(Me. Trying to look intense.)
If you’re looking for help sharing your words and connecting authentically to an audience, I can help.
Since May of 2015, my daily Medium publication, Higher Thoughts, has gathered a growing audience of 60k+ people (many of whom I actually like).
Has it been easy?
Has it been the most fulfilling kind of work I’ve ever done?
Can I show you how to do it?
I’ll be real here… I can’t do it for you. I can’t guarantee that you’ll have the kind of success I’ve had with it (but who knows, you may even go far beyond what I’ve done – hopefully so!).
What I do know is that Medium is the most powerful tool out there today when it comes to gathering your tribe around the written word.
I really believe that every passionate brand, business, artist, and solopreneur should build a Medium presence. You can showcase your enthusiasm and highlight your skills in a beautiful way in front of a huge audience of people who care. If you do this right, they’ll find you. This is the power of Medium.
But it helps a ton to know how to use it and navigate its waters.
As for my personal experience with Medium and my professional background in branding/marketing, I have a few fundamentals under my hat that can at least put you a few steps ahead of those who may not be privy.
But that’s just the technical aspect of this thing…
What really holds most people back from a genuine, successful blog is fear.
Many people are scared on several levels… Scared to speak their truth. Scared of ridicule. Scared to write a headline that doesn’t sound like every other click-bait headline out there today. Scared to write powerfully and vulnerably.
I help you dance with that fear. I call you to your highest self and hold you to it.
Not only that, there’s several creativity-boosting exercises and principles I’ve employed over the years to keep my idea muscle strong and my words flowing.
I consciously call myself a mentor (albeit a compensated one), not a coach. I’ve been there. I’m not just selling the thing, I’ve done the thing.
As I mentioned in my About page, I’m a ‘Top Writer’ on Medium.com in several categories including creativity, writing, self-improvement, life lessons, and inspiration to name a few (check out the spiffy badge they gave me…)
I’m currently working on developing a course, but I have no idea when it will be ready.
However, if you’re itching to get going pronto, I’d be willing to consult with you 1-on-1 for a nominal fee. I’m not cheap, but I have a trusted track record and I know that what I’ve learned will be valuable for you if you’re up for the task.
Private Mentorship Program
I like to start with a 3-week program. If students would like to continue further, that’s done on a case-by-case basis. The 3-week mentorship program consists of weekly 1-hour calls (via Zoom) and unlimited email coaching for one-off questions that come up during that time. We’ll customize it for your needs, but here’s the general rundown of the 3-week curriculum:
Week One: Your Mission & The Craft of Writing for the Web
- Determining your principles. Who is your work for? Who is it NOT for?
- Defining your reader (hint: we do this differently than any other program I’ve seen)
- Creating a profile that speaks to your reader
- Genuine shareability and what people look for on the web
- Formatting hacks
- The magic of images/.gif’s
Week Two: The Power of Publications
- Determining which publications you should write for (and how to connect with them)
- Starting a publication of your own (naming it, branding it, etc.) and how to use it as one of your most powerful tools
- Writing for your reader vs. writing for new readers (they’re quite different)
- Headlines, headlines, headlines (to clickbait or not to clickbait?)
Week Three: Capturing your audience
- Writing calls-to-action (get them moving towards your goals)
- Idea generation
- Tying your posts to a mailing list (your list is your most valuable asset)
- How to handle conversations/responses on Medium (most people have this wrong)
As far as price, I typically charge $250/hour for one-off consulting sessions. But since this is a longer-term relationship, the full price for the 3-week program is $475.
I’ll only be taking on a handful of students, but if you fill out the form below, we can set up a free 20-minute consultation should there be room. I’d love to hear your story and see if I can help. If so, we’ll set up a program that works for you and hit the ground running.
I look forward to getting to know you/your mission and helping you build an authentic following on Medium.