If you want to jumpstart your online coaching business- here are a few tips:
Create a blog (even if you don’t have a website yet). I like WordPress.com- that way you can start getting your message out in Social Media by posting links to your blog articles.
On your website- be sure to have your picture (helps create a connection to you, your warmth, your personality).
On your homepage of your website- be sure to have an optin box (in order to have an optin you need some sort of database program- I use 1shoppingcart.com) for your newsletter. Also be sure to offer some type of gift when they opt in (ebook download, mp3 etc)- you can look at my web page for an example http://www.lifeisjoyful.org People, now, rarely opt in for just a newsletter- unless of course- you are Oprah.
Offer once a month free teleclasses with real content (not just selling) at the end offer a product or free session- very soft sell.
Partner with other great people (guest interviews, telesummits, etc) See my telesummit example at http://www.lifeisjoyful.org/telesummit.html
Be active on twitter, facebook, linkedin- create relationships-then invite people to your free events. (Hear an audio on using twitter here: http://www.lifeisjoyful.org/coachescorner.html
Follow this steps and you will soon be building a strong online presence. Remember to be generous with your spirit, your connections, and your offerings. When people see that you always offer the highest value- you begin to grow your business.