Writing mentor

Try mentoring with Carol TiceWriters should be able to find good-paying markets for their work and earn professional rates. But I’ve found many writers have the creative wordplay down, but the business-marketing and self-confidence…not so much.

Ask yourself:

  • Been writing for a living ­ but not earning much for all your hard work?
  • Getting back into freelancing and need to freshen up your marketing skills?
  • Would you like to make high five figures or more from your writing, but don’t know how?

I’ve heard a lot of stories like these. And they make me feel sad. The good news is — I can help!

Over the years, I’ve developed a variety of proven mentoring programs with 1-on-1 coaching included, for freelance writers and bloggers:

Freelance Writers Den

Freelance writing - freelance writers Den

I created Freelance Writers Den in 2011 to help new writers (and established writers who’re new to freelancing) find the answers and support they need to move up and earn more. If you’re interested in 1-on-1 or group mentoring with me, you’ll need to be a member for at least a month first. Trust me, we have a lot of basic trainings in there that I want you to take first — it’ll make your mentoring process a lot more productive.

These days, my main mentoring focus is on helping established freelance writers double their income. That’s because I’ve done a lot of 1-on-1 coaching…and found that many writers need more support.

So in April 2015, I launched my small-group mastermind/1-on-1 coaching program for established freelancers: Den 2X Income Accelerator.

Freelance Writers Den 2X Income Accelerator

Den 2X Income Accelerator for freelance writers

If you’ve been freelancing for at least a year and earn at least $15,000-$40,000 from freelancing, you might want to consider joining me in Den 2X Income Accelerator.

This is a focused combo of small-group mastermind and 1-on-1 coaching, with a customizable Road Map course designed to double your income in the next 6-12 months. It comes with a 24/7 Skype support thread where you can chat with your fellow students and me and get your questions answered.

Membership in this program is a 6-month minimum commitment at $139 a month (unlike most mastermind groups, which charge you thousands up-front!).

You can watch a video about one Den 2X member who tripled her income here, and there’s another one on a successful Den 2X grad here.

We have rolling enrollment for Den 2X, which is by application only. Since starting this program in April 2015, we have seen some amazing results — see what my students say, and apply here. I am currently running two mastermind groups which each have a 25-person limit. This is small, intensely focused, and you get a ton of support from me.

Interested in a mastermind for new freelance writers?

I’m currently exploring the idea of forming a mastermind group that would offer career-launching coaching for writers just entering the world of freelancing.

Does that interest you? If so, you can stay in the loop of this new mastermind and learn when it’s launching by signing up here.

Small Blog, Big Income

Make your small blog EARN BIG! Join the Blog Mastermind with Carol Tice, Author of Small Blog, Big Income: One Niche Blogger's 7-Step FormulaWould you like to launch or grow a niche blog into a major money-earner? With the publication of my two Small Blog, Big Income e-books that lay out the system I used to build this blog into a multi-six-figure business, I have also started a blogging mastermind.

This group uses the 7-step principles laid out in my first Small Blog, Big Income e-book to help you envision, launch, improve, and position your blog to earn. It’s currently on an introductory price of just $97 a month with a 3-month minimum commitment. Learn more and apply here.

Why I Don’t Do One-on-One Mentoring

I used to do 1-on-1 mentoring for a flat fee, as a one-off — and I don’t anymore, without the context of a group mastermind. I offer my mastermind students 1-on-1 sessions.

Here’s why: Meeting with a coach 1-on-1, just you and an experienced mentor, is not nearly as effective OR affordable as coaching that takes place within a peer group. Period. I’ve been coaching for about 7 years now, and the success rate with coaching within a mastermind is far better.
Lots of coaches are still happy to take your money for 1-on-1 sessions…but the track record of my mastermind groups speaks for itself. I want my coaching to get RESULTS, and mastermind coaching seems to be what does it for freelance writers and bloggers. So that’s what I do.

Wondering what mentoring is like?

Listen to a Mentoring Call

Listen to a 15-minute excerpt from one of my recent mentoring consultations or download the audio version (MP3) to listen later.

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Read Blog Posts from My Mentees

Read blog posts from my mentees about how my mentoring program helped them find the courage to quit their day job and market their business to earn more.

What my mentoring students say:

“When I made the jump to freelance writing full-time, I had dozens of questions and gobs of concerns. Carol not only helped guide me in the right direction through her mentoring program, but she still provides ongoing support and encouragement that has directly resulted in my landing several high-paying writing opportunities. I’d recommend Carol’s services to anyone looking to jump-start their writing career.” — James Patterson, OnPoint Writing and Communications

Here’s the story of how I started mentoring:

Carol TiceI began coaching friends informally years ago, just giving them tips and advice about how they could grow their income. I was amazed when some of my mentees soon were writing for better-paying national markets than I was! I love seeing others ignite their writing careers and become successful freelancers.

When you hire me as a mentor, you get a seasoned mentor who’s been helping writers one-on-one for five years, and a writer with more than a decade of freelance experience. I’m still actively freelancing, too, so my knowledge of markets and marketing methods is current.

More mentee raves:

“After Carol worked with me on my query-writing skills, I landed the best-paying gig I’ve had in my freelancing career. I sent Carol my query letter, and she told me where my query hit the mark, where it failed, and explained why. I revised it and sent it back to her — she made a couple  more recommendations, which I followed, and then I sent it. Within a week, we were talking contract terms.”Janet E. Clark

“I think Carol is amazing — not only does she know the business, but she truly GETS it, and her advice has already landed me more money in a single contract than I’ve ever secured on my own. I highly recommend Carol and her mentoring program. I appreciate what she did for me more than I can possibly express.”Angie Atkinson

Not sure which coaching program might be best for you? Email me and let’s discuss.