“SO MICHAEL, WHAT DO YOU CHARGE?”

tss-rates-iconThanks for asking! Here are the basics:

1) You pay for the result, not my time.

Based on your specific project needs, I quote an itemized flat rate so you know exactly what to expect from our partnership. No guesswork, no surprises, no inflated hourly fees.

2) My rate starts at $3997.

I’m definitely not the cheapest guy on the block. But if your priorities are to drive more sales, earn repeat customers and become the go-to brand in your niche, then every dollar you pay me is money well-spent.

You’ll love working with me. Here’s why:

  • You get your work on time. I come from an editorial background, so I know how to manage, meet and exceed deadlines. 
  • You can trust my process. I stick to a proven system that’s nimble, efficient and reliable.
  • You only have to ask once. I get it right the first time so you can focus on what matters: building your reputation and generating revenue.
  • You always know what’s up. I check in without being asked so you aren’t left in the dark.
  • You hired an expert. I know how to design a strategy, craft a voice, tell a story and inspire people to buy what you’re selling.

Plus, you’ll make at least two to three times what you paid me at minimum—but most of my clients make more.

But don’t take my word for it. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a few people who are glad they worked with me.

A few other things you should know…

1) I’m based in New York City.

But I work with peeps all over the US and abroad.

2) I require a deposit for every project.

Your deposit reserves your spot in my queue.

Deposits are A) 50 percent upfront or B) triggered based on payment schedule for larger projects.

If you cancel within a week of project kickoff, I’ll refund half of your deposit.

3) I accept all major credit cards, checks and ACH transfers.

I’ll happily receive your payment via check, e-transfer, Venmo, PayPal and Stripe.

4) I typically have a waiting list.

I book up to two to three months in advance, so rush jobs aren’t typically available. Even if your project is just in the planning phase, reach out to me now. Chances are if you’re selling something—an idea, product, service—branding and copy will be involved.

5) I’m a entrepreneur, not an artist.

I write for results, not recreation. That’s been the case my entire career.

Whether it was as a corporate trainer, creating curriculum to help employees work faster and smarter. Or as digital fashion editor, balancing the demand for competitive click-throughs with selling merchandise. Or as a freelance copywriter, crafting compelling product descriptions that wooed customers to open their wallets.

Branding and digital marketing are my obsessions. I’m unapologetic about my passion for researching your audience, pinpointing what makes them tick, wiping away their objections and mapping out strategies that make you money.

With me, it’s really that simple.

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What people are saying…

“Get into the consumer’s head and be creative…”
“Michael is able to get into the consumer’s head and be creative from that perspective—and that’s not easy.”

—LEIGH BELZ RAY, Features and News Director, InStyle

“Presence and personality…”
“Michael doesn’t just give your work a voice—he brings a presence and personality to the atmosphere that pushes your brand towards excellence. His knowledge of the industry, focus on impact, and commitment to your end game is unmatched.”

—MELISSA KIMBLE, Founder, #blkcreatives

“Inspiration and advice that speaks to you, not at you.”
“Editorially, The Stylish Standout bridges the gap between what brands need and what business leaders and side-hustlers are looking for. Michael brings up-and-coming brands to the audiences that yearn for them in a seamless and authentic way, something that isn’t always delivered so effortlessly. And young professionals can find the inspiration and advice that speaks to them—not at them.”

—CHRISTINE CAUTHEN, Lead Editor, Blavity

“His clients and their brands are at the center.”
“Michael’s a tastemaker that really has a passion for cultivating lifestyle content. By combining his expert knowledge, amazing attention to process and ongoing support, you will get results— guaranteed. I’d recommend Michael to anyone serious about expanding their brand; he truly cares not only about the content but he puts his clients and their brands at the center.”

—DREW-SHANE DANIELS, Content Strategist

“Unfailingly on top of it all…”
“The Stylish Standout’s Blog is my go-to to find out what’s going on in the industry. Michael is unfailingly on top of it all. No exaggeration.”

—RACHEL GLICKSBERG, New York-based Fashion/Retail Professional