This blog is hosted by New Coach Connection, an online community dedicated to creating a space where professional coaches can connect, create, and collaborate.
Want to join the NCC blogging team? We’d love to have you! Read the Blog Guidelines below and then contact the NCC Community Manager so we can hook you up.
To post on the NCC blog, you must be a member of the NCC community and abide by the following guidelines:
3 higher-purpose reasons for publishing the NCC blog are:
- To collaborate
- To connect
- To create awesome experiences in the coaching profession
3 business objectives for the NCC blog:
- To attract traffic to the blog and the NCC website
- To convert visitors to members
- To generate revenue that covers hosting & expenses
Our ideal readers:
- Coaches-in-training who are looking for advice and mentoring on developing their skills and building confidence as a coach
- New coaches who are looking for information, resources and support for establishing a sustainable coaching business
- Coaches who want to connect, collaborate and network with peers and colleagues
- Business owners whose work supports the coaching profession, such as virtual assistants, web designers, etc.
How we want readers to feel when they read the NCC blog:
What we want readers to do when they read the blog:
- Join the discussion list
- Subscribe to the blog via RSS feed and/or email
- Link back to the blog from their own website or blog
- Refer other coaches to the NCC blog and forum
- Join in the discussion by posting a comment or question
The topics, keywords and tags that we want to focus on:
- Our coaching community – New Coach Connection
- Coaching – coaching training, coaching business, coaching trends, coaching resources, coaching tools, coaching news, coaching clients, coaching tips, coaching books, coaching blogs, coaching websites, coaching programs, coaching products, coaching niches, coaching community, coaching techniques, coaching skills
- Business – marketing, sales, technology, profitability, administration, recordkeeping, management, staffing
Guidelines for guest authors:
- Posts should be informational, topical (i.e., related to coaching and/or business) and offer readers some benefit. Posts that are primarily self-promotional are not appropriate for this blog. Please remember that coaches are the main audience.
- Posts should generally be between 200-700 words in length.
- Posts should be original content written by the author. Do not post free content from article directories written by others.
- You may reprint original content from your own blog or newsletter, as long as you own the copyright to the material.
- Reviews of coaching/business-related books, training, programs and products are welcomed as long as the author has firsthand knowledge/experience to share. Paid reviews are not OK (conflict of interest).
- Please do not include affiliate links in your posts.
- Plagiarism will not be tolerated. When quoting from or using material from another blog or any other source please give proper credit and link back to the original source. The same goes for images and artwork.
- Don’t copy and paste your article from MS Word (except for Word 2007) or OpenOffice, as those word processing programs use a different character encoding. The “smart quotes” and curly apostrophes, among other characters, will not appear correctly. If you don’t want to compose your article directly in the WordPress WYSIWYG editor, you can use a plain text editor such as WordPad (which comes pre-loaded with MS Office) or TextPad, or use a free blog editor, such as Qumana.
- Proofread your articles before publishing.
- If you see an error or typo in another post on the blog, please let the author know via private email so they can correct it.
- Link love is encouraged. Please feel free to link to the NCC blog from your own site.
- You may include a short bio at the foot of your post. The blurb should be a short paragraph and should include no more than 2 links; you may also include a picture of yourself (80-100 pixels wide is ideal). Rather than posting your email address on the NCC blog (which can be harvested by spambots), it’s better to provide a link back to a contact form on your own site.
- No profanity or adult content allowed.
- NCC reserves the right to edit and/or remove any material from the blog at its discretion.
If you have a question or an idea for a blog topic or if you would like to join the blogging team, please contact the NCC Community Manager.