Honesty Pill presents:

The Online Business Accelerator 3.0

There's a new world available to creatives. Evolve or get left behind.


A 6-month intensive group coaching program, starting October 11th, 2021

  • Who controls your schedule? You or someone else?
  • Do you get to flex your "superpower" every day?
  • Are you satisfied with "normal" musical life? Or are you looking for more?
  • Have you found "your people" yet? Are you waiting for them to find you?

A message from the Honesty Pill Team

When you join the Online Business Accelerator, you'll go from just wanting more to knowing exactly what to do.

Our program jump-starts your online identity, and includes:

  • business planning
  • logo design
  • complete website build
  • copywriting support
  • email strategy
  • social media strategy
  • extensive tech support

By application only – Payment plans available – Enrollment limited

Interested in learning more? Let's connect


Can you relate?

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 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?

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?

Do you have a talent that needs to be shared?

What is OBA really like?

Listen to some of our amazing clients...

"Think about your biggest dreams. What do you dream about in terms of your teaching? And then think about the barriers between you and that dream.

The Online Business Accelerator is going to help you get over those barriers.

Joining OBA was an easy "yes" for me!"

- Mick @ The Viola Pro


"I think creating an online presence would have been a struggle for me without OBA.

It was really helpful for me to have you there encouraging me every step of the way."

- Adam @ Adam Fisher Creative


"Speaking to a camera and learning the ins and outs of how to frame my ideas in a way that's understood easily ONLINE was something I really didn't understand before OBA."

- Mike @ The Trumpet Lab


"I'm proud that I got over my tech fears. Also, I had absolutely no email list or even the notion that I needed one before I came to OBA.

I also found a great new colleague inside the program and we put together a workshop that I'm really proud of!"

- Cara @ In-Tune Artistry


Check out these websites, built in OBA

Whether you’re an online business pro or you’re just starting out, the Online Business Accelerator helps you:

Choose how and from where you work

Work only with people who are a perfect fit for you

Reach your ideal audience, no matter where they live

Create a schedule that works for you and your family

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

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

Our clients love OBA!

"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.

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!"

- Kat, Flutist, Yoga Instructor, Co-Founder of "The Total Shift Yoga and Sound Bath"

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

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

- Gloria, Cellist, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Founder of "Audition Confidential"

"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 and join OBA, especially during a time in my life when it didn’t really seem possible, was one of the most important decisions I’ve ever made.."

Katie, Flutist, Co-Founder of "The Band Director's Survival Guide"

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 Inc.

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. She's worked in the world of business for over two decades and consulted with numerous Fortune 500 companies. Her startup, 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 creatives turn their ideas into profit.

Helen Kim

Founder, The Think Farm

The Think Farm is a design studio and consultancy that cultivates brand identity and related visual messaging that communicate the essence and unique vision of entrepreneurs, cultural organizations, and government organizations. With a fine art background, owner Helen Kim specializes in project management, art direction, and concept implementation. Past and current clients include the City of Santa Monica, Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce, Herbalife, various Los Angeles County Departments, Take My Face Off, Inc., and the Vincent Price Art Museum.

Helen’s additional superpowers include catching spiders with her bare hands.

"Chris takes clients from confusion and dilemma to purpose and clarity. Again and again."

"Chris' guidance in OBA made me a better musician, helped me achieve many goals I had considered unlikely or impossible, and helped me realize a three year dream of starting an education company, 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."

Matt Richards, Co-Founder of "The Band Director's Survival Guide" and Principal Percussion, Missouri Symphony

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.


“I enrolled in the Honesty Pill Online Business Accelerator just as Covid-19 shutdown began, and it was one of the best programs I’ve ever taken."

All of my concerts across the world were instantly cancelled, and I needed to come up with a plan of action for my future. OBA was the ideal thing for me––our supportive community met weekly in our group sessions, I had intensive one-on-one coaching, and it even helped me focus on areas that I never even imagined, covering every detail of creating my business.  I am so grateful to Chris and Amanda for this program, and I would do it again in a heartbeat!”  

Anna Maria Mendieta, Solo Harpist and Principal Harpist with the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera

Here are the four pillars of the Online Business Accelerator


Your Superpower​

What's the one thing you're really, really good at? The thing you wish you could do all of the time?


Your People

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


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 and live events:

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

What do you actually "get" out of OBA?

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.

What does the weekly schedule actually look like?

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 group website, 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 community of people working towards the same goals
  • Accountability "pods"
  • Unlimited email support (response within 48 hours)

Need a website? Logos? Social media posts? Email sequences? OBA has you covered.

Our last OBA included logo designs and custom websites. This time, we're going even further and providing copywriting for email sequences, your website, a landing page, a lead magnet, as well as social media strategy for the duration of the program.

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. 

Copywriting for emails, your website, and landing pages can cost thousands and thousands of dollars per month. You get this for free.

Experienced social media strategy often costs $2000 or more per month. We include it.

Lead magnets are powerful tools for building an audience, but hiring an expert to design one can cost thousands We work with you to create one during the program.

OBA is a powerful incubator, and we shoulder a lot of the work for our clients during the program. The goal is to show and TEACH you how to do it for yourself.

Once you leave, we don't want you to have to rely on expensive services to manage your business. We want to build the skills that allow you to do it on your own.

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?


Do you have a website, or is it just an online business card?

Most musicians' websites don't "convert." They have an “about” page, a contact form, and maybe a performance calendar, but they don’t have a way to deliver actual content or process payments.

We're partnering with the amazing agency, The Think Farm, for logo development and website designs.

  • 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 create your new logo.
  • Clients are responsible for hosting and scheduling app fees, but 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!

Want to learn more

"In order to kick ass, you must first lift up your foot."

-Jen Sincero, author, You Are a Badass

You'll never know what could have been if you don't step outside your comfort zone. We're not scary. Give us a call.