Resources for Your Coaching Business

 

 

Partner Support

 

Virtual Assistance

Pibworth Professional Solutions

Pibworth Professional Solutions provides marketing and technology support for Coaches, Speakers, Authors and Trainers. Our clients come to us with a clear concept of their business needs (as clarified through Kathy Jo’s programs) and we implement and manage the tools necessary to successfully market your business. We become integral partners in your business success by helping you with visual branding (logo, business cards, brochures, website etc) writing services, shopping cart integration and maintenance and passive income product creation.

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Social Media Specialist

Byrd Media Marketing

Social Media is an absolute MUST for coaches. It is the future of marketing yourself as a coach. If you unsure of how to get started or don’t have to time to manage this marketing element, Stacey will partner with you. The primary focus of Stacey’s Virtual Marketing Services is to provide Virtual Internet Marketing, Social Media Marketing and E-Commerce Support to Coaches, Professional Organizers, and Online Business Owners. I have worked with Stacey and HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER!

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Video Production

Stream Three Video

Every business has a story, and people love stories. What do your customers and colleagues say when they talk about you? We offer quality, affordable video productions and WordPress web site development.  Our team will help you create a video, get it posted on major services like YouTube, and track its performance.  We help you connect with your audience, grow your business, and become a leader in your industry.

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Networking for Coaches

 

International Coach Federation

The International Coach Federation is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches. The ICF currently has more than 15,000 members in nearly 90 countries. Membership starts at $16.25 per month.

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The Coach Exchange

The Coach Exchange (tce) is an elite online coaching network showcasing talent, sharing knowledge, resources, & vision – where coaches and opportunity meet!  Thecoachexchange.com creates an atmosphere of mutual opportunity and positive relationships. tce and its members help coaches develop, grow and promote their coaching practice.  This is a membership site but you can register for free and begin networking the same day.

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ACCPOW

An Association of  Coaching & Consulting professionals on the web. It is an amazingly comprehensive site for Independent professionals who want to use the web to leverage their business. It has everything – articles, resources, teleclasses, ebooks, how-to’s columns, on and on. This web site contains strategies you can immediately implement in your practice.

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Coaching Publications

 

Choice Magazine

Choice: the magazine for professional coaching

Dedicated to leading the most important conversation in coaching. choice, the magazine of professional coaching, provides and promotes development, growth, education, and success for those professionally involved in coaching. It is the source of professional articles, news and discussion, as well as information about products and services related to coaching. choice is the balanced voice of professional coaching—a must-read!

Welcome to the global conversation! Learn More Here

 

 

Online Payment Processing

 

Premium Web Cart

We designed and built the software tools we needed to succeed!

In 2006, Premium Web Cart went from a private collection of cutting edge ecommerce business tools to an integrated business suite and was made available to the rest of the world as a hosted shopping cart platform.

Since then, we’ve grown rapidly, added major new modules like our CRM, Project Manager, Members Pro, Suggest a Feature, Bug Spotter, Advanced Tracking, Click to Call, Easy Publisher, Catalogue Stores / Website Publisher, Survey system, Advertising Management, Fulfillment Automation…

Membership System – This was our 1st software product we built to sell our video tutorials, automatically create passwords, and manage our customers.

Instant Answer Ticket System – Massive customer volumes creates massive sales revenue but it also creates massive support loads. We needed a way to grow multiple businesses at the same time but not have our support load grow as fast as our businesses.

Counting on email sure wasn’t working. In fact, it actually made our

support load worse because too many emails were getting blocked by spam filters so we were doing extra work and still ending up with irate customers.

Live Chat – Even though we could have used an existing solution, there was nothing suited to run multiple websites from one screen, using one operator, and making it appear as though we were running independent businesses.

Affiliate System – The 1Shoppingcart Affiliate system payment method was so painful it inspired us to create our own affiliate program (yes, we used those guys way back then).

1 Click Up Sell – Virtually unheard of when we invented the 1 click up sell system, the 1 click up sell has now become so important as to be a virtual “base requirement” of any modern shopping cart.

