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Partnerships Accelerator for Podcasters

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Get Brand Partnerships and Accelerate Your Creative Career

Learn the fundamentals of working with brands without having a huge audience or feeling like you're selling out. You're already great at creating content, we'll teach you how to work with brands and accelerate your growth.

The Partnership Accelerator for Podcasters is a 2-week online program that helps podcasters with the mindsets, frameworks, and skills they need to get brand partnerships and grow their business sustainably.

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Brands are increasingly spending money to sponsor podcasters and creators. Podcast advertising revenue is expected to pass $1 billion by 2021 while influencer spend is expected to grow to $13.8 billion. During the program, you will learn the mindsets, frameworks, and skills to partner with these brands.

See What People Are Saying

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"PSA for podcasters: Learn everything you can from Sachit. His advice on seeking and getting sponsorships is spot on."

Kintan Brahmbhatt

General Manager, Podcasts at Amazon

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"There are few people I know with more expertise on podcasting than Sachit. So much gold in this for podcasters and creators. It’s going to be so helpful to so many creators who want to level up, love it!"

Dave Nemetz

Founder, Bleacher Report

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How Tessa Quadrupled Sponsorship Rates While Closing Her Biggest Sponsorship Deal Within 6 Weeks

Before working together, Tessa had a solid foundation through content that resonated with her audience. But she was struggling to figure out the best way to monetize and work with sponsors. Within 6 weeks, Tessa completely changed her mindset on how to work with sponsors, quadrupled her rates and closed her biggest sponsorship deal.

Tessa Arias, founder of Handle the Heat, a baking blog with 1M+ unique visitors and 1M+ followers across social media.

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How We Grew Mixergy Sponsorships from $50,000 to $500,000+ a Year

Mixergy was missing out on sponsorship opportunities and the advertising side of the business wasn’t working well, ads weren’t producing much revenue to the point where they wanted to shut ads down altogether. Over 5 years, we helped Mixergy grow sponsorship revenue 10x while reducing workload and helping the team partner with amazing companies.

Andrew Warner, host of Mixergy, where he's interviewed 2000+ entrepreneurs including the founders of Airbnb, Wikipedia and more.

Here's What You'll Learn

We’ll go in-depth on the following concepts →

🔍 The 3M Method: Uncover your niche and create your positioning so you understand your audience better than they know themselves

🛣️ How to find your revenue roadmap and chart a path to 6-figures/year

⚙️ How to find ideal partners and understand what brands are looking for and build your sponsor pipeline

💰 How to sell without feeling salesy - mastering the 3Cs (curiosity, care and connection)

🙌 How to find the right decision-makers and evaluate if a brand is a good fit for your audience

💲 How to price and what to offer sponsors so you can move beyond traditional CPMs

🤝 Getting and closing sponsors (including the step-by-step strategy I used to 10x Mixergy sponsorship revenue)

🏆 How to do the sales calls and get results so keep sponsors coming back

🚀 How to manage renewals and and put all of this into action with specific templates responsible for millions in ad sales

🧠 The common mindsets and habits that separates the good from the greats

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Dates and Details

Program Dates for Cohort 2:

February 2022

Application Deadline:

February 4, 2022

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How "Live" is the Course?

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We'll have live calls every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. All lessons will be recorded and replays will be available so you can get the best of both worlds.

Who's this for → are you at one of these creator levels?

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Breakthrough Potential

You know how to create great content and already have an audience. But you need a better understanding of what and how to sell and get sponsors. It's time to get paid!

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Established & Experienced

You create content consistently and have made at least $10,000 in partnerships. But you’re at a plateau and ready to hit the $100k milestone in the next year... or sooner.

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The Six to Seven Figure Stage

You’re a veteran at creating content and making money from partnerships. But it's time to blow past $100k and double or triple revenue.

Meet Your Instructor: Sachit Gupta

Sachit is the Founder of Platforms Media. Over the last 10+ years, he’s helped 100+ creators drive millions in revenue and subscribers.

Sachit started his career supporting creators leading special projects for Andrew Warner, host of the Mixergy podcast.

He then expanded to help creators across audience growth and monetization, including top podcasters, #1 NYT bestselling authors and international sports stars. Clients include Rohit Sharma, Tim Ferriss and Seth Godins’ altMBA (most of that work remains unattributed).

Sachit's helped podcasters and influencers create millions in sponsorship revenue in niches ranging from business, entrepreneurship, health and baking.

Most recently, Sachit built and ran the On Deck Podcaster Fellowship, where podcasters from around the world came together to learn from the best and hone their craft.

