Career Coach

The demand for Career Coach VBOs has grown significantly in the past five years, and that trend is sure to hold. As people, especially millennials, forgo formal education and traditional employment for alternative education and virtual work, career coach VBOs are 

increasingly sought after for their expertise. Career coaches assess strengths, weaknesses, and personalities to help clients establish or change their career paths. After helping a client set their career goals, a coach may continue to work with their client to achieve personal, financial, or social goals. Professional networking sites such as LinkedIn, JibJobber, StrengthsFinder, and JobScan have helped traditional career coaches transition to a virtual workplace.


Career coaches work with their clients to assess their suitability for certain career paths. Once a suitable career path is established, the coach will prepare their client to pursue their established career goals. Career coaches also help clients to identify personal and financial goals, develop necessary skills, plan career moves, find employment opportunities, and refine resume and interview strategies. Career coaches can work with clients individually or hold workshops and classes to assist clients in a group setting. Clients may include high school and college students, or individuals who are unemployed, disabled, or seeking a career change.

Here are just a few reasons you should consider becoming a Career Coach VBO:

  • Almost half of Americans are expected to change their careers in the next decade.
  • The demand for career coaches continues to rise.
  • You can help others pursue their passions and career dreams.

Here is an example of a VBO Niche for a Career Coach
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Primary Niche

Career Coaching

SUB Niche

​Career Coaching For Millennials

VBO Niche

Career Coaching For Millennials Without College Degrees

We provide some great resources to help you get up and running as a Career Coach. If you have questions about becoming a Career Coach, feel free to head over to our Groups and ask there!


  • Conduct initial interview with clients to determine a career path.
  • Assist clients in resume building and interview skills.
  • Assist clients in job search.
  • Work with clients to set personal, professional, and financial goals.
  • Continuously motivate and encourage clients to grow.
  • Be able to help clients solve problems and make life-altering decisions.
  • Maintain full client confidentiality.


Our research shows the hourly rate charged by VBOs ranges from $40.00 to $140.00. However, the majority seemed to land in the $70.00 to $100.00 per hour range. Factors affecting this variance include geographic location, experience, and level of expertise.


Third Wave Career Coaching Blog

Third Wave Career Coaching Blog provides articles to career professionals covering job searches, career management, career transition, and more.


Careershifters is a blog full of professional information and inspiration for people who are unfulfilled in their current careers.



Udemy is a great site for VBOs to sharpen their skills. Their classes typically range from $10.00 - $200.00. However, they are known to have frequent sales where with virtually all lessons as low as $10.00.


Skillshare is an online learning community with classes in that are often helpful for VBOs focused design, business, tech, and more.


Lynda has been around a long time and might just be one of the granddaddy's of online training. Pretty much all courses are well vetted and professionally done. While there courses may be a little more expensive, they are top quality. Since they were recently acquired by LinkedIn, some premium accounts get access to Lynda at no additional charge which is a great deal.







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