I Want It All!

Some women wonder if they can really have it all. I say, "Hell Yes."

Do you want it all? A makes-me-smile-every-morning-because-I-can’t-believe-how-amazing-it-is creative business? A rocking income? A {gasp} savings account filled with pretty, pretty money? A life that’s exciting and fulfilling? Quality time to love on your kids and get jiggy with your husband?

Do you dream big, but struggle with how to make those dreams a reality?

Do you want to make some serious changes in a short amount of time?

Do you need a swift kick in the pants with a helping of passionate inspiration?

If you said yes to those four questions, keep reading. This boot camp-style coaching program will help you get your out-freaking-standing products and services in front of the right people. Together, we’ll move past the roadblocks that are keeping you from reaching your creative business goals.

I’ve been there. I’ve done that.

Nobody is born knowing how to be a successful entrepreneur. You have to learn how to take beautiful products photos, how to write descriptions that evoke emotions, and how to market your stuff. I started at the beginning just like everybody else. I didn’t know anything about setting up a shop on Etsy. I thought Twitter was a sound made by birds. Then, I decided that I wanted to be a creative entrepreneur, so I buried myself in books, articles, and coaching programs that would teach me how to do it. Two years after quitting my day job as a therapist, I’ve built a business that makes more money than I’d ever be able to make as a therapist. I was able to reach my creative dreams. Now, I want to help you do the same.

The Complete Package

With this coaching package, you get more than just a weekly coaching session. You get a complete experience. Together, we’ll go step-by-step through your business and turn it into something that’ll help you reach your creative goals.

  • For eight weeks, you’ll get a weekly 30 minute one-on-one Skype coaching call where we focus in on one aspect of your business at a time.
  • After the first session, you’ll receive a “Wake-Up Call Action Plan” with steps you’ll need to take to reach your creative dreams.
  • You’ll have unlimited email access to me during the eight weeks. So, you can ask questions and get feedback as you work through the action steps that we put together.
  • Each week, you’ll receive homework assignments. Why? Because, I can give you tons of information and advice to help you build the creative business of your dreams, but if you don’t put it into action, you won’t get results. And, I’m all about results.
  • As a bonus, you’ll get lifetime access to my “Inspired Blogging for Creative Entrepreneurs” program. {$397 value!}

This is a boot camp-style coaching program. What does that mean? It means that you need to be able to commit to working extremely hard for two months. No excuses. I don’t want to hear them. That means no whiners, complainers, or that’ll-never-work-for-me type of people allowed. This program is for serious creative entrepreneurs who dream big. You are not going to build a successful creative business without a lot of hard work and sweat. If you’re looking for a get-rich-quick plan, go somewhere else. This coaching program is about taking your creative business into your own hands and taking action.

Testimonial

“April’s consulting sessions have really helped me to quickly learn how to narrow my focus & reach my goals. She’s given me shortcuts on how to do things that would have taken me much longer to figure out on my own, & she’s provided me with much needed encouragement & confidence that I can do what it is I’m trying to do. I feel that I now have a vision for where I want to go & I know where to begin to get there. I have a lot of work ahead of me & I know she’ll be there if I have any questions later on down the road!” –Meagan Visser

Want more details about this coaching package?

Before we ever start working together, I’m gonna send you a little homework assignment. I want to know as much as possible about you and your strengths, so I can help you make magic. Then, we’ll work together over the course of eight intense weeks.

Arrow - Hand Drawn BlackIn the first session, we’re gonna dig deep.

In order for me to help you build the creative business of your dreams, I need to understand your dreams. In this first session, we’re gonna dig deep. I want to understand what you want to accomplish, how you want to go about accomplishing it, and the motivation behind your creative goals. I’m gonna ask some serious questions that’ll help you become more clear on what you want and why you want it.

After this session, I’m gonna put together your wake-up call action plan. This plan will detail the steps you need to take to reach those creative goals.

