Honesty Pill

The world of music is changing. Evolve or get left behind.

Enrollment for OBA 2.0 is closing soon!

If you are a musician, you are at a crossroads.

Your audience needs you more than ever right now.

Concert halls and music schools may never get back to "normal."

Your audience may have left the building, but they didn't disappear.

You already know how to be an artist. How do you find your people, deliver your music, and earn a living in this new world? I can show you.

Have questions? Let’s chat. 

The world of music is changing. Evolve or get left behind.

If you are a musician, you are at a crossroads.

Your audience needs you more than ever right now.

Concert halls and music schools may never get back to "normal."

Your audience may have left the building, but they didn't disappear.

You already know how to be an artist. How do you find your people, deliver your music, and earn a living in this new world? I can show you.

Want to hear more?

Christopher Still invites you to join:

Online Business Accelerator

6-month program, starting March 1st, 2021

When you join us inside the Online Business Accelerator, you’ll get everything you need to start and grow your successful online business, including brand consultation, logo design, and complete website build.

By application only – Payment plans available – Enrollment limited

Spots are filling quickly, so don’t wait to book your free call

Interested in learning more? Let’s connect

If you're suddenly adrift without a plan...

If you have something to share, but you don't know how to get started...

If you've tried working online, but it isn't working out...

If you want to be able to control and grow your income...

read on.

Who's the boss of your career?

Does your artistic expression depend on circumstances beyond your control?

Does someone else call the shots about your career?

Is your personal life at the mercy of someone else's schedule?

Do you enjoy the company of the people you work with? The people you sit next to?

Do you have the freedom to take a day off? Can you take a vacation? Do you feel confident you will be able to retire?

You're the expert, but are you the one in control of your career?

What if you could suddenly...

Choose how and where you worked?

Only work with people who are the perfect fit for you, instead of being limited to ones nearby?

Reach your ideal audience, no matter where they lived?

Create the schedule that works for you and your family?

Choose your coworkers, collaborators, and employees?

Spend most of your time on the material you love best?

Increase your income without having to increase the number of hours you work?

Feel truly fulfilled in your work and art, knowing that you're working to your highest potential?

"Not only has Online Business Accelerator pushed me beyond my comfort zone to start my business, but it changed my mindset and outlook for my future!"

With all of my music performance and yoga teaching work gone, I wasn’t sure what to do. For years, I’ve had a dream of creating my own yoga studio, but I never knew where to begin. So I just never did. The decision to join the Online Business Accelerator was the best thing I could have possibly done!

Chris and Mandy are experts of online businesses and powerhouses of support, and they’re generous with their knowledge, resources, time, and energy. They showed me that the skills I learned in the practice room will help me with anything else I want to do or create. Also, I learned how to better connect with people in a time when connection seemed so difficult. Not only has Online Business Accelerator pushed me beyond my comfort zone to start my business, but it changed my mindset and outlook for my future!

You’re capable of more than just playing your instrument.

Remember that one thing that people always tell you you’re really good at (apart from playing)?

Maybe it’s audition coaching, teaching a specific method book, or showing high school students how to play string quartets.

Whatever it is, THAT special skill is your superpower.

When you figure out how to bring that skill online, you can find your perfect audience and help them in ways you never dreamed of.

It's not easy, but you are more than capable. And there's never been a better time to start than right now.

People who join the Online Business Accelerator will learn how.

Meet your team

Christopher Still

Founder, Honesty Pill

Christopher Still is a trumpet player with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Originally, he founded Honesty Pill to help him reach the students who would most benefit from his advice, no matter where they lived. Two years later, he has mastered the ins and outs of online business for musicians, and enjoys helping his musician colleagues create more satisfying, profitable careers.

Amanda McIntosh

Founder, Take My Face Off

Amanda McIntosh is a clarinet player-turned-entrepreneur. Her company, Take My Face Off, creates environmentally friendly alternatives to face wipes and cotton balls. Her products have been sold in some of the world’s best stores and have been recognized by most major women’s publications. Amanda loves helping fellow entrepreneurs turn their ideas into profit.

"I have learned so much in this course and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to step into the online business space."

"When I started Chris’s course, I only had a vague idea of the online business I wanted to create. I had very few technical skills and big fear of technology. Five months later, I have a viable business, a website, and a detailed plan of how to run my business and gain clients.

Chris brings a depth of entrepreneurial and technical knowledge to his clients. As a coach, Chris is supportive, helpful, and available. The dynamic in the community he creates is warm and generous. I have learned so much in this course and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to step into the online business space."

Musicians don't understand their potential reach.

There are many ways to serve an audience and earn income.

You don't have to be limited by old business models.

What will you get out of the Online Business Accelerator? Here are the four pillars.

Your Superpower

What do you have to offer? Who do you want to serve? What do you stand for or against?

Your People

Finding your ideal audience and clients. Learning new ways to communicate with them.

Making it Work

How does this become a business? What tech do you need to make it work?

Ready, Set, Launch!

Going live (with training wheels). Support for problems, mistakes. Learning to make it work on your own.

Participants also get unlimited access the Honesty Pill suite of tools

    • The Storyline System™
    • The Brand Bible
    • The Email Activator
    • The Technology Go-Bag™

"Taking the 'leap of faith' to have a coach was one of the most important decisions I’ve ever made."

