose up in my profession as a freelance copywriter. More recently I worked with a coach who pretty much beat me into submission over his suggestion that I double my fees overnight. He won the battle and my income doubled. (It was a battle only because I was scared I would lose clients. I didn’t. I simply repositioned my existing services in a way that doubled their perceived value.)

“If you can get a spot on Nick’s Coaching Program, you should jump at the chance. Nick has not only achieved international recognition and respect as a copywriter, but also has the rare gift of being able to share the secrets of his freelance success with others. Also, on a personal note, he’s one of the most decent, no-BS guys you’ll ever deal with.”

Bob Bly
Author of Become an Instant Guru

coach and mentor for freelancersAs a coach, what do you DO?

There are two layers to what I do.

Layer 1: As your coach I work to help you find the best in yourself. I help you find and embrace your true potential. I’m the person who can look at you from the outside and identify gifts and strengths you might not be able to see in yourself.

Layer 2: I’m also a mentor. That’s why I stick to coaching freelance writers and copywriters. I have been a freelance copywriter for over 30 years. I have learned a lot, had my ups and downs, but after three decades I’m still standing and still successful. I can share with you what I know about the business of freelancing.

What I DO is offer that blend of coaching and mentoring – helping you create a freelance business that aligns your greatest skills with a genuine market opportunity.

Are you and I a good match for coaching?

That depends. If you are in linear mode and can’t see yourself committing to breakout mode, then we’re probably not.

But if you love the smell of adrenaline in the morning, and are committed to making some big shifts in your thinking and actions, I’m your guy.

This is going to be expensive, right?

Whether you find my coaching fees expensive or not depends on your perspective.

If you look at coaching as an unfortunate but necessary expense, then you’ll probably feel uncomfortable when you see my schedule of fees.

But if you look at coaching as a smart investment that will repay itself many times over, then my fees shouldn’t worry you at all.

Three years ago I spent $5,000 on an education and mentoring service. A close business friend said, “As long as this new information brings you $10,000 in additional revenues, you’ll be in good shape.” To which I replied, “$10,000? I guess. But what I really want is to leverage this $5,000 investment into $50,000 in extra revenue.”

That’s what breakout mode is all about. You don’t invest your time and money safely in the hope of incremental gains. You invest in opportunities that hold the potential to bring you a 10x return, and maybe more.

“I can’t think of a single copywriter — and I know hundreds — who wouldn’t benefit tremendously from Nick’s business advice. And that includes me.”

Steve Slaunwhite
Author of The Everything Guide To Writing Copy

Here are my coaching options and prices…

I offer my one-on-one coaching in 3 different blocks of time, or calls. All my coaching is done by Skype or by phone. Plus some back and forth by email between calls.

The first block comprises 4 calls, usually conducted weekly, and usually spread out over a month. But it doesn’t have to be weekly. You can buy the 4 calls and schedule them over any time period you like.

The same with the 8-call block. You can schedule them sequentially over a two-month period, once a week, or we can figure out a custom schedule that works better for you.

The same deal with the 12-call block.

The prices are as follows:

The 4-call engagement – $1,750.00

The 8-call engagement – $3,250.00

The 12-call engagement – $4,500.00

PLUS, I also offer a stand-alone, one-hour option for just $250. 

Do the math and you’ll find that’s quite the bargain compared to the cost of calls for my one-month, two-month and three-month options. (Which is why you can buy this option only once.)

The idea is that a full hour of in-depth coaching will give you a clear idea as to whether you want to continue, or not. And maybe the one hour will be all you’ll need.

But if you do then sign up for longer-term coaching, I’ll subtract that $250 from what you pay.

All fees are payable in advance.

An alternative to one-on-one coaching…

As I mentioned at the top of the page, I no longer offer coaching services. Your next best bet is to take my virtual coaching program, Marketing Confidence.