Starting a new blog is exciting but can also be an overwhelming experience. There’s so much to be done that it’s hard to set goals and actually achieve them.
Hiring a blogging coach is worth the expense, especially when you are just getting started.
I remember when I started my first blog.
I was all over the place with my blog posts, trying to please the masses. I had pages that said “Coming Soon” as part of my main menu. I was collecting email addresses from people who would never be interested in my products and services.
My blog was a hot mess.
I, too, was a hot mess. I spent literally 15 hours a day working on my blog, most of it spent researching everything I could about successful blogging. Eventually I got it figured out, but there’s a sea of useless information to wade through to get to the good stuff.
I remember wishing I had a mentor that could help me use my time effectively. Instead, I learned everything on my own.
My hard work did finally paid off, and now I have my own blog coaching business. The ends justify the means.
But I wasted so much time! If I’d known I could hire a coach to move me along faster, I definitely would have.
Now I’m determined to help new bloggers like you, build successful and profitable blogs, sooner rather than later.
13 Reasons To Hire A Blogging Coach If You’re A New Blogger
Hiring a blogging coach can help you alleviate the countless hours of research you’re doing to figure things out. Your coach will have the answers you’re looking for and help you apply them to your blog.
Narrow Down Your Niche
You have got to know your niche to be successful as a blogger.
If you’re trying to please everyone when you write, you’ll end up pleasing no one, and likely feel like a failure.
You want to attract loyal readers, and to do so, you’ve got to have a niche and know who you’re targeting with your posts. Once you’ve figured it out, creating valuable content becomes so much easier.
If this is something you struggle with, hiring a blogging coach to help you is going to be worth every penny.
With a little coaching, you’ll know who you’re writing for and exactly what your audience needs from you.
Build A User-Friendly Website
After someone reads one of your blog posts, do they know what to do next?
Your website should be set up in such a way that your reader flows from page-to-page naturally.
Your website should also have several opportunities for readers to join your email list as they browse your content.
I’m sure you’ve seen the website with tons of advertisements that load SO SLOW. You do not want to be that person. Those ads are not going to make you money, especially just starting out.
You’re ruining the experience for visitors, and you’ll end up losing readers. I can promise you that there is a better way.
If you’re ready to make some money, check out my Launch To Profit training. I’ll turn you into a pro in less than 60 days. Yup. I can do that. Learn more here.
Anyway, if you’re not happy with the look of your website but you’re not sure how to fix it, a blogging coach can help.
If you’re comfortable with the techy stuff, your coach can audit your website and then coach you on ways to improve your reader’s experience.
Some blogging coaches, including myself, even offer complete WordPress web design. If you’re not comfortable building your own site, or just don’t want to mess with it, let your coach create a website that fits you perfectly.
Launch With Confidence
If you haven’t launched your blog yet, this is the perfect time to work with a blogging coach.
You won’t be bombarded with advice and having to do all the research on blogging yourself. You’ll get straightforward answers to your questions, and launch your blog with confidence.
Your coach can help you choose a web host, coach you on branding and web design, and help you establish an online presence before you ever write a blog post!
She can even help you create an opt-in to start building your email list, or just about anything you need help with.
Complete Blog Audit
As a new blogger, there are just a ton of things to learn. Hiring a blogging coach to provide a complete blog audit can be a very rewarding experience.
Your coach will go over your blog posts and pages to make sure everything is at optimal performance for your website visitors.
She can check your posts for broken links, help you with formatting of your pages and posts, and give you tips to make your website more appealing.
Build Your Brand
Does your brand stand out from the competition? Would your readers be able to recognize your posts on Pinterest by your branding? If not, you may want to hire a blogging coach to help.
Your branding includes the colors and fonts you use, your logo, even your writing voice. Your vision for your blog isn’t just a pipe-dream. You are the expert in your niche and your branding helps establish that.
Your coach will help you build a brand for your blog that’s consistent across your website, your social media accounts, and the products and services you offer.
Social Media Strategy
Social media is the greatest free tool for promoting your blog and finding your target readers.
