My pseudonym.com has been taken for a long while but I'm hoping to nab it when it comes up for renewal next year. Shhh, the current owner hasn't updated in a while so I'm waiting patiently for it. Don't get me wrong on the pseudonym comment. Those who pay me and who have been paid my me know my legal name. I really am Dana Prince by birth but go by my married name in my off line life. Using my birth name gives me several benefits. I get a degree of online anonymity but I also get to see my writing with the identity I had when I first dreamt up my writing dream.
Anyway, I have been growing my business and felt like my free googlepage didn't display the commitment I have to professionalism. I wrote an article for a client last week and in it expressed the point that if you want to appear professional, your image will be hindered by using a free website to advertise your services.
Last night I took the plunge, finally and registered www.DanaPrinceWriting.com
Courtney Ramirez answered a question on the wahm forum about web hosting and I got a good deal with a Thanksgiving special 20% discount so I set up my website on Host Gator. Since I didn't use an affiliate link, I thought I'd at least give Courtney some link love.
My disclaimer: I know very little about web design. In my previous life as a purchasing agent at an IT VAR I was the department webmaster and used FrontPage but I haven't done any of that in years. I've spent the better part of 12 hours playing and I'm not anywhere near I am not nearly done yet but published my site a few minutes ago. I had no choice because my butt is asleep, I have only done a little work today and I'm a bit achy. I couldn't make myself stop until I hit the 'publish' button. I have a few pages in progress in the background and I think I might eventually build a blog and do more with the site but wanted to get it live asap so please feel free to stop by and drop back in here to give me some suggestions. It's very basic at the moment.
Thanks a million!
Now the fun of self-promotion begins.