The Coaching Website Guide

The Coaching Website Guide

A simple blueprint for creating compelling content, attracting great clients, and generating new leads with your website.

  • Write copy that appeals to potential clients.
  • Build high credibility, even if you’re a new coach.
  • Structure your content to generate leads.
  • Three bonus infographics for attracting clients.
  • Over 630 copies sold since 2011.

Why Most Coaching Websites Never Bring a Single Client …

I was having a fair amount of success with my clients’ websites. But, I was curious about the rest of the world. So, I did a little research.

  • 1/3 of websites never made it online
  • 1/3 took forever to build
  • 1/3 got it done fast

In 2012, I hopped on the phone with 45 coaches to see how they were doing. Three weeks later, I found out that:

Of the ones who did “get it up,” only three of them brought new clients.

Yipes!

The result: 93% of websites never generated leads

As the pie chart shows, only 7% worked. Doh!

This discovery sparked me to write The Coaching Website Guide to help rectify the situation.

Imagine working on your website for months, possibly spending a lot of money, and nothing comes from it.

Worse: think about having to start over.

Worser: think about giving up on your dreams altogether.

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7% of websites bring clients

I was once among the failing majority until one trip to Paris …

In the early days of my biz, 2001-2006, I redesigned my website over 20 times before I finally figured out how to get it to work.

I studied from business gurus and tried many approaches, and during one overseas trip to France where I attempted to “travel and work” at the same time, did everything come together.

I had signed 3 new clients in one week for 10k+ income, and it was a big breakthrough. After that, I was getting dozens of new client leads per month — all via the Web.

The Big Aha that change it all was …

The big discovery was that everything on your website — pages, words, visuals, menus, buttons, headlines, links, forms, cogwhistles, and doohickies — all of it must be designed to engage and EXCITE VISITORS TO TAKE STEPS to become your client.

You can’t do what most coaches do — grab a random template, add cool quotes, pretty pictures, generic faqs, and credentials and call it a day.

While nice, those things don’t get clients “excited” about working with you. Instead, you’ve got to craft your website to speak to their dreams, goals, desires, and needs.

After all, it’s the client who is deciding whether or not to hire you. If working with you isn’t “exciting” (hopeful, inspiring, exhilarating, motivating, promising, energizing), then why hire you?

After figuring out how this online game worked, I took that wisdom to the websites I built for coaches — and yes, more clients came for them too.

From reviewing over 1,000 websites, here were the top three problem areas …

I’ve been the so-called “resident web designer” in various social groups, especially on LinkedIn, where I reviewed websites and gave advice.

This first one is a massive discussion from 2012 that lasted an entire year, and the second one was from 2017.

website feedback on linkedin


discussing coaching websites

And here are the top three problem areas …

Problem 1. The content was boring with things like:

  • details of the coaching approach
  • coaching industry updates
  • pretty pictures and random quotes
  • a laundry list of confusing services

Problem 2. The websites were difficult to use because:

  • the content was poorly organized
  • the font styles made it hard to read
  • the menus were confusing
  • pointless, distracting bells and whistles

Problem 3. They didn’t inspire visitors to contact the coach.

Many websites had no clear invitation, making you wonder if the coach was actively taking new clients.

For most, the calls-to-action were weak with the typical “free consultation available upon request” spiel that we all know is an awkward sales pitch in disguise.

As you can see, a good website needs to be easy, engaging, and exciting if you want visitors to perk up and call you. Buy the guide now.

But don’t feel too bad if your website is collecting cyber-dust because …

It’s common for most new websites to do nothing because …

  • technology makes it easy to “jump in blind” and make a mess
  • good design, solid writing, and smart technology takes time
  • there’s too much info out there that easily lead you astray
  • most designers don’t understand coaching (or how to communicate it)

If you cringe at the idea of someone actually visiting your website, then don’t fret for too long because you’re not alone, and there’s hope.

Take a breath. Softly smile. Accept your learning. Peace.

Then, please do something about it and take advantage of my experience with The Coaching Website Guide.

I think you’ll find it indispensable.

Get your copy now.


Buy The Coaching Website Guide, get the bonus infographics and my 30-day guarantee now and start getting new clients with your website.

