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10 Ways To Get Your Business Seen In Google

So if you want to get seen in Google you need to know about SEO What is Small Business SEO? The good news for today’s small business owners is that search-engine optimization (SEO) is no longer about who’s been around the longest, who has the biggest...

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Power Up (your website) with Pinterest for Business

If you still think that Pinterest is just for brides-to-be to coo over photos of wedding cakes, you seriously need to think again!  Take a proper look around the site and you’ll soon see through the tiered cupcakes to the immense potential that this image-bookmarking...

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Why Using Etsy Is A Mistake

Ok so you are wanting to sell your products online and you've heard Etsy is a great place to "join a creative marketplace where more than 33 million buyers around the world shop for unique items"?Well, that may be the case but is it right for you and your...

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Why Your Business Needs an Email List!

Are you looking for new ways to get new business, make new contacts, communicate with your crowd and drive sales?  Well take a look at what is already there.  There seems to be a misconception that email marketing is dead…but it is still very much alive...

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Free Website? Really?

When you first start out in business your marketing budget can usually be pretty non-existent, can’t it? And this may increase your temptation to be lured in by those pop-up ads that interrupt your browsing.You know the one that offer you a FREE...

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Wonderful WordPress Themes & Why I Love Them

If you haven’t already realised, I am a huge Wordpress fan. I use it every day to create beautiful, functional and attention-grabbing websites for my clients. The flexibility of Wordpress and the fact that it’s so easy to use are probably the main reasons why I love...

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10 Things I LOVE About WordPress

I LOVE creating websites, and I’m lucky enough to get to do it for a living! Of course each client has different requirements, expectations and visions for their site, and the end result is totally unique, but there’s one thing I always recommend, whether...

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WordPress Plugins – What the Heck Are They?

Wondering what on earth a Wordpress plugin is? Or any kind of plugin for that matter? Let me explain – in my usual non-techie way. If you want to expand the use (or functionality) of your Wordpress website, you can usually find some sort of plugin to do it...

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Your simple guide to web hosting and why you need it.

It’s easy to understand that your business needs a website, but it can get confusing and bewildering to hear that every website needs a domain name and a web hosting service. What ARE these things, and what do they do? Well, like the street address that...

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3 Common Website Navigation Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Before we dive into these common website navigation mistakes, let me explain what the word ‘navigation’ actually means.  The term ‘navigation’ describes how a visitor is guided around your website.  If your website navigation is good - ie it’s easy to work your way...

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No time to market your business online?

Can Batch Working Really Boost Your Biz?We all have the same 24 hours in a day so how come some entrepreneurs (usually the competition!) seem to churn out heaps of high quality content while you regularly have to abandon your online marketing at times when you’re...

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5 Ways to Make More Money With Your Website

Let’s face it, you’ve probably spent ages creating your website, updating it with new images, adding different products and services, and adding fresh content, but have you stopped to think about whether it’s actually earning its keep?  It should be. Your website...

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GDPR – What it Means for Your Business & Your Website

  Unless you’ve been on a different planet for the past few months, you’ll probably know that on 25th May 2018 data protection rules are a-changing.  Seriously changing. GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation - comes into force and although, as with all things...

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7 Speedy Ways to Sell More Products Online

Do you sell products online? Then keep reading because I have some speedy but simple ideas to help you optimise your online sales. Before we get started, however, let me just explain why the Big Guys – ie Amazon, eBay and Etsy – may look like your safest and easiest...

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Captivate Your Customers with Content that Converts

Do you dazzle your website visitors so much that they can’t resist buying from you?  Do you captivate your potential social media followers with content that converts? If you’re shaking your head right now, then I’d say it’s time to take a good look at what you’re...

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Guest Blog: Blending In Is a Risky Strategy by Emma Holmes

I TALK ABOUT STANDING OUT A LOT! I know that it’s one that comes your radar A LOT.  You feel like there’s so much noise but what’s the solutions to ACTUALLY being seen? The world is a noisy place now.  Social Media marketing gets noisier by the day and there are not...

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Website Help!.. I Haven’t a Scooby Doo What to Do!

Running your own business means you’ll often face these Scooby Doo dilemmas…“I need a website, but I don’t know where to start or who to turn to.”“My website is an ancient mess… it doesn’t represent me or my business any more. What the Scooby Do can I...

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A – Z of Techy Terms Made Simple Part 2

Following on from A Spot of Tech Geekery: Tricky Technology/Web/Online Terms Made Easy, Part 1 (A to H) today’s article is going to walk you gently (in normal speak) through another 11 tech geekery terms. We’re covering everything from landing pages through to web...

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A – Z of Techy Terms Made Simple! Part 1

Learning your way around your website takes time – as does any new skill for any novice. And as your Wordpress/website building knowledge grows, so too will your confidence.But very often, all it takes is a spotting of technical terms or a jumble of jargon to put a...

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Do I need a website?

I am frequently asked by small and small and start up businesses do I need a website?  And my answer is ideally – yes… A website is your companies representation online and central to your branding.  It builds a central hub and a place where customers can establish...

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Is a Happy and Healthy Work Life Balance Even Possible?

We live in a fast-paced world and as entrepreneurs, we’re ‘expected’ to be around 24/7.  Now while this is great for our customer experience – I mean, who doesn’t want their questions or queries answering instantly via Messenger – it isn’t necessarily...

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18 Things NOT to Do in Business

If you read my previous blog: 18 Years in Business: 18 Lessons Learned you’ll know that it’s my coming of age business anniversary.  This means I’ve dealt with lots of curve balls, challenges, and obstacles, as well as the exciting, goosepimply adventures,...

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18 Years in Business: 18 Lessons Learned

At the age of 24, my family was given a huge reality check when we tragically lost our lovely mum.  Experiencing something so life-changing definitely puts things in perspective, and what was previously a high priority suddenly takes less precedence. For me,...

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Want Your Social to Be More Successful?

Healthy Habits for a Successful Social Media Presence/Online Content Strategy Conjuring up content ideas for your social media platforms can be a proper pain, can’t it? Creating fabulous online content that sparks conversations, warms up the lurkers, and keeps your...

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A Good Enough Website IS Good Enough!

Are you waiting for your website to look 100% perfect before you dare reveal it to the world? Spending hours searching for the perfect images to help you stand out from the competition? Wasting days on end playing around with words and content to try and sound clever,...

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“It’s time to Get a proper job,” he said!

Has anyone ever said this to you? My lovely dad said this to me once, and at the time, I thought he was right. Yes, I thought, having a ‘real’ job with a regular salary, and ‘real’ days off, is exactly what I need right now.  I’ve had enough of worrying about where...

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Is Your Website Suited and Booted?

Is your website all suited and booted? Does it look professional, in a corporate kind of way? Does it demonstrate you’re a responsible expert who knows what they’re talking about? You might think these are hallmarks of a professional business website but on...

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Online Planning – The best tool ever!

As a busy web designer, online marketer, and entrepreneur, I need to be productive. Just like you, my working day needs to be managed and planned to precision, otherwise deadlines get overlooked, targets fall by the wayside, and over time this impacts on the success...

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Help! Where do I start with my online marketing?!

Online marketing doesn’t have to be complicated.  Honestly, it really doesn’t! But it should be something you understand and have a good handle on if you want to enjoy the huge benefits it can bring to your business.  It doesn’t matter what kind of business you have,...

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