Finally know how to talk and write
about what you do
You’re at a dinner party when the person next to you asks what you do.
You take a deep breath and start talking. There’s some back and forth, and the other person is nodding here and there between bites of pasta. But 5 minutes later you stop and think… “What the hell did I just say?”
As the conversation fizzles out, you think of all the things you should have said. You shake your head to yourself. Another missed opportunity.
A couple days later, you get an email from someone who might want to hire you.
They’ve looked at your website (which makes you cringe a bit — you’ve been meaning to re-write your website copy for months) but they still have a bunch of questions.
After several emails and 45 minutes on the phone with them, you discover they’re not really a good fit. You consider taking them on anyway (money is money, after all) but then they tell you they’ve decided to go with someone else.
Hours of time wasted. A big dent in your confidence. The feeling that something’s not quite right.
All you want is to communicate clearly about what you do and why you’re so awesome.
Why is that so hard to do?
When your messaging is muddled,
it affects every part of your business
You’re not earning enough but you’re wary about raising your rates because you don’t feel “expert” enough.
You’re wasting time on custom proposals and endless back-and-forths with wrong-fit prospects.
You don’t have enough clients, you’re attracting the wrong ones, or you’re saying yes to anyone who comes along.
Selling & Closing
Selling is a chore because you’re not communicating clearly about your services, specialties, or process.
You’re blending in with the crowd instead of standing out. You know you’re different, but aren’t communicating that effectively.
Networking is painful and unfruitful because you don’t know how to talk about your work in a consistent, effective way.
The thing is…
Struggling with your messaging doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with you.
It doesn’t mean you’re bad at what you do, or “not the kind of person” who can talk about themselves.
It just means you’re in the weeds! You’re too close to your own business to see the patterns and pull out the gems that will make your dream clients sit up and pay attention — and then hand over their money.
That’s where I can help.
The Messaging Makeover
It’s time to define yourself.
If you’ve been in business for a couple years and you’re still struggling to communicate about your work, it’s time for a messaging upgrade.
It’s time to get real, claim your niche, and talk about it like a boss.
It’s time to finally know how to communicate about what you do.
Attract the right clients
Save time and energy
Claim your expertise
Boost your confidence
Charge what you’re worth
Focus on the work you love
At the end of your Messaging Makeover, you will...
Know exactly what to say when someone asks what you do
Have totally new website copy that qualifies prospects and sets you apart
Have bone-deep confidence about what you’re doing, who it’s for, and why they buy
Attract more of the *right* clients — instead of wasting time on the wrong ones
Have formalized offerings that position you as the expert and save you tons of time
Feel like your business is an authentic expression of who you are
HOW IT WORKS
This isn’t an online course or a group program. It’s you and me, working 1:1 on your unique business and messaging.
We’ll have 10 hour-long phone sessions over 12 weeks.
You’ll complete homework in between our calls.
I’ll provide feedback and editing on everything you write.
Email me between sessions with ideas or questions.
We’ll follow my step-by-step process, to tackle your messaging in a holistic and strategic way.
In the first four sessions, we'll build the foundation for your messaging by defining or refining your mission, values, target market, offerings, and elevator pitch.
At the end Phase 1, you'll know where you're coming from, what you're selling, who you're selling to, and how to talk about it.
Over our next four sessions, you’ll write new copy for your Home, Services, and About pages. I’ll give guidance and feedback from beginning to end so you never feel lost.
You’ll also have access to my Website Copy 101 video training. We'll discuss the outline of each page before you write it, and I'll edit and give feedback on your drafts.
In your final two sessions, we'll discuss how to get your messaging out into the world.
We'll brainstorm marketing channels and content topics, and develop a simple plan so you can start taking action immediately.
We'll also reflect back on your accomplishments over the last 12 weeks.
