How Much Does Life Coaching Certification Cost?
This is a mystery question that the netizen has been asking. In this article i will revel how much really does a professional life coaching certification cost.
How Much Does Life Coaching Certification Cost ? (I Mean the real cost?)
Well, Life coaching certification can cost a lot as they don’t come cheap. You might be surprised but that’s the truth. This industry isn’t regulated by any governing body except for a credential approving ICF.
So, if you want to become a life coach, beware! The certifications can cost from $1000 to $8000. If you want to affiliate yourself with the International Coaching Federation, you will have to pay them a fee too.
This monthly fee that you will pay to the network (ICE) will help you showcase credibility. You will be an approved brand with an organization at your back.
Is The Cost Worth it?
It all depends on you and your strategy. If you have a couple of thousand dollars, you can only attend a simple training session. However, if you pay more you will be able to learn from bigger and more reputable institutions.
That cost will be worth it as a bigger institution will have more resources and better teachers. You will be able to learn from their E-libraries and also attend their training sessions and lectures. All of that will have a heavy cost.
However, an expensive institution will also have comprehensive courses. They will take longer to complete like 18 months or so. Plus some won’t even offer self-paced study, so be ready to invest in a lot of your time too.
Even after all that it’s still worth it as you will be able to make a lot out of it. According to ICF, an average Life coach in the niches like business, Life, etc. is paid up to $235 per hour. That’s for the start-ups because executives make more than $400 per hour and over $20,000 per client.
That’s not it; a Life Coach with fame can easily sell their E-books, digital and physical products along with affiliations and other online lectures. There are a lot of ways to make your knowledge and skills worth it if you use the right strategy.
How Much Money Do I Have To Spend After Getting a Life Coaching Certification?
Like all other businesses, it’s also a business, thus you need to invest in your startup. Depending upon your strategy and budget you can make a plan. As mentioned earlier, you need to buy a certification investing around $1000-$8000. After that, if you want to be affiliated with a global life coaching network, you will pay a monthly fee or annual fee. The ICF annual fee is around $245.
It can change with time and you will have to renew your membership every year. If you want to operate physically too, you will have to pay for the place where you counsel your clients. If having a permanent office is your plan, you will have to pay the rent, furnishing along with parking, etc…
However, I won’t suggest that if you are a startup with a small investment. You should try to save money and operate online.
I have listed out some of the top life coaching certifications here . You can read it here
How to Earn From Your Investments?
Spending something around $1000-$8000 is a huge start-up cost in itself if you ask me. After that one also has to pay the federation. So to earn it back, one shouldn’t rush into opening something big requiring more investment.
The best way to go around is to use social media. Make yourself available on all famous social platforms like YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter, etc. You can easily make professional videos helping and guiding others and interact with them for 6-8 months. In this period if a proper strategy is used, you will see your socials level up.
You can also start writing articles on a website with minimum investment. In 6-8 months you will be able to sell your products or affiliations and also be able to earn from YouTube and other socials through adverts.
You can also sell your own products like an e-book or a course. All you have to do is to build a credible brand over social media. It will take you over a year and you will be stable.
All you have to do is to set your goals, your objectives and then make a well-thought strategy to implement on your plan. You will be stable in “No Time” because in this line of work you yourself are “The Brand”.
How Spread Word About Your Business?
I have mentioned the easiest and the hardest ways above. Now you have to be creative with those free marketing places. You can search the internet for some of the best ideas to add to your marketing plan.
However, if you can’t make that work especially at the start, there are paid ideas available too. You can use the help of a marketing agency or hire a marketing manager online. You can also spend some bucks and run your adverts, exaggerating your services and your values.
Whatever you do, make sure to do it after you have enough content on your socials. Content enough to actually satisfy your audiences’ credibility senses. That content will become your face. Once you have enough content then you can spend some bucks to attain those initial couple of thousand followers.
Once you gather that initial crowd, your quality content and services will help you boom your business with ease.
If you want to choose this as your primary career, your motive shouldn’t be money. You should be passionate about helping people to improve and your personality should support that. You should look for knowledge and ways to connect with people as if you are their best friend.
If your focus is to help people, money will follow. If your focus is to ride on the wave of income, trust me your future is as unsteady as that wave.
So, make sure you do it with intentions to make lives better rather than making your own expense.