Are you interested in learning more about copywriting, especially in the lucrative health, supplement, and financial niches?
Do you feel passionate about helping people be better off in ways they desire by providing more effective solutions for their health, finances, and other important areas of their life than what the mainstream marketplace offers them?
Do you like the idea of picking and choosing your projects and clients, getting paid 4 and 5-figure advances to book your schedule out months in advance, and walking out to your mailbox to find fat royalty checks for promotions you wrote months, even years ago?
Kim Krause Schwalm
A-List Copywriter and Copy Mentor
All of this is possible—even in today’s competitive copywriter arena. It’s what I’ve been doing for the past 20+ years as a top A-List copywriter. I’m now sharing everything I’ve learned with a select group of bright, motivated, already established or up-and-coming copywriters.
Starting in January 2022, my "Fast Track to A-List" group mentoring program will teach you everything you need to know to significantly elevate the persuasion power and success of your copy. It's designed to accelerate your ascent upwards on the copywriting "ladder" and achieve your goals, whether it's making MORE money, enjoying greater flexibility and control over your life, or BOTH!
This is a rare chance to get hands-on training and critiques from a top working A-List copywriter... someone who's worked with the biggest direct response companies in the world...and racked up dozens of controls in highly competitive niches over the past few decades.
Not only will I teach you everything I've learned along the way about creating highly successful sales pages, direct mail promos, VSLs, email campaigns, and much more, I'll also reveal my strategies for finding the best clients and negotiating the best-paying deals, including royalties.
This coming year's mentoring program starts in January 2022 and runs through the end of June. During that six-month period, depending on how much you put into it, you'll be able to quickly accelerate your copywriting prowess and make huge strides in your freelance business or career.
It's a full six-month commitment that will challenge you to significantly improve your copy skills, while increasing your confidence and ability to take on a wider range of higher-paying projects.
What's more, this program will help strengthen your ability to find and close clients, negotiate the best arrangements, and run and organize your freelance business and life.
There are two tracks within the program: "Fast Track to A-List Regular" and "Fast Track to A-List Premium". Both tracks are the same except with one key difference: "Fast Track to A-List Premium" also includes private copy reviews and one-on-one coaching from me each month.
Because of this one-on-one attention from me, the "Fast Track to A-List Premium" option is limited to no more than 8 members. And because of the personalized attention given within the group mentoring calls to all members, the entire group size is limited to no more than 16 members.
Here's everything you get as a member of my "Fast Track to A-List" Copy Mentoring Program:
You’ll complete an intake survey and get a coaching call with me to kick things off. At the beginning of our time together, I'll send you an intake survey which you'll complete and return to me, along with 1-2 of your best copy samples (if you have them). We'll then get on a 30-minute one-on-one call to review your goals. You'll also get an additional wrap-up coaching call with me at the end of the program to review your progress towards your goals and discuss your next steps. So that's one hour right there of one-on-one coaching you'll get from me!
You’ll also participate in our Fast Track to A-Listgroup mentoring calls TWICE each month. Each call will last at least 90 minutes and will be recorded (with audio and video recordings provided to review later or in case you have to miss a session). In each call, we'll do some or all of the following:
Hear me analyze and breakdown a successful control, with emphasis on a specific topic we're focusing on in the call (for example, my research/"big idea" process, headlines, leads, fascinations, etc.); sometimes I'll invite other copywriters as guests to discuss their own process. In the past, I've had people like David Deutsch, Carline Anglade-Cole, Dan Ferrari, Lori Haller, and others as guests.
Review and discuss each participant's copy exercises; each month there will be 1-2 practice assignments focusing on one aspect of writing copy for a promo; you'll be strongly encouraged to complete them and turn them in to me in advance of the group mentoring call where I'll go over it.
Have the opportunity to submit your copy for a live critique or feedback from me during the group mentoring call (depending on what else we're covering and the length of the promo).
Discuss client and business-building challenges and strategies, and other freelance business advice and problem-solving in training, Q&A's with me, and "hot seats" where members get a chance to focus on a specific problem they're each facing and get advice from myself and their fellow mentees.
