Whether you’re a Physical Therapist, a hair-stylist, a painter, or a new parent, how can starting a website or blog be of use to you?
If you own a business, want to start a business, want to network, want to sell your products or services, or just want to provide useful information for the greater good, a blog is a useful tool.
If you haven’t considered starting a blog or website for your business, you should. Think about it, what services do you use that you don’t first check out the website? If you’re a Physical Therapist and you own a clinic, in my book, a website and blog is a must. You’re job is to be a source of useful information and help to your current and potential patients.
There’s also the people, like me, who are running a website and blog aside from the nine-to-five. The goal isn’t necessarily to make money or attract clients, but to use my knowledge and expertise to be of service to others, all the while opening up doors for future opportunities.
So, whether you’re a Physical Therapist or not, consider how starting a website/blog can open up doors for you…
Guide: How To Start A Physical Therapy (or any) Blog
This is a guest post I wrote for JetSet Rehab Education. It takes you through the step-by-step process I went through to start my Physical Therapy website and blog and grow it to include 50,000 visitors and close to 1,000 subscribers in the first 6 months.
Yes, it takes a lot of consistent work, and no, the work doesn’t pay much, but it has opened up doors that couldn’t have been opened otherwise.
Check it out here…
Podcast: Everything You Need To Know Before Starting Your Physical Therapy Blog (Part 1)
If you haven’t started blogging or a website yet, this podcast might give you some good tips. FYI, the discussion does get a bit technical. We discuss things like:
- Why you should start a blog in the first place
- SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for Google
- How to find time to blog
- How blogging can open up opportunities for networking.
Podcast: Everything You Need To Know Before Starting Your Physical Therapy Blog (Part 2)
Part 2 discusses a bunch of useful topics:
- Guest blogging
- Social media
- Research tips for bloggers
- How to best phrase your blog titles
- Where to find quality photos for your blog/website
- What disclaimers and legal considerations you need
- …and even why you should use pop-up ads!
Here it is:
My Number 1 Tip for People To Get Started
If the whole website/blogging thing isn’t for you or even if it’s a possibility in the future, I do have something I’d like to recommend…
It’s called Evernote.
Last year I had the distant thought of starting a Physical Therapy blog but had no idea how to do it. I was overwhelmed – a million thoughts and ideas running through my head with no order or direction of where to start.
Nothing would have come to fruition if I didn’t have Evernote.
Evernote is a free application for your computer, tablet, and phone that syncs all your ideas in one place. No, I’m not an affiliate for Evernote, but I love it, and I think you might too.
My favorite part about Evernote is that, if I come across an article, research paper, photo, video, or website that might be useful, I can save it in an Evernote folder with the click of a button. This is done with the Evernote Web Clipper, an extension for Chrome and iOS.
My advice: start listing some ideas you have floating around…it could be anything – future goals, business ideas, blog topics, people you want to connect with…
If you don’t write these things down, nothing will become of them – so write them down!
The more you can get organized, the more you will see a clear path toward what could be.
Take that first step.
Question: What questions do you have about starting a website or blog? How can I help? You can leave a comment by clicking here.