If you’re a smooth operator with an unfailing formula for charming potential partners online, you could put that talent to good use and make some extra money by being a dating app coach.
Plus, you might even be able to help a few people find the love of their life.
Here’s a little overview of what you can expect from being a dating app coach:
- What does a dating app coach do?
- What qualifications do I need?
- Where to offer my services?
- How much money can I make as a dating app coach?
- Real life dating coach
Well, as the job title suggests, a dating app coach helps those who feel insecure about their abilities to find a match on the likes of Tinder, Bumble and Grindr improve their chances.
Before starting with sessions, the client will have to answer a few questions in order for the coach to determine what aspect of their dating game needs upping. Once this has been established, the client can decide whether they’d prefer to receive coaching online or in person.
You don’t require any official training or qualifications for the job. You do, however, need to be able to prove that you’ve had at least 250 matches in the last 12 months, as well as conversation screenshots showing that you’ve been on no less than 10 dates.
For someone of your calibre? Ridiculously conservative!
Apart from this, you will also need to have some compassion for those you’re working with and the ability to understand their troubles, even if you’ve never experienced them yourself.
In order to share your knowledge efficiently, you will need to present it in a way that can be clearly understood by your clients. A good way of doing this is to make notes of your own successes – good ice breakers to use, quick tips on bio writing, how to keep a conversation flowing.
You can add to this by keeping a log of the types of problems you clients approach you with, as similar issues might crop up time and again.
Although you could probably offer your services privately, you may want to gain some experience first by doing it through BidVine.
The freelance site recently added ‘Tinder Coach’ as a job and people who meet the criteria can start bidding to help others develop their online dating game.
Depending on both of your schedules, the client will be able to opt for coaching sessions once a week, 2-3 times per week, or 47 times per week. BidVine recommends at least 3 sessions for clients to see the benefits of the coaching service.
As with all Bidvine.com services, the prices are up to you, the provider. However, the site estimates that prices will start from around £30 per hour, based on similar services.
Which means if you do three sessions with a client, that’s a cool £90, for simply sharing your dating app knowledge!
And if you’re helping a number of clients at one time, you could easily make more than £120 per week.
Not bad at all!
BidVine does require a small fee for each successful bid, but it shouldn’t put you back too much.
Want to find out more? Visit the BidVine site.
Real life dating coach
If you’d like some inspiration before starting your own dating app coaching business, look no further than Sarah Jones. In a 2015 Business Insider article, she reveals that she earns up to $20,000 a month through her date coaching business, Introverted Alpha.
Her coaching focuses on helping introverted men attract partners without having to change who they are. So far Jones’ clients have all been heterosexual men in their late 20s looking to have relationships with women.
The secret to her success has been breaking down the ‘process’ of dating in a logical format. Because many of her clients are ‘wired’ to understand logic, this helps them find their problems and fix them.
While the scope of Jones’ work may exceed that of simply teaching someone how to swipe successfully, it’s a good example of what can happen if you stick to it and refine your art with each new client.