Editor's Course is my 5-Step Program for Developing more than

a Successful creative business—a real legacy

Fall Session now open for registration (July 30 - December 10, 2018)

Founded by Katie O. Selvidge of Cottage Hill Magazine

 

Imagine it.

 

How would it feel If You Could...

  • Have a successful business and a life outside of it for your family, another business, a bigger dream...or just that trip to Iceland you've been wanting to take?

  • Not live on or rely on silly social media games to attract new clients, and still attract clients you adore?

  • Stop the emotional fight to balance business and family, and instead, create a symbiotic schedule that gives you more freedom?

 
 
Editor's Course is the only comprehensive coaching program that teaches creative entrepreneurs both the business fundamentals and creative philosophies necessary to succeed. Join now at editorcourse.com! | Created by the Founder of Cottage Hill Magazine

What would Life Look like If You Could...

  • Make confident business decisions and creative risks, meaning you didn't need permission from an industry 'guru' to chase a dream or change course...what if you were the expert?

  • Take a month-long (or season-long) sabbatical without missing a beat in your business and client relations?

  • Didn't have to worry about money, because you have a clear, yet easy-to-follow plan for your creative business's revenue streams?

what if i told you it was possible to...

create a life more beautiful than your brand

 

PRESS PLAY & TURN YOUR VOLUME UP

 
 

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your creative business can work for you

You're spinning your wheels looking from one 'industry leader' to another for the answers. It's confusing and frustrating!

What if I told you in just a few months you can become a self-sufficient discerning business owner and disciplined creative—your own guru?

I can show you how in Editor's Course!

Hi, I'm Katie! And after years of managing my publishing company with the award-winning, internationally-distributed magazine Cottage Hill, I've worked with hundreds (if not thousands) of entrepreneurs from across the globe.

So I'm not just a coach guessing from the outside looking in, I'm in the dirt with you...except with a powerful advantage as an editor.

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Editor's Course is the only comprehensive coaching program for creatives.

Meaning, over our five months together, I teach you both the business fundamentals and the creative philosophies so that you can grow into a discerning business owner and disciplined artist. You are both a creative and a business owner, so you should understand both aspects of your role and how they can work together, for you.

Editor's Course includes 20 online learning modules, 2 One-on-One Coaching opportunities, an Accountability Partnership and an exciting Mastermind Retreat. See more specific details below!

Each month features a core philosophy to set you on a course to sustainable success. 

  • Purpose: Understand Your Needs, Your Wants & Why

  • Design: Create a Business Blueprint that Works for You

  • Story: Attract & Sell Effectively with Your Marketing Plan

  • Flow: Understand the Science of Creativity & Scalability

  • Legacy: Learn How to Give & Lead Well

(get a complete look inside the curriculum below, keep scrolling!)


Alum Success Stories

Chelsey Ann Cobbs

—makeup artist

Before starting Editor's Course: Chelsey shared her goal of wanting both more margin in her life and more featured editorial work. She had already been published in Cottage Hill, and wanted more national coverage.

After Editor's Course: You can find Chelsey's work in Darling Magazine and on the covers of People Magazine and The Pioneer Woman Magazine. Chelsey rediscovered the joy in her work during Purpose, and how to specifically find more margin during Flow.

“Editor's Course is the heart and soul work of your company. It has taught me specific techniques in every category of business.”

Monica Johnson

—photographer

Before starting Editor's Course: Monica shared that she had many dreams and goals. There was so much she wanted to do it was confusing and paralyzing, keeping her from a sustainable path with her consistent role as a photographer.

After Editor's Course: The format of the online learning modules helped Monica restructure her goals in a way that wasn't overwhelming, but encouraging. She now has confidence in her dreams and her voice to pursue them in a thriving, not striving, mentality.

Editor’s Course helps you better understand yourself as a business owner and track your progress. It helped me think ahead of the game instead of getting stuck.”

Hannah Ashford

—designer & artistic director

Before starting Editor's Course: Hannah was working at her 9-5 job, ready to take the leap focusing on her design studio and pursue her dream of opening a creative dance studio.

After Editor's Course: Purpose gave Hannah a clear direction to her goals. She left her 9-5 job, found more balance in her design studio and with many 'aha' moments from Story, she opened Sweet Yield Studio in the fall of 2017.

“I know what kind of an investment education is, especially at the beginning of a business but I remember telling myself during month two that I would gladly pay twice the price because it is so well curated and taught.” 

chapter one: purpose

Do you feel like you're drifting around, not getting anywhere? Do you feel that screaming match between the #girlbosses and #fineart folks, wishing you could forge your own path your own way?

It's time for you to create a course that actually motivates you and leads to your most exciting-to-you dreams with Purpose.

