Top 5 Resources for Your Coaching Business

Top 5 Resources for Your Coaching Business

Top 5 Resources for Your Coaching Business

Coaches often ask us about online business tools and resources that are also budget friendly, so we thought it would be helpful to do a podcast episode about it in case you are looking for some recommendations too. Today, we are sharing 5 of our top online resources for your coaching business.

We have free and budget-friendly recommendations in the following categories:

  1. Hosting and Running your Coaching Programs
  2. Email marketing software
  3. Recipes and Meal Plans
  4. Online scheduling
  5. Graphics, PDF’s and slide decks

Tune in (or read the full post below) to find out about some of the most popular tools other health coaches are using.

Sometimes having too many options can stop us in our tracks because we feel overwhelmed and even a little afraid of making the “wrong” choice. The truth is that you won’t know until you test it out to see if it’s right for you. If you’re feeling stuck about making the perfect choice, just know that making a decision to just choose one and get started is the best way to go, so you can start making progress.   

Let’s start with recommendation #1

1. Hosting and Running your Coaching Programs:  Practice BetterWe love this platform because it gives you everything you need to run your coaching practice whether you work with clients 1-on-1, online or both.  You can host and run your coaching programs, schedule client sessions, collect and process payment and so much more. I did a poll recently in my customer support Facebook group to see which platform coaches were using to run the programs they purchased from me, and most of them said Practice Better.

We know one of the biggest hurdles to getting started with your business and all of the tech, so we like that Practice Better gives you everything you need to run your programs. You will still want to have your own website and email marketing software which we will talk about in just a minute, but Practice Better has everything else all in one neat little package and it’s very affordable, especially when you compare it to something like Kajabi.  We like and use Kajabi but it’s a little more cost prohibitive for a lot of coaches who are just starting out.  You can sign up for a free account with Practice Better and that is good for your first three 1-on-1 clients. Paid plans start at just $25 which is very budget friendly compared to a lot of other options out there.

2. Email marketing software: MailerLiteSince we just mentioned email, let’s talk about the software we recommend the most. MailerLite is a favorite of ours for a few reasons. #1 their free version is good for up to 1,000 subscribers and it will take you a while to reach that. #2 – they have great landing page and sales page templates which means you can put together a very polished and professional-looking page pretty quickly because you don’t have to try and format it on your own. This is awesome because most of us don’t have web page design skills or we aren’t sure what to include on the page to make it convert well.  #3 – their free version includes automation which some email software does not. That means when you have a new subscriber join your email list, they can get a series of follow-up emails that are sent automatically. This is an important feature and it’s included in the free version, so what’s not to love.    

3. Recipes and Meal Plans: Meal GardenWhen you want to provide meal plans or recipes for your clients, Meal Garden makes it really easy. You can put together a collection of recipes to add value to your coaching programs and you can even use them for creating PDF guides to grow your email list.  Whether you are working with clients 1-on-1 or you have an online group program, people appreciate new recipes, and this is the easiest way to do it and brand it as your very own.   If you are trying to figure out what type of bonus to add to one of your programs, this can be a great way to go. If you live in a state that does not allow you to provide individualized meal plans, you can still provide recipes.  Meal Garden has a free 7-day trial, and the paid plan starts at only $30 per month.

4. Online scheduling: CalendlyTo make it quick and easy for clients and prospects to schedule their discovery calls, consultations or sessions having an online scheduler is important.  You can include a button on your website that links to your online scheduler, and you can also send the link to prospects and clients, so they book at their convenience. The paid version starts at $8 per month and that includes email reminders, which is important to reduce no-shows.  The free version does not include reminders, but you can start there if you want to play around and test it out before committing to the paid version.

5. Graphics, PDF’s, slide decks: CanvaYou’ve probably heard of Canva. It’s great for creating graphics, slide deck presentations, PDF’s and more.  If you don’t have a VA on your team yet who creates graphics for your social media, definitely check it out. The free version may be all you need for quite a while, but the paid plan is only $12.99 a month if and when you need to graduate to that.  You have more image and stock photo options with the paid plan, but the free plan gives you plenty for starters.

If you have any recommendations that you love, let us know!

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10 Ways to Generate $1,000 
in the Next 30 Days

10 Ways to Generate $1,000 
in the Next 30 Days

10 Ways to Generate $1,000 in the Next 30 Days

There are dozens of ways to generate $1,000 or more in 30 days, and on this episode, we are covering 10 of them. Our hope is that you’ll reinvest your newfound revenue back into your business by getting the support and coaching you need to build your business, but that’s totally up to you.

