schedule your clients online- book nowHave you wanted an easy way to schedule your clients for appointments with you?   Well, I want to give you some resources for scheduling your clients for private one-on-one sessions, either in person or on the phone. 

Scheduling an appointment via email or phone could be very time-consuming with lots of going back and forth to find the best time that works for both parties. Furthermore, if you offer services that require your customers to make an appointment in advance (like consultations or in person healing services), it’s critical that you offer a way for your website visitors to do so quickly and smoothly.

There are two main methods of taking appointments online if you have a WordPress site:

  1. Use a scheduling/appointment plugin, and take appointments right on your site.
  2. Sign up for an online scheduling/appointment tool, and simply include a link on your website to the appointment page that you get from that service.

I personally like the online scheduling tool, Timetrade, for my private consultations because it integrates with Google Calendar.  (There is a free trial as well as paid versions of it.)

But there are (of course) many WordPress plugins that might work well for you, too. I’ve listed 3 options for you below.

Free WordPress Scheduling Plugins

Booking Calendar

WP Simple Booking Calendar

BirchPress Scheduler

Simply Schedule Appointments

Online Scheduling Tools

In general, these tools offer more functionalities and require less maintenance work than the above plugins, but most plans are not free.

Just to clarify how this is different from embedding a Google Calendar on your WordPress Site. When you embed a Google Calendar, you are displaying YOUR events.  With these online tools you allow visitors to schedule a private appointment with you.

Please do your due diligence to decide which plugins or services will work the best for you and your business.  Then go ahead and include your online booking to your WordPress website and watch how much easier it is for you and your clients!

Do you have any favorite scheduling plugins/tools? Please share in the comment below!


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