Coaches these days have no idea how lucky they are. It is a human tendency to look into the more negative side of life, and more of then than not we forget the little things that we should feel nothing but immense gratitude for.
Just over a decade ago, you would have struggled to put your name out there. It was hard for coaches to get known unless they were a Tony Ribbons or a Les Brown. All this has changed since the advent of the internet.
In this article, we will see how the internet has changed coaching and what it takes to become an online life coach.
What is an online life coach?
The biggest way that the internet has changed the world is by bringing everyone together in one platform. People are closer than they have ever been before and this gives amazing opportunities to coaches like us, especially life coaches.
As a life coach, you know that everything depends on the connection that you share with your clients. Being online will give you the opportunity to connect with your clients in a 100 different ways every single day.
So to answer the question. An online life coach is a life coach who inspires their clients via an online platform. The platform could be blogs, social media, youtube videos, emails, anything.
Should you become an online life coach?
The answer to this question is very straightforward. As we move on things continue to evolve. What used to be relevant ages ago may not be so relevant anymore.
Look at what has happened to MySpace. It refused to evolve and move on and eventually got chewed out by its competition.
That, unfortunately, is the brutal reality of the world. If you don’t evolve and you don’t get on with the times, you will get left behind.
Let me explain this concept to you in terms of the coaching business. Years ago everybody was raving on and on about one-on-one coaching and how that is the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Well, if you are still sticking with one-on-one coaching, then you are sticking with a method that is obsolete and belongs to a bygone era.
“What… How can you say that Sai?”
Well, I expand on this more in my free webinar. You can check out the details and find out how you can register at the end of this article.
Much like this, the entire idea of coaching has evolved and now we are at a stage where a majority, if not all, coach-client interactions are done in an online platform.
So, if you are a life coach or you want to be a life coach, then it goes without saying that you will absolutely need an online platform. That’s just how it is nowadays.
What does an online life coach do?
An online life coach does anything and everything in their power to connect with their clients in an online platform. So what are the methods at their disposal? Here are some examples:
- Social Media.
You can write blogs about various problems that are affecting your clients. However, you cannot just write about anything, some research needs to be done before you can do that.
This research is called “keyword research”, this is how it works:
- List out some of the issues that your clients may be facing. Suppose you are a dating coach, list out the issues that your clients may be facing in that particular area.
- Once you have the list go to adwords.google.com.
- In the countries targeted, put in your countries of choice, it is advised to put in English speaking first world countries (eg. USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, etc.) since most of your clients will be from those places.
- Put in the ideas you have come up with one at a time and check out the results. We are looking for keywords that have “HIGH” competition and planner results between 1k-10k. That’s the sweet spot. This means that our keyword is very desirable and people are actively searching for those queries in Google. (You may want to sort the list in a descending order of competition to make your life easier!)
- When you have that, take that aside and put it in a new spreadsheet or document. This will be your MAIN KEYWORD, meaning that your article will be about that keyword and the headline will be something around it. So, in this case, it will be something like “How do I meet women online?”
- The articles will have several sub-headings and those can be easily researched by doing this simple task. Go on google and search for your main keyword. Scroll down and check out the suggestions in “related searches”.
- Then you can use the related searches to create sub-headings like: “What are the top 5 free dating sites?”, “How to meet a girl on Facebook?”, “How do I meet girls near me?”, “How to make an online dating girl give you her number”? The reason why this works is, that people who are searching for your main keyword are ALSO searching for these terms as well.
So why do we do this? Why don’t we just randomly write about something?
The answer is simple. If you want to write on something, you need to write on topics that people in your niche are actually interested in, not what you think they are interested in.
When Google sees that you are writing on a topic that a lot of its users are interested in, it will bump you up into page 1. The moment you are on page one of Google you will automatically get more people coming over to your blog.
By maintaining a blog that regularly addresses and resolves the main issues that people in your niche are facing you will automatically create a following who will feel intensely connected and devoted to you.
Social media is huge. I can say this without any hesitation that at least 95% of your clients will be on some form of social media.
If you do not have some sort of presence on social media then not only are you doing yourself an injustice, you are also robbing your potential clients of all the life-changing experiences they could have had with you.
Do not do that, create your social media account and share things and thoughts that inspire you. You can afford to show a lot more of yourself in social media when compared to other platforms.
Let your audience see you, share what inspires you with them. They will appreciate you and love you for it.
Emails are very very powerful. This is what you are sending DIRECTLY to your clients. You are not giving it out to everybody hoping that someone may read it, you are giving this directly to the people that want to read more from you.
Not only are emails a great way to send regular bits of knowledge, but it is also a great way to have people sign up for your programs and webinars.
The best way that you can use and automate all these platforms is by having a fully functional coaching business in place. I will show you how to do that in my free webinar which you can check out below.
Will being an online life coach give me freedom?
The best part about having your coaching business online is that you can coach from wherever you want. I have myself taken coaching sessions from Bali, Bangkok, Kashmir, etc. to say the least.
I love traveling and the fact that I can do that without compromising my coaching is truly a dream come true. My coaching has helped me live the lifestyle of my dreams!
Here is the best part though, it is not as hard as it seems! All that you have to do is to implement certain coaching business blueprints and templates in your business.
No, I am not exaggerating, it really is that simple. Scroll down and check out my free webinar (scroll down) to know more about this.
Where do I get my online life coach accreditation?
You do not really need accreditation or certification to get started as a life coach. In order to become a coach, education is not as important as experience. No life coach training program in the world can inculcate in you the wisdom that is required of a coach. You are simply born with it.
If you insist on taking a course then I can’t stop you, but remember Tony Robbins, arguably the greatest coach who has ever lived never took any certification course.
He knew that he had greatness inside him and he just went with it.
What you do need help with though is to get an understanding of how the coaching business works. And a certification program can definitely help you with that.
However, what it won’t do is give you access to templates which have been proven to work again and again and again. They will expect you to start from ground zero, which tbh, is a MASSIVE waste of time.
If, on the other-hand, you want to get your hands on the coaching business templates which will turn your coaching into a client generating machine then keep scrolling down and check out my free webinar.
What is an online life coach salary?
A life coach starts with a salary of around $47,000 per year which keeps growing over the years. Payscale did a study on it which you can check out here:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is an online life coach?
Online life coaches are an alternative to in-person coaching. Online life coaches provide guidance, support, and motivation for people who can’t afford or don’t have access to in-person coaching.
An online life coach is a type of life coach that provides guidance, support, and motivation for people through an online format. This type of coaching is also called e-coaching or digital coaching. The emphasis of this type of coaching is on the client’s own personal development in their own time and environment in order to help them achieve their desired outcomes.
What does an online life coach do?
Online life coaches meet with their clients virtually and can work remotely. They provide mental and emotional support to the client and help them find the right direction in life.
They do not offer any tangible solutions or material goods to their clients. They just provide guidance, information, and inspiration to the client so that they can fix their own problems themselves.
How to become an online life coach?
A qualified online life coach is someone who has the ability to offer help and guidance to people who are going through a tough time in their lives. They should be able to provide useful and practical advice and suggestions on how they can improve their current situation.
The process of becoming an online life coach has never been easier. However, it does require following these three steps:
i) Research your niche and decide if you want to be a general or specialized coach
ii) Build your credibility as an expert in your field
iii) Set up your coaching business
How much does the average life coach charge per hour?
The average fee charged by a life coach is $70 per hour.
Life coaching can be expensive because you are paying for one-on-one time with somebody who is qualified to help you. Great life coaches will be worth their rates, but not all are created equal.