You may be wondering why some of the sections of our website are for members only. There’s a great reason for that: they have some pretty valuable content! If you have an existing website, and are ready to start blogging, or finally get serious about it, then you are going to want to sign-up for our Trial Membership (keep reading to see why this no commitment option is the way to go!)
If you decide to register as a Full Member, then you will have access to these areas. Some of the examples include our Tools You Can Use page, with lots of great resources to help you with blogging and websites in particular, and practice management and practice building in general. We’ll soon be adding sections on how to start a website from scratch, how to add a blog to your existing website, and several other possible.
Why all this emphasis on blogging?
Blogging is a great way to keep your website fresh with new content, and Google, the king of the search engines, loves new content. Rather than try to continually change items on your website itself, it makes a lot more sense to add new material of interest to your potential new clients. That way, when they are searching for a therapist who specializes in what you do, they are going to find your blog posts about that topic. That’s going to help them feel like they know you, even before they make that all-important first call.
But I never know what to write about — blogging seems very difficult to keep up
Believe me, I know that. I’ve been in practice for over 30 years, and I believe I was the first therapist in our town to have a website, and the only one for quite a long time. That made it easy to be found on the internet. It’s not that tough if there’s only one website that shows when someone searches on “therapist in Yourtown”.
Well, I’m not the only therapist with a website anymore, and that’s been the case for quite a few years now. But I do come up nicely on the “first page” of search results. One reason is that my website has a lot of longevity and depth to it, and Google likes that. But another reason is that I blog, and blog fairly regularly.
I can help you with that.
I love to write, and I love to generate ideas. I actively author several blogs, including the one for my private practice. Once you’re a member you’ll see that I share lots of information about my practice, website and blog.
I can provide you with regular blog topic ideas, complete with several bullet-point subtopics for each idea. Basically, I provide you with an outline of a blog post, that you then complete yourself. All of the topics I provide are specifically designed with the types of Google or Bing (or any search engine) searches performed by prospective therapy clients. In other words, topics designed to bring you new clients.
Why do I provide outlines instead of fully written blog posts? Unless you can afford to hire a writer who writes in your voice, for only you, you need to write the posts yourself. Why? Because Google hates duplicate content. If you purchase fully written content, it is very likely that it’s being sold in more than one place. That will hurt you, not help you. Your content needs to be unique, and that means it needs to be written just for you.
You could hire an overseas writer to try to do this. But will it sound like you? Will it be written in your voice, in a style that helps attract clients to you? No. So you need to write it yourself.
And that’s not hard to do, if you just have a head start. Here’s an example. See how long it takes you to write a blog post of about 3 to 5 paragraphs on the following:
What Helps Right Now if You’re Feeling Anxious
- Slow your breathing (explain how to do this)
- Move your body (give some ideas)
- Distract yourself (again, give some ideas)
- Focus on something positive — use thoughts, images, memories of sensations, sounds and smells to help deepen the focus
I can help you get regular with your blogging, too
Because for just
$20 $10 per month (for the first few subscribers) you can subscribe to our Blog Content for Therapists group. You’ll receive an email at least twice a month, with a solid idea for a blog post, outlined in bullet-point format, ready for you to write 3 to 5 paragraphs (or more if you like) so that you’ll have a new blog post to help keep your website fresh. Fresh website content means that search engines will like you more, and your site will be more likely to show up towards the top of the list.
By the way, if you don’t yet have a website, or you do but have no blog, we can help you with that. Once you’re a member, we have links to tools to help you get started.
Try it out; there’s no commitment — in fact you can try it for $1 for the first month
If you know you’re ready to subscribe, good for you. Just click here to go to our Trial Full Membership registration page. You’ll be able to subscribe to our Blog Content for Therapists group. There’s no commitment necessary; you can cancel your subscription at any time. And you’ll have full access to our entire website, including new content as it becomes available.
You get all this for $1 for the first month.
If you don’t think it’s valuable, just cancel your payment. If you do like it, your second monthly payment will be automatically billed for $10, and your blog post ideas will keep coming. All this for $10 monthly, with no commitment to continue if you are not satisfied. (Even when we raise our prices for new members, your price will never go up.)
If you’re still not sure, and would like to explore our site more fully, then you can sign-up for a Free Membership. You’ll be able to explore our site, and have access to some of our tools and links. You won’t have access to the Blog Content, however, or to the Forum when it comes online. We’re pretty confident that once you’ve explored for a while, you’ll want to try our no-commitment Full Membership. But until then, please do join as a Free Member so that you can see more of what we have to offer.