IMPORTANT QUESTION FOR COACHES, CONSULTANTS, AND FREELANCERS WHO WANT TO GO BEYOND THE TIME/MONEY CEILING AND DEVELOP A CLEAR PLAN TO MAKE MORE PROFIT WITH LESS STRESS:
What if you could transform your business from a time-consuming disappointment into a thriving and rewarding source of satisfaction
(without second-guessing yourself or getting distracted at every.single.step)
It’s time to stop with all the procrasti-tasking
(you know it… and I know it 😉)
Let me know if this sounds familiar…
→ You Google the hot new marketing trend everyone’s raving about in the Facebook groups, you dive deep and get super excited… and then do nothing
→ You spend entire days watching (and then practicing) the latest Reel trend… and then never post it
→ You sign up for every semi-enticing free thing that crosses your path… just in case this is “the thing” that makes your business easier (spoiler: it’s not)
→ And you even dip into your savings to buy expensive courses and programmes from the so-called experts who *promise* you'll be making 7-figures by this time next quarter
… but then nothing happens. You aren’t able to implement it all. You might get started while still riding that excitement high, but they don’t transform your business like you hoped they would.
(so it all ends up collecting digital dust in the dark and murky corners of your forgotten Asana to-do lists)
Here's the real problem:
It *feels* like a quick and easy fix (after all, that’s what most of them promise, right?).
And YES, you get a super-satisfying hit of dopamine straight to your brain, making you feel hyper-motivated and excited. And like this time… it’ll be different.
But it’s short-lived. It’s not real.
The honest truth? It’s a distraction.
It's what your subconscious brain is (secretly) looking for… a quick and easy out.
So you won’t have to do the hard things, and you can stay safely in your well-worn comfort zone: learning, researching, doom-scrolling… focusing on small task after small task, and working with wrong-fit clients… just so you won’t have to risk putting yourself out there.
I call it: Procrasti-tasking.
>> It feels a lot like treading water, with no end in sight
And you know what? It’s completely normal. You’re human. We all do it. In fact, entire industries are built on exploiting it.
But here’s what I know to be true:
- It’s doing the exact opposite
- It only leads to confusion: not knowing what to do, or what strategy to pick… leaving you feeling flat
- You end up with too many ideas (that don’t even make sense for your business)
- You don’t know what to focus on, so nothing ever gets done
- You take whatever work you can get, leaving you underpaid and working with the wrong type of clients, always chasing the small sales
You feel stretched in every direction, and like you never have enough time
And business feels... hard.
Just for a minute, you’ve considered throwing in the towel and putting your resume on LinkedIn. Because at least then you wouldn’t have to build a sales funnel… or whatever people are calling it.
And that transformation you were hoping for? You’re starting to doubt if it’s ever going to happen for you. So to numb that feeling, you go off in search of the next magical distraction (*ahem… strategy)
→ What you *really want* is clients and regular income. Not another course.
And the path that you’re on right now… is only pulling you away from what you really want.
You’re a creative, passionate online business owner...
The kind that always has loads of ideas, but there never seems to be enough time in the day to get them out into the world.
You want to help more people. You’re ready to make more money.
But at the same time, you don’t want to risk burning yourself out or losing the success you’ve worked so hard to create.
And you 100% do NOT believe that the only way to succeed is by being willing to do things that don’t feel like YOU, just because they work for other people.
You’ve been at this awhile and you’ve:
👉 Bought the expensive courses and programmes, but never have seen the big results they promised (because the entire method was built around one strategy that worked for their own business one time)
👉 Joined the coaching programmes, where you feel like just another number, and the coach doesn't even show up (leaving you in the hands of a less experienced “community manager”)
👉 Felt like you’ve tried “all the things”, and are still getting nowhere
👉 Felt unmotivated by all the 6 and 7-figure gurus because you don't want to do it their way
👉 Been stuck in react mode because your monthly income fluctuates so much
👉 Had NO CLUE who to listen to because the online business industry is so noisy
You *know* your clients need what you have to offer.
