There are a number of companies and services that Scarlett + Co has either partnered with or simply recommends because they’re awesome resources. Some of these resources are affiliate links. See our full disclosure policy here.
Here are a few of our favourite things that make our work so awesome:
Hosting from Bluehost! Yes, we’re affiliates because we love working with Bluehost. They’re great for newbies who are scared they’re going to break their site and for that, we heart them. Also, if building your own website is something you want to try (not that we’re trying to discourage you from hiring us and all), Bluehost makes that a little less scary.
WordPress. We build all of our sites on WordPress which is free, by the way. You do need hosting and a domain name but it’s a free platform and is literally the best. Once you get it, it’s ah-maze-ing!
PicMonkey. We send you an information package on how to edit and update your website when we hand it over to you. If you ever want to change out photos or edit some for social media, PicMonkey is the best tool out there for beginners. If this is something people are interested, let me know and I’ll add a blog post with tutorials on how to work PicMonkey.
Psychology Today. Ugh. I know. It’s $30 a month in USD and for Canadians that means closer to $38 with the exchange. But it’s literally THE BEST search engine tool to help you get your practice noticed and out there online. You’d think Google would be it but if you google “counseling London, Ontario” (insert your town there unless you’re also living near London), I’m pretty sure that the top results are gonna be from Psychology Today. That’s SEO at it’s best, folks. If you had to rely solely on advertising it would cost a heck of a lot more than that. And, if you purchase a website or a branding package with us, we’ll help you build your Psychology Today profile as well. Ka-ching.
Join our Facebook Group. It’s a closed group full of other therapists and counsellors living and practicing in Canada. We share resources, tips, ideas, and even referrals with each other. It’s a great place to ask questions about building or starting a private practice. Find us here.