If you’re a health coach or nutritionist, you have probably seen many kinds of done-for-you programs out there. These can be used to help build your business, and help your clients. But what exactly are done-for-you programs, and how do you know if they’re right for YOU?
A done-for-you program means that someone else has developed the program and they now offer it to other coaches to use in their business. These types of programs can save you time so that you have more energy to use for getting clients (instead of being stuck behind the computer for hours on end).
Some of the done-for-you program options include:
- 30-Day Jump Start
- Cleanse or detox
- Workshop or webinar
- Complete 6-month health coaching program
- Free challenge to grow your email list and create an online community
In order to determine if a done-for-you (DFY) program is right for you, consider these questions before you purchase.
- Will the program be a good fit for your audience?
- Are you able to customize the program to fit your target audience?
- Do you need a program to offer your clients (or potential clients) and you don’t have the time or desire to do it yourself?
It’s important to note that not all DFY programs are created equal. If you answered yes to those questions and are considering purchasing a DFY program, there a few key points to keep in mind:
Is there a fair and reasonable refund policy? I recommend a 30-Day refund policy. If someone doesn’t offer a refund policy, I would be wary.
Are you able to completely brand the program as your own (without including the creator’s copyright information) and edit the content as you choose? This was extremely important to me as I started my health coaching practice because I wanted to be seen as the expert. I didn’t want to just have handouts that had the school’s copyright on it. Having total flexibility with adding your own spin to it is important so your personality can come through.
Is there support after the sale? Good customer service is critical, and chances are you will have questions as you implement your program. Make sure ahead of time that someone will be available to respond to you in a reasonable timeframe.
Is the content high-quality? This is where the DFY program’s testimonials can be helpful, so be sure to read them. Also, ask your colleagues if they have heard good things about the program developer and the program itself. You don’t want your hard-earned money to go to waste.
When I started as a health coach, what I needed wasn’t available, so I went to work to create it – a comprehensive 12-session coaching program that could be delivered one-on-one or online. I found that once I had the content I needed, I was unstoppable to help people from all over the world.
Once I used the program and saw the great results people were getting, I made the program available for other coaches to use in their practice too.
One question you may be asking about done-for-you program is, “What if someone asks if I created the program from scratch?” It’s rare that anyone will ask you if you developed the program yourself, but in the off chance someone does, you can reply honestly that you collaborated with another health coach to put the program together. This is true since you will be customizing the program and adding your own personality to it.
Teachers do something similar to this where they offer their pre-made lesson plans to their colleagues. It’s a tremendous time saver, and a great way to get more done in less time.
Done-for-you programs provide a template and concrete, duplicatable system for you to get started as a health coach. Once you get practice and build your confidence, you will get a feel for what else your clients may need help with, and you can add to your coaching toolbox too.
When you have the tools and support you need to change lives, you feel more confident, and you feel as though anything really is possible!
You’ve got this! I’m rooting for you!
Speaking of done-for-you content, be sure to grab this fully customizable FREEBIE to build your email list or use as a client handout.