Sorry it’s been awhile since I’ve posted. In fact it’s been well over a month since I sent out a broadcast email to Eric’s Tips subscribers, and a few months since I’ve posted a video lesson– if you’re a subscriber you’ll know that’s uncharacteristic of me.
Yesterday I received an email from a friend asking if I was OK. So in case you were curious too; I am mostly OK, and I’ll try to post an update in the near future with a bit more info about what I’ve been up to (or not) lately 🙂
Today I’m pleased to announce a new coaching club that I’m launching, along with my partners Jeff Wellman and Paul Counts.
Introducing the Real Coaching Club…
It’s no exaggeration to say that people have been asking me for coaching for years. And for years I’ve refrained from offering coaching, for a few reasons.
For one, I have a successful online business, and make enough money already. To be a good steward of my time, I’d have to charge a lot of money for it.
Then, even if I charged a high price for my time, I still wouldn’t be able to allocate much time to the coaching. With a wife, 4 kids (5 soon), and other God-given ambitions in life, there just isn’t any “extra” time.
I considered doing what I’ve seen other successful marketers do– outsource the coaching.
In theory, it’s the perfect solution. I’m a big believer in outsourcing, and I think most elements of an online business can and should be outsourced.
But I just couldn’t do it in this situation. As a customer of many marketing-related products, I’ve been solicited to join coaching programs in the past.
I’ve received phone calls from so-called coaches, who used high-pressure sales tactics in an effort to get me to join. The prices seemed high, ranging from thousands of dollars all the way into the 5-figure zone. It seemed clear to me that these “coaches” were much more interested in getting my money, then they were in helping me make money.
As a successful marketer and product vendor, I’ve also been solicited by the coaching companies who want me to integrate their services into my business. It’s an attractive offer. All I would have to do is give them my customer lists, and they do all the work and send me a check for 40% of what they bring in!
They position it as a value-added service for my customers. It’s also private label, which means the coaches would appear to be my personal representatives. On paper, it’s a great deal. But I’ve not been willing to stake my reputation on any of the coaching companies that I’ve encountered.
I’m not willing to let them use their high pressure tactics on my customers, and charge exorbitant prices on my behalf.
A better solution would probably be to hire my own in-house coaches and personally train them. I’m not really interested in doing that, but even if I did… it brings up yet another sticking point:
Who would you rather be coached by…
A) Someone who has merely been trained to be a coach and makes an hourly wage for their coaching?
B) Someone who has successfully achieved what you are trying to achieve (and knows how to teach/coach it)?
It’s important to note here that we’re talking about building a profitable online business, which is a fairly specialized endeavor. There are some types of coaching in which this type of specialized knowledge is not needed.
For example, you might gain a lot of benefit from the motivation and accountability of a “life coach”. But no amount of motivation and accountability will result in a profitable online business if you don’t know how to build one.
So if you want to be coached in your effort to build a successful online business, I recommend being coached by someone who has built a successful online business.
Finally, I’ve found an ideal solution.
After partnering with Jeff and Paul on a recent product launch, the three of us came to the conclusion that we could utilize our partnership to create a group coaching program for our customers.
Since it’s group coaching (not one-on-one), we can leverage our own time to help more people simultaneously. And since there are three of us sharing the responsibilities, we can create a sustainable program in which we are personally doing the coaching.
Unlike outsourced coaches (who might not have your best interest at heart), and unlike in-house coaches (who may lack specialized knowledge), Paul and Jeff are both successful Internet marketers and excellent teachers who care about your success. I am 100% confident about putting my customers into their hands.
Paul and Jeff are known in this industry for being marketers with integrity, and I feel that they are a natural extension of my own values.
Likewise, the methods they teach and coach are an extension of the things I teach. This is the “official” coaching program of Eric’s Tips.
By the way, the Real Coaching Club is more than just a coaching program. It’s also a community, where you can network with like-minded people, and help each other along the way to reaching your financial goals.
For more information, please go here:
Right now we’re offering a special one-month trial, so you can try our coaching club for only $17, with a risk-free money-back guarantee. If you want to save yourself some time and sign up without watching the 20-minute video on the page above, just click here to sign up.
Thanks for checking it out, and I hope to see you on our next coaching webinar.
As always, you are welcome to leave your questions and comments below.
Have a great day!