As I just passed my second year anniversary in business (you can read my thoughts on year one here) I thought it would be a good time to take stock of where I’d got to again. FreshBooks kindly provided me with this infographic for navigating the freelance galaxy. Take a look, and read my thoughts… Continue Reading Working Freelance: The Heavenly Secrets Of Space and Time
Who wouldn’t like free photo editing online? It used to be that the best photo editing software was expensive and difficult to learn and use. Adobe Photoshop was the industry standard, but its supremacy has recently been challenged by a range of tools which are free or low cost. Through Cheryl at 1wd.tv I was… Continue Reading Easy Free Photo Editing Online With Pixlr Express
I recently posted a business blogging survey to find out more about why people blog for business, how often they blog and how effective they’ve found blogging. I used this to help compose my recent talk and post about blogging. The survey is still open if you wish to complete it. I’m going to present the… Continue Reading Small Business Blog Survey – The Fascinating Results!
I gave a talk yesterday to the No Ties Networking group. The title of the talk was The Dos and Don’ts of Business Blogging. For anyone who missed it, or wants a reminder of the points I made, here’s the talk as a blog post. Before you begin your business blogging.. Do read, share and comment on… Continue Reading Do You Know How To Improve Your Business Blog?
I’m delivering a talk later this week on the Dos and Don’ts of Blogging for Business. I need some help with it! I’m trying to find out why people blog and what works for them. I’ve put together a short survey below. If you have a business blog, I’d be much obliged if you could… Continue Reading Business Blogging Survey – I Need Your Help!
I very much enjoyed visiting the Social Media and Marketing Show on Wednesday, run by Exposure Events at Ingliston. It was a fantastic day out with networking opportunities, exhibitors, excellent speakers and the chance to meet with old and new faces. Here are my top 12 takeaways from the event: 1. You CAN start a business in… Continue Reading 12 Terrific Takeaways from the Social Media & Marketing Show
Updated 17 January 2019. If you are setting up a new website, as well as a domain name (your web address) you will need to find a web host. Think of hosting like renting an unfurnished flat. You rent out your own piece of Web real estate, paying monthly or annually, and furnish it with your… Continue Reading 7 Important Things To Look For In A Web Host
I attended the Business 50 Interactive event on Tuesday, which is always an enjoyable event with speed networking, exhibitors, talks and prizes. I was pleased to scoop the Cash for Chat prize for the second year running! I heard Miles Duncan give an engaging and practical presentation on using LinkedIn effectively. Miles is known as ‘Mr… Continue Reading 5 simple tips for quick wins on LinkedIn
Revised and updated 9 March 2016. Having done a blogging challenge earlier in the year, and now settling into a one post per week routine, I decided recently that I could use an editorial calendar. The benefits of an editorial calendar Editorial calendars are used by bloggers and content marketers for a number of reasons: Plan in… Continue Reading Spotlight on CoSchedule – An Easy, Efficient Editorial Calendar
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