The following are really useful websites to create a profile and list your doula services for free. The key to business success is continuous promotion to spread the word about your amazing doula skills.
Some of the websites allow you to list your availability to serve families seeking doulas. Remember to include up to date information about your fees, contact information, and schedule consistently at websites that list your doula services.
Don’t forget to include client reviews with your profile. Websites make it incredibly simple for clients to share their testimonies about how your services were helpful to them.
* Asterisk means the website allows client testimonies and reviews:
We want to share a few resources to help you manage and run your doula practice.
We suggest that you if you don’t have any prior experience running a business that you sign up for one the free/low cost business classes held by your local SCORE chapter. This is a retired group of business people that volunteer to help those in their community start and run successful businesses. As business requirements vary widely, this will allow you to discover what you need to do to start a doula business in your area. Click for info.
A post from the blog Better Birth Doula Services, “Keeping Track of Client Info” gives excellent tips on how to take your doula business paperless and also what phone apps work best to keep you organized. Click to read.
A post, iPad Can Organize Your Doula Business, written by Childbirth Professionals also provides great tips on going paperless. Click to read.
The digital book “How to Become a Doula and Create a Successful Business” by April Rain costs $4.99 through Amazon.com and offers great tips for those new to the profession. Click for info.
Sarah a business coach for doulas offers group and individual sessions to get your practice up and running and also free podcasts and useful handouts. Click to learn more.
And if you have not heard about YourDoulaBiz.com or YourDoulaBag.com, now you know about great tools to jump start your business. These websites are by the same person and she shares what helped her build a successful doula practice.
This video explains the work of doulas. It is a great resource to share with pregnant families and aspiring doulas. We reccommend it for childbirth classes and related birth education.
What is really nice about this video is that it includes the perspective of women, fathers, health care providers, and doulas. The women share how doulas empowered them and supported them through birth. This is a fabulous infomercial for having a doula.