Greetings friends and welcome to FRIDAY! 🙂
Every time I sat down to write them I fought it. I didn’t want to and I couldn’t figure out why. I worked hard to be a running coach, I absolutely love talking about running, sharing tips on the blog, and helping others reach their running goals.
So what was my problem with the downloadable plans?
Why was I fighting it?
It wasn’t until I was walking home with concrete plans to finally sit down and write them and it hit me.
I’m fighting the plans because the downloadable plans take away from working with runners, and that’s why I became a running coach; to work with runners.
Providing downloadable plans with zero interaction just doesn’t fit with my current coaching philosophy.
As soon as I realized why I was fighting offering the plans, I felt so much better; so much more clear about the direction I wanted to take my coaching business. What a relief.
If you’re in the habit of listening to business podcasts I’m sure you’ve heard the recommendation to create something once to earn residual income. That’s one of the main reasons I was considering training plans; I could create it once and then sell it for residual income.
Yes, creating and selling downloadable plans is great from a business standpoint.
If my blog were a business.
It’s a place where I can share information about running, training, and my life.
I’m absolutely 100% going to continue to offer run coaching services, I have no doubt about that. But, these services will be custom training plans and one-on-one training plans because that provides me the opportunity to work with people.
If you have a spring, summer, or fall race coming up, I would absolutely love to work with you. If you’re looking for a specific training program that I don’t have listed – that’s okay! – just shoot me a note and we’ll work together to set something up that works for you.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on pre-made plans – do you love them? Would you pay for them?
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