In yesterday’s video I briefly mentioned that recently we discovered my husband Gede is allergic to eggs. Over the last few months he developed an itchy rash that covered his entire body, and through experimenting with various elimination diets and juice fasting, we’re finally able to pinpoint exactly what was causing the problem.
I thought I’d share with you today what we did to figure out what he was allergic to, in case you suspect you might have a food allergy or food sensitivity.
Gede’s Allergy Symptoms & Rash
Gede developed a rash a few months ago while we were in the peak of the rainy season, which in Bali is the hottest time of the year. At first he thought it was a heat rash. The rash itself made his skin very rough and itchy, but didn’t appear red, nor did he have hives or welts. At first it was just isolated on his upper chest, shoulders, and back.
Within a few weeks, the rash began slowly spreading all over his body (except his face, palms of his hands, and soles of his feet).
Since his rash was spreading everywhere but his face, at first we thought he might be having an allergic reaction to something that is in contact with his skin, like soaps, skin care products, or the laundry detergent used to wash his clothing and bed linens. We experimented with trying a different laundry detergent and body soaps (all of which are made from natural ingredients and fragrance-free). This had no effect on the rash.
Experiment #2 – Juice Fasting
If changing the detergents and soaps had no effect on the rash, we suspected it must be something in his diet. He eats a predominantly asian diet, and therefore no dairy, he barely eats anything with gluten, and rarely eats corn (these foods are all allergenic foods). He does occasionally eat tempeh and tofu (which are made from soy), and he eats eggs daily. Here in Indonesia many foods can be prepared with MSG or ingredients that contain MSG and food additives, which are known allergens. If you’re eating out here, there’s always the possibility that these food additives are added to your food. So there were a few things we were suspecting!
At first we decided to put him on a Juice Fast for a week to see if by eliminating all allergenic food this would help to eliminate the rash and give us an indication that it is a food allergy that’s causing the problem.
Gede did the Juice Fast for a week, but his rash didn’t improve. I have to say I was really surprised, I thought by at least the 5th day, he should show some signs of improvement, but he didn’t!
Experiment #3 – Eliminate the most loved allergenic food
In my line of work, what I see most often with my coaching clients is the one food they love the most and have the most difficult time giving up, is usually the one food that is causing the most issues. Every time a coaching clients comes to me with a health or weight issue and says “What do you think of this food, can I still eat it?” or they say “I know a lot of people say I shouldn’t eat it, but what do you think?” – it’s usually the very food that is standing in their way. Not many people will ask me if they really need to give up celery or broccoli, but many people ask me if they really need to give up bread, cheese, and alcohol.
Even though Gede already did a week on a juice fast and consumed no allergenic food, we decided he needed to continue experimenting with an elimination diet, and eliminate one allergenic food at a time, for a length of time in order to figure out what exactly was causing the problem.
The first food we decided to eliminate was eggs. Gede loves eggs, and he eats them every single day. Gede loves eggs like many people love chocolate, and because of that I knew this was the first food that needed to go (and would most probably be the source of the problem).
It actually took 3 weeks of being on a diet that was 100% egg-free for him to start seeing improvements in his rash and for it to eventually heal completely. That’s 3 weeks, plus a one week juice fast. 4 weeks in total to see improvements! I’m emphasizing how long it took to see improvements because many people suspect they have food allergies or sensitivities but only do an elimination diet for a few days and if they don’t see any improvement, they give up. Sometimes it takes a lot longer than just a few days, and in Gede’s case it took a month to see any change.
After he did a few weeks on the egg-free diet and the rash was clearing up, for some reason Gede went back to eating eggs again (I guess he was in denial that it really could be his beloved favourite food that was causing his problem), and you know what, that rash came back within 3 days. He quickly went back to his egg-free diet and it looks like he’s too scared to eat eggs ever again!
