Updated 2023 version on how to start & scale an agency to $15.000/month

All Academy Plus members will be granted FREE access to Sander's new €2.000 flagship course releasing in October - so get in now.

One Point Six

$1.600 per month is the average size of the clients our members are signing.

22 Days Flat

Is the average time it takes for our students to close their first client.

$15.600.000

Is the amount my team has spent on ads. We pass this knowledge on to you.

Assemble Your Agency, Block By Block.

Foundations

4 Videos | 141 min

Phase 1 | Foundations

In the first phase we get your foundations down. Everything you need going into the program. How to study it properly. How to apply the knowledge & the systems you receive. This phased is designed to set you up for success.

Building agency

5 Videos | 79 min

Phase 2 | Building Your Agency

The second phase is all about construction the frame of your new business. We'll design your agency, set up your website, choose your agency focus as well as crafting your offer & pricing. Finally, we'll solidify your understanding of the actual business model itself and why it works so well.

Finding clients

10 Videos | 261 MIN

Phase 3 | Finding Clients

The third phase is one of the most important and longest phases in the program. Why? Because it focuses on one essential aspect: Getting clients. No clients = no money = no business. In phase 3 we make sure that never becomes the case for you. In this phase you'll learn the industry's most efficient and up-to-date methods you can utilize to start signing high paying clients from day one.

Closing clients

4 Videos | 61 min

Phase 4 | Closing Clients

So, you've scheduled a bunch of meetings with potential clients that need your service. But how do you actually talk to them? How do you make sure that you don't lose a potentially high-paying client by saying the wrong things in the meeting? In the fourth phase Sander breaks down the 4-step meeting process he has developed over hundreds of client meetings - so you can avoid making the mistakes he made in many of his first meetings and instead skip straight to successfully closing.

Service delivery

9 Videos | 154 min

Phase 5 | Service Delivery

A high-paying client isn't worth much if they only stay with you for a month. Therefore, the core of any successful agency is to deliver great results. In the fifth phase you obtain the industry's highest level of knowledge within running ads. By the end of this phase your newly obtained knowledge will put you in the top 1% of ad-runners worldwide.

Management

5 Videos | 102 min

Phase 6 | Agency Management

Running an agency is fun because if gives you two things: great cashflow and lots of freedom. However, without the right management knowledge & systems you may see great cashflow, but you won't have much freedom. That is why Sander and his team has spent 100's of thousands of $ and many years on developing custom-made agency management systems that make every aspect of running your agency feel like a breeze. We'll walk you through exactly how to use every one of them.

This is the third generation of The Academy. We've had thousands of members through. We've had hundreds of members grow to $10,000-$20,000/month, many of those grow to $50,000/month, and some of those past the $75,000/month mark. We've been in this game long enough to know what works. The Academy is the ultimate culmination of our years of agency experience, the tens of millions we've spent on ads for clients, and close to a million spent on developing the industry's leading program when it comes to starting, growing & scaling an agency with technical knowledge. Block by block.

Casual talk with students

Casual interview with one our students Gilberto. He talks about his journey with his own agency, and how he took it to $12,500/month.

Gilberto Arreghini, From Italy. 20 years old. $12,500/month.

A talk with one of our members, Frederik, who has taken his agency to $16,000/month only using the knowledge he got from The Academy.

Frederik Pahuus, From Denmark. 12 Clients. $16,000/month.

Student Results

Our students (Just Like You) Share clients wins every day

too good to be true?

Let's be entirely honest here.

When people hear that they can start their own agency, and be making $10,000-$20,000/month within weeks or months of starting - their first reaction is often "but isn't that too good to be true?"

We hear you, we understand your skepticism, so let us address it:

There is a very large difference between someone getting paid a monthly salary working a full-time job for a company, and someone running a business that delivers value to other businesses.

You see, the person working a full-time job is getting paid purely based on the hours he works. He may be doing spreadsheets or he may be constructing buildings. It doesn't matter. For him x amount of hours = x amount of money.

Running a business (in this case an agency) is completely different. Your future clients are not going to care how many hours you spend on the work you do for them. All they care about are the results you've delivered at the end of the month. When you generate 50k a month in revenue for a business by running ads for them they won't hesitate to pay you 5k a month for that service. It's simply a profitable investment for them.