You may just find some interesting and creative methods you may not have considered. 

Here’s what you’ll discover:

  • 12 easy ways you can generate a quick $1,000 to reinvest in your business
  • How to get creative with saving and generating income in the next month
  • Just how quickly you can boost your income by $1k when you’re willing to step outside your comfort zone in an effort to build your business and make your dreams come true

If you’re ready for some quick cash in your business, you won’t want to miss this must-listen episode!

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Why You Should Survey Your Audience After a Program or Challenge

Why You Should Survey Your Audience After a Program or Challenge

Why You Should Survey Your Audience After a Program or Challenge 

Have you ever had a launch or promotion that did not go as well as you expected, and you weren’t sure why?  One way to find out what went wrong is to survey your audience.  You can also use surveys to get feedback and testimonials for your paid programs!    

When you ask for feedback, you will likely uncover great insights to know how to improve your marketing or your program the next time you run it. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The importance of surveying your audience after a program or challenge so you can learn from them first-hand what went well and what needs tweaking in the future
  • Significant clues for improving your marketing message from the participants that didn’t want to invest in your paid program
  • The 3 most common reasons people love your challenge but never invest in your program, (they are always there for the free stuff but never join your paid program)
  • Our secret sauce strategy to get more people happily replying to your follow-up survey, without begging

Tune in to learn how you can survey your audience so you can learn exactly why your ideal clients are (or aren’t) taking the next step with you.

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Getting Over Your Fear of Live Video

Getting Over Your Fear of Live Video

Getting Over Your Fear of Live Video

If you want to stand out on social media and connect with your ideal clients, doing live video is the most effective way to do it. If you haven’t taken the plunge into live video yet, it may be due to fear. I don’t know of anyone who wasn’t nervous before doing live video for the first time.

The good news is that you CAN overcome your fear, and in this episode, we’re going to share our top 6 tips that are going to be a huge help to get you started.

I share my extreme fear and how I overcame it, so if I can do it, you can too!

You’ll discover:

  • Our inside secrets to building your confidence quickly with baby steps
  • What to put your focus on before you go live to feel more relaxed
  • The easiest way to get practice, so you feel more comfortable going live
  • What NOT to do on your livestream videos if you want people to feel connected to you

If live video is something you haven’t done yet because you’re nervous, you’ll want to tune in to find out how you can conquer your fear and get started.

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Behind the Scenes of My Recent Webinar Launch

Behind the Scenes of My Recent Webinar Launch

Behind the Scenes of My Recent Webinar Launch

If you’ve done any webinars yet, or if you plan to do them, you know there are a lot of moving parts, so in this episode I’m giving you a behind-the-scenes look of my recent webinar launch in hopes that it will help you.

Not everything went as planned or as expected, so you’ll be able to find out what went well, and what didn’t go well, so you can apply these lessons to your next webinar (or program) launch.

I’m sharing:

  • How I filled my webinar (what promotion strategies I used) with over 700 registrants
  • How long I promoted it and how many emails were sent
  • Results from the webinar
  • What did not go nearly as well as planned
  • What valuable lessons I learned for next time
  • How my Facebook ads went and who I targeted
  • What lesson I almost learned the hard way (that would have cut my sales in half)

Hit play to learn all about the good, the bad, and the ugly of my recent webinar launch!

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How to Use Workshops to Fill Your Health Coaching Programs

How to Use Workshops to Fill Your Health Coaching Programs

How to Use Workshops to Fill Your Health Coaching Programs

This episode of The Wellness Business Podcast features an awesome health coach who’s giving us an inside look into how she uses workshops to fill her coaching programs. 

Our guest, Heather Woodruff, has taken the workshop strategy to an entirely new level, and she’s going to tells us exactly what she’s doing, so you can use her strategies in your business. 

She has used workshops to generate revenue, grow her email list, and enroll new one-on-one coaching clients into her program.  We appreciate her coming on the podcast to talk about what she’s doing!  We know you’re going to love this!    

In this episode, we talk about…

  • In person workshops vs. online workshops
  • Transitioning from free workshops to paid workshops and how to price them
  • The mindset hurdles she overcame in the process
  • How to effortlessly lead people to your paid programs

PLUS..

  • Heather’s Top 3 Tips for Workshop Success

If you want to know how to use workshops to get more clients in the new year, be sure to tune into this episode, because we are breaking it all down for you!

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