At the end of 12 weeks, you’ll walk away with:
Completely new website copy that attracts your dream clients and feels like YOU
A concise elevator pitch that will take the guesswork out of conversations
Formalized offerings or packages that make selling and delivering your service much easier
A simplified marketing plan so you know where to focus your energy in the coming months
A detailed definition of your ideal clients that will make your messaging come to life
An internal mission statement that keeps you connected to the deeper reason you do this work
A set of core values that will ensure your actions stay in integrity with your personal beliefs
Stronger writing skills that you’ll be able to put to use throughout your business
The Messaging Makeover Includes:
10 hour-long phone sessions with me
Unlimited editing and proofreading from me on your website copy
Unlimited email support between sessions
My “Website Copy 101” video training
(Yup, payment plans are available)
Ready to get started?
+ Who is this for?
The Messaging Makeover is for service-based solo entrepreneurs who have already been in business for at least a year. It's important that you're already making money and have a strong sense of what you're selling and what kinds of clients you want to work with most.
My clients have included graphic designers, financial advisors, business consultants, personal trainers, chiropractors, information architects, marketing professionals, photographers, and many other service providers.
+ Who is this NOT for?
This process is not a good fit for product-based businesses, MLMs, or online businesses that rely on launches or complex sales funnels. It’s also not for larger businesses that require the sign-off of multiple people for messaging, content, or marketing decisions.
It's also important that you already know your business model and have a service that you're successfully selling. So if you're just starting out, or are still in experimentation mode, this isn't the right fit.
Finally, if you really hate writing, this is not for you. I’d recommend looking for a copy writer instead.
+ What's the time commitment?
You’ll have 10 weekly calls with me; each of these is 60-minutes long. Between calls, you’ll have homework assignments. Sometimes these might take you an hour, sometimes they’ll require 2-4 hours. I recommend setting aside at least a half-day each week outside of our calls. When we get to the copy writing phase, it may be even longer.
In short, you’ll be doing a lot of work. So if you have a busy time coming up (in your work or personal life) I’d recommend holding off until you can dedicate the time to get the most out of our work together.
Also, note that I've said this is a 12-week engagement. It will take only 12 weeks if you really put in the work and stay on track with our weekly meetings. This part is really up to you. If you take weeks to do each piece of homework, the process will take much longer. I cap my contracts at 6 months, so any sessions you haven't used by then will be forfeited.
+ What if I'm not a great writer?
That’s ok! We’re not trying to write the next great American novel here. We’re going to take the things you already know about your business, get them on paper, in your voice, and then edit the crap out of them until your message is clear as day.
As long as you don’t hate writing, and you’re willing to give it a try, you’ll be just fine. I’ll give plenty of guidance and support along the way so it’s not just you, alone, staring at a blank Google doc :)
Also, keep in mind this great quote from Ernest Hemingway: “The first draft of anything is shit.”
That’s why you’ll have me as your editor :)
+ Can’t I just tweak my website copy without doing all this other stuff?
I mean, you can try. In fact, you’ve probably already tried. How’d that work out for you? Here's more info on why my process goes in the order it does.
+ This seems like a lot of work. Can’t I just hire a copywriter to do all this for me?
Sure! You’re more than welcome to do that.
I developed The Messaging Makeover to be a more comprehensive approach to messaging. When I was a freelance writer, I found that if I wrote website copy for a client, they didn’t necessarily use that language throughout the rest of their business. So they still stumbled in conversations, or used different messaging in their proposals… nothing was consistent.
In my coaching work over the past few years, I’ve found that when entrepreneurs develop their own messaging and copy, it feels even more true to them so they use it much more effectively.
And just so you know, a really good copy writer will cost more than The Messaging Makeover :)
+ Are there other ways to work with you?
This is the only way! I've fine-tuned this offering over years. I found that when clients did smaller engagements with me, it didn't fully solve their messaging problems.
+ Does this include any design services?
Nope. During the website copywriting phase, I can give some formatting guidance (headings, etc.) and advise on where photos could be placed, etc. But we will not be addressing visual branding elements like logos, colors, fonts, etc.
The clients who have the most amazing outcomes work with me first, and then work with a graphic/web designer to make their website really shine.
The Messaging Makeover can be especially powerful if you’re planning a re-brand. Just make sure to do this work before any design work! It’ll make your designer’s job MUCH easier.
Ready to ROCK?
In just 12 weeks, you could have the confidence of clear messaging.
To get started, click below to apply for your free 45-minute consultation.