Working with a personal blog coach can literally save you years of time trying to DIY your blog’s success, but only if you take advantage of the full value being offered. If you’re wondering how to get the best results from your blog coaching package, this post is for you.
1. Set Clear Goals For Blog Coaching
We all know the main goal of your blogging journey is to make money blogging and to do it consistently. But there are a lot of steps you need to take before you reach that goal.
Signing up and being accepted into a blog coaching program gives you a huge advantage over most beginner bloggers, so set clear goals for your time working with a blog coach.
How To Choose Goals For Your Blog Coaching Sessions
Depending on where you are with blogging, the best way to choose goals is to consult with your blog coach. Your coach will be able to help you determine realistic goals that are achievable during your time together.
Work Backwards When Setting Blog Goals
A great place to start is to work backward with your goals. Start with your big goal – perhaps it’s to make $3,000/month consistently with your blog. Then, start working backward to determine the steps you will need to take to accomplish that goal.
This should give you a clear idea of where you are currently and where you would like to be after you’ve completed your time with your blogging coach. Discuss this with your coach to make sure these goals are realistic for the time you will have together and adjust accordingly.
2. Have Realistic Expectations For Results of Blog Coaching
Yes, you can have it all and a blogging coach can help you reach your ultimate blogging goals. Just make sure that you’re setting realistic expectations for the results you’ll achieve in the amount of time that you’ve signed up for with your blog coach.
If you’re just starting your blog and haven’t written any content, you can’t expect to be monetizing your blog in the first month just because you’re working with a blog coach. There is a lot to learn before you get to the money-making, but if you’re willing to put in the work, you will get there.
By setting goals and having realistic expectations for your blog coaching sessions, you will feel more accomplished and motivated to keep moving to the next blogging goals.
3. Show Up Prepared For Blog Coaching Strategy Sessions
I cannot stress enough how important your strategy sessions are, so it’s imperative that you show up on time and prepared to absorb information.
This is your one-on-one time with an expert in all things blogging, use it to your advantage! It’s amazing to me that so many clients show up to these sessions only half-listening and not taking any notes. It does have an impact on the success of your blogging journey, make the most of it.
Personally, I offer to record our blog coaching sessions so that you can have them for review later. Even if you do have your blog coaching strategy sessions recorded, don’t underestimate the power of preparation. If you’re ready to make the most of each session, do the following:
- Show up a few minutes early – This gives you time to have your camera and microphone adjusted, and to make sure there are no technical difficulties.
- Leave distractions behind – Do your best to find a quiet space without your cell phone nearby, so you can focus 100% on your session with your blog coach.
- Take notes – Even if you’ll get a recording later, have a notebook and jot down notes. Personally, I share a lot of great information that will help you with your blog, don’t miss out on these strategies!
- Use desktop or laptop – Always show up to your strategy session on a device that allows you to access your blog. That way you’re always prepared for walkthroughs and hands-on learning.
- Allow an extra 15 minutes – It’s always smart to allow an additional 15 minutes after your session is supposed to end. Why? I love to talk and I won’t end a good session in mid-thought, so you could get a lot of extra time with a blog coach for free.
4. Ask Any Questions You Have About Blogging
As the saying goes, there’s no such thing as a stupid question, so make sure you ask all of the questions!! If you’re my blog coaching client, I welcome questions and you never have to feel embarrassed that you don’t already know the answer. Of course, you don’t – you’re brand new to this blogging world.
If you don’t ask the questions you have rolling around in your head, you won’t get the answers. Or, you’ll waste time on the internet trying to find the answer. Isn’t that why you signed up for blog coaching in the first place – to save time?
So, don’t hesitate to ask any questions you have about blogging. No matter how big or small, your blog coach will have the answer or get the answer for you.
5. Provide Honest Feedback To Your Blog Coach
This one may be hard for you, especially if you worry about hurting people’s feelings. It’s important, though, to provide honest feedback to your blog coach if you want to achieve your goals.
We’re all human, and if there’s something that isn’t clicking or if your blog coach isn’t living up to your expectations, tell us about it! Of course, be respectful and kind with your words, but we can’t fix something if we don’t realize that it’s broken.
As a blog coach myself, I would much rather my client tell me there’s an issue during our sessions than ghost me. When that happens, I don’t know if something happened to them or if they were unhappy with my service, and it’s confusing.
I personally always want to provide superior service to my bloggers, and all feedback is appreciated. It helps me become a better coach to you and to future clients.
Blog Coaching Can Fast-Track Your Blogging Success
If you follow these 5 tips for making the most of your blog coaching sessions, you’ll be extremely satisfied with your results. Working with a blogging coach one-on-one can easily fast-track your blogging success and save you precious time with growing your blog and building your online blogging business.
If you’re ready to take the next step, book a free discovery session and let’s see if blog coaching is the right fit for you and your blogging journey.