OK guys. Enough of the wallowing in self pity found in my first couple of blog posts. MarketingMel is prepared to launch! The marketing and PR enterprise I have dreamed of for years is now taking shape. Yesterday former colleague Tim Story and I sat at Panera (my new office away from the home office) and registered my domain name, http://marketingmel.com. Since I had already established my presence on twitter with that name it seemed logical to carry it over to my business. Furthermore, anyone who knows me well knows me by my nickname, Mel.
Who will be my clients?
Professional services firms: lawyers, physicians, CPA’s, etc.
I spent five years marketing attorneys and I know and understand the nuances and subtleties of marketing professional services. I have a communications degree, an MBA and I’ve spent the past year immersed in technology. (That following a career in media, agency and corporate communications.)
What will I do?
Create marketing , public relations and social media solutions and strategies for professional service providers.
Right now I’m going to a women’s retreat at church. I need Him more than ever for guidance as I start out on this new venture.
I lost my job just 3.5 weeks ago as well, and my life has changed dramatically.
Good luck with the launch! Hope its a huge success
Ranjani, I know what you mean about “life changing.” I even shop quite differently now. Thanks for commenting. I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.
I knew in my spirit you would bounce back quickly. Besides, God is your provider.
A couple of suggestions: 1) You might check in with the Innovation Center (near the corner of Market Street & State of Franklin). They are there for start-ups and they are free. You might consider offering a seminar through them to help local businesses (and of course, get your name known locally). Robert Justice is a director there and a great guy to talk with. Officially, I think it’s called the TN Small Business Development Center.
2) a word about domain names – use dashes in domain names to make them more valuable to you, for instance http://www.marketing-mel.com. The search engine will see both words, making them searchable. The other way, it will only see one word (“marketingmel”) and very few people would search for that blended word.
In answer to your question, I’m not sure about WordPress stats. My guess is no.
BTW, be careful about having duplicate content in multiple locations on the web. The search engines may penalize you for that. If’s OK if you’re just forwarding one URL to another.
If I can help you in any way, just let me know.
Thanks for all of the great tips Terry. I chose the name MarketingMel because I had already successfully established that presence on twitter. I appreciate the search tips. Until I get time to create my website I am using the blog and website as one. Being an entrepreneur keeps one very busy! I so appreciate your support and friendship.