Have you been resisting taking your practice virtual? Maybe you feel like you need to acquire some tech skills to take your practice online. Maybe you feel overwhelmed, confused, or like it’s just too complicated to even try!
I invited my virtual practice expert and also my personal Functional Health Coach (who has changed my life), Dr. Evan Hirsch, onto the Wealthy Coach Podcast to discuss exactly how you can take your practice online.
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Evan H. Hirsch, MD, is a World Renowned Fatigue Expert and is the Founder & CEO of the International Center for Energy & Fatigue & of The Virtual MD Initiative. He suffered with fatigue for 5 years before he achieved resolution using the Fix Your Fatigue Program that he pioneered in his medical practice.
Through his best-selling book, podcast and online programs, he has helped thousands of people around the world optimize their energy naturally, and he is on a mission to help 1 million more.
He also helps licensed, functional medicine providers transition to a successful virtual practice so that they can have more impact, more success and a greater quality of life.
He is board certified in family medicine and integrative medicine and when he’s not at the office, you can find him singing musicals, dancing and playing basketball with his family.
K: Why do you think it’s so important to consider virtual if people haven’t already gone virtual?
E: Having a virtual practice gives you a lot of flexibility. You can meet with clients from anywhere, and it also decreases your overhead.
And I highly recommend that people have it as a component of their practice, even if it’s not a hundred percent. It just allows everything to leverage my time better and just have more fun with the work that I’m doing.
K: When do you know it’s time to go online?
E: It’s not so much a happy sign, but a frustrated sign. It’s when you turn around and you look at your business and you see a lot of things that you don’t like doing now (or ever).
And then looking at what things you do want in your business. This is a good exercise to do no matter where you are in your business. This helps you fine tune, and make sure you’re working with the people you want to be working with. And your business looks the way you want it to look like.
K: What are some of the challenges someone might come up against with starting a virtual practice?
E: I would say having structure is something that’s really important when working from home. The other thing is having boundaries and dedicated workspace.
K: What do you need in place before you go virtual?
E: One of the first things that you can do is if you are in a brick and mortar, you just start seeing people over Zoom. That’s like the first thing that you change. And then you can figure out what your workflow is going to be from that. During your focus days, you can determine what your customer journey looks like from when they reach the website and the path they take to book a session. This included if you have a front desk person at your brick and mortar, how will that transfer to online?