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1 on1 Coaching. Would you consider it?

Hello,
I've been working online for the past few years and I'm working full time. I usually make enough to quite comfortable go onto the next month.. But, I can never really estimate how much I will be able to earn as sales will come and go. That being said, new freelancers are starting their online careers every day..

  • Have you ever had a coach?
  • Have you ever been a coach?

And finally,
  • Do you think 1on1 coaching can be worth the money you invest? (The money you invest for becoming one or the money you invest for hiring one.)

I wouldn't say that I AM a coach, but I do have been acting like a "teacher" and helped some of my previous clients to establish their own businesses in various fields both offline and online. Mostly online though. An additional question regarding this. Do you think I could take some classes for this particular thing, and what would those classes be in that case? By doing that, I should have some sort of qualification for potential future prospects.. I suppose I would be able to present myself as a coach/teacher/manager of some sort by doing this? What would you suggest?

Best Regards,
hitmeasap

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idealmike

Have you ever had a coach?

Does a PE coach count? 1 on1 Coaching. Would you consider it? I've never been coached one on one by anyone for anything to do with SEO or Internet Marketing as never needed to or worked with a professional on that level that needed to give it to me. I've learned enough about that doing it myself and just online from blogs and forums and videos than I would need to be taught by a coach unless it was on something really specific I never knew about like how to use some software or run some complex Adwords campaign or something.
Have you ever been a coach?

I've been a trainer and supervisor for several fast paced sales companies and had to coach newbies the tricks of the trade. I've taught people how to do stuff on their website or social media campaigns. I've coached a few people on SEOClerks as well on how to do something so I do have some experience in that field and have considered it a few times and starting something on it starting with a domain and going from there like. Providing coaching lessons in how to rank sites and do social media marketing just for starters.
And finally, Do you think 1on1 coaching can be worth the money you invest?

Well if you mean the money you invest in advertising, marketing and SEO and training or coaching materials you might need it can be if you can get people subscribed to your coaching lessons. Especially if you offer advanced lessons they take up like some sites do. These days as long as you have Skype or Whatsapp you don't need to invest in anything else if that have a PC with that as well. Unless you mean hiring out an actual office? You could do that as a proper company too on a major business level in the right location and probably wing it at first until you put enough content together then you could up the prices too. And because your out goings don't include buying product and would only be rent and the Internet and the computers the profits can be very lucrative so yes it could be worth investing. But 90% of businesses fail in their first 6 months of being in business so it's a risk that could happen but who knows what could happen you have to try these things.




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hitmeasap

Thank you Mike,

I've been a trainer and supervisor for several fast paced sales companies and had to coach newbies the tricks of the trade. I've taught people how to do stuff on their website or social media campaigns. I've coached a few people on SEOClerks as well on how to do something so I do have some experience in that field and have considered it a few times and starting something on it starting with a domain and going from there like. Providing coaching lessons in how to rank sites and do social media marketing just for starters.



I'm glad to hear your story and I'm also happy to hear that you've shared your knowledge with others and even trained them as well. With that being said, do you have a degree or something for this? In case you do. What kind of degree is it and what courses did you attend?

Do you think it could be a good thing to have a degree in something to "prove" yourself as legit and trustworthy? And what kind of education or course would be a good one to choose, in case you want to offer coaching?




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anwebservices

To hire a coach would be very smart idea for anyone who is thinking seriously about business. Most of freelancers do this job as something "on the side" and not much of us take it seriously like it should be. Also most of freelancers learning it hard and long way by searching internet for tips and tutorials, copying what other do and so on, while it could be done much faster and smarter by hiring a coach. Investing some amount of money to hire a coach would be smart idea specially for newbie, but even for someone with experience, if you want to learn more from someone who is already guru.
I have never being a coach because i always think there is so much more to learn even for my self, while i have already so much experience in many of online freelancing. In other hand you can see someone with 1 year of experience calling him self "expert" already 1 on1 Coaching. Would you consider it?
I believe i should start coaching to pass my knowledge to someone less experienced, but i would also consider hiring someone to coach me with something i don't know yet, because we are working in business where we have endless possibilities to do more in many different fields and earn more money.
If we all take it more seriously and treat freelancing like opening your own shop in shopping center we would be more dedicated to our work and quality which could result in earning more money...




