BLACK LIFE COACHES START GUIDE

Welcome to the Black Life Coaches guide to get your coaching business launched.

Starting a business is hard work with many steps and decisions that need to come together at the right time.

To help, we have put together a comprehensive resource list.

This page is a starting point to help you with two core objectives:

1.  Highlight the most relevant and valuable resources used by successful coaches; and

2.  Give you actionable steps to deliver results.

If you are curious who founded the Black Life Coaches Network, please go to the Why I Started page to learn more about my story (Towanna Burrous, the founder of this network).

I recommend you bookmark this page so you can reference the information in the future.  Now let’s begin…

6 Steps To Help You Get Your Coaching Business Launched

SETUP YOUR WEBSITE HOSTING

Your website is the first step to creating your online presence as a coach.  To do this you need a domain name and a hosting account where you publish your website.

I recommend if you are just starting out you take advantage of the Hostgator $4.95 deal by clicking the banner below —

SETUP YOUR EMAIL LIST

Along with a website I suggest you start your email newsletter.  Your newsletter is the key to making money, so the sooner you start, the better.

When I started my practice, I used AWeber for my newsletter and it served me well for 8 years. Sign for an AWeber trial by clicking the banner below –

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TAKE PURPOSEFUL ACTION

This 30 Day Journal is an extended version of the written exercises and action steps contained in my book Purposeful Action, 7 Steps to Fulfillment.

Keep this journal on your nightstand, by the coffee pot, or at the office. It’s designed to assist you with developing your daily completion strategy for your goals.  Let this journal guide you day by day on your road to success!

DRIVE TRAFFIC TO YOUR WEBSITE

25 Ways To Increase Traffic To Your Website: There is no secret to building up traffic to your website.

It all comes down to hard work, consistent effort over a long term period, and understanding basic marketing fundamentals.

CREATE A COURSE

8 Steps to Creating, Promoting & Profiting from Online Courses: Creating an online course is the best way to showcase your expertise and convert email subscribers to paying clients.

To make it easy to understand, I’ve created a quick cheat sheet for you.

CREATE A SALES FUNNEL

Sales Funnels For Dummies:  Sales Funnels can be hard to understand initially.  However, once you get the basic terminology it will become clearer.  I found a quick read article… please don’t become offended by the source of the information.

After you’ve learned more about sales funnels, you will need to build your sales pages.  I use Leadpages and it’s fantastic!  You can build sales pages, opt-in forms, video courses and so much more.  Sign up through our affiliate link to get started.

START GUIDE CHEAT SHEET

For your convenience, I have compiled these 6 steps into a quick reference cheat sheet.  Get your copy now!  “6 Steps To Help You Get Your Coaching Business Launched

Top Resources for Coaches

WEBSITE HOSTING

Hostgator:  After you have a domain name registered, the next step is to get a web hosting package. I recommend starting with a Shared hosting plan and upgrading later if you find it necessary.

LANDING PAGES

Leadpages:   The easiest landing page generator.  Build conversion optimized and mobile responsive sales pages, opt-in forms, video courses, and more.

CRM (Customer Relationship Manager)

Infusionsoft:  I love systems that automate my business!  Infusionsoft organizes your contacts, turn leads into customers and transform customers into raving fans.

Aweber:  A least expensive option for newsletters and email list building is Aweber.  Dr. Towanna used Aweber for eight years before moving her business to Infusionsoft.

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT

Buffer:  Makes posting to social media awesome.  Save yourself an extra step.  Instead of you picking the date and times for each post, they are pre-set already. You spend a few minutes filling up your Buffer queue and the rest happens without you.

Hootsuite: Connect to over 35 popular social media platforms.  You manage all your profiles using one login and one dashboard.

OUTSOURCING

Elance:  Great people can be hard to find.  Elance connects you with top freelancers who are ideal for the project.

Virtual Staff Founder:  Need a virtual assistance?  Virtual Staff Founder is a great place to start.

OUR FAVORITES

Fiverr:  Get is done for as low as $5!  Fiverr is a global online marketplace offering tasks and services, beginning at a cost of $5 per job performed.  If you’re on a limited budget and need graphics, video editing, articles, or testimonials you can find great talent on Fiverr.

In need of a logo?  Try 99Designs and let designers compete for your business.

HiretheWorld: Freelancers in 148 countries! Access worldwide talent for when you need custom designs but you aren’t quite sure what it should look like yet.

Start a Design Contest on Hiretheworld Today!

**Note: Some of the links on this page are affiliate links.