Informed Consent, Your Website, and Privacy Legislation

May 23, 2018

WARNING: This is not a juicy, warm, lovely blog post. It’s downright overwhelming and will likely make most of you want to stick your heads in the sand. I get it. I feel the same. But it’s important. So please read it… and make an informed decision for yourself. Y’all…

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Writing website content

How to get unstuck with writing your doula website content

January 3, 2018

Stuck at 6cm… While I haven’t attended any births in the past few years, I see women get stuck at 6 cm all the time as a Website Doula. It goes like this: Susie the Doula starts out feeling super confident about writing website content and building her site. A…

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Modern Web Design for Millenials

December 3, 2017

If you are a a doula or midwife today, the bulk of your client base is currently in the age bracket known as Millennials, new parents between the age of 18-34. also known as Generation Y or the Net Generation. They grew up with technology and the internet and are…

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bounce rate

How to Lower Your Bounce Rate

November 26, 2017

The bounce rate is one of the more alarming aspects of google analytics for your doula website and can send those who are paying attention to their analytics into a tailspin of worry… A “bounce” happens every time someone visits just one page on your website, or left your site…

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Google+ Book Now Button Doulas

New! Google+ Booking Button

October 24, 2017

I’ve already written plenty about Google+, from how to create your Google places business page, to a nifty trick to create your own custom link to source client reviews on Google+. I’m delighted to share with you the new Google+ BOOK NOW BUTTON feature in coordination with a number of…

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doula facebook live topics

Facebook Live for Doulas #2: Choosing Topics

July 27, 2017

>> Not yet a fan of my Facebook page? Join me here. So I did my first facebook live yesterday! Honestly I never would have gone ahead with it if I hadn’t had a moment of insanity and actually scheduled the session a few days before via my blog and…

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facebook live for doulas

Facebook Live for Doulas #1: Why facebook live is a great fit.

July 24, 2017

Not yet a fan of my Facebook page? Join me here. >> You can also sign up for weekly notification emails to find out about the next Facebook live event on The Website Doula, and access resources & links from the last one! Facebook Live is a relatively new feature…

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how to rock your doula website about page

How to Rock your About Page

July 18, 2017

The about page is one of those that too often feels like an after thought on doula websites, much like the resources page. (See my guide to your resources page here!). The standard format seems to be a quick introductory paragraph, a list of trainings & credentials, and perhaps a…

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doula business card

Your Doula Business Cards

July 7, 2017

Way back when I started my life as a self-employed doula and a childbirth educator, a tiny business card was all I needed. It was a standard VistaPrint design (the funkiest one they had), and included my Name, Services, Phone Number, Email, and Website. Full colour on the front, blank…

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full time doula jobs

Doula Jobs: How to be a full-time doula

July 1, 2017

So you love birth and babies. You’d LOVE to imagine yourself doing this work full-time but aren’t sure if that is a wise move for your bank account. While there are definitely factors you should consider before taking the leap, if you are willing to do the work to build…

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doula website resources page tips

Rock your resources page

June 29, 2017

Oh the resources page… Perhaps the most under-utilized page on doula websites, usually consisting of no more than a list of linked resources for pregnancy and birth. But isn’t that what a resources page is SUPPOSED to be, you ask?  Well yes, and no. Yes, you want to provide great…

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how to register a doula domain name

How to Register a Domain Name

June 19, 2017

The mere logistics of getting started with your website journey can feel completely overwhelming at the beginning. If you’ve seen someone on a forum casually mention “registering a domain name” and you’re not even sure what a domain name is, or how to register one, let alone how to choose…

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