You’ll be presented with periodic copy assignments from actual clients--these will be optional and likely on "spec", but if used will result in your getting paid and potentially receiving future work
You’ll become one of the “go-to” copywriters to whom I refer potential clients for paying projects I can’t fit into my schedule or feel aren’t right for me—without paying me any referral fees
You’ll be on my short list when I need to bring in copywriters to help me on projects, giving you real-life experience working side-by-side with me (and getting paid)
You’ll find yourself a “copy buddy” (maybe a few) from the other members of the group—together you can read/critique each other’s copy and get better together
You'll enjoy access to a private Slack group where you can post questions, challenges, and opportunities and get responses from other "Fast Track to A-List" members as well as from me.
You’ll develop relationships with other "Fast Track to A-List"members and build a valuable referral network that could help you land new clients and support others on their copywriting journey (what goes around, comes around!) These relationships can pay dividends long after the formal group mentorship program ends.
With my "Fast Track to A-List Premium" Copy Mentoring Program, you get all of the above PLUS:
You’ll get up to 2 hours of my time each month for private copy critiques and reviews and/or coaching; depending on preference, I'll provide comments and suggestions on your Word or Google Doc and/or do a video or individual call via Zoom or Loom. (Remember, only 8 "Fast Track to A-List Premium" spots will be available so that I can provide this level of attention.)
So it'll be a requirement that you have this program...and (important) that you've gone through it (or will go through it during the "Fast Track to A-List" Copy Mentoring Program).
Fast Track to A-List 2022 Pricing for Premium and Regular:
Fast Track to A-List Copy Mentoring Program Premium (includes up to 2 hours per month of private copy critiques/coaching with Kim; limited to 8 people):
Pay up-front: 6 months for $10,990 (includes my Copywriting Velocity Complete Virtual Program)
(Already bought my Copywriting Velocity Complete Virtual Program from me? You save $500 & pay $10,490)
Break into 2 payments: Two payments of $6000 plus one-time payment of $500 for my Copywriting Velocity Complete Virtual Program (if you haven't bought it from me yet); 1st payment due upon enrollment, 2nd payment due March 1, 2022
Fast Track to A-List Copy Mentoring Program Regular(without private copy critiques/ coaching; limited to 8 people):
Pay up-front: 6 months for $5490 (includes my Copywriting Velocity Complete Virtual Program)
(Already bought my Copywriting Velocity Complete Virtual Program from me? You save $500 & pay $4990)
Break into 2 payments: Two payments of $3000 plus one-time payment of $500 for my Copywriting Velocity Complete Virtual Program (if you haven't bought it from me yet); 1st payment due upon enrollment, 2nd payment due March 1, 2022
What to do next…
Click the button below, and fill out the form to get on my Wait List for future mentoring opportunities (note: I likely won't have any mentoring opportunities available until later in 2022 or the beginning of 2023).
Also please tell me about yourself, your level of copywriting experience, and what you're hoping to get out of a mentoring experience with me.
I'll then get you details about on future mentoring opportunities with me as soon as they're available. In the meantime, make sure you're one of my Copy Insiders so you can hear about other chances to learn from me, while getting valuable tips and tactics you can apply right now.
What Kim’s Past Mentees Have to Say About Her Coaching…
Already DOUBLED my rates…and set to go even higher from here!
“Being in Kim’s private mentoring group is the edge you need to supercharge your copywriting career. Her extraordinary experience and instinct helped me to uncover the blind spots that were holding me back from reaching the next level. If you have the chance to work with her then this opportunity is a no-brainer. And it doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced copywriter or are just starting out.
Kim’s training will give you everything you need to know to write killer sales letters that can keep royalties coming for years. But having her in your corner goes way beyond developing control beating copy skills. She’ll also help you navigate the business as a professional who knows how to maximize deals. Since I started working with her, I more than doubled my rates. Now I’m on a clear path to go even higher from here!”
—Gabriel Baumstark, Financial Copywriter
A complete turning point for my freelance copywriting career!
