At a one-day, in-person mastermind event in October 2018, I mentioned that a number of people had asked me to do group coaching for writers because they couldn’t afford my one-on-one coaching, and that a few hundred people have asked me if I will teach them how to become a freelance editor. Vincent Pugliese’s eyes bugged out and really got my attention. When he asked why I hadn’t done those things yet, I told him that I’d been getting my ducks in a row so that I could start them.
His response was hilarious and pointed. “Jennifer’s like, ‘I have a drawer full of gold over here, but I’m not going to do anything with it; I’m going to go over here and look for pennies under rocks or something.’ Does anyone else see an acre of diamonds here?”
So, I finished the process of asking interested people what they’d like to see in the group-coaching program and put together an offer. The program for editors will come in 2019.
The writer coaching group will meet weekly on Zoom for an hour. If a member can make it to every call, great. If not, no worries—sometimes life interferes. They’ll just catch us next time.
Group coaching for writers
Members will receive these:
- The instruction they want
- Access to me and to guest experts
- The ability to ask questions on the calls
- Access to a private group (capture your questions immediately so you don’t have to remember them!)
- Resources such as productivity trackers and contact logs
- Lists of common errors and pitfalls
- Information on places they could be published
- A path to self-publishing
- Opportunities for feedback on your writing
- Free editing and discounted editing
- Live editing sessions: see what happens to your writing when it goes to the editor
- Step-by-step demonstrations (one is Outlining for People Who Hate Outlining)
- Cheat sheets and templates
- The 250 most commonly misspelled words
The program is ongoing, which means that it’s not a finite, “six weeks and it’s over” kind of thing. Nope. Members get access for as long as they want it.
When asked what the value of such a resource is, the answer that came back most was “hundreds of dollars per month.” I’m not going to ask that much, though. That’s what I charge for my one-on-one coaching. My goal is to help more people, so the group-coaching programs will have a smaller price tag: $100/mo.
Before I even had a chance to mention it publicly or to write this post, several people told me they were in. Money came in for the writer group coaching before it even started!
Do you think Vincent was right, that I have an acre of diamonds, a drawer full of gold over here?
UPDATE: A friend and client told me people want a very easy way to reach me about this. The Harshman Services Facebook page, my personal Facebook page, and email will be easiest. Here is my email address: Jennifer at HarshmanServices.com