Freelance, marketing & small business advice

Hello! I’m a friendly digital marketing consultant from the UK, living in London. You’ll usually find me talking about freelancing, marketing, running a small business, tech for goodtravel and general London life.

I run Empower. We’re a digital marketing agency for charities and nonprofits. My book Freelance in 30 Days is available in paperback and ebook from Gumroad.

Freelance Graphic Design Rates

Freelance Graphic Design Rates: How much should graphic designers charge in 2021?

How much should freelance graphic designers be charging? What should their freelance rates be?

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in Freelance

Free freelance invoice templates and generators

Presenting yourself as a professional freelance consultant is important and there’s no better chance to give this impression than when invoicing your client, as it’s a great chance to finish your freelance project on a high. There are loads of free freelance invoice templates and generators out there, but which ones are the best for …

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in Freelance

Fiverr Review: Is Fiverr worth it?

Is Fiverr worth it in 2019? It does take a lot of effort to be successful on Fiverr, but our guide to making money on Fiverr will help!

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in Freelance

Freelance Tips: 10 actionable tips for successful freelancing (2021 update)

“What is your best advice for becoming a full time professional freelancer?” That’s a question I get asked all the time. In other words, a lot of people ask me to provide them with a recipe for freelancing success. At the risk of disappointing you, I’ll preface this by saying there is no “one size …

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Is It Possible to Transfer a Site From Wix and Other Website Builders, and How to Do It?
in Marketing

How to transfer a website from Wix to WordPress

A step-by-step process on how to transfer your site from Wix to WordPress without losing any of your SEO benefits.

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The Best Link Building Strategies That Build Quality Backlinks
in Marketing

The Best Link Building Strategies That Build Quality Backlinks

Link building is the process of getting another website to place a hyperlink pointing to your site. People have been using link building to help rank their sites for the last 20 years. And since then, the signal has only been getting stronger. If you’re not sure why you have to build links, or you …

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5 Ways to Improve Search Engine Visibility with Content Marketing
in Marketing

5 Ways to Improve Search Engine Visibility with Content Marketing

Marketers will always say that content is king, and when it comes to your search engine visibility, this couldn’t be more true. If you have any kind of digital marketing strategy in place, you already know why content marketing is important for your SEO strategy. However, knowing why to do something is quite different than …

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Shopify Review 2021: Why you should be using Shopify as a freelancer

Shopify has ranked high over the years as the most preferred marketing platform for both novices and experienced business freelancers. Read our Shopify review.

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How CRMs help to effectively manage your business and customers
in Small Business

How CRMs help to effectively manage your business and customers

Running a business is no walk in the park, as it involves the management of the various aspects of a business in a perfect balance. These aspects include human resources, investment, promotion, time, finance, ideas, and much more. To efficiently run a business, there must be a synergy of business management and customers. As customers …

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Do freelancers need insurance?

Do freelancers need insurance?

Do freelancers need insurance? They sure do! And here’s the guide to exactly what freelance insurance you need and where to get it from.

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Do freelancers need insurance?

Do freelancers need insurance?

Do freelancers need insurance? They sure do! And here’s the guide to exactly what freelance insurance you need and where to get it from.

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Top tech firms: are their employees happy?
in Freelance, Tech For Good

Top tech firms: are their employees happy? #infographic

Tech firms are often thought of as inherently cool places to work, not least thanks to their (often rather overblown!) reputations for constructing airy, gadget-filled employee spaces that more closely resemble giant hangout zones than traditional cubicle-based office floors.

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Voice Search Is Changing Social Media

Voice Search For Social Media – Challenge And Changes  

Voice search is growing at a pace that no one expected. Digital marketing is already gearing up to embrace the change brought in by the growth of voice search, but what about social media? People are already showing a change in search behavior when using voice enables services, soon they will move onto social. We …

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Macau City Guide
in Travel

Macau City Guide: The Vegas of the Orient

This is a guest post from. Alex Sidebottom. Alex is a keen travel writer and explorer of Asian cultures. He has lived in Macau for the last 12 months and is fast becoming a go-to online expert on life in the ‘Vegas of the East’. Alex is looking to broaden his horizons with a stay …

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Havana, Cuba in one week
in Travel

Havana, Cuba in one week: budget travellers’ guide

Havana, Cuba’s capital city, was amazing, We spent the whole week in Havana in the end, with a few day trips here and there. We went in March 2015, just before the first direct flights from the US started flying to Cuba. Cuba is very tourist friendly, but there is also plenty to do to …

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The Tenei Carrier Japanese Geishas
in Travel

The Tenei Carrier: Japanese Elegance and London Living

This article originally appeared in The Carrier, a monthly newspaper founded in 2012 as a way to send news to the people in our lives.  I love living London with all it’s hustle and bustle. It can feel like the centre of the world and that all the world’s important moments are happening, just minutes away, in …

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Self assessment tax returns: how to guide [2021 update]

Completing a Self Assessment tax return can be a daunting prospect. That’s why we’ve put together the ultimate guide to completing your Self Assessment.

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Do freelancers need insurance?

Do freelancers need insurance?

Do freelancers need insurance? They sure do! And here’s the guide to exactly what freelance insurance you need and where to get it from.

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in Freelance FAQs

Millennial Freelancers: Why freelancing is the perfect career for millennials

Millennials are increasingly turning to freelancing – any why shouldn’t they? Find out all about the rise in millennial freelancers here.

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