7 Reasons Coaches Can’t Make a Living Online is the somewhat provocative title of a post from Internet Business Coaching expert, Terry Dean. As he says:
This article is specifically written for my readers who call themselves life coaches or business coaches. It’s about the 7 major mistakes I see coaches making online. Go through each of these and really examine your practice to see if each element is holding you back. In every coach I’ve consulted with at LEAST 2 of these roadblocks were holding them back. I expect the same is true for you if you aren’t at the six figure level at least.
His Road Blocks are:
- You Are a Generalist
- You’ve Never Defined Your System
- Limited to Hour Based Income Only
- Not Generating Enough Leads
- Limited Selling Skills
- Not Recognizing your True Value
- Doing It All Yourself
His article expands on these topics and is well worth a read.
Checking Google for ‘business coach online’, there are clearly a great number of people who are offering such a service. How many of them, I wonder, are running into those roadblocks that Terry Dean has identified..
Google’s current number one choice for a business coach blogger is Ken Troyer, an Online Business Coach & Mentor, who is Quietly Working Behind the Scenes.
He posts somewhat rarely so clearly Google must be aware of many of his grateful customers who presumably link to his website. Since the start of the year he has only two posts, Lost Your Job? on February 16th, 2009 and Meet The Mentors Of The Niche Power Group on January 3rd, 2009. He clearly is using his own recommendation: Set, and Forget…Get 250 One Way Links Automatically …with your keywords as anchor text. This is the how I got on page one of Google for my keywords.
What exactly does a local business coach do for you? I believe strongly in the words of Peter Drucker, Help is defined by the recipient. A good business coach is someone who can complement your own skills and experience. It is someone with whom you have a mutual relationship of respect and confidence. If the personal chemistry is good, then you will find that there is a synergy in working together. The business coach provides a mirror in which you can better see exactly how you are running your business and how it can be strengthened.
A good example of such a business coach is Donna Fontenot, a fellow moderator at Cre8asite Forums. who is very well known in Internet Marketing circles, and who offers eBusiness Coaching & Consulting services She provides expert assistance, as she says, for anyone wishing to transition from an office cubicle to a successful online ebusiness capable of generating substantial buzz and profit.
Team action with your local business coach is essential. Google’s new enthusiasm for local search gives new opportunities to leave your competitors eating your dust. The coach must be there whenever you need them, although thankfully with mobile phones and the Internet that is much more practical. He or she will provide help as and when needed. No more and no less. If you would like to explore how that can work for you, why not send us a message.