Last year , My family’s genealogical history began to interest me, so I started some research. I considered it would be a good use of some of my free time, and would be a real blessing to my folks , not to mention providing something for us to talk about. Surprisingly, I found huge satisfaction in tracing my family roots. It was like hunting for treasure , and I did very well at it. On my grannie’s side, I was able to trace us back son to father all the way to the first kings of Spain — I’m directly descended! I got to talking to my friends about my experience, and they asked if I could possibly try to trace their family lines. I did, and not just a little. I’ve traced their families back to the founding of Europe in places . Not only that, but both my friends and their parents started getting very excited about the research, and it has served as a reconnection point for them just as it did for mine.

Considering how well things have gone, I’ve decided to start marketing my genealogy research skills. My friend David’s actually the one that pushed me to do it. His boost has got me to thinking that this may actually work, and I’m very excited. So how to start? Providentially, my other friend’s business offers custom search engine optimization services. They do a lot of work with internet retailers, with packes (explained here) tailor-made specifically to their needs. Once I get my site up and running, he plans to help me out. What he tells me is that right now I need to be getting my name out there, even before I start selling my services. So I’ll be starting a blog and actively using social networking sites. My friend’s also going to work with me on some simple viral video marketing (though nothing like the extensive services they often provide). Then we’ll see what happens. If this does work, it’d be great to have my own business that I can put hard work into growing.

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