"I Have a Tremendous Amount of Clarity After Our Call"

Kai Davis

A 1-on-1 Call will give you specific, actionable advice, answering your most pressing questions on how to market your business and fill your pipeline.

Here's what a few people have to say about working together:

I was worried about making that big of an investment in my business...

The investment paid off immediately and is the best one I ever made in my business!

— Meg Cumby, Communication Consultant


I'd shout this one from the rooftops: "If you want momentous progress in your business, hire Kai Davis."

— Marissa Bracke, Marketing Consultant


Hello, my friend!

Are you looking for answers to your most pressing questions about freelancing, consulting, and marketing to fill your pipeline?

My name is Kai Davis. I'm a marketing and business coach for freelancers and consultants.

That means I teach freelancers and consultants how to market themselves with confidence and fill their pipeline with profitable leads.

"You know those times when you sit staring at a problem you can’t solve, just wishing that someone was standing over your shoulder telling you what to do?"

I don't have all of the answers, but I have some of them.

Invest in a 1-on-1 call to get actionable advice about your business today.

Questions? You can always email me (Kai) directly at kai@kaidavis.com.

Sincerely,

— Kai Davis

Imagine knowing exactly what to do next

In short: You come with questions, I give you answers. We define a plan together. I help get you started and remind you to actually do the work.

The first couple of things I worked on with Kai immediately grew my consulting business.

Kai more than paid for himself!

— Matty McLain, Founder & Consultant


At first, I was unsure if it was worth the expense. After working with Kai for one month, the value far exceeded the cost.

—   Adam Nicholson, Digital Marketing Consultant


If you want to accomplish something, get the help of someone who’s already done it. If you feel like you are stalling in your freelancing career and want to take your business to the next level, I highly recommend Kai Davis’s coaching. I am 100% satisfied with the value he provides.

— David Colgan, Developer, Less Boring Solutions


Imagine this.

Imagine having someone who has been in your shoes as an independent business owner, a freelancer, and a consultant, that you can bounce ideas off of and who can help shake you loose when you're locked up in decision paralysis.

Like many entrepreneurs, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure because the overall plan isn't perfect in your head.

Imagine having the influence and advice of a trusted peer to help you (and your business) realize your full potential.

Imagine knowing what to do next with specific, actionable, personalized advice and answers to your most pressing questions.

Get actionable advice from a consultant who has been there

Before working with Kai, I was stuck. I felt overwhelmed by everything I needed to do in order to grow my consulting business.

Working with Kai, I had a much more clear understanding of my business' strengths, weaknesses, and goals, and where to start.

— Jacklyn Deans, Ecommerce Consultant, Flash + Color


Having Kai in your corner, cheering you on to succeed in getting new clients and offering you the tools you specifically need to do it – that’s well worth the price.

I was able to achieve so much more in a much shorter time and do so with confidence, as a direct result of working with Kai.

— Meg Cumby, Communications Consultant


"I always seem to convince myself through stubbornness and/or ego that I can correct course on my own with 'just a little more hard work'"

Those are the exact words a freelancer who paid for a 1-on-1 call used to describe their current situation.

They had been spinning their wheels for months on a decision for their business. In our call, we were able to identify the steps for them to take to grow their business.

Often all it takes is to talk to the right person at the right time.

Put the analysis paralysis behind you and get actionable, specific advice on exactly what to do next for you and your business. Book a live 1-on-1 video call today and get actionable, specific advice.

Here’s How It Works

Kai helped me avoid distractions that would get in the way of accomplishing something important and give me shortcuts to get to attracting clients faster.

I really appreciated Kai’s understanding of the emotional hurdles that sometimes can hold a consultant back and his ability to help you break through those obstacles.

— Meg Cumby, Communications Consultant


I'd recommend Kai's coaching to other freelancers and consultants who are looking for someone that has 'been there' and can offer insight based on years of experience.

— Vincent Dickie, Marketing Strategist


After binge listening to hours and hours of his business advice on the podcast Make Money Online, I knew that Kai was the one singular person I wanted as my business coach.

— David Colgan, Developer, Less Boring Solutions


It's not just "get more leads; business is all that matters"

Kai deeply understands what I'm trying to accomplish in my whole life - both business and personal - and that makes his advice and guidance super helpful and targeted."

— Patrick Foley, Product Owner and Consultant


My work with Kai started with a Business Health Analysis. This in-depth questionnaire helped me tremendously! By completing the Business Health Analysis, I had a much more clear understanding of my business' strengths, weaknesses, and goals.