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Practice Pay Solutions

Practice Pay Solutions values relationship, education, and service. They deliver personalized, convenient, and affordable solutions for automated payments, e-commerce, internet security solutions, and web design and hosting. Our flagship products are credit card merchant accounts, and a 7-in-1 e-commerce system that includes an online shopping cart, ezine delivery, broadcast email, client database, and affiliate management.

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Professional Cart Solutions

Professional Cart Solutions offers you the most complete, affordable, and easy-to-use e-commerce system available. With our integrated e-commerce solution, you can break the “billable hours ceiling” by selling products and packaged services on your web site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and it’s all completely automated. Starts at $19 per month.

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Marketing Tools

 

Email Marketing

Aweber

Aweber’s Email Marketing and Autoresponding Software helps you create loyal customers out of your website visitors. Their team shares a wealth of experience and knowledge about permission-based email marketing, including e-newsletters, autoresponders, website signup forms, and more.

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MailChimp

Easy Email Newsletters

MailChimp helps you design email newsletters, share them on social networks, integrate with services you already use, and track your results. It’s like your own personal publishing platform.

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iContact

iContact offers the simplicity of use required by entry-level users and highly intuitive array of sophisticated features. We bundle these features, such as surveys, autoresponders, and RSS feeds, into a single, affordable product. Monthly fees start at $9.95/mo.

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TrafficWave.net

Trafficwave.net is a web based AutoResponder service.  Getting an AutoResponder is like hiring your own personal selling assistant to instantly respond to prospect requests with your information. Your AutoResponder will capture prospect information, manage those prospects, and send your information out automatically.  Offers 30 day free trial.

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Get Response

GetResponse is an easy-to-use, web-based email marketing solution that can help you to build your permission-based mailing lists, maximize your conversion ratios, increase your profitability and build customer confidence.  Includes e-newsletters and autoresponders. With GetResponse’s easy to use, yet powerful web-based self-serve email marketing service you are minutes away from sending your profitable email campaigns.  Risk-free 30 day trial.

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Greeting Cards

Blue Mountain eCards

BlueMountainecards.com has a large variety of e-card and printable cards arranged in easy to use categories.  Also has wallpaper, screensavers, invitations, and announcements.  Try it out for free for 30 days.

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Send Out Cards

Send Out Cards can help you develop long-term relationships with your clients by sending printed greeting cards with your message in less than 60 seconds. Simply choose your cards from thousands of available designs. Send Out Cards will print it, stuff it, and mail it all for less than a greeting card at the store. $99 sign-up fee and as low as $9.80 per month.

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Market Research

 

Periodicals

Magazines.com

Magazines.com is the oldest, the largest, and the most dependable magazine subscription service on the Internet.  It has the best selection of Magazines on the internet – (over 1,500 – from general interest to niche and even FREE business magazines.  They even have free shipping and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

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Social Media

 

Facebook

Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet. Facebook is made up of many networks, each based around a company, region, or school.  All that’s needed to join Facebook is a valid email address and it’s free to join.

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LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site mainly used for professional networking. As of October of 2008, it had more than 30 million registered users, spanning 150 industries. The purpose of the site is to allow registered users to maintain a list of contact details of people they know and trust in business. Free

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Twitter

Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates, which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length. As of October 2008, Twitter claims to have over 3,200,000 accounts registered. Free.

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Client Management Systems

 

Coaches Console

The Coaches Console SM is the premier management system for coaches developed and offered exclusively by IAS – Interface Advantage Systems, Inc.  It was designed by coaches for coaches. The Coaches Console automates the work required to grow your practice and its professional look and ease of use tells your clients you are moving into the future of coaching.  Small business contact management software is unnecessary when you have all of the benefits of The Coaches Console.

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ACT!

ACT! helps individuals and small business owners work more effectively. With ACT!, you can easily access a complete, integrated view of your contact relationships, impress contacts with your follow-up, leave no task undone, and make informed decisions to advance your business. ACT! From Sage sells for $199. But you can usually get last year’s edition on eBay for much cheaper.

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Microsoft Office Outlook

Although mainly used as an email application, it also includes Calendar, Task Manager, Contact Manager, note taking, a journal, and web browsing. PC users usually have this application already on their computer. This is a great way to keep organized when you are first starting out. If you are looking to buy this software, I would look on eBay.