5 clients at that level and you're already making 25k/month.

So no, it's not too good to be true. It's simple math.

included in the program

LIFETIME ACCESS TO ALL THE BELOW CONTENTS.

1
40 step by step modules

The Academy is built around 6 phases that contain 40 in-depth video modules. Each phase represents an important aspect of your agency and each module will give you a unique set of knowledge that allows you to propel your business forward.

2
Agency systems

Inside The Academy you'll find resources that you can copy & paste directly into your own agency. Our Seamless Systems have been developed by my team through years of experience. They're the core of a well-operating agency. These are the same systems we use to operate Stage Digital so well.

3
Website templates

You'll get access to our Plug & Play Seamless Website Template. This allows you to copy & paste my agency website in the matter of 30 minutes, and then customize it to your liking. It's a complete breakthrough in our industry. Instead of having to spend tireless hours developing your website, you'll have your own professional website set up in less than an hour.

4
Winning community

You're getting access to our Private Mastermind Group filled with agency owners from all over the world. This is a place to ask for help and to share your wins. You're also getting access to our Weekly Live Q&A's hosted by Sander. All past calls are recorded and accessible on the platform.

The Curriculum

40 Step by step modules and 4 systems to start and grow your agency

Module 1 | Foundations (141 min)

In the first phase we get your foundations down. Everything you need going into the program. How to study it properly. How to apply the knowledge & the systems you receive. This phase is designed to set you up for success.

- Welcome To The Academy (11 min)
- Setting The Right Foundations (57 min)
- The Law of Progress & Results (32 min)
- Transcending Into Your New Reality (35 min)

Module 2 | Building Your Agency (79 min)

The second phase is all about construction the frame of your new business. We'll design your agency, set up your website, choose your agency focus as well as craft your offer & pricing. Finally, we'll solidify your understanding of the actual business model itself and why it works so well.

- The Business Model (10 min)
- Agency Tools & Systems (15 min)
- Designing Your Agency (16 min)
- Choosing Your Agency Focus (11 min)
- Pricing Your Services (27 min)

Module 3 | Finding Clients (261 min)

The third phase is one of the most important and longest phases in the program. Why? Because it focuses on one essential aspect: Getting clients. No clients = no money = no business. In phase 3 we make sure that never becomes the case for you. In this phase you'll learn the industry's most efficient and up-to-date methods you can utilize to start signing high paying clients from day one.

- Foundations For Getting Clients (11 min)
- The Key To Scheduling Meetings (23 min)
- Finding Clients With Google (13 min)
- Finding Clients With LinkedIn (18 min)
- Finding eCommerce Clients (24 min)
- Getting Clients With Looms (24 min)
- Getting Clients With Email (52 min)
- Getting Clients With Cold Calling (57 min)
- The Machine Behind The Scenes (26 min)
- Storing & Tracking Leads (13 min)

Module 4 | Closing Clients (61 min)

So, you've scheduled a bunch of meetings with potential clients that need your service. But how do you actually talk to them? How do you make sure that you don't lose a potentially high-paying client by saying the wrong things in the meeting? In the fourth phase Sander breaks down the 4-step meeting process he has developed over hundreds of client meetings - so you can avoid making the mistakes he made in many of his first meetings and instead skip straight to successfully closing.

- Meeting Preparation (16 min)
- The Perfect Introduction (17 min)
- Presenting Your Service (15 min)
- Closing The Client (15 min)

Module 5 | FB Ads (162 min)
iOS Updated

A high-paying client isn't worth much if they only stay with you for a month. Therefore, the core of any successful agency is to deliver great results. In the fifth phase you obtain the industry's highest level of knowledge within running ads. By the end of this phase your newly obtained knowledge will put you in the top 1% of ad-runners worldwide.

- Introduction To FB Advertising (14 min)
- Setting Up The FB Business Suite (16 min)
- Setting Up The FB Pixel Correctly (11 min)
- Understanding What Content Works (47 min)
- Complete Campaign Structure & Setup (22 min)
- Complete Retargeting Setup (15 min)
- Optimizing & Scaling Ads (17 min)
- Case Study | $2.000 / Month Ad Account (10 min)
- Case Study | $20.000 / Month Ad Account (10 min)

Module 6 | Agency Management (102 min)

Running an agency is fun because it gives you two things: great cashflow and lots of freedom. However, without the right management knowledge & systems you may see great cashflow, but you won't have much freedom. That is why Sander and his team have spent 100's of thousands of $ and many years on developing custom-made agency management systems that make every aspect of running your agency feel like a breeze. We'll walk you through exactly how to use every one of them.

