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Ready To Take Your Online Business To The Next Level?

Did you know that half of all businesses are closed within their first year,  80% are gone within five years and that 96% of all businesses fail within 10 years? That means that only 4% of a businesses last more than 10 years. That just means that they are "still standing," even if they are not "profitable." 

My name is Cliff Ravenscraft and I know just how difficult it is to get an online business off the ground. In 2008, I left a successful 12-year career as an insurance agent to pursue my own journey of full-time, self-employment, so that I could do the work that I felt most called to do in this world.

I am so thankful for all the sales training and customer service experience that those 12 years as an insurance agent provided. However, having lived a lifetime as an "employee" up to that point, I realized, real quickly, just how much I didn't know about what it took to actually own and operate my own business.

My first full year of full-time self-employment was riddled with self-doubt, overwhelm from all that I was being told I needed to do, and lack of clarity of what I needed to focus on next.  As a result, that first year was the most difficult year, financially, that I have ever experienced in my lifetime.

I can tell tell you that those difficult times were definitely worth it. However, with that said, looking back from the perspective of knowing what I know today, I now realize that things didn't have to be quite so hard.

“Your Greatest Business Asset - The Mastermind Group”

I'm happy to report that I've beat the odds.  My online business is not only still alive 10 years later, it has been thriving, financially (beyond my wildest imagination), since 2010.

What changed?

I learned that all you need is the right coaching to help you break through to the next level.

The truth is that every successful person got to where they are by following the guidance and advice of someone who went before them.

It was in 2010 that I had learned about the "Mastermind Principle."

The concept of the mastermind was formally introduced by Napoleon Hill in his book, “Think and Grow Rich.”

Hill defines the mastermind as “a group that consists of two or more people, who work in perfect harmony for the attainment of a definite purpose." 

Through your participation in a healthy mastermind group, "you may borrow and use the education, the experience, the influence and perhaps the capital of other people in carrying out your own plans in life."


In October 2010, I was working with Pat Flynn, helping him launch his "Smart Passive Income" podcast. Through our conversations, I learned that he had recently discovered the mastermind principle as well.  I knew that Pat was someone that I would trust to enter into a mastermind relationship with, so I asked him if he's join me in the start of our own mastermind group. He said yes and our personal and professional grown in ways that neither of us would have imagined at the time.

Our mastermind group has met for one hour, every Wednesday, for more than seven years now.  Today, our group is known as the "Green Room Mastermind Group" which is made up of myself, Pat Flynn (Smart Passive Income), Michael Stelzner (Social Media Examiner), Ray Edwards (Ray Edwards International), Mark Mason (Late Night Internet Marketing) and Leslie Samuel (

The Benefits of A Healthy Mastermind Group

Below are a few of the benefits that that you will experience from your  participation within a healthy mastermind group.

  • You will benefit greatly from the the education, the experience, the influence and even the resources of the other people in your mastermind group.
  • You can accomplish more, in one year, than you could accomplish, without your mastermind group, in a lifetime, if you relied entirely on your own efforts for success.
  • When you form a true mastermind alliance with others, and work with them in a spirit of perfect harmony, you can draw freely upon the spiritual forces within you in carrying out your plans and desires.
  • The mastermind principle can give you protection against failure, provided always that your purpose, in using this principle, is beneficial to all whom you influence.
  • You will experience dramatic improvements in both your personal and professional life.
  • You will have more focus and greater confidence in yourself and your abilities.
  • You will have more clarity about what you need to focus on next.
  • You will have the momentum and energy that you need to sustain you through the rough spots.
  • You will experience less false starts and spend less time learning through trial and error.
  • You will have a deeper understanding of how you are perceived by others.
  • You will sharpen your leadership and communication skills.
  • You will be giving and receiving in an warm and friendly environment.
  • You will achieve your goals faster than you ever dreamed possible.

Is The Next Level Mastermind Right For You?

My Green Room Mastermind is not open to new members. However, I'm trilled to announce that I have launched the Next Level Mastermind Group, a paid mastermind group that is designed for those who are on the journey of growing their business through full-time, self-employment.

To qualify for membership, you must meet the following requirements.

  • If you still have a "day job" (aka an employer), you must have a goal of transitioning out of that day job and becoming 100%, full-time, self employed.
  • You must already have a business where someone is already paying you for some product and/or service.
  • You must be able to financially afford the $1,000 per month membership fee.
  • You must be willing to make your weekly mastermind group call one of your highest business priorities on your weekly schedule.
  • You must understand that the mastermind group principle is not only about serving you, but you must be willing to contribute to the success of every other individual in the group.

I don't want anyone to experience what I experienced during the first two years of building my business. The Next Level Mastermind will not only  provide the full benefits of a healthy mastermind group environment, but also, I look to play an additional mentoring role  in the lives of those in the group.

I'm specifically targeting those who are in the early to middle stages of their online business journey. If you are not yet generating a minimum of $10,000 per month, consistently, in your business, then the Next Level Mastermind Group will certainly help you take your business and your life to the next level.


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Ijeoma Eleazu Testimonial

Next Level Mastermind Member

I first started working with Cliff when I went through his May 2013 session of Podcasting A to Z. Cliff not only helped me get my podcast up and running, but he has been an ongoing mentor to me as I have been on the journey of creating my own online business around my podcasting efforts. Cliff even helped me land a very prestigious speaking engagement at Social Media Marketing World.

When I first heard Cliff mention the creation of his Next Level Mastermind, I immediately sent him an email with the subject line "OMGoodness, I Want In!" In that email, I shared that I had wanted to be mentored by Cliff since taking his Podcasting A to Z course and that this mastermind group could not have come at a more perfect time in my online business journey.

