ABMP Website Challenge

Build in January, Win in February

By Lara Evans Bracciante
[What's on the Web]

ABMP can help you build business with your own free website, a fundamental piece of a successful practice. And this year, we’re inviting ABMP members—students included!—to take a short but fulfilling journey with us.

During January, we’ll be using our social media outlets to provide direction for creating your website, breaking the process into digestible, easy-to-implement sections that build on each other.

Whether you’re improving an existing website or starting from scratch, we’re making it easy for you to start the year off right and cross this one business essential off your to-do list. You might win one of our great prizes, but you’ll definitely increase the visibility of your practice and connect with new and existing clients.

Between January 2 and February 2, 2012, submit your website at www.facebook.com/ABMPpage using the entry tab on the left for a chance to win some great prizes, including a massage table. You can continue to work on your website up until that fateful Groundhog Day. Visit ABMP.com for full details and judging criteria. Good luck!


We’ll begin with basic starting points, like how to:

• Choose the best website address for your practice.

• Pick a template design and color.

• Fill out your profile.


Then, we’ll walk you through site development, including how to:

• Write great content for your website.

• Set up your navigation in an easy-to-use way.

• Highlight how your practice is different from others.

• Add a link to Body Sense magazine.
• Introduce yourself to Google.

We’ll finish the month by simplifying the bells and whistles that bring your website to the next level, including how to:

• Embed video (easier than you think).

• Set up Facebook Like and other social media sharing buttons.

• Include online scheduling.

• Sell online gift certificates.

• Explore the benefits of blogging, and how to get started.


Enter your website for a chance to win an ABMP one year membership, massage table, and many more great prizes from our sponsors:


Amber Products

At Peace Media



Bon Vital


Full Slate Online Scheduling

Massage Warehouse

Organic India

Sew & Sew