If you suspect you have a food allergy
If you think you have a food allergy or food sensitivity, do an elimination diet, and eliminate one allergenic food at a time for 2-4 weeks.
For Gede, he was much more open and “ready” to doing the elimination diet after doing a Juice Fast for a week, as opposed to just jumping into the elimination diet first. I think the juice fast strengthened his willpower and made him feel really good, that by the end of the fast, he was much more willing and open to make further changes to his diet.
I wouldn’t recommend just doing a juice fast to know for sure if you have food allergies because you need the elimination diet to figure out exactly what you are allergic to. A Juice Fast is great to jump start things and get you used to be on a restrictive diet, but the elimination diet is key in targeting the source of the problem.
Should you get allergy tests?
Yes! Here in Indonesia allergy tests aren’t as readily available as they are in the West, so we did an elimination diet, which is an accurate option (especially if you’re having signs and symptoms of a food allergy). We also consulted with a doctor to look at the rash to verify it is in fact an allergic reaction, and not some other skin issue.
For more on how we figured out Gede is allergic to eggs, watch today’s video below!
REVIEW – Encyclopedia Of Medical Breakthroughs & Forbidden Treatments
I have known about The Encyclopedia of Medical Breakthroughs & Forbidden Treatments for a long time, and I have always heard great things about the book and how it offers a wealth of information on alternative treatments and healing modalities. I have to say I’ve always been reluctant to buy the book mainly because I know that a lot of reference books can easily go unused. Majority of reference books and encyclopedias are typically too generic or general, sometimes the language is too difficult to read and understand, and the recommendations can often be unclear on how to follow or apply.
When I first started reading The Encyclopedia of Medical Breakthroughs & Forbidden Treatments, the first thought I had was, “Why did I wait so long to get this?”
It turned out The Encyclopedia of Medical Breakthroughs & Forbidden Treatments is nothing like any of the mainstream reference books available on alternative health. This book is superb!
What is The Encyclopedia of Medical Breakthroughs & Forbidden Treatments?
The Encyclopedia of Medical Breakthroughs & Forbidden Treatments is a 400 page book divided into four parts. The first half of the book covers specific ailments including Alzheimer’s Disease, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Cataracs, Colds & Flus, Chronic Fatigue & Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Osteoporosis, Sciatica, Stress, Teeth & Gum issues, etc., (to name just a few!). The ailments are alphabetically organized and along with giving an overview of each ailment, the book offers specific recommendations and protocols for treatment. The other half of the book goes more in-depth into various natural or alternative healing therapies including alternative pain relievers, nutritional therapy, oxygen therapy, detoxification, treatment of deficiencies, and other alternative treatments and approaches.
What I like about The Encyclopedia of Medical Breakthroughs & Forbidden Treatments
The book is extremely well written. It flows beautifully. How many people can sit down and read an encyclopedia?! I normally couldn’t (or wouldn’t!!), but with this book once I started reading it, I had a hard time putting it down.
I found the information in the book to be fascinating. I am a big “why?” person. I like to know “why” about everything. And perhaps that’s why I really like The Encyclopedia of Medical Breakthroughs & Forbidden Treatments because it explains everything, and in a very easy to understand manner.
With every ailment covered in the book, it not only lists the suggested alternative therapies and explains what they are and why they can be used as a treatment, but the book also explains what the actual ailments is, how it’s affecting the body and what the body needs to get back into balance. You’re not only learning about the options you have and the different remedies and treatments available, but you’re also learning how the body works, and what it needs to function optimally.
I also really like that the information in the book is backed by researched examples and studies. It’s not just listing a bunch of things to try, but the recommendations have been thoroughly researched and substantiated.
I would recommend The Encyclopedia of Medical Breakthroughs & Forbidden Treatments to anyone who is interested in health, alternative and natural therapies, and healing protocols. I would especially recommend this book to anyone who is working in the health field, whether you are a doctor, dietician, naturopath, health coach, natural health practitioner, etc. This book offers a wealth of information, and is an excellent educational tool as well.
