Create a Marketing Plan to Grow Your Business

As an entrepreneur you know the value of MARKETING.

Mar·ket·ing, ˈmärkədiNG/ (noun):
the action or business of promoting and selling products or services, including market research and advertising.

However, as a nutrition and wellness professional, promoting your services may be foreign to you.

We’re here to tell you that you’re not alone.

Many nutrition and wellness providers we speak with are well-versed in how to help their clients, but not how to get those clients in the first place.

Luckily, there are many strategies you can employ to grow your clientele from building your online presence and email list to getting involved in your community.

These are all forms of marketing.

Marketing can be overwhelming, which is why it’s so important to have a marketing plan.

By planning your marketing strategy, you’ll be able to attract your ideal clientele to really grow your business.

Here are 4 steps to take to develop a marketing plan for your business:

 

Step 1. Identify Your Ideal Clientele

You can’t build a brand, cohesive marketing materials, and a succinct marketing strategy without knowing WHO you’re marketing to.

Develop a client avatar.

A client avatar is details about your ideal client so you can identify their problems (and how you can help solve them). This way, you can offer services and products that prospective clients will buy.

To get started, we suggest writing down everything you know about your ideal client, including:

  • Age
  • Profession
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Marital status
  • Hobbies and interests
  • Where he/she hangs out
  • Main concern for seeking out nutrition services
  • Etc.

Don’t be afraid to get extremely specific. In fact, the more detailed, the better. You can even name your avatar.

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Step 2. Identify Your Brand

Once you identify your ideal clientele, you can then start building your brand.

We suggest downloading our free Branding Ebook, but here some things to consider:

  • Brand personality
  • Colors
  • Logos

Consistency is key when developing your brand, but know that your brand can evolve over time. It isn’t necessary to have your brand 100% figured out in order to launch your private practice.

 

Step 3. Build Your Online Presence

As you know, everything is online. Between social media, email marketing, digital marketing, and formal online advertising, the opportunities to build your online presence are endless.

Here are some resources to help you:

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Step 4. Get Involved In Your Community

Building momentum in your local community is essential.

Community marketing focuses on the tangible, physical ways you can promote your practice within your community. Whether you’re giving a talk for the local PTA, hosting an event, or creating partnerships with local businesses, community marketing is crucial, especially for a brick and mortar practice.

 

If you’re overwhelmed and unsure how to get started (or just want a refresher), we’ll walk through all 4 of these steps and much more in our FREE 4-week Marketing Bootcamp, starting on Wednesday October 17th at 7pm EDT.

This 4-week webinar-style Marketing Bootcamp will cover:

  • The importance of marketing
  • Branding basics
  • How to become a social media rockstar
  • Digital marketing necessities
  • How to develop partnerships and local opportunities
  • How and why client packages help you grow your practice
  • …plus answer your specific questions

We’ll be joined by special guest Lesli Bitel who will share her exclusive tips for gaining clients through local events and designing packages that sell.

Space is limited, so save your spot!

Chelsey Amer, MS, RDN, CDN is a New York City-based registered dietitian nutritionist with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. Chelsey started her virtual nutrition private practice in 2016 to help women find their food freedom and feel their best with mindful weight management techniques. Chelsey runs a successful food blog, CitNutritionally.com, where you can find deliciously nutritious, simple, food allergy friendly recipes. As a member of the marketing and partnerships team at Healthie, Chelsey spends most of her days writing, speaking with members of the Healthie community, and hanging out on social media!

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