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Why Most Internet Marketing Coaching Sucks

Aug 17, 2007
Have you ever wanted someone to call on to help you with internet marketing related questions like web promotion, search engine optimization, blogging, social bookmarking and other important issues related to online business? Maybe you have tried a coaching program and were dissatisfied. Well, if so you are not alone.

The problem with most coaching programs in the first place is that there is no one-on-one consulting available. You get access to a website with a forum and monthly tele-seminars but no real access to the so-called guru you are paying. If you do get access it is usually to some third party outsourced by the guru and probably in another country. In addition a great many of the so-called gurus can only talk to you in the evening because they are still working a regular job!

A big problem I experienced myself when I first started was that no one would give you exact answers. Many of the coaches are the same today. They won't tell you what you need to change a headline or title tag to, just that you need to change it. I don't know about you but I was looking for exact advice not suggestions on what to try. You would think that if someone has been doing something for a long time they would know what works. Someone experienced should be able to look at your site for five minutes and show you the things you need to change. Of course evaluating linking, backlinks, keywords, and other issues may take a little longer but 95% of websites have simple things wrong with them that can make a huge difference in their search engine results.

Another issue of course is the price. With most internet marketing coaches charging anywhere from $250 to $800 per month or even several thousand dollars upfront the average person can't afford it. Yeah, it may be okay for members of large corporations with deep pockets but not for the little guy just trying to learn the ropes or the person who is trying to just get to that point where they can finally say goodbye to their J.O.B. and actually earn a living online. I think coaching needs to be affordable to the people who really need it.

Another issue is that the coach doesn't really care. All they want to do is take your money and just like the owners of health clubs they don't really care if you use the program or not. A coach that is really concerned about your success will email you and remind you that you need to talk to them. If you are guaranteed a certain amount of time per month to be able to speak to the coach, he wants you to use it. Do you have a coach like that?
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Beach, Florida. Find more about this as well as internet marketing coaching at http://www.AskGregg.com
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