Thursday, October 3, 2013

Starting Your Own Business

If you have the desire to help others improve their health, there are many ways for you to help others and make some money  at the same time.
Talking to a Group: One Way to Help Others

More than likely, you have seen Internet ads or been bombarded by unsolicited emails from people promising to make you rich one way or the other.

We can't promise to make you rich, but, we can show you how to help people with their health problems. And, if you're successful with helping people, then, you can make some money.

The key is to focus on what you like to do and what you do well. Do you like  to talk? Then, focus on how and where to give talks about health and nutrition. Do you like to write? Then, focus on how and where to write about health and nutrition.

If you don't have the money to invest in a website, blog or book, that's okay. There are many free technologies and platforms that you can use to get started -- as long as you have a computer and an Internet connection. For example, platforms such as Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Blogger provide free tools that allow you to set up your own website or blog for free. Of course, if you're really serious about this, and you have the finances ($7 to $10 a month), then, sign up with a reputable web host provider.

There are many different areas that you can go into to help other people: writing (i.e. a book), writing on the Internet (i.e. blogging), speaking (i.e. doing lectures), counseling (helping people 1-on-1), etc.  But, before you select one of these areas, take the time to examine your true motives, your skill set, and the things that you like to do. Don't start out writing if you don't like to write! Don't start out trying to set up your own website if you don't have some basic computer/Internet skills!

Instead focus on who you are: What is your life story? What challenges have you had to overcome? What are your primary skills? What do you enjoy doing? If you didn't have to worry about paying bills, what would you be doing with your life? Have you done something like improve your own health? Did you  reverse your diabetes and get off the medications? Did you lose 50 pounds of weight? Did you defeat some other disease?

To summarize: Before you invest your time and money in starting your own health business, take the time to examine your true motives, your skill set, and the things that you like to do.  That will help you to figure out what area of the health business to get into. 

In addition, make sure that you look at the things that you can do for free to get a feel for what you'll be getting involved with before you spend a lot of money.

There are  many training programs out there that can educate you about starting a business, becoming a health coach, becoming a speaker, etc. Read our blog post about the various schools and institutions that can help you.

If you're looking for ideas and ways to start your business, read this web page for hundreds of ideas that will help you  to get started.

If you're not financially read to pay for the education, get the How to Start/Grow a Business ebook and/or the How to be an Effective Health Coach ebook.

Note: Because you may be disappointed when you first get started with your business, you need a strong drive and motivation to really want to help others -- so that you'll be able to overcome the many barriers and challenges that you'll have to face. Otherwise, you'll be disappointed and you'll eventually give up.