How to build a web presence without a website

When you’re starting a new business or event, it’s not always possible to build a website right away. That’s where creating a presence on social media can help people find you online while you’re building your business.

Cleaning Cousins ready to work

I recently assisted a cleaning company with this endeavor. Cleaning Cousins Shelly Wood and Julie Heywood have been cleaning homes and businesses for more than 10 years. They started their business together in 2018, setting up a Facebook page so they could be found online.

I met the Cousins through my PNG networking group. They cleaned my house to prepare it for sale. In return, I helped them enhance their web presence and upgrade their Facebook page.

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Why I finally gave up on Facebook

I have finally done something I have contemplated for a long time: I have deactivated my personal Facebook account.

It has been great to use Facebook to connect with relatives and friends I wouldn’t keep in touch otherwise: my sister in Germany, cousins around the country, ex-in-laws who want to stay connected.

However, I’ve had a number of concerns about Facebook for a long time. After an incident last weekend, it was time to act on them.

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Catena Creations celebrates 10 years

Today is a day that seemed so far away when I first thought about it: It’s the 10-year anniversary of the beginning of  Catena Creations LLC.

Catena Creations 10th anniversary logoTen years ago, I had just been laid off for the second time in 2008. I was doing freelance work for the first company that had laid me off. The first episode of  Bravo’s Tabatha Takes Overwas on that night, and she asked the couple she was helping: What’s your passion?

While laid off, I’d been working at home and taking care of my then-13-year-old-son and getting him ready for school. And watching that show, I realized I wanted to do what I’d been doing since that second layoff: Work at home. Manage my own schedule. Set my own pace. Enjoy a variety of work with more creativity.

It’s amazing to think of all the changes that have taken place in the past decade.

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