Welcome to today's episode dietitian boss. Today, I'm going to be discussing how you can maximize your earnings as a registered dietitian. By creating online revenue streams. So you might be familiar with the idea that as a registered dietitian, outside of the online space, you can maximize your earnings in a lot of different ways. Today's focus is going to be primarily in the online space, but I don't want to neglect that earning extra revenues in person is a fantastic way to sharpen your skills and to build some of those relationship building skills, interpersonal skills, and even strengthen your mindset.
For me when I made more money as a registered dietitian, without the online experience I did consulting, which I believe is one of the easiest ways to make additional money. I did that through menu consulting. I also did that through speaking and teaching. And I also was able to work overtime at one of my nine to five clinical jobs. So there's a lot of things you can do such as workshops in the community. And obviously coaching is a very common one, right? Coaching and counseling for you to do one-on-ones or even groups with clients. Now you can do that in person.
That's a traditional model. So you might be aware that those options are fantastic. If you're wanting to earn additional money and even additional satisfaction. Right because you enjoy working with people and you enjoy helping them and it makes you feel fulfilled. But today's episode. I want to primarily talk about the online revenue streams arena, because it's still not is tapped into.
And the benefits of doing online making money and as an online dietitian are numerous, including location independence. When you're able to work online as dietitian, you have more freedom and flexibility to live in other parts of the world. So if you're doing. Coaching consulting the same thing you could do in person, but you're doing it online that allows you to be mobile.
So let's say you and your family, or you independently want to practice and other areas of the United States or the world, you can have more flexibility. Of course, you have to check with scope of practice when it comes to licensure. Depending on the service that you're offering. And we'll talk about that in another episode, we've talked about that and some of her legal episodes, but just know that you do have options. So I want to dive in specifically about what that can look like. So you know that in today's digital age, there are numerous opportunities to expand your reach and connect with clients through various online platforms.
Right. You hear me talking about social media a lot? As of course, podcasting YouTube, you can do webinars by yourself or you can do what's called joint webinars and you can collaborate with somebody else. Are so many ways that you can connect with clients and potential clients also known as your ideal clients through online mediums. In fact,
You can have a larger reach through online, which is such an untapped option as a registered dietitian. And it really helps us showcase how we are the expert as registered dietitians. And it helps us achieve more things. Feel really fulfilled as well. So let's dive into some of those ways that you can create online revenue streams.
As a registered dietitian. So firstly, you can create an online course or an ebook and I've dedicated an entire episode to talking about eBooks. And I know I have to online courses as well. So it's a great option to make an ebook or an online course. If you have a particular area of expertise or maybe there's a certain specialty that you want to share with other people.
You can also create a comprehensive course or ebook that covers. Your topic in depth and sell it through various platforms. For example, you can sell it through a third party platform. Like teachable. I think if it or Kajabi or you can house this on your own website, like Squarespace or even WordPress.
Right. So there's going to be pros and cons of using different tech, which I can talk about it. In depth in another episode, comparing and contrasting some of the online tools and software. If you're first starting out, I do recommend that you keep it simple and you can sell for something like teachable, Thinkific, or Kajabi. Kajabi is a little more on the expensive side. We use Kajabi and absolutely love it.
It is more of an investment because it's an all in one tool compared to other tools. Like Thinkific and teachable. At the benefit is that a lot of those tools are pretty user-friendly and they've got a lot of stories online. Now you can use practice management software, like practice better to also house courses and eBooks. And that can also be a great way to help expand your service and product offerings.
Especially if you're already servicing clients through your. Nutrition. Practice software. And if you use practice better, we have a code. If you check out the show [email protected]. From this episode, you can go ahead and use our code. We were an affiliate with practice better, and it's a great way for you to learn how to get more organized.
In terms of using software with your business. Now, in addition to an online course or an ebook, you can also create a membership site. Now we have a membership here at dietitian boss called dietitian boss library. And you might've noticed it's gone through a couple of name changes, but we've landed on dietitian boss library or the library.
And what that means is you've created a community where you offer exclusive content. Resources and support to members who pay a monthly or yearly fee. And it's a great way to establish ongoing relationships with clients and provide them with ongoing value. I'm a huge fan of memberships because you can help more people and it's more accessible than say high ticket coaching, meaning a coaching program that can cost thousands of dollars. Now, of course, I think high ticket coaching is a great option to really go deep and service people, but you might not be able to help everybody due to that price point, not always fitting people.
So it's nice to have a variety of options. So we do hear a dietitian bosses. We have our membership. And then within the membership, you can buy. A coaching a one-off coaching session with someone from our team soon, I'll be, I will have an option to, there will be an option for you to work with me as well. And then we do offer coaching as well, but we really focus on offering the membership so we can give people a sense of.
