A coach is one who takes their know-how in a particular craft and sharing it with others who want to be successful in that field as well. Coaches can be experts in anything from writing to marketing to business itself.

If you have good knowledge or experience in a particular area you can become a coach quite easily and make money doing it. There are many coaches who help others in web design, graphic design and even in the coaching field as well.

A coach would offer tips and techniques to newbies within that field and answer questions throughout their learning process.

What skills are helpful?

The most important skill you should have for this type of business is the ability to be a good listener. You should also have great patience for your clients. Those who hire you to coach them want you to listen to their bad experiences and help guide them out of the muck they find themselves in no matter how strange they may sound.

To build rapport and credibility in this business, you should know your field well. If you’ve never designed a website before, then being a web designing coach would not be a good idea, because your lack of experience will be spotted right away and trust will be lost.

What Tools will be needed?

You should have the following in this kind of business:
• Computer
• E-Mail program
• Website
• Informative content for your site
• Shopping cart feature for your site to handle payments
• Telephone dedicated for business purposes

Most of your conversations with clients will probably be through your e-mail programs, but some people may be more comfortable being able to talk to you on a more one on one basis, so a phone should be included in your list of tools.

How to get started?

Plan your business out. What service will you be offering that you have knowledge in? Get some articles and other written content created to place on a website to help build credibility and expert status for your business.

Explain on your site how your service works and how much your rate will be. Show some testimonials from others who have used your services before and were pleased with the results. Make your site easily navigated so others won’t get lost trying to find information about your coaching business.

Market your coaching business to get clients to come to you. Plan the goals that the client wants to achieve by using you and discuss how those goals will be obtained. Listen to their problems and questions and provide insightful answers and support to keep them moving forward to their goals.

Coaches are well sought after online for those who have good knowledge or experience in a certain area. Use what you know about a topic and provide a coaching service to others to help them become an expert like you in the same field.