How Authentic Networking Helps Holistic Healers Get More Clients and Build Thriving Businesses
Let’s face it, the number one concern that new–and even established–small business owners have is this: how can I find more clients who are ready to work with me?
You already know you have something great to offer the world, but oftentimes, it can feel overwhelming to bother complete strangers and try to convince them to buy from you. One method to finding the people interested in what you offer is to meet others who also help those people.
That’s right, we’re talking about good old fashioned networking.
As a holistic healer, you are a professional who not only offers physical but spiritual healing. You may be the person best suited to help, but you won’t be able to make meaningful change in your community if people can’t find you.
The good news? You don’t have to know everything about networking and marketing to get started! There’s always new information available, but taking the first step can make all the difference.
That’s why we’re here: We want to empower holistic healers who operate as sole proprietors in the alternative health industry so they can expand their businesses and personal networks.
Heart of Avalon is a business network that supports holistic healers in expanding their flourishing businesses. Our goal is to help healers like you reach new clients and connect with other healers in your community. We aim to build a network that promotes the health and well-being of all individuals and communities.
Here, we work to ensure you can enjoy managing your business as much as you enjoy your work. You don’t need to change who you are to get new clients, just how you approach networking.
Before we move on to how you can expand the scope of your solo business, let’s talk more about what networking is.
What Is Networking?
“The currency of real networking is not greed but generosity.” – Keith Ferrazzi, author and entrepreneur
One can define business networking as building mutually beneficial connections with other businesses, as well as with past or prospective clients. It’s about clearly defining who you are, who you help, and how you help them, all while leaving a lasting positive impression.
Basically by connecting with other holistic healers in your business niche, you can better establish yourself in the eyes of the world, including possible clients.
A common misconception about networking is that you need to focus on quantity over quality– that you need to grab a bullhorn to get your message out to as many people as possible.
In truth, you need to focus on the individual. Building a relationship even in business requires genuine care between both parties.
Even if you only help one client at a time, you can serve them with such compassion and expertise that it sticks with them! They will remember you for your great work and can refer you to others who need your help.
So keep leaving good impressions–and let people know when you’re open for business–and then your network will expand naturally!
Benefits of Networking for Independent Alternative Health Practitioners
“Networking is not about just connecting people. It’s about connecting people with people, people with ideas, and people with opportunities.”
– Michele Jennae, writer and artist.
From a business standpoint, it can be difficult for holistic healers to gather enough clients because few people are familiar with what holistic healers do. People often come into the conversation with their own ideas about how you work. Thus, business networking is a way to broaden your expertise and lead the road to success.
A simple list of benefits to networking are as follows:
Benefits of Networking For Holistic Healers
- More exposure via word of mouth and connections
- Closer relationships with your community
- Practice introducing your business to new people
- Feeling more like the connected and valuable business owner that you already are
And by gaining confidence in reaching out to others in your niche, you can better share what you give to the world. What more affirming way is there to lift others up than showing them there’s a more connected and uplifting way to live?
Ways That Holistic Healers Can Use Their Network
To make things clearer, as you get to know your community–as well as your fellow healers–you can connect with people who already share your values.
You don’t need to convince a stranger to buy from you if they’re already invested in your cause!
And it’s not a competition if you meet someone in the same holistic niche as you. Building relationships with healers and practitioners allows you to help more people.
Once you are connected, there are plenty of ways you can work with other healers in your niche. Here’s a quick list of ideas you can use today!
Ways To Promote Other Healers In Your Niche
- Promote the other coach on social media or in your email newsletter
- Collaborate on a product/service, delivering more value to customers
- Refer clients to a fellow practitioner if you’re unable to help
- Niche down further so you can specialize on specific needs
It is often said that advancing your career depends on establishing meaningful connections with the right people, and that you need broader reach in order to get enough clients.
And while that is helpful, we at Heart of Avalon believe it’s not the number of connections, but the quality of them. This way, instead of spending more money to get more reach, you can specifically reach those already interested in working with someone like you.
Networking – A Two Way Street
The advantages from networking go both ways. Not only can you build friendships with people with the same values as you, but you can learn about new trends, share ideas, and gain mentorship.
By building relationships with other business owners, you have an effective and fun way to develop your reach on a personal level. Money can’t buy trust, which further proves this is an important skill to master.
Having a support network is essential for navigating challenging times in your career. Thankfully, you don’t have to do it alone.
Heart of Avalon is a way to exchange those kinds of ideas and strategies. And not just about business, but about living a sustainable and holistic lifestyle. Our goal is to build a community that draws people in because they want a more authentic connection with the Earth and each other.
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You deserve a community that empowers you to try hard things and feel the deep rewards that come with running a thriving business. You’ll have opportunities to bounce ideas off of your fellow healers, gain inspiration on how to move forward, and build a community that grows with you.
With us, you can know you’re networking with people devoted to living well and uplifting their community.