12 weeks of help and accountability

12 weeks of help and accountability

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Think of us as a personal trainer for your work.

Think of us as a personal trainer for your project or business

If you're here, you have big goals and aspirations for yourself. That's awesome.

But now, it's time to execute. And every day that goes by that you aren't taking massive action on those goals is a lost opportunity.

The Unreal Collective Accelerator creates a place for founders, freelancers, and creators to help each other move faster. The accelerator is intentionally light on "curriculum" and heavy on structure.

It's all about clarity and action. No added "work" -- just helping you organize, prioritize, and take action on what matters.

We meet once per week for an hour on a video call, in addition to a kickoff, mid-point, and finale call with the whole cohort.

Our goal is not to give you more to do, our goal is to help you identify the things that are truly important, but not urgent. The things that will truly move the needle in your project or business.

We provide the structure to identify those activities and the support to get them done.

Which of these sounds most like you?

If you're here, you have big goals and aspirations for yourself. That's awesome.

But now, it's time to execute. And every day that goes by that you aren't taking massive action on those goals is a lost opportunity.

The Unreal Collective Accelerator creates a place for founders, freelancers, and creators to help each other move faster. The accelerator is intentionally light on "curriculum" and heavy on structure.

It's all about clarity and action. No added "work" -- just helping you organize, prioritize, and take action on what matters.

We meet once per week for an hour on a video call, in addition to a kickoff, mid-point, and finale call with the whole cohort.

Our goal is not to give you more to do, our goal is to help you identify the things that are truly important, but not urgent. The things that will truly move the needle in your project or business.

We provide the structure to identify those activities and the support to get them done.

Which of these sounds most like you?

Founders

You're building a business that's bigger than yourself. You are creating and selling products, hiring employees, and generally building a business you want to scale.

I'm a founder
Freelancers

You're an artist, creative, or maker of things. You are earning an income and maybe even making a living by doing the work you do best for people who need it.

I'm a freelancer
Creators

You're working on a creative project. Maybe it's a blog, podcast, YouTube channel, album, or more. You want to improve your content and grow your audience.

I'm a creator
Still not sure where you fit? No problem. If you have a project you're excited about digging into, keep reading -- we'd love for you to apply.
Not sure you're a founder or a freelancer? No problem. If you have a project you're excited about digging into, keep reading -- we'd love for you to apply.

Anna doubled her previous salary in her first year freelancing

Anna doubled her previous salary in her first year freelancing

 

Anna is a conversion copywriter and brand strategist.

When Anna first joined Unreal Collective, she was just a couple of months into diving into the wonderful world of freelancing full time. She had already taken steps to outline goals for herself, and was looking to Unreal to help hold her accountable.

Anna says that Unreal helped her learn more about helping run her business, too. And just a year into freelancing, she's found real success being her own boss.

Learn more about Anna here

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"I really needed Unreal as a support structure, because while I am really good at my craft, running a business is different. And I needed help."

Anna Hetzel, Conversion Copywriter and Brand Strategist

Travis launched his beta product and kicked off his fundraise

Travis launched his beta product and kicked off his fundraise

 

Travis is the founder and CEO of TribeVest, a platform for small-group investing.

When Travis joined Unreal, he was just getting started full time building TribeVest. Through the accelerator, Travis refined his pitch deck, began building his MVP, building his team, and even kicked off his fundraise.

Shortly after the accelerator, Travis used his deck to win a local pitch competition!

Learn more about Tribevest here

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"It has led to valuable networking. In fact, I've partnered with Unreal members, past members, and hired some folks to help me at TribeVest."
Travis Smith, founder and CEO of TribeVest

Val launched a workshop that led to a new email strategy incubator

Val launched a workshop that led to a new email strategy incubator

 

Val is an email conversion strategist and copywriter.

When Val joined Unreal, she was already on top of her game. She was already earning well over six figures as a copywriter, and was looking at new product offerings.

Through Unreal, Val finished a course on customer retention and organized a workshop for copywriters who wanted to learn email strategy.

