Many home based business opportunities are sold under the umbrella (ella ella) of coaching programs. Questions I often get in my mailbox are of the variety: Is this or that coaching program legit? The cost seems awfully high.
The cost of coaching programs is often a ‘sticker shock’ as they are often in the thousands of dollars or tens of thousands of dollars. The truth is coaching programs cost money because there are people’s time and resources involved. For example, if the coaching program includes live seminars, it will cost the company money to host that seminar (renting the space, providing meals and so on). They must also cover the costs of doing business (paying the rent, payroll, etc).
Anyone considering a coaching program needs to consider what they will actually get from the program. Find out what the components of the coaching program are. Will you get personal attention? If so, how much? Will get you get group interaction and networking opportunities from it? Or is it just a bunch of information products (DVDS, eBooks, and so on).
There are plenty of home-based business coaching programs but you’ll always need to consider the value you’ll get from them. Coaching programs with long term value are usually better than a short term programs or ‘one shot deal’ seminars. Also see what other people are saying about the program before you join (in blogs, forums, and so on).
A lot of people join coaching programs because they don’t know where to start. They feel the coaching program will give them all the answers they need. Can I recommend any? No, I cannot because this jury is still out on home business coaching programs. In most cases you can piece together the information in coaching programs from other sources. Many of them free from blogs and other parts of the web.