July 09, 2010

Alicia, Inc.

About a year ago I started working for an SEO company.  It turned out to be a lot of fun, very convenient, and a nice distraction from everyday mommy stuff.  Plus, the extra income was really welcomed!  After reading a few books about it and doing some internet research I started getting quite good at it, too.

Well, to make a long story short, the company I was working for was having some difficulties and I started daydreaming about starting my own business.  I mentioned it to a friend of mine, Tiffany Feger, who works for a dentist and before I knew it they had hired me to do website promotion for their dental practice.  In five months I took their website from the 12th page of google to the 1st page!  She's also let me know they've obtained several new patients due to their higher ranking in search engines.

This has really given me the confidence to start my own business.  I'm pretty sure I'm crazy, but what do I have to lose?  If I can achieve those kind of results I should be successful, right?  And if I can't I won't bill the client.  All I will have lost is a little bit of my time but in a worthwhile effort.   

My dad has recently hired me to do it for his company.  I'm thinking if I can find two more businesses throughout the year I will consider my venture a success.  If I fail, I figure, it's better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all.

Anyone have ideas for a business name?


Joe said...

Call it First Glance

I have a friend who does web design. Not sure what it would cost but she'd probably do it cheap if we asked her and then you could have Mike set up the website and she could design the website, logo, and some business cards

Tiffany Feger said...

i know an awesome "logo lady" too:) any design work.

and i'll keep sending you SEO stuff when i see it. i LOVE when people start their own businesses.

so, get a car magnent or two, get business cards, then go to some of the networking lunches. i'm hosting a networking meeting that you're invited to on the 1st tues in sept.

i'm not sure of a name though. . . . .

good job though! dr. brayer IS happy w/ you:)

Lori said...

Talk to Prez. I don't even know if they have a webpage. Congrats!

Courtney and Robbie Driver said...

I'd love for you to explain this more to me-I've been looking into/researching how to get my blog (not our family one) and my Etsy shop more "out there."