4-week Course

Make a Plan


Learn my 3-step planning method & create an action plan to take your creative business to the next level


You started your business so that you could do the work you really love. You dream of a slower, more meaningful lifestyle created out of growing your side-hustle. You’re excited about the possibilities and have tons of ideas …

But, you feel overwhelmed by the amount of ideas you’ve got and don’t know where to start. You try to make a plan but quickly feel disheartened when you can’t keep up with it. There’s a voice in your head telling you ‘it’s not worth all of this time and effort’ (oh… but I promise you, it is my friend).

You see, I’ve been there! And believe me, I feel your pain

I know what it’s like to grapple with making a plan that’s actually achievable. I know how tough it can be trying to work through a totally unrealistic to-do list of 28 actions each day. But you know what, it doesn’t need to be like that. You see, you can build a meaningful business as a side-hustle and create the slower lifestyle you long for. But, to make it a reality it’s essential to have clear direction and a solid action plan.


When I joined the course I was at a point where I felt completely overwhelmed. I had lots of great ideas but couldn't seem to translate them into tangible actions. Make a Plan helped me prioritise my key focus areas, and then break each one apart into small, manageable chunks. Each week I've felt like I'm moving closer to my goals.

Karen - The Happy Side of 40

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My 3-step planning method was born out of a frustration with my struggle to take the many exciting ideas I’d had for my business through to fruition. I struggled to figure out which projects to focus on and be realistic about how long tasks would take, as a result I often ended up feeling overwhelmed and disheartened.

I used the project management skills my 9-5 afforded me with and my experience of the realities of side-hustling to develop my own 3-step planning method. Using my planning method has led to cutting my hours at work and later quitting my job altogether - to do the work I really love and live the slower lifestyle I dreamed of.

I’d love my planning method to help you create the changes you’d like to make in your business and life too.

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Weekly course breakdown

Week 1 – Find your focus

Digging into what you really want from your side-hustle and getting clear on where your focus needs to be. Setting your goals for the next few weeks.

Week 2 – Creating your 12 week plan

Making your 12-week action plan for your side-hustle using my 3-step planning method and getting yourself set up for success with your plan.

Week 3 – Getting to work on your 12-week plan

This week is packed with the foundation productivity tools you’ll need to make your plan a reality. This includes methods for planning your weeks, ways to write to do lists that inspire action and procrastination busting tools.

Week 4 – Making your plan a reality

How to stay on track and be flexible with your 12-week plan as well as my tips on dealing with the roadblocks that might appear along the way to working through your plan. You’ll also get your MAKE A PLAN reference guide in week 4.


Josephine’s 3-step planning method has been really beneficial in helping me plan for my business and make some exciting changes.

Veronika - Nourish Kitchen By V

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How it works

We’ll spend the first two weeks making a solid 12-week plan for your business based on what you really want from your side-hustle. The remaining 2 weeks will be focussed on the foundation tools and tactics you’ll need to boost your productivity and make your ideas a reality.

Each Monday you’ll get access to week’s course content that includes 30 minutes of video from me, talking through the topics for the week and practical exercises with worksheets to help you take action as well as do the big thinking.

I’m going to be heavily involved, answering your questions in the facebook group every day and checking in with you via weekly facebook lives. I’ll be cheering you on every step of the way and if you want, you can also add the option of email support and a 1:1 call.

I’m running this course with a small number of people so that I can give everyone my undivided attention.

What will I get

  • 4 weeks of practical lessons including exercises with printable worksheets and weekly challenges.

  • My A1 printed wall planner sent to you so that you can get your action plan up on the wall.

  • Up to 30 minutes of video talking through the topics and exercises for each week.

  • Access to the members-only facebook group where there will be a weekly facebook live with me to ask any questions and discuss the week’s topics.

  • A printable reference guide to the whole course including the breakdown of my 3-step planning method which you can use over and over again to create 12-week action plans for your business.

  • The opportunity to have a 1:1 60minute call with me and full email access so the I can give you a higher level of support throughout the course.

  • Full access to the course for 12 months.



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Your Investment


Course + wall planner

Your Investment: £110 (or two payments of £55)

Course + wall planner + 1 hr call + email support

Your Investment: £175 (or two payments of £89)


The course was a catalyst in moving me towards action. Finally, I have a process that helps move the thoughts from my head into a concrete plan. I will continue to uses Josephine's 3-step planning method as I progress on this entrepreneurial journey - quite simply, it works!

Lissa - Life and Lillies

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Who’s the course for?

This course is for side-hustlers with big ideas for their creative side-business. Perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed and unsure about where to start with making your big idea a reality, perhaps you’ve got so many projects you want to start working on but at the moment you’re spreading yourself too think across all of them or maybe you can’t seem to make a plan for your business that you can stick to. If you’re nodding along to any of these statements, this course is for you.

I’m running this course with a small number of people so that I can give everyone my undivided attention as we work through the four-weeks.

If you feel like you’ve got your planning down but you’re struggling to get everything down in the time you’ve got to work on your business. If you need help with boosting your productivity and making your plan a reality, my 1:1 mentoring programme MAKE IT HAPPEN might be a better fit for where you are in your business right now.

How long will the course take each week?

I know how limited time is when you’re side hustling so I’ve made everything as concise as possible when developing the course whilst still keeping all of the stuff in there that you’ll need to create a solid action plan and get to work on it. As the saying goes, you get out what you put in. I’d say you’d need to block out 1.5 hours a week to get the most out of the course.

I’m early on in developing my side-hustle / My side-hustle is already established. does that matter?

Wherever you are in your side-hustle journey, if you’re struggling to plan effectively and make your ideas a reality for your side-hustle this course will equip you with the tools to create a solid action plan for your business and help you make that plan a reality. I’d been side-hustling for 5 years before I really decided to get serious about levelling up. It’s all about intention, not how long you’ve been building your business.

I can’t do the course this time, when will you be doing it again?

No problem, it’s not going to be the perfect timing for everyone. I’m putting all of my time and energy into the April run of the course at this stage, so I can’t say exactly when I’m planning to run the course again but I hope it will be towards the autumn of 2019.

I live overseas can I take part in the course?

Absolutely, isn’t that the great thing about the interwebs! The only consideration I want to flag with doing the course from overseas is that if you want to watch and contribute to the Facebook live chats as they're happening, they will run in the evenings (at 8pm GMT).

Still got questions? Ping me an email

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