How to Get More Clients (with Checklist at the Bottom)

This blog post is for coaches, counselors, therapists, and related professionals, who are looking to launch their business and serve more clients.

My niche (specialty) changed from being a Christian Women Life Coach to being a Productivity Life Coach. Last year, I coached eight female clients for free. But after I changed my niche (specialty), more men (95%) than women started to sign up to be my clients, most of my clients also happen to be older than me in age. In October 2016, I had my first four paying clients, and in January 2017 I had 28 clients.

 

I’m amazed that things turned around. Before my paying clients showed up in my life, I had to deal with a lot of my self-made rejection beliefs that I had. I used to think that I wasn’t capable of coaching men.

I had to let go of my perspective that I should only help women because I’m a woman. I used to think that I was not good enough or not capable enough to help men, even though I have worked with both genders in all of my prior jobs. I used to think that I needed to have a respectable and strong male role model in my life to help men. (Continue reading to find out more).

Just recently, in September 2016, I realized that Jesus is my perfect male role model. He is my example of the kindest, loving, patient, enduring, logical, practical, sensitive, mindful, peaceful, the best leader (who had crowds following him everywhere) and spiritual man (who also is God), who has walked on this earth. This is not a theology article, so I won’t go deep into it.

I also have other male role models like my pastors, Tony Robbins, other life coaches, ministers, and professors that have made an impact in my life. It’s amazing how since October 2016 until today, I still have more male clients signing up for my coaching services!

Anyway, the above was the introduction to these basic strategies that I want to share with you, to gain more clients:

 

Be Passionate about the Solution to the Problem You want to Help others with

 

Do you know what is it? If you do, try to get specific. If you haven’t been having a lot of clients, are there any clients you would work with for free, or give a free first-time session?

(There are some things we would totally do for free because we can’t help it to meet the need wherever that need is).

The best way to be passionate is by going back to a time when you didn’t receive enough help and had to go through a terrible problem or challenge in your life. What did you do to get help, who helped you? And how did you learn what to do next?

 

Focus on Relationships outside of your comfort zone

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Give opportunities for people to trust you by building new friendships and practice the habit of networking and collaboration online and also locally (if you are having a heart issue holding you back from networking or marketing, you must deal with it now).

When you just make it a habit of making new friends, without the thought of whether that person can be your client, or whether that person can refer you clients, your life will be more full of life and connections.

Have No Expectations

 

Practice having no expectations out of putting yourself out there. Instead of having expectations, see your business and social media marketing as ways to get to know people and better serve them, regardless if they want to hire you or not.

 

Get Rid of Toxic Thoughts and Mindset

 

I used to struggle with fear of rejection, unworthiness and thinking that my opinion is not valuable. I also had a hard time letting people know how I can help in the different hats I have. But at some point, I noticed that not marketing my services, due to lack of confidence, was leading me nowhere. So I had to process my thoughts with different people (friends who listen, coaches, therapists) who cared to also follow up with me. I even took time away to do a spiritual fast, which helped me so much to have more clarity.

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Also, I also have learned the power in writing and speaking self-affirmations to myself. As a Christian, speaking scriptures such as “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” “I have the mind of Christ,” and “nothing is impossible for those who believe” helped me a lot.

Once you deal with getting rid of toxic thoughts, which to you might be different than me, you will have more confidence and be more flexible to expand your original niche, if needed.

 

Recommended Read: How to Stop Procrastination

 

 

Socialize on Social Media

If this is making you feel anxious, I have good news for you; you don’t have to put yourself in every single social media platform.
Remember that making your service noticeable on social media is all about sharing information (your knowledge, tools, and encouragement) about what your business is about, and perhaps share information about successful stories from past clients. Imagine that you are just drinking coffee and meeting with friends online, and relax. It’s not hard at all.

 

Start with the platform where your past, future or current clients use now.

 

This is important because as you build your business, it will be easier to friend request your past clients and ask for a testimonial from a client who already uses Facebook/Instagram/Twitter.
If your business is very strict on confidentiality, the way to ask for testimonials is to ask them and let them know that if they want to, you can add their testimonial as anonymous on your website only.

