Is online coaching effective?

It’s a good question.

Once I would have said “no”. Fresh out of coaching school in 1997, I was a purist and believed a coach has to be in real time connection with their client for coaching to be effective.one email can have a huge impact for your coaching business

Now, 15 years into coaching, I’d say “yes” as one of several ways you effect change with clients. Sometimes small incremental shifts have a huge impact. Those kinds of shifts are absolutely possible through online coaching.

Think of it this way, have you ever read a passage in a book that transformed your thinking? Then you know that a powerful question or message can do the same thing online.

There is one caveat…

Is your coaching business scalable?

When you’re a solopreneur — coach, consultant or other service provider — the biggest limiter of your income is your time. We all only have so much, and who wants to give it all to their business? Having more time to enjoy life is one of the big reasons I’m working for myself. You too?

If you want to make a six figure plus income, it’s critical to leverage your time and move beyond one-to-one coaching or time for money services. The easiest way to scale up, boost income and serve more people without working more hours is to create “passive” income streams.http://prosperouscoachblog.com/business-scalable/

Passive income is generated from a product or subscription-based program that you create once but can sell anytime to unlimited clients and deliver automatically. Your time isn’t caught up in live delivery. It’s the best way to get off the money for time treadmill.

7 Keys to Host Your Own Giveaway Event and Build a Massive List – by Erika Kalmar

Guest post by my friend, Erika Kalmar

Building a big responsive list is key to selling your programs and products.

But the question is – how do you build a big responsive list?

If this is also your challenge – don’t worry, you’re not alone! In fact, the majority of coaches and other service-based entrepreneurs experience this as their #1 obstacle.

Let me share with you my secret tool to massively growing my community – I used this tool to add over 2,000 people the first time and 3,000 the second time I’ve used it. All this, in 14 days each!

Not bad, is it?

The magic tool I’ve used is – organizing giveaway events.

There are many reasons why I think you should add giveaway events to your marketing strategy, no matter where you stand with your business right now:

  • It’s free
  • You can add a massive number of targeted people to your list in just 14 days or less

5 Tips for Successfully Launching your Coaching Program

This is a Guest Post by my friend and colleague, Milana Leshinsky.

Using a product launch to fill your coaching program is one of the best marketing strategies ever invented! The following are some of my most important key strategies that will help you launch your program successfully. Any time you get away from these principles, your launch results may suffer.

1. Think like a newbie.

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Experience can cloud your judgment, and what appears simple to you, maybe a complex idea for others to grasp. So, put yourself in your prospect’s shoes and simplify concepts as if you are talking to a 5th grader.

How To Reach Thousands of New Clients with Joint Ventures

This is a guest blog post by my friend — Max Simon, founder of Big Vision Business.

I felt embarrassed and small.

I was at this well-known business conference talking to big name people about my business and the kinds of projects I was involved with… and I had “list shame”.

Everyone around me had 10,000, 20,000, or even 50,000 person mailing lists of people they could speak to on a weekly basis.

… And I had less than 1,200.

I felt embarrassed and small like my work in the world was not important or meaningful. As a result, I did not show up as powerfully or engage as fully as I knew possible.

After that conference, that was when I made the unwavering decision to build a bigger following so that I could interact with the people I respected and admired.

Unfortunately, I had no idea how to attract more people to be a part of my tribe… and most of the internet marketing strategies like buying traffic (and other complicated stuff like that) seemed too challenging to figure out.

Joint Ventures will help your business reach the masses

That’s when I discovered a strategy called “Joint Ventures”… which is when you inspire other people to endorse you and promote your programs to their big list of followers.

… Which in turn builds your email list with perfectly aligned people who are hungry for what you’re doing (and want to buy).

So over the last few years, I devoted myself to learning EVERYTHING you would ever need to know about doing joint ventures and working with partners… and today, I’m thrilled to say that “I no longer have list shame.”

Plus I’ve been able to build a 7-figure business that truly is making a huge impact in the world and allowing me to work with incredible people who I can truly help.

So today, I’d like to share with you the 3 important “Partnership Secrets” to learning how to master joint ventures so you can achieve the same kind of powerful results no matter how far along you are in your business right now.

4 Ways to Make your Teleseminars Impactful and Memorable – by Kim Clausen

This is a guest blog post by my friend and colleague — Kim Clausen.

Have you ever been to a teleseminar where you felt like the person leading the call was a slimy sales person who had no interest in you except to get your money? Most of us have, and it’s no fun.

On the contrary, have you ever been to a teleseminar where the leader was warm, engaging, trusting and provided great value?

As a teleseminar leader you want to conduct a training that is memorable, transformational, and makes a positive impact on your attendees. And to do that, there are four key elements to consider – and they all start with the heart.

Imagine a picture of a heart divided into 4 quadrants.

In the first quadrant, is the word welcome. Make your participants feel welcome. Greet them when they come on the line and call them by name. Let them feel that you are glad they are there.

In the 2nd quadrant, is the word safe. Create a safe and positive environment. Tell participants they are going to receive valuable information on the call, and that they will have fun. Create a place for them to share and be affirmed, to be vulnerable and not judged, to be valued for their opinions and knowledge. Deliver a teleseminar that provides great value and is not a camouflaged sales pitch.