FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I sign up?

Just click the ‘Sign Up’ buttons on various pages throughout the website pages or click here to sign up. The link will take you to a registration page to complete. This is a secure contact form that send us a message of your intention and response to become a professional with our service. Do ensure that you read our terms of service and privacy policies as part of our service. You can send this email and we will respond to you with full information and downloadable document in PDF and Microsoft Word form, outlining the full process and all information you are to supply for your online professional profile. You have to do nothing else as we will create your profile and all your details. You can send up to 6 pictures for your profile, your company or business logo and an introductory video about yourself and your services. We will supply you with full information and specifications in the document we will send you. You will get links to our online website application to record your video, or podcasts. You will get access to our online website professional section, useful how to information and much more so you can get started to create your content, so you can be found.

What is this going to cost me?

Nothing at all – other than two hours of your time – per month. We get clients to you as they read, listen to and view your content on various platforms across all of social media and YOU make money. No catch!

How does this benefit me?

ONLY – your investment in time [2 hours per month] to create content [videos, podcast and article]. This means your signature and expertise is concretized in the content for the life it is displayed and on the web. Your content will be published to all social networks and will generate your leads and income from these sources for all this time and beyond.

This service is free and you get to showcase your expertise and your service – for free. No advertising costs to you EVER! Clients will simply absorb your content and easily build trust with you, your services and your expertise. Clients subsequently contact you directly your content links or from your profile and you make money.

Additionally you benefit from our specialist SEO strategies as we maximise your content and this means search engines picks up your links [incoming and outgoing to and from your website] and provide you with authoritative link-building and therefore traffic to increase your rankings and push you higher up in searches users would make. We fully optimize all your content [articles, videos and podcasts] with specific niche keyword search, titles, description and more to ensure you benefit from content created by all our professionals as a collective – and thus dominate the searches people are making online. It gives you overall much more authority in your area of expertise. All this add to is more searches and more clients finding you over a longer period of time – and thus much more income.

How do clients find me through this service?

The system is set up so that clients can easily find you. You will have links in each article you create, with each podcast and with each video. These are published to all social media networks and press releases, and or published to each professionals website/blog page to maximise exposure for the content you create. All these links lead to your Profile in our online directory. Here clients will find your services, expertise and website/social media links. Clients can thus click your links in your Author Bio displayed at the bottom of every article you create, follow your links from podcasts you create or follow your links from each video you create directly to your profile or website.

We also have a highly effective search facility in our website that allows clients to search by name, professional, sessions, area and a variety of other search criteria to accurately find you in our online directory.

Additionally clients would also contact us with a specific request to find a Professional for their specific needs. We would match clients with your profile to attain a good match with your expertise and feed these clients to you and your services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do I create my Profile?

When you send us a request to join the link will take you to a registration page to complete. This is a secure contact form that send us a message of your intention and response to become a professional with our service. Do ensure that you read our terms of service and privacy policies as part of our service. You can send this email and we will respond to you with full information and downloadable document in PDF and Microsoft Word form, outlining the full process and all information you are to supply for your online professional profile. You have to do nothing else as we will create your profile and all your details. You can send up to 6 pictures for your profile, your company or business logo and an introductory video about yourself and your services. We will supply you with full information and specifications in the document we will send you. You will get links to our online website application to record your video, or podcasts. You will get access to our online website professional section, useful how to information and much more so you can get started to create your content, so you can be found. We will send you a link to view and if needed update your profile.

What information do I need for my Profile?

All the information you require will be forwarded to you via return email in PDF and Microsoft Word document setting out the exact information and requirements you need to submit to us. Simply add your details to the Word Document and send it as an attachment with your email to prof@onthecouch.co.

This is a summary of the required information you need to send to us: Practice or Business Name | Categories you want to be listed in | Practice Listing Name | Professional Title | Qualifications | Specialization | Association Membership | Sessions Type | Session Costs | Contact information | Business/Practice Address | Website | Social Network links | Email | Telephone contact | Your listing keyword/tags | Map Coordinates of your business address | send your Photos | Your logo | Introductory Video.

Do note ALL of this will be sent to you and requirements, specifications and instructions included. We take the hassle out of everything for you, by creating your online profile for you – as we know you may not have the time. If you have any questions at all simply email us. All these are explained fully in the Professional section of the website along with sample documents, how to instructions and more useful tips.

How do I submit an article?

Simply email your article as an attachment to pros@onthecouch.co. We will optimize your article for maximum SEO requirements and we will create a professional outlay for your article in our website pages. You are free to submit images you wish to add to your article [Please ensure that these are copyright free] or we will add images from our own library. Your Author Bio are automatically added to the end of your article – so clients can find you easily.

What length should articles be?

Articles should not be shorter than 300 words. You can extend to any length you prefer. Do note these MUST be original content and NOT posted anywhere on the web or other medium. We will provide you with a list of keyword rich titles for articles that can select from, and in your field of expertise. These titles we get from clients/users who are seeking answers and are ALREADY searching for these answers. As you complete your article on these topics and use the keywords at least three [3] times throughout the article it ensures your article will come up higher in the search engines and you will easier be found by clients.