- Officially Signing Clients (15 min)
- Accepting Client Payments (24 min)
- Client Communications (15 min)
- Keeping Track of Your Funds (28 min)
- Getting to $15.000 Per Month (20 min)

YouTube Ads (145 min)
Plus Only

In this phase you'll be taken from beginner to professional in YouTube Ads. By the end of the phase you'll be equipped to deliver excellent results to clients with YT Ads, and as a result you can add this service to your portfolio and drive more agency revenue.

- Introduction To YouTube Ads (23 min)
- Account setup (27 min)
- Creative (21 min)
- Targeting (23 min)
- Launching Campaign (27 min)
- Testing, optimizing & scaling (24 min)

TikTok Ads (46 min)
Plus Only

In this phase you'll be taken from beginner to expert in TikTok Ads. By the end of the phase you'll be equipped to deliver good results to clients with TT Ads. This service gives you a complete portfolio.

- Introduction & Setup (12 min)
- Connecting The Pixel (5 min)
- Picking The Right Content & The Library (8 min)
- How To Find UGC Content Creators (5 min)
- Campaign Setup & Creation (11 min)
- Scaling Campaigns(5 min)

FB Ads Expanded (Advanced) (511 min)
Plus Only

In The Academy you become good at Running Facebook Ads - in Academy Plus you become the best. Quite literally. In Plus we've added an additional 19 modules in FB Ads. Keep in mind, these modules were not made with the intention of being beginner friendly. This is incredibly high level stuff that you simply will not find anywhere else. The Expanded FB Ads phase includes real $500k/m ad account case studies, and advanced strategies only known to the industry's absolute elite.

High Level FB Ads Knowledge:
- $50.000/m Campaign Structure (76 min)
- LookALike Mastery For $10k+/m Adspends (21 min)
- Retargeting Mastery For $10k+/m Adspends (40 min)
- Manual Scaling For $5k+/m Adspends (24 min)
- Spectrum Scaling For $25k+/m Adspends (20 min)
- Pressure Scaling For $100k+/m Adspends (12 min)
- The Science of Proftiable eComm Ads (20 min)
- Scientific eComm High Volume Scaling (21 min)
- Live Setup pt. 1 | eComm Campaign Structure (60 min)
- Live Setup pt. 2 | eComm Campaign Structure (60 min)
- Case Study | $50k/m Live Ad Account (10 min)
- Case Study | $600k/m Live Ad Account (29 min)

Technical FB Ads Tips & Tricks Post iOS14
- Intro iOS14 (10 min)
- CAPI (11 min)
- UTMS (12 min)
- Offline Events (21 min)
- Triple Whale (26 min)
- Shopify (12 min)
- Google Analytics (8 min)
- Tracking With GA (18 min)

Complimentary: 4 Seamless Agency Systems (Worth €2,000)

Regardless of whether you choose Academy or Academy Plus - you'll get access to our 4 agency systems that make agency growth and management feel like an absolute breeze.

- Seamless Pricing System (Price Your Services Quickly)
- Seamless Accounting System (Keep Track of Your Financials)
- Seamless Website Template (Build A Pro Agency Website In 30 Min)
- Seamless Acquisition Planner (Schedule & Track Outreach For Increased Results)

community hosts

Frederik Pahuus

Frederik Pahuus, From Denmark. 12 Clients. $16,000/month.

1st Host

Sander Stage

Founder of The Academy, Sander has done millions in agency profit throughout last 4 years. He has spent close to a million USD developing The Academy, and is the host of the learning lessons you find inside the program.

2nd Host

Gilberto Arreghini

Gilberto Arreghini, From Italy. 20 years old. $12,500/month. Hosting live Q&A's every Tuesday.

3rd Host

Frederik Pahuus

Frederik Pahuus, From Denmark. 12 Clients. $16,000/month.

1st Host

Sander Stage

Founder of The Academy, Sander has done millions in agency profit throughout last 4 years. He has spent close to a million USD developing The Academy, and is the host of the learning lessons you find inside the program.

