Episode 39: What it REALLY TAKES to Have an Online BUSINESS and PRESENCE with Jill Coleman
Jill is the owner of JillFit, a personal brand where she helps women in the areas of mindset, physique and business, as well as a co-founder of the international fitness and fat loss company Metabolic Effect, Inc.Her 16-year journey in the health and fitness industry began when she got her very first job at a gym just for the free membership at 15! Since then, Jill’s earned her BS in Exercise Science and MS in Nutrition, competed in several fitness competitions, landed 5 national fitness magazine covers and experienced plenty of business growth. Her work has been featured in SELF magazine, Family Circle, SHAPE, Women’s Health magazine, Prevention magazine and many online news outlets like Yahoo Health, LiveStrong.com and AOL’s That’s Fit.
Jill’s passion lies in coaching in the areas of mindset, body and business, which she does via her flagship 11-month program, The Best Of You (BOY) Coaching Club mentorship, and dozens more online programs, having worked with over 10,000 women in the last 6 years. In her free time, Jill salsa dances, enjoys standup paddle boarding and chases around her 12-week old Pomsky puppy, Pip.
Starting out as a fitness competitor, Jill decided to turn her love for fitness not only into a passionate hobby, but a business.
No matter what the task or the cheap rate she was asking for at first, she knew she just had to start somewhere.
“I just started saying YES a lot. It really paid off later because I was able to be more discerning and I was able to raise my rates.”
Jillfit.com was created in her early 20’s. At first her website was solely about fitness, fitness prep, meal planning etc.. now turned into a multifaceted website for not only health and wellness, but business as well.
“I started valuing my writing ability more than just my looks.”
Consistency, perseverance and hustling are the three main components that has gotten Jill to where she is today. Good things come to those who wait, but better things come to those who work their butts off!
Jill gives us her brilliant insight on what can set you apart from the other millions of business owners in the online space. Figuring out YOUR personality and what you can offer differently, to this world, is the most valuable tool.
You have to just begin. Forget the fear of being judged or being wrong. She shares her outlook on blogging and highly recommends this as anyones first step. We all have our own opinions, so why not write them down? Get it out there. The world needs to hear what you have to say. After-all, isn’t that what social media is for?
“Be the expert, but also be the friend. People just want to see that you are relatable.”
In This Episode You Will Learn About:
- Mindset, body and business
- How to just get started
- Forgetting the fear of being judged
- Why perseverance truly pays off
- Saying “yes”
- Being passionate about your message
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