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Tools

 

Surveys / Assessments

Assessment Generator

Assessments are used by coaches and consultants for qualifying and marketing purposes, and by many other web site owners as a marketing tool.  Assessment Generator is a one-of-a-kind tool designed for coaches that makes creating assessments as easy as a click of a button!

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SurveyMonkey

SurveyMonkey has a single purpose: to enable anyone to create professional online surveys quickly and easily.  They offer a large variety of existing surveys, as well as templates that you can customize to fit your needs. They describe themselves as being easy to use, flexible, intuitive, and powerful. Try it out for free.

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Teleconference Services

 

Free Conference Call.com

FreeConferenceCall.com is used worldwide by consumers of all types from small businesses to large enterprise organizations. Its flagship solution offers a high-quality, reservation-less conferencing service that is extremely easy to use. Your teleconferencing line is available to you 24/7 and each conference call account accommodates 96 callers on an unlimited number of 6 hour free conference calls. No Sign-up Fee.

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Instant Teleseminars

Instant Teleseminar (IT) is a complete turnkey marketing system for GROUP SALES EVENTS. IT attracts prospects, builds lists, and increases sales. You pick an event date and time, and IT does everything else. Offers phone and web simulcast. Membership fee is required.

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Audio Tools

Audio Acrobat

AudioAcrobat® is one of the most feature rich audio solutions for Websites and email available today!  And, with video, you can make your Website come alive.  Record, publish, stream, upload, download MP3, playlist, and podcast your products.  Free trial available.

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Sound Forge Audio Studio

Sound Forge Audio software is everything you need for audio editing and mastering professional quality audio on your home computer. Record teleclasses, information sessions, workshops, or even one-on-one sessions, edit and restore audio, and convert files to mp3 files in no time. This easy to use software can produce high-fidelity audio products on your PC. You can purchase this directly from Sony for a reasonable $54.95. I would look for it on eBay.

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North Bank Audio

North Bank Audio helps your business sound better. By recording presentations, creating information products and taking advantage of new cutting edge web-based audio and video technologies, you can multiply your impact with a fraction of the effort. They’ve done the research for you can have the experience and the tools it takes to help you create powerful audio and video products and marketing materials.

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mp3recorder.biz

This is a low cost option to record and edit your audio files but doesn’t have some of the more advanced features of other higher cost products.

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Online Appointments & Scheduling

Appointment Quest

Appointment Quest makes it ways to manage your appointment scheduling on the web. Convenient, Secure, and Reliable. With Appointment Quest Online appointment manager you can configure your schedule to allow your clients to book their own appointments online. No mistakes, no overbooking, all in real-time. Free 30-day trial.

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Time Driver

  TimeTrade is the world leader in online appointment scheduling systems used by businesses to create new sales prospects, accelerate the sales and service process, and make it easy and fast to interact with customers. Our scheduling software products are built on our flexible Appointment Cloud SaaS platform that enables customized enterprise-strength solutions that are fully integrated with existing business processes and work flows.

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Coaching Tools

The Coaching Tools Company

The best form of marketing is word of mouth. How do you get it? By having extremely satisfied clients who have achieved incredible results. Having a well developing tool box is a great way of gaining that. The Coaching Tools Company adds powerful tools to your coaching that catapults your client’s growth and development.

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The Ultimate Questions Books

Have a stuck client? Having a hard time coming up with new and creative questions? Feel as though you’re saying the same thing over and over again?

The most powerful tool coaches have is the Empowering Question. Answers aren’t what get your client results. It’s the questions. Each of these specialty specific eBooks has hundreds of questions in different segments of the specialty area, specialty Wheel of Life, quotes, and much more. You will help your clients get results faster, as well as create “aha” moments, develop a framework to build your coaching around, feel at your game at every session and foster powerful transformation.

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Online Graphics

Fotolia

Over 13,449,356 images, vectors and HD videos!

Join more than 2,586,594 professionals within the media and communications industry, register for a free account now!

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iStock

Royalty free images. Pay as you go or pay per subscription options. Learn More Here

 

iClipart

Thousands of downloadable royalty-free images including clip-art, photos, web graphics, and more. There is a monthly fee starting at $19.95. They are having a fall special right now: $29.95 for an entire year.  I use this one and like it a lot. Most of my images come from this site.