Sachit also hosts the Conscious Creators Show. Season one debuted at #1 in entrepreneurship, #2 in business and #25 across the US within 30 days of launch.

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How does it work?

Once you sign up, you'll join an intimate 3-week program with the person who's worked with #1 podcasters, #1 NYT bestselling authors and helped 100+ creators collectively drive millions in revenue and subscribers.

Process Steps

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Pricing

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Essentials

$1000

6 live sessions
Worksheets and templates
Private online community
Resource Vault
Weekly Coaching calls
Exclusive deep-dives and guest interviews
Advanced tutorials
BONUS: Podcasting Masterclass
1:1 coaching with Sachit
Pre-negotiated partner deals
Pre-vetted contractors
Limited to 10 students

Apply Today

Please note your interest in the application

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Premium

Starts at $4,000

6 live sessions
Worksheets and templates
Private online community
Resource Vault
Weekly Coaching Calls
Exclusive deep-dives and guest interviews
Advanced tutorials
BONUS: Podcasting Masterclass
1:1 coaching with Sachit
Pre-negotiated partner deals
Pre-vetted contractors
Limited to 10 students

Apply Today

Please note your interest in the application

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Executive

Starts at $10,000

6 live sessions
Worksheets and templates
Private online community
Resource Vault
Weekly Coaching Calls
Exclusive deep-dives and guest interviews
Advanced tutorials
BONUS: Podcasting Masterclass
1:1 coaching with Sachit
Pre-negotiated partner deals
Pre-vetted contractors
Limited to 10 students

Apply Today

Please note your interest in the application

Ready to break through the next level? Learn more and apply:

👏🏼 Don't Just Take It From Me...

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The Sensei in digital content! Sachit is one of the most experienced & thoughtful people on the planet who’s worked with top podcasters, marketers & creators. And he’s made a big difference to me.
The Sensei in digital content! Sachit is one of the most experienced & thoughtful people on the planet who’s worked with top podcasters, marketers & creators. And he’s made a big difference to me.
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Chris Lochhead
Author, Play Bigger and #1 Podcaster
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I had an excellent chat with @sachitgupta last week on overcoming self-limiting beliefs. I have been actively combatting podfading ever since I launched @digiintroshow. It turns out that I already had the answer within me. A little self-belief goes a long way.
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Godwin Chan
Host, Digital Introverts Show
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"Hands down, Sachit has been phenomenal at managing our sponsorship of Mixergy. We've sponsored quite a few podcasts, and working with Sachit has both been one of the easiest experiences and also one of our top performers.
"Hands down, Sachit has been phenomenal at managing our sponsorship of Mixergy. We've sponsored quite a few podcasts, and working with Sachit has both been one of the easiest experiences and also one of our top performers. Typically we work directly with podcasts, but often engagement from their side drops soon after the agreement. With Sachit he worked to help us refine our offer to increase conversions, and would always be available to check in throughout the term. Thanks to the wonderful team at Mixergy, and Sachit’s work, we’ve found conversion rates have been consistently about 45% higher than other podcast sponsorships! If you’re a podcaster or influencer looking to take things to the next level (or even a company that wants to improve ROI from your current sponsorships) find a way to work with him. You won’t regret it.”
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Gavin Zuchlinski
CEO, Acuity Scheduling (acquired by Squarespace)
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“Sachit and I worked together on sponsorships for one of his clients. Typically, I prefer to work with a podcaster directly as it allows for some of the best sponsorship.
“Sachit and I worked together on sponsorships for one of his clients. Typically, I prefer to work with a podcaster directly as it allows for some of the best sponsorship. So far, I’ve never really had a solid relationship with a network. However, Sachit has been a great pleasure to work with when it came to HostGator’s sponsorship of Mixergy. He made sure that our needs as well Andrew’s were met and was laser focused on ROI to make the partnership a win-win for everyone. Now Mixergy is one of our top performing podcasters and we couldn’t be happier. Thank you Sachit!”
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Kyler Patterson
Marketing Manager, HostGator

Alastair Budge, host of English Learning for Curious Minds on working with Sachit to double both the audience (see below) and monetization side of his business
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"It’s not just that he's been through all of this before because he has. But because he equips you with the right map, the right tools, and the right mindset to not only survive but to thrive, all on your own." — Van Nguyen on learning sponsorships from Sachit

Ana Beatrice Trinidad, host of Thirsty and Thirty, on working with Sachit on doubling growth and making money from her podcast

Chi Odogwu on working with Sachit to grow his podcast The Bulletproof Entrepreneur Podcast

Isotta Page, host of Art Is, on working with Sachit to build a strong brand and learning how to build a great podcast and understanding the business side of being a creator including launching a new private community

Clara Tsao, Founding Officer and Director, Filecoin Foundation and White House Presidential Innovation Fellow on starting her podcast

FAQ

When will live sessions be held during the week?

