In all my years of launching products, I've discovered that there are typically two types of people-those who jump in head first, and those who like to gather as much info as possible before taking the leap.
And if you happen to fall in that second category, then you're in luck-this email is for you! That said, if you still have additional questions that aren't answered here, please feel free to hit "reply" to this email and we'll get back to you with an answer ASAP. (You can also watch the replay from yesterday's live Q&A session HERE.)
IS THE ACTIVATET COACHING PROGRAM RIGHT FOR ME?
The short answer? If you're trying to start, grow, or scale an online business, then YES.
The longer answer is this: ACTIVATE business coaching for bloggers and online business owners is for anyone who wants to make money online through blogging or content marketing, whether you are just getting started or already have an established blog or online business.
It is the only business coaching program created specifically for bloggers and content marketers, designed to take the mystery out of growing a profitable and predictable online business, and to take you from complete beginner to 6 or 7 figures and beyond.
It's for anyone who wants to have an online business, but is not interested in being an "influencer." It's for any blogger who has been scared to sell, or frustrated that their sales efforts don't seem to be working, or for any online business owner who needs help increasing their conversions.
And so, whether you're an ambitious beginner looking to get started as quickly as possible, an intermediate level blogger looking to break through a plateau and start making real money, or a pro blogger already earning an income online, the ACTIVATE coaching program will provide the ongoing support, instruction, and encouragement you need to grow and scale a profitable and predictable online business.
ARE THERE ANY PREREQUISITES FOR JOINING? HOW WILL I KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN?
No. The ACTIVATE coaching program is designed to meet you where you are, even if you haven't started your business yet. In fact, the first thing you'll do after joining is take our assessment and complete our Activation Guide, which will let you know exactly what level you'll be starting at.
If you're a beginner, you'll start at Level 1, which will focus on building your foundation with confidence. This will include going through the Home Business Starter Kit, then completing Units 1-5 of Elite Blog Academy. In Level 1, you'll also have access to beginner-focused office hours, as well as to Tech JamT sessions to get you past any early technical hurdles and SEO JamT sessions to help with organic growth strategies.
If you've already established your blog but don't yet have a strong core offer, you'll start at Level 2, which will focus primarily on list growth and monetization. This will include going through Product Launch Playbook Academy, as well as attending our Level 2 office hours, and additional sessions such as Copy JamT and FB JamT to improve your sales copy and conversions.
Level 3 members will benefit from advanced training sessions focused in three main subject areas-Sales & Marketing, Strategic Planning, and Business Skills. You'll learn how to continually scale your business in a predictable and profitable way, one that allows you to work smarter, not harder. Six-figure earners will also be able to apply to join our 6 Figure Club, where you'll get access to a private mastermind with Ruth.
WHEN DOES THE ACTIVATE COACHING PROGRAM BEGIN? IS THERE A SCHEDULE?
Enrollment for the ACTIVATE coaching program opened yesterday and will close Friday, December 18th at Midnight. You will receive your enrollment confirmation within 30 minutes, along with your access to the membership portal, which is where your program resources will be hosted.
You'll have instant access to your Activation Guide and Quick Start Checklist, as well as to all of our signature programs, including Elite Blog Academy and Product Launch Playbook Academy. However, our live coaching sessions will not begin until Monday, January 4th.
The live coaching schedule for January will be available in the membership portal, and our subsequent schedules will be available in the membership portal by the 20th of the preceding month.
WHAT ARE THE MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS & FEES?
When you enroll in the ACTIVATE coaching program, you may choose from one of three different introductory membership options.
Our monthly membership is $297 a month. This is the most flexible option, as it allows you to cancel your membership at any time. Monthly memberships include access to digital resources only, including a printable version of the Quarterly Execution PlaybookT.
Our quarterly membership is $797 per quarter (3 months). This is our recommended option, as it allows you to complete an entire 13 week Quarterly Sprint, which is where we see the most tangible results. Quarterly members will receive a hard copy of our Quarterly Execution PlaybookT every 13 weeks, so long as you continue your membership.
Our annual membership is $2997 per year (12 months). This is our best value option, as it is the equivalent of receiving 2 free months, and will also provide the most dramatic results over the course of a year. Annual members will receive a hard copy of our Quarterly Execution Playbook every 13 weeks.
WHAT IF I WANT TO CANCEL MY MEMBERSHIP?
You can cancel your membership at any time simply by shooting us an email, and you will retain access until your current payment period is complete. There is no payment penalty for canceling, but once you cancel your membership you will not be able to re-join the ACTIVATE coaching program for one full year. This policy is in place to prevent the disruption that occurs when people stop and start, and to encourage our members to stay committed to achieving real results, which often takes time.
WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH MY MEMBERSHIP FEES?
Your membership to the ACTIVATE coaching program gets you access to all of our live coaching sessions and recordings (though we recommend only attending the sessions for your level), as well as access to all our signature EBA programs, including Elite Blog Academy?, Product Launch Playbook AcademyT, What the Tech?!T, FB ADvantageT and more. As an ACTIVATE member, you'll also have access to our private Facebook community, where you can ask questions, get feedback, and connect with other members.
Additionally, members will have the opportunity to join private accountability groups, including our private 6-Figure Club mastermind for high earners.
WHAT IF I CAN'T ATTEND THE LIVE COACHING SESSIONS?
While we encourage you to attend the coaching sessions live when your schedule allows, live attendance is not a requirement for success in our program. Each live coaching session will be recorded, and the recordings will be posted in the course portal by 5pm the following business day.
I'M NOT MAKING ANY MONEY YET. WILL THIS PROGRAM HELP WITH THAT?
That said, building an online business takes time. This is not a get-rich-quick scheme, nor will it lead to overnight success. If you are just starting out, you can expect to be in our program for at least 6-9 months before you start earning any income.
That said, once you are to the point where you are making some money, the ACTIVATE coaching program will allow you to scale your income quickly-often within just a few months of your first sales.
We have found that the trajectory for our students almost always looks like this: