Starting a new blog is exciting but it can also be an overwhelming experience. There’s so much to be done that it’s sometimes hard to set goals and actually achieve them.
Hiring a blogging coach can help you kick your doubts about blogging to the curb and get you on the fast track to blogging success!
My Experience As A Beginner Blogger
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 12-15 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 had to learn everything on my own.
Other bloggers started asking me for advice, so I decided to start my own blog coaching business. All new bloggers seem to share common obstacles and I love being able to help them.
Every new blogger can benefit from the help of blog coaching, so if it’s within your budget I highly recommend it. You’ll make money blogging much faster with the help of a coach than you would trying to figure it out on your own.
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.
In fact, here are 13 Reasons To Hire A Blogging Coach If You’re A New Blogger.
1. Narrow Down Your Blog Niche
You have got to know your blog 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 that can lead to feelings of failure.
You want to attract loyal readers, get to know your niche and 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.
2. Create A High-Converting Website Design
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.
What about the speed of your website? I’m sure you’ve seen the website with tons of advertisements that load SO SLOW.
The design of your website can have a huge impact on your traffic and growing your blog. From the colors and fonts you use to the styling of your menu items, it all matters to your visitors.
Working with a blog coach can ensure that your website is strategically designed to convert readers into subscribers and raving fans of your blog.
Some blogging coaches, including myself, even offer complete WordPress web design. If you’re not comfortable building your own website, hire a blog coach/web designer to get it done right.
3. Launch Your Blog 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 or have to do all the research on blogging yourself. You’ll get straight-forward answers to your questions, and launch your blog with confidence.
Your blogging coach can help you choose a webhost, 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 a lead magnet to start building your email list before your launch.
4. Get An Audit Of Your Blog
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 the formatting of your pages and posts, and give you tips to make your website more appealing.
5. Build Your Blog’s Branding
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.
6. Create A Social Media Strategy For Your Blog
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.
7. Collect Email Subscribers
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.
8. Create Lead Magnets 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.
9. Learn Email Marketing To Grow Your Blog
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.
10. Create Branded Images For Your Blog
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
11. Collaboration Opportunities With Other Bloggers
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
12. 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.
13. Make Money Blogging Faster
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. Book your free consultation call now and let’s get you on the fast-track to success.
I really appreciate your feedback on my posts. I work hard to bring you valuable and new information, so if you learned something new, tell me about it in the comments.
53 thoughts on “13 Reasons To Hire A Blogging Coach For Your New Blog”
These are all great reasons to hire a blogging coach. There is so much to learn when starting a blog and it can get overwhelming. Having a coach that knows all the ins and outs would not only speed the process but also give you a lot of confidence. Makes me wish I would have had a coach when I started my blog!
I am going to open a blog, your opinion really helped me. I need my friend to help me, letting my blog have a good start.
A coach can blogging definitely help at least to keep you accountable and informed about new trends and tactics!
These are definitely some really good reasons to hire a blogging coach! There is so much to learn and do in a short amount of time. I am slowly but surely growing but love all the tips I can get. Thank you for sharing, I am going to have to think about this.
You know, I never even thought of the points and facts you listed above. I just started blogging last year. I’m going to be looking into this now. Great idea. thank you!
Great post! I hadn’t heard of a blogging coach but I love the idea.
I have done a couple of these things for newbie bloggers. I had no idea that there is a term for the same. Awesome post.
There is so much to learn when you first start a blog. I think new bloggers could definitely benefit from a coach.
It’s amazing. I was amazed at all these advice. I believe that I am very lucky to read this post. Wishing you an awesome day with good luck on your way.
Right now I work as social media manager for a company. Personally, I wanted to start my own blog that I am lucky to bump into your post.
I didn’t hire a coach when first starting out but it would’ve certainly made things a lot easier.
I wish I knew about blogging coaches when I started out. I learned most of my lessons the hard way 🙂
Me too! It paid off in the long run, because now I use everything I learned to help other bloggers.
I think blogging should come from the heart first and foremost, and there is a lot of free support from Twitter and Facebook if you need it. That said, if you are trying to sort blogging as a career, a coach could be good to help you focus.
This is so true and informative.My sister in law is a blogging coach and she is the main reason I started blogging. Although I haven’t picked her brain as much as I should, i’m thankful she got me off to a great start,
I never thought of getting a blogging coach when I started blogging, since my only purpose is to document my travels. However eventually my readers increased significantly, that’s why I decided to re-brand and focus on posting quality articles. I must admit I need to learn more about blogging. 🙂
Glad to hear that your blog is growing, Liz. That’s a good thing! I’m happy to help in any way I can, so let me know 🙂
All excellent reasons! I think that having a blog audit by someone who knows what they are doing would be a good thing for me. I might have to do that somewhere down the road.
