How It All Began…………. How Maureen McCullough LLC was Born
In 2003 my Mom became ill and for the next two years I was blessed to be her caregiver. I had started my business the year before, designing websites in Microsoft Front Page for storeowners on eBay, because I chose to leave the corporate world and stay home to be with her.
In August of 2005 Mom’s fight was over and she passed away into Our Lord’s loving arms.
Despite my profound heartbreak, I had to pick myself up by the bootstraps and begin to re-assemble my life. I remember sitting outside in September with a notebook in hand.
On one page I wrote down everything that I “knew” how to do. On another page I wrote down everything from that list that I “liked” to do. And, within a month, my present business was born.
Of course, not at the level that it is at now!!! I taught myself hand coded HTML (css did not exist back then), and through the years I taught myself everything that I can do today. Lots of trial and error! Nothing good ever comes easy.
Over the years I went from designing websites in Microsoft Front Page to designing hand coded eBay Stores back when you were allowed to do that on eBay (everything is now generic templates), to finally finding my feet and designing websites and e-commerce websites in WordPress.
Websites lead to graphic design, marketing, branding, SEO, and a whole host of skills that could not have even been imagined 18 years ago.
I thought I would share my story with you of how Maureen McCullough LLC started out very humbly and came to become a highly regarded website design / SEO / marketing provider for many small businesses in New Jersey and across the United States.