Take Action Academy

Get your business online...
in a way that reflects your awesomeness

Walk Away with Everything Set-up to Start Your Business... with ZERO Tech Overwhelm!

With help every step of the way, you will plan, build and set-up a highly-effective, automated, online presence you are proud to send prospects to.

No coding or design skills required.

If you’re ready to FINALLY get your business off the ground in 2022, sign up to be the FIRST notified when the next group opens.

April hiatt website on multiple devices

Want a beautiful, effective website?
Want to get leads and grow your email list...
but have no idea how to set it up?

The Take Action Academy will walk you through it, step by step!

Learn how all the pieces fit together with...

  • An action plan
  • Practical steps
  • A guide to walk you through each phase of setting up your business
  • Someone you can ask questions when you get stuck
  • Immediate feedback 
  • A hybrid DIY course plus a LIVE coach helping you along the way–the best of both worlds
April Hiatt

Let’s face it. Starting a coaching business is hard.

And it’s scary.

You feel like there is so much to doit’s overwhelming. What do you do first? How does it all connect together?

You know you need a website, but are afraid you won’t be able to figure out how to set it up or it won’t look good.

Maybe you already have a website, but you’re embarrassed to send people to it because it doesn’t reflect the caliber of your business. 

You have heard “to build your email list you need a lead magnet,” but have no idea how to create it and how to deliver it automatically when someone signs up for it?

You have a list of things you are supposed to do, but have no idea HOW to do them. You don’t have time to figure out which tech is best, let alone how to use it!

Where you were once excited to get started, that enthusiasm is fading quickly as fear and overwhelm set in.

YOU NEED HELP!

You don’t want a completely DIY course because you know yourself… you probably won’t finish it. You want someone to walk with you, keep you accountable, give you feedback along the way, and maybe a kick in the butt every once in a while to move forward.

And you need to be able to do it all with limited tech skills and no design experience.

I am here to help you! I will walk with you the entire way, and we will GET THINGS DONE!

You're Ready to share your gifts and make an impact in the lives of your clients

It's time to get your business out there, in a beautiful, professional way

Have you ever visited a website to learn more about a business?

But when you got there, you either couldn’t find what you were looking for or the website looked unprofessional?

Were you immediately turned off and clicked away? 

THIS DOES NOT NEED TO BE YOUR BUSINESS!

You can have a website that is clear, easy to understand, focused, looks amazing, and appeals to your ideal client—

Something that connects all the pieces and is easy to maintain.

Women doing a high five after Take Action Academy

The Take Action Academy will give you the confidence to move forward, market your business to the world, and step into the limelight... lookin' goooooood!

In less than 30 days you can have everything set up to grow your business

First impressions matter.
You have about 5 seconds to make a good one!

How your business looks online matters. It is a reflection of YOU and how people perceive your business.

Sooooo.... what does everything actually look like when you have finished the academy????

so glad you asked....

See exactly what you're creating with real examples

Everything You'll Accomplish In the Take Action Academy

Plus some pretty cool BONUSES

Details you want to know!

Get the support and mentorship you need to get your online business off the ground.
Helpful accountability, enhanced courage and maximum confidence.

Are You Ready to TAKE ACTION?

01.

Enroll & Choose Your Class Time

02.

Schedule the Time on Your Calendar

03.

Attend and Get Stuff Done!

get on the interest list today and
Be the first to know when the next class opens

limited spots available per class

enroll with Confidence

My Guarantee:

You will get your business set up online... or I will do it for you

The things I teach in the Take Action Academy are strategies and tech I have personally used in my own and clients’ businesses.

I am so confident you can learn to use them and set up your own business, if you attend the classes and still can’t figure it out, I will personally create your website for you and set everything up.

If you show up, apply what you learn, do the work, and take advantage of the support offered, I have absolutely no doubt you will LOVE THE CLASS and will get your business set up online.

That said, if after 3 classes you decide this isn’t for you , I’ll personally refund your full investment. No questions asked. 

I guarantee that if you do the work along the way, by the end of the class you will have your website launched with a lead magnet opt-in and email automation set up or I will work with you individually at no extra charge to get your business online.

Wondering if this is right for you? If you can really do it

The Take Action Academy Is Right For You If...

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Woman with her arms in the air next to a computer signifying she has accomplished something

Thinking, "I don't have time"?

Then ask yourself, "If not now, WHEN?"

Is this where you want to be in 6 months... the same place you are now? Of course not.

Some people will absolutely be able to figure out the tech stuff and do it all on their own.

But you have to ask yourself… is that me? 

Or would I be better with someone helping me, someone teaching me, someone walking me through it all? Someone I can ask questions to along the way?

A group keeping me accountable to finish and get stuff done?

Only YOU can answer those questions. 

