by Robert Rickover
In addition to commissions earned from Amazon purchases, there are several other ways in which you can help support the websites listed at the bottom of this page:
Websites for Alexander Technique Teachers
If you are an Alexander Technique teacher you can quickly and easily have your own customized and professionally-designed website for very little money – absolutely no technical expertise needed! For the design of your website, I recommend Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher and website designer. For hosting (that is making your website available for viewing on the web) please consider Alexander Technique Website Hosting, a service designed primarily for the Alexander Technique teaching community. If you host your site with me, you help support my Alexander Technique websites and you get technical help not easily available elsewhere. You can also have a free MP3 interview for your site if you host with me.
Protecting your Computer from Data Loss
A computer hard drive crash can present a host of serious problems. Just imagine the consequences of losing all you files, photos etc. An external hard-drive backup is a good first step, but will not help if there is a fire or theft or, as can happen where I live, a tornado strikes your home. For about a dollar a week, you can back up all your files in a safe, secure location – in the “cloud” as computer folks like to call it. I did quite a bit of research before choosing a company to back-up my own computer data – which includes a huge number of audio and video files – and settled upon Carbonite. It has a well-deserves reputation for reliability and ease of use. The short video on their site explains the features of their service very nicely. If you send me an email from my Contact Page, I’ll have Carbonite send you an email that offers you a free 15-day trial and a free extra month of service, equivalent to about a 10% savings. If you purchase their service, I will receive an extension of my own service which helps support my websites.
I occasionally post a “sponsored link” on a website to help defray the cost, in time and money, needed to keep my websites up to date. Most often these are links to to companies in fields like travel, office supplies, insurance etc. As with all the links on all my sites, they are links, not recommendations. If you’d like to place a sponsored link on one of my websites, contact me from my Support Page.
If you are an Alexander Technique teacher, (or a massage therapist or other type of bodyworker), and are looking for liability insurance, I highly recommend the Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals. You can get information from their website, or via Email, or by phoning 1-800-458-2267. They are friendly, efficient and offer discounts for AT teachers who are members of ATI. If you indicate you were referred by me (Robert Rickover, Membership ID 140075), I receive a discount on my own policy, which helps pay for this website.
Several additional ways in which you can support this and my other Alexander Technique websites can be found here.
Your support is greatly appreciated!