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How to Create Websites/Blogs


How to Create Websites/Blogs

Websites are now really the foundation of a successful massage business. It is important to understand the process so that you can do it yourself or hire someone to do it right for you. A website should be all about getting results!

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Do you have a website out there but it is not getting you any clients? Ask me any questions that you have about your website and getting it found by the search engines.

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as a practitioner for nearly 40 years and a sole proprietress of my own business, I am discovering that social media is a necessary tool for marketing. Ugh, the dreaded M word! It's very challenging…Continue

Started by Bryn Truett-Chavez Sep 13, 2015.

Blogging 5 Replies

We need more bloggers in the massage profession! Laura Allen who recently mentioned that she is being told to calm down about the NCBTMB on Massage Magazine's blog because of the NCBTMB being an…Continue

Started by Julie Onofrio. Last reply by Julie Onofrio Oct 30, 2010.

Social Media 3 Replies

Social media have changed the way the marketing game is played out online. These services are creating a more level field in the marketing world because you no longer need fat advertising budgets to…Continue

Tags: blogging, microblogging, advertising, marketing, media

Started by Alex Frigino. Last reply by Laurie Owen Aug 31, 2010.

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Comment by Heide Metzger on March 10, 2011 at 11:36am

How great to have this group!!! Our whole new website is from WordPress and my friend who loves learning it all has done all the work on it! I am more of a book learner, so I read and then ask her about the different plugins and widgets, etc ... and ask her if she can make it work. In fact she gave me the greatest compliment the otehr day when she said it is the most fun job she' s ever had! I had originally met witha web designer who gave me a price quote of $3,000 - $5000 for a 15 page site. I asked Kelly if she wanted to be the web tech for our new organization and she keeps us up to date  and going strong.

I am going to check out all the things mentioned here and see if it will help her out. We have an issue based on our theme that someone who consulted us early on had paid for and doesn't allow some things. We would like to "punch up" our WHY JOIN page for a big more bang!

I would be gratefuk for any feedback on how we can improve our site!


Comment by Laurie Owen on October 6, 2010 at 12:47am
In case you're in need of a new website, or an upgrade, and want to be free to create your own without a Webmaster, I have a resource to tell you about. I have been following these FREE WordPress webinars, presented by GoForYourDream, and I recommend them highly.

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Comment by Julie Onofrio on September 1, 2010 at 12:40am
to set up wordpress all you need to do is find the fantastico installer and it installs it automatically for you...

The only reason you would be looking for ftp with wordpress if if you are installing it yourself which is the old way of doing it.
Comment by Laurie Owen on September 1, 2010 at 12:16am
Hmm. We've been divvying up the work. I've been focusing on the social media networking end of things, and my partner has been working on building the site. She's old school (html), so maybe she believes we need it. I do know that when I spoke with the folks at godaddy, they mentioned that ftp comes as part of the package, and I know that it used to be the way things were done back when I was building websites, and apparently some of the tutorials she's been using have also mentioned ftp. Aw shucks. I guess I'll just have to call godaddy and get some clarification.
Comment by Julie Onofrio on August 31, 2010 at 10:08pm
Sorry -don't know what you are talking about really. You don't need ftp with wordpress so not sure what it has to do with that. Why do you need it?

Comment by Laurie Owen on August 31, 2010 at 8:56pm
We're having a specific issue with building our WordPress site, which we're hosting through My partner has been looking in vain for the button which is supposed to activate the ftp site. Any insights? She's been using a tutorial, and the button seems to have been moved, or maybe it's called something else now. I know, the best thing would be to call godaddy, but we both work full-time, so finding the time to do that is a challenge. Thanks, Julie or anybody else who can help! Laurei
Comment by Julie Onofrio on May 18, 2010 at 9:27pm
You have to buy pictures or find royalty free pictures. I just use You can't just take a picture off any website and use it. There are copyright laws.

Comment by Jacqueline Gomez on May 18, 2010 at 5:10pm
where can i get pictures to use on my website? is it allowed?
Comment by Julie Onofrio on November 1, 2009 at 9:29pm
I have most of the details on how to create a website on my website at

It isn't specifically about using any specific software but the details on how to use keywords and write for your website.

Comment by stef on November 1, 2009 at 9:24pm
I'm a new massage therapist and I've tried to use the website builder on ABMP's website. I'm having a really hard time with this. I was wondering if you recommend a book or something else? Thank you. Steph

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