For those ready to save time, money, headaches, frustration, and a few grey hairs… 

ENROLL TODAY! You’ll be so happy you did!

wondering about a couple things?

Questions You May Have... and the Answers

Yes.

I have worked with students from age 18 to 68, and I haven’t had one yet that couldn’t do it.

I walk with you the entire way. I want to see you succeed. I will help you. And if you need extra help along the way, I have office hours set aside just for my current students… at no extra charge. It’s included in your course.

That all being said, if you enroll and get started, and feel you can’t do it, let me know within the first week and I will refund your money, no questions asked.

If you try, but still need help, I will work with you individually to get your business online, I am that committed to your success.

We will have class via Zoom.  You can attend from the comfort of your own home office. 

You can even come in your jammies if that is how you learn best. No judgement here!  😉 Yoga pants are my favorite to work in!

Once you enroll, I will send you more information with the Zoom link.

this is a hybrid course with video trainings and live weekly calls for 6 weeks. 

You will have “lifetime” (as long as I have the course up) access to the training videos. 

In addition, we will have open class time twice a week for 6 weeks.

If you have any questions, I will be right there to answer them.

Of course, you should block out the time slots for the 6 weeks of your class schedule. But I’m sure you figured out that part.

In addition, you should plan to spend another couple hours a week working through the videos.

The rest will be up to you.  If you want to get everything done during out 6 weeks together, I would block out another 4 hours a week to just DO STUFF.  

Some weeks will take longer than others, but if you block 10 hours a week, you will have everything ready in 6 weeks.

Once the class is finished and you have all the foundations in place, your time commitment will be considerably less.

You will be able to choose how you spend your time, hopefully that will be in building your list and nurturing your leads into paying clients.

We will miss you, but no problem, classes will be recorded.

In fact, after each class, everyone will have access to the recordings in case they want to go back and review a specific training.

Absolutely!

The business tech foundations I teach are important for ANY business.

The templates and outlines used can be customized to any online business. Feel free to come to my office hours and we can adjust things to your individual business.

This is great, it will help you with wording and finding images… because you will have done a lot of the work already!

We will be building a WordPress website using Siteground as the hosting.  If you have a WordPress website with different hosting, you can continue to use that, no need to switch hosting accounts.

You can learn from the class ways to improve your website, get individual feedback from me and other class members, make sure your site is focused, integrate the email marketing and lead magnet as well as your calendar. 

Or, if you don’t like your current website, you can start from scratch.

If you have a site on a different platform (Wix, Weebly or Squarespace), you’ll need to decide if you want to take the principles we learn in class and update your site on your own, (I can give you suggestions on content), or create something fresh with what we do in class. However, I will not be teaching, nor am I an expert in, any of those other platforms.

I am guessing if you are on one of those platforms, your site is not working the best or you are not happy with it if you are here. Now would be the time to make the move.

If you have more questions, feel free to email me at [email protected] and I am happy to answer your questions.

When it comes down to it, the question of whether the Take Action Academy is worth the investment is really up to you.

Of course, you can crawl through thousands of YouTube tutorials containing competing and differing advice and spend countless hours trying to duct tape useful snippets together. You can purchase several online courses and work on them all one at a time and hope you don’t have any questions along the way.

Or you can make a one-time investment in the Take Action Academy and receive access to a live class, with a live teacher, that will walk you through setting up your business foundations in 6 weeks, easier than ever before.

The tough love bottom line?

When you decide to join me, you’re investing in more than just an online course – you’re investing in yourself, your business and your future profitability.

Yes.

Just like in school you need to purchase books, there are a few things you will need to invest in.

I believe in total transparency, so here is a list of additional fees you will incur and the approximate cost. I have listed the price as they are today (the day I am creating this page), but since these are out of my control, it is possible they could go up before I get this page updated to reflect the current pricing.

Additional fees and approximate pricing:

Domain: (your website address or URL) about $20 a year (you have to renew your domain every year)

Hosting: about $8 a month to get started. Most hosting companies give a discount if you pay for the first year in advance.

Elementor Pro: $49/year  (there is a free version of Elementor you can use, but for all the extra things and integrations we do in this class, the Pro version is highly recommended!)

Canva (or Canva Pro): The free account will work just fine, but if you upgrade, and I highly recommend it for all the cool extra things, the Pro account is about $10/month.

Schedule Once or Calendly: I use the free version. No extra cost here.

Mailerlite: free for the first 1000 subscribers. After that, it starts at $15/month. (But if you are like me, you will gladly pay the $15/month for more than 1000 subscribers on your list).

Privacy Policy for your website: the privacy policy template I recommend is free. However, if you want to add a “Terms of Use” and “Disclaimer”, which I totally recommend, it will be a one time fee of $27 for the package I suggest.

