Why be bland when you can be BRILLIANT?

You've got big dreams for your business, but when it comes to branding, you feel... well, a bit like a penguin trying to fly! Maybe you're wondering where to start, or perhaps what you've cobbled together looks 'interesting', but hardly the sleek, unified look you want for your brand.

Now, imagine this: instead of battling branding mishaps, you have clear direction, beautiful design templates, and an expert mentor turning your branding journey into an empowering, creative pursuit. THIS is the vision that led me to create Brand-Aid Academy.

With easy-to-use, fully customizable branding assets (think logos, websites, social media profiles and more!) and personalized guidance at your fingertips, you'll have everything you need to create a cohesive, stunning brand identity that consistently connects with your audience. It's like having a squad of creative geniuses and business masterminds by your side - but without the hefty price tag!

Ready to craft a brand that’s as ambitious as you are? Keep reading to discover how, together, we can bring your vision to life!

Hi there.


A copywriter, designer and television producer who's worked with some of the world's top brands, and garnered many prestigious awards along the way (that's me and my hubby with our Emmys!)

Most importantly, I’ve been right where you are - juggling a day job, nurturing a side hustle, and navigating the wild world of online business, all while keeping family life on track.

It’s a rollercoaster for sure, but with the right tools and a pinch of guidance, it’s also exhilarating!

My vision for Brand-Aid Academy is clear and simple: every entrepreneur deserves a brand as big and bold as their dreams, no matter how small their start or how tight their budget.

So, whether you're a budding entrepreneur with a vision, a stay-at-home mom turning passions into profit, or a seasoned solopreneur ready for a rebrand, I’m here to help you create a brand that feels authentic, cohesive and truly connects with your audience.

Are you ready to start this exhilarating journey? Let’s make your brand unforgettable together!

Have you met any of these


You don’t have mountains of Cash

If you did, you’d happily throw cash at anyone who could design your logo, set up your website and create all your marketing funnels for you. But for now, it’s the proverbial ‘me, myself and I’.


You’re overwhelmed by the juggling act

From mastering your day job, to growing your side-hustle, and carving out quality time with your friends and loved ones, I get it - your time is precious and you’re busy with a capital B!

You're stuck in a DIY dilemma

Creating a professional brand isn’t easy, and cobbling together different templates and resources can feel disjointed. This DIY dilemma is frustrating, tripping up your momentum - and business success.

Sound familiar? If so, let's turn it around, shall we?


without the struggle

Here’s a fun fact: branding’s not just a lofty industry buzzword. It’s the magic ingredient that gives your business its zing - AND ka-ching!

Whether you brand consciously or not, you DO have a brand. Right now, it may not be representing you as effectively as it could.

The good news? Good GREAT branding does NOT have to be complicated or send you into debt. Instead, it can be fast, fun and frugal (especially when you're just starting out) - and Brand-Aid Academy is here to show you how!

In our membership, we'll demystify the branding process and give you the resources to make your DIY, well…easy as pie.


From crafting your unique brand voice to designing your logo and creating stunning marketing materials you'll feel supported and inspired through every step of your branding journey!

Plus, all these services are designed to maximize your brand’s impact without draining your resources, ensuring you get the best value for your investment.

ONLY $47/MONTH! Cancel any time.

Here’s how Brand-Aid Academy helps you get from

point A to B - QUICKLY!


I've been told that having my eyeballs and experience to review your brand assets and help you whenever you get stuck with the tech is WORTH THE COST OF MEMBERSHIP ALONE! Brand with confidence knowing that you can:

  • Have a pro designer and copywriter in your back pocket, for help and feedback during our 1-hour weekly review sessions on Zoom.
  • Watch step-by-step how-to videos in our membership area, showing you how to use the templates, master Canva, ChatGPT and more!


Sure, Canva has tons of templates, but our stunning templates are pro-quality (though you can still use the free version of Canva) and specifically designed for the needs of coaches and online businesses, helping you to brand more quickly and cohesively. Templates include:

  • Logos, brand kits, business cards and other brand identity
  • Client workbooks, journals and worksheets
  • Social media branding and posts
  • Websites, webinars and SO MUCH MORE!

New templates are added monthly and are extensive in their design, so that you always have lots of options at your fingertips.


If you're not yet using AI to speed up your productivity, put simply, you're losing out! I will introduce you to ChatGPT (the technology behind most cutting-edge AI tools) so that it can help you work smarter and faster - even if you only want to use the free version.

And if you're already a ChatGPT fan using Pro, I have some helpful custom GPTS I've created especially for you - like Sales Page Pal and and About Page Generator. Get ready to be AMAZED by this new technology, which is NOT a replacement for your expertise, but an enhancement to it.