— Jacklyn Deans, Ecommerce Consultant, Flash + Color


"I was worried about making that big of an investment in my business...

The investment paid off immediately and is the best one I ever made in my business!"

— Meg Cumby, Meg Cumby Consulting


Book a live 1-on-1 live video call and get your questions answered.

On the call, you'll share your biggest business or marketing challenges and questions with me.

You'll get specific instruction about what to do next.

Typical areas of discussion include:

  • Specific instruction on the things to implement
  • Direction on what to work on in your business, so you avoid getting stuck
  • How to find the time to work on your business, even if you're booked solid or a full-time freelancer
  • Positioning! What target market you're focused on and how to refine your target market
  • What marketing to focus on to reach your target market
  • How to manage your sales pipeline
  • Specific steps to take to reach the financial goals you want to hit in the coming 12-months
  • Steps to take to avoid the feast or famine rollercoaster
  • Direct advice on how to improve your marketing and sales, what to start with, what to measure, and how you'll know if things are working.

Your video call will also be recorded and shared with you for you to reference whenever you need.

You'll benefit from no-nonsense advice that you can put into action immediately.

Video calls are 60-minutes long.

This is practical “do this specific thing next” instruction gained from 10,000+ hours of work as an independent consultant and 1,000+ hours of work coaching freelancers and consultants just like you.

(Look to the left to see kind words from actual clients)

How much is this?

1-on-1 video calls are $300 each and 60-minutes long.

Each call takes place over video and you receive a copy of the recording.

Reserve Your 1-on-1 Call

"What Do People Say About Working With You?"

You've been seeing kind words from clients along the side of this page. Feel free to scroll up and down and read the testimonials, on the side.

Here are testimonials from two past business coaching call clients:

Within three months of starting to work together, I've made a profit on my investment, and better yet, I have a plan to break through into my dream industry.

—   Adam Nicholson, Dubu Digital


The one new client I've acquired since starting is paying me $164 per hour. Given that a year ago I worked on some low paying projects, one as low as $65 per hour, I would say this has been a huge success for me.

— Kirby, Developer


"I was able to raise my daily rate from $600 to $800 with an existing client. All while retaining a great relationship with them, which was crucial to me. That feels pretty awesome :)"

—  Zan Anderle, Developer


Kai is also just royally fun to work with. His relentless optimism combined with top-notch advice leaves me after each of our calls with a smile on my face and a bunch of new action steps.

— David Colgan, Developer, Less Boring Solutions


I’d totally recommend a call with Kai… all I’d add is that, even if you think you can get away with a half-hour call, you’ll end up wanting the whole hour 🙂

— Elise Roberts, Owner, ITMUSTBE Inc.


Kai's just a great coach.

If you think he might be able to help you, reach out to him, even if your situation doesn't mesh perfectly with his offerings.

Remember, that's how marketing works - you have to be super focused with your messaging, but you can still choose to do an individual deal.

Same with Kai - reach out to see if he can help.

He helped me a ton!

— Patrick Foley, Product Owner and Consultant


"I’ve managed to more than 4.5x the amount of monthly income I was receiving before our call"

I had to drop you an email to let you know - since we had the coaching call last year, I’ve completely revamped my retainer services. In fact, I’ve actually CREATED some new retainer services (what I call Design Partnerships).

I’ve not even fully launched them yet, but I’ve managed to more than 4.5x the amount of monthly income I was receiving before our call - by adding only 2 extra monthly partnership clients into the mix!

THANK YOU for this - I have no idea why I resisted retainer style work for so long in my business, but it’s been a complete game changer for me.

I’m now hoping to grow my design partnerships post-launch to at least 10x what my original amount was, and potentially even more. — Rachel Shillcock, Founder & Designer, Rachilli

And

Kai is a wealth of knowledge, and it's clear that his goal is to make sure you achieve your goal in the most effective and efficient way possible

I wasn't sure the call would generate a Return on Investment for my business, but it did 🙂

As a result of the call, I have a better idea on tools, processes, and positioning improvements I can make, all of which have made my business easier, more sustainable, and more scalable.

— Erik J

Questions, Asked With Some Frequency By Wonderful People

Starting a business and working alone is scary.

There is no one to talk to, no validation, and new ideas are often left to die, rattling around in your head.

Kai has given me feedback, advice, and most importantly, courage.