Hi Yona. Yes, a blog audit is a great tool, even for more advanced bloggers! It’s easy for us to overlook some things that others may spot right away. Definitely something to think about 🙂
Awesome, awesome advice! I’ve been working on my blog for a year and basically could have written you’re first few paragraphs- hours upon HOURS of reading, pinning etc. I’m still trying to figure it all out to be honest but no $ for a Blog Coach. So many great tips here! Thank you!
I understand Kimmy. I am now offering a free giveaway, and you could win a free blog coaching consultation and session, where we’ll tackle one of your goals if you’re the winner. You can grab your free entry here..that’s for anyone interested!
I absolutely loved this post! It is so helpful! There are a lot of things you said, I wish I knew when I first started out . Unfortunately I had to learn the hard way! But I will definitely work on branding more. When you see my pin, I want people to recognize it’s me! My pins are scattered ?thank you so much for this post!!
No problem. Aseky, if you’re working on branding your pins, check out my post How To Create The Perfect Pinterest Image In 5 Easy Steps
Excellent post. I think that if you do not find good online training and you have enough money, the great thing is to hire a Blogging Coach.
Thanks Jelena! Yes, coaching is a great way to save a ton of time trying to figure things out on your own.
This is a really great post and it’s amazing to see someone so honest and supportive. I’m so new to blogging it hurts, I work full time in a job where I am looking at a computer screen 8 hours a day so it’s sometimes difficult for me to keep focused and motivated on. You touched on some really useful tips; I definitely need to work on my email marketing and my webpage flow – I’m not 100% happy on it at the moment but joining the FB support group for bloggers definite help. Keep up the good work!
Thanks, Cheryl. I’d love to help you if you can find the time to work with a coach. Just know, I do work around your schedule, including evenings and weekends 🙂 Glad you found the post helpful.
This was so inspiring! I’ve never thought of hiring a blogging course, but the way you lay everything out, it certainly makes me consider it! I’m looking for we’d to learning more!
Hi Melinda! I’d love to set up a time to talk. Send me an email with your contact information, and a good time to reach out. Thanks!
Great tips for new bloggers! Thank you.
Social Media Marketing plays a vital in making a blog successful. Hiring a Blogging coach helps us to follow a systematic approach.
Great tips for bloggers – new OR those in need of direction! Learning whilst fumbling around is tough.
Yes! I agree. It was so frustrating when I first started. I was so thirsty for knowledge and felt like so much of my time was wasted fumbling along. I’m glad now, because it helps me be a better coach, but at the time, I felt like pulling my hair out!
This is such great advice. A lot of times you can find so much inspiration and save so much time by having someone show you the ropes.
Such great tips. I definitely agree that one should have a blogging coach to help navigate the world of blogging and marketing yourself. Great Post 🙂
I didn’t even realize this was something that you could do! At this point I’m definitely past this, but I wish I had known I could do this when I started out – it would have made everything so much easier!
I never would have thought to hire someone when I was first starting out. I just learned by trial and error… but having a coach would have been fabulous!
I totally feel you, Shell.
Blogging can teach your so much but it is quite hard when you just start so you might need help. Blog coaching can massively help!
thanks for this helpful information…
This is a great tip and advice. I learn so much from this post. Will definitely be sharing this.
Lots of good information!I am going to pass this along to a few friends who are new bloggers.
That would be great! I look forward to hearing from them.
There is so much I have learned in just the last few months blogging, a coach would have been nice to have at the start!
Yes, a blogging coach can help you make the most of blogging without all of the research.
I never thought to hire someone to assist me with my blogging when I first started off, but in hindsight, I think it would have really helped me take off much more quickly than I did.
Thanks, Emily. Let me know if there’s anything you do need help with 🙂
I have never heard of a blogging coach! I’d love to have one!
Hi Alexa! Let’s schedule a consultation. I’d love to help you reach your goals.
This post is filled with so much helpful information I am pinning it to my Pinterest board.
That’s great Benita. Thanks for pinning 🙂
Great information! I’m a member of a new blogger group, and one of the things I find most surprising is the amount of new bloggers whose niche is “all the things I’m passionate about…lifestyle”. I had no idea blog coaching was a thing, but it makes sense.
I’d love to work with you. Let me know if I can be of any assistance.
Facebook groups are such a fantastic way to connect with other bloggers. When I first started blogging, these groups are where I gained a lot of traction.
Thanks for stopping by!