What does Chapter One look like for you?

  • Shut down the noise and screaming matches. How? Take my favorite, most life-changing personality exercises to know what fires you up.
  • Learn how much you really don't care about goals. What? Yes! And instead, learn what motivates you to achieve and live in your dreams.
  • Get rocked by my famous Assured + Well exercises. These exercises have been the fire-starter to so many radically successful ideas.
  • Forget everything you knew before and make a better plan. Analyze and create a richer path towards a dream that inspires you.

Plus, gather with your fellow students for our Mastermind Retreat! Keep scrolling for more details!

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  For Fall 2018, we are excited to retreat at a brand new venue, the  Black Barn  in Tulsa, OK.

For Fall 2018, we are excited to retreat at a brand new venue, the Black Barn in Tulsa, OK.

Press play to watch the Spring 2018 Editor's Course Retreat at the Fixer Upper Barndominium in Waco, TX.

the mastermind retreat

When: August 13 - 14, 2018

Where: The Black Barn in Tulsa, OK

Imagine having two days just to focus on what you want or want to edit within your business with me as your guide, and a group of other like-minded entrepreneurs to encourage you and share their expertise.

Day One, we will dive into my famous Assured + Well exercises, creating goals and visions in a completely revolutionary way, as in, a way that actually works for you!

That evening, we'll enjoy dinner together where you get to meet and hang out with your accountability partner.

On Day Two get ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work on applying what you learned during Day One with my guidance so you have a clear plan of action before you head back home!

The Mastermind Retreat is a key component to the Editor's Course experience and is included in your full investment of the program.

All meals are included (excluding alcohol). Lodging and travel are not included.

 

 
 

Want to learn more about Chapters 2-5, and all the bonus features? 

Yep, there's even MORE goodness for you!

Keep scrolling!

chapter two: design

You've applied every plan or program and yet, no else's method to success is working for you? Some strategies are helpful, but you're still in the dog-paddle of business dying for some air and margin...help!

That's because it's their method. It's time to grow up and design your own course that actually works for you!

What does Chapter Two look like for you?

  • Forget 'ideal client' and simply identify who you can best serve (and who will value your work) with my unique strategies. Use proven research, not a wish list, to find your tribe.
  • Know how to serve, in this season. Decide what products and services your business provides that works with this season. Simple and diverse.
  • Develop a Business Model that works for you. I'm talking time and money. Scheduling hacks, confident pricing, effective systems, etc.
  • Define your complete Business Model, then pitch it to me Shark Tank-style! Yep, it's going to be fun. Plus, you'll get immediate, powerful feedback from me during our 1:1 Coaching Session.

Plus, meet with your Accountability Partner as you work through these exciting modules! Keep scrolling to learn more about this unique program offering!

Editor's Course is the only comprehensive coaching program that teaches creative entrepreneurs both the business fundamentals and creative philosophies necessary to succeed. Join now at editorcourse.com! | Created by the Founder of Cottage Hill Magazine
 
 
Editor's Course is the only comprehensive coaching program that teaches creative entrepreneurs both the business fundamentals and creative philosophies necessary to succeed. Join now at editorcourse.com! | Created by the Founder of Cottage Hill Magazine

the accountability partnership

Want to increase the odds of achieving your goals by 85%? Get an accountability partner.

Inspired by two Editor's Course alums, Chelsey Ann Cobbs and Hannah Ashford (see their testimonial videos above), the Editor's Course program includes an Accountability Partnership.

Your partner may be from a different skill set than your own or a completely different market so you can encourage each other honestly and well—no weird comparison vibes, just support.

You'll connect at the Mastermind Retreat, then once again virtually for each chapter. And don't worry, I'll provide prompts for each 'Study Session' so you'll have a guide to structure your meetings, not wasting any time and getting closer and closer to your goals!

 
 

Interested, but want more? Oh yes, there are more surprises.

Keep scrolling.

Chapter Three: Story

You have created a solid brand, amazing products and services, yet all you hear are crickets. Do you want to bridge the gap between you and your customers without being sales-y or living on social media?

Let me show you how to hit sales goals sans stalking social media. And no, this is not a joke. This is real life...and it could be your real life.

What does Chapter Three look like for you?

  • Connect with copy that sells. Learn how to say what you want to say and book more sales on your website, blog and emails. It's as simple as that.
  • Access my game-changing Off the Grid Marketing Guide. I'll show you how to approach IRL Marketing and why it's the most important method for your business, not Instagram...or Pinterest...or whatever is trendy now.
  • Optimize your time in online marketing with my Social Media Intensive. Social media is a powerful tool, let's keep it that way—drama-free, comparison-free, life-sucking-free—and make the most of our time on it!
  • Define your Marketing Blueprint. Just like your Business Model, you will walk away from this chapter with your customized outline, not someone else's, for effective marketing based on your needs, time and goals.

