Welcome to the Work-at-home/Small Business series!
Today our featured Small Business is:
Sleep Well Sleep Solutions
About: Michelle Winters of SleepWell Sleep Solutions is a certified Gentle Sleep Coach based in Northern Virginia. She can help parents create a plan to help their child sleep better at night and at naptime, while taking into account each families' parenting philosophies.
Experience: Been in business since 2011. Certified Greenproofer and can help families learn how to recognize and remove toxins from their environments. Michelle can help parents in person in the Northern Virginia / DC Metro area, or over the phone or Skype anywhere in the country.
Earned Income Potential
Depends, probably close to 30,000 a year with a steady stream of clients
To be a good sleep consultant, you need to be able to have good communication skills in order to consult with families. You have to be accepting of different people's beliefs and nonjudgemental. You should have knowledge of sleep patterns in children and the different behavioral ways to change their sleep behavior. To be an effective Greenproofer, you also need good communication skills and knowledge of toxins in and around our everyday living spaces.
$ required to start?
To start my business, I did take several trainings. I have probably spent around $4,000 on training and certifications on sleep and greenproofing. I work from home and do not need to buy inventory or anything.
I think the biggest challenge I have had is just getting myself out there to meet people in person. I have been recently becoming more involved in local networking groups and making more local contacts, which has been helping my business.
Where can I learn more?
Check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sleepwellsleepsolutions, on the web at www.sleepwellsleepsolutions.com, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vasleepcoach. You can also email me directly at email@example.com.
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