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Professional Pathways for Holistic Practitioners - Shared screen with speaker view
Gillian Turner
29:15
Hello from Portland, OR! Excited to be here :)
Webinars ACHS
29:15
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Amina Brown
29:24
Hey i’m Amina and i’m from NYC and live in GA
Alanah Flad
29:31
Hey I’m viewing from New Orleans
Lyndsay White
29:32
Hi Cindy!!
Deanann Vanderslice
29:41
hello from Dallas
Cindy Lane Ross
29:41
Hi Lyndsay
Kathleen Joy Abdulgani
29:41
Hello Grodmorning all the way from Philippines 😍😍😍😍😍
Tijuana Akers
29:42
Hi
Paula Warner
29:47
hello
Linda Toomey
29:49
Hello from New York!
Kathleen Joy Abdulgani
29:55
6 am
karen pettrone-keber
29:57
Rainy hello from Finger Lakes NY
Tanja Kanehshiro
29:57
Greetings from ACHS HQ!! Excited!
Glyn
29:59
From Indiana!
Paula Warner
29:59
I'm in VA
Kathleen Joy Abdulgani
30:00
😍😍😍
Lyndsay White
30:09
Hello from Washington state!
Kathleen Joy Abdulgani
30:10
PHILIPPINES its 6am 😍😍
Marie Mendenhall
30:10
Tuning in from Tampa Florida
Paula Warner
30:14
Glyn, a hoosier woohooo
Corina Cacho
30:17
Hello Cindy and to entire panel.
Brandi Calbert
30:22
Hi from Cali
Sergio Lozano
31:08
Hello from Mexico
Tijuana Akers
31:46
will it be available to view afterward?
Webinars ACHS
32:07
Absolutely Tijuana, we will share the recording with everyone who registered :]
Melissa Abbott
34:23
Hello from New Hamshire
Webinars ACHS
38:09
Wow! Thats way back!
Paula Warner
38:18
I got my Diploma in Herbal Medicine before the name change. A long time ago lol
Paula Warner
45:08
Jennifer, how did you go about starting your aromatherapy business?
Melissa Abbott
47:06
IN your opinions what is the best company for website and social media development to start a new business?
Paula Warner
48:42
Jennifer, do you do health intakes for your clients when you sell blends?
Jennifer Langsdale
52:51
Paula, not for signature premade blends at this time, but I do for personal consults to create blends that are unique for their wellness goals. If that helps. I gather a ton of information on that client and I charge for that time with them as well and the time to research their blend.
Cindy Lane Ross
54:30
Erin I grew my functional medicine business during my program. As I learned more and researched more topics, it allowed me to elaborate on my website and further help my existing personal training clients.
Liz Woods
54:46
Paula, not for signature premade blends at this time, but I do for personal consults to create blends that are unique for their wellness goals. If that helps. I gather a ton of information on that client and I charge for that time with them as well and the time to research their blend.
Paula Warner
56:38
Jennifer, ok. Through ACHS, EO safety has been a huge thing with me. I won't give a blend until I know the health history of the individual. I've heard too many horror stories. So I guess my job becomes harder lol
Jennifer Langsdale
57:32
If you want to start your business, I recommend you shadow or invest in a company you love to get a feel for what you like about their products and services. Visit websites you love and keep notes on what you love about their sites and what you want from your social media and web-based marketing. Keep a journal on it all, people who journal and make lists have a higher success rate in seeing their goals go through than those who don't. I love Leonie Dawnsons self guided business journals for that inspiration. Connect with your community and ALWAYS be a good patron to businesses around you. Make friends and connections. That is all great work you can do now. :)
Jennifer Langsdale
01:00:06
Hi Renee, My webplanner has been my webplanner for 10 plus years now! She has designed all my websites and they only get better and better. You need someone who can do a brand pack for you, understand who you are artistically and design wise, and also understand todays technology and security. You will need to pay, but interview your webplanners, they need to work with you for their money, and make sure they take you seriously and act timely. A lot of time webplanners do not understand the nature of holistic medicine, so find someone who kind of gets it, it helps. Hire a professional for sure.
Cindy Lane Ross
01:01:55
Berlinda its called Nutriadmin www.nutriadmin.cm
Cindy Lane Ross
01:02:04
www.nutriadmin.com
Liz Woods
01:02:07
Hey,jennifer, you are sending your responses to panelists only. Use that blue drop down to add attendees to your response
Jennifer Langsdale
01:02:47
I noticed Khetnu had fabulous photos, I forgot to mention GET PROFFESSIONAL photos if you can afford it, good head shots, photos of you with your products or mock clients, and of your office! :)
Cindy Lane Ross
01:02:54
Renee I design all my websites, WordPress has seemed to work the best for me. Beginner websites, I would suggest Squarespace
Webinars ACHS
01:03:08
Squarespace is a great one, very easy for beginners!
