Are Online Courses for Business and Marketing Worth It? [PODCAST]

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“The thing is these courses are not necessarily a good fit for what we’re doing in private practice.”

—  Annie Frisbie

Have you ever gotten swept up in the marketing tactics of online courses and purchased one only to realize that it won’t actually work for your business?

We are both guilty of falling prey to the “you have to buy this course in order to grow your business” marketing tactics and it doesn’t feel good. 

The thing is that most of these online courses aren’t right for lactation consultants or the way we run our private practices. Our clients are already vulnerable and we definitely don’t want to use high-pressure strategies on them during this time.

In this episode, we are sharing how to know when an online course is right for you and why marketing strategies don’t work for our business.

Listen now to discover:‌ ‌ 

  • Why most marketing courses don’t work for lactation consultants (4:10)
  • Using marketing in the healthcare field (9:59)
  • What online courses were helpful for our business (12:15)
  • How different courses appeal to different people (14:08)

“The healthcare field has a really hard time crossing over with a lot of the marketing fields because you can’t provide many promises and that’s what a lot of marketing does.”

—  Leah Jolly

Links and Resources


1:23 – Being susceptible to online marketing

4:10 – Why marketing courses don’t work

9:59 – Using marketing in the healthcare field

11:36 – Optimizing Gmail course

12:15 – Online courses that helped our business

14:08 – How different courses appeal to different people

20:27 – The upcoming in-person conference

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About Us

Leah Jolly is a private practice IBCLC with Bay Area Breastfeeding in Houston, Texas. Annie Frisbie is a private practice IBCLC serving Queens and Brooklyn in New York City, and the creator of the Lactation Consultant Private Practice Toolkit.

About the Author

Lactation Business Coaching

We're Annie Frisbie MA, IBCLC and Leah Jolly IBCLC. We share a passion for compassionate and professional lactation private practice and meeting our business goals while helping families reach their feeding goals. Each time we talk, we learn something new and we’re inspired to keep ongoing. We have regular podcasts and interactive Deeper Dives.

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