3 myths about building a website for your health business (+ why you're not making a full time income yet)

3 myths about building a website for your health business (+ why you're not making a full time income yet)

Over my last 11 years of business, I’ve heard all the excuses for so many things (clients not drinking enough water, eating at the drive thru for every meal of the day, or even why they don’t have time to pee), but it’s not just limited to our health clients. I hear excuses every single day as to why wellness entrepreneurs and health business owners can’t build their businesses.

Not only that, but a questionnaire I recently sent out showed that although I had a good cross section of email subscribers with varying years of experience (anywhere from just thinking about a business to 5+ years growing one), with a background in everything from professionally trained nurses, chiropractors and naturopaths, all the way to self taught essential oil educators, one thing was the same across most of them:

80% of wellness entrepreneurs who were polled said they weren’t making enough money in their business.

I intimately know that feeling (see my business history here), and so I know that it’s not for lack of trying! I know how heartbreaking it can be to put your all into something that feels like it’s never going to have the level of success (or even a fraction) that you dreamed about.

However, I see a ton of wellness entrepreneurs pouring their heart and soul into things that aren’t productive, the top one being addressed as #1 below. You can work and work and work, but if you aren’t working on the right things, you’re just going fast in the wrong direction.

The ultimate guide to finding new paying customers on autopilot

The ultimate guide to finding new paying customers on autopilot

This is it, the holy grail of growing your business. Today you’re going to learn the ins and outs of finding new paying customers on autopilot. Meaning that you’ll wake up one morning, check your email, and there will be a message with the subject line “X sent you money” or “you made a sale!”. Really sit with that for a minute. How amazing would it feel to literally make money while you sleep? How much would your business and life change when that starts happening? That’s what I’m going to teach you today!

4 ways to save time in your health business with a brand & website

4 ways to save time in your health business with a brand & website

I recently sent out a questionnaire to my audience, and the #1 concern that I heard over and over again was that you don’t have enough time. I mean, who does?!

So today, I’m teaching you 4 ways to save valuable time in your health business with a beautiful brand and website.

6 ways to use Pinterest to grow your health business

6 ways to use Pinterest to grow your health business

I recently sent out a questionnaire to my email list filled with health coaches, nutritionists, essential oil educators, real food bloggers, yoga teachers, chiropractors, and naturopaths (to name a few), and I asked them what they needed to know to build their businesses. The results are fascinating, but the top 3 things that people want to know is:

  1. Time management and how to focus on what will really grow your business

  2. Social media marketing; and

  3. Website marketing (including blogging, newsletters, webinars, etc)

What if I told you that there was ONE way to tie all of these need to know things together … and that it’s called Pinterest. You heard me: not Instagram, certainly not Facebook, but Pinterest.

Pinterest is the ultimate, under the radar social media platform that hardly anyone in our niche is using effectively, but the one that can bring you in qualified, potential new customers on autopilot, 24/7, 365 days a year.

Does this sound like something you want to know about? Then stick around to learn 6 ways to use Pinterest to grow your health business.

Behind the scenes of a $200,000 health business

Behind the scenes of a $200,000 health business

I meant to start this year off with a “2018 year in review” post, like you see so many business owners do. I already have a blog post about my journey to making $5,000 a month as a holistic nutritionist, and I shared all my income and expenses from the start of my business in 2008 all the way to 2016, when I finally started making the equivalent to a full time income. I decided that I wanted to write about my income from last year, but in a way that included some very tangible lessons that you could use to manage your money as a health business owner.

And P.S. even if you don’t own a “health business”, like I focus on, these lessons are totally translatable to any other type of business.

You see, money in our industry (and what I’m learning is that ALL industries have the same problem!) is kind of a taboo subject. Us health practitioners or wellness entrepreneurs don’t want to talk about making $5,000, $10,000, or even $20,000+ a month. Hells no, that’s selfish. That’s not enlightened. That’s dirty, icky, or insert any other negative adjective here.

No, we want to talk about helping people, and spreading the word about health and how people can feel better …. not about money.

But guess what? You can’t pay your bills with Instagram followers. Or emails in your inbox saying “your blog post helped me so much!”. Those are all well and good, but the bank and other companies only accept MONEY in exchange for your mortgage, rent, phone bills, car insurance, etc, etc, etc.

Stop thinking about money as evil, and start thinking about it like a tool to serve not only other people, but yourself in a healthier way.