I had started a paid membership program for my community (Etsy Store Owners) where I had about 2,000 people paying $5 per month for access to the content that I was creating. However, I had faced significant technical difficulties and had to temporarily shut down the membership program while I worked out a better technology solution. What I thought might take a few weeks, actually ended up taking 9 months. Long story short, As of November 2017, I had worked with 3 website developers and spent over $5,000 on a complicated, custom, membership solution built on WordPress that would have had me reliant upon the developer for any significant issues that may arise or changes that needed to be made. The biggest problem was that I had people on a waiting list for over 10 months (with some reaching out to me multiple times to ensure that they had not missed the re-launch of my membership program) and my developer was nearly impossible to get a hold of. Right when I was ready to put the final touches on the system and get things launched, my developer notified me that he was going on vacation for three weeks, and would not be able to work on my site until he returned.

I told this whole story to Cliff during my interview for the Next Level Mastermind. In my first hot seat, Cliff showed me the online membership system that he uses and made a case for me trying to set things up in this new system under a 28-day free trial of the system. At first, I was very skeptical because I was unfamiliar with this new platform and I thought after years of using WordPress there was no other solution worth trying. Also, because I had already invested so much time and money in the custom solution that was being built for me, I was hesitant to let all that go to "waste". However, since agreeing to check it out, I accomplished more in two weeks than I'd accomplished in the preceding 9 months since my original setup failed. I'm finally confident that the relaunch of my membership program is back on schedule and inside a system that has a brilliant layout, where all parts of the system are built to work together. Just as important, I have a renewed peace of mind knowing that I will always have a support team standing by if I ever run into any trouble.

In my second hot seat, Cliff began to work on my mindset about the pricing of my membership program. He encouraged me to increase the rate I was asking for from $5 to $19.99 per month and spent time explaining why that was a wise move for my program. This mindset mentoring has been very beneficial to me in many ways and when the program relaunches, the price will be $19.99 per month. Since I've changed the sales page to reflect this new price, I have continued to receive new requests from people who want to be added to the early notification mailing list and are eager to gain access under the new pricing.

Needless to say, my first few weeks in the Next Level Mastermind have already provided a return on my investment of what I'd pay for my first full year as a member. I highly encourage you to join the Next Level Mastermind if you are interested in taking your message, your business and your life to the next level.

Ijeoma Eleazu
Business Coach To Etsy Store Owners

Kim Sutton Testimonial

Next Level Mastermind Member

For the first five years of my business, I relied solely on free or bartered coaching and masterminds to advance my business. Looking back at the progress I made, I realized I wasn't progressing -- or the progress was minimal -- because it wasn't taken seriously by me or the other parties. Like the saying goes, "You get what you pay for", and because we put little in, we got out little out of the experience.

I knew that if I was serious about taking my business to the next level, I needed to surround myself with other entrepreneurs who were as serious about progression as I am, and that's exactly what I found by signing up with Cliff.

Within just the first few weeks of Cliff's Next Level Mastermind, I accomplished and achieved more than I would have in six months alone. Thanks to their accountability, support and guidance, I have no doubt that the next 3 months are going to be exponentially better than any previous 12 month period, and the steep climb toward all my future goals will be spent in the company of an amazing team.

Kim Sutton
Digital Marketing and Launch Strategist

Ric Lindberg Testimonial

Next Level Mastermind Member

I’ve worked with Cliff as a business coach and mentor for many years. So it was an easy choice to trust that he would help deliver an amazing mastermind group experience. I had decided to sign up before he even committed to start it.

I was frustrated trying to choose which of my very successful business “legs” to stand on. Cliff and our mastermind group helped me dare to drop a few projects, giving me the focus I needed to become extremely successful in helping people with one service at a time. I now realize that by doing business this way, I can help more people experience true transformation. 

This mastermind group has opened my eyes to new opportunities for growth as I hear the accomplishments of others within the group. I have seen, with my own eyes, what’s possible within a single week of focusing on the next right thing and keeping it up week, by week.

Now I am able to focus more on the the work that really matters most to me and to those I serve each week. With this pace I will have helped more people using my unique gift next year than during all my previous ten years.

The Next Level Mastermind has already had a great impact on helping me experience the results I was hoping for. The Next Level Mastermind can do that for you as well. I recommend anyone who wants to understand and embrace effective online business to join the Next Level Mastermind. You become the company you keep.

Ric Lindberg
Business intelligence Coach

The Next Level Mastermind

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Green Room Mastermind Testimonials

I've been facilitating the Green Room Mastermind Group since October 2010. These folks have been making the weekly Green Room Mastermind meetings the number one business priority in their weekly schedule for years. I've asked each of them to share a brief testimonial for the sales page for my Next Level Mastermind Group. Here's what they have to say.

“Cliff and I started a mastermind group together back in 2010, and it was one of the smartest decisions I've ever made. Beyond bringing his expert knowledge to the group about building an honest online business that serves first, his support for me emotionally through my own personal struggles of growing an online business has been so important in my own story. Let him help you, and he will be an important part of your story, too.”

Pat Flynn
Smart Passive Income

“I've been involved in quite a few  mastermind groups over the past decade. The most value has come from my participation in The Green Room Mastermind. What makes this Mastermind Group different from all the others? Simple:  Cliff Ravenscraft’s leadership, and his commitment to maximizing the value for every member of the group. If you get the chance to be part of such a group with Cliff - seize that opportunity!”

Ray Edwards
Ray Edwards International, Inc

“Having masterminded with Cliff for more than four years, I can strongly
endorse Cliff's commitment to making sure everyone in the group gets their
fair share of time to seek advice and wisdom from the group. Cliff will
help you overcome mindset issues and push you forward towards your desired

Michael Stelzner
Social Media Examiner