That’s how you got to where you are now. You’ve worked yourself to the bone for the success that you’ve had at every stage… and yet you know in your heart that you were meant to achieve even bigger things.
Right now, you’re only scratching the surface…
WITH THE AMOUNT OF TIME, ENERGY, AND SHEER GRIT YOU'VE ALREADY INVESTED IN GROWING YOUR ONLINE BUSINESS...
✔ You deserve to know exactly what to work on to leverage your time and energy each and every day, with a crystal clear idea of what’s needed to get real-world results
✔ You deserve to wake up every morning and open your diary to see a steady stream of new bookings with clients who are happy to pay what you want (but are afraid to ask for), surrounded by lots of boundary-honouring white space for time off to recharge
✔ You deserve to be fully and truly supported by a coach who has worked with a variety of business models and is deeply and personally invested in your success, instead of being another “lead” who is then passed off to a less experienced, inadequately trained substitute of a “community manager” to implement their cookie cutter style programme
✔ You deserve to feel confident and secure that your monthly income not only covers the bills and your consistent paycheck, but also gives you room to play and invest in growth and your future
✔ You deserve to actually feel like the empowered entrepreneur that you really are, making solid decisions to build a profitable and thriving business that is as unique as you are, instead of jumping from one magical course or step-by-step guide to the next, hoping “this will be the golden ticket”
Here are 4 truths you need to understand if you want to make more progress (and money) in the next 3 months than you did all of last year…
#1- Procrastination is linked to FEAR
Do you find yourself doing everything that feels easy and safe, rather than the one thing you know that’s going to really help you move your business forward?
Pretty much 100% of the time - you’re actually stuck holding onto outdated stories of what’s even possible for you.
What you need —> a coach that is trained in multiple disciplines — like transformational coaching, business management, sales and marketing — so when the doubt bubbles up (because it will), you can get the coaching you need, when you need it, so you can refocus on the outcome you want and how you're going to get there (and kick the drama out the door)
#2- Being busy is costing you money
When you keep yourself busy — always chasing small clients, new fads, and changing strategies — you’re actively holding yourself back.
You end up in a downward spiral of playing small.
Then you overcomplicate things or think something needs to be harder than it is... and when it isn’t, you slip back into old habits of creating more work for yourself.
You started this business to find space and freedom, and yet by occupying your time with a bunch of little activities that aren’t generating revenue or propelling growth… you’ve inadvertently created a glass ceiling for yourself.
>> This is where most people get confused and give up…
What you need —> Clarity, not more time. High-level strategy and a guided 90-day planning and accountability cycle to help you develop your business in a manageable, sustainable way, one change at a time. You need someone to tell you “this is what works” and someone to talk it through with when you get stuck.
#3- Selling doesn't have to be scary
Are you stuck in a pattern of chronic underselling… because selling feels uncomfortable?
When it comes time to ask for a sale, do you:
- get nervous?
- word vomit?
- fumble objections?
- give away too much for free?
- avoid directly asking for the sale?
- apologise for your prices?
- scope creep and eating up the extra costs?
- overdelivering out of guilt, fear of rejection or pity?
You’re tired of giving your “inner critic” control of your business — because you know that without SALES, there is no *business*.
What you need —> Training and coaching to master your message so you can lead your business with authenticity and authority, attract the right people, feel comfortable talking about money, and bring confidence and compassion to the sales conversation.
#4- You already know enough
You don’t have any more time to waste signing up for the next free thing that promises the world. You’ve done that. We know how that plays out.
You already know enough to move towards your goals. You really do.
What you need —> More action and implementation. And anything you don’t know? You can pinpoint directly with your 90-day strategic planning cycle, and identify the resources and support you actually need. Then waste no time, and learn as you implement.
It’s time to put yourself first.
And that starts with working toward reliable and sustainable growth (not just throwing the latest fad marketing strategies at your business like spaghetti against a wall)
Your business doesn’t need to be perfect, but it does need to be in motion.
When it’s moving, it’s easier to steer.
But knowing what actions to take and when, let alone how (and then sticking with it)… feels nearly impossible.
