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Ask Bev James - How do you get your very first paying client?

Posted 1138 Days Ago in: Ask Bev, Bev James, Coaching Client Acquisition Articles

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"How do you get your very first paying client?" has proved a very popular question in the Ask Bev series. Read on and watch the video in the blog post to find out Bev's response to this business building question.

Here’s the latest question in the Ask Bev series -

“How do you get your very first paying client?”

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For the full answer watch the video above and for the summary, read below.

This is a subject that I am incredibly passionate about and will no doubt return to in another Ask Bev.

For now, I’d like you to ask yourself the following question – Who has already got your clients?

For example, if you are a parent coach, could you link with local schools? Could you give talks? Could you appear in a newsletter? These are all great places to showcase yourself. Where else?

If you’re a career coach an obvious place to start would be to link with recruitment companies. They have a vast number of clients looking to change their career and you provide a solution.

I spoke to a relationship coach recently who has linked up with a divorce lawyer. They are happy to recommend her services to help with the divorce process and managing children through a divorce.

Or maybe you’re a coach for entrepreneurs and business owners – Where do they hang out? Are they online? Are they part of a business networking forum? What events do they attend?

I’d like you to take some time, get a piece of paper and consider the following –

1.) Who it is you are looking to coach?

2.) Who already has my potential clients?

3.) How can I link with them? What can I offer in return?

Wishing you well and look forward to reading your comments below.

Bev 

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