Welcome to The Unconventional RD Community

Erica Julson Registered Dietitian

Welcome to The Unconventional RD!

I'm so glad you're here.

This community was founded in 2017 to bring together nutrition professionals who are interested in earning passive and alternative income.

(Basically, income from anything that's NOT a 9-5 job).

This could include:

  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Blogging
  • Consulting
  • Media Appearances
  • Online Programs
  • Photography
  • Podcasting
  • Recipe Development
  • Social Media
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Sponsored Posts
  • Teaching
  • Writing

We can even talk about the side hustles we relied on while getting started (bartending, babysitting, tutoring, Uber-ing, 1:1 client work, you name it!).

My goal is to foster a community of sharing & learning, so we can all accomplish our goals.

Who is The Unconventional RD For?
For nutrition professionals interested in leaving the 9-to-5 world, and embarking on a lifestyle/career that lends itself to freedom, flexibility, and control over your own schedule.

I'm welcoming anyone who shares this common goal.

Even if you're just contemplating making the move to entrepreneurship, don't be shy!

This website & Facbook group are designed to promote questions and open discussion. This is the place to learn and grow.

Have a friend or colleague who fits this description? Invite them too!

Looking forward to meeting everyone in this diverse group!

Who is It NOT for?
Anyone who feels the need to put others down, discourage, or troll.

I truly want this blog and Facebook community to remain positive & encouraging. Anyone who harasses others will be promptly removed 🙂

What should i do first?
“Definitely join The Unconventional RD Facebook group, and consider signing up for weekly digests of new posts. (Promise, it'll be worth your time).

You can also connect w. The Unconventional RD on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat (@TheUnconvenRD).

All followers are loved & appreciated. Thank you!

How can I get more involved?
Shoot me an email (erica@theunconventionalrd.com) & let me know what you'd like to learn about!

I'm always looking for new content ideas, and my role, seriously, is just to serve you.

Ask, and you shall receive!

P.S. If you are an Unconventional RD with a cool story, I'd love to feature you on the website! PM/email me & let's connect.

About Me.

Erica Julson, MS, RDN, CLT

Erica Julson, MS, RDN, CLT


Hi, I'm Erica – registered dietitian nutritionist and online business owner.

I've been experimenting in the blogging and passive income space since 2011 and have learned A LOT through trial and error. 

I can finally say I've “cracked the code” with blogging, digital content creation, and passive income generation (in 2019 I earned $115,000 in passive income – say whaaaat!) and I feel an intense need to share this wisdom with my fellow RDs! 

So thanks for being here – I can't wait to connect more with you! (If you're not in The Unconventional RD Community on Facebook yet, definitely check it out!! That's where I hang out the most.)