Becoming A Life Coach
Start your career as a personal life coach
Are you ready to start your career as a personal life coach? Life coaching can be very rewarding career path. Here is how one seasoned life coach puts it; “When I started my spiritual coaching business 5 years ago, I never expected I would have personally gained so much. You only think of life coaching as helping and giving to others, you forget about all the personal benefits”.
How To Find Coaching Clients
Life coaches can find work in many ways. The most important part of finding life coach jobs is using your personal network. Exploring inexpensive ways to advertise, and establish your credibility in your community can help to establish your business.
A website is a key tool for forging the final connection between client and coach. To use your personal network, let your friends know that you are ready to take on helping people by being their life skills coach. Another way to begin to find clients is to advertise. An add on Facebook is easy and quick to make. An advantage of Facebook is that you can target the add to specific demographics.
Google Adwords is also another place to advertise your skills. Of course when you are using online advertising services, you have to have a website yourself. The website you create should be short, have an attractive picture of you, and it should make it easy to find your general location and contact information. After all, if you live in LA, and find the best life coach in Chicago it may not help that much. Be sure that you share your philosophy of coaching on your website, and let clients know what they can expect from you.
Another way to find work in your local market is to write a news story and submit it as a press release to your local newspaper. Often, these articles will be published, and it can be a great source of free advertising. It also may give you a chance to have a reporter explore what you do. This can establish you as a local expert, and may drive even more people to your business. I recommend having a phone number that you use exclusively for your coaching work. This way, you know when the person calling is a client or a potential client. The same is true for your email address. Remember to smile when you answer the phone, and take time to really find what your clients would like.
Finding clients and jobs is always a challenge for any small business, but using your personal contacts, creating inexpensive online advertising, a simple webpage, and writing a press release will begin to drive new clients to your door.