What’s Inside The Coaching Website Guide?

inside the coaching website guide

In this big 320-page pdf, you’ll learn how to:

  • write enticingly from formulas and examples
  • avoid top mistakes most coaches make
  • create the pages clients love to read
  • arrange your menu for easy navigation
  • set up your opt-in box to attract subscribers
  • choose great images and avoid cheesy ones
  • get your website project done timely
  • find a diligent, talented web designer
  • create a freebie that draws clients in
  • get raving testimonials, not airy-fairy ones
  • organize content lead people to contact you
  • start getting traffic from search engines
  • And much, much more

There are Also Three Strategy Diagrams for a Website That Attracts Clients

The Home Page Attraction Elements - The Coaching Website Guide

The Homepage Elements
Learn how to elevate your credibility and instantly engage visitors.

client language diagram in the coaching website guide

The Language Clients “Get”
Learn how to create content that excites your potential clients.

coaching website map

The Conversion Website Map
See how your website, pages, and emails lead visitors to contact you.

Check Out Chapter 1 for Free

Chapter 1 of The Coaching Website Guide

Preview chapter 1 to see if the content is any good.

Don’t spend the next six months creating another boring and (as one coach put it) “fugly” website that you’ll be afraid to show anyone.

Instead, create a professional website that you’ll confidently share, knowing it will impress.

The Key to Writing Authentic, Exciting Content

the key to writing authentic, engaging copy that attracts clients

Ever notice how people’s eyes glaze over when you talk about coaching? And even if they do “get it,” it still doesn’t get them excited.

And this is the problem with so many coach websites — they talk about things that clients don’t care about.

The key to engaging content is to speak to the deepest needs of your visitors — the stuff that they can relate to the most, like their dreams and desires, their struggles and frustrations.

If you can do this while being real, human, and honest, then your copy will connect with them powerfully.

The guide comes with diagrams, formulas, and examples to help you write like a pro. Get it now with the bonus infographics, and my 100% Happiness Guarantee.

Overwhelmed with your website? Here’s how to stay focused and get it done timely.

Losing sleep is over your website is understandable. There’s a lot to learn and do, and it can feel like climbing a mountain.

Finding, hiring, and managing a designer almost always adds endless, stressful back-and-forth because they don’t “get” coaching.

Then, the psycho-blockers like perfectionism, fear of failure, and writer’s block can get in the way.

To overcome these struggles, create a clear sitemap of the pages, content, visuals, and functionality needed.

I wrote all about this in the guide. It’ll keep your head from exploding and actually launch.

create coaching website timely

Get my time-tested tactics to launch on time in The Coaching Website Guide. It’s just $129 with my 100% Happiness Guarantee and the bonus infographics.

What Coaches Are Saying About the Guide

life coach chiara

Your guide was extremely helpful and really gave me a blueprint I could follow in structuring my own coaching website and content. 

The site is doing its job by attracting a regular stream of consultation requests and clientsThanks so much for sharing your insights and wisdom.

~ Chiara Pietrogiovanna, Life Coach


You are very relatable. I instantly felt like you’re someone I could spend time with, the same age, love helping people, love outdoor activities, and obviously bright (yes, I claim that! lol).

The guide is very nicely laid out in a step-by-step process for either assessing (if you have one) or creating (if you don’t have one yet) your coaching site.

I also like the clearly explained steps of getting a client – from delivering good content, taking them to your site, adding more good value, and offering them coaching after emails.

The fact that I bought this guide is obviously testimony to the fact that you practice what you preach. So many online “gurus” don’t. You feel authentic in my mind as a result.

~ Gideon Hanekom, Relationship Coach


life coach hanna hempenstall

You described how to make my website about the benefits to the client. I honestly thought I already had, but when I read your guide, I could see I was totally fixed on my own perspective and was explaining the processes.

I changed the text, got new photos taken, and wrote my free ebook in about 4 weeks. My website has already generated 13 new clients. The guide has been invaluable, and I’m really excited about the next phase of my business.