What that community looks like, give them access to my framework, my proprietary system. And show them what it's like to do it on your own, which is affordable. And then for those that really want more support, they can absolutely choose coaching. So that's a great model. If you were looking at helping more people, but you will need more volume. That means you're going to need to have.
An audience focused on your email list, or if you don't, you haven't yet tapped into the online space. You will need to have a network. That means you're going to need to know people and have people in your community that might be interested in what you're selling. And you're constantly promoting what you're doing and telling people that you have something right, a service or a product that you're looking to sell to somebody who is of need or needs help with a certain area that you might service, right? Whether that is general wellness for now, or maybe you're already a little more specialized, such as diabetes or pediatric.
Another offer that you can choose and the online space to earn additional revenues. It can be one-on-one coaching or consulting. Now I think that this is one of the easiest to start with. Because there's less tech involved and tech, unless if you're a tech whiz, right. I'm. I met like two dietitians ever, who are tech whizzes. It's possible. Usually most of us.
We perhaps prefer more to focus on. Servicing the client. And focusing on making handouts or really giving a great client experience. Behavior change modification, et cetera. We're going to prioritize that over tech. It doesn't mean you can't learn. But you might want to learn more slowly if that's the case with the learning curve of working in the online space and all the nuances of marketing online, I think that offering coaching or consulting at first until you hit a benchmark is a great idea.
So if you've already offered coaching or consulting in person, Then it's also something you can easily transfer to the online space. So you're offering the same thing. You're just changing the medium. Meaning instead of the medium being a brick and mortar institution or an office, or even a conference, if you're speaking or a workshop where there might be held in your community.
Now you're going to be delivering this service on the internet, perhaps through video conferencing, through your practice care, your nutrition practice software, like practice better or through zoom. If you use that video conference or maybe Google meet or Google hangout, if that's where you're using for your video.
Conferencing service. And so that can be an easier way for you to transition because you, yes, it's not quite the same as in person and you won't be able to necessarily connect to that same level. Is. Delivering coaching or consulting in person, but it is more accessible. Again, the keyword here is accessibility, so you can help people without them having to commute without them having to live close, et cetera, and as creates flexibility for both you and for the client. And that's really attractive.
So you can also do that via email video conferencing, as I mentioned, and other online platforms, as well, as I mentioned earlier, there are third-party platforms. Like teachable, Thinkific practice, better and Kajabi. And you can also use something like your website and then you can have some component of your website, like WordPress or Squarespace.
Where you're able to have videos and some type of communication, medium to do the coaching and consulting for your clients. By offering these services, you can connect with clients all over the world, really, depending on similar limitations with scope of practice and MNT. And you're going to have to check legal with that, for what the services that you're offering, but you can provide some support and it might be personalized. It might not depending on how you've packaged your service offerings and you can really help people reach their goals. And that's very satisfying.
Achieving that level of greatness as an online dietitian means that you have helped. The community. You've built your online presence. You've effectively been able to find a way to sell to people on the internet. And you found a way to change lives. Not only that you've been able to create extra income.
Whether you decide you want to pay off student loan, maybe like me, you had money from grad school, you had to pay off, or maybe you decided that you wanted to. Take an extra vacation. And you wanted to have a fund for your vacation, or maybe you want to plan for retirement. Whatever it might be for your incentive to make more money. It's really helpful to find something that you like doing that also serves the other person. And that can be as a recap through.
Providing coaching or consulting services online. Creating a membership community. And or creating a course or an ebook. And now I shared what those look like. I shared how you can tactically deliver those different products and services. And most importantly, I shared why. Freedom flexibility and achievement. As dietitians, we love achieving things. We like getting our our D credentials through like passing a Hardy exam. We like completing our dietetic internship. We like, you know, completing our master's program. We like achieving certificates of, you know, let's say something specialized, like pediatrics, weight management, or intuitive eating, et cetera.
And I think what we forget about is achieving business acumen that we need to effectively communicate and represent leadership in the field of dietetics. And that's the gap here at dietitian boss. That we feel we not only help you bridge the gap between what you're able to do as a clinician and improving your clinical skills.
But we also help you with your business skills. So I'm excited than in our membership, the library, we are adding clinical components or adding discussions guests and I'm I'm testing, incorporating regular discussions. About journal club. About online research that has to do with intuitive eating and ethics and nutrition about private practice essentials forms. Paperwork's tricky situations with.
Whether it's patients or clients, even if you're a dietitian working in a clinical setting or your private practice, you're bound to come across a situation where you're going to have to. You know, practice some. Let's see, change management motivational interviewing and it might be challenging it could be that you're not sure how to chart it could be that you're second guessing your skills And we help you with that not only in our affordable membership of course also through private coaching if you decide to pursue that route we really look forward to seeing you inside of the library so go ahead and check out Dietitianboss.com. And I invite you to join the library today We'll see you next time