When you see something you know you need, it’s easy to think to yourself “I’ll put this off until a better” time.

The only trouble is, no such time exists and before you know it, you’ve wasted weeks of income generating time and you’re still frustrated, overwhelmed, stressed and dissatisfied. 

Part of my role as an educator/mentor/coach is to hold you to the same high standards I hold for myself and encourage you to take the decisive actions.

As you’ve probably heard before, “if you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”

I have 6 weeks of live classes during the course so the material is always up-to-date and relevant. However, I only allow a limited number of people per class group so you get individualized attention.

Timing is totally up to you, it’s personal to your life and your business. Just remember, we make time for the things that are important to us.

Absolutely!

I will have pre-made templates you can use and customize, drag and drop editors, and show you how to use it all.

And for those that want to do things on their own, I will show you how to do that too.

Great question!

For branding and logo design: Canva (I highly recommend Canva Pro, although the free version works great too.)

For websites:  WordPress and Elementor Pro

(WordPress itself is free, but you will need to invest in hosting, we will use Siteground for this class, and purchase a domain. Elementor does have a free version, but for this class you will need the Pro version, which is  $49 per year. Don’t worry, I will show you how to do all this.)

For email automation: Mailerlite (free for the first 1000 subscribers)

For online scheduling: Schedule Once (I use the free version)

This is the same tech stack I use in my own business and recommend to all my clients. 

I will have office hours set up for current students. Feel free to come in (Zoom room) and ask any questions you have.

I am here to help you. I want to see you succeed.

Yes.

First, you will have your classmates you can exchange contact information with if you want to keep in touch.

We will also have a dedicated Facebook group you can ask questions in so we can help each other.

Finally, if you need additional one-on-one coaching after the class is over, I am available for you to schedule with at a reduced, students only rate.

That is exactly why you want to take this course!

You will know how to do that and be comfortable with making changes. As your business grows, you will have the tech know-how and confidence to grow with it.

For detailed specifics, check out my “Terms of Use” link the bottom of this page. 

In general, if either before the class begins, or up to a week after we have started, you decide this is not for you, I will refund your money, no questions asked.

If you complete the class and feel you weren’t able to get everything done or couldn’t figure it all out, I will work with you individually at no extra cost to get your business online.

Of course. I take one individual website client per month.

Depending on your specific needs, a business foundations package (branding, logo, website, professional email, lead magnet, email automation, scheduling calendar integration, training) like what you get in the Take Action Academy runs between $1500-2300.

If you are interested in this, please email me at [email protected] and I can give you more information.

Want to know everything you will learn?

A Look Inside Take Action Academy...

Part 1

The Fundamentals

Part 2

The Real Work Begins

Part 3

Tools to Build Your Audience

Part 4

Finishing Touches

If you have been telling yourself for months, "Yes, I really need to get that done,"
but haven't done it yet..

Stop procrastinating.
Stop talking yourself out of it.
Face your fears and GO FOR IT!

April Hiatt sitting in a chair working on her computer

I make complicated things simple to understand.

You’re still reading!

Seriously, that's impressive!

This tells me you’re serious.

Your heart is nudging you forward, but you are someone who likes to think about things. 

I totally get that.

I have been there. But you know what, I finally learned… to get anywhere, you need to MOVE. It doesn’t have to look perfect, you just have to be moving.

If you aren’t moving forward… which direction are you going?

Listen to your gut, and then TAKE THE LEAP!

Enroll in the next TAKE ACTION ACADEMY.

A little background on me, your instructor…

I was a licensed teacher for 15 years, taught adults at the applied technology college and currently own a website creation company. 

Last year, I decided to go back to my passion of teaching when I got tired of attending webinars that gave you a list of things to do to build your business, but never showed you HOW TO do it with the tech.

I decided I could DO SOMETHING about it and teach the tech to beginning business owners so they are empowered to set up and grow their business… Take Action Academy was born!

Interest List for Take Action Academy

For those ready to TAKE ACTION In 2022

You know you need this class, you are ready to GET STUFF DONE…

Sign up on the interest list and be the FIRST notified when the next class is open so you can get your business up and running and do what you are most passionate about.

As I’m sure you figured out, filling this out puts you on my class interest list and email list. You can unsubscribe anytime and my privacy policy means I won’t spam you, ever.

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TAKE ACTION In 2022

Sign up on the interest list and be the FIRST notified when the next class is open so you can get your business up and running in 2022 and do what you are most passionate about.

As I’m sure you figured out, filling this out puts you on my class interest list and email list. You can unsubscribe anytime and my privacy policy means I won’t spam you.

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Website Planning Questionnaire

10 questions you should answer BEFORE building a website… and 10 bonus questions to make your website more successful.

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