I’m on a mission to help freelancers, coaches and consultants - just like you - play bigger in business without sacrificing your personal life.
With my 6-step “Learn and Implement” Framework, you’ll finally...
✔ Get your offers, services, and products out into the world with more ease
✔ Optimise and repurpose what you have
✔ Reduce the noise of feeling like you need to do everything by breaking things down into actionable steps and actions
✔ Learn how to choose the right needle-moving strategies, and how to implement them with complete confidence - that allows you to grow
✔ Create a safe, supportive space to help you keep your motivation strong, grow a business you love and keep attracting perfect clients
And if you’ve been struggling to figure that out on your own…
Now, you no longer have to.
AS SEEN IN
I'm Ruth Gilbey
A QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED COACH, AND A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS OWNER, AND I KNOW YOU DESERVE BETTER.
I’ve helped 100s of women transform their businesses from time-consuming disappointments into thriving and rewarding sources of satisfaction.
I had a vision of how I wanted to run my online business. I now have more fun and make more impact making more money in fewer hours.
I love trying things out in my business, and learning new things so I can help my clients choose the business they want to run.
I’ve combined my 25 years of behind-the-scenes experience and my drive for work that lights me UP to map out each step in my Learn and Implement Framework that will take you from overwhelmed and struggling for clients, to business savvy and booked solid.
YOU DON'T LACK IDEAS... YOU HAVE LOADS.
But ideas don’t pay the bills...
It’s taking action and following through that is the hard part.
It was the best decision I've made to work with Ruth. I have complete clarity on what I offer, the most supportive network of female entrepreneurs, AND I have gone from 1 client last year to being fully booked, thanks to Ruth.
The Online Business Collective
The ongoing group coaching programme that helps you double your monthly income while working part-time hours in your business.
For online business owners who want to know exactly what they need to do to grow their business, step-by-step.
Where “one size fits all” and “do-it-yourself” courses fail...
I’m handing you all the training and support you need for *exactly where you are* in your business journey.
Instead of flip-flopping from strategy to strategy...
...and getting distracted by time-sucking projects (like website updates and learning new tech), I’ll show you how to create a REAL sustainable and predictable model for growth.
You probably already know that the fastest way to grow is to master how to market your business online.
You probably *also* know that marketing strategies aren’t in fact, one-size-fits-all… they feel more like a complex labyrinth that keeps changing (and where you keep finding the all dead-ends).
Here’s what you might not know:
Marketing is only part of the equation
🠂 Other courses (and even coaches) will teach you their “signature” marketing method that worked for them
But what if your audience doesn’t behave like theirs? Or your market isn’t the same as theirs? Or your business model and offers aren’t the same as theirs?
Or maybe you bought the expensive “magic bullet” course, only to find yourself on the other side of *very few* actionable strategies and even fewer results to show for it.
After working with hundreds of entrepreneurs - just like you - I kept seeing the same challenges holding them back. That’s why I created my 6-part Lean and Implement Framework.
Instead, you’ll be mapping out your OWN precise pathway to success and real tangible results, starting with your first 90-plan.
HERE'S HOW THE ONLINE BUSINESS COLLECTIVE GETS YOU THERE :
You're going to
The 6-part Learn and Implement Framework
The plan you need to implement to start bringing in that real money.
This isn't the kind of plan that’ll give you more to do – you’ll come away ready to let go and do less, better.
The OBC course library is where you’ll learn new strategies along the way. Not sure how to implement something in your 90-day plan? The library has you covered.
Personal support and community are the keys to your sustained momentum and progress. In the OBC, you’ll get direct support from me at every step and a community of peers that always has your back.
THE END RESULT:
Predictable profits and a pathway to scale, while working less hours in your business.
👉 No more second-guessing, flip-flopping, finger-crossing, or time-wasting… okay?
THE OBC 6-PART
LEARN AND IMPLEMENT
ACTIVATE YOUR PLAN
This is where you’ll map your precise pathway to success… in the form of a 90-day plan that’ll have you taking meaningful and impactful action right away.
