WEEK ① – MARCH 2ND
The Mindset You Need to Sell What You Do with Ease
Understand the real reason you’re not selling as much as you want to sell – your feelings around selling and the value you offer – and what to do about this.
How to gain the confidence you need not to freak out about new subscribers, to start emailing them and to start selling (in a nice way!) from day one of the course.
Get crystal clear on the goal of your email list to help you truly know in your bones that the “numbers” aren’t what matters.
WEEK ② – MARCH 9TH
Connecting with Your Audience (So That They Engage AND Buy)
Know the difference between value emails and offer emails.
Figure out a system that includes both and doesn’t leave you wasting time trying to figure out what to send.
Learn how to make an impression on people, delight your subscribers and taking them on a journey with you over time (which = loyal customers).
WEEK ③ – MARCH 16TH
How to Always Know What to Send (& Getting Clear on Your Value)
How to find the perfect balance between value emails and offer emails.
Examples of emails you can send, including prompts to get you moving quickly.
Never second-guess what you’re sending or when.
WEEK ④ – MARCH 23RD
The Key Components of Effective Emails (That Get Opened AND Make Sales)
How to get your emails opened in the first place, and how to make sure people pay attention (without needing to be a great “writer”)
What to include inside to get them taking action or buying what it is you’re offering.
Examples of specific sales emails and plenty of prompts to keep you taking action.
WEEK ⑤ – MARCH 30TH
Your Unique System for Keeping It Simple, Sustainable AND Effective
Create your own unique system that keeps you moving, sending those emails, and doing it as easily as possible.
How to keep track of and repurpose old emails to save you time (and do so in a way that your audience will still enjoy)
And why your email list makes launching SO much easier and less overwhelming.
WEEK ⑥ – APRIL 6TH
Keeping Up the Momentum & Making This Work for You
How to keep up momentum with your email list after the course is over.
How to tie your email list into everything else you’re doing to show up online.
Troubleshooting when things don’t work or feel hard.
♦︎ Live Group Trainings, Including Q&A
Every Monday at 3.30pm UK time for 6 weeks (apart from week 3 which will be prerecorded) I’ll be going live to deliver the trainings (with slides that you can download for easy reference). At the end I’ll answer any questions you may have. You don’t need to attend live, there will be replays & slide downloads, and you can submit questions in advance.
♦︎ Private Facebook Group
The group opens on February 28th, and I’ll be there every weekday for the 6 weeks we spend together. Whether you’ve got questions about the training, need help with a subject line, or want feedback on an email you’ve written, I’ve got you covered. Feel free to share your wins & wobbles too – we're all there to support each other. Note: You don't need Facebook – everything else will be available on your membership side.
♦︎ Your Very Own Private Podcast
For the first time ever, all students will have access to a private course podcast! You’ll be able to listen to all lessons, q&as and mentoring call recordings on the go in your podcast player (or download the audio files to your computer). In my experience, this can make all the difference to you actually getting the work done.
♦︎ Supplementary Content to Help You Take Fast Action
Every week of the programme comes with its own checklist to help you get things done the simple way. There’s also a workbook and sometimes tutorials to get you taking action. And if you feel like you’re missing anything, just ask in the group.
♦︎ Lifetime Updates
You’ll get lifetime updates to the core trainings in a membership area of my website (which means you don’t have to use Facebook if you don’t want to). Things are always evolving online, and I’ll make sure you get the most up to date content.
♦︎ BONUS: Two Group Mentoring Calls
If you can't make the live trainings to ask questions, you have the chance to attend two bonus mentoring calls where we can talk, face to face, via online meeting service Zoom. Get on camera, use your mic, or submit questions in advance via the group – I don’t mind as long as you take advantage of this opportunity.
Calls are at different times to suit different time zones:
CALL 1: Thurs 12th March 11.00am
CALL 2: Tues 31st March 4pm
♦︎ BONUS: Accountability Check-in
I really want you to do the work because I know how powerful this can be for your business, which is why I’m incorporating a super simple accountability check-in system to keep us all on track (which, by the way, doesn’t mean doing everything I teach you – it means doing the right thing for your business at this time).
Let's get this done – let's build this incredible asset for your business, together.
“Ruth's Cultivate course was such a game-changer for me. It gave me the confidence and inspiration to get my email list growing from scratch after I accidentally lost my old one – whoops! I have come back to her tips again and again and by following her advice I've grown my list from 0-1000+ and turned subscribers into customers too. I can't recommend it highly enough!”
“I’d been somewhat paralysed by fear of not wanting to bombard my mailing list… and it had gone dormant. So thank you for being the kick up the backside that I needed.”
“My biggest area to work on was self-promotion (no surprise there then – that's all of us I guess!) and I love that you offered really aligned ways to address this.”
“Launching a newsletter is something I’ve needed to do for a long time, and the way you broke it down made it seem so doable!”
“I now have an email strategy that will give long lasting effects throughout my business life.”
“You recognised that this stuff can be overwhelming and gave us a really clear way to rationalise and prioritise what we wanted to do – thank you!”
“I don’t think I would’ve understood fully the value of a mailing list without you!”
“Thank you for putting together a really simple way to knuckle down and get to grips with an email list.”
frequently asked questions
Week 1 starts on Monday, March 2nd. There will be new content every week for 6 weeks. The course finishes on Friday, April 10th. You have access to me in the group the entire time!
For bloggers, creatives, coaches, makers, service providers, small business owners… anyone who wants to utilise the power of an email list to build connections with their audience and to sell what they do in an easier way.
Yes, yes and yes! I’ve designed each step to build on the last in a simple way, suitable for anyone who is new or not that tech-y (though, inevitably, there are some techy things that you need to do, but I’ve included some tutorials to help, and it's really a one-time hurdle to overcome). In fact this is less about the tech than it is (a) cultivating the mindset you need to believe in your work and sell what you do and (b) build a real connecting with your audience.
And if you don’t yet have a website (perhaps you’ve got a social media following instead), you can still cultivate and sell to an engaged list, so the lessons still apply.
This is absolutely a group mentoring programme, meaning that you have my direct support and input throughout the duration of our 6 weeks together. My smallest mentoring package is currently £1750, so this is a really affordable way to get access to me. After the course is over, you can continue to access the training materials at any time (and they will be updated if I never make any changes), but you won't have access to me.
Yes! If you have a list but want to learn how to better communicate with that list, and to sell with heart & ease, the course is for you.
This is not a course about list growth and tactics. It’s a course about how you write emails, what you send to your subscribers and how to sell with more ease. There will be some content that touches on growing, but it's not the main focus.
This really depends on what you want to achieve and what level you’re already at. You’ll want at least an hour a week just to read through the lessons, but more time for implementing what you learn. I know we are all busy so I have two things to say: firstly, you won’t need to implement absolutely everything right away. You’ll develop a plan that works for you. Secondly, you do have lifetime access to the course (for as long as I run it), so you have time to catch up. I'm also adding a brand new private podcast option so you can listen on the go!
You’ll need to sign up to an email marketing service provider. The one I use – ConvertKit, is $29 per month for the basic plan (they also have a limited free plan). I also recommend MailerLite which has a completely free plan – yay!
You get lifetime access to future updates of the core course content. I will add a disclaimer here – lifetime means for however long I keep the course up for sale. It does not guarantee that you’ll have access until you’re 100! It also does not include access to group mentoring calls that may be added as bonuses.
I will most likely run the course again, but have no current plans to do so. Now is definitely the best time join.