Designed for copywriters, graphic designers, UX designers, content strategists, and other creative professionals

Becoming A Highly-Paid, In-Demand Creative Is A Skill You Can Learn​

Careers as we know it are about to end. But for the prepared, that’s good news because it means there’s still (barely) enough time to learn how to get paid more, do work you love, and feel peace in an uncertain world.

$1997 Earlybird Price!

Trust Matt to know the moves that are perfect for YOU, to uncover the path that's going to bring you the creative, financial AND personal freedom you're looking for in your career. He's been there, he's still there, he lives there – and he's the one to show you the inside secrets you need.
Gin Walker
Copy Consultant
Matt is one of those special humans who can simultaneously see the grand picture of any problem from a birds eye view, and know exactly which areas to hyper-focus on as a result. So if you want to seek advice from someone who see’s everything, and who also knows how to *do* the things, he’s your guy.
Mai-kee Tsang
Founder, Quiet Rebels Podcast
Matt has a way of homing in on the exact problem you're having with your personal career. Matt is unique and has an intolerance for mediocrity - and that's a good thing. He cuts through all of the stories you tell yourself and can see exactly what needs to be done. If you're looking to grow in your career, Matt can help you get there.
Linda Perry
Host, Mindset First Podcast

If you were told, “Just go to school, get good grades, and you’ll get a good job,” you were lied to (but you probably know that by now)

The world was already going to change. Experts had been predicting as many as 40% of the workforce would be contract-based by 2022.

But the pandemic accelerated the transition to the new economy of creative work:

  • Remote gigs
  • Lower benefits
  • Not sure whether you’re a contractor or an employee

An entire generation was dealt a crappy hand. I’m sorry.

But it’s not time to sit-back and feel sorry. Right now, there’s an incredible opportunity to start doing awesome work.

That’s work that feels creatively fulfilling, makes the world better, and – oh yeah – pays more than minimum wage.

In 5 years, this approach will be the norm. But right now, the vast majority of creative professionals – that’s copywriters, graphic designers, UX designers, content strategists, etc…. – will be adopting this approach.

That gives you time to leap ahead and enjoy exciting career success now, just by learning and applying a few simple principles. 

And I’ll be here to walk you through every step.

Whether you work full-time or freelance, the same core challenges are holding you back

The new economy gives creative professionals more flexibility and opportunity than ever. 

You can work full-time. Or you can earn the same salary or higher as a freelancer.

But no matter what you’re looking to do, you’re going to struggle if you don’t master a few key skills.

These include:

  • Understanding the real, unspoken needs of potential clients and employers
  • Leading sales conversations and interviews with confidence
  • Spotting trends and keeping an in-demand skillset
  • Planning career goals and looking ahead towards your next opportunity

If you mastered these skills, you could say “No” to projects that didn’t give you enough time and resources to succeed.

You’d be able to say “no” to unhealthy work hours and find a better job (with actual work/life balance) instead.

Or you could quit your job entirely and freelance full-time, providing you with even more freedom from crappy managers.

Whatever it is you’re truly looking for in the workplace, it’s possible to find it. And no matter what kind of creative work you do, the skills to land this kind of work are the same.

That’s right. Whether you’re…

  • A writer, designer, or something in between (hello UX!)
  • A freelancer, full-time employee, or wanting a mix of the two
  • Missing in-office work or loving the remote work life

…there’s an awesome gig waiting for you.

All you need to do is learn and master the skills to land work.

I'm Matt, and I’ve made my career fit MY life doing a variety of enjoyable work

This includes:

  • Copywriting
  • Content Strategy
  • UX Design
  • Motion graphics animation
  • Graphic design
  • Web development
  • Web design
  • Marketing strategy
  • Course creation
  • Script writing
  • Video production
  • Content marketing

…and more.

I've worked with brands you've heard of, like:

It's not a course – it's a personally guided mentorship to help you meet your personal career goals

A hybrid one-on-one mentoring/self-directed learning experience that can help you advance your career – fast.

If you want to have an awesome career where you create work that matters – without an Ivy league degree – then this is for you.

This program is unique because it adapts to YOUR unique goals and working styles:

  • Looking for an awesome full-time gig? Awesome – let’s get you there.
  • Wanting to find more steady freelance work? Sounds great – let’s help you find more perfect clients.
  • Want to bounce between full-time and freelance gigs depending on your current needs? That’s my specialty.

After this mentorship, you’ll feel empowered to take back control of your creative career. And you’ll have developed skills that will unlock better opportunities throughout your entire working life.

It’s my goal to help you earn back your investment 10x or more in the next year.