> Remember, it’s easy to overcomplicate things or think something needs to be harder than it is... and then shift back into old habits of creating more work for yourself.
When you're busy running your business, it can feel like you're running on a treadmill going nowhere (rather than conquering that mountain you intended to climb).
Once you’ve completed the 90-day masterclass, you can get off the treadmill and reset the clock.
By the time you’ve written your 90-day plan:
✔ You’ll have identified the resources that will help you reach your goals
✔ You’ll have removed the "shoulds" and be focused on building the business you want with total confidence
✔ You’ll be ready to implement whilst you learn and move towards your goals with consistent payoff
Join me on the live planning call every quarter to set your goals and priorities for the months ahead. (if you can’t attend live, the calls are recorded and are available to catch up at any time).
ACCELERATE YOUR PLAN
Awesome! You’ve put a stake in the ground and declared your goals for the next 90-days, so you’re already crystal clear on what you want to achieve.
You might be wondering… okay now what?
> Here’s where we’ll pour gas on it…
- Every month, I release a Strategic Action Plan in the form of a PDF, workbook, or live video training
- You’ll learn in a way that is easily digestible and equips you to take immediate action
- If this month’s Strategic Action Plan doesn’t align with your 90-day goals, no problem. You can choose a perfect fit from a large library of other resources and lessons
And the best part? You’ll also get to take advantage of additional new bonus masterclasses (which will be carefully selected depending on the group's needs)
UNBLOCK AND RE-FOCUS
You’re well on your way and starting to see results! So naturally, this is when you’ll start to have doubts, worries, and mindset blocks. It’s not “if”, but “when” (you’re only human, after all)
> This looks like finding yourself doing everything that feels easy and safe, rather than the one thing you know that’s going to really help you move your business forward toward your goal…
I’ll get you out of the procrastination cycle and help you uncover things that you didn't even realise were keeping you stuck.
THE MONTHLY COACHING CALLS:
You’ll join me on results-focused group coaching calls where you'll bring your problem, block, or worry and I’ll help you refocus on the outcome you want and how you’re going to get there.
(it’s also a chance to brainstorm ideas with other talented business owners, who will contribute invaluable insight and feedback)
You need someone to tell you “this is what works” and someone to talk it through with when you get stuck. ✔ Wish granted.
AMPLIFY YOUR RESULTS
This is where things get fun! You’ve set your foundation with your 90-day goals, you’ve poured gas on it with the monthly Strategic Action Plans, and you’ve been supported when the inevitable procrastination/distraction cycle pops up...
Now you’re ready to take things to a whole new level with accountability check-ins, brainstorming sessions (with other like-minded business owners), tech support (from my OBM), and coaching from me along the way.
> Here’s how we’ll amplify your results...
MONTHLY VOXER OFFICE HOURS:
You’ll get direct access to me during Voxer Office Hours. We’ll use this free voice messaging app to privately talk through whatever you are working on or working through in your business. (It’s also a great alternative if making time for group coaching is a challenge)
WEEKLY ACCOUNTABILITY CHECK-INS:
You’ll 10x your focus immediately by simply making a commitment to be accountable. You’ll set your intentions for the week, and I’ll proactively follow up with you to ask how you’re getting on. You’ll be surprised by the difference this makes!
WEEKLY TECH SUPPORT
No more tech overwhelm paralysis or binging DIY tech tutorials on YouTube. Tech should never be the frustrating roadblock standing between you and SALES.
So to make sure you’re 100% confident implementing everything you learn inside the OBC… or when you’re stuck on something, don’t know where to start, or need some help with the "behind the scenes" stuff… Nina, my talented OBM, is on hand to help with anything to do with:
✔ FB Ads
✔ Online Course Tech
✔ Systems and processes
You’re not meant to know everything. You’re not meant to do everything yourself.
> As a small business owner, it can be pretty lonely.
Inside the Online Business Collective, you’ll find a community of business owners who are ready to welcome you. We know it’s extremely valuable to work in community with other like-minded online coaches, consultants, and freelancers - just like you.