“Fast Track to A-List has been a complete turning point for my freelance copywriting career! If someone told me a year ago, I would accomplish so much in just a short time, I wouldn't have believed them.
With Kim's help, I've hit all my goals. And I'm not talking weekly or monthly goals either. I'm talking about goals I thought would take me years to accomplish. Since starting the program, I've worked with some of my dream clients!
Her program not only accelerated my copy career, it made me a far better writer. Kim is a great leader and mentor, and I couldn't be happier with my decision to be in her program!”
—Jody Robertson, Copywriter
Have gotten my foot in the door with some of my dream clients!
“Kim’s copy feedback throughout her mentoring program is the fastest way to see the difference between ‘what you think you know’ and what you can actually write. That’s why her honest, response-boosting feedback is worth its weight in diamonds. Plus, this intimate mastermind is the best place to meet ‘copy buddies’ to bounce ideas off, share experiences, and get feedback on your copy.
Kim also helps you break into new markets and work with bigger, higher-paying clients. Thanks to Kim, I’ve gotten my foot in the door with some of my dream clients. I’m from the UK, and wanted to work with big US companies…but didn’t have a clue about how to approach them. Kim gave me the advantage I was looking for!”
—Roland Eva, Copywriter
A no-freaking-brainer of an investment!
"I’ve been a student of Kim’s in some capacity since the very beginning of my copywriting journey...whether it be from reading her weekly newsletter, attending her live Copywriting Velocity event, or being in her private mastermind. And I can say, without a doubt, any investment into Kim’s training is a no-freaking-brainer.
Just from attending her one event, I was able to score a job at one of the biggest natural health companies in the DR space. It led me to my first royalty-paying gig with an up-and-coming health company. And, I got to meet A-list copywriters who made me confident in immediately raising my rates. It was less than a year later I closed my first $10k sales letter gig. Being in her private mastermind has given me the courage to re-enter the freelance market—knowing I have the full support of one of the most connected, and accomplished, copywriters in the world.”
—Jerrod Harlan, Health Copywriter
Have TRIPLED my income since joining!
"Kim’s Fast Track to A-List program is the rocket ship you need to accelerate your copywriting career. I’ve tripled my income since joining it as a freelancer! This is all thanks to her training, network, and advice. I'm now more confident in writing long-form sales pages, too. The research process used to be my kryptonite. But just a few weeks into the program, I know exactly what to look out for to write convincing copy.
This program lets you see how an A-lister thinks. Whether it’s listening to her feedback on our copy, reading her notes, or asking questions during the calls, I always get new insights to improve my skills. You’ll find value regardless of your level. That’s because her program drills you with timeless copywriting principles so you’ll always have strong fundamentals to tackle any copy assignments with confidence. If you want to level up your copywriting career and skills, you won’t regret joining Kim’s program!"
—Alex Ko, Copywriter
From $250 Upwork copy jobs to $7-10k projects with quality clients!
"I became a full-time freelance copywriter two months before joining Kim’s program. I was gaining clients but I felt out of my depth. I spent more time battling imposter syndrome and procrastination than writing copy. I had no real process around research, outlining the copy or bringing it all together into a final draft.
I joined Kim’s Fast Track to A-List program because I knew she could help me accelerate the trajectory of my business in a very short period of time. My hope was that she could give me the foundational skills and processes so that I could take on any copy project in any industry with full confidence. In a few short months, Kim turned that hope into a reality.
I’ve gone from $250 email copy jobs on Upwork to charging $7-10k+ for work with high-quality clients in my first year as a copywriter. Kim has given me a complete understanding of how to get into the head of the audience I'm writing to. She has given me a structure that works for me so that I can outline and move quickly to a final draft that converts. It has made a huge difference in how I interact with clients and in the copy that I’m able to produce.
Kim goes above and beyond to get to know you, your copy, and how she can best help you on your journey. It’s clear that she is heavily invested in everyone that she works with. I would highly recommend Kim as a copywriting coach, along with her products and courses, if you want to level up your career in a short period of time.”
—Brian Czekanski, Direct Response Copywriter, Mindset Copy, New York, NY
Coaching and mentoring that’s “kinda magic”!
