4 Steps to Starting an Online Dietitian Nutrition Coaching Business

by | Apr 12, 2023

These days, the world is moving online … you can too with an online dietitian nutrition coaching business. But where and how do you start? That’s exactly what we’ll take a deep dive into today.


Follow These Steps to Start an Online Dietitian Nutrition Coaching Business

Step 1: Get your formal dietitian training.

The sad reality is that there are a LOT of people online today claiming to be expert nutrition coaches or wellness coaches. But, very few of them actually have the educational background to back up what they preach.

YOU can be different by becoming a Registered Dietitian. While formal education won’t teach you EVERYTHING you need to know to start a successful online dietitian nutrition coaching business, it’ll give you a great head start. With a formal degree in the nutrition industry, you become more valuable to the marketplace and you’ll have more authority to help clients pursue their health and wellness goals. When YOU become more valuable, clients will be more likely to pay you what you’re worth.

Step 2: Learn what it means to be a dietitian nutrition COACH.

If you’ve already been working as a Registered Dietitian in a clinic or other in-person setting, you’ve probably noticed that you see clients for a couple of visits to address a particular health or nutrition concern. Then, they move on and you may never see or hear from them again.

When you become a coach, however, you go beyond simply giving people the information they need to reach their goals. The truth is, many people already know WHAT they need to do. Where they have difficulty is understanding HOW to do it or WHY it makes sense.

In your online nutrition coaching business, you have the unique opportunity to help people SEE for themselves exactly what’s missing. And, with the right coaching framework, you can work with them over the course of 6-12 months to develop the behaviors, beliefs, skills, and habits to help them be successful AFTER coaching.

Step 3: Identify what makes your services different.

In other words, find your niche within the health and nutrition industry. What do you offer that’s DIFFERENT from what others in the space are offering? Most clients don’t want to try something better than what they’ve previously done … they want to try something DIFFERENT that promises different results.

The sad reality is that no matter how good you are at what you do, if it’s the same thing that everyone else offers, clients will choose the provider who’s offering the service at the cheapest rate. When your online dietitian nutrition coaching business offers something different or unique, you become more valuable and what you earn will reflect that.

Step 4: Save time and money with an online dietitian nutrition coaching business coach.

Wait … does this mean a coach who coaches the coach? YES! Whether you’re starting your own online dietitian nutrition coaching business or any other business, it takes time, effort, money, and commitment. It can also mean costly mistakes (in terms of time AND money) if you don’t know what you’re doing. Save yourself the hassle and shortcut the process by working with a mentor – someone who’s already been in your shoes and has succeeded in reaching where you want to go.


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