Blog Your Way To a Successful Private Practice

Written by Juliet Austin

What is a Blog?

Blogs are a type of website often defined as an on line journal or diary. Although there are many blogs whererepparttar blog author keeps a log of their own thoughts, experiences and ideas, bloggers also frequently share and discuss information from other sources.

Blogs typically focus on a certain topic and have frequent (sometimes daily) posts (or entries). Posts often link to other blogs or websites that discuss a similar topic. Many blogs are set up so that readers can add comments below each post.

Blogs have been around for about 8 years or so. Business blogs have become increasingly popular inrepparttar 144012 last couple of years, and especially inrepparttar 144013 last year.

Why Use Blogging To Market Your Practice

Counselors, therapists and other healing professionals often shy away from using technology when marketing their practices. While there are many effective ways to market your practice that don’t involve technology andrepparttar 144014 web,repparttar 144015 Internet increasingly becomes an essential method to utilize when starting and marketing a practice.

Furthermore, if you market your practice onrepparttar 144016 Internet in addition to using offline techniques, you are creating a lot more exposure for your services. Blogs are just one more method of marketing your practice.

Fortunately, much ofrepparttar 144017 technology involved in setting up and managing a blog is very simple. This makes it easy for you to manage and update content on a blog by yourself. You can get a blog up and running in a few minutes without having any technical skills whatsoever.

Blogs also are way to connect with your target market more personally. Because blogs are updated frequently, they allow “your voice” to come through more easily than a static website.

Finally, search engines love blogs because of their numerous and frequent posts as well asrepparttar 144018 common linking that occurs amongst those inrepparttar 144019 blogosphere (the blogging community).

How to Use Blogs To Market Your Practice

10 Reasons Why an Online Business Fails

Written by E K Gann

Surveys and statistics show that 95 - 98% ofrepparttar business online fails. What is new? This figures is equally true to any other forms of business, offline or online. Here is a list of reasons, if not mistakes, you can avoid what most online business owners made when they first try marketing onrepparttar 143871 internet.

1.Being scammed. It is easy to fail even before you start your business venture online; by being scammed by unscrupulous Internet experts, so called consultants, web business providers; who claims to get you started with no knowledge of your part and runsrepparttar 143872 business on auto pilot later with little effort. Make sure you do, at least, a little homework and look and ask around forrepparttar 143873 best deal; if you intend to let them dorepparttar 143874 work for you. So going forrepparttar 143875 free stuff orrepparttar 143876 lowest price is not alwaysrepparttar 143877 best. Ask for references and samples if you are going to pay for their services.

2.Start fromrepparttar 143878 basics. Keeprepparttar 143879 business startup as simple as possible. Learn as you go along. The best business concept is always inrepparttar 143880 simplest form. As they say: “Kept It Simple Stupid”.

3.Choice of Product. They used to say this: Ask: “Can I sellrepparttar 143881 product?”, Notrepparttar 143882 same as: “Canrepparttar 143883 product sell?” But choosing an appropriate product can determinerepparttar 143884 success of your business.

4.Relevant Website. Just because you have a fantastic website does not mean customers will start flocking to your doorsteps. If nobody knows about your website there wouldn’t be any sale. Getting traffic to your website should berepparttar 143885 top priority for your business online.

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