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Mind Your OT Business

Dec 20, 2019

Online business ownership is rapidly expanding opportunities for OTs to share our expertise with the world. Meg Proctor, MS, OTR/L is an occupational therapist and autism specialist who has taken her passions and formed a successful online business: Learn Play Thrive. The Learn Play Thrive Approach to Autism helps occupational therapy practitioners (and others!) understand the unique learning styles of autistic people. (Listen to the podcast to learn why we say “autistic people” and not “people with autism” now! This is new language widely preferred by the autistic community to illustrate that being autistic is NOT a negative thing.)

Besides that, Meg and I discuss:

  • How she got started and tested her ideas.

  • The set-up and platform for offering online courses.

  • Potential ways to structure your online course.

  • Why freebies may be realistic to offer at first launch of a course.

  • Why working with a business coach is essential (even at significant cost!).

  • How she decides how to price her consultative services for therapists

  • Social media management

  • Working as a mother of 2 young children

  • How becoming an expert in a specific niche will give you the ability to meet other practitioners’ needs in your online course.

  • How you can start small without breaking the bank or wasting a lot of time.