This is no ordinary community. In the OBC, you’ll mastermind, support each other, cheerlead, solve problems, collaborate, and even work with each other. Ultimately by surrounding ourselves with like-minded people, we make each other better business owners.
CELEBRATE AND RESET
Look how far you’ve come! It’s time to celebrate all you’ve accomplished in the last 90 days. It’s truly amazing what you can do with the right strategies, tools, accountability and support.
> Setting goals isn’t about the end destination…
In the Online Business Collective, we celebrate your wins, and also all the lessons you’ve learned. Even if things didn’t go to plan, by setting your goal and moving towards it, you’ve created real momentum in the right direction.
So many business owners are afraid of setting goals and making plans, and within the OBC, you have a safe space to test and learn things in your business and get support and feedback without feeling like a race or competition.
Setting goals and celebrating the wins and lessons is an essential part of being a successful entrepreneur, and keep your mindset strong before you move on to the next 90-day sprint.
Results-Focused Coaching and support
Why go alone when we can go together?
When you feel like you need some support or connection, you’ll find lots inside the Online Business Collective. I’m here to reassure you that you’re on the right track and to help you identify the signals that indicate your plans are coming together.
⭐️ 3+ live calls per month. Each one has its own focus and will help you work on your business…
⭐️ At least one of these calls is a live training session. Run by myself or a trusted guest expert, you’ll learn of-the-moment strategies to implement in your business
⭐️ Two of these calls each month are Q&A drop-in coaching sessions. You’ll bring your questions and challenges so you can unlock your next stage of progress (or you can just come and watch and learn)
⭐️ Monthly Voxer Office Hours. Using this free voice messaging app, you’ll have the opportunity to talk through whatever you’re working on (or working through) in your business, privately with me. Voxer Office Hours are also a great alternative if making time for group coaching is a challenge.
⭐️ The Online Business Collective Facebook group is available 24/7 for you to ask for input, share your triumphs, and connect with others who are also eagerly working towards growing their business. You’ll love the connections made here.
I’m here to spark and nurture your ideas, then support you and hold you accountable as you turn them into a reality. I don’t give you the answers. I help you find your own.
Access to the OBC Course Library
FILL YOUR KNOWLEDGE GAPS!
When you join the Online Business Collective, you also get access to my entire library of courses, masterclasses, and templates so you can equip yourself with the skills and knowledge you need for the next stage of your business.
There are 12 sections that cover nearly every topic of online business (and more are added all the time).
→ But remember...
The Library isn’t a 12-course meal. It’s a buffet for you to choose what you need, when you need it.
SECTION 1 - The Profit Foundations of the Online Business Collective
SECTION 2 - Mindset, Confidence, and Wellbeing Hub
SECTION 3 - Business Foundations - Systems, processes, and business best practices
SECTION 4 - One-to-One… or One-to-Many - choose how you want to grow and scale your business
SECTION 5 - List Building Toolkit
SECTION 6 - Website Toolkit
SECTION 7 - Generate Leads and Build Your Audience with Facebook Advertising
SECTION 8 - Copywriting and Messaging
SECTION 9 - Building Your Expert Reputation And Your Audience With Content Marketing - Content Marketing, Content Planning and SEO
SECTION 10 - Social Media Marketing
SECTION 11 - Sales, Selling, and Promotions
SECTION 12 - BONUS Masterclasses and Action Plans
"The Online Business Collective is my go-to place to share the highs and lows of running a business. Since being a member, my business, without a doubt, has grown in ways that I wouldn’t have thought possible before joining. The combined expertise of all the members means there’s always someone to help talk your ideas through. If you’re stuck there’s a supportive shoulder to lean on when things get tough. I’d be lost without my Online Business Collective ladies."
SUSAN TRUSELER PHOTOGRAPHY
"The OBC has helped me focus on growing my business. Before I joined I was focusing 100% of my clients and not investing time or energy in growing and developing my business. Ruth has given me the confidence to talk about my business more openly on social media and given me ideas for income streams. I really value time to apply new ways of doing things in my business. The Facebook group is very valuable especially the Friday wins section, which as I work on my own, helps me start the weekend on a high. No matter how bad a week I have had, things have always been achieved and progressed."
