Are you a freelancer or creative business owner who’s tired of hustling for projects, and looking to create a steady stream of income doing work you love?

Design your creative business to make more income, and more impact, in just 3 months.


Join Justine Clay to re-design your creative business from the comfort of your own home in our virtual group coaching program, starting June 13th, 2017 at 12 p.m. EST.


Tell me if this sounds like you…

  • You want and need to get better clients, but have no idea how to find, or connect with them
  • As a multi-talented creative, you struggle to communicate what you do and the value you offer
  • Your brand message and presentation are not representative of what you know you deliver
  • You’re overwhelmed with information and don’t know what to focus on to start getting results now
  • You know you need to market yourself, but have no idea where to start

If you’ve ever looked at the darlings of your industry (you know, the ones who get all the great projects, speak at conferences, and are on all the great panels) and wondered what gene they have that you don’t,

I’m here to tell you there’s no difference between you and them.

Here’s what successful creative entrepreneurs know that you don’t (yet)…

  • What makes them unique and stand out in the crowd
  • Who their ideal clients are, what keeps them up and night, and what they need right now
  • The art of creating a message, content, and services that speak to their ideal client’s interests and needs.
  • How to cohesively present their work and message
  • How to build a thriving network of clients, collaborators, supporters and referral partners
  • The powerful rituals, routines and processes that help them move the needle in their business every single day

Learning how to position and profit from your creative expertise isn’t rocket science (thank goodness!), but it is a strategy that you need to understand and take consistent action on if you’re to get the results you want.

If you’re tired of trying to figure it out yourself (really, who has the time?) and are ready to learn how to take your creative business or career from struggling to successful, I have the perfect solution for you!


The Creative Business Bootcamp
group coaching program

Get the top tier clients you want. Make the money you’re worth.

I’m Justine Clay and I’ll be teaching you what successful creative business owners and freelancers know, and do differently.

How do I know this?

When I moved from London to New York in 1996, with little more than a psychology degree and English accent, the concept of being a successful entrepreneur with a passion for marketing and business were are foreign to me as putting maple syrup on your bacon! After a stint waitressing (what kind of a New York story would it be without that?), I landed my first job answering the phone in a design agency. I’m almost 100% certain the only reason I got the job was because of my English accent, but I didn’t care; it was my ticket to somewhere. A year later, I was hired by an up-and-coming creative representation agency, where I learned every aspect of positioning, managing and growing the careers of creative professionals. From spotting great talent and putting together a portfolio that stood out, to making new business calls, writing and negotiating a proposal, and managing a project from beginning to end, I learned that every element was crucial to building a successful creative career.

In 2005, I branched out and opened my own creative services agency, Plum Creative, where I built a reputation within the advertising and design industry for helping retail and lifestyle brands find the perfect talent for their projects and managing the project from beginning to end.  With one of my top earners billing $2,000 a day (every day) were working on great projects and making good money.

And then the recession of 2008 happened.

Almost overnight, the work dried up. I was paying myself out of my savings and the pressure of not knowing how long I’d be able to hang on had my stomach in knots.

As the freelance work situation worsened, more and more creatives were turning up on my doorstep looking for work. I’d spend an hour or two helping them identify their unique talent, define their ideal client profile, re-work their portfolio, and sharing the names of a few people to call. They walked out of my office transformed; lighter, clearer and armed with a plan.

I had an epiphany:  I had a gift that I could share with the creative community on a much larger scale. I could teach them to become their OWN agent.

I’ve spent 6 years developing and testing a step-by-step system that will teach any creative professional how to attract high-quality clients, land larger projects, and get paid what they’re worth.

Imagine discovering you have WAY more business smarts than you thought, and doing for yourself what you do for your clients. Imagine deciding who to work with, when, and for how much.

Can you feel the relief of finally shaking the confusion that has held you back, and coming to your desk every morning knowing exactly what you need to do to attract high-quality clients and move your business forward?

Are you ready to re-write your story and learn the exact steps to charting your success? Here is your next step.


The Creative Business Bootcamp
group coaching program

A system for building a creatively fulfilling and profitable business or career

What you’ll get:

  • Six one-hour group coaching calls where you’ll receive training, ask questions and get feedback
  • Downloadable worksheets, templates and tools to help you apply the content directly to your own creative business
  • A recap and recording of each session
  • Access to the private Facebook group
  • Additional resources to help support you in your professional and personal development

Here’s how it breaks down:

Session 1: Set goals and make a plan

You can’t hit a target if you don’t know what it is. In this session, you’ll get all your ideas, dreams and goals out of your head and onto paper and learn how to take consistent action to reach them.

You will learn:

  • How to use the mind mapping technique to make sense of all the ideas you have swirling in your head
  • What ideas will have the greatest impact on your business and how to prioritize your goals
  • How to create a plan to translate your ideas into inspired and consistent action.
Session 2: Define what makes you stand out in a crowded marketplace

At the end of this module you will be clear on what unique gift YOU bring to the world and how that talent benefits people who genuinely want and need your services.