—   Adam Nicholson, Digital Marketing Consultant, Adam Nicholson Consulting


Kai is a wealth of knowledge, and it's clear that his goal is to make sure you achieve your goal in the most effective and efficient way possible

— Erik J.


You told me to revisit my former client list and touch base with them.

Once I started doing this, I got so busy I almost couldn’t keep up. I really appreciate it.

— Kristine K., Freelance Designer


Here are 20 things I could be doing to build my new service. Kai says, “Do these first, don’t worry about those.” Awesome!

— David Colgan, Developer, Less Boring Solutions


Working with Kai, I nearly doubled the price I charged for my service and nearly doubled my close rate.

— Meg Cumby, Communications Consultant


I would highly recommend Kai's services!

—   Matty McLain, Founder, MattyMclain.com


I had to drop you an email to let you know - since we had the coaching call, I’ve completely revamped my retainer services. In fact, I’ve actually CREATED some new retainer services.

I’ve not even fully launched them yet, but I’ve managed to more than 4.5x the amount of monthly income I was receiving before our call - by adding only 2 extra monthly partnership clients into the mix!

—  Rachel Shillcock, Founder & Designer, Rachilli


It's not just "get more leads; business is all that matters" Kai deeply understands what I'm trying to accomplish in my whole life - both business and personal - and that makes his advice and guidance super helpful and targeted."

— Patrick Foley, Product Owner and Consultant


I’ve not even fully launched them yet, but I’ve managed to more than 4.5x the amount of monthly income I was receiving before our call - by adding only 2 extra monthly partnership clients into the mix!

— Rachel Shillcock, Founder & Designer, Rachilli


I had a great call with Kai. He responded to all of my questions in a clear and concise manner. If you're looking for actionable advice I strongly recommend you speak to Kai. 

— Emir M.


I strongly recommend you speak to Kai

I had a great call with Kai. He responded to all of my questions in a clear and concise manner. If you're looking for actionable advice I strongly recommend you speak to Kai.

— Emir M.


I wasn't sure the call would generate a Return on Investment for my business, but it did 🙂

As a result of the call, I have a better idea on tools, processes, and positioning improvements I can make, all of which have made my business easier, more sustainable, and more scalable.

— Erik J.


Kai is a wealth of knowledge, and it's clear that his goal is to make sure you achieve your goal in the most effective and efficient way possible

— Erik J.


I have clear, actionable steps on how to grow my business

Kai is excellent. After speaking with Kai I have clear, actionable steps on how to grow my business.

There was no fluff, no bs, no running of the clock. Just Kai asking the right questions to understand my business and goals, then Kai providing clear sound answers on how to move forward.

His insight is invaluable. I have a tremendous amount of clarity after our call.

— Jacklyn D.


This call saved me HOURS of research and trial and error

Wow! This call was incredibly valuable. I got so much information in such a short amount of time and Kai was able to break the complicated world of consulting to fill in the gaps in my knowledge. This call saved me HOURS of research and trial and error. Thanks again Kai!

— Connie H.


Just finished a call with Kai Davis! Simply talking to him provided great value for my SaaS biz, I can't wait to start working with him!

— Jason Forest, Founder, RigBooks


As a result of my coaching call with Kai, I got feedback that was tailored to my situation about which activities I should focus on in order to get to a paying client the fastest.

— Zaid Hisham, zaidhisham.com


I was worried that I'd have to scramble to take notes during the call -- but Kai provided an audio recording of our call, so I could listen to it afterward

— Bruce H.


Before our call, I was worried that Kai would be too "high level" for me. I thought he might not be able to relate to my challenges. I was also worried that I'd have to scramble to take notes during the call.

During our call, Kai helped me develop a clear plan on which people and companies to target for business. In addition, I also have a great plan (and inspiration) on how to best use my book when it is published later this year.

I appreciate that Kai took the time to listen to me closely and helped me to refine my ideas.

After the call, Kai sent me an audio recording of our conversation for me to listen to as reference as I need. No need to scramble to take notes!

Yes! I would recommend a call with Kai to others

— Bruce H.


Kai listens -- really, really well. He was quoting me back to myself from the first minute of the call in the last minute -- and building on what I had said to tailor solutions for my business. If you've worked with consultants, you know how rare this quality is.

— Bob L.


I left the call with:

  • A blueprint for the next steps I need to take to build a more replicable set of offerings while also staying open to high-touch one-off engagements or retainers
  • Knowledge on how to market those offerings most effectively
  • Direction on how to block off time for thought-leadership marketing -- how to reframe it to myself as essential to the business

— Bob L.


