Free Support for Birth & Postpartum Professionals
I know how many long hours you put into supporting the families of your community. Whether you are spending your weekend teaching a prenatal class, away from your family for 18 hours at a birth, or teaching yoga four mornings a week, you are investing your time, energy and love into this work. My role as your business and website doula is to try and offer you some of the same time, energy, and love.
Here you will find a blend of business and website resources to help you take your practice to the next level, including recordings from free calls I have offered on topics such as sliding scale fees, holistic marketing, and passive income for birth professionals.
Be sure to also join the Website Doula facebook page above for more great resources and to suggest future call topics. If you are interested in exploring options for website and SEO design and support you are always welcome to schedule a free 20 minute phone call with me to learn more about website doula care.
“I found you through a podcast interview with Tolabor about SEO, as I was just getting ready to take the leap for my postpartum doula business…Thank you so very much for the brilliant and and sage guidance that you share through your free resources. Thank you for taking the scare out of branding and marketing birth business and for the commitment and dedication to continue to work to help birth workers and their clients meet.” – Kimberly Goodrich, ashdoula.com
Listen to Past Call Recordings
Please enjoy some of the recordings from past calls I have featured below.
Your Website Home Page (2015) This interview with ToLabor shares tips and guidance for a successful website home page. click here…
Passive Income for Birth & Postpartum Professionals (2015) Passive income to supplement direct services to clients would be nice, right? Enjoy this call co-hosted with Jessica English of Heart | Soul | Business to learn about the challenges of creating passive income, and creative ideas to help you reach that goal.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) 101 (2015) This interview with ToLabor offers you a solid introduction to search engine optimization and how to develop the skills you need to show up online. click here…
Tips for the Doula Interview (2014) Creative tips to help you best prepare for an interview, engage with potential clients, and offer effective follow-up after the interview. Click here
Recording of my Interview with ToLabor in August 2014
Creative Marketing with Pinterest (2014)
Learn innovative and practical ways to use Pinterest as a social media tool for your birth practice. Click here
Grow your Birth Practice with Facebook (2013)
Featuring guest host Jeanette McCulloch of Birth Swell, we identified key tips to help you build your presence and engage on facebook without spending all of your time online. Click here.
Making the Most of the Baby Fair (2013)
Tips and tricks for a successful both at your local baby fair. Click here.
Using Sliding Scale & Barter in your Birth Practice (2013)
We want our services to be accessible, and yet we also need to make a living. In this call we explore the dynamics of sliding scale fees, bartering, & the gift economy in your birth practice. Click here.
Your Fabulous Birth Business Website (2013)
Want your website to shine? Learn my five top tips to improve your online presence. Click here.
Marketing Your Birth Practice (2012)
How can our approach to marketing reflect our practice style and values? Holistic Marketing 101. Click here.
Welcoming Client Feedback (2012)
Unhappy client? Learn innovative & positive ways to respond to client feedback. Click here.
Occupy Your Community (2011)
How can we play a positive role in our communities in challenging economic times? Click here.
Birth Business Plan 101 (2011)
Do you really Need a business plan? My perspective on how to Enjoy the process & benefits. Click here.
The Cost of Doula Care (2011)
Excellent discussion on how to set your fees as a doula and communicate your worth to clients. Click here.
Doing Business Our Way
As a Business Doula I get to talk with birth business owners around the world, and often they express a discomfort with the advice provided by standard business coaches and blogs. We provide extraordinary care to the families we serve – and in my opinion, this challenges us to market ourselves in a way that respects our relationship-based care & values as birth professionals. Business plans, SEO, budgets, marketing, website development can all take on new meaning when you approach them from a holistic marketing framework. I hope these free resources will provide you with a solid foundation as you birth and grow for your practice.