How to Become a Barber Career Coach
If you’re looking to help people connect the dots on creating meaningful, impactful, and successful careers within the barber industry, you’ve already met some of the prerequisites needed to be a badass barber career coach—you care, you’re experienced, and you want to make a difference.
If the idea of being a barber career coach is wholly exciting but the process of actually kicking off this transition seems overwhelming, don’t sweat it—that’s normal.
This blog is designed to help you take a few crucial baby steps toward building the career you’re dreaming about—being a barber career coach.
Start Small & Figure Out Your Goals
Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day—though it might feel like career coaches in the barber industry just popped up on the scene and dominated their field instantly, that’s definitely not the case. Behind every barber career coach is likely years of experience, tons of planning, plenty of sleepless nights, and all the hard work you can imagine.
How did they make it happen? They started at the drawing board with small steps—like you’re about to do.
Our advice? Take the time to map out your goals, your mission, and your principles. What do you want out of this career? How do you want to make a difference? What’s most appealing to you about this choice and how will you get there?
Start small. Don’t try to tackle everything at once.
Side Hustle for the Win
We know that a lot of people who achieve their dreams talk about quitting their 9-5 career and just going for it—and you know what, that rules. But that’s not always how life works out, and just because you’re not able to (or don’t want to) give up your main hustle while you’re building this part of your business doesn’t mean you can’t make it work.
Start with your coaching career as your side hustle. Sure, this might mean you need to schedule and plan more, and yeah, it’s going to get overwhelming at times, but it’s important to realize that you don’t have to give up being a barber in order to be a barbering career coach. A little productive side hustle never hurt anybody!
Educate Yourself Where it Matters
You’ve got the actual barbering thing down, right? Now it’s time to educate yourself in other areas that are necessary—like marketing and business.
The most important thing to realize about this part of it all? It’s never-ending. As a barber, you know that the biz is never static—neither is being a barber career coach. You should be on a constant pursuit for more knowledge—that’s how barbers become infinitely successful coaches!
P.S., that obviously includes barbering, too! Never stop attending workshops, never stop getting licenses, and never quite learning—once you do, you can write success right off!
Write a Guide or eBook
Got knowledge? Share it.
Write up a guide or an eBook that delves into important topics that you think barbers need to know in order to further their careers. Give people good information, but don’t spill all your secrets and advice.
The key is offering plenty of actual info that’s beneficial to show people you’re credible and you can actually help—then explain how teaming up can take them even further.
Create a Value-Packed Online Resource
Whether this is a killer website (which you should def have, by the way), a social media platform (Instagram is a must), or a YouTube channel with tons of helpful videos, you should have a comprehensive resource that’s available for your clients.
Sure, you’ll want to make sure clients understand how to get in touch with you and work with you, but you should also provide serious value so people can see you’re the real deal.
This is reminiscent of the guide or eBook thing we just discussed, right? Barbers will choose career coaches based on their merit, their skills, and their reputations—that means building credibility is huge.
Providing real, accessible, and available value with this type of approach can go a long way to offering that credibility and showing people that you’re the real deal.
Network, Network, Network
Success doesn’t happen in a bubble—especially when it comes to working closely with other people. Being a barbering coach and wanting to make a real difference go hand-in-hand with networking.
It makes sense, doesn’t it? You can’t be a successful coach if you don’t have people to coach, resources to reach out to, and connections to lean on. In this field, networking should be a non-stop, never-ending endeavor.
Ready to take the plunge and dive into becoming a barbering career coach? We believe in you.
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