~ Hannah Hempenstall, Life Coach


EG sebastian - mentor coach - my client attraction academy

Kenn, the section on the giveaway and opt-in box are absolutely priceless. If coaches followed that advice, they’d be well their way to really understanding client attraction. PS – Thanks for helping the members at LinkedIn!
~ EG Sebastian, Client-Attraction

Lisa Manyoky, Branding Strategist

Web development can make even the brightest person’s brain feel like pudding. You lighten the heaviness with your approachable style, and then feed lots of substance in “little bites” so readers don’t get overwhelmed.
~ Lisa Manyoky, Branding Strategist

Coach Gary Henson - Business Coach

Not everyone can write. Not everyone can hold an audience. Your Guide is very well written. I have the sitemap and hub model pages pinned on my wall. The way you built up to the content writing section was done so nicely that even a novice can understand it.
~ Gary Henson, Business Coach

Carol Leak - Personal Development Coach

“What made it easy for me were the models, layouts, templates, formulas and examples – and your subtle humor along the way. I like that. It makes it real, and it makes me smile. It doesn’t get much better than that.
~ Carol Leek, Business Coach

Mike Rafati - Incredible Coach

Kenn is providing what coaches and consultants need to market their business on the Internet effectively. Read and use this step-by-step guide to develop your expert website and your customized online marketing system to attract and engage more clients.
~ Mike Rafati, Incredible Coach

gayle - positive psychology coach

Kenn, I think you’re brilliant! The whole idea of the “expert website” resonates with me. This guide is going to keep lots of coaches from floundering for a couple of years, wondering why their site isn’t attracting clients.
~ Gayle Scroggs, Mentor Coach

ann

It’s easy to comprehend and really simple to work with. I’ve finally narrowed my niche – a huge step after 2½ years in business. Thank you so much for making that available to coaches like me!
~ Anne Fischer, Success Coach

barb zeigler - business coach

It’s really hard for coaches to see their service from the benefit to the customer/client’s perspective. I thought you did one of the best jobs of explaining that I’ve seen. Plus, the step-by-step approach was exceptional.
~ Barb Zeigler, Set and Get Your Fees

Tim Conrad - Resilience Coach

I like that the site is intentional and purposeful about getting clients. The message comes across to me loud and clear, “It’s not about you stupid but what your clients want,” – but you say that nicely.
~ Dr. Tim Conrad, Resilience Coach

Your coaching business dreams are worth it! Use the guide and put your best foot forward. Get my 100% Happiness Guarantee and the bonus infographics too.

3 Bonus Tools When You Buy the Guide

coaching website map

Bonus 1: The Client-Attraction Website Map

Print and stick it on your wall. This visual shows how the various components work together to attract ideal clients, build instant rapport, and lead visitors to contact you about coaching them

Blog for Traffic Infographic and Notes

Bonus 2: Blog for Traffic Infographic and Notes

Use the “publishing is the new advertisingapproach to get attention from potential clients online. My Private Notes show you how I reached thousands of visitors monthly, got over 14k subscribers, and earned over 90k in passive income — and I’m NOT a guru.

clients from the web

Bonus 3: Clients From the Web Infographic

If you want a website that brings in clients while you sleep, you need to have a few things in place. When the coaches I work with aren’t getting enough leads, I whip this out and troubleshoot. It super simple but smart, and it works like magic.

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Option 1 of 2: The Guide $129

Guide plus Bonuses

Design your website to attract new clients.
You won’t regret it.

  • A 320-page PDF of my best advice
  • Bonus 1: The Client-Attraction Sitemap
  • Bonus 2: The Blog for Traffic Infographic & Notes 
  • Bonus 3: Clients From the Web Infographic
  • 100% Total Happiness Promise

Option 2 of 2: The Quickstart Kit $297

More tools to forge your coaching business destiny. In the kit you get …

The Coaching Website Guide

The Coaching Website Guide
320-page PDF of my best tips for a website that engages and excites visitors about coaching.


wordpress videos

WordPress Videos
Build exciting momentum as you start learning WordPress and set up your first page.


The Divi Theme

The Secret Website
Copy my private, working website with page-by-page content notes that I use with successful clients.


launch coaching website

2-Week Launch Plan
A slow build is a total buzzkill. This infographic shows you how to get it done fast and done well.