2nd Host

Gilberto Arreghini

Gilberto Arreghini, From Italy. 20 years old. $12,500/month. Hosting live Q&A's every Tuesday.

3rd Host

WHAT IT TAKES FOR YOU TO SUCCEED

1.

You study the entire program from start to finish.

2.

You utilise the knowledge you get in the program.

3.

You're active in our private mastermind group.

4.

You're willing to work hard to see your agency succeed.

Choose Your PROGRAM

Academy

€850
Everything needed to start, grow & manage your agency to $10,000/month

Learn how to start, build & scale your own agency.

Access To 40 Step-By-Step Modules

Access To Our Seamless Agency Systems.

Access To Our  Group Full of Agency Owners

Access To 1 Weekly Live Q&A Meeting

No previous education or experience required.

Full Access To The Academy

Academy Plus

Today Only: €499 -
Normally: €2000
Everything needed to start, grow & manage your agency to $20,000/month

The best, for the most ambitious.

Everything included in the Academy, and:

Access to our Expert TikTok Ads Modules

Access to our Expert YouTube Ads Modules

Even More Advanced Facebook Ads Modules

No previous education or experience required.

Full Access To Academy Plus

Academy Pro


Private mastermind group of leading agency owners only accessible with invitation or through request & acceptance.

Does not include access to the course lessons/modules.

This group is not for beginners. It's only for experienced members already doing $10k+/m with their agency.

Membership price: €5000
(one-time payment)

Request membership via email
support@stagedigital.agency

Our Reviews

Student of The SMM Academy
Hello! I have been a student of the Academy for almost a month now and I have to say it’s the best course for social media marketing right now! For the price and the value it brings I believe it’s like no other, you get to meet like minded people and share ideas as well as having unlimited access to videos and documents providing immense information. Everyone continuously helps each other and we all succeed together, if you’re interesting in learning about SMM I believe this is the best option for complete beginner to master all the information I found was here.

Markos

Oct 29, 2022

The Academy is hands down one of the best in class.
The Academy is hands down one of the best step-by-step ways to building an amazing SMMA agency. Sander, his teams and the communitys knowledge is extremely valuable and they will help you out if you have any questions or challenges on the way.

Sebastian

Sep 25, 2022

Value
There's a lot of great info about prospecting, outreach, understanding the perspective of the client and landing them/keeping them. Great value for the price compared to other courses out there. Clear guidelines on what to include in emails and meetings as well as how to price your services. The vibe in the coaching calls is really relaxed, friendly and useful/productive. Everyone's pretty positive and eager to grow.

Rory Stevens

Sep 10, 2022

Incredible value
Incredible value! Extremely detailed course with excellent processes and systems. High-quality delivery and easily understandable explanations of the knowledge provided. I would definitely recommend the course to anyone looking for usable expertise in understanding the social media marketing industry and building an agency.

Jacob

Sep 17, 2022

I took a total of 3 smma courses and I…
I took a total of 3 smma courses and I found this to be the best of the 3. It is more than worth its money, you get a lot of tools that make it easier to get started with a smma. Even after the course you stay in the academy environment all the time via discord which is very motivating to keep going. All in all, very good course.

Arthur Cattoir

Nov 6, 2022

The academy moved me fast
The academy moved me in the right direction really fast and i am now confident in contacting clients and make my dreams reality!!

Alex Surry

Sep 25, 2022

I recommend it !
Hey ! This formation was very good and interesting. The videos are of great quality and teach us perfectly the art of setting up an SMMA. I thank Sander and his team for the work they have done. I recommend this training to all the people who want to start a SMMA !

Jean Roi

Sep 25, 2022

Very informative course on how to get…
Very informative course on how to get started with your SMMA. Covers both the technical side of delivering the service and how to do outreach. Highly recommend

Lasse Jensen Pagh

Oct 9, 2022

It is a very good acadamy
It is a very good acadamy. I didnt have any knowlege about SMMA before the this, and now i feel ready to start My own agency. I Will recomend this

Karlsson Marketing

Oct 25, 2022

If you're not in SMMA Academy You're…
If you're not in SMMA Academy You're missing out. This course have changed my financial situation with knowledge it has provided. Thank You, You Guys :)

Diamon Logan

Oct 6, 2022

Give it a go!
It is legit. I thought at first that this course would be dodgy, seems too good to be true, that I could never earn that much a month. But honestly there's so much money online. Sander and his team give you everything you need in this course - you just have to work hard and you'll be making big bucks!

jacob b

Nov 4, 2022

This is the most advanced
This is the most advanced and intricate coueses in the industry of SoMe, takes you from a-z in the speed you'd like it.