Brand-Aid Academy is perfect for newbies…or not. Creatives or the creatively challenged.

Coaches, consultants, bloggers and anyone with a service or product online.

You'll brand faster, while having the joy of seeing your vision come to life - with expert help!


Supercharge your productivity with our


Join me in the last week of each month, where we’ll focus on a specific themed objective (see below), combining the power of camaraderie with expert guidance to ignite your productivity.

MAY - Website that Wows

Kick off with creating or polishing your professional website on your preferred platform (e.g. Canva, WordPress Systeme.io...) I'll be here to provide expert feedback to help your brand look its very best!

JUNE - Lead Magnet Launchpad

Focus on crafting or refreshing your lead magnet. Utilize our templates to create something impressive to captivate your ideal customers and grow your email list.

JULY - Everything Email

This month, let's perfect our email nurture sequences and design a memorable email signature. The goal is to make every email you send out a strong connection-builder from the start.

AUG - Sales Pages that Sell

Master the anatomy of a compelling sales page, both long and short form. Then, craft your own with my templates and (if you wish) a step-by-step guide using ChatGPT.

SEPT - Stylin' Social Media

Whether you're a social butterfly or not, we'll tailor our socials to look professional and engaging - even for those of us who don't want to spend much time on social media.

OCT - Seasonal Strategies

Plan your holiday campaigns early to ensure you're prepared, not panicked. We'll be reviewing strategy for offers, timing, and marketing to capture the seasonal buzz.

Ready to make each month a stepping stone to success? Join us for our next FOCUS WEEK and see how much you can achieve with the right tools and support.


"...the end product I want

and need..."

You are an angel! Your templates are STUNNING! You basically have taken the end product I want and need but can't create myself... I am too excited! I LOVE Canva. It is very therapeutic for me, so I set myself a time limit or I will be on there for hours! Thanks again for creating AWESOME templates.

Coach Nykki,


"Highly recommend!"

If you're thinking of working with Maria - do....I'm so grateful that I did, because otherwise, my lead magnet would still probably be at the drawing board a week later. Highly, highly recommend!

Melina Abbott


"...literally the fastest..."

I want to give Maria Saracen a shout-out for your amazing logo templates! I'm in the middle of creating a new program and this is literally the fastest I've ever drafted several logo designs (and I have several other logo templates). It took me maybe 10 minutes to create some I actually liked (usually it takes me an hour). Thank you so much!

Lucy Reyes,


Take a peek inside


These are just A FEW of our offerings...


Use one of our 50+ templates to quickly create a wow-worthy logo for your new business, product, or offering—in under an hour.


Select from our expertly crafted brand boards for quick branding, or use a template to create a look that’s uniquely yours.


Get a ready-to-go content plan for inspiration, along with done-for-you and easy-to-style posts.


Impress your audience with a stunning webinar or presentation template. Each slide is designed for impact and includes helpful copy prompts to guide your presentation.


Not ready for a full website? Our beautiful Canva templates let you set up an impressive one-page site in no time. Perfect for providing an online prescence to get your business rolling.


Master Canva with our bite-sized, step-by-step tutorials and how-to videos for other tech, including AI tools. Plus, get help and feedback on our weekly Zoom calls - or watch the replays!


  • Beautifully and professionally styled for online businesses and coaches
  • 100% customizable with your own colors, fonts, logo and text
  • Supported by comprehensive how-to videos and instructions

ONLY $47/MONTH. Cancel any time.




  • 60-Page Slide Deck (Valued at $47)
  • Website Templates (Valued at $97)
  • Logo and Brand Board Templates (Valued at $197)
  • Hundreds of Social Media Posts (Valued at $97)
  • Client Worksheets (Valued at $147)
  • Leadmagnet/ Workbook Templates (Valued at $67)
  • AI Tutorials (Valued at $197)
  • Email Nurture Sequence Templates ($127)
  • About Page Template ($47)
  • Sales Page Templates ($97)
  • And Much MORE!!! (Plus, new templates, scripts and marketing tools every month.)
  • Weekly Zoom Calls for help & feedback on your brand and marketing materials (Valued at $200/month)

More than $1,000 worth of branding and marketing tools - all yours for only $47/month!

Brand-Aid Academy is perfect for newbies…or not. Creatives or the creatively challenged.

Coaches, consultants, bloggers and anyone with a service or product online!

And of course there are BONUSES!

Canva 101 and Advanced Training

Canva is an amazing online design tool, and if you haven't started using it yet, you're in for a treat! I've created a special video series to teach you all the Canva basics so you can use the templates in Brand-Aid Academy like a pro.

