Elegant Themes

Elegant Coach Website Themes on WordPress

Here’s a quick and elegant way to build your coaching website yourself, on WordPress, with a nice theme. I’ll give you my likes and dislikes and a few quick tips for making the most of this theme provider, Elegant Themes.

Many coaches are attracted to Elegant Themes because they do look good and many coaches want to have a website that reflects them, their coaching style, their brand. But, remember, that … read on

 
A Plugin to Encourage Conversation on Your Blog

A Plugin to Encourage Conversation on Your Blog

One good thing about having a blog as part of your coaching web presence is that it allows visitors (followers, strategic partners, other gurus in your industry) a way to engage in conversation with you immediately.

Being readily accessible on your site through a blog puts you in the category of “expert” as you write, respond, and interact with visitors.

Unfortunately, one little setting that helps visitors create in-depth conversations … read on

 
Coaching Website Video Tips

Coaching Website Video Tips

Many coaches wonder if they should put a video on their coaching website or not. They hear that videos are all the rave and they “MUST” do one. They also fear that if they do one, it may come out crumby and it will hurt their reputation rather than help it. And, to add, to do a good one might require a professional and cost a lot of money.

On … read on

 
How to Get Traffic from Your LinkedIn Headline

How to Get Traffic from Your LinkedIn Headline

About a month or two ago, I noticed that LinkedIn headlines started appearing in discussions. My marketing radar started beeping uncontrollably. I said to myself, here’s a fantastic opportunity to get the message out to your market and get them back to your website. How can we optimize this!

Well done LinkedIn for adding this. For over a year now, I’ve been itching for a way to get a quick … read on

 
29 Things Clients Love to Read About on Your Site

29 Things Clients Love to Read About on Your Site

People will hire coaches who can help them with their challenges. The more one believes the coach can help, the more likely they are to hire that coach. Again, people want to overcome challenges.

I recently started a discussion over at The Coaches Support Group on LinkedIn. This is a great group run by EG Sebastian, a mentor coach (thanks for your effort). There are good coaches here supporting each … read on

 
Taking Forever to Build Your site? Two Tricks to Get it Done Quickly

Taking Forever to Build Your Site? Two Tricks to Get it Done Quickly

Yes, sometimes website building projects can drag on too long. They can kill the excitement when developing a new coaching business – especially if you’ve hired someone and you are at their mercy.

In the ideal world, you can get your website done quickly, simply, and looking good – and you’re off and running – marketing your business. Growing it.

Common causes of a slow build include lack of a … read on

 
How to Use Time to Stop Making a Mountain of Your Online Marketing Tasks

How to Use Time to Stop Making a Mountain of Your Online Marketing Tasks (Getting it Done Well and Faster with Less Stress)

A big stopper to success in marketing is resistance – when you resist doing your marketing activities. There are blockers like procrastination, perfectionism, and a host of other fears. I’m sure you can name some of your own demons.

Here’s a great tool for hacking away at these action-frictions to increase traffic, grow a following, and build your expert image.

The tool: Limit time.

Limit the time you spend on … read on