I'd highly recommend a call with Kai to anyone looking for actionable marketing advice. Kai is easy to get on with, clearly knows his stuff and communicates his advice very well.

— Malcolm Myers, AMH Test Systems, UK


Before talking to Kai, I was worried I wouldn’t be able to make the most of the time spent on our call. There was so much I wanted to cover, including things that had cropped up after I’d answered the pre-call questionnaire.

I needn’t have worried! Kai made certain to structure and steer the call in order to cover everything I’d hoped to talk to him about (and more!) I came out of the call with a great sense of clarity (surprise! 🙂)

— Elise Roberts, Owner, ITMUSTBE Inc.


I feel I’m now able to qualify the expensive problems from the laundry-list of problems that I’ve heard in conversations with my target audience.

— Elise Roberts, Owner, ITMUSTBE Inc.


"If you had to meet my best friend, how would you explain your job to them?"

I teach freelancers and consultants how to market themselves with confidence and fill their pipeline with profitable leads.

"What is your strength as a business coach?"

My strength is a focus on understanding your current situations, the outcomes you're looking for, and your unique constraints. From there, we work together to define a realistic plan to get you from where you are to where you want to be.

There are constraints around what you can achieve. Working together, we'll set ambitious and achievable goals and then work together to support you in moving towards those goals.

"What makes you qualified to tell me about my business?"

I've worked as a freelancer, contractor, and consultant for 13+ years. I have hard-won, real-world, first-hand experience in what it takes to move from contractor to freelancer and from freelancer to consultant.

When we work together, you're tapping into:

  • My 13+ years of experience working independently
  • My background as a business-person and marketer
  • My self-study and education, giving you access to everything I've learned studying how to be a better freelancer and consultant

If you're looking at a problem or question in your business, chances are, I've been there, and can offer a perspective on different approaches.

"What types of businesses do you have the most experience helping (freelancers, small businesses? What vertical/market)?"

My business is focused on helping solo/independent freelancers and consultants. My business coaching clients, by frequency, have been:

  1. Marketers
  2. Developers
  3. Writers
  4. Designers
  5. "Consultants" (Other)

I teach freelancers and consultants how to market themselves with confidence and fill their pipeline with profitable leads

"Is Business Coaching 100% effective? Does it work all time?"

You get out what you put in.

  • If you give this program 100%, you’ll get back 150% in results
  • If you give this program 80%, you’ll get back 50% in results

Think of these as the “100/150 Rule” and the “80/50 Rule” respectively.

In other words — you will get a very poor pay-out if you don’t go 100% for our time working together.

My job is to help you identify the lowest effort, highest impact things to focus on.

I'll provide direction, answers to your questions, help you develop a plan, and remind you to do the work.

You, my friend? You still have to do the work.

There is a steep drop-off in results you can see as soon as you drop below FULL commitment.

If you don't take the time to work on the things we agree are the most important for you to work on, you won't see results.

You need to be consistent in your effort. A healthy average over the long-term is better for you and your business than a flurry of effort that dies off.

"Is this a magic bullet? Will my business be transformed?"

There are no magic bullets.

Business Coaching is wonderful for providing you with:

  • Accountability. In its purest form, accountability is about taking ownership of your actions and results.
  • Homework. You'll have specific next-steps to take to work on your business.
  • Direction and a Plan. You'll get specific, personalized direction and feel secure in having a plan of what to work on next.
  • Answers. I don't have all the answers, but I have some. Bring your questions and you'll get answers and direction on where to look for answers.
  • Outside "Over the Shoulder" Perspective. Want to see how someone else approaches the problem? You're able to look 'over my shoulder' and see how I approach writing proposals, drafting emails, or tackling problems you bring up in your business.
  • Reminders to do the work. Sometimes what we need most of all is a simple, positive reminder to do the work. You'll receive that in me — you'll have someone to remind you to do the work (and help you identify the most important work to focus on)
  • Support. Being a freelancer or a consultant is hard. Having support from someone who has been there can make the difference between what feels like an insurmountable obstacle and an easily solved problem.
  • Someone to listen, when you need to vent. Sometimes you just need to vent, be it about that proposal that just got turned down, that client who is asking for something new yet again, or any of the other parts of running your own business. When we work together, you have an ear to listen when you need to vent.

You, however, still need to do the work.

"Who is this not right for?"