KERRY HALL - SUMMIT CONSULTING
"Before joining the OBC I was plodding along on my own, without direction and focus for my business. I knew I needed more self-belief. I also needed someone to turn to when I had questions, problems, or needed a second opinion. After joining the OBC I no longer feel alone. I’m now part of a great support team of fellow business owners. Ruth is a brilliant motivator and gives amazing advice. I have more belief in my abilities and what I can achieve. I’m much more clear on my goals and I now have the information, resources and support to get there."
JOANNE WOODHOUSE - COPYWRITER & JOURNALIST
“The online space that Ruth facilitates is now my go-to for everything digital marketing. My business has evolved with a rebrand, a select service offer, and brushing up on expertise in digital marketing. I now have ownership of these skills not only to apply to my own business but for my clients.”
ANNETTE HENRY - ah! Marketing
THE OBC GUARANTEE
I’m so passionate about partnering with you to grow your business into a thriving and successful source of satisfaction that I want to make it as easy as possible for you to give a confident “yes”.
The promise is simple: take 14 days to dive into the Collective, make your first 90-day plan, and come to a live coaching call (or chat with me on Voxer).
If you still don’t feel confident that the OBC is the perfect combination of training and support you need to bring in more clients, income, balance, and growth… simply email Nina at [email protected] and we’ll give you a full refund.
Still Got Questions?
I haven’t even got a website yet, am I ready for the Online Business Collective?
Is this a membership or programme?
I don’t love the work I’m doing, or the clients I’m working with right now - can you help me?
Can I work at my own pace?
Would this suit my B2B or B2C business?
You’ve mentioned that we’re going to focus on building confidence and mindset. I thought this was a business and marketing focussed. What’s that about?
Are the sessions live or recorded?
What exactly do I get when I join?
How does the payment work?
How much time will it take for me to complete and see results?
Can’t I just figure this out on my own?
Can I work 1 to 1 with Ruth?
I have a question that's not answered here...
“Just wanted to say a huge thank you for how wonderful you all are. Every time I come out of a call with you all I feel happy and really supported.. So much to learn and to do but I feel inspired and that I can get there. So thank you”
Tatiana Novaes Coelho
"Belonging to such a unique community gives me the confidence and belief that I can carve a career to fit my life goals - going at my own pace, changing direction as I go and learning to love being out of my comfort zone, whilst having a whole community of amazing women cheering me on.
Quite simply, the Online Business Collective is my work family, I couldn’t do what I do, or have the success that I have without the support and strength of this group." It’s something that I am thankful for every day."
Online Business Manager
"For me Ruth's membership provides the solid foundation in which to grow my business ideas. Ruth's coaching expertise, the course modules and the masterclasses give you all you need like preparing the ground well for planting. Then you plant your ideas like seeds and nurture them with Ruth's help and the amazing support of the women in the group. This is a membership where you can make friends and feel safe to speak."
Much More Social
Yes, you can create a profitable, scalable business that is a source of joy…
Even if you're not sure what your next step should be
Even if you’ve taken a bunch of courses and programmes and you’re still no closer to turning a profit
Even if you’re not tech-savvy and you tend to get sweaty palms every time you have to set up something new
Even if you’ve been avoiding things and not getting anything done
Even if you still don’t feel “ready” or “organised
Even if you’ve tried “all the things” and have given real thought to throwing in the towel and just getting a day job
Inside the Online Business Collective, everything you need is in one place. The training, the coaching, the feedback, the tech support, and the best community of peers to cheer you on.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT...
As soon as you enrol, you'll get a welcome email with your login details for the OBC and recommended first steps.
You'll have access to the portal, and you can jump in right away!
You'll also be invited to join the OBC Facebook group, where the Collective members are waiting to welcome you in.
Add the live calls to your calendar... I can't wait to see you on our next Zoom.
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