How To Get Better Engagement

How To Get Better Engagement

What Bar Singers Can Teach us about Better Engagement We’ve been in our bolt hole in Portugal these past two weeks enjoying glorious sunny hot weather. We aim to come here 2-3 times a year to completely switch off and take a break and recharge our batteries. One of...

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Why You Don’t Need a Website

Why You Don’t Need a Website

The myth a new business 'must' have a website This might seem like a surprising thing for a web designer to say that you don't need a website. Surely I should be advocating that every business must have a website to be taken seriously? Well I do. Most of the time. But...

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Your Authentic Voice

Your Authentic Voice

How to write for the web Your authentic voice is not just about what you say in person. Your authentic voice has to be reflected in all your online activities - website, blogs, articles, tweets, Facebook posts, newsletters, emails.... everywhere online. This article...

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How to find search terms your website is found by

How to find search terms your website is found by

Finding Search Terms How useful would it be to find search terms that people are trying to find the services and products you sell? My previous post showed you how to discover what your most popular posts and pages are. This video article is about how to find search...

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How to find out your most popular web page

How to find out your most popular web page

Would you like to know which is your most popular web page or post in your website? When you know which are your most visited blog posts you could decide to write more about the same topic or create a service around that topic. Here's a quick video where I show you...

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From Riches to Arrears

From Riches to Arrears

In my last post I shared with you why I quit my dress design business to help my dad full-time with his deal with the Americans to help them build faster jet planes for the US Army. If you missed it you can read it here. They had paid him a huge sum of money for his...

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Why I Quit Designing Ballroom Dance & Wedding Dresses

Why I Quit Designing Ballroom Dance & Wedding Dresses

Last time... I told you about my early childhood and how I was creative and resourceful. You can read that post here. Making clothes for my dolls led me to making my own clothes, led me to making ballroom dance dresses for my mum. Next I found myself making ballroom...

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From Ballroom Dance Dress to Web Designer

From Ballroom Dance Dress to Web Designer

Creative and Resourceful I haven't always been a web designer. But I have always been creative and resourceful. When I was little I would create comics for my friends to read and I made clothes for my dolls from scraps of material from my mum's sewing projects. Both...

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First Web Impressions Count

First Web Impressions Count

The First Few Seconds They say that when you meet someone for the first time they make a judgement about you based on the first few seconds of meeting you, whether you've opened your mouth to speak or not. The same applies to your website. That person makes a...

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How to make blogging easy in 5 simple steps

How to make blogging easy in 5 simple steps

5 Steps to blogging This article is about how to make blogging easy. I break the blogging process down to 5 easy steps. Blogging is good for your business. It adds to your credibility. It helps your SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) to be found in google. It’s...

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How to do SEO

How to do SEO

The 3 most important things you need to know This article is about how to do SEO, what it is, why you need it and the 3 most important things you need to know about SEO. SEO is a topic I’m often asked about. It’s a topic that is often surrounded by mystery and...

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The £500 website

The £500 website

Recently, there's been a splurge of new would-be web designers coming on the market offering website building for around the £500 price range. A £500 website sounds like a good deal and if you're on a low budget might be all that you can afford right now. However, is...

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