Blogging can be really intimidating to someone who is starting out. I know it was for me.
I had no one to ask questions of so I spent most everyday reading forums and posts on how to do the very simplest thing.
I was determined to do it all myself so I would know what was going on. That was a good idea I guess and I really did learn a lot by doing that but it also took me forever.
Actually I probably would have hired a coach if I could have found one to hire. Especially if it was someone who would show me what they were doing so I could learn how to do what they were doing. If I am going to do something I want to know what is going on. I don’t want it just done for me.
Hiring A Coach In The Past
Many times it was quite difficult to hire a coach when I started blogging.
There were not so many people out there who were doing coaching. Many of the people who were doing the coaching did not know much more than the people they were coaching. This is really frustrating when you are paying for coaching.
The rest of the coaches were Internet gurus and they were so busy doing everything else, many times they did not have the time to really do the coaching. Hence, their clients sometimes fell through the cracks.
Coaching was also very expensive so it was out of the price range of many people.
Hiring A Coach Presently
Today hiring a coach is much easier. There are many people who have been blogging for several years who are willing to share what they know.
Most of these people learned from the ground up so they are very experience in what they are offering to coach other people in. Their trial and error learning becomes a valuable resource to the person looking to hire a coach and learn about a particular area of blogging quickly.
These people are for the most part charging reasonable rates. They want to help other people learn how to blog and save other people from making all of the mistakes they made.
Why Hire A coach
1. The first reason to hire a coach is so you can get a blog up and running in a short period of time.
I think everyone needs to know how a blog is set up and what is going on with their own blog but figuring it out on your own is the hard, long and expensive way to do it.
A coach can set up a blog very quickly, then show you how they did it and answer all of your questions. This enables you to very quickly get to what blogging is really all about, which is writing posts and commenting.
2. Learn from someone who has made all of the mistakes and knows a lot of the tricks of the trade.
When learning you can either take the long way around or you can take a short cut. Personally I would much rather take a short cut any day. I am always looking for a faster / shorter way to do something or go somewhere.
Doing everything ourselves is like taking the black path in the image above. Hiring someone to help us is like taking the purple path. It is much faster and you learn as much or more by taking the short cut.
3. You get to know the person who is coaching you. This way you will know at least one other blogger. Through your coach you will get to know other bloggers and start to become involved in a blogging community.
The faster you get to know other bloggers and start to network the faster your blog will grow.
4. As you get your blog going you will most likely have more questions. Most coaches won’t mind answering questions even after your coaching is over or they will be able to direct you to another coach who can help you in the area you are struggling in.
If you are struggling with blogging don’t be defeated. Go out and hire a coach. If you do not know whom to hire then ask other bloggers. Most any blogger can guide you in the direction of a good coach who can help you through your blogging challenges.
Do You Need Help Getting Your Blog Started
I am eager to help you get started so here is what you’ll need to do. Click here and tell me where you are right now and we’ll set up a time to discuss how I can help you so that you are up and running in no time.
I will also answer any other questions you may have about blogging.
I would love to talk to you soon.
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I would love to hear your thoughts on my post. Leave me a comment and let me know what your experiences with hiring a coach have been.
If you have hired a coach in the past was it beneficial to you? If you have not hired a coach yet is that something you would be interested in doing?
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