"It’s hard to fully to explain the impact of working with Chris on my life as a performer, an entrepreneur, and as a person. Taking the "leap of faith” to have a coach, especially during a time when everything seemed so challenging, was one of the most important decisions I’ve ever made."

When I started my business, I had a steep learning curve.

It took me over TWO YEARS to learn the ropes. But with the right information, you can get there in a fraction of that time.

Six months is the length of my new program, the Online Business Accelerator. It will give a select group of motivated entrepreneurs a functioning, branded website and the pillars of their new business. 

When I started, I didn’t have much guidance. I did everything the hard way. I can help you skip to the “good stuff”, but there’s still a lot to learn, plan and build.”

Christopher Still

Founder, Honesty Pill, Inc.

"The perfect powerhouse blend of organization and creativity!"

"I have been working with Chris and Amanda to get my business online, because they are the perfect powerhouse blend of organization and creativity! In addition to helping me develop systems for my business, they encourage me to stretch beyond my own perceived limitations. I’ve found their feedback invaluable to the creation of my nutrition programs for people in the performing arts. Especially at this time, when we all need to get creative about how we can take charge of our careers -- if you want to learn how to make it happen, you’ll want to sign up for this program!"

Course Elements

Want more details? Here you go.

We’ll have weekly deep dive meetings covering topics like:

  • Translating your superpowers into a profitable business—most musicians feel guilty about the need to earn a living wage. They often settle for business models that undervalue their expertise and time. I love helping my clients find ways they can better serve their audiences while making a real living.
  • Branding—everyone has a brand, whether they understand this or not. Your brand influences the emotional, unconscious decisions everyone makes about you. You need to understand how to make your branding work for you. If you don’t understand this, I can guarantee it’s working AGAINST you.
  • Mental blocks standing between you and launching your business—musicians always tell me they wouldn’t know how to start a business. But I can say with authority, musicians have exactly the right skillset to launch a business. If you think you can’t, you won’t. I’ll help you get out of your own way in time for launch.
  • Marketing—one of the benefits of being online is that your target market just increased by thousands and thousands of people! That said, they need to be able to find you, and different audiences require different marketing strategies. We’ll discuss how to “put out the bat signal” to attract the right clients. This includes social media (lots of discussion of social media!), copywriting support, landing pages, how to use email as a tool, and more.
  • Pricing—I don’t know many musicians who understand pricing strategy. There’s a science and an art to how to price your work, and it’s critical to get this right in order to attract your ideal client. We’ll help you get past your mental blocks to find the right pricing strategy for your business model.
  • The tools—by its nature, and online business involves technology. I’ve tried a lot of the tools out there, and I can help you find the most efficient, cost-effective, and powerful ones for your specific business.

Modules/Schedule

A typical week of the program includes a two-hour training call on Monday, a two-hour office hours session on Thursday or Friday, a video lesson or worksheet uploaded to the private Facebook community, in addition to a lot of discussion and questions posted in the group.

  • Weekly live trainings and QA sessions
  • Weekly, open agenda office hours
  • Six one-on-one coaching calls
  • Guest experts
  • My Online Business Launch guide, which shows you WHAT you need to do and WHEN you need to do it whenever you launch a new program
  • Lesson-related videos
  • Customizable checklists and worksheets
  • Access to a private Facebook group of people working towards the same goals
  • Accountability “pods”
  • Unlimited email support (response within 48 hours)

Squarespace Website/Graphic Design Support

One of the main OBA 2.0 deliverables is a new website and logo. Customized websites usually cost between $3,000-15,000. Such websites are usually powerful but are often created on complicated platforms that are hard for non-experts to tweak. 

Most of the musicians I know have websites that function solely as online business cards. They have an “about” page, a contact form, and maybe a performance calendar, but they don’t have a way to deliver any actual content or process payments.

I’m partnering with a wonderful web developer and branding expert for this project.

  • We will create your websites on Squarespace, a platform that is flexible but very easy for you to use and change.
  • In addition, we’ll work with you to determine the look and feel that works for your particular brand.
  • We’ll even create your new logo.
  • Clients are responsible for hosting and scheduling app fees, but we Honesty Pill will take care of the branding and build!

Already have a website or logo you like? No problem. 

Participants who already have websites or logos will receive customized graphic design support. This may include social media “skins,” email templates, or branded PDFs (e.g., lead magnets).

Participants will be responsible for submitting photos, bios, and other materials for inclusion in the website. 

Still stressed out about tech, branding and websites? OBA has got your back!

"I have watched Chris take clients from a place of confusion and dilemma to purpose and clarity again and again."

"Chris’s guidance made me a better musician, helped me achieve goals I had considered impossible, and helped me realize a three-year dream of starting an education resource, the Band Director’s Survival Guide. Chris and Mandy are a breath of fresh air in a hyper-competitive industry, and they want you to succeed.

Everyone should get a coach like Chris. It’s one of the best decisions I ever made."

Matt Richards

Accelerator Client, Co-Founder of "The Band Director's Survival Guide"

Why are musicians ideal entrepreneurs?

You have the ability to focus and avoid distraction.

You have the discipline to see tasks through to the end.

Your creativity allows you to see opportunity and new paths.

You know how to set goals and get things done.

You have valuable skills that can improve others' lives.

I can show you how to turn your hard-earned talents into real, regular income – by growing an online business to bring you success and security in an unpredictable world.

Want to hear more?

Scroll to Top