I built my first website in 1999 to promote the Debra Gould Home Collection and was amazed when I was able to sell my art and home accessories across the US and Canada.
Since that time I’ve personally built a number of other sites including SixElements.com to promote my home staging and interior redesign services, and StagingDiva.com to promote my home staging training program.
Along the way, I’ve learn quite a bit about how to get found by search engines using SEO (search engine optimization) and SEM (search engine marketing). I never stop studying and reading about it.
This is a steep learning curve that never ends because technology and the internet keep evolving, while millions more websites come online every week making the task of getting found even more complicated.
I discovered this cool online free quiz you can take to test your abilities. At the end you get your score and a badge you can put on your site. I received this “SEO Professional” one after answering their 30 minutes of questions. I’m pretty proud of it, this was one tough test!
Most home stagers don’t want to invest the time and effort it takes to keep on top of this because they’d rather be out decorating their client’s homes to sell rather than sitting at a computer. I confess I like both because I am a bit of a computer geek! That combined with my desire to help Graduates of the Staging Diva Training Program get found by home sellers and real estate agents wanting to hire them is what prompted me to create the Staging Diva Directory of Home Stagers.
As one advertiser, Leah Fritz of Perfect Place Home Staging said, “I’m in my third year in the directory. I don’t want to learn all about how to build a website or how to get traffic to one, that’s what I have Staging Diva for! I’d rather focus my energy on home staging.”
I was really happy when I found this SEO Quiz that can help anyone test themselves on what they know about this topic. With all my hard work, it was great to have some external validation that I do know what I’m talking about (mind you, if I didn’t know quite a bit about all this, I wouldn’t have over 900 Staging Diva Graduates all over the world.)
Let me know whether you find it helpful by adding your comments here. Would you like to read more about topics like this?
Debra Gould, The Staging Diva®
President, Six Elements Inc. Home Staging
Home Staging expert Debra Gould also known as The Staging Diva knows how to make money as a home stager and has taught over 900 other men and women to do the same. She is president of Six Elements Inc., an internationally recognized home staging company that is frequently profiled in the media in both the US and Canada. Debra Gould developed the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program to create opportunities for others to grow their own profitable home staging, real estate enhancement businesses.[tags] home stager, home staging, home stager marketing, home staging business, house fluffing, real estate staging, house staging, property styling, real estate enhancement, Staging Diva, Debra Gould, SEO, internet marketing, Staging Diva Directory of Home Stagers[/tags]