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You've got lots of questions about the business side of sleep consulting...

.....and we have the answers for you!We surveyed sleep consultants in the field to ask all the business related questions we could. We've got it all compiled for you in a free download.

  • What do I get with my purchase of the course?
    You will receive the thorough, evidence-based course. You will also gain exclusive access to our community of sleep consultants, receive a badge to display on your social media and website, and be listed in the Collective for Family Rest and Wellness Directory.
  • How long will the course take?
    We estimate about 20 hours of coursework, however, the course is completely self-paced as we know what it's like to be busy parents, professionals and business owners!
  • How long will I have access to the course?
    You will have LIFETIME access to the course and additional updates, bonuses and additions.
  • What is the time commitment?
    This is a totally self paced program so you can go through it as quickly as you’d like or as slowly as you’d like. You can expect it to take 2 months of diligently working through the course to complete it. This is because of the video trainings from experts in their field, the assessments, and the assignments that allow you to create your materials and set up your business while you’re completing the course!
  • Is this course open to anyone?
    Yes! This course is open to anyone with a passion for infant sleep and that can be done from anywhere! Sleep consulting is not a regulated field so this course applies all over the world. “Regulated” means it would have a governing body with specific qualifications. Currently that doesn’t exist! Anyone can call themselves a sleep consultant.
  • Is this for someone who wants their own business?
    Yes! This can be a side gig or full time job. The purpose of the course is for you to feel equipped to open your own business but there may be the option of joining teams or a collective of sleep consultants in the future.
  • Do I *have* to open my own business though?
    Not if you don’t want to. You may just want the knowledge to supplement a current career. You might want the knowledge for yourself and to help friends. You can use this however you would like!
  • Does my kid have to be a perfect sleeper to help other families?
    Absolutely not! Who could even define what that is? We would never dream of putting that pressure on someone. The only thing you need is the desire to help families.
  • Will I be certified when I complete the course?
    You will receive a certificate and seal that you can display on your website and social media to indicate the time and experience you have in the field of sleep consulting.
  • I'm already a certified sleep consultant, is there a discount for continuing education?
    Yes! Please contact to receive a discount for continuing your education. There are also mentorship opportunities if you’re interested in that!
  • How do I get my partner on board with the investment?
    We get it– we’re Dave Ramsey people here! We both had a very serious sit down talk with our partner with all the information we could provide and gave them time to consider it before diving into the course. Both of our husbands chime in on the webinar if you’d like to hear more! Watch the webinar!
  • What can I expect to earn as a sleep consultant?
    This is going to vary by region and the hours that you work. The more hours you can work, the more clients you can take, the more money you can earn. We found that direct correlation when we surveyed other sleep consultants. There’s no limit because this is YOUR business!
  • What makes your program different?
    We can’t speak to every program on the market– but some things that set us apart include: a paid internship option that allows you to gain real world experience while making a name for yourself to gain clients (and earn some cash!) and we include ALL the information you need to know from birth to preschool instead of having you pay for a newborn or toddler course. We also have many, many expert contributors to ensure you’re receiving a well-rounded education to provide true holistic support to your clients.
  • Why would you want to create more competition?
    Far from feeling like the field is saturated, we feel there is still a huge deficit of sleep support for families and also the quality of education they receive! 4 babies are born per second in the United States alone. Parents lose an average of 44 full nights of sleep in their first year of parenthood. In other words- you are needed!
  • What are the overhead costs of starting this business?
    The amazing thing about an online, service-based business is that you can keep costs extremely lean. We operated for less than $100 a month for years. We also are offering an amazing business upgrade package, so that everything you need for your business for the first year is set up and paid for by us. No surprise costs! We are also offering a 1:1 mentorship package for those wanting to uplevel fast and have us in your back pocket!
  • How long will it take to get my first client after completing the course?
    How quickly you get your first client depends on a lot of factors, including your own marketing and networking efforts, but our graduates typically gain their first client in 1 to 4 weeks.
  • How much will it cost to run my sleep consultant business?
    The amazing thing about an online service-based business is that you can keep costs extremely lean. We each operated our respective businesses for less than $100 a month for years. We also offer an amazing business upgrade package, so that everything you need to run your business for the first year is set up and paid for by us - no surprise costs!
