For some, the course content by itself is enough, but your training and progress don’t have to stop with this heavy dose of up-front instruction. For those who want a personal experience in addition to the course material, we’ve created an option that gives you all the course materials plus lifetime access to an exclusive community of current and aspiring contributors. This is the kind of community PR professionals dream of being part of. They pay thousands of dollars a year for software that doesn’t do half of what you can get from this group.
Perhaps the most valuable part of this community is that you get lifetime access to group coaching, designed to keep you accountable and moving forward with your publication goals. You’ll be coached not just by me, but by other contributors I’ve hired to be part of my team who have been through the pitch process and are currently contributing to Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, and other publications. Within this community you can post questions and get answers, saving you the time, headache, and frustration you’d experience going it on your own.
For example, let’s say you want to pitch the entrepreneurship section at Forbes to become a contributor there. If you’re working on your own you can figure out who the editor is, but if you are part of your group you could ask “I’m getting ready to pitch the entrepreneurship editor at Forbes, does anyone have any advice or recommendations?” Someone might respond saying, “I was just in touch with him and they’re at a conference right now, so I’d recommend waiting until next week when he’s back at his office and has been able to catch up on email.” Conversations like this take place all the time in our group on hundreds of topics.
Here’s the thing…
The Masterclass++ isn’t for everyone.
First, let’s be clear that we cannot “guarantee” you a placement at Forbes or any other publication. Even if “selling” contributor posts were possible, and even if it were not completely unethical, we still wouldn’t do it, because it would leave you exposed to crucial skill gaps that would undermine your long-run success. Instead, we teach the powerful, fundamental strategies for creating so much value to editors (and the audiences they serve) that the thought of losing you makes them cringe.
It’s the difference between “give a man a fish” and “teach a man to fish.” In our masterclass and community, we focus on teaching you to fish.
Second, if you decide you’re interested and you apply to be part of the masterclass, my team and I will review your application before we approve you to join the class. In this class we only work with you if you have:
> A strong command of the English language.
> A clear message you’re passionate about.
> An economic engine (a business or career) that can leverage your writing for a strong ROI.
–and you won’t be admitted and absolutely no money will change hands unless we’re completely confident you can succeed.
This isn’t some reverse-psychology sales tactic–we want every single member of this class to succeed as living, breathing proof our methods work.
Third, there are only 20 seats in the Masterclass++ level, and the first time we opened this level it sold out. That means I won’t be giving you a high-pressure pitch. Once you’re accepted, we’ll send you an invitation and an invoice, but we won’t hold your spot–once the seats are gone, they’re gone.
Now, at this point you may be asking, “How much does all of this cost?” The truth is, if I were to charge even 10% of the ROI becoming a contributor has brought me and my team, even though we were bootstrapping and had to learn most of these lessons the hard way, we would be looking at well over $400,000, which would be ludicrously high, of course.
I have friends who consult with high powered executives and help them secure contributor positions, and they charge up to $60,000 for this service. Don’t get me wrong–if I had paid that much to get into Forbes it would have been well worth it, and $5,000 per month is the minimum I charge to my executive coaching clients, but no, we’re not charging anything close to that.
If a well-placed article written and published using the methods we teach you in this masterclass brought you just one additional client, boosted the price you could charge for your goods or services by just 5%, or helped you move up a rung in this competitive job market–what would that be worth? And with the value that will come from consistently hitting your contributor goals…well, we’re aiming to make this the deal of a lifetime.
What’s more, the money is practically irrelevant because you also get a 60-day, no-risk, 100% satisfaction-or-your-money-back guarantee.
Here’s how it works: If you are accepted into the course, and you complete each module, fulfill every homework assignment, actively listen, engage and work closely with your coach–if even after all of that you don’t feel like you’ve gained substantial writing and publication knowledge, we will give you your money back, no questions asked.
With a money-back guarantee like this–what do you have to lose?
Apply now (it’s easy and painless), and–if you’re ready–I’ll look forward to seeing you in the course.
P.S. There’s no commitment until you’re accepted and have opted in to your invitation to the course, and no risk once you’re in. The world moves fast, and opportunities to reach your audience and make a difference are passing you by as we speak–and you know if you fail to act now it’ll probably be years before you “get around to it” again. Don’t let that be you!