How to Get Coaching Clients on LinkedIn 5 Tips
Over the last 20 years I have been able to get numerous get clients on LinkedIn, and also I have found lifelong- connections for business that proven to be a valuable asset.
LinkedIn is much more business-oriented compared to other social media sites. Business owners tend to go to LinkedIn when they need help to fulfill a need in their business. This is why it is the perfect place to get clients for your coaching or service-based business.
On LinkedIn, you never know who you might network with…that will possibly recommend your services to someone.
The key is to grow your network steadily and consistently.
I have almost 20k in my LinkedIn network…but it definitely did not happen overnight.
But it is not about just getting contacts in your network. It is about getting the right strategy, so you have the right contacts in your network. Here is my advice on how to get coaching clients on Linkedin.
1. Don’t Spam!
If you log into LinkedIn and just send out a bunch of random connection requests, you will not see the results you want. You will not get clients.
DO NOT blast all your current connections on LinkedIn with your latest product, service, or event.
It will just get deleted.
Nobody likes a spammer.
And more than likely, they will un-connect with you.. or at least just start ignoring ALL of your content.
2. Don’t use people
When someone accepts your LinkedIn connection, get to know that person.
Find out what value they can add to your life, your business.
How could you help this person?
Don’t ever just ask for a sale.
Some people are very protective of their network/their tribe, and they will be picky about who they give access to, don’t ever just ask for an introduction into their network.
Building relationships is a 2-way street for this exact reason.
If you want to Get Clients, treat your network with the utmost respect
3. Always Apply the Golden Rule
I remember back in my days of waiting table. Other waitresses always wondered why I would earn 3 times the amount of tips as they did.
Well, it all goes back to treating others the way you want to be treated.
I treated my customers the way I like to be treated when I went out to eat.
The Golden Rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated.
This should really be applied in all areas of your life and business.
It really should be common sense for everyone…but unfortunately, it’s not.
Let’s apply the Golden Rule to LinkedIn.
- If you do not want random connection requests…well, then why are you doing it?
- If you don’t want a bunch of offers to join teams from random people, then what are you doing?
- If you don’t want a bunch of inbox messages trying to sell you something… then why are you doing it?
Connect with people who have common interests or whose company may complement yours.
Show real interest in others and personalize your connection request. How will it benefit the person you are reaching out to by connecting with you? This is how you build last relationships, truly network get clients, and make money in your online business.
4. It takes time!
It takes time to build your LinkedIn network correctly. Anyone that tells you differently is full of crap!
But it does work when it is done correctly.
My network has definitely not grown overnight.
Think of networking on LinkedIn, like planting a garden.
First, you start with the seeds…and then you nurture that garden to make it grow.
No one wants to be sold to.
But when they see the value of your services and what you offer, guess what they are going to go to the people they know, like, and trust. They are going to refer people to people they know, like, and trust.
So instead of selling, build real authentic connections and build trust over time.
5. Provide Lots of Value
Provide lots of value to your LinkedIn connections by sharing valuable content consistently.
- Write articles
- Participate in groups
- Ask questions
- Share your mission and why it’s important to you.
- Educate your followers about what you do
- Educate your followers on the problems you can solve.
When you do this consistently, you will be right in front of the right connections. This will keep you on the top of their mind, and you just never know when they will be ready to hire you or send you a referral.
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LinkedIn is a GREAT place to network and Get Clients for your Coaching or Service-Based business.
- Act Professionally
- Be Authentic
- Show genuine interest in the person
Your ideal clients will be drawn to you once they get to know you as a person instead of someone just looking to take their credit card.
I would love to hear how you have used LinkedIn to grow your online coaching or service-based business! Or what is your struggle with LinkedIn?