9 Things To Know When Starting A Successful Career Coaching Business

Want to start your own career coaching business? Here are 9 tips you should know.
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We've interviewed thousands of successful founders at Starter Story and asked what advice they would give to entrepreneurs who are just getting started.

Here's the best advice we discovered for starting a career coaching business:

#1: Lydia Lee, founder of Screw The Cubicle:

We chatted with with Lydia, founder of Screw The Cubicle ($10K/month). In our interview, Lydia says:

Create intentional time for working on the business rather than always working in it.

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#2: Lydia Lee, founder of Screw The Cubicle:

We chatted with with Lydia, founder of Screw The Cubicle ($10K/month). In our interview, Lydia says:

In order to maintain simplicity (and sanity!) in my business, it’s been a big learning for me to say “No”. I’ve had to learn to take pauses to analyze decisions without simply taking any opportunities that come my way.

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Defining my own success and understanding ‘what’s enough’ financially for my life has been important to sustaining myself as a business owner. It can be so easy to do more, have more, and grow bigger without a real reason to.

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#3: Nissar Ahamed, founder of CareerMetis.com:

We chatted with with Nissar, founder of CareerMetis.com ($3K/month). In our interview, Nissar says:

The cost of acquisition is cheap and the traffic is evergreen. The more you do SEO, you will realize that it’s not as hard as what people want you to believe.

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#4: Nissar Ahamed, founder of CareerMetis.com:

We chatted with with Nissar, founder of CareerMetis.com ($3K/month). In our interview, Nissar says:

Consistency has been my best friend. For more than 4 years, I have worked on this side-hustle. It has taken a lot of time and effort to learn blogging, SEO, link building, email marketing, content marketing, etc. The more time & energy I have put in, the more I reap the benefits.

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Fall in Love With the Process. Focus more on learning the skills and honing the craft versus just making money.

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#5: Patrick Curtis, founder of Wall Street Oasis:

We chatted with with Patrick, founder of Wall Street Oasis ($140K/month). In our interview, Patrick says:

Perfect is the enemy of progress. In order to succeed, you need to get started and stop trying to come up with the perfect business plan or perfect idea.

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#6: Austin Belcak, founder of Cultivated Culture:

We chatted with with Austin, founder of Cultivated Culture ($20K/month). In our interview, Austin says:

I sent in over 300 online apps and landed less than five interviews. I knew this process was broken but everyone kept giving me the same advice: tweak your resume, apply online, then rinse and repeat because ‘it’s a numbers game.’

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Stop reading a million blog posts, stop worrying about what the logo will look like -- just get started. Focus on the basics. Get something up and running, then begin to promote it.

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