There so much chatter going around that you can’t make it as a coach unless you are marketing to other entrepreneurs and coaches. I call BULLSHIT. It’s not true. What it is, is an excuse. It’s an excuse to play small. It’s an excuse when you don’t show up and do the work. It’s an excuse when you’re feeling sorry for yourself.
It IS possible to make money as a coach- life, biz, relationship, health or transformational. In fact, two of my friends in the last week that are LIFE coaches, made $10K in 10 days. Another friend who is a health coach is rocking $5-10K months on the regular.
I WANT YOU TO SUCCEED.
Wherever you are in your business or life. I want the best for you. And sometimes I might come across as harsh, but I want to be honest with you, so that you can be honest with yourself.
The truth is, you can reach any level of success that you desire and that you are driven too.
Here are 5 tips for ANY niche of coaching that will take you there faster:
Be Specific – I can not stress this importance of being an expert in ONE thing. Choose one thing you are really kick ass at and be known for that. Don’t be all over the place, don’t try to do everything, don’t try to help everyone- because you will end up helping no one. Figure our what you are best at and what you can get results in. Be the specialist in the field and you will stand out. Too general and you will just blend in.
Be Confident – You MUST have absolute confidence in your skills a coach. If you don’t, then you need to 1) Practice by getting people on the phone daily (even if it’s for free) and/or 2) Get additional training in your area of expertise. There are plenty of life coaching schools and continuing education you can attend to improve your skills.
Show Up – Show up and share your message every single day. Put yourself out there, be visible, get over yourself and share your gifts with the people who need what you have.
Follow Up – Make sure to follow up with each and every person you talk to, whether it’s in passing or for an actual discovery session. Keep in touch and show genuine interest. You never know when they might be ready to take you up on your offer.
Be Open – Entrepreneurship is not easy. Be open to changes, growth and transitions as you navigate through your journey. The work will never be done. You will always be creating something new or going in a different direction. Don’t fight it- go where your heart and your passion take you.
And because I truly want to give you all the tools you need to make it, here are 5 additional ways (outside of 1:1 work) that you can start to make money from coaching TODAY:
Live events/Workshops – You can host local events, workshops or seminars. You can either charge a small fee for these events or you can host a free event and then sell your services at the end. You will likely get 1 or 2 new prospects or clients by doing this.
Speaking Gigs– Speaking is a very lucrative arm of the coaching industry. You can get paid anywhere from $500 to $5000 for one speaking engagement or keynote. Imagine just doing one of these a month? It’s totally possible. In fact, one of my dear friends has over 40 speaking engagements booked this year.
Write Books- If you prefer to write instead of speak or teach in front of a live audience, write your heart out baby! Get it all out there and share your story with the world. With the invention of self publishing and Amazon, there really is no excuse. You can even pop a short 50 page ebook on Amazon Short Reads and start making money off of your words. One of my mentors writes at least one book a month- what’s your excuse?
Info Products- If you are really good at what you do and know you can get results, it’s a no brainer to package your expertise for passive income. You can create digital courses, home study programs, audio series, DVD/CD programs or Guided Meditation. You can literally create once and reap the rewards over and over again.
Corporate Coaching– If you are in the field of mindset, leadership or organization, you can get paid really handsomely to do coaching for Corporate clients and small businesses. These gigs are usually contracted out and you get a hefty up-front fee to work with the employees of the corporation.
I’m curious what you got out of these tips today. Are you going to implement any of these in your business? comment below and tell me about it.