Live sessions will be held every Monday and Wednesday along with weekly Q&A sessions on Friday.

Is there a community to communicate with others?

Yes! We've created a private community space for students of the CreatorsMBA course. There you can share your progress, get feedback, ask for help, and more.

Do I have to attend all of the live sessions in real-time?

It's okay if you have to miss a workshop or two. We record every live workshop with our instructors and make it available for you to replay, at your convenience. With that said, we strongly recommend you make time for them so you can ask questions directly to Sachit and join productive breakout discussions.

Will the session be recorded?

Absolutely. All students will get recordings of the sessions. But try no to miss them because the real value is in the participation. If you really can't make it try to find a substitute for you.

I work full-time. Do I have time to take this course?

Yes! This course was built for full-time professionals. Sachit will lead Zoom workshops and Q&A sessions every week. Outside of that, expect curated reading, projects, and virtual events to meet your fellow peers building in the creator economy. In total, you'll commit 3-6 hours a week on this course.

I'm just starting on my creator journey. Is this course a good fit for for me?

Good question. If you're just starting out, I'd recommend focusing on the craft of being a creator and building a small audience where you have resonance and affinity before joining the CreatorsMBA. Check out the resources at the bottom of the page to get started!

Do I need a large audience to experience success with this course?

Not at all. Any audience size is good enough to get tangible value from this course, especially if you've demonstrated an ability to create content. What matters more is your affinity and resonance with your audience. For example, check out Mark Podolsky's case study above. During the program, we show you step by step how to build your business regardless of audience size. While I can't guarantee a specific revenue increase, every client I've taken through this teaching in the past has seen a drastic increase in their sales.

Why does the program cost start at $1000?

If you're looking for just content that you want to consume passively, you can find that online... you'll just have to sift through hundreds of experiments. Our goal with the CreatorsMBA is to accelerate your path to getting paid, and help you make much more than what you invest into the program (as evidenced through all the case studies on the page).

What if the course is too expensive for me?

Our mission is to help creators from all backgrounds and life situations so we offer partial scholarships for a set number of people every cohort. Please let us know about your scholarship needs once accepted into the program.

Does this only work for podcasters?

While most of the content has been created with podcasters in mind, we've had creators ranging from YouTubers to Instagramers to other influencers who've used it to make more in partnerships revenue.

What if I want to work with clients instead of sponsors?

Great question. We've had clients use the same frameworks and strategies to get clients instead. Please see the following case studies.

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How Mark Created A New Product and Added $200,000+ in 2 Months Without Spending Money on Ads

Before the program, Mark wanted to experiment with paid media and getting sponsors. Instead, we helped him focus on doing a few things right. Within 2 months, Mark created a new product for his existing audience and added $200,000 in revenue. Since then, he's gone beyond 7-figures. Mark's story is a great example of how you don't need a big audience to be successful.

Mark Podolsky is the Founder and Host of The Land Geek.

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How Sonja Went From $0 to $30,000 In Coaching Revenue In Less Than 4 Months

Prior to the program, Sonja was trying to grow her business but struggling with funnels, webinars, random technology that didn’t result in any sales. She kept buying other courses but it just made things more complicated. Within a few months of joining the program, she was able to get clarity, focus on the essential but the hard stuff, bring in new clients and $30,000 in coaching revenue.

Sonja Wieck, Host of the Tales of Toughness Podcast and previously, founder of Rising Tide Coaching

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How JB Glossinger Simplified His Business And Added $10,000+ In Recurring Revenue in 15 Days JB is the host of the Morning Coach podcast. He'd already gone to a bunch of conferences, hired different coaches, bought all the course and been involved in high-level masterminds, all trying to figure out what to do with his business. But it just led to more confusion and lack of fulfillment. Within 15 days, he added $10,000+ in recurring revenue to his business. JB has continued to implement what he learned in the program and since starting, grown it to $20,000+ in monthly revenue while picking up a few sponsors along the way.

JB Glossinger is the founder and host of the MorningCoach podcast.

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Feel free to ask any questions about the CreatorsMBA through email or Twitter.