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How TweetPage's Began

This is the story of the beginning of TweetPages’ existence.

The Clark Family, as a whole, comes out of ministry. Along the journey, Matt always kept his fingers ever-active in creative endeavors.

Here is a quick and random timeline:

1993
Matt and Steph get married during the Storm Of The Century

1995
Between ministry jobs — Matt gets a job at a local KINKO’s Desktop Publishing Department. Is introduced to Apple computers and never goes back.
1996
Matt comes home and says to his wife, “Babe, I’d like to start my own design business”. Since she was a full-time public School Teacher (and without kids) — it was the right time to try out my entrepreneurial sea-legs. ImageDesigns.com was born.

1998
Back in ministry.

1999
Matt and Steph (and mainly Steph) give birth to a boy. They call him Bailey.

2003
Re-launches Image Designs and focuses on designs for churches. Matt successfully contracted with 3 churches — creating ALL their branding, message series, event and capital campaign designs.

2007.
At the end of 2007, beginning of 2008… we lose our first contract due to economy.

February 2008.
Only ONE contract left. We lost two-thirds of our income.

April 2008.
Matt joins Twitter because Phil tells him about this social network.

The story continues…

I jumped on and realized that I could create my own Twitter background. So I did. That led to a friend who asked if I could create one for them. This led to another friend asking if I can create a background for their Non-Profit organization. He said to leave your Image Designs logo on there.

Out of the blue… David Admore DM’d me and asked, “How much are your backgrounds?”

I said, “What? How much? People would buy these?” — that began a 5 month journey.

In August of 2008 we launched TweetPages.com — first providing Twitter backgrounds. We now offer matching YouTube, Facebook Sidebars and Facebook FanPages.

During a time  when the economy was sinking… we were launching a new business.

Sometimes when you realize the boat is sinking and your bucket has a hole in it… you figure out a way to empty the water.

A little about The Clarks:


8 Comments to Our Story

  1. Like to hear you put God first! The world would be a better place if everyone did the same thing…Hope to hear from you soon. Trent

  2. Thanks Trent. Looking forward to working with you!

  3. Pam

    Your story is funny, inspiring, heart warming and scary all at the same time! I love the way you (as a family) have worked through ups and downs and persisted. A saying I like is: “Yes, God moves mountains, but you need to bring your shovel”. I am sending you positive thoughts (I believe in the power of prayer) and am looking forward to your financial success (you already have success at many other levels). Keep upi the good work!
    Pam

  4. Greetings Pam,

    Thanks for the comment and compliment 🙂 Indeed, sometimes we forget the “willingness and readiness” of showing up with a shovel. While God may chuckle when I show up with a meager shovel, He realizes that I’m ready to do whatever needed — to accomplish “His movement”.
    Love that saying 🙂 (I might have to turn that one into a message someday)
    Thanks again for stopping by!

  5. Matt,

    Happy Memorial Day! I heard about you guys from Michael Hyatt and I thought I would check you out. One of the first things that I do is check out the “About,” page to see who I’m dealing with. I was really blessed by you and your family’s testimony. As a Pastor and Entrepreneur I want to encourage you guys to keep doing what you are doing. Your message is one that should be heard by as many people that will listen. I’m very interested in utilizing your services and I hope to connect with you very soon. Keep up the great work!

    Best Blessings,

    Randy Wilburn

  6. Thanks Randy for the compliments and encouragement! Thanks for checking us out. Let me know if you have ANY questions about our services.
    -Matt

  7. I give Matt, Steph and Bailey my highest recommendations! It is such a priviledge to meet others who have a heart for serving the Lord and who do stellar work! Blessings to you all. 🙂 Christy Demetriades, Ph.D.

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