You will learn:

  • The difference between a generalist and a specialist (and why you want to be the latter)
  • What truly makes you unique (it’s probably not what you think!)
  • Who else is in the marketplace and the gaps YOU are uniquely equipped to fill
Session 3: Create your ideal client profile

If you try and be all things to everyone, you become nothing to no one. At the end of this module you will know exactly who your ideal clients are, what they struggle with or aspire to, what they need right now and how YOU are uniquely equipped to help them.

You will learn:

  • The traits of an ideal client
  • What your ideal client aspires to or struggles with
  • The benefits your clients get from working with you
  • Who YOUR ideal client is
Session 4: Craft a compelling pitch that converts strangers into “I need to work with you” prospects

By the end of this session you will know how to confidently and quickly communicate what you offer, what’s in it for your ideal clients, and what they need to do next to work with you.

You will learn:

  • What blocks you have around speaking about yourself
  • How to communicate what you do in an authentic, non-sales-y way
  • How to craft a natural and compelling pitch that will serve you in any situation
Session 5: Find your ideal clients in large numbers and build a thriving network

It’s time to come out from behind your computer! In this session, you will learn where to find your ideal clients in large numbers, how to network naturally and effectively, and build a thriving network.

You will learn:

  • How to re-frame the concept of networking so it’s easy AND fun
  • The 4 essential elements of a thriving network
  • The art of give, give, get
  • How to connect in an authentic, natural way
Session 6: Build a marketing strategy that attracts your ideal clients to you

By the end of this session you will be clear on what marketing activities align with your natural strengths, how to streamline your efforts and get better results in less time.

You will learn:

  • How much time you should spend on your marketing (and how to fit it in!)
  • The eight elements of a marketing strategy
  • Which online and offline tools are most aligned with your natural skills
  • How to create regular content that resonates with your audience

But there’s more!

bonus #1:
Access to the Private Facebook group

Can you do this program alone? Sure.  But isn’t it nice to know you don’t have to?  Join your fellow entrepreneurs in this private Facebook group and share feedback and support every step of the way.  We’re stronger together!

bonus #2:
Craft a compelling story that builds the “know, like and trust” factor with your ideal clients

Clients do business with people, they know, like and trust, and well-crafted personal story can tip the balance significantly in your favor. In this bonus worksheet, you’ll learn the 3 essential elements of a great story and how to craft yours.

bonus #3:
A 45-minute on-on-one coaching session with me ($200 value)

I like to reward action takers, so if you sign up before midnight on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, you’ll get a 45-minute private coaching session with me where we we’ll take a deep dive into any area of your business that supports you most. Showing up and doing the work is the absolute BEST indicator of your success. I’m here to help you stay motivated, inspired and on-track!

What other brilliant creatives are saying:

“Almost as soon as the bootcamp started, I felt a subtle but real shift in my mindset and the phone didn’t stop ringing.”

—Jennifer Cox, Filmmaker

“Participating in the Creative Bootcamp has given me clarity and a sense of direction with the addition of practical tips which I can always fall back on whenever I need to refine my direction again or when taking next steps in my business. Before this Bootcamp I felt frustrated about not being able to find a clear direction and was stuck in the process of taking my business to the next level. This course has helped me narrow down my special gift, who my ideal client is and the confidence in marketing this.  I’ve come away from this course with an ability to communicate clearer and plan my next steps in order to build the business and life I aspire to. I know I will go back to Justine in the future for extra coaching to help me with future challenges.”

—Katrien Riks, Art Direction and Branding Specialist, Amsterdam

“Working with Justine has allowed me to make monumental changes in my business that I have been wanting to make and never felt I had the time or strategies to make happen on my own. She totally “got” me and geared my sessions toward the particular struggles I needed to address (short-term and long-term). She helped me in so many ways, from soul searching to what I really want out of my business to figuring out how to deal with day-to-day business issues that came up. I am now working with the type of clients I want to work with and have improved my time management to be more productive and less overwhelmed. I am moving my business into a direction I feel so excited about and know I would not have been able to make these transitions without Justine.”

—Jodi Kostelnik, Hello Neighbor Designs

“Every creative solopreneur needs a Justine! After working with Justine I gained clarity regarding my brand, clarity on prospects I wanted to approach and was able to present a much stronger marketing and web presence. As a photographer who recently moved from a small market to NYC I found the prospect of re-establishing myself a bit daunting and quickly needed to readjust my focus. Justine made the transition easy and because of her help I am able to work with and approach very high level prospective clients with ease. As a direct result my income level has increased, I have new revenue sources that are in development and am completely back on track with marketing efforts. Aside from her stellar coaching abilities she is an overall wonderful person and delight to work with, I can not recommend her highly enough.”

—Julien McRoberts, photographer

“Justine has helped me turn 25 years of professional experience inside PR agencies into a fresh new brand of my own. The money I spent on Justine was one of the best investment I have ever made. As a result of our work together, I know who my ideal clients are; I am comfortable holding out for them; and I have the confidence to ask for - and command - the fees that I deserve.”

