I've had a new idea... although I may not implement any of this for a year or so.
I belive I could add the "Online Scheduling" to the back end of my website, so that if youknow the html you can see and click on the page, but if you don't you can't. It would solve most of my concerns in one fell swoop... allowing me to give the html to the clients I want to have the info, but not to those who I don't.
For example: If I have someone who is a very difficult massage, be it their energy or the work I have to put in... then I could not give them the info and never worry about two "difficult/hard" clients scheduling back to back against my preferences. There are just some people I don't want to put in my book back-to-back.
This would also allow me to be selective in who I gave the info to, but *if* someone happened
on the page and scheduled, it wouldn't be a huge problem.
We've done the whole adding-pages-on-the-back-end-of-our-site before, so that when you click on our website, you (the general public
) see our "old" site. But, if I put in the proper html "... .com/newllc
", I can visually see the "new" website which is currently being created. Because I am a visual person, this gives me a chance to see if I like what is happening on the new one or if it needs more tweaking, without having to depend on my husband (website designer) to pull up the Dreamweaver program.
And, if anyone has ever done a scheduler with password protection, I'd be interested to know how that worked. I have a feeling that password protection would cause people to be less likely to schedule with an online scheduler, but Imay be wrong. I'd be open to going to a page few people know about, but I would not want to have to mess with a password. That's probably just me. What do you think?