I just finished my new 37-Page Special Report entitled “Six Steps to Double Your Coaching Income… in 2 Months” and am offering it FREE to anyone who cares to download it now! I covered in my last blog post that there are only 3 ways to make money – from coaching or anything else: attract new coaching clients, sell more stuff to clients, and sell more often. In my report I also cover the first step for all of these methods – Know yourself. Without knowing your niche, how much money you need, how much time you can devote to coaching, etc., etc., you won’t know... (Read More ...)

One of the best things about the Internet is all of the free interaction that’s available. There are thriving social media sites, forums, videos, blogs, and more. But are you using them to your advantage? If you have a life coach business, you know that communication can unlock a lot of doors. The Internet is a great way to put your skills to use and begin marketing yourself for free! Here are some of the ways to capitalize on all this free stuff… starting today! Eight Free Internet Marketing Ideas Use Press Releases. Whenever you have a notable event coming up in your life coach... (Read More ...)

Pinterest has been all the buzz in social networking. It’s become the new way to drive traffic, interact with customers, and make sales. A study by BizRate found that “Pinterest is better at inspiring purchases than Facebook”. So if you’re not on Pinterest already, now is the time to join and promote your life coach business. Pinterest comes with plenty of free tools to get your started. It’s also undergoing some major changes in its design. The following tips will help you get started on the right foot or optimize your current account:   Pinterest has business... (Read More ...)

Life may be a puzzle, but death is truly unknown. People tend to fear the unknown, so it’s no wonder that most of us are anxious about this final moment and whatever may come after it. Two friends of mine have had to face mortality this month due to cancer. I am incredibly amazed at how well they are facing it. They are with the experience and moving through it as gracefully as they can. It is heartbreaking to hear this kind of news and be unable to change the facts, but they are facts. If we avoid the biological truth that our physical bodies can get sick and will eventually stop functioning,... (Read More ...)

Quick. Do you know what to say? As a Life Coach, you are part of a unique breed. Rather than compete in a dog-eat-dog world for power and riches, you have a real desire to see others succeed . . . and in so doing, know that you will win as well. While your intentions may be wonderful, however, if you can’t communicate them to others, they won’t buy what you’re selling! Below are 41 things you can tell those who want to know the benefits of a Life Coach, and how life coaching can help them. Simply say, as appropriate, “I can . . . .” 1. Be a powerful sounding board. 2.... (Read More ...)

A Code to Six Figures..? Have you ever felt like you would never escape the Rat Race? Does it sometimes get to you that – while doing such a great job coaching, you still struggle to succeed?? Introducing The Six Figure Code, a revolutionary program for transforming your life, your business, and your money! Dr. Michael Craig, author of the Money Matrix Method, and best-selling author Jason Oman have teamed up to create a course that reveals what they call “the missing link” to earning six figures a year. Most importantly: you don’t have to be born with money-making abilities... (Read More ...)

Become the coach you KNOW you can be! When you think about your success as a life coach, or any other kind of coach, how do you measure it? Client feedback? The number of paying clients? Or the bottom line in your bank account? While these are all valid indicators of success – including the milestone of earning six figures or more from your coaching and other businesses – numbers alone are NOT the measure of real success. For that, you have to look within and decide on your definition, i.e., what truly makes your heart sing! The first key to becoming a six figure coach is to coach... (Read More ...)

Be a great coach AND make money! When you choose to become a coach, you probably aren’t just thinking about the money. The drive to be a coach is linked to the desire to transform people’s lives in a positive way. Knowing that you have helped someone change their life is a fantastic feeling, and it’s what keeps most coaches going day after day. Naturally, with all of these good intentions, it’s easy to assume that money will be there to keep you going on your noble quest. After all, isn’t that what we’re taught? Work hard, be a good person, and you’ll be... (Read More ...)

Optimize your Facebook business page. We’ve talked about social media here before, and by now you should know that it is a great, free tool for promoting your life coach business. In fact, these days it’s required that you engage in some sort of social media in order to keep up with the competition. The next question is: how do you begin? Today I’m going to help answer that question in relation to Facebook, one of the largest social media platforms out there. It’s easy to create a business page, but it doesn’t do any good if you just let it sit there. I’ve run... (Read More ...)

Get more out of your time. How often do you look at the habits of highly successful people for tips on how to do things right? I know I did. I found out, however, that my simply doing what the greats do isn’t always the best approach for me. For example, as a researcher, writer and blogger I often thought the best way for me to become successful is to do as much as I can as often as I can. Basically, I was working nearly 24/7 to make my dreams come true but found out that all I really accomplished was to get burned out! Is this the approach you take with your life coaching business?If so,... (Read More ...)

Find Real Success with a Life Coach Business! OK, OK . . . You and I both know that the job market is terrible. It’s been this way for years, and it’s only getting worse. What makes it even more complicated is that we are led to believe that getting a college degree will help us, but that just isn’t always true. Many college graduates are learning the hard way that jobs may not be waiting for them once they have to start repaying their loans. “About 1.5 million, or 53.6 percent, of bachelor’s degree-holders under the age of 25 last year were jobless or underemployed,... (Read More ...)

Learn to Accept Wealth for your Life Coaching. Are you struggling to make money with life coaching? Do you seem to be doing everything right, but still don’t have the money you feel you deserve? Do you even ASK for the money when you perform services for others… or simply give out a lot of free sessions because it’s “the right thing to do”??  Chances are you have a subconscious decision that’s working as an obstacle to your success. Dr. Craig calls this “Success Sabotage Syndrome”. You can, in fact, sabotage your success, not only in life coaching,... (Read More ...)

Turn time into money. The most difficult obstacle that most self-employed members of society face is proper time management. When you’re working for yourself, you don’t have anyone looking over your shoulder constantly making sure that you’re getting things done. You don’t always have to commute to work every morning and sit in an office for a set amount of hours each day. In fact, you don’t even have someone prioritizing your tasks so that you know what you need to be doing. All of this is in your hands. Some of us may attempt to replicate the normal work day, but... (Read More ...)

Market your life coach business! Marketing your life coach business can be difficult if you don’t know where to start. In my previous post about marketing for mentorship, I shared some basic tips for marketing  your own business. These tips can easily be used to market a life coach business as well. There’s a vast amount of information on the Internet concerning marketing, and no one can read, much less use, all of it. The fact is, much marketing information may even be contradictory to what you are trying to accomplish as a life or business coach. You don’t for example, want... (Read More ...)

Do you ever feel a bit strange when someone asks you what business you’re in? Does it feel a bit onerous to try to give your 15-second “elevator speech” about something as new and complex as the life coach business? My wife and I are currently visiting friends and family in Germany.  Besides being a so-so German speaker (my wife is German, not me), I am also rather slow when it comes to projecting myself in social situations. So, as you can imagine, I was a little slow to respond when a wealthy family member popped the question recently – in German, of course – “Was... (Read More ...)