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Web Business Weekly - Issue #128 - Seeking help

Today's topic is something I've been thinking about a bit lately: paying people for their advice. Co

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January 21 · Issue #128 · View online
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Today’s topic is something I’ve been thinking about a bit lately: paying people for their advice.
Coaches have a pretty bad name among most people I talk to. Maybe I’m hanging out with the wrong people, or maybe there are just a lot of bad coaches.
I think it’s the latter. It’s pretty easy to call yourself a coach without any formal training. Many “business coaches” have never fun a successful business.
But when you find a good coach, they are worth their weight in gold. Not only can they save you hours of research and learning in a 5 minute call, but they can save you weeks or months of going down the wrong path.
I’m not just talking about business either. I had a coffee with a personal trainer friend and walked away with some a workout plan that would have taken me hours to create. And maybe I would have made the wrong plan and kept doing that for 6 months before deciding to get help.
That’s a lot of wasted time that was prevented in the time it took to have a coffee.
I just read a great post from Karl Sakas that highlighted several areas of your life that you should have someone to go to for advice. Some of those include financial planning, HR, legal, nutrition etc. You probably have someone you go to for a lot of this already, so why not seek people for the areas you don’t have covered?
Personally I’m looking for a marketing coach. I feel like I’ve hit a limit of my ability/experience with marketing Content Snare. It would be nice to have someone to bounce ideas off who has actually been there before.
The trick is actually just finding that person, not yet another coach who’s full of it.
Here’s my tweet asking for recommendations. If you know someone tag them!

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This newsletter is made possible by the occasional commission from one of the tools we love, actually use in our business, and promote.
See the full list of tools I recommend at The Agency Toolkit.
GoWP Page Builds - Imagine if you never had to do the actual work of building pages on your client sites? This service gives you a dedicated WordPress developer to handle all your page builds… for a flat monthly rate.
ThriveCart - (Lifetime deal!) We use this to manage subscriptions for both software and maintenance plans. The link above gets you an awesome lifetime deal. Full review here (almost everything that I didn’t like back then has been fixed)
ConvertBox - (Lifetime deal!) My absolute favourite lead generation tool. It’s installed on all of our websites and is used for lead segmentation, personalisation and collecting emails. It’s clean and simple to use. A win from me.
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