So far my company has been relatively invisible, only people reading this blog have known it even existed. But that changed when I posted that contest on Friday. Since Writing.com is ranked high on Google, as soon as I posted that contest my publishing company was visible. Not my website yet, that still won't show up on searches, but my contest shows up. I got a lot of interest but not many story submissions yet. I realized that putting the contest's due date on March 15th was going to drive me nuts. I cannot do much without an author so I would have to wait until after that to get going on the business.
So I created a separate contest on my website withe a due date of this Friday the 26th. Then I hopped onto a writing site and mentioned I was looking for authors. I got a lot of responses and some really in depth questions. I considered acting all professional and what not, but I was totally honest with them about me just starting up. I even got a through proofreading out of them for my website, :-). Here is the link to the forum, I might add a FAQ page to my website with all their questions. Since then I have had over 30 hits to my website and an actual submission for my contest. Hooray! A slow start to be sure, but much better than anything I have had before.