Well, here we are then. Merrie Marketing has arrived in the world and the site is finally live! It’s been like giving birth…actually I think it’s taken the same amount of time as I started creating Merrie Marketing and my site last September (with the initial idea starting to form last summer).
Technically it’s been an uphill climb – lots of 3 steps forward and 2 steps back, and I have to thank my wonderful husband to valiantly coming to my aid over the past few days to help with the final bits and pieces like photos and my welcome video (OK…so I managed to record it on my web cam after 19 takes and 2 hours…now how do I get it on the site…and how do I have me in the first frame?!!).
I was set on a March 1st launch – I’d even publicly committed to it – but the amount I had to do looked insurmountable! That was on top of work I’ve been doing for some of my clients, and then Sam (our 6 year old son) got chicken pox…then Charlie (3 year old daughter) came down with a nasty cough and cold – both of which resulted in about 2 weeks of broken sleep. (It’s almost impossible to think logically through linking up things like a site, Aweber and Paypal when you’re struggling with tiredness). Then yesterday, with just a few things left to do, I came down very suddenly with a stomach bug. I’ll spare the details, but despite feeing very delicate today, I was determined to go live and at 11.30am today I hit the “publish to web” button!
Woo hoo! Much celebration all round – not that I’m in any fit state to eat, drink and be merry today!
So, do take a look around the new site and let me know what you think: www.MerrieMarketing.com Â If you do spot any typos or discover any broken links, please let me know!
By the way – my newsletter (subscribe from my site) will be the more “grown up” information designed to help, this blog will be my more chattier side – documenting the trails and tribulations of being a “Mumpreneur” and useful information that I’ve learned in building my business, that could help you too. Plus any little interesting anecdotes or surveys I come across.
But for now, it’s over and out!