When you get the book, I recommend…
When you first get the book, I recommend reading the first 20 pages of the book (at least), before skimming through the book or looking up specific ailments and treatments. When I first got the book, at first I was just looking-up certain health conditions and treatments, and it was only until I actually started reading the book did I realize the wealth of information it contained. I found that once I read the first 20 pages of the book I had a better grasp of how the information was organized and flowed. Even though the book can be used as a quick reference guide, it’s even better to fully read the book from cover to cover.
I really love this book, and I have to say, I feel so fortunate to have it! This is by far the best book written on natural health and alternative healing treatments.
Watch today’s video below on my review of The Encyclopedia of Medical Breakthroughs & Forbidden Treatments
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Recently I wrote an article about how I started my online business. A certain question came up that I have been asked many times. I have to say it always breaks my heart when I receive this sort of question, and at the same time I can relate.
The question I received was about not feeling like you’re at the perfect place to do what you want to do. In this situation the person writing me is a fully qualified health coach but doesn’t feel like she can pursue her dream career because she still has some health challenges and isn’t at her “perfect” weight.
This is not the first time someone has approached me with this type of dilemma, in fact it saddens me to say I hear this quite often, and not only from health coaches, but from all sorts of people who feel they need to reach a certain level of perfection before pursuing their dreams or living the life they want to live. They tell themselves that they can’t have something or do something until they have accomplished “x,” “y,” and “z.”
Unfortunately, the reality is you might be waiting a very long time before reaching that “perfection,” and for some people, when they finally do, they come up with something else that needs fixing. Many times it’s not so much the challenges that are standing in your way, the big problem is that you’re telling yourself you aren’t good enough as you are, and that you’ll only be worthy of what you want once you change.
Many years ago I quit smoking and gained 30 pounds. As great as quitting smoking was, I hated all the weight I gained from it. My self-esteem crumbled. I wasn’t comfortable in my own skin, and I despised myself for letting it happen.
I refused to buy myself new clothes, I socialized less and less, and I hide myself away. I thought this would push me to lose the weight, but instead I was just punishing myself, and the worse I felt about myself, the more I ate.
This went on for years! Until one day I could no longer do it. I had been putting my life on hold in hopes of one day reaching a weight loss goal that felt miles away. Everything revolved around the weight loss goal and as the years passed with no progress, so was my life passing me by.
I could no longer live like this, and I decided I needed to stop worrying about my weight and start living my life. I went out and bought nice clothes, I pushed myself to socialize and make friends, I travelled, I dated. Instead of waiting to lose weight so I could live again, I started living life first. And you know what, I became a much happier person, and eventually the weight melted off on it’s own. If only I had known this years prior, I wouldn’t have wasted so much time punishing myself or waiting for the “right time.”
This story might sound silly to some people, but I know I’m not the only person that has struggled with this. I also know this a current reality for many people. And yes, when we take ourselves out of the situation and see it for what it is, we can come up with a much better solution, but sometimes it’s easier said than done.
To anyone who has a certain ideal or thinks they need to be “perfect” before doing something, I challenge you to go for what you want without being “perfect,” and see what happens.
We know that using our strengths is the surest way to succeed, so why do we focus so much on our weaknesses?
For more on my view of perfection, watch today’s video below!
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I am a firm believer that our bodies are designed to handle the day to day toxins we are exposed from our food, water, and environment. We have a liver, gallbladder, kidneys, pancreas, and various bodily systems to safeguard us from the toxins entering our bodies. But, as much as our bodies are capable of handling and eliminating these toxins, our modern lifestyle is standing in our way, making it difficult for our bodies to function as it should.
In today’s world many of us are not getting enough sleep, we’re chronically dehydrated, relying on coffee and caffeine to get through the day, addicted to fast food and sugar, over-worked, over-stressed, over-eating, drinking too much alcohol, not moving around as much as we know we should, and spending too much time indoors, sitting in front of computer and tv screens.
