PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY FULL. WAITING LIST BELOW.
The standard LAB membership gives access to quite a bit. It includes the entire course library, the Live Workshops, the Office Hours, the Community Forum, and more. I've designed THE LAB to offer as complete a solution as I can while keeping the price accessible.
But, over the last couple of years, I've noticed that some members need and want more.
Even with the support resources available in THE LAB, some members still find themselves... going off the rails. Life gets in the way and things distract them. Sometimes they get paralyzed by analysis. Things feel overwhelming and you still get confused on what direction to go, what to work on next, and where to best spend your time.
Sometimes, even with the training in THE LAB, members still wonder if they're doing it right. If they're concentrating on the right thing, at the right time.
Heck, sometimes the technical stuff gets in the way.
After awhile, it can feel a bit overwhelming. It feels like you're pushing against a headwind. Combine that with the uncertainty and the fear of failure, and things can start to go off the rails.
THE LAB, with all of it's resources, is still a rather do-it-yourself solution. Multiple support resources are there, but it is up to you to use them. Not everybody does, for various reasons.
This universe is designed to work in pairs. For energy to flow, two terminals are necessary. You just look at the basics of electronics to see that is true. But, we can look even in human relations and we see it is true as well. We can only do so much when we're alone. When we're in partnership with another, the energy flows.
Building and growing an online business is a pretty big project. It is tough enough as it is, but it is made much harder when you're going it alone. Putting another on your "team" can make all the difference.
It can mean:
I wanted to have a solution to this issue for my members. It was important to me to have a solution which was affordable while also respecting my lifestyle. After all, my members know I like to go camping alot. :)
What I came up with is... PLATINUM.
PLATINUM COACHING is a monthly coaching and support program for bloggers, course creators, coaches, consultants and any other online entrepreneur who is looking to make progress faster.
We use some custom-built systems to manage PLATINUM in a way which is much more scalable... therefore allowing us to make it much more accessible (cost-wise) than the typical coaching program.
Through a combination of personal touch and automation - and some in-house developed processes in order to provide concrete guidance and ongoing supervision, PLATINUM clients are able to receive the benefits of coaching without the massive investment typical of most others.
The PLATINUM Coaching Portal
You will gain access to a special area of the LAB in order to manage all of our personal interactions - just between you and me. This web-based portal was built solely for PLATINUM clients.
Personalized Online Business Game Plan
After our initial consultation, I will prepare a full game plan on your best, most efficient path forward for your business. It will take into account your personal situation and where you want to take it. This program will be written and posted into your Coaching Portal so you can access it 24/7. As we work together, we will keep this plan updated to reflect your current situation.
Personal Accountability (And Tracking)
Once per month (at least), you will be asked to submit a status report to let me know exactly where things stand and any issues you are experiencing. I can then make adjustments to your program and specific recommendations to keep up your momentum. Together, we will also monitor certain core metrics of your business so that we can manage by the numbers. We've got certain, specific formulas to apply depending on your statistical trends... almost guaranteeing your growth.
On-Demand Coaching Support
Any time there is a difficulty, a speed bump or a confusion, I am an email away. You will have access to a personal, private email support box just between you and me. When you need help... just ask. As a PLATINUM client, you are never left alone to figure it out all by yourself.
Access To Every Single Live, In-Person BootCAMP Event
Any time you want to come spend a couple days working with me personally in a small group setting, you are invited to attend any of our scheduled LAB BootCAMP events. While others will need to purchase tickets, you have red carpet access to every single one.
It comes down to this...
Most online courses and memberships (including THE LAB) do things in a group setting. And when it is a big community, you can begin to feel lost despite all those resources.
If you've ever wanted to have a coaching "on call" to help guide you, get you over speed bumps, keep you from getting distracted, and help determine exactly what you should be focusing on at any given time...
That's exactly what I created PLATINUM.
Finding and trusting someone to help you with your business is not easy! I'm so incredibly happy that I decided to put my trust in David and the Platinum coaching program. This affordable coaching has enabled me to triple my monthly sales and keep a steady flow of earnings coming in. Working with David has truly allowed me to step up in the blogging world from a hobby blogger to a full fledged business owner. Thank you David!!
When a problem arises, you can get direct assistance from somebody who has been doing this for 20 years. You'll be able to reach out anytime as needed to seek an answer, recommendation, or just some perspective.
I will help you know exactly what to focus on, in what order... and (sometimes more importantly) what not to focus on. Together, we will tailor your efforts to your specific goals, your niche, and your particular business.
When you get into the weeds, get paralyzed by over-analysis, or find life getting in the way... you're going to have us - tapping on your proverbial shoulder - reminding you what direction to go.
This is not a group program. All of our interactions will be direct and personal - and unique to your situation and your business. There's no automated messages or any of that yik-yak.
RED CARPET ACCESS FOR ALL PLATINUM CLIENTS
Get out from behind your computer and come meet with David (and family) and other like-minded members - and we'll have a live, in-person training and co-working BootCAMP.
We'll convene in a nice, relaxed RV park or campground. You can stay nearby in a hotel and drive in... or even bring your RV. And together, we're going to get some work done. You'll walk out with real, tangible goals accomplished and a concrete plan of action.
I'll do some live, tactical walkthrough training and I'll be there to help you and support you - right there in person. We'll spend 1 or 2 days together, working on your online business in a small group and enjoying a relaxed atmosphere. No large crowds and big conference centers. Much more intimate, hands on, and relaxed.
And after a productive day, we can hang around the campfire.
This is a brand new initiative for the Blog Marketing Academy. Details forthcoming.