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hitmeasap

Hey anwebservices,
I agree with you. I'm self-taught too, with the use of both paid and free information about various topics. However, I do believe that you'll appear more "legit" and trustworthy if you have some sort of business degree, if you would be offering coaching services that is. But, what I can't fully understand, is what kind of education or course one should attend. There's a bunch of different classes, courses and educations out there. Which one do you think would be a proper fit for something like this? - That would most likely also depend on what field you're about to be coaching in.. Any how, I would love to hear your thoughts on this.




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MasterA

I have never been a coach. I have a coach for programming and I find it very helpful because programming is not easy and I got lots of very useful advice from my coach. I never had a coach when I first started freelancing; I learnt new things by doing my research and making mistakes. I think you don’t really need a coach for freelancing as you can probably do well without a coach. Something that I recommend is that you become friends with other more experienced freelancers and try to get help from them rather than hiring a coach. If you really want to be a coach, then a business degree may be quite helpful. The problem here is that you need to find a qualification that is widely recognised and a degree is the best. A business degree also covers many aspects such as marketing and legal aspects of business. This will give you everything you need to help client establish their business. If a degree is not an option, then you can always go with a local business class from a company that has a good brand.




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hitmeasap

Hey MasterA,
Thank you very much for your response. I really appreciate it!
I do agree that one should become friends with people in similar fields, so you have people to discuss with anytime you want. However, I've found this to be a double-edged sword, at least it has been for me in some cases. In one of the scenarios I discussed various things with two of my so called friends. I won't go into any details regarding this, but we discussed things and during this discussion I kind of pitched an idea and both of them told me no, and that it couldn't be done, and that it wouldn't work and so on.. We never discussed that same thing again, until I found out that both of them had partnered and put this idea into action.. And they left me out of it.

With that being said, since then, I'm more careful about who I speak to and what I say.




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EliteWriter

That is very interesting. I self taught myself and over the years I shared a lot of my experience with beginners who were trying to find ways to start off in freelancing. Obviously i did not charge anything for this, and as I read your post I must say it is an interesting alternative to use a skill we all have already to possibly make some money out of it. It would not be a bad idea for sure, especially if you know of people who would really like to learn. At the moment I do not have time for this, but if I were to be less busy I would definitely consider being a coach.




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hitmeasap

Hello EliteWriter,
Coaching can be a very lucrative business, at least it seems that way. If you had the time to do this, how would you set everything up? Would you bring people to a skype chat and offer your experience 1on1 or would you prefer to have several participants? Would you even use Skype for this? Would you set up a website with step by step videos, tutorials and all that, and offer email support?

There's literally tons of things you could do. Would you mind sharing some of your thoughts on this?

Best Regards,
hitmeasap




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ajlancer

Hi hitmeasap I think your idea is good about hiring coach as a freelancer. Specially if you like grow up your business and achieved the target goal. But I do not think most of the freelancer do not have idea before start such job and maximum come in this place try to earn some pocket money. And I have been working past few years too but still I do not hire coach for this purpose. And I agree with anwebservice on internet still lot of ingredient remains to learn about freelancing and we can get it easily by searching online and I never be coach any one still but irregularly I consult locally, when somebody come to me to know about freelancing. And it may effective for newbie who do not know anything about freelancing and such related job.

Thanks by Ajlancer




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Corzhens

I guess working as a coach for freelancers is worth it because you get a feeling that you have helped someone learn to earn money. But in terms of earnings, I don’t think it is that good because beginning freelancers usually have no money to spare and perhaps they will just try to learn on their own and get a first-hand experience of how to do things online in order to earn good money.




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