Nickan Khosravi

Oct 27, 2022

The best course you could take to learn…
The best course you could take to learn about social media management. I wanted to get into it for a while, however had no idea where to start. Yet after taking this course I now have a very in-depth knowledge about the industry. This is simply the best course as well for all the additional support, for example including a whole website template to create your own agency. Would massively recommend!

Hannah

Nov 7, 2022

The Course is good but the sense of community is even better!
The whole course is amazing but what really speaks to me is the sense of community there is in the whole academy. No question is left unanswered.

Younes BE

Nov 16, 2022

This online course gives you incredible…
This online course gives you incredible value. You get additional support with different templates provided by the course which helps you out a lot. And Sander is a great teacher. Would recommend!

Jonas Ellefsen Sørensen

Nov 14, 2022

10/10
Really enjoyed all the modules provided within the academy. Very clear and easy to understand. Would highly recommend, way worth more than the 1000€ you pay for it.

Thomas Renault

Nov 23, 2022

Very helpful
Very insightful and helpful course. Sander goes through every detail of the process, and if you need any other help, there's always the discord community.

Asbjørn Biering

Nov 10, 2022

High-valued Academy!
High-valued Academy!! I loved it and I recommend this Academy to anyone starting SMMA.

Maximus Taulu

Nov 18, 2022

The community inside of this course is…
The community inside of this course is second to none, Sander and his team does an incredible job of explaining every step of making an agency. Everything is explained so in depth and clearly.

Caleb Sproul

Nov 19, 2022

This course was well worth the money I…
This course was well worth the money I spent. What I liked the most about the program was how much it focuses on systems and practical strategies rather than a bunch of mindset filler info, It really makes this program stand out from the rest!

Tristan

Nov 20, 2022

Full course!
Full course! Don’t expect just 5 vids and then you’ll be running your 15k a month business. It’s a college level course that takes focus. Very good intro to marketing! I would say for what you get, its worth the $950!

Tanner Bond

Nov 20, 2022

The Academy experience has given me everything
The Academy experience has given me all of the necessary tools to get started! I feel ready now!

Mathias

4 days ago

Game Changer
The SMMA Academy is perfectly crafted for uprising entrepeneurs in Social Media Marketing. Many systems are implemented to guide/help you through the process of optaining your first clients. I like that the course focuses on the technical side of running an Social Media Marketing Agency, that's exactly what i needed. Well worth the money.

Matteo Sena

5 days ago

At first I thought the whole idea of…
At first I thought the whole idea of buying courses was a scam, but after I got the SMMA academy I changed my mind. You get so many systems to use and a great community where you can ask any question you have.

Strider Socials

Nov 24, 2022

Has what you need
The course has the foundations for what you need to build an agency. The community is great and the extra documents inside such as the website and planners are incredibly helpful.

Yunus

5 days ago

Worth it
The course is very straight to the point. It has provided me with all the necessary knowledge to start a SMM Agency with real life examples and easy to use tools and systems. A lot effort and time has been put into creating each module, I’d say it’s worth the price.

ramiro

Nov 20, 2022

The quality of the course is very good…
The quality of the course is very good and it delivers on all promises that they make and a bit more so make sure you understand and you get a lot to work with get everything you need to make sure you can succeed with in your first year.

Alex Surry

3 days ago

Incredible value for a low price…
Sanders Academy is the first Social Media Marketing Academy I've taken so far & I surely haven´t regretted it. The amount of knowledge & available Resources you get is incredible. The price point for this course could easily have been higher for the information you get in the Academy. Insane value for a low price 🏅

Kasper Skovby

5 days ago

The Programs Compared

An in-depth look at pro / regular

40

Step-by-step modules

4

Agency Systems

$10,000/month

Monthly Agency Revenue

$1,200/month

Average Client Size

Facebook Ads

Learn everything you need to know to deliver results with FB Ads.

