8: How to serve your clients on social media

show notes Aug 19, 2019

Adding value to clients on social media is the surefire way to serve online. But, what does that even mean?! What does it mean to add value to your clients' lives. 

In today's episode, I cover 5 ways you can serve on social media. If you have a coaching business or if you are an energetic healer or essential oils distributor - these tips will be 100% applicable to you! 

Biggest takeaways from this podcast

  • Ask you clients questions. You might think you know what they need, but I guarantee you, you don't
  • Want more clients? Stop posting inspiring quotes!
  • Community is KEY
  • Describe your transformation. What were things like for you?


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7: How to sell as a life coach, energy healer or essential oils distributor

podcast show notes Aug 12, 2019

Do you stutter, break out in a sweat or get heart palpitations every time you need to sell your coaching program or services? Yeah, no worries. We've all had those moments. But you can do somethings to make selling easier!

Selling is a state of mind. It's an alter ego. And more importantly, it doesn't need to be difficult. Once you know what script to stick to, what to say to money objections or how to bring value. 

Everything from your Instagram post to your weekly newsletter is sales. But in this episode, we're going all in on the discovery call phase. You know, the first time you meet a potential client. The moment they meet you and decide to buy (or not...).

After this episode, you'll always walk away from a discovery call with a newly signed client.

Biggest takeaways from this podcast

  • How to sell your program as a life coach, energy healer, essential oils distributor or wellness entrepreneur
  • Things to say when someone says "it's too expensive"
  • General sales tips...
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Meer klanten via social media als wellness ondernemer

Als yoga docent, life coach of energetisch therapeut is het lastig om online nieuwe klanten aan te spreken. Want hoe omschrijf je jouw diensten op zo'n manier dat mensen geïnspireerd raken, de voordelen ervan inzien en klant worden. 

Op social media merk ik dat wellness of spirituele beroepen vaak als "vaag" worden ervaren. Zodanig dat nieuwe volgers wegblijven en er geen nieuwe klanten binnenkomen. Ondanks dat je natuurlijk een kei bent in je vak! En dat is zonde. 

Wat je beter niet kunt zeggen...

Een tijdje geleden keek ik op Instagram en vond ik het profiel van een life coach in Amerika. Ze schreef een caption met de woorden "I help you get a better life and gain clarity and confidence." En hoewel dat natuurlijk het doel is van een life coach, dacht ik alleen maar: hoe ga je dat bereiken, wat doe je precies en ben jij de oplossing voor mijn situatie

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6: The 6 steps to make your follower a client. A step-by-step process explained!

Uncategorized Jul 08, 2019

If you have a social media profile, you must know how difficult it is to convert that follower to a client. It takes werk

Let me tell you what the biggest problem is: it's having call to actions that are way too broad. Asking your reader to click a link in bio or stop by your store is too much. The step is too big. In order to bring someone close to your brand, you need to take baby steps. Ask them to comment and then approach those people personally in the DM. That's how you sell!

I am showing you the 6 steps you need to take to convert your follower to a client. Posting on social media is just part of the process. Plus, it's going to take a bit of your time and energy. 

Listen to the podcast to fully understand how to take baby steps in converting followers. 

Biggest takeaways from this podcast

  • Why posting on social media isn't enough
  • 6 steps you need to take your follower through to make them a client
  • What each of these steps looks like
  • How the ...
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5: Tips on how to define your ideal client

Uncategorized Jun 12, 2019

Do you have any idea who your services or products are meant for? I'm sure you've thought of a target audience (female, 25-40, high income), but have you thought of any specific problems your audience might have?

The secret to online marketing success is speaking to one specific person. Your reader needs to feel understood in order to see you as an authority figure on your expertise.

Figuring out what that specific issue is and how you can tap into that in your Instagram marketing is a difficult subject. That's why I recorded this podcast!

Biggest takeaways from this podcast

  • Why is it important to know who you're talking to?
  • Different types of problems
  • Understanding the sales rainbow
  • Defining pain points
  • 4 things your ideal client wants

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Thank you so much for tuning in to this episode! 

