Well, I've finally done what I've always claimed I wouldn't do: I bought a website for my business. Time after time, I've told salesmen and clients, "I'll get a website when pigs fly." Boy, our windshields are going to get messy.
I have always had a Facebook page and a Twitter feed, so I really didn't see the need to spend money or time on a separate website. What good would it do? Why would anyone WANT to go to a CPA's website? Nothing but tax updates and accounting pronouncements. Most people can get to sleep just fine on their own without my help, so the possibility of a business website was relegated into the lowest slot on my Business Needs List.
Then entered the One-Month-Free Promotion from Vistaprint. I was ordering new business cards and folders when I clicked the button for a month of free website hosting. Not sure why. I just did it. Maybe there were a couple of hogs sprouting wings nearby. Or maybe I was hungry and thought that eating my own words would be a good filler. Either way, I clicked the button. "I'll just cancel it next month," I thought.
That was last Friday. Yesterday, I surfed over to my website's dashboard just to look around and contemplate the timing of the pending cancellation. Instead, I was greeted with unexpected news: my website had 12 views. TWELVE. In just 4 days.
That's when panic hit me. Nothing was on my website! Want to know how fast I can type a business name, address, and phone number? Pretty. Doggone. Fast.
Needless to say I've decided to keep this little cyber-kingdom. My goal is to provide visitors with relevant, interesting, useful, and sometimes entertaining accounting information. There are already plenty of sleep-aids and overly boring accounting sites on the market, so let's try something a little different, shall we?
So, WELCOME! And please accept my apology for any encounters with annoying airborne bacon.