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So you’ve read about why it’s hard to make garden coaching into a full-time career. But I don’t want you to feel discouraged about garden coaching, because for me, it has proven to be one of the most profitable ways of improving every other aspect of my gardening business.

So how do I make garden coaching profitable, even if it’s not a full-time career?

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Garden  coaching is an awesome career for a number of reasons – for one, if you love plants, there’s little that is more satisfying than getting PAID to talk about your passion. Then, the people you’re coaching are usually easy to connect with – hands-in-the-soil types who love nature and are down to earth.

Put those two elements together and it starts to seem like the kind of career that you could get used to doing full time.

But could you really?

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Book Review: So You Want To Be a Garden Designer by Love Albrecht Howard

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As a landscape designer, I hear it all the time from new acquaintances: “I’d LOVE to do what you do… think about plants all day, design gorgeous gardens, get my hands in the earth….” But almost as quickly as their tone turns dreamy, they snap back to reality. There are just too many buts. “But […]

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Using Online Video to Win Garden Coaching Clients

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This article was my contribution to Chris Heiler’s new book, The Little Green Book of Big Marketing Tips and Tactics for Landscape Professionals. When I talk with my landscaper friends, most of them are intimidated by getting a website up, much less using video online! But online video has been one of the easiest ways […]

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Do You Bring Loaner Tools to Coaching Sessions?

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I’m a big tool evangelist; when I find a tool I love I can’t stop talking about it, and I often spend time on coaching meetings showing clients my favorite tools and letting them try out my favorites. I’m guessing most of us have strong opinions on which tools are the best, and it’s hard […]

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About GardenCoach.org

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Welcome to GardenCoach.org! I’m Gen Schmidt, and I’ve had my own landscaping business since I was 17. Years back, when I dearly wanted to buy a home, I figured I’d better work hard to improve my business – but – every resource I could find seemed to be tailored to corporate life. Thanks, but no. […]

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