Pjman: Has anyone ever used a business coach, with any success?
I'm on the same page with the same question. Been building sites for a long time, the old school WebmasterWorld kind, sites that last, with traffic, original content, etc. Different than your case I do not outsource, but I do not understand the business coach concept, or specially the "internet guru
" persona. It seems the only way to find out is to pay them and try, but I'm not willing to do it because it's based on promises, it's expensive and my background means a big obstacle because I don't believe in it.
It's like magic. Here on WebmasterWorld forum years ago a lot of posts appeared with no info, just said on whatever you posted "there is space for improvement blah blah", and pointing they had dozens of websites with millions of visits per week, with gazillion dollars per month and knowing the secrets to anything and everything. There were (and still are a few) members with great experience who posted great advice, or pointed people on the right track giving clues (no info or details). Their post had technical info, they posted CONTENT. But the others... you could count 100 posts, and 90 of them were the same, sounded to me as people trying to sell sugar and water. wouldn't they just do it themselves?
now back to the core of the topic (coaches), yes. I'm really ignorant on this, I see people talking about big business (even in person) but I see no proof, they also "manage" people websites (with little roi to my knowledge) but they have no website, no nothing. Just like the old marketing and business managers on the old company I worked for (they claimed to be gurus) yet not a single one had a company or personal business. It tells me their business and abilities is get people to pay them, not actually build stuff.