Online coaching has certainly become very popular, as it is now even easier and accessible than ever before. People are now offering their expertise and knowledge via private Online coaching and are making a living from doing so.
What Type Of Coaching
If you hold knowledge in any particular field, then you can start making money Online coaching. Whether you are a qualified Teacher, Fitness Instructor, Musician, Martial Arts Instructor, Golfing Coach, Marketing Guru to name but a few, you can offer your knowledge.
There are a large number of people that do not have the time to attend traditional classes or course or simply just do not like attending large groups. As a result, they are more than happy to pay other people to coach them privately.
Online Coaching Business Ideas
The list really is endless and if you acquire a skill or extensive knowledge on a subject or topic, then you can coach it Online.
Fitness, Piano, Guitar, Dog Training, Golf, Baking, Cooking, Beauty, Internet Marketing, Nutrition, Personal Training, Market Trading, Languages, Music Theory, Weight Loss, Bodybuilding, Diets,
Tips on Starting an Online Coaching Business
Credibility: The first thing you need is credibility. No matter what you are wanting to coach Online, you will need credibility in order to attract clients and get them to sign up. Whatever your chosen field may be, ensure you are certified in that field or hold a very credible track record. Not only will holding the relevant certification and credentials provide you with credibility, that will help you attract new clients but it will also ensure you cover yourself legally. People like to see credentials and certification, as it gives them peace of mind, as well as instilling confidence in subscribing to your coaching.
Certification: As we mentioned in the previous paragraph, credibility in so important and gaining this credibility, means gaining the qualifications and certification needed to enable you to coach Online safely and legally. Whatever you decide to coach, ensure you hold the correct certificates that allow you to do so. If you do not already hold the relevant qualifications, ensure you become certified in the area/field you wish to coach.
Test: When you first start your Online Coaching business, you will need to test your courses and coaching plan before rolling it out to the masses. At first, it is always a really good idea to test your coaching courses to a small number of people first. This may mean offering your coaching to a limited number of people for a cheaper price, just so you can test your courses and use these people as your guinea pigs. Another way you can test your courses, is to offer them to friends and family for free and ask for their feedback. Testing your courses, will allow you to see how smoothly your courses run and also allow you to iron out any kicks in your courses that ne amending.
Freebies: Never be afraid to offer something for FREE! It is one of the easiest ways to attract new customers into your sales funnel and will allow you to gain trust and confidence in your new clients. It is also a great way for you to test a new product, course or idea, without having to worry whether people will not like them and ask for a refund. Freebies do not have to be huge ticket price items but if you offer things that have a preconceived value, people will love them. Such things as guides, ebooks, infographics, worksheets, podcasts, videos are all great products to offer as freebies and are very useful but cost literally nothing to create. Once you have people in your sales funnel and on your mailing list, you can then turn them into paying clients.
Start Small: Although you will want to attract as many clients as possible, you do not want to run before you can walk and become overwhelmed with clients. It is always a very good idea to start with a smaller number of paying clients, that you can concentrate all your time with and ensure that your coaching and courses are as running well and as good as you can make them.
Testimonials: Don’t be afraid to ask your clients for testimonials. Testimonials are a great way to help give credibility to your products and also raise the confidence in other potential clients booking with you. One of the first things people do when deciding whether to purchase a product from someone they are not familiar with, is simply read the reviews and testimonials from previous customers/clients. It cost nothing to ask people to leave a quick review, feedback or testimonial, so just ask!!
Be Realistic – Don’t Expect Overnight Wealth: Just like any legitimate and genuine business venture, you will not earn huge amounts of money right from the start. It will take time to grow your own Online Coaching business, so at first, run it alongside your normal job and then once your Online Coaching business begins to grow and provide you with the same income as your regular job, then is the time to consider doing it full time. Do not just quite your normal job before your Online Coaching business is proving to be successfully providing you with a regular income.
Think As A Client: Asking for feedback is a great way to find out what your clients think of the course and coaching you run and allows you to organise, tailor and tweak them accordingly. When people sign up for coaching, they generally have an expectation and if you can think in the mind of your client, you can often deliver what they expect and more.
Over Deliver: As we previously mentioned, people generally have a preconceived idea and expectations of what they want but if you do not offer them what they want and under deliver, they will not continue with your coaching classes. This often results in negative feedback and reviews, making your business suffer. However, if you get into the habit of over delivering from the start, your client will be more than happy to continue paying you for your course. Not only that, if your offer a FREE product and over deliver with content and information in the FREE product, the potential client will natural think:
“Wow, if they provide this much content and information in their FREE products, just think what they will provide in their paid ones?”
Then, they will be itching to sign up for your course and also leave you raving reviews and feedback!
How Will You Coach: There are many different ways in which you can run your Coaching courses Online and which one(s) you choose are simply down to personal preference and which one(s) best suit you and your clients. Obviously, it all depends on what subject/topic you are coaching to which you use. Some people might wish to offer coaching lessons via a simple Podcasts, other may wish to run a course live via Webinars, Facetime, WhatsApp or other Online platforms such as , whilst some people would prefer to offer videos to their clients. It may be that you wish to use all these methods so you can offer variety and attract a larger audience. Also, as we mentioned, all clients are different and will find some methods easier to use than others and giving them the choice, will only help improve your business.
Set Up A Website: you may already have your own website but if you don’t, it is advisable to set one up. Don’t be alarmed because setting up your own website, is very cheap and very easy to do. There are so many great platforms that allow you to set up your own website in just a few click and you can discover more on the following page: How To Set Up Your Own Website
Research: Although you will be probably eager to start your own Online Coaching business as soon as you can, it is always a really good idea to do a little Market Research beforehand. Checkout your competition and see what courses they run and how they structure their coaching. See what you as a client think about their courses and think how you could improve on them and offer a much better product to your clients. Remember, potential clients will shop around before they sign up and start paying you their hard earned money and will be looking to see which Coach offers the best value for money. If you can offer additional service or bonuses than your competitors and for the same price, then the potential clients will choose you over your competition!
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