As A PLATINUM member, you will be able to attend any BootCAMP without having to buy a ticket. You would pay an enrollment fee to reserve a spot, then we would refund it back to you when you show up (or apply it to your account).
Now, get this...
We both know there are a lot of people out there offering coaching with some pretty inflated pricing. They offer some number of phone calls and all that jazz. You don't exactly know how it is going to go, yet they're often asking you for many hundreds of dollars per month... or even several thousand bucks.
So, typically, gaining access to a personal business coach is a rather expensive proposition.
Here's how PLATINUM is different... and why I think this is THE way to get an experienced hand on your team in an affordable way.
PLATINUM is not a coaching program, in the traditional sense. This isn't some 3-month or 6-month pre-planned thing. If it were, it would likely cost you a few thousand dollars.
PLATINUM is set up to be much more scalable. I set it up to be exactly what I, in the past, wished I had access to while I was growing my business. Which means...
Due to the more direct, personal involvement with PLATINUM members, I have to manage how many people are in it at once. At this time, the program is full.
If you would like to join PLATINUM when it opens up again, enter your contact information below. You will be on the waiting list and I will let you know when spots open up, or if I decide I can handle more people.
Space is still limited. Given some recent improvements we have made to how PLATINUM is managed, I am able to increase member capacity. But, I will need to limit it, still, as we iron out kinks and find that "sweet spot" for how many clients I can work with in this way while still serving regular LAB members.
If you see the enrollment button, then there's space. If you see a waiting list, sign up for it and I will let you know as soon as there's room.
And this price isn't permanent. So lock it in before goes up.
Our regular LAB membership is our more general membership for everybody. I understand that Platinum is a little higher level - and perhaps you wonder if it is a good for for your particular situation. Well, let me see if I can lay it out for you...
Let me see if I can answer some of the more specific questions that commonly get asked...
If, for some reason, I determine that you are not a good fit for Platinum, then I will refund every penny. Likewise, if YOU talk to me and determine that this doesn't feel right for you, you can request a refund during the Discover Call and I will issue you a refund. Otherwise, after our initial discovery call, the first month fee of $199 is non-refundable. From then on, Platinum works like any monthly membership - you can cancel anytime and request a refund of the previous month's renewal fee.
There is no minimum contract and you can cancel anytime right inside your LAB account, like any regular membership.
Yes, your first month will cost $199... then thereafter you will be renewed at $97/month. That first month is different - and more time consuming for me personally. That first month is when I have to spend more time getting to know your business and creating a profile. You and I will have our Discovery Session call with each other. And I will need to take the time to craft your personal online business program for the first time. Because of the higher demands on my time that first month, I charge more to get started. Then, the maintenance as we move forward together is easier.
While you will log into THE LAB in order to access your PLATINUM Coaching Portal, the two programs are separate. If you want access to all of our training, you need a LAB membership. For the coaching service, you need PLATINUM. You can subscribe to both at the same time to access the whole enchilada... or either one separately.
No. This is not a "done for you" service and I am not going to build your business for you. I am here to provide guidance, accountability as well as help you find resources to help you get things done. Ultimately, though, it will still be up to you to make it happen.
You and I will have a call together (the Discovery Session) after you join. After that, our interaction is primarily over email and the Status Reports. However, you can book a call with me anytime you like at the normal members-only rate of $99.
PLATINUM is not an online course. It is a monthly coaching and personal support service... and the entire point is to take whatever you're working on and speed it up. For that reason, PLATINUM can be added to any training (whether our own LAB or any third-party course) and it will only improve your results. As a PLATINUM client, you will have a personal coach there to back you up.... AND unlimited access to live events where you can even get direct help from me right there in person. I can't think of a single course - anywhere - that provides something like that.
No, I do not. This one is monthly only.
You will be expected to make regular headway. We'll set goals together which are realistic for you. And I'm not a disciplinarian so it isn't as if I can do anything bad to you if you don't make it. :) So, if things come up short because things came up, that's fine. We'll adjust our goals for the next month.
You set your own schedule and work at your own speed. My job will be to help keep you on focus and have you spending your available time on the things most relevant to your situation.
At least once per month, I would want to get a Status Report from you to update me on your project. If you don't do so, you will be hearing from us. :-) But, I consider that part of the job.
This is primarily going to be email-based coaching. In the beginning, you and I will be interacting more regularly as I establish where things are at with your business and learn more about it. Once we have a plan set in motion, I expect our interactions will reduce and be primarily focused on answering questions that come up and our regular check-in's.
Typically, I will try to reply back to all Platinum emails within 48 hours. From time to time, it may take longer. And sometimes, I'll surprise you and reply back so fast your head will spin. ;) Keep in mind that Platinum isn't my sole focus and I have other things going on, so as long as you have that understanding, we'll be golden. All emails are individual and personal - from me to you - so there's no way I could automate it. Nor would I want to. For that reason, sometimes you may need to have a little patience with me before I can respond. But, I always will.
I encourage to take a look at your business, your blog... and your progress.
Is going it alone working against you?
Are you finding yourself feeling "stuck" and overwhelmed, despite feeling like you have access to all the information you need?
Do you feel you could really benefit from a "second set of eyes", helping you with your business, month to month? To help you figure out what to work on, what your priorities are, and set real goals?
If you do, then give Platinum a try. Help me pilot this program and we'll see how this works for both of us.
Space is limited. This offer could close down any time depending on how things go. And, as I systematize things moving forward, it is pretty much a guarantee that the price will be increasing.
Perhaps I'll be working with you soon.
All the best,
Founder, Blog Marketing Academy