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Sunday Reboot: Plan Your Proactive Week

We all know that having a plan is a sensible idea when you work for yourself. It’s the proactive thing to do. Whether it’s a plan for the overall strategy of the business, a plan for your marketing or a plan for your blogging. The point is to break down […]


Optimizing Your Google My Business – A Guest Post

Writing great content on your website is only the first step. Publishing it is not a case of ‘write it and they will come’, you need to give your business a fighting chance on Google for people to find it. It’s in Google’s best interests to make sure its users […]

Tips to optimize Google My Business

3 Lessons from 3 years of business

Three Lessons From Three Years In Business

July marks the third year I’ve been in business. Each year, I meet my anniversary with mixed feelings. Firstly, I’m always glad, relieved, happy to have made it through another year. My chief measure of success is not giving up and not having to get a ‘proper job’! When the […]


Develop healthy writing habits to start blogging

4 Steps to Start a Healthy Writing Habit

via GIPHY Writing is hard… Is it? Anything is hard if you’re not used to it. Getting used to something is all about making it into a habit. We all have 24 hours in a day and it’s up to us to decide how we use that time. When you […]


Waiting To Land Your First Paid Gig – A Guest Post

As I pass the milestone of my third year in business this month, this guest post is a timely reminder of the early days of trying to get paid from your business. In the past three years, I’ve learned it will always be up and down when you are freelancing. […]

Waiting for your first paid writing assignment

Embrace your story instincts and write better blogs

Embrace The Story Instinct

Story Time… Walking along my local high street, I was held up behind a woman, holding the hand of a little girl. A girl of perhaps 3 or 4 (it was a school day, so I’m assuming she was pre-school age). It’s a narrow stretch of pavement, and it was […]


Why Online Workshops?

You never really just write a blog once. As soon as your words are online and in the public domain you can use them to grow your business. I’ve written previously about how to repurpose and recycle your blog content, both online and in the real world. When I started […]

Why and how to create online workshops

It’s So In-Tense!

How does the tense you use change your writing? As a wordsmith, I find language a fascinating subject. If I had a super power, I’d want to speak every language. I happen to have been born in the UK (Wales, in fact), to English parents, so I was raised speaking […]