-

YouTube Ads Modules are only available in Academy Plus.

-

TikTok Ads Modules are only available in Academy Plus.

$5.000/m FB Adspend

You'll learn how to handle between $5,000-$10,000 in monthly adspend per client.

-

YouTube Ads Modules are only available in Academy Plus.

-

TikTok Ads Modules are only available in Academy Plus.

FB Ads = $1,200/month

Learn Facebook Ads in The Academy and make an average of $1.2k/month per client.

FB + YT Ads = $2,100/month

YouTube Ads Modules are only available in Academy Plus.

FB + YT + TT Ads = $2,900/month

TikTok Ads Modules are only available in Academy Plus.

$10,000/month (The Academy)

This is a realistic goal for Academy members.

$20,000+/month (Academy Plus)

In Academy Plus you learn more services and can therefore charge clients more.

Why is there a difference on the income?

In The Academy you learn to deliver one service: Facebook Ads. In Academy Plus however, you learn two additional services: YouTube Ads & TikTok Ads. On top of that, you learn Facebook Ads on an even more advanced level in Academy Plus. Therefore, you can expect to make more with your agency by studying Academy Plus through.

72

Step-by-step modules

4

Agency Systems

$20,000+/month

Monthly Agency Revenue

$2,200/month

Average Client Size

Facebook Ads

Academy: Handle $10.000 in monthly ad spend per client

YouTube Ads

Academy +: Handle up to $500.000 in monthly ad spend per client

TikTok Ads

Pro: Handle up to $500.000 in monthly ad spend per client

$500.000/m Facebook Adspend

You'll learn how to handle up to $500.000 in monthly FB adspend per client.

$50.000+/m YouTube Adspend

You'll learn how to handle $50.000+ in monthly YT adspend per client.

$50.000+/m TikTok Adspend

You'll learn how to handle $50.000+ in monthly TT adspend per client.

FB + YT + TT Ads = $2,900/month

Combine Facebook, YouTube & TikTok Ads for more agency revenue.

FB + YT Ads = $2,100/month

Combine Facebook & YouTube Ads for more agency revenue.

FB Ads = $1,200/month

Or simply start with Facebook Ads alone.

$20,000+/month (Academy Plus)

In Academy Plus you learn more services and can therefore charge clients more.

$10,000/month (The Academy)

This is a realistic goal for Academy members.

Why is there a difference on the income?

In The Academy you learn to deliver one service: Facebook Ads. In Academy Plus however, you learn two additional services: YouTube Ads & TikTok Ads. On top of that, you learn Facebook Ads on an even more advanced level in Academy Plus. Therefore, you can expect to make more with your agency by studying Academy Plus through.

Frequently Asked Questions

40 Step by step modules and 4 systems to starting and growing your agency

Can I do this while in school or while working?

After enrolling, you have unlimited access to the program across all devices you own. This means that you can study the program at your own pace, and start building your agency at your own pace. It's definitely possible to start while also doing other things. You decide when you start and finish.

Will I learn how to run professional FB & IG Ads?

You cannot find another program that goes into more detail about FB & IG Ads than the Academy. In this program you'll learn everything about running ads, from beginner to complete professional. Not only will you learn all the fundamentals, but you'll also learn advanced ads methods that only the very best know about. We've spent more than $15M on FB Ads, so you're learning from the best in the industry.

How much time do I need to invest to see success?

You can achieve success by investing one hour per day. Having said that, there's a clear correlation between how much time you invest, and the magnitude of your results. The more time you're ready to invest, the better results you can expect to see. We generally say that as long as you are ready invest 1-5+ hours per day in your agency, you can expect to see great results.

Can I do this in my own country?

We have agency owners in over 30 different countries. It doesn't matter where you are, this is a well-functioning business model that can be run from anywhere. No previous experience or education is required. It's just you, your laptop, and a drive to see success & results.

What if I am not satisfied with program?

Refunds can be given to students who have purchased the course no more than 14 days prior to the request, and who have viewed a maximum of 15% of the course. Furthermore, to qualify for a refund you must not have accessed any of our Seamless Agency Systems, as this would mean people could simply enter the program, download our systems, and then request a refund. Course progress counts upon commencing a lesson.