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  • Lyn Ebon

10 Must-Have Online Tools for Coaches

As an online coach, you know the power of digital to keep you connected with your clients and keep your business growing. The right online tools can greatly improve your efficiency, collaboration, and service delivery. To help you perform at your peak, here are ten online tools that are well worth considering.

1. Calendly

Details: Calendly is a scheduling app that allows coaches to set and manage meetings seamlessly without constant back-and-forth emails.

Benefits: This app helps streamline the process of scheduling by eliminating time zone conversions and schedule conflicts. It's a sure way to save time and increase efficiency.

How to sign up: Visit Calendly and click on ‘Sign Up’.

2. Zoom

Details: Zoom provides a reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars.

Benefits: It allows you to conduct your coaching sessions remotely, which can save you and your clients travel time and enhances convenience.

How to sign up: Sign up on the Zoom website.

3. Google Drive

Details: Google Drive is a cloud-based storage service that allows you to save files online and access them anywhere from any smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Benefits: It allows for real-time collaboration, document sharing, and storage. Essential for keeping all coaching materials and resources organized and accessible.

How to sign up: Visit the Google Drive webpage and select ‘Go to Google Drive’.

4. Slack

Details: Slack is a hub for team collaboration, essentially a chat room for your whole team.

Benefits: It's a great way for coaches to communicate and collaborate with their clients and teams. You can also use it to share resources and updates.

How to sign up: Go to the Slack website and click on ‘Get Started’.

5. Teachable

Details: Teachable is a comprehensive online course creation platform.

Benefits: It allows coaches to customize and sell their courses, track student progress, and handle payments.

How to sign up: Visit the Teachable website and click on ‘Create a Course’.

6. PayPal

Details: PayPal is an online payments system offering electronic alternatives to traditional paper methods like checks and money orders.

Benefits: It’s a secure, easy way for coaches to receive payments for their services.

How to sign up: Go to the PayPal website and click on ‘Sign Up’.

7. Canva

Details: Canva is a graphic design platform used to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, and other visual content.

Benefits: It can help a coach create professional-looking visuals for their coaching business with ease.

How to sign up: Visit the Canva website and click on ‘Sign Up’.

8. Mailchimp

Details: Mailchimp is an all-in-one marketing platform that helps you manage and talk to your clients, customers, and other interested parties.

Benefits: It can help coaches build their email list, create newsletters, and automate their marketing campaigns.

How to sign up: Go to the Mailchimp website and click on ‘Sign Up Free’.

9. Acuity

Details: Acuity is an online appointment scheduling software.

Benefits: Coaches can use it to allow their clients to see their real-time availability, and book their own appointments.

How to sign up: Visit the Acuity website and click on ‘Let’s Do It’.

10. Trello

Details: Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards.

Benefits: Coaches can use it to manage their tasks, to-dos and organize collaborations with clients in a visual way.

How to sign up: Visit the Trello website and click on ‘Sign Up’.

Finally, remember that even with the best online tools, every coach needs input from other people. This is where hiring a virtual assistant can lighten your workload. By delegating administrative tasks, such as managing emails, scheduling appointments, and maintaining your website to a virtual assistant, you can focus on what you truly love – coaching and building relationships with clients.

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