My Mentoring doesn’t just help you feel optimistic – it gives you a clear, actionable path forward

Every coaching engagement begins with a call. 

We’ll start by talking about your goals – what do YOU want to get out of your career (besides a paycheck)? We’ll talk about where you are. We’ll do a deep dive to get into the true heart of your challenges, like:

  • How does your income stack up compared to other people in your space?
  • How many hours per week are you really working?
  • What’s holding you back from working less and earning more?
  • How come you haven’t got that promotion?
  • What skills do you need to learn to be ready for your next opportunity? 
  • How can you create an abundance of opportunities so you can say “Yes” to just the ones you want?

And then you’ll get weekly assignments for 6 weeks. This keeps you moving ahead, feeling momentum and direction in your career.

We’ll have additional calls to discuss your progress. Then, we’ll let you go with another set of next steps.

By the end, you’ll learn a repeatable, predictable cycle of self-improvement that’ll help you excel throughout your career. And you’ll also learn the practical, “How do I do this?” strategies to put everything together.

No confusion. No, “What do I do next?”, no frustration. 

Just clarity and action to help you land your next awesome project.

You’ll also have access to a Slack community where you can ask me questions, connect with other ambitious people, 

This creates a hybrid mentoring/self-directed learning experience designed to help you succeed FAST in a way that’s authentic to you.


We review your career, goals, salary needs and more. Then we start identifying which kinds of opportunities are a good for YOU.


We’ll identify ideas or beliefs which keep you from pursuing your ideal opportunities right now. Then we’ll make a plan for you to work through them (even if that means helping you find the right professional help).


Together, we’ll explore how to decode job postings so you get a clear roadmap of skills you can develop quickly. 


Discover how to become indespensible, a “must-hire” candidate by hacking skill development.


We’ll package your career story in a way that gives you the upper hand during interviews and negotiations.


Finally, we’ll cover how you can cultivate a mindset of proactively looking ahead. This is the most important step because it’s a culmination of our previous work together… and by mastering it, you’ll be employed for life.

Here’s How the Get An Awesome Job Course Helps You Transform Your Career

It’s no longer enough to view your career as a series of job titles. To truly stand out, you need to take a project approach to your work. And you need to know just how many amazing jobs are out there… and which skills you need to land them. 

The Get An Awesome Job Course walks you through every step of this transformation from someone waiting to get picked by an employer, to someone who’s in complete control of your career.

Mindset Shift

This new way of approaching your career reflects the changing nature of work. Whether you’ve done contract-based work or had full-time employment, you’ll see your experience in an empowering way. And you’ll feel positive about your future.

Tested, Proven Methods

Every beta tester who used these methods got 4 times as many job interviews. Even during difficult economies, this will help you stand out to recruiters and hiring managers.

Support and Guidance

When you enroll, you’ll also qualify for a bonus resume review. This will give you personalized, specific guidance on how you can become a better applicant.

Lifelong value

Every raise you get now compounds into higher career earnings for life. On average, people using this system have increased their annual incomes by 5-10%… and some have seen even higher jumps.

A Smarter Approach Yields Better Results

It’s simple math: more interviews means more job offers. And more job offers means you can be selective and choose the work you find truly meaningful (and that pays well).


More Interviews


Average Interview Rate

(National average: 20%)

With the methods in this mentorship.

Here's What Students Say

I went from going months in between interview offers—even with massively glowing testimonials and reviews from freelance clients being broadcast—to getting 4 interviews offers after just 5 applications going off of Matt's resume and cover letter template. I've been using your template for every application I sent out!
Dustin Saksek
Content Marketer
In the first 3 lessons of part one, you've already given them enough value to warrant the price. Those are the BIGGEST mistakes I saw time and time again when I was trying to hire people at Disney. Launch the thing, so many people need this.
Sorcha MacKenzie
Brand Strategist
This course provided practical advice and real-world examples that are applicable, even after graduation. The suggestions provided encouraging direction without being overbearing. It helped me to recognize different areas where my degree is valuable and applicable for not only finding a job, but finding a better job. Plus, the activities felt thought-provoking and didn't feel like busywork.
Kirsten Forsberg
UX Writer
Thanks for creating all these resources for creatives. I worked through a lot of the course's steps before graduating in May and ended up landing a job as a content writer for a national non-profit.
Matt Wood
Content Writer
No one had answered the question, how do I turn my writing skills into a career? Matt answers the question. Not only have I begun to branch into lucrative freelance work myself, I recommend the course to every undergrad intern who comes through our doors.
Chris Cunningham
Content Director
This is the course I wish my teachers had given me in college. I love the idea that I don't have to be stuck in low-paying jobs for life. This course finally turns 'you can do anything with your degree' into practical, actionable advice.
Mika Mills
Graphic Designer

What's in the Get An Awesome Job Course Resources?