Jennifer Langsdale
01:03:10
I noticed Khetnu had fabulous photos, I forgot to mention GET PROFFESSIONAL photos if you can afford it, good head shots, photos of you with your products or mock clients, and of your office! :)
Paula Warner
01:03:25
makes sense
Jennifer Langsdale
01:03:34
Hi Renee, My webplanner has been my webplanner for 10 plus years now! She has designed all my websites and they only get better and better. You need someone who can do a brand pack for you, understand who you are artistically and design wise, and also understand todays technology and security. You will need to pay, but interview your webplanners, they need to work with you for their money, and make sure they take you seriously and act timely. A lot of time webplanners do not understand the nature of holistic medicine, so find someone who kind of gets it, it helps. Hire a professional for sure.
Jennifer Langsdale
01:04:21
My current aroma website is being built on shopify. I think you can also set that up yourself if you do not have a webplanner.
Lindsay Little
01:04:35
Renee, I design my website and social media all myself. I use Squarespace for my website.
Jennifer Langsdale
01:04:46
If you want to start your business, I recommend you shadow or invest in a company you love to get a feel for what you like about their products and services. Visit websites you love and keep notes on what you love about their sites and what you want from your social media and web-based marketing. Keep a journal on it all, people who journal and make lists have a higher success rate in seeing their goals go through than those who don't. I love Leonie Dawnsons self guided business journals for that inspiration. Connect with your community and ALWAYS be a good patron to businesses around you. Make friends and connections. That is all great work you can do now. :)
Corina Cacho
01:05:23
Great advice for those of us starting out!
Paula Warner
01:05:53
I have gotten a lot of contacts through social media
Khetnu Nefer
01:06:02
thank you Jennifer 💕
Khetnu Nefer
01:06:19
my pleasure Erin
Melissa Abbott
01:07:00
Do you recommend using free tutorials from the major social media outlets or hiring someone?
Cindy Lane Ross
01:07:31
Social Media Examiner is a great podcast to check out
Jennifer Langsdale
01:07:41
FREEEEEEEEE!!! Start there, you will be surprised on what you can learn on your own, then ask for professional advice later. I hired people to do that, and they never quite did it as good as me.
Jennifer Langsdale
01:07:58
Use CANVA to make your posts, invest in that instead if you like making posts!
Cindy Lane Ross
01:08:13
I own a social media marketing company and website design company in addition to my functional medicine practice and I live by Social Media Examiner to keep up with the ever changing algorithms.
Jennifer Langsdale
01:08:13
Ohh I will check that out to Cindy, I never heard of that.
Melissa Abbott
01:08:29
Thank you so much for the referrals, what a blessing!
Cindy Lane Ross
01:08:40
I agree with Jennifer, grow into your business. Start free, lots of tutorials
Melissa Abbott
01:09:59
Are these platforms user friendly for assessability options and needs?
Cindy Lane Ross
01:10:05
Canva is a great design tool. Check out Unsplash for free gorgeous images
Cindy Lane Ross
01:10:16
Melissa very user friendly
Melissa Abbott
01:10:37
You’re too good ;)
Jennifer Langsdale
01:11:51
Yes Erin, I attend and am a volunteer for AIA
Khetnu Nefer
01:12:09
yes Erin all the time
Jennifer Langsdale
01:12:58
AIA -Alliance of International Aromatherapists It is a wonderful way to meet people and beef up your resume. I also love to do yoga conferences and participate in those types of things to grow my businesses. They keep me educated and it is a great way to cross market and learn new skills
Webinars ACHS
01:15:33
Two of the image/design resources that Cindy mentioned are here: https://unsplash.com/ and https://www.canva.com/ these are great resources that you can create really powerful graphics on a budget.
Melissa Abbott
01:15:37
How important is board exams to validate your credntials?
Cindy Lane Ross
01:15:57
Melissa, I will let you know once I pass boards :)
Cindy Lane Ross
01:16:03
Dec. 7th
Khetnu Nefer
01:16:36
pixabay is one of my favorites for stock photography as well
Melissa Abbott
01:16:50
NANP?
Cindy Lane Ross
01:17:06
To help you with getting started in social media https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/shows/
Cindy Lane Ross
01:17:21
Melissa, NANP yes!
Cindy Lane Ross
01:19:06
This is a great 3rd party software at a low cost to help you organize your social media posts and allows you to connect multiple outlets https://www.socialpilot.co/
Noemi Shuey
01:20:16
Do any of you do freelance writing in holistic health? Any tips for finding freelance job opportunities?
