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How To Start Your Own Coaching Business – Part 3 Setting Up a Website for Your Online Coaching Business

Chapter 5: Setting Up a Website for Your Online Coaching Business

Some people may tell you that you do not need a website to launch your online coaching business. We strongly disagree with that. The other thing that you may read is that you can use one of the free website platforms to setup a website at no cost. We disagree with that as well.


As an online coach you are going to be charging clients hundreds and later thousands of dollars for your coaching services. If you don’t have a website then it looks like you are trying to do things on the cheap. When you have a free website it definitely confirms that you are a cheapskate!

You need your own domain name, web hosting and a professional looking website. There is no need for you to spend thousands on some fancy design. Your website needs to look clean and professional and that is all. It is not necessary to spend a great deal of time and money on it.

Some people are reluctant to have their own website because they do not know how to go about it. We will cover some of the basics here and there are plenty of good tutorials on YouTube which will provide the necessary details for you.

1. Choose a good Domain Name

Creating your coaching website starts with choosing an appropriate domain name. This is your unique address on the internet. If your own name is unique name then you can use this as your domain name. If your name is John Smith or Mary Jones then this will not be an easy thing to do as the names will probably be taken.

You could go for JohnSmithCoaching.com or something like this. Or you could go niche specific with something like TheDigitalMarketingCoach.com. We have not checked that these names are available.

You will need to check yourself using a domain registrar such as godaddy.com or namecheap.com.

As a general guide we would encourage you to go for a .com domain extension if you can get one. They are the most popular by far and recognized by Google and all of the other search engines. If you can’t get a .com then look for a .net or a .org. You can also check out country specific domain extensions such as .ca for Canada, .com.au for Australia and .co.uk for the UK.

Our advice is to make your domain name memorable and as short as you can. This is not always easy to do as most of the good names have gone. But with some trial and error you should be able to come up with a good name.

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