Many of our habits and lifestyle choices aren’t always doing us any favours! It’s not that our bodies can’t take care of itself, it certainly can, but unfortunately we’re not always providing our bodies with what it really needs to function at it’s best.
Sometimes we just need to stop, take a break from the caffeine, sugar, and rich food, and get some rest, rehydrate ourselves, and let our digestive system catch-up with itself.
If you have chronic health issues such as heart burn, indigestion, constipation, stomach bloating, gas, acne, rashes, dermatitis, weight gain, inflammation, water retention, puffiness, aches and pains, lack of energy, depression, anxiety, mood swings, hormone imbalance, insomnia, fatigue, inability to concentrate, etc., – chances are you’d definitely benefit from doing a cleanse!
How I see it, doing a cleanse is giving yourself a good break from bad habits and a less than perfect lifestyle. Sometimes you just need to take a step back, press the “reset button,” and start afresh. Sometimes you get yourself in too deep, the only way out is to start over.
If you’ve been following my blog over the years, you know I’m quite a purist when it comes down to doing a cleanse. I love juice fasting because it’s so gentle on the body. You’re pretty much flooding your body with liquid nutrition that is easily digestible and absorbable, while at the same time you are rehydrating your cells and tissues, giving your digestive system a well needed break, recalibrating your taste buds, reducing your appetite, and allowing your body to function as it should.
Juice fasting brings everything back to a healthy balance, giving anyone who relies on coffee or sugar a well needed break from the stimulation. You start having real restorative sleep again, and just imagine what life starts feeling like once you’re truly rested, rehydrated, feeding your body a full array of nutrients, and not taxing it with fast food, junk food, and alcohol.
So yes, you would benefit from doing a cleanse!
I have to say, after all these years, I still stand by Juice Fasting as my number one cleanse of choice.
For those that can’t do a Juice Fast, you can always do a modified version of a Juice Fast where you’re drinking green juices everyday and eating healthy food as well. Not everyone can do juice fasting and that’s ok!
What’s most important is taking time out at least once a year to focus on doing something super healthy for yourself and restoring your body back to balance. This can include doing a Juice Fast, or doing some other “cleanse” like a caffeine-free week, or a sugar-free week, or one week on a Raw Food Diet, or eating whole foods for an entire week. Everyone can benefit from this, and in fact in this day and age, I believe everyone should be doing this!
For more on why I believe everyone could benefit from a cleanse, watch today’s video below.
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I love all the questions I’ve received about making a living online, I have to say I wasn’t expecting so many! Your emails are really inspiring, I could feel such great energy and enthusiasm. Thank you for taking the time to send me your questions and comments.
Before I get into answering everyone’s questions, I have some super exciting news for those that have joined Frederic Patenaude and Kevin Gianni’s course How To Succeed With Your Alternative Health Business – Frederic has invited me to join one of the live coaching calls! There’s four live coaching calls during the month-long course, and I’ll be joining him on the last call to offer input and answer questions! I’m so excited, it’s a live conference call, so it’ll be a lot of fun to talk to everyone directly, I can’t wait!
For those that are still thinking about taking his course, it starts tomorrow, July 6! There’s only a few of spots left, and Frederic might not be offering the course again until 2016. Get the $100 discount by using the coupon code: RADIANCECENTRAL
So let’s get into your questions about making a living online:
(I have copied your questions in bold, and under each question is my answer). Do watch today’s video as well because I answer a few other questions more in depth.
Do you think it is possible to have a successful online business based on a blog (not about healthy nutrition) without any products to be sold?
You can definitely build a successful blog (and on any subject or niche, not just healthy nutrition), but if you want to make an income, something has to be sold!
It’s much easier to make an income from selling your own products and services, but some do well through affiliate sales where they sell other people’s products and get a commission.
