Friday, September 12, 2014

AMTA Convention 2014

Are you going to the AMTA convention next week in Denver?

If so, we'd love to meet you! Stop by our booth #428 and say hi! Charge your devices and connect to our free wifi while you chat with us.

Register for a free trial of Bodywork Buddy while you're there and enter a chance to win a 1 year membership! (value $300)

If you haven't already, download this app from AMTA so you can easily access the schedule and map of the convention center along with other handy info. In Google Play / iTunes.

We can't wait to meet you!

Berin & Cindy Iwlew

Monday, July 21, 2014

*NEW* Mobile-Friendly Bodywork Buddy

Last month, we implemented our new completely mobile-friendly user interface for Bodywork Buddy. The upgrade made it possible for our members to run their practice smoothly from a smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer. Registration is now open, signup and try it for free!

This upgrade includes many improvements from the previous mobile versions and is optimized and built specifically to run smoothly across all devices. The system is fully functional on mobile devices, allowing members to access all areas of their account - not just certain areas optimized for mobile - but the entire system.

Our member microsites underwent a mobile upgrade last Fall which enabled clients to be able to schedule with Bodywork Buddy members from their phones or tablets. Now with this latest upgrade to the member area, the system is fully functional on mobile devices.

No apps to download, Bodywork Buddy is accessible on your mobile device by opening your internet browser and going directly to Simple and quick!

We were thrilled to release it to our members and even more thrilled with their feedback!

According to studies, mobile use has now surpassed desktop use for internet access. Here at Bodywork Buddy, we're excited to be able to offer this awesome mobile functionality to our members.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Awesome Mileage Tracking App

I just discovered Mile IQ, and I'm loving it!

It automatically tracks your mileage on your phone. You don't need to remember to open the app up before heading out - just keep it running in the background on your phone and it records your trips.

You can go into the app at any time and classify your trips as business or personal, and each trip shows on a map so it's easy to remember what the trip was.

If you're self-employed, you probably realize the benefits of tracking mileage to claim as an expense on your taxes. Now there's finally a simple way to do it.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Life Is Good

Everyone always loves the little massage-y guy "Life Is Good" image whenever we've posted it on social media before, so we thought we'd share where you can buy it on a Tshirt that would make a great massage office uniform!

Full Circle Bodyworks


Monday, June 9, 2014

4 Quick Tips to Rebook Clients

1. Offer a complimentary add-on such as hot stones, hot towels, aromatherapy, foot or
back scrub, etc.

2. Email with openings for the week sent out on Sunday or Monday. 
Be sure to include a link to your online scheduler to make it as easy as possible for clients to schedule.

3. Offer tiered rates. 
For example: Monthly rate $65, biweekly rate $55, and weekly rate $45.

4. Ask them at the end of their appointment when they would like to schedule their next one!
This seems too simple, but many times all it takes is asking. Remember that clients are relaxed after their massage and may not be thinking about their calendar - likely to float right out of your office without remembering to schedule their next appointment.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Add Your "Schedule Online" Button To Your Email Signature

Adding your schedule button to your email signature can make it even easier for clients corresponding with you to schedule online.

How to add your "schedule online" button to your signature in your emails (this example shown for gmail).

From your dashboard in Bodywork Buddy, hover over Account > click Micro Site Info.

Left-click your mouse and scroll over the button image. (located under "extra stuff" at the bottom of the Microsite Info page).
Hold the "control" and "C" keys on a pc, or the "command" and "C" keys on a mac to copy the button and link.

Go to your email > click on the settings gear in the upper right corner of gmail > click on Settings.

From within settings > General > scroll down to Signature. Click within the text box, and then right-click your mouse. Click "paste". (Or click "control" and "v" on pc, or "command" and "v" on a mac.)

Click on the schedule button, and your microsite URL will pop up. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Teacher Appreciation and Nurses Week

This week has two great marketing opportunities for your massage business. Teacher Appreciation and Nurses week are both this week in May.

While it's Tuesday and this week has already gotten started, it's not too late to send out an email to your clients to remind them that you have gift certificates available for purchase. Massage is a great gift to honor our teachers and nurses!

Haven't gotten started with email marketing yet? Check out these past blog posts for some ideas: