How to Get More Health Coaching Clients
Whether you are a brand-new health coach or you have been at it for a while, you would probably like to know how to get more clients. Most of the certification programs don’t teach a lot about the marketing piece of running a business, but without a marketing strategy, you won’t have clients or a business. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be complicated.
We are sharing 3 steps to getting more health coaching clients, and when you implement what we teach, you will start to build momentum and get clients enrolling in your programs.
If you want to learn more about how to market and grow your wellness business with strategies that work, we invite you to check out our lesson library in the Wellness Business Accelerator.
In this episode, we explain each step and share examples, so you’ll know how to take action.
STEP 1. Have a marketable ideal client – your niche.
STEP 2. Be able to communicate the BENEFITS of your program and the problem it helps solve.
STEP 3. Promotion – Invitations to work with you (in a non-salesy way).
One of the biggest questions health coaches have is “How do I get clients?” We asked ourselves the same thing when we finished our health coach certification program too. You’re ready to start helping people, but where do you get clients?
We teach a lot about marketing and client attraction in our Wellness Business Accelerator program. The lessons we provide are specific to health coaches and wellness business owners, so you aren’t wasting time on strategies that are geared for other industries.
First, let’s talk about STEP 1: Have a marketable ideal client.
You are probably already aware that your niche is WHO you help and HOW you help them. Being clear on this will help you stand out, get noticed and attract the RIGHT people – your dream clients. I saw a post from a coach in my Health Coach Biz Support FB group recently, and she said, “It seems that no one is out searching for a health coach” and that is true – they are searching for a solution to the problem they have, and it’s your job to let people know WHO you help and HOW you help them.
People will gladly pay for a specific solution, not general information or “health coaching” per se because most people don’t know what a health coach does. But when you narrow in on an area where you specialize and you help those people with a particular problem, you become known as the go-to person in that space.
If you are still trying to figure this out, be sure to listen to episode 236 of the podcast where we cover 3 Simple Steps to Nailing Your Niche. We go into great detail on this, and it will be well worth your time to dial this in to help you stand out among thousands and thousands of other health coaches.
STEP 2: Being able to communicate the BENEFITS your program provides is critical too because people need to understand IF and HOW you can help them, so providing the right messaging on this is key. Benefits are what will get people to take action and sign up – NOT the features, such as how many sessions, PDF’s, videos, recipes, etc. People pay for a result and they don’t really care so much about HOW they get it. People don’t get excited about paying for a course or a coaching program – they are investing in what it will do for them.
What specific PROBLEMS do you know your ideal clients have that you help solve through your program? Make a list of 3-5 of them to get started and get the creative juices flowing.
Think of it this way – When people go through your program or they work with you, what OUTCOME can they expect if they follow your plan?
We covered this in great detail back on episode 247, which is called Increase Client Enrollment by Focusing on this One Thing. If you haven’t listened to that yet, be sure to check it out since we give a lot of examples of benefits and how and where to use them for the best results.
STEP 3: Promotion – Invitations to work with you.
This can be a special promotion of an existing program, a launch of a new program or an invite to a discovery call.
This may seem obvious but how often are you promoting your services and
where are you promoting it? Chances are, you aren’t sharing what you do often enough.
Because we hear this all the time – “I don’t want to seem pushy or come off as being salesy”, it’s easy to go in the opposite direction which means not promoting yourself enough or at all.
There are plenty of ways to promote what you do without being “pushy”.
Here are 7 ideas to get you started. Choose at least one strategy to use each week and watch what happens.
Some of these can be set it and forget it, such as the first one which is….
- On your website (with an online calendar like Calendly). Have a clickable button or link on your website home page and “Work with Me” Page that goes to your online scheduler for a discovery call or strategy session (make it easy for your potential client to book a call).
- In some of your social media posts and videos (cover a topic related to your niche and the CTA at the end is to book a free call with you or join your group program).
- In your follow-up email sequence after people sign up for your free offer. This can be 5-7 emails people receive over 2-3 weeks, so you stay top of mind while providing helpful information and an invite to take the next step with you.
- At the end of your blog posts – include a link to your online calendar.
- Email promotion when you are launching a program with a set start date (online group program).
- A P.S. at the end of some of your weekly emails.
- Share an occasional client success story and the CTA is to book a free call to see how you may be able to help them too or if you’re promoting an online group program, your CTA will be to join that.
People need to see your messaging, promotions and invitations numerous times before they take action, so repetition is important.
How often are you sharing with your audience how they can work with you? Chances are, many of your subscribers and followers don’t know exactly how you can help them or what you do, so make it obvious and make it easy for them to take the next step. Decide which one or two strategies you can start with for now and add more when you can.