07 Dec 12 7:29 pm
there are a lot of people who do private one on one coaching with people. However, they usually don't work for free, and usually aren't cheap.
I have mentored several people myself, but I stopped doing it for free because I was putting a lot of time and effort into helping others that I needed to spend on my own business, or pay someone else to do the work for me, all of which has a price.
you will find loads of training programs that will help for a low cost compared to coaching, but if you really want one on one help that is really valuable, you need to be willing to value the time they put into it.
part of the reason it gets so expensive is because of the time involved. I have found that for every hour I spend on a call with a coaching client, I spend 3-4 hours at least offline, doing research, analyzing what they have done and how it is working for them, and following up to make sure they follow what I shared with them.
That doesn't include the time spent marketing my coaching business and trying to build up my clientelle, all of which takes time and effort.
With a downloadable product like the training programs here, the cost of that time is divided among however many people buy the product, but with coaching, the price and the time all goes to the one person on the coaching call.
this all takes away from spending time on my own sites, and all that time is factored into the price people pay for a coaching call. that is why so many people have such a high price.
I am actually one of the cheaper coaches that I know, and I have been told repeatedly to raise my prices, but I try to keep it reasonable for the average person that is in my target demographics while still ensuring that I am reasonably compensated for the time and work I have to put into every hour spent.