Social media has revolutionized how marketing is being done in the modern world. From Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and WhatsApp, it is now easier than ever to get the word out about your product or service offerings. All from the comfort of one’s digital device, through customer-centric and appealing content, it is very easy to drive engagements and client orders from the comfort of one’s home. A skilled professional such as a life coach could leverage these great platforms to acquire a large pool of clients.
While many prospective clients would like to have a one-on-one interactive session with a life coach, some may not prefer this due to tight schedules. It is essential to accommodate such clients when pitching one’s service offerings on these social spaces. It is necessary to state in an appealing way using e-banners or even infographics that you offer individual sessions and can provide sources for life coach training online, for those who are interested. Diversified and flexible services are likely to differentiate a life coach from the competition. It is also crucial to utilize hashtags and the bits of how you go about offering services online in your captions and posts.
Going organic, for starters, is usually okay. It helps one build a loyal client base, as they tend to interact with content because they appreciate it and not because they have run across an advertisement. However, it gets to a point, and as a career life coach, one would want their service offering to reach a much larger audience. The power of advertising your skillset comes into play here. Advertising on platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram allows your posts to reach many people and for your posts to bring in more likes and engagements. Placing these ads on these social spaces depends on one’s budget and desired geographical reach.
When curating a post, it is essential to consider who you want your posts to appeal to. Mainly because any product or service offering has a target niche market, it is also crucial to narrow down the social platforms that your prospective clients utilize and then develop a strategy for each platform. For example, life coach training sessions would best be advertised on LinkedIn, while therapy sessions would best be advertised on Instagram and Facebook. Being familiar with tools on each of these platforms is critical for the successful marketing of one’s services. For example, knowing how to utilize reels, stories, posts, hashtags, and IGTV on Instagram would come in handy in appealing to one’s target audience.
For example, having Facebook groups can be an excellent way to get a loyal client base. It would be key to share free tips on wellness and your training sessions and sponsored events that your group members can attend and tag along with friends on these online communities. When your community finds value in the content you share, they become loyalists who become brand ambassadors. This becomes an effective organic way to spread the word about one’s service offering. These brand ambassadors share feedback with a service provider, in this case, a life coach, on the feedback they are getting from sharing posts, which then gives insights to diversify or better your service offering and marketing strategy.
More often than not, a life coach could have a website and a YouTube channel to have sample sessions, testimonials, and more in-depth coverage of their service offering. A website could, for example, have potent calls to action and very appealing blog posts. A YouTube video could communicate one’s offering more personal than a post on socials. Providing links to such platforms alongside your posts is a beautiful way of marketing one’s services.
Indeed having the right marketing strategy in hand can grow a service offering such as life coaching in leaps and bounds. Setting up social accounts is the first step in going viral online. Creating relevant posts that will drive engagements while staying consistent, dedicated, and passionate keeps the flow of prospects