How many of you have been blogging for awhile? How many of you are brand new to blogging? How many of you have ever thought of hiring a blogging coach? What about a Business Coach? I hired my first blogging coach at about 6 months into my blogging career. I’ve worked with several different people. I currently work with a business coach because my blog has evolved into a business much larger in scope than just blogging. I made the choice to hire someone because I needed someone who could help me take my ideas and move forward with them rather than me slaving away at more research than was necessary. I needed someone to keep me moving forward. To push me to get to “my” next level. I needed someone that understands my current business as it is and devise a plan to get me to my dream online business.
So, that’s why I work with a coach. And why you should consider hiring a blogging coach (you can hire me! Did you know that?!). This is what I look for in a coach:
1. They need to understand the blogging world. And everything in it.
2. They need to have a background in online business.
3. They need to have a Sales/Marketing background.
4. They need to have a track record with working with bloggers.
5. They need to have a creative entrepreneurial spirit.
6. They need to be social media savvy.
7. They need to mesh with my personality.
8. They need to be extremely organized and can have late night meetings.
So, why should you hire a blogging coach? Or a business coach? If you want blogging to be your dream job (or something that has blogging in it), then you need to invest whatever spare change you have into making it everything it can be. And finding a coach is a great place to start to make sure you are on the right track with your goals/dreams.
I think there are several different types of coaches in the blogging world. I consider myself a blogging coach. I offer one-on-one services for bloggers and online business owners (#shamelessplug). At the end of the day, a good coach needs a coach themselves. We can always use someone else in our lives that can look at what we are doing and push us to make it better. That’s why coaches exist.
Have you ever thought about hiring a blogging coach? Or a business coach?
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