Packerland Websites celebrates its 10-year anniversary this month! What started as a single owner/operator in the basement of our home grew exponentially since 2011. Today, Packerland Websites is a thriving website building and digital marketing company with five employees and an office in Green Bay.
Getting Hooked on Website Building
Believe it or not, fishing introduced me to website building. As a pro walleye angler, I built my first website in 1999, and I was ‘hooked’! The “Fishing with Bill” website put me on the cutting edge of technology and proved to be an innovative aspect of my marketing plan. My sponsors loved the exposure I gave them on the internet. I learned to build websites on a whim. I walked through Best Buy in 1999 and picked up a How to Build a Website in Minutes box. The package included everything I needed to get started. Although it took more than a few minutes to build a website, I was up to the challenge.
Specializing in WordPress Websites
In March 2007, I started building websites for others. I officially opened Packerland Websites in 2011 and hired my first employee, a WordPress website developer, in January 2016. Fast forward to today. Now I work with a team of four WordPress experts specializing in website design, digital marketing, and search engine optimization (SEO). My wife, Joan, the “Wonder Writer” at Writer to the Rescue, manages the content writing division of Packerland Websites.
Understanding Today’s Business Climate
As for me, I like to think of myself as a high-tech people-person. My brain is wired for numbers, marketing, and optimism. I’m a techie, but I’m also a business owner. Before transitioning into digital marketing and website development, I spent 23 year owning and managing a manufacturing and construction company with 19 employees. I earned a business administration degree at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and understand the joys and trials of owning and operating a business.
Reaching Digital Marketing Success
I named the company Packerland Websites because of the Green Bay Packers’ dominant influence in the state. Packerland Websites’ first motto was “Building Winning Websites,” which referenced the Packers’ winning tradition. Today, our motto is “Your success is our success.” Our goal is to provide a solid return on investment and successful web results for our business, municipal and nonprofit partners.
Thanking Packerland Websites’ Supporters
Growing a business takes time, patience, and dedication. It also takes the right people and the right opportunities. I’ve had an abundance of all of these! I am so grateful to the great people, businesses, and nonprofits who put their trust in Packerland Websites. They made Packerland Websites what it is today. Thank you! Here’s to another 10 years!