Then we’re gonna cover all the basics:

Arrow - Hand Drawn BlackProduct Photography and Descriptions

The two major pieces of selling your creative products online are your product photos and descriptions. You need to replace the in-person shopping experience with your photos and words. It’s not an easy thing to do, but it can be done. Let me be clear: I’m not a professional photographer. But, I do know what looks good and what will sell. I’ve got lots of free photography resources—and I’ll be able to guide you in taking better pictures if yours need improving. We’ll also dissect your product descriptions. We’ll go over the 5 steps to writing product descriptions that sell—and you’ll put it into practice.

Arrow - Hand Drawn BlackBranding Brainstorm

You need to have a clear, cohesive vision that you share with your fans, potential customers, and customers. Thankfully, I work with my mother-in-law who worked for the Roanoke Times as a graphic artist, illustrator, and copywriter. She’s won numerous awards including 60 Virginia Press Association awards, 3 Editor and Publisher Awards for Excellence in Advertising, and the first International Newspaper and Marketing Executives Award. Together, my mother-in-law and I will dissect your branding to make sure you portray that oh-so-necessary clear and cohesive vision.

Arrow - Hand Drawn BlackOnline Shop or Website Review

Even though we’ll have covered your product photos, descriptions, and branding, there’s still so much to talk about. I won’t leave one stone unturned. I’ll review every section and link in your shop and give you direct feedback on how to make it sparkle.

Arrow - Hand Drawn BlackPricing and Selling

You need to price your products for success or you’ll never make it long-term. I’ll review your pricing structure and if necessary, help you refocus your pricing, so you make a lovely profit. I’ll also review how and where you’re selling, and we’ll discuss other revenue streams. You need more than one if you want long-term success.

Arrow - Hand Drawn BlackBlog Review

One of the best ways to market your creative biz is to blog. You have full control over the content, how often you publish, and the message you send to your potential customers. That’s awesome and not-so-awesome. The not-so-awesome part comes in when you make a hot mess out of blogging and end up looking worse to potential and current customers. Yikes. That’s not fun. I’ll make sure that isn’t happening. I’m gonna help you clean things up, make them look professional, and blog to reach your target market.

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Once you’ve covered the basics, you need to think about marketing. If you’ve got crappy pictures and product descriptions, all the marketing in the world won’t help you sell. If you don’t have a clear brand, marketing ain’t gonna getcha rich. Once we covered all of those basic topics and know that you’ve got a rocking online shop, it’s time to get marketing.

You need a plan. You don’t want to sit back and hope that people will stumble upon your out-freaking-standing products and fall in love. No way. You want to get your products in front of your target market and rack up those sales. We’ll come up with a marketing plan that’ll be sure to do just that.

But, we’re not just covering the basics that’ll make your business swoon-worthy.

Each step of the way, we’ll be figuring out what’s right for YOU. Not what’s right for the average creative entrepreneur. Because, you don’t want to be doing what everyone else is doing. That’s poke-my-eyeballs-out boring. Your creative business won’t survive long-term unless it’s unique and built around your personality. What do you want from this world? What are your greatest gifts to give? You’ve got it in you and I’m gonna pull it out. Every session, we’re gonna dig deep.

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The Complete Package is for you if:

  • You dream big.
  • You know that it takes hard work and determination to build a successful business. And, you’re ready to work hard.
  • You have at least 10-15 hours per week to invest in your creative business.
  • You know you need to make changes and you’re ready to make them.
  • You love to have a good time and laugh.
  • You don’t take yourself too seriously. Uptight, crabby entrepreneurs not welcome!
  • You’re willing to push your boundaries and do things that you never thought you’d be able to do.

