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New Sleep Consultants: What You Need to Start Your Business

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New sleep consultants are faced with many questions about their sleep consulting businesses. While there are many resources out there that suggest this or that, Center for Pediatric Sleep Management (CPSM) has created a true resource for you to follow. There are plenty of misconceptions in the world of sleep consulting. It’s time to put those to rest so that you can start your business with confidence.

When you start something new, there is always that little voice inside your head that makes you second-guess what the right choices are in your business. Rest assured that you will get your questions answered here. CPSM has been helping new sleep consultants establish their businesses and keep a consistent income.

If you have been considering a new business or side hustle, sleep consulting is the perfect choice. Learn more about what you absolutely do need to start your business. In addition, you will learn what you don’t need so that you can confidently enter this profession.

6 Must-Haves for New Sleep Consultants

The following are ideas that CPSM knows new sleep consultants must have for their businesses in order to be successful. Invest in these suggestions below to grow your business.


A sleep consultant certification is the top must-have you need as a new sleep consultant. This certification will ensure you have all the tools, resources, and knowledge needed to serve your clients. The certification will act as a seal of approval to families who are seeking a sleep consultant. Families will choose a consultant who is certified over someone who is not because they know a certification means you have been properly trained in safe sleep practices and you will be best positioned to get them the results they are hoping for.

The certification course with Center for Pediatric Sleep Management is the only comprehensive sleep consulting course available. It teaches students all methods of sleep training so that consultants can serve families who have different parenting styles.

In addition, CPSM teaches new sleep consultants how to build their business from the ground up. There is no second-guessing in your business if you enroll in the sleep consultant certification course.

Cell Phone

Having a cell phone is important for new sleep consultants. This device can be used to hold conversations with clients and interested families who want to learn more about your services. You can communicate through text, phone calls, emails, or other types of messaging applications. A cell phone will help you keep on top of inquiries and help you sell your services faster.

Find the best cell phone plan for your business by shopping around. You don’t necessarily need one cell phone for your personal life and one cell phone for your business. There are apps you can use to disguise your cell phone number if you desire that privacy. Ask other sleep consultants in your network what cell phone provider they might recommend so that you get a reliable company.

Laptop or Computer

A laptop or computer is another must-have for new sleep consultants. While many things can be completed from a cell phone, there are things that you will need to complete from a desktop. This could include setting up your own website, creating social media graphics, designing marketing materials, and more.

You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on the latest and greatest computer models. The amount of work you will do on your computer will determine which laptops to consider. Shop around for the best computers and prices for your budget.

Reliable Internet

Sleep consultants who will be offering virtual sleep consulting services must have reliable internet. There is nothing worse than logging in for a client session online only to find that your internet is down or spotty. This creates frustration for you as you are trying to serve your clients. It also creates frustration for your clients as they are paying for your guidance. If you cannot serve them reliably as you have promised because of your internet connectivity issues, then this hinders your business.

Take a look at internet companies in your area and review their services and rates. Talk to your neighbors to see if they have any issues with a company you are considering or if they recommend an internet provider. This will give you insight into which company you can trust.

Web Camera

Ensure you have access to a web camera, especially if you are offering virtual sleep consulting services. Most laptops come with a built-in camera. However, if your laptop or computer doesn’t have one, then you will need to invest in one.

A web camera alone isn’t too expensive. However, it is essential that clients are able to see you as you are guiding them virtually. This will help with their overall experience with you as their sleep consultant.

Audio Port or Headset

New sleep consultants need an audio port on their laptops or a headset they can plug in so that they can communicate with clients. You want to make your services as easily accessible as possible for your clients. One of the best ways to do that is by being able to communicate with them even if you aren’t in the same room.

Use your web camera and audio setup to effectively hold meetings with your clients. In addition, you can conduct discovery calls virtually as well to see if potential clients want to sign up for your services. Your audio settings can make or break a potential sale.

4 Things New Sleep Consultants Don’t Need

Contrary to what you may have heard, the following items aren’t needed in order to become a new sleep consultant.


Currently, there is no degree requirement for sleep consultants. There is no special school you have to attend. However, it is highly encouraged to become certified. That can be accomplished by simply enrolling in the sleep consultant course with Center for Pediatric Sleep Management.


No experience is required in order to pursue this career. During your certification course, you will get all of the information you need to get started. After you have become certified, you have the option to take on test clients if you want to get some practice before accepting paying clients. Practice clients can help boost your confidence in the services you offer. However, it is not required to have experience before taking on paying clients.

Children of Your Own

You don’t have to have children of your own in order to be a new sleep consultant. There are many professionals like postpartum doulas and nannies who choose to add the sleep certification to their resume in order to better serve their families. If you don’t have children, you can still pursue a sleep consulting career.

Children that Sleep Through the Night

It might seem like a contradiction if you have children of your own who don’t sleep through the night, but you want to become a sleep consultant. The good news is you don’t have to have your own children that sleep through the night in order to be successful in this new career.

What’s more is that after you have completed the sleep consulting certification course with CPSM, you can practice on yourself as a test client. Implement strategies that you learned in the course and deliver first-hand knowledge and experience to your paying clients. Offer them solutions that you can personally attest to if they aren’t sure what strategies to try.

CPSM Can Help Your Become a New Sleep Consultant

As a new sleep consultant, it can be intimidating trying to learn all parts of the business on your own. Thankfully, you don’t have to spend endless hours searching the internet for answers to your questions. Center for Pediatric Sleep Management can help you become a new sleep consultant quickly.

Some students who have graduated from CPSM have completed the course in just a few short weeks. In addition, some students are making over $5,000 per month as a consultant. A new sleep consultant can quickly become experienced and knowledgeable in this industry through CPSM.

If you are interested in exploring how to become a new sleep consultant, then it’s time to dig into the sleep consultant certification with CPSM. Come join our free Facebook group to learn more. Inside the group, you will get access to a community and training opportunities showing you exactly how Center for Pediatric Sleep Management can help you change lives one family at a time.

In addition, you will gain access to a library of guest experts who join live on our podcast and share how they have become successful entrepreneurs through sleep consulting. Some experts share how they started as new sleep consultants and now earn more money than ever.

Want to take action now to inquire about CPSM? Click here to book a call with owner Jayne Havens to get answers to your questions about the course.

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