Tips and advice

8 apps that help my small business …and keep me sane!

I have been thinking a lot about how to use my time efficiently this year as a blogger and as a small business and so I have been considering what makes my life easier...and I couldn't help but focus on my phone! So, I thought I would share with you eight apps that have made… Continue reading 8 apps that help my small business …and keep me sane!

Tips and advice

Write your 2020 Content Mission Statement

Carrying on with my "getting ready for 2020 theme" (See my other two 2020 preparation blogs below), I wanted to speak to you about the importance of a Content Mission Statement 2020 content plan 2020 SEO content trends A mission statement for your business vs a mission statement for your content Having a mission statement… Continue reading Write your 2020 Content Mission Statement

Blogging

Hurdles to Blogging #15 – “I want to blog but never get round to it!”

I agonised for ages about the title of this hurdle...it is primarily about purpose. I speak to so many people who say that they would like to blog but it just never reaches the top of their 'To do list'...it is never a priority. You might find this a surprise, given what I do, but… Continue reading Hurdles to Blogging #15 – “I want to blog but never get round to it!”

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Tips and advice, Writing for Business

3 Steps to Great Content

It couldn’t be easier, right? Three simple steps! I am not demeaning the effort it takes to create get content and I am not saying making content is quick or easy. However, if you keep the following three things in mind with whatever you do, then I know that your content will feel more focussed,… Continue reading 3 Steps to Great Content

Websites

What makes a good website? 8 things to think about

If you don't have a website or are thinking about having your own redesigned, what do you need to consider? It is really important to do some research before you decide what you want and need. It's a bit like decorating a room - you need to do get some inspiration, look around at ideas,… Continue reading What makes a good website? 8 things to think about

Tips and advice, Writing for Business

5 steps to telling your story

We hear so often that content marketing is "all about sharing a story". It sounds appealing in principle...but how? And what 'stories' should you be sharing??? I have done a little research and below you'll find 5 ideas to help you start shaping some stories to help your marketing to be a little more engaging… Continue reading 5 steps to telling your story

Tips and advice, Websites

It’s just a slider

I am going to keep this blog post short and sweet this week as the whole point of slider text is to grab people's attention and to get them to delve further into your website. Just to clarify, many websites, on the homepage, have a series of banner images or photos which either change automatically… Continue reading It’s just a slider

Blogging, Tips and advice

3 Ways To Get Your Blog Noticed

It breaks my heart when I hear about the amount of people that are blogging but I don't know anything about it. I speak to small business owners and I hear about how they have been blogging for months, but even though I follow their social media accounts and subscribe to their email marketing...I still… Continue reading 3 Ways To Get Your Blog Noticed

Blogging, Introductions

Failing miserably…but doing something about it

I have to admit that I am failing miserably with my blogging over this last month! I talk a lot to my clients about having 'back up' blog post; about planning your time; scheduling writing time and about consistently publishing blogs with regularity. And what have I done? ...well, none of what I preach. I… Continue reading Failing miserably…but doing something about it