At the Center for Pediatric Sleep Management, our graduates are encouraged to set goals. Each of our students has a different idea for what success will look like for them. Some choose to only take on a handful of clients while working their full-time jobs. Others aim to make a living to support their families. One of the best things about sleep consulting is that you can make it fit your needs financially.
Today, we want to share the story of Annie*, a Center for Pediatric Sleep Management graduate who made six figures in her first full year as a sleep consultant.
In the beginning of 2020, Annie was a nanny for a busy family in New York City. The job was fulfilling, it paid well, and she had no intentions of moving to another path, especially self-employment. But like most of us, everything changed for Annie when COVID-19 hit. After a few weeks of lockdown, Annie’s employers asked her to return and help their children with virtual schooling- but Annie was nervous.
With so many things uncertain at that time, Annie made the difficult decision not to return to her position as a nanny. She had two of her own children at home who needed support, and she was nervous to bring the virus home to them. But she still needed to support her family and began exploring options for remote work.
Annie remembered a friend of hers who had used a sleep consultant with their infant recently- she had heard great things and had wished she knew about the services when her children were younger. On a whim, Annie reached out to her friend, who sent her the number of the sleep consultant- Jayne Havens. After speaking with Jayne, Annie knew that she wanted to try sleep consulting as a way to make money from home and leverage her experience as a nanny. She sped through the program and began building her business and reaching clients. Through the end of 2020, she was able to create a solid pace of growth and feel confident in her services.
In 2021, Annie continued to work from home and help her children with virtual school. Now that she was established, she was able to take her business full force. By the end of the year, she had made $101,000.
A number like $101,000 can sound far-fetched, but Annie is far from alone. For a sleep consultant working full time, that number is more than attainable. $101,000 per year breaks down to about $8400 per month. If each client paid $600, that represents an average of 14 clients per month- a reasonable load for someone who is sleep consulting as a full-time source of income. Depending on location and exact services, it may be even fewer clients.
As all workplaces shift, Annie is far from the only person who has changed her career due to COVID. But with the freedom of sleep consulting, Annie is now able to work from her own home and spend more time with her own children- something she didn’t think was possible before. And while she now feels safer with more COVID protocols in place, Center for Pediatric Sleep Management has given Annie the ability to change her trajectory and build a future around sleep consulting.
You can find more stories from people like Annie in our Facebook group.