—Nancy Weltchek, Weltchek Writes

“Justine’s coaching program gave me the boost that I needed! Before working with Justine, I was busy with work, but not attracting any new clients, and wasn’t sure where to focus my efforts. My website was also outdated and vague. Justine helped me gain the clarity, confidence, focus and tools I needed to move forward. I learned the importance of marketing and working ‘on’ my business, not just ‘in’ it. She helped me pull together my positioning and content for my new website (that recently launched!). Justine also helped me develop innovative ideas on how to market my business, and helped me identify what I want from my business moving forward. I gained a new-found enthusiasm for my business and I very quickly landed a new client, which more than paid for my investment in Justine. I’d highly recommend her!”

—Amy Gorrek, Creative Director & Founder of Studio AG

Ready to join the Creative Business Bootcamp group coaching program?

Join Justine Clay to re-design your creative business from the comfort of your own home in our virtual group coaching program, starting June 13th, 2017

Remember, if you sign up before midnight on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, you’ll get a free 45-minute private coaching session with me ($200 value)!

Got questions?  I’d be happy to jump on a 15 minute call with you to see if this program is right for you.  Just send me an email at and we can set that up.

10-Day Money Back Guarantee

If you change your mind before June 11, 2017, just send us an email and we’ll refund your money. No hard feelings or questions asked!

I am committed to helping purpose driven, motivated and resilient creative professionals fulfill their vision and mission in life.  And because this is a group program, I want you to know that you’re right for this program.

This course is right for you if:

  • You have the vision and are willing to do the work, but you don’t know the steps necessary to go from a dream to a reality
  • You’re tired of hustling and are looking to be more strategic about how your find clients
  • You know you need to invest in your business, but you can’t afford one-on-one coaching right now
  • You want to find meaning in your work, add value to the world and be compensated well for what you do
  • You know you’re not charging enough, but don’t know how to position or price your services
  • You recognize you need to invest in yourself and your business and are ready to do the work

The course is not for you if:

  • You’re looking for someone to fix your business for you
  • You keep buying courses, but don’t follow through with any of them (then complain when nothing changes)
  • You say you want change, but you’re not willing to invest your time, energy and resources to make it happen

Got questions?

Here are some answers to questions I hear most often:

The program is 12 weeks. I’ve found that, for most people, 2 weeks per module is the sweet spot for giving you enough time to do the work (even if this is your side-gig), but not so long that you lose momentum.

The group will be limited to 10 people. This allows each person to get plenty of individual attention, while benefitting from the feedback of their peers.

I specialize in working with creative professionals of all disciplines, including: art directors, creative directors, design directors, designers, graphic designers, website designers, photographers, copywriters, writers, illustrators and video producers and directors.

While I specialize in working with creative professionals, my system works for any professional whose mission is to share their unique talent with people who have a genuine need for it. My ‘non-creative’ clients, who include IT professionals and a Systems Architect, are just as successful as the traditionally creative ones. It’s really a question of if the program and process resonate.

This program has been created specifically for engaged creative professionals who are willing to put aside any pre-conceived ideas and fears and do the work. This program won’t work for skeptics, complainers or people who make excuses not to take action. I’m invested in the success of each and every person who works with me, so it’s important that we’re aligned on our vision and what it will take.

Yes! My top tips are:

  • Use the private FB group to ask questions, share work for feedback, offer support and answer questions when asked.
  • Buddy up with someone in the group and hold each other accountable.
  • Show up for the live group coaching calls. They’re a great place to get feedback, ask questions, stay motivated and get un-stuck.

If you do the work, you can expect to:

  • Gain a clarity and confidence about what you have to offer and position yourself uniquely within a crowded market place.
  • Become more intentional and strategic in building your business.
    Gain a crystal clear understanding of your ideal clients’ needs and how you are uniquely positioned
    to help them.
  • Attract better quality, higher paying clients, while the less-than-ideal clients effortlessly drift away.
    Create a pitch that naturally and clearly communicates what you do to potential clients and referral partners.
  • Understand which marketing tools are right for you and create a marketing plan that doesn’t feel like ‘selling’ or ‘work’.
  • Create content that engages and draws your ideal clients to you.
    Work on more creatively fulfilling projects.

I understand, but let me re-frame that thought for you.  If you don’t invest in yourself, who will?  How long do you want to delay the results that you want to see in your life?  Investing in yourself and business takes courage and only you know when you’re ready to take that leap of faith and start changing your life.

Yes, to make this a no-brainer investment, I’m offering 3-installment payment plan. Your credit card will be automatically billed each month.

I understand that you’re busy so I will be recording each session to ensure you don’t miss a thing. All participants will receive an email with the recording, their assignment, and any other suggested resources after each session.

Absolutely! I will be sharing recordings and recaps after each session, so you don’t have to miss a thing. You can also hop in the private Facebook group anytime and ask questions, share your progress and get feedback.

Sign up now for The Creative Business Bootcamp group coaching program and start building a thriving creative business today.

Join me! I’m excited to help you build the creative business you dream of!

Ready to join the Creative Business Bootcamp group coaching program?

Remember, if you sign up before midnight on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, you’ll get a free 45-minute private coaching session with me ($200 value)!

Still undecided?  I’d be happy to jump on a 15 minute call with you to see if this program is right for you. Just send me an email at and we can set that up.

Please remember, this investment may be considered a tax-deductible expense