Well... I started an automotive site (e-Parts Source) back in about 1997. I also included a special "Flames" section within that site that had a "Flames How-To" section along with what I called the "Flames Board" which was a forum for visitors who wanted to do their own paint or Flame jobs. They could come to the "Flames Board" and ask specific questions about flames and custom painting..
I also had some pictures of jobs I did throughout the years. Not many, but enough to show visitors what I have done and what I could do.
Then I started getting requests to do side jobs...At first I said no, because I was too busy with my real auto paint job, and had no way of doing any side jobs. Then I got the opportunity to do some side jobs at a dealership I worked at in Clearwater. Only then did I decide to add an "estimate form" in the Custom Flames section. More and more hits started coming to the site, so I thought it would be a wise decision to get the domain name of "customflamepainting.com".
Since then, I have revamped the site a few times to make sure that users have a better understanding of who we are and what we can do. My main domain now is attitudecustompainting.com
Some people ask why do I give all this info out on the Custom Flame Painting website, well the answer is simple...this is the way I started...sharing information to other painters and do-it-yourselfers, this is what got me going, and this is the way it will remain. The more you give on the internet...the more you get back!
In summary...this website led to our opportunity to own what is now known around the country (and world) as Attitude Custom Painting.
Not many business owners can say their website became before their business ;>)