Arrow - Hand Drawn BlackThe Complete Package is NOT for you if:

  • You live in a world of scarcity. You don’t think there’s enough for everyone.
  • You’re afraid of taking risks.
  • You suffer from “that’ll never work” syndrome. Meaning you always say, “that’ll never work” to things before trying them.
  • You’re lazy and would rather watch television for five hours a day than build a successful business.
  • You only have a couple hours a week to devote to your creative biz.
  • You don’t have products or an online shop. You need both of these things to take advantage of this coaching program.

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So what’s it gonna cost?

I’m not gonna lie. This isn’t the cheapest coaching program–but is the cheapest anything ever the best? Rarely. That’s why it’s only meant for serious creative entrepreneurs. For eight weeks of one-on-one sessions and unlimited email access, it’ll cost ya $1295 {you can make two payments of $650}. The price returns to $1295 on Monday, May 16th. If you’re ready to make an investment in your creative biz, I’m ready to work with you.

Where’s the pretty little buy now button?

There isn’t one. I want to make extra sure that I can help you reach your creative biz goals before you ever give me any money. Plus, I only work with 5 “complete package” clients at a time in order to give them my full attention, so there might be a waiting list.

That’s why you need to fill out this nifty little application and send your answers to blacksburgbelle {at} gmail {dot} com and I’ll get back to ya within 3 business days. If I don’t think you’re ready for the complete package, I might suggest one of my other packages. Or, I’ll give ya some tips to help you get to place where you’d be ready for this boot camp experience. If your application sends shivers down my spine and I know it’s meant to be, I’ll send you to the pretty little buy now button. Once you pay, we’ll get started.

Testimonial

“I had the wonderful opportunity to work with April in four one-on-one sessions this past winter.  I can’t even begin to describe how much those four sessions have changed the scope and direction of my fledgling creative business.  Between her insightful questions, solid advice, strategic thinking, humor and positive attitude, April was able to bring my creative business to a new level.  But not only did she help me to improve my marketing and production, she also helped me to create a more sustainable lifestyle as a creative entrepreneur — not an easy balance to find!  I simply can’t say enough wonderful things about working with April!” –Adriana Willsie

Not Sure?

Arrow - Hand Drawn Black$1295 is a lot of money to invest.

I know. And, eight weeks is a lot of time for me to invest. If it didn’t cost this much, I couldn’t provide the complete package. Think about the other ways that you spend your money. Eating out, drinks with friends, vacations, new shoes, etc. Is your business worth it?

Arrow - Hand Drawn BlackDo you have another job? Are you wondering if you’ll have enough time to invest in this coaching package?

If you have at least 10 hours per week that you can put into your creative business, you’ve got enough time. Are you willing to work before or after work and on the weekends? If so, you’ve got enough time.

Arrow - Hand Drawn BlackWill I be able to provide what I promise?

You may know me and my style by now. If so, you know that I’ll deliver. However, if you don’t know much about me, you might be wondering if I can really help you reach your creative goals. Well, here are just a few things about me that might help ease your mind: I’ve been featured on the Etsy Success Reading List numerous times, and Etsy flew me out to speak at the Etsy Success Conference this year. My group coaching program sold out within two weeks, and I’ve been featured on many other websites and blogs including Design*Sponge and BlogcastFM.

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Testimonial

“My consulting session with April was SO helpful to me and my creative business, who knew an hour could make such a difference. I’m more focused on my goals and how to achieve them. I recommend it to anyone who’s just starting or has an existing creative business. April Totally Rocks!” –Kristin Maynes

Are you ready to play big? Are you ready to get serious about your creative goals? If so, fill out this application and send it to blacksburgbelle {at} gmail {dot} com today.

FYI, even if you’re not gonna apply for The Complete Package, filling out the application can seriously help you get clear. I challenge you to answer the questions anyway.

Testimonial

“Just had a fantastic consultation with April Bowles-Olin – yup…she’s the real deal! Thanks girl!” – Lisa Lehmann

P.S.

When I take on a “complete package” client, I’m 100% committed. If you’re not, don’t apply. If you are, let’s make some melt-in-your-mouth magic.

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