Sergio Lozano
01:20:24
what about getting materials and merchandise? Any advice on difficulties on starting?
Nicole Rogers
01:20:35
will we get the replay? i logged in late.
Melissa Abbott
01:21:03
Good question Noemi!
Lindsay Little
01:21:06
I also use Canva to design all my content. I also invested in purchasing templates to use in Canva from Biz Template Babe. These templates have been a HUGE time saver! I am not a graphic designer so finding all the correct sizes, etc. is annoying but that is all on the templates. It is literally just dropping in my images and my content. They all look professional and don’t take up all my time to create!
Khetnu Nefer
01:24:06
freelance writing...reach out to holistic health influencers and bloggers for features, your favorite magazines and websites
Liz Woods
01:24:27
freelance writing...reach out to holistic health influencers and bloggers for features, your favorite magazines and websites
Colleen Robinson
01:24:33
What was the name of the business planning journal?
Marie Mendenhall
01:26:30
How do you decide on pricing for services?
erin houle
01:26:31
https://www.amazon.com/2020-My-Shining-Business-Goals-Workbook/dp/1948836424/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=leonie+dawson&qid=1603234648&sr=8-2
Jennifer Langsdale
01:26:42
Thanks Erin!
Webinars ACHS
01:27:21
Check out Leonie Dawson here at her website: https://leoniedawson.com/ her website is also a great example of high quality photography being a worthwhile investment.
Melissa Abbott
01:28:11
You ladies are amazing and have been so helpful and inspiring! Grateful for the many gifts you have given tonight!
Jennifer Langsdale
01:29:41
Marie! You have to value your time, their time and your demographics. Think per hour, what are you worth for labor. I think $50 after I pay taxes is always a good goal for me, top of the line services are $120 for 90 minutes plus the cost of product in some cases. Ask yourself can I upsell on that session, so maybe the cost is lower per labor because you can make more on products later. Good question, take you time thinking about it. Also think about research, travel time if you have to travel, overhead costs, and phone time... think of the value of what you are putting in and what the average market value is in your area too.. I usually tell my yoga students to charge $45 per hour to start out here, as they are still young in their knowledge, and work your way up to $75 an hour...
Lindsay Little
01:30:22
Marie, to price services, look for comparable services in your area and then look at the qualifications of those practitioners. Know your worth and don’t undervalue you and your experience. Pricing seems to always be a thought part of the business but there are so many things to consider.
Marie Mendenhall
01:30:44
Thank you so much Jennifer and blessings to you and all the panelists.
Sergio Lozano
01:30:48
Thanks for an interesting and informative talk. You people are great!
Linda Toomey
01:30:54
Thanks so much for a great presentation and discussion!
Tanja Kanehshiro
01:31:20
Resource guide would be awesome!
Marie Mendenhall
01:31:23
Thank you so much Lindsey and blessings!
Kathleen Joy Abdulgani
01:31:42
Thank you so much 😍😍😍😍😍
Marie Mendenhall
01:31:52
Awesome webinar! This was so helpful! great information!
Jennifer Langsdale
01:32:29
your welcome! Loved it all good luck to everyone!!!
Tanja Kanehshiro
01:32:52
You are all an inspiration and so generous to share your wisdom!
Cindy Lane Ross
01:32:59
Thank you all for attending the webinar with us, it has been a pleasure sitting in with all these amazing ladies and Andy :)
Melissa Abbott
01:33:00
Thank you, many blessings! Awesome alumni ;)
Brandi Calbert
01:33:27
Ladies, What a blessing! Many thanks
Maureen McLaughlin
01:33:33
Thank you to you all! This was very inspiring :) Goodluck to everyone on their business/passion journey
Webinars ACHS
01:33:45
Liz feel free to wrap it up at your leisure and I’ll hit the end button :]
Jami Jensen
01:33:50
Wow! some amazing advice, and you all are so inspiring. Thank you for taking this time to pass on your knowledge.
Lindsay Little
01:33:59
Thank you everyone for joining us! Thank you Liz and Andy and all the ladies speaking! It’s amazing to share my story!
Webinars ACHS
01:34:05
This has been amazing!
Marie Mendenhall
01:34:11
Bye!
Gillian Turner
01:34:11
Thank you so much, panelists! This was awesome :)
karen pettrone-keber
01:34:12
thanks for everything
Lyndsay White
01:34:13
How do we find everyone online?
Glyn
01:34:15
Thank you all!
Khetnu Nefer
01:34:17
thank you everyone!