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Hi, its is going well thank you. I now have approx 25 clients, which equates to about a day and a half work per month and the clientel is building. I have sent letters to most of the doctors in the area and district nurses so have a constant stream of new people coming in. It was slow intially but it has already exceeded my expectations. I had hoped that the business would be in positive equity by the end of the year but I have already reached that point so hopefully continue to build gradually. I work full time as well so its just a welcome extra income. Thanks btw for asking. Where are you based?
BTW everyone I agree about the prices and after several mths i realise that it is necessary to charge enough. Intially I started charging $55, I then increased it to $65 for newly referred clients and now with the end of the tax year looming I have increased it to $70. I have kept the price the same for the exisiting clients but most of them pay $65 with all the new ones now paying $70 and I was quite surprised no one argues with the price, so I freel I am being paid what I deserve more.
Sounds like all is going well! Good to hear. So glad you took the advice of everyone regarding charges. Now that you are linked in with the GP's and District Nurses you will have no trouble with client numbers. I have had to close my books as I am at maximum numbers - and I have gone back to full time study. After several years I am still enjoying my home visiting practice, have no back issues and have worked out how to arrange my run to maximise my ability to see as many people as possible in a day (easier because it is a rural area and I have restricted my region). Financially it is very good with few outgoing expenses. And I LOVE the little break in my car as I drive to the next visit.
Absolutely! I am back in melbourne now though my Home Visiting work is in West Gippsland area (was living in Warragul). I go up every other saturday and any other day when I have time. I've also set up a practice at my house and am just letting that slowly build. No advertising other than a sign out the front. This is my first semester back being a full time student so I have been content to see how it would all fit together and didnt want to stress myself out with work. My hope is that by the end of 3rd year that there will be enough work that I can put on an associate during the day while I am at uni. Help pay for 4th and 5th year! Lol. (am studying chiro). You have given me a welcome break from studying micro and physics ...but better get back to it. Exam for both this arvo!
Hello everyone. i happened to be going through this thread, and it made me wonder, if a podiatrist employed at a hospital and already provided all required insurance coverage, in addition, also does private practice at home, would he require professional indemnity for his private practice and public liability insurance coverage as he catering to clients at home?
Thank you Klyons . Your post has my mind reeling. If you have more information regarding home podiatry services, i'd appreciate if you would enlighten me. i wasnt quite so aware it would be a risky option...And what of the insurance that i would require to cover this risk?