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.
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.
One way that doulas commonly want to use to market themselves is to get a booth at a fair or expo. Sometimes these can be a success, sometimes they are a BIG waste of time and money. If you are considering getting a booth at a fair or expo, you’ll want to carefully consider whether […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s interesting to me the way that there has come to be a divide in the doula profession. There are those who view their work as a doula business, and those who are horrified at the idea of doula work as a business. I recently read this short article on hospital work that has inspired […]Continue Reading... No Comments.