How Long Does It Take to Build a Website for Coaches? [+ 3 Awesome Options for Every Budget]

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How Long Does It Take to Build a Website for Coaches?

You kept asking, so we’re finally answering: How long does it take to build a website for coaches?

In this guide, I’m about to break it down! 

This post will also includes:

  • Timelines for all the different coaching website building options you could choose from. 
  • Real life examples of beautiful coaching websites we’ve designed.
  • Detailed explanations and no jargon, so you don’t get confused. 

Let’s do this. 

How long does it take to build a website for coaches? The answer will differ dramatically depending on what option you choose. It can be as fast as 1 week and as long as 16 weeks.

How Long Does It Take to Build a Website for Coaches

Here are the 3 most common options and what you can expect from each:

Option 1: For coaches who want to DIY using a Showit coaching template.

How long will it take?

1 week if you take our website in a week challenge. 2 to 3 weeks without the challenge.  

What is a Showit template for coaches?

A Showit coaching website template is a pre-designed website template created just for coaches, built on Showit. 

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These special website templates include pages, app integration and layouts discussion for coaches.  Like the weight loss coaching website template seen below, these can include booking pages, signature program pages, and lots more. 

weight loss coaching website template

Showit is a website builder with a drag and drop interface that’s super easy to use. It’s perfect for coaches because you don’t need to know how to code! You can build anything you want with no design restrictions. 

Here’s an example of our Callie executive coaching website template. You just drag and drop with full design freedom!

Backend of executive coaching website template

Even more amazing, Showit blogs are built on WordPress, so you get the best of both worlds. Over 60 million+ blogs use the platform, so you get the best of both worlds. The power of WordPress but the design flexibility of Showit. 

What would I have to do?

First, choose a Showit template that you love and that fits your coaching business. You can browse our shop and find Showit coaching templates that fit almost every niche, with more releasing every month. 

Next, check the email you used during purchase. We’ll send you your unique template key, your membership login information, access to your files and step by step instruction via our video instruction library.

Third, you’ll install your website! It’s super easy. You’ll just need to enter your share key inside your Showit account.

No joke… it’s THAT simple. 

Next, you’ll customize your new website. Cass spent an entire year creating and recording our instruction library! She’ll hold your hand step by step while you create and customize your coaching website. 

Finally… CELEBRATE Queen!!

You’ve built your own coaching website. Talk about fierce!!

How much does it cost?

Showit coaching website templates can be priced from anywhere from $49 to $2,000 depending on the number of pages and popularity of the design agency. 

At Lovely Impact, our goal is to make website design accessible to all coaches! To see the pricing of our templates, visit our shop.

Option 2: For coaches who want a website template restyled by a pro.

How long will it take?

1 week if you already have branding, images and website copy. 2 to 3 weeks if you need to create those things. 

What is restyling?

Showit website template restyling is when you have a template you love, but just don’t have the time or skill to customize it the way you want.

So instead of DIY, you hire an expert to install it and customize it for you. 

How does it work?

With template restyling, you start by choosing a Showit coaching template you love and contacting us to take it over for you.

First, you’ll pay your deposit and schedule a website strategy call with us.

During that call you’ll choose the week you want us to focus on your project and together we’ll pick the 6 pages you want us to style for you. 

What is Showit coaching template restyling

While you wait for your design week, you’ll work on writing your website copy (unless you need us to do it for you) and gathering your website photography.

During your design week, we handle it all. We’ll install your template, add copy,add images, and restyle it so it fits your brand and offerings. 

How much does it cost?

We have multiple payment plans and options for our restyling offer. To learn more and get pricing, head to our Template Restyling Page.

Option 3: For coaches who want a custom design by a web designer.

How long will it take?

Answer: 4 to 14 weeks.

What is custom coaching web design?

A custom coaching website is a website built completely from scratch, for you, by professional designers and web developers. 

You’ll receive a unique website that no one else has, that fits your branding and was made for your products and services. 

Why does it take so long?

Depending on the complexity of your coaching website, custom design can last up to 4 months. 

Here’s why:

1. Good coaching web design agencies are booked months out in advance.

Once you sign up with our company, your deposit secures your start date. That start date could be 1 to 3 months out. Trust me….this is a good thing.

We are high-quality service providers, meaning we are certified and trained to build beautiful websites that meet today’s standards. We don’t take shortcuts, and our coaching websites are built with care.

As a result, our reputation has allowed us to book projects in advance. Basically, quality and time go hand in hand.

2. You need a minimum of 2 weeks to do your client homework.

When you start a project with us, we send you homework to complete.

coaching web design agencies homework

This homework must be completed 48 hours before your project start date.

It includes:

  • Client Intake Form: This short form allows us to get to know you and your lifestyle brand better.
  • Branding questionnaire: This detailed survey asks you about your brand, its targeted audience, style, goals, and objectives. It also requires you to submit all brand fonts and imagery.
  • Web Design Questionnaire: Another detailed form that asks you about the features you want to be integrated, your hosting information, and links to your content.

3. You need time to finalize content.

We can’t start on any coaching web project until your content is completed in advance. This means you’ll need the copy created for every single page of your website for us to begin.

Your content dictates our design, not the other way around.

4. Good design follows a process.

Now once you’ve booked us and done your homework, it’s time to start on website design for your coaching brand.

How does it work?

Our process is broken into 4 phases.

4 phases of coaching web design

WEEK 1-2 | Coaching Brand Consultation

The homework assigned given to you during this stage will dive deep and present a panorama view of exactly where you are right now and where you plan to be in the future.

We’ll use this information to bring your coaching brand to life using colors, text, textures, and styles that are timeless representations of your brand and its story.

WEEK 3-4 | Moodboard + Color Psychology

Let the romance begin! Based on everything you’ve told us during our private consultation, we’ll set the mood here for the rest of the project. We’ll handpick images, colors and textures that encapsulate your coaching brand. 

Everything we do here will be creatively-led, but backed by science keeping your targeted client in mind.

WEEK 5-11 | Coaching Web Design + Development

Your coaching brand needs somewhere to live, and we are going to build it a modern and stylish home. 

The web design and development part of your branding experience will take a few weeks and for a good reason. We’ll be working hard to design something beautiful based on the copy you’ve provided us.

Week 12- 14 | Launch + Support

During this last step, we’ll be teaching you everything you need to know to manage your Showit coaching website. We’ll provide you with video tutorials, a comprehensive goodbye package, launch graphics, and 14 days of technical support. 

We’ve got your back! We won’t rush you out the door without all the tools you need to be successful.  We’ll be sure to be just as focused when you need additional help and clarification as when you signed on.

How much does it cost?

Custom design is well… CUSTOM. And so is the pricing.  To learn, and see our starting rates, visit our custom coaching web design page and explore our coaching branding and web design portfolio.

So…How Long Does It Take to Build a Website for Coaches?

Hopefully we did our most asked question justice. 

To recap, to build a website for coaches, it can be as fast as 1 week and as long as 16 weeks.

Now I’d like to hear from you! Are you thinking of getting a new coaching website? Which of the three options are a good fit for your coaching business?

Let me know in the comments.

How Long Does It Take to Build a Website for Coaches? [+ 3 Awesome Options for Every Budget]

By Tee

Hey! I’m Tee, a brand and marketing coach and the Co-Founder & CMO at Lovely Impact, a website template shop for coaches. I help coaches grow their coaching businesses digitally. Here on our blog, my content focuses on web design, marketing, business, and social media strategy.

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