Doula Business

Modern Web Design for Millenials

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 considered to be “digital natives”,…

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Your Doula Business Cards

doula business card

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 on the back. Old school…

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Doula Jobs: How to be a full-time doula

full time doula jobs

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 your doula business, the answer…

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Free & Paid Sources for Doula Stock Photos

free doula stock photos

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 care practitioner & a blood…

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Your Google+ Business Page: A Guide for Doulas

Doula Google Plus Business page tutorial

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 Michael Douglas and fir trees……

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Choosing Your Doula Domain Name

doula website domain name

More often than not, I get a new client calling me for help building their new website who has a fantastic creative name for their doula business that has only one major catch: The domain name is not available. Perhaps someone else is using it for their doula domain, or often an individual or company…

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Common Doula Website Design Mistakes

common doula website design mistakes

Why isn’t my site working for me? This is one of the questions I got asked in my 2017 website questions survey, and while she was directing the question to her specific site my answer is to all of you. By identifying common doula website design mistakes, hopefully you can identify a few good tweaks…

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Getting Feedback on Your Website

doula website feedback

Why isn’t my site working for me? This is one of the questions I got asked in my 2017 questions survey, and while she was directing the question to her specific site my answer is to all of you! You’ll find my actual answer regarding common doula website design mistakes here, but I want to…

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Blog Strategies for Doulas: Six Tips to Keep it Simple

Doula Blog Strategies

Want to blog but worry about the time commitment? Have trouble imagining how on earth you’ll manage to write regular posts? Blogging doesn’t have to be nearly as complicated as many birth workers imagine. I find myself sharing these same nuggets of advice over and over again with clients, so it’s time to bring them…

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Introducing … The Birth Bag by Doula Kristin Smith

featured doula interview the birth bag

I’m pleased to introduce you to Kristin Smith, creator of The Birth Bag, a new pre-packed labor support bag for families planning a hospital birth without the support of a doula. Kristin is a longtime birth and postpartum doula, and this is her first venture into offering a product on the national level. I wanted…

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How to Get New Doula Clients

how to get new doula clients

Many years ago my dear husband took an advanced networking and business skills training. He was looking to translate his international non-profit skills into a new sector, and find effective ways to communicate his worth to potential employers. He was gifted with an incredibly simple, but invaluable teaching that has been of tremendous value on…

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Birthing Your Website: Finding Your Design Inspiration

Doula Website Design Inspiration

There is this moment in the journey of birthing a new website as we seek design inspiration and just the right blend of elements. It happens with every single website I help design. It feels a lot like that moment when a labouring mom is 8cm and things really get moving… We begin with ideas,…

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