The one thing I wouldn’t rely on for an income is ads whether you place Google ads on your website or sell ad space. Unless you have massive traffic on your website, it’s difficult to make a significant income from these ads, and the problem with ads is once someone clicks on them, they leave your website (which defeats the purpose of having a website!)
I had a question about income. I would love to be able to do this full time but I would need to replace my income of @$4000 a month first. I was hoping to do this before the end of next year (June – I’m a teacher). In your experience, do you think this would be possible?
Yes, it’s definitely possible! You’ll have to get started now to get your website up, build content on the website, and generate a subscriber list. The sooner you do this, the better, so that by the time you finish your job in a year, you’ll already have an audience, a running blog, and preferably selling products or services.
There are many people who have built successful side businesses on the internet while they had a full time job. Definitely doable, but you’ll have to put the work in!
My question is about starting a dietary overhaul at age 50. I believe if I can connect with people around this point of life, blogging , ebooks, and YouTube would be very beneficial . If you have a thought on this I would appreciate your opinion .
I think that’s a great idea! I would recommend narrowing down your niche even more. A “diet overhaul for 50 year olds” is still quite broad. Examples of a narrower niche would be “diet overhaul for 50 year old male entrepreneurs” or “diet overhaul for 50 year old diabetics” or “diet overhaul for 50 year old house wives” or “plant-based diet overhaul for 50 year old fast food addicts”, etc.
When you have a very specific niche, your target market will be able to find you. When your target market arrives at your website they will know immediately that they’ve arrived at the right place, they’ll want to look around and be interested in what you have to offer. You’ll stand out!
I was just wondering your thoughts on Fred and Kevin’s course and if you think it could be applied to a career change in other fields besides natural health.
Their course is an internet marketing course which can be applied to other fields and niches, not just natural health. The course is for those who want to set up blogs and websites that generates a subscriber list, sells information products or physical products, and uses email marketing. As long as the business you want to start is internet-based and you plan to use email marketing, then you would definitely benefit from their course.
The course you endorsed seems like what I need but the money is not available right now to invest. Will the coupon code be valid passed this date for another session/course?
The coupon code is only good for this summer course. Frederic and Kevin offer the course once a year, so we’ll see if we can set up another great discount next-time they hold the course (and I’ll make sure to let everyone know more in advance when the next course starts!)
My area of interest is not necessarily health, although it might touch on it a bit. I was thinking more in the ways of traditional ways of food preparation (canning, curing, fermenting, cheese-making, baking bread, etc.) with a connection to health benefits in the process. Do you think that the course would be beneficial even if my subject of interest is not strictly health directly. My hope would be that it’s the basic how-to structure and that the “product” is interchangeable.
Yes, Fred’s course would definitely be beneficial for you. Students who join their course are authors, chefs, teachers, coaches, personal trainers, natural health practitioners, yoga instructors, etc., and they are all taking the course to learn how to make a website/blog and use the internet to market, promote, and sell their products and services. I think this course would be a great fit for you, especially because Frederic has written recipe books himself and has a lot of experience with that.
Can you give concrete $ amounts of how much can be made. Not what you make, but generic info. Like 100 hits on site pays this, or an item purchased through your site pays that commission, or an ebook with 500 sales generates $. Every time I see videos about this people say they get some money through Youtube, though not a lot, but can’t explain how it’s calculated nor the formula.
I can’t really give you a formula or concrete number as to how much money someone can make in relation to clicks and web traffic, but what I can say is the more subscribers you have and the more you build a relationship with your subscribers, the more opportunity you will have to generate an income.
Someone can have massive traffic on their site, but if the visitors are only spending 15 seconds on the website and then moving on, it means nothing. Whereas someone else can have small traffic on their website, but majority of the people who come to the website love the content, spend time reading it, and return to the website frequently – that audience is more likely to purchase something.
