Boy, someone asked that in our Facebook Group the other day…and at this point there are 67 likes and 214 comments. When I saw the question, I knew there would be a zillion answers. I am really, really excited to say that they weren’t all MLM offers. There were a lot of heartfelt replies. A few MLM offers (we would have been disappointed if there weren’t a few), but for the most part. There were honest replies.

 

You may be surprised that there were some successful coaches who replied.

 

I was really glad to see the post because we were just talking about how any coach who wants to survive with an online business, has to create a sales machine. You have to approach health coaching as a business and get it done.

 

It is really hard to make enough money working an hourly fee model.

 

It is not that hard to get customers, you just need to know how to do it. There is a system to doing it online and there is a system for brick and mortar. You should have two income streams (mnm) active (your appointments) and passive (courses or products or both).

 

There are many, many coaches who don’t make enough and go back to what they were doing before their big dream. We are seeing many of our coaches starting to make money. There isn’t just one way to do it, that is the magic. The truth is, it doesn’t happen fast – unless you have help or really know what you are doing…then it can happen faster.

 

This may not be what everyone wants to hear…but I am going to say it anyway. Having a health coaching business is going to require a mind shift for most of you. You have to turn your online business into more of a sales machine. It can be done…but it takes a lot of work. You have to set up a sales machine. You might luck into it, but it is unlikely if you don’t learn systems and methods.

 

That is why MLM’s can be such a relief…they have the systems made up for you. I would like to know the data on what people really make with them. There are some people who do well, but they are paying attention to the systems set up and following them. You can have all the tools in the world and if you don’t use them…they can’t work for you.

 

Which leads me to the new product we just came out with.  Something I have been working toward since the beginning…. our new Diamond Package.  Step out of school and into business.  We set your business up for you with education, coaching, branding, a website, email marketing and social media.  Your systems are set up for you and you are given instructions how to carry on.

It isn’t for everyone.  If you can’t afford to buy groceries and pay your rent…don’t buy it.  If you want to do it all yourself, don’t get it…..BUT if you are ready to start your business and would just like someone else, who knows the systems and the routine to set up your “sales machine” and you just want to get going with it….this is what you have been waiting for.  This is the same system I used to build my list by 8600+ this year alone.  It is what you need to get going without all the messing around!  

  

Amy Porterfield came and talked to you about optins…yep, that is what her Facebook Course is on…optins.  

So, no matter where you are:

  • Wondering if you should have gotten into this racket.
  • Knowing you are right where you belong..for now…and ready to take it up a notch.
  • Hopeful and confident that you are going to get the business going if you only knew the tricks.
  • New and ready to go for it.

There is hope and unlimited promise.  Health Coaching is new and we are in the very beginning of a whole new layer of health care.  There are tons of people who need us badly.  The market is about to really open up for us.  Those of us who are positioned to be here…with the right tools in place, are going to do very well.

Please share your list building tips in the comments below.  What has worked for you?

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5 Comments

  1. april

    “there isn’t just one way to do it, that is the magic. the truth is, it doesn’t happen fast.”

    this is the exact place i am in right now, cathy. and it’s a comfortable, realistic, okay place to be. i am growing my business the way i need to. it’s a slow process, but it’s a true and honest one as well.

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  2. Susie

    I am looking to create different revenue streams to continue to focus on the areas I love most. The hourly rate doesn’t make sense for scaling up. Love the product you are offering!

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  3. Cathy

    The idea of “turning my website into a sales machine” is where I continue to get stuck, but it’s where I also see a great deal of possibility. It’s become clear that residual income can be vital for surviving through times when the clients are sparse.

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  4. Lori

    Cathy, thank for sharing your ideas and knowledge so generously. I always learn something new from your posts. They open my eyes to different strategies and ways to expand on my business. You are an incredible resource of information.!

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  5. Michelle

    Building my list is where I’m a little stuck right now . I’ll be back to check the comments and learn from others’ suggestions.

    Recently, I saw a boost during a small product launch and accompanying facebook party.

    A work and biz in progress…

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