After listening to hundreds of coaches talk about their aspirations and fears, there are a couple that stick out. Marketing yourself online and not owning a website seem to worry coaches the most.
Why do only 10% of sports instructors have a website?
For starters, they’re not sure where to start, and are worried of the large cost commitment that building a website takes. Once they have a website, where do they market their teaching abilities? How do they find new students? If they find new students who live far away, how do they give them lessons without being in the same location?
We’ve gathered all the info on what pains coaches the most and why they are skeptical about building their own website. With this knowledge, we’ve focused our efforts on building a platform that lets you have your own customized website, market yourself online, and for under $100.
PowerChalk Gold Members spend $99/year to have the necessary tools to give lessons, play slow-motion video, market themselves to other communities such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc. and create/manage their own website. They also have access to work with their students in-person or online using the Free PowerChalk Mobile App on Apple and Android.
In PowerChalk’s terminology, we refer to your website as a “Pro Page.” Pro Pages can be built easily in 5 minutes or less using a template we provide. For the more tech savvy, we allow you the freedom to create your own branding. Don’t worry if you aren’t a tech savvy person, we can help customize your pro page!
To start building your Pro Page, you must be upgraded to a $100/year Gold Account, click here to upgrade. If you are already a Gold Account member, start building your pro page by taking the following steps:
1. Log in to PowerChalk and click the dropdown box with your name located at the top right of the screen.
2. Click on “Settings” and start out by filling out your “Basic Settings” info. We suggest you put your bio and any other relevant information in the “About Me” and “My Philosophy” sections. From there, save your basic settings and move on to “Pro Settings.”
3. The “Pro Settings” tab will walk you through a template to create your own personal website. You can create your own web address by filling in PowerChalk.com/YourName or you can use the name of your facility, academy, etc. Once you have this PowerChalk/xxxx URL, you can place that on your business card, flyers, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube videos, and anywhere else online or offline, to attract athletes to take a lesson from you.
Next you will want to supply a sample voice-over lesson to show prospective students the quality of work you give. If you prefer not to use a sample voice-over lesson, you can include a drill or personal interview stating who you are and what you focus on with students.
Make sure to enter in your PayPal email address so we can pay you for all the lesson money you earn. If you don’t have a PayPal account, create a free PayPal account here. You can create either a personal or business account (either account will work the same in our system and you will get paid equally).
Watch the video below for a tutorial on how to set up your PowerChalk Pro Page.
If you have questions, feel free to contact us by email using our contact us page.