10to8 was the clear choice for a girl who is unsure if her business will get off the ground or not.
I am a fitness instructor turned postural therapist, and though I have many students with great intentions, I rarely get them as one on one clients. I thought having an easily accessible program available would help me build.
Not only was it simple, but I enjoy how professional I feel when I use it. Currently I am giving sessions away for free, so it's hard for me to keep investing without a return. However, I've gotten compliments on the program and its professional appeal when it confirms slots at one of the gyms I work at.
I feel like I'm practicing for when I'm MUCH MORE SUCCESSFUL, and 10to8 allows me the flexibility to explore that. Other scheduling sites allow a free trial period, which didn't work for me because I had no clients for months, and therefore no way to feel the program/website out.
Now that I offer free sessions, I am really getting to know 10to8. It works really easy with my facebook page (which is all I have as a website currently). Clients can book there, and pay me through paypal (no one yet, but I'm hopeful).
I can easily access the site from my new blackberry that runs on android. It looks nice, simple to find clients and to book. It links directly with my google calendar, and updates it accordingly. I am REALLY happy about that. Like I said, I feel like I'm practicing to be a professional.
They have chat boxes open for any questions and get back to me every time. They have the ability to offer options for one on one therapists and instructors like me, hair dressers, facilities with multiple rooms and employees, and more that I haven't even touched on. It is DEFINITELY an alternative to Mind Body (a well known fitness 'checkin' website)
10to8 doesn't limit me just because I opt for the free version. I can book up to 100 clients a month (which I'm no where near). I really look forward to buying the full version and giving back to this great company. They offer some really good stuff FOR PEANUTS, the value outweighs what they charge.
If you're looking for an easy provider of scheduling for your business, I would definitely give 10to8 a try. You have NOTHING to lose with the trial they offer!