As for revenue from ads (like ads on YouTube), that’s calculated through Google Adsense. Majority of blogs/websites make very little from those ads. The ones that do make a substantial revenue from the ads have a massive following and website traffic which can take years to build. In my opinion, you would make a lot more money (and faster), if you sell your own products or services. Also, one thing to remember, with any of those ads, you’re pretty much being paid pennies to direct people off your website, and the purpose of a website is to keep people on it, reading it and enjoying your content, not directing them somewhere else!
As for affiliate revenue, yes you can make an income selling other people’s products. Commission rates vary substantially from 2%-75% (or more).
What is your recommended quantity of exposure suggested to keep your following interested without you becoming spam in the inbox? Once a week for blog, one email newsletter a week, etc.
I subscribe to many websites and blogs, some send out daily emails, others weekly, and others monthly. If I like the website/blog, the frequency of emails doesn’t bother me, and in fact I would rather hear from them more frequently than less. If I no longer wish to receive their emails, then I always have the option to unsubscribe.
That being said, don’t worry about being spam. I would recommend communicating with your subscribers as frequently as possible (at least once or twice a week minimum).
Is there value-added in adding other media sites (Facebook, Instagram, etc.). Should that all be launched at once or progressively as the need arises? Cause I think maybe starting a site/blog could be doable but keeping up with all at once seems overwhelming (I have a fulltime job so this would be an addition to my schedule).
Definitely start first with the getting your website/blog up, and writing regular blog posts/articles for it. You can then open social media accounts to promote those blog articles. Later when you have more time, or you see you like posting on a certain social media site, then direct more time and energy into it, but your website/blog should always be the first priority.
I was wondering how big your list of subscribers is?, as I know that this is something that Fred put’s a lot of importance on.
I built a list of about 35 000 subscribers (Raw Radiant Health & Radiance Central combined). Over the last year I’ve been working on reducing the list mainly because it costs about $500/month for an autoresponder to store that email list, which is a huge expense. When you have a list that big, many times the emails get filtered as spam, so you’re paying a lot of money to store your subscriber list, but your subscribers aren’t even receiving your emails! The only solution I have found is to remove anyone from the list that hasn’t opened an email from me in the past 6-12 months, and I’ve been able to reduce the list to 20 000 subscribers, which is half the cost, and it gives me a better idea as to how many people are actually receiving communication from me.
Also in terms of the training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition how was that? And how many clients do you see each week and your rates? . Does that make up the majority of you income ? or is your juice fasting programmes your main source? I guess for me I am interested in the potential that working online has for reaching a bigger amount of people in terms of supporting more people to make healthy living lifestyle choices.
As for my coaching practise, I won’t schedule more than two coaching clients a day, maximum. I don’t want a full time coaching practice. I prefer quality over quantity, and by working with less people, I find I can give more. Majority of my coaching clients are longterm clients and we do a combination of diet and life coaching. You can see my coaching rates here.
How do I start without any income.
Start with making a website/blog! You can find free website/blog templates and information online on how to build your own website. Then start writing blog articles to build an audience and following.
In the beginning, time is more of an asset than money, and if you have the time to put a website together and create content for it, you can do something great! In the beginning it’s all about sharing your knowledge and expertise with others, getting people to subscribe to your website/newsletter, and connecting with your audience.
As you build content on your website, you can then create something to sell. Building a website, connecting with an audience, and making information products or services doesn’t require much money – just time, effort, drive, and passion!
How do I write compelling headlines for the blogs and what should I write in the text body of those blogs to spark interest in my readers?
The more you read, the better. The more you write, the better. I do believe practise makes perfect!
Take notice in headlines used in other blogs, websites, newspapers, magazines, books, etc. Even looking at book titles on amazon.com can give you some good ideas for headlines.
As for what to write about, well I believe many readers want to read about things that will benefit them, that they can relate to, and that can help them. So when you are writing, ask yourself: How will this article benefit my readers? What will my readers take away? How is this useful? What else can I share or give?
