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ATTN: CREATIVE FREELANCERS
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What if…
You could build & market yourself on social media and grow your digital presence? 
You had the fundamental strategy & structure to actually increase your income this year? 
You had support to create a highly engaged digital presence to create more PAID opportunities for yourself?

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INTRODUCING

CREATE        CAREER

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A year-long membership program designed to walk you through a step-by-step method for building + leveraging your online presence to finally start making more consistent income.

Whether you're an established freelancer looking to get off the inconsistent income roller coaster or a brand new freelancer looking to set yourself up for success right off the bat, Create Your Career shows you how to build your career by building a digital presence - so you can get back to doing what you do best. Being the creative little badass you are!

WHO'S IT FOR

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Soon-to-be freelancers who are dying to launch a business and get it right the first time (and AVOID the Freelancing NO Life)

 

Freelancers working 6 or even 7 days a week, and struggling to pay bills as you piecemeal together a bunch of jobs that drain you


 

Someone who wants to learn how to make your craft the CORNERSTONE of your work while phasing out of an insane schedule, low-paying clients, or even that day job

TESTIMONIAL:

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Let me guess...

I want you to know you’re not alone. I was here, too…for years.

So how did I finally get out of this cycle?

You know what your zone of genius is...but you're terrified to commit to doing it full time because you're not sure if it'll pay all your bills, and you don't want to end up working so hard that you start hating the thing you once loved

Be stuck sitting in a chair 8-12 hours a day trying to keep up with an ever-growing workload knowing you're charging far too little just to keep the business rolling because nobody knows who you are (yet)

Dread the morning commute to a 9-5 mostly soul-sucking job that you drains you...all the while daydreaming about how you wish could just actually get paid to do your zone of genius work for a living

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Hey there!

I'm Nicole

  • I'm Nicole, a professional freelance musician turned marketing badass. I spent 13 years of my life wanting a fulfilling career as a freelance musician, but uh…they didn’t really teach me how to make that happen in school.

  • I got a Master's degree from a competitive music university. I played a ton of auditions and too many gigs and jobs to count. I taught lessons, and hell, I even got offered a record deal from NAXOS, the top classical music record label. I did all the stuff you're supposed to do as a freelancer (and then some, because I'm an overachiever #enneagram3probs).​ And while it looked super glamorous from the outside…I was still barely making ends meet.
    And maybe you’ve been here, too?


     

  • The thing is…college didn't teach me how to market myself and CREATE paid opportunities. And, spoiler alert, but just being good at your craft is not enough anymore. Oh, you're great at what you do? Get in line, my friend.

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Nicole Riccardo

HOW IT WORKS

Create Your Career is a year-long journey through a series of modules delivered in written and video format. Even though the program can be completed in only ten weeks, you have access for an entire year. This allows you to go at your own pace while you interact with other creative freelancers who are on the same path. 

 

You can also count on personal feedback from me on our bi-weekly group coaching calls as you work through assignments designed to build your fabulous new digital presence from top to bottom. I will personally guide you in thinking through what it takes to take your budding freelancing gig out of obscurity - so you can attract and impact many more of the clients you love serving the most.

And the good news is, I'll adopt you. Like, forever.
Once you’re part of the CYC fam, you’re always part of the CYC fam.

So a funny thing happened...

...head first into creating my own career, that is. I ditched the 9-5 and created a life where I’m EXCITED to wake up each day to inspire, motivate, and coach creative freelancers like YOU to be as BIG as you are...virtually.

Through my own (former) 9-5’s, I worked side-by-side with people in the marketing big leagues…and I loved every minute of it. Learning the strategy, the trial-and-error, but especially seeing the massive results.
 

And after working with a few multi-million dollar companies (casual), I finally decided it was time for me to stop putting my own dreams on the backburner.

so I jumped!

JOIN THE WAITLIST

BIPOC SCHOLARSHIPS

Would you like to contribute to the scholarship fund?

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join us!

In an effort to make Create Your Career as accessible as possible, 3 full BIPOC scholarships are available each round. The scholarship submissions and recipients will be reviewed and selected by a panel of BIPOC judges.

Applications are currently closed.