SIMPLIFY YOUR BRAND online Course

An easy and effective framework for creating a best-in-class personal or business brand.

 
 
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i bet you have some misconceptions about what it takes to build a brand. 

You might think it involves an expensive and time intensive process such as hiring an agency, giving them thousands of dollars, going through a bunch of complex steps, then waiting months until they get back to you after working their "magic." 

This is a complete myth. 

As a former marketing executive I've partnered with several agencies before and spent hundreds of thousands on commissioning branding work (sometimes with subpar results) before I realized there is a better way. 

I've advised and worked for small businesses and startups, midsize and emerging companies, and several Fortune 500 iconic brands such as Ralph Lauren, eBay, Gilt, Procter & Gamble, and many more.  

I can tell you from experience:  It need not take a crazy amount of time, energy, or money to establish a strong brand. 

You can build a best-in-class brand from scratch, without spending a fortune, if you understand the basics via a strong framework: 

 
 
 
 
 

Course Contents

A Simple Branding Process

 
 
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I'll guide you through my simple approach to building a powerful brand that resonates with your audience. 

lesson 1: Educate

A set of preparatory steps and questions you will answer before you start your branding work. 

lesson 2: Audit

The research, analyses, and other inputs you will collect to help inform your brand. 

lesson 3: Ideate

Brainstorming sessions to generate ideas that will eventually establish the building blocks of your brand. 

lesson 4: Create

The process of developing the "4Vs"  (Vision Values, Voice, Visuals) 

lesson 5: Test

Validating and verifying your 4Vs before finalizing them (especially if you are a business). 

lesson 6: Design

Once your 4Vs are final then moving on to the design of your visual brand identity (logos, colors, fonts, etc.)


BONUSES

To support you in each part of the process your course will include: 

  • daily lessons sent directly to email 
  • self-paced course system (accessible anytime) 
  • downloadable guides and workbooks 
  • reference list of relevant editorials 
  • free 30-page printable branding e-guide
  • free 2-page printable brand strategy snapshot
 
 
 

Course Results

What you'll create by the end of the course.

 
 
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simplify your brand

Your Vision

Who are you, what you stand for for, what you aspire to achieve (i.e. purpose), and who you want to target.

Your Value

What's unique about you and what value can you add to your target audience such that they would want to follow and support you.

Your Voice

How you communicate such that it engages, inspires, motivates, influences, persuades, and establishes trust with your target audience. 

Your Visuals

What visible elements of your personal or business brand you will use to establish a distinct visual identity and be recognizable and relatable. 

 
 

Press & Praise

All of our business is out on the internet for all to see. I hate that. But this course showed me that I could control what people see by establishing a strong digital presence. I love that! It’s helping me rethink my image as an artist too.
— John, Musician (Los Angeles)
I’m launching a design studio. I obviously understand the visual elements of branding but was pretty clueless when it came to the strategy. I needed to learn this for my business but also to add more value to my clients. Thanks for teaching the basics in an easy to understand format.
— Kathryn, Designer & Freelancer (Toronto)
To be honest, even as an executive I never thought much about personal branding — that’s until I hit the senior leadership level and realized any progress going forward was going to be less about pure merit and more about my ability to influence and shape opinions. So I’m using this course to position myself as a thought leader in my field!
— Maria, Entertainment Executive (New York)
This is great stuff. We’re trying to get a tech startup off the ground. The product is priority but we’re in an oversatured market. With all the competition, this is helping us differentiate with a strong brand too.
— Jonas, Entrepreneur (Berlin)
 
 
 
 
 

Course Enrollment

Start the 7-day course now including lifetime access to materials and a no risk 100% satisfaction guarantee.

 
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Course FAQs

 

How do I enroll?

You can enroll by purchasing the course after clicking any of the "Enroll Now" buttons on this page. You'll immediately start getting the training via the daily emails as well as lifestime access to the course system that houses all the materials.


How is this course different?

This course is unique given its simplicity. You will be paced carefully through a well-structured format that makes it easy to learn the framework and implement each step of the process.

Moreover, this course draws on my direct experience as a former marketing executive and current brand strategist. I'm also a small business owner – all the copy and creative you see on this blog was created from scratch by me using this exact framework.

My framework has been carefully crafted and refined after working on dozens of branding exercises for professionals, entrepreneurs, startups, small businesses, and even multi-billion dollar Fortune 500s.


Who is this course for?

This course was especially designed with professionals, small business owners, and creative entrepreneurs in mind – especially those rich in ideas and inspiration but limited in resources (time, money, or support).


Why address business and personal branding?

The process and framework for the two are very similar (with a few nuances). I also find that creative entrepreneurs and small business owners often act as the face of their brand (or their business is their brand) and so there isn't as much distinction between individual and business.

No matter if you are a professional, entrepreneur, or business owner the course will teach you everything you need to know in order to create a strong brand.


What format is the course delivered in?

The course is sent via a daily email with the lesson and challenge plus a professional course system where all of the premium materials (workbooks and guides, reading recommendations and resources, etc.) are housed.


How long does it take?

It will take about 30 minutes to consume each lesson, however the time you spend applying the lessons to your brand via the daily challenges and supplemental materials is up to you.


I have more questions!

I'm here to answer them! Contact me at aja@ajaedmond.com


 
 
 
 

Course Author

Aja Nicole Edmond

Former marketing executive turned brand strategist, creative entrepreneur, and lifestyle blogger.

 
 
 
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Hi, I'm Aja! I'm a former marketing executive turned lifestyle blogger, creative entrepreneur, and brand strategist. I've built a community of over 75,000 minimalist enthusiasts and my work has been featured in publications such as Fast Company, Apartment Therapy, HuffPost, and GQ. 

Most importantly, I've worked for or advised dozens of startups, small businesses, emerging/mid-size companies, and Fortune 500 iconic brands. 

The simple process and framework I've developed for you is based on my over 10 years of direct experience in fashion, luxury, lifestyle, consumer goods, and e-commerce. 

You can learn more about me here. 

 

Select brands I've worked with:

  • Burberry

  • Burt's bees 

  • Disney

  • eBay (fashion)

  • Gilt 

  • Kate Spade 

  • Macy's 

  • Procter & Gamble

  • Ralph Lauren