Niche Mapping Out A Life Coaching Direction

If you’re thinking of a career as a wellness life coach and wonder if it is for you, here are a series of questions to explore. A person asked these of me, and with her permission, I would like to share the questions along with my responses with you.Have a read.1. What made you decide to get into wellness coaching? It’s funny how a life-changing event can sometimes wake us up to begin a journey of self-discovery. After the death of my first husband, I began to look for meaning and purpose and was drawn to meditation, Yoga, whole foods, and spiritual and self-development. This interest has been with me ever since – well over 40 years now. As I learned tools and insights that helped me stay strong in a world that could be experienced as unfriendly, I felt compelled to share what I learned with others. I was doing coaching before ‘coaching’ became a business. I worked with individuals, teams and couples providing one-on-one sessions, group workshops with online support for people and organizations to achieve their goals and strengthen their relationships with others through improved self-awareness and self-development processes.2. What do you like/dislike about it? What I like about wellness coaching is that it is something that is dynamic and changes with people’s life phases; it is never ending and can be a source of ongoing exploration for the person interested in living an examined life of personal choices. What I don’t like about the wellness coaching industry is that people can get caught up in fads, fancies, and foolish ways based on someone’s hyper marketing strategies. As always, it is wise to explore who is providing the training, what type of certification you will receive and from where, what their credentials are and what other students think about the course.3. What are the challenges? Most people who attend courses like this already have an interest in personal development so they are the converted people. Their challenge in this course, as in any adult learning experience, is to follow through, complete the training’s Action items, and if life throws them a curve, get back in the game as quickly as possible. As adult learners, life can get in the way as most people have a full life to live when they start the course.


4. What kind of person does it take to do this? The best kind of person to take this type of training and be a good wellness coach is one who has empathy for self and others. The other quality that is helpful is to be a curious person who enjoys exploring people’s content. Good questioning skills are important as a life coach. By asking good questions and being open to hear what the coachee has to say will help the person examine and explore their thoughts. To not display any of your own biases or judgments as you engage with the coachee is critical to a successful coaching experience as we all have minds that have formed opinions developed over the course of our lives. If a bias or judgment gets in the way as a coach, confront that in yourself and address it with your client. A good coach acts as a mirror and reflects back what he or she has heard and asks questions of their client for clarification of the content shared. Words are important, how they are expressed is important, and understanding context is important. We all shift our traits depending on the context we’re in – friends and family conjure up certain behaviours while business activities can conjure up a shift in our behaviours – we do this automatically but wouldn’t it be great to do it consciously. Life coaching helps a client be more mindful but coaching of this nature takes patience on the part of the coach. Great coaching skills are, therefore, empathy, curiosity, good questioning skills, non-judgmental active listening, and patience.5. Could you do this part time? The benefit about this type of work is that you can do it part-time, full-time, as a hobby, as a community service, as a corporate business activity, one-on-one, online, face-to-face, in groups… the context of coaching is applicable to all stages, phases, and ages of life. It is really up to the individual coach whether they want to focus on a niche market, a general background, health, wellness, wealth and finances, career, seniors, money management… The avenues to explore are endless and ongoing as life changes and people change and their struggles and problems are continuous – as is the nature of life.6. Could you make a living full time doing this and in what capacities seem to work better – self-employment, working for a company, etc? As in any field, the person driving the ship determines the journey and the destination. Where do you want to go? How are you going to get there? How will you know when you arrived? What do you have to learn along the way to navigate and adjust to in order to reach your goal/dream/vision for yourself? You could start out as a hobby, do some corporate work, do some couples coaching – keep shaping the journey until the clarity is there and the motivation to keep going brings you to a plateau of what you want to achieve; then create another plateau and so forth.7. Is this a viable option? Viable, in what way? Financially? If financially, then you had better have a lot of enthusiasm for marketing plus social media skills and willingness to keep yourself in the game striving to get people into what is called your Funnel. Free articles, memberships, training – give them valuable content, get them interested in wanting more of what you have to offer. Have different programs and fees and offer topics of interest that people are drawn to – get them use to your style of delivery, get connected with groups who can promote your work, keep working on your own interests and market, market, market. Everything is viable with hard work, persistence, consistency, and a love of what you’re doing. I like that you say that this is what makes you feel good – helping others. That is the ‘why’ of what you want to do, which should keep you pushing forward, now you have to ask yourself to define your WHAT – what will you offer, to whom, how, and when.


8. What backgrounds generally do your students come from and what directions have they taken after taking this program. The participants have come from all walks of life, all ages, stages, phases of living and have moved on to various services of coaching – some corporate, some financial, some personal care services, some health-related topic such as thyroid coaching, fibromyalgia… Really the coaching you do is generally more about you – what interests you have and how you can contextualize it so that you become a subject-matter expert. If, as you say, you wish to be a wellness coach who wants to do one on one or small groups and workplace wellness programs, then that is what you shape and market in language that inspires you. Start to create some marketing material and see what you get. Learn to transform one life at a time – personal change is a process not an event. Keep your clients focused on their outcome and work through their obstacles turning them into stepping stones. People in the wellness industry have mentioned the importance of having a strong coaching background as a main foundation for this work.The Wholistic Life & Wellness Coaching certification program appeals to participants for many reasons:1. It has a practical component – lots of hands-on experience over an 8-month period.2. It is highly group, client and peer coaching interactive.3. It provides valuable content which is process-driven.4. It provides teaching frameworks and forms to draw on and use with clients.