Plus, meet with me in our 45-minute 1:1 Coaching Session. Yep, unlike other programs, you get 1:1 access with me! Keep scrolling to learn more!

 

Editor's Course is the only comprehensive coaching program that teaches creative entrepreneurs both the business fundamentals and creative philosophies necessary to succeed. Join now at editorcourse.com! | Created by the Founder of Cottage Hill Magazine
 
 
Editor's Course is the only comprehensive coaching program that teaches creative entrepreneurs both the business fundamentals and creative philosophies necessary to succeed. Join now at editorcourse.com! | Created by the Founder of Cottage Hill Magazine

1:1 Coaching Sessions

Not something you see in your typical online course? Well, I'm not your typical educator.

I care about you. And your fears, and goals, and insecurities and victories. And I want to be sure you're taken care of throughout Editor's Course. 

So, you get two virtual 1:1 sessions with me. The first one is 45-minutes where we'll have our Shark Tank-inspired review of your Business Blueprint during month three. The second is 20-minutes where we'll review your Marketing Plan in month four.

And in both, you can ask me anything! I'm here for you.

 
 

You know the drill. But wait, there's more!

Like, really, there is. Keep scrolling.

Chapter Four: Flow

You know what you should do, but don't know how to maintain that success. Are you in a creative rut, ready to level up not just in your business, but in your work?

Here's the deal. You are a creative business owner.

That means you need to know business fundamentals and creative philosophies. Most people teach one or the other. In this chapter, the two get married and have lots of success babies.

What does Chapter Four look like for you?

  • Never hit a creative block ever again, like ever, with my program The Creative Well. You'll learn the science of creativity so you can be more effective with your production time in the studio or office.
  • Learn how to take a sabbatical. No, a sabbatical is not time to secretly work on your next project. Let me show you how to recover (and why) so you can become a better creative business owner.
  • Understand how to grow, diversify, scale and level up in your business. Know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em—basically all you need to know about growth!
  • Know the keys steps to becoming a leader. Want to become a boss, a speaker, teacher or leader? Let's break down the steps to successfully leading!
  • Create your own Business Playbook. My secret smart hustle strategy.
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shh...here's a peek inside the course

go ahead, press play and check out the welcome video to editor's course!

There is no one perfect method of teaching, so I offer you several different methods of learning. In each of the 20 online learning modules, which you can access at any time for the rest of your life, you receive:

  • Video for the visual leaners
  • Audio download for the auditory leaners
  • Transcript for the traditional read and highlight learners
  • Worksheets for immediate application
  • Comment box for any questions you may have!
 
 

Ready to learn about the final chapter?

Keep scrolling.

chapter five: legacy

Do you crave to create more than a pretty social media feed, more than nice work and a cool brand? Do you want to leave a legacy?

You can. And it doesn't matter how big or small your business, or famous or anonymous your work is—you can create something meaningful, simply.

What does Chapter Five look like for you?

  • Learn how to give back well. Giving back should never be a a marketing tool, but a way of living. Understand how to serve with your time and/or money intelligently as an up and coming industry leader.
  • Follow my Mature + Complete Guide to growing up in business. It's time to trust your intuition and natural brilliance. I'll show you how.
  • Celebrate what matters. Sure, there may be more money in the bank, more followers, more fulfilling work. But we end our time together with my strategy for productive reflection and focusing on what really matters.

Your time with Editor's Course doesn't end with Chapter Five. From then on out, you have lifetime access to the online learning modules, private Facebook group and access to attend special Editor's Course alum-only events. 

Editor's Course is the only comprehensive coaching program that teaches creative entrepreneurs both the business fundamentals and creative philosophies necessary to succeed. Join now at editorcourse.com! | Created by the Founder of Cottage Hill Magazine
 
 

bonus videos

press play to watch a bonus video featuring alum laura kashner of whitespace magazine discussing Module 8: Your Business blueprint

Learn from previous alums on how they applied different modules in the bonus section of the online learning.

Plus, I'll often record more detailed how-to's based on each group's needs and save them in the bonus library of the course to review anytime you need!

This all sounds like a dream, just what I need!

So how much does it cost?

 

I wanted to create a program that was well-rounded (online learning, 1:1 coaching, accountability partnership & mastermind retreat) and comprehensive in content so anyone at any stage of their business can create a life more beautiful than their brand. The total value of the program is well over $20,000...

 
 

Tickets will open in April starting at $2650 pay-in-full or $2950 for the payment plan.