Each platform is unique, so there’s no one-size fits all strategy. You have to understand how to use each one effectively or it’s just a wast of your precious time.
Start with one that you know well from your personal use, and create a business account just for your blog. Master that platform and grow your audience there, then branch out to a new one.
Hiring a blogging coach can help you determine which platforms to focus on first to get you the best results. Then, a good coach will help you learn those platforms inside and out.
Your blogging coach can help create a social media strategy that will have you dominating the world-wide web in no time.
Start An Email List
If you haven’t started building an email list yet, that should become your number one priority for your blog.
Your email list is your most precious possession as a blogger, especially if you plan to monetize.
People that like your content enough to give you their email address, are the same people who will be interested in your products and services down the road.
If you’re just not sure how to start an email list or are stuck on ideas to grow your list, you may consider hiring a blogging coach.
Your coach can make managing your email list a snap. She’ll also help you find new ways to gain subscribers.
Create Opt-ins That Convert
One of the most popular ways to grow your email list is with content upgrades or opt-ins. This is when you provide an extra piece of content (checklist, worksheet, resource guide, etc.) in exchange for an email address.
It sounds easy enough, but sometimes you just can’t think of anything to give away. I get it. It took me at least 3 months of blogging to come up with a content upgrade, and it was still kinda lame.
If you can relate, hiring a blogging coach to help could change your game significantly.
Your blogging coach will help you create content upgrades and other opt-ins that your readers will actually appreciate.
By providing valuable free content, when your ready to sell something, you’ll already have people who are interested.
So maybe you’re already collecting email addresses, but what are you doing with them?
Believe it or not, they actually want to hear from you! You have to stay connected to your subscribers to build trust and stay in the forefront of their brains.
Provide your subscribers with interesting information 80% of the time. If you do that, your audience is more likely to consider buying something when you pitch it.
A blogging coach can help you build a newsletter or set up an email sequence. ECourses are a great way to build your list and provide maximum value.
Create Branded Images
Do you feel like your blog post or social media images are just not up to par? Not everyone is a photographer or good with design tools. Hiring a blogging coach can help.
You can have your coach teach you how to create stunning images, how to add text overlays and branding, or to school you on taking your own photos.
If you’re still not keen on designing your own images, some coaches (me) offer custom image design packages. You’ll get templates with your branding to use for all of your blog and social media posts.
Related Post: 5 Easy Steps To Creating The Perfect Pinterest Image
Find Your Tribe
Building relationships with other bloggers is going to be key to the growth of your blog. If you’re new, you may not know which bloggers you should connect with, or how to approach them.
A blogging coach can help you find your tribe. She can even help you come up with a pitch for collaborations and guest posting opportunities.
Related Post: Build A Loyal Blogger Tribe That Rocks
Affiliate Marketing Training
I know I’m going against the grain by saying this, but it’s never too early to start making money with your blog.
I told you about my first blog starting off as a hot mess, but even as a newbie, I still made over $500 in affiliate income my first month of blogging.
A blogging coach can teach you everything you need to know about affiliate marketing.
Your coach will help you find the right products to promote for your niche and teach how to use your affiliate links organically.
She can also help you apply with merchants and coach you on your pitch for free products to review.
I know I talk about it often, but I love helping new bloggers make money with their blogs.
In my opinion, affiliate marketing should be just one of the ways you plan to monetize. It’s a great source of extra income that’s easy to get started.
Your Own Product Or Service
If you’re ready to monetize your blog, a blogging coach can help you come up with a small digital product to get the ball rolling. Or maybe you have a talent related to your blog and want to create a course to sell.
You could also offer your services as a way to monetize your blog. Blog coaching is a great example of that.
Your coach will help you find the right fit for you, your blog, and your goals.
Are You Ready For A Blogging Coach?
If you’re new to blogging, there’s no limit to the help a blogging coach can offer. I don’t know about the rest of them, but I love helping other bloggers reach their goals.
I want to help you reach your goals, too. As a special offer for reading this post, you can book any of my services and save 20%. Book your free consultation call now and mention this post for your savings.
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