If you are passionate about health and wellness and love helping others to achieve great results then starting your own wellness business is a great idea! Look below where I will share with you the exact steps I took to get started successfully.
As an educator I am an avid life-long learner. I love learning and I love teaching. Making a difference in people's lives gets me super pumped up. Just over a decade ago I discovered the power of nutrition by attending a health conference in beautiful Quebec City. I was so amazed by what I learned that I desperately wanted to learn more and more. That lead me to the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition where I decided to complete their Natural Nutrition Program and get my certification as a nutritionist. Now I use my teaching expertise to educate people on the power of nutrition and I get so excited when my clients happily achieve their goals and feel better than they have in a long time.
What do you love? What gets you excited? What is your purpose?
There are many options for starting a business - each one comes with pros and cons. Research each one carefully and imagine yourself running that business. How does it affect your daily life? What advantages does it give you? What are the downfalls? What are the costs and risks? What type of business fits your vision best:
Social media can be a very powerful tool for your business as long as you manage it instead of it ruling you. Choose ONE social media platform to start. Which one are you already using personally and have some level of expertise with?
That is a good place to start creating your foundational social media strategy. Get smart coaching and advise from someone who has used your chosen social media platform to effectively promote a business similar to yours.
People are attracted to excitement and positivity. Share your awesome vision and plans with your family, friends, and people you meet at networking events. Don't be shy about just getting started. You will be surprised about how your contagious enthusiasm will make people want to help you with advice, resources, connections, and referrals.
Keep it simple. Start small and know who your ideal client is. You need to know who they are, what are their likes and dislikes, what are their challenges and exactly how you can help them. The better you know your ideal client the more clearly and effectively you can speak to them in their words.
As a nutritionist, I am very service-based. But I also know that there are loads of health products and supplements that can be very helpful to my clients. And diversifying my revenue stream just made smart business sense. But, recommending products as a professional is a big responsibility. I only want to recommend the very best quality products with proven results from a stable, reputable manufacturer. I also wanted a simple model of delivering those products to my customers without carrying stock or spending time and money shipping it myself. Plus I could really use some support in marketing those products.
After researching Usana Health Sciences and visiting their facility, I was super impressed with the quality control, stability and research of this company. Plus their customer service that they could offer my clients meant a wonderful service for my clients and great support for me in running my business.
What are you looking for in a business partner? What is most beneficial to you and your clients?