That workshop was so successful, that Val launched an incubator to help folks go even further.

Learn more about Val here

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Hey, my name is Jay Clouse.

 

I'm the founder of Unreal Collective, host of the upside podcast, and author for Linkedin Learning / Lynda.com teaching product management and freelancing.

I've been both a founder and a freelancer. Previously, I was the Chief Operating Officer of Tixers, which was acquired in 2015. Then I spent time as a product manager at a venture-backed startup, and left that to freelance.

Through Unreal, I've worked with over 100 incredible individuals who have had multi-million dollar exits, six-figure crowdfunding campaigns, left their jobs to go full-time freelance, and bootstrapped technology companies.

I'm here to help you identify the important work and get it done. And not only am I here to lead the accelerator and facilitate our discussions, but I participate along side you with my own projects. I will be working through the same exact process that you are.

You can learn more about me here. I'm excited to work with you.

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Hey, my name is Jay Clouse.

 

I'm the founder of Unreal Collective, host of the upside podcast, and author for Linkedin Learning / Lynda.com teaching product management and freelancing.

I've been both a founder and a freelancer. Previously, I was the Chief Operating Officer of Tixers, which was acquired in 2015. Then I spent time as a product manager at a venture-backed startup, and left that to freelance.

Through Unreal, I've worked with over 100 incredible individuals who have had multi-million dollar exits, six-figure crowdfunding campaigns, left their jobs to go full-time freelance, and bootstrapped technology companies.

I'm here to help you identify the important work and get it done. And not only am I here to lead the accelerator and facilitate our discussions, but I participate along side you with my own projects. I will be working through the same exact process that you are.

You can learn more about me here. I'm excited to work with you.

 

How it works

How it works


 
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It all starts with a 12-week planning roadmap with your facilitator.

Before you are matched or meet with your group, we work together to outline a detailed 12-week roadmap for your Unreal experience. 

We cover goals, current state, milestones, and anticipate any challenges.

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You are carefully matched with four other individuals based on your goals and background.

You will meet on a 60-minute Zoom video call every week for 12 weeks with your group and facilitator. We share perspective, feedback, ideas, and advice to help you break through roadblocks.

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Outside of the calls, we leverage Slack for communication.

Your group has its own private channel, and public channels connect the whole Collective. We've been a part of over-grown Slack communities that become too crowded to be effective or helpful. So we keep our group small and focused, staying under 100 members at a time.

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Outside of the calls, we leverage Slack for communication. Your group has its own private channel, and public channels connect the whole Collective.

At the end of each call, members self-declare action items.

At the beginning of the next call, we check against them and share progress. Together, we work towards your 12-week goals.

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  • Monthly community video calls
  • Access to our members-only resource center
  • Half off enrollment to Freelancing School

Pricing

Accelerator Base

$799

  • Group matching
  • 12-week goal setting exercise
  • 12 weeks of facilitated calls
  • One year of community membership
  • Members-only resource center
  • Freelancing School Discount
  • Monthly community video hangout
  • Dedicated 1-on-1 coaching
Apply

Accelerator Premium

$1499

  • Group matching
  • 12-week goal setting exercise
  • 12 weeks of facilitated calls
  • One year of community membership
  • Members-only resource center
  • Freelancing School Discount
  • Monthly community video hangout
  • Weekly 1-on-1 coaching
Apply

Hear what other members have to say

Hear what other
members have to say

 
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“At the beginning of Unreal Collective, Exploring With Words had 8 listings on Etsy...now we have almost 200. I went from making about $200 per month in revenue to $1,100.”
Clayton Fuller, founder of Exploring With Words
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“Jay created a diverse group of individuals in age, thinking styles, and career paths, who bring different skills and experiences. That is difficult to do on your own.”

Helayne Angelus, Principle at Kalypso
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"12 weeks after starting Unreal Collective, we have an amazing team...a really solid foundation...and we have prospective clients."
Andy Curran, founder and CEO of WeVote
 

Ready to join the Collective?

Ready to join the Collective?

Join our accelerator