Here are all the digital resources you’ll have access to in addition to the one-on-one mentoring calls. That means you’ll get both real-time and on-demand assistance for wherever you are in your career journey.

  1. Welcome – How to take this course
  2. [Video] Overview of the Get an Awesome Job Process
  3. How to Get Your FREE Resume/Cover Letter Review
  4. Download the “Perfect Cover Letter” and “Perfect Resume” Templates
  1. Welcome: Mindset Intro & Worksheets
  2. An Urgent Message About Your Employment Prospects
  3. You Need to Give Yourself Permission to Get the Job
  4. Focus on the Employer’s Needs
  5. Get a Behind the Scenes Look at the Process
  6. You Need to Know What to Say
  7. Irrelevant Experience Will Make You Fail – Hard
  8. An Ironclad Way to Impress Employers
  9. Why Academic Writing Will Make You Look Like a Hack
  10. How to Stop Feeling Like a Liar
  11. Permission to Be an Expert
  12. The Controversial Truth About Money
  13. A Common, Dangerous Career Myth
  14. The Last, Most Important Piece of Mindset Advice
  15. Mindset Recap
  16. Mindset Additional Resources
  17. Practical Exercises to Develop an Empowering Mindset
  1. Identifying Skills Employers Want: Intro & Worksheets
  2. Stop Looking for Your “Career Soulmate”
  3. What You Need to Know About Choosing a Career
  4. Three Approaches to Getting a Job (And Which is Best)
  5. Make Your Employers Feel Safe to Solve Their Problems
  6. How to Know What Job Titles to Search
  7. Discovering the Latest In-Demand Job Skills
  8. Using Digital Tools to Make Finding Job Skills Easier
  9. How to Define Your Personal Brand and Be More Attractive to Employers
  10. How to Learn Brand New Skills with No Experience
  11. Identifying and Developing Skills Recap
  1.  Finding & Applying for Jobs: Intro
  2. It’s the Skills, Not the Job Titles, That Matter
  3. How to Get a Year of Experience Without Really Trying
  4. Research the Kinds of Companies You Want to Work For
  5. Setting Up Job Alerts on Glassdoor, Indeed, and LinkedIn
  6. Writing a Job Application That Gets an Interview
  7. My Qualifications as a Resume Coach
  8. Getting in the Minds of Hiring Managers
  9. Writing the Resume
  10. How to Write a Great Cover Letter
  11. Video: Writing a Resume and Cover Letter in Real-Time (That Got Me an Interview)
  12. Video: Fixing a Cover Letter in Just a Few Minutes
  13. All About Job Interviews
  14. The Big Secret About Cover Letters and Resumes
  15. Following Up After Submitting an Application
  16. Is It Better to Apply to Lots of Jobs, or Just a Few?
  17. Creating a Portfolio Website
  18. Applying for Jobs Recap
  1. Intro – The Rest of the Good Stuff
  2. Should You Blog?
  3. Should You Go to Grad School?
  4. What Minor Should I Pick?
  5. 41 Pain-Free Networking Tips
  6. When to Work for Free (And When NOT to Work for Free)
  7. How to Make $48,000/Year While Attending School
  8. What If You Don’t Like Your Job? All About Career Pivoting
  9. Learn how to write for professionals

Plus you’ll get access to our bonus mini-course, How the Pandemic Has Changed Careers Forever – And How to Adapt. This mini-course includes even more specific, actionable strategies to advance your career even during this weird, weird time.

Methods that Adapt to Every Career and Learning Style

Whether you prefer to read, watch, or do, this course is designed to be accessible and adapt to your needs. The methods taught in this course apply to nearly every career and industry.

In each module, there are:


to guide you through each simple-to-follow step


showing you exactly how to automate your job search, write a perfect resume, and more


where you can continue learning and improving your skills

Plus Get One-on-One Help

As an early mover for this course, you’ll get unprecedented access to me. Need help setting up your job alerts? Just email me. Wondering how you can make your applications more useful? Send me a text.

It’s my goal to empower you to truly improve your career and your life, so I’ll bend over backwards to make sure you’re feeling confident and know what to do next.

⭐️ 1-Year Guarantee ⭐️

Try the information in this guide for a year. If this information and our incredible support haven’t helped you feel more confident in your ability to get a better job, just ask for a refund. We’ll gladly comply without any hassles.

Summary: Here's what you get with the Get an Awesome Job Mentorship

You’ll have everything you need to immediately begin taking action and advancing your career.

