The Entrepreneur Forum | Startups | Entrepreneurship | Starting a Business | Motivation | Success

INTRO Advice for new online coaching - anything you wish you'd known before?

Remove ads while supporting the Unscripted philosophy...become an INSIDER.

SaraMac

New Contributor
Jul 27, 2020
3
6
11
Houston
Hello! I'm just finishing Millionaire Fastlane and wish I'd had it to read years ago (it's been a while since my 20s)

I've decided to stop working for others, doing things I don't enjoy and follow what's been a long dream, of coaching and helping people. I'm scared but hearing all the stories here gives me hope and energy.

I'd really love any advice for starting online coaching, or any tips you wish you'd had when you started your online business. I'm hoping this will be a great new start for me and my daughter. Thank you all
 

Don't like ads? Remove them while supporting the forum. Subscribe.

Sean P

Contributor
Jul 4, 2014
68
67
58
44
I'd really love any advice for starting online coaching, or any tips you wish you'd had when you started your online business. I'm hoping this will be a great new start for me and my daughter. Thank you all
Start following successful online coaches. No need to reinvent the wheel - all the information you need is already out there. Take your time to find out each step of how to go about it, start small, make changes and then when you start finding some success, start scaling up.

Most importantly, don't preach anything that you don't practice yourself!

Take the example of coach(dot)me, an app that helps you build good habits. You can cultivate any habit say a writing habit by tracking yourself in the app, while being visible to others in what you do, and cheering others at the same time.

Those who write regularly and have been successful with their writing careers are also coaches on the same platform, for a fee. But they made sure that they have proof to show on the app before they started coaching others. Of course some have thriving coaching businesses outside the platform too.

A fair amount of testimonials is what you need for an online coaching business to take off. Find those you know and offer them coaching, maybe free to start with or a discount, so that you can get enough testimonials to move forward. Ask them what they need help with and create coaching content around it.

Once the word spreads that you're a good coach, people will approach you. Those are the most successful coaches.

Hope you find this useful. Wish you all the best in your new coaching career! It's a very satisfying job and you will enjoy it.
 
OP
OP
SaraMac

SaraMac

New Contributor
Jul 27, 2020
3
6
11
Houston
Start following successful online coaches. No need to reinvent the wheel - all the information you need is already out there. Take your time to find out each step of how to go about it, start small, make changes and then when you start finding some success, start scaling up.

Most importantly, don't preach anything that you don't practice yourself!

Take the example of coach(dot)me, an app that helps you build good habits. You can cultivate any habit say a writing habit by tracking yourself in the app, while being visible to others in what you do, and cheering others at the same time.

Those who write regularly and have been successful with their writing careers are also coaches on the same platform, for a fee. But they made sure that they have proof to show on the app before they started coaching others. Of course some have thriving coaching businesses outside the platform too.

A fair amount of testimonials is what you need for an online coaching business to take off. Find those you know and offer them coaching, maybe free to start with or a discount, so that you can get enough testimonials to move forward. Ask them what they need help with and create coaching content around it.

Once the word spreads that you're a good coach, people will approach you. Those are the most successful coaches.

Hope you find this useful. Wish you all the best in your new coaching career! It's a very satisfying job and you will enjoy it.
Thanks for taking the time to reply and for the advice, that is really useful advice. I've not used that app but I'll look at it now. And I agree on the practicing what you preach, though it's an ongoing improvement cycle!
Have a great weekend,
Sara
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Sponsored Offers

  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Kill Bigger Incubator
Hey @Cruiser I just shot you a reply! Amazing product BTW!
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Fox's Web Design Guide: Earn $100K this year (Yes, 2020!) and Go Fastlane
I'm thinking about joining the program. How is it like joining from Asia (Japan specifically)...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Lex DeVille's - Advanced Freelance Udemy Courses!
Well, we made it halfway through the year. Don't know what the rest'll bring, but it's gonna be...
  • Sticky
FEATURED! Introducing... WEALTH EXPO$ED, A Short Story By MJ DeMarco
Not really a teaser but it does employ a fictional story, so that is similiar. This upcoming...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE You Are One Call Away From Living Your Dream Life - LightHouse’s Accountability Program ⚡
Dropping a quick note in here to say... if you are on TFL, you are part of an elite group of...



Forum Sponsor

sponsor

New Topics

Fastlane Insiders

View the forum AD FREE.
Private, unindexed content
Detailed process/execution threads
Monthly conference calls with doers
Ideas needing execution, more!

Join Fastlane Insiders.

Top Bottom