While you don’t have to be totally tech savvy to have a thriving life coaching business, here are 3 things you do need in order to serve your clients effectively.
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Recommended technologies needed to begin life coaching
In addition to the computer or device you’re using to read this, there are three technologies I recommend you have in place at a minimum that will support you in connecting with and serving your life coaching clients.
1. A phone number or a Skype account (or both)
As a life coach, you have the ability to design your business just the way you’d like it to be.
If you’d prefer to coach your clients in person, you can do that!
Or, you can coach them over the phone or, my preference, over Skype.
If you haven’t already used Skype, it’s incredibly easy!
All you need is a computer, an internet connection, and a few minutes to create a free Skype account.
Or, you can download the Skype app straight to your mobile and create an account there.
Using Skype, you can call your clients on their phone, which will cost you a small amount of money.
Or you can call your client’s Skype account if they have one, in which case it’s free to call your client anywhere in the world!
If you’re calling another Skype account, you can also choose to do a video call, which will enable you to coach your client face-to-face in a virtual setting.
You can also do group audio calls and group video conferences over Skype, too! If you’d like a little help in setting up your Skype account, simply go to YouTube and do a search for “how to set up Skype.”
You’ll find tons of free videos that will walk you through how the simple steps to follow.
2. An email address
The next technology you’ll need to run a successful life coaching business is an email address.
If you don’t already have one, I recommend Gmail – a basic email address is free, very simple to set up and very easy to use.
In fact, we use Gmail for all of the email addresses we set up for new staff members at my company!
If you’d like help with setting up your Gmail account, again, simply go to YouTube and do a search for “how to setup Gmail.”
You’ll find plenty of video demos that will walk you through how to do this.
3. A way to process payments
Because you’re running a coaching business, you’ll need a way to accept money – preferably a way that’s very convenient for clients who want to enroll in a program with you. Paypal is a very simple and low cost way to accept payments from clients without having to go the traditional route of applying for a merchant account, a credit card swiping machine, and so on.
A Paypal account is free to set up, and to use it, PayPal takes a very modest percentage of each transaction.
Once you’re account is activated, you can access it from any computer or smartphone, and you’ll be able to easily email notifications to your client requesting payments either by credit card or from the client’s own PayPal account.
Then, simply login to your PayPal account to request those funds be transferred straight into your bank account!
For more help on setting up a PayPal account, go to YouTube and do a search for “how to setup a PayPal account” to bring up video demos that can guide you through the process.
Plus, as your business grows, you may want to consider hiring people to handle all your technology needs for you, so that you can focus on what you’re most passionate about – serving your clients.
Hiring others is precisely what I’ve done in my own business!
Are you ready to learn the secrets to building a thriving life coaching business that makes a massive difference in the lives of your clients and earns you an abundant income?
If so, my upcoming online masterclass training is for you! Some call it an online workshop, others call it a webinar – either way, it doesn’t take an IT guru to attend.
Maybe one day you’ll host a webinar of your own for hundreds of clients at a time!
On this free online workshop that’s now just right around the corner, you’ll discover:
- The 4 foundational pillars you absolutely MUST have in place in order to turn your passion for helping others into a thriving, difference-making life coaching business that you can run from anywhere in the world
- My “coaching catapult secret” – an important step you can take right now to generate massive impact, influence and income as a life coach (no matter your age or level of experience)… and in a fraction of the time that it takes most other coaches
- A simple shift in thinking that will help you to immediately begin ATTRACTING the dream clients, you’d most love to work with, to you… instead of allowing “scarcity thinking” to run the show, and relentlessly promoting your services to anyone and everyone who crosses your path