Is it worth it? Let's Look at the Numbers

I don’t want to get too mired in numbers. But let’s just look at a few facts:

  • Your career will probably last at least 40 years
  • The average person increases their salary by about 3% per year*
  • So by increasing your early-career salary, you give yourself higher earnings for your entire career

If you increase your salary by just $15,000 early in your career, that means you can earn an extra $1.1 MILLION over your 40-year career. 

You’ll spend the same amount of time working every week, anyway. Might as well earn more with that time, right?

*This info is generalized and provided to demonstrate a point. Obviously, this isn’t any sort of guarantee or promise about earnings. Your specific career path – which I can’t predict, because I’m not psychic – will vary depending on your goals, skills, network, and other factors. 

Here's what kind people say about me

Matt is excellent at seeing the bigger picture and then breaking that down into all the little bits and pieces that need to come together in order to make that picture work. In my humble opinion, this is the BEST approach to get to a place of alignment and action - and it's rare that one human can offer both.
Kirsty Fanton
You can count on Matt to be honest with you, and not hype you up and get you excited over nothing. He’s kind, but he’ll be honest. If you’re looking for real change and real transformation, without any of the fluff, work with Matt.
Eman Zabi
Founder, Scribesmith
I would say if you have an opportunity to learn from the best - take it. Matt is professional, knowledgeable, incredibly supportive, and always there to offer his help and advice, whether it's work related, tech related, or anywhere in between. If you need a mentor you can trust, with a beard that's second to none, I would absolutely recommend you have a chat with Matt.
Rachel Pilcher
Copywriter, Mighty Fine Copy
Matt is one of the most brilliant people you'll ever meet. And before you think that's hyperbole, know that this is complete, unfiltered truth. And here's why: He's a perpetual question asker and doesn't know how to do anything half way. He's always looking closely at things, and what sets him apart is that he doesn't just know how to identify the fracture. He knows how to create the fix, too.
Lindsay Hotmire
Copywriter & Brand Strategist
Matt comes by everything honestly. He's seen the best—and worst—of what building a career looks like. Huge wins. Terrible bosses. Shady corporations. Human challenges. He's navigated all of it, and has the firsthand experience to know that enjoyable, satisfying work might not look like people expect it to. He's a man who operates with both his heart AND his brain, which is a rare combination, and because of that, he's someone I trust.
Joel Klettke
Founder, Case Study Buddy
Because Matt’s worked at some really cool tech companies, has an unwavering commitment to ethical marketing and design... I think he’s in a really good place to teach others how to go after exactly the type of work they want (and get it). Matt has so much experience in-house, as a freelancer and working with creative people. I think he’ll give you great advice no matter where you’ve come from or where you’re headed.
Laura Luck
UX Writer & Strategist
Matt understands design at a deeper level than most. It's not just about pretty layouts and fancy colors—but as a copywriter, he knows to make it convert. His understanding of messaging hierarchy is the perfect compliment to design, and the page he created elevated all the right components. Matt doesn't hold back. He'll tell you the pros and cons of in-house and freelance and how they'll impact your life. It's not often you'll get a straight-shooter who's been on both sides of the fence.
Justin Blackman
Copywriter, Pretty Fly Copy
Looking for someone who is as straight-up as they are kind in their delivery? Matt is THAT guy. He has a great ability to parse out details and find new ways of approaching issues – with a critical "is this the end of the world?" approach (PS it never is and Matt will help you to see your way out of that!) As a fellow guide, I love seeing Matt in action in this way!
Tamara Glick
Personal Brand Consultant

Frequently Asked Questions

The Get an Awesome Job mentorship provides 6-weeks of mentoring calls, videos, exercises, and worksheets to help you advance your career, make more money, and do work that matters.

This mentorship  helps anyone who wants to get paid more and do more meaningful work at any stage of their career. But it’s especially helpful for those trying to pivot, get a promotion, or find a better gig.

The entire Get an Awesome Job Course is available anywhere you have an internet connection via your web browser or the Kajabi mobile app. You’ll also get personalized advice via email and/or Zoom.

The Get an Awesome Job Course resources (modules, videos, etc.) are designed to be consumed in about 8-12 hours of your time. However, the worksheets, exercises, and other activities can be done again and again every time you want a better job.

The live call component will also take about an hour per week.

The moment you enroll, you’ll receive a link to schedule your onboarding coaching session. After our one-on-one session, you’ll get full access to the entire Get an Awesome Job Course materials. You’ll also receive a weekly email with suggested lessons and activities to keep you moving forward.

Most job-hunting strategies taught in school are based on outdated advice and put all the power in the employers’ hands. And they don’t even consider new opportunities for freelancers. This course shows you how to take ownership of your career and feel optimistic about your prospects.

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