  • Will I have to spend a ton of time on social media to promote my sleep consultant business?
    Nope! While we definitely encourage establishing a social media presence (and our expert contributors will show you exactly how to do it!), our graduates actually get the majority of their clients via referrals from friends and family.
  • I’m not looking to become a full-time business owner. Is this program right for me?
    Absolutely! We understand many aspiring sleep consultants don’t want (or already have!) a full-time job. This certification is perfect for the mama who’s looking for part-time income or simply wants to support families. This program is intentionally designed to be accessible for those with busy lives, and to help you build a business that’s flexible enough to run even if you have little ones of your own and/or a 9-to-5 job.
  • How much money can I make as a part-time sleep consultant?
    There’s really no limit- in our survey, we found that the more hours worked correlated to more money made. It could range from $1000/month to $10,000/month.
  • What methods do you teach in your course?
    We teach a variety of methods appropriate to use from newborns to toddler aged children, as well as how to mix methods, how to decide what to use based on parent goals and child’s temperament, and how to combine methods for multiple phases of sleep training. No one size fits all or “signature” method here!
  • Is your course accredited?
    While there is no regulation for sleep consultating or a board overseeing certifications, there is a process to becoming an accredited course which we completed and qualified for in August of 2023 through the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants. You can now find us on their approved list of sleep consultant certifications!
  • Why is this important for my sleep consulting business?
    Many parents believe that getting a good night’s sleep simply isn’t possible for them until their baby is weaned. As you’ll learn in this course, it is entirely possible for the two to coexist — and once you’re trained as an Integrative Feeding Specialist, you’ll be able to confidently help families get better rest without compromising the feeding relationship.
  • How long do I have to complete the course?
    This course is self-paced and there’s no time limit in which you have to complete it, so you’re free to learn on your own schedule! On average, students will complete the course in 1 to 2 months.
  • Is this only for breastfeeding clients? What about my bottle-feeding clients?
    While the focus is on breastfeeding fundamentals, this course also provides education in how to support clients who are supplementing with pumping and bottle-feeding/combo feeding.
  • Is this only for sleep consultants?
    We do want sleep consultants to feel confident in supporting families through sleep training without compromising feeding, we also believe that anyone serving families in the postpartum would benefit from this evidence based information!
  • Is this course accredited?
    We are currently in the process of applying for accreditation and will update here when it’s approved!
  • How long is the membership commitment?
    We offer monthly memberships, and you can cancel at any time! We also offer an annual option if you know you want to stick around for a while and you’d like to save money.
  • What kind of support can I expect?
    As a paying member of Raising Happy Sleepers, you will receive immediate access to our password-protected exclusive member portal where you will find guides, PDFs, video tutorials, research, resources, group coaching call recordings, and more! You will also receive the link to our private, members-only Facebook page. We have sleep consultants on-duty every day, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9-5pm EST to approve and answer your questions. We are available to answer your questions on schedule, sleep habits, sleep training, regressions, sleep environment, sleep associations, nap transitions, safe sleep, and more. Really anything sleep-related you can think of, we’re here to help! 🙂 Due to the nature of the group and the many questions we answer for our members each day, there are limitations to the services. Please note, questions are answered in the order they are received each day and this membership is not for time-sensitive questions and questions are not answered immediately. Our promise to you is that we will answer your question same-day if asked before 5pm EST. For instance, if your child takes a short nap and you want to know if you should put them back down in 75 minutes or 90 minutes, we likely cannot give you that answer before that nap. If you find yourself often needing time-sensitive help we will direct you to book 1:1 services.
  • Do you promote sleep training?
    Absolutely! Sleep training is a research and evidence based behavioral intervention that guides your child to become a more independent sleeper and helps improve sleep quality and quantity. This does not mean that you have to sleep train! The membership will still be valuable as we believe in addressing sleep in a holistic sense to include timing, environment, habits and routines, as equally important pieces to the puzzle. But we believe in age-appropriate, parent-involved and responsive (no leaving child to CIO) sleep training and offer resources and advice to help your child become an independent sleeper, should you wish to achieve this.


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