We'll also dive into more advanced tips and tricks to elevate your Canva skills. Each video is designed to be short and straightforward, keeping your time and sanity in mind. Plus, you get my personal support whenever you need it—if anything leaves you scratching your head, I’m here to help!

Brand Sprout Masterclass

This is THE masterclass you need to lay a solid foundation, so that you can transform your business idea into a brand that resonates and connects.

In just one action-packed hour, I'll share my best tips, tools and resources (most of them FREE) to help you createa a brand that's uniquely yours.

Plus, you'll get a Masterclass Workbook, Creative Tools Resource Guide and a beautiful Brand Book template - all valued at over $97 - to help you get on the fast-track to brand success.

As they say in Monopoly, "Do not pass GO!" without completing the critical brand basics, covered in this Masterclass.


Introducing the one and only Make A Scene! template

This exclusive template allows you to create beautiful mock-ups for your

products, courses, and other digital offers.

Scroll through to take a sneak peek! >>>>

  • Over 20 pre-styled scenes, ready to make your own
  • Over 200 beautiful elements to style your scene
  • How-to video showing you how to put it all together
  • Plus, learn how to create your own custom assets to perfectly suit your brand and offer!

SPECIAL OFFER: Get the Make A Scene! template once the trial period is over.


Q: I don't have an audience/website/product yet - should I still join?

A: Absolutely! Brand-Aid Academy accelerates the process of starting an online business by providing you with the essential templates and knowledge to create a standout brand. You'll learn how to identify your brand voice, values, and ideal customer, making it ideal for newcomers.

Q: Is Brand-Aid Academy right for my industry?

A: You bet! Our tools and templates are like chameleons - they adapt to any industry. E-commerce, coaching, blogging, you name it, we elevate it. Also, it doesn't matter if you're just starting out, or not. This membership is perfect for anyone looking to create a professional, wow-worthy brand.

Q: How’s Brand-Aid Academy different from regular Canva stuff?

A: While Canva offers great templates, ours are specially curated to look cohesive and cater specifically to coaches and online businesses, ensuring you have everything you need for effective branding in one place.

Q: How much time do I need to invest to see my brand take flight?

A: Not as much as you’d think! Our tools are designed for the busy bees. A few hours a week with us, and you’ll see your brand start to shine.

Q: How much support will I get?

A: I offer weekly, 1-hour Zoom calls for direct support and feedback (currently, Wednesdays at 11am EST). If you can't make a call, simply email me your question/material to review in advance, and then watch the replay.

On each call, I aim to help as many members as possible on a first-come, first-served basis, and almost everyone’s questions or materials provide a good learning experience for all!

Q: I've never used Canva, will I find it difficult - and do I need to pay for it?

A: If you've never used Canva, you're in for a treat! It's very beginner friendly, and with my quick tutorials, you'll learn how to use it like a pro in no time.

Also, you can use all of these templates with a FREE Canva account. Upgrading to Pro is totally optional.

Q: I tried to join, but I'm being asked to get on the waitlist.

A: I limit enrollment to make sure everyone is loving the experience and getting the support they need. But don't fret! Enrollment will open back up as soon as new spots become available, so you may not have to wait long if you put yourself on the waitlist.

Q: I'm not sure I'm ready to join yet. Can I wait?

A: Sure, you can wait! However, if you’re ready to jump in while enrollment is open, why not take the plunge now and start transforming your brand today?

Q: How can I use your templates?

A: These templates are for YOUR personal or business use only. You can use them for your branding and marketing and to create a freebie or product for your membership program, customers or clients. (Typically these products would be in PDF, Jpeg or png format.)

You are NOT allowed to distribute or sell any of the Canva templates (even if you make modifications to them).

If you have any questions about use, please don't hesitate to ask! support@mariasaracen.com

Q: What are your cancellation policies?

A: You may cancel your membership at any time, no questions asked.

Please ensure you cancel before the next month’s billing date via your course dashboard to avoid further charges.

Upon cancellation, you must delete all Canva templates from the Membership that are in your Canva account. However, you are free to continue using any products that you have already created with them.

Q: Do you offer refunds?

A: Yes! Enjoy a 7-day money-back guarantee, which includes any free trial period.

After that, simply cancel your membership before your next month's billing cycle if you wish to part ways.


I want to offer you an incredible amount of value, at an investement that seems almost too good to be true...but, as I hope you'll soon find out, it's not!

Once you discover the goldmine at your fingertips that takes all the confusion and frustration out of branding and marketing your business, I'm pretty sure you'll want to stick around. But if for any reason you decide it's not for you, you can cancel any time, no questions asked.

Ready to transform your brand from ‘meh’ to mesmerizing?

Join risk-free with our 7-day money-back guarantee!

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