How to Develop a Life Coach Marketing Plan

If you’re thinking about developing a marketing program for your coaching business, you need to begin with a life coach marketing plan. Some life coach marketing plans are short and to the point, others are hundreds of pages thick and cost thousands of dollars to produce.

Regardless of the scope of your marketing plan, you must keep in mind that it is a fluid document. Every business needs to have a well-structured plan that is based on thorough research, competitive positioning and attainable outcomes. Your plan should be the basis for your activities over the coming months. However, you should always be willing to enhance or redirect your plan based on what produces results.

Life Coach Marketing Plan Basics

The following are a few things that you should keep in mind when developing a life coach marketing plan

  • Market Research

Collect, organize, and write down data about the market that is currently buying the coaching product(s) or service(s) you will sell. Some areas to consider include:

  • Market trends, patterns, and dynamics
  • Customer’s taste and preference
  • Popular coaching products and services that are trending
  • Demand and supply
  • Competition in your coaching industry
  • The current state of the coaching industry

If you analyze all of the above, you’ll be able to create a good marketing plan.

  • Target Market

Once you’ve done a thorough market research, find a niche or target market for your coaching products or services and write a description about them.

  • Products/Services

When creating your coaching products or services, ask yourself these questions: How does your product relate to the market? What does your market need, what do they currently use, what do they desire above and beyond current use?

  • Competition

There is always competition in the coaching market, hence you need to develop a unique selling proposition, i.e., doing something different from your competitors to stand apart from the crowd.

  • Market Strategies

A marketing plan is all about promoting your life coaching business. You must write down all your promotion strategies and marketing strategies in your marketing plan. There are various strategies that you should consider:

  • Advertising – print media, radio, television, magazines
  • Networking – go where your market is, e.g., coaching seminars, events, or parties
  • Direct marketing – brochures, flyers, sales letters, newsletters
  • Website – blogs, videos, social media
  • Write articles, give advice and become known as a coaching expert

 

  • Pricing

From the information you’ve collected, determine the price of your products or services. Set a fair price according to market trends and what your target market is willing to pay.

  • Budget

Budgeting is very important in any marketing plan. A budget will decide what marketing strategies you can afford, how you can advertise your service, what you can do in house and what you need to outsource.

  • Marketing Goals

Define your marketing goals in your marketing plan. Marketing goals are your targets that you want to achieve. For example, as a life coach you want to gain 30 new clients per month, or you want to satisfy all of your old clients with your services. Goals can be anything, but you should work hard to achieve them.

  • Monitor Your Results

A life coach marketing plan is nothing without proper monitoring. You must analyze whether your strategies and plans are working or not. You have to decide whether your old plans are good enough to achieve your goals, or you have to create new ones.

By taking into account the above, you are in a much better position to promote and sell your coaching product or service. Successful coaches continually review the status of their campaigns against their set objectives. This ensures ongoing improvements to your marketing initiatives and helps with future planning.

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Jeannie Cotter
Editor/Writer
Writer, Coaches Training Blog community

 

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