Why hire me?
Fifteen years ago I started out with $5.00 in my pocket and no job. Due to a series of circumstances I was basically starting over.
I went from living in a run-down gang neighborhood to flying around the world on a private jet as a TV/film distributor (a 6 figure job I had created for me) in a matter of a few years. Then I lost it all and started over again. This time I came up with an idea for a new product. I literally had $5.00 and no idea how I was going to get it done.
If you read my blog, you know I didn’t go to college and have never used a resume. Almost every job I’ve had I either created myself or had created for me. I’ve never believed a “real” job ever gave anyone job security. And this is even more true today. I whole-heartedly believe in creating your own jobs. Creating your own job security.
I taught myself how to make a prototype, how to manufacture a product, how to import, sell and promote a product. Sometimes I was working 2 or 3 jobs to finance my business.
I hired the biggest PR firm in Los Angeles and spent my last dime, thinking this would launch the product. After 3 months they had gotten me one mention in a magazine. I knew I would have to learn how to do it myself.
I ended up getting the product in dozens of TV shows, magazines, newspapers, and radio shows. Here is a small list:
ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX News, NBC’s Nightside, HGTV, Lifetime, Newsweek, Newsday, Prevention, Oxygen, American Health, Living Fit, Inventor’s Digest, Woman’s Own, Working World, Complete Woman, Ms. Fitness, Good Day Atlanta, Good Morning Arizona
I went on to start my own PR firm called Abbott & Klein where I’ve handled celebrities & Fortune 500 companies and small business owners & inventors.
How I work
I work with everyone from the unemployed or underemployed that want to create their own jobs, to the entrepreneurs who have a finished product or business they want to get on the market. I have almost 20 years of experience, and along the way have made millions of mistakes. I want you to learn from my mistakes so you don’t waste valuable time and money.
I don’t work well with whiny cry babies who don’t want to work hard. If you want to be successful you have to be willing to put in the time and work it takes. But I help you find that passion deep inside you that will give you the drive to want to do it.
I’m part no nonsense drill sergeant, part compassionate friend. I’ve been there and succeeded. I want you to succeed too. For that reason, I don’t take on everyone as a client. If I don’t feel I can help you, I won’t take your money. It’s that simple. And because of the amount of personal attention, I can only take on a limited number of clients each month. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s see if it would be a good fit.
According to data compiled by The Project on Student Debt, the average college student loan debt is over $25,000, with no guarantee of a job when you get out. The unemployment and underemployment numbers for recent college students is over 50%. So, is it worth a fraction of the money to hire me to teach you how to create your own jobs? You bet!!
Okay, the part you were looking for. These are my coaching and PR price packages:
CREATE YOUR OWN JOB COACHING:
This is the “Create Your Own Job” webinar. It’s an hour and a half class on how to create your own jobs or have jobs created for you. The course is very detailed and is enough to get you started. It’s fine for those do it yourselfers that can take an idea and run with it themselves. If you need more help you can subscribe to the Create for Cash RSS feed for free, valuable advice on being a bootstrapping entrepreneur. You can also buy a copy of “The Money Garden: How to Plant the Seeds for a Lifetime of Income” on Amazon. It’s loaded with free and low cost marketing tips on how to promote your new venture. It’s also available in the Kindle version for only $9.99.
Most students that took the “Create Your Own Job” course said they would like a package that included weekly coaching as they worked through their ideas. I charge $275 an hour for standard coaching, but offer this package for those that are ready to get to work creating a job or jobs and need an hour a week with me for further instruction to stay on track. It includes the “Create Your Own Job” webinar (or live class if I’m in your area), along with 4 hourly coaching sessions a month, one each week. Most people are able to get their “job” up and running within a month and will make the $750 back quickly.
Regular price $1,159
Savings of $409.00!
Platinum Package – minimum of 3 months- space limited to 2 clients a month
This is for those that are serious about creating jobs quickly and creating multiple streams of income within each one. This is serious hand holding and includes 2 hours a week of coaching, along with the “Create Your Own Job” webinar. I pull out all the stops from brainstorming job ideas to putting together detailed marketing plans. I’ll save you years of valuable time and thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars by streamlining what works and doesn’t work, and getting you the right advice on protecting the intellectual property you create.
Regular price $2,259
Savings of $409.00!
PR SERVICES with ABBOTT & KLEIN:
$80.00 per press release
This is for business owners that already know what they want, they just need someone to write up a press release. This doesn’t include submission of the press release to the media.
A typical PR agency charges between $5,000 – $10,000 a month but rarely gives you personalized service. I know, I hired the largest PR firm in L.A. and spent a fortune for 3 months and only got one mention in an international magazine. My firm, Abbott & Klein is a small boutique agency that has represented celebrities, Fotune 500 companies, along with small business owners and inventors. We don’t have the big overhead the larger companies have and will treat your company and products like they were our own. Therefore, unlike the big guys, we don’t take on everyone. If we feel we can’t do an incredible job for you or the business is out of our line of expertise, we won’t take you on.
Our fee includes 1-2 press releases per month (depends on what you’re promoting), distribution to the media, brainstorming sessions with you to make sure we are in line with your branding message, all costs of postage, phone calls, etc.
Platinum Package – minimum of 3 months – space limited to 1 client per month
When you consider most large PR firms charge between $5000 -$10,000 a month for PR, we really are a bargain. This package includes everything the Best Value has, and more. We also maintain your blog and social media for you and write 4 articles a month and distribute them on the appropriate Internet sites for your target market.