We often get asked by small business owners in our Lopez Island community if there is a way for them to get more business and one of the things that we have found to help greatly is online marketing. This has a been a great way for us to drive new business using the power of our website and social media channels to get more exposure online. Once we started to use the power of search engine marketing and saw our organic Google rankings start to get better we quickly saw an increase in inquries that has increased our business more than 20% over the course of this year. One of the keys to good online marketing is to be consistent in your efforts. You can’t just do a little bit and then quit. You have to keep at it to see the fruits of your labour. It also requires a certain strategy.
Picking good keywords for your site is the first part to a successful seo strategy. They need to be keywords that people search for and ones that are applicable to your business. There are a number of good online keyword research tools that will help you find the right keywords for your business including Keyword Finder.
For social media, you want to be posting constitently with engaging content that will drive people to visit your website and share your content with their family and friends. This is sometimes easier said than done however as social media content needs to be quite visual and make people stop as they scroll through their social media feed. You can use a social medical planner such as Hootsuite which will allow your to plan out your content calender and scheldue it ahead of time so you don’t have to remember to post if things get busy for you.
Even in this day and age, there are still misconceptions about what it means to talk to a mental health professional. There is still a common misconception that if you need to talk to somebody about your thoughts and feelings, you will be seen as weak or lacking. This ongoing stigma is often why people don’t seek out help in the first place.
But here’s the reality: Therapy is actually an incredibly useful tool that helps with a range of issues, from anxiety to sleep to relationships to trauma. Studies have shown that it is amazingly effective in helping people manage mental health conditions and specialists say that it’s worth it even if you don’t have a medical problem.
There is honestly nothing wrong with seeking professional help for any health issue you may have that is worrying you, including mental health. As well-known actress Kerry Washington once did, “I go to the dentist. So why wouldn’t I go to a shrink?”
If you believe that you might need to speak with someone, do it. Therapy is a perfectly normal – and valuable – experience that works to many people’s benefit.
The most common types of therapy include cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, family, and group.
Whether you’re looking for a quick(ish) fix to a bad habit, anxiety issue, or phobia, or you’re just interested in some serious soul-searching (“What’s my life’s purpose?” “Why do I keep doing ____ in romantic relationships?”) there’s a therapy that’s waiting for you.
If you are seeking a good counseling service in the Edmonton area, we highly recommend Reframed Psychological who bring their expertise: knowledge, techniques, strategies, and observations, into therapy with you to get you, as effectively as possible, to where you want to be.
Lopez Island is a quiet place, not far from the bustle of western Washington. It is both spiritually and physically removed from traffic jams, shopping malls, and speed. When we came here, only five numbers were needed to make a local phone call, and even now, we do not have a traffic light. Suits and ties are not worn here, neither are heels or any other impractical garments. In addition, nearly everyone owns a chainsaw. One can catch the Anacortes ferry, ride for forty-five minutes, and arrive, as if by magic, in a very different and simpler time.