You’ve finally started your full-time coaching business and everything feels shiny and new.
New ideas for coaching services and packages are coming through hard and fast.
Yes, it’s just a side hustle right now but you know you’re going to get into full-time coaching soon…
But here’s something many new coaches don’t realize…
The start of your journey can be extremely hard to navigate and mistakes made now can cost you a lot later.
Think about it…
This is the starting line. The point where you begin inviting clients, building your reputation and growing your coaching practice.
If you don’t get on the right track now, it may take months or even years to correct rookie mistakes and become a full-time coach.
Here are 3 strategies that will set you up for success from day one, so you can rapidly turn your side hustle into a thriving, full-time coaching business.
Strategy #1: Start Strong
It’s hard to build a successful full-time coaching business when you’re not the best coach you can be.
Wait, scratch that.
It’s impossible to build a thriving coaching business when you’re not the best coach you can be.
If you don’t understand how to include core coaching principles and practices in your sessions so you can create great results for clients, your business will never get off the ground.
So commit to learning everything you can about becoming an extraordinary coach.
Enroll in a reputable coaching program or course. Read great coaching books. Attend weekend seminars and retreats.
When you do this, you’ll see your skills improve.
And you’ll start to build an awesome reputation.
This is one of the fastest, most powerful ways to create a long waitlist of eager clients and lifelong fans and followers.
Strategy #2: Become Visible
The coaching industry is growing at an incredible rate.
There’s a high demand for coaching services and more and more people are looking for amazing coaches.
This is great news but it means nothing if no one knows you exist.
From the first day you start your side hustle, focus on learning how to become visible in a crowded marketplace.
Make this your priority.
Understand how to craft a personal brand and establish your authority…
Learn how to pick a niche and market yourself so you will be seen, heard, and trusted by all the right people…
These are the essentials that will get your coaching business moving forward quickly.
There’s no need to feel overwhelmed. Just take it step by step.
But get going.
If you don’t, your dream of going full-time will remain just that…
Strategy #3: Don’t Rush It
So many new coaches feel the pressure to go full-time in just a few months…
Or even a few weeks.
This is a massive mistake.
When you rush toward your goal of going full-time…
When you focus only on speed and on building a successful full-time coaching business as quickly as possible…
You’ll start to cut corners.
You’ll use bad hacks and risky shortcuts where you shouldn’t.
You’ll take on clients who aren’t right for you, charge prices that don’t reflect your worth and cut back on your ongoing learning and development as a coach.
You’ll also feel tremendous pressure and stress to keep going even when you’re drained and depleted.
This will block you from coaching at your highest level and it will damage your reputation.
And here’s the irony…
The faster you try to get to full-time status, the slower your progress. I’ve seen this happen again and again with new coaches who rush their journey.
So, take a deep breath and take a little slower. Focus on sustainable success. Not quick wins.
You want to be a transformational coach who’s around for decades. Not just a “flash in the pan” nobody remembers after a few months.
Starting a coaching business is one of the most fulfilling things you can do with your life. What could be better than helping and serving others while making a great living?
These 3 powerful strategies will help you create a solid foundation so when you finally take your side hustle to full-time coaching business.
You’ll feel confident knowing you have the skills to build a rockstar reputation and grow your practice to create massive impact and income for years to come.