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Monday, March 28, 2011

Feedback from Giveaway Winners--and News for Those Who Didn't Win

Remember last year's giveaway and my more recent one? Two out of three of my winners recently "collected" their prizes. I asked them for feedback after our consulting sessions, and here's what they had to say:

Janine has a book coming out next year and we spent our hour talking about her marketing/promotion plan and brainstorming ways to sell the book when it comes out. She said:

"My giveaway session with Kelly yielded pages of ideas, both for boosting my list of viable markets and for promoting my book once it's in my hands. She's a font of ideas, and served up a generous dose of encouragement. Just one hour went a long way to helping me along my path."

Last year's giveaway winner, Jan, worked as a writer before lauching a service business with her husband. Now the couple is planning to move cross-country and she wants to launch a specialized freelance business in her new town. We talked about ways to get started, find new clients, and how to set herself apart from other freelancers based on her specific background. Here's what she said afterwards:

"Whether you're a seasoned freelancer or just starting out, I highly recommend a coaching session with Kelly. I'm in the planning stages of launching my own writing business, and Kelly worked with me to fine-tune my marketing strategy and offered advice on transitioning from employee to business owner. She encouraged me to consider areas of opportunities I may have otherwise overlooked. Kelly is generous with sharing her knowledge of the industry and her personal experiences, and is very accessible. As my business takes off, I look forward to working with her again."

Sometimes freelancers need advice about taking their careers to the next level; sometimes they need encouragement; and sometimes they just need a coach to help them stay accountable and reach their goals. If you're looking for this kind of personalized consulting, contact me through email (kelly at

We can work by phone, email, or a combination of both--that's up to you. My consulting rate is $100/hour and many of my consulting clients find they only need an hour or two's worth of one-on-one consulting to jump-start their freelance careers. If this sounds like you, get in touch!

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