As business owners, we LOVE to say yes to our clients. “YES, I’d love to help you with your birth!” “Yes, I can absolutely come help you with breastfeeding!” And saying yes whenever you can is a great way to build your business. But if your business is going to survive, if you are going […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Struggling to get off the ground with your fledgling doula business? Need to improve your work habits? Unsure of the best way to reach expectant families to market your services? Have I got some help for you! It’s almost September and that means it’s time to Ignite a Spark in your Doula Business! Each day […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
So here’s a lesson in “know your target market” I have a daughter who spent this spring trying to decide which college to attend. One of the schools she was considering is unclear on some things, so she has been trying to reach two different advisors in two different departments to clarify how some of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I’ve already highlighted two other scams doulas might face: The I’m in Labor! scam and the I’m Moving There! scam Today I’ll address another common scam, this one is the “exclusive listings” scam. It might come as a phone call, it might come as an email. Either way it goes like this: We’d like to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s that time of year again! Every day in May, we will have one small task that can get you moving forward with your doula business. It’s a great way to build the habit of working on your business every day and keeping some forward momentum going. Join Utah Doulas in Training today to get […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When I started attending births as a doula, there were no smartphones, no tablets, no cloud, and no doulas even had web sites! We had no choice but to use paper to keep organized. These days there are lots of different options, and I’ve found a few that work for me. SCHEDULING I keep my […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Last week I wrote about one scam affecting doulas: The I’m in Labor Scam Today I highlight a very different type of scam, this one is out to get your money! It looks something like this: Hello! My wife and I are looking for a doula in your area for our baby due this summer. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s hard to understand what the motivations are, but there’s a time wasting scam that’s been running around the doula world for about 20 years and counting. The scammers are not out to get your money, they are out to waste your time and possibly lure you into a graphic conversation for their own pleasure. […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I wanted to start 2016 off with lots of energy and I had some great ideas of what I wanted to do. But I also had a huge backlog in my head of things I wanted or needed to do first before I could start implementing new things. So January wasn’t as productive or energetic […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Not all doula trainings are alike. They vary widely in quality and value! If you are considering becoming a doula, you would be wise to choose your training organization as carefully as you would hope your clients choose their doctor or midwife! These 10 questions will help you to find the program that is the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.