Niche Business For Newbies

You don’t need major skills to be a drop shipper these days. You don’t need to stock inventory, ship anything, or even guess what might sell.Heck, you don’t even have to use your own money to pay for the goods.You can work a couple of hours a day or week, depending on how serious you are.And frankly the drop shipping method I’m about to show you is so straightforward, a teenager can do it.Hint: Get your kids started with this when they’re in 8 or 9th grade, and by the time they graduate high school they’ll have a very nice nest egg for college, along with more real world business skills than most college graduates.Now then… how do you find products?Amazon can give you a wealth of information on what’s selling and what’s hot at the moment.Go to Google (yes Google, not Amazon) and run some searches such as…· Most popular kitchen gadgets on Amazon· Most popular fitness items on Amazon· Most popular electronic gadgets on Amazon· Most popular pet products on Amazon· Etc.The first few results will be from the Amazon website itself, but don’t stop at those.You’ll also find articles pointing out what’s new, what’s selling and what’s especially popular.Be sure you’re only looking at results from the last 12-18 months – anything else might be out of date, especially if you’re looking at anything electronic in nature.


Make a list of possible products you’d like to sell. Once you’ve got some research done, you should have an idea of what niche you’d like to focus on.Once you’ve chosen your niche, dig deeper into that niche to find products. You might even choose a sub-niche to make targeting your prospects easier. For example, instead of choosing ‘dogs’ as your niche, you might choose a single breed such as ‘Great Danes.’When you have your chosen niche and your products, go to Shopify and open your own store with their 14 day free trial.Next, go to Oberlo and sign up to get their free plugin. This is going to make it super simple to add products to your store.Now add the Oberlo plugin to your Shopify store.Set up your payment processor. This is probably going to be PayPal or Stripe, or whatever service you are currently using.Last, go to AliExpress and open a new account.Once you’ve done that, import your products to your store by using the Oberlo plugin.Did this sound like a lot of work?Remember, you only have to set up these accounts once. After that, anytime you want to add a new product, it will only take you a few minutes to open things, grab the product and put it on your site.Once you’ve done everything above, you are ready to start driving traffic and making money.If you already have a list in this niche, then that’s your first go-to place to get traffic.Same way if you already have social media accounts and followers in this niche, you’ll want to promote your store in those accounts.When you’ve done those things, it’s time to invest a little money and start advertising.Let’s use $100 as an example. And if you don’t have the $100 to spare, you can always sell something on a site like Craigslist or Gumtree to get it, or just borrow it someplace.Your goal will be to set up a Facebook page for your store and test ads until you find your winner. Figure on initially spending $10 a day for 10 days to find the ad that gets the sales.Don’t overthink this or get stressed. If you’ve chosen hot selling products, this really isn’t going to be that difficult.As an alternative, or in addition to using Facebook, you can also find large Instagram pages in your niche that have at least 50,000 followers and decent engagement.To figure out the engagement rate, add up the number of likes for their last 10 posts, and then divide that number by 10 to find the average likes. Once you have that number, divide it by the total number of followers to find the average engagement rate.


You’re looking for a bare minimum of 1% engagement. Once you find these pages, send them a direct message asking if they’re willing to promote your product.Rates for promotion are typically $15 for 50,000, $20-25 for 100,000, and $30-$50 for 200,000. But these rates aren’t written in stone. The higher the engagement, the more you might want to consider paying. And a lower engagement means you shouldn’t be paying as much. Negotiation is key.Look for the pages that most closely match what you’re selling. For example, if you’re selling something for rose enthusiasts, you ideally want to find a page that focuses on roses, not on gardening in general.By investing $50 to $100 in Instagram, you should get 2-6 promotions and several sales or more.Use your profits to reinvest in your advertising. Closely monitor what’s working best, and do more of that. Tweak and test your page for optimal results.Add products, rinse and repeat.See how easy that is? Yet I know that 98% of people who read this won’t do it. Which is good news for you… much less competition that way.

Niche How to Find a Purpose for Bloggers

Many bloggers, when they start to write the blog posts, struggle in doing this long-term for months or years, because they think that the success will come faster than they deserve. But in today’s over saturated market in many niches that really have great competition, you have to be very patient, and do the activities in your blogging business one thing at a time. What helps in sustaining this activity over time is really finding your purpose and by finding your purpose you will actually find time, make time for your blogging activities much easier, because this is probably the ultimate professional mindset, which has a vision. You have a vision which actually sort of passes yourself, and you want your vision, your purpose be in front of you at all times. Especially when you’re facing challenges and the short-term setbacks, struggles.


For example, for the first few weeks you might feel very optimistic with your blogging and you write posts every day, and you’re feeling inspired to come up with great ideas, or you feel like they are great ideas. But, in those few months you discover nobody really sees your blog. You then most likely will feel discouraged and think, oh blogging is not for me, not for my niche. Perhaps not for my abilities. I don’t have what it takes. And you give up, because you didn’t create a purpose, initial purpose for yourself. In order not to quit, and easier find time for your blogging activities, you really have to think about why you are doing this.It’s this vision that will keep you going. For me blogging is always about helping people. Helping people solve their problems. Like today hopefully I’m helping you solve your problem in finding time for blogging. By finding your purpose as I’m saying, you will make this tasks of scheduling time in your day much easier, because this is a high priority in your daily activities, your blogging, because you’re doing this with a high purpose, to help people, and in any way you can with your skills that you currently have, with your expertise that you currently have or with the expertise that you are hoping to achieve while studying a certain area. Always try to have a higher purpose, which will eventually facilitate your blogging success, and help find time for writing and blogging. This will make or break your blogging career long term.