When is the right time to call in a VA to support you in your business? As a VA, I could not tell you the amount of times that I meet with potential new clients and, as soon as I ask how I can support them, they have a mind blank! All too often I hear: “I don’t know where to start…!” or things like … [Read more...] about Guest Blog: When is the right time to call in a VA?
This is partly a blog about networking and partly about presenting as I feel the same way about both. I recently had a birthday party for a “big” birthday. It came to the time when one might be expected to make a speech. I have to admit it, I looked at all those lovely smiling faces, froze, and … [Read more...] about Networking Tips for Introverts
When I started out freelancing around 3 years ago, I went for the most straight-forward website option I could find. I chose to use the Wordpress platform, partly because I had read that it was one of the best for SEO and partly because the whole package was included. For example, hosting, … [Read more...] about Website refresh: Stepping outside my comfort zone
When your budget is tight or you are managing your marketing yourself, any productivity and blogging tools that can help improve your output or increase engagement with your blog posts can be beneficial. Below are the top 6 free tools that I work with on a daily basis for different client … [Read more...] about 6 useful productivity and blogging tools for small business
I broke my smartphone screen recently. Sadly, it was the second time in about 3 months. Both times my daughter was involved and this time for a variety of reasons, I haven’t got around to fixing it or replacing it yet. Digital Detox In the meantime, I have been using a simple phone which “just” … [Read more...] about Do you relish the prospect of a digital detox?
I'm all for supporting anything that promotes how flexible work can beneficial for businesses as well as employees. So I loved hearing about Powowow now launching another initiative promoting flexible working. I have been working "flexi" or "part" or "compressed" time for the best part of seven … [Read more...] about Does part-time equal smarter working?