I've been browsing the forum for a little bit tonight, and I've noticed that there are a whole lot of warriors offering coaching, or "thinking about" starting up their own coaching program.
Not that any of you care, but I would like to say that I've been a part of three "coaching" programs in the past and they weren't coaching at all. One of them was a video course, but I didn't have access to the "coach" so if I had any questions or problems, oh well. One claimed to coach through Skype and email, until we paid him, he tried out this "coaching" thing for a week, and then fell off of the face of the earth. The other one advertised "One-on-One Coaching" and I got an e-book with an email address at the end "If we have any questions".
The point is guys, Coaching someone is not easy. The difficulty varies with each person. Before you decide to offer "Coaching" know what coaching is, and know what it's going to take. Know that somebody is depending on you. Know that somebody is trusting you to lead them in the right direction. Ask the people who are interested what they expect, because if they pay you and don't get what they expect, they will be let down.
BE UPFRONT! Let them know EXACTLY what's going to happen BEFORE they decide to pay $497 to be let down. Let the people know who you are, not "Hi, I'm John, and I'm an Internet Marketer" .... "Hi, John" No, Actually tell them what you had to go through to get to where you are today. Let them know that you were in their shoes before. Too many times have I heard of people paying for coaching to people that they know nothing about, aside from the fact that they offer coaching. This usually ends badly.
Ok, I'm done ranting about this. Just thought I should let the people who are thinking about buying coaching know to be more cautious when paying for coaching, and let the people that are thinking about offering coaching know that it's not an easy job.
Any good/bad experiences/thoughts that you would like to share? Feel free!