Coaching Program Services Exploring the Methods Available.
Coaching online is a great way to express your knowledge to a group of students and it is getting more and more common online. Successful internet marketers are looking into coaching students for a higher amount of cash than selling a traditional e-course. Coaching usually fetches more money because the level of attention and details of a coaching program are higher and the students usually get to interact with the coach live for a better learning experience.
If you wish to provide a coaching program from your subscribers or leads then you must absolutely look into your options on how you should deliver your coaching program. There are several ways to do this, and we shall take a look at them one by one.
The traditional way.
The traditional way of coaching online goes back to the email newsletter method. This is usually done where a student will be opt-into a specific list, and then they will be sent a series of email newsletters that delivers the course. The students are provided with a way to contact the coach for questions and answers.
The benefit of this is that this method can be very easy for anyone to start. The initial cost for this method is very low as well. However, the level of interaction of this kind of coaching is very low and thus the content delivered needs to be of absolute quality so that the students find it useful and keeps coming back for more.
Often the trust level of this kind of coaching method is a lot lower unless the student starts to engage into deeper levels of communication with the coach himself. Another benefit of this coaching style is that it takes very little time out of the coach. All the coach needs to do is set up the coaching material into an autoresponder and then answer the questions a student might have via email if he receives them.
Of course the coach can easily add more information to the newsletter anytime based on the questions that he receives every day. This will surely reduce the amount of common questions that comes in as time goes by.
Coaching using a coaching program membership portal.
Another popular way to deliver a coaching program is to set up a membership portal for the students. Students get all the materials in the members’ area and are encouraged to study the materials at their own pace.
The membership portal usually comes with a forum where students can interact with each other and so that you can monitor them while giving them some freedom to express their learnt knowledge. The forum is also used for you to interact with your students.
This kind of coaching cost a little more to setup because you will need to have a well-designed membership site to support all the features. The advantage is that the forum encourages interaction not only with you but with other fellow students as well.
Webinar coaching is perhaps the more popular kind of coaching on the internet today. This is because setting up a webinar these days comes pretty much at a low cost and it is easy to organize. All you need to do is to prepare your materials and get your subscribers to attend the webinars at a set time. This can be easily done with online services such as gotomeeting.com.
Without a doubt, using a webinar helps your student understand your teaching easier as you will be presenting your teachings live and you will show them how things are done via a video. Attendees can choose to ask you questions at any time of the webinar or at the end of the webinar therefore making the interaction level and trust level between you and your webinar attendees very high.
This is the reason why Webinar’s that sells an offer at the end of it converts fairly high every single time.
The only disadvantage is that organizing a webinar is not for everyone because you need to be able to talk fluently as you teach live in from of multiple students. However, if you are one of those people who can do this, then by all means try out webinars and you will see just how effective this is in both educating your students and selling higher ticket products as well.
One to One Coaching.
This form of coaching is very personal and of course this is probably the most expensive type of coaching available today. This kind of coaching will mean that you as a coach will have to put out a lot of time and effort to make sure the student succeed. One to one coaching is not limited to email interaction only and often Students are allowed to use chat software’s or direct phone calls to reach the coach. In rare cases, there are coaches who meet their student face to face to discuss strategies and etc.
I am sure you can see why this kind of coaching is very expensive and often times the price is not affordable to most. The coach becomes more of a mentor, and they will do whatever they can to ensure your success.
The best part of one to one coaching is that your success is almost guaranteed and all you need to do is try your best to learn and implement what is being taught by the coach. Whenever you run into any trouble, you will get the best aid from the coach, and many times the coaches will even sacrifice their own resources to help you out. Some of these resources might include promoting your product with their list or recruit JV partners for your product. These are all priceless and can potentially turn you into a wealthy person very fast.