1-on-1 Calls is absolutely not a good fit if:

  • You want to see changes immediately
  • You don't have an investment mindset
  • The idea of working towards a goal over time makes you feel icky
  • You don't have the time (~4-hours/week) to invest in working on your business
  • You're more interested in the latest marketing/startup/business fad than you are building a durable business

What happens after I pay?

Once you submit your payment, you’ll receive a link to schedule an appointment in my calendar and I'll send you a pre-call questionnaire to complete.

What if I’m not a full-time freelancer or consultant yet?

I can help you identify the specific next steps to take to go from full-time employee or part-time freelancer to full-time freelancer or consultant.

Are there any other costs?

No. I might recommend a few books or pieces of technology that you can optionally invest in. There are no hidden fees or additional costs.

I’m worried about sharing my business details…

Don’t be. I keep everything you share in strictest confidence. No specific or identifying details about you or your business will be shared with anyone.

I don’t think I need help

Everyone needs help.

"I always seem to convince myself through stubbornness and/or ego that I can correct course on my own with 'just a little more hard work'"

Those are the exact words a consultant who was considering working with me said in our first call.

I frequently invest in 1-off calls, mentoring, coaching, and products that help me be a better consultant, a better marketer, and a better freelancer. You might not think you need help right now — but let me ask you this:

  • Why would someone hire a maid when they could just clean their home themselves?
  • Why would someone pay a barber when they could just cut their hair themselves?
  • Why would someone pay a mechanic to repair their car when they could just learn how to do it themselves online?
  • Why would someone hire a landscaper when they could mow their own lawn and rake their own leaves?
  • Why would someone pay an accountant to file their taxes?

The ultimate answer to all of these is:

Because they have more money than time.

If you don't recognize the value of professional assistance, I will be unable to help you.

Can my business partner be on the call too?

No. Calls are strictly 1-on-1. You are free to bring a list of their questions with you to ask on the call or share the recording of the call with them after the fact. The calls will only consist of two people: you and me.

How long before I see results?

If you’re committed about investing in yourself and have time regularly scheduled during the week to work on your business, then you could see results in as little as a few weeks.

But I don’t know you, how you work, or how you treat your business. If you don’t put in the necessary time, you won’t see the outcomes you’re looking for. Just like a gym membership.

Do you offer refunds?

No, refunds are not offered for calls.

I still have questions!

Still have questions? Email me directly at kai@kaidavis.com.

"Who are you?"

Kai has done a lot of marketing - certainly online marketing. His experience is invaluable.

I appreciate the access I have to run things past Kai (proposals, website copy, emails, landing pages) and get his feedback.

Having Kai working with me keeps me on track! I would highly recommend Kai's services!

—   Matty McLain, Founder, MattyMclain.com


Having direct access to Kai through regular calls and through a private Slack channel was a highlight of the coaching relationship.

Being able to pop in, ask a question, and get an answer or direction was incredibly valuable.

— Vincent Dickie, Marketing Strategist


Kai has given excellent feedback on my proposals, sales copy, and new service ideas.

Proposal feedback alone is worth the price of admission since the initial arrangement with a client sets the tone and value for the entire length of the engagement.

— David Colgan, Developer, Less Boring Solutions


Throughout our time together, the ability to email Kai for advice on specific matters (like pricing, proposal writing, marketing materials, and related matters) was incredibly beneficial.

— Bruce Harpham, Content Marketing Strategy


Kai DavisHeya! I’m Kai Davis and I’ve been a Freelancer and Marketing Consultant for the last decade.

In my first year as a solo consultant, I built a pipeline that had me booking clients six months out. I have over a decade of real-world experience successfully applying modern consulting marketing to my own consulting business — and that of the 400+ other consultants I have coached and mentored.

I educate consultants on how to market their business to get more clients. I consider it my mission to teach consultants how to get more clients. Care to join me? You’ll be glad you did.

Availability is Limited

I spent YEARS flailing around on ultimately ineffectual plans to improve my business.

I’ve made more progress in the last few months than I have in the last few years because Kai from his experience is able to say, “Oh, that isn’t the best path. Try doing this instead.”

Boom, untold hours saved right there. Possibly even years saved because I didn’t have to waste time figuring out if the plan was good myself.

— David Colgan, Developer, Less Boring Solutions


I’m only available for a limited number of 1-on-1 calls each month. Scheduling is first come, first served.

The sooner you book your call, the sooner you’ll have the answers you need to improve your marketing and your business to the next level.