The big breakout moments in any freelance business are not the result of simple, linear growth.
Linear growth may keep things on an even keel and pay the bills each month. But it doesn’t deliver those dizzy moments of accelerated 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’re nodding your head as you read this, 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.
In addition, 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.”
Author of Become an Instant Guru
As a coach, what do I 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 going to be a good fit for coaching?
I’m NOT the right fit if you’re just starting out as a freelance writer or copywriter… if you have yet to launch your freelance business, or have recently launched and are struggling to get your first clients.
My strength as a coach doesn’t lie in helping people who are just starting out, or struggling. (I working in this area as a coach for years, and it took me forever to realize that it just wasn’t an area of core strength for me.)
I CAN help if you already have some time, clients and success as a freelancer under your belt, and are looking to break out of linear growth into something a whole lot more exciting and rewarding.
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.”
Author of The Everything Guide To Writing Copy
Here are my coaching options and prices…
I offer my one-on-one coaching in 2 different blocks of time, or calls. All my coaching is done by phone. Plus back and forth by email between calls.
The first option comprises 8 calls, usually conducted weekly, spread out over a period of 2 months.
The same with the 12-call option. You can schedule them sequentially over a three-month period, once a week, or we can figure out a custom schedule that works better for you.
That said, while I like to be flexible, one week between calls seems to work the best.
The prices are as follows:
The 8-call engagement – US$4,950.00
The 12-call engagement – US$6,250.00
All fees are payable in advance.
Ready to get started?
Step one is to reach out to me through my Contact page and tell me you’re interested in hiring me as your coach.
Step two is to schedule a 30-minute discovery call, just to make sure we’re a good match, and to answer any questions you may have. If that goes well, we’ll get the fee paid and out of the way, and start on the coaching sessions themselves.
Some kind works from a few of my coaching clients…
“Nick Usborne is a catalyst. With his guidance, I am now focusing on the specific areas of Internet writing that play to my greatest strengths. His coaching has saved me a great deal of time and money that I would have spent running down blind alleys. Easily one of the best investments I’ve ever made.” – Bob Ellal
“I can’t speak highly enough about the value of Nick’s coaching. In our short time together he has become a partner as much as a coach.” – Andrew Williams
“It was time for serious structure. For me it meant finding a mentor or a coach, someone to hold me accountable for my plan. Looking back now, I know I made the right choice in Nick Usborne. He is just the kind of business coach who knows how to help you turn on the switches, process your fears, and move on with realizing your business goals.- Rachel Agheyisi
“Nick Usborne is a superstar. As the best coach I have ever met, he blends all the right ingredients in just the correct doses to give you fast results. As a businessman he is super smart, highly organized and ultra-strategic. He renders the complicated simple, that magical quality that separates the good from the great. As a person, he is kind and courteous with an insatiable curiosity and sense of humour which makes every session with him a great pleasure. Nick knows when to listen, when to cheerlead, when to direct and when-ever so lightly-to cajole.” – Susan Rice
“In terms of return on investment, Nick “paid for himself” in the very first month. My online sales are booming, I just landed a lucrative writing contract, and have a renewed focus and energy that will continue to guide me for years to come. My only regret in hiring Nick is not finding him sooner!” – Cari Haus
“During our first call, Nick asked a question that turned my cozy freelance copywriting world on its head. Because of it, I’m now carving out a one-of-a-kind niche that makes the most of both my skills and background…with total integrity. Not only that, Nick has me building a solid business model that reaches 3, 5, even 10 years into the future. I never dreamed this is where I’d be, just five weeks into the coaching program. If you’re ready to work – and work hard – I’d be willing to bet that Nick can do the very same for you.” – Lisa Sargent
Interested? Reach out to me now through my Contact page…