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Your About Page Sucks – Let’s Fix It!

Be honest now, how long did you spend writing the About Page for your website? An hour? Two? Not even that? The About page is one of the first pages a new user will visit when they get to your site. It’s where they learn who they’re listening to, find out what’s in it for […]

The Truth about Competition

If you’re running any kind of business chances are you have competition (unless your business is so incomparably niche that you’re totally on your own… there’re very few companies making literary inspired dog hats!). I have “competition” in both parts of my business, from people creating awesome websites for creative entrepreneurs & small business owners, […]

11 Ways to Skyrocket Pinterest for your Creative Business

This week I attended a talk about Pinterest in Manchester, hosted by the lovely & super knowledgable Lizzie Sibley from Pinterest UK. I’ve used Pinterest for a while, but I’ve always been a little lazy with it, only recently have I really started putting any proper effort and strategy in my pinning. I learned so much stuff I […]

Should You Niche Down or Branch Out?

When I started my freelance web design business I was all about making bank. I didn’t want to live on noodles and I had a mortgage to pay. I took on any scrappy bit of work that came my way, tried my hand at anything, and learnt a bunch of skills along the way. Over […]

How to Get Paid

When you’re a freelancer or solo-worker, one of the most important parts of your job is controlling cash flow. Getting invoices paid can sometimes be a pain in the ass, especially when you’re working with smaller companies and new clients. Over the past few years I’ve managed to keep a good cash flow with only a few late […]