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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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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Your Doula Website Traffic

June 11, 2017

What plug-in do you recommend for knowing the statistics on your doula website traffic? This is one of the questions y’all asked in my 2017 website questions survey, which I am answering bit by bit over the year to come. While the answer is partially dependent on the type of…

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google your doula business

The Truth About Googling Your Business

June 10, 2017

You’re pretty much not going to like what I have to say here. You might find it disheartening, dismaying, disempowering, disappointing, and likely a few other dis- words I’m not thinking of at the moment. Admit it – you’ve Googled yourself (along with a few exes…) It is interesting to…

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free doula stock photos

Free & Paid Sources for Doula Stock Photos

June 7, 2017

Let’s face it – there is a wide range of truly bad stock photography out there readily available for you to illustrate your birth or postpartum services website. Cheesy, unrealistic, excessive pregnant glow, and Very limited diversity represented in ethnicity, and LGBTQI families. Most photos of birth involve a health…

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Your Google+ Business Page: A Guide for Doulas

June 6, 2017

A while back I wrote a post about how stock photo companies seem to be a tad clueless as to the sheer numbers of birth and postpartum professionals who are looking for good quality photos of pregnancy, birth and doula care in action. Instead of photos of doulas we get…

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