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3: How to write converting captions on Instagram. The secret formula to captions that trigger engagement.

show notes Jun 12, 2019

Do you use Instagram for business? Great, then this podcast is for you. In this episode, I'm covering how to write converting captions. Captions that trigger engagement from your audience.

When people use Instagram, they want to be entertained, informed or inspired. Kind of like reading a magazine or a newspaper, right? So try to write your captions in that form. Small hint: start with an attention grabbing headline. 

Want to know the formula and writing techniques I use to write my captions? Click on the play button at the top. 

Biggest takeaways from this podcast

  • How people generally use Instagram
  • What type of content a business profile should have
  • How to add value to Instagram using content marketing
  • The secret formula to writing converting captions
  • A discount code for my coaching service ;)

The tools I was talking about...

White space in Instagram captions

Headline inspiration

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2: How to use DMs to hack the Instagram algorithm. DM-ing your followers on Instagram & relationship selling

show notes Jun 12, 2019

You've probably had them before: DMs from people who pitch their e-book in the first sentence.

Stop it! It doesn't work.

If you want to sell on Instagram, you better not push your services in everyone's face. There are better ways to build your brand and get people interested in your product.

Many online entrepreneurs put the focus on creating a product and then selling it. However, you should actually be working backwards. For succes, create an engaging tribe first. Put effort into creating a loyal following. Once you have that relationship with your tribe, you can do your market research and create a product as an answer to what your audience wants (and needs).

DMing people is a great way to get to know your audience in a non sleezy and salesy way. 

Feel awkward messaging your ideal customer? In this podcast I'm giving you 5 reasons to connect with your audience and what to say. 

Biggest takeaways from this podcast:

  • How the Instagram algorithm has...
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1: How to use content marketing effectively & 3 types of readers you have to create content for

show notes Jun 12, 2019

Are you scared you're giving away too much information with your content marketing strategy? You're not the only one. Many solopreneurs are hesitant when it comes to sharing their secret sauce.

But why? 

Many solopreneurs think that by giving away free knowledge:

  • they will not get customers because the knowledge is already available for free, or
  • their competition is going to "steal" their ideas

I'm here to tell you in this podcast that those two bullet points are bullsh* because there are different types of readers. Ready to dive into these three types of readers? Scroll up and listen to the podcast. 

Biggest takeaways from this podcast:

  • What content marketing is
  • Why content marketing is important for your business
  • Why you shouldn't feel scared for sharing "free" knowledge
  • The 3 types of readers of your content
  • 2 of these 3 are potential clients
  • How to get potential clients from your content marketing

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5 Ways to start a business next to a job

Uncategorized Jun 10, 2019

You want your own business. Blog. Instagram page. Whatever. But you don't know where to start. Listen, I feel you. I have been developing personal projects for the past 3 years. Some successful, some...not so much. It's all a matter of falling down 3 times, and getting back up 4. And I've all done this next to a (full-time) job. It is possible, and let me give you 5 ways to start a business next to a job. You can read the text, or watch the IGTV video below!

start a business next to a job

1. Work part time

This is the most obvious tip I can give you. Try to find a job that allows you to work 4 days a week, or if possible less. Use the free day to work on your own business or project. If you don't have the possibility to work part time, you can find a job that has shifts. I work full time in different shifts. Some days I start early, so I can work in the afternoon after work. And other days I start late, so I have time to do things in the morning. It really isn't weird to have a regular job next to your projects....

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My favorite podcasts (growing list)

Uncategorized Jun 10, 2019

I think I've been living under a rock....for the past 5 years! Because I just discovered the power of podcasts. As in, I am listening to podcasts day and night now. On my morning commute. Before I go to bed. While I work out. All the time! And I feel like I'm learning so much and I have my personal business coach right at the tips of my fingers.  

On Instagram Stories, I asked how many of you are listening to podcasts right now. The answer surprised me! So many of you are already listening (by 86%). And I just thought, why not share my favorite podcasts with you. Feel free to add your own in the comments or dm me on Instagram. I am definitely looking for more podcasts to listen to!

Tip from me: always have a notebook at hand when listening podcasts! The information comes to you at the speed of light. Most of the tips given in the podcasts I listen to are sooo useful, I don't want to miss out on them. It's also quite strange how my to-do list has grown since...

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