Outsourcing for Small Businesses – is it possible?

I’m very fond of hats! You’ll have noticed on my website, many pictures of me sporting my favourite fedora. People know me for my hats. When you work for yourself, wearing many hats becomes part of your reality, especially in the early days when you are trying to get it […]

Wearing many hats. Outsourcing for Small Businesses

I hate jargon! How Jargon ruins your blogs

How Jargon Is Killing Your Blog (A-Z of Blogging)

A letter drifted through my letterbox from Bristol City Council. Now, I’d consider myself to be a reasonably literate and educated person. I’m no brain of Britain, but as a word weaver, it takes a lot for me to struggle to interpret a piece of writing. However, this particular letter […]


A Simple Tool To Come Up With Blog Ideas (A-Z of Blogging)

I have an early school memory – I must have been 5 or 6 – of the teacher blowing my mind with a simple technique to draw a tree. Overnight, the trees in my pictures went from a blob with a stick coming out of the bottom to something much […]

How to create an idea tree

monetise your blog

The Best Ways to Monetise Your Blog Right Now

How Could You Monetise Your Blog? So you started a blog to grow your business? But what if the blog itself could earn you money?   Tips and inspiration from a contributor… (Quick Read, Contributed Content)   Image source   Everyone needs to and likes to make money. We all […]


How Helpful Is Too Helpful On Your Blog? (A-Z of Blogging)

Can You Ever be Too Helpful? I wrestle with this idea a lot in my business. Which is why H is for Helpful in my A to Z of Blogging. On the one hand, my 3 golden rules of blogging are: Give Give Give On the other, I had frank […]

How helpful is too helpful? Cultivate relationships, grow your business

Working remotely without being isolated. Must have's to make it work for you and your business.

4 Must Haves For Working Remotely – A Guest Post

When I left corporate life and set up on my own, I vowed I would never work for anyone else ever again. It’s a process, a journey. Sometimes it hums along happily, other times – to use a well-worn comparison – it can be a roller coaster. Never in my […]


How Google Friendly Is Your Blog? (A-Z of Blogging)

G is for Google on my A to Z of Blogging The Googlebot is a hungry beast. It scuttles around the internet 3.7 million times a minute – it’s one speedy critter! It voraciously searches for content – the food of the web – and brings it back to its […]

Tips, Tools, and Non-techy tweaks to make your blogs Google-Friendly

Facts Vs Opinion (A-Z of Blogging)

F is for Facts in the A-Z Blogging   Opinions or Facts? It’s been years since I watched “the news”. The word ‘news’ needs to be in quotation marks because in this age of 24-hour ‘news’ it’s amazing how tenuous some of the topics are that pass as ‘news’! How […]


Bringing Your Expertise To Your Blogs (A-Z of Blogging)

E is for Expertise in my A to Z of Blogging… Expertise in Action This Summer, I was at a garden party for my sister’s birthday (she’s Artist Chloe Birnie). We sat on makeshift chairs around a blazing firepit in her garden in Devon, surrounded by her friends and family, […]

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