Treasure Coast Beaches
So, along the lines of Ken Evoy's daughter, Nori, who operates Anguilla Beaches, I thought I'd do the 'good artist' thing ... you know, "good artists copy, great artists steal" ... well, I'd certainly no intention of stealing any of Nori's fine work, but I was very inspired to create a website along similar lines ... after all, I lived pretty close to a beach ... (Vero Beach on the east coast of Florida), so why not follow in Nori's footsteps?
As you can see in the example above, it's a lengthy home page with plenty of photos to keep the visitors' interest along with videos which were hosted at Vimeo. Why Vimeo and not YouTube? Look, YouTube certainly has its place as the #2 search engine, especially when you're only going after video revenue, but when a YouTube video has finished playing, the visitor can all too easily be distracted by YouTube prompting them to check out the other videos ... and your aim is really to keep the visitor on your site, right? Right!
We kept the Treasure Coast Beaches website going for around six months ... until my husband, Alan, had to quit! You see, he was doing all the writing and the traveling and the photo-taking. He really enjoyed the opportunity to meet new people. Thing is, this was great for Alan until he landed the full-time job he had been seeking!
Sadly, this was another site that I eventually put back on the shelf ... as I didn't have the time to fully take it over!