After attending AZIMA’s July meeting, I was inspired by Nick Roshon’s appropriately named car blog about his Audi A4 to finally get rid of my old website and replace it with a blog. I have been itching to start one for over a year but it was just never on the top of my list of things to do. It finally made it to the top of the list today!
If you have reached my blog, you probably already know that I have a small online marketing business. What you may not know is that I started building websites in 2000 and 2001 when I was working for a man who was running for US Congress in the first district of AZ; a very large district mostly in Northern Arizona from Prescott to St. Johns to Pima and even covered Casa Grande but did not include any parts of Maricopa County.
I started with a basic website that I built by copying another of my favorite website’s source code and then customizing it to work for this candidate. I have to say that it worked great and didn’t even look too bad but one of our competitors put up a website that he had spent thousands of dollars on designing and developing. It was perfect! There was no way I could compete with this guy’s website but I tried anyway. I worked on it anytime I had a moment and in the end, our website wasn’t too bad but the most important thing is that I had walked away with a real education.
A few years later, at the height of the video iPod craze, I started a business with my brother-in-law selling digital copies of full length movies online that were converted to iPod Video format; we were one of the legal ones… We ended up selling that business and it continues to operate today but the invent of iTunes put it and any other websites like it out of business or close to it.
I then started a website design company for small business websites. It became pretty clear that SEO was going to need to be a part of this business and I slowly began to add SEO services to what I already offered. I now have about 15 clients ranging from a Home Builder to a Pool Cleaning Company to a Limousine Service Company to an Insurance Company to a Chiropractor and a Medical Billing and Trasncription Service Company. There may be a lot of businesses out there who have some amazing success stories and I believe I do, too, but the one thing I pride myself on is that, to date, I have not lost a single client.
If you need help with either website design, online marketing consulting, SEO services, pay-per-click help or social media consulting, Currently, I am no longer taking new full-service clients but if you have a need for help in local search, call me at The iSanTan Group – (480) 694-7249…