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PhotoBucket

Photobucket. Where millions upload and share their photos and videos.

Upload all your photos, videos, and images for free. Make photo slide shows to share pics with friends. Host and share videos with us – we are one of the most popular video hosting sites in the world. Plus, find and share the best MySpace icons for profile layouts. Join us today!

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Getty Images

Getty Images: Stock Photography, Editorial Photos, Footage & Music

We offer high-quality, diverse and relevant stock photos, stock footage, stock music and editorial images for creative professionals. Search today.

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Photos to Go

Photos to GO is stock image library with of hundreds of thousands of fantastic royalty free images, presented in a fast, easy to search, easy to use 3 step process: search, find and download! – no complications and no hassles. It’s that easy.

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Inmagine

The best royalty free stock photography images under one roof. More than 2600000 stock photos, images, photographs and pictures for immediate purchased. Learn More Here

 

 

Articles Online: Submission & Obtaining

 

EzineArticles.com

EzineArticles.com is a matching service — bringing real-world experts and ezine publishers together.

Expert Authors & Writers are able to post their articles to be featured within the site. Our searchable database of hundreds of thousands of quality original articles allows email newsletter publishers hungry for fresh content to find articles that they can use for inclusion within their next newsletter. If you are going to submit any articles, ezinearticles.com is an absolute MUST! It is the highest ranking online article directory in google.

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Buzzle

Buzzle.com is comprised of a dynamic network of authors and content contributors who we proudly refer to as our Intelligent Life on the Web. As subject experts, our authors and content contributors create an informative, yet comfortable place for finding information about everything from animals to tourism. With current news in our What’s the Buzz? section, thousands of interesting categories, endless entertainment from our Escape Hatch, an interactive online community, and thought-provoking polls, Buzzle.com offers a medium through which to share knowledge of the world.

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FreeArticles.com

Freearticles.com is your source for free articles on all your favorite topics. If you’re looking for free information on specific topics, you will love how easy it is to quickly find top quality free articles.  In addition, you can submit your article for posting on their site, which is a great way to get your name and business out there.

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GoArticles.com

GoArticles.com is the web’s largest free content article directory.  It is a great resource for information on a wide variety of topics.  You can also become a member and submit your own articles.  As a free content site any webmaster, publisher, or editor may re-print your article(s).  If you enjoy writing, and want greater exposure for your business, this is a great way to go.

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ArticleCube

ArticleCube is an online article search engine and directory for both publishers and authors. With it you can search a major article directory on the web.  Launched in October 2005, ArticleCube is a top provider of free niche content for webmasters, authors, ezine owners and internet entrepreneurs.  You can also submit your articles for posting on their site. Learn More Here

 

SelfGrowth.com

SelfGrowth.com: the internet super site for Self Improvement and Personal Growth. SelfGrowth.com is part of a network of websites owned and operated by Self Improvement Online, Inc., a privately held New Jersey based Internet company. Our company’s mission is to provide informative, quality Self Improvement and Natural Health information to help people improve their lives. We provide information ranging from Goal Setting and Stress Management to Natural Health and Alternative Medicine.

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Coach Training & Continued Education

 

Coach Training

 

iPEC Coach Training

Preferred by clients and organizations seeking rapid and sustainable improvement, iPEC Coaches are creating a shift in coaching standards – and society. As graduates of the most comprehensive training in the industry, they are in high demand for their skill in guiding clients to fully engage and achieve measurable success on their own terms. Learn More Here

 

The Coachmaker's Training

The Coachmakers TrainingTM (TCT) is a coach training program for all coaches seeking professional development and International Coach Federation credentialing.  What makes TCT unique is that it is also designed for professionals and individuals to learn the tools and trade of coaching for application in their everyday roles.   Because at TCT we believe:  “Everyone deserves a coach.  Everyone can be a coach.TM”  We are coachmakers who make coachmakers who make coachmakers.  Deeply challenging and transformational this program is for those committed to growing as a person; to becoming a coach and a coachmaker.

The 7-Module program is designed as a buffet.  A buffet of international strategies, resources, tools, philosophies, and models all provided with the purpose of learning the ICF practice of coaching and developing your own unique coaching style and practice in the process.

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