"Even before I started Kim’s Fast Track to A-List program, I called her the ‘Fairy Godmother of Copy Rock Stars’. I frequently saw her post and comment in a number of online copywriting groups, and it was impossible not to notice her generosity, knowledge, and wisdom. Now I’ve had the chance to work with Kim directly, and I can confirm she’s kinda magic.
Her eye and instinct for control-beating copy is insane, but it’s her talent for explaining the how’s and why’s of winners that sets her apart as a mentor. She’s also a shrewd businesswoman, and has invaluable advice on how to maximize your deals and charge your worth. Since I’ve started her Fast Track to A-List program, I’ve not only gotten to see her process, I’ve gotten the tools and training to confidently write my first long-form sales letter. Which, thanks to Kim, I just got hired to write!
Not only is Kim one of the best copywriters out there, she’s a great teacher and coach. These are not interchangeable skills, yet she’s mastered the art of mentoring writers. Whether you’re a newbie or a rising copy star, Kim will give you as much as you’re ready to absorb.”
—Kristen Driscoll, Copywriter
5X’ed my income in just 7 months!
"Kim is one of the best coaches there are out there, hands down. I'm glad she took me under her wing because she was the key person to help me successfully transition from a 9-to-5-er to becoming a full-time copywriter in just 7 MONTHS. What’s more, my revenue increased by 5X (again, in a span of just 7 MONTHS) as a result of direct mentoring with Kim.
Because of everything I learned from Kim, I started to get noticed by heavy-hitters. I'm talking about writing 7-figure copy for people such as the late Clayton Makepeace, the $250 million man: Anik Singal, and others, including some of Russell Brunson's ‘Inner Circle’ influential entrepreneurs. Kim's ability to coach people is bar-none. If you can't improve your copywriting skills and increase your revenue as a copywriter from Kim's coaching, nothing will.”
—Eric Jee, Asian Copy Maniac
Raised my copy game tremendously!
“Studying books, courses and handwriting sales letters is all well and good. But at some point, you’ve got to work with a pro if you’re serious about taking your skills to the next level. For years I’d been stumbling in my transition to writing emotionally charged health copy. I’d had some successes, but too many bombs. I needed help if I was going to ever iron out my mistakes and get my skills to where they needed to be.
Suffice to say, Kim has raised my copy game tremendously. This includes guiding me in creating a rock-solid foundation of research before I write, how to dig deeper to find the core emotions that will motivate people to buy and how to edit my copy ruthlessly before hitting ‘Send’. Best of all, working with Kim has shown me what it takes to perform at the highest level. And it’s led to me raising my own standards significantly, attracting higher caliber clients and feeling tons more confident of hitting home runs in every project.”
—Matt Ambrose, Copywriter
From "newbie to 60 mph" in just a few quick months!
“Kim’s private and group coaching helped take me from a ‘raw newbie’ to writing a successful sales email and completing my first direct mail package for one of the biggest marketing agencies in the U.S. And we’re barely halfway through her program!
If Kim can help someone like me who had never written copy for a client make these kinds of big gains so quickly, I’m sure she can help you, too. Signing up for her Fast Track to A-List copy mentoring program is turning out to be one of the best investments in my career I’ve ever made!”
—David Lowenthal, Copywriter
The real deal with the proof to back it up!
“Everyone wants an edge, especially in the world of copywriting. Everyone is so quick to rush out to buy the latest ‘shiny object’ copy method pumped up by affiliates so it gets a lot of attention. The problem is it creates a sea of sameness for you and big bucks for them. Kim is the real deal and has the proof to back it up. So if you're looking to really master the art of copy, don't follow the crowd…get an edge only she can deliver!”
—Rich Lamendola, founder + strategist, brandbliss
One of my best teachers out of hundreds!
“As an M.D. specialist in Rehabilitation Medicine and after two graduate degrees, I have had hundreds of teachers and professors over my almost 30-year medical career. There have been many great ones, who are famous in their field. I will never forget Kim Krause Schwalm because she is one of the best teachers and mentors I have ever had in my life, period. I went from a newbie to actually feeling confident that I could be a freelance copywriter, in a very short period of time.
