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“Jump Start Your Private Practice” Newsletter
This weekly email subscription will give you 2-3 action steps to start, grow and build your private practice. From getting an office space, setting up a website, filing legal paperwork, to knowing how to market your practice.
Tired of Agency Work?
G-Suite for Therapist Course
Private Practice Accounting Templates for Google Sheets
- Pre-loaded spreadsheet templates
- Private Practice Bookkeeping Spreadsheet with Profit/Loss Statement
- Budget Tracker
- Check/Credit Card Register
- Client Information and Payment Log
If you would really rather someone else build your website, Brighter Vision is the place to go. They specialize in building websites specifically for counselors and therapists. Use the coupon code GORDON and try it for one month free!
"With Brighter Vision, you get the entire package so you can rest assured you're receiving a professional website, that's well-managed and well-optimized, so you can put your efforts into seeing patients and growing your practice. Oh, and you get unlimited tech support & professional SEO help."
Hosting and Websites
In building a private practice as a counselor, the most important tool you can have is your website. By far, if people are going to find you, you need to have a website that is easy to navigate and has your contact information front and center. In order to have a website the first two things you need to do is purchase your domain and set up your hosting services. Bluehost is a highly recommended service for doing this. Also check out my blog post on domain names and hosting which goes into more detail.
Create My Therapist Website Toolbox
Create My Therapist Website Toolbox is a wonderful resource for helping you build your website on your own. I have had the pleasure of consulting with Daniel Fava about my own website and his knowledge and experience with website design has helped me immensely!
This training resource will walk you through the process of setting up your own website using the WordPress platform. It takes you through every step regardless of your level of expertise with web design. As Daniel says, "The Create My Therapist Website Toolbox holds your hand through the tech setup of a WordPress website and all the settings that make us non-techy folks run and hide. It provides you with a clear roadmap with EVERY step needed to create a professional-looking website so you know exactly what you need to do and when to do it".
Creating an email list is one of the best ways to market you practice. AWeber gives you the tools you need to automate your email marketing.