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In my experience, almost anyone can start a coaching, consulting or service-based business online…
…even if you FEEL like you have no experience.
Think about it:
Whatever you do in your work or even in your play or home life, you’re an expert in something.
Whether you’re an expert in helping businesses understand the impact of their cash flow or an expert in getting babies to sleep through the night, someone out there needs your expertise.
But when it comes right down to it, many people starting a consulting business, coaching or practice online struggle because they don’t take the time to get the basics right.
I see a similar question pop up a lot in some of the entrepreneurial groups I’m in, when people ask, “Can I be successful online if I don’t serve other business owners?”
While it’s true that in some of these groups, it seems like the business-to-business entrepreneurs have a much easier time because they’re all selling to one another, I don’t think that’s the truth in the real world. So my answer is YES! You absolutely can be successful with a business-to-consumer business online. And here’s why.
In my work, I get to talk to so many people who know they want to be an entrepreneur. They know they want to do something, but they aren’t totally sure what that something might look like.
At times, they really do know what they want to do, but they aren’t giving themselves permission to do it.
I see a lot of people who really want to be a coach of some kind, but they haven’t been able to say yes to it yet, because they’re afraid they don’t have the qualifications or experience. Then others are totally gung-ho and ready to start promoting themselves as a coach but they have yet to build any expertise in their chosen area.
So let’s address the elephant in the room: Can you be a coach if you haven’t done it yourself?
The answer? It comes down to what exactly you mean by the term ‘coach’.
Have you considered starting your own business but fall short on actually doing anything about it?
Are you tired of working for someone that doesn’t appreciate you, being told what to do and having to arrive early and leave late just because you don’t want to upset the boss?
Traditional ‘success’ comes at a price and that price is often your freedom.
And let’s be honest. 4 weeks annual leave each year is NOT enough!