Kim is a master Artist, like a Michelangelo, who crafts her copy with strokes of genius, rooted in the timeless principles of the greats like Eugene Schwartz and Clayton Makepeace. She is passionate about mentoring, and as a student, her nurturing of my copywriting and entrepreneurial career has been life-changing. With Kim, you learn the methodology and Craft of writing killer copy, fast. But her teachings are principle-based that will work forever, not a paint-by-numbers formula.
Your surest, straightest path to becoming an A-list copywriter is through Kim. There is absolutely no one better to guide you.”
—Ed Hanada, MD, Rehabilitation Medicine specialist
ABOUT KIM KRAUSE SCHWALM
KIM KRAUSE SCHWALM was always a marketer who could write copy. She spent more than 13 years in the corporate world in various marketing positions—from Brand Manager to Publisher to launching and running the Healthy Directions supplement business and growing it to more than $23 million in sales within 3 years—before she started her freelance copywriting career in 1998.
Now more than two decades later, Kim has built a reputation as one of the top A-level direct response copywriters in the country. She's racked up dozens of successful direct mail and online controls, beating legendary copywriters and becoming the first female copywriter to get Boardroom control.
Kim writes winning copy and creates breakthrough marketing strategies for leading companies such as Soundview, Bottom Line, Agora, Green Valley Natural Solutions, and many others both in the United States and from England to Germany to Singapore.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics from Miami University in Ohio, and earned her MBA in Marketing from Loyola University Maryland. Kim credits her creative and analytical mind and marketing know-how for giving her a must-needed edge in today’s increasingly competitive copywriting world—and wants to help others gain the same “marketing- savvy” advantage.
She’s one of the few top-level copywriting veterans who’s still writing copy for clients…while being willing to share her success secrets to help up-and-coming copywriters go from “good” to “great”.
What People Are Saying About Kim Krause Schwalm...
One of the top copywriters on the planet!
“Kim is one of the top copywriters on the planet, and I don’t think anyone in her world would disagree with that. She has beaten controls by the best-of-the-best—including guys like Jim Rutz which, if you know who he is, you know that’s no small feat. If you ever get the chance to learn from her or work with her, you’d be foolish to pass it up.”
—Ben Settle, Email copywriting expert
She’s the real deal!
“I get so sick of people on the internet pretending to be copywriting gurus without one iota of major-league experience. They drive me crazy. But Kim is someone who has worked at the highest levels of this business, competed against the very best copywriters in the world, and proved herself to be a winner again and again. Kim’s event was fantastic!”
—Richard Armstrong, A-List Copywriter and Author
My highest recommendation!
“I've been writing copy for my own businesses and for a handful of clients for almost a quarter of a century. And I've learned a thing or two about what it takes to be a top copywriter. And ‘what it takes’ is something that very, VERY few people have. That's why you can count the A-listers on just two hands. Kim Krause Schwalm is one of those very, VERY few people. If you're lucky enough to get her attention...get her interested in your project... and IF you can get on her calendar...you would be insane to not hire her. She has my highest recommendation.”
—Doberman Dan, Copywriter, Author, and Serial Entrepreneur
Beats controls left and right!
“There are a handful of copywriters who have been consistent, reliable and incredibly versatile during my 35+ year career in direct response marketing...and Kim Krause Schwalm is in that elite group. Kim continues to beat controls left and right for a wide variety of marketers, online and offline...Kim always writes copy that grabs the audience's attention; and because of her extensive background in marketing and not just copywriting, she understands all of the nuances of direct response. And she is a delight to work with. Every copywriter should follow Kim's lead in paying as much attention to every aspect of a project...front end, back end, and everything in-between. And if that was the case, we'd have many more world class copywriters.”
—Brian Kurtz, Titans Marketing LLC
An absolutely top-level writer!
"Kim works with the best clients out there (I know, because some of them are my clients as well!) She is one of the very few writers I recommend when someone is looking for--and can afford--an absolutely top-level writer."