Web Coaching (Optional)
Get 30-days of direct email support and my constructive feedback in a launch celebration session. 


bonus infographics

3 Bonus Infographics
See the big picture of getting clients online as well as the inner workings of your website.


100% Total Happiness Promise

I want you to get a lot from the guide. If you’re not satisfied with it, just reply to the purchase email, and it’ll be taken care of right away. No fuss.

Common Questions

Who is The Coaching Website Guide for? Coaches who want to build high credibility, want authentic websites, and want more clients.

What if I’m not very technical? This guide is not a point-and-click tech manual. It’s for content, design, and strategy for creating a website that attracts clients. If you’re only technical help, you’d best hire someone or get training.

Will I learn WordPress? WordPress is outside the scope of this guide, but I do give you some of the basics. This guide is for use with any website creation tool.

What about SEO? Is it in the guide? No. It’s too big of a topic. However, I give you some of the basics that have helped many coaches start getting new clients from the Web.

How is your guide different from all the free stuff out there? The free advice out there is general, overwhelming, and loosely relevant for coaches. This guide has the stuff I’ve found that works for coaches.

I’m a techie. Should I buy the guide? Yes, if you’re a coder who struggles with the copy. You’ll use this guide to write good content and organize your website to bring in new leads.

Can I get a refund if I don’t like it? Yes. Instantly. You’ve got 30 days.

Should I get the guide if I’m not using WordPress? Yes, because the guide is all about the strategy for generating leads. It matters less what website creation technology you use.

Got a question? No sweat. My doors are always open. Just email me at email hidden; JavaScript is required, and I’ll respond within a business day.

kenn schroder web designer for coaches
Kenn Schroder
Designer, Teacher, Author

On a personal note…

Feb 14th, 2021
Valentines Day Update 🙂
New Zealand
#LockdownLife

Dear coach on the grow,

Hey, a big congrats on your brave decision to establish a coaching business.

Coaches are awesome people doing doubly-awesome things. You’re a bird of my kind of feather.

Perhaps you want to leave a job you no longer enjoy. Or shift gears into something more meaningful.

Maybe you want to coach people online because in today’s fast-paced, chaotic world, making good decisions is more critical than ever.

There’s also a good chance you also want the lifestyle benefits of working from wherever and whenever you like. Thus, enabling relocation, travel, or extended trips.

If so, then you and I have some things in common.

I left my high-paying, comfy insurance job to pursue work that excites me. I wanted time and location flexibility to pursue other passions.

I’ve been fortunate enough to have lived abroad in Paris, Argentina, Mexico, and currently in New Zealand.

I’ve been lucky enough to work from cool cafes or the comfort of home. I’m around great people. I can travel easily. I can live more fully.

It’s all great stuff, and you should pursue the goals that light up your life. Abso-definitely!

But as you know, the challenge ahead is finding new clients — consistently, predictably, and profitably.

I already know from experience that there are already 5-10 clients around you who would sign up with you if only they knew about you.

Your job is to make it easy for them to discover you, learn about you, and get on a call with you.

This is where your website is vital. It should be one that you can’t shut up about. One you can confidently and easily share with the world.

People will check you out, and your website needs to represent you well. Without one, or a crumby one that lowers your value, a dull, ugly one, coaches resist any effort to spread the word.

And that’ll get you nowhere.

If $129 feels pricey for a stinkin’ pdf (that you’ll have to print or read on a screen too. Yuk!), then …

… I hereby give you full permission to bonk me on the head in real life.

But consider this …

If you jump in blind and create a website that doesn’t work, you’ll spend $1500 to $5000 and struggle for months (years for some) before having the courage to stop, rethink, and start over.

Or worse, throw in the towel and give up on your coaching business dreams.

Why not just get the guide now, do it right the first time, and maximize your chances of success?

Also, the info in the guide isn’t any dusty sweeping of online litter. It’s well-sourced from 20+ years of in-the-trenches work.

And hey, if you get just one new client from your website, this guide will have paid for itself.

Besides, there’s nothing to lose because I’m happy to refund you if needed.

Buy the guide now.

Kenn