 

And that’s it; the above are the main strategies.

Extra, for those of you who believe or want to try something exciting, let me tell you of my secret weapon strategy: PRAYER! If you want to know more about prayer, send me a message and I will help you!

 

Checklist of Steps to Work on Launching your Private Practice

Have you found a checklist to help you launch your private practice business? Whether it’s a new business or one that you started not too long ago, you will find important things that will help you make your private practice shine!

To download your free checklist, follow the instructions below. I won’t spam you with emails. I will just send you productivity tools and keep you updated in the near future about private practice resources such as workshops and coaching groups.



32 replies
  1. Richard Bivins
    Richard Bivins says:

    I thought about becoming a life coach at one time but decided that writing was a better fit for me. I want my income to be completely dependent on me and not the # of clients I could get.

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    • Liliana Fung
      Liliana Fung says:

      Thanks for reading and for sharing your story! You mentioned important points. That’s awesome that you noticed that being a writer is a better fit!

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  2. colleen wool
    colleen wool says:

    I
    m sure everyone always wants to attract more clients. you give a lot of great advice on just how to do it, thanks.

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  3. Natalie
    Natalie says:

    Using social media should never be undervalued. It is such a powerful tool in general, and can see how especially beneficial is would be to get more clients!

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    • Liliana Fung
      Liliana Fung says:

      That’s right Natalie, social media is essential for the digital world we live in! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  4. Elizabeth O.
    Elizabeth O. says:

    This is great. I used to be a coach but a different one. I think it’s the same with everything, you have to passionate and confident with your knowledge and what you do.

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  5. Rosey
    Rosey says:

    How wonderful that you have had such big changes. Ir’s wonderful that you’ve shared your stigmas too. Surely it will help others.

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    • Liliana Fung
      Liliana Fung says:

      Thanks Rosey for reading and commenting! If you know anyone whom this post and checklist can help, feel free to share it!

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  6. Gábor
    Gábor says:

    Thank you very much for helping others to reach their goals, giving this very nice advices about letting out the fear and the negative thoughts, everybody can do it and i nice to hear it from somebody that already did.

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    • Liliana Fung
      Liliana Fung says:

      Thanks Gabor for reading and commenting! Feel free to download my checklist at the bottom of the blog post!

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    • Liliana Fung
      Liliana Fung says:

      Thanks Jolleen for reading and commenting! are you working on your business? If you are interested in more help, feel free to download my free checklist at the bottom of the post!

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    • Liliana Fung
      Liliana Fung says:

      Hi Coralie, glad to know you will be making a list, what a great way to implement!! The free checklist at the bottom of my post has more action steps for you to check if you are working on your business and are at the beginning stage.

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  7. Karlyn Cruz
    Karlyn Cruz says:

    What a wonderful tips! Partnering with an agency is a great way to bring in new clients. I’ve used this exact strategy and built a partnership with an agency that sends me at least 1 new client per month. I also make sure the agency is larger than my consultancy, so I’m not competing.

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    • Liliana Fung
      Liliana Fung says:

      Thanks Karlyn for reading and for your comment! I’m so glad to hear that you partnered up with an agency that sends you 1 new client per month!! Awesome!!!

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  8. Rebecca Swenor
    Rebecca Swenor says:

    This is great information for those starting a new business. It is important not to have expectations when starting because it may cause doubt which no one needs going into something. Thanks for sharing the information.

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    • Liliana Fung
      Liliana Fung says:

      You’re welcome Rebecca! thank you for reading and commenting! If you liked the content of the blog post, you might also like the pdf checklist that I provide at the bottom of my blog.

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    • Liliana Fung
      Liliana Fung says:

      Thanks Angela for reading and for your feedback! Feel free to download the pdf at the bottom of my blog post 🙂

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    • Liliana Fung
      Liliana Fung says:

      Thanks Chelsea for reading and for your feedback! Good luck with everything! If you need my service, let me know. As a coach, I help people attract the right clients that would be the right fit and have helped some small business owners with personalized feedback on how to be more engaging on social media, to be able to communicate their style, service, and personality online and in person.

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