 

Reserve your seat for $350, Plus 6 more payments of $350

One-Time Payment of $2450

We do offer partner rates starting at $3800.

Please contact me at katie@editorscourse.com for details!

 

 

*All sales are final. No refunds available.

 

And remind me, what's all included?

20 online learning modules

Covering the 5 Steps: Purpose, Design, Story, Flow, Legacy

Video for visual learners

Audio downloads for auditory learners

Transcripts for the read and highlight learners

Worksheets for immediate application

Comment box for any questions

Lifetime access powered by Kajabi

 

Invitation to the Mastermind Retreat

When: August 13 - 14, 2018

Where: The Black Barn in Tulsa, OK

10 action-based learning sessions

Chance to meet me and your Accountability Partner

A beautifully catered dinner

Meals are included, travel and lodging are not.

 

Accountability Partnership

4 Study Sessions

Prompts provided for each session

 

45-minute Shark Tank-inspired 1:1 virtual coaching call

20-minute 1:1 virtual coaching call

3 Office Hours

 

Access to Private Facebook Group

 

Post-Program Discounts & Invitation to Exclusive Alum Events

Post-Program Discount for any future 1:1 coaching

 
Editor's Course is the only comprehensive coaching program that teaches creative entrepreneurs both the business fundamentals and creative philosophies necessary to succeed. Join now at editorcourse.com! | Created by the Founder of Cottage Hill Magazine
 
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How it works

What happens after you enroll.

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Enroll

Pick your path. Choose the payment plan or save your hard-earned money and choose the best value of paying upfront, in full. 

Once your enrollment is processed, I will do a happy dance in my office and send you a program agreement and welcome note!

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Get Excited

While you wait, I will send your welcome information on how to plan for program, Mastermind Retreat and schedule your 1:1 coaching calls.

You will enjoy the summer knowing you're starting fall off on the best foot!

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Get Started

On July 23rd, you will receive access to the Welcome portion of the program. On July 30th, we dive into the program with Chapter One.

You will have scheduled and planned ahead of time and be ready to follow each part of the program easily.

More Alum Success Stories

Editor's Course is the only comprehensive coaching program that teaches creative entrepreneurs both the business fundamentals and creative philosophies necessary to succeed. Join now at editorcourse.com! | Created by the Founder of Cottage Hill Magazine

Laura Kashner

— designer & editor

Before Editor's Course: Laura shared how she wanted to continue to grow in her petite design studio that supports her family while pursuing creating a new magazine. She wanted to not go into debt, not have advertisements and pay her contributors.

After Editor's Course: In October 2017, Laura launched Whitespace Magazine with no debt, no advertisements and paying her contributors. She found many of her 'aha' moments in the Design and Legacy portion of the program.

“Entrepreneurship get lonely—it gets foggy and overwhelming and it’s easy to feel unsure on what path is best in what season. Being a part of something like Editor’s Course (with a wise and kind leader) with other like-minded individuals has been the single best thing I’ve done for my business and life. The clarity and freedom and confidence I feel is something that is new for me in business and I owe that all to my experience this year with EC!” 

Editor's Course is the only comprehensive coaching program that teaches creative entrepreneurs both the business fundamentals and creative philosophies necessary to succeed. Join now at editorcourse.com! | Created by the Founder of Cottage Hill Magazine

Radhika McDiarmid

— photographer

Before Editor's Course: Radhika joined Editor's Course looking for more intention in her business and personal life. She had done 'all the things' was craving a structured plan that would help her operate with confidence.

After Editor's Course: Since the beginning, Editor's Course starts with intention, or Purpose, and that has laid the foundation to Radhika building a confident plan in her business with her favorite moments being the powerful habits formed within the first month of the program.

“Editor's Course allowed me to take a step back and assess all of my practices from both a professional and personal standpoint. It has helped me clarify how I want to feel and what I need to do to make create room for that in my life...If you’re at a place where you’re really willing to put in some time and want proven, effective methods to find balance, sustainability, success, AND enjoy the process it takes to get you there, then I think Editor’s Course might be a great decision for you.”

 
  Photograph by  Monica Burgess

Photograph by Monica Burgess

more about the editor

I work from our homestead in Mounds, Ok

—with a laptop and an earnest ambition to help others live wholeheartedly. I used my publishing business to create a blog, magazine and educational resources to make that happen.

There's more to me than my business, my brand, my persona. I adore my husband, our daughter and our 10 acres that will soon be filled with animals and gardens. James 1:4 is my life mantra and I grew up on Martha Stewart and Turner Classic Movies.

If I can do it, so can you. I'd love to walk you through Editor's Course and show you how to create a life more beautiful than your brand.

 

Any questions? Reach out to me at katie@editorscourse.com