I loved the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s course, mainly because it not only taught me about nutrition, but it also trained me to be a coach. The course is extremely practical, and a wealth of information, and it ensures its graduates are not only educated about nutrition but know how to set up a coaching practise, and have the tools and techniques to be an effective coach.
You’re not living in the USA – is that a problem for you at all in terms of getting clients etc. – or people don’t mind at all, that you’re working with them remotely/online?
I could honestly say that I’d probably have more opportunities if I was in the USA, or back in Canada compared to being in Southeast Asia. In general I think people are more comfortable buying products and services from someone in their own country compared to across the world. But at the same time, my website and blog have been around for years, I’ve been offering coaching and online programs for a long time, and my audience and regular customers know I’m not going to just vanish.
What also works in my favour is the video blogging and that I post articles and videos regularly. Anyone that has been following my blog after a while definitely gets to know me, and it’s a great way to build a rapport and trust.
So to answer your question, yes I probably would have more opportunities if I were living in North America, but I have found ways to still build a business being on the other side of the world.
I have a few questions regarding the Frederic and Kevin course.
Is there a time duration to the course?
Does one get access to all the modules at once?
The course lasts four weeks (starting July 6th). During those 4 weeks there are 4 live events.
You get access to the first 7 modules immediately. Then they post 7 modules every Monday (otherwise, people get overwhelmed).
What’s in the course??? One month only?? Seems short and pricey for a month only- Please give us more details on the course…;) I am still interested.
Frederic and Kevin’s course How To Succeed With Your Alternative Health Business is an online course teaching how to build a profitable online business and internet marketing. The course is one month, and packed with great information. I’ve taken the course twice, and I wouldn’t have the business I have today without it. For what they are offering, it’s not pricey at all, it’s offering exactly what you need to build a profitable online business, and do what you love.
Do you rent or if you bought your place? Are there other expats where you live? Do you work with english speaking people where you live or are you mostly online?
We rent our place, but hope one day to buy land and build a home. My husband has family land on another island and he built a home where his mother lives.
I don’t work with clients or customers here, I just have the online business!
I’ve been on the fence about making the commitment to Institute for Integrative Nutrition, can you do a video about your experience, and how it has helped you get to where you are today? Also, what advice do you have for someone like myself considering starting a health coaching business?
In today’s video (below) I answer your question about Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I loved the course and it set me up with the necessary tools to be a coach.
I also recommend to anyone who’s thinking about becoming a coach, to not only study and gain knowledge in your respective field, but also work on strengthening listening skills and skills of asking questions. These are two of the most important assets a coach can have and offer their clients, and I believe this is what can set one coach apart from the rest. In today’s world people aren’t being heard, and having one person who is actually listening to them, giving them the space to express themselves, and having a dialogue with them – can not only be effective and beneficial, but transformative and healing as well.
I would like to know about multiple income streams and if your YouTube monetizing provides you with just a small stream of extra income or if it’s decent. I have heard that you have to have a vast number of subscribers and hits for each video to have it be meaningful.
Youtube monetizing doesn’t offer that much money and they’re pretty much paying you to send your audience somewhere else! If you want to make money on the internet, the best way is through making and selling information products (ebooks, programs, courses, etc.) or offering a service.
You could also make money as an affiliate, where you recommend other people’s products or services and make a commission from that. But like Google Adsense and YouTube monetizing, you need a substantial following or list to make enough sales to collect a decent commission.
Best most effective way on the web to get clients is what??? Blog- Facebook-Twitter-pintrist????
I would say start with a blog, and then use social media to direct people to your blog. If you love a certain social media site like Facebook or Pinterest, then definitely dive into it and do something with it. Whatever social media you focus on, you must enjoy using it in order for it to be effective. For me, it’s always been YouTube, but recently I joined Instagram and I’m enjoying connecting with other through photos and images.