You can easily create a podcast and video from this article and simply access our online podcast and video creation recording app, to record your video or podcast based on your article. Your podcast or video is automatically stored and you do not need to send this to us. We will post these to the website and all social networks – to bring you more clients.

Can I write a series of articles?

Yep, you are free to create a series of articles. Your audience would love you for your content and help you build bigger trust and familiarity with your expertise and gain you many more clients.

How do I create, edit and upload a Podcast or Video?

This is easy peasy with our specifically created and awesome website app. Simply go to the link we will send you. You are exclusively invited to login. We will create your account details and send this to you. The app is fully intuitive and easy to navigate and you will get full guidance. The process is simple:

  1. Ensure that you create your script/article on the topic you have selected from the suggested/requested titles and keywords we compile from clients keyword searches or requests. You can select your topic of choice and prepare your article or script [for your audio podcast or video] – for your recording. This could be in any of the following topics: Therapy | Counseling | Coaching | Hypnotherapy | Relationships | Personal Development | Spiritual | Holistic Therapies | Stress and Teaching or Training. We recommend that you practice your script a few times prior to your recording to feel more at at ease and comfortable with your crafted masterpiece]
  2. Have your Webcam and Microphone attached to your device and the better quality equipment – the higher your recorded quality will be.
  3. Select from an Audio recording [MP3] or Video recording [MP4]
  4. Push the start button for either Audio Podcast or Video
  5. Speak directly into the Microphone and webcam as is naturally. If you are recording a how-to or instructional piece speak as if you are in session with a client and/or student. You are imparting valuable how to information and your message will bring clients to you.
  6. The App will automatically add an Intro slide and an outro slide [end slide].
  7. When you hit the Stop button the recording will be ended and stored in our online system. Ensure you give your piece a title [from the list we created], #of your piece [if it is series], Your name and date – so we know it’s yours.
  8. When your audio or video is submitted we will view it and add your title, descriptions, tags and links – to optimize it for SEO.
  9. We will then publish these to our website gallery and to all Social Networks for maximum exposure.
  10. You will have all the guidance you require available in our professional section [in text and videos] in the website and you can also request our assistance at any time. NOW – sit back and watch your art go to work in bringing you clients and income..

What exact resource contribution do I have to submit every month?

You are to submit 1 article; 1 podcast and 1 video for each month. This should take a maximum of 2 hours of your time per month. The topics for all three could be the same title. You could simply create a article or topic of discussion and record yourself as an audio/video. We have made the process super easy for you with our cutting edge and intuitively easy to use online web app.You simply log in and use your webcam/microphone and hit record. You are free to create a video/podcast and create a transcript of the audio as your article and restructure the content and send this article to us via email. Your video and podcast is automatically stored online – and we take care of the rest.

We will do the rest to optimize and upload to all social networks.

Do you have guidance on creating better content for Professionals?

Yes. We will provide you with guidance and sample content. You will get additional how-to-tips in our professional section of the website and you can contact us at any time at prof@onthecouch.co – for any support. Our professional discussion boards can also help you with the techniques other professionals have found helpful.

What if I cannot contribute my resource allocation every month?

The 2 hours we request of your time for the month PLUS the extreme convenience we have created for you to easily record and create content – is the absolute minimum input required as the basis of our our agreement. By creating this content you are ensuring maximum gain for yourself and your services, for the length of the time this content is available to future clients. All our professionals are truly valued and the lifeblood of our goal to bring true value to everyone who needs it. In turn you create more clients for yourself, though you are free to contact us at any time with any query or support you may have.

Do I have to offer a free first session?

The free session is ONLY for an initial session, as you would normally offer any client wanting to ‘try’ out your service. This would lay the foundation for a greater relationship as we offer the session as a means of securing that clients would use your service. Clients may not feel comfortable to talk about their difficulties yet –  or for many other reasons. By offering these sessions we increase the chances that clients will use your services as we can stay in contact with them, provide additional resources and guidance to build up rapport and trust. It will make it easier for them to reach out to you. These are clients who is familiar with your content and use your services, and additionally recommend your services to others.

How do clients contact me directly?

All our users and clients who becomes listeners of podcasts, viewers of videos and readers of your articles will have direct to your links from within your article, from your author bio at the end of every article and the links available from podcasts and videos. These link directly to your profile in our online professional directory, and directly to your website and services. You have free access to add your social network links here – so you can easily be reached. Clients simply click these links to connect with you.

How do I ask a question or make a suggestion?

You can simply send us a email at prof@onthecouch.co with any query you may have or any support you may need.

We have contact forms throughout the website pages and you can contact us in this way too.

We also have a dedicated Professional Section – here you can access professional discussion forums and link with fellow professionals and make your suggestions or ask a question. You can also find additional free resources, sample documents, guidance and support.

Do I need to belong to a Professional Organization?

This is not a requirement for us. Where on the globe you offer your services, your expertise as and the requirements of the governing body – can all influence your decision to belong  or not to a Professional body. We find that clients do respond better if you are a registered member of your governing professional body. This is your choice entirely though.

 

Do I need to be professionally insured?

No – but again this is your personal choice and if it is a requirement of your governing professional body. You being insured does create greater trust and accountability for clients.

Can I invite or recommend colleagues to the service?

Yes – you sure can. Do feel free to invite any professional you deem could benefit with our services and exposure to their services.

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